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Parliament suspends plenary sitting, to resume budget talks on Tuesday

Parliament suspended its joint plenary sitting debating the draft 2021 national budget at 02:00hrs this morning, planning to resume talks today at 10:00hrs. Also considered today will be a bill on the state social security budget, with a final vote on the two bills scheduled for today as well.

Parliament votes State Budget Bill by separate articles; annexes now in for debate

The Parliament plenum adopted on Monday evening the articles of the 2021 State Budget Bill; the annexes thereto, including the one with the budgets of the main budget managing entities - ministries, authorities, agencies and other institutions - are next for debate.

PM Citu: We will cut all ways in which money is stolen from state budget

Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Monday in Parliament that this year, "for the first time", all the ways in which money is stolen from the state budget will be cut, transmitting that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) "is crying out" because it can no longer steal from the budget.

PM Citu on amendments to budget bill: PSD wants to take us out of EU

The amendments tabled by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) to the 2021 draft budget have a budgetary impact of almost 6 pct of the GDP, on Monday said Prime minister Florin Citu, adding that the Social-Democrats want to take Romania out of the European Union. "We have received the PSD list of amendments. The budgetary impact is almost 6 pct of GDP.

PSD senator Robert Cazanciuc: Start of year to be under sign of social conflict

Giurgiu, Jan 13 /Agerpres/ - Social Democratic Party (PSD) Senator Robert Cazanciuc told a Wednesday's press conference that the start of the year will be under the sign of social conflict, because a governing coalition was established without taking into account the vote of Romanians. "As we anticipated at the end of last year, the start of the year will be under the sign of social conflict.

Montenegro ‘Patriots’ Rally Against Changes to Contentious Religion Law

Supporters of so-called patriotic organisations in Montenegro protested on Monday in the capital Podgorica against the new government's proposals to change the hotly disputed Freedom of Religion law, erasing all elements opposed by the powerful Serbian Orthodox Church.

AUR's Claudiu Tarziu: PSD, just as guilty for situation in country as PNL gov't

The co-chair of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), senator Claudiu Tarziu, stated, on Wednesday, in the joint plenum of the Parliament, that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) is "as guilty for the situation in the country today, as the PNL [National Liberal Party] Government, as the parties that make up the government arc," reason for which he asked the Social Democrats to "ease off

New government formed in Turkish Cyprus

A new government was formed in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus on Dec. 9. 

Ersan Saner, acting chairman of the National Unity Party (UBP), will head the new government, having formed it after an unsuccessful attempt last month, followed by another stillborn effort by Tufan Erhurman, leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP).