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Who will take over PNL leadership?

The Liberals will decide on the future party’s leadership next week in an informal meeting, after Klaus Iohannis resigns from the President position to take his seat as head of state at Cotroceni Palace. National Liberal Party’s leaders are expecting ...

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Estonia to set up embassy to Romania

The Estonian Government informed on Thursday it would open embassy in Bucharest as from next year. Romania also decided in November to set up embassy to Estonia. Romanian FM Bogdan Aurescu and his Estonian counterpart, Keit Pentus-Rosimannus agreed during a ...

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Statements from Basescu, Ponta and Macovei have affected justice independence, CSM says

President Traian Basescu, PM Victor Ponta and MEP Monica Macovei, through their statements regarding the Microsoft and Lukoil files, as well as the expected judiciary decision on Klaus Iohannis’ incompatibility file , have affected justice’ independence, the Superior Council of ...

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DNA argues the draft budget has cut one third of its money, minister Valcov claims misunderstanding

The National Anti-corruption Department (DNA) issued a release on Thursday, claiming the draft budget for 2015, issued by the Finance Ministry, has no identifiable funds for its activity, the funds being included into the Public Ministry chapter, the entire institution ...

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Romania – on the list of CIA’s secret prisons, hosted a “black site’

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According to a Washington Post report, Romania is listed among the countries which hosted secret prisons of the CIA, so-called “black sites,” sites where the CIA housed and interrogated terrorismor suspects. A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee issued on ...

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Voting by correspondence, rejected by the Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies rejected on Tuesday the draft law on voting by correspondence for Romanians living or having the residency abroad. The draft law was rejected by 203 votes against, 84 abstentions and 8 votes for. The draft law ...

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President-elect Klaus Iohannis tops the confidence standings

President-elect Klaus Iohannis is leading the confidence chart, followed by Mugur Isarescu and Victor Ponta. On the other hand, PNL (made up by PNL and PDL) would win the general elections if they’d take place next week, reveals an opinion ...

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UK expresses openness to support Romania in fighting against corruption

Prime Minister David Cameron has transmitted to President Klaus Iohannis, in his congratulatory message, that UK is ready to support him in fighting corruption, increasing accountability and in improving transparency, stating at the same time that he looks forward to ...

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PM’s statement on Iohannis incompatibility affected the judiciary independence

Romanian premier Victor Ponta’s statements according to which Klaus Iohannis will be declared incompatible by the Supreme Court have affected the Justice’ s independence, the Judicial Inspection ruled on Tuesday. Magistrates of the Judicial Inspections argue that the limits of ...

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