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Justice Ministry to resume selection of attorney general after rejecting four bids

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Justice Ministry is to resume the selection procedure for bids to the position of Romania's attorney general, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader confirmed on Wednesday.The decision was made after the selection board chaired by Toader rejected the four candidates who had filed bids: Augustin Lazar, Marian Drilea, Gabriela Scutea and Daniel Horodniceanu.There have been some problems ever since the beginning of the procedure.Three candidates, ...

General Ciuca reinstated as Army Chief of Staff

Thursday, April 11, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis has won the lawsuit in court the reinstatement of general Nicolae Ciuca as the Army Chief of Staff after the Court of Appeal had admitted the Presidential Administration’s appeal on Tuesday and cancelled Ciuca’s suspension. Romanian President had also won the lawsuit against the Defence Ministry two weeks ago after the Defence ministry’s court action against the head of state had been ...

Memorandum of agreement between Romania and Italy regarding the cooperation on third markets

Thursday, April 11, 2019


The minister for business environment, commerce and entrepreneurship Stefan-Radu Oprea and the vice-premier and minister of economic development, work and social policies of Italy Luigi Di Maio signed on Wednesday in Romania a memorandum of agreement regarding the cooperation on third markets, informs the Romanian minister in a press release.‘The existence of a big community of Romanians in Italy – over 1.2 million people as well as the Italian ...

Government: Memorandum on joint Serbia-Romania-Bulgaria-Greece candidacy for organising Euro 2028, World Cup 2030

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Government on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the submission of a joint candidacy of Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece for the organisation of the European and World Championships of 2028 and 2030 respectively, said the spokesperson for the Government, Nelu Barbu.According to him, the Memorandum of Understanding refers to the "setting up of the Initial Organising Committee for the submission of a joint candidacy for UEFA ...


Thursday, April 11, 2019


Consumer prices were up 4.0% in March 2019 compared to March 2018. The annual rate calculated on the basis of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is 4.2%. The average consumer price rate based on the CPI over the last 12 months (April 2018-March 2019) as compared to the previous 12 months (April 2017-March 2018) is 4.4%. The average rate based on the HICP is ...

Moneycorp Report: Romania’s exports might surpass the historical border of EUR 70 billion

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Romanian economy is headed for a historic record of exports in 2019, going beyond the EUR 70 billion threshold triggered by car and automotive construction, manufacturing, agriculture and software, according to a study by Moneycorp. “In 2018, the Romanian economy exported goods and services of over EUR 67.7 billion, up 81.3 percent as compared to 2010 (EUR 37.3 billion) and 8.1 percent above the level of 2017. ...

Vital statistics in February 2019 : natural population growth negative

Thursday, April 11, 2019

In February 2019 the number of recorded births decreased compared to January 2019. The number of recorded deaths and the number of recorded deaths of children under 1 year were down in February 2019 from January 2019. The number of recorded marriages and the number of recorded divorces increased in February 2019 compared to January ...

Competition Council extends investigation on timber market to 94 companies including Holzindustrie, Kronospan and Egger

Thursday, April 11, 2019


The Competition Council has extended again the investigation on the local timber market over 35 more companies operating in Romania, so that 94 companies are currently investigated, among which there are Holzindustrie Schweighofer, Kronospan Romania, Egger Romania, or Alredia. The investigation has been initiated in 2016 and is probing into alleged deals in the view of dividing the market and the supply sources, as well as of awarding the volume of ...

President Iohannis participates today in European Council meeting, in Brussels

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis is participating on Wednesday, in Brussels, in the European Council meeting (article 50), on the United Kingdom's withdrawal process from the European Union, the Presidential Administration informs.According to the cited source, the heads of state and government will discuss in EU27 format the latest developments in this file, as well as the request sent by British Prime Minister Theresa May, in the letter of 5 April, regarding the delay ...

Tariceanu is in US at a parliamentary meeting organized at WB headquarters

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Senate Speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu is in Washington since Monday to participate on Tuesday in the Global Conference of the Parliamentary Platform for IMF and WB, organized at World Bank headquarters, a press release informs. The Globan Conference of the Parliamentary Platform for IMF and WB, organized at WM headquarters is “the parliamentary platform managing the event since 2000, it is made of 1,000 MPs from 140 countries and is meant to ...

