Catalin Cristian Trandafir
AGERPRES special correspondent Madalina Cerban reports: President Klaus Iohannis said in Brussels, that "after certain disruptions", the preparations for Romania's taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union are "in an advanced stage".
Romania's ensuring the 6-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union is an ambitious task, full of challenges as it takes place in a particularly difficult period, marked by Brexit, the elections to the European Parliament and the completion of the EU's multi-annual budget (2021-2027), appreciated on Tuesday, Matthew Boyse, the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe
Romania can ensure a reasonable presidency of the Council of the European Union, despite difficult internal circumstances, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis told an interview with the Austrian publication Kurier on Saturday.
The Government calls on the Romanian nation, at the opening of a "new century of real unity, in the fullest brotherly harmony, in tolerance and good neighborliness," reads the Alba Iulia Resolution, signed by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.
December 1 is not just the day when the nation was accomplished by Romanians' unification in one state, December 1 is also the day when we should celebrate the representative democracy and pluralism, when it would be appropriate to recognize the central role of the democratic political parties in our contemporary history, a role as great as the one of the Army or the governments, Senate
By taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Romania ensures the continuity of the European projects in security and defence, Austrian Minister of Defence Mario Kunasek, on an official visit in Bucharest, said on Monday.
Mario Kunasek met with the Romanian Minister of Defence, Gabriel Les, at the seat of the National Defence Ministry.
AGERPRES Romanian National News Agency received on Thursday evening, during a gala ceremony, Media Radar 2018 special award, for "promoting the Centennial of the Greater Union in the country and abroad."
"It is an award that our colleagues greatly deserve," Director General of AGERPRES Claudia Nicolae said upon receiving the trophy.
Bilateral, economic and commercial relations between Romania and the Republic of Moldova need to be boosted, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday at the start of the the two countries' Government sitting.
Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea said on Wednesday that the recommendations of the Venice Commission, except one, are comprised in the Romanian legislation, referring in this sense to the emergency ordinance adopted by the Dancila Government, but whose text reached the plenum of the Venice Commission too late.
President Klaus announced on Thursday that he will take part in the festivities of the National Day in Bucharest and in Alba Iulia.