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CSAT meeting, on Wednesday, about appointment of General Staff head and Romania's objectives at the NATO reunion

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Supreme Council for the Country's Defence (CSAT) is meeting, on Wednesday, at the Cotroceni Palace, under the leadership of President Klaus Iohannis, with the agenda showing proposals to amend the state budget for institutions with attributions in the realm of national security for 2019, the appointment of the new head of the Army's General Staff, as well as Romania's objectives at the NATO reunion that will take place in December in London.According to a ...

2019PresidentialElection/Partial results: Iohannis - 65.88%, Dancila - 34.12%

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

In the November 24 presidential runoff, Klaus Iohannis won 65.88% of the valid votes to his challenger Viorica Danncila's 34.12%, after the count of the votes from 99.67% of the polling stations, Spokesman for the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) Mircea Preotescu said on Monday. He mentioned that Iohannis garnered 6,437,151 valid votes to Dancila's 3,334,466, according to the centralised partial results as of 10:30hrs Monday. Preotescu specified that data from ...

Euractiv: Pro-European Iohannis re-elected as Romanian president

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Incumbent Klaus Iohannis won re-election as Romanian president on Sunday (24 November), confirming the pro-European trajectory of the eastern EU member state, euractiv.com reads. Thirty years after the fall of communism, the centre-right former physics professor won slightly more than 63% of the vote with 95% of ballots counted. His opponent, Social Democrats (PSD) leader and former prime minister Viorica Dancila, received the ...

German Federal Gov't Commissioner Fabritius says Iohannis's re-election is good for Romania and Europe

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

German Federal Government's Commissioner for Matters Related to Ethnic German Resettlers and National Minorities Bernd Fabritius believes that Klaus Iohannis's victory in the presidential election is a good one, not only for Romania, but also for Europe. "I congratulate Klaus Johannis on the convincing re-election as president of Romania with 66,5 % of the votes. Good for Romania and for Europe," Bernd Fabritius wrote on his Facebook ...

Dodon congratulated Iohannis for his re-election

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


The president of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon has congratulated Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis over his re-election in a presidential poll on Sunday. He used a Facebook post to convey that the two countries should "stay away from false geopolitical debates".Dodon, who's political party broke with European-oriented ex-PM Maia Sandu and her group earlier this month, hinted at how he saw relations between Romania, a EU member country, and the Republic of ...

PSD scandal: Viorica Dancila forced to resign from the party's head after her defeat in presidential elections

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

One day after Viorica Dancila has lost the presidential election, the Social Democrats started to ask for her resignation and to launch criticism against her and her electoral campaign staff. Viorica Dancila has summoned the National Executive Committee meeting for Tuesday at 18:30 allegedly to ask local leaders for explanations for the poor results in the presidential election countrywide, while, on the other hand, the local party barons will ask for ...

Colectiv case:Sector 4 former mayor, Mayor's Office could be ordered to pay hundreds of millions of euros in compensations

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The parents of the young people who died in the October 30, 2015 Colectiv fire demanded at a hearing at the Bucharest Court this Monday that former Sector 4 mayor Cristian Popescu-Piedone and three officials of the Sector 4 Mayor's Office be ordered to jointly pay moral and material compensations running in the hundreds of millions of euros.The Bucharest Court began on Monday the final debates in the Colectiv case in the part where former mayor Cristian ...

The ministry  of finances revises the budgetary deficit for this year at 4%

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


The budgetary deficit for 2018 will be revised at over 4% from 2.76% as the target was at the beginning of the year, announced in an interview offered to Bloomberg the minister of Finances Florin Citu taken by Profit.ro. Previously, premier Ludovic Orban announced that the government will present and adopt this weke the budgetary regularization. for next year, the government will have as target to meet the limit for the budgetary deficit at 3% allowed ...

The euro exchange rate could get at 4,85 lei in semester II of next year

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


2020 will be a year full of challenges for the national currency, in accordance with the uncertainties connected to the economic evolution of Romania, state the experts of Moneycorp Romania, in an analysis regarding the perspectives of the  national currency in 2020, which  show that one of the extremely sensitive indicators of the dynamics of the business, the exchange rate euro/leu could surpass the level of 4.81 lei/euro in semester I and 4.85 lei/euro in the ...

OECD: Romania’s economy to slowdown in 2020

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

After the strong expansion in recent years, growth is projected to slow to 3.2% in 2020 and then increase to 3.7% in 2021, says the latest OECD economic outlook on Romania quoted by romaniajournal.ro. While wages will return to single-digit growth, private consumption is expected to remain robust, sustained by significant increases in public pensions. The trade deficit will increase further due to weak foreign demand and lower price competitiveness. ...

