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Exhibition "Leipzig-Bucharest-Lipscani: an European story," on Tuesday inaugurated in Leipzig

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


The exhibition "Leipzig-Bucharest-Lipscani: an European story," organized by the Bucharest Municipality Museum will be hosted by the Leipzig City Hall over March 6-15 on Stadt Leipzig: Martin-Luther-Ring 4-6, and over April 12 - May 6, at the Promenaden Hauptbahnof Commercial Centre, also in Leipzig. "This exhibition presents for the first time to the German audience the history of the trade on the Lipscani Street during the seasonal fairs, organized by the ...

Controverses regarding the procedure for assessment of high-rank prosecutors

Monday, March 5, 2018

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader said on Saturday that the procedure for the assessment of high-rank prosecutors is carried out as per law and not the regulation of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), insofar as the latter includes provisions that are contrary to the law."An elementary rule! The procedure for assessing high-rank prosecutors is carried out as per law and not according to the CSM regulation, insofar as it comprises provisions contrary to the ...

PG Lazar's clear-headed message: Recent media hype all staged to vilify prosecutors

Monday, March 5, 2018


In an interview with AGERPRES Romania's Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar defends his fellow prosecutors against the tendency to generalize a media-induced perception that investigations would be falling short of professional standards, prosecutors would misconduct and use abusive lingo."I want to point out how harmful such in-advance judgment of ongoing procedures in media shows is, and of course the producers of these shows are interested in vilifying the ...

US ambassador Klemm is confident in National Anticorruption Directorate, agency's management

Monday, March 5, 2018

US ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm said on Saturday that a lot of positive things are being accomplished under the Strategic Partnership between the US and Romania, voicing also full confidence in the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and the agency's management.We are doing a lot under our Strategic Partnership, and a specific area where we are doing a very good job is that of law enforcement authorities. The Romanian and American prosecutors and law ...

Mungiu-Pippidi: the solution does not come from Brussels for Romania, it comes from the competitive groups in this society

Monday, March 5, 2018

The political analyst Alina Mungiu-Pippidi stated on Friday in  Iasi that we live in a ‘ corrupted’ society in Romania, in the sense where in different domains and professions there are groups which have ‘ monopolised the economic advantage’ and ‘abuse’ their power to make the rules be favourable to them.‘What could be done? The solution would be that the groups which would not like to live like this and which would ...

Media: Romania’s president, in the cards for European Council presidency

Monday, March 5, 2018


Romania’s president, Klaus Iohannis is being considered for the position of president of the European Council, ...

DefMin Fifor's reaction on what President Putin says about Russian Army's newest equipment

Monday, March 5, 2018


Defence Minister Mihai Fifor said in Bistrita on Friday that Romania is the most important security provider in the Black Sea area and that this is why the country needs to strengthen its defence capabilities.The statement was made in response to a question from the press about the Russian Army's newest equipment and the statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin that the anti-missile system would not be no obstacle to the new intercontinental ballistic ...

Defence Ministry started a procedure to build four multi-role corvettes

Monday, March 5, 2018

Defence Minister Mihai Fifor said in Bistrita on Friday that the specific procedure for the building of four multi-role corvettes was launched."Yesterday, we launched the specific procedure for the construction of the four multi-role corvettes that will be produced - as a basic condition - at a Romanian shipyard through a know-how transfer, using the offset from the four corvettes to upgrade two frigates that Romanian Navy has to modernise," Fifor said. According ...

Spring Storm 18 sea-land-air war games to be staged with over 1,700 troops and 14 ships

Monday, March 5, 2018

Over 1,700 Romanian and foreign troops from five allied or partner states will participate as of Monday in Spring Storm 18, the first major multinational military exercise of this year organized by the Romanian Navy in the eastern region of Dobrogea and the Black Sea international waters.Spring Storm 18, scheduled between March 5 - 15, will see the participation of more than 1,700 troops, 14 ships, four aircraft and landing craft and is based on a unique concept ...

S&P affirms Romania at BBB-/A-3 with stable outlook on moderate debt, strong growth prospects

Monday, March 5, 2018


Standard & Poor's maintained Romania's rating at BBB-/A-3, with a stable outlook, due to the country's Romania's moderate external and government debt, amid strong growth prospects, seenews.com informs. "The stable outlook reflects our expectation that, although Romania's twin deficits will remain elevated as a result of the government's pro-cyclical fiscal stance, general government and external debt will increase only gradually over the next ...

