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US Senate endorses new ambassador to Romania

Monday, September 30, 2019

US Senate’s Committee on Foreign Affairs issued a positive opinion for Adrian Zuckerman to become the new ambassador of the United States in ...

Romania, to organise in 2020, ministerial meeting of Community of Democracies

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ramona Manescu, announced, in New York, the organization in Romania, in June 2020, of a ministerial meeting of the Community of Democracies, to mark 20 years since the signing of the prestigious forum's founding document - The Warsaw Declaration, reads a press release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Friday.Foreign Affairs Minister Manescu attended on Thursday the extraordinary meeting of the Governing Council (GC) ...

FTSE Russell announces results of FTSE Annual Country Classification Review

Monday, September 30, 2019


China A-shares remain on Watch List for future inclusion as a Secondary Emerging market ? Argentina, Nigeria and Romania join Watch List for possible reclassification ? FTSE Russell provides progress update on current Watch List countries Poland, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan & Mongolia FTSE Russell, the global index ...

BVB's Anghel: Benefits of stock exchange's promotion to emerging market status to be seen in 3-7 years

Monday, September 30, 2019

Benefits of the promotion of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) to the emerging market status not to be seen on September 26 2020, when the new indexes calculated depending on the FTSE Russells are coming into force, but in the next 3-7 years, President of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) Lucian Anghel stated on Friday. "The benefits won't be seen tomorrow and they won't be seen on September 26 2020, when the new indexes calculated based on the FTSE Russell ...

Princess Maria and Ambassador Ramis visit Residential Center for Mothers and Children in Difficulty

Monday, September 30, 2019


Princess Maria of Romania and France's Ambassador to Romania Michele Ramis paid a visit on Friday evening to the Residential Center for Mothers and Children in Difficulty - the Hecuba Foundation, saying they were impressed by the fact that there are such structures which protect vulnerable people.'I was very impressed with this center. It seems to me that this it is a very important place. This topic is closer to my heart," Princess Maria stated.At the ...

General Ciuca, US Marine Corps commandant discuss Black Sea security

Monday, September 30, 2019

Romania's Chief of the Defence Staff (SMA), General Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca on Thursday met Commandant of the United States Marine Corps David H. Berger, according to a press statement released by SMA on Friday.According to SMA, the meeting, which took place at the Washington Command, also x-rayed the security context in the Black Sea region."The SMA chief thanked for the benefits obtained from the presence of the US marine corps in the Black Sea Rotation ...

French Embassy in Bucharest opens an online book of condolences for Jacques Chirac

Monday, September 30, 2019

The French Embassy in Bucharest opens an online book of condolences, on its own website, for those who want to pay homage to the former president of the Republic, Jacques Chirac."France is mourning the death of Jacques Chirac, a statesman, a great European and a friend of Romania, a country he visited many times, especially on the occasion of the 2007 Francophony Summit," shows the Facebook page of the diplomatic mission.On the occasion of the day of ...

Romanian nationals travelling to Saudi Arabia to qualify for multiple-entry visas

Monday, September 30, 2019

Romanian nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia will qualify for one-year multiple-entry tourist visas, Saudi Ambassador in Bucharest Abdulaziz M. Al Aifan said on Friday.The diplomat explained that Romania is one of 38 European countries, out of a total of 49, included in the first phase of the Saudi Arabia opening up to tourism.Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that it will begin issuing, for the first time, tourist visas as part of efforts to diversify ...

Experts: Romania risked a blackout twice this year and the risk could be even higher next winter

Monday, September 30, 2019


Romania has faced twice the risk of a blackout this year as its electricity output system falters, according to Franck Neel, a member of OMV Petrom directorate. Another energy expert, Ana Otilia Nutu from Expert Forum, warns that the country faces an even higher risk of a black-out next winter. “Romania was very close to the blackout twice this year, once at the beginning of the year, during the winter, and the second time during the last days, ...

Govt. sets value of Royal Palace in Bucharest at EUR 232 mln

Monday, September 30, 2019


The Royal Palace in downtown Bucharest, which hosts the National Museum of Art of Romania, was valued at RON 1.1 billion (around EUR 232 million) by the government, according ...

