Cristina Zaharia

France's Macron tells President Iohannis he will support Kovesi for European Chief Prosecutor's office

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday had a phone conversation with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, during which the latter told him France will support ex-DNA (National Anti-Corruption Directorate) Prosecutor-in-Chief Laura Codruta Kovesi's candidacy for the office of Chief Prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office, informs the Presidential Administration in a release.

Dan Barna to run in presidential elections for Alliance 2020 USR PLUS; Ciolos - PM (sources)

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna will be running in the presidential elections for the Alliance 2020 USR PLUS, while Dacian Ciolos will be the Prime Minister proposal, sources from the Alliance told AGERPRES on Friday.

Tennis: Jaqueline Cristian, Elena-Gabriela Ruse qualify for semifinals of doubles event at BRD Bucharest Open

Romanian tennis players Jaqueline Cristian and Elena-Gabriela Ruse on Friday qualified for the semifinals of the doubles event at BRD Bucharest Open, after defeating 6-3, 1-6, 13-11 the pair made of Andreea Mitu and Lara Arruabarrena from Spain. Cristian and Ruse defeated the 3rd seeded pair in 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Romania's Tig eliminates main seed Sevastova and qualifies for quarterfinals of BRD Bucharest Open

Romanian tennis player Patricia Tig, who came from qualifications, surprised everyone at the BRD Bucharest Open when she eliminated the en titre champion and main seed Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, 6-2, 7-5, thus qualifying for the quarterfinals.

Tennis: Irina Begu qualifies for quarterfinal of BRD Bucharest Open tournament

Romanian tennis player Irina Camelia Begu (WTA's 112) on Wednesday qualified for the quarterfinals of the BRD Bucharest Open tournament, equipped with total prizes worth 250,000 US dollars and hosted by the BNR Arenas in the Capital City, after defeating in the round of sixteen Slovenian Kaja Juvan (world's no. 111), 6-4, 6-3.

Former ForMin Geoana appointed NATO Deputy Secretary General: Acknowledgement of Romania's contribution inside NATO

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Mircea Geoana has stated on Wednesday that he is proud to have been appointed as Deputy Secretary General of NATO, a position which represent, in his view, a recognition of the Romania's "important" contribution within the Alliance. "I am proud to be appointed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as the next Deputy Secretary General.

PSD leadership to meet next Tuesday to decide candidate for presidential elections (sources)

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) leadership next Tuesday will meet at the Parliament Palace to decide the candidate for the presidential elections, to be later validated by the August 3 Congress of the party, political sources told AGERPRES.

PM Dancila meets President of European Parliament

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who is currently visiting Strasbourg to present the activity report of the Romanian rotating presidency of the Council of EU, on Tuesday had a meeting with the President of the European Parliament, David-Maria Sassoli, informs a press release of the Government sent to AGERPRES.

PM Dancila: PSD to have its own candidate in the presidential elections; Congress - August 3

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) will have its own candidate in the presidential elections this November, to be validated by the Congress on August 3, the party leader, Viorica Dancila, announced on Monday, at the end of the meeting of the National Executive Committee. "The PSD Congress that will validate the candidate for the presidential elections will be held on August 3.

CExN of PSD decides the party to have its own candidate for presidential elections (sources)

The National Executive Committee (CExN) of the PSD (Social Democratic Party) has decided that the Social Democrats should have their own candidate in the presidential elections, sources from among participants in the meeting told AGERPRES. Another topic discussed at CExN was related to the government reshuffle.