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The 11th edition of Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest from October 23 to November 1

Monday, October 5, 2020


Films made by two of the most celebrated contemporary authors, Thomas Vinterberg and Naomi Kawase, both present in this year's selection of the Cannes Film Festival, will be screened at the opening of the 11th edition of Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest, which will take place from October 23 to November 1, informs a release of the organizers sent on Friday.The film "Druk | Another Round", screened for the first time at the Toronto Film Festival, promises to be ...

Prosecutors open criminal case over scandal related to local elections in district 1

Friday, October 2, 2020

Prosecutors from the Prosecutor's Office attached to the District 1 Court have opened two criminal cases, following the scandal regarding the conduct of local elections in district 1 of the Capital City Bucharest."Two criminal cases were registered with the Prosecutor's Office attached to the Bucharest District 1 Court in connection with the unfolding of the local elections in district 1 of Bucharest. The first criminal case was registered on 28.09.2020, ...

IntMin Vela: 23 persons to be heard over Bucharest District 1 local elections' row

Friday, October 2, 2020

Interior Minister Marcel Vela announced on Thursday that 23 people who signed seven minutes on the elections in Bucharest District 1 will be heard to establish the correctness of their completion."The first event was registered at MAI [Ministry of the Interior] on the basis of a 112 phone call. Thus, the MAI has submitted to the Public Prosecutor's Office District 1 a file on which two prosecutors work, together with colleagues from the MAI, and of the 473 ...

PSD will not back Gabriela Firea's request for vote cancellation

Friday, October 2, 2020

PSD leaders met on Thursday with party sector mayors to decide on the strategy for the following period on the scandal of a possible fraud in Bucharest elections. Social-democratic sources declared that, following internal talks, party leaders do not back Gabriela Firea's wish to request the cancellation of Bucharest elections.   “The lawyers and jurists consulted by the party leaders say there is ...

PM. Orban, on closing restaurants: In localities where infection percentage exceeded, activity to be restricted

Friday, October 2, 2020

  Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that in the localities where it will be found that the percentage of COVID infections has been exceeded, compared to the one established by the authorities, it will be decided that, for a while, the activity of restaurants will be restricted."In those localities where the percentage is exceeded, which is set at 1.5%, the decision will be made to restrict the activity for a ...

Cristian Diaconescu, proposed by Romania for the position of secretary-general of OSCE

Friday, October 2, 2020


The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is one of the largest regional organizations, and Romania, over the years, had a very serious experience, including from the political-diplomatic perspective, in what regards regional cooperation, stated, on Thursday, Cristian Diaconescu, former Foreign Minister, first deputy chair of the People's Movement Party (PMP), proposed by Romania to occupy the position of secretary-general of OSCE.He ...

The United Nations @75: A time for Solidarity, a Time for Action.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Motto: “Together, we need to listen. And together, we need to act”. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 22 January 2020   In January 2020, the United Nations decided to launch a process of global consultations on the world opinion, to mark the Organization’s 75th anniversary. The project involved over one million people from all ...

EBRD downgrades forecast on Romania's economic development in 2020 and 2021

Friday, October 2, 2020

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has downgraded its estimates regarding the economic development of Romania in 2020 and 2021, as a result of the crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, reads a report published on Thursday by the financial institution.According to the most recent forecast of the EBRD, Romania's economy is expected to eye a drop of 5 per cent this year, compared with a drop of 4 per cent as estimated in ...

Forex reserves drop to 32.588 billion euro, at end of September

Friday, October 2, 2020


Foreign exchange reserves at the National Bank of Romania (BNR) were at 32.588 billion euro at the end of September, down 8.89 pct from the 35.768 billion euro recorded a month ago, according to data published on Thursday by the BNR.During September there were inflows of 304 million euro, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the accounts of the Ministry of Public Finance and ...

Fin Min Citu: State borrows one bln lei at smaller interest rates than in 2019

Friday, October 2, 2020

The Finance Ministry borrowed one billion lei from the market on Thursday at an interest rate of 3.24 pct, lower than a year ago, and the loan covers the monthly deficit in the state budget, writes Finance Minister Florin Citu on his Facebook page."Today, MFP borrowed from the market 1 billion lei at a maturity of 4.8 years and a maximum interest rate of 3.24 pct per year. Much lower than the interest on average in September last year, 4.8 pct, by the ...

