Archive for the ‘Romania News’ Category

Moldova’s Constitutional Court decides the official language is Romanian

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Moldova’s Constitutional Court ruled Thursday to recognize the “Romanian” as official language in the country instead of “Moldavian”. The Declaration of Independence, signed in 1990, mentions that the official language of Moldova is “Romanian,” yet, the Constitution

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Georgian FM vists Romania

Monday, December 9, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze will pay an official visit to Romania on Monday.

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Kerry says the US supports Moldova’s european aspirations

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Comments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday in Chisinau, Moldova’s capital, for talks with the Moldovan leaders, including President Nicolae Timofti, Parliament Speaker Igor Corman and Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.

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Moldova says it will not recognize Kosovo

Thursday, December 5, 2013 Comments Off

Moldovan Defense Minister Vitalie Marinuta said on Wednesday in Belgrade that his country will not recognize the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo.

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Bulgaria welcomes Moldova, Georgia’s decision to sign Asociation Agreements

Monday, December 2, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev spoke on Friday at the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius. “In spite of the external pressure that Georgia and Moldova faced, those two countries clearly showed

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NATO welcomes results of Vilnius summit

Friday, November 29, 2013 Comments Off

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday welcomed the results of the Eastern Partnership Summit which ended today in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. “The Vilnius Summit is a defining moment in the European Union’s relationship with Eastern European partners. I congratulate Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova

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Georgia, Moldova sign Association Agreements with EU

Friday, November 29, 2013 Comments Off

The European Union (EU) on Friday signed association agreements with Georgia and Moldova, but failed to ink a landmark deal with Ukraine in its drive to boost ties with six ex-Soviet states, according to news reports reaching here.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Moldova

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will pay an official visit to Moldova in early December, the State Department said on Wednesday. He will be the first secretary of State to visit Moldova in more than twenty years. 

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Georgia, Moldova expected to sign Association Agreements with EU in Vilnius

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

Georgia and Moldova have initialed the Association Agreements with the European Union before he start of EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius on Thursday. 

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EU Eastern Partnership Summit to start in Vilnius

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

European Union Eastern Partnership Summit will get underway Thursday in Lithuanian capital city Vilnius.

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EC proposes visa-free regime for Moldova

Thursday, November 28, 2013 Comments Off

The Commission proposed yesterday to allow visa-free travel to the Schengen area for Moldovan citizens holding a biometric passport. This proposal builds on the successful implementation by the Republic of Moldova of all the

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Chinese PM arrives in Romania

Monday, November 25, 2013 Comments Off

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Monday for an official visit to Romania and a summit with leaders of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). During the visit, Li will hold talks with Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, and meet Romanian President Traian Basescu, President

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Chinese PM to visit Romania

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Comments Off

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Romania and Uzbekistan from November 25 to 29, a Foreign Ministry spokesman announced on Monday. Li will pay an official visit to Romania and attend a China-Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) leaders’ meeting as a guest of Romanian Prime Minister Victor-Viorel Ponta, Qin Guang

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Romania supports Albania on its EU path

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Comments Off

Romania supports Albania’s efforts to join the European Union (EU), Romania’s parliament speaker said on Tuesday. “Progress of Albania in the fields of judiciary, parliamentary reform and public administration is a testimony that your

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Bulgaria, Romania will not join Schengen in 2014

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Comments Off

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said that Bulgaria and Romania will not join Europe’s passport-free Schengen area in January 2014. In a Monday interview for French TV station TF1, Barroso, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA), claimed that the issue of Schengen

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Romania starts building base for US missile system

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Comments Off

Romania Oct. 28 started building a military base, which will host a U.S. ballistic missile defense system as part of the NATO system. The plan is to have the Deveselu base in southern Romania

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US to pullout from Afghanistan via Romanian airbase

Monday, October 21, 2013 Comments Off

The US will use a Romanian airbase on the Black Sea as a transit point for its troops leaving Afghanistan as it winds up operations at another base in Kyrgyzstan, the Pentagon said. The agreement on using the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase was reached at a meeting at the Pentagon yesterday between US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Romanian counterpart Mircea […]

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Bulgarian President says Schengen delay is politically motivated

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgaria sees the delay in admitting the country and fellow EU member Romania into the Schengen Area as politically motivated, stated Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev. Plevneliev spoke after meeting the President of EU newcomer Croatia Ivo Josipovic, who is on an official visit to Sofia Monday.

