Heads of state

Artmark auction sales at almost 6.6 ml euros in H1

Sales at Artmark auction house in the first half of the year totaled 6.58 million euros, the highest-selling lot being the Rombac 1-11 presidential plane used by former state leaders Ion Iliescu and Traian Basescu, the auction house said in a release. In H1 2021 the total volume of Artmark auctions increased 7 percent from 6.16 million euros in the first half of 2020 to 6.58 million euros.

Restricted traffic in Charles de Gaulle area, central Bucharest, after landing of American helicopter

Traffic is restricted on Thursday, in the area of Charles de Gaulle Square in central Bucharest, after an American helicopter participating in a training flight for Aviation Day, landed in a roundabout. As a result of the incident, two cars and two lighting poles were damaged, according to the representatives of the Road Brigade.

France Day - Laurence Auer: We dedicate the ceremony to medical staff, vaccination efforts worldwide

French Ambassador in Bucharest Laurence Auer has dedicated Wednesday's celebration of her country's National Day - July 14 - to the medical staff involved in the fight against COVID-19 and vaccination efforts around the world.

Gov't to pass memorandum on 'Educated Romania' project

The Government will pass a memorandum on the "Educated Romania" project," a country project that we are bound to implement, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday at a government sitting chaired by President Klaus Iohannis. "Today we will pass at the government meeting a memorandum on the 'Educated Romania' project.

President Iohannis: Romanian regulatory bodies need to harmonize their operating framework

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that Romanian regulatory bodies need to harmonize their operating framework. "The year 2020 has been a difficult one from an economic point of view, with situations in which the prices of some essential products have reflected speculative, arbitrary behaviors and an insufficiently structured market in terms of competitive mechanisms and behaviors.

President Iohannis: We can prevent return of COVID-19 pandemic by getting vaccinated

President Klaus Iohannis doesn't think that there is need for new restrictive measures in Romania, underscoring that anti-COVID vaccination is the solution for preventing a return of the pandemic. "Honestly, I don't think that we should impose restrictive measures right now, but we must continue with the vaccination.

UPDATE Iohannis: I don't think the motion of no-confidence will succeed; coalition may prove unity

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that the motion of no-confidence tabled by the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) will not survive a vote of Parliament. "I speak frequently with all politicians and I don't think the motion of no-confidence will succeed or the rumours that some who should not vote will vote. I do not believe it," he said.

Iohannis in Iasi Pogrom remembrance message:May we always keep in mind lessons of history, defend democratic principles

President Klaus Iohannis sent today a message on the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Iasi anti-Jewish Pogrom (June 28 - 30, 1941). "These days we mark eight decades since one of the bloodiest pages in the history of Romania.