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Interior ministry proposes harsher penalties for immigrants’ traffickers

Interior minister Gabriel Oprea asks for harsher penalties for the immigrants’ traffickers. Oprea ordered a new draft law to discourage those who recruit and transport persons in the view of illegally crossing Romania’s state border, reads a press release issued ...

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EC Oks payment cut-offs lift, Romania to get EUR 480m

The European Commission decided to lift the payment cut-offs for Romanian on the Sectorial Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013, so that our country will receive around EUR 480m in about two weeks, minister of European Funds, Marius Nica said ...

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New Transport minister swears into office

New Minister of Transport Iulian Matache took the oath of office on Friday morning at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. Matache said aftert the swearing-in ceremony that one of the ministry’s priorities is increasing the European funds absorption, but also implementing ...

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Baccalaureate 2015: The highest graduation rate in the past 5 years

Romanian baccalaureate registered this year the highest graduation rate in the last five years, reveal the final results presented by the Education Ministry on Friday. 67.9 percent of the eleventh grade students graduated high school following the final exam of ...

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Health minister: Medicines in Romania to have the cheapest European price

Health minister Nicolae Banicioiu informed on Monday that starting July 1 Romania will have the lowest European price for medicines, heralding that the entire procedure of price cut was concluded following discussion with EC, IMF and with producers and distributors. ...

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Senator Mihai Fifor nominated as Transport minister, sources say

PSD Senator Mihai Fifor, president of the Senate’s transport and energy committee was designated to take over Transport minister position, which has been vacant since Ioan Rus quitted. According to governmental sources quoted by Agerpres, the nomination has been sent ...

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Justice minister, ministry might go to UNPR, sources say

Justice Minister Robert Cazanciuc might join the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR), with the party also being expected to take over Justice portfolio within the ruling coalition, political sources told local media on Wednesday. The information popped up against ...

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Ex-Finance minister resigns from the senator position

Former Finance minister Darius Valcov, currently serving a pre-trial jail sentence, sent his resignation from the senator position on Monday. He has been senator since 2012. His lawyer informed he had resigned as MP since April 7, when anti-corruption prosecutors ...

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Environment ministry gets EUR 15 M contracts financed through Norwegian grants

EUR 15 M financing contracts for 15 environment projects, granted by SEE 2009-2014 mechanism, having Norway as main contributor have been signed by the Environment Ministry on Tuesday. The contracts have been signed by the Environment Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu and ...

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Elena Udrea, placed under house arrest

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (Romanian Supreme Court) on Thursday ruled to release former Tourism minister Elena Udrea from prison and place her under house arrest. The decision refers to Udrea’s prosecution in Bute Gala file.The ruling is ...

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