Media in Romania

President Basescu calls for immediate dismissal of ForMin Corlatean for disinformation

President Traian Basescu calls for the immediate dismissal of Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean, whom he accuses of disinformation and of attempting to prevent Romanians abroad from voting.


Foreign Ministry points out it acted legally in organizing ballot abroad

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.

Analysts on the 2014 election campaigns: from unexciting to unprecedentedly aggressive and mystifying

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.


PM's counsellor Socol: World Bank report shows gov't support for business, economy stable

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.

INTERVIEW: Prodemo candidate Amaritei: We will win a historical score in the first round

Presidential hopeful of the Prodemo Party Mircea Mirel Amaritei says there is a huge responsibility incumbent on the President of Romania and mentions decency, seriousness, discipline, determination and a vision to develop Romania in the long run as his personal assets.

Romanian Presidential Candidate Urges 'Bulgarian' Tax Collection Rate

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.