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PSD’s National Council unanimously accepts Victor Ponta’s presidential bid

The National Council of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) on Tuesday unanimously accepted Victor Ponta’s bid for Romania’s President. The acceptance of the bid was announced by PSD Executive Chairman Liviu Dragnea after putting up for a vote a resolution on Ponta’s run for president of Romania. ‘The PSD enlarged National Council is taking notice [...]

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Ponta: Traian Basescu’s end coming in 100 days

Chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD), Prime Minister Victor Ponta, said on Tuesday at the party’s National Council meeting in Craiova that on December 22 this year the Romanians will regain their freedom, stressing that Traian Basescu’s end will come in 100 days. “Traian Basescu still has one hundred and some days, and [...]

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Victor Ponta: I am convinced that in November we will win presidential elections

Social Democrat Party (PSD) chairman, Prime Minister Victor Ponta, has stated, on Tuesday, at the PSD National Council in Craiova, that PSD will win the presidential elections in November 2014. “I have already launched my candidacy in Novaci, in Bengesti (e.n. — flood-affected areas), together with people who truly represent Romania, together with brave people, [...]

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PSD’s Rovana Plumb: We want a country that is strong in Europe and the world

Chair of the Women’s Organisation of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, Rovana Plumb told a convention of the PSD National Council in Craiova on Tuesday that her party wants a strong country in Europe that is respected. She said PSD’s objective is a strong country that knows how to respect its citizens. [...]

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Code Orange alert of rains in place for six counties, Code Yellow for nine

The National Weather Forecaster on Monday extended a Code Orange alert of rains for six counties in southern and southwestern Romania – Gorj, Mehedinti, Dolj, Valcea, Olt and Arges. According to the National Meteorology Administration, there will be heavy rains in the above-mentioned counties starting Monday afternoon till the early hours of Monday night; there [...]

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Romanian team devises dental implant with unique natural-like mobility

Two researchers from Cluj Napoca have been working together for several years on the design of a dental implant that copies the mobility of a natural tooth. Stomatologist Manea Avram and Professor Dumitru Pop from the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering of the Cluj Napoca Technical University have managed, through cooperation that transgresses the boundaries [...]

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Balkan Athletics Championships: Romanians reap 9 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals on first day of competition

On Saturday, on the first day of the Balkan Athletics Competition, now at its 73rd edition, held in Pitesti, Romanian sports people won a commendable bunch of 17 medals, of which nine of gold. The winners of the top honors are as follows: Bianca Razor — 400m race; Nicoleta Anghelescu — javelin throw; Andreea Ograzeanu [...]

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Romania’s Muslims prepare to celebrate end of Ramadan

Ambassador of Turkey to Romania Omur Solendil and Turkey’s Consul-general Ali Bozçaliskan will attend on Sunday evening the Ramazan Bayrami religious service at the Abdul Medgid Mosque in the eastern city of Medgidia, celebrated by Dr. Mufti Muurat Yusuf, the head of the Muslim Cult in Romania. The event marks the end of the grand [...]

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President Basescu: Incumbent commissioner Ciolos welcome in the new European Commission

Romania’s candidate for a European commissioner position, incumbent Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos is welcome in the next European Commission, President Traian Basescu declared after the summit of the heads of state and government of the 28 EU states in Brussels on Wednesday night. ‘The Romanian candidate is accepted, at least in this stage. The [...]

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President Basescu: EU should take more resolute action on Ukraine

President Traian Basescu on Wednesday night called for more resolute action of the European Union as regards Ukraine, this being his point of view expressed at the European Council meeting in Brussels. “My point of view was that if the European Union does take more resolute action to impose sanctions, and immediately move to the [...]

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Ponta: I am calling on privately owned companies in Romania to enter partnerships with the education system

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday called on privately owned companies in Romania to enter partnerships with the Romanian educational system, underscoring that Romania’s vocational training has been restarted by modifying the relevant legislation. The Government House hosted the signing of a cooperation protocol and a partnership agreement between Automobile Dacia SA, the Mioveni Mayoralty [...]

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President Basescu: Law on incompatibility of elected local officials might affect Schengen accession

The changes to the law on community public utilities allowing mayors and county council chairpersons to be members of boards of these entities might impede Romania’s accession into the Schengen Area, President Traian Basescu asserted upon returning the law to the Parliament. ‘This seriously harms the goal I announced, that is at least beginning the [...]

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Petrom strikes oil under shallow Black Sea waters

OMV Petrom, the largest oil and gas producer in South-Eastern Europe announces the success of an exploration well drilled in the Black Sea’s shallow waters, where tests point to a 1,500-2,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE)/day production potential, according to a company release remitted on Wednesday. The exploration well Marina 1 was drilled 60 km [...]

