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Budget revision, on August 5; revision bill, ordinance expected to be made public soon

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The date on which the budget revision bill will be on the government's table is August 5, and today or early tomorrow morning, at the latest, the revision bill will be published on the website of the Ministry of Finance along with an ordinance of measures, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said Wednesday at the Government House."On revision, we need to discuss separately, because it will be a very much discussed topic and that is why I will not go into details ...

The budgetary deficit goes up to 1.94% of GDP after the first six months of 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The general consolidated budget closed the first semester of this year with a deficit up to 1.94% of GDP, namely 19.96 billion lei, from 1.4% of GDP after the first five months according to the data published on Wednesday by the ministry of finances.As, after the first five months of 2019 the negative balance was 14.7 billion lei ( 1.4% of GDP) it means that, in June, the negative difference between income and expenditure surpassed 5 billion lei.The ...

Dragos Cosmin Niculescu, new president of Agency for Digital Agenda of Romania

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dragos Cosmin Niculescu was appointed on Tuesday president in rank of state secretary ofthe Agency for Digital Agenda of Romania, by decision of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, as issued in the Official Gazette of Romania. At the same time, the Premier decided to remove Liviu Cozmin Stoica from the top of the said ...

Number of residential building permits at 20,345 in H1, down 0.9 pct

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In June 2019, 3874 construction permits were released for residential buildings, a 6.3% decrease compared to May 2019 and an 8.5% fall compared to June 2018. In the first semester, 20345 construction permits were released for residential buildings, 0.9% less than in the same semester of the previous year. As many as 20,345 residential building permits were issued in the ...

Statistics:unemployment rate, up to 4 pct in June

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Unemployment rate in June 2019 increasead with 0.1 percentages points as compared to the previous month (3.9%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 1.1 percentages points. Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4 percent in June 2019, an increase of 0.1 percentage points compared to the previous month (3.9 percent), according to ...

Constanta Casino - refreshed by Jazz Up Casino concert, performed by three renowned musicians

Thursday, August 1, 2019


Jazz enthusiasts and those enjoying fusion musical experiences are invited Sunday, on 4 August, starting 19:00hrs, at the JazzUp Casino concert, to be held in the Constanta Casino, a show performed by three renowned musicians, a local administration release informed on Wednesday.According to a release of the Constanta City Hall, a number of over 250 spectators are expected to attend the event inside the Casino, a historic monument which was included at the ...

CSAT: MApN to participate with 2,376 servicemen, civilians in missions in 2020; MAI with 1,009 servicemen,policemen

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


The National Defence Ministry (MApN) will participate with 2,376 servicemen and civilians in missions and operations outside the Romanian state in 2020 and the Interior Ministry (MAI) with 1,009 servicemen and policemen, according to a decision of Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT), which convened on Tuesday."The CSAT members analysed and approved Romania's armed forces that can be put at disposal in order to participate in missions and ...

CSAT approved budget revision proposals for institutions in security area

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


The Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) on Tuesday issued a positive opinion on the budget revision proposals for the institutions with prerogatives in the national security area."At the end of the meeting, there were issued positive opinions on budget revision proposals for the institutions with prerogatives in the national security area, in 2019," according to a Presidential Administration release sent after the CSAT meeting.The meeting was ...

Iohannis, after the CSAT meeting: Ploiesti - Brasov motorway project, national interest strategic objective

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis announced that in the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) meeting on Tuesday it was approved that the project of the Ploiesti - Brasov motorway be declared a national strategic objective, pointing out, at the same time, that he drew the attention of PM Viorica Dancila that the Government breached the law on the compulsoriness of building the Moldavia motorway."In the CSAT meeting we approved the project of the Ploiesti - Brasov ...

Interior Minister Nicolae Moga resigned office

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Nicolae Moga on Tuesday announced he stepped down from the position of Interior Minister."Following the talk I had this morning with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila I have decided to withdraw from the position of Interior Minister. I made this decision in order to save a part of the strongly affected reputation following a scanty activity of certain employees who were sacked or are going to be penalised," Nicolae Moga said at the Victoria Government ...

