Prahova County

FinMin Teodorovici: Romania at top level in Europe in terms of 2019 economic growth

Minister of Public Finance Eugen Teodorovici said on Wednesday that Romania is at "top level" in Europe in terms of economic growth and does not know on what data President Klaus Iohannis relies when he says that our country goes in the wrong direction from an economic point of view. "I do not know what other evidence should be brought for the president and other analysts to be convinced.

PM Dancila calls Timmermans's letter inappropriate politicking

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday that it is inappropriate for the first Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to send a new letter to Romania two weeks before the elections to the European Parliament. "I have not yet answered Mr Frans Timmermans, but to me there is disappointment.

EcoMin Badalau:Romania to associate with Italian firearm producer Beretta to produce two new types of rifles

Romania will associate with the Italian firearms producer Beretta in view of manufacturing, at the Mechanic Plant in Plopeni of Prahova County, two types of weapons, Economy Minister Nicolae Badalau announced on Thursday. According to him, the Romanian state and the Italian company will establish a new company, in which the Romanian side will own 80 percent of the shares.

JusMin Toader: Inmate population decreases in Romania to 22,884, and 12,795 prison staff

Justice Minister Tudorel Toader announced at a news conference on Monday that the inmate population in Romania is on a downward trend, with the number of outgoing detainees exceeding the number of incoming inmates.

He added that the size of the inmate population in Romania is 22,884, while 12,795 civil servants are working in the penitentiary system as special status prison staff.

UPDATED/ Iohannis: PSD's so-called tax reform has generated uncertainties that could affect investor confidence

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that the so-called tax reform approved by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, has generated uncertainties that could affect investor confidence.

PM's brother-in-law Iulian Hertanu, under preventive arrest

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) on Wednesday ruled the 30-day preventive arrest of Iulian Hertanu, Prime Minister Victor Ponta's brother-in-law, investigated by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) in a case concerning fraud in a contract funded from European funds.

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Scientific world mourns death of portability-passionate inventor Justin Capra

Romanian inventor Justin Capra died Monday evening, at the age of 82, at the Ploiesti Emergency Hospital, where he had been admitted the day before. According to hospital manager Alexandru Baloi, the inventor had been suffering for long from a diabetes condition, but the cause of his death would be determined by a post-mortem examination.

Candidate Ponta: you have three sentenced colleagues; candidate Ionannis: you have 38

Incumbent prime minister Victor Ponta, the presidential candidate of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), National Union for Romania's Progress and Conservative Party told his opponent Klaus Iohannis of the Christian Liberal Alliance there where three of his Rightist colleagues 'definitively and irrevocably' sentenced; Iohannis replied the Leftist have 38 such people.

Each EU state should decide what suits it regarding shale gas, US official Bryan says

Senior representative at the U.S. Mission at the European Union Elena Bryan said in Ploiesti (60 km north of Bucharest) on Thursday that each EU member should make a decision that should be best suited locally as regards the shale gas exploitation.

(Correspondence) Ponta: Resuming activity at Petrotel, a good thing both for Bucharest and Chisinau

AGERPRES special correspondent Daniel Florea reports: Prime Minister Victor Ponta, while paying an official visit to the Republic of Moldova, said that he had been officially informed on Friday morning about the fact that the activity in Petrotel refinery of Ploiesti had been resumed and said this was a good thing both for Bucharest and for Chisinau.