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Prosecutors investigate former state energy company’s CEO for using false engineer diploma

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The former general manager of Romania’s power grid operator Transelectrica is being investigated for using a false engineer diploma after the company filed a criminal complaint against him, according to judicial sources. Police officers carried out three home searches in Bucharest and Ilfov, on Tuesday morning, to gather evidence in this case. “The searches targeted the declared residence and other properties owned ...

PNL to endorse Tusk's candidacy as EPP's President and MEP Muresan as Vice-President

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Monday that the Liberals endorse, within the European People's Party (EPP) Congress, Donald Tusk as President and Siegfired Muresan as Vice -President."We endorse a candidate to the EPP Vice-President office, namely Siegfried Muresan, we endorse the candidacy of Donald Tusk as EPP President. Moreover, on the occasion of the Congress, we will have many bilateral meetings. ...

Dancila to be stopped if trying to show up for Iohannis debate uninvited

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis said his opponent in the November 24 presidential election runoff Viorica Dancila would not be welcomed at a debate to be organised by the National Liberal Party, his endorsers for re-election, at the Central University Library in Bucharest on Tuesday should she show up there."She will not be welcomed because it is a debate to which I invited nobody. It is a conversation with journalists, opinion leaders, which I organised, to which I have ...

PNL will  lodge a complaint with CNCD in connection with the statements made by Olguta Vasilescu

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Liberal party - PNL Dolj will lodge a complaint with the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) in connection to the statements made by the social-democrat Lia Olguta Vasilescu referring to president Klaus Iohannis, shows a press release of the liberal branch of Dolj. At the same time, PNL Dolj requires the Central Electoral Office ‘ to sanction PSD and the propaganda team of the candidate Viorica Dancila in accordance with the electoral ...

Ambassador Ramis: children are not subcategory of citizens, they are tomorrow's generation

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Children are not a subcategory of citizens, they are tomorrow's generation and the welfare, as well as the suffering which they experience have a direct impact on society, France's Ambassador in Bucharest Michele Ramis stated on Monday.She spoke within an event for the celebration of 30 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the General Assembly of the United Nations.The French Ambassador said that this convention is a ...

Euro surpassed 4.84 lei with the commercial banks

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Euro surpassed the level of 4.84 lei with the commercial banks, after the National Bank of Romania announced a new level for the euro. On the interbanking market, euro had a peak of 4,7762 lei. BNR announced on Monday a reference rate of 4.7729 lei/euro up by 0.13% against the value reached on Friday, this being a record level. The biggest commercial banks of Romania sell euro on Monday with a level over 4.84 ...

PM Orban: trade deficit stressful to exchange rates, leading to erosion

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

National chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, said on Monday that trade deficit puts "very high" pressure on the exchange rates and erodes the local currency, the leu, against the euro."The exchange rate is always a result of an economic situation. As long as there is a trade deficit of almost 18 billion euros, and the trade deficit has increased year by year, in 2017, in 2018, and in 2019 due to a policy of non-stimulation ...

Nicolae Cristian Stanica appointed as President of the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Nicolae Cristina Stanica has been appointed as President of the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP), through a decision of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban.The decision has been published on Monday in the Official Journal of Romania.The Executive head has also appointed on Monday, within the Prime Minister's Chancellery, stated advisers Theodor Cosmin Onisii, in the area of foreign affairs policy and Nicloale Dragos Garofil, in the ...

Government to complete impact study and propose increase of minimum wage this week

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

 Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Monday that the impact study regarding the increase in the minimum wage will be completed this week."We find that the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] has completely lost the use of reason, the PSD has become a source of systematically spread lies, which have nothing to do with reality. The only thing left at their disposal in their desperate attempt to win some votes is slander, lie, manipulation, disinformation, ...

BNR's Isarescu: Economy has grown the fastest after 2000

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Romania's economy has grown the fastest after 2000, but we have a tendency to press hard on the accelerator, not to be cautious and there is a slippage that means divergence, Mugur Isarescu, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) told a Monday's specialist conference."We are now, at the end of the year, in the ninth year of economic growth. It is a performance and this is definitely in conflict with the media battle. We have troubled waters and the ...

