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Parliament convening in plenary session Thursday to hear PSD motion of censure

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Parliament is convening today in a joint plenary session at 14:00hrs to consider a motion of censure initiated by 157 Social Democratic Party (PSD) lawmakers called "Stop poverty, price increases and convicts. Down with the Citu government!"The PSD motion was tabled on Tuesday and is the second initiated this month, after the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance did the same on September 3, but it has not been ...

USR PLUS's Barna: We'll see if PSD statements that they'll support motion are true

Thursday, September 30, 2021

 USR PLUS (Save Romania Union, Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) co-chair Dan Barna said on Wednesday that, for a month and a half, PSD (the Social Democratic Party) "carried" Florin Citu in its arms and formed like a "wall" in front of him, so that we will all have to wait and see if the Social Democrats' statements that they will vote for the no-confidence motion become a reality or they suddenly appear "with otitis, mumps and sore throat" and the motion will not ...

Dacian Ciolos is not taking into account being prime minister

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) co-chair Dacian Ciolos said he is not taking into account being prime minister, as he has responsibilities in the European Parliament, and if he wins the USR PLUS presidency, he wants to take over the party."There are many options for prime minister. We said that if the PNL [the National Liberal Party] has no other option than Florin Citu - and as we cannot work with Florin Citu - we are ...

President Iohannis to receive, in Aachen, the Charlemagne Prize - for European unification

Thursday, September 30, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis will receive, on Saturday, in Germany, the International Charlemagne Prize of the City of Aachen - for European unification.According to a release of the Presidential Administration, the board of directors of the Charlemagne Prize decided to confer to President Klaus Iohannis the prize for 2020 as a recognition of his merits in what regards "leading Romania on a pro-European path, based on the values of the rule of law," and for the ...

Minister Bogdan Aurescu starts today an official visit to Spain

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, pays an official visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Thursday and Friday, in the context of celebrating 140 years of diplomatic relations.According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE), the program of the visit includes political consultations with the Spanish counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Albares Bueno, and the launch, together with him, of the bilingual anniversary album dedicated ...

Ambassador Dan Mihalache expresses Romania's support for solution in Cyprus in accordance with international law

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Cyprus Dan Mihalache expressed his country's support for the efforts aimed at solving the Cyprus issue in accordance with international law and relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Wednesday.According to a press release issued by the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus (unicameral parliament - ed.n.), Dan Mihalache was ...

Meeting of Romanian Defence heads with Canadian Chief of Defence Staff

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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The Minister of National Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, and the head of the Defence General Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, have met, on Wednesday, at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defence (MApN), with the Chief of Defence Staff from Canada, General Wayne Eyre, during the visit that the Canadian official is conducting to Romania.During the meeting, the parties analysed the security situation in the extended area of the Black Sea and the ...

Head of French Anti-corruption Agency: Corruption is a tax you pay twice

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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Corruption in society is like a tax that is paid twice, and low-level corruption costs both the state and its citizens, the head of the French Anti-Corruption Agency, Charles Duchaine, said on Tuesday."There are some countries where there is, in a way, a tradition of paying for things that are accessible for free, where there are intermediaries who ask for money to get a permit and who, when you draw the line, are surrounded by people who are indebted to ...

Ombudsman: Make right to work conditional on obtaining vaccination or testing certificate - restrictive, inadequate measure

Thursday, September 30, 2021

  The Ombudsman specifies on Wednesday that the legislative solutions in the draft laws discussed by the Government that make the exercise of the right to work of staff in health units and residential centers conditional on obtaining the vaccination or testing certificate, with payment of tests to the employee, represents "restrictive measures", being "disproportionate and inappropriate for the purpose pursued".The Ombudsman transmits in a press ...

AmCham Survey : Every day of political instability is aggravating the situation on all levels

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The European Commission has approved Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NPRR), a moment we have been looking forward to and which we welcome. We trust that NPRR one of the few projects that enjoys cross-party support in Bucharest, has the potential to become a new T 0 for Romania, provided its implementation is prioritized at all levels of the administration and managed responsibly, coherently and ...

