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Parliament votes down proposal to set schedule for motion of censure

Friday, September 10, 2021

On Thursday, a plenary sitting of Parliament voted down a proposal of the Save Romania Union (USR) Chamber of Deputies floor leader Ionut Mosteanu to put on the agenda setting a schedule for a debate on the motion of censure against Prime Minister Florin Citu.The vote was 117 ayes to 216 noes, after Senate Chair Anca Dragu took over the chairmanship of the sitting from Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Florin Roman.At the ...

Senate President Dragu: Postponement of debate and vote on censure motion not constitutional

Friday, September 10, 2021

The President of the Senate, Anca Dragu (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity; USR PLUS), believes the decision of the Joint Standing Bureaus to postpone the debate and vote on the censure motion until after the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) is not founded on any article of the Constitution."We had quorum because the PNL [National Liberal Party] and PSD [Social Democratic Party] mobilized. They came ...

Gov't removes from office prefects of Bucharest City, 13 counties

Friday, September 10, 2021

Bucharest Prefect Alin Stoica and the prefects of 13 counties were removed from office by decisions passed at a government meeting on Thursday.The counties in question are Arges, Bacau, Braila, Buzau, Galati, Gorj, Harghita, Ialomita, Maramures, Suceava, Timis, Tulcea, and Vaslui.At the same time, the government dismissed 28 deputy prefects from the counties of Alba, Arad, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Brasov, Caras-Severin, ...

AOAR: The organization of PNRR implementation is compromised in Romania

Friday, September 10, 2021

The approval of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) advances in Brussels, while the organization of implementation is compromised in Romania, warns the Association of Romanian Businesspeople (AOAR), in a press release sent on Thursday.Thus, businesspeople "find that Romania's Government ignores the public interest and current economic and social priorities.""AOAR warns the Romanian Government that the approval of the ...

COVID-19:Extension of state of alert

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Government has decided to prolong the state of alert by 30 days, with the single modification being the extension of the validity period of the antigen tests from 24 to 48 hours, Prime Minister Citu informs on Thursday."We had a special government meeting where we approved the extension of the state of alert on the Romanian territory for another 30 days. We are still in the pandemic, we see that the number of people infected increases day by ...

CNSU updates list of high epidemiological risk countries: Bulgaria, Norway, Lithuania, Slovenia - red zone

Friday, September 10, 2021


The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has updated the list of high epidemiological risk countries with persons coming to Romania from these areas being required quarantine, establishing that Bulgaria, Norway, Lithuania, Slovenia, Bermuda, Sri Lanka, and Guernsey enter the red zone.At the same time, through CNSU decision no. 68, the following countries switched to the yellow zone from the red zone, following a decrease in their ...

Seven-month trade deficit at almost 13 bln euros

Friday, September 10, 2021


- In the period 1.I-31.VII 2021, the FOB exports amounted to 42511.3 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 55375.7 million euro. - In the period 1.I-31.VII 2021, the exports increased by 24.5% and the imports increased by 25.4%, compared to the period 1.I-31.VII 2020. - In the period 1.I-31.VII 2021, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit ...

EY STUDY: Three quarters of Romanian employees will condition employment at next job with possibility of remote work

Friday, September 10, 2021

The option of working from home becomes a decisive element in choosing the next career destination for three quarters of Romanian employees, according to an EY Romania study - “Working in new conditions”, carried out over June-July 2021. The study investigated opinions of 542 Romanians employed in various sectors of activity, showing that 38% of participants declared that they worked during longer periods of time during the ...

Lack of financial resources, education and career guidance, challenges facing young people in Romania

Friday, September 10, 2021


The lack of financial resources and education in thi field, the lack of motivation and counseling in career, as well as fluctuating emotional states are the main challenges facing young people in Romania today, a year after the beginning of pandemic, according to data of the latest national study Insights PulseZ.   According to a press release, the study ...

Young people continue to be affected by unemployment and the low quality of job offers

Friday, September 10, 2021

Young people continue to be affected by unemployment, the low quality of job offers and limited access to instruction, while the Covid 19 pandemic contributed to deepening these problems, the Youth Progress Report 2021 study, which fully covers 150 countries, Romania included and 18 other countries partially.   The study brings to the attention of decision makers a vulnerability of deep roots in global ...

