Romania

UDMR to have its own candidate for presidential elections

The Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) chairman Kelemen Hunor said on Friday, before the start of the Union's Congress, that his party will have its own candidate for presidential elections. "In the first round we will have a candidate. If we do not win and we do not enter the runoff, we will see. But we will definitely have a candidate," said Kelemen Hunor.

UPDATE Iohannis calls 2019 national budget budget of national disgrace, vows to refer it to court

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday says he will refer the 2019 budget draft bill to the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR). "There are, unfortunately, unconstitutionality aspects in this budget as well. The budget of national disgrace not only endangers the Romanian economy, but also it also contains clear unconstitutionality aspects.

Iohannis calls 2019 national budget budget of national disgrace, vows to refer it to court

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday says he will refer the 2019 budget draft bill to the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR). "I will refer today to the CCR the 2019 budget, the budget of national disgrace," Iohannis told journalists at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

PM Dancila talks with Germany's Federal EcoMin Altmaier about public-private partnership projects

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met with Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier, with the two officials discussing about the economic relations between Romania and Germany, attracting new investments and the participation of German companies in public-private partnerships, a release of the Government Press Office sent to AGERPRES on Friday informs.

President Iohannis signs decrees appointing two ministers

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Thursday decrees appointing Vasile Daniel Suciu deputy prime minister and minister of regional development and public administration and Alexandru-Razvan Cuc transport minister. "The President of Romania, Mr Klaus Iohannis, signed the following decrees on Thursday, February 21: a decree for the appointment of a Mr.

Minister Intotero meets representatives of Brisbane's Romanian community

The Minister for Romanians Abroad Natalia-Elena Intotero had a meeting with representatives of the Romanian community of Brisbane, Australia, who indicated their interest in keeping cultural and linguistic ties with Romania and the initiative of the Ministry of Romanians Abroad (MRP) to distribute folk costumes, provide educational support in Romanian and student camps.

Minister-delegate Ciamba meets Portugal's StateSec Zacarias; discussions focused on EU developments in relation to current agenda

Minister-delegate for European Affairs George Ciamba met on Wednesday with Secretary of State for European Affairs with Portugal's Foreign Affairs Ministry Ana Paula Zacarias. The discussions of the two officials focused on the working programme of Romania's Presidency at the EU Council and the ongoing developments at European level in relation with the current agenda.

President to decide on national budget; draft budget passed by intended for majority welfare (spokesperson)

Presidential spokeswoman Madalina Dobrovolschi said on Wednesday that President Iohannis is due to make a decision on the national budget and social security laws that he will made public in the coming days, adding that the president sees the draft national budget passed by Parliament as not intended for the development and progress of Romania but for the "welfare" of the Social Democratic Part

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