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PM-designate to start talks over new gov't, asking for restoration of coalition to original formula

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

National leader of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dacian Ciolos, recently designated prime minister, will start today talks with the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) and the group of national minority lawmakers for the formation of a new government.Ciolos was nominated on Monday evening by President Klaus Iohannis as the candidate for the position of prime minister.Also on Monday evening, the National ...

PNL to talk to Ciolos after solution for majority is found together with PSD and AUR

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Chairman of the National Liberal party (PNL -at rule) Florin Citu says Dacian Ciolos has a "huge responsibility" as prime minister and has the opportunity to negotiate with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) to form the majority needed for the investiture of a government."I have taken note of the appointment made by President Klaus Iohannis. As of today, the responsibility of Dacian Ciolos, as Prime ...

Ciolos cannot count on PSD votes for Parliament majority, PSD wants early elections

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  The spokesperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition), Radu Oprea, stated on Monday that President Klaus Iohannis only "castled in the alliance of losers" by nominating Dacian Ciolos as candidate for the position of Prime Minister."Surely that now it's his job to build a majority in Parliament, but I recall to you that the censure motion that was voted was also against the USR [Save Romania Union] component inside the Citu Gov't ...

UDMR official: Backing a gov't headed by Dacian Ciolos will be very difficult for UDMR

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Chamber floor leader of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR – minor party at rule) Csoma Botond declared today that it will be very difficult for his formation to back a government headed by Dacian Ciolos, and posited that President Klaus Iohannis assumes this nomination can garner the votes of the AUR + PSD majority that supported the censure motion."At the consultations with the President we had a proposal of our own - we proposed Mr. ...

AUR says no majority to support Ciolos, a political game nomination

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Co-chair of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR - opposition), Deputy George Simion, says that the nomination of Dacian Ciolos for the position of prime minister "seems just a political game", and states that he is waiting for the next "move" of the Romanian President, given that "there is no majority to support" the Save Romania Union (USR) leader."Until the next reaction, this nomination seems like just a political game and we are waiting for the ...

Ludovic Orban resigns from the position of speaker of the Deputies’ chamber on Tuesday

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The former leader of the Liberal National Party, Ludovic Orban will register his resignation, on Tuesday from the position of speaker of the Deputies’Chamber after he initially presented it to the PNL chairman Florin Citu, stated liberal sources for News.ro.   After the official registration, at the legislative body, Ludovic Orban’s resignation will be effective and the procedure for the election of a new ...

PSD's Ciolacu: Criminal complaint filed over Reserve Fund allocations to handpicked mayor's offices

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

 Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu announced on Monday that the Social Democrats have filed a criminal complaint against the government headed by acting Prime Minister Florin Citu for the way the money from the Reserve Fund has been allocated to handpicked mayor's offices."The budget revision is regulated by law (...), it's not for Citu to operate it as he pleases. There is a law and a calculation scheme to comply with, so one ...

IRES survey: 88% of Romanians believe that the country is going in the wrong direction

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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A massive majority of 88% of the Romanians believe that the country is moving in the wrong direction, and 31% of them would say that the Social Democrats (PSD) should form the Government, according to a poll conducted by IRES, quoted ...

President Iohannis receives new Austrian, Egyptian and Malaysian ambassadors to Romania

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis received on Monday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace new Austrian ambassador Adelheid Folie, Egypt's incoming ambassador Moayad Fathallah Mohamed El Dalie, and Malaysian incoming ambassador Tengku Dato' Sirajuzzaman Bin Tengku Mohamed Ariffin, the Presidential Administration informs.During the meeting with Austrian ambassador Adelheid Folie, President Iohannis expressed his appreciation for the strong Romanian-Austrian partnership ...

 Gross domestic product up 4.2pct in 2019

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  The estimated gross domestic product (GDP) for 2019 was 1,058.973 billion lei in current prices, having increased by 4.2%, in real terms, compared to 2018, according to final data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Compared to the semi-final version, the nominal gross domestic product for 2019 increased by 0.1%.In 2019, by categories of resources, changes in the contribution to the GDP growth, between ...

