In Romania

Victor Ponta: We fight for the Pro Romania candidates

Pro Romania leader Victor Ponta called on his party colleagues "to rely only on themselves" in the electoral battles and to fight for the candidates of the party in the upcoming elections. "I am in Pro Romania and only in Pro Romania will I be, and I rely only on Pro Romania. If I relied on someone else it would mean making the same mistake every time.

USR leader Barna: PM agrees with two-round mayoral elections objectives for second Gov't

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Tuesday stated that he agreed with Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban that the latter's second Cabinet must have as main objective the election of mayors in two rounds, as his party wants to get sure that this goal will remain in place for the Legislative, in case that the PSD (Social Democratic Party) will "force" the investiture of the Cabinet

Week in Review: Political Games and Economic Tricks

Reaching for the Solution

Ten months ahead of regularly timed Parliamentary elections, is Romania actually sliding towards an early election as quickly as June? The previous Social Democratic, PSD, government was toppled in October 2019. The new government of Ludovic Orban has just suffered a vote of no confidence of its own.

A Strong Earthquake Hit Eastern Romania, it was also felt in Bulgaria

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was registered in eastern Romania, in the Vrancea region.

The earthquakes was recorded in 3.26 am local time in Vrancea. The epicentre of the earthquake was at a depth of 140 kilometers.

There is no information on casualties or property damage.

Head of 'Elie Wiesel' Institute: No one can guarantee anti-Semitism won't become again manifest in Romania

No one can guarantee that anti-Semitism won't become manifest again in Romania, director of the "Elie Wiesel" Institute, Alexandru Florian, said at an event organised on Tuesday in remembrance of the January 21 - 23, 1941 pogrom in Bucharest.

President Iohannis, quite skeptical about censure motion

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that he is quite skeptical about the Social Democratic Party (PSD) tabling of a censure motion against the Orban Government. "Statements are made in the heat of the moment, and everyone declares their acceptance or the other way around. To be honest, I'm quite skeptical about the statement about the motion," Iohannis said at Cotroceni Palace.

Dragnea to Supreme Court: I have spent eight months in prison while being "completely innocent"

Former Social Democratic Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea told the judges of the Supreme Court on Tuesday that he has spent eight months in the Rahova Penitentiary while being "completely innocent" and asked them to annul the sentence by which he was convicted to 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment in the case of the fictitious hiring at the Teleorman Social Assistance and Child Protection Dir

USR's Barna: Snap polls, a neccessary political step

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Monday reiterated his support for the organisation of snap polls, and also for the election of mayors in two rounds. "The USR-PLUS (Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) Alliance remains consistent in the message that it has kept sending for the past two years: that Romania needs to elect its mayors in two rounds.

PM Orban,after his visit to Brussels: Romania should become more influential, more involved in decision-making

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated on Thursday evening, in the context of his visit to Brussels, that the decisions at the European Union level create consequences and Romania should become more influential, more involved in the decision making process. "What happens in Brussels has direct consequences in the life of any citizen.