Tuesday, May 17th

President Klaus Iohannis bestowed a „Cultural Merit” award on „Dimitrie Gusti” Village Museum

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday bestowed a „Cultural Merit” award on „Dimitrie Gusti” Village Museum of Bucharest on the museum’s 80th anniversary. This distinction reflects the high commendation of the Romanian state to a museum that has won a major place for itself in the Romanian culture and research, and even in the hearts of Romanians – pointed out Romanian President. „Behind this fame”, said Klaus Iohannis, „there is a huge quantity of work to save and bring in the most representative traditional structures and installations, protecting them against the wear and tear of time, continual expansion of the outdoor museum, cultivating traditions, crafts and folk arts, organising events and exhibitions for all publics. Let me congratulate you on all this and wish you ‘Many happy returns of the day!’ On its 80th anniversary. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Austrian Honorary Consulate opens in Constanta

Austrian Honorary Consulate opens today in Constanta, which will handle the relationship of this country with the county’s inhabitants, but also with the inhabitants in Braila, Galati, Tulcea, Calarasi and Ialomita counties. The Consulate will assist Romanians who want to collaborate with companies in Austria and it will advise Austrian citizens living in these counties. This is the third consulate opened by authorities in Vienna in different parts of Romania, after those in Timisoara and Sibiu. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

President Klaus Iohannis pays a visit to Lithuania

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis starts today a two-day visit to Lithuania. The Head of State will meet in Vilnius with his counterpart, Dalia Grybauskaitė, with the Prime Minister and with the speaker of the parliament of this country. On the agenda of the bilateral meetings will be issues related to strengthening political dialogue, boosting economic cooperation and European and regional topical issues. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Program for those who work with children whose parents have left to work abroad

Save the Children organization launches today a program for those who work with children whose parents have left to work abroad. When a parent leaves for another country he is obliged to inform the local mayor who will take care of his children. Official data show that in Romania there are over 85,000 children whose parents work abroad. In nearly 16,000 cases both parents are missing. The National Authority for the Protection of Child Rights and Ministry of Education – partners of the program conducted by Save the Children – point out that young people adapt hard when they remain without parents and measures must be taken to support them. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu