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The US State Department congratulates Romania on the presidential elections

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

 U.S. Department of State The United States congratulates the Government of Romania and its citizens on a successful presidential election.  We look forward to working with President Iohannis to strengthen our strategic partnership further. As the 30th anniversary of Romania’s revolution and return to the West approaches, the United States welcomes further opportunities to improve our security, energy, and ...

DefMin Ciuca, Turkish ambassador Aramaz discuss importance of security co-operation

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Romania's Defence Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca on Tuesday welcomed Turkey's ambassador in Bucharest Fusun Aramaz to highlight the importance of security co-operation between the two countries, according to a press statement released by the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN).At the meeting, which took place at the MApN headquarters, the two officials discussed developments in defence co-operation between Romania and Turkey, both in a regional context and within the ...

New ambassadors of Croatia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Jordan

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis has received on Tuesday, at Cotroceni Palace, Marija Kapitanovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Violeta Motulaite, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania, Nurbah Rustemov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Sufyan Qudah, Ambassador of Jordan, announced the Presidential Administration."Romanian President wished the ambassadors welcome to post and success, assuring them of full support of the Romanian authorities in ...

Russia's ambassador in Bucharest, summoned to Foreign Ministry for

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Russian Ambassador in Bucharest, Valery Kuzmin, was summoned on Tuesday to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in connection with a recent posting on the Facebook page of the diplomatic mission, which the Romanian side describes as "unacceptable".According to the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian diplomat spoke to a director general of the ministry."Given the recent posts of the Russian Embassy in Bucharest on social media, ...

Romania to dispatch 50-strong rescue team to Albania in aftermath of 6.4-magnitude quake

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Romania will dispatch a 50-strong search and rescue help to Albania to help the country in the aftermath of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, head of the Emergency Department Raed Arafat said Tuesday."After the earthquake, we were informed by the European Civil Protection that the mechanism was activated, including by the Albanian Embassy. With the approval of Minister Vela, our team is already in preparation. We spoke to the Defence Ministry, who will help us with ...

Gov't's Danca: Net minimum wage for 2020 increases by 83 RON

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The minimum wage nationally for the year 2020 will increase in gross terms by 150 RON, and in net terms by 83 RON, stated the head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Ionel Danca.(1 euro=4.7765 RON)"The result of the analysis conducted at the level of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister (...) revealed a basis for a mechanism to increase the minimum gross wage in agreement with the commitment made by the Government (...) namely an increase of the ...

Finance Ministry: Estimated deficit accounting for 4.3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The revenues of the general consolidated budget decrease, on the balance, by almost 18.36 billion lei, as a result of the second budget revision for 2019, with the expenditures dropping by about 2.09 billion lei, with the estimated deficit accounting for 4.3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).According to the draft Ordinance regarding the budget revision on 2019, published on Tuesday by the Public Finance Ministry (MFP), the decrease of revenues is ...

Study: at European level, one out of three children live in unhealthy buildings

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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At European level, one out of three children live in unhealthy buildings, which exposes them to high risk of facing health issues as well as asthma, stated in a press release Mihai Moia, the executive manager of the Association for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Buildings (ROENEF), quoting the data of a study made in the domain – Healthy Homes Barometer 2019. ‘Ensuring a domestic good climate in schools is essential to protect the ...

Romania advanced three positions in a ranking of prosperity over the last years: the country is 45 out of 149

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Romania has registered in the last years an advance of three positions in the Prosperity Indicator and is situated at present 45 out of 149 countries, according to a press release of Erste group. ‘ Erste Group and the Legaturm Institute published the third edition of the annual report regarding the prosperity which includes 149 states. The prosperity recorded a slight growth in Romania over the last years, being recorded an advance of three ...

More sheep saved from capsized ship in Romanian port

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

By the evening of Monday, November 25, 17 more sheep were rescued from a cargo ship that capsized on the Romanian coast of the Back Sea this past Sunday, the Dobrogea Emergency Situations Inspectorate said. This brings the number of rescued sheep to 49.  The rescue operation had to be halted on Monday evening because of the strong winds. The rescuers restarted their work on Tuesday, November 26. A Palau-flagged cargo ship carrying 14,600 ...

Romanian conductor Cristian Macelaru nominated for 2020 Grammy Awards

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Romanian conductor Cristian Macelaru is among the nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards, in the classical music category. The album that includes works by Wynton Marsalis – the concerto in D major for violin and orchestra and the Fiddle Suite - received two nominations at the 2020 Grammy Awards, in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo and Best Contemporary Classical Composition ...

