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Romania ranks 27th out of the 28 EU member states according to the Economy and Digital Society Index

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Over the past year, all EU countries improved their digital performance. Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark scored the highest ratings in DESI 2019 and are among the global leaders in digitalisation. These countries are followed by the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Ireland, Estonia, and Belgium. Some other countries however still have a long way to go, and the EU as a whole needs improvement to be able to compete on the global stage. According ...

Romania is running for organisation of 2022 International Telecommunication Union Conference

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council, comprising 48 states, unanimously voted Romania's candidacy for the organization of the 2022 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference and the final designation of the country hosting this event will take place in the coming period, the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) announced in a press release sent on Tuesday.Romania's candidacy was presented by ANCOM President Sorin ...

Romania, France and Greece sign Cooperation Accord with European Railway Agency

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Romania, through AFER, France and Greece, through national security authorities, signed in Bucharest the Cooperation Accord with European Railway Agency (ERA), according to the Directive on railway security and the ERA Regulation, two of the legislative initiatives of the Technical Pillar of Railway Package 4. “As of June 16, the deadline when all EU member states must sign Cooperation Accords, ERA will be the single railway authority in Europe, ...

Analysis: Romania records 10.4% market increase of consumer goods in Q1, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Romania recorded a 10.4% increase in the consumer market in Q1, 2019, while in Europe, there was a growth of 2.4%, according to an analysis made by Nielsen. “Following a sudden slowing down of economy, registered in many European countries in the  second half of 2018 , macroeconomic indexes show a GDP increase of 1.2% in the euro area in Q1 2019. The volume of sales  recorded a negative evolution (-0.5%) in the reference period, ...

ForMin Melescanu: We are concerned about current explosive situation in Republic of Moldova

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Early electionson September 6 would be the only solution for the crisis in the Republic of Moldova, Teodor Melescanu, Foreign minister in Romania's Social Democratic (PSD) -led government, said on Monday. It is the first clear position from a relevant Romanian official since the political crisis spiraled in Chisinau this weekend.Romania's President Klaus Iohannis during the weekend has made a non-engaging statement supporting the rule of law and dialogue in the ...

Swearing in ceremony of new ministers of Justice, European Funds and Romanians Abroad

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The swearing in ceremony of new ministers of Justice, European Funds and Romanians Abroad will take place on Monday at 5.00 pm, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the Presidential Administration informs.Last Friday, the head of the state signed the decrees by which Ana Birchall was appointed Minister of Justice, Roxana Minzatu - Minister of European Funds and Natalia Intotero - Minister for Romanians Abroad.Iohannis rejected the proposal of Titus ...

PM Dancila: I don't want to pass judgment on Liviu Dragnea, but I want to change his manner of working

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Acting Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, said she hopes there will be several candidates for party head and that the leadership will be collective, because decision-making should not be left with one person alone."We didn't talk bids for PSD's chairmanship, but I hope we'll have several candidates, because I don't think that having a single candidate is beneficial. All those who want to run can do so, with the ...

Melescanu: Talks on relocating embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, one of problems related to Arab countries' UN vote

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Public talks on the relocation of Romania's Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem were one of the problems our country faced in connection with the Arab countries' votes for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu said on Monday."There have been stances taken by important political leaders in Romania, but at no time did the Ministry of Foreign Affairs make the decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to ...

PLUS leader Ciolos says him or USR leader Barna will run for presidency

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chairman of PLUS (Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party) Dacian Ciolos on Monday stated that either him or the leader of the USR (Save Romania Union), Dan Barna, will "definitely" run for presidency, while evoking the result obtained by the USR-PLUS Alliance in the elections to the European Parliament.Ciolos told Romania TV private television broadcaster about the collaboration within the Alliance 2020 USR PLUS. "We got up from the table a couple of hours ago. We ...

CSM cancels disciplinary action against High Court chief Cristina Tarcea

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The judges’ section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has cancelled the disciplinary action against Cristina Tarcea, the chief of ...

