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Romanian Facebook accounts reach 9.8 ml, instagrammers at 700,000

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

  The number of Romanian Facebook accounts reached 9.8 million in January, while Instagram accounts totaled nearly 700,000, shows data centralized by social and online media monitoring and measuring service ZeList.By the same date of reference, the number of Romanian YouTube users was 858,795, of whom 45,569 were active, and 130,717 had published at least one video.According to ZeList, the total number of Romanian Facebook ...

President Iohannis: In trying to escape justice and keep power, some politicians blame magistrates, demonize the European Union

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis on Monday stated that, in trying to escape justice and stay in power, some politicians are blaming the magistrates, are blaming the multinationals and demonize the European Union."Despite all of our efforts, no deed of respect and dignity restoration, no matter how noble or solar it might seem, cannot cancel a crime. The antidote of evil can only be an action meant to rescue our future, through the recognition of the ideological traps and ...

PM Dancila had a meeting with Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs,Bujar Osmani

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila reiterated on Monday Romania's constant support for the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Republic of Macedonia, within a meeting with Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani, a Government release informs.According to an Executive release, the official visit to Romania of Deputy PM Osmani is the first to be paid after the ratification by Macedonia's Parliament of the Law amending the Constitution and takes ...

Romania completed its mandate to the Chairmanship of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Ion Jinga, chaired, on 28 January 2019, the last meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) under Romania’s mandate to the Chairmanship of this UN body, which started on 31 January 2018. At the same meeting, Romania was elected Vice-Chair of the PBC, also for a one-year term, the PBC Chairmanship being taken, for 2019, by Colombia. The PBC Annual Report for 2018 was ...

EPP's Isturiz-White , invited at the meeting of the PNL National Political Bureau

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


 EPP Secretary-General Antonio Lopez Isturiz-White said on Monday that the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) uses Brussels as political cannon fodder, and accused the Social Democrats that their claim that the Liberal MEPs destroy Romania's image is a lie.Addressing the beginning of the meeting of the PNL National Political Bureau, Isturiz-White said that he has not come from Brussels to offer advice on how to win elections, as he trusts PNL with the ...

Liberal leader presents internal survey: PNL – 27%, PSD – 30%

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

PNL leader Ludovic Orban presented on Sunday a survey regarding the political parties, which reveals that PNL would get 27% of votes and PSD 30%, romaniajournal.ro informs. “Almost 26,000 individuals have been interviewed face to face, it is not a survey conducted by phone. (…) Every interview is recorded on an audio file. PNL has 27% and PSD has 30%, which is catastrophic for them. Look at the survey conducted on January-February 2017 ...

PSD's Dragnea: Romania's GDP registers 25pct increase in 2018 compared to 2016

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea says that Romania's GDP registered a 25pct increase in 2018 compared to 2016."Romania ended last year with budget revenues of 295.1 billion lei, up 71.2 billion lei more than in 2016, representing an increase of 32pct! Romania's GDP reached 949.6 billion lei in 2018, by 188.2 billion lei in addition from 2016, that is a 25pct increase! These are the highest increases in two consecutive years in Romania's ...

Ministry of Public Finance : End-of-year government budget deficit at 2.88 pct of GDP, same as in 2017

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Romania closed 2018 with a general consolidated budget deficit of 2.88 percent of GDP, the same as in 2017, shows data released by the Ministry of Public Finance on Monday. The budget deficit is thus below the target of 2.97 pct of GDP set by the authorities.Revenues to the government consolidated budget, of 295.1 billion lei, accounted for 31.1 pct of GDP, compared to 29.4 pct of GDP in 2017. In percentage points, revenues were 17.2 pct ...

PM's advisor Valcov: Draft budget law is ready, to be presented on 29 January

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Prime Minister's advisor Darius Valcov said on Sunday at private TV broadcaster Antena 3 that the budget draft for 2019 is ready and will be presented by the Government on Tuesday, January 29, and on 5 or 6 February, its debate can start in Parliament, when the legislature resumes activity.He also mentioned that a final discussion of the draft budget within the ruling coalition and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) will probably take place on ...

