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Coalition leaders discuss notification of CCR over new ministers' appointment

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The leaders of the governing coalition are to decide regarding the notification of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) about a conflict related to the appointment of the new ministers after Prime Minister Viorica Dancila returns from Brussels and they are also to discuss about the state budget next week, political sources stated on Tuesday.Chairmen of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Liviu Dragnea and Calin ...

German Embassy in Bucharest asks dpa, ZDF to correct parts in story on Romania's Greater Union Centennial

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The German Embassy in Bucharest says in a Facebook post that it has asked the dpa News Agency and the ZDF TV channel to correct parts in their story on Romania's Greater Union Centennial, underlining that the public accounts contradicting the fact that the modern Romanian state came into being through the unification of several regions, including Transylvania, do not match the point of view of the German federal government."The modern Romanian state was born 100 ...

EIB poll: Investment activity in Romania still one of the lowest in Europe

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Investment activity in Romania is one of the lowest in EU, when 68% of companies have invested in the latest financial exercise, compared to 87% at EU level, according to the annual opinion poll on EIB investments, presented by Debora Revoltella, the director of EIB Economic Business Department, at the National Bank of Romania, on Tuesday. The annual poll on EIB investments shows that the investment deficit perceived , expressing the share of companies ...

Romanian health minister: Prevention and innovative drugs to kill cancer

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


In order to face the rising cancer incidence across Europe, governments should prioritise prevention policies, as well as access to innovative medicines under an EU-wide plan, Romanian Health Minister Sorina Pintea told EURACTIV.com in an interview. “Every EU patient needs to have equal access to innovative medicines and treatments. This is the reason why I am going to promote this motto in our Presidency,” she said. Romania takes over the ...

D&D Research: how do Romanians think they will live in ten years

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Romanians believe that, ten years from now, the smartphones will become obsolete and will not be used anymore, a survey conducted by D&D Research reveals. They also believe electric cars or autonomous cars will dominate the traffic, they will make payments by virtual coins, will purchase products online, however they will still go to the market, will have barbeques, will eat ‘mici’ (traditional rolled meat) and go out to the outdoor ...


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In Quarter III 2018 2) the adjusted hourly labour cost (working days adjusted) registered an increase rate of 1.53% by comparison with the previous quarter and of 13.91% by comparison with the same quarter of the previous year. The hourly labour cost was 13.91 pct higher in Q3 2018 compared to the similar period of 2017, while the advance from the previous quarter as workday-adjusted terms was 1.53 pct, the National ...


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In October 2018, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 1.1% from September 2018. Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 6.3% in October 2018 compared to October 2017. Industrial production prices, overall (domestic and foreign markets), increased by 6.27 pct in ...

Eurostat: Romania, first in the EU in terms of expenditure on food

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 12.2 % of their total consumption expenditure on 'food and non-alcoholic ...

Ruling coalition is losing majority in Lower Chamber

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Deputy Ion Mocioalca, PSD (social-demirat – ruling party) Caras Severin chairman, has announced his resignation from the party and is to join Pro Romania party, led by former Prime Minister Victor Ponta. In a post on Facebook, Mocioalca brings serious charges against PSD, after mentioning he is member for almost 24 years, but he is disappointed by the fact that some colleagues have no respect for the PSD Caras Severin efforts to become a strong ...

Corina Cretu :Romanian PM Should Mention If Attacks Against Commission Represent Official Stance

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The EU commissioner for regional policy, Corina Cretu, requested her country’s PM Viorica Dancila on Monday to specify if her recent attacks against the European Commission represent the official stance of the Romanian state. Responding to claims made by Dancila counsellor Darius Valcov the previous day, that she “lied through omission” on previous ocassions when she criticized Dancila, the commissioner said that this was not the ...

PM Viorica Dancila had a meeting in Zagreb with her Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Monday had a meeting in Zagreb with her Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic, whom she discussed with the economic and commercial relations existing between the two states, but also about Romania preparing to take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2019."We agreed, during the visit of the Croatian PM in Romania that the bilateral relations between the two states are on an upward trend. We had a ...

Norwegian ForMin, President Iohannis discuss Romania's priorities during Presidency of EU Council

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis on Monday welcomed Norway's Foreign Affairs Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide to introduce Romania's priorities as holder of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the main challenges of this tenure.According to a statement released by the Presidential Administration, Iohannis voiced satisfaction with the state and dynamics of bilateral co-operation, as Norway is an important partner of Romania under the European Economic ...

PM Dancila on a two-day working visit to Brussels

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Premier Viorica Dancila, accompanied by her Cabinet of ministers, will pay a working visit to Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday to attend the joint meeting of the Government of Romania and the European Commission, the Government said in a release.The visit takes place in the run-up to Romania's taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, ...

CSM Rules Against General Prosecutor In “High-Ranked Culprits” Dispute

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Romania’s top judicial watchdog CSM ruled on Monday that the country’s general prosecutor, Augustin Lazar, broke the magistrate deontological code when he used the expression “high-ranked culprits” to describe lawmakers who proposed and supported recent judicial reforms. The CSM plenary admitted the appeal of the Judicial Inspection on the matter, made after its Prosecutors’ Section initially ruled in favor of Lazar on the ...

Liviu Dragnea’s court case – postponed to January 14

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The court case on Liviu Dragnea (president of the Chamber of Deputies and president of the Social Democrat Party,at rule) , sentenced to three years and a half imprisonment for instigation to abuse of office, in challenge to the 5-judge panel with the Supreme Court, has been postponed to January 14. The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ – Supreme Court) has decided to defer 26 files with the 5-judge panels, among them the ones on Victor Ponta, Toni Grebla, ...

Education Program to be launched on Wednesday

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis will officially launch into public debate on Wednesday, 17.00 local time, the “Educated Romania” project, containing several technical assessments on the state and shortcomings of the country’s education sector. According to an announcement made by the Presidential Administration, more than 10,000 people were interviewed during documentation for the project, with 60 public institutions, NGOs and field ...

Isarescu: Inflation, very tricky disease, can occur under 'n' shapes

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Inflation is an extremely tricky disease that can occur under 'n' shapes, on Monday asserted the National Bank of Romania (BNR)'s governor Mugur Isarescu at the "Inflation in past ten years" conference, adding that the inflationary pressure as well as our deficits are largely structural."If I were to define now, in front of you, whether the inflation is fiscal, monetary, structural, well, as far as we are concerned and we won't give in to our illusion that we ...

BNR foreign exchange reserves up to 32.531bn euro, in November

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The foreign exchange reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) rose by 0.5pct in November to 32.531 billion euro, compared to the level recorded at the end of October, according to a BNR press release issued on Monday.The gold reserve maintained at 103.7 tonnes, worth 3.599 billion euro.Romania's international reserves (foreign currencies plus gold) on 30 November 2018 were worth 36.130 billion euro, compared to 35.949 billion euro on 31 October ...

Minister Sova: the proposals for compromise of the Austrian presidency of the EU Council with regards the Mobility I package are not acceptable

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


The proposals for compromise of the Austrian presidency of the European Union council (PRESAT) with regards to the Mobility I package in its present stage at least through  reference to the sensitive aspects in the package are not acceptable from the perspective of the objectives and interests of Romania, stated on Monday the minister of transport Lucian Sova. According to a press release of the minister, Lucian Sova participated in the reunion of ...

Eurostat: Romania, the largest decrease in the EU in the percentage of household spending for transport

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

In 2017, households in the European Union (EU) spent 13.0% of their total consumption expenditure on transport. This represents a total expenditure of over ...

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