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Presumably commercial drone spotted near Mihail Kogalniceanu Int'l Airport

Friday, April 19, 2024

  A most likely commercial drone which moved at low speed and low altitude was reported on Wednesday evening near the Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport, in southeastern Romania."On Wednesday, April 17, between 8:54 p.m. and 9:51 p.m., security personnel of the 57th Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base reported the presence in the air, somewhere approximately four to five kilometers north-northwest of the control tower of the Mihail Kogalniceanu International ...

Live fire exercise of the U.S. Army’s newest counter-drone system in Capu Midia, Romania

Friday, April 19, 2024

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division conducted a live fire exercise of the U.S. Army’s newest counter-drone system in Capu Midia, Romania. The M-LIDS system, which stands for Mobile, Low/slow/small, unmanned aircraft Integrated Defeat System, is capable of detecting and defeating against the most common types of drones which could be used to surveil or attack friendly forces.   Using the M-LIDS system manufactured by several US Defense ...

Iohannis reiterates, in Brussels, that Ukraine, Republic of Moldova remain priority topics

Friday, April 19, 2024

President Klaus Iohannis participated, on Wednesday and Thursday, in the extraordinary meeting of the European Council, in which context he reiterated the fact that "Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova remain topics of absolute priority" and insisted on the need for a security approach that includes the entire Black Sea region, reports the Presidential Administration.According to the cited source, the meeting started with a reception offered by the King of Belgium, ...

Commissioner Johansson: A date should be set for lifting controls at land borders for Romania and Bulgaria

Friday, April 19, 2024

European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson said on Thursday in Sofia that two days previously she proposed that the European Council this year set a date for lifting controls at land borders for Romania and Bulgaria .Romania's Minister of Internal Affairs Catalin Predoiu and European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson attended a meeting in Sofia with Bulgarian Interior Minister Kalin Stoyanov regarding Romania and Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen ...

From Moscow, Shor says referendum on EU integration could be a step towards Moldova's union with Romania

Friday, April 19, 2024

The referendum regarding the Republic of Moldova’s accession to the European Union could be used by the pro-European government in Kishinev as basis for the republic’s union with Romania, stated on Tuesday night for the Russian public television channel Rossia-24 the former fugitive Moldavian deputy Ilan Shor.‘We know that the scenario says that, in case of a positive result in the referendum, the present pro-western regime will try to find a judicial form ...

UAE President and Prime Minister of Romania discuss bilateral relations, witness exchange of two memoranda of understanding

Friday, April 19, 2024

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Thursday received His Excellency Ion-Marcel Ciolacu, Prime Minister of Romania, who is on a working visit to the UAE, https://www.wam.ae/ reports. During the meeting at Qasr Al Shati, His Highness welcomed the Romanian Prime Minister to the UAE, expressing his wishes for the success of the visit in advancing ties between the two countries in all ...

PM Ciolacu:Upgrading Otopeni Airport is part of commercial partnerships with UAE

Friday, April 19, 2024

Romania's Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu said on Thursday that the expansion and upgrading of Otopeni Airport, port and railway infrastructure, investments in green energy and food processing are strategic objectives of a trade partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Developing joint strategic projects between Romania and the United Arab Emirates was the guideline of the economic meetings that Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu had on a recent working visit to Abu Dhabi, ...

In Memoriam: Commemorating the Fallen

Friday, April 19, 2024

by Dr. Ion I. Jinga, Permanent Representative of Romania to the Council of Europe*   On 9 and 10 April 2024, impressive military and religious ceremonies took place in the communes of Soultzmatt and Haguenau, France, commemorating 100 years since the inauguration, by King Ferdinand and Queen Maria of Romania, of the Romanian military cemeteries in Alsace. The events were ...

Romania: EPPO probes public officials in investigation into €160 000 fraud involving employment funds

Friday, April 19, 2024

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) in Cluj-Napoca and (Romania) is carrying out searches today in several locations, including public institutions, in the county of Botosani, in an investigation into a €160 000 fraud involving EU funds intended to boost the employability of young people.   The searches are being carried out at the homes of one public official, three former public officials, and six other ...

BCR: Romania might increase growth potential to 5-5.5% with money from Cohesion Policy and NextGen

Friday, April 19, 2024

Romania might increase its econmic growth potential to 5-5.5% if it absorbed money from the Cohesion Policy and NextGenerationEU Funds, from 3.5% at present, said BCR CEO Sergiu Manea on Wednesday, at the launch of George SmartEU, the first application of a local bank offering complete information on European funds.   “I will speak about two big umbrellas, the Cohesion Policy and NextGenerationEU. If we succeed to absorb this money we have within ...

