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Saber Guardian 2017 the largest military exercise conducted on Romania's soil
Approximately 25,000 servicemen from 22 NATO member states and allies and over 3,000 combat means participated in the Saber Guardian 17 (SG17), the largest military exercise conducted on Romania's soil, says a release of the National Defence Ministry (MApN) quoted by Agerpres.  The SG17 displayed an impressive force on the territories of Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, following a fictitious scenario in which more than 25,000 troops, with more than 3,000 technical means, of which 90 combat and transport aircraft, carried out military operations for the release of a portion of the territory occupied by a hostile force. more »
President Iohannis tells German Chancellor Merkel Romania is stable country
“Romania is a stable, solid country, with a functioning economy”, President Klaus Iohannis said during the talks he had in Berlin with Federal Republic of Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel.  "In respect to the political crisis back home, Mrs Chancellor naturally doesn't wish to voice an opinion, but we had a short discussion on this topic, and I believe I managed to send the message that there is a crisis inside the ruling coalition, however Romania is a stable, solid country, with a functioning economy, and that I asked all persons involved in divergent actions to find urgent solutions, which will undoubtedly happen," President Klaus Iohannis told a joint press conference with Angela Merkel. more »
May 09, 2017 15:56
The accession to the Eurozone is one of Romania's strategic objectives, however we need to set a clear calendar on this topic among the factors in charge, namely the Government and Parliament, President Klaus Iohannis said quoted by Agerpress.  "I have an assessment both political and somewhat technical. (...) It is an important strategic objective of Romania to join the Eurozone. From a technical stand, Romania has met, for a while, the Maastricht criteria, and this way, we could start the construction of an accession calendar; however things aren't very clear among the factors that must set this calendar which must also be seen through, namely the Government and the BNR [the National Bank of Romania]. It will probably last a little until this new Government understands its role in the state architecture and starts evaluating these things," Klaus Iohannis told an interview to Calea Europeana online media platform....more »
May 05, 2017 13:08
Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said that Romania taking over the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council in first half of 2019 is a national project, pointing out that there are logistics as well as protocol problems in doing that.  "This is a national project and we, together with Parliament and the Government, have to understand that each and every one is involved in the project. This is a project that indeed provides us with an opportunity to be somehow visible on Europe's map and for six months to be those facilitators that, starting from our national positions as well as the interests of the EU overall, find good solutions to the problems facing the EU," Melescanu told a debate on Wednesday in Bucharest called "Romania's 2019 European Council Presidency - Together to consolidate the European design."...more »
March 28, 2017 15:42
The US strongly condemns the detention of the hundreds of peaceful protesters, observers on human rights and journalists in Russia, reads a message published on Monday on the US Embassy in Bucharest Facebook page. The diplomatic mission's messag...more »
March 08, 2017 15:00
Romania's fight against corruption is more and more credible, which strengthened the strategic partnership with the United States of America, on Tuesday asserted the US ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm at a seminar on the anti-corruption practices in businesses.  We cannot stress enough the contribution the more and more credible fight against corruption of Romania has had upon the force of our bilateral strategic partnership...more »
December 04, 2016 13:19
Romania's ambassador in Washington, George Cristian Maior told Agepress that he has signals on the US officials' behalf that the strategic partnership between Romania and the USA will become stronger in the years to come due to the regional political, security context...more »
November 15, 2016 10:24
Romania's Government voices hope that the fundamental institutions of the Republic of Moldova will collaborate to ensure the political stability and support the European course of the country.  "Following the preliminary results and the conclusions of the OSCE/ODIHR observers, the European Parliament, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Council of Europe, who participated in monitoring the elections, Romania's Government voices hopes that the fundamental institutions of the Republic of Moldova will collaborate to ensure the political stability of the country, for the continuation of the reform agenda and the modernisation process, meant to support the European course of the Republic of Moldova and have a positive impact on people's lives," reads a release quoted by Agerpress....more »
November 11, 2016 13:16
"A union with Basarabia is possible, but at the same time I don't believe it would be happening in the near future," the head of state stated. He underlined that three conditions must be fulfilled in order to accomplish the union with the Republic of Moldova. He underlined that three conditions must be fulfilled in order to accomplish the union with the Republic of Moldova. "Romanians should want it, Moldovan people should want it, and neither in Romania, nor in the Republic of Moldova can there be disputes on their own territory, which is under international jurisdiction," Iohannis pointed out, quoted by Agerpress. ...more »
September 22, 2016 11:55
Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos attended the opening of the 71st UN General Assembly session, the Leaders’ Summit on the global refugee crisis. The refugee crisis is one of the main topics of the array of events taking place these days, in New York. In this context, Prime Minister Ciolos presented Romania’s contribution to the effort of international community to solve the refugee crisis....more »
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