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Iohannis: we cannot allow, forever, that the Revolution of December 1989 be eclipsed by a shameful weakness of the state

Thursday, December 17, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis reiterated, on Wednesday, in the message sent on the occasion of 31 years since the beginning of the Revolution of December 1989, that, 31 years ago, in the name of liberty, the Romanians started the dismantling of communism, by making the supreme sacrifice, and it is not allowed, forever, that the Romanian Revolution of December 1989 be overshadowed by the ‘shameful weakness of the state’.‘The honour of the ...

Societatea Timisoare asks the AUR chairman to forswear two MPs who allegedly involved in the Revolution repression

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Societatea Timisoara requires, on Wednesday the chairman of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), George Simion, who drew up the lists of candidates for the recent parliamentary  elections, to foreswear the MPs Francisc Toba and Nicolae Roman and ask for their immediate resignation from the parliament, as they allegedly were  involved in the Revolution repression. The leader of the Societatea Timisoara shows in the press ...

10,000 doses of COVID vaccine may arrive in Romania between Christmas, New Year

Thursday, December 17, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that a tranche of 10,000 doses of COVID vaccine may arrive in Romania between Christmas and New Year."There is a good chance for the first vaccine to be approved by the European Authority just before Christmas and between Christmas and the New Year the first batch will be distributed. From the information we have now, there will be about 10,000 doses, so it will be a symbolic batch for the symbolic start of ...

Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, în visit to Bucharest

Thursday, December 17, 2020


Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca had a meeting on Wednesday with Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani, on the occasion of the latter's visit to Bucharest, in which context he reiterated that Romania will continue to be "an active and vocal supporter" of the Republic of North Macedonia throughout its EU accession process.According to a Government release, issues related to the bilateral relation, the accession of the ...

European Parliament approved the “rule of law conditionality” for access to EU funds

Thursday, December 17, 2020


On Wednesday, MEPs approved the regulation designed to protect EU funds from being misused by EU governments who bend the rule of law.   Under the new regulation, EU budget payments can be withheld from countries in which established breaches of the rule of law compromise management of the EU funds. At the same time, the EU is ensuring that final beneficiaries do not end up paying the ...

CNSP: Romania could register economic growth of 4.1-4.1% in 2021

Thursday, December 17, 2020


Romania could register economic growth of 4.1-4.2% in 2021 and relaunching could happen sometime in March or Q2, stated on Wednesday Valentin Ionescu, manager with the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP)‘The Prognosis commission at the beginning of November made a projection on the main macroeconomic indicators and they will be adjusted because there are doubts about them now towards the end of the year and as a result of foreign influence ...

Construction works increase by 19.5 pct in October 2020 over October 2019

Thursday, December 17, 2020

? In October 2020, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 3.4% compared to the previous month and was up 1.0% as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality. ? Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works rose both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 19.5% ...

Barometer: Church, Army and Academy - first places in Romanians' trust

Thursday, December 17, 2020


The Church, the Army and the Romanian Academy occupy the first places in terms of the degree of trust granted by Romanians, according to the first barometer of the religious life in Romania, presented on Wednesday in the Aula Magna of the Romanian Academy.According to the barometer, conducted by the LARICS Center for Sociological Research, in partnership with the State Secretariat for Religions and the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of ...

Criminal file in rem in connection with Traian Basescu's statements that he didn't cooperate with Securitate

Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Prosecutor General's Office has opened a criminal case in rem, in which an investigation is being carried out in connection with the statutory declarations by former President Traian Basescu that he did not cooperate with the former Securitate communist secret police.According to the Prosecutor General's Office, in this case it was ordered to start the criminal prosecution in rem in terms of committing the offence of false declarations.The ...

Authorities defer domestic appliance scrappage scheme for cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Authorities halted and deferred this year's edition of the domestic appliance scrappage scheme just minutes after opening the registration. The program's managers cited "cybersecurity vulnerabilities." Environment minister Mircea Fechet fired the head of the subordinated body that manages the program - the Environment Fund Administration (AFM) - Dan-Catalin ...

Blockade in Tuesday's talks between PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR leaders

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The leader of the Save Romania Union (USR) deputies, Catalin Drula, is proposed and supported by USR PLUS (Party of Liberty, Union, Solidarity) Alliance for the leadership of the Chamber of Deputies, the alliance's co-chairman, Dan Barna, announced on Tuesday."It is perceived that we are in a situation of a blockage related to the allocation of positions by parties or, even more falsely, it is the issue related to the personal ambitions of the leaders of the ...

S&D group in European Parliament appeals to Klaus Iohannis to adopt premier  proposal made by PSD

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Iratxe Garcia Perez, the leader of the S&D group in the European Parliament made an appeal to president Klaus Iohannis to observe European practices  and nominate the premier proposal made by PSD, the party that won parliamentary elections.   “At the latest meeting of the Council of Europe, Europe reconfirmed the rule of law and democracy as its fundamental values. Observing these values ...

President Iohannis expected in Chisinau by end of year

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


The president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, will make a visit to Chisinau at the end of the year, Moldova's president elect, Maia Sandu announced on Facebook. “Five years after the last visit of the Romanian president to Moldova, president Iohannis' visit at the end of the year is an important one for our country and we hope it will be the first step of a long lasting and productive collaboration between our countries,” Maia Sandu ...

ForMin Aurescu to meet today Macedonian counterpart

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu will have political consultations, on Wednesday, with his Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani, who will pay an official visit to Bucharest.According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry (AME) release sent on Tuesday, the talks will focus on the stage and prospects of strengthening bilateral cooperation in all areas of common interest, including the economic dimension.The consultations will also address Romania's ...

US Ambassador Zuckerman: Nicolae Ciuca, perfect embodiment of Romanian-American friendship and partnership

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


The US Ambassador in Bucharest, Adrian Zuckerman, states that Acting Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca represents the perfect embodiment of the Romanian-American friendship and partnership.The statement was made during the ceremony for awarding the Legion of Merit (in the rank of officer) to Acting Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, for recognizing the merits during the activity of Chief of Defense Staff, from January 2015 to December 2019."There is ...

Iohannis: Strengthening and extending Strategic Partnership with US represents a basic pillar of Romania's foreign policy

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Tuesday that the strengthening and extending of the Strategic Partnership with the USA represents a basic pillar of Romania's foreign policy."Strengthening and extending the Strategic Partnership with the United States of America represents a basic pillar of Romania's foreign policy, for the promotion of the fundamental interests of our country, in the spirit of continuity and predictability. I hail the significant progress ...

Mark Gitenstein, Mircea Geoana: US-Romania relationship will be strengthened during future Biden administration

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Mark Gitenstein, former US ambassador in Bucharest, and Mircea Geoana, former Romanian ambassador in Washington and current NATO deputy secretary general, expressed their conviction on Monday, in an online discussion, that the relationship between the United States and Romania will consolidate during the next US administration, under the presidency of Joe Biden.Joe Biden has a close connection with Romania. He has been there six or eight times, since he was ...

New ambassadors of Canada, Japan and Portugal welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Tuesday agreed Ambassador of Canada Annick Goulet, agreed Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Ueda, and agreed Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic Maria Teresa Netto dos Santos Mariano Shearman de Macedo.President Iohannis addressed the ambassadors a warm welcome to their posts and success in their activities in Romania, guaranteeing the entire support of the Romanian authorities in ...

Annual meeting of Chief of Defense Staff with Defense Attachés accredited in Bucharest

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

  The Chief of the Defense Staff, Lieutenant-General Daniel Petrescu, participated, on Tuesday, in the annual meeting with the Defense Attachés accredited in Bucharest, held at the "Carol I" National Defense University, on which occasion he stressed that the relations between the Romanian army and the foreign armies are based on dialogue and collaboration, informs a release sent on Tuesday.Lieutenant-General Daniel Petrescu thanked the ...

CCR: Law on new system of taxation of service pensions ruled as unconstitutional

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the Law on the new system of taxation of service pensions, which provides for the taxation of 85% of pensions exceeding the amount of 7,000 lei, is unconstitutional, said sources from CCR.On June 17, the Chamber of Deputies voted to amend and supplement Law 227/2015 on the Fiscal Code, which has as object of regulation the establishment of an income tax and allowances for the age limit.According to ...

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