Simona Klodnischi

PM Dancila tells Council SecGen Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen Romania's upcoming EU Presidency - a Gov't priority

Premier Viorica Dancila said on Thursday that Romania's taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union is a priority for the government, stressing that the organization and preparations for this term at the EU helm are handled with particular care.

Speaker Dragnea, UAE State Minister Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber discuss promotion of investment potential

The opportunity to promote Romania's investment potential, with focus on the tourism industry, was on the agenda of the talks held on Tuesday at the Palace of Parliament between Chamber of Deputies Speaker Liviu Dragnea and the Minister of State for Economic and Trade Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber.

PM Dancila meets UAE State Minister Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, says relations with Emirates a priority

Premier Viorica Dancila met on Tuesday with Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, stressing on the occasion the fact that the government is recalibrating its orientation towards the traditional partners in the Gulf region, with UAE representing a priority.

Jan-March governing stocktaking report lists teachers' wage rise, red tape cut among accomplishments

The increase of the teaching staff wages and the cut of red tape for freelancers are among the measures implemented by the Cabinet in Q1, states the governing stocktacking report for January - March 2018, presented on Monday at the meeting of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) National Executive Committee by Premier Viorica Dancila.

PM Dancila, France's Le Drian discuss Romania's bid for Schengen, OECD membership

Premier Viorica Dancila received on Thursday French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, currently on a visit to Bucharest, with the two officials tackling, among others, Romania's goals regarding its bid for Schengen and OECD membership, the government said in a release.

UDMR's Kelemen announces Minority SafePack petition campaign a success, with 303,695 signatures collected in Romania

Leader of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor considers the signature collecting campaign in support of the Minority SafePack citizens' initiative is a success of the Hungarian community in Romania that joined Europe's 50 million-strong minority communities.

Ex-PM Roman reacts to PG's request to prosecute him, argues he had no authority at the time of events

Former Prime Minister Petre Roman came out to say that the request of Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar to start criminal investigation against him in the December 1989 Revolution case is "outrageous" and "extremely surprising", arguing that in the respective period he had no capacity whatsoever to be able to influence military actions.

Romanian Intelligence Service releases cooperation protocol with Supreme Court Prosecution Office

The Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) on Friday released on its website the protocol of cooperation with the Prosecution Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice (PICCJ) regarding the two institutions' fulfilling their tasks regarding national security.

Central bank's Isarescu: Real inflation shielded by fiscal measures

Real inflation was last year shielded by tax measures such as the VAT cut, and if we did the numbers excluding the fiscal impact, the inflation rate would not have been that deep in the negative in the first half of 2017, governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Mugur Isarescu said at the meeting organized by the Senate's Committee on Economy, Industries and Services.