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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  /  No Comments

  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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JusMin: Pardon and criminal codes’ amendment still on, the proceeding to be decided

By   /  30/01/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on JusMin: Pardon and criminal codes’ amendment still on, the proceeding to be decided

Justice Minister says he won’t give up the idea of draft emergency ordinances on pardon and criminal codes’ amendment, revealing they will be promoted by organic laws in Parliament, by emergency ordinance or by assuming the responsibility. At the end of the public debate held at the Justice Ministry’s office, minister Florin Iordache said he […]

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Bulgaria and Romania agree on deal to ease Danube Bridge lorry traffic problems

By   /  25/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgaria and Romania agree on deal to ease Danube Bridge lorry traffic problems

Border authorities from Bulgaria and Romania agreed on January 25 on a deal to ease lorry traffic congestion problems at Danube Bridge 2 at the Vidin-Calafat crossing. The agreement, achieved at a meeting at the headquarters of the company that manages the bridge, came a day after lorry drivers blocked the Danube crossing for several […]

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Bulgarian foreign minister contacts Romanian counterpart over Danube Bridge traffic problems

By   /  24/01/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Bulgarian foreign minister contacts Romanian counterpart over Danube Bridge traffic problems

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov discussed on January 24 with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Meleșcanu the problems lorry traffic has been encountering at the Danube Bridge 2, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said. The difficulties have been continuing for some days, including because of a technical problem on the Romanian side at the weekend, and […]

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People take to the streets to protest against pardon, criminal code amendment

By   /  23/01/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on People take to the streets to protest against pardon, criminal code amendment

President Iohannis temporarily joins the rally About 15,000 people took to the streets in Bucharest on Sunday evening and another thousands in the Romanian big cities, to protest against the Government’s intention to amend the criminal codes and decriminalize the conflict of interests and to table a draft bill on amnesty and pardon. Some TV […]

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Gov’t Oks decision allowing ban of energy exports in crisis situations. Transelectrica: Energy crisis, imminent

By   /  13/01/2017  /  Energy, RO Energy, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Gov’t Oks decision allowing ban of energy exports in crisis situations. Transelectrica: Energy crisis, imminent

The government approved on Thursday during the ordinary sitting a decision allowing the ban of electricity exports during crisis situations, in force from January 16-February 15, the Ministry of Energy informs. According to a release, Energy Minister Toma Petcu presented on Thursday an analysis regarding the functioning of the National Energy System following six days […]

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A2, A3, A4 highways, seaports closed due to snow and blizzard

By   /  11/01/2017  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on A2, A3, A4 highways, seaports closed due to snow and blizzard

80 trains cancelled, Braila County – isolated Code Orange alert lifted, snowfalls prevail in 11 counties Update: The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) lifted the Code Orange alert for blizzard, but maintained the Code Yellow warning for snowfalls in 11 counties in southeastern country, as well as the Code Yellow alert for frost countrywide. The counties […]

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