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Bitdefender helped to close down two of the biggest sites on the ‘dark web’ Europol announces

Monday, July 24, 2017


The Romanian company Bitdefender helped to close down two huge commercial sites on the so-called ‘ dark web’ through which the users could buy drugs anonymously, software for hackers and weapons, stated the head of Europol Rob Wainwright, quoted by Bloomberg. ‘This is an important hit- two of the biggest three (sites on the dark web)- a coordinated move, which might surprise the users in connection with what capacity have the forces ...

PM Tudose to visit Moldova on Friday

Friday, July 21, 2017

 Prime Minister Mihai Tudose will pay a working visit to the Republic of Moldova on Friday, and is expected to have talks with his Moldovan counterpart Pavel Filip, a release from the government in Chisinau reads. PM Tudose will also have talks with the Moldovan Parliament Speaker Adrian Candu. In a phone conversation on Thursday with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said that Romania will ...

Tudorel Toader meets Frans Timmermans, EC vicepresident, in Brussels next week

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tudorel Toader, the minister of justice will go to Brussels next week to have talks with the vice president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, about laws concerning justice. Toader said the package to be adopted by the government on September 1 will be sent to Parliament. “I established a meeting with vice president Timmermans next week. We will discuss mainly about master lines, principles about the package of ...

On Aviation Day, President Iohannis was not invited

Friday, July 21, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis hasn’t been invited to attend the ceremonies marking the Aviation Day in Bucharest, while the Presidential Administration hasn’t sent any flower wreaths, as they have done up to now, official sources told local news agencies. The Day of the Romanian Air Force was celebrated in Bucharest on Thursday through military and religious ceremonies at the Air Heroes monument in the Aviatorilor ...

Military aircraft from Germany, UK, US, Poland to display their might at BIAS 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017


The 9th edition of the Bucharest International Air Show (BIAS) 2017, the biggest air show in Romania, will be staged on Saturday at the Aurel Vlaicu International Airport to showcase military aircraft operated by pilots from Germany, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, the UK and the US. "The demonstrations to be given by Romanian military pilots will include ...

French frigate "Chevalier Paul" is conducting joint exercises alongside three Romanian military ships, between 19 and 22 July

Friday, July 21, 2017


 Ambassador of France to Romania Michele Ramis paid a visit on Wednesday, to Constant Port, to French frigate "Chevalier Paul," that is conducting joint exercises alongside three Romanian military ships, between 19 and 22 July, in the territorial waters of our country and in the international waters of the Black ...

President Klaus Iohannis has certified three Romanian ambassadors

Friday, July 21, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis has certified Romanian ambassadors to Kirghizstan, Thailand and Lesotho as well as Mozambique and Zambia. On Thursday, he signed decrees certifying Cezar-Manole Armeanu as Romania's ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Kirghizstan residing in Astana, Kazakhstan; Bogdan Badea as Romania's ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Thailand, upon Government's proposal. Marius Constantin Boranescu was ...

Microsoft file: defendants colluded to influence governmental decisions and secure exorbitant amounts of money

Friday, July 21, 2017

The four defendants in the Microsoft overpriced licensing case - Dorin Cocos, Nicolae Dumitru, Gabriel Sandu and Gheorghe Stefan - colluded to influence governmental decisions and secure exorbitant amounts of money, and whether they acted out of greed or the obligation to provide money to others or to political parties is of no relevance, reads the reasoning of the five-judge panel ...

Gov't completes Romania's bid to host European Medicines Agency after relocation

Friday, July 21, 2017


The Government has completed Romania's bid to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after its relocation from the UK following the UK exiting the European Union. "The relocation to Bucharest of the European Medicines Agency is an important opportunity that Romania could use. Attracting the main offices of an agency of the European Union would increase ...

