Latest News from Romania

Viorica Dancila announced PSD will not go to Cotroceni consultations

The chair of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), Viorica Dancila, announced on Thursday evening that the party she is running will not participate on Friday in the consultations at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace called by President Iohannis after the censure motion cleared Parliament.

Carol Davila Medicine University to award honorary doctorates to world-renown professors

 Six honorary doctoral degrees will be awarded to personalities from Austria, the United Kingdom, Poland, Turkey, Canada and the United States during the 7th edition on Thursday and Friday of the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF) scientific congress held at Parliament Palace in Bucharest, UMF rector Ioanel Sinescu told AGERPRES.

Bulgaria and Eleven more European Countries Join EU Road Safety Project

Twelve European countries, including Bulgaria, join forces in a new project financed by the EU to exchange ideas aimed at improving road safety. There are significant differences of the road safety indicators in the EU member states, BNR reported.

Romania's Government Has Fallen

The government in Romania has fallen. 238 MPs voted against the Cabinet, above the required 233-vote majority.

The Bulgarian Economy Is the Most Competitive in the Balkans

The Bulgarian economy is ranked 49th in the global competitiveness ranking according to the World Economic Forum (CIF) ranking. In 2019, Bulgaria climbs two positions in the prestigious ranking, comprising 141 countries worldwide. The country's score is 64.9 points.

Romanian Opposition Topples Govt in No-Confidence Vote

The Social Democratic-led government of Viorica Dancila in Romania was ousted on Thursday in a motion of no confidence that received the support of 238 members of the two-chamber parliament.

Only four parliamentarians voted against the motion that needed a simple majority of 233 among the total of 464 deputies and senators to succeed.

Opposition reactions after censure motion adoption

Following the censure motion clearing Parliament on Thursday, National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Ludovic Orban said: "The nightmare that Romania has lived through has ended (..) I want to thank President Klaus Iohannis for a decisive involvement in the success of the motion, and I also want to thank my PNL colleagues that came for the vote and voted for this motion, and all political partners.

NSI: Bulgaria's Exports to the EU Аre Increasing

In the period January - July 2019, Bulgaria's exports to the EU increased by 4.8% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to BGN 22 629.6 million. In July 2019, exports to the EU increased by 3.0% compared to the same month of the previous year and amounted to BGN 3 600.0 million.

ALDE's Tariceanu, addressing PM Dancila: There is life even after no longer being prime minister

Chairman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said on Thursday in the plenary session of Parliament at the debate on the censure motion that "there is life even after Viorica Dancila no longer is prime minister", adding that she still has the chance to remain in history as the first woman premier.

Victor Ponta: Government no longer exists

The Government no longer exists, as of Friday its activity ceases, said Pro Romania leader, Deputy Victor Ponta, in Parliament's joint plenary sitting. "It is a very strange motion - theoretically it puts down a government, but we have no government anymore. Not to mention the fact that we no longer have Minister of the Interior, we have no Minister for Education, the Environment, Energy.