ANNIVERSARY NATO leaders have convened
in London for two days to celebrate the alliance's 70th anniversary.
On this occasion, Romanian president Klaus Iohannis is expected to focus on the
importance of solidarity and unity among the allies. Iohannis will be
presenting the national assessments on security developments at regional and
global levels. Reconfirming the Alliance's unity and cohesion as well as a
strong Transatlantic relation are essential for Romania in the present context
and President Iohannis is expected to reiterate the importance of the Black Sea
for the region's security. According to Radio Romania correspondent, a joint
statement of a strategic nature, aimed at presenting the headway achieved as
well as some issues of concern at higher level is expected to be released
during the event. Wednesday will see a fresh round of talks over the future of
the alliance, after the latest statements by French president Emmanuel Macron
who described NATO as 'brain dead' due to the United States' decreasing commitment
and Turkey's involvement in military operations without consulting its partners.
NATO leaders and German chancellor Angela Merkel have voiced disagreement
towards Macron's 'drastic words'.
JHA The Justice and Home Affairs
Council of the European Union continues its proceedings in Brussels. High on
the event's agenda are topics such as the future EU policies on migration and
asylum, home security, combating terrorism, environmental crime and alternative
detention measures. The new EU chief prosecutor, Romanian Laura Codruta Kovesi is
presenting her vision and plans for the European Public Prosecutor's Office.
The institution is set to start its activity in November 2020, by which date
the chief prosecutor coordinates the setup and functioning of the new
structure. The EPPO will investigate cross-border fraud cases at community
level. So far 22 Member States have officially joined the EPPO.
HANDBALL Romania's women handball side is today taking on Kazakhstan in
group C of the World Championship underway in Japan. The Romanians lost to
Spain 16-31 and secured a 29-24 win against Senegal. On Monday Romanian skipper
Cristina Neagu was presented the trophy for the world's best handballer in
2018 by the International Handball Federation. Neagu is the first handballer to
have won the title four times after the editions of 2010, 2015 and 2016. With
110 goals, left back Neagu last year was declared the top scorer of the
Champions League for the second time in her career.
European Union is expected to launch the world's most ambitious programme aimed
at fighting climate change, project known as the European Green Deal, which is
to radically change the bloc's economy - Bloomberg news agency has announced.
leaders will commit to cutting net greenhouse-gas emissions to zero by
2050, according to a draft of their joint statement for the December 12th
and 13th meeting. In order to
meet this target, the EU pledges more green investment and to adjust all of its
policy making accordingly. Easing restrictions on state aid for companies, changing public
procurement rules, considering more ambitious targets for 2030 emissions cuts,
penalizing imports from countries with looser emissions controls are some of
the provisions of the aforementioned accord.
(translated by bill)