Posts tagged as Romania

Deal with the Devil: Baltics are celebrating the anniversary of joining NATO

By Jonas Dringelis on Monday, March 29, 2021

17 years ago, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia formally became members of NATO. According to the NATO leadership, the North Atlantic Alliance is “defensive organization” that is constantly expanding. Some might say it’s a “defence mechanism”. The “defensive expansion” of NATO does have something of an “Orwellian” ring to it though. “Orwellian” is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as…

Presidents of Lithuania, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia made a statement

Thursday, December 24, 2020

We, the Presidents of Lithuania, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia, congratulate Maia Sandu on her inauguration as President of the Republic of Moldova. Maia Sandu has been given a strong mandate from the citizens of the Republic of Moldova who expect changes, a more ambitious reform agenda, democracy, and closer ties with the EU. In this respect, we express our full support to Maia Sandu and her efforts…

‘Democratic transition’ plan for Belarus proposed

Monday, September 21, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda, together with the presidents of Poland and Romania, has called upon European Union to consider an assistance plan for “for a democratic Belarus”. According to the president’s office, Nausėda and his Polish and Romanian counterparts issued a joint declaration calling on EU institutions and member states to consider a package of measures “for the political, economic, and societal transition of the country”. The plan will be…

Lithuania added Romania and Bulgaria to the list of COVID-19 affected countries

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lithuanian Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga on Wednesday added Romania and Bulgaria to the list of COVID-19 affected countries, meaning that arrivals from these states will be required to self-isolate. The list was updated based on information from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and will take effect on Thursday, the Health Ministry said. The minister also added the Virgin Islands, the Seychelles, Djibouti, San Marino and Swaziland, but…

Poland, US, UK, Romania and Croatia conduct military exercises on NATO’s eastern flank

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Troops have attended the military exercise Bull-Run 12 in Podlasie province near the Suwalki Gap, which is a bottleneck consisting of a 65 km short stretch of land located between Kaliningrad and Belarus. It serves as the only land route through which supplies can reach the Baltic States from Poland and other European NATO member states. War games focused on the defense of NATO’s eastern flank. Together with allied troops…

Female Directors from Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro, Romania and Slovenia Selected for CIRCLE Women’s Docs Accelerator

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Female directors from Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro, Romania and Slovenia are participating in the 2020 CIRCLE – Women’s Docs Accelerator. The third edition of the event was launched on 15 June and runs through 3 July. More than 100 applicants vied for the ten slots in the workshop and showcase event. The CEE participants are Aet Laigu (Estonia), Lini Vdovii (Romania), Maja Prelog (Slovenia), Maka Gogaladze (Georgia) and Sara Stijovic (Montenegro). In…

Romania expected to propose Siegfried Muresan for European Commissioner

Thursday, November 7, 2019

After weeks of stalemate, the President of Romania is expected to propose MEP Siegfried Muresan to become the country’s European Commissioner. Apart from the United Kingdom, whose member status is in flux, Romania was the only member state missing to file a name for the new EU executive. On Monday, the new National Liberal Party government took office and several sources explain that the executive will nominate Muresan to be…

Formins of Baltics, Poland, Romania call for investigation of totalitarian crimes

Friday, August 23, 2019

The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania have issued a joint statement to mark the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and to stress the importance of continued investigation of totalitarian crimes. August 23 will mark 80 years since the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany that sparked World War II and doomed half of Europe to decades of misery.…

Leaders discuss the future of the EU in Romania

Friday, May 10, 2019

On Europe Day, European leaders held the first debate on the EU’s next strategic agenda for the period 2019-2024 at their meeting in Sibiu, Romania, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council. Twenty seven heads of state or government also adopted a joint political declaration highlighting the importance of unity ahead of the European Parliament elections. President Dalia Grybauskaitė emphasized that Europe, which has to deal with both internal…

EU leaders to agree on 10 commitments at summit: draft text

Monday, May 6, 2019

Gathering in Romania was originally intended to show bloc moving on after Brexit. EU leaders will agree in Romania next week on 10 commitments related to the future of the bloc, according to a draft declaration seen by POLITICO. The leaders will meet on Thursday in the city of Sibiu for a summit that was meant to plot out the future of the EU after Brexit. Although Britain has yet…