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Smoked Danube Scrub, the fifth Romanian product recognized and protected in the EU

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


As of December 3, Romania has a new name on the list of products officially recognized at European level. The Smoked Danube Scrub has received the European Commission’s approval to become a protected geographical indication product (PGI), the EC Representation in Bucharest informs. he Smoked Danube Scrub is a wild fish that migrates from the Black Sea to the Danube. The species cannot be grown in aquaculture and is captured only during migration ...

ECEPR Report: Bucharest, a top-performing knowledge centre

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

According to The Geography of Europe’s Brain Business Jobs, the latest report from the European Centre for Policy Reform and Entrepreneurship (ECEPR), supported by NC Advisory AB, advisor to the Nordic Capital funds, Bucharest has an unusually high share of employment in ‘brain businesses’ – companies that compete through their brain power and expertise. The new study, which is aimed at businesses and investors ...

PM Viorica Dancila takes part in the opening of the CEI Summit in Zagreb

Monday, December 3, 2018


Premier Viorica Dancila participates on Monday in Zagreb at the opening of the Summit of heads of government in the member states of the Central European Initiative (CEI).According to a press release of the government on the margin of this reunion prime-minister Viorica Dancila will have  bilateral meetings with the president of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, with prime-minister Andrej Plenkovic, as well as with the chairman of the Croatian parliament ...

National Day parade: 4,000 Romanian and foreign servicemen marched under Arch of Triumph

Monday, December 3, 2018


Approximately 4,000 Romanian and foreign servicemen from all categories of forces marched, on Saturday, December 1, in the National Day Military Parade taking place at the Arch of Triumph in Bucharest.The parade debuted with the review of the Honor Guard by President Klaus Iohannis, followed by the national anthem played to a 21-gun salute. The President laid a wreath at the Arch of Triumph and held a moment of silence in the memory of the heroes who've fallen on ...

Congratulation messages on National Day sent by US Secretary of State, EP President, Lithuania's President

Monday, December 3, 2018

Secretary of State of the United States Mike Pompeo, President of the European Parliament Antonia Tajani, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, King Abdullah of Jordan, are among the officials who conveyed congratulation messages on the occasion of Romania's National Day.According to a press release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani says in his message that he admires the Romanians for "the ...

Iohannis, for the Austria media: Romania can hold the EU Council Presidency despite internal disputes

Monday, December 3, 2018

Romania can hold the Presidency of the EU Council despite internal disputes, President Klaus Iohannis has told an interview for the Austria media. Iohannis also said that the current ruling majority wants to weaken the anti-corruption actions, yet voicing hope the disputes will not have a negative impact over Romania’s mandate at the helm of the EU Council. Klaus Iohannis also reiterated he would run for a new term as ...

Pope Francis's visit to Romania in 2019 – postponed several months due to the EU summit in Sibiu

Monday, December 3, 2018


The Greek-Catholic Bishop of Cluj-Gherla, Right Reverend Florentin Crihalmeanu, has said on Friday that the visit of Pope Francis to Romania, scheduled to take place in May 2019, has been postponed due to the EU summit in Sibiu on May 9. The visit will still take place, but most likely sometime in July-September, ‘Stiri de Cluj’ reports quoted by romaniajournal.ro. “What we know at the moment is that a visit will be paid to ...

WB's Proskuryakova says Romania should be united in terms of geographical borders, opportunities for its people

Monday, December 3, 2018

Romania is getting close to its 100th birthday with a lot of things to be proud of, but it's important to be united not only in terms of its geographical borders, but also in terms of the opportunities that it gives to all its people, Country Manager for Romania and Hungary of the World Bank Tatiana Proskuryakova told Agerpres in an interview.She underscored that Romania has highschool students who win international competitions and great engineers, IT ...

Report recommends 2026 as the year for Romania's accession to the euro zone

Monday, December 3, 2018


Daniel Daianu, member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania stated that the report concerning accession to the euro zone  of Romania will be sent to the members of the Commission for euro and he recommends 2026 as the year for accession so that the rhythm should not be too swift. ‘The report (for accession to the euro zone) is almost finished. We, those who have worked on the report, we will place it at the disposal of all members of ...

Banca Transilvania, Transgaz, OMV Petrom - most traded shares in November

Monday, December 3, 2018

Banca Transilvania, Transgaz and OMV Petrom were the most traded shares on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), where total trading in the main segment slightly exceeded 863 million lei, according to the statistics posted on the BVB website.There were 3,668 transactions in Banca Trasilvania's shares amounting to 286.85 million lei, Transgaz shares saw trading of 171.23 million lei (1,418 transactions) and the trading in OMV Petrom shares was worth 137.26 million ...

