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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian Parliament meets in special joint sitting to commemorate King Michael

The two chambers of the Romanian Parliament, namely the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, met in a special joint sitting on Monday, December 11, to commemorate late King Michael I. The king died on December 5, and will be buried in Romania this week.

President Klaus Ioahnnis, Crown Princess Margareta and Patriarch Daniel attended the parliamentary session, which started at 15:00.

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and the ministers in his cabinet, as well as MPs and ministers from the Republic of Moldova also participated in the parliamentary meeting.

During his speech, President Iohannis said that, during his exile, "the king symbolized the hope of a reborned and free Romania, to which the Romanians did not cease to aspire."

"Although he reigned more than 70 years ago, his principles do not belong to the past, but on the contrary, they are more current than ever. Michael I was a constitutional monarch who defended the rule of law, individual rights and freedoms, who has fought for solid institutions and for the rules to be sustainable, assumed and respected," the President said.

He also added that "it is our duty to defend the legacy of King Michael I," and that we must "ensure a Romania that is stable and respected in the world, prosperous and strong, with a solid rule of law, in which the aspiration for Romanians' freedom and prosperity is fulfilled, and where no one is above the law."

King Michael, Romania’s last sovereign, died last week at his private residence in Switzerland, after a long suffering. His body will be brought to the Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania, on December 13, and then moved to the former Royal Palace in Bucharest. On Saturday, December 16, the Royal Train will carry the king’s casket to Curtea de Arges, where he will be buried next to his wife, Queen Anne, who died in August last year. Prince Charles of Britain will attend the funeral in Romania.

The Government declared three days of national mourning in the king’s memory, namely December 14, 15, and 16.

Romania’s King Michael, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, had blood ties to major European Royal Houses

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian Parliament meets in special joint sitting to commemorate King Michael

The two chambers of the Romanian Parliament, namely the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, met in a special joint sitting on Monday, December 11, to commemorate late King Michael I. The king died on December 5, and will be buried in Romania this week.

President Klaus Ioahnnis, Crown Princess Margareta and Patriarch Daniel attended the parliamentary session, which started at 15:00.

Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and the ministers in his cabinet, as well as MPs and ministers from the Republic of Moldova also participated in the parliamentary meeting.

During his speech, President Iohannis said that, during his exile, "the king symbolized the hope of a reborned and free Romania, to which the Romanians did not cease to aspire."

"Although he reigned more than 70 years ago, his principles do not belong to the past, but on the contrary, they are more current than ever. Michael I was a constitutional monarch who defended the rule of law, individual rights and freedoms, who has fought for solid institutions and for the rules to be sustainable, assumed and respected," the President said.

He also added that "it is our duty to defend the legacy of King Michael I," and that we must "ensure a Romania that is stable and respected in the world, prosperous and strong, with a solid rule of law, in which the aspiration for Romanians' freedom and prosperity is fulfilled, and where no one is above the law."

King Michael, Romania’s last sovereign, died last week at his private residence in Switzerland, after a long suffering. His body will be brought to the Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania, on December 13, and then moved to the former Royal Palace in Bucharest. On Saturday, December 16, the Royal Train will carry the king’s casket to Curtea de Arges, where he will be buried next to his wife, Queen Anne, who died in August last year. Prince Charles of Britain will attend the funeral in Romania.

The Government declared three days of national mourning in the king’s memory, namely December 14, 15, and 16.

Romania’s King Michael, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, had blood ties to major European Royal Houses

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

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