Eurostat: Romania allocated 14% of GDP for social protection in 2017, the lowest percentage in the EU

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Social protection expenditure in the European Union (EU) stood at 27.9% of GDP in 2017, slightly down compared with 28.7% in 2012, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The two main sources of funding of social protection at EU level were social contributions, making up 55% of total receipts, and general government contributions from taxes at 40%. The EU average continued to mask major disparities between Member ...

Huawei “still confident” it will not be excluded from Romania’s 5G auction

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Chinese group Huawei is still confident that the Romanian authorities won’t ban it from participating in the 5G deployment program. “I am still very confident that Romania will not ban our equipment [because] if we are excluded, Romania's economy will decline,” Huawei Romania CEO George Zhang said in a conference about the implementation of the newest technologies in the telecom industry, ...

Adrian Ghenie, on display at the Hermitage in St Petersburg

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The exhibition I have turned my only face…, featuring paintings by Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie, has opened in the General Staff building of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition, which will remain open until February 2 of next year, is meant to “acquaint museum visitors with one of Europe’s most successful young artists.” It includes 12 paintings, including ...

„2019 Korean Movie Week- Bucharest (3rd edition)”, at Cinema Peasant Museum in Bucharest

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania, together with the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, invites all movie lovers to the “2019 Korean Movie Week- Bucharest (3rd edition)”, at Cinema Peasant Museum, Studio Horia Bernea, between Nov. 26-28, at 5:30 PM and 8 PM, where three notable Korean films will be screened. This event is part of the Korean cultural weeks, where a series of events were held throughout the month of ...

Presidential elections - provisional results: Iohannis - 66.05%, Dancila - 33.95%

Monday, November 25, 2019


Incumbent president Klaus Iohannis received 66.05% of the votes in the presidential elections on Sunday while his rival, Social Democratic (PSD) leader Viorica Dancila got 33.95% of the votes, according to provisional data based on results from 99.86% of polling stations showed early on Monday. In Bucharest, Bucharest was voted by 67.5% of people (644 thousand) while Dancila - by 32.5% or 310 thousand. With 9.82 million votes ...

Orban, at EPP Congress in Zagreb, meets heads of gov'ts, EU officials

Monday, November 25, 2019


National Liberal Party (PNL) Chairman, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, attended the Statutory Congress of the European People's Party (EPP) in Zagreb on Wednesday and Thursday, where he had meetings with several heads of government and senior officials of the European Union, shows a release issued by PNL on Thursday.The PNL leader was accompanied by Vlad Nistor, PNL vice-chairperson for international relations, defense and national security, and Siegfried Muresan, ...

PM Orban: We'll change the Prefects;each Gov't has the right to choose its own representatives in territory

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Government will operate changes at the level of Prefects and Sub-Prefects, Prime Minister Ludivic Orban has announced on Friday, underscoring that any Cabinet has the right to choose its own representatives in the territory."We will change them, but we didn't want to change them so that no one can say that we want to affect the electoral process, they prepared the electoral process and I let them fulfill their duties for the elections to be correct and no ...

IntMin Vela about August 10 2018 file: Cover-up started with classifying certain documents

Monday, November 25, 2019

Interior Minister Marcel Vela considers that in the case of the events of August 10, 2018, there was a "cover up" that started right with classifying some documents, which would involve "some civil and criminal liability.""Covering up this case file started right with classifying some data and events that took place on August 10, because if they hadn't tried a cover-up or hadn't intended to hide anything, the case file would have been public for everyone and would ...

PM Orban: unpaid bills for local development projects exceeding 5 billion lei

Monday, November 25, 2019

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday that appropriations for the Ministry of Development will need to be supplemented with the budget revision, given that unpaid bills of over 5 billion lei have amassed under the National Local Development Programme (PNDL)."No payments have been made under PNDL for months, which is why invoices and work progress reports that have to be paid for have piled up to the tune of over 5 billion lei, and many builders are currently ...

ForMin Aurescu, Atlantic Council US' Gen. Jones, discuss security at NATO's eastern border

Monday, November 25, 2019


Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Friday welcomed Executive Chairman Emeritus of the Atlantic Council US (ACUS) General James L. Jones for and in-depth exchange of opinions on the current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security."The Security situation at the eastern border of NATO was highlighted, with emphasis on the Black Sea region, as well as ways of managing them, underscoring the importance of NATO and the EU, and also the contribution of regional ...

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