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Viet-nam companies will prospect the markets in Romania and Bulgaria

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Agency for the promotion of commerce of Viet-nam (Vietrade) will organize a business visit for 20 Viet-namese companies who will explore new opportunities in Bulgaria and Romania starting with 3 October, informs the press agency VNA. The companies activate in various domains including food industry (fish, seafood, coffee, teas, processed fruit) agriculture, plastics, mechanical equipments, lifting and manipulating equipment, furniture and ...

Industrial production prices up 3.3pct year-on-year, in August 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

In August 2019, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were down 0.3% from July 2019. Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 3.3% in August 2019 compared to August 2018 Romania's industrial production prices overall (domestic market and foreign market) were down 0.3 ...

Olimpia Hall is hosting the 2019 Salon of the Brasov Historical Comics Festival

Thursday, October 3, 2019


The main theme of this year's edition of the Brasov Historical Comics Festival, which begins today at the Olimpia Hall in the city is "Europe 100,"- the centennial of interwar Europe.The event, unique in Romania, is aims to offer graphic designers an opportunity to discover or rediscover recent history and to capitalise on it in the form of new of history-themed comic strips.The main theme of this second edition of the event is the chronology of the ...

PM Dancila: Dan Nica is still our proposal for European Commissioner position

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

MEP Dan Nica remains the main proposal of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) for the position of European Commissioner from Romania, although two proposals of candidates will be sent to the Commission, PSD leader and Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said at the end of the meeting of the PSD's National Executive Committee (Cex) on Tuesday. Dan Nica, former minister of Communications during 2000-2004, was charged by the anti-corruption prosecutors in the ...

Parliament: Opposition tables censure motion

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The censure motion initiated by the Opposition against the Dancila Government, was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. A calendar for the vote is set to be established on Wednesday. An initial decision should have been taken on Tuesday, but was postponed because of lack of quorum. The motion, entitled "In order to rebuild Romania, the Dancila Government must be urgently dismissed!" has 237 signatures from the National Liberal Party (PNL), Save Romania ...

Chief prosecutor Banila tells President Iohannis that resignation could reveal cowardice

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 Chief Prosecutor with the Directorate for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Felix Banila said on Tuesday that office resignation is a one-sided act of will, "but there are circumstances under which it could represent the expression of a coward man and perhaps even without responsibility," giving assurances that will not happen in his case.His reaction comes after President Klaus Iohannis urged him to step down."The ...

President Iohannis, at the official opening of Europalia International Arts Festival in Brussels

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The Europalia International Arts Festival, where Romania is a special guest, was officially opened on Tuesday at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in the presence of Romania's President Klaus Iohannis and members of the Belgian royal family.Iohannis, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the highlight of the festival, the "Brancusi. Sublimation of form" exhibition. The exhibition, the most important dedicated to the Romanian sculptor over the last decades and the ...

100-year anniversary of Romania-Poland diplomatic relations: Interaction between our countries - at peak

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The relationship between Poland and Romania is "at a peak", says President Klaus Iohannis, in a message conveyed in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Romanian-Polish diplomatic relations and 10-year anniversary of Strategic Partnership.The head of state talks about the two countries' recent history and their role in a regional context."In 1989, with the fall of communism, our nations regained their freedom of expression in a logic of the deep ...

Survey: 71 percent of entrepreneurs do not support reintroduction of criminal liability for non-payment of taxes

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of Romanian entrepreneurs argue that they are against reintroducing criminal liability for the non-payment of taxes and contributions, according to a survey conducted by The National Council for Small and Medium-sized Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR), released on Tuesday.In the SME test, conducted between 20 and 30 September, as many as 1,987 entrepreneurs participated. To the question "Do you consider appropriate the measure of ...

BNR forex reserves decrease to 35.423bn euro in September

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The foreign exchange reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) decreased by 0.55pct, to 35.423 billion euro, at the end of September, from 35.619 billion euro on 31 August, 2019, according to BNR data released on Tuesday for Agerpres.During the month, the following flows were recorded: 1.018 billion euro worth of inflows representing changes in credit institutions' foreign currency- denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance's ...

Solving the national brain drain and economic instability issue through branding

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


International experts in marketing, branding, technology, and HR from companies like Heineken, Philips or UiPath are coming to Romania to equip Eastern Europe’s managers and entrepreneurs with efficient tools for solving pressing issues such as: competitiveness among the giants, finding valuable employees in areas with 0 percent unemployment rate and keeping them, or dealing with the ever-more skeptical and selective consumer. Romania is ...

Just Transition toward a green economic model in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

* 10th October 2019, 18.00-20.00, TechHub Bucharest, Nicolae Filipescu street, no. 39-41 The transition to a net zero economy in Europe is no longer a mere possibility: it is bound to happen if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The choice societies are facing is whether they remain reactive, risking disruptive changes, or whether they proactively shape the transition. Limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees will require ...

Leipzig Culture Days in Bucharest to feature Zmei3 concert, exhibition on recent German history

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


A concert by Zmei3, an indie-pop-jazz Romanian band from Berlin, and an exhibition called "Places of the Peaceful Revolution," about the recent German history, are among the events featuring at the Leipzig Culture Days in Bucharest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.The event takes place October 1-4 organised by the German Embassy together with the city of Leipzig."The city of Leipzig is considered to have been on the ...

EP Legal Affairs Committee definitively rejected Rovana Plumb's candidacy as European Commissioner for Transport

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament rejected on Monday Rovana Plumb's candidacy as European Commissioner for Transport, sources in Brussels said.There were 13 votes against Rovana Plumb's candidacy, whereas only seven in favour.Moreover, the Legal Affairs Committee also rejected the candidacy of Laszla Tracsanyi for the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement portfolio. There were 12 votes against and nine in ...

President Iohannis invites PM Dancila to talks to designate Romania's European Commissioner

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis has sent a letter to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila inviting her to talks on Wednesday on Romania's nomination for the position of European Commissioner."Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 80 and 86 of the Constitution, I am inviting you for talks on Wednesday, October 2, at 12:00hrs, at the Cotroceni Palace. The talks regard the nomination of a candidate for European Commissioner. This is an urgent matter and of special importance to ...

PM Dancila: I will make new proposal for European Commissioner

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Monday evening that she will make a new proposal for European Commissioner, but said that Rovana Plumb "is not in any conflict of interest"."We will make a new proposal of European Commissioner, and regarding the invitation to consultations addressed by the president, I answer to him that I will come immediately, the same 'immediately' with which he has decided to appoint the ...

USR-PLUS Alliance requests Iohannis call parties with EP mandates to consultations regarding new commissioner nomination

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The alliance of Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR - PLUS) requests President Iohannis urgently summon to consultations the parties with mandates in the European legislative body to propose a new commissioner, after the rejection of the candidacy of Rovana Plumb."The USR-PLUS delegation to the European Parliament said from the beginning that Rovana Plumb is not qualified to occupy the position of European Commissioner and that it will ...

President Iohannis demands resignation of DIICOT Chief Prosecutor Felix Banila

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis demanded on Monday night the resignation of the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Chief Prosecutor Felix Banila.In a press statement held at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the head of state reproached the DIICOT chief prosecutor with the way the investigation was dealt with in the Caracal case, adding that the involvement of DIICOT should have brought more professionalism and credibility. However, ...

IMAS survey: Iohannis is the first in the voting intentions for the presidential elections,  followed by Mircea Diaconu

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis is the first in the voting intentions for the presidential elections, being followed by Mircea Diaconu, while for the parliamentary elections, PNL is the first, followed by PSD which surpasses USR, according to a survey made by IMAS at the command of Europa FM. The survey shows that Klaus Io% Iohannis is the favourite, with a little over 45 percentage points and the following at a great  distance behind is Mircea Diaconu ...

Corruption in Romania: a European affair

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The situation in Romania is partly hopeful: numerous civic movements have emerged in the country and an outstanding anti-corruption movement is growing in the society, especially among the young generations, write Elena Denisa Petrescu and Yannis Karamitsios for euractiv.com. Elena Denisa Petrescu is the delegations coordinator of IAPSS (International Association of Political Science Students), Bucharest; Yannis Karamitsios is a co-founder of ...

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