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NATO to deploy RAF Typhoons to Romania in response to Russian air activity

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Comments Off

NATO has stepped up its air policing mission in response to increased Russian air activity around Eastern Europe in recent years. Former chief whip Gavin Williamson will commit four RAF Typhoons as part of the Nato southern air policing mission, while speaking at the Nato defence ministerial meeting in Brussels. They will be redeployed to […]

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Romania to take part in EU Military Cooperation Fund

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Comments Off

Romania is set to participate in a set of ten projects included in the European Union’s newly-created Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) defence fund, which was set up to enable closer military cooperation and integration between EU member states.

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US to produce armored carriers in Romania

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Comments Off

US weapon producer giant General Dynamics will be involved in the production of armored personnel carriers for the Romanian army. The company signed an agreement to create a joint venture with state-owned arms company Romarm, which will be the main contractor for armored vehicles.

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NATO makes new multinational force in Romania

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Comments Off

NATO launched a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea. The force will initially be built around a Romanian brigade of up to 4,000 soldiers, supported by troops from nine other NATO countries, and complementing a separate […]

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Romania to but first Patriot system this year

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Comments Off

Romania’s Army will procure its first Patriot missile system by the end of the year, Defense Minister Mihai Fifor said on Wednesday. “We are waiting for the approval letter of the United States so that we can move on to contracting and we can purchase the first program,” he said.

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Romanian President cancels visit to Ukraine over education law

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Comments Off

Romanian President Iohannis announced on Thursday that he had cancelled the visit he planned to pay in October to Ukraine, due to the adoption of the education law by the Ukrainian Parliament, arguing the law drastically limits the access of minorities to education in their native language. “Subsequently, I have cancelled my visit to Ukraine […]

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US helicopter brigade train aerial gunnery in Eastern Europe

Friday, September 1, 2017 Comments Off

A U.S. helicopter brigade finished advanced aerial gunnery training in Eastern Europe on Friday. The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, started Falcon’s Talon on Aug. 7 as part of wider efforts to boost defensive readiness in Latvia, Lithuania and Romania. Operation Atlantic Resolve is the ongoing U.S. commitment in […]

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Canadian troops in Latvia prepare for Russia’s Zapad exercise

Friday, September 1, 2017 Comments Off

Canadian troops in Latvia will have front-row seats to a massive Russian military exercise this month that has set NATO on edge and sparked calls for calm across eastern Europe. Scheduled to start Sept. 14 and run for a week, the so-called Zapad exercise is being billed as Russia’s largest war game since the end […]

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Turkey, Romania, Poland discuss counterterrorism at tripartite summit

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Comments Off

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu participated on Friday in a Turkey, Romania and Poland trilateral meeting of foreign ministers in Poland along with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, where strengthening NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism was reportedly discussed. Çavuşoğlu visited Warsaw, Poland yesterday for talks and attended the foreign ministers’ meeting. Polish Foreign […]

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Egypt FM visits Romania

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Comments Off

Sameh Shoukry met with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Meleșcanu in Bucharest on Tuesday for wide-ranging talks, marking the final stage of the Egyptian minister’s European tour. Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Meleșcanu in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Tuesday, signing three memorandums of understanding between the two […]

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French President to visit Romania

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Comments Off

French President Emmanuel Macron is starting his first official visits to Central and Eastern Europe, heading on Thursday and Friday to the Romanian capital, Bucharest, and to Varna, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. In Romania, on Thursday, Macron will meet President Klaus Iohannis, who he also met on the sides of the EU summit, and […]

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US approves $1.25 billion HIMARS sale to Romania

Saturday, August 19, 2017 Comments Off

The US State Department has cleared a $1.25 billion High Mobility Artillery Rocket System sale to Romania, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency announcement Friday. The department notified Congress Thursday and the deal is now pending congressional approval.

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NATO jet intercepts Russian Tu-22 close to Romanian air space

Thursday, July 27, 2017 Comments Off

British Royal Air Force fighter scrambled to intercept the Russian bomber that approached the air space of Romania over the Black Sea. The RAF’s press service reported that on Tuesday evening. ‘Operating from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea coast, the RAF Typhoon responded to Russian Federation Air Force […]

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PM Tudose says visit to Chisinau highly symbolic, asserting firm support to Republic of Moldova’s pro-European track

Monday, July 24, 2017 Comments Off

Premier Mihai Tudose said on Friday that his visit to Chisinau on the same day is a “symbolic visit”, pledging Romania’s firm commitment to supporting the pro-European track of the Republic of Moldova. (agerpres)

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PM Tudose: A 3.2pct H1 deficit means below 3pct at year-end; August revision, mostly positive

Monday, July 24, 2017 Comments Off

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose says the government deficit of 3.2 percent of the of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in mid-2017 means one below 3 percent at the end of the year, noting that opposition voices claiming there is no money to pay the pensions and wages show irresponsibility as far as the national interest is […]

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Romania Trade Deficit Widens to EUR4.46B in January-May

Monday, July 24, 2017 Comments Off

Romania’s trade balance posted a deficit of EUR4.46 billion in January-May, EUR680 million higher than in the same period in 2016, the country’s statistics board said Monday. (mediafax)

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Japanese Companies In Great Britain May Relocate Their Businesses To Romania

Monday, July 24, 2017 Comments Off

Japanese companies in Great Britain want to move their businesses to Romania, in the context of Brexit and due to the economic growth registered by Romania, but are calling on the government to ensure a predictable economic environment, government sources told MEDIAFAX on Wednesday. (mediafax)

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US green lights $3.9 bln Patriot sale for Romania

Friday, July 14, 2017 Comments Off

The US Department of State has “made a determination” approving a possible Foreign Military Sale estimated at USD 3.9 billion to Romania for Patriot air defense systems, related support and equipment, it was announced Tuesday.

