Friday, March 31st 2017

Prince Charles continued his official visit to Romania

Prince Charles continued yesterday his official visit to Romania. Being passionate about folk traditions, the heir to the British Crown began the second day of the official program in Romania with a visit to the National Village Museum in Bucharest. Prince of Wales was delighted to see old peasant homes and habits, saluted craftsmen and stayed with each of them inquiring about the technique and materials used. At the end of his visit, Prince Charles described the museum as magnificent. Later, Prince Charles met with Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu at Victoria Palace.
They discussed about the bilateral relations between Romania and the United Kingdom, particularly at political and military levels, but also about the need to harmonize the positions and interests of the two countries’ foreign policy. The Prime Minister thanked His Royal Highness for his contribution to the promotion of the cultural heritage and natural riches of Romania. Another important topic of discussion was the state of Romanian community in the UK, the majority of which are excellently integrated into British society. The Prince of Wales has voiced hope that the two countries will find new ways for cooperation in the fight against human trafficking; currently, there are already nine joint investigation teams in this field. From the government headquarters Prince Charles went to the Patriarchal Cathedral, where he met with His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel and in the evening he met with the Romanian royal family at the Elisabeta Palace. Although this is only his second official visit to Romania the heir to the British throne comes often in our country where he has several properties. On Thursday, Romanian President confered Prince Charles the Grand Cross of the Star of Romania, as a token of appreciation for promoting Romania’s image abroad. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Seminar organized by European Broadcasting Union and Radio Romania in Bucharest

„Public radio stations change community and community can change the interaction with regional public radio” – this is the main theme of the seminar organized in Bucharest by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Radio Romania. Representatives from 14 countries debate these days topics related to audience research, the impact of social networks, digitization and adapting programs to the requirements of the public in the coverage area – these are the current challenges of regional media market, in the context of new technological developments. Programs for minorities at regional radio stations and possibilities for cooperation of regional radios in Europe will be topics to be discussed in the last day of the seminar. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Canadian Ambassador to Romania Kevin Hamilton said that starting 1 December all Romanian citizens can travel to Canada without a visa

Romanians who hold a valid visa for the United States or received a visa for Canada over the last 10 years will be able to travel without visas as of 1 May, and starting 1 December all Romanian citizens will be able to travel to Canada without visa, Ambassador of Canada to Romania Kevin Hamilton announced on Thursday during Smart City conference in Bucharest. Canadian Ambassador stressed that he wants to dissociate the EU – Canada free trade agreement from the visa aspect. „There are complementary aspects”, said Kevin Hamilton, „but not identical. We have negotiated with Romania’s Government for eliminating the visa for Romanian tourists and this is a separate matter of the EU-Canada free trade agreement. Canadian officials have assessed Romania, they have seen the progresses in the areas such as passports or migration regulation. And this is why we trustfully accepted an agreement following which Romanian citizens can very soon travel to Canada without any visa”. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu – RADOR