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Supreme Court: PSD's Dragnea criminal file postponed until 20 May

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ, Supreme Court, ed. n.) on Monday postponed until 20 May the trial of the criminal file of the fictitious hiring at the DGASPC Teleorman, in which the Social Democratic Party (PSD, main at rule, ed. n.) leader Liviu Dragnea was convicted in a first ruling to spend 3 years and 6 months behind bars, for the crime of instigation to abuse of office. The president of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at ...

Finance Ministry wants to raise an extra 4 bln euro from international markets till 2020

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Ministry of Finance suggests a 4 bln euro increase of the Medium Term Notes (MTN) Framework Program (MTN) from 27 billion to 31 billion euro for covering financing needs from the international market in the period 2019 - 2020, according to a draft decision released by the institution."In order to cover the financing needs from international markets in the period 2019 - 2020 and taking into account the remaining amount of 0.022 billion euro, the increase of the ...

Three infrastructure agreements signed for motorways and Subway Line 5

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Three infrastructure projects were signed on Sunday at the Victoria Palace, in the presence of PM Viorica Dancila, one of them regarding the design and execution of the 1st segment of the Sibiu-Pitesti Motorway.The design and execution agreement for the Sibiu-Pitesti Motorway, segment 1 Sibiu-Boita, was signed by the representative of the National Company of Administration of Road Infrastructure SA (CNAIR), Narcis Neaga, and the manager of Porr Construct ...

Companies in Romania want to bring more workers from Viet-nam  to the country

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Approximately 500 Viet-namese workers  work now in Romania and there are discussions to bring more,but the bureaucratic process of our country delays their arrivals with two  or three months, stated on Monday Mihai Daraban, the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) in a business forum Romania-Viet-nam where the premier Asian country took part as well. ‘The commercial exchanges of Romania ...

Production in construction advances 4.7pct, Jan-Feb. 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Compared to the previous month, in February 2019, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 42.7% and rose, as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 9.8%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works rose both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, ...

2019 Easter budget is smaller than last year’s for a quarter of Romanians

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The economic growth has not been felt by everybody in Romania, regardless of how well the macro-economic indexes are doing. A survey done by Provident shows that most of the people will stay at home for the Easter and May 1 mini-holiday and a quarter of Romanians have reduced their Easter budget compared to 2018. Over 84 percent of Romanians said that they would stay at home during Easter and around 75 percent will do the same for the May 1 holiday. ...

PSD:Parliament to endorse President Iohannis's referendum request

Monday, April 15, 2019


Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Social Democrat ( PSD – ruling party) Eugen Nicolicea said on Friday that Parliament will endorse President Klaus Iohannis's request regarding the May 26 referendum."As regards the referendum, I said this also in my capacity as House Deputy Speaker, just as it issued Opinion No. 5/2017, Parliament will endorse the President's request to call a consultative referendum that has no decisional effects, with the ...

Iohannis: ALDE not interested in situation of Justice in Romania

Monday, April 15, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday criticized the absence of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE, minor at rule, ed.n.) representatives from consultations at Cotroceni Presidential Palace, stating in context that this party is not interested in the situation of the Romanian Justice."ALDE representatives should have taken part in today's consultation. They have not come in. ALDE is neither interested in a dialogue with the president of Romania, nor in the ...

CCR: CVM reports, EC recommendations are not compulsory for the Romanian state

Monday, April 15, 2019

The European Commission Decision 2006/928/EC dated December 13, 2006 establishing the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), although it is mandatory for the state to which it is addressed, cannot have constitutional relevance, the Constitutional Court of Romania argues, ziare.com informs quoted by romaniajournal.ro. According to CCR judges, Decision 2006/928/EC “does not develop a constitutional norm, being circumscribed to the existing ...

Sea Shield 2019, the largest multinational exercise in Romania's waters , ended this Friday

Monday, April 15, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis on Friday visited the ships in the Constanta military port that were taking part in Sea Shield 2019, the largest multinational exercise in Romania's waters and international waters of the Black Sea, and congratulated the Romanian and foreign soldiers on their results."I am very pleased to meet here after you have completed the exercise. As I visited the visit, I was shown the exercise and its results and now, at this point, I can tell you ...

