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Bosnia’s Top Judicial Body Asks Chief to Consider Resignation

Members of Bosnia's top judicial body, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, HJPC, voted to ask its president, Milan Tegeltija, to consider resigning over a recording that appears to indicate his involvement in influence peddling - and has further shaken the body's reputation.

MAE: Speed in Moldovan Parliament's passing sweeping changes affects the rule of law

Romania is condemning the "non-transparent and contrary to democratic practices" way in which the Party of Socialists of Republic of Moldova (PSRM) and the For Moldova Platform, which includes the Sor Party, acted on December 3 in the Moldovan Parliament, blatantly ignoring the massive vote expressed by the citizens of Moldova in the November 15 presidential election.

ForMin Aurescu: Romania remains concerned by continuous violation of human rights, fundamental freedoms in Belarus

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Friday in the presentation of the preliminary oral report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the human rights situation in Belarus and, reiterating in his remarks Romania's concern by the continuous violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the authorities in Belarus.

PM Orban: Romania must join European strategy in railway sector

Romania must join the European strategy in the railway sector, this being for the last 30 years the 'Cinderella' of transport modes, said on Friday, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, present at the signing of a contract to modernize the railway line Bucharest Nord - Jilava - Giurgiu Nord - Giurgiu Nord Borders.

Ambassador Zuckerman: Exim US intends to support strategic investments in Romania, secure USD 7bln lines of credit

Bucharest, Dec 4 /Agerpres/ - The Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman, announced on Thursday, during a visit to Portile de Fier [ed.n.- Iron Gate Hydroelectric Power Station], the intention of Exim Bank US to support strategic investments in Romania and to ensure lines of credit of about 7 billion US dollars.

STA management urges UKOM to stop jeopardising agency’s work

The management of the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) responded on Thursday to the Government Communication Office’s (UKOM) latest statements on financing by saying that the agency had no reservations about UKOM’s documentation requests as long as they were in line with the law. It urged UKOM to end actions that threaten its work.

Opposition and coalition clash over Hungary’s involvement in rail project

The opposition-dominated parliamentary Public Finance Oversight Commission saw a heated debate on Thursday over whether Hungary should be let into the EUR 1 billion-plus project to build a second railway connecting the port town of Koper with the inland hub of Divača.

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