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PNL's Orban: Iohannis as head of European Council would offer Romania many opportunities

Monday, June 24, 2019

Liberal leader Ludovic Orban on Thursday night stated in reference to the possibility for Klaus Iohannis be elected president of the European Council, that he wishes for the latter to be the PNL candidate to Romania's presidency, yet on the other hand, Klaus Iohannis would have the opportunity "to help Romania very much from this position" (of president of the European Council, ed. n.)."The fact that they talk about the possibility that the President of Romania ...

USR will join the European liberal party ALDE

Monday, June 24, 2019


Uniunea Salvati Romania (USR) will join the party Alliance of the Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) according to a decision taken on Saturday in the Political Committee of the party.The decision for alliance was taken with 82 votes ‘ in favour’ with four abstaintees.‘After we contributed to the formation of a new parliamentary group, the third as size in the European Parliament, USR joins the European party ...

Several ministries in Dancila government may be up for a reshuffle, sources say

Monday, June 24, 2019

A government reshuffling may be in the works as Social Democratic leaders, including PM Viorica Dancila, gather for an informal meeting at the seaside resort Neptun on Friday and Saturday ahead of the party’s national congress on June 29, sources in the PSD have told Mediafax. The PM is reportedly thinking of replacing several ministers, including those at Transport (Razvan ...

Venice Commission: the dissolution of parliament in the Republic of Moldova did not meet the required conditions

Monday, June 24, 2019


Venice Commission: the dissolution of parliament in the Republic of Moldova did not meet the required conditions In an opinion adopted Friday, the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts, ...

The minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Moldova will pay a visit to Bucharest on 1 July, at the invitation of Teodor Melescanu

Monday, June 24, 2019

The minister of foreign affairs, Teodor Melescanu had a telephone conversation with the minister of foreign affairs and European integration of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Popescu to whom he sent the invitation to make a visit to Bucharest in order to discuss about the consolidation of the special bilateral relation, the visit being on 1 July. According to a MAE press release, minister Teodor Melescanu sent congratulations to his counterpart in the ...

Cooperation between PSD and the Israeli advisers is over

Monday, June 24, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said for ‘Free Europe’ that the contract between PSD and the Israeli advisers has been terminated. The advisers were close to former party ...

Business Minister proposes Qatar to use Romanian economy as access gate to EU

Monday, June 24, 2019

Minister of the Business Milieu, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Stefan-Radu Oprea, met on Thursday with Sheikh Faisal Bin Thani Al-Thani, head of Regional Portfolios at the Qatar Investment Authority and a member of the Qatar ruling family, with whom he discussed Romania - Qatar business opportunities, the Ministry of the Business Milieu, Commerce and Entrepreneurship informed in a release.The two officials' main topics of discussion were attracting investments to ...

US Army apologises for mistakenly driving through Romanian farm village

Monday, June 24, 2019

The United States Army on Friday apologised for its soldiers on armoured combat vehicles having mistakenly driven through a Romanian farming village in an area of Fetesti, Ialomita County.According to a press statement released by United States Army Europe (USAREUR) and reposted by the Romanian Ministry of National Defence (MApN), US officials say the affected landowners will receive compensation under a NATO claims process."The U.S. Army has the ...

PM Dancila about the scandal regarding adoption of 8-year old girl from Baia de Arama

Monday, June 24, 2019

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila approved for a message to be sent to the US Embassy, in view of having a "tight collaboration" regarding the case of the girl from Baia de Arama, who was adopted by a family in the US."Today, I approved for a message to be sent to the US Embassy with the wish of having a tight collaboration in respect to the situation of Sorina. Together with Labour Minister Marius Budai, we are watching how the girl accommodates to the new ...

Romania Blockchain Summit: Banks are interested in blockchain benefits

Monday, June 24, 2019

Banks in Romania are interested in the benefits of blockchain technology, but we must also see the relevant regulatory framework and we had discussions in this regard with the National Bank of Romania (BNR) and the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), president of the Blockchain Romania Association Armand Domuta stated on Friday on the sidelines of the Romania Blockchain Summit taking place at the Palace of Parliament."The major use of blockchain is in finance. The ...

