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Brussels Forum (March 20-22): “The Russia File”-I

April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
For me, the most important question posed during debates for the tenth edition of the “Brussels Forum”, organized during March 20 – 22, this year, was “What would...

Business»

Romanian Business Leaders: New Fiscal Code and Fiscal Procedure Code, a pro-business step

Romanian Business Leaders: New Fiscal Code and Fiscal Procedure Code, a pro-business step

April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Romanian business leaders and entrepreneurs see the introduction of the new pro-business Fiscal Code as a sign of maturity after 12 years marked by over 150 modifications...

Politics»

Senators vote to arrest ex-Minister Darius Valcov

Senators vote to arrest ex-Minister Darius Valcov

April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
  The Senate on Wednesday voted on a new National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) detention and arrest request for ex-Finance Minister Darius Valcov, this time in the...

Social»

Target shooting instructor shot in Bucharest. Perpetrator kills self

Target shooting instructor shot in Bucharest. Perpetrator kills self

April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Target shooting instructor Nicolae Tanase (56) was shot on Tuesday by Cristian Pop (24) at the UTI rifle range in Bucharest. The perpetrator then killed himself. The surveillance...

World»

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on an offcial visit to Bucharest: Romania, Turkey share similar interests, voice concern for regional and European stability and security

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on an offcial visit to Bucharest: Romania, Turkey share similar interests, voice concern for regional and European stability and security

April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The president of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan  paid an official visit to Romania on Wednesday, during which he was welcomed by his counterpart, Klaus Iohannis...

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Senators vote to arrest ex-Minister Darius Valcov

  The Senate on Wednesday voted on a new National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) detention and arrest request for ex-Finance Minister Darius Valcov, this time in the case where the prosecutors found, among other things, over 100 paintings by famous artists, gold bars and important amounts in cash hidden by the ex-minister or friends. The senators [...]

President Iohannis says his first 100 days have been about values

In the report on his first 100 days in office on Tuesday, President Klaus Iohannis explained his scarce public appearances by pointing out that this was not the role of a head of state. ‘Some people wonder why I have not talked more over this period, why I do not react first upon each ?breaking [...]

Target shooting instructor shot in Bucharest. Perpetrator kills self

Target shooting instructor Nicolae Tanase (56) was shot on Tuesday by Cristian Pop (24) at the UTI rifle range in Bucharest. The perpetrator then killed himself. The surveillance camera footage shows the young man target practicing then turning suddenly toward his target shooting instructor and shooting him three times with a 9mm Glock from a [...]

Romanian Business Leaders: New Fiscal Code and Fiscal Procedure Code, a pro-business step

Romanian business leaders and entrepreneurs see the introduction of the new pro-business Fiscal Code as a sign of maturity after 12 years marked by over 150 modifications brought to the current law. According to a communiqué remitted to Nine O’Clock, Romanian Business Leaders considers that the new Fiscal Code clarifies the technical aspects that are [...]

Fugitive MP Marko Attila resigns

UDMR MP Marko Attila has resigned from Parliament on Wednesday. The MP has been in Hungary since December. Marko can now be arrested at the prosecutors’ request, without the need for his fellow MPs’ approval, news channels inform. The Lower Chamber’s Juridical Commission issued a positive note on Monday on the DNA’s request to approve [...]

Tariceanu’s party becomes legal

The Reforming Liberal Party (PLR)  has been operating with all the due paperwork in place since Monday, when it was officially registered with the Political Parties Register held at the Bucharest Tribunal. ‘We approve the modification of the Statute and Programme of the Party as decided on by the Extraordinary Congress of the National Party [...]

Companies that rekindle Romanian industry: Gasoil Group – professionalism and perseverance are the trump card of our success (I)

Interview with CEO Radu Mircescu   * Gasoil is a company with 100 per cent Romanian capital * Romania’s oil resources and reserves are important, being estimated at USD 150 bln to USD 250 bln * Romania is far too dependent on two oil and gas companies * What is needed is a free market [...]

Senators green light nepotism. Lower Chamber is next

The draft law amending the Criminal Code in order to allow civil servants to hire relatives up to 2nd degree of kinship without facing sanctions for conflict of interests has been silently adopted by the Senate. The bill had initially received a negative opinion from both the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Committee of [...]

Piraeus Bank Romania, gross profit of EUR 2.1 M in 2014

Piraeus Bank Romania registered a gross profit of EUR 2.1 M in 2014 and had assets worth approximately EUR 2 bln at the end of last year, bank representatives announced on Tuesday. The total value of offered loans surpassed EUR 1.4 bln, registering a slight drop compared to 2013. The volume of newly offered loans [...]

Interview with Eduard Hellvig, director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) (I): An intelligence service in a consolidated democracy has no business in the political competition

Eduard Hellvig, director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), stated, in an interview granted to Agerpres, that in order to fulfill its purpose of protecting national security, the SRI must remain outside any political games. “There were situations in the recent past in which it was attempted to draw the Service into political games and [...]