President Iohannis, at the forum "Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development"

Friday, September 27, 2019

Romania will boost its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, stated on Wednesday President Klaus Iohannis, who attended the 74th session of the UN General Assembly."Romania will boost its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, with the desire to ensure that both current and future generations can live in a sustainable world," said the President, at the forum "Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for ...

Iohannis to Dodon: European path, option that brings prosperity to citizens

Friday, September 27, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis had a brief meeting with his counterpart from Chisinau, Igor Dodon, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, where he stressed that the European path of the Republic of Moldova is the only option that can bring prosperity to its citizens. At the same time, the Romanian president emphasized the importance of maintaining and developing the bilateral Strategic Partnership for the European Integration of the ...

President Klaus Iohannis had a bilateral meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky...

Friday, September 27, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis had, on Wednesday, a bilateral meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, on the sidelines of the high level segment of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, context in which he emphasized the need for an appropriate remedy to the problems caused by the Education Law adopted by Ukraine, which affected the rights of the members of the Romanian minority, the Presidential Administration informs, in a release sent Thursday. ...

... and with the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabisvili

Friday, September 27, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis had a meeting with the President of Georgia, Salome Zurabisvili, in New York, on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, where the two heads of state discussed the prospects for strengthening bilateral relations and the political dialogue between the two countries, shows a press release of the Presidential Administration sent on Thursday.Klaus Iohannis brought to mind the partnership relations between ...

În New York, PM Dancila attended meeting of Socialist International leadership

Friday, September 27, 2019

Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, who is paying a working visit to the US, attended in New York the meeting of the Socialist International leadership, context in which she pleaded for the promotion of social-economic cohesion."I attended the meeting of the Socialist International leadership in New York, at the UN headquarters. It was an extremely pleasant and productive meeting, during which I reconfirmed the ...

Legal Affairs Committee of EP rejects Romania’s candidate for commissioner role

Friday, September 27, 2019


 Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has decided by a large majority Thursday to send a letter to the European Commission informing that Rovana Plumb is in a conflict of interest and therefore she cannot take the European Commissioner seat.  Legal Affairs Committee had heard Rovana Plumb in an emergency meeting on Thursday following inconsistencies found in her ...

President Iohannis:Rejection of Rovana Plumb's candidacy - new failure of PSD governance which brings damages to Romania

Friday, September 27, 2019

 President Klaus Iohannis said that the rejection of Rovana Plumb's candidacy for the European Commissioner office represents "a new major failure of the PSD (the Social Democratic Party) governance" which brings damages to Romania. The President asked Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to urgently withdraw this nomination and make a new proposal after his agreement and Parliament's clearance. "The rejection of Rovana Plumb's candidacy by the European ...

AEP will not return 3 million lei to PSD, for European elections campaign

Friday, September 27, 2019

The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) president Constantin Buica announced that the Authority would not return 3,380,000 lei spent by PSD for European elections, since the signature on documents was not that of the president in office of the party. “The total amount of 3,380,000 lei, AEP does not refuse to return these amounts, there were two stages: the first one when candidates contributed for the election campaign and then requested PSD to ...

MEP Mircea Hava elected Vice President of EP Delegation for relations with Canada

Friday, September 27, 2019

MEP Mircea Hava, former Mayor of Alba Iulia Municipality, on Thursday got elected Vice Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Canada, according to an announcement posted on his Facebook page.After showing that the trade exchanges between the European Union and Canada reached 72 billion euro last year, Hava also mentioned that this delegation has other priorities too, such as stronger tie and a more direct connection between ...

Orban: We will submit censure motion on Monday or Tuesday; 237 signatures reflect a clear majority

Friday, September 27, 2019


National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Ludovic Orban on Thursday announced that the censure motion will be submitted on Monday or Tuesday, as discussions about it are still ongoing. "We will submit the censure motion in the beginning of next week, on Monday or Tuesday. (...) Our objective is to gather a maximum number of votes, so that we will succeed in our attempt to block this disastrous government for Romania. What happens after the fall of the Government is ...

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