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Romania, Lithuania reaffirm support for Albania’s EU path

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Comments Off

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, in his capacity as the holder of the EU’s rotating presidency, and Romanian Foreign Minister, Titus Corlatean, as holder of the Presidency of the South East European Cooperation Process, affirmed their support to Albania’s EU integration on Tuesday during a working visit to Albania.

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Bulgarian FM to visit Moldova

Monday, October 7, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Vigenin, will be on an official two-day visit to Moldova on October 7-8, the press office of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Minister Vigenin’s visit will start with a meeting with Moldovan Minister of Foreign

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Georgia, Moldova to cooperate on EU integration

Monday, October 7, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Pandjikidze and her Moldovan counterpart Natalia Gherman has signed in Chisinau on Saturday joint statement on cooperation between the two countries in the process of European integration. The main themes of meetings of Maya Pandjikidze with the leadership

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France says Bulgaria and Romania are not ready for Schengen

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Comments Off

France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls expressed some reservations about Bulgaria and Romania’s accession in the Schengen area as of January 1, 2014.

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Barroso expressed position in favour of Bulgarian, Romanian Schengen entry

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Comments Off

The President of the European Commission (EC) Jose Manuel Barroso has reaffirmed his strong position in favour of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen area. Barroso said that both Bulgaria and Romania have met the criteria for Schengen area membership and should be given a chance to enter the zone as soon as possible.

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Armenian FM meets with Moldovan counterpart

Monday, September 16, 2013 Comments Off

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration Natalia German.

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Poland backs Romania on Schengen entry

Thursday, September 12, 2013 Comments Off

Visiting Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski reconfirmed Wednesday that Poland supports Romania’s bid to join Schengen. “Poland supports Romania’s accession to Schengen Zone,” the head of the Polish diplomacy said, adding that “the country meets the technical criteria, which means it’s ready to take the next logical step.”

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Moldovan PM meets Polish counterpart to discuss EU perspective

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Comments Off

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his Moldovan counterpart Iurie Leanca met to discuss Poland’s support for Moldova’s efforts for closer cooperation with the European Union and the abolition of the EU visa regime on

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Romania and Moldova start construction of joint pipeline

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Comments Off

Romania will produce enough natural gas by 2018, to meet its domestic consumption and that of the Republic of Moldova, visiting Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said

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Bulgarian FM underlines the importance of relations with Romania

Friday, August 23, 2013 Comments Off

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin and his Romanian counterpart Titus Corlatean exchanged views on regional issues and outlined possible areas of co-operation in a meeting Thursday in Romania’s capital Bucharest.

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Romania reached agreement with IMF on a new two-year credit line

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Comments Off

Romania, the IMF and the EU have reached agreement on a new, two-year deal that will give the Balkan country access to a 4.0-billion-euro credit line.

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Iraqi Ambassador to Romania meets foreign minister

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Comments Off

The Iraqi Ambassador to Romania, Omar al-Barzanchi, and the Romanian Foreign Minister discussed the friendly bilateral relations between the two countries. A statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign

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Turkmen President visits Moldova

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Comments Off

The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will start his first official visit to Moldova on Wednesday on the invitation of the President of Moldova Nicolae Timofti, Turkmen media outlets reported.

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Turkmenistan appoints ambassadors to Romania and Croatia

Thursday, July 18, 2013 Comments Off

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov appointed Turkmen Ambassador to Romania Shohrat Jumayev extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Croatia, the Turkmen government said today.

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Romanian President visits Moldova

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Comments Off

Romanian President Traian Basescu called for Moldova to continue its path toward the European Union saying that the neighbours shared “a blood partnership.”

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Georgian President visited Moldova, held meetings on political processes

Monday, July 15, 2013 Comments Off

Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili held the bilateral meetings within his working visit to Moldova. Saakashvili has already met with Moldovan president Nicolae Timofti and Prime Minister Yuri Lanke. The current political

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France back Romania on Schengen entry

Thursday, July 11, 2013 Comments Off

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has declared his country’s support for Romania’s phased-in Schengen Agreement accession. “France has always been open to

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