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EP President Tajani: We are counting on Romania's Presidency of EU Council

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated on Tuesday, within a joint press conference with Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, the support of the European Parliament for the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, mentioning, at the same time, that the institution counts on the support of the Romanian Presidency for completing several important files. "First of all, I want to underscore the support of the European Parliament ...

ALDE leader in the EP, Guy Verhofstadt sends warning to Romanian PM: You get closer to the application of Article 7

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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The leader of the ALDE group in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, has warned Romanian PM Viorica Dancila on Tuesday, while the latter has presented the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, stating that the government she is leading might be the third one against which Article 7 of the EU Treaty might be applied, romaniajournal.ro informs. Verhofstadt added that, if Dancila Gov’t doesn’t comply with the Venice ...

EC Vicepresident: Rule of law, a value that cannot be diluted anywhere in Europe

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Andrus Ansip, EC vicepresident, declared on Tuesday, in the European Parliament plenum, where Viorica Dancila presented Romania’s priorities in the presidency of the European Council, that the rule of law is an asset for which Romania has been fighting, and there values cannot be diluted anywhere. “I speak on behalf of President Juncker. Romania, like my country Estonia and other member states celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. ...

S&D 's Udo Bullmann after Romanian premier’s speech: There is no ground to set up AMNESTY

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Udo Bullmann, a member of the Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, declared on Tuesday, in the EP plenum, where Viorica Dancila was present, the fact that the rule of law cannot be manipulated and there is no ground to set up amnesty. “We evaluate positively your engagement for Romania’s accession to EU. As a former European MP I think you have this experience. I listened with great interest to what you said and you ...

FinMin Teodorovici, on freezing EU funds in case rule of law is breached

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The European Union should be pragmatic in the discussions of the European Parliament regarding the freezing of EU funds for the countries that breach the rule of law, as it competes with other powers of the world that "don't expect things to occur at the whim of some or the others," Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said on Tuesday în Strasbourg."This is a much wider discussion, criteria should be established, it's a mechanism that should be ...

Slovenia's President Pahor welcomed by counterpart Iohannis at Cotroceni Palace

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, on an official visit to Romania, at the invitation of the Romanian president, was welcomed on Tuesday morning by his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis with military honours at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace."Mr President, we welcome you with a little snow," President Iohannis told his Slovenian counterpart. President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday, during a joint press conference delivered with his ...

Ruling party accuses President of blocking Government activity

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Romania’s ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) urged President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday to “give a reasonable explanation for the systematic blockages” of the Government, referring to the cabinet appointments dispute over new regional development and transports ministers. “Iohannis needs to offer the citizens a reasonable explanation for the systematic blockages in the last period! Government activity and the country’s ...

Prosecutors dealing with the file on August 10 violence, under disciplinary investigation

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The head of the Military Prosecutor’s Office with the Prosecutor General’s Office and two other military prosecutors are being investigated by the Judicial Inspectorate about how they have handled the file on the violence during the August 10 rally in Victoriei Square, romaniajournal.ro reports. They are accused, among others, of not having complied with the administrative decisions ordered by the public prosecutor regarding the way in which this file was handed ...

Several Romanian state institutions could pay damages to victims of June 1990 Mineriad

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Supreme Court judges have decided to require state institutions to pay damages to civilians for events in the June 1990 Mineriad case, including the Finance Ministry, the Internal Affairs Ministry, the Romanian Information Service, the General Prosecutor’s office, the government, the Gendarmerie, the Defense Ministry, the Economy Ministry and the Police Academy, http://business-review.eu informs. The ...

On Romania's National Culture Day, Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt recites poem by Eminescu, in German and Romanian

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

German Ambassador in Bucharest Cord Meier-Klodt has recited Mihai Eminescu's poem "Revedere" (Reunion), on Romania's National Culture Day, and also inaugurated on the same occasion, in the courtyard of the embassy, a mural painting showing the long road traveled by the Danube - from its spring in the Black Forest mountains to the Danube Delta.In a video posted on Tuesday on Facebook, the diplomat said that the National Culture Day is also a very good day to ...

