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Foreign Minister, Executive President of AMRO, about inventory of interest topics for American companies

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, welcomed on Thursday, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), Eric Stewart, Executive President of the American Romanian Business Council, context in which he requested his interlocutor to elaborate an inventory of interest topics for American companies, which would offer more concreteness to the discussions with the AMRO mission this year.According to a release of the MAE, Minister Aurescu and ...

BNR's Isarescu: Romania still imports too many agricultural products

Friday, February 7, 2020


Romania still imports too many agricultural products relative to what can be produced naturally in the country, which shows that the potential is not yet fully capitalized on, said Mugur Isarescu, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), in a message transmitted as governor but also a vine grower, at the Annual Conference of the Romanian Farmers Club, an event held on Thursday at the Parliament Palace.The message was read by the chief economist of the ...

OMV Petrom CEO: If offshore law is not amended, “when” will become “if”

Friday, February 7, 2020

Natural gas drilling in Neptune Deep are in the Black Sea will become uncertain if the offshore law is not amended and that will be a huge loss for Romania, said Christina Verchere, CEO of OMV Petrom at a press conference on Thursday. She reminded the conditions which must be fulfilled to make the decision of developing the Neptune Deep project. “Stability, a liberalized gas market and the existence of  key ...

Study: 93% of Romanians will be more attentive to their own needs and priorities in 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020


Most Romanians (93%) intend to be more attentive to their own needs and priorities in 2020, while 81% of them expect this year to be better for them compared to the previous one, according to a global study made by Ipsos, which investigates opinions of citizens from 33 states. According to the source, 4 out of 5 Romanians acknowledge that 2019 was a difficult year for Romania in general, compared to 65% of respondents at global level who think the same ...

CNPP: 9,396 beneficiaries of service pensions, in January 2020

Friday, February 7, 2020

As many as 9,396 persons received service pensions at the end of January 2020, an increase by 37 persons against the same period of 2019, according to the data centralized by the National House of Public Pensions (CNPP).The majority of these persons, respectively 3,929, were beneficiaries of the Law No. 303/2004 regarding the status of prosecutors and judges, who received the highest average pension, of 18,771 lei, of which 17,483 lei are supported from the state ...

The Romanian Academy welcomes the decision of the government to resume the procedure for the registration of Rosia Montana on the list of UNESCO world heritage

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Romanian Academny welcomes the decision of the government to resume the procedure for the registration of the site Rosia Montana on the list of UNESCO world heritage (UNESCO – the Organisation of the UN for Education, Science and Culture). ‘The Romanian Academy, loyal to its firm position to defend the national cultural values, to conserve the riches of Romania’s underground and to protect the natural environment – position ...

Eurostat: Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania last in the EU after the minimum wage on the economy

Friday, February 7, 2020

Disparities in minimum wages across the EU As of 1 January 2020, 21 out of the 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) have ...

Eurostat: Romanians and Bulgarians, the last places in the EU when it comes to work from home

Friday, February 7, 2020

In 2018, 5.2% of employed persons aged 15 to 64 in the European Union (EU) usually worked from home. This share has remained constant at around 5% throughout the last decade. However, over the same period, the share of those who sometimes work from home increased from 5.8% in 2008 to 8.3% in 2018. With 14.0% of employed people usually working from home in 2018, the Netherlands topped the list of EU Member States, closely followed by Finland (13.3%), ...

Romania could ban registration of Euro 3, Euro 4 cars to meet environment-related targets

Friday, February 7, 2020

Romania’s National Plan for Energy and Climate Change (PNIESC) covers the option of a ban on the registration of cars with a pollution standard below Euro 5 so as to allow the country to meet the energy efficiency and environment targets it committed ...

The 8th edition of Jazz in Church Festival to take place over April 23 - 26 at Lutheran Church in Bucharest

Friday, February 7, 2020


The 8th edition of the Jazz in Church Festival will take place over April 23-26 at the Lutheran Church in Bucharest, informs a press release of the Jazz.ro Association sent on Tuesday.Participating in the festival will be 20 artists from all over the world, who will perform jazz, medieval music, contemporary pieces and improvisations.One of the most awaited for moments is the "Deep River" project of saxophonist Andy Sheppard and piano player Joanna ...

