Simona Klodnischi

DefMin Fifor:Romania paying close attention to Black Sea developments, wants subject on NATO Summit agenda

Minister of National Defence Mihai Fifor, speaking on Thursday on the occasion of a visit to the 4th "Gemina" Infantry Division, said that Romania is paying close attention to developments in the Black Sea region after Crimea's illegal annexation by the Russian Federation and wants the subject to be entered on the agenda of the NATO Summit this summer.

Transgaz signs construction contract for three gas compressor stations due under BRUA phase 1

National gas transmission company Transgaz signed on March 23 the contract for the construction of the three gas compressor stations of 10 MW each provided for in the BRUA phase 1 project; according to the calendar, the order to kick off works will be signed on April 14, the Ministry of Economy said in a release.

Constitutional Court upholds PNL - PMP challenge to bill establishing Targu Mures Roman Catholic highschool

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) upheld on Monday the challenge filed by the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the People's Movement Party (PMP) to the bill on the setting up of the Roman Catholic Theological High School in Targu Mures.

In aftermath of PSD leadership election, Dragnea blasts victimhood game of unsuccessful office seekers

Leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea said on Tuesday evening during a televised show that the reason why party heavyweights Ecaterina Andronescu, Codrin Stefanescu or Nicolae Banicioiu have been left out of the new PSD leading team is that congress delegates did not approve of their public attitude.

Think Pink Europe breast cancer organization launched Wednesday, Mihaela Geoana to serve as president

Five breast cancer NGOs from Belgium, Italy, Greece, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina launched on Wednesday at the European Parliament the Think Pink Europe organization, with Mihaela Geoana appointed president of this NGO that will interconnect and take their efforts international, the Renaissance Foundation said in a release.

Prosecutor General Lazar: The noise around the judiciary should not impress anyone

Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar tells AGERPRES in a recent interview that the "noise" around the judiciary in Romania must not impress anyone in the justice system, as it is necessary to secure "uncompromised" institutions and a firm rule of law at European level.

EU-China Tourism Year honored with projection mapping show on façade of Bucharest National Theatre

The EU-China Tourism Year was celebrated Friday evening with two video mapping shows, with the imagery projected on the façade of the National Theater House in Bucharest; according to the organizers, the event contributed to the promotion of Bucharest as a tourist destination alongside other European locations.

PG Lazar's clear-headed message: Recent media hype all staged to vilify prosecutors

In an interview with AGERPRES Romania's Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar defends his fellow prosecutors against the tendency to generalize a media-induced perception that investigations would be falling short of professional standards, prosecutors would misconduct and use abusive lingo.

ForMin Melescanu: Timmermans's message in Bucharest extremely encouraging, visit scheduled more than a month before

The message conveyed by European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans during his visit to Bucharest this week were "extremely encouraging", and the trip of the EU official had been scheduled a long time before, Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu on Friday evening told private broadcaster Digi24.

Foreign Ministry takes over one-year chairmanship of National Committee on International Humanitarian Law

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Friday took over the chairmanship of the National Committee on International Humanitarian Law (CNDIU) from its predecessor at the committee's helm, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Foreign Ministry said in a release.

Secretary of State Dan Neculaescu will serve as CNDIU chairman.