Euro trades at 4.6590 lei on Friday

Monday, March 5, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Friday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.65901 US dollar USD 3.79171 Swiss franc CHF 4.04511 British pound GB 5.2272100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5898 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22921 Russian rouble RUB 0.06681 new Turkish lira TRY 0.99531 Chinese renminbi CNY ...

Half of Romania's stock indices rise by more than 8% since start-2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Half of Romania's stock indices rose b y more than 8% since the beginning of the year, and the BET, which shows the trend of the 13 most traded companies on the regulated market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), rose by 8.49%.The highest appreciation, 8.64%, was registered by the BET-NG, which shows the evolution of companies listed on the regulated market, which have as the main activity energy and related utilities.The BET-BK, an index built to ...

Romania recorded its highest gas imports of past five years

Monday, March 5, 2018


Romania imported up to a third of its daily consumption of natural gas these days, in order to be able to deal with the frosty period, with these being the highest daily imports of the past five years, according to sources from the energy sector.The daily consumption of gas accounted for some 65 million square meters, of which part came from the internal production (approximately 27-28 million sq m), from deposits (some 14-15 million sq m) and from imports, which ...

First Home Programme launched on February 15, 5pct of its 2018 subsidies already exhausted

Monday, March 5, 2018

The First Home Programme started on February 15 and 5 percent of its 2018 subsidies ceiling for 2018 is already exhausted, Director General of the National SMEs Loan Guarantee Fund (FNGCIMM) Alexandru Petrescu told a forum in Bucharest on Friday on the 2018 trends and objectives in the real estate market."I can tell you that the programme started on February 15 and we have already exhausted 5 percent of the subsidies ceiling for 2018 ... From February 15, we have ...


Monday, March 5, 2018

In January  2018, industrial  production  prices  for  the  total  (domestic market and non?domestic market) were up 1.1% from December 2017. Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non?domestic market) increased ...

New Statistics Confirm Romania’s Demographic Catastrophe

Monday, March 5, 2018


As many as 3.4 million Romanians have fled the country since it joined the European Union in 2007, http://emerging-europe.com reads. The figure represents 17 per cent of the country’s total population. The exodus is unprecedented anywhere in Europe during ...

Cluj-Napoca,in the top of European cities where it is the easiest to find a work place

Monday, March 5, 2018

Prague is the first in the EU when it comes to the easiness of finding a work place,as in 2015 approximately 72% of the interviewees of a survey agreed with the statement that it is easy to find a work place in the capital of the Czech Republic, followed by the inhabitants of Cluj-Napoca (67%), Munchen (62%) and Bratislava (62%), the data published on Friday by Eurostat said.At the other end, there are 10 cities in the  EU where 8 out of 10 interviewees do ...

Euractiv: Timmermans urges Romania to avoid ‘wrong’ turn in law reform

Friday, March 2, 2018

The vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans urged Romania yesterday (1 March) not to “run in the wrong direction” over controversial judicial reforms, euractiv.com with AFP report. The left-wing ruling party introduced several laws in late 2017, which have sparked protests domestically and concern from Brussels. Speaking at a press conference after a visit to the capital Bucharest, Timmermans said: ...

În Bucharest, EC Vice-president Timmermans had talks with President Iohannis, PM Dancila, Parliament speakers

Friday, March 2, 2018

European Commission Vice-president, Frans Timmermans, has had talks on Thursday with President Klaus Ionannis, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila , the speakers of the two chambers of Parliament, Calin Popescu Tariceanu and Liviu Dragnea and with the members of the special committee on laws of justice, headed by Florin Iordache. According to the Presidency, President Iohannis has stated during the meeting that the efficiency of the DNA in fighting ...

EC's Timmermans: in respect to the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) there are many things to be done

Friday, March 2, 2018


First Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) and European Commissioner for Better Regulation, Inter-institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights Frans Timmermans told a news conference on Thursday after marathon meetingswith Romanian officials in Bucharestthat Romania is ready to join the Schengen ...

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