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Justice Ministry to propose stripping former minister Toader of Venice Commission membership

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday that it will propose to the government stripping former Justice Minister Tudorel Toader of Venice Commission membership following the implications of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgement against Romania in a case that involved the dismissal from office of former chief prosecutor with the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi. "After consultations with the prime minister of ...

Political leader Tokes files criminal complaint against President Iohannis

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Hungarian National Council of Transylvania (CNMT), through its national leader Laszlo Tokes, and the Szekler National Council, through its national leader Balazs Izsak, have filed a criminal complaint against President Klaus Iohannis with the Supreme Court of Justice and Cassation accusing him of incitement to ethnic hatred and negative discrimination."The following is a denunciation against Mr Klaus Werner Iohannis, President of Romania, guilty of committing ...

COVID-19 death toll rises by 14 to 841

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Fourteen more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll thus reaching 841, the Strategic Communication group (GCS) informs on Tuesday. These are ten men and four women aged between 50 and 88. A number of 325 new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the latest update, the total number of cases thus reaching 13,837, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed ...

Iohannis meets businessmen: Romania will get out of this crisis

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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President Klaus Iohannis met representatives of the business world on Tuesday, to discuss the topic of restarting economy,  and at the end he sent a confidence message to companies and investors. “Romania will get out of this crisis and will be all right”, said the head of state who pointed out that the main objective will be increasing investments. President Klaus Iohannis referred in a statement to the press to relaunching economy. ...

PM Orban: Government intends to allocate more than 6 pct of GDP to public investments

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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The Government intends to allocate more than 6% of GDP to public investments in a maximum period of two years, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told on Monday a press conference at Victoria Palace."Also related to the relaunch program, I announce that our goal is to massively increase public investment in all types of infrastructure - transport infrastructure, energy infrastructure, health infrastructure. (...) Also, school infrastructure, communications ...

Finance Minister: Romania will seek no loans from international lenders that come with conditionalities

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Romania will not access any loans from international lenders if they come with conditionalities, Finance Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday, adding that currently Romania gets financing from local and international markets."We mainly resort to the local markets to finance ourselves. We haven't been penalized so far. Up until now we have managed to finance ourselves despite increasing the budget deficit, despite rating agencies not assigning us the best outlooks, ...

Study: 70% of the employees want to work from home after the lockdown

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Seven out of ten Romanian employees want to continue working from home a period after the lockdown, even after easing the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and after the state of emergency ends, according to Colliers International. At the same time, it is expected that some companies will continue to apply remote working policies for a longer period, at least for employees who have children, in the context of suspending the activity of schools until ...

eJobs: Over 9,000 jobs available in sales, construction, call center, IT, logistics

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Sales, construction, call center and BPO (Business Process Outsourcing), IT and logistics are the fields in which most jobs are currently being sought in Romania, according to data made public on Tuesday by representatives of an online recruitment platform."The number of active candidates on eJobs.ro is growing every day, and the rate at which they apply is about 60pct higher than in the previous month. For companies it is the perfect opportunity to build a solid ...

Industrial production prices increase by 0.7 pct in March 2020 over March 2019

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In March 2020, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were down 1.2% from February 2020. Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 0.7% in March 2020 compared to March 2019  The prices of industrial production overall (internal and external market) increased by 0.7 ...

Iohannis: State of emergency to be changed to state of alert from May 15

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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Easing the coronavirus lockdown restrictions after Romania moves from a state of emergency to a state of alert will be done "step by step," by intervals of about two weeks, President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday."Many ask me, 'Well, what's going to happen next?' And I want to say from the outset is that the so-called easing will be done step by step, with such a step usually taking about two weeks, so we will take some measures from May 15, but the next raft of ...

IntMin Vela: travel declarations not needed after May 15, unless cases exploding

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Interior Minister Marcel Vela said on Monday that bona fide declarations for people's movement during the COVID-19 are singled out for being discarded after May 15, when a state of alert will be declared except for quarantined areas, however we are still two weeks away, and the cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have to be on a downward path for that to happen."All the travels to another area will be analysed once again, and probably or almost certainly ...

GCS: COVID-19 death toll rises by 15 to 818

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Fifteen more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll thus reaching 818, the Strategic Communication group (GCS) informs on Monday. These are eight men and seven women aged between 52 and 97. A number of 349 new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the latest update, the total number of cases thus reaching 13,512, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed ...

President Iohannis: I don't have any problem with Hungarian ethnics, but with politicians,especially Social-Democrats

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis has stated on Monday that he has no problem with the Hungarian ethnics, but with the politicians, especially those with the Social Democratic Party (PSD), because they promote legislation for the autonomy of the Szeklerland."I cannot leave unmentioned a topic I brought to discussion last week and which created concerns for many - the matter in Parliament regarding the autonomy of the territory which is called the Szeklerland in ...

Committee on control of SRI activity to hold meeting on Tuesday to discuss President's statement about Szekerland

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Joint Standing Committees of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate for the exercise of parliamentary control over the activity of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) is to hold a meeting on Tuesday, 2 p.m., to ask SRI for an official opinion regarding the statement made by President Klaus Iohannis on April 28 with respect to the tacit adoption of the UDMR (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania) draft law regarding the autonomy of the Szekerland."We ...

ForMin Aurescu, Polish counterpart Czaputowicz discuss consultations with Turkey, aid for Moldova

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Monday with Polish Foreign Affairs Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, during which the two officials discussed about the consultations in a trilateral format Poland-Romania-Turkey and Romania's aid granted to the Republic of Moldova in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic.The Romanian Minister discussed with his Polish counterpart about the common priority which Romania and Poland have in the context ...

PM Orban: Economic outlooks looks better than expected

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Monday stated that collections to the state budget have been higher than expected and that this is also due to the economic measures adopted by the Government."We have allowed all the economic activities necessary for the economy and whose restriction could have affected the economy very seriously. The economic outlook looks better than we expected. We verified including the collections to the state budget, to the social securities ...

BNR's foreign exchange reserves stand at EUR 33,156 million, at end-April

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

On 30 April 2020, the National Bank of Romania's foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 33,156 million compared to EUR 34,123 million on 31 March 2020, according to a BNR release sent on Monday.During the month, the following flows were recorded: EUR 4,075 million worth of inflows representing changes in credit institutions' foreign currency-denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance's accounts, inflows into the European ...

FinMin Citu: In April we financed budget deficit at an average interest rate of 3.5 pct per year

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The budget deficit was financed in April at an average interest rate of 3.5 pct per year, compared to 4.5 pct in the same month of 2019, the money saved being allocated to health, furlough, investment, Finance minister Florin Citu said on Sunday on his Facebook page."We succeeded the impossible. In April 2020 we financed the budget deficit at an average interest rate of 3.5 pct per year, while the Socialist (Social Democratic Party, PSD, ed. n.) government in ...

Chamber of Commerce and Industry proposes a set of measures for the restarting of the national economy

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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The representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) propose a set of 73 measures regarding the public policies necessary to be implemented on an economic, financial,  investment level on the work market and in the domain of agriculture, a press release of the CCIR sent on Monday. Economically the representatives of CCIR propose, among others, gradual easing measures, as soon as possible, of the restrictions ...

Violeta Alexandru: technical unemployment will go on after 15th May in certain conditions

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The minister of work Violeta Alexandru stated on Saturday night at Digi24 that she was close t a decision regarding the technical unemployment, thus speaking about its prolongation for those sectors where there are restrictions after 15th May. The decision will be taken after new discussion with the social partners of the ministry and it will come in one week. On the other hand, the ministry of work is working on a set of measures to help the companies which survived the ...

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