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Iohannis, în Brussels: I will not agree in any form with Finnish proposal regarding multiannual financial framework

Friday, December 13, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Thursday, that he does not agree with the proposal of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union regarding the future multiannual financial framework, showing that, among others, the money allotted for cohesion policy are "too few"."I completely disagree with this Finnish proposal. We are not happy from any point of view and it seems we're not the only ones. The proposal does not satisfy us at all. Essential ...

European Parliament to adopt resolution on Romania’s 1989 Revolution

Friday, December 13, 2019

The European Parliament (EP) is to adopt next week a resolution on the 1989 Revolution in Romania, which put an end to the communist regime in the country, Romanian MEP Siegfried Muresan announced on Facebook. “The conference of the presidents of parliamentary groups in the European Parliament approved this evening the request of the EPP parliamentary group according to which, next week, the plenary of the European Parliament will have a debate ...

IntMin Vela about events of 10 August: Those who orchestrated this mess must pay

Friday, December 13, 2019

 Interior Minister Marcel Vela said on Wednesday evening that those who orchestrated the mess which occurred during the events of 10 August 2018 must pay because they sought for "the Gendarmerie to be discredited and react emotionally.""Some gendarmes, when using tear gas, didn't put their mask on, thus, the commanders didn't give them masks in their equipment. But when entering [tear] gas, if you don't have a mask, you inhale the gas and that gives you a ...

Deputies endorse purchase of five more F16 fighters

Friday, December 13, 2019

Romania’s Chamber of Deputies endorsed the payment for five more F16 jet fighters. Defense minister Nicolae Ciuca informed in the Chamber that the program for the procurement of multi-role aircraft was approved by the Supreme Defence Council CSAT and is included among his ministry’s key programs. He stressed that the project also provides the framework for technology transfer in Romania. Romania received an offer from Portugal for five more ...

Govt sets fiscal and budget strategy for 2020-2022

Friday, December 13, 2019

The new Liberal government led by Ludovic Orban has adopted a fiscal and budget strategy for 2020-2022, accompanying the state budget for next year. Here are key points of the strategy:1. It says investments would increase gradually to reach 3.83% of the GDP by 2022. But it shows that while they would increase in nominal value, they would in fact drop as percentage of the GDP: 4.15% in 2019 / 4.3% in 2020 / 4% in 2021 / 3.83% in 2022. Nominal value would rise from ...

PM Orban: This year deficit will exceed 4% of GDP. We must take steps to reduce it under 3%

Friday, December 13, 2019


Premier Ludovic Orban declared on Tuesday that this year, the deficit will exceed 4% of GDP, but must be reduced under 3% of GDP, but that target cannot be reached in 2020. “I remind you that, besides expenses which had to be made, next year we must apply the pension law, the salary in public sector law and other laws which increase expenses. In Parliament they asopt laws that lead to expenses,” said Orban in Parliament plenum when assuming ...

Fiscal Council: Public budget situation as suggested by new fiscal-budget strategy remains tense

Friday, December 13, 2019


The public budget situation as suggested by new fiscal-budget strategy remains tense, considering the scarce public resources versus big pressures on the budget, including from the prospects of assuming the application of norms, such as applying the pension law according to the calendar in force, shows the Fiscal Council in the opinion of the institution about the fiscal budget strategy for 2020-2022. According to the Council, the fiscal-budget policy ...

Iohannis: Dowgrading outlook of country rating, because of poorly made budget by previous gov't

Friday, December 13, 2019


The downgrading of the outlook of Romania's rating by Standard & Poor's was made because of the budget slippage that appeared, motivated by the excessive spending and the poor budget made by the previous government, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday."I do not expect a very big impact. Yes, we have to see where this downgrading comes from and it is sufficient to read the Standard & Poor's communication which clearly states that this downgrading was ...

Eurostat: Germany, Estonia, Slovakia and Romania, the most significant EU decline in industrial production, in October

Friday, December 13, 2019

In October 2019 compared with September 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.4% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2019, industrial production fell by 0.1% in the euro area and rose by 0.1% in the EU28. In October 2019 compared with October 2018, industrial production decreased by 2.2% in the euro area and by 1.7% in the ...

