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March 4th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The shattering revelations unearthed by the ongoing investigations of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) concerning the major corruption cases currently being...

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Industrial production prices in the EU: Romania and Slovenia, only states in which prices remain stable

Industrial production prices in the EU: Romania and Slovenia, only states in which prices remain stable

March 4th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Industrial production prices dropped 1.2 per cent in the European Union (EU-28) and 0.9 per cent in the Eurozone in January 2015 compared to the month before, however Romania...

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Ion Iliescu, at his 85th anniversary: I feel fine, as if I’m thrice 25 years old

Ion Iliescu, at his 85th anniversary: I feel fine, as if I’m thrice 25 years old

March 4th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The Bucharest Club has organized, on Tuesday evening, at the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert in honor of former President Ion Iliescu, who has turned 85 on Tuesday. “I...

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Issue of the Day : Tiriac, billionaire again

Issue of the Day : Tiriac, billionaire again

March 4th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The 2015 edition of Forbes World’s Billionaires list informs us that after a “dry spell” in what concerns Romania’s billionaires, this year we have two of them. Ioan...

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Italian Ambassador to Bucharest offers “italophone” credentials to several Romanian personalities

Italian Ambassador to Bucharest offers “italophone” credentials to several Romanian personalities

March 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Italy’s Ambassador to Bucharest, Diego Brasioli, gave “italophone” credentials on Monday to 30 personalities in Romania, including Prime Minister Victor Ponta, Ramona...

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Ion Iliescu, at his 85th anniversary: I feel fine, as if I’m thrice 25 years old

The Bucharest Club has organized, on Tuesday evening, at the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert in honor of former President Ion Iliescu, who has turned 85 on Tuesday. “I feel fine, as if I’m thrice 25 years old”, said Ion Iliescu before the concert. Together with the honorary chairman of the Social Democrat Party were numerous [...]

Issue of the Day : Tiriac, billionaire again

The 2015 edition of Forbes World’s Billionaires list informs us that after a “dry spell” in what concerns Romania’s billionaires, this year we have two of them. Ioan Niculae, one of the most important investors in Romanian agriculture, is 1,605th in the world’s wealthiest people’s list with a wealth estimated at USD 1.2 bln. Ion [...]

Industrial production prices in the EU: Romania and Slovenia, only states in which prices remain stable

Industrial production prices dropped 1.2 per cent in the European Union (EU-28) and 0.9 per cent in the Eurozone in January 2015 compared to the month before, however Romania and Slovenia were the only EU member states where industrial production prices remained stable, the data published on Tuesday by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat) show. [...]

Romania – R. of Moldova gas pipeline operational

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Energy minister would use an adviser to deal with Energy Strategy’s scenarios

To complete the Energy Strategy, the Energy Ministry would need a counselor to deal with the scenarios and simulations which could be accomplished on its grounds, because the ministry has not enough staff, on Tuesday said Energy minister, Andrei Gerea at the Senate’s Committee for Transports and Energy. ‘We intend to present it (the Energy [...]

CIA Director Brennan thanks former SRI Director for cooperation

The director of the US Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan (photo C)  thanked former Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) director George Maior (photo L) for the cooperation between the two agencies. According to a release sent by Maior to Agerpres on Tuesday, Brennan telephoned him to voice the appreciation for his contribution to the consolidation of [...]

Monica Macovei: “This thing about Udrea meeting Ponta shocked me. It’s a big mess”

MEP Monica Macovei, the former Justice Minister that launched her “M-10” party on March 1, expressed her “shock” in what concerns the fact that Elena Udrea met Victor Ponta in 2013 in order to talk about the appointment of the National Anticorruption Directorate’s (DNA) Chief Prosecutor. “Of course it’s not normal, I didn’t even expect [...]

Elena Udrea, new request to confront those who testified against her

Elena Udrea’s lawyers have made a new request for a confrontation of their client with the defendants who had testified against her, as they had not received an answer to their previous one from DNA. The lawyers want the confrontation to happen before Thursday when Udrea’s appeal against her preventive remand in the Gala Bute [...]

Tabula rasa

The shattering revelations unearthed by the ongoing investigations of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) concerning the major corruption cases currently being dealt with by the prosecutors make me think of the moment of Nicolae Ceausescu’s fall, of the wave of hatred and frustration of the people directed to the dictator and his family for having [...]