Simona Klodnischi

NGOs win the day in legal battle over Bucharest's mini-Versailles Gardens

The Bucharest Tribunal has suspended the building permit issued by Bucharest general mayor, Gabriela Firea, for the construction of a four-storey compound on the green space at 45 Kiseleff Blvd., an area known as the Bucharest "Versailles Gardens", independent deputy Nicusor Dan, who is also running for city mayor, announced on Friday.

Defense Minister's video conference call with commads of structures deployed to theaters of operation, external missions

Minister of National Defense Nicolae Ciuca, and Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant general Daniel Petrescu, on Tuesday held a video conference call with the command teams of the structures deployed to the theaters of operation and external missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Republic of Mali and Poland.

11-month budget deficit widens to 3.56 pct of GDP

Romania's 11-month general consolidated budget deficit rose to 3.56 pct of GDP from 2.8 pct at the end of October, shows data released on Monday by the Public Finance Ministry. The January - November 2019 budget execution ended with a deficit of 37.05 billion lei, compared to 28.83 billion lei for the first 10 months of the year.

OUG that pulls the plug on December 1989 Romanian Revolution Institute adopted

The government adopted at its Monday sitting the emergency ordinance providing for the dismantling of the December 1989 Romanian Revolution Institute headed by former President Ion Iliescu as chairman, Gelu Voican Voiculescu - as managing director, and Emilian Cutean as secretary general.

Health Ministry's control body to investigate Floreasca Hospital surgery burn case

Health Minister Victor Costache announced on Saturday that he will send the ministry's control body to the Bucharest Floreasca Hospital to look into the case of a patient who has reportedly suffered burns to 40 percent of the body while undergoing surgery, and who is now in a serious condition; the case was made public by deputy of the Save Romania Union Emanuel Ungureanu, on his Facebook page.

Gov't adopts memorandum on abolition of Section for Investigation of Criminal Offences in the Judiciary

The government adopted at its Friday evening meeting the Justice Ministry's memorandum proposing the abolition of the Section for the Investigation of Criminal Offences in the Judiciary (SIIJ). The adoption of the memorandum does not mean that the government dismantles the SIIJ, but only that it assumes as an official stance Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu's proposition.

People are turning back to books, Mircea Dinescu says in opening of 2019 Gaudeamus Fair

Writer and honorary president of the Gaudeamus Book Fair Mircea Dinescu believes that people are turning back to books, remarking that the excitement of an author who stands in the middle of so many reading lovers is amazing. "I let myself carried away. I accepted this title. I don't know how important it is, but the excitement of being in the middle of so many people who read ...

#2019PresidentialElection/ Dancila: Forests, my first environmental priority as President of Romania

The leader of the Social Democrats, Viorica Dancila, says that "as president of Romania" forests would be her first environmental priority. "Forests are my first environmental priority, as President of Romania.