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Minister-delegate Ciamba meets Portugal's StateSec Zacarias; discussions focused on EU developments in relation to current agenda

Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba met on Wednesday with Secretary of State for European Affairs with Portugal's Foreign Affairs Ministry Ana Paula Zacarias. The discussions of the two officials focused on the working programme of Romania's Presidency at the EU Council and the ongoing developments at European level in relation with the current agenda. Ciamba: We're working intensely so that negotiations on future MFF advance in due time

Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba chaired in Brussels on Tuesday the General Affairs Council (GAC) meeting under the aegis of Romania's Presidency at the EU Council, where there was tackled an important topic on the discussion agenda, namely the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.

Valery Kuzmin: I discovered Europe is not a trustful trade partner of Russia; EU sanctions strengthen us

Europe was considered a trustful partner of the Russian Federation, but after sanctions imposed by the EU this changes, Russian Ambassador Valery Kuzmin stated on Monday.

The diplomat on Monday visited Cluj, on which occasion he told the media that the sanctions imposed on his country by the EU are "illegal" and do nothing else by "strengthen" the Russian Federation.

Tariceanu, on possible criminal complaint against Iohannis:Let's not take political debate to very low level

Bucharest, Feb 9 /Agerpres/ - Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said on Saturday about the possibility of filing a criminal complaint against President Klaus Iohannis that he heard "all kinds of rumors" and does not want the political debate to be taken "to a very low level".

Birchall, in Washington DC: We have received assurances that, as strategic partner, US will continue to be alongside Romania

Bucharest, Feb 9 /Agerpres/ - Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall had a meeting with John Bolton, US President's National Security Advisor on Friday, in which they also discussed the recent statements by Russian Federation's officials on the defensive facilities at Deveselu.

Russian Ambassador Kuzmin says Russia has no hostile intention against Romania

Russia "has no hostile intention against Romania," Ambassador of Russia in Bucharest Valery Kuzmin told a press conference on Thursday.

Ambassador Valery Kuzmin talked about the premises of the Russia-Romania relationship, in the context of "a good neighborhood."

Melescanu: Deveselu shield, strictly defensive; Russia seeking excuses not to comply with INF treaty

Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Thursday said the ballistic missile shield at Deveselu is a strictly defensive military structure, explaining that his remarks come in relation to the Russian Defence Ministry having asked the US to destroy the Mk-41 launching system in the composition of the Deveselu shield, on the grounds that it would violate the Intermediate-Range Nucle

Deputy PM Birchall at the US State Department:We'll strengthen the excellent cooperation so far within Strategic Partnership

Deputy Prime Minister Ana Birchall reconfirmed, while on an official visit to the US, the firm commitment of Romania's Government to further develop the relationship with the US on all the dimensions of the Strategic Partnership.