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BUCHAREST, Romania | US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

BUCHAREST, Romania— President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed Washington’s support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ties between the region and the U.S. and European Union. But the West is not the only major player in the region. Shortly before European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

BUCHAREST, Romania | US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

BUCHAREST, Romania— President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed Washington’s support for a business summit that aims to boost connectivity in Eastern Europe and improve ties between the region and the U.S. and European Union. But the West is not the only major player in the region. Shortly before European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | US, EU and China vie for influence in Eastern Europe

BUCHAREST, Romania | 2 US basketball players stabbed in Romania; 1 seriously hurt

BUCHAREST, Romania— Romanian authorities say two U.S. basketball players have been stabbed in a club in eastern Romania and one is in a serious condition. Police said Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who play for local club ACS Cuza Braila were attacked Saturday night in the city after a fight broke out with … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | 2 US basketball players stabbed in Romania; 1 seriously hurt

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian official: US can help Eastern EU members develop

BUCHAREST, Romania — A Romanian official said Monday that the U.S. needs to have a strong presence in Eastern Europe before a summit on boosting development in the region. Romania’s presidency hosts the 12-member Three Seas Initiative on Sept. 17-18 where officials will discuss about 40 regional government-approved projects that aim to boost interconnectivity in … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian official: US can help Eastern EU members develop

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian president blasts gov’t over swine fever response

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Romania’s president on Wednesday has blasted the government over the spread of African swine fever saying the outbreak was costing millions of euros and threatening thousands of jobs. African swine fever doesn’t affect humans, but it can be deadly for domestic and wild boars, and cause massive losses for farmers. President Klaus … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian president blasts gov’t over swine fever response

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian president blasts gov’t for mismanaging swine fever

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s president has blasted the government over the spread of African swine fever saying the outbreak was costing millions of euros and threatening thousands of jobs. African swine fever doesn’t affect humans, but it can be deadly for domestic and wild boars, and cause massive losses for farmers. President Klaus Iohannis said … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian president blasts gov’t for mismanaging swine fever

BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova

BUCHAREST, Romania  — Japan’s ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country’s official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation’s second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month. While Balti Mayor Nicolai Grigorisin’s inability to communicate directly with the … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova

BUCHAREST, Romania | Moldova mulls new gas contract with Romania, not Russia

BUCHAREST, Romania — Moldova’s government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom. Economy Minister Chiril Gaburici told the TVC21 cable network that the economically-struggling nation, which relies on Russia for gas, will wait for the construction of a 120-kilometer … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Moldova mulls new gas contract with Romania, not Russia