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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 

 

Romania recalls ambassador to Belarus in solidarity with Lithuania, Poland

Romania's ambassador to Belarus, Viorel Moşanu, was recalled for consultations, foreign affairs minister Bogdan Aurescu announced on Friday, October 9, in a Twitter post.

The decision comes in solidarity with Lithuania and Poland, which also recalled their ambassadors this week after Belarus demanded the two countries reduce the staff of their missions over their “destructive” actions. Belarus also recalled its ambassadors to Vilnius and Warsaw.

“Belarus needs to understand that using diplomatic pressure on EU member states will not help dialogue and will not bring positive results,” Aurescu’s post reads.

Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, and Estonia also recalled their ambassadors.

“Belarus pressure on some EU member states to withdraw their ambassadors will not help end the present crisis, nor will affect the EU solidarity. Full support for EU decisions on Belarus,” Romania’s foreign affairs ministry wrote in a Twitter post earlier this week.

Last week, the EU imposed restrictive measures against 40 individuals identified as responsible for repression and intimidation against Belarus demonstrators and opposition members and for misconduct of the electoral process. The restrictive measures include a travel ban and an asset freeze.

(Photo: Ministerul Afacerilor Externe Facebook Page)

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 

 

Romania recalls ambassador to Belarus in solidarity with Lithuania, Poland

Romania's ambassador to Belarus, Viorel Moşanu, was recalled for consultations, foreign affairs minister Bogdan Aurescu announced on Friday, October 9, in a Twitter post.

The decision comes in solidarity with Lithuania and Poland, which also recalled their ambassadors this week after Belarus demanded the two countries reduce the staff of their missions over their “destructive” actions. Belarus also recalled its ambassadors to Vilnius and Warsaw.

“Belarus needs to understand that using diplomatic pressure on EU member states will not help dialogue and will not bring positive results,” Aurescu’s post reads.

Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, and Estonia also recalled their ambassadors.

“Belarus pressure on some EU member states to withdraw their ambassadors will not help end the present crisis, nor will affect the EU solidarity. Full support for EU decisions on Belarus,” Romania’s foreign affairs ministry wrote in a Twitter post earlier this week.

Last week, the EU imposed restrictive measures against 40 individuals identified as responsible for repression and intimidation against Belarus demonstrators and opposition members and for misconduct of the electoral process. The restrictive measures include a travel ban and an asset freeze.

(Photo: Ministerul Afacerilor Externe Facebook Page)

simona@romania-insider.com

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