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Construction works in the first two months of 2017 was 2.1 percent lower

Friday, April 14, 2017

The volume of construction works in the first two months of 2017 was 2.1 percent lower compared with the same period of 2016, expressed as unadjusted series, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said in a Thursday ...

Sebastian Ghita, former MP, arrested by the Serbian Police in Belgrade

Friday, April 14, 2017


Former Member of the Parliament Sebastian Ghita was spotted and arrested by the Serbian Police in Belgrade on the night of Thursday to Friday. "Following complex investigative activities and ...

Frans Timmermans to attend a joint meeting of the Judiciary and European Affairs Committees of the Senate and the Deputies' Chamber, April 20

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Judiciary and European Affairs Committees of the Senate and the Deputies' Chamber will gather on Thursday, 20 April, at 10:30 hrs, in the "Avram Iancu" Hall of the Parliament Palace, in a joint meeting that will also be attended by First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans ...

Alba Iulia City Hall invitated Prince Charles to become Prince of Transylvania

Thursday, April 13, 2017


The original invitation extended by the Alba Iulia City Hall to Charles, Prince of Wales, to visit the city to get the honorary title of "Prince of Transylvania" is an initiative supported by an unconventional campaign to convince the British heir apparent to accept it, the city hall said Wednesday in a press statement. "The City Hall of Alba Iulia, the ...

ForMin Melescanu participated in the meeting of foreign ministers of Visegrad Group

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu participated in Warsaw on Wednesday in the meeting of foreign ministers of Visegrad Group states with the states of the EU Eastern Partnership, where he pleaded for a differentiated approach in the EU relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, the Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) ...


Thursday, April 13, 2017


Representatives of the Embassy of the United States of America and of the ministries and agencies of Romania held an Interim Strategic Partnership meeting in Bucharest, Romania, on April 12th, 2017, a pressrelease sent by the US Embassy informs. The meeting was an opportunity for the parties to take stock of developments in bilateral cooperation, exchange information on Romanian and U.S. policy, identify new projects for bilateral cooperation, and ...

Exercise "Resolute Castle 17" will be conducted in Romania, 14 April - 30 September

Thursday, April 13, 2017


The international participation exercise titled "Resolute Castle 17" will be conducted in Romania in the period 14 April - 30 September, the Romanian servicemen going to be trained in this interval alongside the US and British servicemen, the National Defence Ministry (MApN) informs. According to a press release sent on Wednesday, the opening ceremony will take place on 14 April, at the Land Forces Combat Training Centre "Getica" in Cincu, Brasov ...

DefMin Les talked with Finnish Ambassador to Romania Paivi Pohjanheimo about the Romanian Army's priorities

Thursday, April 13, 2017

National Defence Minister Gabriel Les on Wednesday talked with Finnish Ambassador to Romania Paivi Pohjanheimo about the Romanian Army's priorities, ways to boost defence bilateral cooperation and the recent developments in the European security climate, informs a release by the National Defence Ministry ...

FinMin Stefan calls groundless rumors about pension pillar II getting nationalised

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Finance Minister Viorel Stefan says the rumors about the alleged intention of the Government to nationalise pension pillar II is groundless, adding that there is a no political, economic, financial or budgetary reason for such a decision. "The rumor has no ground whatsoever. There is no political, economic, financial or budgetary reason for such a decision, ...

FinMin Stefan: it is possible to reintroduce the global taxation of income and the single quota will be reduced at 10% starting with 2018

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The minister of finances Viorel Stefan stated that, during the discussions regarding the amendments of the Fiscal Code starting with 2018 with the possibility of introduction of global taxation of the incomes,without increasing the fiscal burden. On the contrary. The government would intend to reduce the single quota from 16% to 10%. Viorel Stefan denied the fact that the present government would intend to give up on the taxation single quota saying ...

BNR: the present short-term projection reconfirms the perspective of slight acceleration of inflation in the next months

Thursday, April 13, 2017


The present short term projection reconfirms the perspective of the slight acceleration of inflation in the next months shows the document of the monetary policy meeting of the Board of BNR of 5 April 2017. ‘In the discussions regarding the future evolutions, the members of the Board noticed that the present short term projection reconfirms the perspective of the slight acceleration of inflation in the months to come. It is also reconfirmed the ...

Euro trades at 4.5219 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, April 13, 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 ...

In 2016, 1.58-billion-euro surplus în foreign trade in furniture and parts thereof

Thursday, April 13, 2017

 Romania in 2016 reported a 1.58-billion-euro surplus in its foreign trade in furniture and parts thereof, according to data centralised by the country's National Institute of Statistics (INS). Exports ...

Commission: The future relies on boosting ‘Smart Villages’

Thursday, April 13, 2017


In an effort to revitalise rural communities and make them more attractive and sustainable, together with MEPs, the European Commission on Tuesday (11 April) launched an EU action called “Smart Villages”, a press release reads. “We speak about ‘smart cities’, but we don’t speak enough about ‘smart villages’,” Slovenian SLS lawmaker Franc Bogovic (EPP) said. “With modern technologies and new ...

Jean-Claude Juncker to come to Bucharest on May 11 for a public debate on the future of the European Union

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Head of the European Commission Representation in Bucharest Angela Cristea said Tuesday that President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will be in Bucharest on May 11 for a public debate on the future of the European Union. "I have seen many stands not just in Romania, but in other member states as well that [the debate on the future of the EU] is just a stunt, because what is being desired is already known. You can rest assured that this is not ...

Senate president, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, had a meeting în Brussels with EC president, Jean-Claude Juncker

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 The latest developments within the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification (MCV) were discussed on Monday in Brussels, by the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, at the meeting with the Senate president, Calin ...

Commission reports on how the EU Cohesion Policy can help low-income and low-growth regions

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In a report published Tuesday, April 11, on EU regions which are lagging behind in terms of growth or wealth, the Commission identifies clear paths to support regional growth strategies, with the help of EU funds. The report assesses what supports or hinders the competitiveness of these regions and why they have not yet reached the expected levels of growth and income for the EU. More importantly, the report identifies the investment needs of the ...

PM Grindeanu: Gov't to approve decentralisation strategy on Wednesday

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Tuesday said the Government on Wednesday will approve a decentralisation strategy, adding that all the objectives that can be assigned to the management of the local administrations have to be transferred to their management. "I have a government meeting tomorrow. (...) Tomorrow, I approve the decentralisation at the ...

ForMin Melescanu opens Romania's embassy în Tallinn

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Monday and Tuesday paid an official visit to Estonia, at the invitation of his Estonian counterpart Sven Mikser. In a press statement released on Tuesday, Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) says the schedule of Melescanu's visit included meetings with Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas, Parliament Chairman Eiki Nestor, consultations and a working lunch with Estonia's Foreign Minister Sven ...

Romania Mulls Hosting NATO Counterintelligence Unit

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

* The Western alliance asked Romania to host a counterintelligence unit to support its Black Sea area troops, as the country also awaits a British jet deployment and the largest NATO military exercise in its history. NATO has asked to establish a counterintelligence centre in Bucharest to act against “reported threats” and to support alliance structures in the country against espionage and sabotage by hostile forces, ...

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