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Orban, Klemm discuss projects in energy, military and security fields

Monday, November 25, 2019


Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday that he had talked with US Ambassador in Bucharest Hans Klemm about "all projects of common interest in the energy, military and security fields.""You know very well that between the United States of America and Romania there is a strategic partnership, which works very well, the relationship is one of the best ones that have existed in the last 30 years and, obviously, we discussed all the projects of common interest in ...

Romania, US discuss plans to expand Mihail Kogalniceanu, Campia Turzii air bases

Monday, November 25, 2019

Romanian and US defence specialists discussed on Thursday and Friday plans to expand the air bases at Mihail Kogalniceanu and Campia Turzii, at a meeting attended by officials and experts from the two states.According to a press release issued by the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN) on Friday, the talks were part of a meeting of the Romanian-American executive committee in charge with implementing the Agreement Regarding the Activities of United States Forces ...

Gov't set to pass budget revision by late November

Monday, November 25, 2019

On a working visit to Bals, Olt County, on Friday, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said the government wants to pass budget revision by the end of November, warning that there are many institutions of the national and local administration, about 20% of the total, that do not have enough money throughout the end of the year to pay wages and cover running costs."For the time being we are focused ... we are working on the draft 2020 national budget, but we want until ...

Analysts: Romanian currency’s 2-3% annual nominal depreciation “only natural”

Monday, November 25, 2019

Romania’s currency (RON) has weakened for the fourth day in a row, by 0.07%, on November 21, and reached an overall decline of 0.3% over the four-day period amid concerns related to the exchange rate stability. The central bank’s spokesperson, Dan Suciu, admitted that the exchange rate “accommodates” the macroeconomic fundamentals (the external deficit and the fiscal gap expected to surface in pressures on the external balance ...

PM Orban concerned about leu's devaluation, points to attempted correlation of Gov't and BNR policies

Monday, November 25, 2019

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban voiced on Friday his concern about the constant rise of the euro against the domestic leu, saying that the Executive is trying to correlate the government policies with those of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) in order to reduce such negative economic effects."Of course [that the leu's devaluation worries me]. We are on the watch and are trying to correlate the government policies with the policies of the National Bank of Romania, ...

CCIR to take over BSEC Business Council Presidency as of 1 January 2020

Monday, November 25, 2019

Romania will take over the rotating Presidency of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) as of 1 January 2020 and, in this context, Romania's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) will take over the Presidency of the Business Council of the BSEC.According to a CCIR release, the CCIR delegation has participated on Friday 22 November in the 61st meeting of the Board of Directors of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, under the aegis of the incumbent Presidency ...

CCIB and Russian Chamber of Commerce sign collaboration agreement

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIB) and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the collaboration in view of developing the regional market, taking into account the complementarities of Romania's and Bulgaria's economies, the involvement in accessing available funds through the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region and capitalising on business opportunities provided by the two ...

Environment Ministry: illegal actions double amount of wood cut yearly

Monday, November 25, 2019


Some 38.6 million cubic meters of wood is cut in Romania annually - almost double the official figures, with the difference resulting from illegal deforestation mostly in privately owned forests. As he presented the figures on Friday, Environment minister Costel Alexe described them as shocking.The official figures of reported wood cutting are almost 20 million cubic meters below the real figures, he said. "The bibbest problems with ...

The exhibition The Gold of Chinese Emperors, at the National History Museum of Romania in Bucharest

Monday, November 25, 2019


The exhibition The Gold of Chinese Emperors, presenting royal gold items from the Wanli period of the Ming dynasty, has opened at the National History Museum of Romania (MNIR), in Bucharest. The exhibition covers 149 items from the Dong Bo Zhai collection, and has opened in a partnership with the Xi’an Qujiang Art Museum and the Chinese Embassy in Romania. It marks 70 years of diplomatic relations between Romania and ...

PresidentialElection: Voting is under way at first opened polling stations abroad

Friday, November 22, 2019


At the polling stations outside Romania that had already opened for the second round of the presidential elections, over 150 voters had voted on Friday until 07:00 hrs EET, expressing their right to vote in the polling stations in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, China, Malaysia and Singapore.In this second round of the presidential elections, Romanians abroad have again three days at their disposal to cast their vote at the ballot boxes: ...

