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ALDE discussed future collaboration with Pro Romania

Thursday, August 8, 2019

National leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), minor at rule, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu on Wednesday insisted on his announcement regarding a future collaboration with opposition Pro Romania party, saying that discussions took place between the two political groups but no decision was made.In the announcement originally made on Facebook he replaced the word "decided" with "discussed.""Fruitful discussions this morning with Pro Romania ...

International Congress of South-East European Studies, 2-6 Sept in Bucharest

Thursday, August 8, 2019


Over 400 specialists from over 30 countries are expected at the XIIth International Congress of South-East European Studies, which will be held 2 - 6 September, in Bucharest.According to the website of the Romanian Academy, the opening of the congress, organized under the aegis of this forum and of the Association Internationale d'Etudes du Sud-Est Europeen (AIESEE), will take place on Monday, 2 September, in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law of the University ...

The Romanian employees in the banking system,  the last but one place in the region as regards salaries

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Romanian employees in the banking sector are on the last but one place in the region as regards salaries with an average of 718 euro, being surpassed only by those in Bulgaria, according to the salary comparison Paylab, launched by eJobs.‘The best paid in the region are those who work in the banks in the Czech Republic where the monthly average collections get to 931 euro. Very close to them ( 930 euro per month) are the employees in Lithuania’ ...

Gold has reached a record value of 202.1739 lei a gram on Wednesday

Thursday, August 8, 2019


The gold gram got more expensive on Wednesday by 3.54 lei (1.78%) up to the value of 202.1739 lei from 198.6284 lei as it was announced by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) this being a record value.The precious metal has already crossed the threshold of 202 lei on 5 October 2012 when it was quoted at 202,0812 lei. The increase in price of gold in Bucharest up to a record level is the result of the appreciation of the gold in ...

Coalition for the Development of Romania reacts on government's new taxes

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A major group of business and influential associations stood up again on Wednesday to challenge the Romanian government over its lack of consultations and transparency over taxation measures. The Coalition for the Development of Romania thus reacted to a set of tax and budgetary measures announced by the Finance Ministry. The coalition brings together the Association of Business People in Romania, many bilateral trade chambers, the Foreign Investors ...

National Anticorruption Directorate searches at Oracle Romania HQ

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Prosecutors with the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) are conducting searches on Wednesday at the headquarters of Oracle Romania in Pipera, in a case regarding certain deeds of corruption in the private sector, judicial sources said.The sources mentioned that some contracts have allegedly been awarded between Oracle Romania and another company, and for them some money has allegedly been requested as a bribe.According to the same sources, ...

Average net nominal earnings up 1.3pct, to 3,142 lei in June

Thursday, August 8, 2019

In June 2019, the average gross nominal earnings were 5127 lei, with 49 lei (+1.0%) more than the one registered in May 2019. The average net nominal earnings were 3142 lei, increasing as against the previous month with 41 lei (+1.3%). The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products(8245 lei), ...

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, Sept 4 - 8

Thursday, August 8, 2019


The Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF), Romania's only movie event dedicated to dance films, will take place September 4 through 8 in Bucharest, the BIDFF organizers said in a release.The theme of the fifth BIDFF edition - "The Network" marks the beginning of a new stage in the development of the festival, by integrating in the official bill movies from various genres, for various audience categories, made by film directors, choreographers, visual ...

International Guitar Festival "Harmonia Cordis" Targu Mures represents Romania in Eurostring project

Thursday, August 8, 2019


The International Guitar Festival "Harmonia Cordis", which is taking place in Targu Mures until 11 August, represents Romania in the Eurostring project, which includes 18 international festivals, announced on Wednesday the organizer of the event, guitarist Beke Istvan Ferenc."Our festival has entered a European project and represents Romania, the project is called Eurostrings, in which 18 international festivals are connected, and from Romania there is the ...

Statement of the White House Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Issued on: August 6, 2019 President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Klaus Iohannis of Romania to the White House on August 20, 2019. The two leaders will discuss how best to meet the many shared security challenges facing the United States and Romania and ways to advance fair and reciprocal trade and energy partnerships. The visit will occur as Romanians mark the 30th year since the fall of communism and the 15th year of Romania’s ...

