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Romania: Alert State extends by one month

As of today, the state of readiness in Romania is extended for another 30 days, following a government decision. Most of the restrictions that already exist remain in force, but the organization of demonstrations and public gatherings is allowed, with the participation of up to 100 people, with the obligatory use of the mask, disinfection…

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Over EUR 6.5 billion in lost revenue from non-collection of VAT

Romania does not collect more than a third of the value added tax (VAT) to be collected and is by far the country with the largest VAT collection deficit in the European Union. At European level, Member States have lost € 140 billion in uncollected VAT revenue in 2018 and the deficit is expected to…

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For the first time, a fiscal list of political parties has been drawn up

The Permanent Electoral Authority of Romania (Permanent Electoral Authority, AEP) announced that, for the first time since its establishment, it has drawn up a “Fiscal List of Political Parties Registered at the Bucharest Court”. According to the announcement, the action is part of a series of actions aimed at openness and transparency in the financing…

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All eyes on the capital, with local elections approaching

An intra-party PNL poll showed that the battle for Bucharest between Nicușor Dan, supported by the PNL-USR-PLUS parties, and Gabriela Firea from PSD, will be close. Nicușor Dan leads the polls with the intention to vote with 31%, with Gabriela Firea in second place at 29%, and Traian Băsescu with 10%. Analysts believe that Basescu’s…

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Romania: Government Not Considering State of Preparedness Along with Emergency Measures for Local Elections

Next week, according to the Adevarul newspaper, the Orban government will extend the state of readiness for another month, until mid-October. The use of the mask will remain mandatory in open public spaces and on public transport, according to the newspaper. With regard to municipal elections, voters will be required to remove identification masks, while…

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Orban claims that PSD is trying to seize power to control the electoral process

On Monday afternoon, Ludovic Orban told Digi 24 that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) had filed a motion of censure “only to seize power in an attempt to control the electoral process.” According to Orban, “leaving the country without a government is now an act of political irresponsibility.” He considered it “obvious” that PSD was…

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Business community in a state of unrest

The business community is deeply concerned about the increase in public spending on pensions, as well as other categories of spending without a secure source of funding, according to CDR, the largest confederation of trade unions in Romania. In this context, “Romania’s Development Alliance demands responsibility from the government and parliament in managing the challenges…

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Ciolacu was elected president of PSD

Marcel Ciolacu was elected president of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) on Saturday with 1,310 votes. His rival, the former Minister of Finance, Eugen Teodorovici, barely received 91 votes. The new leader of the Social Democrats said he wants to take a completely different approach, both inside and outside the party. According to Marcel Ciolacu’s…

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The motion of censure was read in plenary

The motion of censure filed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), signed by 205 deputies and entitled “The PNL Government, from the coronavirus pandemic to the bribery pandemic”, was read on Thursday, in the plenary session, for 50 minutes, by PSD Senator Lucian Romașcanu, in the presence of 173 deputies, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and…

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The President and the Prime Minister declare the motion of censure unconstitutional

In a press conference following his participation in the extraordinary meeting of the European Council, President Klaus Iohannis stated in a teleconference that the electoral fraud in Belarus, the violent repression of protesters and the inhuman treatment of detained protesters demanded an answer from the European Union. . For the Romanian head of state, the…

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Preparations for local elections continue

In the face of local elections, the Social Democrats rejected any alliance with the Party of Humanitarian Power (PPUSL), the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) or the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR), while the Liberals did not give in to “huge pressure” by the People’s Movement Party (PMP). According to a…

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Over 1000 ICU beds available throughout the country

The Minister of Health, Nelu Tătaru, declared on Wednesday that currently 1,034 fully equipped intensive care beds are operational for the treatment of patients with COVID-19. “They are fully equipped for COVID-19 treatment. Three weeks ago, I had 840 beds. With the operation of all these hospitals that reopened – Ilfov, Witing, Elias, as well…

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PSD MPs file a motion of censure against the Orban government

The interim leader of the Social Democratic Party Marcel Ciolacu announced yesterday that the PSD parliamentarians have filed a motion of censure against “the most destructive government that Romania has had in 30 years”. According to the document entitled “PNL Government – From the Coronavirus pandemic to the bribery pandemic”, executive officials allegedly violated all…

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The extension of the alert state, most likely, according to Orban

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday that the state of alarm was “very likely” to be “widespread” as authorities considered additional restrictive measures. According to the head of government, taking into account the evolution of the number of outbreaks registered in the last two weeks, local elections could be held on September 27, “if…

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Does not proceed with a new fiscal correction

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced last Friday that the government will have to adopt a new fiscal correction before August 15, the second after the first return in April. Orban said that “the financial situation is not the best” and that “we should try to save every last lei”. Also, the Prime Minister announced that,…

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Nominations for the September 27 local elections have begun

The permanent electoral authority announced that today will begin the nomination period for the local elections, scheduled for September 27. According to the order of organization and conduct of local elections this year, the last day to submit nominations is August 18. According to Deputy Prime Minister Raluca Turcan, the way in which mayors will…

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consumption increased after 2 “anemic months”

Retail sales, the most important indicator of private consumption, increased by 2.9% (gross) in June 2020 compared to the same month last year. Growth was supported by food sales (3.6%) and especially non-food products (8.8%), while the fuel market is still in recession (-8.8%). This annual increase in private consumption in June shows a recovery…

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at 33.13% the absorption of European funds by GRNET

According to the official data available on the website of the Ministry of European Funds, from June 1, 2020, the total real absorption rate of European structural and investment funds for 2014-2020 was 33.13%. The total budget allocated to Romania for the financial year 2014-2020 amounts to 36.16 billion euros. The European Commission has already…