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Romanian, French PMs discuss topical matters on European agenda

Monday, June 10, 2019

Topical matters on the European agenda were discussed in a telephone conversation on Friday between the Romanian and French Prime Ministers, Viorica Dancila and Edouard Philippe."During the telephone conversation the two approached interest topics on the bilateral relation agenda, as well as topical matters on the European agenda, in the context of Romania exercising the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. They stressed the close ...

Iohannis: PSD is seeking all kind of tricks to avoid signing pact and fixing laws

Monday, June 10, 2019

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President Klaus Iohannis on Friday said that the Social Democratic Party (PSD at rule) ) came up with all sorts of stories about the pact he proposed, maintaining that this way the Social Democrats want to avoid signing the national agreement and fixing the justice and voting laws."After I had consultations with the parties - and I found it normal that after the elections I called the parties and discuss how to put things into practice - , I proposed them a pact. ...

Eugen Teodorovici, proposed by the government for the position of vice-premier or European commissionaire for transport

Monday, June 10, 2019

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Premier Viorica Dancila sent to Brussels the list of portfolios for European commissionaire Romania has been interested in, the first being that of transport for which Eugen Teodorovici has been proposed. The name of the minister of finances is also mentioned as possible vice-premier instead of Ana Birchall. ‘The name Eugen Teodorovici was discussed at the leadership of the party for the position of vice-premier, after Iohannis refused ...

PM Viorica Dancila dismisses Remus Borza as counselor

Monday, June 10, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced she would dismiss economic advisor Remus Borza, following his statements on the cut in the number of state employees and number of ministries, government sources said. On Saturday, in a telephone interview for a TV station, Borza advanced the idea of a new ordinance to amend the famous GEO 114/2018 and ...

PSD's CExN votes to organise Congress on 29 June; new leadership to be elected

Monday, June 10, 2019

The National Executive Committee (CExN) of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) voted by a majority for the proposal of organising a party Congress on 29 June, to change the party statute and elect a new leadership, PSD Giurgiu Chairman Niculae Badalau announced on Friday at the end of the CExN meeting."There was a proposal made by Mrs. interim chairperson, a proposal that was voted on and adopted by a wide majority. There will be a Congress with elections, the ...

President Iohannis rejected the nomination of Titus Corlatean as a member of the Government

Monday, June 10, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday signed the decrees appointing Ana Birchall as Justice Minister, Roxana Minzatu as European Funds Minister and Natalia Intotero as Minister for Romanians Abroad, the Presidential Administration informed. At the same time, President Iohannis sent a letter to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila explaining why he does not appoint Titus Corlatean as deputy prime minister and asking Dancila to come up with another pick for ...

IMF în Romania: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission

Monday, June 10, 2019

A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article ...

Net investments in Romania's economy up 5.7 pct in Q1 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

- In the first quarter of 2019, 12714 dwellings were completed, 2441 dwellings more compared to the first quarter of 2018. Net investments in Romania's economy totaled 17.306 billion lei in Q1 2019, up 5.7 pct compared with the same period of 2018, shows data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Investments in new building works in the first three months of the year were up 20.6 pct to 8.023 billion lei, ...

Net average wage, up to 3,115 lei, in April

Monday, June 10, 2019

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In April 2019, the average gross nominal earnings were 5105 lei, by 1.1% higher than the one registered in March 2019. The average net nominal earnings were 3115 lei, increasing as against the previous month with 40 lei (+1.3%). The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities (including ...

KPMG study: an average family pays taxes worth 3 million lei

Monday, June 10, 2019

A family pays, during their life, taxes worth 3 million lei, which is enough to rehabilitate three pediatrics departments in a state-run hospital, for four nights of hospitalization in a private hospital for 1,525 people or for the modernization of 4 km of county road, a KPMG study says. KPMG Romania published ‘ The story of the family’ an analysis of the fiscal costs of a family made up of two adults and one child, of Romania who lives in ...

Iohannis at the summit of the Three Seas Initiative :The US economic presence in the region is a true catalyst for co-operation

Friday, June 7, 2019

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Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday welcomed the fact that the summit of the Three Seas Initiative in Slovenia reconfirmed the priorities set in 2018 at the Bucharest summit of the organisation, mentioning that Romania takes part in the initiative's fund through Eximbank."The initiative is a platform that supports the economic development of the region, enhancing European convergence and cohesion and enhancing transatlantic relations. I want to welcome ...

Romania - Israel Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity cooperation signed at Gov't headquarters

Friday, June 7, 2019

Minister of Communications Alexandru Petrescu and the head of Israel's National Cyber Directorate (INCD) Yigal Unna signed on Thursday, at the Victoria Palace of Government, a Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity cooperation.Minister Alexandru Petrescu said on this occasion that the conclusion of this memorandum will indefinitely support the joint efforts of the two parties in the key area of cybersecurity.Today we stand together in the joint ...

Ambassador Giungi: Romania - Italy trade ties further growing, as concrete sign of trust

Friday, June 7, 2019

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Trade ties between Romania and Italy are further growing, which is "a concrete sign of trust," ambassador Marco Giungi said on Wednesday at the reception honoring Italian National Day.Figures are less important than growth. I don't want yet to boast figures and rankings, no matter how great they are. I prefer to emphasize that our trade ties are further growing, as a concrete sign of the trust evoked by President [Sergio] Mattarella, the diplomat ...

BusinessMin Oprea: The free trade agreement with Vietnam could be signed by the end of EU Council Presidency

Friday, June 7, 2019

 The free trade agreement with Vietnam could be signed by the end of our presidency, and this will open a market of 100 million inhabitants, Minister for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship Stefan Radu Oprea stated on Thursday."Take advantage of these agreements that the European Union concludes with our partners. I am talking about Singapore, but also about Vietnam, an agreement we are now seeking to conclude by the end of our Presidency [of the ...

DNA filed a criminal case on the diaspora vote in the European Parliament elections and the referendum

Friday, June 7, 2019

The anti-corruption prosecutors have officially announced on Thursday that they had opened a criminal case on the irregularities during the voting in Diaspora on May 26. 42 complaints on irregularities in exerting the right to vote have been filed so far in this case. The information that the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) has taken over investigations on the problems encountered by Romanians voting abroad at the EP elections and the ...

CNSAS court file on Traian Basescu's alleged activity as Securitate informer

Friday, June 7, 2019

In documents filed with the Bucharest Court of Appeal, the National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives (CNSAS) shows that former President Traian Basescu has served as an informer, providing notes that apparently led to a commercial marine colleague being denied permission to leave the country.The Bucharest Court of Appeal allowed media access to the file whereby CNSAS asks the court to determine Traian Basescu's collaboration with the communist-era ...

 Commission urges 9 Member States to fully comply with EU rules on ship recycling

Friday, June 7, 2019

Today, the Commission decided to open EU infringement proceedings against Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, and Sweden over their duty to fully implement European legislation on ship recycling (the Ship Recycling ...

e-Invoicing: Commission calls on 12 Member States to transpose new rules

Friday, June 7, 2019

On 21 May 2019, the Commission decided to send a letter of formal notice to 12 Member States (Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain) that have not yet transposed EU rules on electronic invoicing in public procurement ...

Single Market: Commission calls on 28 Member States to comply with EU rules on services

Friday, June 7, 2019

Today, the European Commission decided to send letters of formal notice to all 28 Member States, requesting them to improve their points of single contact (PSC) and to provide user-friendly one-stop shops for ...

Radulescu (BT): We doubled GDP but not through investments; we have the lowest productive investment dynamics

Friday, June 7, 2019

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Romania has doubled its GDP since 2006 to the present day, but not through investments and is the EU state with the lowest productive investment dynamics in the post crisis economic cycle, said Andrei Radulescu, research director at Transylvania Bank, on Thursday, at the conference “Banking 365: Bank of the Future.” He said we have to develop the capital market in order to have a convergence of the financing cost to the one existing in the ...

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