Heads of state

#2019PresidentialElection/Former President Basescu urges young people to vote

Former President Traian Basescu has called on young people to get out and vote, adding that choices are aplenty in today's presidential election. "I already think like a man who went through all of state positions, and I think that this election is the fundamental moment of a generational change.

Chamber Speaker Ciolacu: Right-wing gov't is cooking up austerity measures

The right-wing government is cooking up the austerity measures, says the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Social Democrat Marcel Ciolacu, and warns Prime Minister Ludovic Orban "to whine less and get to work". "Panic and lamentations! That's all the PNL [National Liberal Party, at rule, ed. n.] ministers can do ever since they took over their offices at the Victoria Governmental Palace.

China Will Defend the Paris Agreement

French and Chinese presidents will sign a document stressing the "irreversibility" of the Paris Climate Agreement, the Elysee Palace reports.

The two will sign the document on Wednesday when a personal meeting is scheduled.

Emmanuel Macron is in Shanghai, for the city's largest trade show. The President of China will also be there to open the fair with a speech.

#2019PresidentialElection/INTERVIEW Diaconu: Order of law must be respected in letter and spirit, only path for Romania

Mircea Diaconu, independent candidate for the presidential election supported by the "Un om" (A human being) electoral alliance, made up of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) and PRO Romania, said in an interview with AGERPRES that he does not deem necessary a modification of the Constitution, inasmuch as everything should first be laid down on the existing "order of law".

Kiev Has Asked for an Explanation for Macron's Scandalous Statement about Ukrainian and Bulgarian “Underground Networks”

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the French ambassador to explain the words of French President Emmanuel Macron on "Ukrainian gangs", the ministry's spokeswoman said.