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PM Dancile paied a working visit to Israel and met the Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu

Monday, January 21, 2019


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who paied a working visit to Israel, on Friday had a meeting with the Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, among other things discussing the organisation of a joint meeting of the two countries' governments, in the first part of this year.The two high officials hailed the excellent relations existing between the two countries, which is also reflected in the frequency of bilateral contacts at high level. In this respect, they also ...

Alan  Duncan sent that irrespective of the end of the Brexit,the rights of the Romanian citizens of the UK will be observed

Monday, January 21, 2019

The state minister for Europe and America of the UK Sir Alan  Duncan sent to the minister for European Affairs George Ciamba that irrespective of the final of Brexit the rights of the Romanian citizens from the UK will be observed according to a press release of the MFA of Romania. According to the quoted source George Ciamba had on Friday a phone conversation with sir Alan Duncan at the request of the British ...

Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt: forces in the country continue to consider as appropriate the discreditation of the role of the German minority

Monday, January 21, 2019


The ambassador of Germany to Romania Cord Meier-Klodt  considers that some forces in the country continue to consider as appropriate the discreditation of  the role of the German minority in Romania,mentioning that it is about ‘individual voices’ who do not represent the opinion of the majority of the population. Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt, said on Saturday at the symposium "Saxons' Adhesion Decision to the Union with Romania 100 ...

EU defence political directors' meeting to prepare the Informal Meeting of Defense Ministers from the EU, 30 and 31 January in Bucharest

Monday, January 21, 2019


A meeting of political directors from the defense ministries of the EU member states took place on Thursday and Friday in Bucharest, in the context of Romania's exercise of the Presidency at the Council of the European Union, having on the agenda of discussions important topics related to the security and defense of the European Union. According to the MApN, the meeting in Bucharest - which was attended by representatives of the 28 EU Member States, ...

300 St. Andrew Force Protection Battalion concludes its training for deployment to Afghanistan

Monday, January 21, 2019

The 300 St. Andrew Force Protection Battalion concluded its last stage of training at the National Joint Training Centre Getica, in Cincu, following next to be deployed in the Afghanistan theatre of operations, informs a press release on Monday sent by the Naval Forces Staff (SMFN). At the National Joint Training Centre "Getica", in Cincu, the troops of the 300 St. Andrew Force Protection Battalion, among whom 60 infantry men from the 207 Marine Infantry ...

France ready to sue Romania over blocked warships tender

Monday, January 21, 2019

France is ready to sue the Romanian government as French top officials are exasperated by Bucharest’s will to deny to Naval Group the contract for 4 navy corvettes, despite the fact that the French group won the tender, according to the French economic journal La Tribune ...

Minister of Economy: Romanian defense industry will build a new assault weapon in collaboration with Beretta

Monday, January 21, 2019

A state-of-the-art Beretta weapon could be produced in Plopeni, as negotiations with the Italians are 60 percent finalized and the contract could be concluded in the summer, while the first assembly of the weapon should take place in the autumn, said the Economy minister Niculae Badalau for Antena 3 Tv station. “We are 60 percent sure that Romania will produce a state-of-the-art weapon, generation 4, with Beretta. It will be produced in Plopeni, ...

Penitentiary Administration trade unionists warn Justice Minister: Fake information is punished by imprisonment from 1 to 5 years

Monday, January 21, 2019

Without the compensatory appeal, the murderer in Media? would have been conditionally released in May 2019, the Federation of Trade Unions Federation with the National Penitentiary Administration says, contradicting an assertion by the Minister of Justice, romaniajournal.ro informs. “We warn Minister Tudorel Toader that the crime of communicating false information is punishable by imprisonment from one to five years,” FSANP warns in a press ...

BNR's Vasilescu: The leu declined fast, after 1 January, but not as fast as to create concerns

Monday, January 21, 2019


The decline of the national currency in relation to the euro is 0.6 percent, and only in the situation in which it declines over 4-5 percent the Central Bank analysis rigor intervenes, National Bank of Romania (BNR) strategy consultant Adrian Vasilescu maintains."It is clear that the national currency has moved downwards fast after 1 January, but not as fast as to create concerns among those who make a rigorous analysis of the market. Books say that when a ...

Dan Suciu (BNR) about statements on ROBOR's "doctoring": Intentionally creates confusion, disqualifying

Monday, January 21, 2019

The spokesperson of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Dan Suciu, argues that the statements of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) senator Daniel Zamfir, according to which the ROBOR index is "doctored" with BNR's "direct knowledge and involvement", intentionally creates confusion, "which is disqualifying", because it does not take into account the scope of activity defined by law for the National Bank."I do not understand how the National Bank has done ...

