Ms Maria DAMANAKI in Romania. Meeting with Mr Stelian FUIA, Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, with Mr Cristian DIACONESCU, Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs; opening speech at the Seminar on Black Sea; meeting with Mr Mihai-Razvan UNGUREANU, Prime Minister of Romania, with Members of the Agriculture, Transport and European Affairs Committees of the Romanian Parliament, with Mr Leonard ORBAN i, Romanian Minister of European Affairs, with Mr Alexandru NAZARE, Romanian Minister of Transports and Infrastructure; visit of a fish farm
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