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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


 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


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


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


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


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


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 ...

The retail turnover increased in October 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Compared to the previous month, in October 2018 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both as gross series by 2.9% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 1.3%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased ...

Gov't to finance films with Gerard Butler, Steven Seagal, Nicolas Cage

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Romanian Government has approved six financing applications for cinematographic projects worth 39.9 million lei, under the state aid scheme meant to support this industry, and among the submitted projects are co-productions in which famous actors such as Gerard Butler, Steven Seagal and Nicolas Cage will play, according to a release of the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP).Two months after the launch of the first project submission session, ...

Study: 87% of Romanians living in urban areas plan to buy St. Nicholas gifts

Thursday, December 6, 2018


More than 87% of Romanians living in urban areas plan to buy St. Nicholas gifts for their loved ones, according to a study by Mednet Marketing Research Center. The study was made online between November 23 and November 29, and is based on the answers of 812 people aged 18-65. Sweets remained the Romanians’ preferred gifts, with 70.4% of respondents saying they would offer them as gifts this year, followed by toys ...

CSAT to meet on December 11; Army endowment plan for 2019-2028 on agenda

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) will meet on December 11 at the Cotroceni Palace under the leadership of President Klaus Iohannis, among the topics to be included on the agenda being the Romanian Army's endowment plan for 2019-2028, according to a press release of the Presidential Administration.The CSAT is also to discuss its own activity programme for the next year, the plan of use of the Romanian Armed Forces that are sent in missions and ...

PM Dancila and members of the Romanian government to attend a joint meeting with the European Commission

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila will attend a meeting with the president of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, in Brussels on Wednesday, which will be followed by a common press conference. According to the official schedule, the Romanian chief of cabinet is due to meet EU Council secretary-general Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen at 11.00 local time, before meeting with Juncker at 12.45. The press conference is scheduled for ...

Romania’s Finance minister takes over Ecofin presidency

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


The Romanian minister of Finance has taken over the presidency of Ecofin, the council of EU’s Finance ministers, from its Austrian counterpart as Romania prepares to be at the helm of EU’s Council for six months, http://business-review.eu informs. The Finance minister Eugen Teodorovici took over from his Austrian counterpart the ECOFIN Council Presidency. “The Romanian ...

DefMin Les: corvette procurement process is still within deadline

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


The corvette procurement process is still within deadline, currently undergoing an internal audit, as we are talking about 1.6 billion euro, Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les stated on Tuesday."We are still within the deadline (with the procedure - editor's note). We are talking about a 1.6 billion euro investment. Leaving aside all current speculations, my intention and MApN's is very clear: to buy exactly what we need for such a big amount, to respond to ...

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