March 3rd 2017

Romania can not support a multi-speed European Union

Romania can not support a multi-speed European Union, this is the message of the authorities in Bucharest after five scenarios for Europe’s future were presented, including this one, by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Thus the social and economic divisions between member states can be accentuated, says Minister Delegate for European Affairs Ana Birchall and the President of the Social Democratic Party stresses that Romania must express a firm position in support of the principle of equality between European Union members. Liviu Dragnea proposes that President Klaus Iohannis should initiate consultations with the political parties, in view of establishing a joint vision that would be promoted in a unitary manner abroad. The Head of State positioned himself against the idea of a multi-speed Europe. RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Romanian Foreign Minister met with Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Romania

Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Romania Daulet Batrashev agreed that a mutually satisfactory solution must be found for KazMunayGas company so as it will continue its activity in Romania, respecting the law. The meeting was also attended by a delegation of Kazakh energy company. Minister Teodor Melescanu expressed appreciation for the interest of officials in Astana to be a partner for Romania in diversifying sources and energy supply routes in Black Sea basin. Romanian minister said that the Republic of Kazakhstan may become a major supplier of natural gas in European energy projects. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Campaign to fight child abuse, launched by Romanian government in partnership with UNICEF

Romanian government in partnership with UNICEF launched a campaign to fight child abuse. Prime Minister Sorin Grideanu calls for a more effective law to combat violence and asks the involvement of all state institutions. An harm made to a child is very difficult to repair, therefore
it is very important for us to focus on prevention, stressed Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu. At the launch of the capaign, Save the Children representatives also showed that beating is often wrongly seen in Romania, as a normal method to educate little ones. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

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