Contents tagged with Romania

  • Romania to purchase seven Patriot air defense missile systems

    The Romanian government approved a bill on the purchase of seven Patriot anti-missile systems, as announced by the Minister of National Defense of Romania, Mihai Fifor.

    The Minister of National Defense noted that the Romanian Armed Forces are in urgent need of new weapons.

    "The bill approved by the government on the purchase of Patriot anti-missile systems will soon be submitted to the parliament for approval, and if all parliamentary procedures are successful, we hope that anti-aircraft …

  • PACE calls for amendments to Ukrainian law 'On Education'

    Following an emergency debate, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted in favor a resolution containing recommendations for Ukraine, reported Evropeyskaya Pravda.

    82 deputies voted for the adoption of the document as amended; 11 voted against, while 17 abstained.

    The decision passed by PACE quite strongly condemns the fact that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on education by changing Article 7 (on the language of education) without consulting with …

  • Romania denies license to Russian channel due to propaganda threat

    Romania has refused to renew the license for the Russian television channel RTR "because of the threat of propaganda", reported the local publication RFI.

    The Romanian National Council on Television and Radio made the decision regarding the license. All nine Council members present at the meeting on Tuesday voted in favor of the decision.

    "There is a danger that this TV station will provide false information about the European Union and the United States. We are talking about pro-Russian …

  • Moldova considering unification with Romania

    Dorin Duszczak, one of the leaders of the Moldovan National Unity Party, is convinced that the joint meeting of the parliaments of Moldova and Romania planned for 2018 can become a platform for the unification of the two countries.

    He expressed this opinion after a meeting in Bucharest between the Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova Andrian Candu and the leaders of the Romanian parliament, as reported by Ukrinform.

    “The joint meeting of the legislative bodies of the two countries can become …

  • Media: Four EU countries will send complaint to OSCE about Ukrainian Law on Education

    The foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece and Romania signed a letter to the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, where they expressed concern over the new law on education adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, reported Bulgarian news agency BGNES, citing the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva.

    “We are certainly concerned, and it is not a coincidence that there is a joint initiative with colleagues from European countries that can be affected by this law. And today, the …

  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin deletes tweets on conflict with Romanian authorities

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin deleted all the tweets about his conflict with the Romanian authorities, who denied airspace access to a plane with him on board on July 28, Meduza website reports.

    Rogozin, who is under EU sanctions, intended to fly to Chișinău to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the peacekeeping operation in Transnistria. He was invited by the Moldovan president.

    Before the trip, the Russian official was warned that he should fly in a commercial, not a military …

  • Romanian Foreign Minister accuses Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin of deliberately creating problems between countries

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin tried to cross the Romanian air border to demonstrate that sanctions do not work, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said.

    “In my opinion, the whole issue with the flight over Romania was a deliberate attempt to create problems between Romania and Russia,” he said on Monday on the Romanian television channel Antena 3.

    Melescanu also said that the lives of passengers on board the aircraft were not in any danger.

    The head of the Romanian …

  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin threatened sanctions against those who prevented him from visiting Moldova

    Russia is preparing sanctions against those involved in denying Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin entry into Romanian airspace. The incident prevented him from making a planned visit to Moldova, said Rogozin during an interview on channel Russia 24, reports TASS.

    "There will be an answer, of course. We will definitely establish who was behind these decisions in Chisinau, Bucharest, Budapest and Brussels. We will identify the persons who made these decisions. Our sanctions will be …

  • Romania did not allow the plane with Russian Prime Minister Rogozin into its air space

    Romania did not allow a S7 Airlines passenger flight that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was on board, into its airspace. He was traveling to Moldova for a meeting with President Igor Dodon. After making a turn, the plane was forced to leave for an airport in Belarus.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania confirmed that the aircraft with Rogozin on board was not allowed to fly in the airspace of the country. At the airport in Chisinau, where the plane was supposed to land, …

  • US State Department approves sale of Patriot missile system to Romania

    The U.S. State Department approved the sale of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to Romania, according to a report from a Pentagon agency said.

    The planned sale will be in the amount of $3.9 billion. The contract for providing the missile systems is with Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin. In total, seven systems will be sent to the country, as well as radar equipment, guidance systems and other necessary equipment.

    “Romania will use the missile systems to strengthen defense and counter …