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AFP: Ukraine 'disappointed' as Romania cancels visit over language bill

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ukraine on Friday expressed disappointment after the president of Romania said he would not travel to the ex-Soviet country next month in protest over a bill that obliges schools to teach in the Ukrainian language only, AFP reports. Romanian President Klaus Iohannis said the bill "drastically limits" the access of minorities to education in their native language, adding that the cancellation of his visit is a "very strong ...

Reuters: Romanian deputy PM Shhaideh investigated for abuse of office

Monday, September 25, 2017


Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against Deputy Prime Minister Sevil Shhaideh for suspected abuse of office in a land transfer case, they said on Friday, Reuters correspondent informs. The probe against Shhaideh, 52, is the first high-profile investigation faced by the nine-month old Social Democrat (PSD) government in one of the European Union’s most graft-prone member ...

PSD's Dragnea discusses with Hungarian PM situation at Catholic High School of Targu Mures

Monday, September 25, 2017

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Liviu Dragnea announced on Facebook on Saturday that he had a telephone conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban about the situation at the Catholic High School of Targu Mures and assured the latter that the problem "will be solved." "We agreed on two things, we'll solve the problem at the Catholic High ...

AP: Banned from tennis, Ilie Nastase starts new career as diplomat

Monday, September 25, 2017


 Ilie Nastase is taking on a new role as a diplomat for the Czech Republic, AP reports quoted by espn.com. The Romanian tennis great has been banned by the International Tennis Federation for two ...

DefMin Mihai Fifor met his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Singh Sajjan

Monday, September 25, 2017


Boosting cooperation between the Romanian and Canadian armies, by keeping up with the bilateral and multilateral training exercises and strengthening interoperability at NATO level have been the main topics for discussion at the meeting the Romanian Minister of National Defence Mihai Fifor had with his Canadian counterpart, Harjit Singh Sajjan. The meeting between the two dignitaries took place on the sidelines of the official visit Mihai Fifor is paying to ...

Bucharest Science Festival will take place between September 27 and October 1 at the French Institute in Bucharest

Monday, September 25, 2017


The Bucharest Science Festival, an event dedicated to the state-of-the-art technology, will take place between September 27 and October 1 at the French Institute in Bucharest, informs a press release sent on Friday. According to the release, the French Institute in Bucharest and the Bucharest Science Festival, organised by the Secular Humanist Association of Romania, are teaming again this year "to open windows to the world of tomorrow".Thus, on ...

The banking rates grow: the ROBOR indicator for 3 months came back to 1% after 20 months under this threshold

Monday, September 25, 2017

The ROBOR indicator for three months which decides the way in which the interests are calculated for most of the consumption loans in lei, which went up on Monday 18 September up to 1% per year, maximum level not known from 5 January  2016, from 0.95 – 0.98% in the previous meetings, show the data of the National Bank of Romania (BNR). ROBOR 3 for three months is the main indicator which decides the variable interests for the loans in ...

BRD and BCR in top 10 of the safest banks of Central and Eastern Europe

Monday, September 25, 2017


BRD Groupe Societe Generale and Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) are the safest banks in Romania, according to the ranking regarding the banking institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, made by the American Global Finance magazine. According to this ranking, BRD Groupe Societe Generale is the safest bank in Romania and the seventh in the top of the safest banks in Central and Eastern Europe. Together with the two banks in our ...

Dan Suciu, BNR: Eleven banks that did not pay tax on profit no longer operate in the market

Monday, September 25, 2017


Dan Suciu, the spokesman for the National Bank of Romania, says in a press release, that eleven banks from the list of those that did not pay taxes on profit no longer operate in the market. “The list of banks which did not pay tax on profit, presented by the media lately, includes banks which no longer operate in the market,”said the BNR official. Columna Bank, Carpatica Commercial Bank, Investment and Development ...

ASF: the number of complaints  reduced with approximately 50% down to 4,800 in Q1

Monday, September 25, 2017


The number of complaints received by the Authority for Financial Supervision (ASF) reduced with approximately 50% in Q1 to 4,800 stated on Friday Calin Rangu, manager at the Department for the Protection of the Consumer from the Authority for Financial Supervision (ASF). ‘The number of complaints has reduced by approximately 50% in Q1 against the same period of last year. It is a reduction of the number of complaints with approximately 5,000. We ...

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