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Viorica Dancila decided to run for the PSD's helm, at the 29 June Congress

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.) acting chairperson Viorica Dancila, announced on Thursday in Parliament that she decided to run for the party's helm, at the 29 June Congress, without coming with a certain team, stating that would be "an inappropriate approach towards all colleagues and colleagues"."Yes, I am determined to run, but this does not prevent other colleagues from running. I am determined to run because I believe I can bring the ...

Ukraine emissary meets representatives of both governments in Chisinau

Friday, June 14, 2019

The special representative of Ukraine for settlement in Transnistria, Victor Krijanovski met representatives of both governments that do not  acknowledge each other in Chisinau, during his visit to Moldova. He appealed to dialogue to avoid an “armed confrontation”, according to a press release of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, quoted by Radio Chisinau. Krijanovski met representatives of parliamentary majority made of Igor Dodon's ...

Putin vows to support Moldovan president Dodon

Friday, June 14, 2019

*Moscow will keep supporting president Dodon and his present-day coalition partners, tass.com informs Moscow would not give up support for Moldovan President Igor Dodon amid the complicated political situation in his country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Mir broadcaster on Thursday. "We, undoubtedly, will keep supporting President Dodon and his present-day coalition ...

New Memorandum of Cooperation Romania-Italy, aimed at consolidating exchange of information

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) head Felix Banila on Thursday signed a new Memorandum of Cooperation between DIICOT and the National Anti-Mafia and Counter-Terrorism Directorate of the Italian Republic, represented by the National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor, Federico Cafiero de Raho."The update of the cooperation agreement signed on 5 December 2012 was aimed at consolidating the exchange of information and cooperation targeted ...

Romania, Sultanate of Oman can develop bilateral projects in agriculture, tourism, petrochemistry, energy

Friday, June 14, 2019


Romania and Sultanate of Oman can develop bilateral projects in fields such as agriculture, tourism, oil, petrochemistry and energy, with the current volume of trade between the two countries standing at 60.2 million US dollars, informs a press release of the Ministry of Business Milieu, Commerce and Entrepreneurship (MMACA) sent on Thursday.On Wednesday, relevant minister Stefan-Radu Oprea received a delegation headed by Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Al Busaidi, ...

Romania, full member, as sponsor nation, of NATO Excellence Center in cybersecurity in Estonia

Friday, June 14, 2019

As of Thursday, Romania is a full member, as sponsor nation, of the NATO Excellence Center in cybersecurity in Estonia, the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) announced on its Facebook page."The decision comes at the end of a year when SRI has actively participated in the technical analysis and training of international experts," the SRI said.Anton Rog, general manager of the SRI's National Cyberint Center, told AGERPRES that this quality was achieved ...

Foreign direct investment, down 17 pct in first four months

Friday, June 14, 2019


Foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped by some 17 per cent in the first four months of the year compared with the same period of last year, down to 1,323 million euros, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR)."Non-residents' direct investments in Romania totalled 1,323 million euros (compared with 1,592 million euros in January - April 2018), of which equity (including estimated net reinvestment of earnings) amounted to 938 million euros ...

Current account deficit up 38.5 pct January through April in 2018

Friday, June 14, 2019


The balance-of-payments current account posted a deficit of 2,306 million euros, in the first four months of 2019, up 38.5 per cent, compared with the same period of 2018, when there were recorded 1,665 million euros, reads a release of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) sent on Thursday.The deficit on trade in goods widened by 1,273 million euros, the surplus on services income decreased by 34 million euros, the deficit of the primary income balance decreased by ...

Brand Finance: Top 50 Romanian brands create value four times faster than the overall Romanian economy

Friday, June 14, 2019

The aggregate value of the top 50 Romanian brands has increased 17% to EUR 5 billion, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation consultancy. The rise is much higher than the 4.1% annual growth of the Romanian economy in 2018, and another confirmation that strong brands tend to outperform the rest of the economy, Brand Finance informs in a report. “Top brands continue to enjoy ...

