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PM Dancila: government reshuffle will be decided on Monday

Monday, July 15, 2019

Premier Viorica Dancila said on Saturday in Calarasi that the activity assessment for eight ministers has been completed and that the government reshuffle will be decided on Monday, at the meeting of the Social Democratic Party's ( ruling party) National Executive Committee (NEC)."We worked on the assessment of the ministers' activity this week. It isn't finished yet. On Monday, in the National Executive Committee, we will talk about a reshuffle. We did the ...

Dan Barna, USR presidential candidate

Monday, July 15, 2019

The more than 500 delegates to the congress of the Save Romania Union (USR - opposition) validated on Saturday the formation's Chairman Dan Barna as candidate for the presidential election this autumn. The other contenders for the USR presidential nomination were Mihai Gotiu, Dragos Dinulescu and Dumitru Stanca.Dan Barna received 324 votes, Mihai Gotiu - 134, Dumitru Stanca - 5, and Dragos Dinulescu - 3."We have today taken yet another step towards the goal ...

Dacian Ciolos: the PLUS candidate for the presidential elections will be chosen between 22 and 27 July

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dacian Ciolos announced at the end of the PLUS National  Council that it was decided that the candidate for the presidential elections of the party would be chosen through electronic vote by all members between 22 and 27 July. Later, there will be negotiations with USR to decide who will be the candidate of the Alliance. He added that through electronic  vote all PLUS (opposition) members will choose the candidate of the party for the ...

The 2019 European elections: A pro-European – and young – electorate with clear expectations

Monday, July 15, 2019


* European Parliament publishes first results of its post-electoral Eurobarometer survey. A significant increase in young people with a pro-European mind-set cast a vote in the 2019 European elections, according to an in-depth Eurobarometer survey across all 28 member states. Conducted in the weeks after the elections, nearly 28.000 citizens throughout the EU answered questions about their participation in the European elections and the issues ...

Ioan Mircea Pascu, appointed European Commissioner without portfolio

Monday, July 15, 2019

Ioan Mircea Pascu , proposed by the Dancila Government for the position of European Commissioner to replace Corina Cretu, has been appointed European Commissioner but will not receive a portfolio and will have a mandate until October ...

Michele Ramis: Romania, France's essential partner in the region

Monday, July 15, 2019


Romania is an essential partner of France in the region, Ambassador Michele Ramis stressed on Friday at the reception organized on July 14 - the National Day of the French Republic. The diplomat held her speech both in French and in Romanian.Prime Minister Viorica Dancila also participates in the reception of the French National Day. "Madam Prime Minister, your presence confirms the exceptional character of the friendship relations between our countries and the ...

EDA to launch final consultations between Cyprus, Greece, Romania and Spain to upgrade or purchase Leopard 2 tanks

Monday, July 15, 2019


The European Defence Agency (EDA) awaits a last round of market feedback from industry before launching final consultations with member states Cyprus, Greece, Romania, and Spain to launch a programme in 2020 to modernise or procure Leopard 2 main battle tank (MBT) fleets. The effort will aim at upgrading to Leopard 2A7 equivalents or acquiring them, according to the agency. "We're aiming for maximum commonality among them as they upgrade their MBTs," ...

Mazars Report: Romania remains stable on the overall tax burden for employment

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mazars Romania has launched the seventh edition of the Central and Eastern European Tax Guide. The report on the current taxation regimes of the CEE covers 22 countries, including the Visegrad countries, Southeast Europe, Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic states. Aimed to help investors compare the fundamental factors of competitiveness, the report points out that consumption-type taxes are still paramount, collection practices are becoming more stringent and that the total wage ...

ANALYSIS: Millennial mores prompt developers to focus on “business communities”

Monday, July 15, 2019


The rise of the millennial generation has become a challenge for many businesses, but office developers across the globe, including in Romania, see business opportunities from the realization that adapting to the new lifestyles could be a win-win strategy. According to experts, millennials want employers to grant them autonomy and flexibility in their work schedule, and they like workspaces with places dedicated to socialization and interaction between ...

May 2019 compared with April 2019 : Industrial production up by 0.9% in euro area; Up by 0.8% in EU28

Monday, July 15, 2019

 In May 2019 compared with April 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2019, industrial production fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.6% in the EU28. In May 2019 compared with May 2018, industrial production decreased by 0.5% in the euro area and increased by 0.4% in the ...

