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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....

Business»

Vice PM Dragnea hands out 20 financing contracts under local development programme

August 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration Liviu Dragnea handed out financing contracts worth roughly 6 million lei on Thursday, under...

Politics»

Traian Basescu to support Elena Udrea as candidate for Romania’s Presidency

Traian Basescu to support Elena Udrea as candidate for Romania’s Presidency

August 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 PM
President Traian Basescu told a TV talk show on Wednesday evening that he definitely supported People’s Movement Party’s (PMP) official candidate in the presidential...

Social»

Most Romanians choose Romania for their summer holidays this year

August 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The majority of the Romanians making online booking for their holidays chose Romania as their summer destination this year, with the mountain resorts being preferred by tourists...

World»

150 years after the first Geneva Convention, Switzerland and the ICRC call for greater respect for international humanitarian law

August 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Op-ed (Opinion – Tribune libre) signed by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross...

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Traian Basescu to support Elena Udrea as candidate for Romania’s Presidency

President Traian Basescu told a TV talk show on Wednesday evening that he definitely supported People’s Movement Party’s (PMP) official candidate in the presidential elections, Elena Udrea. ‘I am an unreserved supporter of PMP, you have seen it very well in the elections to the European Parliament, I haven’t backed down from any kind of [...]

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Austrian banking group Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) announced on Thursday that, in the first six months of this year, its subsidiary in Romania recorded a net profit of 47 million euros, down by 16% compared to the result of 56 million euros recorded in the same period of last year, informs a bank’s press release. [...]

Vice PM Dragnea hands out 20 financing contracts under local development programme

Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration Liviu Dragnea handed out financing contracts worth roughly 6 million lei on Thursday, under the National Programme for Local Development (PNDL) to 20 mayors or deputy mayors of Galati County (southeastern Romania) communes. The projects concern the rehabilitation of local and rural roads. Dragnea also [...]

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The market capitalization of the companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) totalled 131.569 billion lei at the end of the first half-year, down by 2.26 billion lei from end-December 2013, accounting for 19.86 percent of the gross domestic product estimated for 2014, says the Financial Supervisory Authority in a release to AGERPRES on [...]

Romania exports cars, transport equipment worth over EUR 7 bn in first 4 months of 2014

Romania exported, in the first four months of this year, cars and transport equipment worth 7.352 billion euros, by 671.3 million euros over the level in the same period of 2013, according to the data centralized by the National Statistics Institute (INS). The imports of cars and transport equipment stood at 6.547 billion euros, by [...]

PSD to convene in Tulcea to put the finishing touches to its presidential campaign

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Romania Foreign Ministry firmly backs continuation of negotiations on Iran nuclear file

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Vice PM Dragnea: We lack time for new Basescu suspension

Vice Prime Minister Liviu Dragnea said in this eastern Danube River port city on Thursday that a new procedure aimed at suspending Romania’s President Traian Basescu cannot be triggered over lack of time. ‘We lack the time for a new suspension procedure. It is of no use to initiate a new suspension procedure for two [...]

Candidate Udrea: When I’m president, Ponta will no longer be PM

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