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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.

 

US VP: Romania’s support will play a key role in restoring Ukraine’s stability

Romania’s support will play a key role in Ukraine’s effort to restore stability in the country, American Vice President Joe Biden told local news agency Mediafax in an interview. He also added that the US is working with countries in the region to reduce energy dependence on Russia.

Vice President Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden are traveling to Romania and Cyprus from May 20-23, 2014. According to him, his visit to Bucharest is an opportunity to thank Romania’s leadership, army and people for everything this country did to support NATO, but also to reaffirm US’ commitment to collective defense of its European allies.

Romanians are in a “more difficult” area due to the illegal Russian intervention and occupation of Crimea, he said. A further close coordination with the government of Romania will be vital for presenting a firm and united position in imposing new sanctions to Russia, if it will disrupt the Ukraine presidential elections on May 25.

Romania’s support will have a key role in helping Ukraine to restore stability in the country, but also in supporting Moldova’s aspirations to join the EU, Joe Biden told Mediafax.

The US vice President also talked about the US and its military presence in Central and Eastern Europe, saying that, in the last few weeks, the US and other NATO allies took a series of measures to consolidate the military presence in this region, including Romania.

Joe Biden also said that Romania registered real progress in the fight against corruption, but warned that work is still to be done, and the US will support Bucharest’s efforts to remain “on track”.

“Stability, transparency and the rule of law are essential for investments and we want our economic relations to further develop and grow,” said Joe Biden.

Referring to the stability and security in the region, Biden said that they depend on the existence of multiple suppliers and several ways to transport energy, so that Russia would not be able to use its resources as a weapon against its neighbors. In this regard, he also said that the US is working with countries in Europe, such as Romania, in order to increase the domestic production of energy by exploring conventional and unconventional gas resources.

The entire interview here (in Romanian).

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@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.

 

US VP: Romania’s support will play a key role in restoring Ukraine’s stability

Romania’s support will play a key role in Ukraine’s effort to restore stability in the country, American Vice President Joe Biden told local news agency Mediafax in an interview. He also added that the US is working with countries in the region to reduce energy dependence on Russia.

Vice President Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden are traveling to Romania and Cyprus from May 20-23, 2014. According to him, his visit to Bucharest is an opportunity to thank Romania’s leadership, army and people for everything this country did to support NATO, but also to reaffirm US’ commitment to collective defense of its European allies.

Romanians are in a “more difficult” area due to the illegal Russian intervention and occupation of Crimea, he said. A further close coordination with the government of Romania will be vital for presenting a firm and united position in imposing new sanctions to Russia, if it will disrupt the Ukraine presidential elections on May 25.

Romania’s support will have a key role in helping Ukraine to restore stability in the country, but also in supporting Moldova’s aspirations to join the EU, Joe Biden told Mediafax.

The US vice President also talked about the US and its military presence in Central and Eastern Europe, saying that, in the last few weeks, the US and other NATO allies took a series of measures to consolidate the military presence in this region, including Romania.

Joe Biden also said that Romania registered real progress in the fight against corruption, but warned that work is still to be done, and the US will support Bucharest’s efforts to remain “on track”.

“Stability, transparency and the rule of law are essential for investments and we want our economic relations to further develop and grow,” said Joe Biden.

Referring to the stability and security in the region, Biden said that they depend on the existence of multiple suppliers and several ways to transport energy, so that Russia would not be able to use its resources as a weapon against its neighbors. In this regard, he also said that the US is working with countries in Europe, such as Romania, in order to increase the domestic production of energy by exploring conventional and unconventional gas resources.

The entire interview here (in Romanian).

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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