Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stressed, in Munich, the full legitimacy of Romania's aspirations for joining the Schengen area, given that our country has long met the technical criteria in this regard. The Romanian prime minister participated as a guest of honor on Sunday in the panel discussion "Eurovision Contest: A Europe That Protects", within the Munich Security Conference.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a series of meetings with representatives of the business environment at the Munich Security Conference, voicing in context the interest for strengthening and expanding economic cooperation with Germany, informs a press release published by the Government on Saturday.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Giorgi Gakharia, on Friday, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, in which context the Romanian official thanked his counterpart for the active involvement of his country in the Black Sea-Caspian transport route.
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
Parliament's meeting for the investiture of the new Orban Government will take place on Monday, 24 February, at 16:00hrs, according to the decision of the Joint Standing Bureaus. According to the timetable established by the leaderships of the two Chambers of Parliament, the hearing of the proposed ministers in the parliamentary committees will take place on 17, 18 and 19 February.
Acting Prime Minister Ludovic Orban states that the National Liberal Party (PNL) is in a "life-or-death fight," with the Social Democratic Party (PSD), and early elections are needed because "a normal government" can no longer coexist with a parliamentary structure dominated by Social Democrats who "torpedo everything".
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.
A list of the new Orban government and an updated version of the government programme were submitted to Parliament on Monday. Doing the lodging was Ionel Danca of the National Liberal Party (PNL) who submitted the documents to the chairs of the two chambers of Parliament.
The Liberals' leader, Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban, announced on Monday that the National Liberal Party (PNL) Executive Bureau unanimously approved the Cabinet's composition that he will present to Parliament and also unanimously the updated governing program. "The government will have the same composition. (...) I am satisfied with the activity of each minister.
Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban declared, on Sunday evening, that this year's local elections will take place on 14 or 21 June. "The mandates of the local and county councils expire four years after the oath is taken, which means the second part of June.