Romanian Liberal European deputy Siegfried Muresan elected vicepresident of European Popular Party

Friday, November 22, 2019


European deputy Siegfried Muresan (PNL) was elected vicepresident of the European Popular Party (EPP) on Thursday, at the EPP congress held in Zagreb. Muresan received the votes of 331 EPP delegates, becoming one of he ten EPP vicepresidents, next to David Mc Allister (CDU, Germany), Helen McEntee (Fine Gael, Ireland), Petteri Orpo (Kokoomus, Finland), Franck Proust (Les Republicains, France), Paulo Rangel (PSD, Portugal), Antonio Tajani (Forza Italy), ...

Iohannis: Election of Tusk to EPP chairmanship reveals East-West rift increasingly vanishes

Friday, November 22, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday night saluted the election of the former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk for the position of chairman of the European People's Party saying that this reveals that the rift between the East and the West vanishes more and more."It is a first and it is a beautiful first. I know Mr. Tusk very well and I'm very glad he was elected with an overwhelming majority of votes. The fact that for the first time we have at the helm of the ...

Adrian Zuckerman, confirmed by the Senate as the new US Ambassador to Romania

Friday, November 22, 2019


The U.S. Senate confirmed Adrian Zuckerman by a 65-30 vote as the new U.S. Ambassador to Romania on Wednesday. Adrian Zuckerman immigrated to the United States from Romania at the ...

DefMin Ciuca and Japanese Ambassador Noda discuss developing cooperation in defence area

Friday, November 22, 2019

The development of the bilateral cooperation in the defence area between Romania and Japan has been discussed on Thursday by National Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca and Japanese Ambassador in Bucharest Hitoshi Noda.According to a release of the National Defence Ministry (MapN) , on this occasion, Minister Ciuca thanked the Japanese Ambassador for the interest granted to the MApN, "especially in the context of the increasingly complicated security ...

Cohen (Elbit): We delivered 30 turrets for Piranha armored vehicles

Friday, November 22, 2019


The first lot of 30 turrets for Piranha V armored  vehicles to be assembled in Romania was delivered by the main contractor General Dynamics, said Boaz Cohen, senior vicepresident of Elbit Systems Land. He said they have delivered 30 turrets to GD, the main contractor. All turrets have parts made there and they will deliver 32 more turrets in 2020.  Ionut Gavriliu, General Manager Elmet Romania International, an Elbit ...

Romanian-Canadian cooperation within UN shows rhythm of partnerships and political-military dialogue excellent

Friday, November 22, 2019

The Minister of Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, received on Wednesday the visit of the Canadian ambassador to Romania, Kevin Hamilton, the meeting seeing the discussion on the state of Romanian-Canadian cooperation in the realm of defence and the perspectives of collaboration in bilateral format within NATO or the UN, the Defence Ministry mentions in a release ."Romanian-Canadian cooperation within the UN, through Romania's contribution to the MINUSMA mission in Mali, ...

Ambassador Ramis decorates seven cultural personalities for successful France-Romania Season

Friday, November 22, 2019


Seven cultural personalities were welcomed to the Order of Arts and Letters by Ambassador Michele Ramis for their "remarkable" contribution to the success of the France - Romania Season, according to a press statement of the French Embassy in Bucharest.The ceremony took place on Wednesday at the French Residence. Receiving membership of the Order of Arts and Letters in the Chevalier grade were director of the Youth Theatre House of Piatra Neamt Gianina Carbunariu; ...

Electoral fakenews: DNA deny media reports about calling president’s opponent to questioning just before second election round

Friday, November 22, 2019

National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) denied the rumor that former prime minister Viorica Dancila, who runs against president Klaus Iohannis in the second round of the presidential elections on Sunday, November 24, will be called in for questioning on Friday, two days before the vote. “Regarding the information conveyed in the public space that accredits the idea that a candidate for the Presidency of ...

Orban cabinet  to initiate audit missions for previous activities

Friday, November 22, 2019

Several ad-hoc audit missions will be launched in the next period, the Secretary General of the Government, Antonel Tanase, said on Wednesday in a working meeting at the Victoria Palace, informs a statement sent by the Executive. The Secretary General of the Government has specified that the internal human resource will also be used for these audit missions, and in this respect, teams of internal auditors will be ...

Agriculture minister: European money allocated for construction of fish exchange in Tulcea must be returned

Friday, November 22, 2019

The National Fishing Agency ANPA will have to return  EU 14.9 million lei for a project with European financing meant to set up an exchange in Tulcea, said Adrian Oros, the minister of agriculture in Botosani, on Thursday. According to him, the European Commission notified the Ministry of Agriculture about the need to return funds, as a result of deficiencies recorded in implementing the project. He asked the Control ...

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