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Romania's governmental agent at the European Court of Human Rights, Viorel Mocanu, dismissed as suspicions loom

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A key representative of the Romanian government at the European Court of Human Rights, who acted in support of a top official , the former president of the ruling party PSD, Liviu Dragnea, against whom he should have defended the Romanian state, was released from office, according to a decision by the Romanian PM on Wednesday. HotNews.ro has revealed that shortly after his taking over as Romania's governmental agent at the ECHR in February 2019, Viorel ...

Liviu Vasilescu, appointed new chief of General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police

Thursday, August 22, 2019

PM Viorica Dancila has appointed Liviu Vasilescu to run the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police. The decision has been published in the Official Gazette Wednesday. Vasilescu has been been Head of the Special Operations Directorate within the Police Inspectorate. The Romanian Police was run by interim Florin Dragnea after the former ...

GfK Romania: Romanians' purchasing power up 18pct in 2018; Bucharest exceeds nationanl average by 20pct

Thursday, August 22, 2019


 Per capita annual net income increased in Romania by 18pct in 2018, to 5,083 euros, from 4,556 euros in 2017 and 4,181 euros in 2016, with Bucharest and the countries of Cluj, Timis and Ilfov being the poles of national growth, show findings of a recent study released on Wednesday by GfK Romania.At the opposite end of the per capita net income and, implicitly, with the lowest purchasing power, are the counties of Botosani, Vaslui, Calarasi and Giurgiu. The ...

16 Iraqi and Afghan citizens stopped at border with Hungary

Thursday, August 22, 2019


Sixteen citizens from Iraq and Afghanistan who were trying to illegally cross the border in Hungary were apprehended by the policemen in Bors sector, Bihor county, a release of the Territorial Inspectorate of Oradea Border Police (ITPF) informed on Wednesday. "On 21 August, around 02:00hrs, during some specific missions, the border policemen within the Bors Border Police Sector, Bihor county, noticed in the responsibility area, a group of persons moving on ...

New weather alert: three days of extreme heat countrywide

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Meteorologists have issued a new weather alert on Wednesday, announcing three days of extreme heat countrywide, with temperatures climbing up to 37C and the temperature-moisture index exceeding the critical threshold of 80 units in Bucharest. The heat will mostly prevail in the plain areas across the entire country on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will mount to 35C – 37C in the western, northwestern, southern and southeastern ...

President Donald J. Trump Is Celebrating US Strong Partnership with Romania

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


„The future of Romania and Romania’s relationship with the United States is very, very bright.” President Donald J. Trump Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump welcomed President Klaus Iohannis of Romania to the White House. There is the official statement: CELEBRATING OUR PARTNERSHIP: President Donald J. Trump is reaffirming and strengthening the United ...

PM Dancila met EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met on Tuesday in Brussels with President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. During the talks, topics regarding the future European Commissioner on behalf of Romania were tackled, as well as regarding the priorities of the future EC and the implementation of the EU Strategic Agenda for 2019-2024.According to a Government release, the PM congratulated the European official for her nomination at the helm of the ...

Chamber of Deputies to convene in extraordinary session next week

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Chamber of Deputies will meet in an extraordinary session next week, between August 26 and 30."Considering the submission of the request for convening the Chamber of Deputies in an extraordinary session, between August 26 and 30, I decided to convene the meeting of the Permanent Bureau of the Chamber for Monday, 26 August, from 12.30, in order to establish the draft work program. Also, the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies will take place starting at ...

Over 500 cybersecurity incidents reported in Romania to 1911 toll-free number

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Over 500 cybersecurity incidents have been reported so far to the 1911 number in Romania, four times the annual average, according to official data unveiled on Tuesday by Catalin Arama, director general of the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO)."The 1911 phone number is the second short number in the world, after Israel's, that can be dialled to get advice in the wake of cybersecurity incidents and to report such incidents, ...

SAP: Buying experience and customer service “changing through AI”

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

More and more products and services based on AI algorithms are on the market and their use is growing steadily. An SAP study showed that today’s five most important trends in customer experience are AI intermediaries, relevant experiences, consumers become collaborators, communities replace markets, and brand values versus own values. Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms are the new intermediaries between companies and customers, say ...

