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„ Europe is "watching" us; if majority doesn't understand, Romania further treated as "special case", Liberals' Orban says

Friday, March 2, 2018

 The PNL (National Liberal Party, ed. n.) chairman Ludovic Orban said on Thursday evening, in connection with the statements made by the First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, that Europe is "watching" Romania and that if the representatives of the parliamentary majority do not understand that, Romania will still be treated as a "special case"."The first thing I want to say - and I do not know if the colleagues in the majority have ...

Petition titled Declic signed by over 100,000 people against DNA head's removal from office

Friday, March 2, 2018


Over 100,000 people signed the petition titled Declic, through which thy support the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA)'s head and call upon President Klaus Iohannis to reject the request for the removal from office of Laura Codruta Kovesi."Declic notified on Monday the Presidential Administration regarding the signed petition. We will send the signatures at Cotroceni Palace. The head of state will not be able to ignore the wish of over 100 thousand ...

Romania to host ASEF Board of Governors meeting this June

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the celebration on March 1 of the Asia-Europe Meeting Day as a landmark that highlights the importance of the partnership between European and Asian countries.The Foreign Ministry also announced that Romania will host this June the 38th meeting of the ASEF Board of Governors, that ushers in a string of events organized by Romania in 2019; for the first time the event will run in a back-to-back format - the ASEM Rectors' ...

Ministry of National Defence initiates procedure for awarding framework agreement to supplying multi-purpose corvettes

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Department of Armaments in the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) initiated on Thursday the specific procurement procedure for awarding the framework agreement for supplying the "multi-purpose corvette" product, informs the MApN in a press release.The participation announcement and the awarding documentation for this procedure have been posted on the website of the National Company Romtehnica SA, at http://www.romtehnica.com.ro/site/import/.The ...

Russia has created weapons capable of overcoming all existing and future missile defense systems - Shoigu

Friday, March 2, 2018

  The new Russian weapon system, which was announced by the Russian president on Thursday, will ensure the country's safety for many decades ahead and is capable of overcoming existing and future missile defense systems, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday quoted by Interfax. "[This is] a weapon which can overcome existing and future missile defense systems. What today is being created in Poland and ...

Patriot missile producer wants partnership with Aerostar Bacau

Friday, March 2, 2018


The American company Raytheon, manufacturer of Patriot missiles requested Aerostar company data about parts and components that could be produced in Bacau. The company points out in a press release, that it is an opportunity for Aerostar to supply parts both for missile systems made for Romania and those for other countries. 14 countries in the world have 220 Patriot units, which represents a bigger market and an export ...

Budget surplus of 0.21pct of GDP in Jan. 2018; revenue, up 16.8pct, spending, 26.4pct

Friday, March 2, 2018

Romania's aggregate national budget posted a surplus of 1.98 billion lei, or 0.21 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), in the first month of 2018, as government revenue advanced 16.8 percent from January 2017, and spending increased by 26.4 percent, according to data published by the Ministry of Public Finance.The January 2018 surplus was down more than one billion lei over the January 2017 surplus."Operative data indicate that in implementing ...

Euro trades at 4.6581 lei on Thursday

Friday, March 2, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Thursday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.65811 US dollar USD 3.82091 Swiss franc CHF 4.04091 British pound GBP 5.2539100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5785 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22851 Russian rouble RUB 0.06731 new Turkish lira TRY 1.00181 Chinese renminbi ...

Romania's forex reserves advance to 35.073 bln euro this February

Friday, March 2, 2018

The forex reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) increased 4.7 pct this February from the month before, reaching 35.073 billion euro, the central bank announced in a release on Thursday. Inflows recorded in February amounted to 2.818 billion euro representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance's accounts (including the 2 bn euro raised in a Eurobond sale), ...

EU funds absorption rate almost one percentage point up to 11.81 pct

Friday, March 2, 2018

The current absorption rate of European funds was 0.95 percentage points higher on February 2 compared with the figure announced on January 11, to 11.81 percent, respectively, with expenditure statements amounting to 3.64 million euro for the 2014 - 2020 financial framework, the Ministry of European Funds said in a report released on its website.Actual absorption, specifically reimbursements from the European Commission, inched up 0.06 percentage points to 10.07 ...

