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Ruling social-democrat party lost three Mps

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Senator Emanuel Gabriel Botnariu has resigned from the Social Democrat Party ( ruling party), announcing on Wednesday that he will be independent. „I want to announce you that I am an independent, not-attached member of the Senate as of today”, Emanuel Botnariu told the plenary sitting of the upper chamber of the Parliament. Emanuel Botnariu is elected in the constituency no 25 Ilfov in the general elections ...

Draft law on home detention gets final vote in Romanian Parliament

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Wednesday, November 14, the draft law on serving jail sentences in Romania, romania-insider.com informs. The draft law introduces home detention for those with prison sentences of up to one year, except for those convicted for acts of violence, ...

PM Sipilä: Finland not taking over Romania’s EU presidency term

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Finnish premier says his cabinet raised its readiness on Monday evening in case of a possible request to swap EU presidency terms with Romania next year, yle.fi comments. Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says that Romanian internal political tensions will not affect the timetable for Finland’s spell holding the European Union's rotating presidency in 2019. Sipilä told the Finnish news ...

Alexandru-Victor Micula, state secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Alexandru-Victor Micula was nominated as state secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs through a decision of the prime-minister Viorica Dancila published on Wednesday in the Official Gazette. At the same time,  the head of the government decided to release Cristian-Gabriel Winzer at his request from the position of state secretary with the MFA.On Monday Cristian Winzer announced on Facebook that  the presented his resignation ...

Romanian-Ukrainian talks in two states' naval forces cooperation

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Officials with the Romanian and Ukrainian naval forces participated for three days in Odessa in the third round of discussions at the level of the two structures' leadership, a press release of the Romanian Navy Staff (SMFN) informed on Wednesday.According to the cited source, the relations' development between Romania's Naval Forces and those of Ukraine was consolidated during the third round of bilateral meetings organised in Odessa, 6 to 8 November, among the ...

GDP  IN  Q3  2018 WAS,  IN  REAL  TERMS, BY 1.9%1  HIGHER, AS COMPARED TO Q2 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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As  against  the  same  quarter  of  2017,  the  Gross  Domestic  Product  recorded  an increase  by  4.3%  for  the  unadjusted  series  and  by  4.1%  for  the  seasonally ...

Eurostat: Flash estimate for the third quarter of 2018: GDP up by 0.2% in the euro area and by 0.3% the EU28

Thursday, November 15, 2018

+1.7% and +1.9% respectively compared with the third quarter of 2017 Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.2% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 during the third quarter of 2018, compared with the previous quarter, according to a flash estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2018, GDP had grown by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the ...

The turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises,up 8.7pct in September 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Compared to the previous month, in September 2018 the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased as gross series by 1.8% and decreased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 0.3%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased ...

The wholesale turnover, up 8.8 per cent in September 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

As against the previous month, in September 2018 the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), in nominal terms, decreased as gross series by 2.3% and increased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 0.2%. As against the corresponding month of the previous year, the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and ...

CONSTRUCTION WORKS, down 4.1pct IN SEPTEMBER 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Compared to the previous month, in September 2018, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 8.0% and rose, as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 0.8%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works dropped both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to ...

Commission lauds Bulgaria, castigates Romania on judicial reform

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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The European Commission published on Tuesday (13 November) reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), commending Bulgaria for progress made and lambasting Romania for backtracking. Both countries, however, were warned to uphold media freedom, euractiv.com reads. CVM was set up as a condition of the countries’ EU accession almost eleven years ago, on 1 January ...

Romania: MEPs are deeply concerned about judicial independence and rule of law

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Capacity to fight corruption at risk after revamp of judicial and criminal laws, EP says în a press release Need to reinforce parliamentary control over the intelligence services MEPs condemn the violent and disproportionate police response to public protests The EP is “deeply concerned” about the ...

European Commission's progress report on Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The European Commission adopted today its latest report on developments in Romania to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). Today's report takes stock of the situation since November 2017. It notes that while Romania has taken some steps to implement the final 12 recommendations issued by the Commission in January 2017, in order to fulfil the CVM ...

Reactions to The Resolution on the rule of law in Romania, passed by the European Parliament

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

În Strasbourg: The Resolution on the rule of law in Romania, passed on Tuesday by the European Parliament "is good for the Romanian people" because it defends the "honest people" against the politicians who "wish to weaken justice" and "halt the corruption combating", the liberal MEP Siegfried Muresan (EPP) told the plenary sitting of the EP within the votes' explanation procedure.Euro-deputy Monica Macovei ...

EPP's parliamentary group: Looking for clear actions of Romanian gov't to fight corruption

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The European People's Party (EPP) group of the European Parliament demands clear actions from the Romanian Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed. n.) to combat corruption and show political will for the proper functioning of the rule of law, following the adoption on Tuesday by the European Parliament of a non-legislative resolution regarding the rule of law in Romania."In the context of Romania's taking over the rotating presidency of the Council of the ...

President Iohannis: Romania went back 11 years ago, where it was before joining the EU

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Romania went back 11 years ago, where it was before joining the EU, and the Dragnea-Dancila Government wiped away all the effort it made towards membership, said President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday."Both the European Parliament Resolution and the CVM Report mention the same things - Romanians, most Romanians, I and many others, want to be Europeans, build a solid, transparent democracy for the Romanians. Unfortunately, this democracy crash, Dragnea - Dancila ...

Head of EC office in Romania: CVM report worse than previous one

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Angela Cristea declared on Tuesday, that the CVM report is a drawback compared to the previous one, especially about ensuring the independence of justice. “What do we see in this report? It is a drawback compared to the previous report especially about ensuring the independence of justice. At the same time, we remain deeply engaged in the project of closing down this Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, if possible during the mandate of this ...

Klaus Iohannis: No criminal case against me, never committed any illegal or criminal act

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday there is no criminal case against him, as they have all been closed, emphasizing that he has never committed any illegal or criminal act."I never had a criminal case against me, they have all been closed and this means I have a clear record. I saw that diligent Dragnea with his suitcases - between me and you, he isn't even original - collects stories you and others have written during the five election campaigns I have been ...

George Ciamba appointed as Minister-delegate for European Affairs

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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President Klaus Iohannis signed on Tuesday the decree appointing George Ciamba as Minister-delegate for European Affairs, informs a press release issued by the Presidential Administration.George Ciamba is a career diplomat and has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) of Romania since December 1990, according to the MAE website.Since November 2012 he has been Secretary of State for European Affairs. Previously, George Ciamba was ...

Romania chaired the Peacebuilding Commission Annual Session

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Permanent Representative of Romania, Ambassador Ion Jinga chaired, on 12 November 2018, the Commission’s Annual Session on “Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in the Sahel Region”. Considering the importance of the Sahel region to peace and security on the African continent, in 2017, the Security Council requested the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) to support the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in ...

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