The American actor and director Tim Robbins says that theater can remind people that they are human beings, underlining that this is the meaning of his play – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” -, which will have three representations at the Comedy Theater in Bucharest on June 22, 23 and 24, starting at 7.00 pm. “There […]
A number of 62 companies from Romania, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia are presenting these days their devices at the 5th edition of the Romanian Security Fair (RSF) held at Romexpo. During the three days (October 18-20) the visitors of this event will have the chance to watch the presentations of state of the art technical solutions, as well as integrated projects and concrete examples. The 2018 edition of the Romanian Security Fair (RSF), the most important event of the Romanian security industry, started on Thursday at the Romexpo Exhibition Centre. According to the organiser, the Romanian Association for Security Technique (ARTS), over October 18-20 there will be companies from seven countries presenting their offers on an area of 2,500 square meters. The visitors are expected to see and test the newest and best performing solutions in the anti-trespass field, access control, detection and signaling of fire, fire extinction systems, video surveillance and also mechanical and electromechanical security systems. “This year’s edition brings as a novelty the partnership between RSF and Sicurezza – Milan, as well as the one with Adria Security Summit, the most important event from the expo-conference category in the security field, organized in the ex-Yugoslav space. These partnerships have the mission of mutually promoting events among our members and visitors, as well as of collecting experiences specific to each country or region in the technology field and security solutions. The fact that it always takes place after the security fairs in Milan, London and Essen, represents a major advantage for the audience in Romania. Those who did not make it this year to these exhibitions have the chance to see in Bucharest the latest security technologies of the large companies, and also the novelties presented by the especially dynamic “start-ups” in Romania and in many other countries,” said the organisers, in presenting the event. Among the renown companies in this field who are participating in the current RSF 2018 exhibition are: Azitrend Distribution, Electra, Helios Security, Inferno Pro Security, Keba Automation, Onest Solutions, Optex Security, Seagate Technologies, Siel Invest, Xafer, Zucchetti and APPA. The access to the exhibition’s stands is free, every day, from Thursday to Saturday, between 10 am and 6 pm, with the mention that the visitors must register beforehand on the Website of the event, www.romaniansecurityfair.eu. Romanian Security Fair, the biennial international exhibition for security systems and services, represents the main platform for discussions with the companies supplying the Romanian and global security industry and market, and also an occasion to benefit from the results of research and technological innovation and establish new concrete contacts with the security suppliers and consumers.
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On the occasion of the anniversary Romania’s Centenary, the Radio Academic Choir invites the interested public, on Thursday, October 25 (at 7.00 PM), to the Radio Hall, to an extraordinary concert entitled “Cantecele Unirii” (“Songs of the Union” – e.n.). The event is symbolically scheduled on the date on which the Romanian Army Day is celebrated every year. Under the musical direction of conductor CIPRIAN TUTU, the Radio Academic Choir suggests an exciting program for you, which brings together religious creations, as well as songs of folkloric inspiration, famous patriotic songs, works evoking key personalities or moments from Romania’s history. Some of the songs you will listen are: fragments from the operetta “Crai Nou” and “E scris pe tricolor UNIRE” by Ciprian Porumbescu, “Trompetele rasuna” by Gavriil Musicescu, “Treceti batalioane romane Carpatii”, “Ce-ti doresc eu tie, dulce Romanie!” by Constantin Constantinescu, “Hora Unirii” by Alexandru Flechtenmacher and others. Arrangements are signed by Ioan Dobrinescu. Soloists Olga Murariu Caia, Grazziela Frangulea, Cristian Paraschiv, Aurel Frangulea, Cristian Ruja and Ciprian Cucu will participate in the event dedicated to the Centenary of the Great Union, being accompanied by pianist Carmen Sandulescu. The concert will be presented by actress Claudia Motea. “On October 25, the Academic Choir suggests to the public and radio listeners a travel in time, in the history of the Romanian people, through choral music. Being entitled ‘Songs of the Union’, our concert has a double significance: the celebration of 100 years since Greater Romania was founded, as well as the celebration of the Romanian Army Day. The event brings to the audience’s attention old patriotic and revolutionary Romanian songs, choral arrangements of folkloric inspiration, as well as religious creations performed for the first time, symbolically promoting the theme of the union through the choral singing”, stated Ciprian Tutu, the conductor of the Radio Academic Choir. Ciprian Tutu, who is the conductor of the Radio Academic Choir since 2016, has proposed a diversification and modernization of the ensemble’s repertoire. Born in Brasov, he graduated the classes of the Faculty of Music in his hometown (the specialization Musical Pedagogy – conducting an academic choir and master in Conducting Stylistics). In 2013, he presented his PhD. thesis at the National University of Music of Bucharest, and in 2015 he graduated the postdoctoral classes at the Transilvania University of Brasov, whose research theme was Human Voice and Its Implications in the Contemporary Choral Performance. The concert will be recorded and broadcasted on Friday, November 2, on all the Radio Romania Cultural and Radio Romania Muzical frequencies from the country, and also in live streaming on the Internet, at www.radioromaniacultural.ro and www.romania-muzical.ro. Tickets for the concerts held by the Radio Orchestras and Choirs are available at www.bilete.ro, at the Posta Romana offices, in the Inmedio stores bearing the logo bilete.ro and at the Ticket Office of the Radio Hall.
