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Corina Cretu: Romania must continue in Europe; we shouldn't play with our future

Friday, November 16, 2018

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European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu believes that Romania must stay in Europe as, in her opinion, a possible Roexit would be a "national catastrophe.""My message is that Romania must remain in Europe. (...) We shouldn't play with our future. (...) It's surprising for a country who benefited so much from the support of the European Union (...) to consider turning its back to all these opportunities. I don't think that there are people who ...

PM Dancila: Romania is ready to successfuly exercise the presidency of the Council of the EU

Friday, November 16, 2018

 Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday reiterated the fact that Romania is ready to take over and successfully exercise the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, as the action programme is almost done."I want to clarify a very important aspect, considering the irresponsible commentaries made in the public area in the recent days. I will say this once and very clearly. Romania is prepared to take over and exercise the rotating ...

MAE:Romania welcomes Brexit agreement between UK, European Union

Friday, November 16, 2018

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) welcomes the agreement of the negotiators of the European Union and the UK on the final version of the text of the agreement on UK pulling out of the EU."This agreement marks a significant moment in the negotiating process and paves the way for defining an increasingly closer, enhanced future relationship of the European Union and the UK, this being a strategic objective of Romania, given its bilateral strategic ...

President Iohannis, invited at a dinner at Buckingham Palace celebrating Prince Charles's 70th birth anniversary

Friday, November 16, 2018

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis and his wife Carmen attended on Wednesday a dinner at Buckingham Palace that celebrated Prince Charles's 70th birth anniversary.Iohannis presented Prince Charles with a glass icon depicting the Great Holy Martyr George, the Dragon Slayer, a collection of representative wines from the three historical regions of Romania - Moldova, Muntenia and Transylvania, and also a 1948 vintage wine from the year when the Prince of Wales was ...

Romania co-chaired the Joint Meeting Economic and Social Council - Peacebuilding Commission  

Friday, November 16, 2018

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The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion Jinga, in his capacity as Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), co-chaired the Joint Meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the PBC, which took place on 13 November 2018, at the UN Headquarters in New York. This year, the topic of the joint event was dedicated to Linkages between Climate Change and Challenges to Peacebuilding ...

Official statistics prove gov't measures right, economic growth sustainable, PM Dancila says

Friday, November 16, 2018

Data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) suggesting that Romania's economic growth sped up significantly in Q3 2018, having advanced 1.9pct compared with Q2 2018, indicate that the measures taken by the government are correct, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said at the beginning of a gov't meeting on Thursday."Data released yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics indicate that the measures taken are right. According to INS, in the third ...

FinMin Teodorovici: We are trying to come to Government with draft budget rectification next week

Friday, November 16, 2018

The draft budget rectification could be discussed next week by the Government, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici announced on Thursday."We are trying to come to the Government with the draft budget rectification next week," Teodorovici said at the Victoria Palace.The finance minister said there were requests from some institutions to supplement the budget.Asked if there were talks on the budget rectification with the Presidential ...

Gov't approved Sovereign wealth funds to be organized as joint-stock companies

Friday, November 16, 2018

The government has approved the legal framework for the establishment of development and investment sovereign wealth funds, which will be organized as joint-stock companies, under terms to be established separately under government decisions, and which will be managed in a dualistic system by a Supervisory Board and a Management Board."Every sovereign wealth fund - as this is about an emergency ordinance to set the legal framework in place for the establishment of ...

WB: Romania: good policies and institutions can limit the impact of natural disasters

Friday, November 16, 2018

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The World Bank’s recently completed Systematic Country Diagnostic highlights Romania’s vulnerability to natural disasters. Over the years, floods, droughts and ...

Survey: Over one third of Romanians live from one day to the next

Friday, November 16, 2018

More than half of the Romanians (60pct) say they have bank loans, whilst over one third (37pct) say their mandatory monthly spending matches exactly the amount of their income, a sociological survey related to the Romanians financial habits, published on Thursday, reveals.The results of the iSense Solutions research, ordered by Kruk Romania on the Day without Debts occasion, an initiative celebrated on 17 November reveals that 30pct of those who already have a ...

Report: People from Bucharest, Cluj and Timisoara are best paid employees in Romania

Friday, November 16, 2018

An average salary in Bucharest is 2,723 lei/month, the highest at national level, 36% higher than in Gorj, the county with the lowest average salary in Romania (2,006 lei), according to data published by Paylab.ro on Wednesday. Next to Bucharesters, people from Cluj and Timisoara are the best paid employees in Romania, according to the report. The salary remains in 2018 the main criterium according to which Romanians choose their career, employer and ...

Bloomberg: EU Corruption Report Gets the Middle Finger in Romania

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A top politician in Romania just gave the European Union the finger, Bloomberg correspondent reports. Following a report from the bloc that slammed the Balkan state for democratic backsliding, ...

PM Dancila: "outraged and disappointed" about the conclusions of the CVM

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said she was "outraged and disappointed" about the conclusions of the CVM (Co-operation and Verification Mechanism) report of the European Commission on Romania, considering, among other things, that the arguments of the Romanian Government were totally ignored by those who drafted the document."I am disappointed and outraged. Disappointed because it's not fair, as long as Romania's arguments are being ignored and the CVM objectives ...

Romania goes on anti-Brussels path over rule of law

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Romania’s government is not willing to follow EU recommendations on the rule of law and plans to challenge the Commission’s latest report in court, EURACTIV Romania reports. The Romanian governing coalition, led by the Social Democrats, is planning to take the European Commission’s latest report under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to the European Court of Justice. The CVM report, ...

DNA says CVM Report treats with attention recommendations made by European Commission

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) is treating with attention the recommendations made by the European Commission in the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report and expresses its hope that Romania's key-institutions will take action "in view of demonstrating a firm commitment towards the independence of the judicial system and the fight against corruption," a release of the institution sent on Wednesday informs."The DNA leadership took note ...

JusMin Toader: CVM Report uses double standard and has political undertone

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) Report released by the European Commission has a political undertone and uses double standards, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader stated on Wednesday.He reaffirmed that Romania is and remains attached to the European values, that Romania respects the European standards but at the same time must have the dignity to legislate in agreement with the fundamental Law in agreement with the national specificities and with the ...

PSD considering challenging CVM report with CJEU

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Social Democratic Partyy (PSD – at rule)) is contemplating challenging with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), through the government agent, the latest report drawn by the European Commission on Romania's progress with judicial reforms under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).According to sources with PSD, a final decision is yet to be taken, but this option is being under consideration for the time ...

Basescu: EP resolution, CVM report sanction Romania because of politicians' inability to understand EU rules

Thursday, November 15, 2018

 Former President Traian Basescu says that Romania takes the brunt of the slamming European Parliament resolution on its rule of law and of the freshly released CVM report because of certain politicians who fail to understand the EU rules."Let's not delude ourselves! The resolution of the European Parliament of November 13, 2018 is not against Dragnea, Dancila or Tariceanu, it is not against the PSD - ALDE alliance, it is simply a resolution against Romania. ...

Former CCR Judge: Romania wanted to join the EU, now we don’t want to be there

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Romania was not forced to join the select club of European Union, it wanted to, changed the Constitution and assumed obligations, by signing the Accession Treaty, which now we don’t want to meet, former MP and Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Augustin Zegrean, said on Wednesday for ziare.com. Asked what is going on in Romania, Zegrean said: “I don’t know what is happening, I can say that (when joining the EU – our ...

Opposition leaders meet to discuss censure motion

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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„Romania Together Movement (RO+) and Save Romania Union (USR) call on the responsible politicians to understand the gravity of the signal sent by Brussels and to act in the interest of Romania and of the Romanians by immediately sending Dancila Government to the history’s dustbin”, reads a press release signed by the two parties. More precisely, they call for early elections, arguing it is „the only democratic form for ...

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