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Four new Ministers took oath of office in Grindeanu Cabinet

Friday, February 24, 2017


The new Ministers of Justice, Economy, Business Environment and Minister-delegate for European Funds took the oath of office on Thursday, in front of President Klaus Iohannis. Tudorel Toader took the oath of office as Minister of Justice, Mihai Tudose as Minister of Economy, Alexandru Petrescu as Minister for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship ...

2016 DNA activity report: 1,270 defendants were sent to court including three minister, six senators, 11 Mps

Friday, February 24, 2017


The efforts of the justice system should be supported by stable regulatory and organisational frameworks in order for them to be efficient in the fight against corruption, chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi told a 2016 DNA activity report meeting on Thursday. "We wanted and continue to want to fight ...

Hoyt Yee : Romanian authorities to continue efforts in what regards fighting corruption

Friday, February 24, 2017


State Secretary for Regional Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), Dan Neculaescu, and Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant of the Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia of the US Department of State, have discussed on Wednesday the stage of the strategic dialogue between Romania and the US on applying the Joint Declaration regarding the implementation of the ...

Pavel Filip and Jens Stoltenberg talked about measures for opening NATO Liaison Office

Friday, February 24, 2017


Pavel Filip, the premier of Moldova, had a phone talk on Thursday, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. They spoke about the inauguration of the NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau and measures to be adopted by authorities to facilitate this process, Moldova’s government mentions in a press release. Pavel Filip emphasized that his government would grant support to facilitate accreditation procedures for Office staff, as well as for the ...

PIAROM: study on the dynamics of labor force

Friday, February 24, 2017


The number of employees with general education increased by 8.5 pct in 2016, to over 750,000 employment contracts, those with secondary and post-secondary education rose by 12 pct, reaching more than 510,000 work contracts, and those with higher education fell by 11.5 pct, down to about 950,000 employees, show data from a study on the dynamics of labor force, conducted ...

Romania has lowest number of cultural employees in EU

Friday, February 24, 2017


Romania records the lowest number of employees in cultural fields in EU, with a share of 1.2%, Luxembourg being at the opposite pole with a share of 4.4%, according to the Eurostat report released in Wednesday. Over 2011-2015m the number of employees in cultural fields grew constantly, with 410,000 more jobs (+7%) in EU. In 2015, about 6.5 million people were employed in the cultural sector in EU. The sector represented about 3% ...

Dragobete, Romanian day of love, February 24

Friday, February 24, 2017


The Folk Celebration of love, Dragobetele is celebrated every year on February 24, the day when the Orthodox Church celebrates the First and Second Finding of St. Prophet John the Baptist's Head. February 24 also marks the beginning of the ...

PSD votes the list of new Ministers: Tudorel Toader- proposed as Justice Minister, Mihai Tudose proposed for Economy Ministry

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Less than two months after being sworn into office, the government led by Sorin Grindeanu could go through the first major changes in its structure, following a decision taken by the Social Democratic Party (PSD). In a special party meeting held on Wednesday, the social democrats voted for bringing new ministers on board. The move was confirmed by PM ...

EC Report: Romanian govt policy jeopardises fiscal consolidation gains, anti-graft effort

Thursday, February 23, 2017


The European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday that Romania's hard-won fiscal consolidation gains and anti-graft efforts are at risk of being reversed due to the government's policy. Overall, Romania made some progress in addressing the 2016 country-specific recommendations, the Commission said in a report on macroeconomic imbalances. "There was overall limited progress on credibility of fiscal institutions, on tax compliance and collection and ...

Industrial barometer: in January, the industrial activity continued to drop

Thursday, February 23, 2017


The indicator for the volume of production dropped to 35 points against 55 in November and 42 in December 2016. For two months, the activity has been under 50 points, in full contraction.The indicator for stocks dropped from 43 in December to 39 in January, sign that the sales from the stocks are higher than the rate of refilling the stocks. At the same time, starting with November to January, the indicator for production costs went up from 58 to 65 ...

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