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Priorities of Romania's Presidency of EU Council, Internal Affairs component: Migration, border management, consolidating EU security

Friday, December 7, 2018

Continuing important ongoing files, such as migration, managing external borders and consolidating the internal security of the European Union, are amongst the priorities of the home affairs component of Romania's Presidency to the Council of the European Union, according to a press release sent by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) on Thursday.The Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting taking place in Brussels on Thursday, is the last one under the Austrian ...

HealthMin Pintea, Commissioner Andriukaitis discuss about Romania's priorities during Presidency of EU Council

Friday, December 7, 2018

Healthcare Minister Sorina Pintea had a meeting on Thursday in Brussels with European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, during which the two officials talked about Romania's priorities in Healthcare when holding the Presidency of the EU Council and the stage of preparation for taking over the Presidency.According to a release of the Healthcare Ministry (MS), Minister Pintea said that there are 5 priority topics in the Healthcare area, ...

Turkish journalist opposes extradition, asks for political asylum in Romania

Friday, December 7, 2018

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Turkish journalist Kamil Demirkaya, employed at Zaman Romania publication, who had been taken into custody by the Romanian authorities while facing extradition, has been heard at the Bucharest Court of Appeal on ...

Romania highlights at the United Nations the successes and challenges in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion Jinga, delivered a statement on Tuesday, 4TH December, at the High-level meeting on the “Successes and challenges in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for middle-income countries”. He has underlined Romania’s firm commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, aiming at leaving no one behind. Presenting the importance given by ...

Gov't to issue all-time high 13,500 work permits for foreign workers in 2019

Friday, December 7, 2018

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Romania’s government plans to increase quotas for non-EU foreign workers in 2019 up to 13,500 work permits, a all-time high number, on high demand from local companies claiming they are affected by workforce crisis, according to a project released by the Labour Ministry, consulted by Business Review. “We are proposing the establishment for the year 2019 of a quota of 13,500 newly admitted workers on the Romanian labor market,” the ...

Survey: Corruption, inflation, state of economy, main issues Romania is currently facing

Friday, December 7, 2018

Corruption, inflation, the state of the economy, the governing and the health care system are among the issues Romania is currently facing, reveals a survey carried out by SC CT&Research SRL at the order of the Black Sea University Foundation (FUMN), released on Wednesday.According to the research, corruption ranks first at the top of the problems with 50.1pct, seconded by inflation / day by day soar of the living cost with 43.0pct, the situation of the ...

GfK Study: Three-quarter household consumption spending 6.4 pct higher YoY

Friday, December 7, 2018

Romanian households' spending on consumer goods in the first three quarters of this year was 6.4 percent higher compared to the same period last year, with the price increase being the main factor to trigger this evolution, market research and analysis company GfK said in a release."According to Eurostat, food inflation increased 4 percent compared to the same period last year. Even in this context, purchase volumes increased by almost 2 percent, but the Romanians ...

IN 2018, 72.4% OF HOUSEHOLDS HAD ACCESS TO THE HOME NETWORK NETWORK

Friday, December 7, 2018

Almost three quarters of the total households in Romania, 72.4pct, have Internet access at home, up 3.8 percentage points from the previous year, according to a press release from the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to the INS, in 2018, almost three quarters of the Romanian households (72.4pct) have access to the internet at home, 62.9pct of which are located in the urban area.The regions with most internet connections are ...

Sibiu – gastronomic destination recommended in 2019 by National Geographic Traveller

Friday, December 7, 2018

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 Sibiu is the only place in Romania included among the top destinations recommended for 2019 by the National Geographic Traveller magazine, as next year this city will have the status of an European Gastronomic Region.Journalists from the National Geographic Traveller recommend tourists from all over the world to enjoy next year not only the gastronomic diversity offered by Sibiu, but also the festivals organised here, the beauty of this medieval city and ...

Marginimea Sibiului included on list of best European destinations for digital detox

Friday, December 7, 2018

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Marginimea Sibiului was included on the list of the best European destinations for digital detox, in the top made by europeanbestdestinations.com, according to an announcement made on the social page of European Gastronomic Area Sibiu. The website devoted to the best destinations in Europe recommends Marginimea Sibiului as the perfect destination for digital detox in the bosom of nature. The region is so fascinating that it seems unreal. Travellers ...

