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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.

PSD's Ciolacu: Ombudsperson reinstated upon PSD notification

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairman Marcel Ciolacu said on Tuesday that the Ombudsperson had been reinstated, and the Constitutional Court (CCR) unanimously confirmed that the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Save Romania Union (USR) had committed a horrific abuse and attacked the very essence of the rule of law.

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.

PSD's Ciolacu: 20 votes from ruling MPs would be needed for motion of no-confidence to succeed

National leader of the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu said that on Tuesday, all the Social Democrat MP will attend a debate and vote on the motion of no-confidence, and for the motion to succeed it would take 20 of votes of the power MPs. "PSD will be present in full tomorrow [Tuesday] for the motion of no-confidence.

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.

Ciolacu writes to European Commission about "violation of rule of law by the ruling parties in Romania"

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chair Marcel Ciolacu sent a letter to European Commission leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans, asking the EU's executive to demand that Romanian ruling parties "stop current undemocratic practices." The social democrat leader mentions, in the letter sent on Thursday by the PSD Press Office, the fact that the decisions regarding the public radio and te

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.

German Ambassador celebrated at Choral Temple upon end of tenure

Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna, speaking at an event dedicated to the end of German Ambassador in Bucharest Cord Meier-Klodt's tenure, said that "Romania loses a very important ambassador, but gains a real friend for life." "Wherever you were needed, you were there," the Romanian official told the German diplomat.