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Liviu Dragnea and Viorica Dancila attend the PES Congress in Madrid

PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea attends the Congress of European Socialists in Madrid on Friday. Dragnea’s presence at the Socialists’ event is a surprise in the context in which last year he declined the invitation by saying that “he cannot forced ...

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Development and Transport ministers swear in after President’s green-light

Daniel Suciu and Răzvan Cuc have sworn in as ministers of Regional Development and Transports at Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Friday after the head of state had given them green light. Klaus Iohannis had repeatedly rejected PM Dancila’s previous proposal ...

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EC reacts to news of criminal file opened on Frans Timmermans: Romanian authorities have no jurisdiction

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas has said on Thursday, referring to the file opened with the special section for investigating offenses in the justice system against EC Vice-President Frans Timmermans (photo) and European Commissioner Vera Jourova , that Romanian authorities ...

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DNA investigates how PSD has spent the state subsidies

The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) requests the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) for the documents on how the Social-Democratic Party spent the money received from the state during 2017 and 2018. The anti-corruption prosecutors claim in the request submitted to the ...

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A EU member state opens its first honorary consulate in Romania

Poland is opening its first honorary consulate in Romania, in Brasov, Polish ambassador in Bucharest Marcin Wilczek announced on Wednesday, a press release issued by the Brasov Prefecture reports. According to Brasov prefect, the Polish are interested in the tourism ...

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Kovesi ranks second in the EU Council vote for the European Prosecutor’s Office. Romania voted for the French candidate

Romanian former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruța Kovesi ranked second in the race for the European Prosecutor’s Office after the ambassadors vote in the EU Council. European sources told Pro TV that Romania’s Ambassador, Luminita Odobescu, voted in favour of the ...

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EC will request clarifications from the Romanian Government on the latest ordinances, spokesman says

The European Commission will request clarifications from the Romanian Government, in regard to the ordinances adopted on Tuesday upon the initiative if Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, with direct consequences on the magistrates’ independence. A spokesman explained on Wednesday the point ...

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Presidency slams the 2019 budget: ‘Funds should go to real investments, not to the party gang’

The budget law for 2019 has reached the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday, with the President’s spokeswoman convening a press conference and stating that the budget proposed for 2019 by the Dancila Government is not sustainable, with the funds being ...

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PSD nominates two candidates for the Development and Transport ministries. Dragnea threatens President Iohannis

The executive Committee of the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) has voted on Tuesday night, following debates that lasted 5 hours, to nominate Daniel Suciu (the leader of the party’s deputies) as deputy PM and minister of Development and Razvan ...

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