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Outgoing President asks Premier to step out

Outgoing President Traian Basescu lashed out at premier Victor Ponta, asking for his retiring from the Government and slammed recent Government actions, but also pointing at the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund if IMF agreement would be in ...

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File on Diaspora vote taken over by anti-corruption prosecutors

The General Prosecutor’s Office has sent the file regarding Diaspora vote’s irregularities to the National Anti-corruption Directorate for further investigations. The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) has asked to take over the case that probes into abuse of office and preventing ...

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Iohannis pleads for center-right government in interview with “La Reppublica”

The Romanian President-elect Klaus Iohannis told an interview to “La Reppublica” that a Government implementing center-right policies is needed in Romania. “I shall always be a president looking at the national interests and who can bring politicians together, but I’ll ...

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Romanian President-elect to swear in on December 21

The joint plenum of the Parliament will convene on December 21 for the President-elect Klaus Iohannis swearing-in ceremony, the Chamber of Deputies leadership agreed on Wednesday. The Parliament was informing on Tuesday that have asked for the Romanian Constitutional Court ...

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MP Marko Attila to be placed under preventive detention in ex-DIICOT chief case

On Wednesday the Chamber of Deputies plenum gave its green light on the Justice minister’s request asking for the lawmakers’ approval for MP Marko Attila’s preventive detention. He is charged with abuse of office in the file related to the ...

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Liberals to veto 2015 state budget bill. No-confidence vote in February

The National Liberal Party will veto 2015 state budget bill and will file a no-confidence motion in February, PNL co-president Vasile Blaga told Gândul Live on Tuesday night. ”We cannot come to rule but following constitutional provisions. We shall file ...

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Gov’t reshuffle tabled by December 19: Two portfolios each for UNPR, PC and PLR, Social Democrats take the rest

PM Victor Ponta said on Tuesday that the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR), the Conservative Party (PC) and the Liberal Progressive Party (PLR), recently co-opted in the ruling coalition, would get two ministries each in the news reshuffled Cabinet. ...

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Iohannis, no longer a mayor, to take up presidential chair soon

President-elect Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday announced that he has rendered his mandate as mayor of Sibiu, saying that this move is necessary in order to take over the presidential responsibilities, in a couple of days. “I am thanking the residents ...

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Five diplomats, FM Aurescu included, receive ambassador degrees

President Traian Basescu on Tuesday has signed the decrees through which five diplomats are receiving the degree of ambassador. Among them there are also the new Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu (photo) and Presidential Adviser Bogdan Manoiu. The five diplomats receiving ...

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Where did top officials celebrate National Day and what messages did they convey?

President-elect Klaus Iohannis chose to celebrate National Day in Alba Iulia, the Union City. Iohannis, wearing a tricolor scarf, was welcomed by the locals with applause and the traditional bread, salt and Romanian slivovitz. The future Romanian president said he ...

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