INS revises Romania's Q2 2021 economic growth to 1.9pct from 1.8pct

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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• As against the same quarter of 2020, the Gross Domestic Product recorded an increase by 13.9% for the unadjusted series and by 14.4% for the seasonally adjusted series; • In the first semester of 2021, as against the same period of the previous year, the Gross Domestic product increased by 7.0% for the unadjusted series and by 6.6% for the seasonally adjusted series; • ...

The trade balance deficit increases over 3 billion euros in first eight months

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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- In the period 1.I-31.VIII 2021, the FOB exports amounted to 48184.7 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 62787.0 million euro. - In the period 1.I-31.VIII 2021, the exports increased by 24.4% and the imports increased by 24.9%, compared to the period 1.I-31.VIII 2020. - In the period 1.I-31.VIII 2021, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 14602.3 million euro, ...

Romania reports negative natural population growth in August 2021 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

• In August 2021, the number of recorded births increased both compared to August 2020 and July 2021. • The number of recorded deaths decreased in August 2021 both compared to August 2020 and the previous month (July 2021). ? In August 2021, the number of recorded marriages was 1.3 times higher than in August 2020 and 1.1 times greater than in July ...

President Iohannis to hold talks with parliamentary political parties, formations to nominate PM

Monday, October 11, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis is scheduled today to meet officials of the parliamentary political parties and formations at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace for talks to nominate the next prime minister.According to the schedule, the consultations start at noon with the National Liberal Party. At 13:00hrs, the Social Democratic Party( PSD) is expected. Next, at 14:00hrs, is Save Romania Union (USR), at 16:00hrs the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), at ...

PNL will not nominate a prime minister at Monday's consultations in Cotroceni

Monday, October 11, 2021

  The National Liberal Party (PNL – at rule) announced on Friday that it will not nominate a prime minister at consultations on Monday at the Cotroceni Palace after the fall of the Citu Government."Given that, at this moment, we do not have a majority in the Romanian Parliament, at these consultations, PNL will not nominate a prime minister. The National Executive Bureau of PNL considers that, in ...

No Social Democrat nominee for PM for Monday's consultations with President

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) will most likely not go to Monday's consultations at Cotroceni with a nomination for Prime Minister, yet a decision will be made Monday morning by the party's National Political Council, president of the PSD National Council, Vasile Dincu, announced today."At this moment PSD won't field a proposal for Premier, because we want to see what the President wants, in the first place. The President is the one behind, at least a ...

Barometre of the ministers’ visibility: Premier Florin Citu and the minister of education, Sorin Cimpeanu, are still on the first positions in September

Monday, October 11, 2021

Premier Florin Citu and the minister of education, Sorin Cimpeanu occupy the first positions in the top of the ministers’ visibility in September, while most ministers go up in the top on the positions occupied by their former colleagues from USR and in some cases as a result of the taking over as interim of their ministries, among those in this position being Cseke Attila and Lucian Bode. The data come from the ...

Rights granted to former Presidents, withdrawn if they were workers or collaborators of Securitate

Monday, October 11, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated, on Friday, the law regarding the withdrawing of rights granted to former Romanian heads of state if they're proven to have been workers or collaborators of the communist-era secret police known as the Securitate.The normative act regards the amendment of article 1, paragraph (3) of Law no. 406/2001 regarding the granting of rights to persons who had the quality of Romanian head of state."The provisions of the ...

Former Romanian Communist Party dignitaries cannot benefit from Law of Gratitude

Monday, October 11, 2021

On Friday, President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the normative act to amend and supplement Law of Gratitude for the victory of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989, for the anti-communist workers' uprising in Brasov in November 1987 and for the anti-communist workers' revolt in Jiu Valley - Lupeni - August 1977 no. 341/2004, which stipulates that former Romanian Communist Party (PCR) dignitaries do not benefit from its provisions."The persons who are ...

Former PM Adrian Nastase asks to be rehabilitated

Monday, October 11, 2021

  Former Prime Minister Adrian Nastase submitted, on Friday, to the High Court of Cassation and Justice a request for legal rehabilitation, in order to end several interdictions in place after he was released on parole in August 2014."Given that all conditions provided by the law have been fulfilled, I have submitted today, with the court, the request for legal rehabilitation," announced Nastase, on Facebook.According to article 166 ...

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