A 2.5-billion-euro deal for the purchase of 18 Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets from France was ratified by Greece's Parliament on Thursday evening.
The deal passed with an overwhelming majority, securing the support of opposition lawmakers from SYRIZA, Movement for Change and Greek Solution. The Greek Communist Party (KKE) and MeRA25 voted it down.
Noted names of the Romanian politics are opening the lists of candidates for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Bucharest electoral constituency. Some have done politics and are returning to this year's elections, others are members of the current Parliament and want a new term as a senator or deputy.
Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will brief representatives of the opposition parties on Thursday on the recent defense and foreign policy cooperation agreement and the Joint Declaration of Strategic Partnership signed by Greece and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week.
The meeting is part of the regular briefing of parliamentary parties on current foreign policy issues.
The Romanian centre-right opposition will attempt once more to oust the Social Democratic-led government next Thursday, when a fresh motion of no-confidence is set to be voted on in a joint session of the two chambers of parliament.
Unlike past motions that failed to rally enough MPs, this move to remove Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stands better chances.
A resolute no to bringing some policies back under the national umbrella comes from several non-parliamentary parties and lists, with Good State saying "No, we are against nationalist tendencies!". The Greens have a similar view, whereas the Let's Connect list even advocates a common green tax policy.