Friday, April 5, 2024

Romania inaugurates a new honorary consulate in Bulgaria

Romania has inaugurated a new honorary consulate in Plovdiv, in southern Bulgaria, the third after those in Burgas and Silistra. The new office was inaugurated in Plovdiv in the presence of members of the Romanian Embassy in Sofia and numerous local officials. „Bulgaria’s second largest city welcomes us with open arms. Here we are strengthening and expanding our presence in Bulgaria. I welcome and congratulate our new honorary consul, a very respected personality here in Bulgaria, engineer Dimităr Beleliev, who is the president of the Bulgarian Association of Electricity Producers. This is also an area of great interest for Romanian-Bulgarian and regional cooperation. We are very grateful to him, the team of the Romanian Embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for having accepted this responsibility, obviously in an honorary capacity, to represent our interests in Plovdiv”, said Brândușa Predescu, Romania’s Ambassador to Sofia. The new Romanian consulate will serve several regions in southern and south-eastern Bulgaria.

PSD-PNL Alliance submitted the joint list of candidates for the European Parliamentary elections

The PSD-PNL Alliance in Romania submitted on Friday to the Central Electoral Office the joint list of candidates for the European Parliament elections on 9 June. On the first position is Social Democrat Mihai Tudose, followed by Liberal Rareș Bogdan, who are also the campaign coordinators for the European Parliament elections. PNL President Nicolae Ciucă said that the joint list contains both people with experience in the European legislature and new names. „Basically, it is a team that we have taken on together, so that we can carry through our commitment to continue with the same responsibility, to ensure the stability of government,” Nicolae Ciucă said. „Together we managed to overcome all the internal discussions and show Romanians that we have the political maturity to take a decision not for ourselves, but a decision for stability,” said PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu.

National Honey Fair in Bucharest

The National Honey Fair, organized by the Romanian Beekeepers Association on the platform of the Beekeeping Research and Development Institute in Băneasa, near Bucharest, opens its doors on Friday. It is the most important event of its kind in the capital and aims to increase interest in bees, beekeeping and hive products, given the importance of this sector for agriculture, the environment, health and a balanced diet. According to the organisers, Romanians consume an average of 70 grams of sugar and only 3 grams of honey every day. In a year, a Romanian consumes 550 grams of honey, almost four times less than a German. The national honey fair will end on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of tourists are expected to spend an extended holiday on the seaside for May Day and Orthodox Easter

Tens of thousands of tourists are expected to spend an extended May Day holiday on the seaside, as this year’s Orthodox Easter is celebrated on 5 May. Most hotels will be open in the resorts of Mamaia and Mamaia Nord, where the preference is for hotel apartments. Next come the resorts of Eforie Nord, Costinești and Neptun-Olimp. Given the proximity of 1 May and Easter, many bookings have combined the two holidays, so that the average length of a stay is three to four nights, according to data provided by tour operators.

Magda Baciu