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Today, official opening of 2019 Romania-France Season

Thursday, April 18, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis will attend the official opening of the 2019 Romania-France Season, due on Thursday at the National Art Museum of Romania, at 18:45 hrs, according to his agenda.The Romania-France Season includes a series of exhibitions, theater and film festivals, concerts that will be held in over 30 cities, including Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca and Iasi.The first event in Romania on the cultural season is the International Lighting ...

Investigation journalist says she has received death threats

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Investigation journalist Emilia Sercan has posted on Facebook on Wednesday that she had received death threats. She is known for her journalists investigations in the past years about the plagiarism cases among high ranking dignitaries and also at helm of some education institutions, with the most recent such case being the one at the Police Academy. The journalist says that she received messages suggesting that threats are related to the topics she is ...

Angela Merkel invited at the European People's Party summit, Sibiu, 9 May

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Heads of state and gov't, EPP parties' leaders, presidents of the European Council Donald Tusk, of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, are invited to attend the European People's Party summit due in Sibiu on 9 May, ahead of the EU Summit, hosted by President Klaus Iohannis, a release by the National Liberal Party (PNL) sent on Tuesday reads.The EPP meeting will take place at the Astra National Museum ...

European Parliament plenum rejects Viorel Stefan's candidacy for European Court of Accounts

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

  The European Parliament plenum rejected on Tuesday the candidacy of deputy premier Viorel Stefan for the European Court of Accounts. EMP Siegfried Muresan considers that “the government should have withdrawn the candidate and not embarrass the EP plenum.” “The EP plenum has just rejected Viorel Stefan's candidacy for the European Court of Accounts. When government Dancila's candidate for the position of ...

High German officials, received at the Cotroceni Palace

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace Minister of State Monika Grutters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the German Federal Gov't chargé for German-born immigrants and national minorities Bernd Fabritius, context in which the importance of preserving the independence of justice in a democratic system, compatible with the European values, was stressed."In the context of the upcoming ...

MAS conference: We must quickly adapt to changes in Black Sea area

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Defence and security monitor (MAS) organized on Tuesday the conference: “Transatlantic security bridges on background of differences between big security strategies”.Important guests at the event included experts in security, high rank militaries and members of intelligence services. Some of the main ideas discussed at the Conference are: EU is not designed for collective defense, the US keep their engagements and Russia uses propaganda ...

Bucharest Declaration adopted at end of International Conference 2030 Agenda: Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


The Bucharest Declaration on the promotion of partnerships for sustainable development was adopted on Tuesday by the participants in the International Conference titled "2030 Agenda : Partnerships for Sustainable Development, that took place at the Parliament Palace."We, the participants in the International Conference titled "2030 Agenda: Partnerships for Durable Development" representing the European Union, the Western Balkans, the Eastern Partnership and ...

Deputies budget committee passes Draft law to force BNR to bring back the gold kept in London vaults

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The draft law stating that the National Bank of Romania (BNR) must bring back to Romania all the gold reserves it keeps abroad has passed the Budget Commission in the Chamber of Deputies. The law be put up to a vote in the Chamber and if approved, all the gold the BNR keeps in London must be brought home. The draft law modifies Law 312/2004 regarding the status of the BNR. The Budget Commission amended the draft so none of the gold can remain outside ...

Senate budget committee says “new ROBOR” should apply to both new and existing bank loans

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Senators in the budget committee decided on Tuesday that the new interest rate index, which will replace the existing ROBOR rate that sets interest rates for RON loans, should not only apply to new bank loans, but also to ongoing contracts. The new index was introduced though OUG 114 and the subsequent OUG 19, which brought changes to some controversial provisions of the former ordinance, including the bank asset tax. The ...

BVB: The Bucharest Stock Exchange needs more local investors

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The biggest problem of the Romanian capital market is the very low participation of local investors, according to Adrian Tanase, the general manager of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), present at a conference on the capital market. “I am not a big blockchain specialist, but I can foresee some tendencies. The Romanian stock market is a small, very small capital market with a size of only 10 percent of GDP. The European Union plans to have ...

