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Nearly 2k persons expected to attend NATO PA session in Bucharest

Friday, October 6, 2017

Nearly 2,000 persons are expected to attend the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's session in Bucharest, taking place from 6 to 9 October at the Parliament Palace, on Thursday said the Chamber of Deputies' secretary general Silvia Mihalcea, adding that the spending for this event is over RON 10 million "The necessary funds for organising the annual session of the ...

First Presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria of the Council of the European Union 2018 - Priorities and Challenges

Friday, October 6, 2017


  In 2018 Bulgaria will take over the rotation presidency of the Council of the Europeon Union from Estonia, and after six months leading the bloc will hand over the presidency to Austria. This presents an exceptional opportunity for the country to articulate its ideas about the developement of the Union and to take an active part in shapng European oolicies. The objectives set for the Presidency should be ambitious enough however feasible ...

Angela Cristea: Romanians believe in Europe more than other European citizens

Friday, October 6, 2017


Romanians believe in Europe more than other European citizens and they often seek answers to their problems in Brussels, the head of the European Commission's Representation Office in Bucharest, Angela Cristea told Bucharest Forum on Thursday. She participated together with Minister Delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu and Minister for Romanians Abroad Andreea Pastarnac in a panel hosted by Deutsche Welle TV journalist Ali Aslan on the future of the ...

SRI's Hellvig: Euro-Atlantic cooperation, essential against Russia's revisionist threats, terrorism and migration

Friday, October 6, 2017


Euro-Atlantic cooperation is essential from the perspective of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) against the revisionist threats of Russia, to counteract terrorist threat and to effectively manage the attempt to reroute migration via the Black Sea, SRI Director Eduard Hellvig said Thursday. "We have grounded our external partnerships enhanced in time on exchanges of intelligence and expertise with our strategic allies. Euro-Atlantic cooperation ...

JusMin Toader discusses bill amending Justice Laws with Germany's Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt

Friday, October 6, 2017

The bill amending the Justice Laws was among the topics discussed by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader with Germany's Ambassador to Romania Cord Meier-Klodt. According to a release of the Justice Ministry sent on Thursday, Minister Tudorel Toader and State Secretary Marieta Safta welcomed on Wednesday Germany's Ambassador to Romania Cord Meier-Klodt, who was ...

Isarescu (BNR): Litigation costs affect clients and banks alike

Friday, October 6, 2017


Litigation costs affect clients and banks alike, and for lower costs of loans, we have to take them into consideration, Governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Mugur Isarescu told a conference called "Alternative resolution of financial and banking litigations". "Law and the institution combined in Romania make it that before the courts step in or even to avoid their trail, if banks and clients are in litigation, they are equally entitled to correct, ...

Euro trades at .5782 lei on Thursday

Friday, October 6, 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 ...

Romania rejects all bids in 400 mln lei (87 mln euro) 2-yr T-note auction

Friday, October 6, 2017

Romania on Thursday rejected all bids in a 400 million lei ($103 million/87 million euro) auction of Treasury notes due on February 25, 2019, central bank data showed quoted by seenews.com. Bids for a total of 424.5 million lei worth of government paper were placed. The issue will be reopened on Friday when the finance ministry hopes to raise 60 million lei in a non-competitive tender. At the ...

Romanians prefer local food, but foreign-made devices, study reveals

Friday, October 6, 2017


  Most Romanians in the urban area prefer the food they consume to have domestic origin, romaniajournal.ro reports. However, when it comes to electronics, appliances, cars or phones / tablets, they appreciate more the foreign brands, according to a iSense Solutions study. Thus, from a list of 14 categories of evaluated products, the consumers choose those of Romanian origin, first of all when it comes to ...

Bucharest, a Trade Winds hub between Oct. 18 - 20

Friday, October 6, 2017

Trade Winds, the largest annual US government-led trade mission, targeting this year Southeast Europe, will take place in Bucharest October 18-20 with many American and Romanian companies expected to attend, representatives of the US Department of Commerce told a press meeting. The 10th edition of Trade Winds takes place in South East Europe (Romania, ...

