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Opinion poll: Romanians disinterested in politics, trusting the army, prefer technocrat government and “iron fist” president

Thursday, November 22, 2018


Romanians, mostly not interested in politics, have confidence in the army, prefer the country to be headed by a technocrat government and an “iron fist” president and, although they think Europe and Romania are going to wrong directions, most of them say the economic situation of their family is a very good one. These are the results of an opinion poll made by Inscop Research. The sociological study “Values, perceptions and ...

The activity of the enterprises from industry, construction, trade and market services, in 2017 – provisional data

Thursday, November 22, 2018

46.7% 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 35.4% of the total. The service sector had the highest average number of employees last year, accounting for 35.4 pct of the total, as well as the largest number of active businesses - 46.7 pct, shows data ...

New ministers swear in at Cotroceni Presidential Palace

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


The new ministers of Education, Defence, Labor and Social Justice, Economy, Culture and National Identity, Communications and Information Society, as well as that of Youth and Sports have been sworn in, on Tuesday, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in front of President Klaus Iohannis.The new ministers are Ecaterina Andronescu - Minister of Education, Gabriel Les - Minister of National Defence, Marius Budai - Minister of Labour and Social Justice, Niculae ...

Disappointed, Ilan Laufer reacts accusing President Iohannis of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

After President Iohannis rejected the proposals of Lia Olguta Vasilescu for the Transports Ministry and of Ilan Laufer for the Regional ...

EP President Antonio Tajani starts today a visit to Bucharest

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


The meeting of the European Parliament Conference of Presidents with the Romanian gov't in the perspective of Romania's taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union is scheduled for Wednesday, at the Victoria Palace, according to the Romanian Executive.The event will be attended by Prime minister Viorica Dancila, the members of the Romanian gov't, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, EP Secretary General Klaus Welle and the leaders of ...

Klaus-Heiner Lehne (ECA): One of EU funds use problems is complexity; they should be better targeted

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Complexity and parallel planning are some of the problems encountered in using European funds, which should be better targeted, European Court of Auditors (ECA) President Klaus-Heiner Lehne told AGERPRES in an interview.He is paying an official visit to Romania, in the context of Romania's taking over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, as well as to discuss with the Romanian authorities about the new 2018-2020 strategy of the European ...

European Commissioner Jourova : I expect Romania to follow CVM recommendations

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


Romania has to follow the recommendations of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova said in Bucharest on Tuesday when asked about the report on Romania's progress under CVM referencing the removal of AG Lazar.She met Justice Minister Tudorel Toader at the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday.She said that she came to Romania because he had to prepare Romania's ...

Iohannis: European Court of Auditors provides a basis for increasing efficiency in using European funds

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

 President Klaus Iohannis welcomed, on Tuesday, Chairman of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, whom she told that through the reports and recommendations it makes, this European institution manages to provide an important basis for increasing efficiency and fairness in the use of European funds.According to the Presidential Administration, the talks between the two officials focused on the forthcoming ...

Intervention of the Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN in the Security Council Open Debate on the strengthening of peacekeeping operations in Africa

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion Jinga, delivered a statement on Tuesday, 20th November, in the Security Council open debate on strengthening the peacekeeping operations in Africa, organized by the Chinese Presidency of the Council. In his intervention, the Romanian Ambassador reiterated our country firm commitment to the principles and values expressed in the UN Charter, by stressing the importance of ...

Govt. cuts public investment to 2-decade low in order to finance social spending

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


The Romanian government cut public investment to 2-decade low since 2017 as it need money to finance its soaring social spending on wages and pensions, official data reveals quoted by http://business-review.eu. Last year, public investment in Romania declined to 2.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), a record low since 1999, when the country was plunged into its worst economic crisis since the fall of communism. But this ...