EC Jean-Claude Juncker: Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU will have "extraordinary difficult" tasks

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU will have "extraordinary difficult" tasks and comes "in a crucial moment for the future of the EU," President of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker stated after the meeting which the European Commissioners carried out in Brussels with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and members of the Romanian Government. The European official said he is confident that, although many things need to be made in a short period due to ...

Opposition: Lower Chamber Leaders Were Dismissed During Controversial Meeting

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The leaders of Romania’s opposition parties stated that Lower Chamber chairman Liviu Dragnea and deputy chairman Florin Iordache were dismissed during Wednesday’s plenary meeting, after a vote on the matter, rejected by the meeting’s chair, was held with raised hands. Leading figures of opposition parties PNL, USR and PMP all state that the vote, despite not being acknowledged by the meeting’s chair, was legal according to a ...

President Iohannis: No decision on reshuffling

Thursday, December 6, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis has said on Wednesday he has not completed the analysis on the appointment of the new ministers proposed by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, romaniajournal.ro informs . However, the head of state says that by looking at the social-democrats’ proposals and their behavior he has reached a conclusion: “The ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) led by Dragnea is not capable of generating an efficient ...

Dragnea Denies Rumors Of Amnesty And Pardoning Decree

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The leader of Romania’s ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea, stated on Wednesday that there is no amnesty and pardoning decree currently discussed within the party, but that he requested a solution for “repairing injustices made in Romania in the last couple of years”. “I do not have an emergency decree (on amnesty and pardoning, ed.) shelved,” said the social-democrat leader, when asked if he had any ...

MAE: Romania will continue to maintain its active profile in Afghanistan in 2019 too

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu stressed on Wednesday, on the second day of the meeting of the NATO Foreign Ministers in Brussels that our country will continue to maintain its active profile and significant presence in the theater of operations in Afghanistan in 2019 too.According to a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) on Wednesday, the works of the second day of the meeting in Brussels began with a working session on Western Balkan attended ...

"Educated Romania" project, launched at the Cotroceni Presidential by President Iohannis

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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President Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace that the "Educated Romania" project he initiated and whose results were publicly debated, is a strategic one, underscoring that it is not just a political tale or his electoral programme."'Educated Romania' is a strategic project, that wants to shape, to create an education system for Romania of the 21st century, that wants to help politicians to come up with good educational ...

Bucharest Appeal Court To Decide On Extradition Of Turkish Journalist

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Turkish journalist Kamil Demirkaya was interviewed by the Bucharest Appeal Court on Wednesday, after Turkey’s Justice Ministry requested his extradition. The journalist works for the Romanian branch of the anti-government Zaman newspaper. The journalist was detained by Romanian authorities at his home, according to a statement issued by the publication, which also adds that he filed in November for extending his temporary residence permit in the ...

FinMin Teodorovici: Recommendations regarding the medium-term budgetary objective should consider each country's situation

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The recommendations of the European Council regarding the medium-term budgetary objective should take into account the specific situation of each member state, Minister of Public Finance Eugen Teodorovici stated.Teodorovici participated on Tuesday in the last meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU (ECOFIN) before Romania takes over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, on January 1 2019. This meeting agenda included topics such ...

Priorities of the Romanian presidency in the digital field

Thursday, December 6, 2018

 Minister of Communications and Information Society (MCSI) Alexandru Petrescu participated on Tuesday in the working sessions of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council, the agenda of the meeting including topics such as the Digital Europe Programme for the period of 2021-2027, the Network of Cybersecurity Competence Centres, the confidentiality of electronic communications, topics Romania will focus on during its Presidency of the Council of the ...

EBRD finances the urban infrastructure in Craiova: new buses and public  buildings with high energy efficiency

Thursday, December 6, 2018

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The European bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) offered a  loan of 15 million dollars for new buses and public buildings with high energy efficiency in Craiova, informs the banking institution. The bank will finance rehabilitation of 14 public buildings and the acquisition of up to 40 buses with reduced polluting rate (EURO6). As a result, the investment will contribute to the reduction of the energy consumption ...

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