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Former Justice Minister Prună criticizes special pensions, says last year was a contest for increases. Basescu blames Ponta

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Former Justice Minister Raluca Pruna claims that last year, in parliament, a ‘contest for increasing the special pensions’ took place, and also to increase the allowances that the current government wants to put an end to. “We have to put ...

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Ex-PM Victor Ponta gets rid of one criminal file

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The General Prosecutor’s Office has announced on Wednesday that it had closed down the file where former PM Victor Ponta was investigated for tax evasion. The file had been disjointed from the Turceni-Rovinari care, where the former prime minister had ...

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Former PSD deputy: Tudose will try to remove Dragnea from PSD helm if his claims risk compromising him

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At the level of about 40,000 PSD members with functions in ‘middle management’ (the local and central state management), the impression was formed that the party was taken over by the intelligence services in Romania, sociologist Alin Teodorescu, a former ...

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Victor Ponta to join new party as of September

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Former SocDem PM Victor Ponta announced on Facebook that he will join a new party as of September, but not one that is in Parliament now. Ponta answered a comment asking him if he intends to set up a new ...

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Victor Ponta’s son hospitalized with head trauma


Son of former Prime Minister Victor Ponta (photo) was taken to hospital on Friday, after being injured during a rugby match on the stadium in Băicoi, Prahova County (40 km north of Bucharest). Medical sources confirmed that the 13-year-old Andrei ...

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New governing programme: Profit tax to be replaced by tax on turnover, sources say. Solidarity tax expected, VAT at the same level


The new governing programme provides, among other fiscal and budgetary measures announced, one measure that will have an impact on all companies in Romania, which will no longer be taxed according to the profits, but on the turnover, hotnews.ro informs. ...

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Update 2: 20 ministers withdraw resignations already sent to the Gov’t

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Government spokeswoman Alina Petrescu (photo) has announced Thursday afternoon that 20 requests to withdraw the resignation have been filed by the ministers to the Prime Minister’s cabinet. She stated, however, that the requests are ‘pointless’ and invoked Law 90 on ...

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Update 4: Grindeanu cabinet – dismissed by censure motion, vote preceded by tough retorts. Negotiations on new Gov’t start Monday at Cotroceni Palace


The Grindeanu government was dismissed by censure motion (no-confidence vote) on Wednesday by 241 votes in favour. The information was delivered by PSD MP Mircea Draghici after the ballot and confirmed officially. Cast ballots – 251, no cancelled votes, 10 ...

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Dismissed PM: PSD means neither Dragnea nor Grindeanu. I’ll stay in PSD

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The Social Democrat Party (PSD) must stay united, PM Sorin Grindeanu stated on Wednesday after the censure motion against his Cabinet had passed in Parliament. “PSD means neither Liviu Dragnea nor Sorin Grindeanu. This party must stay united,” he said ...

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