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MAE: Past relations between Romania, Russia must not make way for unsubstantiated opinions, speculations

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs disapproves of the presentation made by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Romania regarding the Soviet ultimatum of 1940 and the events that followed, presentation which was "truncated and lacking historical precision", mentioning that the past relations between the two states "must not make way for unsubstantiated opinions and speculations", informs, on Saturday, a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Bloomberg:The World’s Longest Serving Central Bank Governor Has the Backing for Another Term

Monday, July 1, 2019

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The world’s longest serving central bank governor is poised to expand his tenure as Romania’s ruling party plans to support Mugur Isarescu for another term during a vote next week in Parliament. Isarescu, who leads the National Bank of Romania, will probably be handed a new five-year term as the ruling coalition has a majority in Parliament -- the opposition parties have also expressed support for him. In his job since 1990, the 69-year-old ...

Outstanding repayments for lei loans down 0.56pct in May, foreign ones decline by 1.34pct

Monday, July 1, 2019

The total amount of outstanding repayments for lei loans of the population and companies in May 2019 amounted to 4.94 billion lei, down 0.56pct compared to the amount reported in April, while the outstanding repayments for foreign currency loans fell by 1.34%, to 2.8 billion lei (equivalent), according to a report of the National Bank of Romania (BNR).Total lei loans amounted in May to 170.87 billion lei (0.7pct more than the previous month), of which 66.6 billion ...

CFA Romania Macroeconomic Confidence Indicator up 4.9 points in May

Monday, July 1, 2019

CFA Romania's Macroeconomic Confidence Index increased by 4.9 points in May compared to the previous month, to 51.5 points, whereas, compared to the same month of the previous year, it increased by 10 points, due to the expectations component of the index, a CFA release sent on Friday informed.Thus, the current conditions indicator declined compared to the previous month by 1.5 points, to 58.4 points (compared with the same month of the previous year it increased ...

Managers in Romania estimate growth in construction and retail prices until August

Monday, July 1, 2019

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Growth of activity in construction and retail trade Relative stability in the number of employees in industry and services Price growth in construction and retail trade Manufacturing According to the business tendency survey of June 2019, managers from the manufacturing ...

Artists and actors protest in front of Gov’t

Monday, July 1, 2019

Artists and actors organized a protest rally on Sunday, in front of the Government offices, as of 18.00h, the event being announced by a group including artists Maria Obretin, Vitalie Bichir, István Téglás and dancers Ioana Marchidan and Cosmin Manolescu. The event comes as the theaters and cultural institutions are facing financial problems due to the fund cuts operated by the Bucharest City Hall. Theater director Radu Ifrim ...

Statistics: Activity of cultural and artistic units in 2018

Monday, July 1, 2019

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In 2018: • Libraries lent each active user on average 11 volumes, the same with the year 2017. • The number of visitors to museums and public collections was about 18 million persons as compared to 16 million persons in 2017. • The performing arts institutions and companies have organised 26.2 thousand performances with an audience of 7.9 ...

European Socialists leaders say further support PES-PSD dialogue continuation, collaboration enhancement

Friday, June 28, 2019

Acting chairman of the main ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD), Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday participated in Brussels in the Party of European Socialists' leaders, who hailed the participation of the PSD leader and conveyed their support for the dialogue continuation and the enhancement of collaboration between PES and PSD, in the Social-Democracy's progressive spirit. "I'm happy to rejoin the great family of the European Socialists and ...

CCR validated the results of the May 26 referendum

Friday, June 28, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) to validate the results of the May 26 referendum, emphasizing that this compels all the parliamentary political forces to promptly implement what the citizens have decided, the Presidential Administration said in a release."President Klaus Iohannis is calling on Parliament to swiftly transpose into law all the provisions set forth in the National Political Agreement he ...

Eighth edition of the Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region was organized in Bucharest

Friday, June 28, 2019

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The re-launch of the Danube Strategy is the main objective of Romania's mandate at EUSDR, the process of revising the action plan is "a very important step in this direction," the Foreign Ministry (MAE) says.In this context, Romania has boosted the talks to include agriculture and aquaculture in the region's areas of interest, shows the quoted source.State Secretary for European Affairs Melania-Gabriela Ciot, who participates on Thursday and Friday in ...

