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Klaus Iohannis: PSD is "the party that tried and is still trying to break the independence of the judiciary"

Thursday, June 4, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Wednesday that the government will develop a series of projects to "mend" the justice legislation for which consultations with specialists will take place in the period immediately ahead."The government will come up with a legislative initiative to mend justice legislation. We must carry through, dear Romanians, what we started a year ago at the referendum, when we stopped this butchering of the justice legislation, which is ...

Romania is preparing to draw substantial European funds, Iohannis says

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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President Klaus Iohannis has stated at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday that Romania is preparing to draw "substantial European funds," referring to a proposal of the European Commission.He said that the proposal is that the Multiannual Funds be discussed "together" with the funds devoted to economic recovery."A proposal of the Commission, which we find good, is up for discussion. This means that the Multiannual Funds, the so-called MFF ...

CCR's decision on locally elected mandate extension

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The local public administration authorities mandates can be extended only through an organic law adopted by Parliament and not through Government Emergency Ordinances (OUG), the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) established after admitting the notifications formulated by 73 deputies and by the Executive.On Wednesday, Interim Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu called on all the political forces so that Parliament can be convened next ...

PLUS's Ciolos: Gov't needs to draft a law on the extension of local elected officials' terms

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Government needs to start drafting a law on the extension of the local elected officials' term in office "for at least three more months, which is amount of time needed for the organisation of the elections", PLUS (Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) leader Dacian Ciolos said in a post on Facebook, on Wednesday."Dear members of the Government, dear MPs, today you must start drafting a law on the extension of the local elected officials' terms in office for at ...

Parliament approves setting up of inquiry committee on state of emergency procurements and management

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Joint standing bureaus of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate on Wednesday approved the setting up of an inquiry committee on public procurements and managing the state of emergency. According to the decision on the setting up of the respective committee, its main objective will be to analyze the substantiation and efficiency of the measures regarding the information, control and epidemiological monitoring of the Romanian citizens who got back from the risk ...

PNL's Roman: taxation of special state pensions must be done in Parliament to avoid being challenged

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Taxing special state pensions must be done in Parliament, because an emergency ordinance issued by the government to regulate the matter is open to being challenged by the Ombudsman with the Constitutional Court, National Liberal Party (PNL) floor leader in the Chamber of Deputies Florin Roman said on Wednesday.Warned at a press conference that the government could issue an emergency ordinance on the taxation of special pensions, Roman said: "We have taken into ...

FinMin Citu: PSD's actions in Romanian Parliament represent economic terrorism

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The actions of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) in the Romanian Parliament are economic terrorism and the party is seeking votes by collapsing the economy following the increase of budgetary spending with no financing source, the Finance Minister, Florin Citu, believes."The PSD's actions in the Romanian Parliament represent economic terrorism. There is no doubt here. The PSD has a single purpose: to win a few more votes even if that means collapsing the economy ...

Suciu (BNR): the budget is already up in the political air

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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The budget of Romania is practically up in the air, and the discussion about pensions and salaries has no economic relevance as, politically Romania can afford anything, but economically it affords only what it can pay, stated on Wednesday the spokesperson of the BNR Dan Suciu.‘The budget is already up in the air, practically. I don’t know what we are talking about. What is important is that budgetary deficit, which the Romanian state had, to be paid , ...

PM Orban in phone conversation with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Emirate

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday had a phone conversation with the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, upon His Royal Highness' initiative, in which context they agreed to continue joint efforts to strengthen and further extend bilateral economic cooperation.The two high officials voiced their appreciation for the excellent level of the bilateral relations between Romania and the United Arab Emirates, especially ...

ForMin Aurescu, Tunisian counterpart Erray discuss education, tourism co-operation in phone conversation

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Wednesday had a telephone conversation with his Tunisian counterpart Noureddine Erray, initiated by the latter to dicusss education and tourism co-operation.Aurescu invited Erray to Romania this autumn, as far as conditions allow, in order to deepen the relationship between Romania and Tunisia, as well as to identify its development prospects, with Erray gladly accepting the invitation, according to a press statement ...