Censure motion, adopted with 261 votes

Thursday, February 6, 2020


The censure motion titled "Orban / PNL government - privatisation of Romanian democracy", initiated by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), was adopted by Parliament on Wednesday.There were 261 votes "in favour" and 139 "against", as announced by acting leader of the Social Democrats, Marcel Ciolacu"According to the provisions of the Constitution, the censure motion is adopted with the majority's vote, that is at least 233. It is found that the majority ...

President Iohannis convenes parliamentary parties for consultations

Thursday, February 6, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis has announced that he will convene on Thursday the parliamentary political parties for consultations at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace for the appointment of a new prime minister."It takes a few political steps. I will convene the parliamentary parties at a consultation session that starts tomorrow [ed.n - Thursday] at 12:00 hrs. Tomorrow evening, after I finish all the consultations I will probably already announce the person ...

Analysts about the censure motion: the present result is good for PNL and PSD

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The result of the censure motion which led to the fall of the Orban government is ‘ good for the liberals (PNL) and for the social-democrats (PSD) and their Hungarian allies in UDMR” considers the political analyst Radu Magdin. ‘For the liberals the parliamentary asset at over 35 % will be very likely doable, and for the social-democrats and Hungarians it is the key to keep the local elections in one round’ stated Radu Magdin.He said that ...

PSD and Pro Romania propose Remus Pricopie for Prime Minister

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The interim chair of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, announced on Wednesday that he will propose for Prime Minister Remus Pricopie, with the support of Pro Romania as well."I had a discussion with Victor Ponta (Pro Romania Chair, ed. n.) and we decided to go together with a single nomination to Cotroceni (presidential palace, ed. n.) in the person of Remus Pricopie," said Ciolacu, at the Parliament Palace.Remus Pricopie was a ...

USR PLUS Alliance ready to enter governing if snap election favoring majority can't be marshalled

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna reiterated on Wednesday that the USR PLUS Alliance supports the dissolution of Parliament and the organization of early elections, but that if no majority can be marshalled for this, the alliance is ready to participate in a government whose priority should be returning to two-round mayoral elections."USR supports the dissolution of this Parliament and the organization of early elections. The current Parliament, ...

Dismissed PM Orban: PNL draft on election of mayors in two rounds has real chances to be adopted

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Dismissed PM Ludovic Orban said there are still real chances for the draft law of PNL regarding the election of mayors in two rounds, which has been subject to parliamentary debate for almost three years, to be adopted by the Deputies' Chambers, as the decision-making forum, after this draft for which the Government assumed responsibility got rejected through the adoption of the motion of censure."There are still several means of attack. The law is now at the ...

Permanent Electoral Authority ready for local, parliamentary elections

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) is ready for the local and parliamentary elections, said, on Wednesday, the chairman Constantin-Florin Mituletu-Buica, in a press statement."Last night the emergency ordinance to create the legal framework for early elections was finalized, because such a regulation did not exist, but also the setting of good things done for the presidential elections of 2019 be undertaken and applied for the Parliament elections this year ...

IntMin Vela, UK Ambassador Noble, on Brexit, bilateral strategic partnership

Thursday, February 6, 2020


The strategic partnership between Romania and the United Kingdom, as well as Brexit were among the topics of the discussions between Interior Minister Marcel Vela and Andrew Noble, the UK Ambassador in Bucharest, in a meeting held at the Interior Ministry, informs a release of the Interior Ministry (MAI) sent on Wednesday."The constant and effective dialogue between the authorities of the two states in the implementation of the priorities of the Romanian-British ...

Brussels: Romania supports EU objective to reach climate neutrality until 2050

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Romania supports the European Union's objective to reach climate neutrality until 2050, but needs to grant special attention due to the social and economic costs associated to this transition, claims Iulian Octavian Stana, State Secretary with the Environment, Waters and Forests Ministry (MMAP).He led the Romanian delegation to the "Forests for Biodiversity and Climate" International Conference taking place between February 4-5, in Brussels."The ...

MFP plans to borrow 5 billion lei in February

Thursday, February 6, 2020


The ministry of finances (MFP) plans to borrow 5 billion lei in February for the payment of loans which have a maturity from the previous years, as ‘ the socialists from PSD are incompetent, irresponsible’ and have passed through the parliament two laws with major negative impact, announced on Wednesday the minister of finances Florin Citu. He also mentioned that the final sum, estimated for February may be larger or ...

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