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PLUS head Ciolos: We are ready to rule and govern Romania with honest people

Monday, September 23, 2019

The USR-PLUS Alliance (Save Romania Union - Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) is ready to rule and govern Romania with honest people, MEP Dacian Ciolos stated on Friday at the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC), where the USR leader, Dan Barna, submitted his candidacy for presidency."We have here the signatures that will take Dan Barna to Cotroceni [Presidential Palace], which will allow our candidate to now present his programme, to present our vision for Romania, ...

Opposition to file no-confidence motion on September 27

Monday, September 23, 2019


Opposition party, the National Liberal Party (PNL), has decided to submit to the Parliament a no-confidence motion against the Government next Friday, on September 27, sources within the party's leadership ...

JusMin Birchall, Chinese delegation on requests to transfer home Romanian citizens in detention in China

Monday, September 23, 2019


Minister of Justice, Ana Birchall, discussed on Friday with a Chinese delegation about requests to transfer to Romania, Romanian citizens in detention in China.According to a release of the Justice Ministry, Ana Birchall had meetings with the ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Romania, Jiang Yu, as well as a Chinese delegation present for consular consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meetings took place in the context of celebrating ...

Prosecutor : Romanian justice in state of "chaos before collapse"

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Romanian justice system is in a state of "chaos before collapse" and it hasn't seen such a poignant dissolution of state authority since the early nineties, shortly after the 1989 revolution, a prominent prosecutor involved in a key case of police violence has commented in an interview with HotNews.ro. Bogdan Pirlog is a military prosecutor who has opened an inquiry into the riot police violence of August 10, 2018, whent gendarmes intervened ...

ECHR eagerly awaits Romania ratifying Protocol no. 16 to Convention on Protection of Human Rights

Monday, September 23, 2019

Romania's ratifying the Protocol no. 16 at the Convention on Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms is encouraged and eagerly awaited, the President of the ECHR, Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, said in Bucharest, at the meeting with the Government Agent for the European Court of Human Rights, Simona-Maya Teodoroiu, a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs.Protocol no. 16 to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and ...

Bucharest Court of Appeal: Traian Basescu collaborated with the Securitate, yet decision not final

Monday, September 23, 2019

The People's Movement Party (PMP) MEP Traian Basescu, former head of state, announced on Friday that he will challenge with the High Court the decision of the Bucharest Court of Appeal which decided that he collaborated with the communist Securitate (e.n. - secret police). Bucharest Court of Appeal admitted on Friday the action started by the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) and decided that former President Traian ...

“We Stand Together. Romania and the United States – 15 Years in NATO” - Photo Exhibit

Monday, September 23, 2019


The U.S. Embassy in Romania and the National Library of Romania invite the Romanian public to visit an exhibition marking the 15th anniversary of Romania’s accession to NATO.  Organized by the American Corner Bucharest, with special contributions from the Ministry of National Defense Press Office, “We Stand Together:  Romania and the United States – 15 Years in NATO” includes photos and memorabilia documenting the strong U.S.–Romanian ...

Danube - Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum in Bucharest between September 23 and 25

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Romanian Water Association (ARA) is organizing, between September 23 and 25, at the Palace of the Parliament, the 2019 Danube - Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum.During the forum a series of events will be organized, such as: The Southeast Europe Regional Conference Water Loss 2019, ExpoApa - the exhibition of specialized equipment and technologies for the water sector (at its 21st edition), the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme 2014-2020 seminar, ...

Romania could fall into recession following the electoral cycle, economist warns

Monday, September 23, 2019

Romanian economy could fall into recession at the beginning of 2021, following the electoral cycle, due to unsustainable deficits, according to Ionut Dumitru, chief economist at Raiffeisen Bank Romania. “We expect that by the end of 2020, the beginning of 2021, rather, the economy will perform worse and enter into recession. Of course, entering the recession also depends on the international context and how it will be reflected in the Romanian ...

Government changes Offshore Law in favor of Black Sea investors

Monday, September 23, 2019

 Energy Ministry has submitted a draft legislation for public debate to change the Offshore Law, a controversial law issued last year with provisions imposed by the former leaders of the governing Social Democrats (PSD). That law has been received badly by oil and gas investors and reports have circulated that ExxonMobil would plan to drop an oil license at the Black Sea because of that. The Government wants to change the regulation.With the new bill, the ...

