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FM Aurescu: Staff shift needed in Romania’s embassies

Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu considers “a staff shift” is needed within Romania’s embassies, especially at the leadership level, arguing there are many ambassadors “who have already concluded their usual four-year term”. His statements came after he was asked about ...

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Anti-corruption prosecutors ask jail sentence for minister Dragnea in referendum file

Anti-corruption prosecutors have asked on Wednesday that Social Democrat top leader Liviu Dragnea, also minister of Regional Development and Tourism, should get a jail sentence in the referendum file, arguing the witnesses brought to testify for Dragnea talked with him ...

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Romania to host regional cyber security summit in May

Minister for Informational Society Sorin Grindeanu informed on Tuesday that Romania would organize a regional cyber security summit in Bucharest during May 11-13, together with the US State Department for Commerce, with the US Embassy in Bucharest and other 17 ...

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Ex-finance minister Valcov-23 days behind bars

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to place Darius Valcov under preventive arrest for 23 days. The High Court of Cassation and Justice admitted the appeal of the National Anti-corruption Directorate, after another court had previously decided that the former ...

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Second arrest request for Valcov receives Senate’s legal committee green light. DNA turns down agreement with ex-minister

The Legal committee of the Senate approved on Tuesday the prosecution and detention requests in the case of former Finance Minister Darius Valcov. The Senate plenum will most probably give a final vote in this case on Wednesday. “The report ...

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Valcov allegedly paid RON 1 M for paintings in 2013

New details were disclosed on Sunday about the case of the former Finance minister Darius Valcov, about his impressive collection of valuable paintings and his intention to open an art gallery. Judicial sources told local new agencies that Valcov would ...

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Eugen Teodorovici to be the new Finance minister

Minister of European Funds minister Eugen Teodorovici will be the new Finance minister, while his portfolio will be taken over by Marius Nica, the incumbent secretary general within the Labour Ministry. The decision came after a meeting between PM Victor ...

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Former finance minister placed under house arrest

The Supreme Court’s magistrates decided on Thursday night to place former Finance minister Darius Valcov under house arrest after he had been under remand for 24 hours. However the ruling is not final, the anti-corruption prosecutors being expected to  challenge ...

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Former Minister Cristian David will be judged under house arrest

Former Minister Cristian David will be investigated under house arrest, the Supreme Court (the High Court for Cassation and Justice – ICCJ) ruled during the night of Friday to Saturday. The decision cannot be appealed. The judges rejected the DNA ...

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PM Ponta takes over as interim Finance minister. President Iohannis signs appointing decree

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta took over as interim Finance minister after the portfolio  has been vacant for a few days following Darius Valcov’s resignation. “I will assume interim Finance portfolio until Wednesday, March 25. After the Fiscal Codes enactment ...

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