Romanian President will lead the first session of the Supreme Council of National Defense
Romanian President will lead, today, the first session of the Supreme Council of National Defense since he became head of state. It will be a meeting during which the security situation in Ukraine and its implications for Romania will be discussed. Members of the Supreme Council of National Defense will also be informed about the state of political and economic association processes with the European Union, about the Euro-Atlantic integration of the countries in Western Balkans and about developments in cyberspace in 2014. (RADIO ROMANIA reports).
Authorities in Beijing want to boost cooperation with Romania
Authorities in Beijing want to boost cooperation with Romania in the context of European Union-China Strategic Partnership. During a visit in our country, the Vice Minister of the International Department of the Central Committee of The Communist Party of China (CPC), Zhou Li, emphasized that the total value of trade between Romania and China reached nearly $ 5 billion last year, an increase of approximately 75%, compared to 2013. He also assured that the good cooperation between the two countries will not be affected by international tensions, such as the situation in Ukraine. The Chinese official said his country is open to foreign companies wishing to invest in its territory, offering a lower taxation and providing favorable conditions for research activities. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
A new border crossing point with Ukraine
A new border crossing point with Ukraine could be opened in a month. It is the border crossing point Racovat, in Botosani county. Two of the three crossings points in Botosani county were modified and upgraded according to European space requirements. Racovat Customs could be opened in April, after the completion of the construction works, which started 5 years ago but stalled a period due to manufacturer’s insolvency. For Radauti-Prut customs, funds for modernization are still expected, but the situation is more delicate there. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)