UniCredit Group:the risks grow; possible difficulties in keeping the budgetary deficit (Part 1)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The political and fiscal risks will probably grow in 2019-2020. The government could have difficulty in keeping the budgetary deficit under 3% of GDP despite the growth of taxes in the banking sector, the energy and telecommunications sectors as well as the increase of excises, show the Quarterly report of Unicredit. The economic growth rhythm will slow down, probably under the potential until 2020, while the risk of technical recession grows. We ...

Finance Ministry fails to get loans, commercial banks show low interest in state bonds

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


The Finance Ministry has tried to get loans on Monday amounting to RON 400 million from commercial banks on the domestic market. The 7 primary dealers submitted several offers of about 30% of the demanded amount, but the ministry turned them down, romaniajournal.ro reports. Since the beginning of the year, the Finance Ministry is trying to get loans, but the offers do not meet the demand. According to hotnews.ro this is one of the consequences of the ...


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Relative stability of activity in industry and services Relative stability in the number of employees in industry and services Price growth in construction and retail trade Manufacturing According to the business tendency survey of January 2019, managers from the manufacturing ...

Frans Timmermans, letter addressed to premier Viorica Dancila on the issue of OUG regarding the action for annulment

Monday, January 28, 2019

The First Vice- president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans sent on 24 January a letter to premier Viorica Dancila in connection to a possible emergency ordance which would introduce action for annulment. He expressed his worry and required clarifications with regards to these matters. ‘The First Vice-president Frans Timmermans expressed his concern and required clarifications with regard to certain matters in a letter addressed to the ...

PM Dancila: We are confronted with disinformation campaign against country fuelled by Romanian politicians

Monday, January 28, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Friday that the Government is confronted with "a disinformation campaign against our country fuelled by Romanian politicians, reaching the highest level.""We are concluding a week when Romania's Government went to Brussels with dignity and professionalism. I must note, however, with sadness, two aspects. We are confronted with a disinformation campaign against our country fuelled by Romanian politicians, reaching the highest ...

Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union and EP sign agreement on balance between professional and family life

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament on Thursday signed a provisional agreement on balance between professional and family life of parents and tutors, informs the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice in a release sent on Friday.The political agreement needs to be approved next by the member states of the Council of EU."The directive encourages the participation of women on the labour market and a ...

ForMin Melescanu: Romania supports the idea of early presidential elections in Venezuela

Monday, January 28, 2019


The foreign affairs minister Teodor Melescanu stated on Saturday that Romania supports the idea of early presidential elections in Venezuela  and that the member states of the EU will establish a joint position with regards to this situation, in the meeting in Bucharest at the end of January. ‘Romania supports the idea of early presidential elections in Venezuela, which should solve the crisis in this country. Only if this plan fails, our ...

MAE: the ratification of the agreement Greek-Macedonian – a gain for the two states who signed the agreement and for the region

Monday, January 28, 2019


The ratification by the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic of the agreement in Prespa which includes among others the adoption by the Republic of Macedonia of the official and constitutional name of  Republic of North Macedonia is ‘ a long-term gain for the two signatory states and for the region’ shows a press release of the ministry of foreign affairs (MAE) sent on Friday.MAE appreciates that the vote on Friday of the Greek parliament together ...

Former PM Dacian Ciolos - elected president of PLUS

Monday, January 28, 2019

Former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Saturday was elected president of the Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS) at the National Convention of this political entity, with 99.17 per cent of the votes cast "in favour" and 7 "against." There were also 6 abstentions. The total number of delegations who voted was 1,557. Ciolos was the single candidate. The vote was cast electronically, with the delegated having the opportunity to choose between telephones, tablets or ...

Romania pleaded in the Security Council for a deeper assessment of the impact climate change has on international peace and security

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Ion Jinga, delivered a statement on Friday, 25th of January 2019, in the Security Council open debate on the “Maintenance of international peace and security: addressing the impacts of climate related disasters on international peace and security”. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, country which holds the presidency of the UN ...

Fitch revises to 'negative' outlook on Romania's banking giants BCR and BRD

Monday, January 28, 2019

Fitch Ratings revised on Friday from "stable" to "negative" the rating outlook on Romania's banking giants the Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) and BRD-Groupe Societe Generale SA (BRD), a press release by Fitch informs.A "negative" rating outlook reflects the probability that for the future, Fitch will modify, in a negative sense, the rating of the two Romanian banks. On Friday, however, Fitch affirmed at "BBB-plus" the long-term rating of BCR and ...

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