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60 clandestine migrants on board intercepted on Monday night by the Romanian Coast Guard

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A Turkish-flagged tourist boat with more than 60 clandestine migrants on board was intercepted on Monday night by the Romanian Coast Guard at about 17 nautical miles off Constanta and escorted to Constanta Port where it was expected to arrive in the morning. Port service sources reported that the presence of the ship with clandestine migrants on board had been reported to the naval authorities by the crew of the 4619-tonne Bellis cargo ship, sailing under the ...

Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister Karl Erjavec started a visit to Bucharest

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Slovenia supports Romania's accession to the Schengen Area and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Deputy Prime Minister Karl Erjavec said on Monday. "We want Romania to become a member of the Schengen Area as soon as possible, I believe that it has all the conditions to do it. (...) Slovenia strongly supports Romania's accession to the OECD. I have had the opportunity to discuss with the Secretary General of the OECD ...

Business forum Romania – Slovenia: there are 233 Slovenian companies in Romania and only 80 Romanian companies which operate in Slovenia

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Chamber for Commerce and Industry of Romania organised in partnership with the Chamber ofCommerce and Industry of Slovenia, the Business Forum Romania – Slovenia which took place on Monday 27  at CCIR Business Center. Mr.Karl Erjavec, vice-premier and minister of foreign affairs of Slovenia, mentioned the aspects which  support the good cooperation between the two states;’ Bilateral relations Romania-Slovenia are good, based ...

Agreement between Romania and Lebanon on military cooperation was signed on Monday în Bucharest

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

An agreement between the governments of Romania and Lebanon on military cooperation was signed on Monday at the National Defence Ministry's seat, in the presence of the Romanian Defence minister Mihai Fifor and his Lebanese counterpart, Yacoub Sarraf, on a visit to Bucharest, the MApN informs in a release sent on Monday.The two dignitaries addressed topics regarding the Middle East security situation and the cooperation in defence between the two ...

President Iohannis promugated Patriot missile system purchasing bill

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday promulgated a Patriot missile system purchasing bill, according to the Presidential Administration. He signed a Decree promulgating a bill for improving Romania's surface-to-air defence related to the essential acquisition of long-range surface-to-air missile systems. Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor, announced last week that the signing of the contract with the United States Administration for this acquisition will ...

EC Representation head: 10 years after accession, 57pct of Romanians trust EU

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


A share of 57 percent of Romanians trust the European Union ten years after the country's accession, European Commission Representation head Angela Cristea said on the occasion of the presentation of opinion polls results about the ten years since Romania's and Bulgaria's accession to the EU. "It is an opinion poll we conducted together with the Representation in Bulgaria, because the two countries, Romania and Bulgaria, have ten years on 12 January ...

Indicted juges, prosecutors no longer suspendend from office, Iorache Commitee said

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A judge or prosecutor who was sent to court for a particular offence can be suspended from office if, in the particular circumstances of the case, the deed is found to affect the prestige of the profession, the parliamentary expert Committee on the Justice package ruled on Monday. If it is deemed that the judge or prosecutor can be kept in office, the respective legal professional may be temporarily banned from performing certain duties until the final ...

Why did thousands of people protest in Romania?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

* What prompted tens of thousands of Romanians to hit the streets of the capital Bucharest and other major cities on Sunday, euronews is asking What are the protests about? The demonstrations are over a draft law being debated in parliament, which critics say would put the justice system under political ...

The US  ambassador: we have serious worries regarding the  initial proposals of the minister of justice

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


The ambassador of the US Hans Klemm stated on Monday that he watched with much attention the debates in the parliament regarding the justice laws, ‘ with very serious worries regarding the initial proposals of the minister of justice’. The US ambassador Hans Klemm said in an interview for the newspaper Expres de Banat that he followed with attention the evolution in the parliament of the  package of justice ...

U.S. State Department : Romania: Proposals Affecting the Independence of the Judiciary

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Washington, DC- November 27, 2017 The United States notes with concern that the Parliament of Romania is considering legislation that could undermine the fight against corruption and weaken judicial independence in Romania. This legislation, which was originally proposed by the Ministry of Justice, threatens the progress Romania has made in recent years to build strong judicial institutions shielded from political interference. We urge the Parliament ...

