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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

President: Romania ready to serve as distribution hub for humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Romania is available to serve as a distribution hub for humanitarian assistance for Ukraine, making use of its long border with its northern neighbor, president Klaus Iohannis told a February 28 meeting of world leaders on the topic of the Ukraine situation, the Presidential Administration said.

US president Joe Biden hosted the talks, attended by French president Emmanuel Macron, Polish president Andrzej Duda, British PM Boris Johnson, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, German chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian PM Mario Draghi, NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, European Council president Charles Michel, and Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida.

The Romanian president also reaffirmed Romania’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and its right to make its own foreign policy and security decisions.

At the same time, president Iohannis highlighted the importance of accelerating the process to establish a NATO battlegroup in Romania as “a measure to consolidate NATO’s deterrence and defense posture in the region.” The president also renewed the appeal to the allies to send additional troops and capabilities to the country, according to the Presidential Administration statement. 

President Iohannis also presented Romania’s aid to Ukraine and the country’s efforts to facilitate the entrance of Ukrainian citizens to the country and the safe transiting of the border of a high number of citizens of other states and diplomatic missions in Ukraine.

He also stressed the need for support for Moldova’s efforts to manage the influx of Ukrainian refugees and in the event of a new energy crisis.

More NATO resources consolidate in Romania following response force activation

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Romania approves EUR 3 million aid for Ukraine, blocks Russian state media outlets

(Photo: Presidency.ro)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

President: Romania ready to serve as distribution hub for humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Romania is available to serve as a distribution hub for humanitarian assistance for Ukraine, making use of its long border with its northern neighbor, president Klaus Iohannis told a February 28 meeting of world leaders on the topic of the Ukraine situation, the Presidential Administration said.

US president Joe Biden hosted the talks, attended by French president Emmanuel Macron, Polish president Andrzej Duda, British PM Boris Johnson, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, German chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian PM Mario Draghi, NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, European Council president Charles Michel, and Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida.

The Romanian president also reaffirmed Romania’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and its right to make its own foreign policy and security decisions.

At the same time, president Iohannis highlighted the importance of accelerating the process to establish a NATO battlegroup in Romania as “a measure to consolidate NATO’s deterrence and defense posture in the region.” The president also renewed the appeal to the allies to send additional troops and capabilities to the country, according to the Presidential Administration statement. 

President Iohannis also presented Romania’s aid to Ukraine and the country’s efforts to facilitate the entrance of Ukrainian citizens to the country and the safe transiting of the border of a high number of citizens of other states and diplomatic missions in Ukraine.

He also stressed the need for support for Moldova’s efforts to manage the influx of Ukrainian refugees and in the event of a new energy crisis.

More NATO resources consolidate in Romania following response force activation

Romania welcomes Ukrainian refugees: Short guide to entry rules, asylum regulations & what to expect at the border

Romania approves EUR 3 million aid for Ukraine, blocks Russian state media outlets

(Photo: Presidency.ro)

simona@romania-insider.com

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