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ForMin Melescanu: Developing relations with Moldova, a first-rank priority of Romania's foreign policy

Thursday, March 2, 2017


 Developing the relations with the Republic of Moldova is a first-rank priority of Romania's foreign policy, reiterated Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on occasion of a meeting on Wednesday with Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova in Bucharest Mihai Gribincea, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs. Minister Melescanu evoked the importance of continuing the process of reforms and modernisation to the benefit of all citizens of the ...

Ambassador Kuzmin: Russian-Romanian economic relations can be developed without any political, ideological interference

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Ambassador of the Russia Federation in Bucharest Valery I. Kuzim in Craiova, on Wednesday, after a meeting with representatives of the local administration, said that in his opinion the development of the Russian-Romanian economic relations is possible without any political, ideological interference, but based on pragmatic ideas, and specialists can pronounce about the collaboration ...

Minister Petrescu met Bulgaria's ambassador in Bucharest Todor Churov

Thursday, March 2, 2017

 Coordination between Romania and Bulgaria in addressing issues related to the future of the European Union after the withdrawal of the UK, migration flows to the EU, improved efficiency in the absorption of European funds and identifying solutions to facilitate access to third markets for products and services were some of the topics discussed on Wednesday by Romania's Minister of Trade, Business Environment and Entrepreneurship Alexandru Petrescu and Bulgaria's ...

DefMin Les had a meeting with Ambassador of Canada to Romania Kevin Hamilton

Thursday, March 2, 2017

National Defence Minister Gabriel Les had on Wednesday a meeting with Ambassador of Canada to Romania Kevin Hamilton, the two officials tackling current topics regarding the developments in the regional security and international environment, as well as the directions for intensifying the bilateral cooperation in the defence area, the National Defence Ministry (MApN) mentions. According to the quoted source, Minister Les highlighted Canada's contribution with ...

Romania and Hungary will be convening in a joint session in the city of Timisoara

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The national governments of Romania and Hungary will be convening in a joint session in the city of Timisoara, western Romania, in the period immediately ahead, according to government sources. Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto on Monday met in Budapest, Hungary, as a first step in a process that is meant to turn the relationships between Romania and Hungary into an example for other countries in the ...

DefMin Les and EconMin Tudose discuss about Romaninan defence industry

Thursday, March 2, 2017

National Defence Minister Gabriel Les discussed on Wednesday with Economy Minister Mihai Tudose about the stage of the Romanian defence industry and especially its capacity to support the Romanian Army's needs and also about economy in ...

Former PM Petre Roman, heard by military prosecutors in the case of the December 1989 Revolution

Thursday, March 2, 2017

 Former Prime Minister Petre Roman reported on Wednesday to the General Prosecution offices to be heard by military prosecutors in the case of the December 1989 Revolution. In June 2016 the High Court of Cassation and Justice upheld the General Prosecution's decision to reopen this case. In April 2016 then acting Prosecutor General Bogdan Licu announced the reopening of the probe on ground that the Military Prosecution's October 2015 ...

LabMin Vasilescu, EC official Cristea discuss uniform public pay law, cutting unemployment, stopping migration

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Romania's Minister of Labour and Social Justice Lia-Olguta Vasilescu on Wednesday welcomed head of the European Commission Representation in Bucharest Angela Cristea to set the objectives for the period immediately ahead in the area of social affairs, with emphasis on the role of social partners in the consultation process, according to the Labour ...

Minimum old-age social security pension up 30 pct as of March 1 to 520 lei

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The minimum old-age social security pension increased to 520 lei (rd 115 euro) as of March 1, according to Emergency Ordinance No. 2/2017 of January 6, 2017 on particular fiscal and budgetary measures, with 1,022,168 people collecting higher benefits as a result. Beginning March 1, 2017 the old-age social security benefit for pensioners, as provided for by the Government's Emergency Ordinance No. 6/2009 on the establishment of the minimum old-age ...

Forex reserves of BNR decreased by 23 mln euro this February

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The forex reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) decreased by 23 mln euro this February from the month before, reaching 34.495 billion euro, the central bank announced in a release on Wednesday. Inflows recorded in February amounted to 405 million euro representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance's accounts, a.s.o.. Outflows stood at 428 ...

Euro trades ta 4.5200 lei on Wednesady

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Wednesday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as follows: CURRENCY SYMBOL ...

AHK: the budget implementation shows the drop in the consumer trust towards the evolution of the country

Thursday, March 2, 2017


The implementation of the general consolidated budget for January 2017 shows a drop in the trust of the consumer towards the general evolution of Romania stated for Mediafax Dragos Anastasiu, the chairman of the Romanian -German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK). The implementation of the budget for January 2017 shows a drop of the income with approximately 6% (almost 24% drop at VAT collection) and an increase of expenses with 3.5%. Even so, ...

Bucharest City Hall adopted the principle agreement to create 19 commercial companies

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The General Council of Bucharest City Hall (CGMB) adopted on Tuesday the 19 decision projects that foresee the principle agreement for setting up joint stock companies belonging to the municipality. Municipal Adviser of the National Liberal ...

Two German nationals have been declared personae non-grata in Romania for ten years

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Two German nationals, included one of Syrian extraction, have been declared personae non-grata in Romania for ten years as a result of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) taking specific measures as the two were carrying out activities that are seen as risks against national security under Romania's anti-terror ...

President Iohannis, at the meeting for the presentation of the 2016 activity report of the National Defence Ministry

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that the allocation this year of 2 percent of GDP to the budget of the Ministry of Defence sets the prerequisites in place for the fulfillment of the goals Romania has committed ...

DefMin Les: Romania is ready to face complex evolutions in regional security environment

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Romania is ready to face the complex evolutions in the security environment that manifest themselves in the region, being its duty to have an efficient military system adapted to the regional context, declared on Tuesday the Minister of National Defence, Gabriel Les, during the MApN 2016 activity report sitting. He specified that the institution's budget, of ...

Ambassador Klemm: priority of the US in Romania is to promote the security of both countries

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The priority of the US in Romania is to promote the security of both countries, the US ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm said on Tuesday in the southwestern city of Targu-Jiu, adding that he hails the decision of the Romanian Government to allocate 2 percent of the gross domestic product to the defence ...

New Consulates General in Salzburg, Austria, and in Haifa, Israel

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday signed the decree on the establishment of Romania's Consulate General in Salzburg, the Austrian Republic, the Presidential Administration ...

Ambassador Stella Ronner-Grubacic had a meeting with DefMin Les

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

National Defence Minister Gabriel Les welcomed on Tuesday Ambassador of the Netherlands to Romania Stella Ronner-Grubacic, on which occasion the two mostly discussed aspects related to the bilateral collaboration in the defence area, as well as within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU), the National Defence Ministry (MApN) ...

AG Lazar: CSM will not ask Judiciary Inspection to examine DNA's probe into issuing of OUG 13

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Attorney General Augustin Lazar said Tuesday that the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM) denied a request for the notification of the Judiciary Inspection to look into the criminal probe conducted by the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) into the issuing of emergency ordinance OUG 13 and his management of communication after the issuing of the ...

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