The Citizenship Initiative, supported by USR, "Without Penalties in Public Functions," endorsed by the Constitutional Court

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Romania's Constitutional Court (CCR) on Tuesday established that the citizens' initiative to modify the fundamental law, in the sense that the persons who were convicted by a final verdict to no longer be allowed to hold public offices, meets the constitutional provisions, officials of the CCR said. Following the CCR decision on Tuesday, the initiative will enter the parliamentary procedures and consequently will be subject to referendum to review the ...

AG Lazar denies any employment ties to late Securitate political police

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar said on Monday he is neither a commissioned, nor a non-commissioned officer or informer of the late Securitate political police or any other secret service.He told a news conference that he wanted to make a series of remarks out of respect to his colleagues and to truth, a value he said has always guided his life and professional activity.Lazar argued that he is not nervous about any verification to be carried ...

European Court of Auditors: budgetary control MEPs endorse the Croatian candidate, reject the Romanian

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Budgetary control MEPs endorsed a Court of Auditors (ECA) member from Croatia, while rejecting the Romanian candidate in a secret ballot on Monday, a press release sent by europarl.europa.eu reads. MEPs turned down the candidacy of Viorel ?tefan, a Member of the Romanian Parliament and a Deputy Prime Minister, by 8 votes to 12. During the hearing, several MEPs questioned his role in the country’s poor record in tackling ...

Ex-MEP Luhan sent to court by the DNA for fake reimbursements of EUR 50,000

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Former MEP Petru Luhan has been sent to court by the anti-corruption prosecutors, under the charges of filing to the European Parliament 37 fake claims asking for the reimbursement of some transport expenses. DNA says that he has thus unjustly obtained EUR 50,368 from the European Parliament. According to the indictment, during March 17, 2010-March 6, 2012, Petru Constantin Luhan, member of European Parliament, has filed to the ...

Foreign Ministry, about Kelemen Hunor's interdiction to enter Ukraine: Decision belongs to Ukrainian authorities

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Foreign Ministry announced, referring to Kelemen Hunor's interdiction to enter Ukraine, that the decision belongs to Ukrainian authorities, but these kinds of decisions could be attacked by theHungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR)leader. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted the fact that Ukrainian authorities did not allow deputy Kelemen Hunor to cross the Hungarian-Ukrainian border on April 6, 2019. The incident was presented by Mr ...

Chief of General Staff of Land Forces, Turkish counterpart discuss collaboration within NATO

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Collaboration within the North Atlantic Alliance was the main topic for discussion on Tuesday, when the Chief of the General Staff of the Land Forces, Major General Ovidiu-Liviu Uifaleanu, welcomed his Turkish counterpart, General Umit Dundar, at the headquarters of the General Staff of the Land Forces, which meeting was occasioned by the organisation in Bucharest on April 8-9 of the Meeting of the Committee for military technical cooperation.During the meeting, ...

IMF revises downward to 3.1pct estimates on Romania's economy growth rate

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised downward to 3.1 percent the forecast regarding the development of the Romanian economy this year and, in parallel, it estimates an increase in the inflation rate and the current account deficit, according to the latest "World Economic Outlook" report, published on Tuesday by the international financial institution.If the IMF estimated in October that Romania would register an economic growth of 3.4 percent this year, ...

Minutes of the monetary policy meeting of the National Bank of Romania Board on 2 April 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Release date: 9 April 2019 The National Bank of Romania Board members present at the meeting: Mugur Isarescu, Chairman of the Board and Governor of the National Bank of Romania; Florin Georgescu, Vice Chairman of the Board and First Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Romania; Eugen Nicol?escu, Board member and Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Romania; Liviu Voinea, Board ...

Trade deficit, up 751mln euro in first two months, with imports - 10.1pct, exports – 4.8pct

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


In the period 1.I-28.II 2019, the FOB exports amounted to 11403.0 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 13816.1 million euro. In the period 1.I-28.II 2019, the exports increased by 4.8% and imports by 10.1%, compared to the period 1.I-28.II 2018. In the period 1.I-28.II 2019, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 2413.1 million euro, 751.1 million euro more than ...

CEPS Survey: About 20% of active Romanians, aged 20-64, live and work in an European state

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

About 20% of active Romanians, aged 20-64, live and work in an European state, a survey conducted by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) reads, survey requested by Romania on the context of the presidency of the Council of the European Union. The document was discussed by the informal meeting of the EU Finance Ministers during the weekend, ziare.com informs. Romania has the highest share of citizens working in a ...

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