English - AGERPRES https://www.agerpres.ro/english - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:26:52 GMT 2017-09-24T10:26:52Z DefMin Fifor's agenda for Canada visit: Military cooperation and strenghtening NATO interoperability https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/24/defmin-fifor-s-agenda-for-canada-visit-military-cooperation-and-strenghtening-nato-interoperability-13-26-52 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09241325-1706122295.jpg" />Boosting cooperation between the Romanian and Canadian armies, by keeping up with the bilateral and multilateral training exercises and strengthening interoperability at NATO level have been the main topics for discussion at the meeting the Romanian Minister of National Defence Mihai Fifor had with his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Singh Sajjan. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:26:52 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/24/defmin-fifor-s-agenda-for-canada-visit-military-cooperation-and-strenghtening-nato-interoperability-13-26-52 2017-09-24T10:26:52Z PSD's Dragnea discusses with Hungarian PM situation at Catholic High School of Targu Mures https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/psd-s-dragnea-discusses-with-hungarian-pm-situation-at-catholic-high-school-of-targu-mures-18-50-33 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09231849-1773082435.jpg" />Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Liviu Dragnea announced on Facebook on Saturday that he had a telephone conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban about the situation at the Catholic High School of Targu Mures and assured the latter that the problem "will be solved." Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:50:33 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/psd-s-dragnea-discusses-with-hungarian-pm-situation-at-catholic-high-school-of-targu-mures-18-50-33 2017-09-23T15:50:33Z Satu Mare hosts Sathmarer Oktoberfest, after model of Munich famous festival https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/satu-mare-hosts-sathmarer-oktoberfest-after-model-of-munich-famous-festival-18-04-50 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09231802-1775909342.jpg" />A new edition of Sathmarer Oktoberfest, after the model of the famous festival in Munich, has begun in Satu Mare on Saturday, with over 400 kg of German sausages and 700 liters of beer from Germany available for the locals. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:04:50 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/satu-mare-hosts-sathmarer-oktoberfest-after-model-of-munich-famous-festival-18-04-50 2017-09-23T15:04:50Z Energy Minister: We are prepared to function with all capacities this winter https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/energy-minister-we-are-prepared-to-function-with-all-capacities-this-winter-15-46-41 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09231545-1784175092.jpg" />Energy Minister Toma Petcu in Alba Iulia on Saturday said that for the first time in recent years the winter programme will be approved by the Government in September and added that the authorities are prepared to function with all capacities in the cold season. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:46:41 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/energy-minister-we-are-prepared-to-function-with-all-capacities-this-winter-15-46-41 2017-09-23T12:46:41Z Heads of organised crime combat structures of South-Eastern Europe meet in Sibiu https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/heads-of-organised-crime-combat-structures-of-south-eastern-europe-meet-in-sibiu-13-42-19 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09231341-1791607185.jpg" />The heads of organised crime combat structures of South-Eastern Europe met in Sibiu, in the period 19 - 22 September, informs a release of the Inspectorate General of the Romanian Police (IGPR) issued on Saturday. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:42:19 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/heads-of-organised-crime-combat-structures-of-south-eastern-europe-meet-in-sibiu-13-42-19 2017-09-23T10:42:19Z Aerobic gymnastics: Romania wins four medals in European Aerobic Gymnastics Juniors Championships https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/aerobic-gymnastics-romania-wins-four-medals-in-european-aerobic-gymnastics-juniors-championships-12-42-48 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09231242-1795131701.jpg" />Romania won on Friday four medals, gold in groups, silver in teams and bronze in individual men and trios, in the European Aerobic Gymnastics Juniors Championships of Ancona, Italy. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:42:48 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/23/aerobic-gymnastics-romania-wins-four-medals-in-european-aerobic-gymnastics-juniors-championships-12-42-48 2017-09-23T09:42:48Z Amabassador Maior: President Iohannis's visit to Philadelphia, major event in Centenary outlook https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/amabassador-maior-president-iohannis-s-visit-to-philadelphia-major-event-in-centenary-outlook-19-02-11 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09221900-1858788810.jpg" />AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: The visit paid by Romania's President Klaus Iohannis to Philadelphia is a major event in the Centenary of Great Union's outlook, Romania's Ambassador to the United States of America, George Maior said on Thursday evening, at the meeting between President Klaus Iohannis and the Romanians' community in Philadelphia. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:11 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/amabassador-maior-president-iohannis-s-visit-to-philadelphia-major-event-in-centenary-outlook-19-02-11 2017-09-22T16:02:11Z Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh, criminally prosecuted for abuse of office https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/deputy-prime-minister-sevil-shhaideh-criminally-prosecuted-for-abuse-of-office-18-00-03 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09221758-1862535482.jpg" />Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh, at the time of the deeds a secretary of state with the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP), is being prosecuted by the anti-corruption prosecutors for abuse of office if the public servant has obtained ill-gotten gains for self or others, a release by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) informs. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:03 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/deputy-prime-minister-sevil-shhaideh-criminally-prosecuted-for-abuse-of-office-18-00-03 2017-09-22T15:00:03Z ForMin Melescanu pleads in New York for enhancement of UN role in effective mediation activity https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/formin-melescanu-pleads-in-new-york-for-enhancement-of-un-role-in-effective-mediation-activity-16-56-36 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09221655-1866335076.jpg" />Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu pleaded for the enhancement of the mediation's legislative basis, in a message he delivered on Thursday at a working meeting of the chief diplomats with the member states of the UN Mediation Friends Group chaired by Finland and Turkey, says the relevant ministry's communiqué. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:56:36 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/formin-melescanu-pleads-in-new-york-for-enhancement-of-un-role-in-effective-mediation-activity-16-56-36 2017-09-22T13:56:36Z Minister-delegate Negrescu: We cannot have a balanced domestic market without efficient legislation on consumer rights https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/minister-delegate-negrescu-we-cannot-have-a-balanced-domestic-market-without-efficient-legislation-on-consumer-rights-13-38-38 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09221335-1878289560.jpg" />Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu believes that Romania cannot have a balanced and developed domestic market without an "extremely efficient" legislation on consumer rights. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:38:38 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/minister-delegate-negrescu-we-cannot-have-a-balanced-domestic-market-without-efficient-legislation-on-consumer-rights-13-38-38 2017-09-22T10:38:38Z Deputy PM Shhaideh at DNA: I am a suspect https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/deputy-pm-shhaideh-at-dna-i-am-a-suspect-12-10-13 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09221212-1883286607.jpg" />Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh said Friday, while leaving the offices of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA), that she had been summoned to be informed that she is a suspect in a corruption case. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:10:13 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/deputy-pm-shhaideh-at-dna-i-am-a-suspect-12-10-13 2017-09-22T09:10:13Z PM Tudose talks with ANCOM, STS, DSU heads about warning system stage of completion (sources) https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/pm-tudose-talks-with-ancom-sts-dsu-heads-about-warning-system-stage-of-completion-sources--11-40-42 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09221138-1885306217.jpg" />Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has a working meeting on Friday, at the the Victoria Palace, with heads of the National Authority for Communications Administration and Regulation (ANCOM), the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) and the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), on the progresses recorded in setting up the early warning system, governmental sources informed. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:40:42 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/pm-tudose-talks-with-ancom-sts-dsu-heads-about-warning-system-stage-of-completion-sources--11-40-42 2017-09-22T08:40:42Z Chef Fabrice Giraud brings Parisian atmosphere to Bucharest in his menus https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/chef-fabrice-giraud-brings-parisian-atmosphere-to-bucharest-in-his-menus-09-23-30 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09220919-1893681904.jpg" />The Parisian atmosphere was brought to Bucharest by Fabrice Giraud, the chef of the "La maison blanche" restaurant in Paris, as on Thursday he prepared a special menu for his Romanian guests, at the ''Fete de la Gastronomie'' gastronomic festival. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:23:30 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/chef-fabrice-giraud-brings-parisian-atmosphere-to-bucharest-in-his-menus-09-23-30 2017-09-22T06:23:30Z Romania's Copil qualifies for quarter-finals of ATP tournament in Metz https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/romania-s-copil-qualifies-for-quarter-finals-of-atp-tournament-in-metz-08-53-07 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09220852-1895308779.jpg" />Romanian tennis player Marius Copil qualified on Thursday for the quarter-finals of the ATP tournament in Metz (France), with prizes worth 482,060 euro, after defeating French Lucas Pouille, ATP's 22nd, with a score of 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6). Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:53:07 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/romania-s-copil-qualifies-for-quarter-finals-of-atp-tournament-in-metz-08-53-07 2017-09-22T05:53:07Z President Iohannis pays visit to Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/president-iohannis-pays-visit-to-liberty-hall-and-independence-hall-in-philadelphia-08-20-39 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09220817-1897398060.jpg" />AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis and his wife, Carmen, paid a visit on Thursday to the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall building in Philadelphia. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:20:39 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/22/president-iohannis-pays-visit-to-liberty-hall-and-independence-hall-in-philadelphia-08-20-39 2017-09-22T05:20:39Z President Iohannis: Cancelled my visit to Ukraine on account of education law being passed https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/president-iohannis-cancelled-my-visit-to-ukraine-on-account-of-education-law-being-passed-20-12-10 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09212010-1940999123.jpg" />AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Iohannis communicated on Thursday that he has called off the visit he was supposed to pay in October to Ukraine, on account of the education law being passed, considering that this piece of legislation goes against the mutual good intentions and drastically limits the access of minorities to education in their native language. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:12:10 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/president-iohannis-cancelled-my-visit-to-ukraine-on-account-of-education-law-being-passed-20-12-10 2017-09-21T17:12:10Z French Ambassador Michele Ramis at "Fete de la Gastronomie" in Bucharest: Gastronomy is language, art, bonding people https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/-french-ambassador-michele-ramis-at-fete-de-la-gastronomie-in-bucharest-gastronomy-is-language-art-bonding-people-17-13-15 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09211711-1951767404.jpg" />''Fete de la Gastronomie'' (Gastronomy Feast) started on Thursday in Bucharest, marked by French Ambassador to Romania, Michele Ramis, who stated that gastronomy is "a language," "an art," but also "a powerful vector of bonding" people. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:13:15 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/-french-ambassador-michele-ramis-at-fete-de-la-gastronomie-in-bucharest-gastronomy-is-language-art-bonding-people-17-13-15 2017-09-21T14:13:15Z CNSLR Fratia demands that Gov't renounce transfer of social contributions from employer to employee https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/cnslr-fratia-demands-that-gov-t-renounce-transfer-of-social-contributions-from-employer-to-employee-16-25-10 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09211623-1954612060.jpg" />The National Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Romania (CNSLR) Fratia is demanding that the Government renounce the initiative to transfer social contributions from the employer to the employee, according to a press release issued by the federation for AGERPRES on Thursday. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:25:10 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/cnslr-fratia-demands-that-gov-t-renounce-transfer-of-social-contributions-from-employer-to-employee-16-25-10 2017-09-21T13:25:10Z AG Lazar: AG Office opened criminal file in connection with complaint filed by inspector Focica https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/ag-lazar-ag-office-opened-criminal-file-in-connection-with-complaint-filed-by-inspector-focica-13-36-46 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09211334-1964765092.jpg" />Attorney General Augustin Lazar said on Thursday at the main offices of the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) that his office opened a criminal file based on criminal complaint for blackmail filed by Mihaela Focica, an inspector with the Judiciary Inspectorate. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:36:46 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/ag-lazar-ag-office-opened-criminal-file-in-connection-with-complaint-filed-by-inspector-focica-13-36-46 2017-09-21T10:36:46Z Minister-delegate Negrescu: Romania needs economic and social measures to improve living standard https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/minister-delegate-negrescu-romania-needs-economic-and-social-measures-to-improve-living-standard-12-35-02 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-09%2F09211233-1968456107.jpg" />Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu said on Thursday that Romania needs economic and social measures to improve the citizens' living standard and that these must be accompanied by some coming including on a European level. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:35:02 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/09/21/minister-delegate-negrescu-romania-needs-economic-and-social-measures-to-improve-living-standard-12-35-02 2017-09-21T09:35:02Z