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President Iohannis: fundamental laws changing to suit vested interests

Friday, April 19, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis said Thursday that fundamental laws in a state governed by the rule of law have been modified over the past two years to suit the interest of people who temporarily hold important political positions."Your strength of character, morality, and professionalism will be tested more than once. I am telling you this because you have to be prepared to face the pressures and attacks by politicians on the justice system. We have been witnessing for ...

JusMin Tudorel Toader announces his resignation

Friday, April 19, 2019

Justice minister Tudorel Toader announced he will go to the Government to present his resignation to the premier, and Dancila is going to take a decision. “I am going to the Government to give my resignation to the prime minister. She will decide what will do with this resignation, of course, she will most probably send it to the Presidency and, in this way, she is kicking off the procedure of reshuffling,” Toader said, adding: “I ...

Request for retirement of Augustin Lazar, approved by CSM

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Section for prosecutors of the Supreme Council of Magistracy (CSM) on Thursday approved Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar's request for retirement, as CSM sources said.The decision will be submitted to President Klaus Iohannis, who is supposed to issue a decree on the release from office of the Prosecutor General.The Section for prosecutors of the CSM on Thursday added Augustin Lazar's request for retirement on its agenda as an extra ...

Klaus Iohannis decorates Iulius Filip, anticommunist dissident and former political prisoner

Friday, April 19, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis  decorated Iulius Filip, an anticommunist dissident and former political prisoner with the “Faithful Service”National Cross, third class, “in appreciation for the courage and determination with which he fought against abuses of the communist regime and as sign of respect for the suffering endured in communist prisons, while defending democratic values.” The Presidential Administration reminds in a ...

New seat projections for the next European Parliament EU28

Friday, April 19, 2019


Parliament released Thursday the fourth and final set of seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, on the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament (751 seats). The European Parliament has published a new set of projections on how the next chamber might look, based on polling data published in 28 EU member states until 15 April 2019. The data are based on a collection of reliable polls conducted by national polling ...

European elections: PSD tops ballot paper, followed by USR PLUS alliance, Pro Romania

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) decided on Wednesday by drawing lots the order of the parties on the ballot paper in the May 26 elections to the European Parliament, with majority party Social Democratic Party (PSD), the opposition 2020 alliance of Save Romania Union (USR) and PLUS, and the Pro Romania Party on the top three spots.Next follow the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Alliance of Liberals and ...

Romania might sign contract to buy five F-16s from Portugal this year

Friday, April 19, 2019


Romanian Defence Minister Gabriel Les has said that Romania might sign the contract to buy five F-16 aircraft from the Portuguese state this year, doubting that the country might purchase F-35 aircraft from the U.S., arguing “they are little bit too much” for Romania at this moment. Les has announced in a press conference on Thursday the conclusion of the documents with the Portuguese partner for the acquisition of five F-16s to complete ...

Fake news launched by Russia's media about the alleged withdrawal of the Jordan ambassador from Romania

Friday, April 19, 2019

The English variant of the Sputnik site – the official propaganda body of Kremlin – published on Wednesay the information that Jordan called back their ambassador from Romania due to the decision of Bucharest to move the embassy in Israel from TelAviv to Jerusalem. The minister of foreign affairs in Bucharest  denies the information and shows in a press release that the information is fake, the Jordan ambassador being at the end of his ...

Romania did not establish any figures in discussions with Pakistani official about workforce transfer

Friday, April 19, 2019

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) states that Romania's Ambassador to Islamabad had a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan's Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Minister Sayed Zulfi Bukhari, but they didn't establish any figures related to a possible transfer of workforce from Pakistan, nor any concrete action plans.Romania plans to bring one million workers from various countries in Asia, ...

Revolution file: 1,425 people detained for terrorism suspicion, released

Friday, April 19, 2019


In the armed action against the revolutionaries, ordered by Nicolae Ceausescu between 16 and 22 December 1989, no persons from abroad were involved, the repression having been exercised by all the military structures of Romania, namely the Ministry of the Interior - the Securitate [the communist-era secret police, ed.n.] State Department (MI-DSS) and the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), reads the indictment drawn up by the military prosecutors in the "Revolution" ...

