Archive for March 7th, 2013

Steaua take big step towards Europa League quarter-finals

Steaua took a big step towards the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday as they beat Chelsea 1-0 in their last 16 first leg clash at Bucharest’s National Arena. Raul Rusescu scored the only goal of the match with a 35th minute penalty kick against Petr Cech.  Steaua will play the second leg away next Thursday.

Basescu: 2009 referendum should be starting point of amending the Constitution

The President claims he kept his term in office throughout the years thanks to the Constitution and told the parliamentary majority consisting of USL that “no majority is above the law.” President Traian Basescu stated yesterday, in a debate organized at the Romanian Academy on the issue of amending the Constitution, that the starting point [...]

Romania’s accession to Schengen postponed again

The Justice and Home Affairs Council made no decision on Thursday on Romania and Bulgaria’s entry to Schengen following several member states’ opposition. A decision on the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen Area will not be made any sooner than December, as the Dutch Government wants to wait for the European Commission’s report [...]

Romania might lose some EUR 4 bln ivestments in renewable energy

The slightest change of energy law will bring instability and lack of competitiveness, warned the Chairman of the Board of the Photovoltaic Industry, Doru Voicu. Official of the Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association (RPIA) warned that if the government modifies the support scheme for the production of renewable industry investors will no longer bring to the [...]

Udrea: PDL elections will not be correctly organised

Vasile Blaga is sure about keeping the top position in the party, but if he loses it, he will be a ‘disciplined soldier’ of PDL. PDL Deputy Elena Udrea said Wednesday in Buzau that she has signals that the elections inside PDL will not be correctly organised, accusing the fact that PDL members who will not [...]

Stanisoara: “Blaga is tired, Macovei talks nonsense”

USL is experiencing tensions after Stanisoara’s decision to join PNL. The head of PSD Mehedinti refuses to work with him. Former PDL leader Mihai Stanisoara stated on Wednesday on Realitatea TV that he did not feel represented by the three runners for PDL president, pointing out that Vasile Blaga is “worn out,” that Monica Macovei “talks [...]

Corneliu Dragan-Targoviste “March Charm” Exhibition at Elite Art Gallery

The artist is the only Romanian member of the prestigious Birmingham Watercolour Society. The Corneliu Dragan-Targoviste “March Charm” graphics, painting and watercolor exhibition, opened at Elite Art Gallery yesterday evening. Art critic  Marius Tita was among the event attendees. “The cityscape is dominant in the works, where  the characters are in motion, live, are awaken [...]

NKorea threatens the United States with a ‘preemptive’ nuclear strike

With the U.N. Security Council set to vote on a resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea, Pyongyang unleashed its latest bout of fiery rhetoric, this time threatening its enemies with the possibility of a “preemptive nuclear attack”, CNN reported Thursday.The bellicose statement, carried by the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency, comes during a [...]

Andrei Chiliman quits PNL leadership

Bucharest District 1 Mayor Andrei Chiliman is stepping down as a leader of the National Liberal Party. Chiliman made his decision known through a public letter addressed to PNL President Crin Antonescu, where he says he is renouncing his membership of the PNL Central Political Bureau, B1tv reports. The mayor explains he no longer wishes [...]

Daniel Morar investigated by CSM

The Superior Magistracy Council’s (CSM) Judiciary Inspection is investing Daniel Morar after he made several statements this week in an interview. Daniel Morar is reproached with violating the deontological code, Romania TV informs, after he stated that some prosecutors feel like they are at a sanatorium. Interim attorney general Daniel Morar stated in an interview [...]