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Transgaz wins auction for Moldova’s Vestmoldtransgaz privatisation

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Transgaz branch in Republic of Moldova, Eurotransgaz SRL, has won the auction for the privatisation of the gas transmission state company Vestmoldtransgaz, Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip has announced on Tuesday, romaniajournal.ro reads. Filip said the privatisation will lead to the diversification of gas supply and to the lower dependence on Russian gas, hotnews.ro reports. Transgaz announced on December 28. 2017 that ...

Govt's of Romania, Rep. of Moldova to hold joint sitting in Chisinau

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The governments of Romania and of the Republic of Moldova will hold in the upcoming period a joint sitting in Chisinau, Moldovan Premier Pavel Filip announced at the end of the meeting with his Romanian counterpart Viorica Dancila."Together with Mrs. Prime Minister we surveyed bilateral relations and found they are solid, the relations between the Republic of Moldova and Romania are excellent. We also highlighted the multiple instruments that can render this ...

DNA: Jail sentences for Victor Ponta, Dan Sova in Rovinari - Turceni criminal file

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


An anti-corruption prosecutor requested on Tuesday the magistrates with the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ, Supreme Court, ed. n.) a jail sentence for former Premier Victor Ponta for forgery in documents under private signature, complicity in tax evasion and money laundering.The prosecutor's demand was made at the last hearing of the Rovinari-Turceni criminal file.  "Punishment to be medium-length, and with deprivation of liberty," said the ...

Former SRI Chief George Maior confirmed that he had meetings and discussions with media leaders

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Former head of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) George Maior on Tuesday stated, after he had a hearing that lasted approximately 6 hours with the parliamentary committee overseeing the SRI activity, that the discussion was "extremely interesting, extremely detailed.""As a general message I reiterate what I said upon entering the hearings. I have come to this committee, as I have always come to hearings in Parliament, to support my point of view related to ...

Senators approve bill capping interest rates for mortgage, consumer loans

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The senators have passed a draft bill designed to limit the effective interest rate (DAE) for mortgage and consumer loans, business-review.eu informs. According to the version adopted by MPs, the DAE for mortgage loans will not be able to ...

MMACA: Romania backs many sided commercial system at EU standards

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Romania backs the idea of a many sided commercial system based on rules and combined with high standards promoted by the European Union, according to a press release of the Ministry for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship (MMACA), sent in the context of minister Stefan Radu Oprea’s participation in the informal meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, organized by the Bulgarian Presidency of EU Council in Sofia. “Romania reiterates its ...

Euro trades at 4.6564 lei on Tuesday

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Tuesday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.65641 US dollar USD 3.77821 Swiss franc CHF 4.03171 British pound GBP 5.2764100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5301 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22601 Russian rouble RUB 0.06751 new Turkish lira TRY 0.99831 Chinese renminbi CNY ...

EC warns Romania: “Do something to avoid infringement in natural gas”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The European Commission (EC) will sue Romania at the European Court of Justice if the Parliament in Bucharest will adopt the amendments to the Emergency Ordinance 64/2016 on natural gas, EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said on Tuesday meeting in Brussels with representatives of the Romanian energy sector, agerpres.ro informs, quoted by digi24.ro, romaniajournal.ro informs. The EU Commissioner was asked about the ...

Report: Romania is last in EU for attracting professionals and talents in labour market

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Romania ranks 64th out of 119 countries in a classification of competitiveness in training and attracting top professionals and developing talent in the labour market. In that top Bulgaria is 47th, Kazakhstan 51st, Russia 53rd, Botswana 62nd. According to this report, Romania’s competitiveness for valuable labour force was evaluated according to several criteria on business and economy opening toward other countries, immigrants and minorities, ...

Code Yellow for snowfalls, blizzard and gusts of 45 - 55 km per hour came into force

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Starting at 23:00 on Tuesday, the Code Yellow for snowfalls, blizzard and gusts of 45 - 55 km per hour, valid for Muntenia, Dobrogea and the southern part of Moldova and Oltenia, came into force. Also starting at 6:00 am today, the Code Orange for wind gusts, heavy blizzard and low visibility in the counties of Giurgiu, Calarasi, Ialomita, Buzau, Braila, Constanta and Tulcea came into force, the National Road Traffic Management Company (CNAIR) announced on Tuesday ...

EC's Vice-President Timmermans in Bucharest on March 1, to meet President Iohannis, PM Dancila, Speaker Dragnea

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, will visit the Parliament on Thursday, March 1.  He will meet President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu and Chamber of Deputies Speaker Liviu Dragnea, Secretary of the Chamber of Deputies, Georgian Pop, has announced on Monday, at the end of the Standing Bureau."On 1 March, [Vice-President of the European Commission] Timmermans comes to ...

A new mission of evaluation of MCV between 14-16 March

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A delegation of the mission for evaluation of the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification (MCV) will come to Bucharest between 14-16 March, the minister of justice Tudorel Toader asking the Deputies’ chamber information regarding  the laws of justice. ‘On 14-16 March there will come a delegation for the MCV evaluation. The request of minister Tudorel Toader is that by 1 March the Parliament  gives him some information. The role ...

PM Dancila starts today a visit in Chisinau for a meeting with Prime Minister Pavel Filip

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, accompanied by a delegation of Romania's Government, will pay a visit to Chisinau on Tuesday for a meeting with Prime Minister Pavel Filip at the end of which the two officials will give a joint news conference, and for an official meeting with Chairman of Moldova's Parliament Adrian Candu.According to press statement released by the Romanian Government, the main components of the visit are reconfirming Romania's support ...

ForMin Melescanu pleads in Brussels for EU maintaining focus and support for Moldova's European path

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu on Monday pleaded at the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, held in Brussels, for EU maintaining focus and support for the Republic of Moldova's European path, reads a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).The Foreign Affairs Ministers reiterated on this occasion the EU support for the European aspirations of the Republic of Moldova, in the context of ...

Kovesi to be heard on Tuesday by Superior Council of Magistracy

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi will be heard on Tuesday by the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) as part of the procedure initiated by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader to remove her from office, the CSM Prosecutors' Section said in a release.Justice Minister Tudorel Toader announced on Thursday that he would start the procedure to sack Kovesi for ''acts and deeds that are intolerable under the rule of ...

PM Dancila: Ana Gomes exceeded her MEP attributions

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Sunday night told the private Romania TV broadcaster that Ana Gomes has exceeded her Europarliamentarian attributions when recently making assertions on Romania's judiciary, a statement which Dancila labeled as "totally uninspired.""In my opinion, it is a totally uninspired statement. But, so as to understand who has made the statement firstly: Mrs. Ana Gomes, indeed, was and is a member of the European Socialists and Democrats ...

Supreme Court denies motion by anti-graft prosecution to reopen case against Deputy PM Stanescu

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Supreme Court (ICCJ) on Monday denied a motion by the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) to reopen criminal investigation in a court file that also implicates Deputy Prime Minister Paul Stanescu."The court is hereby denying the motion to confirm the reopening of the criminal prosecution started by the Prosecutor's Office with the Supreme Court of Justice and Cassation - the National Anti-Corruption Directorate in criminal file 82 /P/ 2012 filed with ...

CNCD: PM Dancila's statement about "autistic" people who "misinform" is not discrimination

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) on Monday established that the affirmation of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila about the "autistic" people who "misinform" in Brussels stays within the limits of freedom of expression and does not qualify as discrimination."The Managing College of the National Council for Combating Discrimination, gathered to solve the petitions from 26.02.2018, debated on the statement of Mrs Prime Minister Dancila Viorica ...

Defence Minister Mihai Fifor, on official visit to the State of Israel, 26 through 28 February

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Defence Minister Mihai Fifor is paying an official visit to the State of Israel 26 through 28 February, at the invitation of his counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, a release by the National Defence Ministry (MApN) informs.The two dignitaries will tackle the bilateral cooperation in defence and medicine, in particular in the technical and military segment and the evolution of the international security situation that requests the enhancement of the dialogue within the ...

US Ambassador Klemm: Promoting economic prosperity for US and Romania, key priority

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


 The Unites States Ambassador to Romania, Hans Klemm stated on Monday that promoting economic prosperity for both the United States and for Romania represents one of the key priorities for the two countries' strategic partnership.After the global financial crisis Romania has recovered and is currently enjoying a very strong economic growth, becoming more competitive, creating trade relations with the EU, receiving direct foreign investments and promoting ...

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