Monday, June 12th

Romanian Prime Minister is on a state visit to Croatia

The Romanian Prime Minister, Sorin Grindeanu, is on a state visit to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, at the invitation of his Croatian counterpart, Andrej Plenkovic. Sorin Grindeanu has said that Romania and Croatia have a very good relation of cooperation and a huge potential for developing economic relations, but the two countries also want to cooperate in several other areas, related to projects of shared interest and also European common policies, in order to unify points of view inside the European Union. The two officials have also signed a cooperation memorandum between the Chambers of Commerce from the two countries. Apart from subjects of bilateral interest, with focus on the economic dimension, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has said that he also discussed with his Romanian counterpart about the situation of the Croat minority in Romania and the intention of the Government in Zagreb to coordinate efforts with the Bucharest authorities concerning the accession of the two countries to the Schengen area.

A military jet MIG 21 Lancer has crashed near the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport in Constanta county

A military jer MIG 21 Lancer has crashed, on Monday, a few kilometers away from the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport, in Romania’s Constanta county. The pilot managed to eject from the plane and is in a stable condition, in hospital. The MIG 21 jet belongs to the Fetesti 86 Air base and had taken off at around 10 am from the Mihail Kogalniceanu base, in order to execute a training mission for the common exercise „Thracian Eagle 2017”, that is conducted along with the Bulgarian air forces. The case is being investigated by the military prosecutor and will be a subject of inquiry of a committee appointed by the Air Forces Commander in Chief.

The International Education Festival has taken place in the Romanian city of Ploiesti

The international Education Festival, a unique concept in Eastern Europe, has gone ahead on Sunday, in the Romanian city of Ploiesti. The event that has been organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland in Bucharest, aims at underlining some of the advantages of the Finnish educational system, considered to be the best in the world. The Finnish Ambassador to Romania has said that the interest of society for each and every child is the foundation of such a success: „The reform of the Finnish education system has a long story. It has been 45 years since the Finnish education has been reformed. There are three elements that define the Finnish system: the first are the teachers that are able to make a personalized teaching, so as every child’s needs are satisfied. Then, the collaboration with parents is very important. There is this trio between the parent, the teacher and the child, that has to be permanently supported.”

Mădălina Brotăcel, Agenţia de presă RADOR/mbrotacel