Monday, June 19th 2017

President Klaus Iohannis begins a three day official visit to Germany

President Klaus Iohannis begins today a three day official visit to Germany, where he will meet with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The agenda will be focused on the deepening of the bilateral relationship with strategic character between Romania and Germany, as well as on the approaching of the main topics on the European, international agenda. Joint press statements are scheduled after the talks between Klaus Iohannis and Angela Merkel. Romanian President will also attend the commemoration ceremony of the refuge and expulsion victims, to take place in Berlin, at the German Historic Museum on Tuesday 20 June, where he will deliver a speech. President Klaus Iohannis will also attend two symbolic moments at the Romanian Embassy in Berlin. The first event will be dedicated to this year’s anniversaries within the bilateral relationship. The second event will be the awarding of the „Saint George” Order by the artistic director of the Semper Opera Ball in Dresden. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Minister of Foreign Affairs issues travel warning for Portugal

In Portugal, the authorities have announced that the wave of heat and thermal discomfort will continue today. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, an excessive heat warning – red level for central Portugal, including the capital Lisbon and orange warning level for the rest of the country was in force yesterday. At the same time, the ministry’s press release recommends avoiding the areas of vegetation fires in the Leiria region as well as traffic routes in central areas, which are under red warning level, because dozens of people have already died in these areas. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Romania will be on the first place in 2017 on the Bulgarian tourism market

Romanians will be the most numerous group of foreign tourists on the Bulgarian seaside this summer, even if Russian demands has increased by 40%. The number of Bulgarians visiting Romania is three times smaller. In 2016, 1,100,000 Romanians visited the neighboring country. In the first four months of this year the increase was 14%, announced Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova. The influx is great not only in the summer months but also on holidays. The main attractions in Bulgaria remain Balchik, Varna and generally the northern seaside, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo and the mountain towns near the Ruse-Veliko Tarnovo-Stara Zagora. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu – RADOR