BNR: We can not support the legislative proposal on repatriation of gold

Friday, April 19, 2019

Adrian Dumitrescu, senior expert at the National Bank of Romania (BNR), stated during the debates in the Budget, Finance and Banking Commission of the Chamber of Deputies that BNR cannot back the bill which provides the repatriation of 91.5% of gold reserves from abroad. The BNR expert said that any initiative of amending the law on BNR functioning supposed consulting the Central European Bank (CEB). “The BNR stand is that ...

Unemployment rate down to 4.2 per cent in 2018

Friday, April 19, 2019

Unemployment rate fell from 4.9 per cent in 2017 down to 4.2 per cent last year, mostly affecting graduates of lower and medium education, in the case of whom the unemployment rate accounted for 5.8 per cent and 4.3 per cent respectively, according to the data the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Thursday.The unemployment rate for higher education graduates was 2.1 per cent.The highest unemployment rate (16.2 per cent) was recorded ...

Official opening of the second season of the Romania-France Season

Friday, April 19, 2019


Attending the official opening of the second season of the Romania-France Season on Thursday evening, France's Ambassador to Romania Michele Ramis said the first part of this project was an "undeniable success" in France, having allowed the public to rediscover Romania."This week is exceptional in the history of the French-Romanian relationships. At the Louvre Museum on April 16, there was the conclusion of the first part of the season that for four months offered ...

HM Margareta, the Custodian of the Crown, received the Medal of Honour of the French Academy

Friday, April 19, 2019


The Romanian Royal House is among the most trusted institutions in the country, right now, which shows people's need of "this complementary institution, which is based on the force of personal example, historic legitimacy, continuity and loyalty," the Crown Custodian, Her Majesty Margareta, stated at the French Institute.The Custodian of the Crown on Thursday visited the French Institute, where she received the Medal of Honour of the French ...

"Strengthening NATO's Eastern Flank: Challenges and Strategies for Baltic-Black Sea Coherence" conference

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Romania's President Klaus Iohannis firmly supports NATO's unitary, consolidated and consistent presence all across its Eastern Flank."Such a presence is required, from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea, in order to achieve an efficient deterrence and defence posture for NATO," Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday at the "Strengthening NATO's Eastern Flank: Challenges and Strategies for Baltic-Black Sea Coherence" conference.He ...

Eugen Nicolicea, PSD's proposal for the position of Justice Minister

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Executive president of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Prime minister Viorica Dancila announced that Eugen Nicolicea will be PSD's proposal for the position of Justice Minister replacing Tudorel Toader.Premier Dancila said on Wednesday, at the end of PSD's Executive Committee that Tudorel Toader "made a mistake when he said he would do many things and did not finalise them.""In my opinion, I believe there has been a lot of talk about ...

Liberal head Orban: Nicolicea's nomination for Justice - an insolence

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL - opposition) Ludovic Orban considers that the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD)'s new nominations for ministers of Justice, European Funds and the Romanians Everywhere are "inappropriate"."You know, there's this saying: we are going from bad to worse. That's how I term these proposals, they are equally inappropriate, and as for the nomination of Nicolicea, I consider it an insolence to every ...

Plan B of the PSD if President Iohannis will refuse to appoint Nicolicea

Thursday, April 18, 2019

 PSD (ruling party) Vaslui leader Dumitru Buzatu said that the Social Democrats are expecting President Iohannis' opposition to appoint Nicolicea. On Wednesday, after the party's Executive Committee meeting, he added that "as things stand," he thinks it will be a government restructuring, not a reshuffle, so that President Klaus Iohannis' agreement is not needed, but only Parliament's approval. But a restructuring involves a vote in Parliament, ie ...

Chinese Ambassador: în Dubrovnik, China and Romania signed three important agreements

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Bucharest Jiang Yu says Romania obtained fruitful results in the summit of the heads of government of the 16+1/Central and Eastern Europe - the People's Republic of China cooperation format, carried out on April 12 in Dubrovnik, where three bilateral agreements were signed."Romania obtained fruitful results in this summit. In the presence of the various heads of Government, China and Romania signed three important ...

IT sector contributes to advance in turnover of services for enterprises two months into 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Compared to the previous month, in February 2019 the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased as gross series by 2.3% and decreased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 1.8%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased ...

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