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Grexit or a European tragedy

June 29th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Not many analysts – not to mention the European public opinion in a broad sense – have given the necessary attention to developments in the Greece – EU negotiations...

Business»

201 M lei invested in metallurgical sector in 2014

201 M lei invested in metallurgical sector in 2014

June 29th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The total investment expenditure in the metallurgical sector amounted to over RON 200.9 M in 2014, in nominal term up by 56.3% compared to 2013, according to a publication...

Politics»

Ponta on Liberals: I am ashamed of their shame!

Ponta on Liberals: I am ashamed of their shame!

June 29th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Prime Minister Victor Ponta is accusing the National Liberal Party (PNL) of having betrayed their voters of 2012, when they were in a coalition called the Social Liberal Union...

Social»

STEP2SUCCESS  project: SME authority offers free training programmes to 1,100 women

STEP2SUCCESS project: SME authority offers free training programmes to 1,100 women

June 28th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
By this October, 1,100 women in Romania can benefit from free training programmes by means of the project called STEP2SUCCESS – the Promotion of Equal Chances for Women...

World»

“135 years of Romania-US diplomatic relations” exhibition. U.S. Charge d’Affaires: Friends then, friends now, friends forever

“135 years of Romania-US diplomatic relations” exhibition. U.S. Charge d’Affaires: Friends then, friends now, friends forever

June 29th, 2015 at 9:00 PM
U.S Embassy in Bucharest Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson (photo R) on Monday said that the U.S. and Romania, states celebrating 135 years of diplomatic relations this...

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Ponta on Liberals: I am ashamed of their shame!

Prime Minister Victor Ponta is accusing the National Liberal Party (PNL) of having betrayed their voters of 2012, when they were in a coalition called the Social Liberal Union (USL), by their support cast behind their once common political enemy Mihai Razvan Ungureanu for director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE). In a Facebook post [...]

ALDE refuses to support Ungureanu for SIE leadership

Senate chairman Calin-Popescu Tariceanu, also the national leader of the Alliance of the Liberals and Democrats Party (ALDE) on Monday said the ALDE lawmakers will not vote for President Klaus Iohannis’ pick for Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE) director, because appointee Mihai Razvan Ungureanu was one of the closest collaborators of former President Traian Basescu.   [...]

Social Democrat MPs will not attend voting session related to Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu

PSD leaders reunited on Monday in the absence of party leader Victor Ponta, presently recovering in Turkey after the knee surgery he had undergone in order to reach a clear political decision regarding the ballot in the case appointing  Mihai Razvan Ungureanu as Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE). Mihai Razvan Ungureanu is not [...]

Vote on Mihai Razvan Ungureanu’s appointment as head of SIE on last Parliament working day

The Parliament is set to vote on President Iohannis’ proposal for the appointment of Mihai Razvan Ungureanu (MRU) as the Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE) on the last working day of Parliament before recess. The joint plenary meeting will take place on Tuesday, 30 June, from 5pm, the leaders of the two Chambers [...]

PNL’s Orban: No reason to believe Liberal MPs will unjustifiably miss voting on SIE head nominee

Prime Vice-Chairman of the opposition’s National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Monday that in the event of unjustified absences among the Liberal MPs at the vote on Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu’s appointment as director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), there will be sanctions against the offenders, but added that he had no reason to [...]

PM Ponta: SocDems to vote against or abstain on Foreign Intelligence Service head nominee

On-leave Prime Minister Victor Ponta says his Social Democrat Party (PSD) will vote in Parliament against the nomination of Mihai Razvan Ungureanu as director of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), or not vote at all. Ponta declared to B1 TV broadcaster on Sunday he had discussed the matter with his party fellows. “Tomorrow [Monday] the [...]

Bucharest becomes the capital of jazz in Romania * Among the guest stars: Lee Konitz, Roy Hargrove and Marcin Wasilewsky

In the first week of July, for five days, Bucharest Jazz Festival transforms the city into a genuine capital of jazz. Over 50 musicians, legends of world jazz, the best musicians of Romanian jazz, exhibitions, films, recordings and book launches will also captivate and fascinate the Bucharest audience. Presently at the fourth edition, produced by [...]

Acting PM Oprea’s party supports President “as a principle” on Foreign Intelligence Service nominee

Acting Prime Minister and head of the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) Gabriel Oprea said that “as a principle,” his political formation supports President Klaus Iohannis’s nominee for head of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE) Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, but that as far as governing is concerned, UNPR is “fully into the ruling coalition.” “In [...]

201 M lei invested in metallurgical sector in 2014

The total investment expenditure in the metallurgical sector amounted to over RON 200.9 M in 2014, in nominal term up by 56.3% compared to 2013, according to a publication of the National Statistical Institute (INS). ‘Investment in most metallurgical sectors recorded a growth, most of it being directed towards steel foundries  – 28.4%, cast iron [...]

CFA: Macroeconomic confidence index at all-time high

The value of the macroeconomic confidence index calculated by the Chartered Financial Analysts Association – Romania (CFA – Romania) stood at 77.1 points in May, 6.4 points above its April value. This is the third consecutive all-time high registered since the index started to be calculated in May 2011. “Worth pointing out is the improvement [...]