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PresidentialElection: Voting is under way at first opened polling stations abroad

Friday, November 22, 2019


At the polling stations outside Romania that had already opened for the second round of the presidential elections, over 150 voters had voted on Friday until 07:00 hrs EET, expressing their right to vote in the polling stations in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, China, Malaysia and Singapore.In this second round of the presidential elections, Romanians abroad have again three days at their disposal to cast their vote at the ballot boxes: ...

Romanian Liberal European deputy Siegfried Muresan elected vicepresident of European Popular Party

Friday, November 22, 2019


European deputy Siegfried Muresan (PNL) was elected vicepresident of the European Popular Party (EPP) on Thursday, at the EPP congress held in Zagreb. Muresan received the votes of 331 EPP delegates, becoming one of he ten EPP vicepresidents, next to David Mc Allister (CDU, Germany), Helen McEntee (Fine Gael, Ireland), Petteri Orpo (Kokoomus, Finland), Franck Proust (Les Republicains, France), Paulo Rangel (PSD, Portugal), Antonio Tajani (Forza Italy), ...

Iohannis: Election of Tusk to EPP chairmanship reveals East-West rift increasingly vanishes

Friday, November 22, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday night saluted the election of the former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk for the position of chairman of the European People's Party saying that this reveals that the rift between the East and the West vanishes more and more."It is a first and it is a beautiful first. I know Mr. Tusk very well and I'm very glad he was elected with an overwhelming majority of votes. The fact that for the first time we have at the helm of the ...

Adrian Zuckerman, confirmed by the Senate as the new US Ambassador to Romania

Friday, November 22, 2019


The U.S. Senate confirmed Adrian Zuckerman by a 65-30 vote as the new U.S. Ambassador to Romania on Wednesday. Adrian Zuckerman immigrated to the United States from Romania at the ...

DefMin Ciuca and Japanese Ambassador Noda discuss developing cooperation in defence area

Friday, November 22, 2019

The development of the bilateral cooperation in the defence area between Romania and Japan has been discussed on Thursday by National Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca and Japanese Ambassador in Bucharest Hitoshi Noda.According to a release of the National Defence Ministry (MapN) , on this occasion, Minister Ciuca thanked the Japanese Ambassador for the interest granted to the MApN, "especially in the context of the increasingly complicated security ...

Cohen (Elbit): We delivered 30 turrets for Piranha armored vehicles

Friday, November 22, 2019


The first lot of 30 turrets for Piranha V armored  vehicles to be assembled in Romania was delivered by the main contractor General Dynamics, said Boaz Cohen, senior vicepresident of Elbit Systems Land. He said they have delivered 30 turrets to GD, the main contractor. All turrets have parts made there and they will deliver 32 more turrets in 2020.  Ionut Gavriliu, General Manager Elmet Romania International, an Elbit ...

Romanian-Canadian cooperation within UN shows rhythm of partnerships and political-military dialogue excellent

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Minister of Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, received on Wednesday the visit of the Canadian ambassador to Romania, Kevin Hamilton, the meeting seeing the discussion on the state of Romanian-Canadian cooperation in the realm of defence and the perspectives of collaboration in bilateral format within NATO or the UN, the Defence Ministry mentions in a release ."Romanian-Canadian cooperation within the UN, through Romania's contribution to the MINUSMA mission in Mali, ...

Ambassador Ramis decorates seven cultural personalities for successful France-Romania Season

Friday, November 22, 2019


Seven cultural personalities were welcomed to the Order of Arts and Letters by Ambassador Michele Ramis for their "remarkable" contribution to the success of the France - Romania Season, according to a press statement of the French Embassy in Bucharest.The ceremony took place on Wednesday at the French Residence. Receiving membership of the Order of Arts and Letters in the Chevalier grade were director of the Youth Theatre House of Piatra Neamt Gianina Carbunariu; ...

Electoral fakenews: DNA deny media reports about calling president’s opponent to questioning just before second election round

Friday, November 22, 2019

National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) denied the rumor that former prime minister Viorica Dancila, who runs against president Klaus Iohannis in the second round of the presidential elections on Sunday, November 24, will be called in for questioning on Friday, two days before the vote. “Regarding the information conveyed in the public space that accredits the idea that a candidate for the Presidency of ...

Orban cabinet  to initiate audit missions for previous activities

Friday, November 22, 2019

Several ad-hoc audit missions will be launched in the next period, the Secretary General of the Government, Antonel Tanase, said on Wednesday in a working meeting at the Victoria Palace, informs a statement sent by the Executive. The Secretary General of the Government has specified that the internal human resource will also be used for these audit missions, and in this respect, teams of internal auditors will be ...

