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NATO warns Russia on Moldova

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Comments Off

Top military commander of NATO said on Sunday Russia had developed a “very important” power on its border with Ukraine and Moscow may have a region of Moldova in its sights. Russia was more as an adversary than a partner , Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, the U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove said […]

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Romania, Albania discuss bilateral relations

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati and his Romanian counterpart Titus Corlatean stressed the need to intensify political dialogue and relations between the two countries in the future.

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Romania urges faster EU integration for Moldova

Friday, March 21, 2014 Comments Off

Romanian President Traian Basescu on Wednesday said the only solution to guarantee the security of the Republic of Moldova was to speed up its process of joining the European Union.

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NATO to deploy AWACS planes in Romania and Poland

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Comments Off

NATO said Monday it will deploy AWACS reconnaissance aircraft to overfly Poland and Romania as part of alliance efforts to monitor the crisis in Ukraine. The flights “will enhance the Alliance’s situational awareness,” a NATO official said, adding: “All AWACS reconnaissance flights will take place solely over Alliance territory.”

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Obama shows support for Moldova’s European aspirations

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Comments Off

U.S. President Barack Obama voiced support a week ago for Moldova’s European aspirations amid the West’s intense standoff with Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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Bulgaria, Romania support Serbia’s EU accession

Monday, March 10, 2014 Comments Off

Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Romania have agreed to support Serbia’s EU accession at a meeting in the Danube town of Ruse.

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US destroyer to hold military exercises with Romanian, Bulgarian naval forces

Friday, March 7, 2014 Comments Off

The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Truxtun is preparing for Black Sea military exercises with Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces. The ship departed from Greece early

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Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian PMs to hold trilateral meeting in Ruse

Friday, March 7, 2014 Comments Off

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia will hold a trilateral meeting in Bulgaria’s Danube city of Ruse on Friday.

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Barroso says Moldova should be free of any external pressure

Monday, February 17, 2014 Comments Off

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has expressed optimism that Moldova will be able to decide its geopolitical future without any external pressure. Barroso said to reporters in Brussels  that he had discussed with Romanian

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Romanian President visits Turkey

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Comments Off

Romanian President Traian Basescu has arrived in Ankara for a two-day official visit Wednesday. Basescu was welcomed at the Esenboga Airport by European Union Minister and Chief Negotiator Mevlut Cavusoglu, Deputy

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EC releases CVM report on Romania

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Comments Off

The European Commission’s preliminary report on Romania notes that the state has made progress in many areas since the previous reports. The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report analyzes the two core CVM areas of judicial reform and anti-corruption work.

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Turkey, Moldova agree to accelerate free trade and strategic partnership

Thursday, December 19, 2013 Comments Off

Turkey and Moldova have agreed to speed up ties in order to create a strategic partnership and a free trade agreement, TurkishPresident Abdullah Gül said yesterday, after he met with Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti.

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Moldovan president visits Turkey for first time since 1999

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Comments Off

Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti arrived in Ankara on Tuesday to sign a number of agreements with his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gül.

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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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