Johannis receveid the new ambassador of the Swiss Confederation and that of the People's Republic of China to Romania

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis received at the Cotroceni presidential Palace the agreed ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Romania, Arthur Mattli, and the accredited ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Romania, Jiang Yu, for the presentation of the copies of the letters of credence, a statement from the Presidential Administration shows.During the meeting with the Swiss ambassador, the special dynamics of the bilateral political dialogue re-launched ...

Event on alternative care of children organized by the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

 The Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN, together with the Permanent Missions of Bulgaria and Argentina to the United Nations and SOS Children's Village, organized on Friday, April 12, an event entitled "Lessons learnt: 10 years after the adoption of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children", moderated by the Permanent ...

Crown Custodian Margareta welcomed at the Luxembourg Palace în Paris

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

 Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, and Prince Radu were welcomed on Tuesday with the guard of honor by Vice-President of the French Senate Philippe Dallier, who accompanied them to the Luxembourg Palace, the seat of the upper house of the French Parliament.At the beginning of the meeting, Philippe Dallier referred to the fire that devastated the Notre-Dame Cathedral Monday night.We meet in a dramatic context that has disturbed all the ...

Notre Dame de Paris în fire: Romania stands by France, President Iohannis said în a message

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis conveyed on Monday night a message in which he shows that Romania stands by France in the context of the fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral."Heart-breaking news come from Paris. Notre Dame, a historical symbol of the European culture is in flames. Romania stands by France," the head of state wrote on Tweeter.Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris was engulfed by flames, in a strong fire that partially destroyed the famous ...

The European Commissionaire Vera Jourova: EC will act with all means if Romania does not answer appropriately

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


The situation in Romania is extremely volatile and,if this country does not answer appropriately, the European Commission will act with all means,stated on Monday the European commissionaire for justice, consummers and equality of gender,Vera  Jourova,in the debate regarding the rule of law in Romania held in the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.The EC representative said that the community executive requires Romania  to hold ...

Georgian Prime Minister Bakhtadze: we already celebrate 300 years of friendship between our countries

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said on Monday that the friendship between the peoples of Georgia and Romania "goes back centuries already," saying there is "a special relationship with the Romanian people.""Romania is a very important country for us, we have a special relationship with the Romanian people, the friendship between the peoples of Georgia and Romania goes back centuries already and today's visit is very important to me because we already ...

High Level Conference on Connectivity in Central Asia, organised în Bucharest

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The main goal of the new EU Strategy for Central Asia is sustainable development, says European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia Peter Burian present in Bucharest at the High Level Conference on Connectivity in Central Asia, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with European External Action Service (EEAS).In context, Peter Burian welcomed the fact that the theme of Central Asia is a priority for the Romanian Presidency of the ...

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc în Bucharest: this is the first visit of a Vietnamese PM to Romania since 1977

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday stated at the Victoria Palace that his country and Romania have traditional friendship and cooperation relations for seven decades."This is the first visit of a Vietnamese PM to Romania since 1977. Vietnam and Romania have traditional friendship and cooperation relations for seven decades. (...) I discussed with Mrs PM Dancila about concrete efficient measures to promote bilateral relations, and also about ...

Debate on simple motions against Justice and Finance ministers postponed to May 6

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Senate floor leaders committee decided to postpone to May 6 the debate and vote on both simple motions initially entered on the plenary's Monday agenda.The two motions initiated by the National Liberal Party and the Save Romania Union are targeted at the Justice Minister - "Justice, a sure victim at Toader's hands", and the Minister of Finance, respectively - "Eugen Teodorovici, the Romanians are asking you to resign!" Chairman of the ...

Supreme Court: PSD's Dragnea criminal file postponed until 20 May

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ, Supreme Court, ed. n.) on Monday postponed until 20 May the trial of the criminal file of the fictitious hiring at the DGASPC Teleorman, in which the Social Democratic Party (PSD, main at rule, ed. n.) leader Liviu Dragnea was convicted in a first ruling to spend 3 years and 6 months behind bars, for the crime of instigation to abuse of office. The president of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at ...

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