EU - The Romanian PM said the Social Democrat Rovana Plumb, whom she proposed for the post of European Commissioner representing Romania, continued to enjoy her unconditional support. According to Mrs. Dancila, Rovana Plumb, whom the legal commission prevented from advancing to the next hearing stage, alongside the Hungarian candidate, on Thursday, would be able to meet the requirement of the European Commissioner post. She added that Mrs. Plumb would always put European interests and policies first, as they contribute to the consolidation of the European project. President Klaus Iohannis asked the PM to urgently withdraw the nomination of Rovana Plumb for the position of European Commissioner.
Washington – The Romanian foreign minister Ramona-Nicole Mănescu has had a series of meetings, at the head office of the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations, with the main American-Jewish organizations among which American Jewish Committee (AJC), B'nai B'rith, and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The representatives of the respective organizations expressed their appreciation for the partnership between Romania and Israel and especially for the role of leader in fighting anti-Semitism which Romania has assumed and is playing successfully. High on the agenda of talks were also political issues such as the situation in the Middle East, including the latest developments related to Iran, the designation of the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist organization, issues related to fighting anti-Semitism as well as measures to compensate the survivors of the Holocaust and to return property. (update by L. Simion)