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Carmen Paun

Digital Journalist based in Brussels, Belgium. Joined on Aug 15, 2010

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Belgian trade unions: Austerity is not a solution, it's a problem Special

Brussels - The leaders of the trade unions striking today in Belgium had a common message for the leaders of the EU countries meeting today in Brussels: austerity measures are not a solution to the current economic crisis.
Digital Journal Report by Carmen Paun

Week of protests brings results in Romania, but people want more Special

Bucharest - A week ago Romanians took to the streets in support of Raed Arafat, who quit his deputy health minister position after disagreements with President Basescu over a new healthcare plan that would see most of the emergency ambulance system become private.
Digital Journal Report by Carmen Paun - 2 comments

Eurozone leaders decide on a European Monetary Fund

Brussels - The French President Nicolas Sarkozy told the press on Thursday that the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) represents the beginning of a European Monetary Fund.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Strike at Brussels Airport affects flights

Brussel - The employees of one of the companies handling ground services at Brussels Airport are on a 24-hour strike. The flights of 39 airlines might be impacted.
In the Media by Carmen Paun - 1 comment

Libya's Ambassador to the EU defects

Bruxelles - The Ambassador of Libya to the European Union and the Benelux countries has defected, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton announced tonight.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Today is the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

Brussel - The 6th of February marks the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding released a joint statement condemning the practice.
In the Media by Carmen Paun - 6 comments

Man stabs wife, then jumps from the 9th floor with his child

Constanta - On Thursday, a man jumped from the 9th floor of an apartment building in Constanta, Romania, while holding his child. The man jumped after stabbing his wife, the Romanian press agency Mediafax reports.
In the Media by Carmen Paun - 2 comments

Taiwanese citizens to travel without a visa in the Schengen area

Brussels - The citizens of Taiwan holding a passport that includes an identity card number will be able to travel without a visa in the Schengen area starting 2011, announced the Council of the European Union (EU) last week.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

NASA to discuss today the discovery of an exceptional object

Washington - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will hold a press conference today at 12:30 EST to discuss the discovery of an exceptional object in the Earth's cosmic neighborhood.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Visa-free travel for Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina

Brussels - Citizens of Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina who possess biometric passports will be able to travel without a visa in the Schengen area from mid-December. The decision came today after a meeting of the Council of the European Union (EU).
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Google opens a new office in Romania

Bucharest - Google company will open an office in Romania that will be lead by Dan Bulucea, the former Business and Marketing Director of Microsoft Romania.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Protests in Romania while MPs vote on government's dismissal

Bucharest - Romania seems to be reaching a boiling point today as thousands of people are protesting on the streets of Bucharest while the members of the Romanian Parliament are debating and getting ready to vote on a censure motion to dismiss the government.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Activists march following refusal to repatriate Armand Tungulu Special

Brussels - Hundreds of Congolese activists marched in Brussels on Saturday carrying an empty coffin after the Congolese authorities refused to repatriate the body of Belgian-Congolese activist Armand Tungulu Mudiandamb, dead in Kinshasa at the beginning of October.
Digital Journal Report by Carmen Paun

EU to give 90 million Euros in assistance to Republic of Moldova

Brussels - The Republic of Moldova will start receiving 90 million Euros in macro-financial assistance in the following weeks, after the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union declared the readiness of the block to continue supporting this country.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Air traffic suspended in Belgium due to strike

Brussel - Brussels Airport announced on its website that the air traffic has been suspended in Belgium on Tuesday from 14.00 local until a time to be determined, due to a strike by air traffic controllers.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Basescu: ‘The travelling Roma are those in need of integration’ Special

Brussels - The Romanian President, Traian Basescu, told journalists on Thursday that there needs to be made a clear distinction between the whole Roma community and the travelling Roma.
Digital Journal Report by Carmen Paun - 4 comments

Aurescu: France deported Roma for 'future crime'

Brussels - Bogdan Aurescu, State Secretary in the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that France has deported Roma people not on the basis of crimes they have committed, but on the basis of the possibility that they will commit crimes in the future.
In the Media by Carmen Paun - 11 comments

Israel and Palestine to resume direct negotiation in September

Brussels - Israel and Palestine will resume direct bilateral negotiations on the 2nd of September in Washington, as a response to an invitation from the United States.
In the Media by Carmen Paun

Romanian students claim their diploma is 'for nothing' Special

At least 200 students are marching today through Costinesti, Romania, in an effort to raise awareness on the quality of higher education in their country. The event is organized by the National Alliance of Students’ Organizations in Romania (ANOSR).
Digital Journal Report by Carmen Paun - 2 comments

120,000 people admired the Flower Carpet in Brussels Special

Brussels - Approximately 120,000 people admired the Flower Carpet laid over in the main square of Brussels, Belgium on August 13-15. A trademark of the Belgian Capital, the Carpet celebrated the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Digital Journal Report by Carmen Paun - 4 comments
 

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