Media in Romania
The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) said in a press release to AGERPRES on Sunday night it has acted in accordance with the laws and the decisions of the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) as regards the organization of the first round of the presidential election.
The document mentions MAE has no responsibility for the voting proceedings inside the polling stations.
Political analysts Cristian Parvulescu, Adrian Moraru, Marius Pieleanu, Alfred Bulai and Radu Magdin have commented for AGERPRES on the 2014 election campaigns.
* According to Cristian Parvulescu of the Pro Democracy Association, the billboards and especially online campaigns have proved aggressive, at least as far as Bucharest City is concerned.
Romania has advanced to the 48th position among 189 countries ranked by the World Bank on the easiness of doing business, prime minister's counsellor Cristian Socol told AGERPRES on Wednesday. He mentioned a methodology change giving a higher weight to the quality of regulations and thus showing it was easier to do business in Romania than in Slovenia, Hungary, Turkey or Italy.
Teodor Meleşcanu, an independent candidate running to become Romania's President, said Monday his country should aspire to achieve the tax collection rate of Bulgaria.
Meleşcanu argued state revenues would be up EUR 10 B if this goal is fulfilled, the national Bulgarian News Agency reports citing its Romanian counterpart agency AGERPRES.