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The Romanian Patriot Missile System will be operational in 2020 says Defense Minister
The Senate Defense Committee gave a favorable report to the government's draft law on Army endowment to purchase seven Patriot sol-air missile systems. The Government's draft law on the implementation of Ground Defense Air Defense Capability related to the Essential Endowment Program "HSAM" has been registered with the Senate on November 9, with the request to be debated in an emergency procedure. The bill covers the purchase of seven Patriot ground-to-air missile systems, four for the Air Force and three for Ground Forces, and related equipment, totaling about $ 4.62 billion including VAT. more »
Romania's progress under the judicial reform and the fight against corruption
The European Commission issued its latest report on steps taken by Romania to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) set up when the country joined the European Union in 2007, informs a release of the Community Executive quoted by Agerpress. The report looks concretely at the progress made to meet the 12 recommendations issued by the Commission in its January 2017 CVM Report. more »
November 14, 2017 16:17
As a result of emerging public interpretations, the Government Press Office released the Prime Minister Mihai Tudose’ statement that he voted in Parliament for a ban on cyanide mining. The Prime Minister specifies that he voted for the repeal of the bill on measures related to gold-silver ore exploitation at Rosia Montana and to stimulate and facilitate the development of mining activities in Romania....more »
November 06, 2017 10:15
Over 20,000 people gathered on Sunday in Bucharest and other major cities of Romania to protest against the draft laws on justice. Under the slogan "We don't want to be a nation of thieves!" they demanded the resignation of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader and directed messages against the rulling coallition PSD-ALDE and parliamentarians seen as tools of the corrupt....more »
October 26, 2017 21:25
Labor Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu said, at the beginning of a government meeting announcing several fiscal changes, that the minimum wage will rise from 1,450 to 1,900 lei, starting January 1, 2018, while the Finance Minister Ionut Misa announced the implementation of the European directive on combating the outsourcing of multinational profits, but also details about the solidarity tax, which is increasing to 2.25% and changes its name into “the assuring contribution for work". Contributions to Pension Pillar II are also reduced. ...more »
October 25, 2017 09:46
General Mayor of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, said that it is possible to set a city center fee for environmental and heritage buildings protection in Bucharest, but only after implementing a set of measures designed to decongest the car traffic, appropriate public consultation and an opinion poll on the subject. ...more »
October 24, 2017 16:58
The Senate Committee on Economic and Industrial Affairs and Services and the Committee on Information Technology and Communications of the Chamber of Deputies adopted on October 24 a favorable report on the nomination of former Prime Minister Sorin...more »
October 18, 2017 16:46
The damage caused by the Omnia Turism travel agency is the biggest since the December 1989 Revolution, given that it has sold holiday packages worth approximately 7.5 million euro for 2018 to a number of 8,500 customers....more »
October 10, 2017 16:41
The Ministry of Economy and Rommar, through the Mechanical Plant Bucharest, and the American company General Dynamics signed a memorandum of understanding and a cooperation agreement, with the participation of Prime Minister Mihai Tudose. General Dynamics owns the Swiss manufacturer of Mowag armored conveyors. ...more »
October 09, 2017 16:26
President Klaus Iohannis received NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at Cotroceni Palace, with talks on the next summit of the North Atlantic Alliance and the Eastern Flank. After the talks, the two officials spoke, among others, about the North Atlantic Alliance's relationship with the European Union, saying that these are not two separate projects but are "clearly complementary and must go together". ...more »
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