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Minister of Justice: I expect Senate to meet next week and put dismantlement of SIIJ on agenda

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Minister of Justice Stelian Ion announced on Monday that Parliament may meet in extraordinary session to discuss the bill on the repeal of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ), following the Venice Commission's favourable opinion, stressing that he expects the Senate to put this bill on next week's agenda.Stelian Ion explained that, on Wednesday, he will present in the meeting of the governing coalition the opinion given by the Venice ...

President Klaus Iohannis starts consultations on Educated Romania project

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis started Monday a series of consultations with the political milieu and the social partners on his signature project Educated Romania, following the conclusion of the public debate thereon.The head of the state met today at the Cotroceni Palace with Prime Minister Florin Citu, Education Minister Sorin Cimpeanu, and the leaders of the ruling coalition - Chairman of the National Liberal Party Ludovic Orban, USR PLUS Co-Chairs Dan Barna ...

MApN: Bulgarian Chief of Defence - official visit in Romania, from Tuesday to Thursday

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Chief of Defence of Bulgaria, Admiral Emil Eftimov, will be carrying out a visit in Romania, from Tuesday to Thursday, following the invitation of Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu.According to a press release sent by the Ministry of Defence (MApN), the discussions of the military officials will focus on increasing cooperation through the joint participation in a series of regional initiatives and bilateral and multinational ...

The reasons for the CCR decision regarding the Ombudsman: Renate Weber can resume her position

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) published on Monday the reasons for the decision regarding the Ombudsman, a favourable one for Renate Weber. The court argues that the law which regulates the revocation must establish with certainty the cases when this sanction can be used and must regulate the right to appeal to an independent and impartial court. Moreover, the Court says that the parliament cannot have discretionary right with regard to the implementation of ...

Elections in the PNL county branches from the perspective of the competition between Orban and Citu for the leadership of the party

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The branches of the PNL in Moldova chose, during the weekend new leaders in the perspective of the congress in the autumn. Half are pro-Orban, half are pro-Citu, but the present leader of PNL has a slight advantage, consider the political sources for News.ro.   In the region North-East, three PNL branches are on the side of Florin Citu (Suceava, Neamt and Vaslui) while another three are on the side of the ...

Dacian Ciolos, about the race for the leadership of USR-PLUS: I hope there are other candidates as well

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Dacian Ciolos, co-chairman USR PLUS announced on Monday night that he as well as Dan Barna will run for the leadership of the party and expressed his conviction that there will be other people who will run for the position.    ‘I will run, we will run both of us (Dan Barna as well n.r.) and we will do whatever is better so that USR PLUS matters in the years to come, to be a party with ...

Eurobarometer survey: According to Europeans, climate change is the most serious problem we face today

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


This Eurobarometer survey shows that European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world. More than nine out of ten people surveyed consider climate change to be a serious problem (93%), with almost eight out of ten (78%) considering it to be very serious.    In Romania, less than one in ten respondents (7%, below the EU average of 18%) consider climate ...

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into €190 million Romanian support measures in favour of TAROM

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Romania's plans to grant a temporary loan of approximately €36.7 million (around RON 176 million) to the state-owned flag carrier TAROM. The measure will contribute to ensuring the orderly continuation of air transport services, in particular on the numerous routes where TAROM is the only provider, and avoid disruptions for passengers, without unduly distorting competition in the Single ...

Finance Ministry raises 420 ml lei from banks

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

 The Public Finance Ministry raised on Monday 420 million lei from banks through a benchmark bond issue with a residual maturity of 112 months, at an average yield of 3.36 ppa, the National Bank of Romania announced.The face value of the issue was 500 million lei, and banks submitted bids worth 445 million lei.An additional bidding session is scheduled for Tuesday, through which the Finance Ministry plans to raise another 75 million lei for the ...

Eurostat: France and Romania had the highest current account deficit in the EU in Q1

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


In the first quarter of 2021, the EU seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €116.5 billion (3.4% of GDP), down from a surplus of €127.3 billion (3.7% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2020 and up from a surplus of €69.8 billion (2.0% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2020, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.   In ...