 Fiscal Council head warn Romania could enter technical recession

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


The risk of technical recession, in the second half of 2019 or in 2020 is very high, Dan Bucsa, chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe with UniCredit Bank London has said on Tuesda, romaniajournal.ro informs. “The risk of recession in Romania, in the second half next year or in 2020 is very high. If Europe grows by 1%, maybe we will avoid the recession. But if it grows by less than 1% we will most ...

Foreign investors: the Criminal Codes are impacting on the business environment

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


In a letter addressed to the Parliament speakers, Calin Popescu Tariceanu and Liviu Dragnea, and to the chairmen of the legal committees in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, as well as to Florin Iordache, chairman of the special committee that amended the justice laws and criminal codes, the Foreign Investors Council complains about the negative impact of the amendments of Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code on the business ...

Romania ranks 56th out of 63 countries in World Talent Ranking

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Romania ranks 56th out of 63 countries included by Swiss IMD World Competitiveness Center in its World Talent Ranking 2018, http://business-review.eu reports. However, Romania has advanced five positions, from the 61st place last year. In this year’s report, Romania ranks between Philippines (55th) and Bulgaria (57th) but is considered less attractive to talents than most ...

PM Dancila announces changes in the composition of the Government

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


The National Executive Committee (CExN) of the PSD (Social Democratic Party – at rule) on Monday approved the new formula of the Dancila Cabinet, after some ministers were reshuffled.Ilan Laufer will join again the government team as Minister of Development.Gabriel Les was nominated for the office of Minister of Defence, replacing Mihai Fifor, the President of the Committee on budget-finance in the Deputies Chamber, Marius Budai, became Minister ...

PNL's Orban on government reshuffle: A quarrel between mafia clans PSD

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The president of liberal party (PNL - opposition), Ludovic Orban, said on Monday, referring to the reshuffling of the cabinet ministers led by Viorica Dancila, that is a "revenge between mafia clans PSD" which brings nothing good to the  functioning of the Government. "The current reshuffle  is nothing but a quarrel between the mafia clans of the PSD, through which Dragnea seeks to punish the rebellious barons  and to reward the barons who ...

EU Commissioner for Justice, in Bucharest; PM Dancila not on the schedule

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


EU Commissioner for Justice, Vera Jourova is in Bucharest on Monday and Tuesday within a visit whose goal is to chart several priorities for the justice system in Romania, amid preparations to take over the EU Council Presidency. Jourova is to meet President Klaus Iohannis, Justice and Finance ministers, but also the president of the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Cristina Tarcea, the head of the National Authority for the Consumers Protection, ...

Negative opinion in the SCM on the proposal to revoke General Prosecutor Augustin Lazar

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) prosecutors’ section has issued a negative opinion to the proposal of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader to dismiss Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar. Only one vote was in favour of Augustin Lazar’s revocation: Tudorel Toader’s. The other five votes were against the revocation. The session was tense. The Justice Minister has ignored the recommendations in the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism ...

 Iohannis to receieve President of European Court of Auditors on Tuesday

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday will receive at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace the President of the European Court of Auditors, Klaus Heiner Lehne. On the same day, the head of the state will receive the Vice President of the Swiss Federal Council, the head of the Federal Department of Finance, Ueli Maurer, and also the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourova, and he will participate in a round table devoted ...

UK's Trade Commissioner for Europe Andrew Mitchell started a visit to Bucharest

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


The UK is for  Romania the 6th partner among the EU member states in terms of total trade in goods.  For export, the UK is the 5th country among the Romanian export destination markets and among partner countries  for import it ranks the 13th. In 2017 there was registered a new record in the history of bilateral relations, bilateral trade reached 4.25 billion euros, of which exports of  2.56 billion euros and imports of 1.69 billion ...

CCIFER: the perception of the  economic environment is getting worse, because there is no predictability for investments in Romania

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


The economic environment in Romania is getting worse , and the perception is worse because there is no predictability for investments, said on Monday the president of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIFER), François Coste in a conference. "CCIFER carries out two surveys each year, a barometer in June and another in November. Your answers (of French companies in Romania ) are around nine criteria. We have four external criteria ...

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