Consultations at Cotroceni/PSD suggests parliamentary group be set up to ammend Constitution

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, also the acting national chair of the majority Social Democratic Party (PSD), said on Wednesday that the Social Democrats suggested President Klaus Iohannis at their consultations on Wednesday that a working group be set up at parliamentary level for the revision of the Constitution.

Serbian Leader ‘Following Orban’ in Controlling Media – Freedom House

Viktor Orban in Hungary and Aleksandar Vucic in Serbia have had great success in snuffing out critical journalism in their countries, blazing a trail for populist forces elsewhere, the latest report of the international rights watchdog Freedom House, published on Wednesday, says.

Four Buildings in ‘Studentski Grad’ Became the First University Campus in Sofia

Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova announced that the detailed development plan of the quarter envisaged the construction of everything that could be built, including the yard of the National Sports Academy.

The new plan, adopted by her team in 2008, saved Student's City from over-construction. It is now possible to make over 10 campuses.

Consultations at Cotroceni/UDMR's Kelemen says specialists should draft constitution revision bill

National chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor said on Tuesday that the constitutional revision bill should be drafted by specialists, adding that UDMR is in favour of government emergency ordinances being repealed from the constitution unless issued in case of war or natural calamities. "We have held an extremely simple and very logical position.

Diplomatic Intervention Breaks Moldova’s Political Deadlock

The pro-European political bloc ACUM and the pro-Russian Socialist Party, PSRM, held talks on Tuesday about the possibility of establishing a new parliamentary majority in Moldova after almost three months of political deadlock.

The negotiations started after US, EU and Russian officials visited Moldova on Monday.

Mariya Gabriel Remains EU Commissioner, Lilyana Pavlova Gets her seat in the EP

Mariya Gabriel has given up the post in the European Parliament, NOVA said. Thus, the sixth member of GERB, who goes to Brussels, becomes Lilyana Pavlova.

Mariya Gabriel gathered the most serious preferential vote and took the first position of the GERB MEPs for the EP. The party won a total of six seats.

Iohannis: PSD and ALDE obstruct Justice to shield around Calin Popescu-Tariceanu

President Klaus Iohannis considers that the vote given on Monday in the Senate on the request for approval of the prosecution in the case of the Senate president is an act of "crass defiance" of the Romanians who cast their vote at the referendum, pointing out that "PSD [the Social Democratic Party, major at rule] and ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, minor at rule] continue to obst

UPDATE Change in electoral law under gov't ordinance called PM's concession to PSD barons

Madalina Dobrovolschi, the spokeswoman for President Klaus Iohannis, said on Monday that the change in the electoral law made on Monday under an emergency ordinance to introduce the single-member electoral system for the election of the county council chairs is in fact a concession that the premier wants to make to the "barons" of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) to win their support.

PM Dancila: Gov't to approve simplified rules for emergency financial aid

The Government will approve simplified rules applicable to the award of emergency financial aid so that neither a social inquiry will be needed before their approval nor the drafting and approval of a government decision, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Monday. "We received yesterday a first assessment of the damage caused by severe weather.