Simona Klodnischi

PLUS Chairman Ciolos suggests acting government, early elections after presidential vote

PLUS Chairman Dacian Ciolos said on Thursday that attempts should be made to form a new parliamentary majority to back an acting government until after presidential elections and that early parliamentary elections should be held subsequently.

Romania - Israel Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity cooperation signed at Gov't headquarters

Minister of Communications Alexandru Petrescu and the head of Israel's National Cyber Directorate (INCD) Yigal Unna signed on Thursday, at the Victoria Palace of Government, a Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity cooperation.

Banks' lending standards tighten significantly in Q1 2019

Lending standards tightened significantly in Q1 2019 for both property purchase loans and consumer loans, reveals a survey conducted by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) on lending to non-financial companies and to the population. According to the survey, the banks kept their lending standards for non-financial companies unchanged as compared to the previous quarter. Daea: Research and bioeconomy are key priorities in agriculture

Research and bioeconomy are key priorities in agriculture, as they allow EU farmers to comply with the ever-increasing standards imposed by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), particularly regarding environment and climate, Minister of Agriculture Petre Daea told a press conference organized on Tuesday at the end of the informal meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries ministers.

Central bank governor Isarescu: National Bank has balanced approach to euro adoption

The National Bank of Romania (BNR) has a balanced approach to the adoption of the euro, BNR governor Mugur Isarescu said on Tuesday, mentioning that this requires a high real convergence, as well as keeping the pace after Romania joins the eurozone.

Finance Ministry planning to borrow 4.425 bln lei from banks this June

The Public Finance Ministry (MFP) seeks to raise this June from commercial banks 4.425 bln lei, of which 400 ml lei through an issue of discount T-bills, and 3.5 bln lei through new or reopened government bonds. Another 535 million lei might add to these amounts through additional non-competitive bids related to bond auctions.

Pope in Romania/Pontiff at Iasi Marian gathering:With you I feel the warmth of being at home, part of a family

Pope Francis blessed on Saturday in Iasi the about 800 ailing people who waited for him in the 'Our Lady Queen of Iasi' Roman Catholic Cathedral, thanking them for bravely bearing their illness. "I thank you all who accompany them and I thank you, the sick, for bearing the illness," said the Pontiff, who also asked the faithful to pray for him.

President Iohannis visits 'Step by Step' alternative education school, effortlessly interacts with children

President Klaus Iohannis visited the 'Step by Step' alternative education school in Bucharest this Saturday, on the International Children's Day; the students presented him with a cat made from recyclable materials. Iohannis said he very much liked the open and outspoken way of the children who learn at this education unit. "Let me start by congratulating you on the various occasions at hand.

Pope in Romania/Pontiff presents Sumuleu Ciuc Marian shrine with Golden Rose

Pope Francis presented on Saturday the Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary in Sumuleu Ciuc with a Golden Rose, a gift the Popes have been offering since long to the world's major sanctuaries. The Pontiff placed the rose at the feet of the wonder-working statue of the Virgin Mary.

Pope in Romania/Pontiff says pilgrimage to Sumuleu Ciuc is a symbol of dialogue, unity and fraternity

The annual pilgrimage to Sumuleu Ciuc is part of the Transylvanian heritage, but it equally honors Romanian and Hungarian traditions and is the symbol of dialogue, unity and brotherhood, Pope Francis said in his message delivered on Saturday at the Sumuleu Ciuc Marian shrine.