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Speaker Ciolacu: We understood CCR decision, we'll take note of it; we'll have another approach

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Marcel Ciolacu stated on Monday that the debate on the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code will be resumed in Parliament, following the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR), but with another approach, which is aimed at the discussions with prosecutors', magistrates' associations, the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM), the Public Prosecution Service, the Justice Ministry."There are parts of them (of the ...

STS head resigns from office resigns in wake of murder scandal

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The head of the Special Telecommunications Service (STS), Ionel-Sorinel Vasilca, resigned from office, "so as not to affect the prestige of the institution," he said in a press release."I hereby state that the resignation was not filed because of the existence of a failure, inadvertence or as a result of the slightest shadow of guilt in performing the function of receipt and location of 112 emergency calls by the STS, my dereliction of duty, the superficial ...

Legislation on 112 emergency phone number to be urgently amended

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The ruling coalition made up of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) convened on Monday to discuss urgent measures ordered by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila following the tragedy in Caracal blamed on inefficient response to emergency calls.During the meeting, mention was made of the establishment of an inter-ministerial working group to develop a plan of measures to increase the response time in critical situations, ...

DIICOT: Caracal murderer killed victim on July 25 and burned the body

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Deputy chief prosecutor of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Giorgiana Hosu said on Sunday evening in Craiova that defendant Gheorghe Dinca has admitted to killing his kidnap victim, 15-year-old Alexandra Maceseanu, on July 25 around noon, when he caught her with the phone in her hand, and that he then burned the body. There are indications that he acted similarly in the case of the first victim, 18-year-old Luiza ...

PM Dancila invited by French Republic Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to pay an official visit to France

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met on Friday with French Ambassador to Romania Michele Ramis, at the Victoria Palace, a Government release informs.On this occasion, France's Ambassador handed to the Romanian dignitary an invitation extended by French Republic Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to pay an official visit to France. According to the quoted source, within the talk "also expressed was the desire to continue a tight collaboration for strengthening the ...

CFA Romania analysts: depreciation of national currency in next 12 months to average of 4.82 lei/euro

Tuesday, July 30, 2019


CFA Romania financial analysts expect a depreciation of the national currency in the next 12 months, up to an average of the exchange rate of 4.8262 lei / euro, according to a statement issued by CFA Romania sent on Monday.In June 2019, CFA Romania's Macroeconomic Confidence Index decreased by 0.6 points compared to the previous month, to 50.9 points (compared to the same month of the previous year, the indicator increased by 7.2 points). This evolution was ...


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Growth of activity in construction and retail trade Relative stability in the number of employees in industry ? Moderate price growth in industry and retail trade The balance indicates the perception of the companies’ managers concerning the dynamics of a phenomenon, which should NOT be seen as the intensity of increase or decrease of any statistical indicator value ...

Romania has to get debts of 716 million dollars and 1.5 billion transferable roubles

Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Romania’s debts coming from export, international economic cooperation and other foreign actions organized before 31 December 1989 were, at the end of last year, 716,199,303.61 dollars for the convertible foreign currency and 1,522 billion transferable roubles.   The sums mentioned are the result of the commercial and governmental agreements for ...

Exclusive: Romania’s future Commissioner?

Monday, July 29, 2019


It’s now almost official. Luminita Odobescu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union will most likely be nominated by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to be the next Romanian Commissioner. This has not been officially confirmed in Bucharest but has been suggested ...

Dancila: we want a portfolio of European Commissionaire connected to Transport, energy, environment: we are sending two proposals to Brussels

Monday, July 29, 2019

Premier Viorica Dancila, chairman of PSD stated that Romania aims at getting a portfolio of  European Commissionaire connected to Transport, Energy or environment and that the Authorities in Bucharest will send two proposals – a woman and a man, to observe the equality of chances to be promoted by the EU, adding that she had discussed with president Iohannis as well. ‘There is no name we have sent; what appeared in ...

Iohannis to request in CSAT meeting full investigation into way institutions acted in teenager girl's disappearance

Monday, July 29, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis announced that he will request a comprehensive investigation in the meeting of Romania's Supreme Council of Defense (CSAT), due next Tuesday, the way things were handled in the case of the teenage girl killed in southern Caracal, pointing out that should it be proven that wrong or delayed action has been taken, the guilty will have to be severely punished."The President of Romania, Mr Klaus Iohannis, is deeply saddened by the tragedy at ...