DIICOT ordered in rem criminal prosecution of negligence regarding Caracal crimes

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Prosecutors with the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) have opened an in rem criminal case regarding the recent Caracal crimes, for negligence in connection with the non-observance of the procedures by the police officer who took the 112 emergency phone calls of 15-year-old Alexandra Macesanu.In a press statement released on Tuesday, DIICOT said that it ordered on Tuesday the commencement of in rem criminal prosecution of ...

Caracal case: Gheorghe Dinca, suspected of other crimes

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Alexandru Bogdan, the lawyer of the defendant from Caracal, Gheorghe Dinca, suspected of killing Alexandra Macasanu, 15, and Luiza Melencu, 18, confirmed on Tuesday that the investigators suspect that the defendant would have also committed other crimes."I can confirm that based on the modus operandi, there are suspicions on the part of the investigators," Alexandru Bogdan stated. He also affirmed that the defendant Gheorghe Dinca says that he has broken ribs and ...

Criminal file against local Police Inspectorates, Prosecutor’s Offices in the Caracal Case

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Special Section for Investigating Magistrates has opened an in-rem criminal record for abuse of office against the Prosecutor’s Office upon the Craiova Court, against DIICOT Craiova, against the Court of Appeal in Craiova and against the Olt and Dolj police inspectorates in the murder cases in Caracal. The judiciary police officers and prosecutors of the special sections have conducted searches today at the above-mentioned institutions and ...

Iohannis asks gov't to develop rapid response measures, procedures by late August

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday having asked the government to come by the end of August up with measures, rules and procedures for a rapid and conjugated response of all the institutions involved, so as to eliminate delays as in the Caracal case, as well as to conduct an urgent analysis of the legislation on serious and very serious crimes."The very serious analysis done during the CSAT meeting found that the institutions with responsibilities in ...

Speaker Ciolacu: I propose the dissolution of Iordache special committee

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Marcel Ciolacu has stated on Tuesday that he will propose the dissolution of the special committee regarding the legislation on justice, led by Florin Iordache. "Yesterday, I took note of the CCR [the Constitutional Court of Romania] decision. We will most definitely have a new approach. Firstly, I will propose to my colleagues the dissolution of the Iordache special committee or the special committee which dealt with the ...

US Embassy: USA committed to working alongside Romanians to eliminate trafficking in persons

Wednesday, July 31, 2019


The United States of America is committed to working alongside Romanians to eliminate trafficking in persons, the US Embassy in Bucharest, conveys in a message sent on Tuesday, on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.U.S. EMBASSY STATEMENT ON WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS July 30, 2019 In recognition of July 30, the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, ...

Jean Francois Bohnert, officially appointed head of French Financial Prosecution

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Prosecutor Jean Francois Bohnert,Laura Codruta Kovesi's counter candidate for the position of chief EU prosecutor, was appointed by the French minister of justice Nicole Belloubet, to lead the National Financial Prosecution of France, Le Figaro informs. Jean Francois Bohnert was recommended by the Higher Magistracy Council for the position of head of the National Financial Prosecution. French officials declared for Politico.eu ...

Tensions between ruling parties on budget revision as the government is running out of resources

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The first budget revision in 2019 arouses tensions between the main ruling parties in Romania, PSD and ALDE, as the government is running out of resources and needs to cut spending. The two members of the governing alliance are not agreeing on the domains where such spending cuts are decided. ALDE, the junior ruling party troubled by a severe defeat in this spring’s European elections, has announced that it opposes the government’s ...

Romania fails to be officially recognized as a developed country this year

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Romania has failed in officially being recognized as part of the “high income” world this year, as its gross national income (GNI) per capita in 2018 was slightly below the threshold set by the World Bank for this status. However, there are still major differences in terms of development between Romania and the Western world. According to the latest thresholds determined in July 2019 by the World Bank, low-income economies (a politically ...

CCR: criminal code amendments, unconstitutional

Tuesday, July 30, 2019


The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on Monday sustained constitutionality objections filed by the opposition Save Romania Union (USR), National Liberal Party (PNL) and President Klaus Iohannis over Parliament's amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure, CCR officials said.The sources say Parliament failed to bring provisions in the Criminal Codes in line with CCR rulings.According to them, on July 11, constitutional ...

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