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ANEIR: wages growth in the public environment only can distort the business environment

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The wages growth in the public environment only can distort the business environment, including through the migration of some private environment specialists towards the public one, Executive President of the National Association of Exporters and Importers from Romania (ANEIR) Mihai Ionescu stated on ...

PM Grindeanu suggests inter-ministerial team to deal with new Black Sea energy projects

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


At a meeting on Monday with a delegation of a consortium made up of oil corporations ExxonMobil and OMV Petrom, Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu suggested the establishment of an inter-ministerial team to secure technical support in favour of new energy projects likely to develop in the Black Sea under Romania's jurisdiction. "Investors have in the ...

President Iohannis promulgated the repeal law of OUG 13 and the law approving OUG 14

Monday, February 27, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Friday the decrees promulgating the repeal law of OUG 13 and the law approving OUG 14. According to a press release of the Presidential Administration, the Head of the State signed the decrees promulgating the Law repealing the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 13/2017 amending and supplementing Law no. 286/2009 on the Criminal Code and Law no. 135/2010 on the Code of Criminal Procedure and promulgating the Law ...

Attorney General Augustin Lazar: harmonising the criminal legislation with the CCR rulings will continue

Monday, February 27, 2017

Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar says he agrees with the abuse of office being restated in the Criminal Code to take into account the relevant ruling issued by the Constitutional Court of Romania, but restating it should not make it ...

AP: Romanians form EU flag during 27th night of protests

Monday, February 27, 2017


 Thousands of Romanians have staged another anti-government protest, standing together to form a European Union flag to signal support for the bloc and its values, AP correspondent reports. Several thousand gathered in Bucharest's Victory Square late Sunday, the 27th consecutive evening of protests against the center-left government. Demonstrators shouted "Resignation!" and "You thieves," then later stood in the shape of ...

Hoyt Yee: our challenge is to help the Moldavians to understand that their place is in Europe

Monday, February 27, 2017


The deputy assistant of the State Secrtary of the United States of America for Europe and Eurasia, Hoyt Yee stated on Thursday afternoon in Constanta that the US collaborated with Romanian institutions for getting ways to help the Republic of Moldova to go towards their integration into Europe and that the citizens and the leaders of this state must be convinced that their future is a western one. Hoyt Yee was asked on Thursday afternoon at the Ovidius ...

ForMin Melescanu starts today an official visit to Budapest

Monday, February 27, 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu will have a meeting, on Monday, in Budapest, with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban and with the head of the Hungarian diplomacy Peter Szijjarto, in the context of an official visit paid to the neighboring ...

Romanian Land Forces to participate in the "Dynamic Front II" multinational exercise, Germany, in February 26 - March 10

Monday, February 27, 2017

 A 20-troop detachment of the Romanian Land Forces, belonging to the 8th LAROM Brigade "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" in Focsani will participate in the "Dynamic Front II" multinational exercise that will take place at the Training Center in Grafenwoehr, Germany, in February 26 - March ...

Deputy PM Shhaideh, Japanese Ambassador discuss cooperation on seismic risk prevention and reduction

Monday, February 27, 2017

Sevil Shhaideh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development met on Friday with Japanese Ambassador to Romania Kisaburo Ishii, with talks focusing on joint projects and possibilities to develop bilateral cooperation, including on seismic risk prevention and reduction. According to a release, the two officials expressed appreciation for the ...

Interior Minister Carmen Dan, US Ambassador Klemm stress importance of intensifying cooperation

Monday, February 27, 2017

Interior Minister Carmen Dan and US Ambassador Hans Klemm stressed the importance of intensifying cooperation between the two countries during a Friday meeting, business-review.eu reports. During yesterday’s meeting, the Romanian official and the US diplomat stressed the need to intensify the relation between the two countries in agreement with the main directions set by the Common Declaration on the Strategic ...

MAE: Romanian-Iranian Joint Economic Committee in the first half of 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017


Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Thursday mentioned the convention in the first half of 2017 of the Romanian-Iranian Joint Economic Committee, upon welcoming the ambassador of Iran, Hamid Moayyer. The Foreign Ministry (MAE) ...

Romania-Canada Trade to Reach Historic Highs under CETA

Monday, February 27, 2017


  On 15 February in Strasbourg, the European Parliament formally approved the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA will create vast new opportunities across the EU and in Canada, opening new markets for exporters, generating high-quality jobs for workers, and forging closer links between Canadian and EU member states’ economies., a press release sent to ACTMedia by the Embassy of Canada to Bucharest ...

Euro trades at 4.5169 lei on Friday

Monday, February 27, 2017

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

CFA Romania: macroeconomic trust dropped in January 2017 by 54.9 points

Monday, February 27, 2017


The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst Romania) Romania indicator of macroeconomic trust dropped in January 2017 as compared to the previous month by 54.9 points. According to a press release of the CFA Romania sent on Friday, the indicator ...

Martisor Legends celebrating spring, youth and femininity

Monday, February 27, 2017


Martisor (pronounced Martseeshohr) is a charming old Romanian tradition, celebrating spring, youth and femininity. It is also a nickname for the month of March (little March). The holiday is celebrated at the beginning of spring, on March 1, in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Similar, though not identical, customs can be found in Bulgaria, Albania and Italy. From 1st to 9th March, the streets of ...

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 ...

Livia Stanciu (CCR) : GEO 13/2017 exceeded assumed intention on putting into agreement with the constitutional provisions

Friday, February 24, 2017

Constitutional Judge Livia Stanciu stated her belief, in a dissenting opinion, that GEO 13/2017 exceeded the assumed intention on putting into agreement the criminal legislation with the constitutional provisions, according to the motivation of the decision by which the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) rejected, with majority of votes, the exception of ...

Constantin Nita (PSD): the party is challenged by a festering internal crisis

Friday, February 24, 2017

Former Vice-Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and former Energy Minister in the Ponta government Constantin Nita says that beyond the image crisis affecting the Grindeanu government, the PSD is challenged by a festering internal crisis and the least desirable thing would be for the party to repeat the fate of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the ...

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 ...

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