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Over 75 Romanian specialists attending Cyber Coalition 2019 NATO cyber defence exercise

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Over 75 Romanian specialists, coordinated by the Cyber Defence Agency with the Cyber Defence Command of Romania's Ministry of National Defence are taking part in the Cyber Coalition 2019, the most important cyber defence exercise conducted by NATO, December 2-5, coordinated from Tartu, Estonia."The exercise, planned by the Allied Command Transformation and led by the NATO Military Committee, is designed to train and test NATO's responsiveness in defending critical ...

President Iohannis participates in work dinner with Trump and other leaders present at NATO meeting in London

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


On Wednesday, President Klaus Iohannis participates in a work dinner next to US president Donald Trump and leaders from Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, Bulgaria and Great Britain present at NATO Summit in London, according to official sources. On Tuesday, he was present at receptions offered in honor of heads of state and government by Queen Elisabeth II at Buckingham Palace and by British premier Boris Johnson at 10 Downing ...

Gov't looking into increasing minimum wage

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has given assurances that the minimum wage will increase, saying nothing about the size of the increase, just that the government is looking into suggestions from trade unions and employers' associations."Sure, employers' associations mostly support our proposal. As far as the unions are concerned, they came up with some proposals that we are looking into, but they will be rather the basis for further discussions we will conduct in the ...

Finance Ministry will have the draft budget ready by December 15

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Tuesday that it is extremely important for the 2020 national budget and national insurance budget to be adopted by the end of this year."I have not discussed that; I have only told my government and party colleagues, and coalition partners that it is extremely important for the budget to be approved by the end of the year. The claim that we should postpone passing the budget until next March, lest we trigger new investment ...

MJ endorses effort to repeal compensatory appeal

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu told the Judicial Committee of the Deputies' Chamber on Tuesday that the Justice Ministry (MJ) didn't change its standpoint, he still backs efforts to repeal compensatory appeal, and that he will go to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to explain that the enforcement of this law led to an increase in violent crimes, which induces an accentuated insecurity among the citizens."One moth ago, in this hall, I said that the ...

SocDem Olguta Vasilescu sanctioned for discriminating statement against President Iohannis

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) has sanctioned former PSD minister Olguta Vasilescu by warning for her statements addressed to President Klaus Iohannis. She said about the President that “as a German, to talk ...

Senate passes tax haven law initiated by SocDem Serban Nicolae

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A draft law initiated by PSD senator Serban Nicolae on tax-exempt for some authorized economic activities, including gambling, on such plots of lands as islands and other land surface areas, including in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation, has been adopted by the Senate on Monday. The law, also dubbed as “the tax haven law” has been considered a dedication for the former PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea, as he would have been the owner of the ...

Government launches 'Sustainable Romania' project

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Government's Department for Sustainable Development launched on Tuesday, the project "Sustainable Romania - developing the strategic and institutional framework for the implementation of the National Strategy for the Sustainable Development of Romania 2030", which provides for the sustainable development indicators to be finalized by the end of next year."Today is the launch of this 5 million-euro project, 'Sustainable Romania', which has several components ...

Industrial production prices increase 2.3 pct in October

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The industrial production prices (internal and external market) increased, in October, by 2.3 pct compared to the same month of the previous year, while month-over-month, October as compared to September 2019, they increased by 0.4 pct, reveals the data published, on Wednesday, by the National Institute for Statistics (INS).There is a 0.36 pct increase at the level of the prices of industrial production on the internal market in October over September, as well as ...

Eurostat: Bulgaria and Romania, the first in the EU to increase industrial production prices and in October

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

In October 2019, compared with September 2019, industrial producer prices rose by 0.1% in both euro area (EA19) and EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In September 2019, prices increased by 0.1% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU28. In October 2019, compared with October 2018, industrial producer prices fell by 1.9% in the euro area and by 1.6% in the EU28. Monthly ...

