Monday, February 19th

Romanian Defense Minister has met Former NATO Secretary General and US Congresman Mike Turner

On the sidelines of the Security Conference in Munich, while on a working meeting on European and Euro-Atlantic security, the Romanian Defense Minister Mihai Fifor has said that he emphasized the usefulness of the B9 meeting in Bucharest of the defense ministers in March, to harmonize the allied positions with the United States, in order to ensure a unitary approach ahead of July’s NATO Summit. Bucharest 9 (B9) is a platform of the nine Eastern NATO members – Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary. On Saturday, Mr. Fifor has met Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Mike Turner, Representative from the US Congress, to whom he reiterated Romania’s continuous commitments to its allies and to the Strategic Partnership with the United States.

A Turkish company has won a bid organized by the Bucharest City Hall to buy 400 new Euro 6 buses

A company from Turkey has won a contract worth 100 million euros, bided by the Bucharest City Hall to supply 400 new Euro 6 buses. According to the Mayor Gabriela Firea, the company is a market leader in Turkey and has delivered buses in other European countries, such as Spain, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Malta. The Romanian capital’s Mayor also said that, in order to ensure a civilized public transport, Bucharest would need a total of 1.500 buses and the City Hall is to organize a new biding, to buy another 400 buses.

Romanian Finance Minister has had a meeting with the Deputy Head of the European Investment Bank

Romania is interested in benefiting from the financing instruments of the European Investment Bank, especially those that support is in absorbing non-repayable European funds, the Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici has said on Monday, after meeting the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Andrew McDowell. Mr. Teodorovici also said that the finance ministry will closely monitor the way Romania uses the loans from EIB. The European bank’s Vice-President Andrew McDowell has underlined that the loans aim at reducing Romania’s investment deficit and contribute to its economic growth and the creation of new jobs.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR