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Romania: Miners’ strike continues

The miners’ front is strengthening as protests continue for several days over non-payment of their salaries on time, despite the fact that the Finance Minister assured their trade unionists that they will take on arrears by February 26th. About 60 miners have barricaded themselves in the basements of the Lupeni Mines threatening to go on…

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Romania: Hungarian Foreign Minister holds a series of contacts in Bucharest

In the context of his visit to Chisinau, Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu met yesterday with Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó, who is visiting Bucharest to prepare for the Romanian-Hungarian Joint Economic Commission. Developments related to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as important issues on the bilateral agenda were discussed…

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Romania: Dozens of Romanian nationals stranded at Cancun Airport in Mexico

Dozens of Romanian citizens have been stranded at Mexican airports since January 30, when authorities confiscated their travel documents and telephones and barred them from entering the country. According to a statement issued by the Romanian Foreign Ministry last night, about 50 Romanians are still at Cancun airport, awaiting a return home flight. “The Romanian…

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Romania: Aurescu receives Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Cooperation Arancha González Laya is paying an official visit to Bucharest today at the invitation of her Romanian counterpart Bogdan Aurescu. This is a symbolic trip as it marks the first visit of a Spanish official abroad, but also the first reception of the Romanian Foreign Minister.…

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Romania: Aurescu contacts new US Secretary of State

Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu today sent a congratulatory letter to his US counterpart Antony Blinken on the occasion of his official inauguration, underlining his country’s determination to continue deepening its Strategic Partnership with the US, ensuring that Romania remains their trusted partner and close friend. At the same time, he expressed confidence that both…

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Romania: OMV Petrom resumes operations in the Black Sea

OMV Petrom is resuming its operations in shallow waters in Istria, where drilling began in late December, according to an article titled “Emerging Europe: Energy Giants Are Increasing Operations in Romania’s Black Sea” by G4media. A second drilling operation will soon begin at a depth of 2,500 m below the seabed, at a point where…

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Romania: PNL uprising ends before it ever begins

The PNL uprising against party leader Ludovic Orban ended before it even started. Following the refusal of President Klaus Iohannis to support Rares Bogdan’s initiative, as made clear by the statements of Cluj Mayor Emil Boc last night, the dust has settled and the party is eagerly awaiting its congress. At the conference, Orban is…

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Romania: Riots Rise in Liberal Party PNL; calls for the overthrow of Orban

Riots are intensifying within the ruling PNL party. Following Rareș Bogdan, the removal of former Prime Minister Ludovic Orban from the presidency of the PNL was publicly demanded by the General Secretary of the party Robert Sighiartău. The prefectural organizations of the party are divided as follows: a strong core that includes 17 Prefectural Organizations…

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Romania: President disagrees with Mitsotakis’ proposal for a vaccination certificate

Reactions also in Germany Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has stated that he does not agree with the establishment of certificates at the European level under which people vaccinated against COVID-19 can travel. The Greek prime minister on Tuesday proposed the use of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate throughout the European Union, to facilitate travel affected by…

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Romania: Government decides to reorganize government structure

At Monday’s meeting, the government adopted an emergency decree regulating the new structure of government and ministries. The new organizational chart of the government will thus include 18 ministries instead of 16, and two deputy prime ministers instead of one. The responsibilities of the latter two will be determined by a decision of the Prime…

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Romania: Gov’t Coalition Stands Up

Even before the final formation of the coalition government in Romania, tensions have already arisen between the three government partners, namely PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR, according to a series of reports from local media and online press. According to the daily Adevarul, the coalition experienced initial internal attacks just a day after receiving a no-confidence…

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Romania: The Cițu government is sworn in

The government of Florin Ciu received a vote of confidence in the Romanian Parliament early this afternoon, with 260 MEPs voting in favor and 186 against. At 20:00 (local time), the Prime Minister and Ministers will be sworn in at the Cotroceni Palace, with the first meeting of the Government to be held at 21:30.…

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Romania: Ciu presents the government program and the list of ministers

Following the agreement of the center-right parties on Tuesday between PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR to form a government under former Finance Minister and 48-year-old economist Florin Cițu from the PNL, caretaker Prime Minister Florin Ci paraqu appeared at the Permanent Offices on Wednesday. of the House of Representatives and Senate government program and list of…

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Romania: New MPs and Senators formally ratified

After a 14-hour meeting, the new MPs and senators were formally ratified and the PSD, PNL, USR, UDMR and AUR parties distributed posts in the two-chamber presidencies. The center-right alliance has officially taken power in Parliament. Ludovic Orban was elected Speaker of Parliament after a marathon session that ended around 3am, and after the AUR…

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Romania: Parliament convenes its first session

The first session of Parliament was held at noon at the invitation of President Klaus Iohannis. Two separate meetings were held, chaired by the Senior Deputy and the Senior Senator, respectively. In this first session, committees are formed to check the validity of the election of new members of parliament, which consists of 30 members…

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Romania: PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR agree on forming government

The PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR parties agreed to form a coalition government and concluded negotiations on the distribution of ministries and posts. They also concluded discussions yesterday, shaping the government program and way of working within the ruling coalition. The agreement for the formation of the ruling coalition that includes PNL, USR PLUS and UDMR…

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Romania: PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR reach agreement in principle

Today, the leaders of the PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR parties reached an agreement in principle on the formation of the new government. In particular, they agreed that the head of government will be Florin Cîțu, while Ludovic Orban will serve as Speaker of Parliament, as reported by political sources Hotnews.ro. This was made possible by…

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Romania: PNL trump card continues as Iohannis and Orban go head-to-head

Asked to comment on recent developments in government formation and unrest within the PNL, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis gave a press conference at noon saying that if the PNL-USR-PLUS-UDMR coalition nominates Ludovic Orban as Prime Minister, he will give the mandate. “Yes, if a coalition is formed that has a majority in Parliament and appoints…