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ALDE Chairman: We decided to carry on as ruling coalition partner

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) will stay as a partner in the current ruling coalition, alliance Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said on Wednesday."We decided to recalibrate the relationship with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) for the future of the coalition to be assured. All my colleagues started from the assumption that we need political stability. We also asked for a vote on wether to continue cooperating with PSD in the coalition and the ...

Marcel Ciolacu, elected to Chamber of Deputies Speaker

Thursday, May 30, 2019


The Lower House plenary elected on May 29 Social Democrat Ion-Marcel Ciolacu to Speaker of this legislative body. He was elected, 172 to 120, by the plenary sitting of the Chamber of Deputies for the position of Speaker of this legislative forum, according to parliamentary sources.The Liberal Raluca Turcan garnered 100 to 192 votes, while the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR)'s candidate Kelemen Hunor obtained 20 to 272 votes.The vote was by ...

The Pro Romania deputies did not vote either with Ciolacu or with Turcan

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Victor Ponta says that the deputies from Pro Romania did not vote either with Marcel Ciolacu or with Raluca Turcan for the presidency of the Deputies’ Chamber and mentions their vote would not have changed anything. ‘The score to the vote was 172 for Ciolacu and 100 for Turcan. Conclusions: The Pro Romania deputies did not vote either with Ciolacu or Turcan/but  our vote wouldn’t have changed anything – we are 22 out of ...

PM Viorica Dancila - meeting with US Ambassador Hans Klemm

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Wednesday reiterated the firm commitment of the Romanian Executive to further extend and strengthen cooperation between Romania and the US, on the occasion of a meeting she had at the Victoria Palace with the US Ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm.At the meeting, the two officials approached such aspects as the most recent developments on the domestic political scene, as well as aspects related to bilateral cooperation, reads a ...

Senate's Judiciary Committee decided to lift speaker Tariceanu’s immunity

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Senate's Judiciary Committee decided on Wednesday to send a report to the Standing Bureau for the approval of the commencement of criminal prosecution in the case of Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. The proposal will be put up for a plenary vote, according to the committee's chairman, Robert Cazanciuc."I put up for a vote the criminal prosecution of the Senate chairman as a result of a request from the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA). We ...

Eurostat: Migrant integration – employment rates

Thursday, May 30, 2019

In 2018, the EU employment rate of persons aged 20-64 years ranged from 65% among persons born outside the EU, through 74% among the native-born population, to 77% for persons born in another EU Member State. Among the EU Member States, the United Kingdom reported the highest employment rate for persons born in another EU Member State (86%), closely followed by Portugal (84%), Sweden (83%), Malta (81%) and Germany (80%). The ...

Survey: Managers, IT staff - employees who seek most information on salaries

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Managers and IT staff are the employees who are most interested in the evolution of salaries for the positions they occupy, according to a survey conducted by eJobs Romania."The employment market is very dynamic nowadays, and the demand is higher than the offer, which is why wage ceilings are changing quite often, especially for positions where there is a cutthroat competition for candidate. That is why these two categories always want to keep up with the salary ...

Romania kept its place 49 in the ranking of the most competitive economies in the world

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Romania kept its position in the ranking of the most competitive economies in the world in 2019, being 49th out of 63 countries, according to the 30th edition of the report of the Institute for Management and Development (IMD) from Lausanne (Switzerland).Thus Romania is above such countries as Turkey(51), Slovakia (53), Greece (58), Croatia (60) but below Bulgaria (48), Hungary (47), Russia (45) Latvia (40), Poland (38) Slovenia (37), the Czech Republic (33) and ...

Ambassador Michele Ramis: the heart of the events of the France - Romania Season is the book

Thursday, May 30, 2019


French Ambassador to Romania Michele Ramis said on Wednesday at Bookfest that lying at the heart of the events of the France - Romania Season is the book, a major expression tool meant to increase the strong ties between the two countries."The book is a major expression instrument that has been able to make strong ties between our countries grow and the book was also at the origins of the French Institute in Bucharest, which many of us still call the French ...

Informal dinner of EU heads of state or government, în Brussels

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


EU leaders took stock of the results of the European elections and they kicked off the nomination processfor the new heads of EU institutions. EU leaders mandated the President Donald Tusk to start consultations with the EU member states and the European Parliament. This will prepare the ground for decisions at the next EU summit on 20-21  June. "I will now engage in ...

Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the informal dinner of EU heads of state or government

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tonight the EU leaders met to assess the outcome of the European elections and to discuss what these results mean for the EU, as well as for nominating the new heads of the European institutions. First and foremost, we are very happy about the turnout, which was the highest in 25 years. This proves that the EU is a strong, pan-European democracy, which citizens care about. Whoever will lead the European institutions, they will have a genuine mandate from the people. At the ...

President Iohannis: EPP to further back Manfred Weber's bid for European Commission head

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that the European People's Party (EPP) will further back Manfred Weber for European Commission President, stressing that however no one can form a majority in the European Parliament without Europe's largest political family - the EPP, and that negotiations need to be conducted firmly.Before the European Council informal meeting in Brussels, President Iohannis was asked to comment on some of the EU leaders' opposition to ...

BEC - partial results: PNL - 26.89pct, PSD - 22.89pct, USR - PLUS 2020 Alliance - 21.78pct

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The National Liberal Party (PNL) obtained 26.89 percent of the votes in the elections to the European Parliament held on Sunday, whereas the Social Democratic Party (PSD) 22.89 percent and the Save Romania Union (USR) PLUS Alliance 21.78 percent, according to the partial data provided by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) on Tuesday.Next came: Pro Romania - 6.57 per cent, PMP (People's Movement Party) - 5.75 per cent, UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania) - ...

PM Dancila announces the new proposals of ministers

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Acting national leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday after a convention of the party's National Executive Committee (CEx) that Titus Corlatean was picked for deputy prime minister; Ana Birchall for justice minister; Roxana Manzatu for European funds minister, and Natalia Intotero for minister for Romanians abroad."We made important decisions for the party. I would like to start with a decision regarding ...

Carmen Mihalcescu, interim speaker of Chamber of Deputies

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Standing Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies decided on Tuesday the appointment of Carmen Mihalcescu as interim speaker of this legislative forum."An interim speaker for the management of the current affairs was decided in the Standing Bureau meeting in the person of Mrs. Carmen Mihalcescu," announced Lia Olguta Vasilescu. Mihalcescu is currently deputy speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and a PSD MP.Liviu Dragnea was the ...

Opposition parties  back Raluca Turcan as Chamber of Deputies' Speaker

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

PNL (National Liberal Party), USR (Save Romania Union) and PMP (People's Movement Party) will back the Liberal Raluca Turcan for the position of Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, reads an announcement made by the leaders of USR, Dan Barna, PMP, Eugen Tomac, and the leader of the Liberal deputies, Raluca Turcan, in a joint press statement. The PSD (the Social Democratic Party, major at rule, ed.n.) acting chairperson Viorica Dancila on Tuesday said that the ...

Paul Stanescu is Social Democratic Party's new executive chairman

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The National Standing Bureau of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) has decided that Paul Stanescu shall take over as the party's executive chairman, PSD acting chairperson Viorica Dancila announced on Tuesday.The leadership of the Social Democrats has also decided for the National Standing Bureau to meet every Monday, and for the Executive Committee to hold monthly local sittings."It is important that we have a party life to make decisions, to have a ...

Prime Minister, about the queues from the diaspora vote: Those who are wrong have to go home

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Tuesday said she is not content with the way the vote unfolded in the Diaspora and asked the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) to carry out an analysis in this respect, adding that those who have failed must go home. "No, I'm not content with the Diaspora vote, with what happened. (...) That is why I have asked the MAE to carry out an analysis of what has happened and those who have made mistakes should go home, be they ...

EC: the EU rules require the member states to guarantee that the citizens can exercise effectively the voting right

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The rules of the European Union require the member states to guarantee that the citizens of the EU can exercise effectively the voting right, stated on Monday in a press conference a spokesperson of the European Commission.‘The organization of the elections is the responsibility and competence of the national authorities’ said the spokesperson when referring to the voting process in the polling stations abroad.‘As regards the European ...

PNL to submit censure motion by end of parliamentary session should gov't not resign

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Liberals (PNL - opposition)will submit a censure motion in this parliamentary session should the Dancila Government not resign, on Tuesday said this party's leader Ludovic Orban. "The Romanians, with a resounding majority no longer want the PSD [the Social Democratic Party, major at rule, ed. n.] in power. (...) Because of this, the PNL [the National Liberal Party] will take all possible constitutional, legal steps to put an end to this government. We ...

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