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PM Orban: We want to increase minimum wage, but we don't want it to cause negative economic consequences

The Government endorses the increase of minimum wage, but it doesn't want this increase to cause "negative economic consequences," Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has said on Thursday, adding that he also wishes for pensions to increase, while bringing to mind that the pensions fund has a deficit of more than 2 billion lei at this point.

PSD's Dancila: Today the illegitimate operation by which President Iohannis seized executive power is complete

PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader Viorica Dancila stated on Monday, after the investiture of the Orban Government in Parliament, that this was "a black day for democracy," as "the illegitimate operation by which President Iohannis seized the executive power is now complete." "We witnessed today in Parliament the climax of all the maneuvers and political games played by President Iohannis in

President Iohannis lays wreath at Colectiv Club

President Klaus Iohannis laid a wreath on Wednesday morning in front of Colectiv Club, in the memory of the tragedy which occurred four years ago. On this occasion, the head of state lit a candle and kept a moment of silence before the improvised altar in front of the club in the memory of the victims of the fire which took place on 30 October 2015.

#PresidentialElection2019/Dancila: I am the only counter-candidate who counts for Klaus Iohannis

Outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila who is also the PSD (Social Democratic Party) candidate for the presidential elections stated on Wednesday in Suceava that she is the only counter-candidate who counts for President Klaus Iohannis in the electoral battle, as she claimed "all the others are somehow subordinated to him," since they supported the censure motion.

PM-designate Orban: Chances to succeed the investiture of future Gov't are very high

Prime Minister-designate and Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said, at the end of the consultations with the parties which voted for the censure motion, that he is confident in the chances of succeeding the investiture of the future Government, mentioning that these "are very high." "We established a collaboration framework which would be materialised in the form of so

Barna: At the end of the week we will make a final decision related to our support for gov't

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Tuesday announced that he reached an agreement with the PNL (National Liberal Party) representatives and probably at the end of the week his party will make a final decision related to its support for the new Government.

USR's Barna: Next week will make a final decision related to our support for gov't

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Tuesday announced that he reached an agreement with the PNL (National Liberal Party) representatives and probably next week his party will make a final decision related to its support, or lack of it, for the new Government.

#PresidentialElections2019 Dancila: Never before has PSD faced such hatred

Outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Tuesday, in Botosani, that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) never faced such hatred and added that nowhere in Europe does a President ask for the disbanding of a political party instead of being a factor of dialogue, a mediator. "I have been a member of this party for 23 years. (...) We have had better times and worse times.

Dancila denies Barna's accusations that Antifraud Department is acting on PSD's political command

Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chair, outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, denied on Friday the claims of Save Romania Union (USR) leader and presidential contestant Dan Barna that the current investigation conducted against him by the Anti-Fraud Department (DLAF) is politically motivated. "I cannot even respond to such a claim.

Dan Barna, asked why he requested his investigation by DNA: I don't want to be checked by Ms. Dancila

The chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR), Dan Barna, stated on Friday that he requested the Antifraud Department (DLAF) send to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) all the documents that regard him and he accuses the use of the information in a journalistic investigation for political purposes, in order not to be "checked by Viorica Dancila through an institution that is in her di

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