Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Talks between President Klaus Iohannis and his Slovak counterpart Andrej Kisk

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and his Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska had talks yesterday in Bucharest about the political and economic cooperation between the two countries, but also about the fight against corruption. Slovak President appreciates the fight against corruption in Romania. In the same context, President Iohannis expressed Romanian authorities’ willingness to share their experience and help the Slovak partners to build effective bodies in combating corruption. Klaus Iohannis: „Eradicating corruption is vital for us not only because it threatens the consolidation of democracy, corruption slows economic growth, corruption scares investors. I think we are on the right track, but we still have much to do”. In turn, President Kiska stressed that Romania and Slovakia are an example for European countries, given that both recorded growths. Anrej Kiska: „Romania shows us, however, that economic growth can be associated with the fight against corruption. I mentioned this several times, I mentioned this at home, and there are many things we can learn from Romania. Romania has its own ambition to become a Schengen member and it has our total support and we will do everything possible to help, to support Romania”. Slovak President Andrej Kiska also met with Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos and they talked about rural development, social inclusion policies and support for professional mobility. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

„Romanian Film Week” starts in Budapest

„Romanian Film Week” starts today in the Hungarian capital Budapest. The latest film productions signed by directors Cristian Mungiu, Cristi Puiou Marian Crisan, Andrei Cohn and Dan Chisu will be screened until Saturday. „Romanian Film Week” in Budapest is the largest Romanian film event in Hungary, organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Elie Wiesel memorial plaza was inaugurated in Bucharest on the occasion of the National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust

Several events took place yesterday in the country, on the occasion of the National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust, which is marked every year on October 9th. Elie Wiesel memorial plaza was inaugurated in the capital, at the intersection between Sofia and Emile Zola streets. „If a square in the heart of Bucharest will be dedicated to the memory of Elie Wiesel, it is an extraordinary thing” , said Aurel Vainer, President of the Association of Romanian Jews Victims of the Holocaust. „Probably every year we will not only go to Splaiul Independence Memorial, but we will also come to Elie Wiesel memorial plaza. I would like to say that hereby we take over one of his wills. It says that we will not forget and we must not forget the horrors of the Holocaust, but at the same time I assure you that we can not forget Elie Wiesel. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu, RADOR