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Romania, Bulgaria considering setting up a joint working group to reduce import of old cars

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Romania and Bulgaria are considering setting up a joint working group to reduce the import of old cars and establish a common mechanism for monitoring imports of used vehicles, according to a press statement released by the Romanian Ministry of the Environment."Romania and Bulgaria are developing bilateral projects and programmes for environmental protection. The relevant officials in both countries have agreed to intensify co-operation and generate common ...

Romanian-Slovak economic and trade cooperation, present and perspectives, debated at the Business Forum organized by CCIB

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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The Bucharest and Bratislava Chambers of Commerce initialled a Memorandum of Understanding on identifying business opportunities between the active companies of the two countries, a release of the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIB) sent on Monday informs. "I believe the economic relations between our countries can know a significant development by focusing on the cooperation in the industry area, including by getting involved in projects on ...

Number of pensioners down to 5.27 ml in 2018

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Romania had 5.27 million pensioners last year, by 21,000 less than in 2017, while retirees of the social security system were 4.684 million, by 6,000 more than in 2017, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced on Friday.The average monthly pension (calculated by considering all categories - social security, disability, survivor's pension) was of 1,172 lei, up 9.6 percent from the year before. The average social security pension was ...

Opinion barometer: 6 out of 10 business people are willing to bring workforce from abroad

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The crisis on the workforce market determines more and more companies, especially in construction, manufacturing industry, retail and services to try to draw foreign workers and 6 out of 10 business people would like to bring workforce from abroad, show the results of the opinion barometer made by Frames&Train Your Brain, according to a press release of the company.The decision of the government regarding the drawing of a number of 20,000 foreign workers to ...

Joint declaration, Romania-Bulgaria-Greece-Serbia

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic signed a joint statement on Friday that which was adopted at a meeting of the four-way co-operation format on Friday at Snagov Palace, Romania.According to the document released by the Romanian Government, the four countries say they agree that the EU's enlargement policy, a prominent priority of the current ...

Turkey's VP Oktay, Romania's PM Dancila had talks about the two countries' defence co-operation

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said at Snagov, Romania, on Friday that he had talks with Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila about the two countries' defence co-operation, and also about the target of passing the 10 billion-US dollar mark in bilateral trade."At the end of 2018, our exchanges were worth around 6.4 billion US dollars. We have long wanted for the trade figures to reach 10 billion (...), we want very much to reach and then exceed the ...

Romanian-Turkish co-operation agreement on health and medical sciences

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Romanian Government approved on Friday, an agreement between the governments of Romania and Turkey on cooperation in the field of healthcare and medical sciences, signed in Ankara on October 15, 2018.The document will replace an old agreement dating back from 1991 and an additional protocol on healthcare cooperation concluded in July 1994, which validity has run out, according to Romania's Ministry of Health."It was absolutely necessary for ...

Bulgarian PM Borissov: I hope we'll make the first dig for Romania-Bulgaria gas interconnector in June

Monday, April 1, 2019

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov stated on Friday that Bulgaria and Romania are putting in efforts regarding energy projects, expressing hope for the works on the gas interconnector between the two countries to start in June."Both states will put in efforts in respect to the energy projects. (...) I hope we'll make the first dig for the Romania-Bulgaria gas interconnector in June. We are working intensely to the Balkans gas hub. We have a certain ...

Romania, Bulgaria conclude emergency co-operation agreement

Monday, April 1, 2019

The national governments of Romania and Bulgaria on Friday signed an agreement on emergency co-operation designed to contribute to the development of bilateral relations in the field of prevention, preparedness and response in case of major emergencies, natural disasters technological and fire, according to Romania's Interior Ministry (MAI)."The agreement governs technical principles and ways of action in forecasting, preventing, assessing, containing and removing ...

Alexis Tsipras: Greece and Romania have the strongest economies in the Balkans

Monday, April 1, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday stated that Romania and the Hellenic Republic have the strongest economies in the Balkans."Greece went through an economic crisis, but it overcame the crisis and today, with more strength and more optimism, it is looking to the future, while playing the important role it has always played in the Balkan area. (...) Greece and Romania have the strongest economies in the Balkans, they are the countries with the most ...

