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February 24, 2017 11:02
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu has submitted to President Klaus Iohannis a list of his pick for justice minister - Tudorel Toader; economy minister - Mihai Tudose; business environment, trade and entrepreneurship - Alexandru Petrescu, as well as for minister-delegate for European funds - Rovana Plumb.  The Government says the nomination were made "in accordance with Article 85 (2) and Article 106 in Romania's Constitution as well as under Article 7 and Article 10 in Law 90/2001 concerning the organisation and operation of Romania's Government and ministries, as subsequently amended and supplemented."  ...more »
February 10, 2017 07:34
Justice Minister Florin Iordache announced he decided to tender his resignation. "I have decided to tender my resignation from the office as Justice Minister," Iordache said at the Victoria Palace. He pointed out that all initiatives he assumed were "legal and constitutional."  ...more »
February 01, 2017 16:18
The Government adopted on Tuesday January 31, a draft law regarding pardon for certain sentences and some liberty depriving education measures, Justice Minister Florin Iordache announced.  In an attempt to facilitate the understanding of the actual content of the disputed Ordinance by a non-Romanian speaking audience, Casa de Traduceri translated two versions of this text: The draft Emergency Ordinance as it was presented for public consultation on the website of the Ministry of Justice The final Emergency Ordinance as it was published today (on 1 February 2017) in the Official Gazette of Romania Compare between the 2 versions ...more »
January 30, 2017 16:04
Tens of thousands packed the Bucharest University plaza and other citis in Romania to protest the planned pardon ordinance and the amendment of the Criminal Codes, chanting slogans, carrying tricolor banners and placards reading "Mandated to represent, not to abuse," "Crime gang, off to court", "NO to pardon, YES to schools and hospitals", "Referendum", "Stop Corruption", "No convicts at rule!"," Dragnea tatters Romania!", "PSD - the red plague!" reports Agerpress....more »
January 16, 2017 10:56
The European funds were a total failure in 2016, but we have the guarantee that 2017 will mean the entrance of 21 billion lei from EU funds, both on staged projects from the previous financial exercise and from the current exercise collections, Public Finance Minister Viorel Stefan told Antena 3 private television broadcaster on Saturday....more »
December 12, 2016 10:20
The Social Democrat Party (PSD) has obtained 46.09 pct of the votes expressed for the Senate in the parliamentary elections on Sunday and 45.9 percent in the Chamber of Deputies while the National Liberal Party (PNL) has obtained 20.26 pct of the vote for the Senate and 19.88 pct of the vote for the Chamber of Deputies after the processing of 99 percent of the votes....more »
December 06, 2016 09:32
Romania's economic growth of over 4 percent estimated for 2017 must be backed by wise employment policies that are free from the marks of populism, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said. "The economic growth in excess of 4 percent estimated for 2017 must be supported by wise market-adjusted employment policies that are once and for all free of the marks of populism and immediate electoral interests, which, unfortunately, has favoured poverty in Romania for so many years now....more »
December 04, 2016 13:06
The financial trustees of the electoral competitors participating in the 11 December parliamentary elections have declared and recorded at the Standing Electoral Authority (AEP) contributions for the election campaign worth 32,731,386.41 lei (over 7.25 million euros), according to a release by the AEP....more »
November 24, 2016 07:11
President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law on public-private partnerships announces Agerpress. Parliament passed the bill in 2013, as initiated by the Ponta Cabinet, but then President Traian Basescu asked for a reexamination of the bill. In 2014, Parliament passed the bill again, but the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Liberal Democratic Party (PDL) challenged it with the Constitutional Court, which ruled unconstitutional some of its provisions....more »
November 15, 2016 10:33
President Klaus Iohannis believes that the new President of the Republic of Moldova must fulfill his mission with wisdom and poise, pointing out that Romania supports the European course of the neighbouring country. "Romania's President, Mr Klaus Iohannis, took note of the vote cast by the citizens of the Republic of Moldova in the second round of the presidential election. Romania's President believes that the new president must fulfill his term with wisdom and poise, taking into account the special responsibility he has in the full observance of the constitutional capacities of head of state," the Presidential Administration shows in a press release....more »
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