Structure of government debt in 2018: Debt mainly held by non-residents in half of the EU Member States

Monday, June 24, 2019


  *Long-term initial maturities largely prevail across Member States Significant differences can be observed across the European Union (EU) regarding the sector in which government debt is held. Among Member States for which data are available, the share of public debt held by non-residents in 2018 was highest in Cyprus (76%), followed by Latvia (74%) and Lithuania (73%). In contrast, the largest ...

Eurostat: 19% of 20-64 year olds in part-time work in 2018

Monday, June 24, 2019

In 2018, the share of people aged 20-64 who worked part-time in the European Union (EU) stood at 19%. In 2005, the share was 17% and it has been rising gradually since then, reaching 18% in 2010 and 19% in 2012. Among the EU Member States, the Netherlands has the highest proportion of part-time employment in this age group (47%), followed by Austria (28%) and Germany (27%). At the other end of the scale, four Member States have ...

The salaries of the Romanian specialists in marketing, PR and publicity among the lowest in the region

Monday, June 24, 2019

The specialists in marketing in Slovenia earn the most in the region, while the Romanians in the same domain have among the lowest salaries, shows a press release of a platform for online recruitment. Thus, in Slovenia the average of the net salary is 1,910 euro, per month, according to the salary comparison indicator Paylab. The Slovenians are followed by Estonia with 1,650 euro monthly, and Lithuania who have an average salary of 1,635 euro. The ...

Politico: EU leaders fail to choose EU leaders

Friday, June 21, 2019


European Council to have another shot at selecting new Commission president on June 30 EU leaders early Friday failed to agree on nominees for the European Commission presidency and other top posts, and said they will reconvene on June 30 to try again, politico.eu informs. There was such sharp disagreement among the heads of state and government in Brussels that they could not ...

President Iohannis: Romania's presidency of EU Council was excellent

Friday, June 21, 2019

Romania's presidency of EU Council was excellent, as the number of successfully closed files was very high, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday before a European Council meeting in Brussels."The results we have achieved are excellent. Meanwhile, everyone has realised that. We had, of course, the Sibiu Summit, which has been a success recognised as thus by everyone, but we also have very good results for the files under consideration. The very large number of ...

Corina Cretu in regional hospital scandal: EC does not agree on European funds being spent on documentation alone

Friday, June 21, 2019


Corina Cretu, the European commissioner for regional policy, declared on Thursday that the allocation of money for building regional hospitals this year, in case the Romanian government made a request in this respect, was possible, but pointed out that at European Commission level the idea of allocating funds for documentation alone was not accepted. “I learned from the press, from the prime minister, that the money would be used for ...

Statement by U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr and Read-Out on Visit to Bucharest, Romania for EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial

Friday, June 21, 2019


June 19, 2019 Statement from Attorney General William P. Barr on His Visit to Bucharest, Romania for the EU-US Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial: “Romania is one of our strongest partners in the fight against transnational crime.  With Romania’s assistance, we have been able to investigate and extradite members of organized criminal groups engaging in worldwide skimming and cyber-enabled fraud ...

Palestinian PM: We thank Romania for decision not to move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Friday, June 21, 2019

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said in a briefing to Romanian journalists on Wednesday that he thanks Romania for the decision not to move its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and that he calls on the leaders in Bucharest to leave this topic behind.Asked if he trusts that the Bucharest decision is final, he answered yes.  We trust Romanians, we were told that the embassy would not be moved, we hope that the embassy will not be moved, ...

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Qatar, on a visit to Romania

Friday, June 21, 2019


The stage of the Romania-Qatar bilateral relationship was one of the topics addressed on Thursday by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Qatar, on a visit to Romania, a release by the gov't sent on Thursday informed.The two high dignitaries carried out an assessment of the Romania-Qatar bilateral relations and analysed the ways to develop ...


Friday, June 21, 2019

The United States Department of State released its 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report today, June 20, 2019.  The full report can be found at:https://www.state.gov/reports/.   The Romanian country narrative is presented ...

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