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NATO soldiers stage exercise in Romania

Friday, July 14, 2017 Comments Off

Some 5,000 NATO soldiers and partner countries conducted training operations in Romania, followed by Romanian president. The exercise runs until July 20th. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and head of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel, who is a two-day visit to Romania, they were received with military honors prior to exercises on

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NATO forces in Eastern Europe are fully operational

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

NATO’s new missions in Eastern Europe, aimed at discouraging Russia from striking American allies are now “fully operational” before Russian mass drill in the region. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Thursday that the Alliance’s “forward presence is fully operational in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. This sends a clear message to any potential […]

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Analysts Warn Tax on Turnover Could Render 30% of Companies Insolvent

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

One out of three companies in Romania will be exposed to insolvency risks if the government replaces the 16% flat tax on profit with a tax on turnover, showed a study by Iancu Guda, president of the Romanian Association of banking analysts. (Mediafax)

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Romania Unemployment Rate At 5.5% in First Quarter

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

The unemployment rate in Romania stood at 5.5% in the first quarter of 2017, the same as in the fourth quarter of 2016, the country’s statistics board said. The jobless rate stood at 6.3% among men and at 4.4% women. By areas of residence, the jobless rate was 6.4% in rural areas and 4.7% in […]

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Klaus Iohannis and Rumen Radev at the Romania – Bulgaria Business Forum

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

The Governments of Bulgaria and Romania aim to modernize Danube ports, to ensure conditions for navigation and development for river transport and to build new road bridges, said Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the Romania – Bulgaria Business Forum, an event he attended together with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev. Mister Iohannis also said that […]

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President Klaus Iohannis, by President Donald Trump’s side at “Three Seas Initiative” Summit

Monday, July 3, 2017 Comments Off

President Klaus Iohannis will participate on Thursday at the “Three Seas Initiative” Summit (the Baltic -the Adriatic – the Black Sea) to be held in Warsaw where the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump will also be present, as special guest. (Agerpres)

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NATO prepared for quick response in Eastern Europe if needed

Friday, June 23, 2017 Comments Off

NATO member countries in Eastern Europe hosted four multinational battalions of the Alliance. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, said during the Allied forces meeting in Latvia. Approximately 4,000 soldiers are stationed in Poland and the Baltic States. Germany is in charge of the battalion in Lithuania, the United States manages troops in Poland, UK runs […]

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NATO warships to hold military exercises in the Black Sea

Friday, July 10, 2015 Comments Off

NATO warships have entered the Black Sea ahead of military exercises this weekend. The training aims at reaffirming the US-led alliance’s commitment to defending the member states, in the wake of Russia’s apparent military aggression in eastern Ukraine.

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NATO kicks off naval drills in the Black Sea

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Comments Off

NATO’s Black Sea members Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey joined four other alliance states in a multinational naval exercise on March 10 just across the water from the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia last year. The naval rapid reaction force in the Black Sea drills consists of a United States flagship, the guided missile cruiser  USS Vicksburg, and ships from the six […]

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NATO flotilla arrives in Black Sea for training

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Comments Off

A NATO flotilla arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies, the U.S.-led Western alliance said. Tensions in the Black Sea region are running high because of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of the country’s Crimea Peninsula last year.

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US could expand military operations in Eastern Europe

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Comments Off

The U.S. military is due to send troops to Romania and Bulgaria during the summer as part of an operation to counter Russian hostility in Europe, but U.S. officials now say the operation may beexpanded to include Hungary, the Czech Republic and Georgia. Operation Atlantic Resolve, which already has U.S. troops training in Poland, Estonia, Latvia […]

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NATO to boost defence in Eastern Europe, over Ukraine situation

Thursday, February 5, 2015 Comments Off

NATO was set Thursday to agree a major boost to its defences in eastern Europe including six bases and a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to what it called Russian aggression in Ukraine. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that the moves likely to be approved by defence ministers meeting in Brussels were purely […]

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NATO to deploy small units in Eastern Europe

Monday, February 2, 2015 Comments Off

NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the alliance’s secretary-general said Friday. NATO defence ministers are expected to agree to set up command units, staffed with national and NATO soldiers, in six eastern European allies as part of a […]

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Pro EU parties narrowly win elections in Moldova

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Comments Off

Pro-European Union parties have edged out those backing closer ties with Russia in weekend parliamentary elections in Moldova, which took place against the backdrop of the bloody conflict in neighbouring Ukraine. With more than 87.7 per cent of the votes counted, three parties backing integration with the European Union won about 44 per cent of […]

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Biden shows support for Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

Friday, October 17, 2014 Comments Off

Vice President Joe Biden has spoken with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca about bilateral relations and developments in the region. Biden “underscored his support for Moldova’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as its European integration path, and noted the importance of continuing to fight against corruption and improve the business climate,” said a statement

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Moldova FM asks Russia to withdraw soldiers

Friday, August 15, 2014 Comments Off

Moldova’s foreign ministry has called on Russia to withdraw soldiers from Trans-Dniester, a separatist pro-Russian enclave in the east part of the country. The ministry appealed to Russia on Tuesday to pull out some 1,500 troops and thousands of tons of weapons from Trans-Dniester in accordance with

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Pro-Russian Separatists in Moldova Alarm Romania

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Comments Off

After Moldova’s breakaway Transnistria region on Wednesday sought to join Russia, Romania’s President repeated that Romania firmly upholds Moldova’s territorial integrity. As armed clashes worsen in eastern Ukraine, and after parliament in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria on Wednesday formally asked to join Russia, Romania has expressed growing concern about the situation on its […]

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