Social-democrat MEP Catalin Ivan announces that he sues PSD leader Liviu Dragnea

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The PSD (social-democrat) MEP Catalin Ivan announced on Monday that he will sue the social-democrat leader Liviu Dragnea for the repeated statements according to which is is no longer a PSD leader. Ivan went on Monday morning at the party headquarters saying that he brought several documents which would attest the fact that he is still a party member and accused the party for being’ confiscated by the PD members and the PRM ...

PM Tudose denies allegations about a potential government reshuffle

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Premier Mihai Tudose denied on Monday allegations about a potential government reshuffle in the coming period. Asked at the Senate offices if he contemplates the possibility to sack Health Minister Florian Bodog, Tudose said: "No. There's no reshuffle in the governing line-up I am heading. If someone else shakes up other governments, it's all right. (...) We are not talking reshuffle now," Mihai Tudose said in a brief statement at the ...

Euro trades at 4.6431 lei on Monday

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Monday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as follows: CURRENCY SYMBOL RON 1 Euro EUR 4.6431 1 US dollar USD 3.8897 1 Swiss franc CHF 3.9629 1 British pound GBP 5.1936 100 Japanese yen JPY 3.4966 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.2260 1 Russian rouble RUB 0.0670 1 new ...

Romania sells below target 255 mln lei (55 mln euro) of 2020 T-notes

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Romania sold on Monday 255 million lei ($66 million/55 million euro) of Treasury bonds maturing on October 26, 2020, well below target, central bank data showed, seenews.com reports. The average accepted yield was 3.45%, while demand totalled 396 million lei. At the last auction of government securities from the same issue held in October, the ministry rejected all bids. The issue will be reopened on ...

Minister Vasilescu: Romania faces the greatest labour shortages

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


The sectors where Romania faces the greatest labour shortages are constructions, the IT sector, agriculture and health, Labour Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu told a press conference on this issue on Monday. "We advertise vacancies for medical doctors, of 10 position, one or two filled. In exchange, for ten positions for nurses, there are 100 applicants," the Minister showed, reminding that according to the Pay Law, the medical doctors' salaries will reach 3000 euro in ...

President Iohannis: EU must continue to endorse modernisation, reform efforts of Eastern Partnership states

Monday, November 27, 2017


 President Klaus Iohannis stressed on Friday the necessity that the European Union continue to consistently support the modernisation and reform efforts of the six countries of the Eastern Partnership, underscoring that it is not enough for the EU to request partners to implement reforms, without the Union, in its turn, grant all the necessary support for this purpose, a release of the Presidential Administration ...

The Eastern Partnership homecoming

Monday, November 27, 2017

Friday’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit was the first to be held in Brussels.  EaP was born under the 2009 Czech Presidency, as a response to the Union of the Mediterranean launched moths before under the French Presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy. Since then, all summits have taken place in Eastern European capitals: Prague, Warsaw, Vilnius and Riga, euractiv.com reads. It makes sense that countries from Central and Eastern Europe leverage ...

Vice premier Paul Stanescu takes part in 16+1 Summit in Budapest

Monday, November 27, 2017


Vicepremier Paul Stanescu will lead the governmental delegation to represent Romania to the sixth summit of the heads of government in the states of Central and Eastern Europe and the People’s Republic of China (cooperation format ‘16+1’) to take place in Budapest. According to a press release of MDRAFF the debates in the Summit have as main theme the economic cooperation, financial and commercial – the relevant dimensions both ...


Monday, November 27, 2017


The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Johannson în Brusseles promised to change the education legislation only after consultations with the Romanian side. This was stated by the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis, reports “European true”, quoted by ...

Romania determined to support R.of Moldova on European path

Monday, November 27, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Friday in Brussels that Romania is determined to support the Republic of Moldova on its European path. "The Republic of Moldova is, if we talk about the Eastern Partnership, at the centre of Romanian concerns and there are good signs, the reforms are moving forward, certainly, there is still much to do, but there is ...

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