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Orban: December 10-12, deadline to present no confidence motion

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

PNL (liberal party – opposition) president Ludovic Orban, declared on Monday, on TV, that the deadline for the opposition to present the no confidence motion, adding that the opposition should seize any opportunity to end this government. “The motion will be presented on December 10-12. We will certainly continue discussions, trying to convince more members of parliament to back the motion. That is our objective,” Ludovic Orban ...

DefMin Les: Romanian defence industry can relaunch through retrofitting

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Romanian defence industry can relaunch by retrofitting existing factories, with a professional management, Defence Minister Gabriel Les declared on Tuesday, present at the launch of a new defence systems production unit by Elbit Systems company, in Magurele town (southwest of Bucharest).He underlined that after a long period of under-financing, it is time for the army to be endowed with everything it needs."I wish to endow the army with everything ...

Romanian Naval Authority, Bulgarian counterpart to conduct Safety Net project

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


The Romanian Naval Authority (ANR) on Tuesday held a conference to launch the Danube Safety Net project, financed by 5.6 million euro from the European Regional Development Fund, which, together with the Bulgarian Maritime Administration, will develop an integrated response system for emergencies on the Danube.At the opening of the event, ANR coordinator Laurentiu Zanfir announced that the Danube Safety Net project is designed to create an optimal response and ...

Elbit Systems inaugurates new unit producing, integrating terrestrial defense systems

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Elbit Systems, a company running defense, security and civil projects, inaugurated on Tuesday a new unit for the production and integration of terrestrial defense systems in Magurele, said Yehuda Vered, CEO of Elbit Systems' Terrestrial and C4i Systems Division."The investment in money is not very large, a few millions of dollars. The important investment here is not the money, we have renovated two empty and destroyed buildings, we have repaired them and we ...

FinMin Teodorovici: 2019 budget draft to be sent to Parliament early December

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

 Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici announced the budget draft is due to be approved and sent to Parliament for debate early December."We can enter [parliamentary debate, ed.n.] concurrently because, so to say, it is clear that the Pension Law will pass before the budget one, so as to include the effects of the Pension Law in the 2019 budget. Not next week, the following week, this would be the plan," Eugen Teordorovici Tuesday said in ...

Budget deficit in ten months: 2.2% of GDP

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Romania will close this year with a deficit below 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as it committed to, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici stated on Tuesday.He was asked in Parliament if Romania risks triggering this year the excessive deficit procedure by the European Commission. "No, no. We will close this year below 3 percent, as we committed. Anyway, at European level there are and will be such measures because they said, the Commission, that ...

Gov't will make a decision in coming days on minimum salary

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Minister of Public Finance Eugen Teodorovici announced that a decision on the increase of the minimum salary per economy is in progress and it will be made by the Government in the coming days, adding that the most probable date when this will happen is January 1, 2019."This is a decision in progress and I previously announced two dates, December 1 and January 1, and a decision will be made in the Government in the following days," Teodorovici told Parliament on ...

Gov't wants to limit Romanians’ working rights in EU countries to a certain period of time

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said on Tuesday he has proposed to the EU finance ministers to limit the working rights in another country to a certain period of time. “Limiting the right to work. In what sense? I will read again news that Teodorovici wants to reform Europe. No, the working permit should be the same in all states. After the first working permit you will not be allowed to renew the working right, so you emigrate in ...

Romania has the largest number of women in EU working in foreign trade

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


1.4 million Romanians carry out activities connected to EU exports at world level, of whom women represent 44%, the highest level in EU, a European Commission study shows. EU exports at world level support 36 million jobs in Europe, two thirds more than in the year 2000. Of them, 14 million are occupied by women. Moreover, EU exports generate added value of 2,300 billion euro. At Romania’s level they amount to 20 billion ...

Snowfall, wind and cold in Bucharest, other 16 counties until Friday

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The meteorologists have issued a warning on Tuesday for extreme cold countrywide until Friday morning. The Capital and other 16 counties will be under code yellow alert for strong wind, snowfall and blizzard. The counties targeted by the bad weather warning are Prahova, Dâmbovi?a, Arge?, Vâlcea, Dolj, Vrancea, Galati, Buzau, Braila, Tulcea, Ialomita, Constanta, Calarasi, Giurgiu, Teleorman and Olt. Snowfall will ...

President Iohannis started official visit to France

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis is paying an official visit to France on Monday and Tuesday. The head of state is expected to meet the representatives of the Romanian community in France at the Romanian Embassy in Paris. In the second day of the visit, Klaus Iohannis will meet his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron. Also on Tuesday, the Romanian president will attend a concert dedicated to the commemoration of the heroes of the WWI, ...

Iohannis about the Russian-Ukrainian tensions: there is no need to worry for the Romanians

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis stated on Monday that Romania is prepared for ‘any scenario, any measure’ in the case of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, but he showed that he pleads that the parties involved treat the situation with calm.‘We are prepared for any scenario, for any measure, but as  with our allies in the NATO and our friends in the EU stated we are of the same opinion – we addressed our request  to the parties involved to ...

Paul Stanescu resigns from Government

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Paul Stanescu announced on Monday that he has resigned from the position of deputy prime minister and minister of Regional Development and Public Administration. "Against the backdrop of events on the public scene, I hereby announce you that today, 26 November, I have submitted my resignation request from the position of deputy prime minister and minister of Regional Development and Public Administration. It was registered with the Secretariat General of the Government under ...

Dragnea: PSD is not considering suspension of president

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

PSD is not considering a suspension of the president, Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chair Liviu Dragnea said on Monday in Parliament.The coalition meeting at the beginning of next week will decide the way to go in case Klaus Iohannis refuses to perform his legal duties regarding the appointment of new ministers, Liviu Dragnea said, underscoring that Justice Minister Tudorel Toader will draw up a draft for a possible notification to the Constitutional Court of ...

Iohannis in Brussels: I have misunderstandings with the government but not in the domain of preparation for  the EU Council presidency

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Klaus Iohannis stated on Sunday in Brussels that,although he is having many misunderstandings with the government the preparation for the taking over of the EU Council presidency by Romania is not one of them,  mentioning that he has no intention to export the domestic issues abroad. ‘Everything they do for the presidency is better. The world sees that we want to have a successful presidency. Surely they are preoccupied,  they felt that ...

Eurobarometer: What Romanians fear the most in elections?

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Romanians are among the most concerned Europeans regarding the transparency of elections, romaniajournal.ro informs. They would also like to be more informed about the elections and that more youngsters should run in the elections in order to be motivated to come to the polls, reveals the latest Eurobarometer released on November 26. Between the 8th and the 26th of September 2018, Kantar Public Brussels on behalf on Kantar Belgium carried out the wave ...

Austrian Minister of Defence, on an official visit in Bucharest

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


By taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Romania ensures the continuity of the European projects in security and defence, Austrian Minister of Defence Mario Kunasek, on an official visit in Bucharest, said on Monday.Mario Kunasek met with the Romanian Minister of Defence, Gabriel Les, at the seat of the National Defence Ministry.I have noticed during our conversation that there is great compatibility between our visions. I ...

Tariceanu to pay official visit to Poland

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A delegation headed by Senate's Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu will pay an official visit to Poland, to Warsaw, 6-9 December, at the invitation of his Polish counterpart, Stanislaw Karczewski, the agenda including meetings with the heads of the Polish Parliament, prime minister and president of this country.Tariceanu will meet with Stanislaw Karczewski, Marshal of the Senate, Marek Kuchcinski, Marshal of Sejm, Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland, and ...

Valentin Lazea : the stimulation of the GDP does not give us that kind of behaviour that we could use in the euro zone

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Valentin Lazea,head economist of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) explained which are the necessary changes that Romania get into the euro zone without feeling the gaps and which could be the consequences if it is not competitive enough. ‘Unfortunately,in Romania, the discussion about the adoption of  the euro did not surpass the first level: how we are going to make the round  down or up,how much money we are going to lose in the ...

BNR injects 10.234 billion lei into market, through 7-day repo operation

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The National Bank of Romania (BNR) injected on Monday, in the banking market, 10.234 billion lei, through a 7-day repo operation, with an interest of 2.5 percent per annum, equal to the key interest.BNR also posted, in the first half of Monday, an average interest rate on deposits attracted (ROBID) for a day (overnight) of 2.39 pct per annum, down from 2.57 pct, and for overnight deposits (ROBOR) the interest rate dropped to 2.70 pct per annum, from the level of ...

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