Romania

President Iohannis: If PNL, USR PLUS, UDMR agree and make a proposal, I will accept it

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that he did not know what the National Liberal Party (PNL), Save Romania Union - the Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) were negotiating in respect to the candidate for prime minister, adding that if these parties agreed, he would accept the proposal they would make, no matter whom it

Romania to Punish Anti-Roma Acts with up to 10 Years in Jail

The Romanian parliament on Tuesday adopted a law that will punish anti-Roma "verbal or physical" actions with prison terms ranging from three months to 10 years.

A total of 244 deputies voted for the law, which only one MP rejected. Some 20 legislators abstained and eight did not take part in the vote, according to the Romanian parliament's website.

President Iohannis meets new ambassadors of Canada, Japan and Portugal

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Tuesday agreed Ambassador of Canada Annick Goulet, agreed Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Ueda, and agreed Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic Maria Teresa Netto dos Santos Mariano Shearman de Macedo.

Nicolae Ciuca: Romania-US Strategic Partnership has significantly contributed to Romanian Armed Forces development

The Strategic Partnership between Romania and the US is one of the pillars that our country's defence is based on and has significantly contributed to Romanian Armed Forces development, Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said at the US Embassy, on the occasion of his being awarded the Legion of Merit (in rank of officer).

Iohannis: Strengthening and extending Strategic Partnership with US represents a basic pillar of Romania's foreign policy

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Tuesday that the strengthening and extending of the Strategic Partnership with the USA represents a basic pillar of Romania's foreign policy.

"Timisoara - 31 years since December 1989 Revolution' takes place under 'Dignity, Democracy, Determination' motto

The municipality and the revolutionary associations in Timisoara will mark, between December 16 and 22, the event of December 1989 through a series of manifestations gathered in the program "Timisoara - 31 years since the Revolution of December 1989" , under the motto "Dignity, Democracy, Determination", in a format with restricted public participation.

UPDATE/Iohannis: Conditions to designate candidate to form new gov't not met

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday, after the first round of consultations with representatives of the parties and political formations represented in Parliament, has said that the conditions for designating a candidate to the prime minister office have not been met yet.

Consultations at Cotroceni / Kelemen Hunor: The best formula is a PNL - USR PLUS - UDMR coalition

Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Chairman Kelemen Hunor on Monday said that the best formula is a National Liberal Party - Save Romania Union-Party of Liberty, Union, Solidarity - Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (PNL - USR PLUS - UDMR) governmental and parliamentary coalition.

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