September 11th 2018

Message by the Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

„We are in sympathy with the American people, on commemorating the victims of the September 11th 2001 tragedy”, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has said in a press release. In her opinion, the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks had a deep impact, not only on the American people, but also on people all over the world. The head of the Romanian executive has reaffirmed Romania’s commitment to the fight against terrorism and to promoting the country’s stability and security through cooperation in various parts of the world.

President Klaus Iohannis has met the Slovak Prime Minister at Cotroceni Palace

The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has welcomed the Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini at Cotroceni Palace on Tuesday. On a joint news conference, the Romanian President has said that Britain’s exit from the European Union will produce a decrease in the bloc’s budget and therefore the national contributions by the other member states should increase. Mr Iohannis has also talked to the Slovak Prime Minister about the need to bolster the European project, as the European Union is going through a difficult time, with the rise of euro skepticism and the incoming Brexit. The Slovak Prime Minister has touched the issue of transatlantic cooperation and underlined that Romania and Slovakia are very close allies that share the same goals.
Klaus Iohannis: I don’t intend to advise others how to solve the corruption problem, but I can say that in Romania the drive against corruption is in full development, and that is why there are some controversies in the public area. I am a strong advocate of the fight against corruption. I believe that Romania is on a difficult but right path here, as we are effectively fighting with results against this rod.

Canadians troops join the Romanian Air Force in order to fly across the Easter flank of NATO

A number of 135 Canadian soldiers and 5 Hornet jets are carrying air police missions at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Constanta. The Canadian troops are replacing the British forces, in joining the pilots from the Romanian Air Force in order to fly together over the Eastern NATO flank. The Romanian Defence Minister Mihai Fifor has expressed his gratitude towards the Canadian forces.
Mihai Fifor: On Thursday we will have the certification ceremony along our Canadian partners and I am grateful that they are coming back to Romania and continue the air police mission together with the Romanian Air Force. I believe that together we are proving that NATO is extremely powerful and determined to fulfill its deterrence and defense policies on its Eastern flank.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR