Catalina Matei

Outgoing PM Dancila: I hope the new Gov't carry forward the projects destined to saving people

Outgoing Prime Minister Vioica Dancila voiced her hope on Wednesday for the new Government to carry forward the projects destined to saving people, adding that, during her mandate, a series of measures have been taken, including the improvement of the 112 national emergency response system.

Pro Romania's Ponta says PNL not counting on his party to form gov't

Pro Romania Chairman Victor Ponta said on Tuesday that he does not believe that the National Liberal Party (PNL) counts on the votes of the Pro Romania lawmakers for the formation of a new government, adding that there will be a "one-off" collaboration with social democrats. "What I have said publicly stays.

UDMR's Kelemen Hunor: I told President Iohannis we don't give a blank cheque to anyone

UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania) leader Kelemen Hunor said his party won't give a blank cheque to anyone, and that he will be able to tell if his party supports the future government or not only after the name of the future Prime Minister is announced. "Probably, President Iohannis will announce the name of the future Prime Minister today.

USR's Barna urges President Iohannis to think longer term

National leader of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna said on Tuesday that President Klaus Iohannis reconfirmed, during their talks at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace consultations, that he wants early elections, but after the November presidential poll, arguing that the right time for early elections is now, as the Social Democratic Party (PSD) is weak.

Dismissed PM Dancila urges President Iohannis to nominate replacement as soon as possible

Dismissed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila urged President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday to nominate a new prime minister as soon as possible to take over the government. "The motion has passed, all the parties have come together to pass this motion, there have also been colleagues who have betrayed. That's no problem; we leave knowing that we did our job.

ALDE's Tariceanu, addressing PM Dancila: There is life even after no longer being prime minister

Chairman of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said on Thursday in the plenary session of Parliament at the debate on the censure motion that "there is life even after Viorica Dancila no longer is prime minister", adding that she still has the chance to remain in history as the first woman premier.

Kelemen Hunor: This Government no longer has resources; must be changed

The current Government no longer has the necessary resources, neither professional nor political ones, to continue its activity, not being validated by the Parliament either, after the exit of ALDE from power, said Chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor on Thursday.

Victor Ponta: Government no longer exists

The Government no longer exists, as of Friday its activity ceases, said Pro Romania leader, Deputy Victor Ponta, in Parliament's joint plenary sitting. "It is a very strange motion - theoretically it puts down a government, but we have no government anymore. Not to mention the fact that we no longer have Minister of the Interior, we have no Minister for Education, the Environment, Energy.

PM Dancila dismisses allegations that Romania's second nominee for EU Commissioner has been rejected

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday that Romania's new nominee for European Commissioner, Dan Nica, was not rejected by the EU executive body. "He wasn't rejected. I very much respect the media and I know that it plays a very important role in the Romanian state, but when false information is circulated in the public space this no longer provides a high reliability.