Statue of Queen Maria to be unveiled on 12 December in Ashford, UK

Monday, December 3, 2018


A statue of Queen Maria will be unveiled on 12 December in Ashford, UK, her birthplace, the event to take place in the context of celebrating the Centennial of the Greater Union, informs the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR)."The statue will be a landmark of historical, symbolic and aesthetic value for the town, as Queen Maria was born on 29 October, 1875 at Eastwell Manor, a former nobiliary property in the immediate vicinity of the town," an ICR release ...

“UnionHighway” law promulgated at public ceremony by President Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace

Friday, November 30, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law approving the investment project Iasi-Targu Mures highway also called Union Highway, saying that Moldova is the only big historic area without a highway, although the project had been on the public agenda for 11 years. “For this project to finally become a law there had been strong public pressure coming mostly fro despair. I think it is important not to forget how we got here. Over the time, the ...

Iohannis: statement of FinMin Teodorovici regarding overseas Romanians' right to work is inappropriate and anti-Romanian

Friday, November 30, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis criticized on Thursday the statement of Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici regarding overseas Romanians' right to work, saying it is inappropriate and anti-Romanian."I hope that I do not use an inappropriate phrase. When I read that news, so to speak, I was stunned by the suggestion of a remarkable social-democrat (PSD – ruling party) member to seize the Romanians inside the country's borders. Something like that happened only in the ...

The EC reaction to the proposal of Teodorovici : the free circulation of the employees is a fundamental right

Friday, November 30, 2018

The European Commission says when referring to the proposal  of Eugen Teodorovici in connection to the limitation of the workforce  in the EU states that free access is a fundamental right and the Commission has fought for the creation of a fairer domestic market   ‘Usually we don’t comment  on the comments. The free circulation of the employees is a fundamental right in the EU, one of the pillars ...

President Iohannis: Ordinance on amnesty and pardoning would unleash unprecedented political crisis

Friday, November 30, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis declared on Thursday that an ordinance regarding amnesty and pardoning would be "a catastrophe for Romania" and it would unleash an unprecedented political crisis."Such an ordinance, regarding the amnesty and pardoning of some politicians, would be a catastrophe for Romania, in the end. (...) Adopting such an ordinance would unleash an unprecedented political crisis in Romania," said Iohannis, at Cotroceni Presidential ...

PG Lazar, French counterpart Molins discuss cooperation between the two states' top prosecution bodies

Friday, November 30, 2018

Judicial cooperation between the Romanian and French Public Prosecutor's Offices as per the Joint Declaration of Intent signed this year was the subject of talks between Augustin Lazar, chief prosecutor of Romania's Supreme Court Prosecutor's Office (PICCJ) and Francois Molins, Prosecutor General of the French Court of Cassation, during a working meeting in Paris on Wednesday, the PICCJ said in a release."The talks focused on continuing judicial cooperation ...

Ministers Stanescu, Sova stay in gov't, until President Iohannis signs replacements

Friday, November 30, 2018

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said in Alba Iulia on Thursday that resigning Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration Paul Stanescu and resigning Transport Minister Lucian Sova, will stay with the government until President Klaus Iohannis signs the new proposals submitted by the government."Until Mr President Iohannis accepts the proposals made by the government," Dancila said after a solemn meeting of the government that took place in Alba ...

The European Commission is concerned about delays in the ELI-NP laser project at Magurele

Friday, November 30, 2018


During a meeting in Brussels on Thursday with Minister of Research and Innovation Nicolae Hurduc, European Commissioner Corina Cretu suggested a high-level meeting to help unlock the second phase of the Magurele-based laser project, which requires the installation of a gamma beam system.According to a release of the European Commission's Representation in Romania, at the meeting with Minister Hurduc, Commissioner Corina Cretu expressed the European Commission's ...

Budget deficit  incomes have grown by 11.8% in 10 months, while expenses went up by 18.1%

Friday, November 30, 2018


According to operational data, budget execution in the first 10 months of 2018 had a deficit of 20.9 billion lei, that is 2.2% of GDP, according to data published by the Public Finance Ministry on Thursday. The budget deficit over January-October 2018 grew by 2.8% as GDP share and by 3.2 times in value against the same period of 2017, according to statements made by Eugen Teodorovici, the finance minister. The execution of the general consolidated ...

Gov't approved gross minimum monthly salary will be 3,000 lei in constructions sector

Friday, November 30, 2018

The constructions field will be declared a "priority field and of national importance" for the Romanian economy, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced on Thursday, also specifying that, in this sector, "the gross minimum monthly salary will be established at 3,000 lei."In the beginning of the solemn Government meeting in Alba Iulia, the Prime Minister announced the approval through memorandum of "two new agreements in priority fields for Romania - constructions ...

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