The Romanian national who died in the armed attack in Hanau, Germany, has been repatriated on Thursday, a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) sent to AGERPRES informed. Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu ordered that the amounts necessary for the repatriation be ensured from the special funds allocated to the MAE budget for managing consular crisis situations.
A meeting of the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) has started at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace to tackle the novel coronavirus.
Interim Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated in Brussels on Tuesday in the meeting of the General Affairs Council (GAC), which tackled the enlargement of the European Union and the post-Brexit negotiations, a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed. The meeting agenda also included the preparations for the European Council of 26-27 March.
Parliament's meeting for the investiture of the Orban Government II was closed on Monday by Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Marcel Ciolacu, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) interim Chairman, who announced that there was no quorum to carry out the works. The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies announced that out of 456 MPs, only 188 registered their presence.
Prime Minister designate, Ludovic Orban, congratulated on Thursday, at the start of the Government sitting, all the Cabinet members for the way they faced the debates in the specialty committees and mentioned that a lot of Social Democrat (PSD) MPs "lowered the level of the hearings", and stated his belief that anyone who votes like the PSD "has a backdoor arrangement with the PSD".
The hearings in Parliament of the ministers proposed to take part in the Orban 2 Government concluded on Wednesday, after three days of debates in the joint select committees. Only four ministers - Nicolae Ciuca, Bogdan Aurescu, Virgil Popescu and Adrian Oros - of the sixteen heard in the committees gained an endorsement from MPs, the rest being refused endorsement.
The last five ministers picked for the Orban Government II will be heard today by the specialists committees of Parliament.
Slovakia continues to be a strong supporter of Romania's accession to the Schengen Area and of its candidacy for OECD membership, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Government of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajcak, on a visit to Bucharest, said on Tuesday.
Hearings of the ministers picked to be part of the Orban Government II continue today by the specialist committees of Parliament.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the ministers picked to be part of the Orban Government II will be heard by the specialist committees of Parliament.