PM Dancila about a withdrawal from the presidential race in favor of Tariceanu: Definitely not

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated on Saturday that she will "definitely" not withdraw from the presidential race in favour of Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) leader Calin Popescu Tariceanu, because she is and will remain "a fair person" toward the colleagues in the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Romanians "who have confidence in her." "No, definitely not.

PM Dancila says official statistics show Romania to be second in EU in economic growth terms

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Wednesday that data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) and the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis show Romania to be the second in the European Union and contradicts the Opposition leaders who claim that the Romanian economy is "collapsing." "Those who have said that Romania has a big economic problem, that, in fact, we are

ForMin Manescu, ambassador Hamilton discuss prospects for developing Romanian-Canadian relations

Romania's Foreign Minister Ramona Manescu on Monday welcomed Canadian ambassador in Bucharest Kevin Hamilton to discuss prospects for the development of Romanian-Canadian relationships, with emphasis on consistent security co-operation, according to a press statement released by the Foreign Ministry (MAE).

PM Dancila says budget revision, positive, secures wage pay, continuation of investment

The budget revision the Government is expected to pass today in a meeting is a positive one that will secure all the appropriations for the payment of salaries, pensions and social allowances, for the proper operation of all public institutions, as well as for the continuation of investment projects in priority areas, according to Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.

PSD Executive Committee to convene on Monday to discuss budget revision (sources)

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) National Executive Committee is due to convene on Monday, with the national budget revision expected to be on the agenda, sources with the majority party told AGERPRES on Friday. The meeting will be held at Parliament Palace, starting at 05:00pm, according to the same sources.

Acting IntMin Fifor urges August 10 street protesters to protest peacefully, legally

Acting Interior Minister Mihai Fifor on Thursday resumed his call to the participants in the street rallies scheduled for August 10 to protest peacefully and legally, adding hat the new commander of the Gendarmerie, General Constantin Florea, will handle the events in a "fair, transparent and legal way." "I would like to resume the call I made these days and to urge all those who will participa

PM Dancila fires EduMin Andronescu, recommends interim replacement

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Friday announced having dismissed Ecaterina Andronescu from the position of Education Minister for the latter's "profoundly wrong" statements made recently on a television show. In a Facebook post, Dancila said she will recommend Culture Minister Valer-Daniel Breaz to take over as interim Education Minister.

Nistor's mandate as DNA interim chief prosecutor extended by another six months

The Prosecutors' Section of the Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) extended on Tuesday by another six months Calin Nistor's mandate as interim chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA). The decision was announced by Justice Minister Ana Birchall, at the end of the meeting.

PSD's CExN meeting validates senator Nicolae Moga for Interior Minister office (sources)

The National Executive Committee (CExN) meeting of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) validated senator Nicolae Moga for the Interior Minister office, replacing Carmen Dan who announced her resignation, sources attending the meeting told AGERPRES.