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Romarm: the project for the production of a  modern assault rifle in Romania is a necessity

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Romarm has underway several projects for the development of its capacity and the production in Romania of a modern assault rifle is a necessity, states the general manager of the company, Claudiu Cucu.The reaction of the general manager of Romarm comes after ‘the attacks in the media of the last period of time on the issue of the association between UM Plopeni and Beretta for the production in Romania of the assault rifle ARX 160’.According ...

Romania, the third in the EU among the countries with the highest commercial excess in the relation with Africa

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


A number of 23 member states of the EU had, last year an excess of the commercial balance following the exchanges with Africa, the highest positive balance being registered by Belgium (3.8 billion euro) Germany (3.7 billion euro) and Romania (over 1.7 billion euro), show the data published on Monday by Eurostat.According to these figures, Romania surpasses  countries such as France or the Netherlands. In 2018 Romania had exports worth 2.295 billion euro to ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries that spend the least for recreation and sports

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


In 2017, the EU's 28 Member States spent €51.3 billion of government expenditure on recreation and sport. Overall, in the EU, ...

Dutch Citizen, the main suspect in murdering 11-year-old girl in Romania

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A 11-year-old girl from Dambovita, who has been reported missing since Friday, was found dead on a field about 2 km away from her house in Gura Sutii village on Sunday. Her body was covered in a plastic bag and it was full of injuries. Policemen have several suspects, including a Dutch citizen who left Romania in the meantime. The Dutch citizen, Johannes Visscher, aged 47, has been prosecuted for kidnapping, sexual assault and manslaughter, with ...

ASTRA, first Romanian museum that receives European

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


ASTRA is the first museum in Romania and the first open-air museum in Europe to have received the European "Oscar" of museums, as the great Luigi Micheletti Award of the European Museum Academy is also known, Director of the culture institution Ciprian Stefan announced on Monday."There is also positive news in Romania, too. I think this award is first and foremost a prize of the museums in Romania, because Romania needed something like this, it needed an ...

PM Viorica Dancila to meet Vice-President Mike Pence on the occasion of her visit to the US

Monday, September 23, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Saturday said that, on the occasion of her visit to the US next week, she has a meeting planned with Vice-President Mike Pence and also a meeting on counter-terrorism. "For us, the strategic partnership that we have with the USA represents a priority, considering that the US are the strategic partner that ensures our security. I believe it's time for us to be more pragmatic and put into practice the common projects that we ...

President Iohannis: I told Ambassador Odobescu that I support Kovesi for European Chief-Prosecutor

Monday, September 23, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday stated that he told the permanent representative of Romania to the European Union, Luminita Odobescu, that he will support Laura Codruta Kovesi for European Chief-Prosecutor."With respect to the European Chief-Prosecutor, I can confirm that I informed Mrs Ambassador Odobescu about my opinion regarding Mrs Kovesi's candidacy, and I can tell you very clearly what the opinion was: I told her that I, the Romanian President, support ...

PLUS head Ciolos: We are ready to rule and govern Romania with honest people

Monday, September 23, 2019

The USR-PLUS Alliance (Save Romania Union - Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) is ready to rule and govern Romania with honest people, MEP Dacian Ciolos stated on Friday at the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC), where the USR leader, Dan Barna, submitted his candidacy for presidency."We have here the signatures that will take Dan Barna to Cotroceni [Presidential Palace], which will allow our candidate to now present his programme, to present our vision for Romania, ...

Opposition to file no-confidence motion on September 27

Monday, September 23, 2019


Opposition party, the National Liberal Party (PNL), has decided to submit to the Parliament a no-confidence motion against the Government next Friday, on September 27, sources within the party's leadership ...

JusMin Birchall, Chinese delegation on requests to transfer home Romanian citizens in detention in China

Monday, September 23, 2019


Minister of Justice, Ana Birchall, discussed on Friday with a Chinese delegation about requests to transfer to Romania, Romanian citizens in detention in China.According to a release of the Justice Ministry, Ana Birchall had meetings with the ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Romania, Jiang Yu, as well as a Chinese delegation present for consular consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meetings took place in the context of celebrating ...

Prosecutor : Romanian justice in state of "chaos before collapse"

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Romanian justice system is in a state of "chaos before collapse" and it hasn't seen such a poignant dissolution of state authority since the early nineties, shortly after the 1989 revolution, a prominent prosecutor involved in a key case of police violence has commented in an interview with HotNews.ro. Bogdan Pirlog is a military prosecutor who has opened an inquiry into the riot police violence of August 10, 2018, whent gendarmes intervened ...

ECHR eagerly awaits Romania ratifying Protocol no. 16 to Convention on Protection of Human Rights

Monday, September 23, 2019

Romania's ratifying the Protocol no. 16 at the Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms is encouraged and eagerly awaited, the President of the ECHR, Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, said in Bucharest, at the meeting with the Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights, Simona-Maya Teodoroiu, a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs.Protocol no. 16 to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and ...

Bucharest Court of Appeal: Traian Basescu collaborated with the Securitate, yet decision not final

Monday, September 23, 2019

The People's Movement Party (PMP) MEP Traian Basescu, former head of state, announced on Friday that he will challenge with the High Court the decision of the Bucharest Court of Appeal which decided that he collaborated with the communist Securitate (e.n. - secret police). Bucharest Court of Appeal admitted on Friday the action started by the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) and decided that former President Traian ...

“We Stand Together. Romania and the United States – 15 Years in NATO” - Photo Exhibit

Monday, September 23, 2019


The U.S. Embassy in Romania and the National Library of Romania invite the Romanian public to visit an exhibition marking the 15th anniversary of Romania’s accession to NATO.  Organized by the American Corner Bucharest, with special contributions from the Ministry of National Defense Press Office, “We Stand Together:  Romania and the United States – 15 Years in NATO” includes photos and memorabilia documenting the strong U.S.–Romanian ...

Danube - Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum in Bucharest between September 23 and 25

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Romanian Water Association (ARA) is organizing, between September 23 and 25, at the Palace of the Parliament, the 2019 Danube - Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum.During the forum a series of events will be organized, such as: The Southeast Europe Regional Conference Water Loss 2019, ExpoApa - the exhibition of specialized equipment and technologies for the water sector (at its 21st edition), the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme 2014-2020 seminar, ...

Romania could fall into recession following the electoral cycle, economist warns

Monday, September 23, 2019

Romanian economy could fall into recession at the beginning of 2021, following the electoral cycle, due to unsustainable deficits, according to Ionut Dumitru, chief economist at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. “We expect that by the end of 2020, the beginning of 2021, rather, the economy will perform worse and enter into recession. Of course, entering the recession also depends on the international context and how it will be reflected in the Romanian ...

Government changes Offshore Law in favor of Black Sea investors

Monday, September 23, 2019

 Energy Ministry has submitted a draft legislation for public debate to change the Offshore Law, a controversial law issued last year with provisions imposed by the former leaders of the governing Social Democrats (PSD). That law has been received badly by oil and gas investors and reports have circulated that ExxonMobil would plan to drop an oil license at the Black Sea because of that. The Government wants to change the regulation.With the new bill, the ...

Expert: No other European country treated its energy potential so badly as Romania

Monday, September 23, 2019


Romania has an exceptional energy security potential, one of the biggest potentials in European countries. However, no other EU state treated its potential so badly as Romania, said on Friday the expert in energy Vasile Iuga.  ‘The potential of Romania lies on endowment with resources in a mixed balanced way. Even so, we have postponed investments unbelievably, and the assets in the energy domain are expired. We had  a dream over night, ...

The financial worries of the Romanians: income stability, children maintenance, pension

Monday, September 23, 2019


Not to have sure income, impossibility to maintain children and lack of sufficient financial resources during retirement are only some of the issues of the Romanian adults show a study which show the essential need of financial education in the families. There were over 1000 people from the whole country who took part in the study, 61% of the people are married, and 25.7% are non-married. The big issues when it comes about money ...

Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam concludes 2019 edition of George Enescu Festival

Monday, September 23, 2019


The concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, with conductor Tugan Sokhiev, concluded Sunday evening at the Palace Hall, the most extensive edition of the George Enescu International Festival thus far, after a 23-day musical marathon, with 84 concerts in Bucharest.According to the organizers, the most extensive edition thus far of the George Enescu International Festival, the 24th, which was a real musical marathon, consisting of 23 days of ...

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