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MEP Ioan Mircea Pascu elected S&D coordinator for security and defence

Social Democrat MEP Ioan Mircea Pascu (of the Social Democratic Party, PSD) was elected on Tuesday in Strasbourg the coordinator of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) for the EP Committee on Security and Defence, according to a press release sent on Wednesday. In this capacity, the Romanian MEP will get involved in [...]

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Ponta: I do not want UDMR to pull out of Gov’t; I discussed with Kelemen, Corlatean

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday said that he does not want the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), minor at rule, to pull out of the Government, and that he talked with UDMR national leader Kelemen Hunor and Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean to find a solution. ‘I had an excellent relation with UDMR, I [...]

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Ponta: I shall announce name of the premier I back after presidential elections’ first round

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Monday evening told B1 TV private television broadcaster that he would announce the name of the Premier he would back as candidate to president, after the first round of the presidential elections. ‘I shall announce this [the Premier's name] — I have talked with my colleagues and I have a [...]

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Simona Halep: I’m one hundred percent made in Romania

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep said on Monday at Victoria Palace that as a tennis player, she is one hundred percent made in Romania and she wants to remain in the country. “I’m one hundred percent made in Romania as an athlete and I’m glad about it. I will never leave Romania and I’ll give [...]

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EduMin: 59.25 percent passing rate in Baccalaureate exams before appeals

59.25 percent of high-school graduates have passed the Baccalaureate exams in the June-July session, according to data centralized by the Ministry of National Education (MEN) before grade appeals were filed, remitted to the public on Monday. According to the ministry, the result is four percent higher than that of the same period of last year [...]

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Former Cluj mayor sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison

Former Mayor of Cluj-Napoca municipality (center-western Romania), Sorin Apostu was irrevocably sentenced on Monday by the High Court of Cassation and Justice to four years and six months imprisonment for bribe taking, money laundering, forgery in deeds by private signature. Sorin Apostu was initially sentenced in July 2013 to three years and six months in [...]

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Greenpeace activists from 7 countries stage protest at site of Chevron exploratory shale gas well in Pungesti

A group of Greenpeace activists from seven countries on Monday staged a protest in Pungesti, at the site of the exploratory shale gas well owned by U.S. company Chevron, pressing for a ban on hydraulic fracturing for shale gas extraction, reads a release of the environmental organization sent on Monday. The 25 Greenpeace activists from [...]

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President Basescu: If my brother did something illegal, he will answer in court

President Traian Basescu on Thursday gave assurances that he will not intervene with any state institution to protect his brother, Mircea Basescu, saying that if his brother did something illegal he will have to answer in court. ‘He is major and responsible for what he does. If he did something illegal, he will have to [...]

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Minister Teodorovici: Romania should use EEA, Norway Grants as soon as possible

Romania should use the EEA (European Economic Area) grants and Norway grants as soon as possible for the funds to quickly be accessed by the population and the other categories to which they are allotted, Minister for European Funds Eugen Teodorovici said on Wednesday, according to a release. Eugen Teodorovici on Wednesday attended the third [...]

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Ponta: Basescu should tender resignation following row involving his brother

Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Thursday that the President of Romania Traian Basescu should resign from the position following a row involving his brother Mircea Basescu. ‘For the idea of justice, for the credibility of the justice system before the Romanians, for having confidence that nobody is above the law enforcement, this (the resignation [...]

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PM Ponta: We have necessary gas reserves in short term

Prime Minister Victor Ponta has announced that on Monday he had a discussion with Energy Minister Razvan Nicolescu, the conclusion being that, in the short term, Romania has the necessary gas reserves to keep “any problems” at bay. “We have the obligation to govern and you see that the situation in the region is deteriorating, [...]

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Romania gets 99 medals at WUKF European Karate Championship

Romania ended second among the participating countries at the sixth edition of World Union of Karate-do Federations (WUKF), with 99 medals (41 gold, 23 silver, 20 bronze, and 15 for fourth places). This result also places the Romanian Karate Federation first in the competition closed on Sunday night at the Palace of Sports of Verona [...]

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Bulgarians adjudicate most victories at Poseidon-Kaliakria Cup Regatta

Romanian sailors have won two silver medals at the first edition of the International Poseidon Kaliakria Cup Regatta, a sailing yacht competition that took place between June 11-15, organized by the Black Sea Sailing Association and the Romanian Nautical Club, in partnership with Morski Klub Balchik and Kaliakria Resort. At the end of the four [...]

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A Bacau resident pedals 5000 km in tour of Romania to raise funds for aiding 28 teenagers

Cyclist Anton Duma has set off on Sunday from Bacau in a tour of Romania that will encompass 5,000 km in order to raise funds for aiding 28 teenage girls that are presently in the care of the Betania Association of Bacau through their program titled “Youth Integration Center”. “As a messenger of this association, [...]

