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DefMin Mihai Fifor: Romanian Army to procure first Patriot system, by end of year

Thursday, September 28, 2017


The Romanian Army will procure by the end of the year the first Patriot missile system, our country requesting that the payment be allowed in installments and maintenance be carried out in Romania, National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor stated on Wednesday. "What I can tell you and assure you is that by the end of the year, the Romanian Army will procure the first Patriot system. We are waiting for the approval letter of the United States so that we can ...

Romania plans to acquire 45 attack helicopters that Bell Helicopters might produce in Brasov

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mihai Fifor, the minister of defence, said that a large share of the 45 attack helicopters that Romania intends to acquire will be manufactured by Bell Helicopters at Ghimbav, Brasov, if a deal is struck with the American company, business-review.eu reads. “(…) we are discussing with Bell Helicopters in the same terms, out of 45 attack helicopters that Romania aims to buy, first will be manufactured on the ...

Moscow fails to grasp reason why US claims that it ‘violated’ INF pact — diplomat

Thursday, September 28, 2017

 Washington has not so far provided any evidence substantiating its claims that Moscow violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Wednesday quoted by tass.com. "We don’t know what are these accusations based on. What they told us via diplomatic channels on this issue does not allow coming to conclusions that the Americans have evidence substantiating ...

EU Commissioner Avramopoulos: Entry of Bulgaria, Romania in Schengen Is Politically Fair and Necessary for Security

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Speaking at a news conference here Wednesday, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said that it is not only politically fair but also necessary from a security point of view that Bulgaria and Romania join Schengen, bta.bg correspondent informs. "Schengen is one of the major achievements of European integration and we are fully committed to safeguard, preserve and strengthen it. The absence of internal border control ...

Reuters: EU drugs watchdog staff favor move to Amsterdam: sources

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Picking Amsterdam, Barcelona or Vienna as the new headquarters of Europe’s drugs regulator after Brexit would be the best option for retaining staff, according to a survey of its workers, Reuters reports. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday warned that it could lose more than 70 percent of its staff, making it unable to function, if politicians pick an unpopular base for the London-based agency once Britain leaves the European ...

Commissioner Sefcovic: Romania made huge progresses in the renewable energy area

Thursday, September 28, 2017


 European Commission (EC) Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic stated on Wednesday in Ploiesti that Romania made huge progresses in the renewable energy area, pointing out that Romania might help the countries which have a hard time from this point of view. He said he knew Romania had its own experiences, that it had to overcome some difficult stages, but it managed to have a wonderful progress. He added that Romania is among the few countries ...

Ambassador Klemm: US endorses Romania in its efforts to contribute to the regional energy security

Thursday, September 28, 2017

US Ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm stated on Wednesday in Ploiesti that the US endorses Romania in its efforts to contribute to the regional energy security. Klemm pointed out that a current priority is to minimize the dependency of a single energy ...

Commissioner Canete is paying an official visit to Bucharest on 28 September 2017 to attend CESEC meeting

Thursday, September 28, 2017

European Commissioner for Climate Changes and Energy Miguel Arias Canete is paying an official visit to Bucharest on 28 September 2017, to participate in the CESEC (Central and South Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity - Central and South Eastern Europe gas sector's interconnection) ...

President of Moldovan Parliament Andrian Candu: I apologize for President Dodon's statements about Romania

Thursday, September 28, 2017

President of the Moldovan Parliament Andrian Candu on Wednesday announced that he apologized during the meeting he had with the Senate and Deputies Chambers Speakers Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Liviu Dragnea for the statements made by President Igor Dodon about Romania. "It brings me a great joy to be here today, in Bucharest, and to be able to have a good talk between such good friends and partners, withy Speaker Dragnea and Speaker Tariceanu, a good ...

China's ambassador: Hope we'll enhance political, strategy coordination between China and Romania

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Romania, Xu Feihong said in an interview with AGERPRES National News Agency that he hopes in an enhancement of the political coordination and strategies between China and Romania, considering that "certain projects, certain negotiations need an accelerated pace." The diplomat speaks about the prospects of the Chinese investments in Romania, the recent sanctions to North Korea and about major economic ...

The ROBOR indicator made a leap of 9.6% in one day and reached 1.25% for the first time in the last two years

Thursday, September 28, 2017


The ROBOR indicator with maturity at three months  which determines the cost of loans in lei with variable interest increased on Wednesday to 1.25%  against the level of 1,14% recorded on Tuesday. And the ROBOR for six months, used to evaluate the interests for the mortgage loans advanced to 1.35% from 1.25% yesterday. At the beginning of September, ROBOR for three months was quoted at 0.92% and at the beginning of the ...

Euro trades at 4.5991 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, September 28, 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 4.5991 1 US dollar USD 3.9171 1 Swiss franc CHF 4.0183 1 British pound GBP 5.2456 100 Japanese yen JPY ...

Bulgaria, Romania to Investigate Options for New Bridge Over Danube at Rousse-Giurgiu

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Council of Ministers Wednesday approved as grounds for conducting negotiations a Memorandum between the governments of Bulgaria and Romania for in-depth investigation of the options to construct a new bridge across the Danube linking the Bulgarian city of Rousse and the Romanian city of Giurgiu, the Government Information Service said Wednesday quoted by bta.bg.Analysis shows that traffic across Danube Bridge 1 has increased several-fold, as has trade along ...

În Q2 of 2017, active population of Romania was 9418 thousand persons

Thursday, September 28, 2017


In the second quarter of 2017, the employment rate for the population aged 20-64 years was 70.5%, surpassing the national target of 70% established in the context of the Strategy Europe 2020 with 0.5 percentage points. In the second quarter of 2017, the economically active population of Romania was 9418 thousand persons, out of which 8967 thousand were employed persons and 451 thousand unemployed ...

Global Competitiveness Report: Romania ranks 68th among the 137 countries

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Romania ranks 68th among the 137 countries included in the World Economic Forum’s 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report. The country ranked 62nd last ...

IOHANNIS: Plumb and Shhaideh should have resigned or been removed from office

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that ministers Rovana Plumb and Sevil Shhaideh, both subjected to anti-corruption investigations, should have resigned or been removed from office. According to him, ...

Reuters: Anti-graft prosecutors accuse Romania's justice minister of interference

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors accused the justice minister on Tuesday of interfering in a criminal investigation involving two senior government officials, Reuters correspondent informs. They said they had asked the top judicial watchdog to look into comments that Tudorel Toader made about their inquiry, in a country that Transparency International and other bodies say has one of the worst records on graft in the European ...

Melescanu-Johnson talks focus on strengthening strategic partnership, Romanian community

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, who visited Romania on Monday, had an extensive exchange of views on the latest developments in and future prospects for bilateral political and diplomatic cooperation, the consolidation of the strategic partnership launched in 2003 and the situation of the Romanian community in the UK in the context of Brexit. According to a press statement released by the Romanian ...

Boris Johnson: UK is going to remain committed to the defence and security of Europe and Romania

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


The United Kingdom is going to remain committed to the defence and security of Europe and Romania after Brexit, and London and Bucharest will be able to do more bilaterally after the UK leaves the EU, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson said in an exclusive interview to Agerpres, while on a short visit to ...

Ukraine promulgates law affecting Romanian minorities

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promulgated yesterday the controversial education law, which restricts teaching in the language of national minorities, reports ...

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