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President Klaus Iohannis accepted the interim ministers proposed by the prime minister

Thursday, April 25, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Wednesday the decree appointing the interim ministers at the Justice Ministry, the European Funds Ministry and the Ministry for Romanians Abroad.Thus, the head of state signed the decree appointing Deputy PM for implementing Romania's strategic partnerships Ana Birchall as interim Minister of Justice, Public Finance Minister Eugen Orlando Teodorovici as interim minister for European Funds, and Business Environment, Trade and ...

Chamber of Deputies adopts bill amending Criminal Code

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Wednesday by a vote of 180 to 81 and two abstentions the bill amending the Criminal Code in the version approved by the Senate.Representatives of opposition, the National Liberal Party and the Save Romania Union, announced that they will once again challenge the bill at the Constitutional Court.Several provisions have been removed from the initial version of the piece of legislation, as they had been declared ...

Deputies adopts bill amending Criminal Procedure Code

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Wednesday the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code, removing several articles declared unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR), while the Opposition's representatives criticized the project, arguing that it favored offenders and announced they would attack it again to the CCR.There were 181 votes in favor, 83 against and one abstention.The bill was adopted in the form established in the ...

Modifications to Criminal Code voted on Wednesday, nothing to do with CCR decisions, professional associations of magistrates said

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Two professional associations of magistrates drew attention that the modifications to the Criminal Code voted on Wednesday under parliamentary procedure have nothing to do with the CCR (Constitutional Court of Romania) decisions, while they bring a "radical and unjustified change in the manner in which the legislator understands to build the criminal policy of the state."The Movement for Defence of Prosecutors' Status Association and the Judges Forum Association ...

President Iohannis tells Venice Commission delegation the defective way in which the PSD legislates

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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President Klaus Iohannis welcomed a delegation of the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (the Venice Commission) at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday to voice dissatisfaction with what he called a defective way in which the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, legislates, pointing to the adoption of amendments to the criminal codes as the most recent example."This way of legislating is extremely damaging ...

JusMin Toader and Venice Commission delegation discuss laws of Justice

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Resigning Justice Minister Tudorel Toader met on Wednesday with a delegation of the Venice Commission, discussing aspects regarding the Justice Laws.According to a release sent on Wednesday, Toader carried out a meeting, at the ministry headquarters, with a delegation of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission), made up of Claire Bazy-Malaurie, Martin Kuijer, Nicolae Esanu, Kaarlo Tuori and Grigory Dikov. Representatives of the ...

The Gold reserve of Romania will be brought back to the country; the law was passed in the parliament

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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The deputies’ chamber adopted on Wednesday the draft law initiated by Liviu Dragnea and Seban Nicolae which means that the National Bank of Romania (BNR) to bring back 91.5% of the gold deposited by Romania abroad. The draft law for the amendment and completion of art.30 of law no 312/2004 regarding the statute of the National Bank of Romania was adopted with 165 votes’ for’ , 90 votes ‘against and three ...

Daniel Barbu prosecuted in the political party subsidies file

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Daniel Barbu, former president of the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) and former minister of Culture, has been prosecuted by the anti-corruption prosecutors on Wednesday in the party subsidies file. Barbu is accused he has hindered checks at the political parties that were probing into how they were spending their state financial subsidies and, moreover, that he would have stopped the checks over the ruling Social Democrat Party. The National ...

Romanian-American Joint Committee convenes to discuss schedule of bilateral, multinational exercises

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A schedule of bilateral and multinational exercises, including within NATO, planned to take place during the current year and in 2020 on Romania's soil was one of the main topics for discussion at a meeting of the Romanian-American Joint Committee in Bucharest on Wednesday."The Department of Defence Policy, Planning and International Affairs of the Ministry of Defence organised a meeting of the Romanian-American Joint Committee on the implementation of the ...

PM Dancila: Development and Investment Fund is now operational

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced on Wednesday that the Development and Investment Fund is now operational. It is designed to make sure the "fair and balanced" development of local communities throughout Romania."Starting today, we provide funding for investment projects by transferring 300 million lei from the Ministry of Public Finance to the National Strategy and Forecast Board. There are money that the Social Democratic Party - Alliance of Liberals and ...

