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Wind of change

December 21st, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Times are changing, mentalities are changing as well, and parties on the Romanian political scene are pressured by the times to change, to leave the warm comfort zone and...

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Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW): Encouraging expectations for Romania’s economy

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW): Encouraging expectations for Romania’s economy

December 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 PM
In December 2014 economic expectations for Central and Eastern Europe including Turkey (CEE region) improve considerably. In the current survey the ZEW-Erste Group Bank...

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First day of presidential mandate for Klaus Iohannis, first institutional meeting with PM Victor Ponta

First day of presidential mandate for Klaus Iohannis, first institutional meeting with PM Victor Ponta

December 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The first institutional meeting between President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Victor Ponta is set to happen on Monday, 12 pm EET, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. President...

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Defence Ministry announces memorial ceremonies in Bucharest in tribute to December 1989 Revolution heroes

Defence Ministry announces memorial ceremonies in Bucharest in tribute to December 1989 Revolution heroes

December 20th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The military and civilian personnel of the Ministry of Defence participate over December 20 – 22 in wreath and garland laying military ceremonies at the monuments dedicated...

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MAE hails resuming of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations

MAE hails resuming of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations

December 19th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  (MAE) hails the announcement made by the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba on resuming the diplomatic relations...

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Wind of change

Times are changing, mentalities are changing as well, and parties on the Romanian political scene are pressured by the times to change, to leave the warm comfort zone and to adapt to the new challenges. The proof that a change of names and faces in Romanian politics is intensely desired is given by the outstanding [...]

Klaus Iohannis officially takes over the presidential prerogatives, Traian Basescu bids farewell from the Cotroceni Palace after 10 years

President Klaus Iohannis has taken over the term of head of state on Sunday, at the Cotroceni Palace. Klaus Iohannis and his wife, Carmen, arrived on Sunday at the Cotroceni Palace. The Guard Regiment saluted the new President during a military ceremony. Subsequently, Iohannis was welcomed in the lobby of the Cotroceni Palace by Traian Basescu [...]