Embarrassing Printing Error for Romanian Foreign Ministry

One particular news article caught our attention in the office today: the BBC reported that in his visit to Romania this week, the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was presented with a booklet by his Romanian counterpart triumphing Germany-Romania bilateral relations… complete with an image of France covered by a German flag on the cover. The document was produced by Agerpres, Romania’s national news agency, who have accepted responsibility for the error and apologised to both parties.

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Not for the first time

For Romania’s Foreign Ministry, the story is less rosy: this is the second time in only a month that they’ve been involved in an embarrassing incident. Last month, when the Romanian Embassy in France issued invitations to an upcoming function, they accidentally attached a spreadsheet containing candid and unrestrained remarks about the invited guests.

Source: BBC