Expert: No other European country treated its energy potential so badly as Romania

Monday, September 23, 2019


Romania has an exceptional energy security potential, one of the biggest potentials in European countries. However, no other EU state treated its potential so badly as Romania, said on Friday the expert in energy Vasile Iuga.  ‘The potential of Romania lies on endowment with resources in a mixed balanced way. Even so, we have postponed investments unbelievably, and the assets in the energy domain are expired. We had  a dream over night, ...

The financial worries of the Romanians: income stability, children maintenance, pension

Monday, September 23, 2019


Not to have sure income, impossibility to maintain children and lack of sufficient financial resources during retirement are only some of the issues of the Romanian adults show a study which show the essential need of financial education in the families. There were over 1000 people from the whole country who took part in the study, 61% of the people are married, and 25.7% are non-married. The big issues when it comes about money ...

Concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam concludes 2019 edition of George Enescu Festival

Monday, September 23, 2019


The concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, with conductor Tugan Sokhiev, concluded Sunday evening at the Palace Hall, the most extensive edition of the George Enescu International Festival thus far, after a 23-day musical marathon, with 84 concerts in Bucharest.According to the organizers, the most extensive edition thus far of the George Enescu International Festival, the 24th, which was a real musical marathon, consisting of 23 days of ...

COREPER Council votes Romanian Kovesi for top EU prosecutor

Friday, September 20, 2019


On Thursday, at the meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER), held in Brussels, Laura Codruta Kovesi obtained support for the position of Chief Prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office. Sources in Brussels confirmed that 17 of the 22 ambassadors of the states that have so far joined the EPPO initiative voted in favor of Kovesi's candidacy. Former head ...

President Iohannis to participate in 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, on 24-26 September

Friday, September 20, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis will lead Romania's delegation between 24 and 26 September to the high-level segment of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly to take place in New York, a Presidential Administration release informs."The participation of Romania's President in this session will represent a good opportunity to reiterate our country's commitment to the multilateral governance in managing the main global challenges, as well as to highlight ...

Viorica Dancila: We will go to Parliament for confidence vote

Friday, September 20, 2019

 Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday that she will go to Parliament to get a vote of confidence. "We will go to Parliament to get a vote of confidence. We have allowed the motion to go first, perhaps the motion passes and the vote of confidence is not needed anymore," said Viorica Dancila.The prime minister believes that the censure motion, whose submission in Parliament was announced by the Opposition representatives will not pass the ...

EP Juridical Commission asks Rovana Plumb additional explanations about income statement

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Juridical Commission of the European Parliament asks Rovana Plumb to explain differences between the income statement presented by the former minister in Romania and income statements presented in Brussels. The Commission also asked Plumb to translate into English the statement presented in Romania and to offer additional details about a loan she had not mentioned previously. The Conference of Presidents (EP President and leaders of political ...

PM convenes second Gov't meeting this week due to her departure on a working visit to the US

Friday, September 20, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Thursday that she convened the second Gov't meeting this week in order to adopt the projects which have already been prepared by the ministries, taking into account that next week she will be paying a working visit to the United States."Today, I convened [Thursday] a second government meeting this week in order to adopt the projects which have already been prepared by the ministries, taking into account that next week I ...

ECHR chairman welcomed at the Victoria Palace

Friday, September 20, 2019


 Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday reiterated the confidence Romania has in the European Court for Human Rights upon welcoming this European court's head Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, a release by the gov't reads.Premier Dancila added that Romania is also confident in the role of the ECHR to protect the fundamental rights and liberties.The two dignitaries have tackled the progress made by the ECHR in optimizing its activity, as part of the ...

AmCham's suggestions to improve Romanians' financial culture

Friday, September 20, 2019

AmCham launched on Thursday suggestions meant to improve the Romanians' financial culture , among which granting value stamps and holiday vouchers in electronic format, the adoption of the private pension law (pillar II and III), a stimulative fiscal regime for the purchase of insurance policies. Suggestions were made during talks at National Bank headquarters, where chief BNR economist Valentin Lazea participated, next to representatives of the financial industry, of ...

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