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Dambovita County Council chairman: Dracula Festival emphasizes historical truth

The Dracula Medieval Festival that is taking place in Targoviste between June 13-16 has, beside the role of attracting tourists, the role to emphasize historic truth, says the Dambovita County Council Chairman Adrian Tutuianu. “Dracula Festival is an event through which we wish to become an important tourist attraction. We hold some of the most [...]

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Tennis: Simona Halep to become ambassador of Romanian sport during first competition hiatus

Roland Garros finalist, tennis player Simona Halep, is to become an ambassador of Romanian sport and will receive a diplomatic passport that was already prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), as soon as she returns to the country, during the first competition hiatus to come, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean. “We [...]

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President Basescu attends Poland’s 25 years of freedom celebrations

President Traian Basescu participates in celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Poland’s democratic liberation. The head of state arrived on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. President Basescu attended a working lunch extended by United States President Barack Obama and Poland’s President Bronislaw Komorowski. On Tuesday evening, President Basescu will take part in the [...]

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Cristian Socol: Cuts in social security contribution, VAT on various foods, discussed with IMF mission

The tentative cut in social security contributions (CAS) as of July 1, improving corporate governance with state-owned companies and the medium-term implementation of a reduced VAT rate on vegetables, fruit, organic products and meat – after the scheme already applied on bakery products – are the main topics of discussions between the Government and the [...]

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ForMin Corlatean to meet Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski

Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean on Wednesday will have a meeting with his Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski, on the occasion of the visit to Poland over June 3-4, as a response to an invitation extended by Mr. Sikorski, following also to participate in the ceremonies occasioned by the 25th anniversary since the liberation of Poland, [...]

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Romanian, U.S. lawmakers sign common declaration on Ukraine

The presidents of the U.S. Congress Group of Friendship with Romania (the Congressional Romania Caucus) and the Pro-America Group of the Romanian Parliament adopted on Tuesday a common declaration welcoming the presidential election in Ukraine and strongly disapproving the aggression of the Russian Federation against this country by the annexation of Crimea and the destabilization [...]

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Antonescu after PNL-PDL meeting: We’ve decided to build together a solid political project

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The National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) have decided to build together a solid, lasting political project, the PNL outgoing leader Crin Antonescu announced on Wednesday, at the end of a meeting with the Liberal Democrats’ leadership. “Following these first talks of our parties’ delegations, we essentially decided to collaborate, to [...]

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MApN to celebrate Heroes’ Day

The Ministry of Defence will be holding today military and religious ceremonies to mark the Heroes’ Day. At 10:00hrs, EEST, wreaths will be laid at the Filantropia Israeli Cemetery of Bucharest, followed by wreath-laying ceremonies at noon at the Tomb of Unknown Warrior in the Carol Park, the Memorial of military heroes killed in action [...]

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Romania-China Business Forum

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Municipality of Bucharest (CCIB) on Thursday organises a Romania-China Business Forum, counting on the participation of a number of 14 large and very large companies of China. The event is organised under a partnership agreement signed by the Chamber of Commerce in Bucharest with the China Chamber [...]

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Klaus Iohannis says he resigned PNL office

Klaus Iohannis on Monday said resigned his office of first deputy chairman of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) and his position on the PNL Political Bureau. ‘Given the score of PNL in Sunday’s elections, and I mean here particularly the results in Sibiu City and nationwide that are poor as well, I am informing [...]

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Partial results: PSD-UNPR-PC 37.25%, PNL 14.86%, PDL 12.26%

PSD-UNPR-PC (the Social Democratic Party, the National Union for Romania’s Progress, the Conservative Party) electoral alliance in the elections to the European Parliament carried out on Sunday obtained 37.25% of the electors’ options, the National Liberal Party (PNL), 14.86%, and the Liberal Democratic Party (PDL), 12.36%, according to the partial results the Central Electoral Bureau [...]

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Antonescu: I shall propose that PNL MEPs join EPP

National Liberal Party (PNL) Chairman Crin Antonescu on Monday announced he would propose in the Political Bureau meeting that the PNL MEPs join the European People’s Party (EPP). ‘The political horizon opening is Left-Wing — Right-Wing. (…) Following consultations with many colleagues, in the Central Political Bureau meeting I shall propose that the PNL MEPs [...]

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MAE: All polling stations abroad, ready to unfold electoral process under best conditions

All polling stations abroad are ready to unfold the electoral process under the best conditions, with the voting taking place under normal conditions and no particular situations have been recorded, informs a Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) release issued on Sunday. The MAE informs that voting started in the polling stations in Australia, on Sunday, May [...]

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