Romania took over BSEC presidency

Romania officially took over the six-month presidency of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation (BSEC) organisation from Greece on Saturday (January 1st). Romania said it will work to intensify the organisation’s economic mission, focusing on the environment and energy. As for priorities, Bucharest cited strengthening co-operation in fighting organised crime. The BSEC was established in 1992 by its 11 founding members — Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Armenia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. Serbia joined its ranks in 2004.

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