Agriculture minister: European money allocated for construction of fish exchange in Tulcea must be returned

Friday, November 22, 2019

The National Fishing Agency ANPA will have to return  EU 14.9 million lei for a project with European financing meant to set up an exchange in Tulcea, said Adrian Oros, the minister of agriculture in Botosani, on Thursday. According to him, the European Commission notified the Ministry of Agriculture about the need to return funds, as a result of deficiencies recorded in implementing the project. He asked the Control ...

CFA Romania: the depreciation of the leu is normal: probably in the future the leu will be depreciated at the same rhythm, of 2- 3%  per year

Friday, November 22, 2019

The national currency recorded a slight depreciation over the last week, but his phenomenon is a natural one as the currency in the region is depreciated, stated on Wednesday the chairman of CFA Romania, Adrian Codirlasu.‘We had a slight depreciation over the last week, which is natural. We have on the one hand the shock in the region, the whole region is depreciated. But, against the region, Romania is not right about the twin deficits. We have the biggest ...

Number of enterprises in economic field rises 4.2pct in 2018

Friday, November 22, 2019

47.7% of the total active enterprises had market services as their main activity. The highest average number of employees was in the market services sector, representing 36.1% of the total.  Almost half of the total active companies in Romania (47.7pct) had as main activity, in 2018, market services, and the total number of companies in the economic field increased by ...

Half of Romanians want to change jobs until end of year

Friday, November 22, 2019


The Romanians want to change their jobs by the end of the year, according to a study made by an online recruiting platform, in the conditions when five out of ten have applied for a new job recently. “This year, 85% of respondents have applied at least once since the beginning of the year. Only 8.4% are satisfied by their present jobs, and applied for a new job two years ago,” an eJobs study shows. Encouraged by the ...

Generations Y and Z are expected to boost the local entrepreneurial sector

Friday, November 22, 2019

As the number of newly registered companies in Romania increased by around 5 percent in the first three quarters of 2019, members of generations Y and Z are expected to boost the local entrepreneurial sector. A different approach to risk, combined with shifts in expectations from their work lives and the easy access to technology could covince more young Romanians to become their own bosses. Some 106,000 new companies were registered in Romania in the ...

Sibiu vying for European Capital of Rambling in 2021

Friday, November 22, 2019


The former European capital of culture 2007, Sibiu, is preparing to become the first city in Romania to be the European Capital of Rambling in 2021, the year when thousands of tourists are expected for the biggest event of hiking, culture and nature on the continent, Eurorando, Chairman of the Transylvanian Association of Tourists (SKV), Marcel Sofariu said Thursday."This is a European event that is organised every five years so far, it has been organised in ...

Presentation of Indian wines at CCIB Palace

Friday, November 22, 2019


The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest (CCIB) and the Embassy of India in Romania organized the event’ presentation and tasting of Indian wines’ where Romanian business people and speciliasts in wines took part, sends the Press Office of CCIB. The official session, opened by the chairman of CCIB dr.eng.Costica T.Mustata was honoured by the presence of his excellency Thanglura Darlong, the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ...

President Iohannis and Prime Minister Orban are in Zagreb to attend EPP Congress

Thursday, November 21, 2019


 President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban attend the EPP Congress in Zagreb, Croatia, on Wednesday and Thursday, where the president, vice-presidents and secretary general of the party will be elected. Among the candidates for the position of Vice-President of the EPP is the Romanian liberal MEP Siegfried Mure?an.According to the schedule announced by the Government, Prime Minister Orban will meet on Wednesday with the President-elect of the ...

ForMin Aurescu, SecState Pompeo discuss forward Black Sea NATO presence

Thursday, November 21, 2019


Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Wednesday met US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels of NATO chief diplomats.The two senior officials reviewed the agenda of the NATO ministerial meeting and highlighted the importance of advancing NATO's adaptation process in step with developments in security in the Euro-Atlantic area."In that context, the Romanian minister underscored the importance of implementing ...

ForMin Aurescu tells French counterpart Romania not thinking NATO in crisis

Thursday, November 21, 2019


Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu held a bilateral meeting with the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian at the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.The two officials discussed the impact of French President Macron's recent statements on NATO, with Aurescu pointing out that, from Romania's perspective, "the Alliance is not in crisis and it is necessary for it to continue its adaptation process," according to a ...

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