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 »
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 13:19
Romania's ambassador in Washington, George Cristian Maior told Agepress that he has signals on the US officials' behalf that the strategic partnership between Romania and the USA will become stronger in the years to come due to the regional political, security context...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 »
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