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Law on taxi business, amended by the Gov’t. Uber’s stance

Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Suciu has announced on Friday, at the end of the Government sitting, that the Executive has adopted the emergency ordinance to amend Law no. 38/2003 regulating taxi and rental transport, inter alia by deleting the word ...

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FM deletes Facebook post on Romania’s embassy to Jerusalem

Foreign minister Teodor Melescanu has posted on Facebook that no decision had been yet taken on relocating Romania’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that the Foreign Ministry is still working on the analysis. Soon after, the minister deleted ...

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PNTCD seals deal with PSD for endorsement in the EP elections. The move, strongly disputed

Social Democrat Party leader Liviu Dragnea announced that the Christian Democratic National Peasants’ Party (PNTCD) and the Romanian Green Party (PER) have signed an agreement to endorse PSD’s list for the European elections due in May. “We had several talks ...

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President Iohannis officially announces referendum on May 26, PSD has gone beyond any limit. Dragnea’s stance

President Klaus Iohannis has officially announced on Thursday a referendum on justice system issues, on May 26, concomitantly with the elections for European Parliament. “It’s certain. I will convene a referendum on May 26, we can’t go on like this ...

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PM Dancila allegedly has promised EC First Vice-president Timmermans not to adopt GEO on Criminal Codes on Friday

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has promised to the European Commission First Vice-president Frans Timmermans not to adopt, during the Government sitting on Friday, any ordinance regarding the Criminal Codes. Political sources have told ziare.com that the two officials have had ...

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USR-PLUS urge President Iohannis to attend the Gov’t sitting to prevent the adoption of GEO on Criminal Codes

The USR-PLUS Alliance believes that President Klaus Iohannis should attend the Government sitting having on the agenda the emergency ordinances on amending the Criminal Codes, in order to block the adoption. USR leader Dan Barna has sent a letter to ...

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PSD claims law provides separate voting stations for European elections and referendum. Opposition: attempt to block ballot

The social-democrats want separate voting stations for the European elections and for the referendum. PSD Deputy Mircea Draghici claims the laws provides separate voting stations. However, hotnews.ro argues that the referendum law, article 15, provides that when two ballots are ...

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New controversial law initiated by PSD would restrict the right to notify CCR

The Chamber of Deputies (Romanian Parliament’s lower chamber) has adopted on Wednesday a draft law initiated by Social Democrat MP Florin Iordache that establishes a deadline of 15 days the most for which the Parliament’s resolutions can be referred to ...

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PNL, USR file new simple motion against JusMin

The main opposition parties in Parliament, PNL and USR, have filed a new simple motion against Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, this time in Senate, after the one rejected in the Chamber of Deputies the past weeks. The two parties ask ...

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PM Dancila: Meetings in the US have put Romania back ‘on the world map’. ‘Not my fault about cancellation of Jordanian King’s visit’

PM Viorica Dancila has stated on Tuesday night that she had had “very good” meetings in the United States, which have put Romania “back on the world map”. At the same time, the Romanian premier argued it’s not her fault ...

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