Wholesale, retail turnover, maintenance and repair of vehicles and motorcycles up 5.7pct, Jan.-April 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Compared to the previous month, in April 2019 the turnover volume of the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles decreased as gross series by 0.5% and increased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 2.9%. The turnover volume of the market services provided to the population, compared to the previous month, decreased both as gross series by 1.9% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to ...

Romania reports 5.18 million retirees in Q1 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019


In the first quarter of 2019: the average number of pensioners was 5180 thousands persons, descreasing with 17 thousands persons as against of the previous quarter; average number of state social insurance pensioners was 4688 thousands persons, descreasing with 8 thousands persons as against of the previous quarter; the average monthly pension (is determined based ...

Industrial output up 0.8pct in first four months of 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

In April 2019, industrial production decreased by 9.5% as gross series compared to the previous month and was up 1.1% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production rose by 1.4% as gross series and was up 0.4% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. In the ...

Eurostat: April 2019 compared with March 2019: Industrial production down by 0.7% in EU28

Friday, June 14, 2019


In April 2019 compared with March 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2019, industrial production fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28. In April 2019 compared with April 2018, industrial production decreased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the ...

President Iohannis writes EU leaders a letter on situation in Republic of Moldova

Thursday, June 13, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis this Wednesday sent President of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker a letter regarding the situation in the Republic of Moldova, the Presidential Administration announced.As a European Union member state, having a special relationship with the Republic of Moldova, based on the Strategic Partnership for the European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, and sharing a common language, ...

Council of Europe: Statement of the Secretary General on the situation in Moldova and the Venice Commission

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has made the following statement with regard to the situation în Moldova: „ I am extremely concerned by the latest developments in Moldova. I call on the democratically elected Parliament, the legitimate Government and all political forces to act with restraint and responsibility. Recent decisions of the Constitutional Court are difficult to understand and seem to be ...

Ambassador Kuzmin: Russia is interested in Moldova being stable

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Russian Ambassador in Bucharest Valery Kuzmin said Wednesday that his country agrees and supports the formation of a ruling coalition in Moldova, pointing out that Russia's interest is in the Republic of Moldova being a stable country."Our official position is very clear, is that of the Foreign Ministry on June 10. It is in full compliance with our long-term strategic concept that we defend (...) In this particular case - we have frequently and consistently talked ...

NATO, EU officials to attend 'Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum' international conference in Mamaia

Thursday, June 13, 2019

NATO and EU officials, along with representatives of organisations dealing with foreign affairs and national security, and academics will be participating in a three-day "Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum" international conference that is starting in the Black Sea resort of Mamaia this after-noon.According to a press statement released by the Constanta City Hall, the regional security forum brings to Romania officials with extensive professional backgrounds to ...

 Bilateral judicial cooperation agreement between Romania and Bulgaria

Thursday, June 13, 2019

 The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) and the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Bulgaria on Wednesday signed a bilateral judicial cooperation agreement aimed at direct co-operation between the signatory authorities for a joint and effective fight against organized crime and terrorism.Attending the signing of the agreement were the DIICOT chief, Felix Banila, the Prosecutor General of the Prosecutor's Office ...

National Political Pact on Consolidating Romania's European Course to be signed at Cotroceni Palace

Thursday, June 13, 2019

A public ceremony for the signing of the National Political Pact on Consolidating Romania's European Course will take place on Thursday at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the Presidential Administration announced on Wednesday.Attending the ceremony will be national chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban; national chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna; PRO Romania Chairman Victor Ponta, and national leader of the People's ...

USR-PLUS Alliance, ready to assume rule with Parliament backing, yet early elections needed

Thursday, June 13, 2019

USR-PLUS Alliance [formed by USR - Save Romania Union, PLUS - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party - opposition] is ready to assume the rule, but for this it needs the certainty that it can have support in Parliament, opting for early elections, former premier Dacian Ciolos, PLUS leader told RFI on Wednesday."Many, including the PSD [the Social Democratic Party, major at rule, ed.n.], understand that they have played a losing ticket, especially now that they have ...

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