Analysis: Romanian forests, a business of over 2.5 billion euros

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Business in the field of forest exploitation and wood processing will reach the highest level ever in 2019, while the over 6,000 firms activating in this sector will record business estimated at 2.5 billion euros , 100 million euros more than last year, an analysis made by the consulting company Frames shows. Recent statistics released by Greenpeace, estimate that Romania loses over 3 hectares of forest every hour. “In the ...

Romania's rate of disabled persons was 3.76 pct as of end-June

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

There were 833,131 persons with disabilities registered in Romania as of end-June, of whom 97.88 percent (815,463) are in family care and / or live independently (not institutionalized), while 2.12 percent (17,668) live in residential social assistance public institutions for adults with disabilities (institutionalized), according to data provided by the National Authority for Disabled Persons (ANPD).As of end-June, women accounted for 53.07 percent of the total ...

Romania: PISA assessment tests for 2018 were worst than în 2017

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Minister of Education and Research Monica Anisie said on Tuesday in relation to the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests that introducing a reading class could be an option for pupils to learn how to analyse a text."We must find solutions to teach children how to decipher and analyse a text at the language and communication classes, be it in Romanian or a foreign language. Because simply reading the text is not enough. This is ...

Employee Happiness Survey: 21% of the Romanian employees are very happy at their workplace

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

21% of the Romanian employees are very happy at their workplace, reveals a survey, “The Employee Happiness Survey” conducted by Mindspace on 5,000 employees in 7 countries. 61% of the Romanian respondents said they are happy at the office most of the time. The Romanian employees with the highest happiness score at the office are working in creative arts and media industries, but also in the banking sector. 16% of the ...

Bucharest lost 14 positions în the Innovative Cities 2019 ranking

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Bucharest went down 14 positions to the 171st place of the Innovative Cities 2019 ranking compiled by Melbourne-based innovation agency 2thinknow. Meanwhile, Timisoara ...

Calea Victoriei in top 50 most expensive shopping streets in the world

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Calea Victoriei boulevard in downtown Bucharest ranks 49th in the Cushman & Wakefield’s Main Streets Across The World report, which tracks rents for 448 locations across 68 markets. The rents for street spaces are higher in Belgrade, Kiev or Sofia than in Bucharest, but lower values are recorded in Riga, Vilnius or Skopje. The report ranks locations by their prime rental value using Cushman & Wakefield’s proprietary ...

PSD announces lodging of motion called 'PNL Governance, your name is austerity'

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Social Democrat senator Eugen Teodorovici has announced in the plenary meeting on Monday the lodging of the simple motion called "National Liberal Party (PNL) Governance, you name is austerity.""The parliamentary group of the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] in the Senate lodges the simple motion called 'PNL Governance, your name is austerity'," Teodorovici stated. In this context, Senate President Teodor Melescanu proposed to schedule the debate ...

Former Prime Minister, MEP Mihai Tudose resigns from Pro Romania

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Former Social Democrat Prime Minister, MEP Mihai Tudose resigned from the Pro Romania party, posting on Facebook his resignation application addressed to the formation's Braila organization.''Just that. For now .....,'' commented Tudose. ''Please take note of my resignation as a member of Pro Romania. As the reasons for this act, specifically the total disagreement with the decisions of the central leadership are widely known, I don't go into further details,'' ...

Gov't to take responsibility for repealing compensatory appeal bill, if Parliament fails to votes on bill

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, national chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), said on Monday that if Parliament does not vote on the PNL legislative initiative repealing the compensatory appeal, the provision will be included in a bill the government will pass by taking responsibility for it.At the end of a meeting of the PNL Political Bureau, Orban announced the decision regarding the commitment of the Government's responsibility on two important issues - ...

JusMin Predoiu to brief ECHR on current situation in Romania

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Romanian Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu said on Monday that he would be traveling soon to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), to meet with the ECHR president and explain the situation in Romania regarding increased criminality, to talk about improving the conditions in the penitentiaries and other plans of the Romanian Government related to the judiciary."It remains to see what the agenda of the president of the ECHR is; today I will get in touch with ...

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