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June 18, 2024 UPDATE

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, 18.06.2024, 20:14

TALKS On Tuesday after his talks in Munich with the Romanian Prime Minister, Marcel Ciolacu, the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Markus Soder, underlined the importance of Romania’s fully-fledged accession to Schengen. He also mentioned that over 213 thousand Romanian nationals are presently living in Bavaria and highlighted their contribution to society. The German official also pleaded for stepped up economic relations. “Germany is Romania’s best partner, and Bavaria is the strongest trade partner of Romania” – the official went on to say. Prime Minister Ciolacu also mentioned the excellent cooperation relations between Romania and Bavaria and reiterated Romania’s staunch support for the European future of the partners in the western Balkans as well as of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Ciolacu also reiterated Romania’s solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in the illegal and unjustified war waged by Russia as well as Romania’s commitment to the multidimensional support for Ukraine and the tight cooperation with Germany in this respect. During the visit to Munich, the governments of Romania and the state of Bavaria convened in a joint session marking 25 years of bilateral relations. The delegations signed a memorandum on entrepreneurship, the SMEs and startups.

 

EXAM Tuesday saw the oral examinations in the Romanian language part of the baccalaureate exam. The examination of the linguistic and oral communication in the Romanian language is going to continue on Wednesday, and they will be followed by exams in the mother tongue, computer skills and the foreign language exams. The written exams are going to kick off on July 1st. Education officials have given assurances the measures taken for this Baccalaureate session will significantly reduce frauds. All the exams are being video and audio monitored and the written papers will be graded only on the digital platform.

 

EXHIBITION Italy’s capital-city Rome is hosting an exhibition featuring Romanian traditional costumes and ceramic items from the collections of the Romanian Village Museum, alongside other exhibits from the Museum of Civilizations in Rome. Open until July 14, the exhibition also marks the Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse, celebrated on June 24.

 

MEETING The president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, is meeting his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday in Bucharest. According to the presidency, the Italian president’s visit continues top-level exchanges after the Romanian president’s visit to Italy in 2018, the first after a 45-year break, as well as in the context of the joint Romanian-Italian government session hosted by Rome over February 14-15 this year. Romania and Italy this year celebrate 145 years of diplomat ties, as well as 60 years since relations were elevated to the rank of Embassy. The two officials will also tackle developments at European and global levels, focusing on the EU Strategic Agenda and security topics.

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