PREPARATIONS FOR THE OPENING OF THE TOURIST SEASON IN TUNISIA: “READY AND SAFE”

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Measures undertaken by the Tunisian Government against Covid -19 epidemic by Her Excellency Mrs. Raja Jhinaoui Ben Ali Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tunisia in ...

ForMin Aurescu, Swedish Ambassador Hyden talk about need of EU support for national health systems

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu met on Wednesday with Swedish Ambassador Therese Hyden, with whom he also discussed about the necessity of a support on behalf of the European Union for the national health systems.The head of the Romanian diplomacy underscored "the need for solidarity at the European Union level, which must materialise in agreeing some solutions meant to accommodate the specific needs of each member state, which has been specifically ...

Aid package for SMEs with budget for non-reimbursable grants of 1 B euro

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Economy, Energy and Business Environment Ministry is preparing an aid package for SMEs with a budget for non-reimbursable grants of 1 billion euro, fresh money, relevant Minister Virgil Popescu conveyed on Wednesday.According to the Economy Minister, this package will be divided in three projects, as follows: 550 million euro grants for investments of up to 200,000 euro each grant; 350 million of capital grants, also of up to 200,000 euro each for the ...

BestJobs Survey: Job searches grow 50 pct this May

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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This May saw a more than 50 percent increase in the number of job applications compared to April; the YoY rise stands at 45 percent-plus, with transportation, finance, engineering, sales and medical & pharma personnel most actively seeking a job, shows a survey by online recruitment platform BestJobs."The relaxation of the restrictions imposed during the state of emergency has rekindled the Romanians' interest in looking for a new job, or at least in assessing ...

April's seasonally adjusted unemployment picks up to 4.8 pct

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate advanced to 4.8 percent this April, the same as in the second half of 2017 and 0.2 percent up from the previous month, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Wednesday.The estimated number of unemployed (aged 15-74) in April 2020 was 432,000, up from 414,000 registered in March 2020, as well as from the same month of the previous year (355,000). The male unemployment rate was by 1.5 ...

Number of live births in 2019 down 18,440 against 2018

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The number of live births registered with the register offices in Romania stood at 188,135 in 2019, down 18,440 live births compared to 2018, according to the "Demographic events in 2019" publication released by the National Institute of Statistic (INS).According to the INS, last year, more than half (51.2 percent, 96,308 children, respectively) of the total of live births were boys, and the masculinity ratio was 105 boys to 100 girls. The decrease in the number ...

Ex-chief of Anti-corruption Kovesi wins new trial against Judiciary Inspection with Supreme Court

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The High Court of Cassation and Justice on Tuesday definitively rejected the appeal filed by the Judiciary Inspection against the Superior Council of Magistrates' decision not to sanction the former chief of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi in relation to the insertion in a press release of some parts of discussions recorded at the headquarters of DNA Pitesti."We reject the request for suspension made by the appellant, the ...

ForMin Aurescu and Israeli counterpart discuss joint meeting of the two gov'ts

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday had a phone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Gabriel Ashkenazi, with whom he discussed the Peace Process in the Middle East and also about the organisation next year of a joint meeting of the two governments."The two high officials agreed on the need for organising, preferably in the first half of next year, of the third joint meeting of the two governments," showed a press release of the Ministry of ...

Gov't wants an investment fund capitalized from budget resources or European funds

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that as part of the economic relaunch measures, the government will roll out a program to support large companies through a trade credit insurance guarantee system. "One of the major problems here in Romania is the insufficient support for companies. The stock market isn't fully fledged yet. (...) The financial-banking system is a relatively prudent system. Intermediation is at 25 - 27 pct. This is not normal. The financial-banking system ...

PM Orban: I am a supporter of the vaccine; we must counteract the absurdities of the antivaccine campaigns

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Tuesday stated that he is a supporter of vaccination "as an instrument that fights diseases" and that the authorities should be pro-active in informing the population to counteract "the absurdities" and "the aberrations" that the antivaccine campaigns bring about."My standpoint is very clear: I am a supporter of vaccine. Here, in exchange, we should be more pro-active and we should have more information campaign to counteract the ...

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