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Competition Council's Chiritoiu: Don't believe gov't approach to make money from 5G auction is best

The government wants to make money from the 5G auction and I don't believe it's the best approach, because it would be important to have good services at affordable prices, the president of the Competition Council, Bogdan Chiritoiu, said on Thursday. "The Romanian government, which has been different every year, has told us that it wants to hold a 5G auction.

Chairwoman of the Senate's Defence Committee meets Polish parliamentary delegation

The chairwoman of the Senate's Defence Committee, Nicoleta Pauliuc, had a meeting on Tuesday with a Polish parliamentary delegation, with whom she discussed cooperation in the political, economic and security fields at bilateral, regional, European Union and NATO levels.

Senate's Dragu: Many women hesitate to pursue a public office because of the aggressiveness

Senate President Anca Dragu says many women are reluctant to pursue a public office because of the "aggressiveness" that comes along with such position, as their personal lives are invaded and can be "damaged." "I think that many women have a reluctance to pursue a public office somehow because the political environment is an aggressive one, the public life means exposure to aggression, and the

Kelemen Hunor: No blockage in coalition, we support SIIJ abolition; mistakes of past musn't be repeated

Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, the chair of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) stated on Wednesday that there is no blockage within the governing coalition on the topic of the dismantlement of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) and added that he expects the Senate to be convoked in extraordinary session on the topic, the law being already on the agen

Anca Dragu: The Senate will support, contribute to achieve, complete the "Educated Romania" project

The Senate will support and contribute to the achievement and completion of the "Educated Romania" project (especially since the Senate is a decision-making chamber), the Chamber President Anca Dragu assured the Head of State on Tuesday during their meeting held at the Cotroceni Palace.

Minister of Justice: I expect Senate to meet next week and put dismantlement of SIIJ on agenda

Minister of Justice Stelian Ion announced on Monday that Parliament may meet in extraordinary session to discuss the bill on the repeal of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ), following the Venice Commission's favourable opinion, stressing that he expects the Senate to put this bill on next week's agenda.

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.

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