BNR Governor: Bucharest-Ilfov area has GDP per capita close to Berlin and over Lisbon

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

 The value of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita recorded in the Bucharest-Ilfov area is close to that of Berlin and over Lisbon, but, despite that, the discrepancies between the city and the rural areas have deepened, and such problems are not to be neglected, stated, on Monday, in a specialty conference, Mugur Isarescu, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR)."From the point of view of classical standards of measuring progress, namely ...

PwC: Romania, seventh in Central and Eastern Europe by number of companies targeted by tax inspections

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Over 22 pct of companies in Romania were targeted by tax inspections in 2018, a percentage almost three times higher than in 2017 or 2016, which places Romania seventh in Central and Eastern Europe, according to a PwC survey."Over 22 pct of the companies in Romania were targeted by tax inspections in 2018, a percentage nearly three times higher than in 2017 or 2016, but under the average of Central and Eastern Europe of 32 pct, according to a survey conducted by ...

Study: The Romanians place first the payment of utilities and installments when they plan the reimbursement of debts

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A percentage of 31% of the Romanians living in the urban environment state they plan their budget, while 44% of them say that they do it most times, and the payment of utilities and installments are the first as regards the reimbursement of debts, shows a study made in Romania by KRUK, a company of debts management.‘According to the most recent study made by KRUK in Romania ‘ the recycling of debts’ implemented by the research agency ...

Baby, child and mother die in neurotoxin alert in Timisoara, building is evacuated

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Three people - a 10-day old baby, a 3-year old child and the latter's mother died and six other people, including 3 children, were hospitalised following a neurotoxin alert in a building in Timisoara, Western Romania on Monday.All lived in a block of flats where a pest control action took place last week. A neurotoxic substance was detected on the two top floors of the 200-apartment building, which was fully evacuated. Two other buildings ...

PresidentialElection/ CCR confirms, validates result of presidential elections' first round

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) confirmed and validated, on Friday, the result of the first round of the presidential elections."1. It confirms and validates the result of the elections for the position of President of Romania in the first round of elections on 10 November, 2019. (...) 2. The result of the elections for the position of President of Romania in the first round of elections on 10 November, 2019 is made public. 3. The runoff of the elections ...

Iohannis: Tuesday's debate to tackle all topics of interest in a presidential electoral campaign

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Bucharest National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) announced Friday that it will provide "a neutral space" for Klaus Iohannis's November 19 electoral debate which will take place in the great hall of the 'Carol I' Central University Library in Bucharest. Incumbent President Klaus Iohannis, who is running for a new term in the country's top job, said on Saturday that "all the topics of interest" in a presidential ...

Dancila defends her Cabinet's performance, launches challenge to head-to-head debates

Monday, November 18, 2019

Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila said on Friday that the ministers of her deposed Cabinet will invite their counterparts in the incumbent Orban Government to head-to-head debates, in the light of the unprovable accusations launched by the current ruling power against their predecessors."In my opinion, Klaus Iohannis's electoral rhetoric doesn't bode well for the Romanians. (...) These refusals are worrying for the fate of ...

Iohannis: I am counting on votes of USR-PLUS, PMP but also UDMR 

Monday, November 18, 2019

The National Liberal Party (PNL)'s candidate in the presidential elections, Klaus Iohannis, the incumbent president, has stated on Friday that in the second round of the presidential elections he is counting on the votes of the PNL, Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party Alliance (USR PLUS Alliance) and People's Movement Party (PMP) voters, but desires to obtain votes also from the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) voters."The heroes ...

Liberal Alina Gorghiu advises caution against fake news circulated by PSD

Monday, November 18, 2019

Liberal Senator Alina Gorghiu told an electoral meeting in Bistrita with incumbent President and second-term hopeful Klaus Iohannis, that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) "is the fake news party" and that the Liberals must be on the watch until November 24, to debunk the lies circulated by the Social Democrats about Iohannis and the PNL government."Mr. President Klaus Iohannis is the best candidate, but we must take this election very seriously. We are obliged to ...

PM Orban announces changes at level of state-owned companies' and public institutions' leadership

Monday, November 18, 2019


Prime Minister Ludovic Orban declared on Friday, in Brasov, that in the next period, changes will be made at the level of state-owned companies' and public institutions' leadership, and the incompetent persons, named politically, will be replaced, through transparent competitions, with professionals."Obviously, at the level of the Government, of the central administration, there is the public office level, that is, the positions of ministers, secretary of state, ...

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