Laura Codruta Kovesi challenges with Supreme Court judicial review

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) head Laura Codruta Kovesi tabled on Friday an appeal with the High Court of Cassation and Justice against the measure of judicial review ordered against her by the prosecutors of the Judiciary Crime Investigation Section, in the file in which she is accused of service abuse, bribery, and false testimony in connection with the extradition of disgraced businessman Nicolae Popa, manager of a bankrupted National Investment Fund ...

EU Commission urges Romania to 'treat fairly' EPPO candidate

Monday, April 1, 2019

The European Commission urged Romania on Friday to ensure fair treatment of the top candidate to head the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) Laura Codruta Kovesi - the ousted chief of the country's anti-corruption agency, seenews.com informs. "We call on the Romanian government and on the Romanian authorities to fully respect the principle of sincere cooperation as enshrined in the treaty regarding the selection procedure of the European chief ...

The embassy of the US in Romania about Kovesi: these actions seem to  be like a judicial harassing

Monday, April 1, 2019

  The embassy of the United States to Bucharest said that  the interdiction to leave the country and speak to the press in the case of Laura Codruta Kovesi are actions which ‘ break the democratic principles and seem  to be like judicial haressment’.. ‘We are very concerned about the information that Laura Codruta Kovesi was placed under judicial control and was forbidden to ...

Seven independent candidates and 23 parties registered to BEC for the European parliament elections

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Seven independent candidates and 23 parties registered to BEC for the elections, PSD opens the list with Rovana Plumb, Alde with Norica Nicolai, PNL with Rares Bogdan and PMP the first is the former president Traian Basescu. The Social-Democrats files their list of candidates for the European Parliament Elections on Tuesday together with 1,395.000 signatures of support, announced the general secretary of PSD Codrin Stefanescu. PSD has on the list 43 ...

PM’s chief adviser resigns from office and from PSD

Monday, April 1, 2019

Roxana Popa,the chief adviser of PM Viorica Dancila, has resigned from office on Friday, also announcing she is also resigning from the Social Democrat Party (PSD), accusing that the ruling party has walked away from “the European left-wing values”. “I inform you about my resignation from PSD after 15 years, as the party has walked away from the European left-wing values. My resignation is valid as of today, March 29, ...

ForMin Melescanu deleted Facebook post on relocating Romania’s embassy to Jerusalem

Monday, April 1, 2019

Foreign minister Teodor Melescanu has posted on Facebook that no decision had been yet taken on relocating Romania’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that the Foreign Ministry is still working on the analysis. Soon after, the minister deleted this post. “I have to mention that no decision has been taken yet on relocating Romania’s Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working on an analysis ...

Fin Min Teodorovici: no opinion received from ECB on GEO 114

Monday, April 1, 2019

Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici has admitted on Friday he received no opinion from the European Central Bank (ECB) regarding the tax on banking assets provided by the emergency ordinance 114, but believes he will receive a positive one. He denies having said he has the ECB opinion, but only saying he has informed the bank, although the recordings show different, ziare.com informs. “On the set of proposals there is the ...

Gov’t is amending GEO 114, Robor index to be replaced

Monday, April 1, 2019

PM Viorica Dancila has announced at the beginning of the Government sitting on Friday morning that, based on the principles agreed with the the National Bank of Romania and the Romanian Bank Association, the emergency ordinance GEO 114 will be amended, with one of the effects being that Robor index will be replaced by a new indicator exclusively calculated based on the interbank transactions. Dancila explained that the new benchmark will be applied ...

Average annual number of job vacancies, slightly up in 2018 to 60,000

Monday, April 1, 2019

The average annual job vacancy rate was in 2018 at 1.24pct, registering the same value as in the previous year, while the average annual number of job vacancies was 60,600, rising by 600 compared to 2017, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS), published on Friday.According to the cited source, the highest values of the annual average rate of vacancies in 2018 were recorded in: other service activities (3.02pct), public administration ...

Laura Codruta Kovesi , under judiciary control and interdiction to leave country

Friday, March 29, 2019

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Laura Codruta Kovesi was placed under judiciary control by prosecutors of the Section investigating magistrates, sources close to the investigation told Mediafax. The former National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) head cannot leave the country. She was interrogated for six and a half hours at the Section investigating magistrates. When leaving she announced that the case prosecutor ...

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