Four Romanian servicemen injured in Afghanistan; they were hospitalised; health status-stable

Monday, April 15, 2019

Four Romanian servicemen were injured on Saturday, around 10:00hrs, local time, while conducting a mission in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the National Defence Ministry (MApN) announced.According to a MApN release, a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored column - operated by the servicemen of the the 300th "St. Andrew" Force Protection Battalion, who were on a mission in their area of responsibility in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, was attacked by an ...

În Dubrovnik, PM Dancila met Chinese PM Li Keqiang

Monday, April 15, 2019


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila carried out a meeting on Friday with China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang, occasion on which she showed the interest in involving some Chinese companies in public-private partnership (PPP) projects and in opening a traditional Chinese medicine center in Romania.The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Summit of Heads of Government of the Central and Eastern European Countries- China cooperation format ('16+1'), which was held in ...

Archbishop Ioan Robu: Celebration of Saint Liturgy by Pope Francis in Saint Joseph Cathedral - historic event

Monday, April 15, 2019

Ioan Robu, Archbishop and Metropolitan of Bucharest, the head of the Romanian Bishops' Conference (CER) on Friday appreciated that the celebration of the Saint Liturgy by Pope Francis at Saint Joseph Cathedral represents a historic moment."This is the second time when the Holy Father, the Pope, celebrates the Saint Liturgy in the Saint Joseph Cathedral. The first time when this happened was twenty years ago, with Pope John Paul II. And he didn't even serve the ...

Romania-Tunisia Economic Forum organised in Bucharest

Monday, April 15, 2019


Secretary of State Maria Magdalena Grigore on Friday had a meeting with Hatem Ferjani, Tunisian Secretary of State to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in charge of Economic Diplomacy, discussions focusing on the Tunisia-European Union relation, informs a press release of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).On the same occasion, the two officials talked about the Romania-Tunisia Economic Forum organised in Bucharest on Thursday and Friday, in ...

European Union is open to doubling at least the New Arrangements to Borrow

Monday, April 15, 2019


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is and has to remain a quotas-based institution and we are prepared to support even their increase, taking into account that the European Union is open to doubling at least the New Arrangements to Borrow (NAB), Romanian Public Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said on Friday in Washington.According to a release of the relevant ministry, Eugen Teodorovici headed on Friday, in Washington, the European Union delegation at the ...

Industry turnover in February 2019, up 7.4 pct

Monday, April 15, 2019

In February 2019, the industry turnover per total (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased both compared to the previous month by 8.0% and compared to the corresponding month of the previous year by 11.1%. In the priod 1.I-28.II.2019, compared to the period 1.I-28.II.2018, the industry turnover (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased by ...


Monday, April 15, 2019

In February 2019, industrial production increased by 5.7% as gross series compared to the previous month and was up 0.7% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production rose by 1.9% as gross series and was up 1.8% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. In the ...

President Iohannis advocates for granting of additional extension for UK's withdrawal from EU

Friday, April 12, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis attended on Wednesday the extraordinary meeting of the European Council (Article 50) on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, a context in which he advocated for the granting of a further extension for Brexit to allow ratification of the deal with the EU in the British Parliament, so that an orderly retreat of this country can take place to ensure certainty for citizens, businesses and the business community."The ...

PES's Stanishev: relations with the Social Democratic Party in Romania are frozen

Friday, April 12, 2019


Romania's Social Democratic Party (PSD) says the announcement from the leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES) regarding PES freezing relations with PSD does not reflect "the overall position of the PES," adding that it is "looking forward" to finding out what issues worries PES."This treatment by some PES colleagues is untenable; we can expect misrepresentations and accusations on the part of the PSD political opponents, but not from our own family. We ...

European Parliament to discuss rule of law situation in Romania on April 15

Friday, April 12, 2019

The European Parliament will discuss the situation of the rule of law in Romania on April 15, upon the request of the EPP group, according to the announcement made by EMP Cristian Preda on Facebook. “On Monday, April 15, the situation of the rule of law in Romania will be discussed in the EP plenum. I hope Dancila will have the courage to come to Strasbourg,” Preda wrote. He was the one who announced that the EPP group asked to discuss the ...

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