New orders in the processing industry up 13 per cent in October against September

Friday, December 13, 2019

In October 2019, the new orders in manufacturing overall (domestic market and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased by 13.0% compared to the previous month and were down 0.7% from the same month of the previous year. In the 1.I-31.X.2019 period, the new orders in manufacturing rose in nominal terms by 4.7% compared to the 1.I-31.X.2018 period. Overall new ...

 Industrial output went down 1.9pct in Romania, in January-October

Friday, December 13, 2019


In October 2019, industrial production increased by 4.3% as gross series compared to the previous month and was down 2.1% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production fell by 4.5% as gross series and dropped 7.7% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. In the ...

Industry turnover goes up 5.5pct between January and October 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

In October 2019, the industry turnover per total (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased both compared to the previous month by 7.0% and compared to the corresponding month of the previous year by 3.3%. In the priod 1.I-31.X.2019, compared to the period 1.I-31.X.2018, the industry turnover (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased by ...

In past four years, more than 4 pct of Romania's population leaves the country

Friday, December 13, 2019

More than 4 pct of Romania's population left the country in the past four years, said, on Thursday, the vice president of the Romanian Center for Integration, Ioan Puhace, at the conference titled "Legal migration in 2020 - challenges and opportunities on the labor market on the eve of a new migration boom".He mentioned that Romanian employers are always on the lookout for workforce and in this context there needs to be "flexibility" regarding migration and added ...

Exhibition called "30 years and one day - the youth revolution" at the Cotroceni National Museum

Friday, December 13, 2019


The Cotroceni National Museum organises on Thursday the opening of the exhibition called "30 years and one day - the youth revolution" and the international conference called "30 years and one day. Remembrance and history of the Revolution of 1989 in today's society."The project put together with AGERPRES National News Agency, the Goethe - Bucharest Institute, the Czech Centre and the "History of Communism in Romania" Master's Programme within the History Faculty ...

Christmas market in Cluj-Napoca, among the most beautiful in Europe

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Christmas market in Cluj-Napoca, in Transylvania region, is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe, ranking 8th in a top made by the European Best Destinations (EBD) organization. The 2020 Best Christmas Markets in Europe top is based on the votes of more than 280,000 travelers from around the world. The Advent Feast at the Basilica in Budapest, Hungary, got the title of the most beautiful Christmas ...

President Iohannis to attend meeting of European Council in Brussels

Thursday, December 12, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis will participate in the meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. The meeting agenda includes topics regarding the future multiannual budget of the EU for 2021-2027, climate change, as well as the external relations of the Union.According to a Presidential Administration release, the head of state will also attend the Euro Summit meeting in an inclusive format, as well as the meeting of the Special European ...

President Iohannis withdraws decorations presented to several criminally convicted public persons

Thursday, December 12, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday signed the decrees for the withdrawal of the awards presented to several public persons, that were criminally sentenced, among whom the former Social-Democrat Premier Adrian Nastase, former Social-Democrat minister Miron Mitrea, professor Gheorghe Mencinicopschi, former minister and former Social-Democrat, Member of the European Parliament Adrian Severin, founder of the PUR (Romanian Humanist Party) turned into the Conservative Party and ...

DefMin Ciuca, German ambassador Meier-Klodt - military cooperation on the agenda of the meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019


The military cooperation between Romania and Germany was on the agenda of the talks between the Romanian Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca and the German ambassador in Bucharest, Cord Meier-Klodt, at the ministry's Hqs., a release by the ministry reads.The two dignitaries addressed the military cooperation in both bilateral and multinational format, within the NATO and the EU, as well as within the UN peace-keeping missions.The agenda also included the ...

TransMin Bode: that current form of Mobility Packages 1 is unacceptable for Romania

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications Lucian Bode argued in Brussels that the current form of the Mobility Package 1 is unacceptable for Romania and pointed out that its impact in the transport sector is worrying, given the problem of returning the vehicle creates additional costs and could impede the economic development of the transport operators.According to a press release of the relevant Ministry sent to AGERPRES on Wednesday, Lucian Bode ...

Senate: Early retirement of magistrates, postponed until January 1, 2022

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Senate decided, in its plenary sitting on Wednesday, unanimously, with 81 votes "for", to postpone the term of entry into force of the early retirement of the magistrates until January 1, 2022, maintaining for the next two years the minimum seniority of 25 years.Also, the senators have decided to extend for January 1, 2021 the term from which the number of judges in the lower panels will increase from two to three.The two changes were made through ...

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