PM Viorica Dancila decided to dismiss Remus Borza

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Remus Borza has been dismissed from office as honorary adviser of economic issues to the Prime Minister, based on a decision of the Premier on Monday published in the Official Journal.PM Viorica Dancila took the decision of dismissing Remus Borza as a result of the statements the latter made on Saturday on a TV station, sources from the Government informed on the same day.According to these sources, Borza's statements do not represent the official ...

The DLAF report for 2018: 557 control actions underway, 259 closed and 289 open

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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The Department for Anti-fraud Fight (DLAF) had ongoing last year 557 control actions, closed 259 and opened 289, most of them at the request of DNA according to the activity report on 2018. Similarly, they sent to DNA and other prosecutors’ offices 228 control notes and 160 memos for the referral of the criminal investigation bodies. Most complaints came from the managing authorities- 267 The National Department of Anti-corruption – 225, ...

Trade deficit up by almost 1.3 billion euros January through April

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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In the period 1.I-30.IV 2019, the FOB exports amounted to 23066.3 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 28104.3 million euro. In the period 1.I-30.IV 2019, the exports increased by 3.8% and imports by 8.3%, compared to the period 1.I-30.IV 2018. In the period 1.I-30.IV 2019, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 5038.0 million euro, 1298.8 million euro more than ...

AOAR: the Romanian economy drifts away from the objective of reaching a sustainable rate of growth on a long term

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Association of Business People of Romania watches with concern the progressive drifting away of the Romanian economy from the objective of reaching  a sustainable rate of growth on a long term, due to the deepening of the current account deficit and acceleration of imports according to a press release of the Association.The organization invites the representatives of the political parties, employers’ associations, trade unions, as well as ...

Natural growth rate in Romania continues to be negative in April 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

In April 2019 the number of recorded births increased compared to March 2019. The number of recorded deaths was down from the previous month and the number of recorded deaths of children under 1 year was the same in April 2019 as in March 2019. The number of recorded marriages and the number of recorded divorces decreased in April 2019 compared to March ...

UN Security Council: Romania did not have a non-permanent membership in 2020-2021

Monday, June 10, 2019

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 Romania didn't obtain a a non-permanent member seat in the UN Security Council in the period 2020-2021, Estonia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines being elected on Friday by the UN General Assembly to become in January 2020 non-permanent members of this forum. President Klaus Iohannis has taken note with regret of Romania not being picked for a seat of non-permanent member in the UN's Security Council, for the 2020 - 2021 interval, following ...

Political crisis in Chisinau

Monday, June 10, 2019

On Saturday, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova invalidated the decrees by president Igor Dodon on the designation of Maia Sandu, leader of the Action and Solidarity Party, as Prime Minister and the appointment of the government headed by her. The new gov't had already taken the oath in front of the Parliament.Previously, the Constitutional Court of Moldova had decided that the Parliament could no longer exercise its constitutional attributions, ...

PLUS Chairman Ciolos suggests acting government, early elections after presidential vote

Monday, June 10, 2019

PLUS Chairman Dacian Ciolos said on Thursday that attempts should be made to form a new parliamentary majority to back an acting government until after presidential elections and that early parliamentary elections should be held subsequently."I think attempts should still be made to form a new majority, because this is the signal the Romanians have given, and if the politicians who have so far been walking a certain path understood the Romanians' message, they now ...

PRO Romania, member of European Democratic Party as of Tuesday

Monday, June 10, 2019

As of Tuesday, the PRO Romania party becomes a member of the European Democratic Party, "a kind of smaller party, but with pro-European beliefs - social-democrat and liberal", the Pro Romania head Victor Ponta said on Sunday, at the end of the party's Permanent Delegation's sitting."We cannot go either to the EPP, or to the sovereigntists, or to the extremists," Victor Ponta stressed.Moreover, Victor Ponta announced that PRO Romania will nominate ...

Kelemen Hunor (UDMR) calls on dismissal of Interior minister: Authorities, not capable to ensure order at Uzului Valley

Monday, June 10, 2019

 Chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor calls on the prime minister to dismiss the Interior minister and the prefect of Harghita County, arguing that the Romanian authorities "were not able" to ensure order at the events in the cemetery of Uzului Valley.He said on Friday that he will take all the legal steps with international bodies from the European Union to all of Romania's partners in connection with the incidents at the ...

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