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Nicusor Dan - meeting with Iohannis at the Cotroceni Palace

Friday, September 25, 2020

The candidate supported by National Liberal Party (PNL) and Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Alliance (USR PLUS) running for the Capital City Hall, Nicusor Dan, and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a meeting on Thursday with President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.' The Presidential Administration confirms that the President of Romania, being concerned about the problems that the people of Bucharest face ...

CNSAS: 8 candidates in local elections, ruled by courts "collaborator of Securitate"; Traian Basescu - on list

Friday, September 25, 2020

Eight candidates for various positions in the local elections, including the former president of Romania, Traian Basescu, registered in the race for the mayoralty of Bucharest's City Hall, were declared in the first ruling or definitively "collaborator of the Securitate", according to a release of the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS) sent on Thursday.The quoted source states that in the case of Traian Basescu, the lawsuit was won ...

The head of DIICOT, Giorgiana Hosu, resigns

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Giorgiana Hosu has resigned as prosecutor-in-chief of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), the Ministry of Justice informed on Thursday evening.According to a press release sent on Thursday evening, the Minister of Justice, Catalin Predoiu, had a meeting ...

Gendarmerie's head Bogdan Enescu, indicted for usurping his position

Friday, September 25, 2020

The head of the Romanian Gendarmerie, Bogdan Enescu, has been indicted by the prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in a case in which he is accused of usurping his position, DNA reported on Thursday.According to a DNA release, the military prosecutors with the National Anticorruption Directorate - the Service for carrying out criminal prosecution in cases related to corruption offenses committed by the military staff ordered the ...

ForMin Aurescu participated in the Central European Initiative (CEI), organized in a videoconference format

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Thursday in the meeting of foreign minister of the Central European Initiative (CEI), organized in a videoconference format.According to a Foreign Affair Ministry (MAE) release, in his speech, the Romanian chief diplomat said that the challenges generated by the pandemic crisis represented a test of resilience for states and societies, a moment that can only be overcome through international solidarity, ...

Aurescu to chair the informal meeting of Foreign Ministers' council of BSECO states

Friday, September 25, 2020

Minister Bogdan Aurescu will chair on Friday the informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers' Council of member states of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization. Romania holds the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSECO) presidency at the ...

F-16 aircraft of Romanian Air Force, B-52 American bombers in "Bomber Weapon Training" air exercise

Friday, September 25, 2020

Two Romanian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and two American strategic B-52 Stratofortress bombers participated in the "Bomber Weapon Training" air exercise organized by the US Air Force in Europe (USAFE)."The exercise aimed to strengthen the North Atlantic Alliance's reinsurance measures in the South-East of Europe and increase Romania's confidence in the involvement of the United States in ensuring regional security," reads a release from the ...

CCR: Law rejecting OUG on gradual increase of child allowances is constitutional

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) rejected, on Thursday, as unfounded, the Government's notification regarding the Law rejecting OUG 123/2020 for the amendment of article 3 of Law 61/1993 on the state allowance for children, sources from CCR said.On August 19, the Chamber of Deputies ...

PM Orban: Epidemiological situation in Romania is relatively stable

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Thursday in Focsani that the epidemiological situation in Romania is relatively stable and urged compliance with health protection rules."The epidemiological situation in Romania is relatively stable. The only worrying increase occurred after the decision of the Constitutional Court, when we had no (...) leverage to stop the spread of the virus. Between the Court's decision and the time the law came into force, from a ...

German authorities update risk areas in Romania

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Foreign Ministry announced that German authorities updated the list of risk areas in Romania, valid as of September 23, introducing Covasna county in the risk category, besides the other 11 counties and Bucharest.  According to a Foreign Ministry press release sent on Thursday, at the moment, besides the latest decisions of German authorities and Bucharest, 12 counties in Romania are on the “risk area”list: ...

