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Iohannis: Prime Minister flagrantly infringes constitution and gravely affects Romania's credibility

Thursday, October 3, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis claims that the refusal of Prime Minister Dancila to consult with him in what regards the issue of the European Commissioner, "which regards our country's reputation", represents a "flagrant" infringement of the Constitution and "gravely affects the credibility of Romania.""Ms. Viorica Dancila continues to demonstrate to all that she has no business heading the Government. The refusal to consult today with the President of Romania on a ...

Felix Banila's resignation sent to President Iohannis

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Minister of Justice Ana Birchall on Wednesday sent to President Klaus Iohannis the resignation of Felix Banila from chief-prosecutor of the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT)."The Minister of Justice, Ana Birchall, today, October 2 2019, received Mr Oliver-Felix Banila's resignation from chief-prosecutor of the DIICOT. According to the legal attributions of the Minister of Justice, the resignation of Mr Oliver-Felix Banila was ...

UK Ambassador Noble on Brexit:Very confident we won't face problems that a no-deal would bring for us

Thursday, October 3, 2019


Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Bucharest Andrew Noble, spoke for AGERPRES, about the Brexit process and confessed he is confident in a deal, and also in a 'complex and ambitious' post-Brexit relationship between the European Union and the UK."I'm very confident that the negotiations that are taking place will result in the Prime Minister being able to put a deal to the House of Commons that he endorses, that the EU ...

Vasilescu (BNR): Inflation strikes without taking into acccount what Gov't says

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Romania is facing an inflation twice as high as the level considered optimal for this indicator, and this does not depend on the authorities' statements, Adrian Vasilescu, strategy consultant with the National Bank of Romania (BNR) told a profile conference on Wednesday."Inflation strikes without taking into account what the Government says, what the companies say, what the population wants. It strikes," he said, at the conference titled "Upgrade Romania: ...

Head of Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce Dragos Anastasiu expects annulment of flat tax, major public sector layoffs

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A government with a technocratic prime minister would come to power in Romania in 2020, would lay off some 400,000 empoyees in the public sector and would have to drop the flat tax in favor of progressive taxation. Such are the expectations of the head of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce, Dragos Anastasiu, as he told them in a "private person" capacity to German business people in Romania, according to news agency Agerpres.Anastasiu argued that he believed ...

Official: Romania has an European funds absorption rate of 32 pct, below EU average

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Romania has an European funds absorption rate of 32 per cent, for the 2014-2020 programming period, which is below the European average, Minister of European Funds Roxana Minzatu told a press conference on major infrastructure projects on Wednesday ."The general absorption rate is 32 per cent, which means that the country received almost 10 billion euros from Brussels, in the cohesion and agricultural policy areas. The European average, however, is above us, which ...

ANCOM : the observance of the calendar regarding the 5G bid depends on the government decision which includes the starting prices

Thursday, October 3, 2019


The calendar assumed by the National Authority for the Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) regarding the procedure of bidding for 5G is observed, but there is a need for the government decision which includes the starting prices, document which should’ be presented, in at most a week’ but I don’t know if it happens, stated on Wednesday the vicechairman of the institution Eduard Lovin.‘At present, we observe the deadline ...

Viet-nam companies will prospect the markets in Romania and Bulgaria

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Agency for the promotion of commerce of Viet-nam (Vietrade) will organize a business visit for 20 Viet-namese companies who will explore new opportunities in Bulgaria and Romania starting with 3 October, informs the press agency VNA. The companies activate in various domains including food industry (fish, seafood, coffee, teas, processed fruit) agriculture, plastics, mechanical equipments, lifting and manipulating equipment, furniture and ...

Industrial production prices up 3.3pct year-on-year, in August 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

In August 2019, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were down 0.3% from July 2019. Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 3.3% in August 2019 compared to August 2018 Romania's industrial production prices overall (domestic market and foreign market) were down 0.3 ...

Olimpia Hall is hosting the 2019 Salon of the Brasov Historical Comics Festival

Thursday, October 3, 2019


The main theme of this year's edition of the Brasov Historical Comics Festival, which begins today at the Olimpia Hall in the city is "Europe 100,"- the centennial of interwar Europe.The event, unique in Romania, is aims to offer graphic designers an opportunity to discover or rediscover recent history and to capitalise on it in the form of new of history-themed comic strips.The main theme of this second edition of the event is the chronology of the ...