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President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday that, on the first day of the meeting of the European Council in Brussels, the Brexit topic was tackled, but, at the moment, progress is lagging and no agreement was reached. The President added that he is among the leaders of the European Union member states who endorses the orderly withdrawal of the UK form the EU. “The European Council meeting started last evening [on Wednesday] with an informal dinner, which didn’t bring any progress. The Brexit topic was discussed but, unfortunately, it looks like, so far, progress is lagging and no agreement has been reached. The work will continue, the negotiations will continue, but the optimism has reduced, so to speak,” President Iohannis stated. When asked if he expects things to change during the talks with the European leaders present in Brussels these days, Iohannis responded: “We’ll see. I am among those who hope for an agreement to be reached, at least an orderly withdrawal of the UK, in order to try other steps afterwards.” “Everybody hopes for the negotiations to re-enter a pace that allows progress,” the head of state said. The President mentioned that the option of extending the negotiation term for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is, for the time being, theoretical and hasn’t been discussed. “No, it was not agreed. Certainly, it is a theoretical option, for the time being. We didn’t discuss it, we didn’t agree on a new summit, but we want to continue the negotiations just as they started and, at some point, they worked pretty well,” Iohannis explained. He mentioned that the topics tackled on Thursday morning are migration, internal security and foreign affairs. “Basically, we formalise the discussions at the Salzburg Summit, which rather focused on ordinary topics, there were no contradictions. We didn’t understand then and, as I said, we will formalise a closer cooperation, a legislation that allows, as far as possible, the removal of terrorist content from the Internet, a closer cooperation on civil protection matters, and, in terms of foreign affairs, I certainly hope to tackle matters regarding the enlargement, sanctions, but I do not foresee particularly important developments,” President Iohannis said. According to the head of state, at the end of the European Council meeting, within a working lunch, a Euro-Summit discussion, in a wide-format, will take pace with the attendance of all the leaders present in Brussels. “Obviously, I will underscore that Romania wants to enter Eurozone, it wants a serious, sustainable approach and these things will be noted,” Iohannis pointed out. When asked if he is optimistic in respect to Romania’s success in joining Eurozone, the President said he has no doubt about it. “No doubt. We should make the difference between the concrete results which we have now and those which are lagging, therefore we are not in a period in which joining the Eurozone is imminent, but it’s a very important objective of Romania and it will happen. It won’t happen very soon, because things are moving slow,” Iohannis indicated.   President blames PSD-ALDE coalition for Romanians’ loss of confidence in the EU: They’ve created confusion through endless debates on the judiciary Referring to the Eurobarometer which points to a slump in the Romanians’ confidence in the EU, President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday that this “is not good news.” The Head of State pointed out that the PSD-ALDE alliance created confusion with the “endless debates on the judiciary.” “This is not good news, but, as we know, a nation’s opinion on European issues usually has to do more with domestic issues rather than European issues. The confusion created by PSD-ALDE, the endless debates on the judiciary in which PSD-ALDE adopts a conduct that runs completely counter to the expectations of the population and of European partners, all of this has led to reactions on the part of European partners and to a drop in confidence,” President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday before taking part in the European Council summit in Brussels. “It’s a temporary slump and to the extent we manage to recover back home, to govern transparently, to make the governance in favour of those governed, not against them, then confidence will return to normal levels in excess of 50 percent,” Iohannis added. According to a Eurobarometer published by the European Parliament on Wednesday, the percentage of Romanians who consider European Union membership to be good stands at just 49 percent, down ten percentage points compared to the previous poll conducted six months ago. At European level, 62 percent of citizens consider that European Union membership is good for their country, the percentage representing a record-level in the last 25 years. In what concerns Romania, the poll reveals a slight rise compared to the same period last year. Compared to April 2018, the poll reveals a drop of ten percentage points. The level of appreciation for European Union membership stands at 68 percent, up by one percentage point compared to April 2018, when the previous Eurobarometer was conducted. In Romania, 64 percent of citizens consider that their country benefitted from European Union membership, down 7 percentage points compared to April.
