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PM Grindeanu had a meeting at the Victoria Palace with the fifth annual business mission to Romania of AMRO

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Premier Sorin Grindeanu and government members met on Wednesday at the Victoria Palace of Government with the fifth annual business mission to Romania of the American - Romanian Business Council (AMRO), with the head of the government highlighting in this context the interest of the authorities in developing the economic component of the US-Romania Strategic ...

President Iohannis, at the Report on 2016 activities of SRI

Thursday, March 30, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis says he urged the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) to balance and lack of bias in conducting its activities, and also to deepen its partnership with the civil ...

DefMin Les invited Croatia to intensify its presence in bilateral and even NATO defence exercises conducted in Romania

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Romania's Defence Minister Gabriel Les on Wednesday welcomed Croatia's ambassador in Bucharest Davor Vidis to invite Croatia to intensify its presence in bilateral and even NATO defence exercises conducted in Romania. The Defence Ministry (MApN) says in a press statement released on Wednesday that Les underscored the need for the two NATO and EU member states to resume their high-level political and military dialogue, as well as the importance for practical ...

Euro trades at 4.5575 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, March 30, 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 ...

Statistics: Romania exported in 2016 iron and steel worth 1.72 billion euros

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Romania exported in 2016 iron and steel worth 1.72 billion euros, a value which is lower by 11.2 percent compared to the one in 2015, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics ...

Noism presents La Bayadere in Bucharest and Sibiu

Thursday, March 30, 2017


For the first time in Romania, at the initiative of Japan Foundation, with the support of the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the Sibiu International Theatre Festival and the Art Production Foundation, the JTI Encounters hosts in Bucharest and Sibiu the most important Japanese company of contemporary dance.  Noism will perform on March 30, at 19.00, at the stage of the Bucharest National Theatre, the performance La Bayadere ...

Deadly accidents in Romania up in 2016

Thursday, March 30, 2017


The statistics regarding road safety in Romania for 2016, published on Tuesday 28 March by the European Commission show a slight increase of the number of accidents against 2015.Thus, the number of people who lost their  lives following an accident, reported to a million inhabitants, increased by 1% in the previous year. Even so, Romania recorded a drop of 19% of those deaths as compared to ...

Ex-prison chief gets 20 years for detainee deaths

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Romania's highest court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of a communist-era prison boss sentenced to 20 years for the deaths of 103 prisoners more than half a century ago. Ioan Ficior, head of the Periprava camp in southeast Romania between 1958 and 1963, was found guilty last March of "inhuman treatment". Under his command, detainees were subjected to routine beatings, overwork, had food and medicine withheld and were kept in unheated cells in a ...

Prince Charles starts an official visit to Romania

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday welcomes Prince Charles at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest to award him the Grand Cross of the Star of Romania decoration. The Presidential Administration says talks between Iohannis and Charles will focus on the development and furthering of the strategic partnership between Romania and the UK, including ...

Phone conversation between president Iohannis and Pavel Filip, Moldova’s premier

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pavel Filip, the premier of Moldova, had a phone conversation with the president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, a press release of the Chisinau government shows. The two officials talked about the partnership between Romania and Moldova and possibilities to initiate bilateral collaboration in new fields of joint interest. During talks, Pavel Filip pointed out that the Chisinau executive was preoccupied with the implementation of ...

MAE's Neculaescu meets ambassador Mayr-Harting to discuss outlook on EU-Moldova relationship

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Senior official for Eastern Neighbourhood and global relationships with Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) Dan Neculaescu, on Tuesday in Bucharest met Director General for Europe and Central Asia of the European External Action Service, ambassador Thomas Mayr-Harting. MAE says in a press statement that the two officials exchanged opinions on the latest ...

EurActiv: Russian team inspects Romanian military base

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Russian inspectors are visiting a military facility in Romania today (28 March) to assess if there is any activity in the area. The country’s defence minister insists that everything is “normal”, EURACTIV Romania ...

Assistant Secretary General for operations of NATO, Patrick Turner, had a meeting at MapN headquarters

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


State Secretary for Defence Policy and Planning Mircea Dusa had on Tuesday a meeting at the National Defence Ministry (MApN) headquarters with Assistant Secretary General for operations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Patrick Turner. The discussions of the two officials aimed at topics such as the security environment development on an international level and ...

DefMin Les met with Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Camille Grand

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les met on Monday with Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Camille Grand, the Romanian official stressing in this context that Romania remains firmly committed to implementing the Warsaw Summit decisions, a press release from the Defence Ministry specifies. According to the source, issues concerning the developments of the international security environment and topics related to priorities on NATO's agenda ...

FinMIn Stefan: the budget closed in excess in the first two months of the year

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Minister of Public Finance Viorel Stefan stated on Tuesday that the budget closed in excess in the first two months of the year. "Just as it was set out, analyses are carried out weekly on the level of Prime Minister in respect to achieving budget revenues and budget execution. We looked at the last analysis, on the final results in the first two months of the year. The good news is that the budget closed in excess in the first two months, to be honest it's ...

Ionut Dumitru, president of Fiscal Council, about budget execution: increasing risk of entering recession

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ionut Dumitru, the president of the Fiscal Council declared that we are getting close to a threshold in which the increase of public debt makes us vulnerable while increasing the risk of recession. That is why we should use this period of economic boom to keep public debt under control. Dumitru also says budget expenses seem underestimated. “Budget projection seems underestimated for expenses, which grow quicker than they should, according to ...

Grindeanu: We need not worry about exceeding deficit

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Premier Sorin Grindeanu said in an interview to Europa FM, on Tuesday, that there are no reasons of concern for exceeding budget deficit, as there have been warnings from the European Commission. Data supplied by the National Prognosis Commission show that industrial output grew by 5.8% in the first two months, new orders in industry went up by 7.8% and exports by 13.6%. He pointed out there are no reasons of concern about exceeding budget deficit ...

Euro trades at 4.5514 lei on Tuesday

Wednesday, March 29, 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 ...

February's EU funds absorption rate under 2007 - 2013 financial framework stagnates

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

February's current and actual absorption rates of European funds under the 2007 - 2013 financial framework were in line with those of January, shows data published on the dedicated website fonduri-ue.ro. In January, the authorities increased the absorption rate by reducing the allocation of European funds by 276 million euro to 18.78 billion euro. Thus, the current absorption rate of European funds under the 2007 — 2013 ...


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Growth tendency of activity in manufacturing and constructions Decrease in the number of employees in retail trade ...

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