The first joint session of Romanian and Spanish governments will take place on Wednesday, in Castellón
The first joint session of Romanian and Spanish governments will take place on Wednesday, in Castellón. Prime minister Nicolae Ciucă and foreign, health, work, agriculture, development and interior ministers will discuss with their Spanish counterparts, led by Prime minister Pedro Sánchez.
The first joint session of the Romanian and Spanish governments foresees the anniversary, next year, of ten years since the establishment of the Strategic Partnership between the two countries. Romania and Spain have similar approaches on several strategic files, in the context of the European Union and NATO. Relations are even tighter due to the very strong, well-integrated and very active community of more than one million Romanians, who contribute to the development of the society and economy in Spain. With the occasion of the joint session, a series of memorandums will be signed, on agreements concerning cooperation in fields including work and social protection, foreign affairs, culture, agriculture and health. In Spain, Prime minister Ciucă will be meeting representatives of the Romanian community in Castellón de la Plana, in Valncie region, which is hosting the session of the two governments.
President Klaus Iohannis begins a visit in Riga
Today, President Klaus Iohannis begins a visit in two Baltic countries, where he will attend, along with his Lithuanian, Latvian and Polish counterparts, a summit dedicated to strengthening the Eastern flank of NATO, supporting Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.
President Klaus Iohannis’ visit comes one hundred years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Romania and Latvia, and the chief of state will have political consultations with his counterpart, Egils Levits, as well as meetings with the Prime minister and President of the Latvian Parliament. In the present security context, an important subject on the agenda will be cooperating inside NATO and strengthening the Eastern flank of the Alliance, to ensure security in Europe, including with the participation of Romania in the mission of air police in the Baltic countries, beginning next year. Also, analysis will be made concerning the possibility to grow efforts of assistance to Ukraine and the Ukrainian refugees, as well as measures to sustain grain exports from this country affected by war. Other subject that will be tackled during the talks are evolutions in the Republic of Moldova and assistance measures in the difficult economical context that the neighbor state is going through.
Romania and Ukraine condemn the gesture of the Hungarian Prime minister, Viktor Orban, to wear a scarf with the map of Great Hungary at a football match
Romania and Ukraine condemn the gesture of the Hungarian Prime minister, Viktor Orban, who wore a scarf with the map of Great Hungary at a football match.
The chief of government in Budapest has irritated his neighbors with the idea to promote a map of Hungary since it owned territories that now belong to Romania, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia and Ukraine. The Romanian foreign minister told the Hungarian ambassador to Bucharest that any revisionist manifestation contradicts the present realities and the atmosphere of openness in the bilateral dialogue. A similar message was also sent by Kyiv: Ukraine asks for apologies from Hungary, and foreign minister Kuleba says that fostering revisionist ideas does not contribute to developing bilateral relations and does not respect the principles of the European politics. The Austrian foreign minister says that, a brief look on historical maps confirms the initial suppositions that The Kingdom of Hungary seized to exist some one hundred years ago. A spokesperson said, ironically, that Vienna will inform its Hungarian neighbors about this evolution first chance. Without directly referring to the controversy, the Hungarian Prime minister said that football does not mean politics. In a Facebook post, Viktor Orban said that the Hungarian team belongs to Hungarians, wherever they live.