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President Iohannis: I will remain a firm supporter of an independent and functional justice

Thursday, March 8, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday stated that the Public Ministry must implement measures to solve cases in a more efficient manner, to reduce the number of case files and balance activity volume of the prosecutors' offices. "Any activity report invites us to look into the future. We must find and implement measures at the Public Ministry level that will help conducting the cases in a more efficient manner, by reducing the number of files and balancing ...

PNL asks for Venice Commission's opinion on justice legislation, suspension of debates inside select committee

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The parliamentary group of the National Liberal Party (PNL) in the Chamber of Deputies has asked Speaker Liviu Dragnea to call on the Venice Commission for a view on the amendments to justice legislation and to suspend debates inside the select committee dealing with the legislation, pending an opinion from the commission."The PNL parliamentary group is asking you to call on the Commission for Democracy through Law [the Venice Commission] for an opinion on the ...

CVM board convenes to discuss preparations for EC's next progress report

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Preparations for the next European Commission's evaluation mission under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (MCV) that reports on Romania's progress with judiciary reform and the fight against corruption were the objective of a meeting of the CVM board at the headquarters of the Justice Ministry (MJ).According to an MJ press statement, the meeting was convened and coordinated by Justice Minister Tudorel Toader."The objective of the meeting was ...

Deputies' Chamber rejects PNL's motion on Education

Thursday, March 8, 2018

 The Chamber of Deputies rejected on Wednesday, by 93 votes in favour, 158 against and one abstention, the simple motion on Education lodged by the deputies of the National Liberal Party (PNL) called "Romania's education, do not PSD-ise it! (PSD - the Social Democratic Party, ed. n.).The motion was debated in the sitting on Monday. The Liberals requested, through the motion, the removal from office of Education Minister Valentin Popa and the text mentioned ...

The Sociopol survey: PSD percentages crashed down

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Social Democratic Party -PSD ( în the ruling coallition with ALDE) loses massively from the electorate, and Liberal party -  PNL managed to catch up with them at only one year since the defeat they suffered at the last elections. Concretely,  PSD is behind at the present moment in the preference of 34% of the electorate, while 33% of the voters would place the stamp on the seal of the liberals, show the results of  a new Sociopol ...

Ministers of defence from the member of the ‘Iniative Bucharest 9’ get together next week, at the Parliament Palace

Thursday, March 8, 2018


The ministers of defence from the member states of the ‘ Initiative Bucharest 9’ will gather next week at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, announced on Wednesday through a press release the minister of national defence (MApN).According to the quoted source  the reunion will be attended by the ministers of defence from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania ,Poland, Romania and the Slovakia,as well as officials of NATO ...

Aerospacial sector, security, including cyber, protection of the environment and agriculture, domains of interest in the collaboration with Israel

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The commercial exchanges between Romania and Israel are low judging by the potential of the two economies, but there are opportunities for business and investment which could be put to value by  better knowledge of the two business communities, appreciated the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest (CCIB) Sorin Dimitiriu at the meeting with the ambassador of the State of Israel to Bucharest,Tamar Samash.In the opening of the meeting, ...


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gross domestic product in Q4 2017 was, in real terms, by 0.6%1 higher, as compared to Q3 2017; As against the same quarter of 2016, the Gross Domestic Product recorded an increase by 6.9% for unadjusted series and by 7.0% for seasonally adjusted series; The seasonally adjusted series of quarterly Gross Domestic Product were ...

Euro trades at 4.6597 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Wednesday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.65971 US dollar USD 3.74631 Swiss franc CHF 3.99551 British pound GBP 5.1994100 Japanese yen JPY 3.5492 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22511 Russian rouble RUB 0.06591 new Turkish lira TRY 0.98611 Chinese renminbi ...

Romania's current absorption rate of European funds without agriculture is 5.48pct as of Feb. 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Romania's current absorption rate of the total European funds for operational programmes, with the exception of agricultural money, amounted to 5.48 percent, or 1.23 billion euros, as of early February 2018, according to data with the Ministry of European Funds.Actual absorption, representing reimbursements from the European Commission, is 4.91 percent (1.1 billion euros).Effective absorption is zero under operational programme human resources ...

