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Iohannis, in Salzburg: Top priority - finalisation of Brexit agreement, finding solutions to divergent aspects

Friday, September 21, 2018


The top priority is the finalisation of the Brexit agreement as soon as possible and the finding of solutions regarding the divergent aspects, on Ireland, in particular, President Klaus Iohannis said, during his participation in the European Council's informal meeting in Salzburg, Wednesday through Thursday, Agerpres correspondent reports.President Klaus Iohannis reiterated the importance of maintaining the EU 27 unity and continuing the single voice negotiations ...

Iohannis: The letter sent by ForMin Melescanu on Brexit reflects Romania's stance

Friday, September 21, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday that the joint letter of foreign affairs ministers of Romania, Poland and Lithuania regarding Brexit hasn't been talked about at institutional level, but the document reflects, in essence, Romania's stance."There are two aspects. An institutional aspect: this matter hasn't been discussed, it's a letter of ministers, not the countries, but, in essence I said many times these things, the UK and, at least in our case, ...

Defence Minister Mihai Fifor will pay a visit to the US

Friday, September 21, 2018

Romania's Defence Minister Mihai Fifor said on Thursday that on the visit he had scheduled to the United States he will convey the message that Romania intends to fulfill all its committed military obligations."The message is as clear as it may be that Romania is an extremely solid and credible NATO partner. I will convey a message to our strategic partner, the United States of America, that we will continue to fulfill our committed obligations. We will have a ...

Palestinian ambassador to Bucharest: I was assured Romania will not take steps to move embassy in Israel

Friday, September 21, 2018


Fuad Kokaly, the Palestinian ambassador to Bucharest declared for RFI that he was assured Romania would not take concrete steps to move its embassy in Israel and mentioned he had had talks about that with the foreign minister and the Presidency. “I talked with foreign minister Melescanu and with Bogdan Aurescu on behalf of the president and both of them assured me Romania continues to respect its engagements towards international law and the ...

Social democrats gather at National Executive Committee. Liviu Dragnea contested from interior

Friday, September 21, 2018

The social democrats (PSD) will meet in a session of PSD National Executive Committee (CExN), the focus of discussions being a joint declaration launched in the public space. PSD leaders signed an open letter in which they ask for Liviu Dragnea’s “immediate resignation” from the positions of PSD and Chamber of deputies president. Premier Viorica Dancila who is also PSD executive president will fill in as party president. The document ...

Liberals's simple motion on Agriculture: Mr. Daea has proven incapable of measure up to his office

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Liberals uphold in the simple motion on Agriculture, tabled with the Deputies' Chamber and titled "After Caragea's plague, Romania hit by Daea's swine fever", that in the two years since being appointed minister, Petre Daea has proven to be incapable of measuring up to his office, disastrously handling the prevention, combat and eradication of the African swine fever in Romania."The so-called actions carried out by Minister Petre Daea, since the onset of the ...

Gov't to approve Romania's Presidency concept of European Union Strategy for Danube Region

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Government will approve the concept of Romania's Presidency of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region and the timetable that features 55 meetings and thematic events, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated."We are rigorously preparing for taking over the Presidency of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (SUERD) starting with November this year. As we all know, this mandate coincides with another stage of interest for Romania on its ...

Gov't : Certificate for person fit to adopt, valid for 5 years

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Government approved in Thursday's sitting amendments and completions to the Law of adoptions, one of the new provisions extending the length of validity of the person or family certificate fit to adopt from 2 to 5 years, Gov't spokesman Nelu Barbu stated."The document introduces provisions intended to ensure celerity in acquiring and maintaining the status of adoptable child, to streamline the assessment procedure of the adopters and the post-adoption ...

Discussions between ForMin Melescanu and Vice President Naidu about Romania-India collaboration within UN

Friday, September 21, 2018


The "convergence of interests and perspectives of Romania and India upon the regional and international matters, the excellent collaboration within the United Nations and the international bodies" were emphasised by the Romanian diplomacy's head, Teodor Melescanu, at an official lunch with the visiting Vice President of India, Venkaiah M. Naidu, a release by the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.The Romanian dignitary assured the Indian high official of ...

Euro trades at 4.6519 lei on Thursday

Friday, September 21, 2018

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 4.65191 US dollar USD 3.97431 Swiss franc CHF 4.11331 British pound GBP 5.2505100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5403 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.23701 Russian rouble RUB 0.05991 new Turkish lira TRY 0.63751 Chinese renminbi ...

