Romania

UKRAINE - TWO YEARS OF WAR/ForMin Odobescu: Russia mercilessly inflicts unimaginable suffering
Foreign Affairs Minister Luminita Odobescu said on Saturday, as the Russian Federation's war of aggression against Ukraine enters its third year, that day by day, Moscow "mercilessly inflicts unimaginable suffering and loss of human lives" in what represents "a direct attack on the principles of the UN Charter."
UKRAINE - TWO YEARS OF WAR/The war polarized us, there is empathy and negative attitudes(UBB rector)
The rector of Babeş-Bolyai University (UBB) from Cluj-Napoca, Prof. Dr. Daniel David, told AGERPRES that the war started by Russia in Ukraine, two years ago, polarized the Romanians.
PSD's Ciolacu: The presidential elections will take place in September
The presidential elections will take place in September, Prime Minister and Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Marcel Ciolacu said on Wednesday, after the meeting of the governing coalition.
PNL's Ciuca: I welcome EC President Ursula von der Leyen's announcement on running for a new
Senate President Nicolae Ciuca said on Monday that the current European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has shown that she can manage complicated crises and find the best solutions for all EU member states, saying that he welcomes her announcement to run for a new mandate and wishes her success.
DefMin Tilvar congratulates Rheinmetall for deciding to become member of the Romanian defence industry family
Romanian Defence minister Angel Tilvar congratulated Rheinmetall for its decision to become a "member of the family of the defense industry in Romania", by acquiring the majority share package of the Automecanica Medias company, the ministry says in a statement sent to AGERPRES.
Andreea Ana wins gold medal at European Wrestling Championships in Bucharest
The Romanian wrestler Andreea Beatrice Ana won the gold medal in the 55 kg category, on Thursday evening, at the European Wrestling Championships for seniors in Bucharest, by defeating Mariana Dragutan (Republic of Moldova) in the final.
PM Ciolacu voices gov't's willingness to contribute to restoration of Statue of St. Peter on Trajan's Column
Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, in a meeting with Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri, conveyed on Wednesday the willingness of the Romanian Government to contribute financially to the restoration of the Statue of St. Peter on Trajan's Column, reads a Goverment press release.
ForMin Odobescu discusses with Black Sea Economic Cooperation's secretary general latest developments in organisation
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luminta Odobescu, had a meeting on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), Lazar Comanescu, highlighting Romania's support for the interaction of BSEC with organizations that can contribute to the development of the Black Sea area, especially for cooperation with the European Union.
PNL must have its own presidential candidate, healthiest thing for democracy (PNL's Ciuca)
Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Nicolae Ciuca said on Monday that the Liberals cannot support a Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate in the presidential elections, considering that PNL must have its own candidate, adding that negotiating these issues is not beneficial for the democratic process.
Ana Bogdan qualifies for quarter-finals of Transylvania Open (WTA)
Romanian tennis player Ana Bogdan, seeded eighth, qualified for the quarter-finals of the Transylvania Open tournament, with total prize money of USD 267,082, after defeating Russian Erika Andreeva 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday at the BT Arena in Cluj-Napoca.
Andrei Enache and Dragos Ghile, world records at European Ice Swimming Championships in Oradea
Swimmer Andrei Enache, 19, achieved a new world record, winning the fastest heat in the 250m freestyle, and Dragos Ghile won gold in the 100m butterfly final, also with a world record, on Sunday, on the last day of European Championships of swimming in frozen waters from northwestern Oradea.
Agreement on cessation of protests signed by PM Ciolacu and representatives of farmers, transporters
Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu and the representatives of farmers and transporters signed an agreement on Friday, at the Victoria Palace, to put an "immediate" end to the protest actions, the government informs in a press release.
Swimming: David Popovici wins two gold medals at Euro Meet in Luxembourg
Romanian swimmer David Popovici won gold medals in the 100 and 200 m freestyle events at the international Euro Meet in Luxembourg.
Series of victories for Romanians at European Under-21 Table Tennis Championships
Romanian players scored a series of victories on Thursday at the European Under-21 Table Tennis Championships in Skopje, North Macedonia, according to the website of the Romanian Table Tennis Federation.
President Iohannis calls for two-state solution and just peace in the Middle East
President Klaus Iohannis expressed his support for the two-state solution on Tuesday, so that the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people and the right to security of the State of Israel are respected.
PM Ciolacu welcomes Financial Supervisory Authority's decision on mandatory vehicle insurance for hauliers
Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu on Friday welcomed the decision of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) Council through which hauliers will have access to a "reasonable" premium rate in the case of mandatory vehicle insurance (RCA).
Pro-Palestinian rally and march in Bucharest
Several hundred people participated, on Saturday, in Bucharest's University Square, in a solidarity rally with the Palestinian people, later marching to Victory Square.
Maia Sandu: Russia intensifies actions to destabilize Republic of Moldova
The President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, declared, on Saturday, in Timisoara, that the Russian Federation tried, throughout this period, to destabilize the order and power in Chisinau, each time trying to use the regime in the Transnistrian region, but the country undertook all actions to counter these attempts.
3.6 M, 3.4 M earthquakes in Vrancea county, Wednesday to Thursday
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale occurred Wednesday night, at 23:01, at a depth of 99.4 km., followed by a second earthquake, of 3.4 degrees Richter, at a depth of 81.8 km, on Thursday morning, at 4:49, in the eastern Vrancea seismic zone, Vrancea county, according to information published by the National Institute for Research and Development for Earth Physics (INCDFP).
PM Ciolacu congratulates Gabriel Attal on nomination, voices support for strengthening Strategic Partnership with France
Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu on Tuesday congratulated Gabriel Attal on his nomination as Prime Minister of France.
Classes suspended in Iasi County, in 7 other Moldavia counties' schools due to bad weather
Classes are suspended on Tuesday in all educational units in northeastern Iasi county, due to unfavorable weather conditions, but also in several schools in Bacau, Botosani, Braila, Buzau, Galati, Neamt and Suceava counties, all of Moldavia region's, the Ministry of Education informed.
Romania grabs its second victory at the European Water Polo Championships, 13-5 against Slovenia
Romania's men's water polo team defeated Slovenia 13-5 (6-1, 2-2, 2-1, 3-1), on Sunday evening in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in Group D of the European Championships 2024.
Metropolitan Teofan: Let us use every opportunity to nurture joy and Heaven inside and around us
Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bucovina Teofan said in his Feast of Epiphany sermon that although "there is much turmoil in our souls, in the world and among us", the believers must use every opportunity to nurture "joy and Heaven in everything inside and around them", mentioning that this joy springs "from our faith in Christ the Lord".
Romania deserves full Schengen membership, gov't, Iohannis sell us a defeat as victory (USR)
Romania deserves full Schengen membership, and the PSD-PNL (Social Democratic Party - National liberal Party) government and Klaus Iohannis had the obligation to continue negotiations for full accession, but they did not do so, USR (Save Romania Union) spokesman MP Ionut Moteanu wrote on Wednesday night on Facebook.