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Prosecutor General on pardon: We encourage citizens' correct conduct, but someone comes and shifts direction

Friday, January 20, 2017

Romania's Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar said on Thursday that there is a concern feeling among prosecutors in respect to the pardon draft, and in the Superior Council of Magistrates (CSM) the general idea on this topics is negative. "There is a concern feeling, because since we joined the European Union we have been preparing to consolidate the rule of ...

Over 3,700 inmates could benefit from the emergency ordinance draft on pardon

Friday, January 20, 2017


Over 3,700 inmates could benefit from the emergency ordinance draft on pardon of certain punishments, announced the National Penitentiaries Administration (ANP) on ...

UniCredit keeps Romania 2017 GDP growth fcast at 3.4%

Friday, January 20, 2017


Romania's economy will expand by 3.4% in 2017, UniCredit said in its January 2017 CEE Quarterly Report, confirming its previous forecast made in September, seenews.com reports. UniCredit projects economic growth of 3.3% in 2018 in Romania, UniCredit said. The bank estimated that Romania posted a 4.5% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2016, up from 4.4% projected in September. According to provisional data from the Romanian statistical office INS, ...

Dodon acknowledges Transnistria’s 6 billion dollar debt to Gazprom as Moldova’s debt

Friday, January 20, 2017


Igor Dodon, the president of Moldova, acknowledged in a statement made during his official visit to Moscow that Transnistria’s debts for natural gas as “Moldova’s overall debt” of 6.5 billion dollars, Radio Chisinau informs. Dodon added that Chisinau was examining possible variants to pay the debt to the Russian company Gazprom. “We have some ideas to get out of this situation. We must understand ...

Gazprom could stop delivering gas vis Ukraine, but Romania can resist a few weeks

Friday, January 20, 2017


The Ukrainian company Naftogaz, which received an invoice of 5.3 billion dollars from Gazprom, announced on Wednesday that they would not pay it. This conflict may affect Romania too if Gazprom stops deliveries, but this country can resist a few weeks without Russian gas, specialists say. Naftogaz announced they would not pay the 5.3 billion dollar invoice issued by Gazprom until the dispute about gas contracts between the two companies from the ...

President Iohannis, at the annual meeting with the foreign ambassadors accredited in Bucharest

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Romania should further develop its European strategic partnerships and bilateral relations, it must stress on the economic dimension in its relations with Central Asia, Middle East countries, while the ties with the states of Asia, Latin America and Africa must be more actively promoted, President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday at the annual meeting with the foreign ambassadors accredited in ...

The reaction of the EU diplomacy to the statements of Dodon regarding the Association Agreement

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The EU contacts with the authorities of the Republic of Moldova are dedicated to the continuation of the implementation with success of the Association Agreement for the good of the Moldavian citizens, stated Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson of the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini asked by Free Europe with regards to the statements made about this agreement by the president of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon in Moscow. ‘ Surely, we are looking forward ...

MAE took note of the statements made by the president of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon

Thursday, January 19, 2017


The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MAE) took note of the statements made by the president of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, during his visit to Moscow, which it deems inadequate and not corresponding to political realities and the special relations between Romania and the Republic of Moldova, shows a reply of MAE."Continuing the modernisation and reform process, as well as fulfilling the aspirations of all the citizens of the Republic of Moldova requires ...

Iohannis at Gov't meeting: "there are two elephants in the room" - the pardon ordinance and that on amending the criminal codes

Thursday, January 19, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday he had, before the Government meeting, a "very applied" discussion with Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, and the head of state told the Government members that he is very pleased with how they do their job. "We have a first today. It is the first time I participate in a Government meeting. I have decided this morning to pay a visit to Mr Prime Minister. We had a very applied, serious talk, with consensual ...

Protests against the adoption of the draft pardon ordinance

Thursday, January 19, 2017

More people protested on Wednesday evening in University Square in Bucharest against the adoption of the draft pardon ordinance. The protesters, carrying red cards, shouted: "Dragnea, don't forget, Romania is not yours!", "Corruption kills!", "Colectiv!", "Down with the criminals!", "The Anticorruption Department should come and get you!", "In jail not governing!". More protesters had banners with messages such as: "No to amnesty!", "Please ...

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