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#2019PresidentialElection/ President Iohannis: Liberals are at war with PSD, this conflict is not of doctrinal nature

President Klaus Iohannis, speaking on Friday at the EPP headquarters in Brussels during a meeting with representatives and supporters of the National Liberal Party (PNL) from the diaspora, said that he and the Liberals are "at war" with the Social Democratic Party (PSD), and that this conflict is of no doctrinal nature, but was generated by PSD's "attack" on the Romanians.

Orban says his answers to requests of parties he spoke with were 90 pct positive

Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban stated on Friday that his answers were positive to 90 percent of the requests of the parties that supported the censure motion and with which he had this week a first round of negotiations for the investiture of a new government. "I am as confident as before starting these discussions.

Six Countries Sign Common Document on Mobility Package

It has been circulated to all relevant institutions, Prime Minister Borissov said.

Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have signed a joint document calling for a review of the Mobility Package. This was announced by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in Brussels, where the summit is being held.

Outgoing PM says PM-designate cannot decide on European commissioner pick

Outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, national leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), said in Constanta on Thursday evening that a prime minister-designate cannot make a decision on Romania's pick for European commissioner, arguing that President Klaus Iohannis made a "big mistake" by saying in Brussels that a government duly dismissed in Parliament cannot make a proposal for European

The New European Commission Delayed for at Least One Month

Ursula von der Leyen will have to wait a month before heading to the next European Commission, as the European Parliament rejected three candidate-commissioners, the institution's spokesman said Wednesday (16 October), Euractiv reported.

Orban, after meeting with UDMR: We had discussion in which we agreed on many points

Prime Minister designate, Ludovic Orban, said on Thursday, after the meeting with the leaders of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), that they had a discussion in which they agreed on many points, both in what regards elements of fiscal policy, as well as in what regards the position towards some articles of Ordinance 114.

Romania Acquits Securitate Officers of Dissident’s Death

The judgment is not final and will be challenged by the Ursu family's legal representatives, the victim's son, Andrei Ursu, told BIRN in a telephone interview from the US.

"This is outrageous," said Ursu, who attributed the acquittal to "corruption in the justice system."

"We had overwhelming evidence [for a conviction]," he added.

PM-designate Orban presents several ministries not to be included in new Gov't

Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban on Wednesday evening presented several ministries that would not exist in the new Executive, including the Energy Ministry and the Ministry for Romanians Abroad. "Energy is also economy and tourism is economy, too. Waters, forestry, environment are somehow an area.

Romania Back in the Game for the Volkswagen Plant

Romania is on the short list of countries where Volkswagen may open a new factory for the next generations of Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Superb, and discussions in this regard have already been initiated by the Bucharest government, Ziarul Financiar, a financial daily, reported today.

#2019PresidentialElection Iohannis: We will put Gov't to work for Romanians, not against them, as PSD did

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday criticized the Social Democratic Party (PSD), saying that it attacked justice, the economy, investors, big public systems and said the new Executive will start working for Romanians. "You and I are at war with the PSD and we will win it. We have three more battles: the presidential, the local and the parliamentary, whereupon we make Romania normal.

PM-designate Orban: I am confident partners who contributed to success of censure motion will support investiture of Gov't

The Prime Minister-designate, Ludovic Orban, voiced confidence on Wednesday that the partners who contributed to the success of the censure motion would support the investiture of his Cabinet in Parliament, because otherwise Viorica Dancila remains in power. "Today we are having discussions with the delegation representing the PMP [the People's Movement Party].

#2019PresidentialElection Mircea Diaconu: I have no doctrine, which is why I have dared run for president

The independent candidate in the presidential elections, Mircea Diaconu, said on Wednesday, during a meeting with voters in Vaslui, that he is truly independent, although he is supported by political parties. He said that since 2014, when he ran for the European Parliament, he has been active only as an independent, exercising this status in a political group and in a political world.

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