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CSAT to convene on Tuesday, November 28

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) will convene on November 28 under the chairmanship of President Klaus Iohannis, the Presidential Administration announced on Thursday. Featuring on the agenda are a plan for the use of the Romanian Armed Forces that are deployed on missions and operations abroad in 2018, as well as the latest developments in the action plan for implementing the decisions of the NATO Warsaw Summit. Also on the ...

Iraqi ForMin Al-Jaafari: Romania „has every right” to participate in the reconstruction of Iraq

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Romania, as a country that has been on Iraq's side in the fight against Daesh, "has every right" to participate in the reconstruction of Iraq, visiting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Eshaiker Al-Jaafari told a joint news conference with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu on Thursday, in Bucharest. In his turn, Melescanu underscored again Romania's support for Iraq's sovereignty. Al-Jaafari thanked Romania for its 50 ...

Romania-Serbia cooperation memorandum in transnational crime fighting

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Romania's Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar was on a working visit to Serbia, where a memorandum on transnational crime fighting cooperation between the two countries' prosecutor's offices was signed. According to a press release of the Prosecutor's Office, the document establishes the key domains where judicial cooperation between the two countries' ...

Parliament: Censure motion, rejected

Friday, November 24, 2017

The censure motion initiated by the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Save Romania Union (USR), called "PSDragnea, during the campaign mother, at rule, plague," was rejected in the joint plenary sitting of Parliament, with 159 votes in favour, 3 against and 23 abstentions. To be adopted, the motion needed minimum 233 votes in favour. The voting was secret. Liberal Party lawmaker Iulian Dumitrescu told lawmakers the ...

President Iohannis: Parallel state - bad joke, made up by people who victimise themselves to seize power

Friday, November 24, 2017

The parallel state is "a bad joke", and a few people invent such concepts in order to seize all power, on Wednesday said President Klaus Iohannis in southeastern Ploiesti. "This thing with the parallel state is a rather bad joke and I hope Romanians understand there is no parallel state, however there are a few people who want to seize the entire power and in order to achieve that they victimise themselves and invent such concepts. There never was and ...

Iohannis: Liviu Dragnea must resign as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies

Friday, November 24, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis said in Ploiesti on Wednesday evening that "it is clear" Liviu Dragnea must resign as speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. "You have asked me if I saw that circus in front of the DNA (National Anti-corruption Directorate, ed. n.). I did not look expressly, but it was so obvious in all media that it could not be avoided." It is clear he has to resign [Liviu Dragnea], things should not have gone this far. I think that this type of circus ...

Catalin Ivan: A larger PSD group is working on new project

Friday, November 24, 2017

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The group of social democrats working on a new PSD project will publish their ideas early next year, said PSD Euro MP Catalin Ivan. According to Ivan, there are fewer people around the present leader Liviu Dragnea and the new project has in view to modernize PSD. “There is a growing group in PSD, working on a new project for PSD and it will be made public next year. It is a complex project, with all that means internal ...

Parliament's select committee on the justice package : CSAT protocols and those of the intelligence services regarding JUSTICE is information of public interest

Friday, November 24, 2017

The parliamentary commission led by Florin Iordache who harmonises the criminal codes with the Romania's Constitutional Court (CCR) decisions adopted on Wednesday several amendments to the statute of the magistrates, establishing that the protocols signed by the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) and the intelligence service which regard justice is information of public interest, the magistrates being forbidden to offend other powers of the ...

USR filed a constitutionality challenge with CCR against Parliament's decision to set up a controversial package of justice legislation

Friday, November 24, 2017

Opposition Save Romania Union (USR) announced on Thursday having filed a constitutionality challenge with the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) against Parliament's decision to set up a special committee to deal with a controversial package of justice legislation. "The USR challenge shows that the Social Democratic Party-Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (PSD-ALDE) ruling coalition has bestowed upon the special committee unlawful powers, which according ...

Teodorovici accuses premier Tudose and the minister of European Funds of  disinformation: let us not lie to the people!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Senator PSD Eugen Teodorovice accused premier Mihai Tudose and the minister of European Funds Marius Nica of disinformation when they discussed at the beginning of the meeting on Wednesday about the fact that Romania will spend two billion euro from European funds before the end of the year. ‘I was looking during the meeting of the Commission for budget-finances at a typical intervention of  Mr.Tudose in the government meeting. We are ...

