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Romania's Basescu slams EU for soft Putin stance
By Radu Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's President Traian Basescu on Monday accused the European Union of being weak and too slow in imposing sanctions on Russia to deter it from encroaching further into Europe after its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea. An ex-communist state on the Black Sea, Romania joined the EU in 2007 and has been among the most vehement advocates of Western sanctions ...(7/21/2014 2:44:55 PM)
Romania: president blames Russia for downing plane
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says Russia is acting as a "partner for terrorists" in eastern Ukraine and responsible for the downing of a Malaysian jetliner.(7/21/2014 2:29:47 PM)
Greenpeace activists block Chevron shale site in Romania
Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the gates of a Chevron shale gas exploration well in eastern Romania on Monday, blocking access to the site and urging the leftist government to ban fracking. Romania could potentially hold 51 trillion cubic feet of shale gas, which would cover domestic demand for more than a century, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. U.S. energy ...(7/7/2014 6:31:41 AM)
Romania puts former prison commander on trial
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — For the first time since communism collapsed in Romania 25 years ago, a former prison commander goes on trial Monday charged with being responsible for the torture and murdering prisoners considered a threat to the country's old order.(7/13/2014 3:37:47 AM)
Petrom, ExxonMobil start drilling second deepwater well in Romania
Romania's top oil and gas group Petrom and U.S. major ExxonMobil have begun drilling a second deepwater well in the Black Sea in the European Union state, Petrom said on Monday. The Domino-2 well is located approximately 200 kilometers offshore in the deepwater sector of the Neptun Block and is being drilled in a water depth of about 800 meters. "Data collected during the drilling program will ...(7/21/2014 2:23:10 AM)
ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom Start Drilling Domino-2 Well in Romanian Black Sea
ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, and OMV Petrom S.A. (OMV Petrom) today announced the start of drilling at the Domino-2 well in the deepwater sector of the Neptun Block offshore Romania in the Black Sea. Data collected during the drilling program will be used to assess the size and commercial viability of the gas field discovered by ...(7/21/2014 2:50:53 AM)
Romanian city opens plastic bottle bridge in litter protest
Timisoara in western Romania on Wednesday inaugurated a 23-metre (75 feet) bridge made of more than 157,000 collected plastic bottles to warn against the devastating effects of litter. Residents claim the bridge crossing the Bega Canal in the city centre is the largest in the world built from plastic bottles. More than 500 volunteers helped to build the temporary bridge, collecting plastic ...(7/23/2014 4:23:12 PM)
Greenpeace activists block Chevron shale well in Romania
Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the gates of a Chevron shale gas exploration well in eastern Romania on Monday, blocking access to the site and urging the government to ban fracking. Romania could potentially hold 51 trillion cubic feet of shale gas, which would cover domestic demand for more than a century, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. U.S. energy major ...(7/7/2014 10:43:47 AM)
Ponta: Romania joins US and EU’s position on Ukraine
Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday reiterated Romania’s message of taking a coordinated position with the political stand of the US and the EU concerning the situation in Ukraine, of condemning the terrorist attacks that killed so many innocent people, that the Russian Federation must be compelled to assume moral and political responsibility, and also a message of support for determined ...(7/23/2014 2:39:38 PM)
EC: Romania, EUR 285 M corrections in 2013, bigger than in 2012
Romania suffered financial corrections of EUR 285 million in 2013, up from 2012, because of irregularities in the absorption of European funds, the European Commission announced Friday, in the Annual report on the protection of the financial interests of the European Union and fight against fraud.(7/20/2014 2:39:52 PM)
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