Maria Voican

Annual inflation rate, down to 3.6 pct in January

The annual inflation rate dropped to 3.6 percent in January this year, from 4 percent in December of last year, given that the food stuff prices went up by 4, 75 percent, services by 4.01 percent, and non-food goods by 2.68%, according to data released on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Consumer prices in January 2020 compared to December 2019 increased by 0.4 percent.

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.

PSD's Ciolacu: We will have a non-PSD PM nomination should censure motion pass

The Social Democratic Party (PSD, in the opposition, ed. n.) will nominate a Prime Minister from outside the party should the censure motion pass, on Monday said this party's Acting Chair Marcel Ciolacu. "I'm sorry that the President of Romania has pronounced a priori saying that he will submit the same nomination for PM, namely Mr. Orban (current PM, ed. n.).

Ambassador Luca Niculescu awards in Paris Grand Prix of Francophone Ambassadors to diplomat Claude Martin

The Romanian Ambassador to France Luca Niculescu, Chairman of the Group of Francophone Ambassadors in France (GFA), on Thursday night awarded the Grand Prix of GFA to the French diplomat Claude Martin for the latter's book "Diplomacy is not a gala dinner" / "La diplomatie n'est pas un diner de gala".

Increasing flexibility among EU funds, a gov't goal, says PM Orban

One of the government's goals is to increase flexibility among the European funds, from 5 percent to 15 percent so as to be able to allocate the money to Romania's priorities from other programmes, on Wednesday said Prime Minister Ludovic Orban at a briefing at the Victoria Palace. "I said that they [the European funds for the transport infrastructure, ed.

Second bird flu outbreak in a poultry farm in Seini, Maramures

A new bird flu outbreak was confirmed in a poultry commercial farm on the same Seini platform of the northern Maramures County where on 14 January 2020 was diagnosed the first avian influenza outbreak in Romania, the National Authority of Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety (ANSVSA) announced.