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Respect people’s right to work!

July 31st, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The increasingly frequent and pressing bad news for the public has managed to rattle the Romanians’ collective consciousness and, what’s more, to divide the Romanian people....

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IMF’s Christine Lagarde ‘under investigation’

IMF’s Christine Lagarde ‘under investigation’

August 28th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
French authorities have formally opened a negligence investigation into Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the BBC informs. She has been...

Politics»

FMP’s Diaconescu: People’s Movement Foundation will support Elena Udrea in the presidential race

August 29th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Chairman of the People’s Movement Foundation (FMP) Cristian Diaconescu has announced on Thursday that the foundation will endorse the candidacy of People’s Movement...

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Gov’t postpones increase of natural gas price for households

Gov’t postpones increase of natural gas price for households

August 27th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Romanian state reserves the right of postponing the implementation of the schedule for the liberalization of the natural gas price for households until a dispute with...

World»

‘Russian troops deployed’ in Ukraine – Poroshenko

August 29th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Ukraine’s president has cancelled a visit to Turkey, citing “Russian troop deployments” in the country’s east, the BBC informs. His remarks came as...

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FMP’s Diaconescu: People’s Movement Foundation will support Elena Udrea in the presidential race

Chairman of the People’s Movement Foundation (FMP) Cristian Diaconescu has announced on Thursday that the foundation will endorse the candidacy of People’s Movement Party (PMP) chairman Elena Udrea in the upcoming presidential elections. ‘In order for a consistent political attitude, it is normal that we subordinate our projects. Thus, the People’s Movement Foundation, of which [...]

FM Corlatean: Latest developments in Ukraine require CSAT response and assessment

Minister of Foreign Affairs Titus Corlatean said on Thursday that the latest developments in Ukraine would require a response and an assessment by Romania’s Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT). ‘This is the President’s prerogative (…) and it would be appropriate for the Presidency to call a CSAT meeting. What is for sure is that [...]

Traian Basescu and Catherine Ashton consider security situation in eastern Ukraine to be ‘extremely concerning’

President Traian Basescu on Thursday at the Cotroceni Palace welcomed Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on which occasion both the two dignitaries deemed the situation in eastern Ukraine as being ‘extremely concerning’. According to a release of the Department of Public Communication of the Presidential Administration [...]

Gov’t approves GEO on local elected, 45-day deadline for shifting parties

The Government approved the Emergency Ordinance allowing the local elected to opt in 45 days since the law coming into force for the party they want to be part of in the future, without losing their offices obtained in the elections, Deputy Prime Minister and Development Minister Liviu Dragnea announced on Thursday in a press [...]

American embassy worried about timing of government ordinance on local elected officials

The embassy of the United States in Bucharest voiced ‘concern’ on the timing of the draft government emergency ordinance allowing local elected official to opt for a different party within ten days. ‘We have heard arguments for and against the proposed emergency ordinance related to local officials. We are concerned with its timing. We have [...]

‘Russian troops deployed’ in Ukraine – Poroshenko

Ukraine’s president has cancelled a visit to Turkey, citing “Russian troop deployments” in the country’s east, the BBC informs. His remarks came as pro-Russian rebels opened a new front in the south by seizing the coastal town of Novoazovsk. Nato says it has detected a significant increase of Russian arms being supplied to the rebels [...]

Iasi-Ungheni pipeline inaugurated by Romanian and Moldovan PMs

The Iasi-Ungheni pipeline was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Prime Minister of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, Victor Ponta and Iurie Leanca respectively. PM Ponta said on this occasion that the natural gas from Romania will not only be cheaper, but following this project the R. of Moldova will risk no more to remain [...]

IMF’s Christine Lagarde ‘under investigation’

French authorities have formally opened a negligence investigation into Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the BBC informs. She has been questioned about her role in awarding 400m euro in compensation to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008. She denies wrongdoing. Ms Lagarde, 58, was finance minister in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government [...]

Controversial draft on political affiliation of local elected officials published on Development Ministry website

The draft ordinance that would allow local elected officials to opt, within ten days since its coming into force, for the political party they want to be part of, without losing their mandates gained in the previous election, was published on the website of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP). According to [...]

Subsidies for social insurance budget total RON 7.88 bn in first seven months

The subsidies for the social insurance budget, from which the state pays pensions, totaled 7.88 billion lei in the first seven months of 2014, according to the Ministry of Public Finance (MPF). The total revenues of this budget amounted to RON 30.38 billion lei, and total expenditures stood at 30.26 billion lei.The deficit of the [...]