Gov't borrows over RON 600 million on Thursday off banks

Friday, April 19, 2024

 The Ministry of Finance (MF) on Monday borrowed RON 600.5 million off banks in an issue of benchmark bonds of a residual maturity of 72 months and an average yield of 6.61% per annum, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).The nominal value of Thursday's issue was RON 600 million, and the banks offered RON 870.5 million.An additional auction is scheduled for Friday to borrow another RON 90 million at the yield set on Thursday for ...

Romania registers one of largest income gaps in EU

Friday, April 19, 2024

Romania has one of the largest gaps in the EU between high and low incomes among the population, according to a Social Monitor Infographic, a project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania Foundation, quoting Eurostat data of 2022.According to the quoted source, the average income of the 10% richest Romanians (tenth decile) is almost 5 times higher than that of the poorest 10% (first decile).In comparison, in the European Union this ratio is 3.6, say ...

Jan - Feb construction volume drops 10.8 pct

Friday, April 19, 2024

The volume of construction works completed over January - February 2024 was 10.8 percent down year-over-year in unadjusted terms, and 11.8 percent lower expressed as workday and seasonally adjusted terms, the National Institute of Statistics announced on Thursday.The structural elements to go down in unadjusted terms were new construction works (-15.1 percent) and current maintenance and repair works (-3.2 percent). On the other hand, capital repair works increased 5.2 ...

Regional symposium "Europe, mass media and fake news", in Bucharest

Friday, April 19, 2024

The symposium "Europe, mass media and fake news", organized by the Romanian branch of the International Francophone Press Union (I'UPF) with the support of the French Institute in Romania, opened on Thursday at the University of Bucharest with almost a hundred journalists, directors of European media trusts and students from 19 countries in attendance.According to head of the I'UPF Romanian section Daniela Coman, the event comes as a continuation of the anniversary, in ...

Malkovich, Adjani, Baryshnikov, Fabre to perform at Sibiu International Theatre Festival 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024

This year's edition of the Sibiu International Theatre Festival (FITS) will bring to Romania, between June 21-30, many world personalities of the performing arts, such as actors John Malkovich, Isabelle Adjani, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jan Fabre, as well as Jon Fosse, one of the world's most appreciated authors of the moment, the 2023 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to FITS Chairman Constantin Chiriac.Part of this year's FITS edition, seven invitees ...

Iohannis: We must intensify, expedite coordinated efforts at European level in terms of military support for Ukraine

Thursday, April 18, 2024

President Klaus Iohannis declared on Wednesday, before the extraordinary meeting of the European Council, that coordinated efforts at the European level "in terms of military support" for Ukraine must be intensified and expedited."Regarding external issues, we will obviously address Ukraine. Russia's air attacks on civilian targets, as well as in the energy sector, show us once again that we must intensify and expedite coordinated efforts at the European level in terms of ...

DefMin Tilvar: European F-16 traning centre a hub for regional security

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Minister of national defence Angel Tilvar on Wednesday stated that the European F-16 training centres is like a hub for regional security."As of November 13 last year we have been working together to develop this training centres into a real hub of regional security. We believe that the European F-16 training centre is an important achievement and a hub for regional security, which allows us to reach the training standards of our alliances and partners. We contribute thus ...

PM Ciolacu discussed in Qatar about major investments in infrastructure, energy, agriculture, other sectors

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu on Wednesday had meetings with Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani, the president of the Qatar Businessmen Association, representatives of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign investment fund of the State of Qatar, and the representatives of the Qatari Industrial Manufacturing, on which occasion he discussed joint interests and possibilities of cooperation.According to a press release of the Government, the economic component is an ...

Romanian Gov’t negotiates sale of TAROM shares to Qatar, UAE firms

Thursday, April 18, 2024

The government is negotiating with two companies from Qatar and the United Emirates, where Prime Minister Ciolacu is currently visiting, the sale of a stake in the national airline company TAROM, TVR ...

Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu starts today an working visit to the United Arab Emirates, April 18-19

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu will pay a working visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and Friday, an important objective of this visit being to strengthen the economic component, with a focus on attracting Emirati investments."Strengthening the economic component, with a focus on attracting Emirati investments, is an important objective of prime minister Marcel Ciolacu's working visit to the United Arab Emirates, April 18-19. The prime minister is scheduled to meet ...

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