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The European Parliament Backed Christine Lagarde as ECB chief

The European Parliament has voted Christine Lagarde's nomination as President of the European Central Bank.

Lawmakers voted 394 in favour, 206 against and with 49 abstentions in the parliament's plenary in Strasbourg.

The approval of Lagarde's nomination is uncertain, as the final decision on her appointment is taken by the European Council.

ForMin Manescu speaks in Vienna about Romania's commitment to contribute to strengthening nuclear security

Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Ramona Manescu participated on Monday in the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 63rd General Conference in Vienna, context in which she talked about Romania's commitment to contribute to strengthening nuclear security, including through co-chairing the IAEA's International Conference on nuclear security, alongside Panama in February 2020

The Nomination of Lagarde for President of the ECB Will be Voted Today

Today, MEPs will vote on the nomination of Christine Lagarde as President of the European Central Bank. 

Before the secret ballot there will be a debate in the plenary.

The European Parliament expresses its opinion on whether the candidate is suitable for the post, with the final decision being taken by the European Council.

Mitsotakis: Greece submitted request for early repayment of IMF loan

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Monday that Greece has submitted its request for an early repayment of a chunk of its expensive loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), noting that the move "enhances the country's credibility, improves public debt sustainability indicators and saves resources for the Greek state."

The European Parliament First Plenary Session after the Summer Begins

Strasbourg begins the first session of the European Parliament in the new political season. It will continue until Thursday inclusive.

Emphasis on the MEPs' agenda is the vote on Christine Lagarde's nomination for President of the European Central Bank. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday. On Wednesday, the main topic will be Brexit.

ForMin Manescu to participate in IAEA General Conference

Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Ramona Manescu participates in the opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 63rd General Conference in Vienna on Monday. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE), Manescu will have meetings with IAEA acting Director General, ambassador Cornel Feruta, as well as with representatives of the participating states.

World First Aid Day marked, as events planned for schools

Members of Greece's ambulance service (EKAV) provide free fist aid lessons to the public at downtown Syntagma Square in Athens. The event marked World First Aid Day on Saturday, in the presence of Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias, who said that similar events are being planned for schools across the country in cooperation with the Education Ministry.

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