Politics
October 16, 2014 16:20
The European Commission is taking Romania to Court for a failure to comply with EU legislation on mining waste. The case concerns the Bosneag pond, a 102-hectare tailing pond that holds waste extracted from copper and zinc mines in Moldova Noua, the Caras-Severin County, and which is currently in a state of almost complete abandonment. The Commission opened infringement proceedings against Romania on this matter with a letter of formal notice in October 2012, followed by a reasoned opinion in February this year. Subsequently, Romania agreed that the Bosneag pond remained a source of pollution during windy periods and admitted the need for remedial measures. While some measures have been proposed, including for example a watering system, no tangible action has yet been taken....more »
October 14, 2014 12:39
President Traian Basescu yesterday announced during a talk-show on Realitatea TV that Victor Ponta had served within 1997 and 2001 as undercover agent of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE). Basescu accused the Prime Minister of infringing the old Constitution, as his position then, of prosecutor, was not compatible with any other functions....more »
October 13, 2014 15:48
The EU Commission has adopted a report assessing the situation of non-reciprocity with certain third countries, such as the USA or Canada, in the area of visa policy. As citizens of these countries along with Australia, Brunei Darussalam and Japan enjoy visa-free travel to the EU, whereas citizens of certain Member States are required visas, the countries concerned – Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Poland notified the EU institution in this regard. However, after nearly ten months since introducing the revised visa reciprocity mechanism, the Commission does not consider appropriate at this stage to re-impose a visa requirement for certain categories of nationals of countries that still impose it on EU citizens, states a press release....more »
October 07, 2014 15:14
The Bucharest Court has upheld the decision concerning the fusion of the National Liberal Party (PNL) with the Democrat Liberal Party (PDL), the new entity taking the first one’s name, states Mediafax. The decision, announced on October 6, also provides the deletion from the Special Register of the two parties and any eventual appeal can be submitted in the following ten days....more »
September 23, 2014 11:01
Prime Minister Victor Ponta today starts the United States visit for the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations and he will take occasion to meet with representatives of the Romanian community, as well as with the leadership of US companies....more »
September 09, 2014 15:52
The members of the Chamber of Deputies rejected the President’s request for re-examination of the draft law on the CAS decrease.  The bill was subsequently passed in its initial form by 307 votes to seven, with five abstentions, according ...more »
September 05, 2014 15:18
Romanian MEP Corina Cretu was included on the list of Commissioner-designate sent by EU Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the President of the Council of the European Union, shows a press release of the Commission....more »
September 05, 2014 12:51
The Newport NATO summit started on September 4 with the Ukrainian crisis being the most critical subject on the agenda of the 60 leaders attending the talks. Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s President, announced that an agreement on a peace plan will be signed on September 5 in Minsk conditioning the ceasefire on both sides. He also stated that NATO supports the state-members prepared to provide military assistance to Ukraine, reads Mediafax....more »
September 02, 2014 15:56
Monica Macovei has made official her resignation from PDL in the light of the coming presidential elections she is running in. Currently MEP, Macovei said during a press conference that her decision was well-weighed, explaining that the party’s direction these days does not correspond with her principles....more »
September 01, 2014 09:26
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta started on August 30 his five-day official visit to China after his Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, invited him as a response to the visit paid to Romania in November 2013, states a press release from the Government....more »
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