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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.

Every Third Bulgarian Lives with Less than BGN 350 a Month

Every third Bulgarian lives at risk of poverty or social exclusion, Eurostat data for poverty level in the Member States in 2018 showed. About 2.3 million people in the country live below the poverty line, which in Bulgaria is officially BGN 350 per month.

One in three Greeks at risk of poverty in 2018

Greece had the European Union's third highest rate of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion last year, amounting to 31.8 percent, Eurostat said on Wednesday.
Greece was one of seven EU member-states where over a quarter of the population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

#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.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Dancila: Romania is prepared for woman President

Romania is prepared for a woman President, is a member-state of EU and NATO and has always had openness and vision, said on Wednesday the leader of the Social Democrats, Viorica Dancila , the Social Democratic Party (PSD)'s candidate in the presidential elections of November. "Romania is prepared for a woman President.

#2019PresidentialElection/Iohannis proposes modernization of institutions, revision of laws, continuation of anti-corruption fight

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday published his candidate programme for a new term in office, titled "Together for a Normal Romania," in which he proposes, among other things, the modernization of the state institutions, the revision of laws and the continuation of the anti-corruption fight. The programme has 10 chapters and will be launched on October 27.

Sibiu teleme cheese receives protected geographical indication in EU

Telemea de Sibiu, teleme cheese a la Sibiu, has become the seventh Romanian product to have its name entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications (PGI) of the European Union, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) reported on Wednesday.

Iohannis calls Suceava emergency hospital outpatient care unit beautiful achievement

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday called a beautiful achievement the integrated specialist outpatient care unit of the Sf. Ioan cel Nou Emergency County Hospital of Suceava represents, adding the rival Social Democratic Party (PSD) has only provided chimeras in the healthcare area.

President Iohannis: Public debate on my vision for "Normal Romania" on 27 October

President Klaus Iohannis announced that the public debate on his presidential programme would take place on 27 October. "Dear Romanians, only united we can finally overcome all the transition stages of the post-December period and start the authentic development of Romania.

ForMin Manescu says local human resources scarce for presidential election abroad

Foreign Minister Ramona Manescu has sent a letter to the leaders of political parties in Romania saying that the human resources locally available abroad are limited for the November election of Romania's president, calling on the parties for help with conducting the voting process abroad under the best circumstances.

Greece last in EU in gender equality in 2017, report finds

Scoring just 51.2 points out of 100 against a European Union average of 67.4 points and coming last among the EU-28, Greece is still a long way from bridging the gender equality gap, a report published on Tuesday has found.