Simona Klodnischi

ForMin Melescanu: We envisage placing Eastern Partnership among priorities of Romanian EU Presidency

Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu said on Tuesday that Romania's efforts next year, during its term at the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will focus on the optimization and the practical implementation of the goals of EU's overall strategy, in line with political consensus.

RBL: Pillar II retirement account savings trimmed 12.9 pct for 7 ml contributors because of calendar non-observance

Seven million Romanian contributors have 12.9 percent less in their retirement saving accounts because of the non-observance of the Pillar II contributions increase calendar, which resulted in the loss of both the money promised under law and of the money multiplication effect, argue Romanian Business Leaders (RBL) representatives.

Spot electricity price double from two weeks ago

The average spot electricity price on the OPCOM energy exchange hit on Monday 245 lei per MWh, twice as high as the 112 lei per MWh recorded two weeks ago, the exchange operator announced on its website.

At peak demand between 9:00 and 22:00 hrs, electricity due for delivery on Monday May 21 is priced at an average of 277 lei per MWh, with a high of 343 lei at 21:00 hrs.

ALDE Party President Van Baalen hopeful planned changes to justice package strengthen rule of law

President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE) Hans van Baalen voiced hope that all the upcoming changes to the justice package will strengthen the rule of law, stressing that they must comply with European legislation and the rulings of the Constitutional Court of Romania.

Social Democrat leader Dragnea announces upcoming tax evasion legislation shake-up to remove current flaws

Chamber of Deputies Speaker Liviu Dragnea announced on Wednesday at the launch event of the 2018 State Aid Scheme instituted under Government Resolution No. 807 that the tax evasion legislation will be changed within short on grounds that it is "flawed and gives rise to the possibility that any control agency accuses any business person of tax evasion".

In supreme court apperance PSD's Dragnea professes innocence, seeks acquittal

In a top court appearance this Tuesday, Chairman of the ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) Liviu Dragnea asked the judge panel to acquit him; referring to the possibility that he be required to do community service, Dragnea said he has been doing this for 20 years now.

PSD's Dragnea announces state aid scheme talks as of this week with Romanian, foreign companies

Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragnea announced on Monday that the ruling coalition will start this week talks with foreign and Romanian companies on the measures envisaged by the government as regards state aid schemes.

Abu Dhabi hosts International Muslim Minorities Congress aimed at tackling challenges, promoting integration

The International Muslim Minorities Congress is taking place May 8 - 9 in Abu Dhabi with the participation of 400 Muslim leaders and government officials from 140 countries; the event is intended as a platform aimed at combating Islamophobia and religious extremism faced by Muslim minorities in non-Muslim countries.