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Romania: The PNL landscape is cleared on Saturday

The PNL Congress will be held on Saturday, in Bucharest, at the premises of Romexpo, with the participation of delegates from all over Romania. The party’s next president will be elected, an office that is being claimed by the current president, Ludovic Orban, and the prime minister, Florin Ciu. The other members of the central…

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Romania: Cioloș and Barna in the second round of the USR PLUS presidential election

Dacian Cioloș emerged the winner of the first round of the USR PLUS presidency, securing 46% of the vote against 43.9% for Dan Barna and 10% for Irinel Darău (10%). Specifically, Dacian Cioloș received 15,111 votes, Dan Barna 14,404 and Irineu Darău 3,300 votes. As none of the three co-candidates received more than 50% of…

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Romania: Political crisis continues

The President of the Senate, Anca Dragu, addressed the Constitutional Court, claiming that the Prime Minister Florin Cîțu has violated the provisions regarding the obligation to obtain the consent of the Parliament in case of a reshuffle of the government after a change in the political composition of the Government. In addition, he demands that…

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Romania: Government crisis continues

The open war that is taking place within the ruling coalition in Romania continues for the third day. Neither side, neither USR-PLUS nor Prime Minister Florin Citu and his associates in the PNL, seem willing to take a step back. Dan Barna included AUR in the plan of the attack and would not say ‘no’…

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A new government crisis has erupted in Romania

A government crisis erupted yesterday, following Prime Minister Florin Citu’s decision to oust Justice Minister Stelian Ion (USR-PLUS), whom he accused of “blackmailing the Romanian people” by blocking several development plans and failing to remove the Special Section. . against judges. USR-PLUS announced late last night after a stormy meeting that its ministers would not…

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Romania: Supreme Defense Council Meeting

Romania’s Supreme Defense Council (CSAT), chaired by President Klaus Iohannis, met yesterday and decided to deploy 200 troops as part of a NATO operation for at least six months to help evacuate and transport from bases to Kuwait and Qatar, Afghan nationals because they worked for NATO missions in Afghanistan. In the short and medium…

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Romania: Reactions to the Statements of the Hungarian President at the Kiev Summit

At the Crimean Platform Summit, Hungarian President Janos Ader said that Russia’s annexation of Crimea was comparable to the Trianon Treaty, which allowed Romania to annex Transylvania, thus harming Hungarian citizens. Prime Minister Florin Ciţu confirmed that “this statement should be discussed in Bucharest”, adding that he defended the rights of the Romanian minority in…

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Romania: Orban denounces Ciţu for purges in PNL

Ludovic Orban denounces the “purges” carried out by Florin Ciţu in the National Liberal Party (PNL), which targeted mainly liberals who support Ludovic Orban for the post of party president. He gave examples of people persecuted by the party, including 17 colleagues in Timisoara, as well as inspectors general of schools in Brăila, Bucharest and…

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Romania: Orban was officially nominated for President of the PNL

According to Romanian media, the current president of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban, who is running for a new term in the party leadership, has officially presented his candidacy for the presidency of the party. In his political program, Ludovic Orban confirms that for him it is not a matter of “personal battle”,…

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Romania: His past burns Prime Minister

Prime Minister Florin Ciu said on Saturday he had no plans to resign following reports of his conviction 20 years ago in the United States for driving under the influence of alcohol. Reiterating his “regret for this incident”, the head of government stressed the difference between the US and Romanian legal systems, condemning it as…

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Romania: Removal of SIIJ requested by Venice Commission

The Venice Commission recommends the removal of the SIIJ’s Crime Investigation Department (Secția de Investigare a Infracțiunilor din Justiție) “as an urgent first step” in a broader justice reform process, the commission said in a statement. The committee clarifies that the amendments voted in Parliament for the law on the abolition of the SIIJ should…

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EC: Latest in innovation Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Greece

The Commission on Monday released the European Innovation Score 2021, which shows that Europe’s innovation performance continues to improve across the EU. On average, innovation performance has increased by 12.5% ​​since 2014. There is a steady convergence within the EU, with lower-performing countries growing faster than higher-performing ones, closing the gap of innovation among them.…

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Romania: Israeli President pays official visit for second day

The second day of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s official visit began with a speech to the Romanian Parliament at a joint session. The official session is chaired by Senate Speaker Anca Dragu and House Speaker Ludovic Orban. The meeting began with the singing of the national anthems of Israel and Romania. Romanian Prime Minister Florin…

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Romania: Borders open for inbound tourism from June 1st

The Romanian Entry Association (AIR) welcomes the government’s decision to lift the COVID ban on foreigners entering the country, reports agerpres. “This is a useful measure for all of us and is, in fact, the signal for the resumption of international tourism in Romania. From now on, foreign tourists are allowed in Romania, respecting the…

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Diaconescu: Putin’s statements on Romania-Russia relations, half-open

The Russian Federation has four issues it does not want to discuss bilaterally with Romania, preferring to send only direct critical messages or “over Romania’s head” to some other partners, says former Foreign Minister Cristian Diaconescu. One of the “taboo” topics is the Black Sea, and it is interesting that President Vladimir Putin included it…

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Romania: Russia expels Romanian diplomat in response to Bucharest actions

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday declared persona non grata an official of the Romanian embassy in Russia in response to the expulsion of a member of the Russian diplomatic mission of the Russian embassy in Bucharest, according to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry. “On May 11, the Ambassador of Romania Cristian Istrate…

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Romania: Aurescu meets with Çavuşoğlu on the sidelines of the Romania-Turkey-Poland trilateral meeting

Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu met with Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on the sidelines of the Romania-Poland-Turkey trilateral summit hosted by Romanian Foreign Minister Bucharest. The two officials discussed issues of bilateral relations and issues of interest from the regional, European and international agendas, including prospects for progress on the Cyprus issue. According to a…

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Romania: Iohannis meets with Foreign Ministers of Poland and Turkey

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis received yesterday in Cotroceni the Foreign Ministers of Poland and Turkey, on the sidelines of their participation in the work of the Romania-Poland-Turkey Tripartite Security Meeting organized by Romania on April 22-23. Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu also attended the talks. According to the Presidential Administration, the Romanian President and Foreign…