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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila conveyed to Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the representative in the western region of Abu Dhabi, Romania’s interest in terms of attracting Emirati investments in areas such as energy, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, healthcare and education. According to a release of the Gov’t issued on Thursday, Viorica Dancila met on Wednesday with Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The head of the Executive was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu, Business Environment Minister Stefan-Radu Oprea and Healthcare Minister Sorina Pintea. The Executive mentioned that, within the meeting, also reviewed were the outlooks of the bilateral relations between Romania and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the objectives of the common agenda at political-diplomatic level, as well as in terms of economic and sectorial cooperation were analysed. “Within the dialogue, the two officials commended the positive dynamics of the Romanian-Emirati contracts, with commercial exchanges and investments representing a priority in Romania’s relation with the UAE,” the release mentions. Furthermore, Viorica Dancila brought to mind Hamdan Bin Zayed al Nahyan’s visit to Bucharest on 17 September. The PM also pointed out “the highly important role of a sustained dialogue for boosting cooperation between the business milieus of the two states,” the Gov’t mentions. Moreover, PM Dancila “underscored Romania’s interest in terms of attracting Emirati investments in areas of interest, such as energy, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, healthcare, education.” She also brought to mind the Gov’t’s demarches regarding the amendments in the private-public partnership legislation, meant to boost private investments and develop major projects of national importance, the Executive also conveys. The meeting also occasioned an exchange of views regarding the regional and international topics of shared interest. Dancila reiterated Romania’s support in identifying a political solution of the Middle East and Africa differences, including in the context of our country taking over, as of 1 January 2019, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, for a six-month period, the release also reveals. Joint statement on the establishment of a strategic economic partnership between the governments of Romania and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), adopted A joint statement on the establishment of a strategic economic partnership between the governments of Romania and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was adopted as part of a working visit by Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to the UAE, reads a press statement released by the Romanian government on Thursday. The two sides are said to have agreed on the establishment of a stronger and more active framework for governmental co-operation and coordination and also on promoting bilateral relations to strategic economic partnership. In this respect, the Romanian and Emirati heads of government adopted on Wednesday a Joint Statement on Establishing a Strategic Economic Partnership between the Government of Romania and the Government of the United Arab Emirates. “The document highlights the important regional role of the United Arab Emirates, alongside Romania’s membership of the European Union, which provides important opportunities for co-operation through the development of joint initiatives for both countries.” It also mentions the objectives of bilateral co-operation in priority sectors to Romania, namely: trade, investment, industry, agriculture, banking, energy, transport and transport infrastructure, IT and blockchain technology, as well as education, culture, research innovation, tourism, youth and sports. According to the government, the statement also highlights the important role of the Romanian community in the UAE and of Romania in the economic, social and cultural development of the two countries. The document highlights the need to adopt an action plan in the near future setting out the concrete steps the two governments will undertake to implement the strategic economic partnership. “Boosting the economic and trade dimensions of the bilateral relations with member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council is an important specific objective of the Romanian government, included in its 2017-2020 programme. In this context, relations with the United Arab Emirates are a priority, both from the point of view of human relations and in terms of economic and commercial potential.” According to the government, Romania enjoys a long tradition of co-operation with the United Arab Emirates, which is Romania’s main trading partner in the Arab Gulf area. “Between the two countries there is a real potential for co-operation in various niche areas such as information technology and communications, renewable energy, environment protection and preservation, real estate and tourism,” according to the official statement.
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