News review of the day – Wednesday, June 10th

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis flies to Brussels

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis flies to Brussels on Wedesday as he is expected to attend the EU-CELAC summit. The two-day event will bring together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders. The summit on 10-11 June 2015 will be held under the theme „Shaping our common future: working for prosperous, cohesive and sustainable societies for our citizens”. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, will chair the summit which 61 heads of state or governments are expected to attend.

Rompetrol insolvency rejected

An insolvency application put forward by Rompetrol SA was rejected by a court in the Romanian capital Bucharest on Tuesday. However, Rompetrol may appeal against the ruling within seven days. Rompetrol’s debt is still not disclosed but it’s supposed to hit more than $230 million, according to sources. Evidence submitted to court refers to facts taking place long before the late Romanian tycoon Dinu Patriciu sold the company to KazMunayGas, the state-owned oil and gas company in Kazakhstan. Company officials warned that a debt payment would have an impact on operations, contracts, investment and staff.

Information shared between Romania and Ukraine

Foreign Ministries in Romania and Ukraine are sharing information concerning a border checkpoint opening soon between Orlavka in Ukraine and Isaccea in Romania. An agreement was signed between governments in both countries on final procedures concerning the move. The agreement is getting into force indefinitely, sources at the Ukrainian Embassy to Bucharest said on Wednesday.

Romanian police in search of arms dealers

Tens of raids are conducted by Romanian police in the capital Bucharest and counties across Romania on Wednesday. The police is searching for suspected arms dealers who smuggled lethal weapons amd ammunition into the country from other EU member states. Some 37 raids on suspected dealers’ homes and 25 probes concerning the gun control were scheduled, according to Radio Romania.

Alexandru Danga