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Bloomberg: EU Corruption Report Gets the Middle Finger in Romania

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A top politician in Romania just gave the European Union the finger, Bloomberg correspondent reports. Following a report from the bloc that slammed the Balkan state for democratic backsliding, ...

PM Dancila: "outraged and disappointed" about the conclusions of the CVM

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said she was "outraged and disappointed" about the conclusions of the CVM (Co-operation and Verification Mechanism) report of the European Commission on Romania, considering, among other things, that the arguments of the Romanian Government were totally ignored by those who drafted the document."I am disappointed and outraged. Disappointed because it's not fair, as long as Romania's arguments are being ignored and the CVM objectives ...

Romania goes on anti-Brussels path over rule of law

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Romania’s government is not willing to follow EU recommendations on the rule of law and plans to challenge the Commission’s latest report in court, EURACTIV Romania reports. The Romanian governing coalition, led by the Social Democrats, is planning to take the European Commission’s latest report under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to the European Court of Justice. The CVM report, ...

DNA says CVM Report treats with attention recommendations made by European Commission

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) is treating with attention the recommendations made by the European Commission in the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report and expresses its hope that Romania's key-institutions will take action "in view of demonstrating a firm commitment towards the independence of the judicial system and the fight against corruption," a release of the institution sent on Wednesday informs."The DNA leadership took note ...

JusMin Toader: CVM Report uses double standard and has political undertone

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) Report released by the European Commission has a political undertone and uses double standards, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader stated on Wednesday.He reaffirmed that Romania is and remains attached to the European values, that Romania respects the European standards but at the same time must have the dignity to legislate in agreement with the fundamental Law in agreement with the national specificities and with the ...

PSD considering challenging CVM report with CJEU

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Social Democratic Partyy (PSD – at rule)) is contemplating challenging with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), through the government agent, the latest report drawn by the European Commission on Romania's progress with judicial reforms under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).According to sources with PSD, a final decision is yet to be taken, but this option is being under consideration for the time ...

Basescu: EP resolution, CVM report sanction Romania because of politicians' inability to understand EU rules

Thursday, November 15, 2018

 Former President Traian Basescu says that Romania takes the brunt of the slamming European Parliament resolution on its rule of law and of the freshly released CVM report because of certain politicians who fail to understand the EU rules."Let's not delude ourselves! The resolution of the European Parliament of November 13, 2018 is not against Dragnea, Dancila or Tariceanu, it is not against the PSD - ALDE alliance, it is simply a resolution against Romania. ...

Former CCR Judge: Romania wanted to join the EU, now we don’t want to be there

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Romania was not forced to join the select club of European Union, it wanted to, changed the Constitution and assumed obligations, by signing the Accession Treaty, which now we don’t want to meet, former MP and Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Augustin Zegrean, said on Wednesday for ziare.com. Asked what is going on in Romania, Zegrean said: “I don’t know what is happening, I can say that (when joining the EU – our ...

Opposition leaders meet to discuss censure motion

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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„Romania Together Movement (RO+) and Save Romania Union (USR) call on the responsible politicians to understand the gravity of the signal sent by Brussels and to act in the interest of Romania and of the Romanians by immediately sending Dancila Government to the history’s dustbin”, reads a press release signed by the two parties. More precisely, they call for early elections, arguing it is „the only democratic form for ...

Ruling social-democrat party lost three Mps

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Senator Emanuel Gabriel Botnariu has resigned from the Social Democrat Party ( ruling party), announcing on Wednesday that he will be independent. „I want to announce you that I am an independent, not-attached member of the Senate as of today”, Emanuel Botnariu told the plenary sitting of the upper chamber of the Parliament. Emanuel Botnariu is elected in the constituency no 25 Ilfov in the general elections ...

Draft law on home detention gets final vote in Romanian Parliament

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Wednesday, November 14, the draft law on serving jail sentences in Romania, romania-insider.com informs. The draft law introduces home detention for those with prison sentences of up to one year, except for those convicted for acts of violence, ...

PM Sipilä: Finland not taking over Romania’s EU presidency term

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Finnish premier says his cabinet raised its readiness on Monday evening in case of a possible request to swap EU presidency terms with Romania next year, yle.fi comments. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says that Romanian internal political tensions will not affect the timetable for Finland’s spell holding the European Union's rotating presidency in 2019. Sipilä told the Finnish news ...

Alexandru-Victor Micula, state secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alexandru-Victor Micula was nominated as state secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs through a decision of the prime-minister Viorica Dancila published on Wednesday in the Official Gazette. At the same time,  the head of the government decided to release Cristian-Gabriel Winzer at his request from the position of state secretary with the MFA.On Monday Cristian Winzer announced on Facebook that  the presented his resignation ...

Romanian-Ukrainian talks in two states' naval forces cooperation

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Officials with the Romanian and Ukrainian naval forces participated for three days in Odessa in the third round of discussions at the level of the two structures' leadership, a press release of the Romanian Navy Staff (SMFN) informed on Wednesday.According to the cited source, the relations' development between Romania's Naval Forces and those of Ukraine was consolidated during the third round of bilateral meetings organised in Odessa, 6 to 8 November, among the ...

GDP  IN  Q3  2018 WAS,  IN  REAL  TERMS, BY 1.9%1  HIGHER, AS COMPARED TO Q2 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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As  against  the  same  quarter  of  2017,  the  Gross  Domestic  Product  recorded  an increase  by  4.3%  for  the  unadjusted  series  and  by  4.1%  for  the  seasonally ...

Eurostat: Flash estimate for the third quarter of 2018: GDP up by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% the EU28

Thursday, November 15, 2018

+1.7% and +1.9% respectively compared with the third quarter of 2017 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2018, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2018, GDP had grown by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the ...

The turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises,up 8.7pct in September 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Compared to the previous month, in September 2018 the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased as gross series by 1.8% and decreased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 0.3%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased ...

The wholesale turnover, up 8.8 per cent in September 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

As against the previous month, in September 2018 the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), in nominal terms, decreased as gross series by 2.3% and increased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 0.2%. As against the corresponding month of the previous year, the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and ...

CONSTRUCTION WORKS, down 4.1pct IN SEPTEMBER 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Compared to the previous month, in September 2018, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 8.0% and rose, as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 0.8%. 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 ...

Commission lauds Bulgaria, castigates Romania on judicial reform

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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The European Commission published on Tuesday (13 November) reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), commending Bulgaria for progress made and lambasting Romania for backtracking. Both countries, however, were warned to uphold media freedom, euractiv.com reads. CVM was set up as a condition of the countries’ EU accession almost eleven years ago, on 1 January ...

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