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European Commission, reaction to Kovesi's investigation: The Commission is closely following the latest developments

Friday, February 15, 2019


European Commission has reacted on Thursday on the scandal related to the investigation against former National Anti-corruption Directorate head, Laura Codruta Kovesi, saying that they are closely following the case. Meanwhile, the deputy chief of the Criminal Investigation Section, Adina Florea, said on Thursday that there are procedural measures of summoning and bringing the investigated person for hearings, if the former anti-corruption chief ...

Debate on budget: Parliament votes for almost double child allowances – first victory against ruling coalition

Friday, February 15, 2019


The Parliament has voted for the increase of the child allowances on Thursday night in a extremely heated plenary session. The amendment that doubled child allowances in Romania from RON 84 to RON 150 has been filed by Liberal deputy Robert Sighiartau and has passed by 123 votes to 119, which set the Social Democrat Party (PSD) and its chairman Liviu Dragnea on fire. Dragnea, who was chairing the session, asked for the vote to be resumed, on the ground ...

DefMin Les met his Ukrainian counterpart, Stepan Poltorak, at the NATO defence ministers meeting

Friday, February 15, 2019

Security in the Black Sea region has been the topic for discussion at the Thursday bilateral meeting of the Romanian Defence Minister, Gabriel Les, and his Ukrainian counterpart, Stepan Poltorak, which took place on the occasion of the NATO defence ministers meeting held on Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels, reads a release of the Ministry of National Defence (MApN)."The meeting was an occasion to discuss the level of bilateral cooperation, further development ...

INSCOP poll: Army and NATO are the institutions Romanians trust the most

Friday, February 15, 2019


The Romanians trust the national forces and NATO the most, while the Parliament of Romania and the European Commission are on the end positions of the ranking of public trust in national and international institutions, respectively, shows an INSCOP poll conducted between January 21 and February 5 at the commission of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.According to a release issued on Thursday, the sociological survey found that the Army continues to be the most ...


Friday, February 15, 2019


• Gross domestic product in Q4 2018 was, in real terms, by 0.7%1 higher, as compared to Q3 2018; • As against the same quarter of 2017, the Gross Domestic Product recorded an increase by 4.1% for unadjusted series and by 4.0% for seasonally adjusted series; • The seasonally adjusted series of quarterly Gross Domestic Product was readjusted as a result of: - the revision of the GDP unadjusted series for 2016-2017 for ...

Deloitte: 2 in 3 Romanian CFOs see high or very high level of fiscal uncertainty in 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019


Fiscal regulations change became a serious source of concern for the Romanian top managers as 66 percent of the local CFOs see a a high or very high level of fiscal uncertainty, compared to only 35 percent for those in the Central Europe region, according to a survey conducted by Deloitte. “As for the Romanian CFOs, the survey shows they manifest a higher degree of pessimism compared to the other respondents, with 66 percent of them mentioning a ...

Bucharest considered Europe’s 6th largest IT hub, with more than 53,000 professional developers

Friday, February 15, 2019


Bucharest is the 16th largest IT hub in Europe as it hosts around 53,700 professional developers, according to CEE The Resourceful Region report released by CESAwards quoted by http://business-review.eu. In the Central and Eastern European region, Bucharest is considered the 4th IT hub, after Warsaw, Budapest, and Vienna. “With over 800,000 developers, the region has as much tech talent as Germany or the UK, more ...

Generation Z – the most interested in social involvement of the companies in solving the social issues of Romania

Friday, February 15, 2019


The young people between 18 and 24 ( the generation Z) are the most interested in social involvement of the companies in the communities and the social issues in Romania and 96% of them know at least a company which got inv olved or which is actively involved in such campaigns, according to a study published on Wednesday.The research shows that, although the companies invest hundreds of thousands of euro in projects of CSR at national level, the projects of ...

Kovesi summoned by the Criminal Investigation Section in Judicial system for abuse of office, bribe taking, false testimony

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Former chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi has announced for Europa FM private radio broadcaster that she has been summoned by the Criminal Investigation Section in the judicial system, romaniajournal.ro reports. The structure was set up after the law was amended by the PSD-ALDE ruling coalition, despite the GRECO recommendations. The prosecutor claims she is regarded as suspect in a case where the charges are ...

INSCOP' poll on "confidence in a political personality":Iohannis is at the top

Thursday, February 14, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis is at the top of the political personalities confidence ranking, followed by Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea and Pro Romania leader Victor Ponta, found an INSCOP poll conducted between January 21 and February 5 at the commission of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation."President Klaus Iohannis has a 39.5 pct share of high and very high confidence, up almost 5 percent compared to November 2018. Gabriela Firea is ranked second with 23.9 pct, down ...

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