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PSD's Ciolacu: We won't participate in the investiture vote of Orban Gov't

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Interim Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Marcel Ciolacu stated on Wednesday that the Social-Democrat MPs won't participate, on Monday, 24 February, in the joint plenary meeting of Parliament for the investiture of the new Orban Government II."The PSD decision is that we will be present on Monday with all the parliamentary groups, but we won't participate in the investiture vote of the Orban Government. The reasoning is clear: we await the response of the ...

Only 4 of 16 ministers receive endorsement in joint select committees of Parliament

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The hearings in Parliament of the ministers proposed to take part in the Orban 2 Government concluded on Wednesday, after three days of debates in the joint select committees.Only four ministers - Nicolae Ciuca, Bogdan Aurescu, Virgil Popescu and Adrian Oros - of the sixteen heard in the committees gained an endorsement from MPs, the rest being refused endorsement.Referring to the hearings in Parliament, the PM-designate Ludovic Orban stated that the ...

The Emergeny Ordnance regarding the early elections was rejected by the Senate plenary

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Emergency ordnance regarding early elections was rejected on Wednesday by the Senate plenary. Premier Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday that the decision regarding early elections will be taken in the Deputies’ Chamber which the Decision-taking chamber and the government gave this ordnance ‘ out of very serious reasons’ and who votes against it ‘ does not want to obey the constitutional terms’. Orban said that PNL has solutions and one of ...

President Klaus Iohannis participates today in extraordinary meeting of European Council

Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday participates in the extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels, where discussions will focus on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union for 2021-2027, according to a press release of the Presidential Administration.The objective of the extraordinary meeting is to reach an agreement among the Member States on the future budget of the Union, based on the proposal presented on February 14 by the ...

Foreign Minister Aurescu starts today a working visit to Berlin

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Foreign Minister-designate Bogdan Aurescu will hold political consultations in Berlin on Thursday with German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas and with the head of the Office of the Federal President, Stephan Steinlein, The meetings will take place during a working visit to the German Federal Republic at the invitation of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, scheduled on the day of the 140th anniversary of Romania - Germany diplomatic relations, the ...

In 2020, Defence Staff, to continue speeding up process of strengthening operational capacity of the Romanian Army

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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The Defence Staff (SMAp) will continue, in 2020, to speed up the process of strengthening the operational capacity of the Romanian Army so as to ensure that missions are carried out, according to the areas of competence, in accordance with the requirements at national and allied level and in cooperation with the strategic partners, Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu said on Wednesday, according to a press release .Daniel Petrescu chaired on ...

Brancusi Day - marked by embassies in Bucharest with images of his works from Pompidou, Guggenheim

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Brancusi Day was celebrated online, on Wednesday, by the embassies in Bucharest, with images of the sculptor's works from all over the world, from his workshop arranged in the "Pompidou" Center in Paris to the collection of the "Guggenheim" Museum in New York.The French ambassador in Bucharest, Michele Ramis, remembers, in the tribute to Brancusi, the motto of the Romania-France Season, which ended last year: "Forget about cliches"."'There are no ...

Coface: As in a domino, the effects of Coronavirus will be felt in Romania as well on the commercial channel

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The effects of the coronavirus will be felt in Romania as well on the commercial channel,the distribution lines,the first impact being towards the European Union, which will bring the effects towards Romania as well, in the context of globalised economy, stated on Wednesday Eugen Anicescu,Country Manager, Coface Romania.According to him, the effects will be seen in the sectors which were already ‘weak’ such as the automobile sector. ‘ As in a ...

Coface launched the 2020 edition of its Country & Sector Risks Handbook

Thursday, February 20, 2020

As Coface launches the 2020 edition of its Country & Sector Risks Handbook, Chief Economist Julien Marcilly presented the main threats for the global economy in 2020 at the Coface Country Risk Conference in Paris. The US-China trade agreement will not be enough to rekindle international trade With 2019 being marked by a rise in protectionist rhetoric (more than 1,000 measures implemented ...

PwC Romania: the flat tax, the most stable measure in the fiscal domain

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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The flat tax is the most stable measure in the fiscal domain and which survived extremely well, especially as in the fiscal environment in Romania we are talking about instability or uncertainty,said on Wednesday Daniel Anghel, partner and leader of the fiscal and judicial services PwC Romania.According to Daniel Anghel, the 15 years since the introduction of the flat tax have been 15 years of changes from the fiscal perspective.‘Only if we refer ...

