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Commissioner Cretu:In Romania, poverty increased significantly among children, rural environment

Monday, March 25, 2019

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Not everybody benefits from the sustained economic growth of Romania and poverty among children and in the rural environment increased significantly, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu stated on Friday within the presentation conference of the Country Report for Romania, published by the European Commission on 27 February."There are four points in the country report that concern me. Firstly, poverty remains an important problem for Romania and ...

FinMin Teodorovici: EU officials only feign interest in citizens, everyone for themselves

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Country Report presented by the European Commission that includes Romania in the imbalanced states' category was drafted based on media-provided information and placed in a wrong context, and the European officials often only feign interest in the EU citizens, while seeing to their own interest, Romanian Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici on Friday told an event organised by the European Commission, on the launch of the Country Report."Romania was parked in ...

Romania elected chair of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award

Monday, March 25, 2019

Ambassador Ion Jinga, the Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, was elected Chairman of the Committee for the United Nations Population Award 2019. The event took place at the first meeting of the Committee, on 22 March 2019. The Romanian Ambassador has been proposed for this position by the representatives of Liberia and Panama, being elected with unanimity by the Committee members. Thanking for this election that he considers a ...

2020 USR-PLUS alliance wants a group of new pro-European parties

Monday, March 25, 2019

Co-Chairman of the 2020 USR-PLUS (Save Romania Union, PLUS, ed.n.) alliance Dan Barna said on Saturday that his party is interested in setting up a group of new pro-European parties. "The USR-PLUS Alliance proposes a breath of fresh air in politics, some fresh air that is undertaken, with new people, career-oriented and competent. At European level, we are interested in a group that will seemingly be defined after the outcome of the elections to the European ...

Iohannis: Decision to suspend Fidesz shows EPP doesn't agree with any approach

Monday, March 25, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday said that suspending Fidesz from the EPP shows that the European People's Party members don't tolerate any approach, not even from it own members."There has been an understanding between the EPP leadership and Fidesz to suspend Fidesz from the EPP, a decision showing that EPP doesn't agree with very many of the Fidesz approaches. (...) It is important to have this clarification: that EPP doesn't tolerate any approach, not even ...

The Ministry of Justice withdrew the accreditation of a Pro TV reporter and a journalist Realitatea TV in 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Justice Ministry has been at the center of a scandal on Friday after two TV journalists announced the institution had withdrawn their press accreditation in 2019. The Justice Ministry argued the two TV channels had not complied with the accreditation clauses. Ovidiu Oan??,  Pro TV reporter, has announced on his Facebook account that the Justice Ministry turned down his accreditation request, without providing further ...

INSCOP poll: Romanians continue to trust Army, Church, NATO, EU

Monday, March 25, 2019

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The institutions Romanians continue to trust the most are the Army and the Church internally, respectively NATO and the European Union at international level, at the opposite end being the political parties - reveals an INSCOP poll, conducted in March 5 - March 13, on the Konrad Adenauer Foundation demand.According to sociological research, the Army continues to be the most trusted national institution - 68.1 percent of the respondents say they have high and very ...

197 Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicles to be produced at Bucharest Mechanical Plant

Monday, March 25, 2019

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The Bucharest Mechanical Plant will produce 197 Piranha 5 8x8 armoured vehicles, National Defence Minister Gabriel Les announced."We have repeatedly discussed the implementation of one of the essential endowment programs of the Romanian Armed Forces - 'The 8x8 armoured personnel carrier'. The first stage of this program, a contract with GDELS-Mowag was signed at the beginning of 2018 to acquire 227 carriers and derivatives, produced on the Piranha 5 platform, as ...

Romania will have maintenance centres for Patriot missile systems

Monday, March 25, 2019

Romania will create maintenance centres for the Patriot surface-to-air missile systems, National Defence Minister Gabriel Les announced on Thursday.According to him, the creation of the maintenance centres is part of the contract Romania concluded with the US partners, which also provides industrial cooperation regarding the missile system."We'll have an industrial cooperation, including regarding Patriot. On the life cycle of the military product, and ...

The Government will amend GEO 114, new calculation for ROBOR Index

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Government will amend this week the Emergency Ordinance 114 through a new emergency ordinance and one of the main changes will be the setting of ROBOR according to interbank and daily transactions in the previous quarter, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said on Friday. The amendments will mainly target the banking sector and Pension Pillar II. Eugen Teodorovici said that the calculation method will be changed for the ROBOR index, used for ...

Banks grant 1mln euro funds to Romanian farmers, through European Investment Fund

Monday, March 25, 2019

A total of 13 loans worth about 1 million euro were granted by the end of February 2019 through the European Investment Fund (EIF), informs a press release of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), sent on Friday.According to the quoted source, MADR and EIF signed the "Financing Agreement for the Implementation of the Financial Instrument" in November 2017, and in 2018 the Fund finalized the process of selection of the financial intermediaries ...

Barometer: the rate of workforce employment in Romania went up to 66.2% in Q3 of 2018

Monday, March 25, 2019

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The number of temporary employees had reached in Romania 71,000 in Q3 of 2018, slightly up against the previous quarter, while the rate of workforce employment was 66.2%, under the European average, show the data of the European barometer for workforce employment, launched by Stafffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and World Employment Confederation (WEC), international association to which the Romanian Association of temporary employed agents (ARAMT). The ...

Romania's livestock exports, down 11.4pct in 2018

Monday, March 25, 2019

The exports of live animals of Romania decreased by 11.4pct in 2018, totaling 375.8 million euro, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics.About half of the exports of live animals last year (173.9 million euro) went to countries in the European Union. The highest export figures were recorded in relation to Hungary (50.2 million euro), Croatia (45 million euro), Italy (29 million euro) and Greece (28.7 million euro).As ...

Romania's tobacco exports, worth around 694mln euro in 2018

Monday, March 25, 2019

The total value of exports of raw and processed tobacco amounted to EUR 693.7 million, in 2018, four times the amount of exports of various food products, informs one of the main producers on the tobacco market in Romania, quoting data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS)."In 2018, British American Tobacco (BAT), the largest player on the tobacco market in Romania, exports about 70 percent of the volumes produced in Ploiesti, the group's ...

President Iohannis, at the Annual Transatlantic Conference, organised by AmCham EU in Brussels

Friday, March 22, 2019

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Romania is "fully devoted" to a strong transatlantic relation and a close cooperation between the EU and the US and between the EU and NATO, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday."A strong transatlantic cooperation has always been and will remain an essential prerequisite for our economies' and our citizens' prosperity. The transatlantic partnership remains the essential strategic relation on the global arena. Together, our countries represent by far the group ...

DefMin Les, about the "aggressive" developments in the Black Sea area

Friday, March 22, 2019

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The North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation should "implement a long-term inclusive, comprehensive and consistent strategy, to support Black Sea Security," Minister of Defence Gabriel Les stated on Thursday at the "Atlantic - Black Sea Security Forum.""Russia has reached a new level of its strategic approach and it's ready to use direct aggression, in order to achieve certain political and security goals," said the Minister.He spoke, on the same occasion, ...

ForMin Melescanu: over past 10 years we had several hybrid activities in the Black Sea region

Friday, March 22, 2019

Romania is one of the key-players in terms of the security in the Black Sea region, where, over the past years, there have been "several hybrid-type activities," Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu stated on Thursday in the opening of the "Atlantic-Black Sea Security Forum.""From our point of view, the gravitational center moves from the Atlantic area to a small region, called the Black Sea," the head of the Romanian diplomacy stated. He mentioned that the ...

Liberal Senator accuses Fin Min Teodorovici of playing Russia’s games

Friday, March 22, 2019

Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici is accused by liberal (PNL– opposition) Senator Florin Citu of playing Russia’s games against the interests of Romania and of its strategic allies, romaniajournal.ro informs. The Liberal argues that Teodorovici has conceived a plan to allow Moscow to continue its masked economic expansion. In a post on his face boock, social networks, Citu rhetorically asks if Eugen Teodorovici is a Russian spy, ...

Ambassador Ion Jinga to UN pleaded for integrating a gender dimension in peacebuilding processes and for the stabilization of the Sahel region

Friday, March 22, 2019

 The Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Ion Jinga, delivered a statement on Wednesday, the 20th of March 2019, at the ambassadorial–level meeting of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) on “Gender Responsive Social Protection Systems and Access to Public Services in Peacebuilding Contexts: Connecting local women’s perspectives with global policies and ...

European Commission - first reaction about legalizing cannabis for medicinal purposes in Romania

Friday, March 22, 2019

The European Commission says that although cannabis is used for medicinal purposes in some EU member states, additional clinical research and studies are needed to analyze interaction with other medicines , as well as studies meant to observe patients over a longer period of time. “Cannabis sativa and cannabises are used for medicinal purposes in some EU member states according to the European Observer for drugs and addiction”, says the ...

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