Strong Presentation and Positive Feedback About Maria Gabriel After the EP Hearing

Mariya Gabriel has received the unanimous approval of the committees of culture, education and industry, research and energy in the European Parliament. Last night, the Bulgarian  was heard as her candidate for EU Commissioner for Innovation and Youth.

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ForMin Melescanu: Hard to believe we will have EC portfolio with important funds for third time

 Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu said Thursday that it is hard to believe that Romania will manage to hold for the third time within the European Commission a portfolio that manages "many projects and very important funds", after having held two such positions consecutively. "Indeed, Romania has had extremely important portfolios in the last two Commission terms.

Former Istanbul governor, ex-police chief get jail terms over terror-linked charges

A former governor of Istanbul and a former police commissioner in the province were given jail terms on Feb. 9 for their links to Fethullahist  Terror Organization (FETÖ), state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing an unnamed judicial source.