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President Iohannis names Sandra Pralong as adviser of the state on relation with Diaspora


President Klaus Iohannis appointed Sandra Pralong as adviser of state within the Department for Relation with Romanians abroad starting September 1, the presidential administration announced on Monday. Pralong is a writer, political scientist and civic activist. She emigrated from Romania ...

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Drought and agriculture issues to affect the economic growth, PM Ponta warns


Reducing VAT on food has brought additional budget revenues in July and August, according to the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF). However, PM Victor Ponta has declared himself concerned that drought and agriculture issues will affect Romania’s economic growth ...

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Air traffic controllers cancel general strike

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Romanian air traffic controllers cancelled the general strike scheduled for Tuesday after trade unions and ROMATSA management reached a deal on Monday evening. “We signed the collective labour agreement, it will be filed at the Territorial Labour Inspectorate today. Eurocontrol ...

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Brasov’s Oktoberfest kicks off on Thursday

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The 7th edition of Oktoberfest will kick off in Brasov on Thursday with a parade of horse and pony carriages. A lot of beer, Bavarian traditional dishes and various contests will fill in the next 11 days until September 13. ...

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Ombudsman investigates rape case on 13yo girl by step father


The Ombudsman was notified ex officio and investigates a shocking case in Vaslui where a 13-year-old girl has been raped by her step father. A 31yo man from Halaresti village in Vaslui county has been taken into custody under the ...

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The highest unemployment rate is in Teleorman County

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According to the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM) in July, the highest level of unemployment in the country is registered in Teleorman County, more than 11%. Second and third placed are Vaslui and Mehedinti counties, tvr.ro informs. At the opposite ...

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Dragnea: Tax Code might be promulgated by next Monday

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PSD interim president Liviu Dragnea on Monday said that the new Tax Code is undergoing a speedy procedure in Parliament, being expected to be passed by the Senate plenum on Tuesday and by the Chamber of Deputies on Thursday, so ...

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Erste Bank appoints Sergiu Manea the first Romanian at BCR’s helm


Starting this fall, BCR, the largest bank in Romania and  member of Erste Group, will have a new CEO. BCR’s Supervisory Board appointed Sergiu Manea (43) as CEO, succeeding Czech Tomas Spurny, who decided to resign, a press release informs. ...

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