Alina Novaceanu

Parliament repeats vote on referendum bill, repeals recommendations to President Iohannis

Parliament on Wednesday repeated a vote on a bill concerning President Klaus Iohannis' request for a national consultative referendum on issues of national concern, eliminating some initial recommendations to the head of state. There were 218 yeas, 11 nays and three abstentions for the new text of the bill.

Parliament passes referendum bill, including recommendation that President Iohannis observe constitution, court rulings

Parliament on Wednesday passed, 263 to 9 and one abstention, a bill on the request of President Klaus Iohannis for holding a national consultative referendum on issues of national interest on May 26 that includes several recommendations to the head of state.

Chamber of Deputies passes draft law on long-term national strategy "Romania 2040"

The Chamber of Deputies, a decision-making body on this draft law, passed on Wednesday the bill on the drawing up and updating of the long-term national strategy "Romania 2040", which provides for the establishment to this end of the "Romania 2040" Committee, headed by the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies.

President Iohannis welcomes Croatian senior official Buric to discuss Romanian, Croatian communities, economic co-operation

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Friday welcomed visiting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia Marija Pejcinovic Buric to discuss political dialogue, economic co-operation and the state of play in the Romanian speaking communities of Croatia and the Croatian minority in Romania.

PM Dancila meets Czech Senate President Kubera;talks aimed efficiency of Czech-Romanian partnership, consolidation of economic relations

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met on Friday in Prague with President of the Czech Republic Senate Jaroslav Kubera. During the meeting the PM underscored the efficiency of the Romanian-Czech partnership and the concrete progresses recorded in strengthening the economic relations. The meeting took place within the official visit that Prime Minister Dancila pays to the Czech Republic.

PM Dancila meets Speaker Vondracek in Prague to discuss boosting parliamentary dialogue, increasing trade, investments

Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday had a meeting with Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic Radek Vondracek to discuss boosting bilateral parliamentary dialogue, increasing investments and the Czech Republic supporting Romania's accession to the border-free Schengen area.

Parliament rejects request for budget bill re-examination; passes bill as originally sent for promulgation

Parliament on Wednesday rejected by 245 to 115 and 2 abstentions a request to re-examine the 2019 national budget bill filed by President Klaus Iohannis, passing the bill as originally sent to the president for promulgation. AGERPRES (RO - author: Alina Novaceanu, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Rodica State)

PSD's Dragnea says ruling coalition needs to clarify discontent with JusMin Toader

National leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, Liviu Dragnea said on Wednesday that the situation of Justice Minister Tudorel Toader will be discussed together with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila inside the ruling coalition, adding that there is a state of discontent with the minister that has to be clarified next week "one way or another." "We have made the decision, firs

Senate's Tariceanu: Romania, in permanent state of political tension

Senate Chairman Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said on Sunday evening that he respects the right of any citizen to protest, but some of them are professional protesters, adding that some people "are alarmed by statements of the opposition that some misfortunes would happen." "Romania is in a permanent state of political tension.

In letter to PM Dancila, opposition leader Orban urges gov't to support bid of prosecutor Kovesi

National leader of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban on Thursday sent an open letter to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, urging the Romanian Government to extend "a positive mandate" to former chief anti-graft prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi in her bid for chief prosecutor of the European Public Prosecutor's Office.