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LOA to purchase first three HIMARS missile systems signed

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


The legal procedure for purchasing the first three HIMARS missile systems was completed on Monday by the signing of the Letter of Offer and Acceptance - LOA in accordance with the Foreign Military Sales - FMS programme, in the presence of the secretary of state with the National Defence Ministry (MApN) Mircea Dusa and the Defence Chief of Staff general Nicolae Ciuca, at the MApN's seat, a release by the ministry informs.The procurement programme is thus proceeding ...

Euro trades at 4.6613 lei on Monday

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Monday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.66131 US dollar USD 3.77331 Swiss franc CHF 4.04261 British pound GBP 5.3045100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5409 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22691 Russian rouble RUB 0.06751 new Turkish lira TRY 0.99821 Chinese renminbi CNY ...

The Romanians’ exodus: în 10 years, 3.4 million Romanians, approximately 17% of the population, have left the country

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The estimates connected to the number of Romanians who left the country are approximately 3.4 million people between 2007 and 2017, figure which places Romanian second in the world, after Syria as regards migration, according to UN said Luciana Lazarescu from the Centre for research and documentation in the domain of integration of migrants (CDCDI) in the final conference of the international  research project ‘Move’. There is no ...

Over half of the unemployed from six EU states among which Romania are at risk of poverty

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Over half of the unemployed from six European states among which Romania, are at risk of poverty, according to the data corresponding to 2016 published on Monday by the European bureau for statistics Eurostat. The data show that 51.4% of the Romanian unemployed are exposed to poverty, and at the level of the EU the highest risk is in Germany (70.8%) and the lowest in Cyprus and Finland ( both 37.3%). As a whole for the EU 48.7% ...

Snow, frigid weather forecast throughout March 2

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Frigid weather will persist in the coming days in Bucharest, with snow expected to become abundant starting Monday evening, while the minimum temperatures will reach 18 degrees Celsius below zero, according to a special forecast for Bucharest released by the National Meteorology Administration (ANM), for the period February 26 - March 2, 2018.On Monday, the cold wave intensifed for most of the time, with wind gusts adding up to the cold sensation. Snow became ...

Iohannis: Romania will support a possible modest increase in national contribution to EU budget

Monday, February 26, 2018


Romania will support a possible modest increase in the national contribution to the European Union's budget so as to maintain adequate allocations for EU policies, in particular for the cohesion and the common agricultural policy, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis told an informal meeting of the European Council in Brussels on Friday.According to a Presidential Administration's press statement, Romania is attaching special importance to the future post-2020 EU ...

EC is closely following the latest evolutions in Bucharest

Monday, February 26, 2018

The European Commission retorted on Friday to the proposal made by the Romanian Justice minister to fire anti-corruption head Laura Codruta Kovesi, saying it is closely following the latest evolutions in Bucharest and the procedures started against the DNA head. The EC says in a press release quoted by Digi24.ro that it is closely monitoring with concern the latest evolutions, stressing that the justice independence in Romania and its capacity to fight ...

Justice Ministry's report on DNA head Kovesi: Unprincipled attitude, breach of ethical standards, use of insults, threats

Monday, February 26, 2018


 Chief Prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi has come under fire in the freshly released report of the Ministry of Justice, for having displayed an unprincipled attitude and "broken the minimal professional standards of ethics and deontology" when demanding the speeding up of cases built against certain "ministers", but also by using insulting and threatening expressions against the prosecutors, calling them "cowards" and ...

Iohannis: No good reasons to propose Kovesi's removal, I didn't like JusMin's performance

Monday, February 26, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday he did not see Justice Minister Tudorel Toader's report based on which the latter asked for the removal from office of the chief prosecutor of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura-Codruta Kovesi, but from his point of view there were "no good reasons" for the move."This is a lasting procedure. I expressed myself institutionally last night (...) I have not seen the report. Nobody has seen the report on which ...

Over 2/3 of DNA's prosecutors request CSM to have professional reputation and independence defended

Monday, February 26, 2018

As many as 135 prosecutors with the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) have decided to initiate and convey to the Supreme Council of Magistracy (CSM) a petition requesting the defence of the prosecutors' professional reputation and independence, following the affirmations made in the public sphere by people holding public or political positions which sustain the idea that anti-corruption prosecutors manage evidence by breaching the law.At the same time ...

