Simona Iacob

Ludovic Orban: We support increase in pensions, but based on "stable, predictable" mechanism

National Liberal Party (PNL) chairman Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday evening that the Liberals support the increase in pensions, but based on a "stable, predictable" mechanism, on "objective elements". "We attacked the Pension Law at the Constitutional Court (CCR) and the CCR proved us right, declaring the Pension Law unconstitutional.

Dancila says PSD will field presidential candidate who polls show as favorite

The Social Democratic Party's presidential candidate will be decided after the party's congress, Premier Viorica Dancila announced on Tuesday, adding that the party is determined to win this election and therefore, several opinion polls will be conducted before the Social Democrats select their nominee for the presidential race. EU Council Romanian Presidency sets objective to promote effective fight against racism, intolerance, anti-Semitism

The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union has set itself the objective of promoting the effective fight against racism, intolerance, xenophobia, populism, anti-Semitism and discouraging hate speech, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Tuesday.

Iohannis: PSD refuses to sign National Political Agreement, but list remains open

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.) by its answers in the media, refused to sign the National Political Agreement to strengthen Romania's European path, saying that the Social Democrats "had more amendments than articles" to this pact.

Viorica Dancila: I am determined to run for PSD helm at 29 June Congress

The Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.)'s acting chairperson Viorica Dancila, announced on Thursday in Parliament that she decided to run for the party's helm, at the 29 June Congress, without coming with a certain team, stating that would be "an inappropriate approach towards all colleagues and colleagues".

UDMR's Antal Arpad: In a normal country there is no such thing as special pensions

Sfantu Gheorghe mayor Antal Arpad from the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) said on Thursday that he is no supporter of special pensions and that in his view, the contribution to the pension fund should be the only criterion that should be considered when the pension amount is determined. "I believe that in a normal country the institution of special pensions does not exist.

EximBank posts profit of 113.5 mln lei, at end-2018

 EximBank registered a profit of 113.5 million lei at the end of last year, the best financial performance of the bank in the past nine years, according to a press release issued on Wednesday for AGERPRES. At the end of 2018, the bank managed total exposures worth eight billion lei, up 30pct over the similar period in 2017.

Censure motion: Government with pro-European vision, with maximum 15 ministries, not 27

Romania urgently needs a government with a pro-European vision, with a maximum of 15 ministries, not 27, oriented to the country's development priorities: education, healthcare, public investment and attracting European funds, shows the text of the censure motion, tabled on Wednesday in Parliament.

FinMin Teodorovici: Enough money in coffers for what we pledged to accomplish until year-end

Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici reiterated on Tuesday that there is enough money in the coffers until the end of the year for both investments and wage and pension expenditures, but that if a particular public spending category can be logically adjusted, this should be done.