Gov't approves two-round mayoral elections and will assume responsibility for draft in Parliament

The Government approved the draft on the election of mayors in two rounds, will assume responsibility for this legislative initiative, and will send Parliament a letter on this matter on Monday, Prime Minister's Chancellery head Ionel Danca announced.

USR's Barna: Snap polls, a neccessary political step

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Monday reiterated his support for the organisation of snap polls, and also for the election of mayors in two rounds. "The USR-PLUS (Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) Alliance remains consistent in the message that it has kept sending for the past two years: that Romania needs to elect its mayors in two rounds.

Cristina Topescu has passed away

Journalist Cristina Ţopescu has passed away. The information was confirmed, on Sunday evening, for AGERPRES, by the manager of the Bucharest-Ilfov Ambulance Service, Alis Grasu. "She was found dead in her house. The call was made at 21:39 hrs by the Police, in a cooperation operation with us.

Tariceanu: I urge PM not to sacrifice Romania's stability, economic growth for relatively petty political purpose

Bucharest, Jan 12 /Agerpres/ - Party of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) President Calin Popescu-Tariceanu urges Prime Minister Ludovic Orban "not to sacrifice Romania's stability and economic growth for a relatively petty political purpose" - the early elections.

PSD's Ciolacu: Lack of analyses at central level after elections - big mistake

Calarasi, Jan 12 /Agerpres/ - The acting chairman of Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu said that a big mistake made by the social democrats was the lack, at central level, of analyses after the elections, assuring that this will not happen this year. "After many discussions with the secretary general, we have decided that we will not intervene in the county organizations.

PM Orban,after his visit to Brussels: Romania should become more influential, more involved in decision-making

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated on Thursday evening, in the context of his visit to Brussels, that the decisions at the European Union level create consequences and Romania should become more influential, more involved in the decision making process. "What happens in Brussels has direct consequences in the life of any citizen.

Orban:It's important that Romania benefit from EU budget allotment taking into account existing realities

AGERPRES special correspondent Dana Piciu reports: Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Thursday that it is important that Romania benefit from an allocation of the EU budget which takes into account the existing realities. "At the meeting with the European Commission President we approached several topics, firstly the EU budget. I reiterated our views regarding the budget.