Politics
September 06, 2016 13:23
Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos has nominated Dragos Tudorache for the position of minister of interior following the resignation of Petre Toba on September 1. The Prime Minister thanked Petre Toba for his work at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and expressed hope that he will clarify as soon as possible the situation with charges from the National Anticorruption Office DNA and suspicions of plagiarism for his doctorate thesis. ...more »
September 01, 2016 13:48
The general Parliamentary elections will be held on December 11, according to a decision passed by the Government. The Government also approved additions to the electoral legislation, in order to facilitate the exercise of the right to vote for the Romanian citizens residing abroad. ...more »
July 12, 2016 10:01
Four ministers have been reshuffled by Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, to stimulate a more efficient minsterial activity and projects development. “The ministers worked well on certain projects, but on others there were delays , there are things that can be done better and faster in the next period and this is why I decided to operate on these changes, for a new vibe and more accelerated rhythm of the government team”, Ciolos explains. He also added that other changes are possible in the next period. Education, Communications, and Romanians abroad were the ministries targeted by Ciolos, whereas the minister of Transport resigned. The nominations for the new ministers were approved by President Iohannis, and on 7th of July, Mircea Dumitru (Education), Sorin Buse (Transport), Maria Ligor (Relationship with the Romanians Abroad) took their vows at the Presidency. ...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 09, 2016 17:25
Former Ambasador of Russia in Chisinau, Valerii Kuzmin, was appointed as ambassador in Bucharest, replacing Oleg Malghinov, according to TASS agency. Kuzmin was born on 24 June 1953 in Moscow; He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1975, the Higher Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy in 1998, Candidate of Historical Sciences; He worked in various positions in the central officec of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and the Russian Federation and in embassies in Moldavia, Libya, Tunisia East, North Africa, and Republic of Sudan....more »
June 08, 2016 15:26
Before Prime Minister Ciolos visits Canada in mid-June, Canada has sent a technical mission to Bucharest that is going to arrive this week in order to evaluate the situation of the frontiers, the passport service and other technicalities concerning the circulation of the citizens. This situation follows the negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – CETA between the EU and Canada that eliminate customs taxes between the two, and will allow direct participation of the companies to public biddings, as well as liberalizing the services market....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 »
June 02, 2016 14:22
Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) reacted at Vladimir Putin’s declaration in Greece on the 27th of May, when, during a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, he stated that Romania and Poland could be in the radius of action for Russian rockets since they host the American anti-rocket system, that is considered to be a threat to Moscow.  MAE declared themselves surprised by the declaration since Romania and its allies explained several times that the system is not directed against Russia, it is purely defensive, and this could be “a threat to regional security”....more »
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