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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila meets U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm
Prime Minister of Romania Viorica Dancila welcomed the U.S. Ambassador H.E. Hans Klemm on a presentation visit. On the occasion of the meeting, the Romanian Prime Minister and the U.S. Ambassador briefy reviewed the Romania-U.S. Strategic Partnership, noting its very positive dynamics in 2017 and its further development prospects. more »
Ministers proposed for Viorica Dancila Cabinet
Prime Minister designate Viorica Dancila announced the list with the proposed ministers for the new Government. The Dancila cabinet will include four Deputy prime Ministers and the nominations for the portfolios are: more »
January 16, 2018 11:57
Social Democratic Party (PSD) forces the resignation of the second government in a year as Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned n Monday evening, at the end of the PSD leadership session. Deputy Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu also submitted his resignation from the position held in the Government saying he would return "with his head up" to Parliament, where he would continue to "dedicate himself to the public service in the benefit of Romania. "...more »
December 08, 2017 16:14
Romania is firm to its position as to the creation of two states, Israel and Palestine declared Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu, pointing out that the two sides need to discuss and not resort to measures that could have a negative impact on negotiations. ...more »
November 20, 2017 15:58
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 »
November 16, 2017 12:11
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 »
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