BCR and BT are considering the postponement of investment plans, following controversial ordinance no 114

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sergiu Manea, CEO of Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), has said on Friday that the bank is considering the postponement of investment plans as a result of the introduction of the new tax for banks. “All the investment plans we have had so far are under review,” Sergiu Manea said on Friday at a conference organized by the Romanian Banking Association (ARB) and the Romanian Banking Employers’ Council ...

Romania imported on Friday morning very big quantities of energy,over 1,800 MW

Monday, January 21, 2019


Romania imported on Friday morning big quantities of electricity, over 1,800 MW in the context where the price of import electricity was lower than that of domestic market, according to the data posted on the site of Transelectrica and OPCOM.The biggest imports were made around10:00 with quantities of 1,827MW.At 12:00 the import was1,626MW. The consumption of the country was 8,440 MW and the production 6,814 MW.The first in the top of ...

EP decided: Member states jeopardising the rule of law will risk losing EU funds

Friday, January 18, 2019


Governments interfering with courts or failing to tackle fraud and corruption will risk suspension of EU funds, according to a draft law endorsed by MEPs on Thursday, a press release says. Assisted by a panel of independent experts, the EU Commission would be tasked with establishing “generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law” and decide on measures that could include suspending EU budget payments or reducing pre-financing. The ...

President Iohannis to participate in French-German cooperation and integration treaty signing ceremony in Aachen

Friday, January 18, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis will participate in Aachen, Germany, on Tuesday, in the signing ceremony of the French-German cooperation and integration treaty, at the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.According to the Presidential Administration, the treaty signing ceremony by the French President and German Chancellor will take place in the Crowning Hall of the Aachen City Hall, and on this occasion President ...

NATO SecGen Stoltenberg confirms presence at informal meeting of defence ministers of EU member states to be held in Bucharest

Friday, January 18, 2019


Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg confirmed his attendance to the informal meeting of defence ministers of the EU member states, which is schedule to take place in Bucharest on 30 and 31 January, National Defence Gabriel Les said on Thursday.According to him, the meeting that will be carried out in the attendance of High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR) Federica Mogherini will start on 30 January with a ...

Pope Francis to give message to the Romanian believers at the National Redemption Cathedral on May 31

Friday, January 18, 2019

Pope Francis will visit the National Redemption Cathedral most probably on May 31, the first day of his visit to Romania, and will give a message together with Patriarch Daniel, with the audience being allowed to attend all ceremonies, the Romanian Patriarchy’s spokesperson, Vasile Banescu told Hotnews.ro on Thursday quoted by romaniajournal.ro. Pope Francis will be welcomed by Patriarch Daniel in the Patriarch Palace, ...

Iohannis:Appointment proposals for Development,Transport Ministries still don't prove fulfilment of legal requirements

Friday, January 18, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis sent on Thursday a letter to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, in which he argues that the appointment proposals for the Development and Transport Ministries, namely Lia Olguta Vasilescu and Mircea Draghici, still don't demonstrate that the legal requirements have been met in view of obtaining the approval. The President invoked the provisions of art. 85 paragraph (2) and art. 105 of the Constitution, as well as those of art. 2 ...

European Commissioner Cretu to run as Pro Romania candidate in elections to European Parliament

Friday, January 18, 2019

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu announced on Thursday that she will run as a candidate of the Pro Romania party in the elections to European Parliament, which are to be held on 26 May.Attending on Thursday in Cluj a debate on cohesion policy in the European Union, Corina Cretu stated that this decision represents a delimitation from the current leadership of the Social Democratic Party (PSD)."I am running in EP elections on ...

Oltenia EC miners to resume work after negotiations

Friday, January 18, 2019

- Largest thermal power plant shut down. - Energy prices reached record highs Thursday morning The first group of the Rovinari thermal power plant has already been closed during the night of Wednesday to Thursday. The rest of the groups were to be closed Thursday morning. Against the backdrop of energy shortages, Romania massively imported electricity at 9.00h on Thursday. At a consumption of 8,900 MW, imports ...

Minister Teodorovici called in Parliament to explain stock exchange crash

Friday, January 18, 2019


Union Save Romania - USR president Dan Barna declared that in the first week of the parliamentary session his party would ask finance minister Eugen Teodorovici to come in the Parliament plenum to explain about the stock exchange crash and losses of 3 billion lei. “USR will ask minister Eugen Teodorovici to come in Parliament and explain to us his reason for stealing 3 billions from state resources by the statements which led to the crash of the ...

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