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PM Orban: I believe more responsibility assumption is needed at institutional, individual level in matters related to children's rights

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has conveyed on Wednesday a message on the occasion of the World Children's Day, in which he argued that "it's absolutely necessary" to have more responsibility assumption at institutional and individual level in matters related to citizens' life and rights, including children.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Dancila says her top priority if she becomes President would be a referendum on immunity

PSD's (Social Democratic Party) presidential candidate Viorica Dancila stated on Tuesday that among her priorities if she is elected President of Romania will be having a referendum on immunity, joining Schengen, obtaining the visa waiver for the United States of America, and that the first visit she will pay abroad as head of state will be to the Republic of Moldova.

#2019PresidentialElection2019 /PNL officials to attend election debate on public TV, radio

National Liberal Party (PNL) Senator Alina Gorghiu said on Monday that the only electoral debate in which President Klaus Iohannis, endorsed for re-election by the party, will participate in one such debate to be organized on Tuesday at the Central University Library, and PNL representatives will attend public radio and television broadcasts alongside officials of the rival Social Democratic Pa

#2019PresidentialElection/ Diaconu: I thank those who preferred by vote non-partisan, independent president

Mircea Diaconu, an independent candidate in the presidential elections supported by the electoral alliance "Un om" [One human being], made up of The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) and Pro Romania, thanked on Sunday night those who supported him.

PM Orban meets representatives of public institutions in charge with the organisation of presidential election

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban met on Wednesday at Victoria Palace with the representatives of the public institutions in charge of the organisation of the presidential election, meaning to carry out an analysis into the current stage of preparations.

Siegfried Muresan, Adina Valean picked by gov't for Romania's European Commissioner

Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean are the picks of the Orban Government for Romania's European Commissioner.      The announcement was made Wednesday by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, and the decision was made at a Government meeting also attended by President Klaus Iohannis.

Ombudsman Renate Weber says official title of Romania's citizens' rights guarding institution is misleading

Romania's Ombudsman Renate Weber argues that the official title of the institution she is heading - the People's Advocate - is "pompous" and "ill-advised", because it may mislead the public opinion about what the Ombudsman can and should do. "I couldn't tell you why we have chosen this title because by tradition, the institution is indeed called Ombudsman.

Parliament to hear ministers-designate Tuesday, Wednesday; convene in joint plenary session next Monday

In a joint session on Monday, Parliament's standing bureaus decided that the ministers-designate of the Orban Cabinet will be heard for confirmation on Tuesday and Wednesday, while next Monday a joint plenary session will be held in which to vote on the new cabinet.