PM Tudose: next year Romania could record an economic growth of over 6 percent

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Prime Minister Mihai Tudose maintains that next year Romania could record an economic growth of over 6 percent, considering that the current year will close with the same ...

Former PM Dacian Ciolos noticed a few "inaccuracies" as regards the accomplishments of the PSD-ALDE governance

Friday, November 24, 2017

Former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos says that "welfare and stability" brought by the PSD (Social Democratic Party, main at rule alongside the ALDE, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, ed. n.) are felt in the fuel prices, in inflation, in the RON-EUR exchange rate and in the pace the banks increase people's loan repayments, adding that the "triumphal figures do not keep place for welfare, nor they compensate the lack of efficiency in the governmental ...

BNR official: the ratio between GNI and GDP deteriorated over the past 17 years

Friday, November 24, 2017

Romania's economic gap compared to countries of the European Union has reduced, but the ratio between the gross national income (GNI) and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) deteriorated over the past 17 years, according to a presentation of First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Florin Georgescu. "Over the past 17 years, in Romania, the convergence in GDP terms per capita [at purchasing power parity - PPP], accumulated 33 percentage points ...

Euro trades at 4.6546 lei on Thursday

Friday, November 24, 2017

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Thursday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as follows: CURRENCY SYMBOL RON 1 Euro EUR 4.6546 1 US dollar USD 3.9306 1 Swiss franc CHF 4.0083 1 British pound GBP 5.2287 100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5330 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.2269 1 Russian rouble RUB 0.0673 1 new ...

Romania rejects all bids in 500 mln lei (108 mln euro) 1-yr T-bill auction

Friday, November 24, 2017

Romania's finance ministry on Thursday rejected all bids in a 500 million lei ($126 million/108 million euro) auction of Treasury bills due on November 26, 2018, central bank data showed quoted by seenews.com. Demand in the auction amounted to 618 million lei, the data indicated. This is the third auction of government securities this month, in which the placed bids have been rejected. The finance ...

CFA Romania's macroeconomic confidence indicator went down in October

Friday, November 24, 2017

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CFA Romania's macroeconomic confidence indicator went down in October from the previous month, for the fifth consecutive month, to 43.4 points, the lowest since April 2013, according to a CFA Romania press release. The decline was caused by the both components of the indicator. Thus, the indicator of current conditions was 59.1 points, a decrease of 4.8 points, while the indicator of anticipations decreased by 0.6 points, to 35.5 points (the lowest value ...

Former pharma lobby group head to lead Romania’s Health Insurance House

Friday, November 24, 2017

Romanian prime minister Mihai Tudose appointed Laurentiu-Teodor Mihai as president of Romania’s National Health Insurance House (CNAS), reports Hotnews.ro ...

Chinese group CEFC could take over Romanian TV station owner

Friday, November 24, 2017

Chinese holding China Energy Company (CEFC) has partnered with the Czech financial group Penta Investments to buy Central European Media Enterprises (CME), from the US giant Time Warner, writes Reuters, quoting three sources close to the deal. CME own the TV station Pro TV in Romania, among others, romania-insider informs. The offer amounts to about EUR 500 million, reports ...

President Iohannis: Today's politicians are bound to preserve Romania's Euro-Atlantic strategic options unaltered

Thursday, November 23, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday that politicians are bound to preserve Romania's Euro-Atlantic strategic options unaltered. "A decade ago, when Romania was in one of the most dramatic moments of its existence, Ion I. C. Bratianu proved his earnestness and commitment for the objectives took on when entering the Great War. Alongside the king, Ion I. C. Bratianu and ...

DNA's Kovesi: I have felt for over a year and a half to be "under siege"

Thursday, November 23, 2017

"A simple decision of CCR [Constitutional Court of Romania - ed.n.] has drawn out of Romanians' pockets 188 million euro. Do we really want that such damages occur in the future and no one investigates them, because we amend the abuse of office? This is one question society should answer," Laura-Codruta Kovesi, Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) asked on Tuesday evening during a debate on Justice laws, organised by the Group for Social Dialogue ...

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