Greek ForMin, Nikos Dendias, received at the Cotroceni Palace

Thursday, September 9, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday received at the Cotroceni Palace the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, in which context he underscored the need for strengthening strategic bilateral dialogue at a high level between the two countries, from the perspective of their contribution to the regional stability and security.According to a press release of the Presidential Administration, President Iohannis appreciated the Greek high official's visit to Bucharest ...

Greek ForMin Dendias: You can count on our full support in efforts to join Schengen, OECD

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Romania can count on Greece's "full support" in its efforts to join the Schengen Area and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), visiting Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in a joint statement delivered today with his Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu.Dendias also spoke about the importance of supporting the Western Balkan countries.We must avoid creating a black hole in the Western Balkans. We, the EU countries in this ...

Aurescu underlines Romania's interest in Indo-Pacific region, in a conversation with the Australian Minister of Commerce

Thursday, September 9, 2021

 The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, had on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the second day of the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomacy (RADR), a telephone conversation with Dan Tehan, Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment from Australia, special guest of the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs at the RADR session on "Resilience during the pandemic. Strengthening cooperation between partners".During the telephone conversation, the head of the Romanian ...

NATO certifies Royal Canadian Air Force to carry out enhanced air policing mission

Thursday, September 9, 2021


 A detachment of the Royal Canadian Air Force was certified on Wednesday by the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) to carry out enhanced air policing missions, according to the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN).Senior official with MApN's Department for Defence Policy, Planning and International Affairs Simona Cojocaru attended, together with Canadian ambassador in Bucharest Annick Goulet and Commander of NATO's Combined Air Operation Centre at Torrejon Air Base, Spain, ...

Acting ministers' nomination decrees, signed by President Iohannis

Thursday, September 9, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday took note of the USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity alliance) ministers' resignations and signed the decrees on the acting ministers' nomination, the Presidential Administration informs.The president signed:*** decree of taking note of the resignation by Ilie-Dan Barna, Deputy Prime Minister, and it is established the termination of the position of member of the Government*** ...

Today, in joint plenary session the censure motion against Prime Minister Florin Citu will be read

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday that he will not vote on a motion of censure against the prime minister and no liberal MP will, emphasising that as national chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) he defends the government.He said he would propose to the party's Executive Bureau that PNL MPs be present at the sitting of Parliament where the motion of censure will be debated, but abstain from vote.Asked to comment on the ...

PM Citu notifies court of conflict between Parliament, gov't on motion of censure

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu has filed a notification with the Constitutional Court (CCR) claiming the existence of a legal conflict of a constitutional nature between Parliament and the government on a motion of censure tabled by the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance and the Alliance for the Union of Romanian (AUR) in which behaviour is claimed that would be "unconstitutional, both unfair and abusive to the executive power," as the motion of ...

FITCH Ratings: Romania’s Political Crisis Presents Risks to Deficit Reduction

Thursday, September 9, 2021


Fitch Ratings-London-07 September 2021: The collapse of Romania’s coalition government could disrupt fiscal consolidation efforts, which are key to resolving the Negative Outlook on Romania’s ‘BBB-’ rating, Fitch Ratings says. Buoyant economic growth and Next Generation EU funding still provide a potential path to deficit reduction, but prospects for tackling long-standing fiscal rigidities could deteriorate.Tensions between the PNL and USR-Plus, two ...

PM Citu to explain Fitch Ratings that reform program carries on

Thursday, September 9, 2021

 In a reaction to Fitch Ratings' cautioning that the collapse of Romania's coalition government could disrupt fiscal consolidation efforts, which are key to resolving the negative outlook on Romania's 'BBB-' rating, Prime Minister Florin Citu gave assurances that the reform program will continue, and that Romania has higher budget revenues that allow it to narrow the budget deficit."I discussed, I discuss with rating agencies two, three times a year, this time too I ...

The leu - the only currency in the region which depreciated this year

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The leu accelerated the trend of depreciation over the last week, due to the domestic political tensions, and separated from the regional evolutions. The Romanian currency is the only in Central and Eastern Europe which dropped against euro since the beginning of the year, show the data analysed by ...

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