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 Drug use statistics point to ever-growing national market

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ministry of Internal Affairs Secretary of State Raed Arafat said at the beginning of debates of the EU Drugs Coordinators Meeting this Tuesday that statistical data on drug use and related crime points to an "ever-growing illicit national market"."Statistical data and information on drug use and drug-related crime outlines an ever-growing illicit national drug market, with all drug types - synthetic ones included - having been identified on the national territory, ...

'Revolution' case file - sent to court

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


General Prosecutor Augustin Lazar announced on Monday that the Military Prosecutor's Office Section attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice sent the "Revolution" file case to court."Today, the Military Prosecutor's Office Section attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice forwarded the indictment to the court in the generic case known as the "Revolution" case file," said Augustin Lazar.He specified that the case contained over ...

European Entrepreneurship Forum organized în Bucharest on Wednesday

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday is set to participate in the European Entrepreneurship Forum to take place at the Parliament Palace. The event highlights on the special importance of entrepreneurship in economic development and in strengthening competitiveness, reads a release of the Presidential Administration."The event is intended to contribute to the definition of a new vision meant for boosting entrepreneurship and European SMEs sector against the ...

The liberals require CCR to postpone the analysis of the judicial conflict of constitutional nature triggered by Florin Iordache

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

PNL ( liberal party – opposition) contested at the Constitutional Court (CCR) the Regulation of the Deputies’Chamber as regards the delegation of duties. This happened after Florin Iordache, vicechairman of the Deputies’ chamber required the CC to notify a conflict between the parliament and the High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) “Our point of view is very clear – the speaker of the Deputies’Chamber cannot ...

The EPP group requires the discussion of the situation of rule of law in Romania in the European Parliament

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The EPP group requires the discussion of the situation of the rule of law in Romania in the European Parliament and the adoption of a new resolution about the slippage of the Dancila governing announces on the Facebook site the MEP Cristian Preda. ‘Given the recent evolutions, the EPP group requires the discussion of the situation of the rule of law in Romania and the adoption of a new resolution about the slippage of the Dancila governing. We ...

The EC report: Romania, 28th in the European Union as regards innovation, and 23rd for eco-innovation

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Romania was placed 28th in the European Dashboard regarding the innovation in 2018, its average being 14 percentage points lower than in 2010, while the majority of the companies in the country have a low level of awareness of the environment aspects, the Country report regarding the evaluation of 2019 of the implementation of the environment policies of the EU (EIR) drawn up by the European Commission (EC).At the same time, the data included in the document show ...


Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Gross domestic product in Q4 2018 was, in real terms, by 0.9%1 higher, as compared to Q3 2018; As against the same quarter of 2017, the Gross Domestic Product recorded an increase by 4.1% for unadjusted series and by 4.0% for seasonally adjusted series; ? The seasonally adjusted series of quarterly Gross Domestic Product were readjusted as a result of the revision of ...


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In February 2019, the average gross nominal earnings were 4819 lei, by 0.4% lower than the one registered in January 2019. The average net nominal earnings were 2933 lei, decreasing as against the previous month with 3 lei (-0.1%). The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities (including ...

Meeting at CCIB regarding strategy for relations with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-China

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


 Sorin Dimitriu, the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest (CCIB) had a meeting with Nicolae Vasilescu, the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania-China who was accompanied by Sergiu Cornescu, the general secretary of this body. At the beginning of the meeting, prof.univ.eng. Sorin Dimitriu spoke about the strategy of foreign relations of the Bucharest chamber, showing the orientation  to the ...

DIICOT: So far, 152 kg of drugs have been found on the seacoast

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The search operation for the packages brought to the shore by the waves continues on the Black Sea coast, so far 152 kilograms of drugs have been found, the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) announced on Monday."On the Black Sea coast, the search operation for susceptible drug packages is still ongoing. The activities take place within a high-risk drug trafficking case and they are conducted by DIICOT prosecutors - the Central ...

President Iohannis invited Parliamentary political parties next Thursday, Friday for consultations on the Judiciary

Monday, April 8, 2019

The political parties represented in Parliament are invited via a letter by President Klaus Iohannis to hold consultations next Thursday and Friday, to address the situation in the Judiciary, the Presidential Administration informs.Invited are on Thursday starting with 15:00 hrs the representatives of the National Liberal Party (PNL, opposition), followed by the ones with Save Romania Union (USR, opposition, as well) at 16:00 hrs, of the People's Movement Party ...

