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Vice President of EC Dombrovskis: Romania doesn't have fiscal space for tax cuts

Monday, April 8, 2019

Romania doesn't have the necessary fiscal space for new tax cuts, even if they are related to labour taxes, Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, said on Saturday."In general, the European Commission's advice is to cut labour taxes, especially in the case of low paid work and transfer to other tax bases that are less damaging to growth. And this is especially meant for such countries with a significant tax burden. ...

Romania could be invited to join the OECD in May

Monday, April 8, 2019

Romania might be invited to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in May, sources within the Ministry of Finances ...

Romanian-Slovak trade exceed for first time, end-2018, the three-million-euro threshold

Monday, April 8, 2019


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, on an official visit to the Slovak Republic, welcomed the fact that the Romanian-Slovak trade has exceeded for the first time the three-billion-euro threshold at the end of 2018."We have revealed the existence of real prospects for expanding and deepening bilateral economic cooperation, which, as mentioned by the Prime Minister, has already reached a significant level. In context, I welcomed the fact that, at the end of 2018, the ...

Minister Stefan Radu Oprea participated in World Economic Forum for Middle East, North Africa

Monday, April 8, 2019

 Minister for Business Milieu, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Stefan Radu Oprea participated in the World Economic Forum for the Middle East and North Africa, held in Jordan on 5-7 April, in the context of Romania's strategy to diversify its export markets and to develop the cooperation potential of companies towards emerging economies, reads a press release .On the occasion of this event, Minister Oprea had a bilateral meeting with Amr Adel Nassar, Minister ...


Monday, April 8, 2019

The total monthly average income was, in nominal terms, 4608 lei per household and 1772 lei per person in Q IV 2018. In Q IV 2018, the total monthly average expenditure**) of the population was 3981 lei per household (1531 lei per person), accounting for 86.4% of the total income. Total monthly average income in Romania was 4,608 lei per household in nominal terms and ...

Statement on the occasion of NATO's 70th Anniversary

Friday, April 5, 2019

Issued by the NATO Foreign Ministers, Washington D.C., 3rd-4th April 2019 Seventy years ago, NATO’s founding treaty was signed in Washington D.C.  Today, our Alliance is the strongest in history, guaranteeing the freedom of our almost one billion citizens, the security of our territory, and the protection of our values, including democracy, individual liberty, human rights, and the rule of ...

NATO - 70th Anniversary

Friday, April 5, 2019

By Ambassador Hans Klemm April 4, 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most successful alliance in history. Over the past 70 years, NATO has helped to create the most secure, stable, and prosperous period in its members’ history. From deterring the Soviet Union during the Cold War to countering the hybrid threats that confront us today, NATO Allies stand shoulder-to-shoulder in ...

Informal reunion of the EU Finance ministers, 5-6 April, Bucharest

Friday, April 5, 2019

In the context of the Romania’s mandate at the Presidency of the EU Council, an informal reunion of the EU Finance ministers will be held in Bucharest, in April 5-6, 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament. The two-day event will start with the usual Eurogroup (EG) and Eurogroup+ (EG+) meetings, scheduled for 9:00, respectively 10:30, on Friday morning April 5. The EG+ meeting will cover two subjects: features of the budgetary instrument for ...

President Iohannis announces referendum topics: ban on amnesty, pardon for corruption crimes, of emergency ordinances in judiciary

Friday, April 5, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis announced he has sent on Thursday to Parliament the topics to be subject to public consultation at the 26 May referendum. "I have sent today to Parliament the letter referring to the two topics of national interest that will be subject to public consultation at the referendum on 26 May, alongside the European Parliament election. A first matter: the ban on amnesty and pardon for corruption crimes, and the second matter: the ban on the ...

Commissioner Jourova: Activation of Art. 7 for Romania depends on what happens in the following days

Friday, April 5, 2019


The European Commission doesn't discuss yet about the activation of Article 7 in the case of Romania, but this depends on what will happen in the following days, on Thursday stated in Bucharest the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova, who attended the "European Day of Competition and Consumers" conference.Vera Jourova was asked by the media what measures the European Commission will take with regard to Romania, should the ...

