Businessman Catarama, Liberal Right candidate in presidential elections

Businessman Viorel Catarama will be the Liberal Right's candidate to the office of Romania's president in the November elections. His candidacy was validated on Saturday, at the first congress of the Liberal Right, organised in Botosani. Catarama was unanimously endorsed through the open vote of the over 400 delegates.

In Helsinki, Romanian DefMin Les praises EU efforts to increase visibility of artificial intelligence

Romania's Defence Minister Gabriel Les attended an informal meeting of the European Union defence ministers in Helsinki on Wednesday and Thursday, praising the efforts to increase visibility of artificial intelligence on the EU's strategic agenda, according to a press statement released on Thursday by the Romanian Ministry of National Defence (MApN).

DefMin Les, Greek counterpart Panagiotopoulos discuss excellent Romanian - Greek military cooperation

Defence Minister Gabriel Les met on Thursday in Helsinki with his Greek counterpart, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, on the sidelines of the informal meeting of EU defence ministers; the two top officials discussed the "excellent Romanian - Greek military cooperation", the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) said in a release.

PSD Congress/ Dancila, to Social Democrats: Today you voted me to be first woman chair of PSD

Bucharest, June 29 /Agerpres/ - Prime Minister Viorica Dancila thanked, on Saturday, all the delegates at the extraordinary congress of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), stating that through their vote she became the first woman chair in the history of the party. The new Social Democrat leader showed that the results of the internal elections brings her both honor and responsibilites.

PSD Congress/ Dancila: Regardless of what some want us to believe we are not second-rate country

Bucharest, June 29 /Agerpres/ - Interim chair of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), Viorica Dancila, stated, on Saturday at the PSD congress, that Romania is "not a second-rate country" nor is it "powerless" country. Dancila, who is running to be chair of the PSD, pleaded, in her speech, for a "social Europe" in which Romania matters. "Let us not be afraid of change!

PSD Congress/ Tariceanu, to PSD delegates: I call upon you to bring to Cotroceni true President

Bucharest, June 29 /Agerpres/ - The chairman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), Calin Popescu Tariceanu, has launched, on Saturday, at the extraordinary congress of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), a plea for the designation of a joint candidate for the Presidency of Romania.

Pope in Romania/Pontiff at Iasi Marian gathering:With you I feel the warmth of being at home, part of a family

Pope Francis blessed on Saturday in Iasi the about 800 ailing people who waited for him in the 'Our Lady Queen of Iasi' Roman Catholic Cathedral, thanking them for bravely bearing their illness. "I thank you all who accompany them and I thank you, the sick, for bearing the illness," said the Pontiff, who also asked the faithful to pray for him.