Fiscal Council's Daianu: Public budget mustn't be played in politics' roulette

Friday, September 25, 2020

Romania could record an economic growth of 4-5 pct next year, but it needs to keep budget spending "tight", said Daniel Daianu, chairman of the Fiscal Council and coordinator of the convergence analysis report "Romania - Eurozone, Monitor.""If we do not make the mistake of destabilizing the public budget by irrational decisions and we do not provoke a crisis of the leu, and the pandemic is kept under control, we could have an economic growth of 4-5 pct in ...

Euro trades at 4.8722 lei

Friday, September 25, 2020

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Thursday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.87221 US dollar USD 4.18831 Swiss franc CHF 4.52071 British pound GBP 5.3309100 Japanese yen JPY 3.97311 Moldovan leu MDL 0.24941 Russian rouble RUB 0.05421 new Turkish lira TRY 0.54371 Chinese renminbi ...

Net assets of investment funds decrease 1.6pct in August, to 42.3 billion lei

Friday, September 25, 2020

The net assets of the 223 open and closed funds, local and foreign, decreased 1.6% in August, to the level of 42.3 billion lei (8.8 billion euros), and slid 14.4% from the beginning of the year, according to a release of the Association of Fund Administrators sent on Thursday.In August, net outflows totaled 105 million lei (22 million euros).According to the press release, the top 5 funds in the last 12 months recorded net annual returns between ...

BNR: Outstanding loans in lei, up 2.92% in August

Friday, September 25, 2020

The total value of outstanding loans in lei of the population and companies amounted, in August 2020, to 4.99 billion lei, increasing by 2.92% compared to the amount reported in the previous month, while the arrears of foreign currency loans rose by 1.61% to 1.95 billion lei (equivalent), according to data from the National Bank of Romania (BNR).The total loans in lei reached, in August, 188.5 billion lei (by 1.14% over the value of the previous month), of ...

WB: Curbing Corruption in the Midst of a Pandemic is More Important Than Ever, New Report Says

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Progress against corruption can be made even under the most challenging conditions, a new World Bank report finds. At a time when unprecedented levels of emergency funds have been mobilized to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the report offers a fresh look at some of the most effective approaches and tools to enhance government ...

Survey: One Romanian out of three would vote his/her boss if he ran for mayor

Friday, September 25, 2020

A Romanian out 0f three would vote his/her boss if he ran for mayor, according to a survey issued on Thursday by  Bestjobs recruiting site, according to which people interviewed  say they are not forced in any way by bosses or colleagues to vote with a certain candidate or party.   “Over 34% of Romanian employees who answered an opinion poll made by BestJobs, in the context of  coming ...

Romanian Farmers Association asks authorities to legislate pedological drought as force majeure

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Romanian Farmers Association (AFR) draws attention to the serious situation in agriculture and calls on the authorities to legislate pedological drought as a case of force majeure, and also the possibility of postponing interest rates so that farmers can avoid bankruptcy."This phenomenon is exacerbated and more and more farmers are unable to comply with the quantities of cereals contracted, risking payment inability. Also, in the context in which ...

Ford produces in Craiova Puma ST, first Ford Performance SUV in Europe

Friday, September 25, 2020

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The first Ford Performance SUV manufactured in Europe - Puma ST - has entered the production line at the southern Craiova plant, the car manufacturer announced in a press release sent on Thursday.The new Puma ST is equipped with sophisticated sports technologies, including a mechanical limited-slip differential (LSD), springs with vector distribution and offers the possibility to select several driving modes, including sport mode and, for the first time on a ...

Iohannis: If budget revision adopted by Parliament takes effect, Romania to be cut 3bn euros in EU funds

Thursday, September 24, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that senior European Commission officials had warned that if the budget revision approved by Parliament came into force, Romania would cut about 3 billion euros in European funds mentioning that this is a "horror" scenario, because the country rating would also be downgraded."Unfortunately, both scenarios are possible. There are not only warnings, there are extremely serious discussions with senior officials, I do ...

ForMin Aurescu has telephone conversation with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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The desire to enlarge the bilateral political-diplomatic dialogue and sectoral relations, as well as the recent developments on a regional and international level, with a focus on the situation in the Middle East, have been the topics of the telephone conversation that Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu had on Wednesday with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir."The Foreign Affairs Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, had a ...

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