PSD calls critical letter of 12 embassies discourteous, explicitly violating Vienna Convention

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Foreign Policy Department of the Social Democratic Party (PSD – at rule) considers that a recent letter by 12 embassies expressing concerns about the rule of law in Romania "explicitly" violates the provisions of the Vienna Convention that official communication of the embassies is done with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while also being discourteous to a government designated by a legitimate majority in Parliament.In a Facebook post page, PSD's ...

Tariceanu (ALDE): European officials' statements fall under the campaign for elections to the EP

Friday, April 5, 2019

Senate Speaker and ALDE president ( ruling coallition) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu stated on Wednesday evening, when referring to the statements of some European officials on the justice issue, that they fall under the electoral campaign for the elections to the European Parliament and they cannot provide any concrete evidence regarding what the government has done wrong."The European officials are not in the position, are not able, in this regard, to provide a single ...

Investigation of Codruta Kovesi, hindrance to competition for European Chief Prosecutor position, Jurova says

Friday, April 5, 2019

The investigation of Laura Codruta Kovesi (former head of the National Anti-Corruption Directorate) is clearly a hindrance to her competition for the position of European Chief Prosecutor, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Vera Jourova said on Thursday at the end of her participation in the "European Competition and Consumer Day" conference.It is an ongoing investigation and a situation where we do not wish to comment upon, but at ...

Negotiators of EP did not understand with those of the Council of EU on the appointment of the future Chief Prosecutor of the European Prosecutor's Office

Friday, April 5, 2019

The European Parliament team and the EU Council one have failed to reach a consensus on the European Prosecutor’s Office candidate on Thursday, with the next meeting being scheduled for April 10. Former Romanian anti-corruption chief Laura Codruta Kovesi is also running for this position, being endorsed by the European Parliament. The negotiation team of the EP consists of the president and vice-president of the LIBE Committee, Claude Moraes and ...

CSM notifies Judicial Inspectorate in the case of the investigation opened on EC First Vice-president Frans Timmermans

Friday, April 5, 2019


The Prosecutors’ Section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has decided on Thursday to notify the Judicial Inspectorate in regard to the compliance with legal and regulatory provisions in the registration and settlement of the file on the complaint against Frans Timmermans, the First Vice-president of the European Commission. The decision was made after the agenda had been supplemented. In the CSM sitting, ...

Checks at the Special Section after the attempts to take over the Tel Drum- file

Friday, April 5, 2019

“I am concerned about the repeated request of the Special Section for Investigating Magistrates (SIIJ) to take over from the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), based on an anonymous denunciation, an ultra-mediatized file known by all that the Tel Drum file,” said prosecutor Cristian Ban during the CSM prosecutors’ section. The members of the Section discussed the request made by the Prosecutor  General, Augustin Lazar, on ...

CNSAS decided to recheck PG Augustin Lazar

Friday, April 5, 2019

The National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS) decided on Thursday to recheck Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar as regards the quality of worker or collaborator of the communist Securitate political police, given the information and the new elements that were debated in the press."Taking into account the public information regarding the prosecutor general of Romania, Augustin Lazar, CNSAS, on today's meeting, April 4, 2019, decided to ...

Premier Viorica Dancila starts today an official visit to Slovakia

Friday, April 5, 2019

Premier Viorica Dancila starts today an official visit to Slovakia , having scheduled a meeting with her Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini, the government said in a release.According to the cited document, the visit is intended to contribute to deepening cooperation between the two states from a bilateral, European and regional perspective."Complex and substantive, the Romanian-Slovak interaction is built on a sustainable foundation represented by ...

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN delivered the EU statement at the 52nd session of Commission on Population and Development

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Ion Jinga, spoke on behalf of the European Union and its Member States at the 52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development, on 1st April 2019. In occasion of the adoption of the Political Declaration to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development from Cairo, the Romanian Permanent Representative extended the warm ...

DefMin Les attending B9 ministerial meeting in Warsaw

Friday, April 5, 2019

Romania's Defence Minister Gabriel Les will be attending, April 4-5, a meeting in Warsaw of the B9 Initiative defence ministers.According to a news statement released by Romania's Defence Ministry (MApN), attending the ministerial meeting, jointly organised by the defence ministries of Romania and Poland, will be the defence ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary, as well as NATO officials and ...

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