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Ukraine: A Russian – American deal? (I)

May 28th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
International press, including Romanian media, was outraged after the visit by US State Secretary  John Kerry – on May 13 – and his assistant Victoria Nuland  (on May...

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Romania, lowest natural gas prices in the EU at the end of last year

Romania, lowest natural gas prices in the EU at the end of last year

May 28th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
In the second half of 2014 Romania had the lowest price of natural gas for household consumers (EUR 3.2 per 100 kWh), less than half the average price in the EU-28 (EUR 7.2...

Politics»

File  on reopening  criminal investigation of  ex- President Traian Basescu regarding Romanian journalists kidnapped in 2005 in Iraq,  submitted to Supreme Court

File on reopening criminal investigation of ex- President Traian Basescu regarding Romanian journalists kidnapped in 2005 in Iraq, submitted to Supreme Court

May 28th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Bucharest District 5 Court House on Thursday said ruling on a request from the General Prosecution Service to confirm the reopening of a criminal investigation of Romania’s...

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Floods in northern Romania: We are summoning up all necessary resources, assure  PM Ponta and Interior Minister

Floods in northern Romania: We are summoning up all necessary resources, assure PM Ponta and Interior Minister

May 27th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Prime Minister Victor Ponta said Wednesday at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest that Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea informed him about the measures taken to clean up after...

World»

Romania compelled by the ECHR to pay 55 M euro in past 20 years

Romania compelled by the ECHR to pay 55 M euro in past 20 years

May 28th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Romania was compelled by the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) from 1994 to 2014 to pay over 55 million euro, representing the amount of the costs in civil and criminal...

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File on reopening criminal investigation of ex- President Traian Basescu regarding Romanian journalists kidnapped in 2005 in Iraq, submitted to Supreme Court

Bucharest District 5 Court House on Thursday said ruling on a request from the General Prosecution Service to confirm the reopening of a criminal investigation of Romania’s former President Traian Basescu over the 2005 kidnapping of Romanian journalists in Iraq falls out of its jurisdiction. The Bucharest District 5 Court House rejected jurisdiction over the [...]

Iohannis to Tariceanu: The President has no constitutional power to dismiss Supreme Court chair, DNA chief

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday sent a letter to Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, in which he says he has no constitutional power to dismiss from office the chair of the Supreme Court or the chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA). “In reference to your request for the dismissal from office of the chair [...]

Romania, lowest natural gas prices in the EU at the end of last year

In the second half of 2014 Romania had the lowest price of natural gas for household consumers (EUR 3.2 per 100 kWh), less than half the average price in the EU-28 (EUR 7.2 per 100 kWh), according to the data published by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat) on Wednesday. Adjusted to purchasing power standards (PPS), [...]

EY – European Attractiveness Survey: Romania in top 15 based on the number of FDI projects attracted in 2014

Likewise, Romania has become the sixth country in Europe based on the number of jobs created by foreign investments, with a record number of 10,892 new jobs created in 2014 Romania is for the first time among the top 15 most attractive European countries from the standpoint of the number of FDI projects attracted in [...]

Lack of initiative in energy policies

We have been keeping an eye on what is going on in the Romanian energy sector for some time now, and in particular on what policies the energy ministry promotes. Both in order to put to good use our energy potential but also to affirm ourselves as regional leaders. We said it well: regional leaders. [...]

Alcatel-Lucent invests EUR 200,000 in Polytechnic University in Timisoara

The LTE laboratory is a project that is part of over 20 years of collaboration and represents a total investment of over EUR 1 M on the part of the company   Alcatel-Lucent Romania is opening a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) laboratory at the Timisoara Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, through a EUR 200,000 [...]

Ukraine: A Russian – American deal? (I)

International press, including Romanian media, was outraged after the visit by US State Secretary  John Kerry – on May 13 – and his assistant Victoria Nuland  (on May 18, 2015) in Russia (Sochi, and respectively Moscow). Speculations exploded, from “Russia has won” to “poor Ukraine” and “why are other things on the globe more important [...]

Ion Cristoiu: Adriana Saftoiu’s book buries Klaus Iohannis’ from a media point of view

“Cotroceni Chronicle”, the latest book written by Traian Basescu’s former spokesperson, Adriana Saftoiu and launched at the Bookfest International Book Salon continues to make waves.By this book, the author sets a new perspective on several events that had defined the Romanian politics of the last few years. The book is almost a journal and describes [...]

Senate Speaker under CSM scrutiny, Council alerts Judicial Inspection

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) has notified the Judicial Inspection on Wednesday about the recent action of the Speaker of the Senate, Calin Popescu Tariceanu. Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and four Senators asked President Klaus Iohannis to dismiss or obtain the resignation of the heads of the High Court of Justice (ICCJ, Romania’s Supreme [...]

Romanians in U.S. write to K. Iohannis: Designate another ambassador in Maior’s place

A group of Romanians from newspapers and Romanian community organizations in the U.S .wrote to President Iohannis, asking him to reconsider his decision to nominate George Maior as ambassador to the US and to designate a different person “that would have credibility in order to cooperate with Romanian communities.” The letter addressed to President Klaus [...]