Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Romanian Foreign Minister informed the Iraqi ambassador about the surprise regarding the accusations brought against Romania

Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, informed the Iraqi ambassador in Bucharest about our country’s surprise regarding the accusations brought against Romania. According to those accusations, Romania would be implicated in an alleged transfer of weapons to the terrorist organization Islamic State. Mister Aurescu appreciated that the Iraqi official statements, made at the end of last month, which he described as untrue, may adversely affect Romania’s profile and reputation and its relations with Iraq. In turn, the Iraqi ambassador said that the government in Baghdad delimited itself of these accusations, which are not his oficial position. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

President Iohannis met with National Institute of Magistracy graduates

„No one is above the law” said the President of Romania to the National Institute of Magistracy graduates, with whom he met at Cotroceni Palace. Klaus Johannis urged the young magistrates to practice with devotion, professionalism, equidistance and decency. „I wish you will never forget that justice is in the service of the citizen”, said Romanian President, „in parallel with the principles of independence, equidistance and responsibility. Do not forget that in front of you there are people and working with people requires respect and deference. Respecting the fundamental rights of citizens in the administration of justice, the limits and rigours of laws remains an essential coordinate of your activity”. President Iohannis reiterated that safeguarding the independence of judiciary and  the rule of law, as well as  supporting the fight against corruption are priorities of his mandate. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves have reached nearly 30.6 billion euros at the end of January

National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves have reached nearly 30.6 billion euros on January 31st, decreasing by over 600 million compared to the end of December 2014, according to a bank statement. The gold reserves stood at 103.7 tons, its value exceeding 3.7 billion euros. National Bank of Romania also states that the payments due in February 2015 amounts to about 580 million euros. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu