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Local Elections2020/Over 18 million voters were expected at polls on Sunday with special health measures in voting process

Monday, September 28, 2020

More than 18 million voters are expected at the polls on Sunday to elect their mayors, county council presidents, but also those who will be part of local and county councils for four years.Citizens can exercise their right to vote in 18,794 polling stations organized at national level, of which over 1,200 in the Capital, most in Districts 3 and 6.The COVID-19 pandemic prompted new rules for Sunday's voting, for the first time Romanians being ...

Political analyst: We had no campaign, it was rather antagonising one electorate against the other

Monday, September 28, 2020

The sociologist Gelu Duminica appreciates that for the local elections of this year there was no electoral campaign in the real sense of the word, based on debate of ideas and visions, but ‘antagonising’ one electorate against the other.‘We had no campaign in the real sense of the word. Campaign with debate of ideas, projects with vision – nothing of this kind. We had an antagonising of an electoratel against the other, each candidate ...

US ambassador: No matter what the next challenge will be we will face it together, as allies, friends

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Ambassador of the United States of America in Bucharest, Adrian Zuckerman, on Friday stated, in Focsani, that the US will remain by Romania's side "whatever the next challenge will be, we will face it together, as allies and friends," while referring to the difficulties that the two countries are going through in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.Although both countries have seen better times, he said, and their economies suffered, with trade ...

ForMin: Black Sea Region to only surface strengthened from economic crisis with joint solutions

Monday, September 28, 2020

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The Black Sea Region will only surface strengthened from this major economic crisis only with joint solutions and mutual confidence, Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu told the informal meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which he chaired on Friday."Our region will only surface strengthened from this major economic crisis if we are willing, in spite of all our differences, to find ...

Romania had endorsed the Declaration on the Principles of the Alliance for Multilateralism

Monday, September 28, 2020

In order to increase the resilience of societies, it is necessary to reconsolidate democratic values, as well as the rules-based international order, on Friday said the Foreign Affairs minister Bogdan Aurescu, at the ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism, a release by the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs Saturday.According to MAE, Aurescu had an intervention on behalf of Romania at the ministerial meeting of the Alliance for ...

President Iohannis signed decree on release from office of head of DIICOT Giorgiana Hosu

Monday, September 28, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday signed the decree on the release of Giorgiana Hosu from the office of prosecutor-in-chief of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism, as a result of her resignation, the Presidential Administration informs in a press release.Giorgiana Hosu resigned on Thursday from the office of prosecutor-in-chief of DIICOT.On Thursday, the Minister of Justice, Catalin Predoiu, had a meeting with ...

CFA Romania analysts anticipate a depreciation of national curruncy for next 12 months up to 4.9777 lei/euro

Monday, September 28, 2020

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CFA Romania analysts anticipate a depreciation of the national currency in the next 12 months, up to 4.9777 lei/euro, while the expected inflation rate for the 12-month horizon, September 2021/September 2020, registered an average value of 2.94 pct."As regards the EUR/RON exchange rate, 90 pct of participants anticipate a depreciation of the national currency in the next 12 months (compared to the current value), with no opinion of appreciation of the leu. ...

The average unemployment rate forecast at the end of 2020 is 7 pct.Unemployment rate up to 5.4 pct in Q2, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

- In the second quarter of 2020, the employment rate1 for the population aged 20-64 years was 70.4 %, 0.4 percentage points over the national target of 70% established in the context of the Strategy Europe 2020.   - In the second quarter of 2020, the economically active population of Romania was 8987 thousand persons, out of which 8505 thousand were employed persons and 482 thousand ...

Average monthly net income increased by 13 pct last year, to 2,986 lei

Monday, September 28, 2020

- The average gross monthly earnings2) by total economy were 4853 lei in 2019. The average net monthly earnings by total economy were 2986 lei, increasing by 13.0% (+344 lei) as against the previous year. - Monthly, employers spent an average of 5092 lei/employee. - The average number of employees in 2019 was 5164.5 thousand persons, increasing with 96.4 thousand persons as ...

The government decided to revise the Interreg V-A programme Romania –Bulgaria by allocating supplimentary funds for Priority Axis 1

Monday, September 28, 2020

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The government decided to revise the Interreg V-A programme Romania – Bulgaria by allocating supplimentary funds for Priority Axis 1 and the reduction of allocations for axes 2-5. However, the government says that technical indicators of the projects for the axes which can have a reduction of financing were not modified. Similarly, temporary allocation of 16 million euro for the financing of the projects was ...

Nicusor Dan - meeting with Iohannis at the Cotroceni Palace

Friday, September 25, 2020

The candidate supported by National Liberal Party (PNL) and Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Alliance (USR PLUS) running for the Capital City Hall, Nicusor Dan, and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a meeting on Thursday with President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.' The Presidential Administration confirms that the President of Romania, being concerned about the problems that the people of Bucharest face ...

CNSAS: 8 candidates in local elections, ruled by courts "collaborator of Securitate"; Traian Basescu - on list

Friday, September 25, 2020

Eight candidates for various positions in the local elections, including the former president of Romania, Traian Basescu, registered in the race for the mayoralty of Bucharest's City Hall, were declared in the first ruling or definitively "collaborator of the Securitate", according to a release of the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS) sent on Thursday.The quoted source states that in the case of Traian Basescu, the lawsuit was won ...

The head of DIICOT, Giorgiana Hosu, resigns

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Giorgiana Hosu has resigned as prosecutor-in-chief of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), the Ministry of Justice informed on Thursday evening.According to a press release sent on Thursday evening, the Minister of Justice, Catalin Predoiu, had a meeting ...

Gendarmerie's head Bogdan Enescu, indicted for usurping his position

Friday, September 25, 2020

The head of the Romanian Gendarmerie, Bogdan Enescu, has been indicted by the prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in a case in which he is accused of usurping his position, DNA reported on Thursday.According to a DNA release, the military prosecutors with the National Anticorruption Directorate - the Service for carrying out criminal prosecution in cases related to corruption offenses committed by the military staff ordered the ...

ForMin Aurescu participated in the Central European Initiative (CEI), organized in a videoconference format

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Thursday in the meeting of foreign minister of the Central European Initiative (CEI), organized in a videoconference format.According to a Foreign Affair Ministry (MAE) release, in his speech, the Romanian chief diplomat said that the challenges generated by the pandemic crisis represented a test of resilience for states and societies, a moment that can only be overcome through international solidarity, ...

Aurescu to chair the informal meeting of Foreign Ministers' council of BSECO states

Friday, September 25, 2020

Minister Bogdan Aurescu will chair on Friday the informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers' Council of member states of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization. Romania holds the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSECO) presidency at the ...

F-16 aircraft of Romanian Air Force, B-52 American bombers in "Bomber Weapon Training" air exercise

Friday, September 25, 2020

Two Romanian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and two American strategic B-52 Stratofortress bombers participated in the "Bomber Weapon Training" air exercise organized by the US Air Force in Europe (USAFE)."The exercise aimed to strengthen the North Atlantic Alliance's reinsurance measures in the South-East of Europe and increase Romania's confidence in the involvement of the United States in ensuring regional security," reads a release from the ...

CCR: Law rejecting OUG on gradual increase of child allowances is constitutional

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) rejected, on Thursday, as unfounded, the Government's notification regarding the Law rejecting OUG 123/2020 for the amendment of article 3 of Law 61/1993 on the state allowance for children, sources from CCR said.On August 19, the Chamber of Deputies ...

PM Orban: Epidemiological situation in Romania is relatively stable

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Thursday in Focsani that the epidemiological situation in Romania is relatively stable and urged compliance with health protection rules."The epidemiological situation in Romania is relatively stable. The only worrying increase occurred after the decision of the Constitutional Court, when we had no (...) leverage to stop the spread of the virus. Between the Court's decision and the time the law came into force, from a ...

German authorities update risk areas in Romania

Friday, September 25, 2020

The Foreign Ministry announced that German authorities updated the list of risk areas in Romania, valid as of September 23, introducing Covasna county in the risk category, besides the other 11 counties and Bucharest.  According to a Foreign Ministry press release sent on Thursday, at the moment, besides the latest decisions of German authorities and Bucharest, 12 counties in Romania are on the “risk area”list: ...

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