Case of threats to journalist Emilia Sercan: main suspect is police officer

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Several searches have taken place Wednesday morning at the Polie Academy in Bucharest, related to the death threats addressed to journalist Emilia Sercan. The main suspect is an officer with the Alexndru Ioan Cuza Academy, he has been remanded and is to be heard, hotnews.ro reports. “I am stunned. A police officer, supposed to defend the law, has threatened with death an investigation journalist,” Emilia ...

Easter sponge cake consumption is expected to be around 7.5 million

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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This Easter too Romania's sponge cake consumption is expected to be around 7.5 million, despite the 5 percent increase in the product's price compared to the same period last year, president of the Romanian Milling, Bakery and Pasta Industry Employers Organisation - ROMPAN, Aurel Popescu said.According to him, this year too some 5 percent of the bakeries' total output of roughly 7.5 million sponge cakes will go to the Romanians who live ...

Iohannis: This reshuffle is a kind of hoax

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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President Klaus Iohannis stated on Tuesday that the government reshuffle proposed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) is "some sort of hoax," mentioning that he doesn't accept it "the way it was proposed.""In respect to the proposed government reshuffle, I have analysed the entire situation and, in my opinion, this reshuffle is some sort of hoax, it has nothing to do with the improvement of the act of governance, even if we needed something like this, it has ...

ICCJ acquits Tariceanu for deceitful testimony

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) acquitted Senate chairman Calin Popescu Tariceanu (president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats - minor at rule) on Monday for accusations of deceitful testimony. Tariceanu was accused by DNA prosecutors of having lied in statements made as witness in the case of property return of an area in Snagov forest and Baneasa farm, where prince Paul, Remus Truica, Tal Silberstein and Dan Andronic were tried. ...

Iohannis will welcome the Venice Commission's delegation on Wednesday, at the Cotroceni Palace

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday stated they will definitely discuss the situation of criminal codes at the meeting with the Venice Commission."I will have a meeting tomorrow with the representatives of the Venice Commission, at their initiative, and we will most definitely discuss about the criminal codes," the head of state said at the Cotroceni Palace.According to his agenda, he will welcome the Venice Commission's delegation on Wednesday, at 11 ...

CFA Romania: 4.03 percent anticipated inflation rate for the 12-month horizon

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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The CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Romania Macroeconomic Confidence Index increased by 0.5 points to 34.9 points in March compared to the previous month, but compared to the same month of the previous year, dropped by 12.7 points, a release of the CFA Romania investment professionals' association informs on Tuesday.According to the quoted source, this evolution was due to the indicator's forecasting component.Thus, the current conditions indicator ...

Industry Barometer: confidence indicator went down from 70 in January to 68 in February and to 65 in March

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Domestic demand and output volume increased in March, but production costs remain high and employment is constantly at the limit between contraction and expansion, according to the Romanian Industry Barometer, conducted by IRSOP & SNSPA-Faculty of Management sent on Tuesday."The volume of production rose from 55 in February to 63 in March, rising to the usual fluctuations in year-on-year activity in the past two years. Unexecuted orders rose slightly from 41 ...

PM Dancila, Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference discuss strengthening of EU-China partnership

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila had a meeting with the first-ranked Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Zhang Qingli, and she conveyed the message that Romania will continue to actively contribute to the consolidation of the EU-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the exercise of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.According to a press release from the government, during the talks were ...

Eurostat: Romania - government deficit in 2018 was -3% of GDP

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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In 2018, the government deficit and debt of both the euroarea (EA19) and the EU28 decreased in relative terms comparedwith2017. In the euroarea the government deficit to GDP ratio fell from 1.0% in 2017 to 0.5% in 2018, and in the EU28 from1.0% to 0.6%. In the euroarea the government debt to GDP ratio declined from 87.1% at the end of 2017 to 85.1% at the end of 2018, and in the EU28 from 81.7% to 80.0%. In this release, Eurostat, the statistical ...

Unemployment rate down to 3.19pct at end-March

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Romania's unemployment rate declined to 3.19 percent at the end of March, dropping by 0.63 percentage points compared to the same month of the previous year, according to data published on Tuesday by the the National Employment Agency (ANOFM).Compared to February 2019, the unemployment rate registered in March declined by 0.12 percentage points.According to the official data, in March, the total number of unemployed stood at 278,147 persons, declining ...

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