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Justice Ministry has no emergency ordinance on amnesty and pardoning under debate

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Minister Tudorel Toader said on Monday that an emergency ordinance on amnesty and pardoning is not under discussion or to be okayed at the Ministry of Justice.Tudorel Toader had a meeting with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Monday, and was asked by journalists what he had discussed with the head of the Executive."The topic of the discussion with the prime minister: I informed the prime minister about what was discussed at the recently ended meeting ...

Dragnea: no emergency ordnance  regarding amnesty and pardon will be  adopted in the government meeting on Tuesday

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Liviu Dragnea denies the existence of a draft emergency ordnance regarding  pardon which would be discussed in the government meeting on Tuesday, according to an answer sent to Digi 24 by the scial-democrat (PSD – ruling party) leader.‘I asked the premier and the minister of justice if there is any intention of adopting a OUG  for pardon for the government meeting of tomorrow. Both they denied these rumours appeared in the public space’ ...

Remus Pricopie (SNSPA): adoption of an emergency ordnance regarding amnesty and pardon will lead to new social tension

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The adoption of an emergency ordnance regarding amnesty and pardon will lead to new social tension and will be mentioned in history as non-democratic practice,  warns Remus Pricopie, the rector of the National School for Administrative and Political Studies (SNSPA) and former minister of education in the Ponta government. ‘ I recommend the prime minister Viorica Dancila not to associate her name with such a normative act  in a context which does not justify ...

Tensions on the coalition: ALDE dissatisfied with the collaboration with the PSD on the off-shore  law

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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The ALDE deputy Varujan Vosganian stated on Monday that there was no dialogue between the members of the coalition as  regards the drafts of two laws: an Alliance of Liberals and Democrats  (ALDE) legislative initiative and the draft law off-shore. Vosganian announced that in the Coalition meeting ALDE asked for explanations and asked the executive to modify the off-shore law immediately. ‘We asked for explanations inside the Coalition ...

MAE: Romania attaches great importance to Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine's political association with EU

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Romania attaches great importance to speeding up the economic integration and political association of the Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine with the European Union, Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) quotes Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu as saying at an EU meeting on Monday.Melescanu attended a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels that discussed the Eastern Partnership, and Libya."With regard to the Eastern Partnership, the ...

The new ambassador of Australia to Romania is Kate Logan

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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State secretary for global bilateral affairs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) Monica Gheorghita, welcomed on Monday the new ambassador of Australia to Romania, having her official residence in Athens, Greece, Kate Logan, for the presentation of letters of credence, opportunity for the two officials to appreciate the dynamics of the political contacts and evoke a cooperation between the two states, at an international level.According to a press release ...

Def Min Fifor: no IAR 99 Hawk to fly until crash investigation completes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

 Defence Minister Mihai Fifor said on Monday that no aircraft of the type that crashed in Bacau will fly until the causes that led to the aviation incident are found.Asked by Romania TV private broadcaster if any IAR 99 Hawk aircraft will be flown, Fifor said: "Not for the time being; they are all grounded until we know what has happened." He did not comment on the causes that could have caused this aviation incident, arguing that an investigation by the ...

Euro trades at 4.6550 Lei on Monday

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Monday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.65501 US dollar USD 3.97741 Swiss franc CHF 3.97811 British pound GBP 5.2757100 Japanese yen JPY 3.53781 Moldovan leu MDL 0.24001 Russian rouble RUB 0.06401 new Turkish lira TRY 0.82201 Chinese renminbi CNY ...

FDI up 17.6 pct in first 5 months of 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Foreign direct investments (FDI) have grown by 17.6 pct in the first 5 months of the year, in comparison with the similar period of 2017, to 1.720 billion Euro, according to the data released in Monday by the National Bank of Romania (BNR)."Direct investments of non-resident in Romania have summed up 1.720 billion Euro (as opposed to 1.462 billion Euro during the period of January-May 2017), of which capital participations (including net estimate reinvested ...

