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March 5th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
“The state of war suspends morality… In advance its shadow falls over the actions of men. War is not only one of the ordeals – the greatest – of which morality lives;...

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Victor Ponta does not want Romania treated by the IMF like “the teacher’s pet”

Victor Ponta does not want Romania treated by the IMF like “the teacher’s pet”

March 5th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Prime Minister Victor Ponta stated on Romania TV that a possible new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to take into account Romania’s development...

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Fenechiu: 16  MPs will be active within the Democrat and Popular Parliamentary Group

Fenechiu: 16 MPs will be active within the Democrat and Popular Parliamentary Group

March 5th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
MP Daniel Fenechiu announced on Wednesday that six PMP MPs will join the former PP-DD Parliamentary group. “We announce that, starting as of now, the MPs that founded PND...

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Issue of the Day : Tiriac, billionaire again

Issue of the Day : Tiriac, billionaire again

March 4th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The 2015 edition of Forbes World’s Billionaires list informs us that after a “dry spell” in what concerns Romania’s billionaires, this year we have two of them. Ioan...

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Moldova’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Natalia Gherman: Our track to Brussels runs through Bucharest

Moldova’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Natalia Gherman: Our track to Brussels runs through Bucharest

March 4th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace Moldovan Deputy Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Natalia...

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Victor Ponta does not want Romania treated by the IMF like “the teacher’s pet”

Prime Minister Victor Ponta stated on Romania TV that a possible new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to take into account Romania’s development needs. Victor Ponta did not rule out a new agreement with the IMF, however the agreement should be based on a vision other than that of previous agreements. [...]

Fenechiu: 16 MPs will be active within the Democrat and Popular Parliamentary Group

MP Daniel Fenechiu announced on Wednesday that six PMP MPs will join the former PP-DD Parliamentary group. “We announce that, starting as of now, the MPs that founded PND (the National Democrat Party – editor’s note), along with the PMP MPs, have taken the decision to act jointly within a group. Basically, starting today, 16 [...]

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Potemkin villages

“The state of war suspends morality… In advance its shadow falls over the actions of men. War is not only one of the ordeals – the greatest – of which morality lives; it renders morality derisory. The art of foreseeing war and of winning it by every means – politics – is henceforth enjoined at [...]