RIGA - Leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Romania in a joint letter to European Council President Charles Michel, European Commis......
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday said in the opening of the 23rd edition of the INDAGRA International Fair, that it was imperative for Romania to manage to prevent the African swine flu, while voicing hope that this would be a learned lesson, which will lead to responsible actions and decisions, so that the damages be avoided and the budget resources not be allocated for compensations, but for investments. “We all want to see an increase in performance in agriculture, zootechnical, in the food industry. Farmers and entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector invest continuously in increasing competitiveness and adjusting to the exigencies on the market. Which is precisely why they expect the state to manage responsibly the emergency situations the national authorities are supposed to deal with. In this respect, it was imperative for Romania to manage to prevent the African swine flu, which was a phenomenon that spread aggressively and uncontrollably. Despite the previous incidents and warnings, we were once again taken by surprise by the most serious pandemic the Romanian zootechnics had to deal with in the past years. I hope that, in the future, this will be a learnt lesson, which will lead to responsible actions and decisions, so that the damages be avoided and the budget resources not be allocated for compensations, but for investments,” reads the message of President Klaus Iohannis conveyed by Presidential Advisor Cosmin Marinescu. In this message, the head of state said that the force of some events such as INDAGRA prove that the trust in the capacity of entrepreneurs to capitalize on the huge potential that Romania has in agriculture is fully justified. He brought to mind that Romania will have the responsibility in the next interval to coordinate the establishment of the new Common Agricultural Policy. He underscores the importance of external competitiveness of the Romanian agri-food sector. “In the past years, the commercial deficit deepened more and more, with the most significant influence being, the same as last year, that of the trade with meat and meat products, and the one with vegetables and fruits. Moreover, in what concerns the foodstuffs, imports exceeded exports in all categories. (…) It is not enough to produce, to have good crops. It is essential we also to create, generate high added value. (…) Which is why we need to further promote, intelligently, the certified traditional products, in order to make them an authentic business card for the potential of our agriculture,” said Iohannis. The head of the state believes that support policies for the agriculture and the development of the Romanian village must be based, more and more, on the contribution of the younger generation. President Iohannis encourages debates in which farmers, specialists seek to identify concrete solutions to the existing challenges and opportunities. “I encourage the making of alternative policies to be proposed to the authorities. A truly healthy change comes from within the agriculture sector, from the people who are devoted to agriculture, and not necessarily from outside. Farmers are reliable people, people who are determined and hard-working, who put their heart in their work. I congratulate you for your consistency and determination of your efforts!,” he concluded.
TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has signed a joint letter by Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania to heads of EU institu......
Romania's gas imports in the first four months of 2022 stood at 802,800 tons of oil equivalent (toe), by 5.1 pct (51,900 toe) less YoY, show figures centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The domestic gas production over the reporting period amounted to 2.376 million toe, 6.1 percent (153,700 toe) less than in the […]
President Klaus Iohannis will attend European Union and Western Balkans leaders' meetings on Thursday and Friday, the European Council meeting and the extended Euro Summit in Brussels, the Presidential Administration has announced.According to the quoted source, the meeting of the leaders of the European Union and the Western Balkans will be an opportunity to reaffirm, […]
On a working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Romania's Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca met UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss diversifying oil and gas supply resources amidst ongoing tensions in the Black Sea region.According to a press statement released by the government on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca paid […]
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu on Wednesday expressed the "firm interest" for continuing the development of collaboration in areas of importance for Romania and the United Arab Emirates, namely economic, commercial, maritime and air transport, energy, IT&C, cyber security, agriculture and food security, environment and aerospace research, at the 2nd session of the […]