#Romania

Politics
PM Marcel Ciolacu begins working visit to Qatar, meets with reps of the Romanian community
AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea, reports: Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu started his two-day visit to Qatar with a meeting he had on Tuesday evening with the representatives of the Romanian community in Qatar, whom he told that the Bucharest authorities are considering finding solutions together with the Qatari ones so that the rights of the Romanians working in Qatar are fully respected, especially regarding the right to pension.
European Union
Both parents of 9,758 children, working abroad end-December 2023
The total number of children in Romania with both parents working abroad stood at 9,758 at the end of December 2023, 2,211 fewer than at the end of the previous year, according to data centralized by the National Authority for the Protection of Children's Rights and Adoption (ANPDCA).
Politics
President Klaus Iohannis congratulates Peter Pellegrini on winning presidential elections in Slovakia
President Klaus Iohannis on Sunday congratulated Peter Pellegrini on winning the presidential elections in Slovakia.
Politics
Imbalance between NATO's north-east, south-east flanks, very serious problem (official)
Chairman of the Association of Romania's Reserve Officers, a former representative of Romania to the NATO Command in Brussels, reserve Lieutenant General Virgil Balaceanu told a roundtable conference at the Nicolae Balcescu Land Forces Academy (AFT) in Sibiu on Friday that the imbalance between the north-east and south-east flanks of NATO is "a very serious problem."
Sports
Women's handball: Victory for Romania against Bosnia-Herzegovina, in EURO 2024 preliminaries
The Romanian women's national handball team defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a score of 37-16 (17-8), on Thursday evening, in Cazin, in a Group 1 match of the European Championship - EHF EURO 2024 preliminaries.
Politics
UPDATE/Charles Michel, at Cotroceni Palace, congratulates Iohannis on important steps for accession to Schengen Area
The president of the European Council, Charles Michel on Wednesday congratulated Klaus Iohannis for Romania's partial accession to the European free movement area.
Politics
Due to its EU, NATO membership, Romania currently has strongest security guarantees
The interim speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Alfred Simonis, stated on Tuesday that due to its membership to the European Union and NATO, Romania currently has the strongest security guarantees in its history.
Culture
Targu Mures to host second edition of "Erich Bergel" International Conducting Competition
The State Philharmonic Orchestra of Targu Mures, Associazione Artes (Italy) and the Kutl Mind Association, in partnership with the Mures County Council, are organising the second edition of the "Erich Bergel" International Conducting Competition in Targu Mures, which is addressed to conductors born after October 15, 1947.
Politics
Clear government plan in place for full Schengen accession by end of the year (PM Ciolacu)
Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu says that Romania's accession to the Schengen Area with air and sea borders is "a well-deserved success for our country as a member of the EU", saying that there is a clear and firm government plan for full accession by the end of the year.
Politics
President Iohannis: The Feast of the Holy Resurrection brings us together in a communion of forgiveness and rebirth
On Saturday, President Klaus Iohannis sent a message on the occasion of the Easter Day celebrated by Roman Catholic, Reformed, Unitarian and Evangelical Christians.
Politics
ROMANIA-NATO-20YEARS/ "Born in NATO" campaign, dedicated to young people born after 2004
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) launched on Thursday the "Born in NATO" campaign, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Romania's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance and the 75th anniversary of its founding, the MAE informs in a release sent to AGERPRES.
Politics
PM Ciolacu: I am glad Parliament voted to cap interest rates on non-bank loans
Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu welcomed on Thursday the promulgation of a law capping markups on basic food products and Parliament adopting a cap on the interest rates charged by non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs), saying that wherever price gauging occurs, the government steps in to regulate.
Politics
President Iohannis says Romania is constant, far-reaching partner of Francophonie, including in its economic dimension
Romania is a constant and far-reaching partner of Francophonie, including in its economic dimension, president Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday within the Economic and Commercial Mission of Francophonie in Central and Eastern Europe.