News review of the day – Monday, May 4th, 2015

Prime Minister Victor Ponta arrived in Kuwait, the second stage of his tour in Gulf region

Prime Minister Victor Ponta arrived in Kuwait yesterday, the second stage of his tour in Gulf region. Today in Doha, Qatar, Victor Ponta discussed with Qatar Airways company management about Romanian authorities’ intention to put up for sale shares of Airport Bucharest – Otopeni and to restructure Tarom company as an unitary package. The offer was already made to Turkish Airlines and it will be promoted during the meetings with Emirates and Etihad airlines administrations. After today’s meetings in Doha with senior officials and business representatives, Prime Minister Victor Ponta said that there is a positive image of Romania in Qatar and depends only of the Romanian side regarding how well the interests are promoted. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

A coach registered in Romania overturned near the town of Nuremberg in Germany

A coach registered in Romania overturned near the town of Nuremberg in Germany. The 11 people injured, including three seriously, were rushed to nearby hospitals. According to Foreign Ministry, only two of the passengers were Romanian and they suffered superficial wounds, the others were citizens of Republic of Moldova. The bus was heading to Berlin and skidded on a curve, after which it overturned. Police believes the wet road and the excessive speed as causes of the accident. Romanian consular office in Munich maintains contact with the German authorities and it is ready to provide assistance within legal competence.

Messages of the President and Prime on World Press Freedom Day

President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Victor Ponta sent messages on World Press Freedom Day.”A free press contributes to consolidating democracy and developing a prosperous society”, writes Klaus Iohannis on Facebook. On the same social network, Prime Minister Victor Ponta writes about his duty and about journalists’ duty to help raise the Romanian society, including through the quality of public debate. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu