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The first 100 days

March 20th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
President Klaus Iohannis has completed the first 100 days of his term in office. Balanced, calculated, elegant in attitude and conduct, civilised in his dialogue with any...

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EC asks Romania to recover money offered to Swedish investors

EC asks Romania to recover money offered to Swedish investors

March 31st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The European Commission has reached the conclusion that the sum paid by Romania to Ioan and Viorel Micula, owners of European Drinks, as damages for the decision to cancel...

Politics»

Nicusor Constantinescu investigated in helicopter crash case

Nicusor Constantinescu investigated in helicopter crash case

March 31st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Constanta County Council’s suspended chairman Nicusor Constantinescu (photo) is investigated in another case handled by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), a...

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Living and working in Romania : Interview with Karen and Stephen Willoughby, exceptional teachers of International School of Bucharest

Living and working in Romania : Interview with Karen and Stephen Willoughby, exceptional teachers of International School of Bucharest

March 30th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Karen and Stephen Willoughby joined International School of Bucharest (ISB) in August 2013. Karen is Primary Deputy Principal and Stephen is Secondary Deputy Principal. They...

World»

SACEUR General  Philip Breedlove: NATO to announce soon decision on pre-positioning heavy weapons in Romania

SACEUR General Philip Breedlove: NATO to announce soon decision on pre-positioning heavy weapons in Romania

March 31st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The Supreme Allied Commander Europe, US four-star General Philip Breedlove announced a decision in the near future on pre-positioning NATO heavy weapons in Romania. On an...

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Nicusor Constantinescu investigated in helicopter crash case

Constanta County Council’s suspended chairman Nicusor Constantinescu (photo) is investigated in another case handled by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), a case that concerns the way in which the helicopter that crashed in Mamaia’s Siutghiol Lake in December 2014 was purchased. The crash left four people dead. Nicusor Constantinescu is investigated for malfeasance in office. [...]

Vote cast in the Sova case heats the spirits: Senate changes Regulations

The Senate’s Regulations Commission has modified on Tuesday Article 173 of the Regulations, establishing that “the Senate decides on the request through secret ballots cast by the majority of the Senators present,” thus replacing the stipulation according to which the decision is to be taken with the ballots of a majority of “Senate members.” Sebastian [...]

Klaus Iohannis : 100 days since taking over presidential mandate

President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday, 100 days since he has become head of state, reviewed his main achievements over this period, underscoring the constitutional responsibilities he has in regards with national defence, national security and foreign policy. “Today, 100 days have passed since I have become Romania’s President. This period is a first step towards [...]

Victor Ponta at war with the press

‘The Romanian Press Club (CRP) on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Victor Ponta to ‘reconsider his attitude to journalists’, as the one shown during his latest statements was ‘inconsideration’ and ‘regress of communication’, the professional association states in a press release. ‘Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s latest statements represent an inconsideration of journalists who honestly do their [...]

EC asks Romania to recover money offered to Swedish investors

The European Commission has reached the conclusion that the sum paid by Romania to Ioan and Viorel Micula, owners of European Drinks, as damages for the decision to cancel an investment aid scheme breaks EU norms on state aid. The Swedish businessmen have to reimburse all the sums already received and which are equivalent to [...]

Romgaz: Important natural gas discoveries

The increasingly higher investments made in the Romanian hydrocarbon sector puts our country at the top of the hierarchy in Central and Eastern Europe. On the basis of financial efforts, but also of modern technologies, new oil and gas deposits are discovered or old perimeters thought to be depleted are reopened. Romgaz SA Medias, the [...]

ANAF between applying the law and abusing the law

Numerous representatives of SMEs, small restaurants and hotel trusts have been complaining in recent days about the abuses made by the National Fiscal Administration Agency (ANAF) in combating tax evasion. Premier Victor Ponta stated that ANAF’s possible abuses will be punished. “If there are abuses made by ANAF these abuses will certainly be punished but, [...]

EU not to finance M4 highway linking Hungary and Romania

According to press information, the Hungarians have bigger problems than Romanians in what concerns the financing of the M4 Highway that goes from Budapest to Bors (Romania) and then Targu Mures. Hungary has average costs more than twice higher than Romania’s average costs when it comes to the construction of new highways, a fact that [...]

Damen Galati finalizes ferryboat for Canada

The first ferryboat built at the Damen Shipyard in Galati has been launched. The ship will be used to ferry passengers and auto vehicles between the Fogo and Change islands located on Canada’s eastern coast, the Mediafax correspondent informs. The ship ordered by the Canadians, called Veteran, will transport passengers (locals and tourists) and auto [...]

Klaus Iohannis and demography

Klaus Iohannis started the year 2015 by achieving an important objective. After constant pleading, he managed to impose the Romanian political class a Pact for Defence. This January, after issuing it, Iohannis declared that “It is an implicit agreement to the development of the national defence industry.” An industry that mostly got thrown away. And [...]