CSAT meeting, on Wednesday, about appointment of General Staff head and Romania's objectives at the NATO reunion

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Supreme Council for the Country's Defence (CSAT) is meeting, on Wednesday, at the Cotroceni Palace, under the leadership of President Klaus Iohannis, with the agenda showing proposals to amend the state budget for institutions with attributions in the realm of national security for 2019, the appointment of the new head of the Army's General Staff, as well as Romania's objectives at the NATO reunion that will take place in December in London.According to a ...

2019PresidentialElection/Partial results: Iohannis - 65.88%, Dancila - 34.12%

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

In the November 24 presidential runoff, Klaus Iohannis won 65.88% of the valid votes to his challenger Viorica Danncila's 34.12%, after the count of the votes from 99.67% of the polling stations, Spokesman for the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) Mircea Preotescu said on Monday. He mentioned that Iohannis garnered 6,437,151 valid votes to Dancila's 3,334,466, according to the centralised partial results as of 10:30hrs Monday. Preotescu specified that data from ...

Euractiv: Pro-European Iohannis re-elected as Romanian president

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Incumbent Klaus Iohannis won re-election as Romanian president on Sunday (24 November), confirming the pro-European trajectory of the eastern EU member state, euractiv.com reads. Thirty years after the fall of communism, the centre-right former physics professor won slightly more than 63% of the vote with 95% of ballots counted. His opponent, Social Democrats (PSD) leader and former prime minister Viorica Dancila, received the ...

German Federal Gov't Commissioner Fabritius says Iohannis's re-election is good for Romania and Europe

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

German Federal Government's Commissioner for Matters Related to Ethnic German Resettlers and National Minorities Bernd Fabritius believes that Klaus Iohannis's victory in the presidential election is a good one, not only for Romania, but also for Europe. "I congratulate Klaus Johannis on the convincing re-election as president of Romania with 66,5 % of the votes. Good for Romania and for Europe," Bernd Fabritius wrote on his Facebook ...

Dodon congratulated Iohannis for his re-election

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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The president of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon has congratulated Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis over his re-election in a presidential poll on Sunday. He used a Facebook post to convey that the two countries should "stay away from false geopolitical debates".Dodon, who's political party broke with European-oriented ex-PM Maia Sandu and her group earlier this month, hinted at how he saw relations between Romania, a EU member country, and the Republic of ...

PSD scandal: Viorica Dancila forced to resign from the party's head after her defeat in presidential elections

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

One day after Viorica Dancila has lost the presidential election, the Social Democrats started to ask for her resignation and to launch criticism against her and her electoral campaign staff. Viorica Dancila has summoned the National Executive Committee meeting for Tuesday at 18:30 allegedly to ask local leaders for explanations for the poor results in the presidential election countrywide, while, on the other hand, the local party barons will ask for ...

Colectiv case:Sector 4 former mayor, Mayor's Office could be ordered to pay hundreds of millions of euros in compensations

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The parents of the young people who died in the October 30, 2015 Colectiv fire demanded at a hearing at the Bucharest Court this Monday that former Sector 4 mayor Cristian Popescu-Piedone and three officials of the Sector 4 Mayor's Office be ordered to jointly pay moral and material compensations running in the hundreds of millions of euros.The Bucharest Court began on Monday the final debates in the Colectiv case in the part where former mayor Cristian ...

The ministry  of finances revises the budgetary deficit for this year at 4%

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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The budgetary deficit for 2018 will be revised at over 4% from 2.76% as the target was at the beginning of the year, announced in an interview offered to Bloomberg the minister of Finances Florin Citu taken by Profit.ro. Previously, premier Ludovic Orban announced that the government will present and adopt this weke the budgetary regularization. for next year, the government will have as target to meet the limit for the budgetary deficit at 3% allowed ...

The euro exchange rate could get at 4,85 lei in semester II of next year

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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2020 will be a year full of challenges for the national currency, in accordance with the uncertainties connected to the economic evolution of Romania, state the experts of Moneycorp Romania, in an analysis regarding the perspectives of the  national currency in 2020, which  show that one of the extremely sensitive indicators of the dynamics of the business, the exchange rate euro/leu could surpass the level of 4.81 lei/euro in semester I and 4.85 lei/euro in the ...

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