Sustainable Forestry Management Seminar organised by the Embassy of Canada to Romania

Friday, March 2, 2018


On 26 February 2018, the Embassy of Canada to Romania organised a seminar, with the view to provide information on how Canada deals with sustainable forestry management în terms of conservation (including in case of natural disasters such as forest fires), harvesting and procurement/sourcing and on how it embeds its expertise in policy development. According to the press release sent by the Embassy to ACTMedia, the seminar was aimed at key ...

In  January  2018,  the  seasonally  adjusted  unemployment rate was estimated at 4.6% 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Unemployment rate in January 2018 had the same level as the one recorded for the previous month (4.6%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 0.9 percentages points. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was ...

Salary map in Romania, 2017: Top counties with highest wages

Friday, March 2, 2018


Salaries of employees in Bucharest - the best paid in the country- reached 3.116 lei net in 2017, Ziarul Financiar writes. The lowest salaries are in Teleorman, where employees received 1,780 lei on the average in 2017. The average salary in economy got close to 2,400 lei net per month, but in over half of Romania’s counties people’s salaries are under 2,000 lei. Employees in Bucharest received 3,116 lei per month on the average, on the ...

Bucharest promoted as tourist destination with Romania-China light bridge

Friday, March 2, 2018


Bucharest will be promoted as tourist destination, the same as other cities in Europe, as part of Romania-China Light Bridge, organized on Friday, by the Tourism Ministry and City Hall. According to a press release of the ministry, the event organized between 8.00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., will consist of projections on Bucharest National Theatre building with the theme EU-China Tourism Year, made by teams awarded during iMapp Bucharest Festival, one of the ...

Yellow, orange alerts for frost, snowfall, sleet, wind, glazed frost, Thursday evening-Sunday morning

Friday, March 2, 2018


 The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) on Thursday updated the code yellow and orange for frost and also issued a warning of mixed precipitations, sleet, snowfall moderate in quantity and strong winds, valid until Sunday morning.According to meteorologists, between March 1, 14.30 EET and March 2 - 20.00 EET, an code orange will be in force for Moldavia, Eastern Transylvania, Muntenia, Dobrogea and, locally, Oltenia, where the frost will be ...

First Vice President of EC, Frans Timmermans, is today in a visit to Romania

Thursday, March 1, 2018

First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans is paying a visit on Thursday to Romania, where he is to be welcomed by President Klaus Iohannis, the two heads of Parliament, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and Liviu Dragnea, respectively and the Prime minister, Viorica Dancila.At Parliament's seat, Timmermans will be welcomed by the Senate's President, Popescu-Tariceanu, the Chamber of Deputies' Speaker, Dragnea and the members of the special committees ...

Anti-corruption head Codruta Kovesi at DNA's activity report: 2017 was a difficult year in the fight of corruption

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Wednesday, at the presentation of the said body's 2017 activity report, that the anti-graft move has been strongly challenged and questioned in the past year."This is a time when we look at what we've done well, at what we haven't done well, at the mistakes we've made. It's important that our analysis helps set the grounds for decisions to reduce corruption in Romania. ...

President Iohannis: DAN is in the first line of the anti-corruption fight

Thursday, March 1, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday that he is expecting a series of documents so as to make a decision in the case of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA)'s Chief Prosecutor, underscoring that "we are farther and farther away for a removal.""A decision today, no. I must wait for various documents, such as CSM's [the Superior Council of Magistracy - ed.n.] motivation, but under the circumstance, it is obvious we are far from a removal from ...

Speaker Dragnea on President Iohannis' allegation regarding attempt to subordinate Justice: It's a false statement

Thursday, March 1, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis' statement that "after being caught red-handed by the institutions of the state, some of defendants and convicts have united in order to discredit those who investigated them," is false, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and national leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea said on Wednesday."That's a false statement. If will be wrong for him to continue that way," Dragnea stated at Parliament when asked how he comments ...

PG Augustin Lazar: Corruption remains a hotter than ever issue

Thursday, March 1, 2018


 Corruption remains a hotter than ever issue, Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar on Wednesday told the 2017 stocktaking meeting of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA)."Corruption is by no means Romania-made, as some commentators suggest. Corruption is an international phenomenon that has prompted the joint effort of the states when they hammered out the Merida Convention, when they decided that certain deeds of the public servants - mainly ...

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