A gallery collapses at Lupeni coalmine trapping underground a team of 11 miners

Friday, October 6, 2017


The rescuers managed to get to the third miner trapped in Lupeni mine, but he didn't display any vital signs, nor a pulse, Energy Minister Toma Petcu stated on Friday morning in Lupeni. According ...

RO-ALERT, a public Emergency alert system, to be implemented în Romania

Friday, October 6, 2017

A public Emergency alert system called RO-ALERT will be implemented in Romania in order to prevent the loss of human lives as a result of dangerous meteorological and hydrological phenomena, according to a government emergency ordinance adopted on Thursday. The Government says in a press statement that through this system, real-time warning messages will be sent to the population through modern technologies in the field of communications and information ...

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, on an official trip to the largest population of ethnic Croats in Romania

Thursday, October 5, 2017


The governments of Romania and Croatia must do everything in their power to set the conditions in place for the people's living standard to increase, said visiting Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Wednesday, while on an official trip to Romania's southwestern Caras-Severin county which is home to the largest population of ethnic Croats in ...

EurActiv: Bulgaria and Romania seek investors for big infrastructure projects

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bulgaria and Romania are on the lookout for investors in three big regional infrastructure projects, following a joint session of the heads of government on Tuesday (3 October), Bulgarian media reported quoted by euractiv.com. The two Balkan countries aim to build a second bridge over the Danube, connecting the Bulgarian city of Ruse and the Romanian city of Giurgiu, in an attempt to improve infrastructure connectivity in the region and ...

Ambassador Maior met Congresseman Mike Tuner in the context of NATO Parliamentary Assembly due in Bucharest 6 through 9 October

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Romanian ambassador in Washington George Cristian Maior met with Mike Turner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, also the Chairman of the Congressional Romania Caucus in the context of the forthcoming meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly due in Bucharest 6 through 9 October, a release by the Romanian Embassy in the US informed on ...

Ambassador of Belarus: Romania might become for Belarus a gateway for the European Union

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Romania, Andrei Grinkevich, on an official visit in eastern Galati, stated on Wednesday that Romania might become for Belarus a gateway for the European Union and Belarus for Romania - an entryway for the Euro-Asian ...

Simple motion regarding the transport infrastructure was rejected by the plenary meeting of the Deputies' Chamber

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The simple motion initiated by the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Save Romania Union (USR) regarding the transport infrastructure was rejected on Wednesday by the plenary meeting of the Deputies' Chamber with 104 votes in favour and 115 ...

The law  for  party financing, amended: the money obtained illegally cannot be confiscated anymore

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The plenary of the Deputies’ Chamber adopted on Wednesday the draft which amends the law for the financing of the political parties and electoral campaigns so that the money obtained by the breach of legal provisions will not be confiscated and  directed to the state budget. The draft law adopted by the Deputies Chamber amends the law for the financing of the political parties and the electoral campaigns by annulling the articles ...

Dragnea: We cannot give up any measure that helps employees in Romania because we are scared of protest

Thursday, October 5, 2017


PSD (ruling social-democrat party) leader Liviu Dragnea said on Wednesday, in Mioveni, that trade union protests cannot halt the decision to transfer social contributions from the employer to the employee. The statement was made in the context in which the social democrat leader was asked, during a press conference organized at Dacia car plant, how he comments on Prime Minister Mihai Tudose's allegedly announcing, after meeting with trade unionists, ...

Ambassador Brummel: contracts for difference can be enforced to the project of nuclear reactors 3 and 4 in Cernavoda

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The UK implemented a support mechanism for nuclear energy, called contracts for difference, a system which ensures investors that they will recover their costs, which can also be enforced in Romania to the project of nuclear reactors 3 and 4 in Cernavoda, Ambassador of the UK to Romania Paul Brummel stated, on the occasion of a summit on nuclear ...

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