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Iohannis: Juncker launching White Paper represents beginning, not end of debates

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

President Klaus Johannis stated on Tuesday that there will be consultations and debates about the future of the EU, showing that the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker's presentation of the White Paper represents the beginning of debates, not their end. "We will certainly have both consultations and public debate. I believe that some have misunderstood what it is about...The fact that President Juncker released the White Paper ...

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge to visit Romania and Italy on European Brexit tour

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge will pay a visit to Romania, Italy and the Holy See, and Austria, as part of a European tour, to illustrate Britain's 'soft power', itv.com reports. William and Kate will also attend the Royal Nations rugby gamein Paris next week, as well as visiting Germany and Poland. The Royal Household has released ...

DefMin Les met Bulgarian Ambassador in Bucharest Todor Churov

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les received on Tuesday Bulgarian Ambassador in Bucharest Todor Churov, with the dialogue focusing on cooperation within NATO and the EU and on improving bilateral relations in the field of defence, the Defence Ministry said in a ...

A joint exercise with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on Wednesday in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 Romanian and US servicemen will participate on Wednesday in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in a joint exercise with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, as part of the US commitment to secure NATO's eastern flank, within the Operation Atlantic Resolve, the National Defence Ministry (MApN) announced in a press release sent on ...

MAE condemns the recent action by North Korea

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) strongly condemns the recent action by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to fire several ballistic missiles, reads a MAE release sent on Tuesday. According to the source, through this action the DPRK has violated the resolutions of the UN Security Council by which the DPRK was demanded to give up its ballistic programmes and has defied the international community's appeal on the authorities in Pyongyang ...

Iohannis: we need a public prosecution service that is independent and efficient

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday praised Romania's Public Prosecution Service for its 2016 activity, insisting that Romania needs the service to be independent and efficient. "For Romania to be able to protect rights and freedoms, to secure respect for the rule of law and the general interests of the society, we need a public prosecution service that is independent and efficient, a prosecutorial body able to overcome all current challenges. At the same ...

AG Augustin Lazar: Avoiding leniency acts for corruption deeds - necessary

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Romania's Attorney General, Augustin Lazar declared on Tuesday that in the future, it is necessary to avoid acts of leniency for corruption deeds that would create a sentiment of social insecurity. 'The end of 2016 marked 10 years since the implementation of the decision by which the European Commission has established the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). Romania has made major advance in achieving these goals on fighting corruption, a ...

Iohannis: I expect by-the-book completion of investigations on Revolution and Mineriad

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday said that he expects the completion of the investigations in the case of the Revolution and the Mineriad (1990 miners' riot, e. n.) and clear, fast, comprehensive and legal decisions. "I very much appreciated that the Public Ministry is making sustained efforts for re-establishing the truth and for making accountable those who are responsible for the crimes committed during communism and in the troubled period that ...

Ambassador Klemm :  Romania's fight against corruption is more and more credible

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 Romania's fight against corruption is more and more credible, which strengthened the strategic partnership with the United States of America, on Tuesday asserted the US ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm at a seminar on the anti-corruption practices in businesses. We cannot stress enough the contribution the more and more credible fight against corruption of Romania has had upon the force of our bilateral strategic partnership. It's worth highlighted ...

Daraban (CCIR): 65% of businessmen agree with DNA actions

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Most businessmen in Romania back the anti-corruption fight, because they realized they cannot attract foreign partners unless they are correct and observe the law, said Mihai Daraban, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) on Tuesday, at a seminar on anti-corruption practises in business, organized in partnership with the US Embassy. The CCIR official showed that, according to an opinion poll made by CSOP, most Romanian ...

PM Grindeanu: Government will NOT back amendment on pardon of corruption acts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Premier Sorin Grindeanu declared on Tuesday that the Executive would not back the amendment presented by the social-democrat (PSD) MP Serban Nicolae, which pardoned acts of corruption. “I think the minister of justice has clarified the matter and I also point out: the government does not back the amendment you were talking about. We sent a draft law which did not have those things stipulated,” premier Sorin Grindeanu said in an interview at ...

Satistics: Romania's economic growth is 4.8 pct in 2016

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Romania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased in 2016 by 4.8 percent compared to 2015, important contributions being recorded in trade sectors of wholesale and retail, vehicles and motorcycles repair, transport and storage, hotels and restaurants, according to the provisional data (1) published on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). The estimated GDP for 2016 was 759.228 billion lei current prices, increasing — in real terms ...


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In  Quarter  IV  2016  the  adjusted  hourly  labour  cost  (working  days  adjusted)  registered  an increase  rate of  3.23% by comparison with  the previous quarter and of  12.33% by comparison ...

To Unlock Potential of Digital Age, Europe Must Go Beyond Internet Access, Says World Bank

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Countries in the European Union (EU) must enact policies designed to better help workers adapt to new jobs being created by the internet if they want to avoid increasing inequality and exclusion in the region, notes a new World Bank Report. According to Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia, launched in Bucharest Tuesday, affordable and nearly universal access to the internet has not been enough for countries in the EU ...

EIR Debate: The impact of migration on the European labour market. How does Romania respond to the new challenges?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


The European Institute of Romania (EIR) will organize on 9 March 2017 a debate on The impact of migration on the European labour market. How does Romania respond to the new challenges? The debate is occasioned by the presentation of the research results of the study ”The relationship between the legal migration phenomenon and the labour market in Romania. Relevant ...

10 million women representing 51.2 pct of all residents are living în Romania

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Romania counted over 10 million women at the beginning of last year, representing 51.2 pct of all residents, and more than half, respectively 5.5 million, were living in urban areas, announced on Tuesday, the National Institute of Statistics (INS). "Out of the 19,760.3 thousand people who on 1 January 2016 had been habitual residents in Romania for at least 12 months, 10,110.5 thousand were women, representing 51.2 pct of the overall resident population. In ...

Rear Admiral Mirsu: NATO, riparian states' exercises in Black Sea not provocative or offensive

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


The Chief of Staff of the Romanian Naval Forces (SMFN), Rear Admiral Dr. Alexander Mirsu, stated on Monday in southeastern Constanta, during the opening ceremony of the Multinational "Poseidon 2017" exercise, that exercises carried out in the Sea Black, with forces or structures within the North Atlantic Alliance and the riparian states, pursue the open cooperation for ensuring safe navigation routes and have no provocative or offensive ...

DefMin Les participated in Brussels in the Foreign Affairs Council

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Minister of National Defence, Gabriel Les participated on Monday in Brussels in the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in the format of defence and foreign ministers of EU Member States, the meeting representing a good opportunity to reconfirm Romania's resolute commitment to the strengthening of the European project in its defence and security dimension, MApN states in a ...

Romanian Catholic Church disapproves of the legislative proposal on same-sex civil partnerships

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 The Romanian Catholic Church disapproves of the legislative proposal on same-sex civil partnerships and requests the withdrawal of this initiative, considering it to be an attack on personal dignity and the integrity of the ...

Alina Petrescu, the new spokesperson of the Romanian Government

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


 Journalist Alina Petrescu is the new spokesperson of the Romanian Government, according to a release of the ...

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