New orders in processing industry up 7 pct in January-May

Monday, July 15, 2019

In May 2019, the new orders in manufacturing overall (domestic market and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased by 0.1% compared to the previous month and were up 5.0% from the same month of the previous year. In the 1.I-31.V.2019 period, the new orders in manufacturing rose in nominal terms by 7.0% compared to the 1.I-31.V.2018 period. New orders in the ...

 Industrial output up 0.7 pct in January-May, due to increases in drilling and processing industries

Monday, July 15, 2019

In May 2019, industrial production increased by 7.9% as gross series compared to the previous month and was down 2.0% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production rose by 0.2% as gross series and was down 1.7% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. In the ...

Industry turnover up 7.5 pct in 5 months; growth recorded in drilling and processing industries

Monday, July 15, 2019

In May 2019, the industry turnover per total (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased both compared to the previous month by 8.7% and compared to the corresponding month of the previous year by 7.6%. In the priod 1.I-31.V.2019, compared to the period 1.I-31.V.2018, the industry turnover (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased by ...

PM Dancila, about her participation in the presidential election and the Government reshuffle this summer

Friday, July 12, 2019


The PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, on Thursday has stated that, if the party asks her to run in the presidential elections she will do it. However, at this point, her option is to rather endorse "another candidate.""I haven't considered this yet, I just thought we are going to support another candidate and I, as a Prime Minister, Chairperson of the PSD, I will support this other candidate to win the presidential elections. ...

The law on prevention and combating of money laundering, terrorism financing, promulgated by President Iohannis

Friday, July 12, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday promulgated the Law on the prevention and combating of money laundering and terrorism financing and also the law on the amendment and completion of some normative acts.The document passed by Parliament had been challenged by the National Liberal party (PNL) and Save Romania Union (USR) at the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on 31 October 2018, the notification being admitted by the CCR, which found that a phrase in this ...

CCR has postponed again the decision on challenges to amendments to Criminal Codes

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on Thursday pushed back until July 29 a ruling on the challenges submitted by the Save Romania Union (USR), the National Liberal Party (PNL) and President Klaus Iohannis to the amendments brought by Parliament to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code.According to Constitutional Court officials, the judges succeeded in concluding debates on the matter, but deferred a decision. This is the seventh time that the ...

Moldova's general prosecutor resigns

Friday, July 12, 2019

Eduard Harunjen, the general prosecutor of Republic of Moldova, announced his resignation on Thursday and said the institution he was head of had undergone an unprecedented attack, Unimedia.md informs. The former prosecutor said he hoped his gesture “should stop fierce attacks on the institution, prosecutors should be left to do their jobs, to finalize the cases they were working on, including those against politicians.” Harunjen criticized ...

CNAIR confirms appointment of Sorin Scarlat as general manager

Friday, July 12, 2019

The National Company for Road Infrastructure Administration (CNAIR) on Wednesday evening confirmed the appointment of Sorin Scarlat as general manager of this company. "The Board of Directors of the CNAIR SA appointed today, 10.07.2019, as interim general manager of the company, Sorin Scarlat, who was deputy general manager of the Road Infrastructure Development Division," reads a release.Sorin Scarlat is a civil engineer, specialized in the construction of roads, ...

Ambassador Michele Ramis: France, third investor in Romania's Central Region

Friday, July 12, 2019


France is the third foreign investor in the Central Region, with numerous investments, especially in industry, in fields such as aeronautics and mechanics, said on Thursday Ambassador Michele Ramis on the occasion of her visit to Brasov, where she celebrated in advance the National Day, namely the 230th anniversary of the French Revolution,"It has become a tradition to celebrate the French National Day in the Central Region of Romania, here in Transylvania, ...

WB: New Partnership focusing on impact of investments in Romania’s urban areas

Friday, July 12, 2019


A tripartite agreement was officially launched today, between the World Bank, the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regio) of the European Commission, and the Government of Romania, through the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, aiming to support Romania to improve the impact of investments in urban areas and maximize its use of European Union (EU) funding. The partnership will focus on analytical and ...

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