Five-month current account deficit up 15.8 pct

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

 May balance of payments ran a deficit of 3.018 billion euro, up 15.8 percent from the 2.606 billion euro registered in the same period of 2017, the National Bank of Romania (BNR) said in a release on Monday.The goods deficit was by 589 million euro higher, the surplus of services was by 179 million euro less, and the primary income deficit was by 105 million euro lower. The surplus of secondary revenues was by 251 million euro higher, the BNR said in the ...

The  turnover  of  market  services  rendered  mainly  to  enterprises  up 7.5pct in first five months

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Compared to the previous month, in May 2018 the turnover of market services rendered mainly to  enterprises, in  nominal  terms, increased as gross  series  by 5.2% and  decreased as adjusted ...

The wholesale turnover in May 2018 up 8.8 percent YoY

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

As against the previous month, in May 2018 the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), in nominal terms, increased both as gross series by 7.6% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 1.1%. As against the corresponding month of the previous year, the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), in ...

Romania is one of the most pollutant  EU members

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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In the interval 2015 -2016 Romania,Poland,Spain and the UK had the biggest reduction of emissions of sulph oxides (SOx), the biggest part of it taking  place in the energy sector, the report of the European Agency of Environment says. Even so, Romania has the sixth biggest level of emissions of sulph oxides in the EU after that of Poland, the UK,Spain,France and Germany. The sulph oxides  are obtained mainly through the production and energy ...

Proposed reforms could undermine independence of judges and prosecutors according to Venice Commission 

Monday, July 16, 2018

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In a preliminary opinion published today and requested in May this year by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission commented on three legislative drafts amending existing judiciary ...

President Klaus Iohannis called on Parliament "not to ignore" recommendations made by the Venice Commission

Monday, July 16, 2018

 Romania's president is urging lawmakers to pay heed to a report from Europe's top human rights body that criticized contentious revisions to the justice system. President Klaus Iohannis called on Parliament "not to ignore" recommendations made Friday by the Venice Commission, a board of legal experts with the Council of Europe. In a preliminary report, the commission said the president should be involved in appointing and ...

PSD's Nicolicea: Venice Commission draft on Justice laws contradicts its own adopted official report

Monday, July 16, 2018

The chairman of the Legal Committee with the Deputies' Chamber, Social Democratic Party (PSD – ruling party) deputy Eugen Nicolicea stated on Friday that the preliminary opinion of the Venice Commission regarding the amendment of the Justice laws is a draft and contradicts a previous report of this body concerning the European standards on the independence of the judicial system.He considers that this preliminary opinion is "a slap in the face" of those in ...

PNL (oposition): MPs who supported amendments to laws of justice not to make mistake of defying Venice Commission

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Liberals say that the preliminary report of the Venice Commission on the laws of justice shows that Minister Tudorel Toader and other PSD-ALDE representatives lied when they claimed that the legislative amendments were in line with the Commission's standards and draw the attention of the MPs who supported these changes not to defy this document."The assessment given to the public clearly shows that Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, as well as other PSD-ALDE ...

Zegrean about  the opinion of the Venice Commission: it is compulsory  to take into consideration these recommendations

Monday, July 16, 2018

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The former  chairman of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) Augustin Zegrean confirmed on Friday that is compulsory that Romania take into consideration the recommendations sent in preliminary opinon by the Venice Commission  ‘if we want to be in the club of democracy and rule of right’.Zegrean considers that if we don’t observe the decisions of the Commission ‘we are out of Europe’. Augustin Zegrean was ...

PG Lazar warns about danger generated by systematic attacks of public persons against Public Ministry

Monday, July 16, 2018

Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar warned, on Friday, about the dangers that the systematic attacks of public persons against the Public Ministry, attacks that he considers to be of a nature to affect the principle of the powers' separation in state."Prosecutor General of the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice Augustin Lazar warns about the danger that the systematic attacks of public persons against the Public Ministry, attacks ...

Amendments to Justice laws, discussed by Toader with Vera Jourova - European Commissioner for Justice

Monday, July 16, 2018

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader met on Friday with Vera Jourova, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumer Protection and Gender Equality, among the topics discussed by the two officials being the developments in the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) and the stage of the amendments brought to the Justice laws, the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.According to a Justice Ministry release, in the context of the participation of the Justice ...

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