CCIRC president: In Romania-China inter-government relation we also had differences between words and facts

Friday, September 21, 2018


Nicolae Vasilescu, the president of Romania-China Chamber of Trade and Industry (CCIRC), declared on Thursday, at a meeting with businessmen in Baia Mare, that there has always been a discrepancy between words and facts in the inter-government relation of the two countries. “Next year, we celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations with the Popular Republic of China. There have not been any problems in the in interhuman relation between the two ...

German companies, concerned about the future, ask for investments in education, infrastructure and healthcare

Friday, September 21, 2018

The German companies operating in Romania are content with their current activity on the local market, but they are concerned about the developments in the upcoming years, said Dragos Anastasiu, president of the Romanian –German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) in a press conference on Thursday, romaniajournal.ro reports. AHK representatives argued that to be successful abroad, companies need a stable business environment and public ...

Open letter for Dragnea's resignation

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Social Democratic Party (PSD) leaders signed an open letter asking for "the immediate resignation" of Liviu Dragnea as President of the PSD and Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber, with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to take over as interim head of the party.The document was signed by PSD's Vice President Paul Stanescu, who is Deputy PM and Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration, Gabriela Firea, who is PSD's Vice President and General Mayor of the ...

Dragnea's reaction to the letter that challenged him

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea mocked on Wednesday the letter in which leaders of the party request his resignation as leader of the party and as Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies."I will read that letter. I haven not read it entirely, but from what I gathered, I understood what the biggest gripe was: we must stop arguing with Iohannis, in fact we must align with Iohannis, with SRI [the Romanian Intelligence Service, e.n.], with SPP ...

EurActiv comment: Romania’s strongman urged to resign with ruling party in free fall

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Three former allies of the leader of Romania’s ruling Social Democrats called on him to resign on Wednesday, saying his criminal convictions have become the party’s largest vulnerability ahead of elections in 2019 and 2020, a comment of euractiv.com with Reuters says. Romania’s strongman Liviu Dragnea was barred from becoming prime minister because of his conviction for electoral fraud but holds a tight grip on the party, which swept ...

India's VP Naidu starts a visit to Romania

Thursday, September 20, 2018


India's Vice President Venkaiah M. Naidu was welcomed by President Klaus Iohannis in the Hall of Honour of the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday. The meeting of the two officials was followed by one-on-one talks, as well as a joint news conference.India's Vice-President Venkaiah M. Naidu, visiting Romania September 18-20, on Wednesday morning met Chairman of the Romanian Senate Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Speaker of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Liviu ...

Romanian-Ukrainian military exercises in Black Sea

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The "Rear Admiral Horia Macellariu" corvette will perform, on Thursday, September 20, a series of naval exercises, together with Ukraine's top patrol ships, in maritime departments from the proximity of the mouth of the Danube River and Insula Serpilor, a press release of the Romanian Naval Forces sent on Wednesday informs.The aim of the activities is to achieve interoperability at a tactical level and develop the bilateral relations between the Romanian Naval ...

PM Dancila had at meeting with AMRO delegation

Thursday, September 20, 2018


 Romania is a firm and responsible ally of the United States, and for cooperation to develop within the Strategic Partnership as many investments as possible are needed, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Wednesday at Victoria Palace during the meeting with the Romanian-American Business Council (AMRO) led by Executive President Eric Stewart, reads a press release of the Government.The talks held by the premier and several ministers in the Cabinet with ...

Swiss investors require legislative stability, improvement of the  transport infrastructure

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Swiss companies require stability and predictability of law, improvement of the transport infrastructure and training for  young people as required in the real economy, said onWednesday the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs of Switzerland, Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, during a meeting with the Minister for Business Trade and Entrepreneurship, Stefan Radu Oprea. The Swiss official is in Romania for the period 18 to 20 September and is ...

Lazea: It is necessary to increase competitiveness; When we enter the euro zone  competitiveness through devaluation will no longer work

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Romania needs to increase competitiveness because when you enter the euro zone competitiveness through devaluation will no longer work, but  quality, said on Wednesday the chief economist of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Valentin Lazea in a conference on economic competitiveness. "What is urgently needed to increase competitiveness? First of all because Romania has the second largest current account deficit in the European Union  after Cyprus. ...

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