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"Revolution" file/ No foreigners involved in armed repression; 1,425 people detained for terrorism suspicion, released

In the armed action against the revolutionaries, ordered by Nicolae Ceausescu between 16 and 22 December 1989, no persons from abroad were involved, the repression having been exercised by all the military structures of Romania, namely the Ministry of the Interior - the Securitate [the communist-era secret police, ed.n.] State Department (MI-DSS) and the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), rea

PM Dancila: Romania sees record level of foreign direct investment in first two months

Romania saw a record level of foreign direct investment over the first two months, exceeding one billion euro, the highest level after the economic crisis, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday in the opening of the Government meeting. "I would like to point out some data that prove that Romania's economy is on an upward trend and will continue to grow.

Bulgaria is the Fourth in Europe in Respect to Price Growth

Inflation in Bulgaria is again gaining momentum in March, and our country ranks fourth in the European Union to raise prices, according to data from the European Statistical Office.

In the third month of the year, prices rose by 2.8 percent over the same period last year. As of February 2019, the consumer basket is 0.2 percent more expensive.

Romania Attorney General Retires Amid Collaboration Row

Romania's Attorney General Augustin Lazar. Photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT

The High Magistrates Council in Romania on Thursday accepted a request submitted by Attorney General Augustin Lazar, 63, to retire following a row over his alleged collaboration with the former communist regime.

Unemployment rate down to 4.2 per cent in 2018

Unemployment rate fell from 4.9 per cent in 2017 down to 4.2 per cent last year, mostly affecting graduates of lower and medium education, in the case of whom the unemployment rate accounted for 5.8 per cent and 4.3 per cent respectively, according to the data the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Thursday. The unemployment rate for higher education graduates was 2.1 per cent.

#Europeanelections2019/ PSD tops ballot paper, followed by USR PLUS alliance, Pro Romania

The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) decided on Wednesday by drawing lots the order of the parties on the ballot paper in the May 26 elections to the European Parliament, with majority party Social Democratic Party (PSD), the opposition 2020 alliance of Save Romania Union (USR) and PLUS, and the Pro Romania Party on the top three spots.

#Romania2019.eu/PM Dancila:100-day stocktaking report:After half -year term, Romania will be talked about with respect

Prime minister Viorica Dancila on Wednesday expressed certainty that at the end of the 180-day term in office of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Romania will be talked about as a country with "a strong, respected voice" in Europe, adding that as many as 90 legislative files were concluded in the first 100 days of term.

Europe is Romania and Romania is Europe, President Iohannis says at launch of latest book

It is a book that aims to be a guide for the citizen interested in European affairs, the EU and the European institutions. (...) After I started writing the first pages, I asked myself what title it will get. I talked to quite a lot of people. (...) I liked this title, EU.RO, because it is a direct answer.

Parliament repeats vote on referendum bill, repeals recommendations to President Iohannis

Parliament on Wednesday repeated a vote on a bill concerning President Klaus Iohannis' request for a national consultative referendum on issues of national concern, eliminating some initial recommendations to the head of state. There were 218 yeas, 11 nays and three abstentions for the new text of the bill.

#Romania2019.eu/Melescanu: We cannot conceive peace and security without transatlantic relation

Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Wednesday, in the opening of the "Nato@70 - CSDP@20: A partnership for the future" conference, organised on the sidelines of Romania's Presidency at the EU Council, said that the transatlantic relation remains "essential to the European security and prosperity" and underscored the importance of strengthening this relation.

Cocaine Smugglers Follow Well-Trodden Balkan Heroin Trail

A stricken boat and a huge haul of cocaine in Romania have thrown a spotlight on how drug traffickers are increasingly ferrying cocaine into Europe along a Balkan path used for years by heroin smugglers.

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