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EurActiv: Romanian president rebukes Merkel: Transatlantic link remains vital

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Monday (29 May) rebuffed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s insistence that Europe must now take fate into its own hands and insisted that the transatlantic relationship remains vital, EurActiv.com reports. On Sunday (28 May), Merkel said Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 nations and NATO last week. She did not mention by name US ...

Presidential Administration: There is no change in Romania's official position regarding its relationship with Turkey

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

There is no change in Romania's official position regarding its relationship with Turkey, the Presidential Administration said on Tuesday in a release, saying that this message has been conveyed by presidential adviser Ion Oprisor during talks on Tuesday with Turkish ambassador in Bucharest, Osman Koray ...

Moldovan President Igor Dodon addressed the Russian authorities a request not to give in to provocations

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday addressed the Russian authorities at a news conference with a request not to give in to provocations by the republic's government in connection with the expulsion of Russian diplomats on Monday, Sputnik.com reports. "Dear Russian partners, over the last six months you have shown openness and readiness for strategic partnership. Do not give in to ...

MAE to start campaign advancing Romania's bid for non-permanent seat on UN Security Council

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu will be in New York, May 31 - June 3, to officially start off a campaign advancing Romania's bid for non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2020-2021. The campaign will be conducted under the slogan "Romania: a lasting commitment to Peace, Justice and Development," and it is deemed an ambitious foreign policy objective, according to a press statement released on Tuesday by Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry ...

President's spokesperson Dobrovolschi: Parliament vote in Bejinariu case proves once more disdain for Justice

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spokesperson of Romania's president Madalina Dobrovolschi stated on Tuesday that Parliament's vote on the request for the Social Democratic Party (PSD - ruling) deputy Eugen Bejinariu's criminal prosecution proves the majority's disdain for Justice. "Today's parliamentary vote regarding the request for PSD deputy Eugen Bejinariu's criminal prosecution proves once again the majority's disregard of the judiciary. It is unacceptable that some deputies and ...

Daniel Constantin launches new party, Pro Romania, under #altfel slogan

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  Romania's newest political party, Pro Romania, was launched on Monday on a hotel terrace in Bucharest City, under the slogan #altfel (different) in the presence of dozens of people. The event started off with a short film playing on a screen in which people interviewed in the streets say they are unhappy with how politics is being done in Romania. "You are with us for a ...

Euro trades at 4.5636 lei on Tuesday

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Tuesday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as follows: CURRENCY SYMBOL RON 1 Euro EUR 4.5636 1 US dollar USD 4.0900 1 Swiss franc CHF 4.1858 1 British pound GBP 5.2606 100 Japanese yen JPY ...

Commercial exchanges between Bulgaria and Romania amount to 4 billion euros

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


The Bulgaria-Romania Chamber of Trade and Industry organized a series of events for the promotion of commercial exchanges and economic contracts between Bulgaria and Romania, in Ruse, on Monday and Tuesday, BTA informs. The elimination of barriers and obstacles for the transport of goods on the Danube possibilities of foodstuff sales from Bulgaria by means of store chains in Bulgaria. According to data supplied by ...

Dozens of flights affected by strike; Blue Air delays 3 flights and Ryan Air cancels 5 flights

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Air traffic controllers' general strike is to affect on Tuesday dozens of scheduled flights on the "Henri Coanda" International Airport. The strike started at 09:00 hrs, on the website of the National Company Bucharest Airports a number of five flights of the Ryan Air company were canceled, to and from Rome and Berlin, and one from Timisoara, but there weren't any mentions whether these cancellations were connected to the strike of air traffic ...

Second Boeing aircraft arrives Wednesday in Romania to join Tarom fleet

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


The second Boeing 737-800 NG airplane, bought by Tarom state company will land on Baneasa Airport on May 31, official sources told News.ro. Early this month the Ministry of Transports announced that Tarom had signed a purchase contract for two new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft with 189 seats. The first airplane joined Tarom fleet last week. The two new Boeing planes are bought in leasing for 10 years from ...


Wednesday, May 31, 2017


In April 2017, 3327 construction permits were released for residential buildings, a 4.6% decrease compared to March 2017 and an 11.0% fall compared to April 2016. In the 1.I-30.IV.2017 period, 10744 construction permits were released for residential buildings, 2.5% less than in the same period of the previous year. Building permits for residential construction declined 4.6 ...

Prince Charles received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales confessed, upon receiving the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), that some of the reasons he often visits Romania are "my Romanian friends, your cultural and natural heritage, your traditions, but also your ability to innovate and change." Everything you stand for after centuries of history - your identity and your whole potential. The energy that you can set in motion in order to change something. ...

Iohannis: PSD fully responsible for pay law; expectations of me to amend it, a bit out of place

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis said Monday that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) carries the full and final responsibility for the Uniform Pay Law, and pointed out that expectations of him to modify something in the regulatory act are a bit "out of place and exaggerated". "The bill, as far as I know, has just cleared one Chamber and is about to enter the Chamber of Deputies, which is the decision-making Chamber. When it reaches on my desk, for promulgation, ...

Ex-minister Jianu: If Romania’s new public sector law will be enforced, wages might be cut

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

If the new public sector wage draft bill will be enforced, probably after a half year the inflation and debt rate of the state will increase so much that salaries will be cut again, said this Monday Florin Jianu, representative of the National Council for SMEs and former minister for Business Environment, business-review.eu informs. „We’ll see it applied for half a year and afterwards there will be no money, the inflation will increase, the ...

Pardon draft law was tacitly adopted by the Senate

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 The draft law for the pardon of certain punishments and measures of educational deprivation of liberty was tacitly adopted by the Senate, after the deadline for debate and approval was met on May ...

TASS: Moldovan president slams government’s decision to expel Russian diplomats

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Moldovan President Igor Dodon has condemned the decision by the government formed by the ruling coalition of pro-European parties to declare five diplomats from the Russian Embassy in Chisinau personae non grata, TASS informs."I am deeply outraged by an unfriendly move from representatives of the Moldovan diplomacy and categorically denounce it. This outrageous decision of the government is aimed against moves by the head of state to restore relations with ...

PM Grindeanu met representatives of the CEZ Group at Victoria Palace

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu welcomed on Monday the representatives of the CEZ Group (Ceské Energetické Závody - the Czech largest utility and biggest public company in Central and Eastern Europe - ed.n.), who wanted to present their investment priorities for the upcoming ...

Euro trades at 4.5637 lei on Monday

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

India-Romania Business Forum (IRBF) was launched

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Last Friday, 26 May 2017, at INDIA HOUSE, Ms Ana Birchall, Romanian Minister-Delegate for European Affairs along with the Ambassador of India to Romania, Dr AVS Ramesh Chandra launched the India-Romania Business Forum (IRBF), an initiative to bring together over 70 Indian and Romanian businessmen and entrepreneurs to boost bilateral trade and investment, a press release sent to ACTMedia by the Indin Embassy reads. The Forum will also be a focal point ...


Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Growth tendency of activity in all economic sectors Moderate increase in the number of employees in constructions, retail and services Stability of prices in services Manufacturing According to the business tendency survey of May 2017, managers ...

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