Romania's Bogdan advances to round of 16 at Open BLS De Limoges

Romanian tennis player Ana Bogdan qualified on Wednesday for the round of 16 at the WTA tournament - Open BLS De Limoges in Limoges (France), with prizes worth 115,000 US dollars, after defeating Dutch Arantxa Rus, with a score of 7-6, 6-2. The Romanian national (aged 27, WTA's 105th) managed to win the event after one hour and 32 minutes.

Deerhunter | Athens | November 21

American rock act Deerhunter is set to make its Greek debut on Thursday, November 21. The Atlanta, Georgia-based outfit, which describe their music as "ambient punk," have released eight albums to date, including their latest, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" which came out earlier this year. Tickets for the concert at the Fuzz Club cost 25 euros and are available at

PSD's Dancila: European integration of Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union

The European integration of the Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union and consolidate peace, solidarity, prosperity in the Balkan region, Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila stated at the signing event of the Joint Declaration on the integration of the Western Balkans countries in the EU.

PM Dancila: Romania and PSD will be permanent, involved advocates of EU expansion to Western Balkans

Romania and the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be the permanent and involved advocates of the EU's expansion to the Western Balkans, the PSD's leader, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, stated on Tuesday, at the Regional Forum with the topic "The Integration of the Western Balkans in the European Union", organized by the Social Democratic Party at the Palace of the Parliament.

Romanian MEPs on odds of Romania's future European Commissioner to keep Transport portfolio

Although they see the rejection of Romania's Commissioner-designate Rovana Plumb by EP's Legal Affairs Committee for conflict of interest as a warning, the Social Democrat MEPs are satisfied that Romania cannot lose the Transport portfolio in the future European Commission; however, their Liberal and USR-PLUS colleagues have a different view, as they consider the portfolio could be lost if Roma

President Iohannis has bilateral meetings with Ukrainian, Georgian counterparts on sidelines of UN General Assembly

President Klaus Iohannis had bilateral meetings with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and Georgia's President Salome Zourabichvili, on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York City, the US.

President Iohannis: In mid-October, 120 Romanian troops, four helicopters will start their mission in Mali

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that 120 troops and four helicopters will start in mid-October their mission in Mali in support of the UN effort to assist the Malian Government. "Romania participated and still participates in United Nations peacekeeping operations covering countries all over the world, from Afghanistan and Sudan to Georgia and Haiti, and now in Mali.