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October 07, 2016 08:06
Ministries of Economy, Energy and Transport will submit to the Government, until 15 October 2016 a timetable for implementation strategies for the sale of stakes in several companies, according to a memorandum issued by the Ministry of Finance. The memorandum shows the proposed sale of minority stakes in companies such as Oltenia Energy Complex, Hidroelectrica, Rompetrol, Bucharest Airports, Maritime Ports Administration. ...more »
September 27, 2016 14:01
Mihai Razvan Ungureanu resigned from the position of Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service for personal reasons.  The Presidential Administration stated through spokeswoman Madalina Dobrovolschi that "the Presidential Administration Office of the President of Romania received the resignation of the Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Mr. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu. President Klaus Johannis accepted the resignation, and the leadership of the Service will be ensured in the next period by General Silviu Predoiu".  ...more »
September 22, 2016 11:53
Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has attended alongside the President of the French Republic, Francois Hollande a new assembly plant of Airbus H215 helicopters, on the IAR Ghimbav platform, Brasov. Development of this project will create 350 new jobs until 2020. It is about a project implying investments worth EUR 51, 7 million, EUR 15, 5 million of which in infrastructure, and which benefits of state aid from the Romanian Government, in amount of more than 5 million euros....more »
July 05, 2016 15:50
After 10 years from the adherence to the EU, Romania's country project follows the consultations on Brexit held at the Presidential Palace. According to President Klaus Iohannis, all the parties present at the consultations agreed on participating at the elaboration of the country project, in a work group near the Presidency: “We need a new country project, a project for Romania, a project for Romania's future in the European Union”, he says, adding that “this group could function in optimal conditions even in electoral year”....more »
June 28, 2016 09:40
According to prime-minister Ciolos, the government will contest again at the Constitutional Court the special pensions of the elected locals, this time on other grounds. “The problem of these special pensions is that they do not respect the principle of contribution. Special pension means giving more that the the respective category contributed to the pension budget, so someone has to take on this surplus (…)They risk to affect the idea of pensions and public system itself”, says Ciolos....more »
June 08, 2016 15:15
The Romanian political landscape is dominated by the socialists from PSD after centralizing 99% of the sections in the local elections that took place on June 5, 2016. The overall voting presence was 50.73%. The Social Democratic Party obtained the most mandates for the City Halls with 1.669 mayors, meaning 52.38% of the total, the liberals PNL 1.079 mayors (33.86%), whereas the Hungarian party UDMR 195 mandates (6.12%), and ALDE 64 seats, that is 2% of the total....more »
June 07, 2016 16:20
Catalin Predoiu, the only president of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Bucharest since the end of 2015, resigned from this position on June 6 after his party had a percentage of 11 in the local elections in the capital, occupying the third place after PSD and USB.  He first talked about a resignation after the results in the exit polls, stating that the confirmation of such results would make him step back. ...more »
May 26, 2016 16:58
Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos and members of his cabinet visited the United States between the 22 and 25th of May, where he had several meetings with the representatives of the US administration involved in supporting and developing the economic collaboration, including U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. During the discussions, the Romanian Prime Minister and the U.S. Vice President have approached some of the main aspects on the bilateral agenda, focusing on the common interest to consolidate the Strategic Partnership, which is at the basis of the cooperation between the two countries. The two senior officials have expressed their satisfaction for the excellent level of the security and defence dimension, outlining that there are favorable premises for its consolidation....more »
May 21, 2016 08:31
Vlad Voiculescu, head of office for the Minister of Public Finance Anca Dragu, is the new Minister of Health. On the 20th of May, Klaus Iohannis appointed him to take over the ministry, after PM Dacian Ciolos' nomination.  With a background of over 10 years in financial consultancy in Vienna, where he administrated international financing projects of health infrastructure, but also energy and transportation, he returned to Romania at the beginning of 2016. ...more »
May 13, 2016 13:32
The Ministry of Environment recommended the Government to support an initiative to forbid cyanide based mining for gold and silver and declared that the Government will finalize its official position on the matter, currently in progress, but it will play a consultative role for the members of the Parliament. The legislative proposal for modifying the Law of mining 85/2003 by forbidding cyanide based mining for gold and silver has been sitting in the Parliament for some years now. The Senate rejected the initiative in 2013, when the economic and also finance committees of deputies forwarded a negative notice....more »
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