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JusticeMin Toader: I presented to Venice Commission report regarding GEO No.13, 14 and protests

Monday, March 13, 2017


Justice Minister Tudorel Toader stated on Saturday that within the 110th meeting of the plenary session of the Venice Commission he presented a report regarding the Emergency Ordinances No.13 and 14, the civic attitude and the protests related to this topic. He mentioned that he is a member of the Venice Commission and attends the workings alongside Bogdan Aurescu who is a substitute member. "The President of the Commission sent ...

CCR reasoning for ruling on DNA-Gov't conflict: Legislator delegate alone competent to decide on OUG timeliness

Monday, March 13, 2017

Deciding on the timeliness of adopting an emergency ordinance is a prerogative of the delegated legislator alone, which can be vetoed only by parliamentary control, argues the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) in the reasoning to its ruling whereby it found that the investigation of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) into the manner the Government's Emergency Ordinance No. 13 has been adopted caused a disruption into the Government's ...

Ambassador Klemm at the “Fighting Global Corruption: Business Risk Management” Workshop

Monday, March 13, 2017


President Daraban, fellow speakers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity and I’ll follow the President’s lead by also keeping my remarks brief. It is my pleasure to be here today and to welcome all of you to this special event, “Business Without Corruption: U.S. Anti-Corruption Best Practices Tailored to the Needs of the Romanian Business ...

Protest on Sunday in Bucharest, in the Victoriei Square and ahead of the Parliament building

Monday, March 13, 2017

The protest on Sunday in Bucharest, that had started in the evening in the Victoriei Square, in front of the Government Palace, called the day ahead of the Parliament building, after 21:00 hrs. The protesters chanted slogans against the government and the parliamentary majority. When reaching the Parliament Palace, at about 21:00 hrs., the over 1,500 people shouted: "This is our house, not yours!" (The Parliament Palace was called during ...

Romania and Germany increase defence cooperation

Monday, March 13, 2017

Romania’s armed forces could be bolstered by 272 new armoured personnel carriers this year, under a significant defence deal brokered with Germany  EURACTIV Romania reports. The ...

New round of a defence strategic dialogue between Romania and Israel

Monday, March 13, 2017

Developing bilateral defence cooperation between Romania and Israel in various areas was an item on the agenda of talks conducted by a visiting Romanian delegation headed by deputy head of the Defence Policy and Planning Department with Romania's Defence Ministry (MApN), March 8-10 in Tel-Aviv as part of a new round of a defence strategic dialogue between Romania and ...

The government gives up on buying the corvettes which had to be built in Galati

Monday, March 13, 2017


Premier Sorin Grindeanu stated on Thursday night that the government will annul the government decision issued by the Ciolos cabinet in November regarding the acquisition of multitasking corvettes, which had to be built in Galati as it is illegal. ‘There needed to be a memo which should be approved in the Parliament. Any investment in this domain higher than 100 million euro must be approved by the parliament’said Sorin Grindeanu at Antena ...

Annual inflation continues on a rising trend in Feb.; consumer prices up 0.2pct

Monday, March 13, 2017


  Y-o-y inflation continued on a rising trend this February in Romania, with consumer prices up 0.2 percent from the same month in 2016, on a 1.43-percent increase in food prices, according to data released on Friday the National Institute of Statistics (INS). "Compared with February 2016, consumer prices in February 2017 were up 0.2 percent. The weight of goods and services which prices went down from ...

Euro trades at 4.5505 lei on Friday

Monday, March 13, 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 ...

Research Institute for Quality of Life Report: Romania and Bulgaria rank last in terms of European standards

Monday, March 13, 2017


Romania and Bulgaria rank last in terms of European standards, reveals the 2016 social report of the Research Institute for Quality of Life (ICCV) of the Romanian Academy. "After 27 years, Romania ranks last, together with Bulgaria, far away from European standards, but also from other former socialist states that are EU members. A country that is underdeveloped, impoverished, economically de-industrialized and with a disorganized agriculture, an economy ...

Measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children

Monday, March 13, 2017

Romanian health minister Florian Bodog said that none of the children who died from the highly contagious virus had been vaccinated, adding that the last victim was a one-year-old girl from the northern city of Satu Mare, AFP correspondent reports. A measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children and infected thousands more since September due to poverty and an anti-vaccination movement, local media reported Saturday.Romanian health ...

President Iohannis attending European summit in Brussels

Friday, March 10, 2017


Romania's President Klaus Iohannis is attending, March 9-10, a summit of the European Council in Brussels. He told journalists on Thursday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace that the main items on the summit's agenda are employment, economic growth and competitiveness, migration, institutional aspects and EU's foreign ...

Romania sent to EU member states a document in which the position regarding the future of the EU

Friday, March 10, 2017

Romania sent to the European Union (EU) member states a document in which the position regarding the future of the EU in preparing the Summit in Rome, that will take place on 25 March is presented, according to the Presidential Administration. "Europe today ...

PM Grindeanu in Brussels, at the meeting of the heads of state and government of the Party of European Socialists

Friday, March 10, 2017


Premier Sorin Grindeanu said on Thursday in Brussels that both at his bilateral meetings with European leaders, as well as at the meeting of the heads of state and government of the Party of European Socialists he reiterated Romania's desire to strengthen the joint European project with all 27 member countries following the same ...

PM Grindeanu had a meeting in Brussels with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern

Friday, March 10, 2017

 Premier Sorin Grindeanu met on Thursday in Brussels with Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, reaffirming on this occasion Romania's support for a consolidated, unitary and inclusive Europe, the Government said in a release. The meeting, also attended by Minister Delegate for European Affairs Ana Birchall, took place in the context of the meeting of the Party of European Socialists. According to the cited source, the two officials ...

Dacian Ciolos said that the NGO he will set up will have political objectives

Friday, March 10, 2017

Former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said Thursday that the NGO he will set up will have political objectives, adding that some of the projects of his team while in office will be continued, and that serious thought is being given to a new political project, movement or party. "This is an NGO with political objectives to the extent that politics entails being concerned with the life of the city, with what happens in the society. First of all, I would like, we ...

Dragnea: There is no danger of PSD splitting up

Friday, March 10, 2017

There is no danger of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule in a collation with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), PSD national leader Liviu Dragnea said Thursday, adding that he hopes the same is true for ALDE as well. In reply to a question in an interview with Romania TV private broadcaster, Dragnea mentioned that he does not believe the scenario of PSD's now defunct ruling alliance with the National Liberal Party and then ...

Laura Kovesi, Romania's Top Anti-Corruption Official Visiting Bulgaria Next Week

Friday, March 10, 2017

The head of Romania's Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) is set to visit Bulgaria next Thursday, local media report quoted by novinite.com. Laura Kovesi has been invited by the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) to discuss her agency's progress in fighting corruption. She will take part in a conference titled "The Romanian Experience. Anti-Corruption Institutions and Measures", organized by the VKS and due on March ...

Italy's Ambassador in Bucharest Diego Brasioli rceived the National Order of the 'Star of Romania' in the rank of Commodore.

Friday, March 10, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Thursday the decree awarding Italy's Ambassador in Bucharest Diego Brasioli with the National Order of the 'Star of Romania' in the rank of ...

Minister Stefan and Reza Baqir, the head of the International Monetary Fund Mission for Romania, met on Wednesday

Friday, March 10, 2017


The Minister of Public Finance, Viorel Stefan and Reza Baqir, the head of the International Monetary Fund Mission for Romania, met on Wednesday and discussed on the national economic evolutions and policies, according to a post of the minister on his Facebook ...

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