Irinela Visan

PM Citu to have honest conversation with local administrations; reform not to stop with state-owned companies

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he will discuss next week with the associative organisations of the local public administrations the 2021 budget and that the degree of government revenue collection, the way the public money is used, and staff expenses will all be analysed.

State pensions to increase as planned, but not by 40pct

In reaction to a Constitutional Court ruling on Wednesday, Prime Minister Florin Citu says Romania in 2020 did not afford to increase state pensions by 40% and it does not afford now either, but the government will do increase pensions based on a promised schedule. "Romania did not afford it last year. It does not afford it in 2020 either.

INTERVIEW/Senate's Anca Dragu: I want to bring down physical, imaginary walls between Parliament and citizen

Discussions are being held with representatives of the civil society, included, regarding the issue of demolishing the walls around the Parliament Palace, Senate President Anca Dragu told an interview for AGERPRES. According to Anca Dragu, this is a larger 'opening up' project, which goes 'beyond the physicality of the wall's demolition'.

PM Citu: Next Wednesday, Gov't sitting - measures to combat negative effects of pandemic, among priorities

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday evening, during the first meeting of the new Cabinet, that next week, on Wednesday, they will have their first government sitting and asked ministers to prepare a series of drafts to combat the negative effects generated by the pandemic and to support the business environment. "This evening we won't have a government sitting.

Ciolos, at signing of governing agreement: A historical moment; we must assume state reform

Dacian Ciolos, co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS), has stated on Monday that the signing of the governing agreement represents a historical moment, emphasizing the importance of measures such as state reform, depoliticization and the professionalization of public administration.

Barna: Governing programme, result of responsible compromise for Romania's future

Dan Barna, co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Party of Unity, Liberty and Solidarity (USR PLUS), stated on Monday that the governing programme will represent "the result of a responsible compromise for Romania's future," in which the formations of the coalition tried to find areas of consensus.

PNL, USR PLUS leaders reach agreement to form Government (sources)

The leaders of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and of the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR-PLUS) have reached an agreement in view of forming a governing coalition, in which Florin Citu would become Prime Minister, said political sources, on Friday, for AGERPRES.

Consultations at Cotroceni/Ciolos: There must be balance between PM, Chamber Speaker

Dacian Ciolos, co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Alliance, said that the alliance wants a trust-based agreement for a future governing coalition, but also that there must be a balance in terms of holding the position of prime minister and that of the Chamber of Deputies Speaker.

Consultations at Cotroceni / Barna: We are optimistic about real chance for center-right majority

Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Union and Solidarity (USR PLUS) alliance co-chairman Dan Barna on Monday said that, following the consultations at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the alliance is optimistic regarding the chances of establishing a stable and balanced center-right majority. "We conveyed to the president the consistent position of USR PLUS.