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Mandatory private pension funds' assets worth 52.26 bln in April, up 21.42pct

Mandatory private pension funds in Romania had assets worth over 52.26 billion lei on 30 April 2019, up 21.42 percent from the same level of the previous year, according to the Financial Oversight Authority (ASF) data. Government securities made up the largest share of the assets, of 30.06 billion lei, respectively 57.52 percent. Shares came in second, at 9.96 billion lei (19.07 percent).

Switzerland Opens its Labor Market for Bulgarians

Switzerland opens its labor market for Bulgarians. Starting today (01.06), Bulgarians and Romanians will have complete freedom of movement, work and establishment in Switzerland. The only EU Member State whose citizens still have only limited access to the Swiss labor market remains Croatia.
 

Pope in Romania/Sovereign Pontiff: I pay tribute to sacrifice made by so many sons, daughters of Romania

Pope Francis on Friday paid tribute to the sacrifices made by "so many sons and daughters of Romania who, with their heritage of values and their work, enrich the countries to which they migrated and the fruits of their employment help their families left in the country." The Sovereign Pontiff, currently on a visit to Romania, held a speech at the Cotroceni presidential Palace on Friday, saying

Five illegal Migrants Caught Attempting to Cross the Danube

The signal was filed with the Border Police by member of the public who saw them boarding a boat on the bank of the river at Bulgaria's Rousse during the night of May 20th, reports BNT. 

Romania, UNICEF sign action plan providing for new action guidelines

The Romanian government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed an action plan for a 2018-2022 country programme, through Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu, Minister of Labour and Social Justice Marius Budai, and UNICEF representative in Romania Pieter Bult. "Both the country program and the action plan we have signed today include three action guidelines.

Military Prosecutor's Office opens investigation on gendarmes' crackdown on people protesting against PSD in Topoloveni

The Military Prosecutor's Office attached to the Bucharest Military Tribunal has taken note and has filed a criminal case in rem in connection with the gendarmes' crackdown on the people who protested against the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.) in Topoloveni. The case concerns the offenses of abuse of service, abusive behavior and deprivation of liberty.

30 Embassies and international representations in Bucharest send message on International Day Against Homophobia,Transphobia and Biphobia

Approximately 30 Embassies and the European Commission Representation in Romania conveyed a joint message of solidarity with all the marginalised groups and against discrimination on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and, on this occasion, they underscore the governments' obligation to protect all citizens from violence and discrimination." "On the occasion of

Austria’s Kurz says southern EU states ‘gladly take our money’

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Thursday that European Union states that have taken in many migrants and have large debts "gladly take our money," while pushing his plan for the EU to penalize countries that are lax on those issues.

President Iohannis tells Venice Commission delegation that PSD legislates defectively

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed a delegation of the European Commission for Democracy through Law of the Council of Europe (the Venice Commission) at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday to voice dissatisfaction with what he called a defective way in which the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, legislates, pointing to the adoption of amendments to the criminal codes as th

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