Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said that Romania taking over the six-month rotating presidency of the European Council in first half of 2019 is a national project, pointing out that there are logistics as well as protocol problems in doing that.
"This is a national project and we, together with Parliament and the Government, have to understand that each and every one is involved in the project. This is a project that indeed provides us with an opportunity to be somehow visible on Europe's map and for six months to be those facilitators that, starting from our national positions as well as the interests of the EU overall, find good solutions to the problems facing the EU," Melescanu told a debate on Wednesday in Bucharest called "Romania's 2019 European Council Presidency - Together to consolidate the European design."
Romania's fight against corruption is more and more credible, which strengthened the strategic partnership with the United States of America, on Tuesday asserted the US ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm at a seminar on the anti-corruption practices in businesses.
We cannot stress enough the contribution the more and more credible fight against corruption of Romania has had upon the force of our bilateral strategic partnership
Romania's Government voices hope that the fundamental institutions of the Republic of Moldova will collaborate to ensure the political stability and support the European course of the country. "Following the preliminary results and the conclusions of the OSCE/ODIHR observers, the European Parliament, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Council of Europe, who participated in monitoring the elections, Romania's Government voices hopes that the fundamental institutions of the Republic of Moldova will collaborate to ensure the political stability of the country, for the continuation of the reform agenda and the modernisation process, meant to support the European course of the Republic of Moldova and have a positive impact on people's lives," reads a release quoted by Agerpress.
"A union with Basarabia is possible, but at the same time I don't believe it would be happening in the near future," the head of state stated. He underlined that three conditions must be fulfilled in order to accomplish the union with the Republic of Moldova. He underlined that three conditions must be fulfilled in order to accomplish the union with the Republic of Moldova. "Romanians should want it, Moldovan people should want it, and neither in Romania, nor in the Republic of Moldova can there be disputes on their own territory, which is under international jurisdiction," Iohannis pointed out, quoted by Agerpress.
Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos attended the opening of the 71st UN General Assembly session, the Leaders’ Summit on the global refugee crisis. The refugee crisis is one of the main topics of the array of events taking place these days, in New York. In this context, Prime Minister Ciolos presented Romania’s contribution to the effort of international community to solve the refugee crisis.
Former Ambasador of Russia in Chisinau, Valerii Kuzmin, was appointed as ambassador in Bucharest, replacing Oleg Malghinov, according to TASS agency.
Kuzmin was born on 24 June 1953 in Moscow; He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1975, the Higher Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy in 1998, Candidate of Historical Sciences; He worked in various positions in the central officec of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and the Russian Federation and in embassies in Moldavia, Libya, Tunisia East, North Africa, and Republic of Sudan.