Eurostat: Romania, Czechia, Slovenia, Sweden report highest rises in December 2019 production in construction in EU

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Romania, Czechia, Slovenia, and Sweden reported the highest rises in December 2019 production in construction among the 27 member states of the European Union (EU), according to data released on Wednesday by the EU Eurostat statistics office.In December 2019 compared with November 2019, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 3.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.8% in the EU27. In November 2019, production in ...

Number of vacant jobs drops by 8,000 in the last quarter of 2019

Thursday, February 20, 2020

In the fourth quarter 2019, the number of job vacancies was 47.1 thousand, decreasing by almost 8.0 thousand as against the previous quarter. The job vacancies rate1 was 0.95%, decreasing by 0.16 percentage points as against the previous quarter. By comparison with the same quarter 2018, the job vacancies rate decreased by 0.25 percentage points and the number of job ...

UK borders to close to unskilled workers and those who can’t speak English

Thursday, February 20, 2020

UK has announced it will close its borders to unskilled workers and those who can’t speak English as part of the Government new immigration plan to regulate the domestic labour market after Brexit. The London Cabinet has released on Wednesday the system based on ten rules to be enforced to foreign workers from now on. So, British borders will be closed to unskilled workers or to those who do not speak English, including to ...

A second Romanian citizen was diagnosed with coronavirus, aboard the "Diamond Princess" ship

Thursday, February 20, 2020

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A second Romanian citizens was diagnosed with coronavirus aboard the "Diamond Princess" cruise vessel, and he was transported to a hospital in Tokyo, informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Wednesday.According to MAE, the person's health condition is good. The Romanian citizen was part of the vessel's ...

President Klaus Iohannis to participate this Thursday in extraordinary meeting of European Council

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis is set to attend, starting on Thursday, the extraordinary meeting of the European Council in Brussels, where discussions will focus on the Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union for 2021-2027, according to a press release of the Presidential Administration .The objective of the extraordinary meeting is to reach an agreement among the Member States on the future budget of the Union, based on the proposal presented on February ...

Slovak Minister Lajcak, received at the Cotroceni Palace

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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President Klaus Iohannis and Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajcak, on a visit to Romania, have tackled the way the two national minorities are integrated in the Romanian and Slovak society, respectively, thus contributing substantially to the improvement of the links between the two countries.The Romanian President has welcomed the Slovak high guest at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the talks between the two dignitaries focusing on ...

Minister Lajcak: Slovakia continues to be strong supporter of Romania's accession to Schengen Area

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Slovakia continues to be a strong supporter of Romania's accession to the Schengen Area and of its candidacy for OECD membership, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Government of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajcak, on a visit to Bucharest, said on Tuesday.During a joint press conference alongside Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu, Miroslav Lajcak highlighted the Romanian policy on minorities."Romanian minority policy could be considered as a ...

U.S. Ambassador Zuckerman, at the 71st Air Base

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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U.S. Ambassador in Romania Adrain Zuckerman has stated on Tuesday at the 71st Air Base "General Emanoil Ionescu" in Campia Turzii that the unit represents a proof of the strong security Partnership existing between Romania and the U.S.I want you to know that the Romanian people has no better friend than the United States. What you see today, it is an essential example of the strong security partnership exiting between the United States and Romania, a partnership ...

Day 2 for Orban Governemnt II hearings in Parliament: Positive opinion for Virgil Popescu and Bogdan Aurescu

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hearings of the ministers picked to be part of the Orban Government II continued Tuesday by the specialist committees of Parliament. Positive opinion for Virgil Popescu and Bogdan Aurescu, but negative opinion for Ion Stefan, Catalin Predoiu, Monica Anisie, Ionut Stroe and Bogdan GheorghiuAccording to the schedule approved by the standing bureaus in a joint sitting, the picks heard Tuesday were Virgil Popescu for minister of economy, energy and business ...

JusMin-designate Predoiu: In last years, organized crime modernized more than public prosecutors' offices

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Minister of Justice-designate Catalin Predoiu said on Tuesday, at the hearing in Parliament's joint speciality committees, that the establishment plan of the Public Ministry is not sufficiently covered at this time, also specifying that, in recent years , "organized crime has modernized more than the public prosecutors' offices.""The establishment plans in the judiciary are incompletely covered, we have courts and public prosecutors' offices that work in ...

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