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Migration challenges on the agenda of President Klaus Iohannis visit to Germany

Friday, February 12, 2016


President Klaus Iohannis, on a five-day visit to Germany, met on Thursday Barbara Stamm, President of the Bavarian State Parliament; they discussed migration challenges, the Romanian Presidential Administration informed in a media ...

PM Cilos received Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and chief negotiator with the EU Volkan Bozkir

Friday, February 12, 2016


Romania's Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Thursday told Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and chief negotiator with the EU Volkan Bozkir that Turkey showing it can halt migration is important to European leaders, adding that the migration should be kept in ...

Romanian defence minister: Deveselu facility becomes operational to be transferred to NATO in time

Friday, February 12, 2016


Mihnea Motoc, the Romanian defence minister, said at a meeting with his Polish counterpart, Antoni Macierewicz, that Deveselu facility would become operational to be transferred to NATO in due time. His interlocutors reiterated the need of concrete measures tp consolidate and adapt the Alliance to the new security context. They expressed the joint interest to strengthen NATO’s position of discouraging and defence, the Eastern flank included. They ...

Reuters: Romanian PM dismisses tax chiefs over EU funds fraud inquiry

Friday, February 12, 2016


Romania's prime minister sacked the head of the tax authority and his deputy on Thursday, a day after anti-corruption prosecutors said they were being investigated as part of a wider probe into alleged misappropriation of European funds. The government press office confirmed Gelu Diaconu and his deputy Mihai Gogancea-Vatasoiu had been dismissed after Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said he was waiting for Finance Minister Anca ...

BNR estimates 3 percent negative inflation for the end of March 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016


The National Bank of Romania (BNR, the central bank) forecasts 3 percent negative inflation for the end of March 2016, with an uncertainty interval of +/-0.6pct, according to revised data published on the BNR website. Excluding the VAT first round effect, the inflation would have been 1.3pct at the end of the first quarter of 2016. The 2016 inflation target of the Central Bank is 2.5pct +/-1pct. The Nationak Bank of Romania ...

Minister Irimescu: Romania needs Israeli know-how in agriculture

Friday, February 12, 2016


Research, irrigation and cooperatives are three important areas of collaboration with Israel, believes Minister of Agriculture Achim Irimescu, who had a meeting on Thursday with Israel's Ambassador to Romania, Tamar Samash. According to a ...

Southern Harvest buys 2,700 hectares of farming land in Romania

Friday, February 12, 2016


Southern Harvest Company, a subsidiary of the American investment fund Anholt Services, announced on Thursday the purchase of 2,700 hectares of farming land in Romania following two separate transactions, PRNewswire informs. Following these purchases, the land area owned by Southern Harvest in Romania grew by 45%. The company shows that an important area of the new lands is organically grown and intends to continue working the land in the same ...

Romania should look beyond the European Union for foreign trade

Friday, February 12, 2016


Romania should look beyond the European Union for foreign trade, given that nearly 70 percent of the foreign trade of Romania is in fact intra-EU trade, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) Mihai Daraban told a specialist conference on Thursday in ...

Competition Council starts inspections at the headquarters of four companies operating on the timber market

Friday, February 12, 2016


The Competition Council on Tuesday and Wednesday has carried out unannounced inspections at the headquarters of four companies operating on the timber market, as well as at two regional forest departments on suspicion of some understandings among these economic operators, Council President Bogdan Chiritoiu announced on ...

The government discusses the anti-poverty strategy

Thursday, February 11, 2016


The government discusses an integrated plan of 47 measures destined to combating poverty which has in mind all the categories of age and proposes to be financed both from the state budget and the European funds announced on Wednesday premier Dacian Ciolos. ‘We have in Romania many people who are at risk of poverty, out of whom 1.7 million are children, with higher risks especially in the rural environment. Starting from this idea, that we have a ...

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