Adrian Cioroianu, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Romania to UNESCO, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, states that, "by virtue of our history of the last 70 years", the crisis generated by the coronavirus pandemic could be "a stage in the strengthening of the European Union" and expresses hope that there are "political figures to rise to the height of this moment" at European level.
Thousands of titles, meetings with writers, historians, translators, literary critics and famous journalists, book launches and autograph sessions, debates and contests are the various events the publishing houses will be treating book lovers with at the Gaudeamus Radio Romania Book Fair opening on Wednesday at the Romexpo exhibition compound and running until Sunday.
President of the Romanian Academy, historian Ioan-Aurel Pop, advocated on Tuesday for the appreciation of the idea of freedom that many people having taken to the streets of Brasov in December 1989 dreamed of, because otherwise we "mock" what is precious for the Romanian people," we become the pygmies" and we are mocking ourselves first and foremost.
Romanian Foreign Ministry, MAE, on Saturday said it will ask for official explanations from Russia's entry ban against the five Romanians, including politicians, a businessman and a military leader.
President Klaus Iohannis signed this week several ambassador appointments, giving his seal of approval to journalist and writer Emil Hurezeanu's nomination as Ambassador of Romania to Germany, and to historian, essayist and politician Adrian Cioroianu taking over as Romania's Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, the Presidential Administration announced.
The former foreign ministers of Romania gathered on Friday, on the initiative of the incumbent head of diplomacy Bogdan Aurescu, in the first Consultative Council of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE), to discuss the country's foreign policy priorities in its relation with the eastern neighbourhood, MAE informed AGERPRES in a release.
NATO expands presence in Eastern Europe
Recent security threats have prompted NATO to heighten readiness in Eastern Europe, Balkan security experts say.
NATO defence ministers agreed to open new command centres in Eastern Europe, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 5th in Brussels. [AFP]