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Air traffic controllers go on strike on Tuesday

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Air Traffic Services' Trade Union of Romania (ATSR) with national air services provider ROMATSA will go on general strike as of Tuesday, amid dissatisfaction with the way the company is managed. The trade union's leader Gabriel Tudorache said on Monday upon exiting the talks at the Transport Ministry, where ROMATSA ownership and ATSR representatives were present, that after talking with the Minister of Transports Razvan Cuc there are high chances for the ...

 Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania suspend labor imports from N.K.: report

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania have suspended imports of workers from North Korea amid criticism that Pyongyang is extorting money earned by their people overseas, according to a recent report by a North Korean human rights advocacy group, http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/ ...

Baku Higher Oil School signs agreement with Romanian university

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and Romanian Petroleum & Gas University of Ploie?ti (UPG) signed a Cooperation agreement and an Agreement on developing cooperation within Erasmus+ exchange program between universities of the European Union, http://azertag.az/ informs. The agreements were signed during the ...

President Iohannis asks Parliament to re-examine Defence Ministry statutes

Monday, May 29, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a bill amending and supplementing Law 346/2006 concerning the organisation and operation of the Defence Ministry (MApN) back to Parliament for re-examination, over the provision in the bill regarding the dismissal of the head of the Directorate General for Defence Intelligence (DGIA). In his request to Speaker of the ...

Ambassador Francois Saint-Paul: Romania is not an element of the European problem, Romania is part of the solution

Monday, May 29, 2017


Romania is not an element of the European problem, Romania is part of the solution, France's Ambassador in Bucharest Francois Saint-Paul says in an interview to AGERPRES. At end-mandate in Bucharest, the diplomat spoke of his experience in Romania, the reasons that make him have faith in the European project as well as the role he believes Romania can have ...

Talks in Brussels between Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les and British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bilateral defence cooperation, with focus on the deployment of British troops to Romania and the Black Sea region, in the context of the implementation of the NATO forward presence on the eastern flank, was on the agenda of talks in Brussels between Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les and British Defence Secretary Michael ...

4,000 Romanian and NATO-allied troops participate in the "Noble Jump" 2017 (NOJP17) multinational exercise

Monday, May 29, 2017


Approximately 4,000 Romanian and NATO-allied troops participate with 500 pieces of equipment in the "Noble Jump" 2017 (NOJP17) multinational exercise running between May 26 and June 16 on the territory of Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, the Ministry of National Defence informed in a ...

A new party called Pro Romania to be registered today

Monday, May 29, 2017

Daniel Constantin, former co-chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE, minor at rule), said in an interview with AGERPRES that he lodged the papers to court for the new party called Pro Romania to be registered. "I say it for the first time. We have registered the party. I have submitted the papers, we are waiting for the tribunal's decision. The party is called Pro Romania," announced Daniel Constantin. He added that the launch ...

Electoral campaign for the partial elections of 11 June started on Saturday

Monday, May 29, 2017

The electoral campaign for the partial elections of 11 June when new mayors will be elected in 49 localities started on  Saturday and will last for two weeks. The government decided that  on the date of 11 June 2017 the partial  voting for the election of mayors in 49 localities will take place, localities where the position is vacant as a result of the  resignations of some of the people, incompatibility, invalidation of the ...

The mayor of Kishinev Dorin Chirtoaca, retained under the allegation of corruption

Monday, May 29, 2017


Dorin Chirtoaca, the mayor of Kishinev was retained for 72 hours during the night of Thursday to Friday under the allegation of corruption, says the Unimedia and Kishinev journal. Dorin Chirtoaca is accused of traffic of influence and the abuse in office, in the file of the National Anti-corruption Centre (CNA) of the Republic of Moldova for the investigation of the construction of paying parking lots in Kishinev. Dorin ...

Reuters: Romania sees strong growth, gears up for 2018 tax cuts

Monday, May 29, 2017

Romania may beat its official growth forecast of 5.2 percent this year and will press ahead with tax cuts in 2018, Finance Minister Viorel Stefan said on Friday quoted by Reuters correspondent. The planned cuts have raised concerns with the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund, but Stefan said that budget costs would be mitigated by a higher tax pool. He ...

Euro trades at 4.5573 lei on Friday

Monday, May 29, 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 ...

Romania's CFA Macroeconomic Confidence Index rises in April by 4 pct

Monday, May 29, 2017

CFA Romania, an association of investment professionals, said on Friday that the state of the country's economy is good now but it is expected to worsen in the next 12 months, seenews.com reads. The CFA Society Romania Macroeconomic Confidence Index for April increased by 4 points compared to the previous month, reaching 60.8 points, CFA said in a monthly survey. The increase was mainly due to a strong positive perception ...

Establishment of the Advanced Study Institute for the Culture and Civilization of Levant, promulgated by President Iohannis

Monday, May 29, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis has signed on Friday the decree for promulgating the law regarding the establishment of the Advanced Study Institute for the Culture and Civilization of Levant. The normative act was adopted on 9 May by the Deputies' Chamber after the head of state had requested its reexamination. The law, which was approved by the Senate, as the first notified Chamber, stipulates the establishment of the Levant Institute as public ...

CMPF Report: Romanian media falling short of main responsibility: correctly informing the public

Monday, May 29, 2017

The media in Romania fall short of achieving their main responsibility, to inform the public, and act repeatedly as a mouthpiece of some commercial, political interests, thus violating the journalistic norms of accuracy, balance and complete information, according to the conclusions of the "Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 - Media Pluralism Risks Monitoring in and out the EU" report carried out by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) with support from the ...

Sebastian Ghita,released from the Belgrade Police detention in exchange of a 200,000 euro bail

Monday, May 29, 2017

Former Deputy Sebastian Ghita was released on Friday from the Belgrade Police detention in exchange of a 200,000 euro bail, established by Serbian magistrates who took into account the request of the defense ...

Iohannis în Brussels: Allies appreciate that Romania has already allocated 2 percent of GDP for defence

Friday, May 26, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday that Romania has achieved its goals at the summit of NATO Heads of State and Government in Brussels. "I am convinced that this meeting helped to ensure ...

EurActiv: EU, US to set up joint task force to make progress on trade in Trump era

Friday, May 26, 2017

The European Union and the United States agreed on Thursday (25 May) to set up a joint delegation to increase trade cooperation, after the EU-US free trade deal negotiations were put on ice with the election of Donald Trump, euractiv.com reports. The EU and the United States have launched talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) under then-President Barack Obama, but progress was delayed by public ...

Poroshenko intends to hold meeting with Romanian president in Chernivtsi region

Friday, May 26, 2017

President Petro Poroshenko intends to hold a meeting with President of Romania Klaus Johannis in the Chernivtsi region in 2-3 months, kyivpost.com informs. “I had a telephone conversation with Klaus Johannis, the president of Romania, and suggested that instead of meeting in Kyiv we meet at the border (…) We agreed that it would happen in 2-3 months,” Poroshenko said at a meeting in Volyn Regional State Administration in Lutsk on ...

Prince Charles will receive Doctor Honoris Causa of Babes Bolyai University in Cluj

Friday, May 26, 2017


   The Babes-Bolyai University (UBB) will bestow on His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, the Doctor Honoris Causa title, within a solemn ceremony that is to take place on 29 ...

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