PM Dancila: I decided to set up working group to shorten reaction time in crisis situations

Monday, July 29, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Saturday announced she decided to set up an inter-institutional working group to come up with a plan of urgent measures to shorten the reaction time in crisis situations, after what happened in Caracal."These days, a young soul who could have been saved left this world. We are all angry and full of grief, sadness and frustration over what happened. I have taken several necessary decisions as a Prime Minister, but we need more," ...

Romania shocked by the murder of teenage girls: people accuse failed state

Monday, July 29, 2019

The murder of a teenage girl from the countryside east of Bucharest, who could not been saved despite her having called for help repeatedly, has shocked Romania for the past several days. The case, which comes after the disappearance of another girl in that part of the country, led to calls for government dismissal and accusations that measures by the governing party and other authorities have led to a failed state who can't defend its citizens.The main suspect in ...

PSD's August 3 Congress, postponed

Monday, July 29, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, Social Democratic leader, on Saturday asked political parties to behave in a responsible manner and not politicize the Caracal murder case. She also announced that she and her colleagues in the PSD (Social Democratic Party) postponed the PSD Congress of August 3."I ask (...) the political parties to behave in a responsible manner and not to politicize this case. For it is unacceptable to allow politicians building their image and ...

The law which was promulgated: dignitaries must state for each mandate if they collaborated with the Securitate

Monday, July 29, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday the law through which those in public offices have the obligation to present, at the beginning of each mandate a new statement that they had nothing to do with the former Securitate. It is about the amendment and completion of the emergency ordnance of the government no.24/2008 regarding access to own file and revelation of the Securitate, according to a press release sent by the Presidential ...

Phone call between Romanian ForMin and Moldovan counterpart

Monday, July 29, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramona Manescu on Thursday had a phone conversation with her counterpart from Chisinau, Nicolae Popescu, on which occasion she reiterated Romania's firm support for the European aspirations of the Republic of Moldova, informs a press release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).The two dignitaries discussed about the results of the Mixed Inter-ministerial Group Romania-Republic of Moldova, on Tuesday hosted in Bucharest, "meant ...

Ambassador Andrew Noble participated in the debate

Monday, July 29, 2019


British Ambassador to Bucharest Andrew Noble on Thursday stated in Rasnov that parts of the Romanian laws regarding the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) "make such organisations' life hard" and appreciated that, if these were reconsidered to facilitate development, it would be "to everyone's benefit.""Romanians have created a network of approximately 26,000 NGOs in 25 years. Some of them are from the UK, 50 or even more, but most of them are Romanian ones and ...

Japan, interested in developing IT, automotive businesses in Romania

Monday, July 29, 2019


 Romania and Japan have agreed to launch several joint programs in the IT and automotive fields, one of which is the production of specialized automotive components needed by Toyota Motors plants in the Czech Republic, reads a press release from the Ministry for the Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship (MMACA), sent on Friday.The implementation of a new Japanese investment in Romania, as well as the development of joint initiatives in the ...

13 percent of Generation Z, aged 18-25, already have a mortgage 

Monday, July 29, 2019


The young generation is keeping the ”tradition” of owning your own house alive. 13 percent of Generation Z, people aged 18-25, currently have a mortgage and the percentage of those taking into account a mortgage in the next 12 months is 26 percent. The data was found by the latest Ipsos MORI research commissioned by the International Personal Finance Group (IPF), which operates Provident Financial Romania, in six European countries where it ...

More than 4.66M pensioners in social security system in end-June; average pension 1,188 lei

Monday, July 29, 2019

A number of 4,668,465 pensioners were recorded in end-June 2019, in the state social security system in Romania, down by 1,073 persons from last month, with the average pension of 1,188 lei, according to data centralized by the National House of Public Pensions (CNPP).The number of those who retired after reaching the retirement age was 3,571,694 persons, 1,989,969 of which were women, the average pension accounting for 1,347 lei.As many as 19,183 ...

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