Simona Klodnischi

Official statistics: Jan - Nov 2018 turnover of motor vehicle, motorcycle trade up 6.7 pct YoY

The turnover of wholesale and retail trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles over January - November 2018 was 6.7 percent higher YoY expressed as raw series, while the turnover for market services provided to the population in the same period was up 5.9 pct as raw series, shows data released on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

President Iohannis: Independent media is vital to our society's health

President Klaus Iohannis conveyed on Monday a message on the reopening of the Radio Free Europe Romania news service, stating that independent media is vital to the health of the society, and denigration campaigns and personal attacks on certain journalists confirm that some politicians are bothered by the freedom of speech and truth. Nathalie Loiseau: France closely, trustfully cooperated with Romanian authorities for EU Presidency takeover

France has worked very closely and trustfully with the Romanian authorities during the preparations for the takeover of the EU Presidency, and holding the helm of the Council of the European Union means being at the center of Europeans' attention, French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said in an interview with AGERPRES.

PM Dancila renews request to President to appoint Vasilescu, Draghici as Development, Transport ministers

Premier Viorica Dancila on Thursday sent President Klaus Iohannis a letter reiterating the request for the head of the state to sign the decrees appointing Lia Olguta Vasilescu to Deputy PM and Minister for Regional Development and Public Administration, and Mircea Draghici to Minister of Transport.

PM Dancila, ForMin Czaputowicz discuss key continuation of Romania - Poland Strategic Partnership-based dialogue

The importance of Romania and Poland continuing their dialogue based on the Strategic Partnership was a central subject of the talks during this Wednesday meeting at the Victoria Palace of Government between Premier Viorica Dancila and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. George Ciamba: Brexit, significant moment of Romania's EU Council Presidency, Romania's action, highly important

The withdrawal process of the United Kingdom from the European Union represents a significant moment of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Romania's action will be extremely important so that European citizens, including Romanians, will not suffer, Minister Delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba said in an interview for AGERPRES. Affairs Minister Ciamba to attend GAC meeting on Tuesday, Romanian Presidency's priorities high on agenda

Minister Delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba will attend on Tuesday the meeting of the General Affairs Council (GAC), with Romania's list of priorities while holding the helm of the EU Council topping the event's agenda.

Engineer whose building rail-rolling system saved 12 churches from Ceausescu's demolition spree dies aged 89

Engineer Eugeniu Iordachescu, whose building relocation method rescued 12 churches that would have been otherwise slated for demolition by order of Nicolae Ceausescu in the 80s, died on January 4 at the age of 89, the website announced.