Bulgaria and Romania will prepare accord for third bridge over Danube at Zimnicea

Friday, June 28, 2019

The transport ministers of Bulgaria, Rossen Zhelyazkov and Romania, Razvan Cuc, decided that the two countries would elaborate a new inter- governmental accord for the erection of the third bridge over the Danube, between the towns of Svishtov and Zimnicea, BTA informs. The two officials agreed to come with a preliminary variant of the accord by the end of July and to propose it for ratification to the national parliaments after its adoption by the ...

Commissioner Cretu deplores absence of joint projects, despite EU states' year-long struggle for macro-regional strategies

Friday, June 28, 2019

EU member states have been struggling for years to have macro-regional strategies in place, but these actually don't have joint, transnational projects, which seems strange to me, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu said on Thursday at the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) taking place in Bucharest, at the Palace of Parliament."Our macro-regional strategies bring together the main goals set during my term in office. ...

DefMin Les participated at the NATO Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels

Friday, June 28, 2019

Minister of National Defense, Gabriel Les, on Thursday argued at the NATO Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels on the need to strengthen the allied posture in the Black Sea."Today, the first discussion was on the stage of implementing the strengthened posture of deterrence and defense, as well as the fair sharing of responsibilities. (...) As ever, Romania evoked the need to strengthen the allied posture in the Black Sea. We thanked for the allies' contribution ...

Titus Corlatean, designated PACE rapporteur on political affairs, democracy

Friday, June 28, 2019

Senator Titus Corlatean was appointed rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, on the occasion of the third part of the PACE ordinary session (Strasbourg, 24-28 June, 2019), the Senate informs in a press release sent on Thursday.The members of the PACE Commission for Political Affairs and Democracy unanimously appointed Senator Titus Corlatean, member of the Delegation of the Romanian ...

Romania condemned Antisemitism and addressed the challenges of teaching tolerance and respect in the digital age

Friday, June 28, 2019

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The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, delivered a statement on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, at the informal plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on ”Combating Antisemitism and Other Forms of Racism and Hate: The Challenges of Teaching Tolerance and Respect in the Digital Age”. The President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, opened the meeting, followed by the UN Secretary General, ...

UDMR informs Council of Europe on law violations at Valea Uzului

Friday, June 28, 2019

The president of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor and the leader of the UDMR Group in the Chamber of Deputies Korodi Attila have informed through an official letter to the President and the Vice Presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the political groups of the Council of Europe and the national delegations' leaders of the European Union's Member States on the law violations that occurred at the Military ...

USR asks Ombudsman to challenge ordinance on administrative code

Friday, June 28, 2019

Opposition Save Romania Union (USR) Senator Florina Presada on Thursday filed a petition with the Ombudsman to challenge government's emergency ordinance on the Administrative Code with the Constitutional Court (CCR).She said that the unconstitutionality issues raised by USR in this request are numerous."The strongest argument is that there is no urgency to justify this emergency ordinance for the adoption of the Administrative Code. We have a rich ...

BNR: Deposits of non-government resident customers down 0.2 pct month-on-month

Friday, June 28, 2019

Deposits of non-government resident customers went down 0.2 percent month-on-month to RON 336,643.9 million in May 2019, and up 9.1 percent (4.8 percent in real terms) over the same year-ago period, reads a release of the National Bank of Romania (BNR).RON-denominated household deposits moved up 0.1 percent to RON 123,113.9 million month-on-month and up 8.7 percent (4.4 percent in real terms) year-on-year.RON-denominated deposits of other sectors ...

Balance of the non-government loans up 0.4pct in May 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

The balance of the non-government loans granted by credit institutions increased by 0.4 percent in May 2019 (-0.1 percent in real terms) compared to the one recorded in April 2019, up to 257.539 billion lei, a release of the National Bank of Romania (BNR release) sent on Thursday informs.The loan in leu currency rose by 0.7 percent (0.3 percent in real terms), while the foreign currency loans expressed in lei decreased by 0.3 percent (expressed in euro, the loan ...

Antigraft body: 34 defendants receive final court rulings in May in corruption cases

Friday, June 28, 2019

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The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) announced on Thursday that in the files handled by the anticorruption prosecutors in May, 34 defendants were convicted by 20 final court rulings.According to a DNA release, among the final convicted persons is a county council chairman, a deputy mayor, an ANAF (National Authority for Tax Administration) president, a director with the Loteria Romana (Romanian Lottery), six persons in charge of a county child protection ...

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