Movement for Moldova’s Development launched

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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The members of the civil society launched on Monday the association Movement for Moldova’s Development (MDM), which already has branches in all 8 counties in Moldova and is meant to promote regional interests in the national agenda. “Moldova’s situation is dramatic and immediate actions must be taken, without which things can generate dangers hard to anticipate,” the members of the Movement wrote on Facebook. They also published ...

Business forum Romania-Greece at the CCIB Palace, Friday 18 January

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Following the meeting between prof.univ.ing.Sorin Dimitriu,the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest (CCIB)and Aristotelis Xenakis,the new minister for economic and commercial affairs of the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic to Romania there was settled a concrete programme for action regarding the boosting of bilateral commerce and stimulation of Romanian-Greek cooperation. The series of events will be opened by a business forum ...

CONSTRUCTION WORKS IN NOVEMBER 2018 – increased by 3.3%

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Compared to the previous month, in November 2018, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 3.3% and fell, as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 0.6%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works dropped both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to ...

Eurostat: Romania, the percentage of pensioners at risk of poverty - 16.1% in 2017; in the EU - 14.2%

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Romanian pensioners are far less poor than the children or the working-age population as only one out of six pensioners is at risk of poverty, Eurostat data show. In 2017, 16.1 percent of Romanian pensioners were considered at risk of poverty, slightly above the EU average of 14.2 percent. The share of Romanian pensioners at risk of poverty is even lower than the proportion seen in much more developed countries like ...

President Iohannis to meet his Slovenian counterpart, Borut Pahor, on Tuesday

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

 President Klaus Iohannis will welcome his Slovenian counterpart, Borut Pahor, on Tuesday, at Cotroceni Presidential Palace, who is on an official visit to Romania, informs a release from the Presidential Administration.According to the cited source, the visit to Romania of the Slovenian President takes place in the context of celebrating last year 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the taking over by our country of the Presidency ...

Informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, January 31-February 1, in Bucharest

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union member states convene in Bucharest, January 31 - February 1, in an informal meeting (Gymnich), in the context of Romania's exercising the presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs in a press release sent on Monday.According to the release, the meeting is hosted by Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu and will be chaired by the High Representative of the European ...

President Iohannis: DefMin filing administrative complaint against extension of General Ciuca mandate inopportune, risky

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday appreciated the administrative complaint filed against the decree on the extension of General Nicolae Ciuca's mandate as Chief of the Defence Staff as "inopportune" and "risky.""I noticed that this Minister is very vocal (the Defence Minister - editor's note), although he wasn't able to come up with a legal proposal, he keeps insisting. There are two aspects. The proposal the Minister of Defence made in the CSAT meeting (Supreme ...

President Iohannis rejects again Gov't's proposals for Transport and Regional Development Ministries

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Monday that the Government's proposals for the Transport and Regional Development Ministries, namely Mircea Draghici and Lia Olguta Vasilescu, will be yet again rejected."These two proposals will be rejected this week. In one day or two, the documents will be completed and resent to the Government," Iohannis mentioned on Monday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.He added that the reasons for the refusal will be made ...

PNL will initiate a law through which those sentenced for crime with violence cannot be released on the basis of the compensation

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The National Liberal Party –PNL will initiate a law through which those sentenced for crime with violence will not be released on the basis of the compensatory appeal . Similarly, the liberals will lodge, at the beginning of the parliamentary session a motion against minister Tudorel Toader. ‘The executive  bureau of the party analysed the situation which is extremely serious regarding the increase of criminality as a result of the ...

Romania Raises RON248.8 M Selling June 2023 Bonds at 4.41% Average Yield

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Romania's finance ministry on Monday raised 248.8 million lei (EUR53.19 million) out of a planned RON400 million selling treasury bonds maturing in June 2023 at an average yield of 4.41%, central bank data showed. Demand amounted to RON327.8 million. This is the second bond tender this year where the government failed to raise the planned amount due to low demand and high interest rates. Romania last sold ...

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