IMAS Barometer: Klaus Iohannis favorite in the Presidential race, Viorica Dancila among the last

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The latest IMAS opinion poll commissioned by Europa FM, says that the incumbent ...

Caracal case: Cumpanasu requests Olt MPs be heard about organized crime networks

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Alexandru Cumpanasu, Alexandra's uncle, went to the General Prosecution on Tuesday to request prosecutors to hear Olt MPs about the information they have concerning “organized crime networks, human and organ trafficking” in the county, as well as their connections with local politicians. He explained that he had come to make an addition to the penal complaint he made on July 29, against the institutions that acted in the case of Caracal ...

CSM asks the Judicial Inspection for controls at DIICOT and in all the prosecutor's offices in the country

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has notified the Judicial Inspection to conduct checks to DIICOT and to all prosecutor’s offices on the files related to child trafficking and human trafficking. The move comes in the light of the Caracal crime ...

Officer investigated over police violence during the riot of the August 10, 2018 is back at helm of Bucharest Gendarmes

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A top officer of the Romanian Gendarmerie, who is the subject of a criminal inquiry into violence committed by riot police during protests a year ago, is due to return at the helm of the Bucharest Gendarmerie, Interior Ministry sources have told HotNews.ro. Colonel Sebastian Cucos was holding the job of Gendarmerie commander when the violence of the August 10, 2018 anti-government protests spiraled out of control.A major protest against the Social Democratic Party ...

Government official criticized for comparing president Iohannis to Adolf Hitler

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The institute studying the Holocaust in Romania has criticised the gesture of a government official who has published a photo collage comparing President Klaus Iohannis to Adolf Hitler.The Elie Wiesel Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania said it disapproved the gesture of a public official who uses Nazi comparisons for political purposes.Dana Varga, an aide for "Roma people issues", used her Facebook page to publish a collage with two ...

Foreign Ministry issues warning for traveling to India following revocation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir state

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


The Foreign Ministry informs Romanian citizens who are in or want to travel to India, that as of Monday, on the background of escalating tensions appeared following the revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir state, the Indian government issued an order that denies traffic in the area, Internet and mobile phone services being suspended in several places in the state. According to the Foreign Ministry, foreign citizens do not have access ...

Under revision bill, gov't revenues to increase by 2.25 billion lei, expenses by 285.7 million lei

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In its latest budget revision bill, the Ministry of Public Finance (MFP) projects an increase by 2.251 billion lei in the 2019 government revenues and by 285.7 million lei in the public expenses.According to the bill, published on Tuesday morning on the MFP website, in the case of revenues, the influence is mainly reflected on the following categories of income: profit tax +1.608 billion lei, as a result of measures taken by the National Tax Administration Agency ...

Fin Min Teodorovici on rectification: No cuts to Transport, Health or Education Ministries

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The budget rectification does not entail funding cuts from ministries such as Transport, Health or Education, and the ministers are under the obligation to spend the allocated money, Minister of Public Finance Eugen Teodorovici told a Tuesday's press conference.As concerns the Ministry of Education he explained from where the reduction in funds that appears in the budget rectification comes."There are no cuts from education. It is (about) 1.02 billion ...

JTI: Order “114 bis” affects legal cigarette market

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Most excises coming from cigarettes in less than a month will affect the legal market and will jeopardize additional incomes the government hopes to obtain, JTI shows in a press release. “Order 114 bis burned down the legal cigarette market. JTI considers the draft order published on Tuesday, which provides excise increases for cigarettes in less than a month, will profoundly affect the legal market and will jeopardize the additional incomes the ...

Ipsos MORI study: More than half of young Romanians want to open their own businesses

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More than half (53 percent) of young people in Romania between the ages of 18 and 25 are considering opening their own businesses, according to an Ipsos MORI study contracted by International Personal Finance. Moreover, six out of ten Romanian youths (61 percent) see themselves as being better prepared ...

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