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Crude steel production up 5.3 percent in 2018

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Romania's crude steel production stood at 3.62 million tons in 2018, up 5.3 percent from the year before, according to the data centralized by the National Institute for Statistics (INS).In 2018, compared to 2017, most raw material inputs have risen. The consumption of pellets for furnace production increased by 11.2 percent. There have been increases in the consumption of iron ores and concentrates (+ 8.7 percent) and the consumption of ferrous conglomerate (+ ...

The Competitiveness Council, reaction to the COTAR statements: we do not agree that already existing companies to block the entry of other players on the market

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The chairman of the Competitiveness Council Bogdan Chiritoiu stated on Monday for News.ro as a reaction to the Confederation of Licensed Romanian Operators and Hauliers (COTAR) statements that the objective of the institution is the concern for the consumers and their protection,especially following the increase of competition on certain markets. On Friday, COTAR drew the attention on the active involvement of the Competititeness Council in the ...

Masterpieces of Louvre, Versailles, Orsay displayed in the first digital museum in Romania

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


More than 500 masterpieces of the most famous museums in France, such as the Louvre Museum, the Pompidou Center, the Versailles Castle, the Orsay Museum are displayed virtually in Sibiu, within the Micro-Folie project, the first digital museum in Romania, put together at the House of Arts, within the Sibiu International Theater Festival (FITS), according to a press release sent on Monday."It is the first digital museum in Romania to give access to 500 art works of ...

Presidency: Latest developments in Moldova, contributing to settling crisis

Monday, June 17, 2019

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the latest political developments on Friday in Moldova that are likely to contribute to settling the crisis and to a peaceful transition of power.According to the Presidential Administration, these developments took place amidst a visit to Chisinau, Moldova, on Friday by presidential advisor on foreign policy Bogdan Aurescu.The schedule included a coordinating meeting with the US Ambassador in Chisinau Dereck ...

Maia Sandu thanks Klaus Iohannis for his involvement in the solution to the crisis in the Republic of Moldova

Monday, June 17, 2019


Maia Sandu, the prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova thanked president Klaus Iohannis for the support offered and for his involvement in the solution to the political crisis in the Republic of Moldova. Maia Sandu welcomed the appeal made by Iohannis to the leaders of the European Union to find an urgent solution to the political crisis in the Republic of Moldova. ‘The pro-European government elected in Kishinev by a ...

Melescanu, Klimkin met in Odessa to discuss situation in Rep of Moldova

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Friday had a meeting in Odessa with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin, the recent evolutions in the Republic of Moldova, "with a stress on ensuring a peaceful, inclusive transition to overcome the crisis" being the main topic addressed, says the Romanian MAE in a release.In context, the Romanian chief diplomat recalled "Romania's position according to which the will of the citizens, expressed by vote and ...

FT: Klaus Iohannis, candidate for the position of president of the European Council

Monday, June 17, 2019

According to the Financial Times, Friday's edition, Klaus Iohannis is one of the politicians who could become president of the European Council. " ‘The race for the positions: the European Council -the president of the European Council presides the summits of the European Union and negotiates agreements. Usually, this position is offered to a politician familiarized with  the meetings of the EC; among the possible competitors are liberals ...

The US general prosecutor William Barr comes to Bucharest

Monday, June 17, 2019


The general prosecutor of the US William Barr comes on Tuesday in Bucharest to have a meeting with Vera Jourova, the European Commissionaire for Justice who on 19 June will take part in the ministerial reunion US-EU on Justice and Domestic affairs according to the calendar of the EU commissionaires. According to the quoted source, William Barr is going to have on Tuesday 18 June a meeting with Vera Jourova. The second day the ...

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, to pay an official visit to Romania this week

Monday, June 17, 2019


The President of Romania Klaus Iohannis will welcome next Wednesday at the Cotroceni presidential Palace the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will pay an official visit to Romania, the Presidential Administration informs Friday.The Egyptian president will pay this visit at the invitation of his Romanian counterpart.On the occasion of the officials talks, the two presidents will assess the palpable possibilities to boost ...

Ciolos wants to be the first Romanian MEP to chair a political group in the EP

Monday, June 17, 2019

PLUS leader Dacian Ciolo? intends to run for the top position of the Renew Europe, a new group in the European Parliament that includes ALDE, Emmanuel Macron’s “En Marche” movement and USR-PLUS Alliance, and the third most important group in the European legislative. Ciolos will race Swedish Fredrick Ferdeley and Dutch Sophie in ‘t Veld, after French Nathalie Loiseau (ex-ALDE) has dropped her candidature.“Wise ...

