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JusMin in the EP’s LIBE committee: The GEO 13 itself was not the issue, but the hour when it has been adopted

By   /  22/03/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

  The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in the European Parliament debated on Wednesday the situation of democracy and judiciary in Romania. Attending the debate, Romanian Justice minister Tudorel Toader said that the GEO 13 (editor note: that prompted wide street protests in Romania), “was not inwardly a problem”, but that […]

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President Iohannis, satisfied with the activity of prosecutors Lazar and Kovesi, denies Justice Minister’s option to revoke them

By   /  19/03/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

  President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday he is very satisfied with the activity of Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar (photo) and DNA chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi and said he is confident that the Justice Minister will not request to have them revoked. Asked about the Constitutional Court ruling on the investigation about emergency ordinance […]

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Romania had the second lowest annual inflation in EU last month

By   /  16/03/2017  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

  European Union annual inflation was 1.9 percent in February 2017, up from 1.7 percent in January, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, data reveal. The lowest annual rates last month were registered in Ireland (0.3 percent), Romania (0.5 percent), Bulgaria and Denmark (both 0.9 percent). The highest annual rates were recorded in […]

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Highest EUR/RON exchange rate in the past four years and a half

By   /  14/03/2017  /  Finance, RO Finance, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

  The European currency reached on Monday a new record level against the national currency, at the National Bank of Romania (BNR) official rates. EUR has appreciated by 0.33 bani to RON 4.5538, exceeding the record registered last Wednesday of RON 4.5512 and the previous one on June 7, 2013 of RON 4.5535. The EUR […]

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President Iohannis postpones referendum, may use it as insurance policy if PSD attempts another attack on justice

By   /  03/03/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on President Iohannis postpones referendum, may use it as insurance policy if PSD attempts another attack on justice

  President Klaus Iohannis will not start now the procedures for referendum on justice, but has not given up the idea of a referendum, will use it as insurance policy for saving justice if the Social-democratic Party (PSD) will try again to weaken the criminal law or attacks key institutions of the judiciary, official sources […]

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Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

By   /  02/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Croatia, CY Politics, CY Social, Cyprus, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, HR Politics, HR Social, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, SI Politics, SI Social, Slovenia, Social  /  Comments Off on Stronger Border Control: Maltese Presidency secures Council position on establishing EU Entry-Exit System

  On 2 March 2017, EU Ambassadors endorsed a Council position needed to start negotiations with the European Parliament on a proposal for an Entry-Exit System which will strengthen border control and security in the EU. The agreement by Member States comes after the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU worked hard over […]

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Parliament Oks President’s request for national referendum on anti-corruption fight

By   /  13/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Parliament Oks President’s request for national referendum on anti-corruption fight

  The plenary sitting of the Romanian Parliament on Monday Okayed President Klaus Iohannis’ request to hold a national referendum on the pursuit of the fight against corruption and on assuring the integrity of the public office. The decision has been taken by vote unanimity. The request had a previous positive opinion given by the […]

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9th day of protests starts with epic “I RESIST” slogan written in the snow

By   /  08/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on 9th day of protests starts with epic “I RESIST” slogan written in the snow

  A new protest was staged in front of the Romanian Government building on Wednesday morning, with two protesters writing “I resist” in the fresh snow pack in front of the Victoria Palace. New rallies are expected today. The photo featuring the epic slogan written in the snow posted by journalist Ciprian Muntele got viral […]

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President Iohannis sends message to the Gov’t: Hands off DNA

By   /  02/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on President Iohannis sends message to the Gov’t: Hands off DNA

President Iohannis on Thursday reacted to the protests and latest Gov’t decisions last night. In a press conference held at Cotroceni Palace, the head of state said he was impressed with the amplitude of the protests, yet voicing concern that the peaceful rally in Bucharest has been hijacked by violent protesters. Iohannis accused the interior […]

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USR MPs interrupt Iordache during press statement about explanations on emergency ordinance

By   /  01/02/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on USR MPs interrupt Iordache during press statement about explanations on emergency ordinance

Justice Minister Florin Iordache showed dissatisfaction on Wednesday for being criticized “for an essential issue of democracy – he laws are made by law-makers” and has tried to explain the government emergency ordinance issued Tuesday night. After reading the press statement, he left the room without answering the questions from the media. Initially the minister […]

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