Government: 40,000 euro contribution for Common Data Transmission System OECD

Friday, July 21, 2017

The government approved on Thursday payment of the voluntary financial contribution of 40,000 euros by Romania to OECD for 2017-2018, to support the Common Data Transmission System, a press release informs. The government decision stipulates that this financial contribution will be paid from the state budget in 2017, through the budget of the Ministry of Public Finances. The Common Data Transmission System is meant to facilitate ...

Civil society representatives in ESC criticise measure on taxes in part time contracts

Friday, July 21, 2017


Civil society representatives in the Economic and Social Council (ESC) point to the fact that the measure announced by premier Mihai Tudose referring to the payment of social security and health insurance taxes by employers in the case of part time labour contracts might increase costs paid by employers for tens of thousand employees in Romania, a press release informs. According to the source, at the July 18 meeting, the plenum of the Economic and ...

PM Tudose appointed lawyer Gheorghe Piperea his honorary adviser

Friday, July 21, 2017

Under a decision published on Thursday in the Official Journal, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose appointed lawyer Gheorghe Piperea his honorary adviser on taxation, banking and capital markets. Piperea is replacing Eugen Teodorovici, who held the ...

Eurostat: Romanian government deficit recorded the peak growth in EU in Q1 of 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017


Romania's government deficit recorded the peak growth in the European Union in the first quarter of 2017, namely 1.3 percentage points, from 1.8 percent deficit of the GDP in Q4 2016, until a 3.2 percent deficit of the GDP in Q1 2017, the data released on Thursday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat) ...

Romania sells planned 700 mln lei (153 mln euro) in 2018 T-bills

Friday, July 21, 2017

Romania on Thursday sold out a planned 700 million lei ($177 million/153 million euro) in one-year Treasury bills, central bank data showed, quoted by seenews.com. The average accepted yield at the auction was 0.55%, the data indicated. Demand for the government securities, which will mature on February 5, 2018, totalled 1.98 billion lei. Romania's finance ministry plans to auction 5.1 billion lei in ...

Two infringement procedures against Romania were closed by the European Commission

Friday, July 21, 2017

 Two infringement procedures against Romania were closed by the European Commission, and the relevant decisions were on Wednesday presented within the weekly sitting of the Coordination Committee of the National Management System of European Affairs, chaired by Minister Delegate Victor Negrescu, a release sent by the Foreign ...

The 5 most beautiful roads in the Romanian mountains

Friday, July 21, 2017


Romanian mountains are best discovered on foot, business-review.eu informs. But if you plan on traveling on the roads that cross them, you willencounter some of the most beautiful roads in Romania. Check our list of 5 most beautiful roads in the country toride on next time you visit. Transfagarasan  Transfagarasan, named by Top Gear presenters “the best road in the ...

Romania condemning proclamation of self-styled 'Little Russia' in Ukraine by Donetsk separatists

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) is condemning the proclamation on July 18 by separatists in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region of a self-styled new state called "Little Russia," according to a MAE statement released on Wednesday. "The action is flagrantly violating the rules of international law, while breaching Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial unity," ...

President Iohannis encourages new Japanese investment in Romania

Thursday, July 20, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis welcomed on Tuesday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi to encourage new Japanese investment in Romania. According to a Presidential Administration statement, discussed at the meeting were the latest developments in and prospects for consolidating the partnership between Romania ...

ForMin Melescanu, Japan's senior state official Kishi discuss new Bucharest metro main route

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Implementing a construction project for a new Bucharest metro main route linking the city's North Station to the Henri Coanda Airport that is partially funded by Japan was discussed on Wednesday by Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and senior official with Japan's Foreign Ministry Nobuo Kishi, according to Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry ...

PM Mihai Tudose and French ambassador in Bucharest Michele Ramis discuss Romania-France Cultural Season

Thursday, July 20, 2017


At the Victoria Governmental Palace on Wednesday, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose welcomed French ambassador in Bucharest Michele Ramis, highlighting the "very good" political and economic cooperation between Romania and France, adding that there is a wish for the Romanian-French common cultural values and visions to acquire a "more vigorous" reflection. "We have a ...

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