English - AGERPRES https://www.agerpres.ro/english - Sun, 28 May 2017 12:05:33 GMT 2017-05-28T12:05:33Z Politically correctness, a moral terror, a return of Stalinism's nightmare (writer Patapievici) https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/28/politically-correctness-a-moral-terror-a-return-of-stalinism-s-nightmare-writer-patapievici--15-05-33 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05281504902796937.jpg" />The politically correctness phenomenon the nowadays societies are confronted with is manifesting like a moral terror, a nightmare alike the return of Stalinism, says writer Horia-Roman Patapievici, drawing attention on the devastating potential for the freedom of speech and the way the Western civilisation has built the free civilisation concept. Sun, 28 May 2017 12:05:33 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/28/politically-correctness-a-moral-terror-a-return-of-stalinism-s-nightmare-writer-patapievici--15-05-33 2017-05-28T12:05:33Z Madalina Beres, Laura Oprea win the gold at women's pair of European Rowing Championships in Racice https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/28/madalina-beres-laura-oprea-win-the-gold-at-women-s-pair-of-european-rowing-championships-in-racice-13-14-31 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05281313896141906.jpg" />The Romanian athletes Madalina Beres and Laura Oprea won the gold medals on Sunday at the women's pair (W2-) of the European Rowing Championships in Racice, the Czech Republic. Sun, 28 May 2017 10:14:31 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/28/madalina-beres-laura-oprea-win-the-gold-at-women-s-pair-of-european-rowing-championships-in-racice-13-14-31 2017-05-28T10:14:31Z Tennis: Tecau and Rojer have won the title in the doubles' event in Geneva (ATP) https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/tennis-tecau-and-rojer-have-won-the-title-in-the-doubles-event-in-geneva-atp--16-42-45 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05271642822261843.jpg" />The pair formed by Romanian tennis player Horia Tecau and Dutch player Jean-Julien Rojer has won, on Saturday, the doubles' event of the 482,060-dollar ATP tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, after defeating the Colombian pair formed by Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah with the score of 2-6, 7-6 (9), 10-6. Sat, 27 May 2017 13:42:45 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/tennis-tecau-and-rojer-have-won-the-title-in-the-doubles-event-in-geneva-atp--16-42-45 2017-05-27T13:42:45Z Rowing: First medal for Romania in the European Championships in Czechia, gold in women's four https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/rowing-first-medal-for-romania-in-the-european-championships-in-czechia-gold-in-women-s-four-15-48-03 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05271547818985531.jpg" />The Romanian women's four team, formed by Cristina Popescu, Alina Elena Pop, Beatrice Parfenie and Georgiana Parascanu, has won, on Saturday, the gold medal in the European Rowing Championships in Racice (Czechia). Sat, 27 May 2017 12:48:03 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/rowing-first-medal-for-romania-in-the-european-championships-in-czechia-gold-in-women-s-four-15-48-03 2017-05-27T12:48:03Z Former PM Ponta: Romania must remain a tolerant country https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/former-pm-ponta-romania-must-remain-a-tolerant-country-14-48-12 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05271447815402500.jpg" />Social Democrat deputy and former Prime Minister Victor Ponta wishes all Muslims, at the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan, "peace, quiet and happiness together with all other Romanians", and stated that despite the attempts of some politicians or journalists to use "religious differences for their own sordid purposes", Romania must remain a tolerant country. Sat, 27 May 2017 11:48:12 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/former-pm-ponta-romania-must-remain-a-tolerant-country-14-48-12 2017-05-27T11:48:12Z ForMin Melescanu emphasizes EU's role in defence must lead to management of current threats https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/formin-melescanu-emphasizes-eu-s-role-in-defence-must-lead-to-management-of-current-threats-12-08-58 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05271207805801359.jpg" />Minister of Foreign Affairs, Teodor Melescanu, has stated, in Bratislava, at the 12th edition of the GLOBSEC Global Security Forum, his appreciation of the current efforts to consolidate the European Union's role in the realm of defence and security, emphasizing that it is important for the process to lead to an increased EU contribution to managing current threats, as well as to an increased cohesion between member-states. Sat, 27 May 2017 09:08:58 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/27/formin-melescanu-emphasizes-eu-s-role-in-defence-must-lead-to-management-of-current-threats-12-08-58 2017-05-27T09:08:58Z "Strategikon 2017," released at Bookfest; coordinator Visoianu: This is a book of challenges https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/-strategikon-2017-released-at-bookfest-coordinator-visoianu-this-is-a-book-of-challenges-19-20-53 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261918745226484.jpg" />"Strategikon 2017, the Year of Challenging Choices" was released on Friday at the Bookfest Bucharest International Book Fair, with one of its publishers, Corneliu Visoianu, who is also deputy chairman of the Strategikon think tank, calling it a book of challenges. Fri, 26 May 2017 16:20:53 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/-strategikon-2017-released-at-bookfest-coordinator-visoianu-this-is-a-book-of-challenges-19-20-53 2017-05-26T16:20:53Z MAE condemns terrorist attack near Minya, Egypt https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/mae-condemns-terrorist-attack-near-minya-egypt-18-00-22 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261753740121093.jpg" />The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) condemns the terrorist attack that took place on Friday near Minya, by using "the firmest terms possible", an attack which led to the loss of human lives and numerous persons injured, and expressed its deep regret and solidarity towards the Egyptian people, as well as towards the Christian Coptic community, who were "recent victims of some savage acts." Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:22 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/mae-condemns-terrorist-attack-near-minya-egypt-18-00-22 2017-05-26T15:00:22Z President Iohannis asks Parliament to re-examine Defence Ministry statutes https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/president-iohannis-asks-parliament-to-re-examine-defence-ministry-statutes-17-14-16 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261642735901937.jpg" />President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a bill amending and supplementing Law 346/2006 concerning the organisation and operation of the Defence Ministry (MApN) back to Parliament for re-examination, over the provision in the bill regarding the dismissal of the head of the Directorate General for Defence Intelligence (DGIA). Fri, 26 May 2017 14:14:16 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/president-iohannis-asks-parliament-to-re-examine-defence-ministry-statutes-17-14-16 2017-05-26T14:14:16Z Minister Cuc: I am carefully monitoring situation at Romatsa, but I refuse working under pressure https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/minister-cuc-i-am-carefully-monitoring-situation-at-romatsa-but-i-refuse-working-under-pressure-16-30-00 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261604733610000.jpg" />Transport Minister Razvan Cuc said Friday at Agigea that he is closely monitoring the situation at Romatsa, the Romanian air traffic services administration, insisting that while he is open to dialogue, he will in no way work under pressure. Fri, 26 May 2017 13:30:00 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/minister-cuc-i-am-carefully-monitoring-situation-at-romatsa-but-i-refuse-working-under-pressure-16-30-00 2017-05-26T13:30:00Z Social Dialogue Minister Petrea: We want to revert to pre-2011 state with branch-wide collective bargaining agreements https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/social-dialogue-minister-petrea-we-want-to-revert-to-pre-2011-state-with-branch-wide-collective-bargaining-agreements-15-58-25 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261539732108812.jpg" />Minister of Public Consultation and Social Dialogue Gabriel Petrea told an interview with AGERPRES that amendments are in the works to the Social Dialogue Law, stating that he wants a return to the "pre-2011 state" when collective bargaining agreements were concluded at branch level. Fri, 26 May 2017 12:58:25 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/social-dialogue-minister-petrea-we-want-to-revert-to-pre-2011-state-with-branch-wide-collective-bargaining-agreements-15-58-25 2017-05-26T12:58:25Z European Affairs Minister Birchall: European freight transport's development by capitalizing on Danube, Black Sea waterways https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/european-affairs-minister-birchall-european-freight-transport-s-development-by-capitalizing-on-danube-black-sea-waterways-15-07-19 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261504730021171.jpg" />The development of the European freight transport requires the Danube and the Black Sea waterways to be capitalized upon, Minister Delegate for European Affairs Ana Birchall on Friday told the Balkans and Black Sea Cooperation Forum in Serres, Greece. Fri, 26 May 2017 12:07:19 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/european-affairs-minister-birchall-european-freight-transport-s-development-by-capitalizing-on-danube-black-sea-waterways-15-07-19 2017-05-26T12:07:19Z Ambassador Francois Saint-Paul: Romania is not an element of the European problem, Romania is part of the solution https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/ambassador-francois-saint-paul-romania-is-not-an-element-of-the-european-problem-romania-is-part-of-the-solution-13-30-15 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261328724225718.jpg" />Romania is not an element of the European problem, Romania is part of the solution, France's Ambassador in Bucharest Francois Saint-Paul says in an interview to AGERPRES. Fri, 26 May 2017 10:30:15 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/ambassador-francois-saint-paul-romania-is-not-an-element-of-the-european-problem-romania-is-part-of-the-solution-13-30-15 2017-05-26T10:30:15Z Romanian media falling short of main responsibility: correctly informing the public (CMPF Report) https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/romanian-media-falling-short-of-main-responsibility-correctly-informing-the-public-cmpf-report--12-40-29 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05261238721235531.jpg" />The media in Romania fall short of achieving their main responsibility, to inform the public, and act repeatedly as a mouthpiece of some commercial, political interests, thus violating the journalistic norms of accuracy, balance and complete information, according to the conclusions of the "Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 - Media Pluralism Risks Monitoring in and out the EU" report carried out by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) with support from the European Union. Fri, 26 May 2017 09:40:29 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/romanian-media-falling-short-of-main-responsibility-correctly-informing-the-public-cmpf-report--12-40-29 2017-05-26T09:40:29Z Iohannis: Romania achieves objectives at NATO summit in Brussels https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/iohannis-romania-achieves-objectives-at-nato-summit-in-brussels-09-21-13 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05260920709333765.jpg" />Special correspondent of AGERPRES, Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday that Romania has achieved its goals at the summit of NATO Heads of State and Government in Brussels. Fri, 26 May 2017 06:21:13 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/26/iohannis-romania-achieves-objectives-at-nato-summit-in-brussels-09-21-13 2017-05-26T06:21:13Z President Iohannis has brief talks with NATO leaders such as Trump, Merkel and Trudeau https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/president-iohannis-has-brief-talks-with-nato-leaders-such-as-trump-merkel-and-trudeau-20-07-03 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05252005661646375.jpg" />AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis had brief discussions on Thursday with NATO leaders, such as President of the US Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. Thu, 25 May 2017 17:07:03 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/president-iohannis-has-brief-talks-with-nato-leaders-such-as-trump-merkel-and-trudeau-20-07-03 2017-05-25T17:07:03Z ForMin discusses with Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs on deepening cooperation with Lisbon https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/formin-discusses-with-portuguese-secretary-of-state-for-european-affairs-on-deepening-cooperation-with-lisbon-18-53-01 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05251852657249718.jpg" />Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Thursday discussed with Secretary of State for European Affairs with the Portuguese Foreign Ministry Margarida Marques about deepening the cooperation with Lisbon. Thu, 25 May 2017 15:53:01 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/formin-discusses-with-portuguese-secretary-of-state-for-european-affairs-on-deepening-cooperation-with-lisbon-18-53-01 2017-05-25T15:53:01Z Iohannis: Romania wants well-balanced, consolidated NATO eastern flank https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/iohannis-romania-wants-well-balanced-consolidated-nato-eastern-flank-17-12-12 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05251710651161687.jpg" />Romania wants a well-balanced well-consolidated NATO eastern flank, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said Thursday in Brussels. Thu, 25 May 2017 14:12:12 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/iohannis-romania-wants-well-balanced-consolidated-nato-eastern-flank-17-12-12 2017-05-25T14:12:12Z IMF: Announced fiscal policies in 2017-2020 could raise deficit by 6pct of the GDP until 2022 https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/imf-announced-fiscal-policies-in-2017-2020-could-raise-deficit-by-6pct-of-the-gdp-until-2022-16-05-22 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05251557646792500.jpg" />The fiscal policies included in the Government's plans for the period 2017 - 2020, such as the implementation of the unified wage bill, reduction of social security contribution rates, and further tax cuts, could raise the deficit by 6 percent of GDP by 2022, according to the document drawn up by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts following the spring visit to Bucharest. Thu, 25 May 2017 13:05:22 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/imf-announced-fiscal-policies-in-2017-2020-could-raise-deficit-by-6pct-of-the-gdp-until-2022-16-05-22 2017-05-25T13:05:22Z Minister-delegate Birchall after meeting Greek counterpart: Romania in Schengen Area, a win for EU https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/minister-delegate-birchall-after-meeting-greek-counterpart-romania-in-schengen-area-a-win-for-eu-15-19-18 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-05%2F05251517644358453.jpg" />Romania's Minister-delegate for European Affairs Ana Birchall on Thursday in Athens, Greece, met her Greek counterpart Georgios Katrougkalos to discuss European affairs priorities as well as priorities of regional cooperation formats of which both countries are members. Thu, 25 May 2017 12:19:18 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/05/25/minister-delegate-birchall-after-meeting-greek-counterpart-romania-in-schengen-area-a-win-for-eu-15-19-18 2017-05-25T12:19:18Z