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Romania's economic growth slows down to 3pct in Q3 2019 against same period of 2018

Romania's economic growth slowed down in Q3 of this year to 3 percent on gross series against the same period of last year, after the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) went up 4.4 percent in Q2 against the same period of 2018, according to the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Thursday.

Dacia selling new Logan Stepway at starting prices of 10,250 euros

The new Dacia Logan Stepway model was released today by Automobile Dacia on the online sales platform of the company Starting in December the model will be available at all Dacia dealerships in Romania, Dacia Automobile reported on Thursday. The model is available in 3 engine variants: TCe 90 (petrol), Blue dCi 75 (diesel) and Blue dCi 95 (diesel).

Hossu (Cartel ALFA): There will be street protests if Gov't does not raise minimum wage

A decision of the Government to not raise the minimum wage by 100 RON from January 1, 2020 would give the impression that the current Government is disinterested in the situation of the citizens and much more interested in satisfying employers, and the consequence of such a decision would be organizing street protests, said, on Wednesday, for AGERPRES, the chairman of the Cartel ALFA National U

North Macedonia Trails Balkan Peers on LGBT Tourist Safety

Serbia ranks as the safest destination for LGBT tourists and North Macedonia as the worst among Balkan states featured on a list of 150 most-visited countries published by travel bloggers Asher and Lyric Fergusson.

Money Talks: EU Budget Negotiations Widen East-West Divide

"We do not accept the proposals of the Finnish presidency regarding the EU budget," media quoted Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as saying in Brussels in mid-October.

"There are no grounds for compromise."

Iohannis: There can be no debate with candidate whose party has ruled against Romanians

President Klaus Iohannis rejects the idea of debates before the second round of the presidential elections, with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) representative in the electoral race, Viorica Dancila, who, he says, represents a party that "has ruled against the Romanians". "There can be no debate with a candidate of a party that for three years has ruled against the Romanians.

MEP Adina Valean: I felt wide support for my European Commissioner candidacy

MEP Adina Valean said on Tuesday that she felt, at the hearings in the parliamentary committees on European Affairs, "wide support" for her candidacy as European Commissioner for Transport. "I am honored and delighted that I have felt wide support for my candidacy for this portfolio at the European Commission.

Bulgaria's Exports to the EU Increase by 3.6 %

Between January and August 2019 Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 3.6 percent compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to BGN 25 790.2 million, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute show. In August 2019, exports to the EU decreased by 4 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to BGN 3 160.6 million, BTA reports.

PM Orban: Adina Valean received vote of the JURI Committee

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced on Tuesday that Adina Valean received the unanimous vote of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament regarding her candidacy as European Commissioner on behalf of Romania. "Mrs.

General Defence Staff flag decorated on 160th anniversary

The flag of Romania's General Defence Staff was decorated, on Tuesday with a Faithful Service Order in the rank of High Officer with war insignias for the military, on its 160th anniversary, in the presence of Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Nicolae Petrescu, and presidential adviser Ion Oprisan.

Annual inflation rate drops to 3.4pct in October 2019

Romania's annual inflation rate slightly decreased to 3.4 percent in October 2019, from 3.5 percent in September, in the context of food stuff prices increasing 4.16 percent and those of non-food goods by 2.57 percent, while the price of services recorded an advance of 4.14 percent, according to the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Tuesday.