President Iohannis says honoured to receive Coudenhove-Kalergi 2020 prize
Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday was awarded the European Prize Coudenhove-Kalergi 2020, a distinction he said honoured him. "I am honoured to have been awarded the Coudenhove-Kalergi 2020 Prize," said Iohannis.
President Iohannis concludes consultations with parliamentary parties at Cotroceni Palace
President Klaus Iohannis held consultations on Wednesday with the parliamentary parties and formations after Ludovic Orban resigned as Prime Minister-designate.
USR leader Barna: President has valid solutions, but he prefers to have unicoloured PNL Cabinet
President Klaus Iohannis prefers to see the current Cabinet rule for a long time as an interim body, said the leader of Save Romania Union (USR), Dan Barna. "After the two-round elections, the early polls project also fails. And I say this after I have listened to the head of the state, who seems to be pleased with seeing the current Cabinet rule for a long time as an interim body.
USR leader Barna: PM agrees with two-round mayoral elections objectives for second Gov't
USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Tuesday stated that he agreed with Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban that the latter's second Cabinet must have as main objective the election of mayors in two rounds, as his party wants to get sure that this goal will remain in place for the Legislative, in case that the PSD (Social Democratic Party) will "force" the investiture of the Cabinet
PM Orban to meet parliamentary party leaders to discuss early elections
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban meets on Tuesday at the Government House leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss calling early elections. According to the Government's Press Office, Orban said Monday that the Liberals will take all necessary steps to reach early elections.
Consultations for new PM designation at Cotroceni presidential Palace (round-up)
After consultations on Thursday with President Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, national leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), freshly dismissed PM Ludovic Orban announced having presented to Iohannis the PNL decision to support the requirements for early elections being met.
USR's Barna: Snap polls, a neccessary political step
USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Monday reiterated his support for the organisation of snap polls, and also for the election of mayors in two rounds. "The USR-PLUS (Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) Alliance remains consistent in the message that it has kept sending for the past two years: that Romania needs to elect its mayors in two rounds.
Barna, after meeting PM: Important victory, prorogation of special pensions for mayors by one year
Save Romania Union (USR) proposed more than 60 amendments to the law on the state budget for 2020, among which one referring to the postponement of the application of the law on introducing special pensions for mayors, the head of this political party, Dan Barna, made the announcement on Monday.
Political leaders react to Iohannis' re-election
President Klaus Iohannis has won a second term as Romania's president, according to exit poll findings released on Sunday at the closing of the polls by pollsters accredited by the Central Electoral Bureau.
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Romanian President Confident of Clinching Second Term
Centre-right Romania President Klaus Iohannis, who frequently locked horns with the country's previous Social Democrat government, faces former Prime Minister Viorica Dancila in a presidential run-off on Sunday seen as likely to return the incumbent for a second and final term.