Order of Architects calls on Gov't to push on Rosia Montana application procedure on World Heritage List

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


The Romanian Order of Architects (OAR) calls on the Government to continue the procedure for inscribing the Rosia Montana site on the UNESCO World Heritage List."The Historical Mining Site of Rosia Montana is due to enter the debates of the World Heritage Committee in July 2021, following the resumption of the procedure for the inscription in the UNESCO World Heritage List at the beginning of 2020. However, worrying signals have appeared in the public space ...

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: ROMANIA- Tier 2 Watch List

Monday, July 5, 2021


Romania remains, for the third year in a row, on the Tier 2 Watch List in the latest Trafficking in Persons report issued by the US State Department. Countries that are on the Tier 2 Watch List do not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.    Romania avoided a downgrade to ...

Seven Romanian Ambassadors, accredited by President Iohannis

Monday, July 5, 2021

On Friday, President Klaus Iohannis signed the decrees regarding the accreditation of seven Romanian ambassadors, including Ovidiu Dranga, ambassador of Romania to Japan.According to the Presidential Administration, the head of state accredited: Elena Serbanescu as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Tunisia, residing in Tunis; Ovidiu Dranga as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Japan, residing ...

Ireland will buy a million anti-Covid vaccine doses from Romania

Monday, July 5, 2021

Ireland agreed in principle to by an anti-Covid vaccine doses from Romania, stated on Friday a spokesperson of the Irish government, some days after Romania sold another almost one million vaccine doses from its surplus, says Reuters.The available vaccine doses surpass by much the demand for vaccination on the part of the population in Romania, where the reluctance against the vaccine spreads due to the lack of trust in the state institutions, the campaigns ...

The deficit of Romania in the trade with food produce, up by almost 66% in Q1

Monday, July 5, 2021


The deficit of Romania in the trade with food produce has increased by almost 66% in Q1 this year, as compared to the similar period of 2020, up to 755.34 million euro, according to the data supplied by the ministry of agriculture and rural development (MADR).In the first three months of 2020, the deficit recorded in the trade with food produce was 455.5 million euro. In the relation with the EU, Romania had a ...

The ministry of finances: extension of the IMM Invest Romania programme and of the subprogramme Agro IMM Invest, starting with 1st July 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021

The European Commission approved the request of the ministry of finances to extend the IMM Invest Romania and the subprogramme Agro IMM Invest programmes starting with 1st July until 31st December 2021, and to increase the level of the state aid scheme from 800,000 euro to 1.8 million euro for each enterprise, announced on Friday the ministry of finances.   ‘The European Commission approved the ...

Foreign shareholders inject over 5.4 million euro in the companies on financial market in April, May

Monday, July 5, 2021

The companies that are active on the Romanian financial market have received from foreign shareholders capital injections of over 5.4 million euro in April and May, compared to 493,300 euro in the same period of last year, according to the data of the National Office of the Trade Register.As a share of social capital, the largest infusion in May of this year was made by the shareholders of the Euroins Romania company by 1.55 million euro, followed by Capital ...

Petromidia Refinery blast / PM Citu: The situation is under control now

Monday, July 5, 2021

   Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Friday in Vaslui that the situation after the blast at the Petromidia Refinery is under control and that "the lives of the people were not endangered."Citu said that he had a discussion with senior emergency management official Raed Arafat immediately after the event, whom he asked to go to the scene of the blast, saying that he will not travel personally to the area because "there is no need ...

ANCOM: Pre-5G auctions for radio frequencies , this fall

Monday, July 5, 2021

Communication market regulator ANCOM announced that it would launch this fall, ahead of the auction for 5G technology, an auction for short-term (several years) licenses covering some segments unused so far of the radio spectrum in the 800 MHz, 2,600 MHz and 3,400 - 3,600 MHz bands.   The new licenses are designed to expire at the same time as the existing licenses in force for the same frequency ...

Industrial producer prices up 10.4 pct YoY this May

Monday, July 5, 2021


- In May 2021, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 2.0% from April 2021.   - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 10.4% in May 2021 compared to May 2020.   Industrial producer prices (domestic market and ...

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