PG's reaction to allegations that he ordered disciplinary action against political detainee in mid 80s

Monday, April 8, 2019

Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar this Friday dismissed allegations that he would have ordered the disciplinary sanction of a detainee from the Aiud Penitentiary, and argued that people interested in denigrating him capitalize on the drama of former political prisoners, as he is running for a new term at the helm of the General Prosecution Office."With regard to certain aspects presented on a television show, I reject all allegations that, in my capacity as ...

IMAS survey: PNL tops the voting intentions

Monday, April 8, 2019

An IMAS survey conducted upon the request of Europa FM private radio broadcaster reveals important changes in the electorate’s preferences in view of the elections for European Parliament on May 26. The National Liberal Party (PNL – opposition) has taken over the top position in Romanian’s preferences, followed by the ruling party – PSD (Socia-dmocrat). The question is addressed to those who say would turn to the ...

 Timmermans warns PSD it might be excluded from PES

Monday, April 8, 2019


European Commission First Vice-president Frans Timmermans, candidate for the Party of European Socialists for the EC top office, has warned on Friday that the Social-Democratic Party in Romania risks being excluded from the PES, due to the developments regarding the rule of law. Referring to the situation of the rule of law in Romania, Frans Timmermans said “there is no doubt” that the European social-democrats must become ...

Commissioner Vera Jourova : we don’t want to see that Laura Codruta Kovesi is blocked in the competition for European Prosecutors’ Office

Monday, April 8, 2019

The commissionaire for justice Vera Jourova stated on Friday that she did not want that the Romanian state hinder Laura Codruta Kovesi to take part in the competition for the leadership of the European Prosecutors’ Office. She said that it is normal that investigations go on, by acknowledging the sovereignity of the state in the matter. Present at an event which took place in the capital city,  the commissaire for justice Vera Jourova said ...

Romania's DefMin Les, Polish counterpart had a meeting în Warsaw

Monday, April 8, 2019


Strengthening the security and defense dimension of the EU, the strategic partnership between Romania and Poland and their joint contribution to strengthening the NATO forward presence were the main topics of discussion between Romania's Defence Minister Gabriel Les and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak.The two officials had talks on the side-lines of the B9 Defence Ministers' Meeting in Warsaw."The two ministers highlighted the positive ...

Pentagon Expansion Plan: Sale of F-35 aircraft to five states including Romania

Monday, April 8, 2019

The United States intends to extend the sales of F-35 fighter jets, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, to five new countries, including Romania, a Pentagon official said on Thursday. In a letter addressed to the House of Representatives, Vice-Admiral Mathias Winter says that among the potential customers are Singapore, Greece, Romania, Spain and Poland, hotnews.ro informs, quoting Reuters. Other allies intending to buy F-35s are Finland, Switzerland and ...

The visit of the 2019 student-officers of USAWC to the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations – New York

Monday, April 8, 2019

On 5th of April 2019, for the fourth consecutive year, the Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nation, H.E. Dr. Ion Jinga was called upon by student-officers of the United States Army War College (USAWC) at the Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN, per request of H.E. Major General John S. Kem, Commander of the prestigious educational military institution. Amongst the students of this year’s USAWC class, there is also a distinguished representative of ...

President Iohannis met EIB President Hoyer

Monday, April 8, 2019


 President Klaus Iohannis expressed his appreciation on Friday for the work carried out by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in our country on welcoming a delegation of this body, led by President Werner Hoyer, at Cotroceni Presidential Palace, a statement of the Presidential Administration sent to Agerpres informs.Discussion topics were related to the files relevant to the work of the European Investment Bank managed by the Romanian Presidency at the ...

Vice President of EC Dombrovskis: Romania doesn't have fiscal space for tax cuts

Monday, April 8, 2019

Romania doesn't have the necessary fiscal space for new tax cuts, even if they are related to labour taxes, Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, said on Saturday."In general, the European Commission's advice is to cut labour taxes, especially in the case of low paid work and transfer to other tax bases that are less damaging to growth. And this is especially meant for such countries with a significant tax burden. ...

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