Catalina Matei

Reactions to Constitutional Court's reasoning on anti-graft head Kovesi's removal from office

National Liberal Party (the Opposition's main party, PNL, ed. n.) leader Ludovic Orban on Thursday asserted that by the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR)'s reasoning regarding the removal from office of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) head, Laura Codruta Kovesi, the justice independence's constitutional principle is violated.

Barbara Stamm, President of the Landtag of Bavaria, decorated by President Klaus Iohannis

AGERPRES special correspondent Catalina Matei reports: Barbara Stamm, President of the Landtag of Bavaria was presented on Friday with the Star of Romania National Order in the rank of Commodore, by Romania's President Klaus Iohannis, for her attachment to Romania, a country that she visited for over 100 times.

Iohannis says it is initiators' business to clarify declassification of memorandum on embassy relocation

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday he was letting the initiators of the government memorandum on the relocation of the Romanian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem to clarify the request for declassification of the document.

Deputy PM Stanescu: Pension Pillar II must be optional

Deputy Prime Minister Paul Stanescu considers Private Pensions Pillar II must be optional and the Gov't must explain which are the advantages of this fund, if pensions are higher or lower following contributions to it.

Stanescu reaffirmed that there hasn't been any discussion in the Social Democratic Party (PSD) about suspending Pension Pillar II.

PSD's Dragnea: We'll not take any measure leading to the dismantling of pension pillar II

National leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea announced on Monday that no action had been taken or would be taken at the level of the party leadership to lead to the nationalisation or dismantling of pension pillar II.

Social Democrat leader Dragnea announces upcoming tax evasion legislation shake-up to remove current flaws

Chamber of Deputies Speaker Liviu Dragnea announced on Wednesday at the launch event of the 2018 State Aid Scheme instituted under Government Resolution No. 807 that the tax evasion legislation will be changed within short on grounds that it is "flawed and gives rise to the possibility that any control agency accuses any business person of tax evasion".

EUMin Victor Negrescu: If we focus on what it is important, Romania stands to gain from future European budget

Bucharest, May 5 /Agerpres/ - Minister Delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu said on Saturday that if Romania focuses on what is positive and important in the discussions that will take place on the future budget of the European Union, the country will stand to gain.

British Ambassador Paul Brummell: Great Britain is not leaving Europe, it remains a friend of Romania

Great Britain is leaving the European Union, but not Europe, and it remains a friend of Romania and of Europe, British Ambassador in Bucharest, Paul Brummell said on Saturday.

He underscored that Great Britain is a wonderful country and figures show that more and more Romanians visit it as tourists but also go there to study or work.

Speaker Dragnea: We had several discussions with Orban; Hungary unambiguously supports Romania's candidacy to OECD

Speaker of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies and national leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea said on Thursday he had talked on several occasions with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Romania's candidacy to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the establishment of a Roman Catholic high school in Targu Mures.