Senate

Petitions, pressures and "disrespectful silence"

There are no significant changes in the relations between Russia and the United States of America after the summit of the leaders of the two countries in Geneva, said the Russian ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov.
But, he says - only ten days have passed. He added that the policy of U.S. pressuring Russia will continue.

UPDATE Iohannis: I don't think the motion of no-confidence will succeed; coalition may prove unity

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that the motion of no-confidence tabled by the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) will not survive a vote of Parliament. "I speak frequently with all politicians and I don't think the motion of no-confidence will succeed or the rumours that some who should not vote will vote. I do not believe it," he said.

Orban says PNL, USR PLUS internal political struggle not delaying coalition reforms

National leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, Ludovic Orban said on Tuesday that the internal political struggle between the two sides making up the ruling coalition - PNL and the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance, both of whom are preparing for their congress conventions, does not delay reforms. "No.

Ciolacu:Like Switzerland, nobody gives us any chance at today's censure motion,will fight until last vote

Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu stated on Tuesday that, just as Switzerland's football team, nobody gives the Social Democrats any chances at the censure motion, but they will fight until the last vote. "Last night, together with tens of thousands of spectators, I saw what it means to fight until the last minute.

Anca Dragu: The censure motion - extremely superficial; I have absolutely no fear of it

The President of the Senate, Anca Dragu, declared that she has no fear that the censure motion initiated by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) parliamentarians - which will be debated and voted on Tuesday in Parliament - could pass, motivating that the current Coalition "works" and is "strong." "I have absolutely no fear. I am firmly convinced that this Coalition works, it is strong.

PM Citu, dissatisfied bill on foreign investments in state-owned companies is blocked in Chamber of Deputies

Prime Minister Florin Citu today voiced his dissatisfaction that a bill repealing a regulatory act that prohibits foreign investments in state-owned companies is blocked in the Chamber of Deputies. "I am not very happy that this law did not clear the Romanian Parliament. In fact, I am very upset that it did not pass.

Ramona Saseanu, Liviu Popescu, appointed interim national media general directors

At a joint meeting on Thursday, the standing bureaus of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies appointed Ramona Saseanu as interim head of Romania's National Television Broadcasting Corporation (SRTv) and Liviu Popescu as interim head of the Romanian National Radio Broadcasting Corporation (SRR) for 60 days each.

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