Tuesday, June 16th

Romania and The United States mark 140 years of diplomatic relations

Diplomatic relations between Romania and the US have reached their 140 years anniversary, with an an upward pathway, president Klaus Iohannis has said, in a message to mark this occasion. The event was marked at the weekend with the second edition of the Romanian-American Professionals, held by video link and attended by the President of the Forum of Research and Migration based in Washington DC, Teodor Stan, and the Romanian Ambassador to the US, George Cristian Maior. Teodor Stan has said that the goal of the conference is to develop a network of experts to assist Romanian Diaspora in finding the necessary resources to integrate successfully and achieve progress in the American society. Mr George Cristian Maior has underlined that the Embassy continued to have tight contacts with the American administrations on several levels.
George Cristian Maior: America has offered us logistical support in the first days of the pandemic and we have helped America and we must be proud of this. A Romanian medical mission from Romania to Alabama has just ended. Of course that in every crisis lies an opportunity and one of the themes of discussion between the Romanian and American governments is how to deepen the development of scientific and medical research in order to better anticipate such situations.

Romania’s Foreign Affairs Minister has held talks with the EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier

The Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu discussed on Monday with the European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, about the stage of the discussions with the United Kingdom. Mr. Aurescu has said that Romania is following the commercial aspect of the future agreement, which has to be accompanied by the regulation of other important aspects, such as the coordination of social security systems, people mobility and transport, which are of direct interest for Romania and for Romanian citizens that form an important community in the UK.

The state of alert is due to be extended in Romania

Today is the final day of a state of alert imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the government is preparing to extend it, as most experts say it is still necessary, in the current epidemiological situation. The decision is to be made during Tuesday’s government meeting, after a reunion of the Emergency Situations Committee. Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has insisted that the state of alert must be extended by 30 days, in order to keep in force all regulations that guarantee the citizens’ protection against COVID-19 pandemic.
Ludovc Orban: The decision to extend the state of alert is a decision supported by almost all experts, along whom we have worked during this time and who believe that it is the only real solution that allows government and authorities involved in the drive against COVID to have access to all instruments needed to contain this virus.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR