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Analyst: Viorica Dancila has to give a sign of stability and professionalism in the period to come

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The analyst Radu Magdin considers that it is important that the premier Viorica Dancila gives a sign of stability and professionalism in the period to come. ‘The challenges on the agenda of the new premier are many. Besides the economic figures, it is important that she gives a sign of stability and professionalism in the period to come. What was in the past the PSD quality was predictability and stability which they seem to have lost in the last ...

CURS Survey: 42pc of Romanians would still vote PSD

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Although it is talking about early elections, the Opposition would have small chance of winning the vote, according to a survey conducted by the Centre for Urban and Regional Sociology (CURS). Sociological research shows that currently 42% of Romanians would still vote for PSD, by 3.5% less than in December 2016. In addition, the social-democrats have lost one percent in opinion polls since November 2017, stiripesurse.ro ...

Interim premier Mihai Fifor : Bogdan Despescu is dismissed from the leadership of the Romanian Police

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The interim premier Mihai Fifor signed the decision for the dismissal of Bogdan Despescu from the position of general inspector of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, being replaced  for  six months by Catalin Ionita, a press release of the government says. At the same time, Fifor signed the decision for the empowerment for six months as General Inspector of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police as state secretary of ...

ForMin Melescanu and his Italian counterpart agreed to prepare the third joint gov't meeting

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Wednesday said he agreed with his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano to initiate the preparation of the third joint meeting of the governments of the two countries."Romania and Italy have an excellent economic relation built on two decades of strategic partnership, reflected in the frequency of the bilateral sectoral dialogue. Minister Alfano's visit practically confirms this reality. For Romania and Italy it is a ...

JusMin Toader met the President of ECHR, Guido Raimond

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Minister of Justice Tudorel Toder discussed with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Guido Raimondi, about the implementation of the measures to solve overcrowding and inadequate conditions existing in detention centres in Romania. According to a press release on Wednesday posted on the Ministry's Website, the meeting between the two officials took place on Tuesday, at the ECHR headquarters."The Romanian delegation ...

Euro trades at 4.6573 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Wednesday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.65731 US dollar USD 3.80671 Swiss franc CHF 3.95311 British pound GBP 5.2524100 Japanese yen JPY 3.4395 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22451 Russian rouble RUB 0.06721 new Turkish lira TRY 0.99721 Chinese renminbi ...

Japanese diplomat: quality of the workforce and the IT environment – elements which the Japanese investors are looking for in Romania

Thursday, January 18, 2018


The quality of the workforce and the environment of information technology are some of the elements which draw the Japanese investors appreciated, on Tuesday at a meeting with the journalists, Norio Maruyama – general manager for the press and public diplomacy in the ministry of foreign affairs from Japan.Maruyama is the spokesperson of the delegation which accompanied to Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and the Baltic countries the Japanese premier Shinzo ...

Mobile app "The Museum of Maps - World on the Map"

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Maps of the historical regions of Romania and information about famous cartographers are presented on the mobile app "The Museum of Maps - World on the Map," recently released by the National Museum of Maps and Old Book in partnership with the Contemporary Cultural Identity Association.According to a release sent on Wednesday, the app is presented under the aegis of the National Culture Day (January 15) and in the perspective of celebrating the Centenary of the ...

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe welcomed at Cotroceni Palace by President Klaus Iohannis

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis welcomed on Tuesday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, within an official visit that the high Japanese official is paying to Bucharest.This first visit to Romania of a Japanese Prime Minister takes place in the context of celebrating five years since agreeing on, in 2013, the Renewed Partnership between Romania and Japan.The official visit was occasion discussions in an exclusive format, ...

Shinzo Abe : Romania represents a crucial partner to Japan

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that Romania is a crucial partner to Japan, adding that he agreed with President Klaus Iohannis to have a close cooperation between the two countries to "maintain and consolidate the order of law on an international level.""Romania occupies a strategic geographical position in Europe and represents a crucial partner to Japan, our countries being grounded on common values and principles, such as freedom, democracy, ...

President Iohannis: the visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe represents "a historic moment"

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that the Romanian-Japanese relations will be raised to a strategic partnership level "in the near future.""Today we agreed that we share the same values and strategic objectives, we have similar evaluations in terms of security in a so volatile environment, as well as common economic interests. In this context, we have decided together with Mr Prime Minister Abe to launch the necessary demarches so that in the not so ...

Entry visas in Japan lifted for Romanians

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Entry visas in Japan for Romanians have been lifted, the Japanese premier Shinzo Abe announced on Tuesday, after meeting president Klaus Iohannis at Cotroceni Palace. “We have recently decided to lift entry visa obligation in Japan for Romanian citizens, in order to encourage and consolidate exchanges and cooperation at human resource level and I hope that more and more Romanians will come to visit Japan,” premier Shinzo Abe ...

Japan gets involved in building underground section 6 in Bucharest

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Japanese premier Shinzo Abe said, at the end of the meeting with president Klaus Iohannis at Cotroceni Palace, that Japan gets “fully involved”in building section 6 of Bucharest subway to facilitate access between Bucharest and Henri Coanda Airport. Abe said the most important thing for this country and its economy is consolidating infrastructure. The central axis to consolidate relations between our two countries is set up in the ...

Deputy Prime Minister Paul Stanescu met Japanese official and economic delegation at Victoria Palace

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Developing cooperation with Japan will remain a fixture of Romania's foreign policy, regardless of the political formula of the Bucharest government, Deputy Prime Minister Paul Stanescu said on Tuesday at the Victoria Palace.  "Taking relations with Japan to a deeper level is a priority of the governing program's foreign policy component that we want to promote in a manner as efficient as possible. After 1990, developing cooperation with Japan has ...

Anyone there? Shinzo Abe picks worst moment to visit Romania

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Japan’s prime minister chose to visit Bucharest the day after his opposite number resigned from government Japan’s prime minister travelled 8,700 kilometres to make a historic visit to Romania — only to find his opposite number wasn’t there to welcome him, euronews.com reads. Shinzo Abe became the first-ever Japanese head of government to make an official trip ...

Viorica Dancila nominated by PSD's CExN for PM office 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Viorica Dancila was nominated by the National Executive Committee (CExN) of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule) for the Prime Minister office, Social-Democrat sources said on Tuesday The nomination was voted unanimously by the leadership forum, with one abstention. Earlier on Tuesday, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis appointed PSD member Defence Minister Mihai Fifor as interim prime minister, prompting speculation from analysts that Fifor ...

President Iohannis to consult with parliamentary parties for designating prime minister

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis will consult, at the Cotroceni Palace, on Wednesday, with the parliamentary parties and groups to designate a candidate for the post of prime minister.President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter on Tuesday to the chairs of political parties and groups represented in Parliament, inviting them to consultations at the Cotroceni Palace in view of designating a candidate for prime minister, the Presidential Administration informs in a ...

Political analysts about the current political crisis

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Currently, the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule) proves that it cannot keep a Prime Minister more than six months, regardless of the proposal Liviu Dragnea is going to submit to the Cotroceni Palace (presidential seat, ed. n.), increasing the leverage of President Iohannis regarding the nomination of the future head of the Executive, analyst Petre Magdin told Agerpres."This way, one of the fundamental mantras of the party is affected, namely that the ...

Ex PM Ciolos: PSD-ALDE ruling adds "a dangerous ingredient" for the country

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Former premier Dacian Ciolos considers that the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE, minor at rule) "are not capable to take on governance responsibly", and they "will take the country down the drain", specifying that there is the need for "an alternative" built together with all those who have shown concern for the way Romania has been led in the last year."One year and eleven days of PSD-ALDE governance: ...

New round of Romanian-Polish strategic dialogue on security matters

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Secretary of State for Bilateral and Strategic Affairs in the Euro-Atlantic Space George Ciamba participated on Tuesday in Warsaw, alongside Secretary of State for Defence Policy, Planning and International Relations with the National Defence Ministry Mircea Dusa, in the seventh round of the Romanian-Polish strategic dialogue on security matters, carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Partnership between Romania and Poland.The Polish delegation was headed by ...

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