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Dispute Over Ministers

Dispute Over Ministers

A serious dispute between the government and the president. The Social Democratic Party (PSD) accuses the head of state of blocking nominations to the posts of ministers of Transport and of Regional Development. According to politicians from the ruling party, this disables the further development of motorways.

Together but separate: Romania celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Great Union

Together but separate: Romania celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Great Union

On December 1, Romania held celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Union. The official slogan of the event was “sărbătorim împreună”, which means “we celebrate together”. At the end of the day, things did not really work out as planned. Government officials associated with the PSD-ALDE coalition participated in the celebrations held in Bucharest.

Another Amendment to the Romanian Budget. More Influences, a Larger Deficit

Another Amendment to the Romanian Budget. More Influences, a Larger Deficit

The Romanian government presented the newest version of the budget allowing for the changing economic conditions of the state. The incomes were estimated at 272 billion lei which with the three percent deficit amounts to about 300 billion lei (about USD 73 billion/EUR 64 billion) of expenses. This is 10.7 billion more than it was initially planned

Changes in the Government and More

Changes in the Government and More

The board of the Social Democratic Party decided on the personnel changes in the government. New leaders of eight ministries were introduced. But this is not the end of changes in the party which is co-governing Romania.

Romania Moves Closer to Joining Schengen

Romania Moves Closer to Joining Schengen

For years, Romania, similarly to neighbouring Bulgaria, has been unsuccessfully trying to join the Schengen Area. In an interview published in Adevărul, Romania’s daily newspaper, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani has declared that he is looking forward to finalising the matter. He has also announced that he is going to appeal to certain EU countries that block Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area.

Romania’s High Economic Growth is not All That Counts

Romania’s High Economic Growth is not All That Counts

Romania’s economic growth reached over 4% in the third quarter of 2018. In fact, Romania is one of the few European Union member states that can actually boast about such good economic results. However, Romania’s GDP is not the only thing that matters, because there are other highly alarming economic indicators that should also be taken into account.

Romania Faces Turmoil After the EU Parliament Resolution

Romania Faces Turmoil After the EU Parliament Resolution

On November 13, the EP adopted a resolution expressing its “deep concern” about Romania’s judicial reform. Once published, the EU official document caused great turmoil. The fieriest speech was delivered by former Justice Minister Florin whose statement was additionally reinforced by a double middle finger gesture,

Close Relations Between Romania and the United Kingdom

Close Relations Between Romania and the United Kingdom

There is a significant number of UK residents who are deeply worried about the spectre of Brexit. Meanwhile, the British Government is struggling to ensure that the potential exit from the European Union will not change the UK’s position in the international arena.

Romanians Prefer Emigrating to Receiving Immigrants

Romanians Prefer Emigrating to Receiving Immigrants

According to data recently published by Eurostat, Romania is one of the EU countries which receives the smallest number of immigrants. At the same time, Romanians are one of the most willing nations to emigrate in search of a job.

Romania Is to Buy More Patriot Missile Systems from the USA

Romania Is to Buy More Patriot Missile Systems from the USA

Minister of Defence Mihai Fifor said that Romania had already provided funds for the U.S. government for the purchase of three additional Patriot missile systems. This is a continuation of purchases from the previous year. In July 2017, the U.S. Department of State agreed to give Romania seven systems for 3.9 billion dollars.

Romanian Institute for Development Made in Poland

Romanian Institute for Development Made in Poland

A Polish-Romanian high-level meeting took place in Bucharest. Talks concerned the Polish solutions in the establishment of the Polish Development Fund (PFR). Romania wants to make use of the Polish experience in order to exploit the potential of the planned investments as best as they can.

Three Years after the Tragic Fire in the Colectiv Club

Three Years after the Tragic Fire in the Colectiv Club

In June 2017, the government of Sorin Grindeanu collapsed, and subsequently elected cabinet of Mihai Tudose collapsed in January 2018. Since then, the position of PM is occupied by Viorica Dăncilă. However, slogans concerning the most tragic fire in Romania are still present.

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