MEDAL Romanian David Popovici, 17, is
the second swimmer in history to have become world champion in the 200 and 1000
meter freestyle events of the same edition of a championship. The athlete has
broken three world junior records in the World Aquatics Championships underway
in Budapest. Romania has another representative in the competition, Robert
Glinta, who will compete on Friday in the 50 meter backstroke race. Glinta
ended the 100 meter even on the eighth position. Another two Romanian
representatives, Angelica Muscalu and Constantin Popovici will be competing in
the dive event of the aforementioned competition.
VISIT Marcel Ciolacu, president of the
Chamber of Deputies in Romania is today paying a visit to Brussels for
official talks with Roberta Metsola, president of the European Parliament and
with the Commissioner for Work and Social Rights, Nicholas Schmit. The Romanian
official is also expected to have talks with the president of the Chamber of
Deputies with the Belgian Parliament as well as the Minister of Labour and
Economy in Belgium. Ciolacu is also to deliver a speech during the meeting he
will have with the leaders of the European Socialist Party.
MEETINGS For two days Brussels will be
seeing the summit of the leaders of the EU and the Western Balkans, a European
Council session and the Euro summit. High on the European Council agenda are
debates over the bloc's relations with close partners in Europe, the situation
in Ukraine, and the accession requests by the Republic of Moldova and Georgia.
Romania is being represented in the EU leaders' summit and the European Council
by its president Klaus Iohannis, who hailed the recommendation of the European
Commission to grant the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine the status of EU
candidates. The Commission has acknowledged the European aspirations of
Georgia, but this country hasn't met all the conditions to get the statute of
candidate country. The euro summit due tomorrow will have high on the agenda
the economic situation of the bloc and the developments concerning the banking
union and the capital markets.
MEASURES The ruling coalition in
Romania has reached an agreement regarding a mechanism to offset pump prices
for fuel. This has to be announced shortly after the government session today
and is to come into effect as of July 1st for three months. The mechanism
proposed by the government will compensate with a fixed sum pump prices instead
of a percentage and the compensation will be funded by the state budget and the
companies in the field. The mechanism will lay the foundation for a normative
act the government is to endorse next week.
MOTION USR MPs in Romania have tabled a
simple motion against the country's Energy Minister whom they accuse of
incompetence in running this ministry. According to USR, during the mandate of
Minister Virgil Popescu, prices in fuel, energy and gas have been constantly on
the rise. This simple motion against the energy minister will be debated upon
on Monday in the Chamber of Deputies and the voting is expected the next day.