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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…

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Romania: Iohannis to convene High Defense Council for Ukraine

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis recently announced he would call for the country’s Supreme Defense Council to convene next week on the tense situation in Ukraine. He said Romania is monitoring developments very closely. “No one should think,” he said, “that we are sitting and waiting for updates from others. No, we are providing updates for…

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Romania: Preparatory Book Conference ahead of Romania-Turkey-Poland Tripartite Meeting

A preparatory conference on “Security Challenges from the Baltic to the Black Sea Region. The Vision of Romania, Poland and Turkey ”was held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Bucharest. In the first part of the conference organized on WEBEX by three study groups, respectively the New Strategy Center (Romania), OSW (Poland) and SETA (Turkey),…

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Romania remains Moldova ‘s main partner, Iohannis said during a meeting with President Sandu

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, during yesterday’s meeting in Cotroceni with the President of the Republic of Romania, Maia Sandu, conveyed the message that Romania remains the main partner of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova and in this sense continues to make a lasting contribution to the management of the COVID pandemic. -19. A…

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Romania: Ruling Coalition Reaches Agreement, Mihăilă Announces Minister of Health

After two rounds of consultations and conditions set in the coalition, PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR reached an agreement yesterday. The leaders of the three formations signed an additional act on the coalition protocol and announced today the new Minister of Health; Ioana Mihăilă. The document stipulates that key political decisions must be taken with the…

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Romania ready to introduce Green Digital Certificate

Undersecretary of State for Tourism Paul Ene said Romania was ready to implement the green digital certificate being drafted at European level, stressing that if a decision is made at EU level, it will hold bilateral talks with various countries to ensure free movement of tourists. He said Romania “fortunately” has an online database accessible…

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Romania: First attempt to resolve ruling coalition crisis ends without solution

The first round of talks in the Coalition after the expulsion of Vlad Voiculescu from the Ministry of Health ended after almost five hours without anything for that. Negotiations continue on Tuesday, 16:00 (local time). Florin Cîțu says he remains in office and announces that he is awaiting the appointment of the Minister of Health…

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Romania: Former Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu blasts PM in first appearance after ousted

Two days after being ousted by Florin Cițu, former Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu spoke out against the Prime Minister, who he said had become the country’s first epidemiologist and devalued the work of an entire team. At a nearly two-hour press conference at USR-PLUS headquarters, at which he also invited Dr. Andreea Moldovan, who was…

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Romania: Dismissal of Health Minister shakes political boat

The expulsion of Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu from Florin Citu’s coalition government has caused a stir. Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna said in a statement after the departure of the Minister that Prime Minister Florin Citu no longer had the support of USR PLUS, as the decision to oust Voiculescu “throws the coalition into a…

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Romania: Citu fires Health Minister amid efforts to maintain trust in state institutions

According to Agerpres reports, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday that he had removed Vlad Voiculescu from his post as health minister to ensure “that trust in state institutions remains”. Citu said: “Romania has been going through a tough ground in the fight against the pandemic for a year now. (….) In order for…

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Romania: Moldovans’ desire to join Romania grows

The latest survey conducted in the Republic of Moldova by iData shows a significant increase – up to the level of 44% – of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova who want to join Romania. It is estimated that the significant increase in the rate was due to the significant humanitarian aid and 72,000…

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Romania: Iohannis condemns violent incidents in anti-blockade protests

In a message Tuesday, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis condemned the extremist and xenophobic violence and demonstrations that took place during Monday’s protests. The president also condemned the “attempt to politically exploit the protests” to turn them into “propagandists of hatred, xenophobia and anti-Semitism”. He said he understood Romanians who were unhappy after a year of…

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Bulgaria, Romania agree on third-country NATO air police operations in their airspace

On Thursday, March 18, Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov held an official meeting in Russia with Deputy Minister of Defense Policy, Planning and International Relations at the Romanian Ministry of National Defense Simona Cojocaru. Brundusa Ioana Predescu, Romania’s Special Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Bulgaria, also attended the bilateral consultations. Bilateral and regional issues in…