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Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

Prosecutor General Lazar: A law cannot ignore experts’ viewpoint

A law cannot ignore the specialists' point of view, and an 'ideal situation' would be for the amendment of the Criminal codes to be...

PM Grindeanu orders declassification of January 31 Gov’t sitting transcript

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu ordered the initiation of procedures to declassify the transcript of the January 31 Government sitting, the Executive's Press Office informed...

Romanian Patriarchate: Anti-corruption fight must continue, should not be used for partisan political purposes

The fight against corruption must continue, but shouldn't be used for partisan political purposes and sentencing and imprisonment should not be confounded with extermination,...

Bucharest protest: Over 90,000 people in front of Government headquarters; protesters chant National Anthem-updated

Over 70,000 persons were protesting on Friday evening in Victoria Square in Romania's Capital, in front of the Government headquarters, against the adoption of the...

Iohannis: European leaders concerned about Romania situation

President Klaus Iohannis said that he discussed on the sidelines of the informal European Council meeting in Malta this Friday with almost all European...

ForMin Teodor Melescanu, Hungarian ambassador Botond Zakonyi discuss bilateral partnership

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Teodor Melescanu discussed on Friday, with Hungary's ambassador in Bucharest, Botond Zakonyi about the strategic partnership between the two...

Ombudsman notifies CCR on GEO regarding amendments to Criminal Codes, the Court to give...

The Ombudsman, Victor Ciorbea announced on Friday that he decided to notify the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) regarding the Government Emergency Ordinance (GEO) 13/2017...

Eurostat: Romania on third place in EU in retail trade growth also in December

Romania was ranked, in December 2016, for the second month consecutively, on the third position in the European Union in what regards the growth...

UK ambassador Brummell meets Kovesi: I had a good meeting with the Chief...

The ambassador of the United Kingdom in Bucharest, Paul Brummell has had a 'good meeting' with Chief Prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA),...

PM sends President proposal on Alexandru Petrescu taking over interim leadership of Ministry for...

Prime Minister Sorina Grindeanu on Friday sent President Klaus Iohannis the proposal on the interim leadership of the Ministry for Business Environment, Commerce and...

IntMin Dan sends President Iohannis a briefing regarding protests on 1 February. “I established...

Interior Affairs Minister Carmen Dan stated on Friday that she sent to President Klaus Iohannis the briefing he requested in regards to the incidents...

President Iohannis attends informal meeting of European Council in Malta: “I trust Romanians who...

President Klaus Iohannis is attending on Friday, in Valletta, in the Republic of Malta, the informal meeting of the European Council, the main topics...

US Department of State: The government of Romania’s recent measures undermine rule of law

  The US Department of State has criticized the amendment of the criminal legislation by Romania's Government, with spokesman Mark Toner saying that Romania’s international...

EU – China alliance? (V)

Europe has followed with angst the developments taking place across the Atlantic in the last year. The Brexit shock had barely passed, the referendum...

Hidroelectrica denies abuse of dominant position allegations, says high power prices prompted by surge...

Hidroelectrica's energy sales on the power exchange were at the market price and the company did not abuse its dominant position since it acted...

PSD’s Dragnea: We do not plan to suspend Klaus Iohannis

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and leader of Social Democratic Party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, stated on Thursday that they do not have...

Industrial production prices up 0.9 pct in December 2016 compared to December 2015

Industrial production prices overall (domestic and foreign market) have increased 0.8 percent in December 2016 compared to the previous month and 0.9 percent compared...

DNA demands original documents linked to drafting of emergency decree amending Criminal Codes....

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) announced on Thursday that it received a notification filed by several physical persons regarding possible guilty acts related to...

Dragnea: PSD does not plan merging DNA and DIICOT

The head of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, denied on Thursday that Social-Democrats proposed the merger of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA)...

Prosecutor General Lazar requests Ombudsman to notify CCR on ordinance amending Criminal Codes

Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar requested on Thursday the Ombudsman to notify the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) with an unconstitutionality exception regarding the emergency...

President Iohannis wants to address Parliament on 7 February

President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter to the Heads of the two Chambers of the Legislature, in which he reveals that he wants to...

INS: Overnight stays in accommodation structures in Romania increase 7.8pct in 2016, up to...

Overnight stays registered in the accommodation structures in 2016 year summed 25.275 million, increasing 7.8pct compared with 2015, most of them (81pct) being Romanian...

CSM to notify CSAT to verify truthfulness of declarations made by members, personnel in...

The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) decided on Thursday to notify the Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) in order to verify the...

Bucharest Protests: National Anthem chanted in Victoria Square, about 70,000 persons in front of...

Most protesters who came to Bucharest's Victoria Square on Thursday evening, in front of the Government seat, have started chanting the National Anthem after...

Vodafone Romania reports the financial results for the quarter ended December 31st, 2016

Closing customer base of mobile, fixed voice and Internet of Things at 9,456,879, out of which mobile base of 8,763,478 at December 31st,...

Grindeanu, letter to the leaders of the European Commission: Fighting against corruption is one...

PM Sorin Grindeanu conveyed on Wednesday a letter to the President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, and to the First Vice President,...

European Parliament debate on situation in Romania. Timmermans: “I call on the Gov’t to...

The debate on the measures that the Grindeanu Government adopted in the judicial field has moved on to Brussels, after European Commission President Jean-Claude...