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Political parties represented in Parliament invited by President Iohannis for consultations

Friday, May 31, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Thursday that he has convened the political parties for consultations next week to decide how to implement the outcome of the May 26 referendum."I am very glad to announce that 6.5 million Romanians answered " Yes" to the two questions. Now we have to decide how to put into practice what the people decided by referendum. (...) I have decided to convene the parliamentary parties to consultations on this matter," Iohannis ...

 Iohannis: Censure motion is obviously timely

Friday, May 31, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that a censure motion put forward by the opposition against the current government would be timely."It's obviously timely, how shouldn't it be? I believe that after the Social Democratic Party lost the elections to the European Parliament, the opposition is already putting down the final sentences of the censure motion, at least that's what I would do," Iohannis said at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.Asked ...

PM Dancila: I will take action on elections-related mistakes after analyzing report requested to MAE, MAI

Friday, May 31, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said she will take action on the "mistakes" made in organizing and holding the 26 May elections after analyzing the report requested to the Foreign Ministry and Interior Ministry and the other institutions involved."As I announced, immediately after the elections, I asked the MAE and the MAI, all the institutions involved in the elections, a full report on the process of voting, the difficulties faced by the voters. I am a balanced ...

Interior Ministry Carmen Dan : “I won't resign, neither now, nor immediately”

Friday, May 31, 2019

Carmen Dan declared, on Wednesday night, that she had to disappoint Klaus Iohannis as she would not resign immediately from the position of minister. She added she was not intimidated by the president's demand and would resign only if the party asked her. “It is no surprise to anyone that the president asked for my resignation. It is not the first time and this fixed idea is well known. Politically, I will answer that urgent demands do not ...

Opposition parties ask creation of parliamentary committee of inquiry into diaspora voting

Friday, May 31, 2019

Opposition parties, PNL (National Liberal Party), USR (Save Romania Union) and PMP (People's Movement Party), have submitted a request to the Deputies' Chamber to create a committee of inquiry into the limitation of the right to vote of Romanian citizens in the diaspora.The initiators of this request motivated that "tens of thousands of Romanian citizens in the diaspora weren't able to exercise their right to vote, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, in the ...

AEP head proposes creation of inter-institutional working group to introduce postal voting

Friday, May 31, 2019


The head of the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), Constantin-Florin Mituletu-Buica, proposed a meeting with the representatives of the institutions in charge with the organisation and carrying out of the elections, ensuring cyber security and personal data protection, the creation of an inter-institutional working group to identify solutions to make the electoral process more efficient, while referring to the introduction of postal voting until the presidential elections ...

Profile Of The Voters In The EP Elections This Year

Friday, May 31, 2019

Youngsters in big cities have mainly voted for the USR-PLUS Alliance 2020 in the recently finished EP elections in ...

IntMin Carmen Dan, heard at National Anti-corruption Directorate in Tel Drum criminal case

Friday, May 31, 2019

Interior Minister Carmen Dan on Thursday showed up at the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Hqs. to be heard in the Tel Drum criminal case, judicial sources said.The said sources mentioned that she was called in to be heard as a witness in connection with alleged approaches carried out when she was prefect of the County of Teleorman.The hearings in this criminal case will continue in the next period, the same sources added.On 13 ...

Ambassador Ion Jinga to the UN, at the reunion of the Security Council Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, delivered a statement on Wednesday, 29 May 2019, during the meeting of the Security Council Ad-Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Resolution in Africa, condemning the illicit exploitation and illegal traffic of natural resources in Africa. The Romanian diplomat stated that the illicit exploitation and ...

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Endorses Investments in Human Capital During Romania Visit

Friday, May 31, 2019


Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO), emphasized the importance of investing in human capital for economic success in an era of technological transformation. Her remarks came during her two-day visit to Romania in a speech at National University for Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) where Ms. Georgieva was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa for lifetime achievements by the Rector of the University, Mr. Remus Pricopie, a statement sent ...

Building permits for residential buildings decline 1.9pct in April

Friday, May 31, 2019

In April 2019, 3665 construction permits were released for residential buildings, a 3.3% decrease compared to March 2019 and a 1.9% fall compared to April 2018. In the 1.I-30.IV.2019 period, 12338 construction permits were released for residential buildings, 4.1% more than in the same period of the previous year. The number of building permits issued for residential ...

The technology festival, Bucharest Tech Week 2019, at the 4th edition

Friday, May 31, 2019


Over 23,600 people passionate with future technology discovered and tested state of the art gadgets, applications, tech products and ideas at the 4th edition of Bucharest Tech Week, an event organized in Bucharest over May 21-24, organizers announced in the press release on Thursday. The technology festival was designed as a tech savvy ecosystem starting from the centre of Bucharest and extended throughout the city by setting up business micro climates ...

'Less is More', for the third consecutive year in Cluj-Napoca, at the 18th edition of TIFF

Friday, May 31, 2019


The 'Less is More' European platform for the development of limited budget feature films, organized with the support of the MEDIA sub-program of the European Union's framework program for the support of the culture and audiovisual sectors Creative Europe, will arrive for the third consecutive year in Cluj-Napoca, at the 18th edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF).The 19 filmmakers from 16 countries from all over the world will present their ...

Canal Plus to enter Romanian market

Friday, May 31, 2019

The French pay-TV group Canal Plus, owned by Vivendi, will enter Romanian market following the acquisition of its European rival M7 for about EUR 1 billion from private equity firm Astorg. The acquisition would expand Canal Plus’ presence on the continent to the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Romania, the group said in a statement cited by Reuters. M7’s annual revenues amount ...

Pope Francis sends message before starting visit to Romania

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Pope Francis has sent a message to Romanians, Tuesday evening, before his visit which begins on Friday. The Pope pointed out “the ties of faith that unite us” and thanked for the preparations that are being made in Romania, romaniajournal.ro ...

British Embassy în Bucharest after Sunday’s elections: Congratulations, Romania!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The British Embassy in Romania argues that, through the massing voter turnout and a key-decision of justice, Romania proved that its institutions work and the civic spirit is stronger than ever."The British Embassy's standpoint regarding the latest developments in Romania: An exceptional moment for Romanian democracy. Three decades after the fall of communism, Romania proved these days, through the massive voter turnout and a key-decision of justice, that its ...

The Romanian diaspora – a force to be reckoned with

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A hundred-meter queue stretches on Boulevard du Régent in Brussels where foreign embassies are located. Occasional shouts – “Let us vote!” – pierce through the usually quiet neighbourhood, euractiv.com reports. Spirits are boiling at the front door of the Romanian Consulate in Brussels as polling stations are about to close. Hundreds are still waiting in line to have a say in the European ...

Iohannis requested removal from office of Foreign Affairs and Interior Ministers

Thursday, May 30, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday requested the immediate removal from office of the Foreign Affairs and Interior ministers, Teodor Melescanu and Carmen Dan, for the way the elections were organized."Because they would not hand in their resignation of honour, I request the immediate removal from office of the Foreign Affairs Minister and of Mrs. Interior Minister," Klaus Iohannis said in a press statement at Cotroceni Presidential Palace."After so ...

Melescanu: is no question of my resignation; President Iohannis is virtually responsible for situation at polling stations abroad

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu considers President Klaus Iohannis to be guilty of the problems that occurred at the polling stations abroad at Sunday's elections, with the Government official saying on Wednesday that a dismissal request such as the one made by the president in his case must not be based only on thoughts, questions and pressures.Teodor Melescanu said in an interview with private TV broadcaster Antena 3 that the crowding in the polling ...

Klaus Iohannis does not accept Titus Corlateanu as vice-primeminister for strategic partnerships

Thursday, May 30, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis will not accept Titus Corlatean, the PSD  proposal for the position of viceprime-minster for the implementation of the strategic partnerships, due to the way in which, as minister of foreign affairs he organized the presidential elections of 2014, according to some political sources. Due to the issues with the vote from the diaspora, Corlatean resigned from the position of minister of foreign affairs between the two ...

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