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Romania: Consultations on forming a government between the PSD and the PNL continue

Consultations are ongoing with the two main parties, PSD and PNL, with a view to forming a government. The PSD announced that at today’s meeting of the National Political Council it has decided to start negotiations with the PNL, the UDMR and the ethnic minorities to form the government. In the PNL difficulties remain, as…

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Romania: PSD decides to vote against Ciucă government

The PSD leadership at today’s meeting decided that the Social Democrats should vote against the Ciuca government. The PSD has also decided not to nominate a prime minister, sources told news.ro. Earlier, the website g4media.ro reported, citing PSD sources, that the party was considering Marcel Ciolacu’s nomination for prime minister if the Ciuca government does…

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Romania: Margins for Ciuca to form a government are narrowing

Incumbent Prime Minister Nikolae Ciuca said Wednesday he would negotiate with the USR and PSD parties to support a minority government. He has clarified that he will not submit his mandate and that he will submit the government program and the list of ministers to the Assembly by Saturday. Ciuca says he has a mandate…

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Romania: Ciuca’s attempt to secure a hitherto unsuccessful majority

Romania’s attempt to secure a majority in parliament has so far failed. After yesterday’s fruitless contacts with the PSD and USR, President Klaus Iohannis called a meeting between Florin Citu and Nicolae Ciuca in Cotroceni in an effort to unblock the situation. Political sources told Hotnews.ro that at the end of the meeting it was…

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Romania: All Iohannis hopes for Ciucă

President Klaus Iohannis entrusted the mandate to form a government to retired General Nicolae Ciucă, in which he backed his hopes for the country emerging from the health crisis and improving the PNL’s image. Nicolae Ciucă will be presented to Parliament next week with a government composition that is likely to include faces from the…

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Romania: Former Defense Minister General Nicolae Ciuca is the new caretaker Prime Minister

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has given him the mandate to form a government Nicolae Ciuca, General Nicolae Ciuca, a former General Staff member who served as Minister of Defense and caretaker Prime Minister. Ciuca is a person of absolute confidence of the President of the country. His name was placed last night at an intimate…

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US Secretary of Defense visits Romania

Security and stability in the Black Sea region is in the interest of the United States and is critical to the security of the East Coast, said US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at a press conference with his Romanian counterpart Nicolae Ciucă after the meeting Theirs. “It is very clear,” he said,…

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Romania: The mandate of Prime Minister Ciolos is not approved by Parliament

The USR government proposed by Dacian Ciolos, as expected, did not get the approval of Parliament, as it received only 88 votes out of 234 requested. We must remember that the USR has 80 deputies and senators. Shortly after the vote in Parliament, former PNL President Ludovic Orban made particularly harsh statements calling for Florin…

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Romania: Rapid decline in the number of retirees

Romania recorded a rapid decline in the number of retirees from June 2020 until the middle of this year, when the number of retirees fell by 61,000. This is the biggest drop since 2013 so far. Sociologists estimate that this decline is due to the pandemic and warn that in 2050, 1 in 4 Romanians…

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Romania: Cioloş ministerial candidates go through commission hearings

Dacian Cioloş’s proposed ministers are being heard today by the relevant parliamentary committees, which will give their opinions. The vote on the composition of the government and the program of the government will take place tomorrow. PNL President Florin Cițu said earlier today that the Liberals would secure a quorum with their presence, but that…

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Romania: Cioloş determines the list of candidates for minister of his government

Appointed Prime Minister Dacian Cioloş has presented to Parliament the list of candidates for minister of his government and the governance program. Cioloş Government: Prime Minister – Dacian Cioloș Minister of Finance – Dragoș Pîslaru Minister of Interior – Alin Stoica Minister of Foreign Affairs – Dan Barna Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development –…

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Eurostat: Romania, Bulgaria and Greece lead in percentage of population at risk of poverty and social exclusion

In 2020, there were 96.5 million people in the EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion, representing 21.9% of the population. This information comes from data published by Eurostat. In 2020, there were 75.3 million people at risk of poverty in the EU, 27.6 million had severe material and social deprivation and 27.1 million…

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Romania: Cioloş begins negotiations as caretaker Prime Minister

With the mandate to form a government from Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to USR President Dacian Cioloş last night, the caretaker Prime Minister is preparing to begin negotiations with representatives of the PNL, UDMR and minorities. The USR National Bureau decided last night that the party’s negotiating team will consist of Dan Barna, Anca Dragu,…

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Romania: First consultations with PNL, PSD and USR completed

President Iohannis’ consultations with the PNL, PSD and USR have been completed, while negotiations with the other parties began at 16.00. In his statements, Florin Cițu ruled out the possibility of supporting Dacian Cioloș as Prime Minister, arguing that the USR voted in favor of the censorship motion. The PNL is a responsible party, he…

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Romania: Consultations have begun on forming a new government

President Klaus Iohannis is currently meeting with the PNL delegation and will then take over those of the PSD, USR, AUR and UDMR parties. At 17.00 he will consult with the representatives of national minorities represented in Parliament. At the end of the consultations, in theory, the Romanian head of state could announce the name…

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Romania: 9 dead in a fire at Covid Hospital in Costanza

A fire broke out Friday at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Costanza, Romania, in the intensive care unit. Nine out of ten patients at ICU Covid died. The other patients were pulled out of the window in a dramatic rescue operation. A health ministry official confirmed he was dead, adding that the number would be…

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Romania: The PNL landscape is cleared on Saturday

The PNL Congress will be held on Saturday, in Bucharest, at the premises of Romexpo, with the participation of delegates from all over Romania. The party’s next president will be elected, an office that is being claimed by the current president, Ludovic Orban, and the prime minister, Florin Ciu. The other members of the central…

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Romania: Cioloș and Barna in the second round of the USR PLUS presidential election

Dacian Cioloș emerged the winner of the first round of the USR PLUS presidency, securing 46% of the vote against 43.9% for Dan Barna and 10% for Irinel Darău (10%). Specifically, Dacian Cioloș received 15,111 votes, Dan Barna 14,404 and Irineu Darău 3,300 votes. As none of the three co-candidates received more than 50% of…