People aged 65 and over accounted for 19pct of Romania's resident population on Jan 1 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020


The number of people aged 65 and over was 3,664,411 million, on January 1, 2020, representing 19 per cent of the country's resident population, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on the International Day of Older People."As of January 1, 2020, there were 3,664,411 people aged 65 and over in Romania, representing 19 per cent of the country's resident population (19,317,984). Of these, men totalled 1,482,258 (15.7 per ...

Industrial production prices, down 0.7% in August

Friday, October 2, 2020

- In August 2020, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were down 0.2% from July 2020. - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) decreased by 0.7% in August 2020 compared to August 2019.   Industrial production prices (domestic and foreign market) decreased by ...

Unemployment rate, down to 5.3% in August 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020


- Unemployment rate in August 2020 decreased with 0.1 percentages points as compared to the previous month (5.4%). - Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 1.4 percentages points.   The unemployment rate in Romania decreased to 5.3% in August 2020, being 0.1 percentage points lower than the one registered in the previous ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries with the lowest unemployment rate, in August

Friday, October 2, 2020

In August 2020, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate has continued to rise for 5 consecutive months, reaching 8.1%. The same trend has applied to the EU unemployment rate that reached 7.4% in August 2020.   These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Eurostat estimates that 15.603 million men and women in the EU, of whom 13.188 million in the euro ...

President Iohannis to attend European Council meeting in Brussels, Thursday and Friday

Thursday, October 1, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis will attend a meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, which includes topics such as the European Union's Single Market, industrial policy and the Union's digital policy, according to a Presidential Administration release.European leaders will also address foreign policy issues, mainly the Union's relations with China and Turkey."The President of Romania will advocate for a strong and ...

Iohannis: PNL - engine of change, PSD - promoter of toxic policy

Thursday, October 1, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that the National Liberal Party (PNL) is the "engine of change" and the Social Democratic Party (PSD) - the "promoter of toxic politics", showing that this is why collaborations between the two parties are excluded."It seems fair to me that, after the election, there should be discussion within the parties about who can make alliances with whom and with whom not to make alliances. For reasons that I have stated many ...

PM Orban: We forbid PNL organizations to ally with PSD; only with PMP, USR PLUS, UDMR

Thursday, October 1, 2020

PNL (National Liberal Party) leader Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday announced, after the meeting of the PNL National Political Bureau, that liberal branches are forbidden to get into alliances or agreements with PSD, the recommendation being that they exclusively collaborate with PMP (People's Movement Party), USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) and UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania).He stated that only one ...

The District Electoral Bureau has decided to recount votes in District 5

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Cristian Bacanu, the candidate supported by the National Liberal Party and the Save Romania Union - Party of Unity, Liberty and Solidarity for mayor of District 5, announces that the District Electoral Bureau has decided to recount votes. "The District Electoral bureau has decided to recount the votes in District 5! The others will contest it," he wrote on Facebook. Cristian Bacanu announced, on Monday evening, that he will request a recount, reasoning that "it's ...

Declic community: Over 10,500 people request General Prosecutor investigate electoral fraud accusations

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Over 10,500 persons are requesting the general prosecutor, Gabriela Scutea, dispose the starting of an investigation in regards to possible electoral fraud in the local elections in Bucharest."The signatories of the petition believe that without the involvement of the General Prosecutor's office we won't know if the mayors or local councilors are those we elected or are uncaught thieves. And, especially, we will not find out if it's a few isolated cases or a ...

President Iohannis: Postponement of parliamentary elections, not appropriate

Thursday, October 1, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that a postponement of the parliamentary elections is not appropriate, arguing that the law by which Parliament sets the date of the general elections is some politicians' "pathetic attempt" to get the daily allowance for a few more months."That's all it comes down to, in my opinion, because the last reasonable deadline, from the point of view of the mandate, is December 6, and I really hope that the procedures that ...

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