Politics
March 02, 2017 10:12
The difference between the European Commission's and Romania's estimates regarding the 2017 budget deficit arise from the use of different estimation methodologies, but the Romanian authorities have pledged a governing program that will meet the deficit target of less than 3 pct of GDP, the Ministry of Public Finance said in a release.  "In its letter the European Commission expresses concerns about Romania possibly overshooting the 2017 deficit target. According to the state budget approved by the Parliament of Romania, the government pledged a budget deficit below 3 percent, under observance of the Maastricht criteria. The difference between the two approaches is the result of different methodologies being used for the estimation," said the Ministry of Finance. ...more »
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 20, 2017 10:49
Premier Sorin Grindeanu stated at the headquarters of the European Commission, that he wishes in 2019 the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) for Romania to be lifted. "I can assure you that (...) our wish is to have the correct speed, so that the next report to be a very good one (...). I wish a normal 2019, with no CVM", the Premier Grindeanu stated, in Brussels, during a joint press statement with Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission....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 07, 2017 17:05
The draft on the state budget was adopted by 208 votes to 105, and that of the social insurance budget was adopted by 208 votes to 107. "The annual budget is definitely an important moment for Romania, the Government and Parliament, as set as a priority are all projects and all short and medium-term public programmes. It is maybe the only moment in which the significance of the words in political statements is replaced with the cold reality of the figures in the state budget draft law and the social insurance budget draft. ...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 17, 2017 16:50
The National Union of Judges of Romania (UNJR) has published a letter referring to the extension of competencies of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) in the area of justice, received from the Supreme Council for the Country's Defence (CSAT) in February 2016, following a request formulated by the magistrate association.  ...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 13, 2016 14:11
A total of 34 persons who used cyber attack instruments were detained or arrested, and 101 were heard and notified in the period 5 - 9 December, within the joint action of EUROPOL and law enforcement authorities from 13 countries, among which Romania. "In the period 5 - 9 December, EUROPOL and law enforcement authorities from Australia, Belgium, France, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, UK and United States of America had a joint action aimed at users of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) - cyber attack instruments," the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) informs in a press release remitted to AGERPRES. During the action, the European Cybercrime Centre of EUROPOL has supported countries in identifying the suspected persons both in Europe, as well outside it, mainly young people under 20 years old by organizing operational meetings, corroborating the information obtained, as well by analytic support....more »
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