DefMin Les: Black Sea security entails serious concerns, Russia - biggest concern

Monday, June 17, 2019


The security in the Black Sea region entails serious concerns, Russia being the biggest concern, Defense Minister Gabriel Les on Friday told the international conference Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum, which is taking place in the seaside resort of Mamaia."The Black Sea is fundamental to Russia's national security, it provides control over the Caucasus, the Republic of Moldova and half of Ukraine, and provides a platform for projecting forces and influence ...

Les: We must start Navy endowment programs, technical equipment extremely obsolete

Monday, June 17, 2019

Minister of National Defense Gabriel Les told the international 'Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum' taking place in the seaside resort of Mamaia that the Romanian Navy endowment programs must get started, as the current technical equipment of this military branch is "extremely obsolete.""What we must understand, though, is that we must start the much needed Navy endowment programs; regrettably, their technical equipment is extremely obsolete, and it is very ...

Isabel Grilo (EC): Romania risks deviating from the budgetary deficit rate of 3 per cent

Monday, June 17, 2019


European Commission representative Isabel Grilo warned Romania, that, due to the amendments operated on the Budget law, the wages evolution is much too higher compared to the country’s productivity. Isabel Grilo argued that Romania risks deviating from the budgetary ...

Construction works increased 17.8 pct in first four months

Monday, June 17, 2019

Compared to the previous month, in April 2019, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 9.0% and rose, as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 6.2%. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works rose both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by ...

Start of Sibiu International Theater Festival: 3,300 artists from 73 countries

Monday, June 17, 2019


The Sibiu International Theater Festival (FITS), Romania's top performing arts event featuring for ten days shows by 3,300 artists from 73 countries at various venues in the city, started this Friday."We'll have 3,300 artists from 73 countries performing in 75 venues with a capacity of about 70,000 viewers a day. These figures place the festival on world spot No. 1, as a one of a kind event, and I say this because we should mention that the Edinburgh event in ...

National Political Agreement on consolidating Romania's European course, signed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace

Friday, June 14, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis and the chairmen of the opposition's National Liberal Party (PNL) - Ludovic Orban, Save Romania Union (USR) - Dan Barna, PRO Romania - Victor Ponta and the People's Movement Party (PMP) - Eugen Tomac signed on Thursday the National Political Agreement on consolidating Romania's European course, at a ceremony organized at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.PNL Chairman Ludovic Orban, the first to sign the agreement, said that PNL advocates ...

Viorica Dancila decided to run for the PSD's helm, at the 29 June Congress

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.) acting chairperson Viorica Dancila, announced on Thursday in Parliament that she decided to run for the party's helm, at the 29 June Congress, without coming with a certain team, stating that would be "an inappropriate approach towards all colleagues and colleagues"."Yes, I am determined to run, but this does not prevent other colleagues from running. I am determined to run because I believe I can bring the ...

Ukraine emissary meets representatives of both governments in Chisinau

Friday, June 14, 2019

The special representative of Ukraine for settlement in Transnistria, Victor Krijanovski met representatives of both governments that do not  acknowledge each other in Chisinau, during his visit to Moldova. He appealed to dialogue to avoid an “armed confrontation”, according to a press release of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, quoted by Radio Chisinau. Krijanovski met representatives of parliamentary majority made of Igor Dodon's ...

Putin vows to support Moldovan president Dodon

Friday, June 14, 2019

*Moscow will keep supporting president Dodon and his present-day coalition partners, tass.com informs Moscow would not give up support for Moldovan President Igor Dodon amid the complicated political situation in his country, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Mir broadcaster on Thursday. "We, undoubtedly, will keep supporting President Dodon and his present-day coalition ...

New Memorandum of Cooperation Romania-Italy, aimed at consolidating exchange of information

Friday, June 14, 2019

The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) head Felix Banila on Thursday signed a new Memorandum of Cooperation between DIICOT and the National Anti-Mafia and Counter-Terrorism Directorate of the Italian Republic, represented by the National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor, Federico Cafiero de Raho."The update of the cooperation agreement signed on 5 December 2012 was aimed at consolidating the exchange of information and cooperation targeted ...

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