PM Dancila: Dan Nica is still our proposal for European Commissioner position

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

MEP Dan Nica remains the main proposal of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) for the position of European Commissioner from Romania, although two proposals of candidates will be sent to the Commission, PSD leader and Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said at the end of the meeting of the PSD's National Executive Committee (Cex) on Tuesday. Dan Nica, former minister of Communications during 2000-2004, was charged by the anti-corruption prosecutors in the ...

Parliament: Opposition tables censure motion

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The censure motion initiated by the Opposition against the Dancila Government, was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. A calendar for the vote is set to be established on Wednesday. An initial decision should have been taken on Tuesday, but was postponed because of lack of quorum. The motion, entitled "In order to rebuild Romania, the Dancila Government must be urgently dismissed!" has 237 signatures from the National Liberal Party (PNL), Save Romania ...

Chief prosecutor Banila tells President Iohannis that resignation could reveal cowardice

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 Chief Prosecutor with the Directorate for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Felix Banila said on Tuesday that office resignation is a one-sided act of will, "but there are circumstances under which it could represent the expression of a coward man and perhaps even without responsibility," giving assurances that will not happen in his case.His reaction comes after President Klaus Iohannis urged him to step down."The ...

President Iohannis, at the official opening of Europalia International Arts Festival in Brussels

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


The Europalia International Arts Festival, where Romania is a special guest, was officially opened on Tuesday at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in the presence of Romania's President Klaus Iohannis and members of the Belgian royal family.Iohannis, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the highlight of the festival, the "Brancusi. Sublimation of form" exhibition. The exhibition, the most important dedicated to the Romanian sculptor over the last decades and the ...

100-year anniversary of Romania-Poland diplomatic relations: Interaction between our countries - at peak

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The relationship between Poland and Romania is "at a peak", says President Klaus Iohannis, in a message conveyed in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of Romanian-Polish diplomatic relations and 10-year anniversary of Strategic Partnership.The head of state talks about the two countries' recent history and their role in a regional context."In 1989, with the fall of communism, our nations regained their freedom of expression in a logic of the deep ...

Survey: 71 percent of entrepreneurs do not support reintroduction of criminal liability for non-payment of taxes

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of Romanian entrepreneurs argue that they are against reintroducing criminal liability for the non-payment of taxes and contributions, according to a survey conducted by The National Council for Small and Medium-sized Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR), released on Tuesday.In the SME test, conducted between 20 and 30 September, as many as 1,987 entrepreneurs participated. To the question "Do you consider appropriate the measure of ...

BNR forex reserves decrease to 35.423bn euro in September

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The foreign exchange reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) decreased by 0.55pct, to 35.423 billion euro, at the end of September, from 35.619 billion euro on 31 August, 2019, according to BNR data released on Tuesday for Agerpres.During the month, the following flows were recorded: 1.018 billion euro worth of inflows representing changes in credit institutions' foreign currency- denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance's ...

Solving the national brain drain and economic instability issue through branding

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


International experts in marketing, branding, technology, and HR from companies like Heineken, Philips or UiPath are coming to Romania to equip Eastern Europe’s managers and entrepreneurs with efficient tools for solving pressing issues such as: competitiveness among the giants, finding valuable employees in areas with 0 percent unemployment rate and keeping them, or dealing with the ever-more skeptical and selective consumer. Romania is ...

Just Transition toward a green economic model in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

* 10th October 2019, 18.00-20.00, TechHub Bucharest, Nicolae Filipescu street, no. 39-41 The transition to a net zero economy in Europe is no longer a mere possibility: it is bound to happen if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The choice societies are facing is whether they remain reactive, risking disruptive changes, or whether they proactively shape the transition. Limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees will require ...

Leipzig Culture Days in Bucharest to feature Zmei3 concert, exhibition on recent German history

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


A concert by Zmei3, an indie-pop-jazz Romanian band from Berlin, and an exhibition called "Places of the Peaceful Revolution," about the recent German history, are among the events featuring at the Leipzig Culture Days in Bucharest to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.The event takes place October 1-4 organised by the German Embassy together with the city of Leipzig."The city of Leipzig is considered to have been on the ...

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