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Update: 3-month ROBOR Index slightly up to 3.07%. Darius Valcov hopes for change in calculating the index

The 3-month ROBOR Index, according to which the cost of variable-yield loans in RON is calculated, has increased on Monday to 3.07%, up against 3.06% in the previous session, according to the figures released by the National Bank of Romania ...

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Politico: Romanian PM Viorica Dancila accuses EU of double standards

Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă accused Western European leaders of double standards in criticizing her country over corruption and a crackdown on anti-government protests. Dăncilă, whose government holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said corruption is also a problem in Western ...

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‘We were not ready for such an autocratic pressure’ – Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar tells ‘Le Monde’

“We were not ready for such an autocratic pressure” is the headline in ‘Le Monde’, January 1-2 edition, for the interview with Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, along with an ample article on Romania taking over the EU Council presidency on ...

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Ion Iliescu for ‘Le Figaro’: PSD should support Tariceanu for presidency

Former President Ion Iliescu stated, in the controversial interview granted to ‘Le Figaro’, broadcasted Tuesday evening by Realitatea TV private broadcaster, that PSD should support Calin Popescu Tariceanu (ALDE leader – our note) for presidency. “Realistically speaking, our party should ...

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UDMR’s Kelemen Hunor: Any talk about amnesty and pardon should stop now

UDMR chairman Kelemen Hunor is skeptical about the PSD’s plans to issue an emergency ordinance on amnesty and pardon and says that at this point any discussion on this issue should stop. “Pardon is part of the criminal policy of ...

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Iohannis: Romania can hold the EU Council Presidency despite internal disputes

Romania can hold the Presidency of the EU Council despite internal disputes, President Klaus Iohannis has told an interview for the Austria media. Iohannis also said that the current ruling majority wants to weaken the anti-corruption actions, yet voicing hope ...

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Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova: We hope that the measures agreed upon now will last longer than the governments

Justice Commissioner, Vera Jourova, has paid a visit to Bucharest to meet Romanian officials, including President Klaus Iohannis, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, the High Court chair Cristian Tarcea and Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici. No talks were scheduled with Prime Minister ...

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US Embassy, concerned about the lagging of anti-corruption fight

Political Counselor with the US Embassy in Bucharest, David Allen Schlaefer, has said in an interview that the United States is concerned about the lagging of anti-corruption fight in Romania. “A concerning risk factor is corruption and the lagging of ...

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