The  Exodus of the Romanians : the UK  replaced Italy as destination for immigrants from Romania

Thursday, March 8, 2018


The UK is for the second year in a row the preferred  destination for the Romanians who go abroad,taking into consideration that in 2015 almost 55,000 Romanian emigrants (28% of the total of those who left in 2015) chose the UK. Almost 63,000 Romanians, namely 30% of the total of the 210,000 Romanians who emigrated in 2016 chose the UK as destination, show the data of the National Institute for Statistics. ‘The change ...

Mastercard study: Romania on 9th place in the world in share of businesses owned by women

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2018, launched Wednesday, shows that Romania ranks 9th among countries with the highest percentage of businesses owned by women, business-review.eu reads. The study is at its second edition and analyses the progress and achievements of female entrepreneurs in 57 countries all over the world. Diana Tanase, Marketing Manager at Mastercard Romania, said: “The Mastercard Index ...

Castel Dracula Hotel , put up for sale

Thursday, March 8, 2018


A hotel built by the Communist regime to attract more foreign tourists who were fans of the myth of Dracula is now up for sale, romania-insider.com reads. The hotel, which is now called Castel Dracula Hotel, was built based on Bram Stoker’s famous vampire novel Dracula, and is located in Tihuta Pass, in Bistrita-Nasaud county. The project began in 1976 when a visionary director who ...

EURACTIV: For Romanian President, the ‘Road to Sibiu’ could also lead to Brussels

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is being considered as a possible replacement for European Council President Donald Tusk when his term expires in December 2019, according to local media reports quoted by euractiv.com. However, Iohannis’s own ambitions are less clear at this stage, according to Hotnews.ro, a news website, which quotes several unnamed sources in Brussels. The Romanian President is expected to run for ...

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic, on official visit to Romania on Thursday

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis will welcome on Thursday at the Cotroceni Palace his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic on an official visit to Bucharest at the invitation of the Romanian head of state.According to the Presidential Administration, during talks the two heads of state will address ways to deepen bilateral political, economic cooperation, and collaboration in various sectors. Ways for Romania's supporting Serbia's EU bid will also be discussed, including ...

PM Borissov requests quick action from Romania to address queues at the Danube Bridge border checkpoint

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has asked his Romanian counterpart to take quick action in order to address the issue of truck queues at the Danube Bridge border checkpoint, focus-fen.net infoms. This happened during a telephone conversation with Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, the government press office said. Viorica Dancila has made a commitment to look into the entry-exit system of Romania and into the ...

Socialist MEP Ana Gomes about the Romanian PM: Finally, Viorica Dancila has said something!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tough reply to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila coming from MEP Ana Gomes (Portugal) following the Premier’s charges of having relations with businessman George Soros and that her own country wanted to waive her immunity. In an interview granted to Digi 24 TV private broadcaster (to be aired Tuesday evening), romaniajournal.ro informs, Ana Gomes says Viorica Dancila is ‘the straw premier’ of Liviu Dragnea. “I am glad that finally ...

DNA's Kovesi: One billion euros should reach the state budget as result of DNA investigations

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Approximately 1 billion euros should reach the state budget as a result of the investigations conducted by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), chief prosecutor of the DNA Laura Codruta Kovesi said on Tuesday.She told a press conference on recovery of damages related to the various case files already knowing their final rulings that the fact that the money does not actually land in the state budget has nothing to do with the legislation, but with the ...

Ambassador Brummell: Romania made important progress in fight against corruption in 10 years of participation in EU

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Romania made very important steps in the ten years of participation in EU, as concerns justice and fight against corruption, the British ambassador Paul Brummell says. The British diplomat was asked by journalists in Cluj, on Tuesday, about his opinion on the latest events in the field of justice. He said he was hopeful that results of the fight against corruption would continue to be good. He added the fight continued thanks to a very good ...

Prevention: A New Religion at the United Nations

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

by the Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, Ambassador Ion Jinga The costs of wars and conflicts today are estimated at 10 trillion USD globally. The international community spent 235 billion USD over the past 10 years on humanitarian responses, peacekeeping and refuges costs, out of which 45 billion USD only last year. More than 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by violent conflicts. Nearly half of all people ...

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