Simona Klodnischi

President Iohannis and his wife attend enthronement of Japan's Emperor Naruhito

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis and his wife, Carmen Iohannis, attended on Tuesday in Tokyo the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito. The head of the Romanian state wore a black tail coat and his wife wore a long blue dress.

Foreign Ministry releases list and interactive map of the 835 polling stations to be organised abroad

Bucharest, Oct 22 /Agerpres/ - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) announced on Monday evening having released the complete list and the interactive map of the 835 polling stations that will be organized abroad for the presidential election this November; the list and the interactive map are available at

President Iohannis, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe want Romania - Japan Strategic Partnership to be launched in 2021

President Klaus Iohannis met on Monday in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with the two top officials expressing on the occasion their wish for the Strategic Partnership between the two countries to be launched in 2021, the Presidential Administration informs.

Dancila denies Barna's accusations that Antifraud Department is acting on PSD's political command

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chair, outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, denied on Friday the claims of Save Romania Union (USR) leader and presidential contestant Dan Barna that the current investigation conducted against him by the Anti-Fraud Department (DLAF) is politically motivated. "I cannot even respond to such a claim.

#2019PresidentialElection/ President Iohannis: Liberals are at war with PSD, this conflict is not of doctrinal nature

President Klaus Iohannis, speaking on Friday at the EPP headquarters in Brussels during a meeting with representatives and supporters of the National Liberal Party (PNL) from the diaspora, said that he and the Liberals are "at war" with the Social Democratic Party (PSD), and that this conflict is of no doctrinal nature, but was generated by PSD's "attack" on the Romanians.

Queen Mother Helen's coffin placed in Archdiocesan Cathedral of Curtea de Arges

The coffin with the remains of Queen Mother Helen was placed on Friday in the historical Archdiocesan and Royal Cathedral of Curtea de Arges. The funeral procession from Bucharest stopped in front of the new cathedral, where dozens of people were waiting, including local officials.

Anti-trafficking Agency head: No substantial reduction in human trafficking unless demand is criminalised

Bucharest, Oct 18 /Agerpres/ - The president of Romania's National Anti-trafficking Agency (ANITP), Maximilian-Axel Nicolae, said on Friday that the authorities should also focus on investigating those who use the services of human trafficking victims, as this is the only way to increase the success rate in stopping this phenomenon.

PM-designate Orban: Single-party Liberal gov't is our option too, no requests to participate in governing so far

Prime minister-designate Ludovic Orban said on Thursday, after talks with the delegation of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), that as a principle, the formation headed by Calin Popescu-Tariceanu did not raise any issue and that the Liberals also favor a PNL single-party government.

UDMR leader after consultations with PM-designate: Written agreement is best solution, in-depth discussions required

Chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor said on Thursday that the UDMR parliamentary groups will decide on the Union's possibly backing a government headed by Liberal Ludovic Orban and that this also requires a written agreement.