Romanian presidential election

President Iohannis - EC head phone call about EU economic recovery plan, budget revision proposals

President Klaus Iohannis spoke on the phone today with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, with the discussion focusing mainly on the proposals the EC will put forward by the end of this month for the EU's economic recovery plan and the revised proposal for the 2021 - 2027 EU budget, the Presidential Administration informed.

Iohannis: From May 15, wearing protection mask, keeping distance and hand hygiene - mandatory

President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Tuesday, that from May 15, once the state of alert comes into force, the wearing of protection masks in closed spaces becomes mandatory, the maintaining of distance between people and hand hygiene are also mandatory. "Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic is still among us. It's not the time to relax too much.

Ciolacu says PSD will file complaint with CNCD against President for incitement to hatred

Interim Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu has announced on Friday that the party he leads will file a complaint with the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) against President Klaus Iohannis for "incitement to hatred based on the spreading of false information," following the statements regarding the draft law on the autonomy of the Szeklerland.

PSD's Ciolacu: President Iohannis' outburst today shows how low one can stoop in politics

Acting national chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu said on Wednesday that President Iohannis's statement on the bill on the autonomy of the Szeklerland was one that "totally disqualifies" the presidential office and that "shows how low one can stoop in politics." "Today's outburst of President Iohannis shows how low you can stoop in politics.

UPDATE President Iohannis says epidemic not peaking up in Romania, no reason to ease up

President Klaus Iohannis warned on Monday that the COVID-19 epidemic has not peaked up in Romania yet, and that the country should not ease up on the measures taken so far, despite the number of cases being lower than in other countries. "It is clear: the epidemic has not peaked up.

Iohannis: PSD keeps desperately clinging to power mechanisms, 2020 - a turning point

President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) continues to "desperately cling" to the power mechanisms and insists on thwarting reform initiatives; the President also stressed that 2020 is a decisive year.

USR leader Barna: President has valid solutions, but he prefers to have unicoloured PNL Cabinet

President Klaus Iohannis prefers to see the current Cabinet rule for a long time as an interim body, said the leader of Save Romania Union (USR), Dan Barna. "After the two-round elections, the early polls project also fails. And I say this after I have listened to the head of the state, who seems to be pleased with seeing the current Cabinet rule for a long time as an interim body.