Daniel Daianu : We think risks are upwards for the inflation this year

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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Risks are upwards for the inflation this year, as the situation is very, very unsettled in Europe and the news that comes is not comforting, stated on Wednesday the chairman of the Fiscal Council, Daniel Daianu, in a debate.‘We think that risks are upwards for the inflation this year. The risks are high, as the situation is very, very troubling in Europe and the news that comes is not ...

The government adopted a Government Emergency Ordnance for the protection of the clients of City Insurance

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Premier Florin Citu announced on Wednesday that a government emergency ordnance for the amendment of the law regarding the Insurance Guarantee Fund, for the protection of the clients of City Insurance.    ‘We have adopted a government emergency ordnance for the amendment of the law regarding the Insurance Guarantee Fund as a result of the insolvency of the City Insurance company. To make sure ...

AHK Romania: Trade between Romania and Bavaria, almost 6 billion euros in 2020

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The volume of trade between Romania and Bavaria was almost 6 billion euros in 2020, Romania being among the top 20 economic partners of Bavaria worldwide, according to a statement from AHK Romania sent on Wednesday.According to the organization, in the first seven months of this year, imports and exports totaled 3.9 billion euros, 21.8% more than in the same period last year.AHK Romania organized this week a virtual business trip in which about ...

CCR admits notification on censure motion - there is legal conflict between Parliament and Gov't

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) unanimously admitted on Tuesday the notification of Prime Minister Florin Citu regarding the existence of a legal conflict between Parliament and the Government on the censure motion filed by the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) and the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), CCR officials confirmed.The Court admitted the notification of the Government and found the existence ...

USR PLUS MPs to vote first censure motion put to vote

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

 USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity alliance) lawmakers will vote on the first motion of censure that will be put to the vote, spokesman Ionut Mosteanu announced on Tuesday.Mosteanu specified that the National Bureau of USR PLUS has mandated the alliance's representatives in the Standing Bureaus of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies to support any motion of censure, of USR PLUS and AUR (Alliance of the Union of ...

 PSD tables motion of censure against Citu gov't

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

First Deputy Chairman of the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) Sorin Grindeanu announced on Tuesday that PSD tabled a motion of censure against the Citu government."PSD has filed a motion of censure against the Citu Government called 'Stop poverty, price increases and convicts. Down with the Citu Government!.' We are waiting for the standing bureaus to be called in session as soon as possible, in accordance with the Constitution says, and we will put ...

PM Citu: We remain open to collaboration with USR until they vote on motion against the Government

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Prime Minister Florin Citu, declared on Tuesday that the PNL remains open to collaboration with Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) until this party votes on a censure motion against the Government."The PNL is a responsible party, a party that has taken over the government in a difficult period and does not back down. The PNL still firmly backs the president and prime minister ...

Agriculture Minister , Adrian Oros, resigns

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Adrian Oros announced on Tuesday morning that he will resign from the position of Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), arguing that “for Prime Minister Florin Cî?u, agriculture and the food industry have never been priorities”. Adrian Oros was part of Ludovic Orban’s team and was on the list of ministers to be reshuffled. Florin Cî?u is expected today to decide in the PNL ...

Government will allocate funds for medicine, preparation of ICU beds for COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Government will allocate, during Wednesday's session, the sum of 460 million lei from the Reserve Fund for expenses with medicine and preparation of the necessary ICU beds to managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced.He presented this project within the PNL (National Liberal Party)'s Executive Bureau reunion on Tuesday."We will allocate 460 million lei from the Reserve Fund, which shows that preparations for the ...

Minister Cseke Attila considers necessary draft law on mandatory digital certificate for medical staff

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  The interim Minister of Health, Cseke Attila, said on Tuesday that the draft law on the mandatory COVID digital certificate for medical staff is a necessary measure during this pandemic."Yesterday, the Ministry of Health made available in decisional transparency the draft law on the mandatory EU digital certificate for medical staff, respectively for IGSU staff and the General Aviation Inspectorate and for medical laboratory staff. It is a ...

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