Romania

ActiveWatch, another six civic organisations petition President to not appoint someone with military background as PM

Human rights advocacy organization ActiveWatch and another six civic organizations sent President Klaus Iohannis a letter asking him to not accept a person with military background as Prime Minister. "The signatory organizations are asking you to not nominate someone with a military background for the position of Prime Minister.

Interim PM Ciuca - meeting with US officials; agreement for Cernavoda nuclear power projects signed

Minister of Economy Virgil Popescu and US Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman signed, on Wednesday, at the Victoria Governmental Palace, in the presence of interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, the Romania-US Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in relation to the Cernavoda nuclear power projects and in the civil nuclear energy sector in our country.

Iohannis: New Government's main objective - Romania's reconstruction, strengthening its status as EU reliable partner

President Klaus Iohannis participated today in a video-conference meeting with the ambassadors of the European Union Member States accredited in Bucharest, on the occasion of the traditional biannual meeting organized by Germany, as the current holder of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Dan Barna: Military solutions are not long-term; we will see what president's approach will be

Military solutions are not long-term solutions; it remains to be seen what the president's approach will be at the consultations that will take place at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on forming the future majority, co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Alliance, Dan Barna, stated on Tuesday.

Iohannis: Revision of Constitution - great responsibility approach

President Klaus Iohannis sent a message on Tuesday on the occasion of Romania's Constitution Day, stating that the revision of the fundamental Law is a "great responsibility" approach and cannot be used as a campaign topic or ridiculed, because any change has profound, long-term implications." "In recent years, the revision of the Constitution has been discussed.

Romanian Defence Minister Named Interim Premier after PM Resigns

Romania's Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca was named interim prime minister on Monday evening after Ludovic Orban resigned over his ruling centre-right National Liberal Party, PNL's poor showing in Sunday's parliamentary election.

The PNL was widely considered the front-runner at the polls, but was defeated by the opposition Social Democratic Party, PSD.

Nicolae Ciuca takes over mandate of interim PM

Minister of National Defence Nicolae Ciuca took over, on Tuesday morning, the mandate of interim Prime Minister, following his appointment by President Klaus Iohannis, according to the Government. Nicolae Ciuca was appointed interim prime minister on Monday evening, after Ludovic Orban announced his resignation from the position of Chief of the Executive.

Defense Minister Nicolae Ciuca appointed caretaker Prime Minister

President Klaus Iohannis signed today the decree acknowledging Ludovic Orban's resignation as Prime Minister and the one appointing Defense Minister Nicolae Ciuca as caretaker Prime Minister. "The President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, took note of the resignation of Mr. Ludovic Orban from the position of Prime Minister of Romania.

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