RePatriot: 47 pct of Romanians who emigrated want to return, 10 pct down from 2017

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

47 per cent of the Romanians who have emigrated want to come back to Romania, vs 57 per cent in 2017, say the data of a research on the Romanian Diaspora, according to a release sent by RePatriot, a Romanian Business Leaders' project.The research was carried out by Open-I Research, at the order of RePatriot, July - August 2019, based on an online questionnaire filled by 1,810 Romanians who have emigrated to Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the ...

Eurostat:Romania posts highest increase in June 2019 production in construction in EU

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Production in construction increased 23.3pct in Romania in June 2019 as against June 2018, the highest such increase among the EU member states, according to data released on Tuesday by the EU statistical office Eurostat.In June 2019 compared with June 2018, production in construction increased by 1.0pct in the euro area and by 0.6pct in the EU28.In the euro area in June 2019, compared with May 2019, civil engineering increased by 0.3pct while building ...

Eurostat:  rate of deaths among pedestrians in road traffic accidents is highest in Romania

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Romania tops rankings on deaths among pedestrians in road traffic accidents and on deaths of cyclists, reads the latest Eurostat survey released on Tuesday. The number of fatalities recorded in road traffic accidents in the European Union (EU) is estimated to be around 25 000 in 2017, corresponding to 50 fatal accidents per million inhabitants. The annual number of deaths on EU roads has been around 25 000 since 2013, after a steady decline from 43 000 ...

Romania ranks 33th in the Digital Quality Of Life (DQL) Index

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Romania ranked 33th in the 2019 Digital Quality of Life (DQL) index conducted by Privacy company Surfshark in 65 countries, covering a population of over 5.5 billion people. The research team ranked countries by the speed of internet connectivity, its affordability, cyber security, the availability of data protection laws and e-government services, and more. The survey highlights gaps between people’s online experiences in ...

President Iohannis will be received at the White House by his American counterpart

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis will be received on Tuesday in Washington by his American counterpart Donald Trump for a working visit which he takes in the United States of America.According to the agenda of the head of state at the local time 14:00 he will welcomed at the White House by the US President.After Klaus Iohannis signs the Book of Honours there are included tete-a-tete discussions of the two presidents, followed by discussions with the participation of ...

PM Dancila to meet Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will meet in Brussels on Tuesday, the future President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, a context in which the two officials could discuss both the portfolio that will go to Romania within the College of Commissioners, as well as to our country's proposals for the position of European Commissioner.On 29 July, the head of the Bucharest Executive had a telephone conversation with Ursula von der Leyen, on which occasion ...

The deputies of the opposition gathered the necessary signatures to summon the extraordinary session

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The deputies of the opposition gathered the necessary signatures to summon the extraordinary session in order to discuss the annulment of the law of compensatory appeal and OUG 51/2019 as well as to reject OUG 114 and the law of amnesty and pardon.  ‘We have gathered the number of signatures to summon an extraordinary session at the Deputies’ chamber. The answer of PSD (social-democrat party – at rule) at the recent request of ...

'Carpathian Pumas' airlift helicopter detachment departing for UN mission to Mali

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


The Ministry of National Defense is making every effort for the highly trained personnel of the Romanian Air Force to be equipped with modern hardware, said Defense Minister Gabriel Les, attending on Monday the departure ceremony of the 'Carpathian Pumas' airlift helicopter detachment for a UN mission to Mali.During the event organized on the ceremonial platform of the 'Mihail Kogalniceanu' Air Base - Constanta County, minister Gabriel Les emphasized that through ...

Eurostat: Romania's inflation is three times higher than the European average

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Romania recorded the highest annual inflation rate among the EU member states in July 2019, with a rise of 4.1 percent in consumer prices, increasing compared to the level recorded in June, namely 3.9 percent, according to the data published on Monday by the Eurostat EU official statistics office.It is the 7th consecutive month when Romania registers the highest inflation in the EU.While in Romania the consumer prices increased against June, in the EU, ...

Analysts : Romania’s economy cools off as manufacturing, exports drop

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Romania’s economic growth slows down this year despite still robust consumer spending as the key-manufacturing sector drops mainly due to lower external demand and weaker competitiveness, expanding the already worrying external deficits and increasing the need for painful corrections. The gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 4.4 percent year-on-year and by 1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter of this year, exceeding expectations ...

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