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Heroes Day, celebrated on Feast of Ascension of Jesus Christ countrywide

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Heroes Day is celebrated on Thursday, June 6, on Ascension Day, all over the country through military and religious ceremonies, wreaths laying at the tombs and memorials of the heroes fallen in the line of duty, over time, on the battlefields.The Ministry of National Defence is organising today military and religious ceremonies dedicated to Heroes Day in all major garrisons of the country.The Romanian Patriarchy announces that memorial services for the ...

În Brussels, Juncker and Timmermans hailed the "European approach" of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


The President and Vice-President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and Frans Timmermans, hailed the "European approach" of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and the Romanian Government's support for the European project, on the occasion of their meeting on Tuesday in Brussels, informs the Executive's press office.According to a press release of the Government, during the meeting, they also discussed the results of the elections to the European ...

Liberals uphold initiatives to revise Constitution and reopen debates on Justice laws

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Liberals uphold all initiatives to revise the Constitution, any other initiatives deemed necessary to translate into fact the will expressed at the referendum and the idea of reopening the public debates on the Justice laws, National Liberal Party (PNL) Chairman Ludovic Orban said on Tuesday."The position expressed by us is very simple. The will of the citizens, manifested in the referendum convened by the President of Romania, a referendum validated with an ...

No-confidence motion expected to be tabled next week

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

At the end of consultations on Tuesday with President Klaus Iohannis, national chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna said that a no-confidence motion will be tabled "most likely" next week."We tried to analyse the possible timetable in the next period and we also discussed the no-confidence vote that the opposition will call most likely next week, and we analyzed various scenarios for the future from this perspective of the possibility that the motion ...

Kelemen Hunor (UDMR): We are ready to support a censure motion

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

President of UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania) on Tuesday stated that the MPs representing the Union are ready to support a censure motion, but they showed that even with the MPs from the UDMR they cannot meet a majority to ensure the motion passing."A censure motion is welcome anytime, in every parliamentary session. I won't deny that we've had discussions with the PNL (National Liberal Party) and USR (Save Romania Union) these days. It's impossible to ...

US Secretary of the Army: Grateful for Romania's support to US Army, as host-country

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

United States Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper thanked Romania for the support it gives to the US Army as a host-country, at the end of a meeting on Monday at 57th Air Base Mihail Kogalniceanu with the Chief of Defence, General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca, a release by the National Defence Ministry informs.We are grateful for the support Romania is giving to the US Army as a host-country and for the role you're playing as fundamental pillar of the NATO operations in ...

FinMin Teodorovici: Governing programme needs to be updated to today's market requirements

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The governing programme needs to be updated to today's market requirements, Minister of Public Finance Eugen Teodorovici said on Monday evening in a press conference."The governing programme needs to be updated to today's market demands. I have always said the same thing, both in 2016 and 2017. I have not changed my point of view and it is difficult for me to change it, it is not that I have to be consistent, but I have no reason to change it. So any such very ...

Budget Committee-IMF delegation meeting: There were concerns related to the deficit and lack of investments

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


 Representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday, at the meeting with the members of the Budget-Finance Committee, voiced "certain concerns" with respect to the deficit and the lack of investments in infrastructure, health care and education, the head of the committee, Sorin Lazar (PSD - Social Democratic Party) stated."The meeting today of the IMF delegation with the Budget-Finance Committee of the Deputies' Chamber is part of those ...

German Embassy's Kortemeyer: Romania, country with intensive economic growth, but it must also be durable

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Germany is an engine, a leader in many technologies, and on the other hand Romania is a country with intensive economic growth, but we want to make sure it is also durable, on Tuesday said at a symposium on energy efficiency in industry Swantje Kortemeyer, head Of Economic Section with the German Embassy in RomaniaEnvironment is a dominant topic on the political agenda of Germany and if we look at the young we can see that environment is their main concern. ...

Prices of industrial production up 5.6 percent y-o-y in April 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Industrial production prices, overall (domestic and foreign markets) have increased by 0.6 percent in April 2019, against March 2019, while as compared with the similar period of last year the advance was 5.6 percent, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Tuesday.On the large industrial groups, the most significant advance of the prices was recorded by the energy industry where the prices went up y 1.16 percent in April against March ...

GoodHome Report: Romanians rank 7th în Europe on Home Happiness

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Our homes make one of the biggest contributions to our overall happiness and wellbeing, according to new research from Kingfisher, the owner of Brico Depôt, and the Happiness Research Institute, the independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of ...

Millennial Money Report: About half  millennials in Romania constantly save money

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


About half of Romanian young people (47.57%) aged between 18 and 38 (“Millennials”) constantly save money, while, at general level, Romanians save 60% less than Bulgarians and Hungarians, the study Millennial Money Report made by Revolut and released on Tuesday shows. Data show at the same time that 17.11% of Millennials in Romania do not succeed to save money. Over 70% of young Romanian people say that they are ...


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In Quarter I 2019 the adjusted hourly labour cost (working days adjusted) registered an increase rate of 4.16% by comparison with the previous quarter and of 16.35% by comparison with the same quarter of the previous year. Quarter I 2019 compared to Quarter IV 2018 Compared to Quarter IV 2018, the hourly labour cost (working days adjusted) increased in the majority of ...

In April 2019, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was estimated at 4.0%

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Unemployment rate in April 2019 increasead with 0.1 percentages points as compared to the previous month (3.9%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 0.8 percentages points. The number of unemployed (aged 15-74 years) estimated for April 2019 was of 354 thousand persons, increasing as compared to the previous month (347 thousand persons), but ...

Bucharest, the 3rd most congested city in Europe

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


TomTom (TOM2) Tuesday released the results of the TomTom Traffic Index, a report ...

Romania affected by floods

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


More than 100 areas in 24 counties in România were affected by floods during the last 24 hours, according to the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations.  “Firefighters’s missions to save people and eliminate the effects of floods in the country are held for five days. In the last 24 hours, 171 people were preventively evacuated, and two other people caught by the floods were rescued by military firefighters. Fortunately, ...

Pope pleads for European unity, warns against fear-mongers

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday (2 June), saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc, euractiv.com reports. His comments to journalists on the plane while returning from a three-day trip to Romania, one of the more recent European Union members, were his first since European elections last ...

President Iohannis to participate on Wednesday and Thursday in the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Slovenia

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday and Thursday will participate in Slovenia in the 4th Three Seas Initiative Summit (I3M), informs the Presidential Administration.On Wednesday, the head of the state will participate in the official dinner hosted by the President of Slovenia, Borut Pahor. Alongside the heads of states of the countries participating in the Three Seas Initiative, there will also be the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President ...

PM Dancila to meet EC President, First Vice-President în Brussels

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Monday is paying a visit to Brussels, where she is set to meet the President and First Vice-President of the European Commission, and also the leader of the Party of European Socialists."Starting this afternoon I will pay a working visit to Brussels where I will have some important meetings, in the context of the recent elections to the European Parliament. I will have talks with the President and First Vice-President of the ...

Europeanelections2019: Ten MEP seats go to PNL, 9 to PSD, 8 to USR PLUS

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


According to the final count of the May 26 elections to the European Parliament in Romania, the National Liberal Party (PNL) will get 10 MEP seats; the Social Democratic Party (PSD), nine; and the Save Romania Union - Plus (2020 USR PLUS) eight, spokesman for the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) Marian Muhulet said on Monday.Also, the Pro Romania Party, the People's Movement Party (PMP) and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) will get two seats ...

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