AG Lazar: We need to be aware of media manipulations

Monday, February 26, 2018

Attorney General Augustin Lazar said on Friday that "we need to be aware of the manipulations in the media," meaning recordings leaked to the press, saying that he warned prosecutors not to use foul language when taking statements during inquiries.In an interview with Realitatea TV private broadcaster, Lazar was asked about the scandal that broke out after recordings with prosecutors from the National Anti-Corruption (DNA) Ploiesti were carried in the ...

Kovesi says she is to follow legal procedure and respond to all statements presented by JusMin

Monday, February 26, 2018


Prosecutor-in-chief of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi mentions that she will follow the legal procedure and will respond point by point to all the statements that have been presented by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, who proposed her removal from office."I will follow the legal procedure and I will present myself, anytime needed, to respond, point by point, to all the statements presented by the Justice Minister," Kovesi ...

PM Dancila: No intention to discuss the report with minister Toader

Monday, February 26, 2018

PM Viorica Dancila said on Friday that she hadn’t talked about the report with Tudorel Toader. “And I have no intention to discuss. I have always said that justice must be free and that no one must interfere in the judiciary act. I have listened to the report on TV, seen the content of the report and listened to every point. All must follow its track and I don’t think I am the one who must give a verdict, or anyone else,” Dancila ...

Ex-CCR head: President is not compelled to recall a prosecutor

Monday, February 26, 2018

Former president of the Constitutional Court, Augustin Zegrean, told Mediafax that the President cannot be compelled to recall a prosecutor. “No, the President is not compelled to recall a prosecutor. What would be the point of asking the President any way? You only put him to sign. How’s that? What would be the point of all this recalling procedure? You cannot fire a prosecutor every day. There is a procedure, for prosecutors ...

Reuters: Thousands demonstrate to support Romania's anti-corruption prosecutor

Monday, February 26, 2018


Thousands of people rallied in freezing weather across Romania on Sunday, protesting a government call to sack the country’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor and demanding the resignation of the justice minister, Reuters correspondent reports On Thursday, the minister, Tudorel Toader had called for the president to dismiss the prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi for “excess of authority”, a move that would disrupt a crackdown on ...

Bulgarian PM Borissov Hopes for Simultaneous Admission to Schengen Area of Bulgaria, Romania

Monday, February 26, 2018

Speaking to Bulgarian reporters here on Friday, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said that he hopes for a simultaneous admission to the Schengen Area of Bulgaria and Romania. Borissov was responding to a reporter's question related to the recent developments in Romania, BTA correspondent informs. "Bulgaria and Romania have passed through different periods, there were times when Romania was ahead of Bulgaria, and also times when Bulgaria was ahead of Romania. The ...

PM Dancila: Juncker assured me that Romania will get  in the  Schengen area until 2019

Monday, February 26, 2018


Premier Viorica Dancila stated on Saturday that the chairman of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker assured her that until taking the presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019 Romania will have got in the Schengen area and will not be under the incidence of MCV. ‘We have discussed with the chairman Juncker, he assuredme that Romania will not get the presidency of the Council of the EU without being in Schengen and at the ...

Law on acquisition of a multiple launch rocket system, promulgated

Monday, February 26, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday signed a decree promulgating the implementation of the "Indirect Fire Capabilities" chapter in the "Multiple Launch Long-Range Rocket System" military acquisition programme, the Presidential Administration reports.The law is said to regulate the achieving of the "Indirect Fire Capability Support" chapter in the "Multiple Launch Long-Range Rocket System" military acquisition programme to help deter aggressions against Romania and ...

Eurostat: Romania, second highest Jan. 2018 annual inflation in EU

Monday, February 26, 2018

European Union annual inflation was 1.6 percent in January 2018, down from 1.7 percent in December 2017; the highest annual rates were recorded in Lithuania and Estonia (both 3.6 percent) and Romania (3.4 percent), according to data released on Friday by Eurostat, EU's official statistics bureau.Compared with December 2017, annual inflation fell in twenty-one member states, remained stable in one and rose in six, with Romania posting the highest increase of 3.4 ...

Euro trades at 4.6552 lei on Friday

Monday, February 26, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Friday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.65521 US dollar USD 3.78131 Swiss franc CHF 4.04731 British pound GBP 5.2837100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5385 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22731 Russian rouble RUB 0.06711 new Turkish lira TRY 0.99901 Chinese renminbi CNY ...

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