Contents tagged with Romania

  • Criminal investigation initiated against former leaders of Romania

    Romanian President Klaus Iohannis agreed to initiate a criminal investigation against the former leaders of the country, a message on the President’s website reveals.

    Those under investigation are former President Ion Iliescu, former Prime Minister Petre Roman and former Deputy Prime Minister Gelu Voican Voiculescu.

    The website message states: “On Friday April 13, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis referred an application to the Minister of Justice to start criminal prosecution against Ion …

  • Romania joins countries that don't recognize Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    Romania does not recognize the annexation of the Crimea and Russian presidential elections on the peninsula, LB.ua reports, citing the press service of the Romanian embassy.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania reminds that it [Romania] does not recognize the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and therefore does not recognize the elections in this territory, and shares the position of the European Union and its …

  • 11 villages in Moldova want to join Romania

    The authorities of eleven villages in Moldova adopted a symbolic "declaration of union with Romania," Newsmaker reports. They became participants in the campaign for the unification of Moldova and Romania, organized by the Unionist platform Acţiunea 2012.

    The activists expect that by the 100th anniversary of the reunification of Romania, which is likely to be in 2018, this declaration will be adopted in a hundred Moldovan settlements. For now, 11 Moldovan villages have documented their desire …

  • President Dodon intends to punish officials that favor the unification of Moldova and Romania

    The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon is convening an emergency meeting of the Supreme Security Council where he wants to punish the local public administration counselors that signed the symbolic "declarations on Moldova's Union with Romania," Ukrinform reports.

    "The actions of local counselors take place against the background of the unprecedented campaign aimed at undermining the statehood, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Moldova. These campaigns are …

  • 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 …