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2024 LOCAL ELECTIONS/Partial results for mayors: PSD - 37.63%; PNL - 32.27%; AUR - 6.38%

Friday, June 14, 2024

  The Social Democratic Party (PSD) obtained 37.63% of the votes for the positions of mayor, the National Liberal Party (PNL) - 32.27% and the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) - 6.38%, according to the partial results presented on Wednesday by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC).The spokesperson for the BEC, Anamaria Revnic-Calugarita, announced that, following the centralization at national level of 97.23% of the 3,186 electoral constituencies, the ...

Provisional results at EP election: PSD-PNL - 48.57%, AUR - 14.93%; ADU - 8.7%

Friday, June 14, 2024

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) - National Liberal Party (PNL) Electoral Alliance obtained 48.57% of the votes in the European parliamentary elections, the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) - 14.93%, and the United Right Alliance Save Romania Union (USR) - People's Movement Party (PMP) - Forta Dreptei - 8.7%, according to the provisional results presented on Wednesday night by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC).BEC spokeswoman, Anamaria Revnic-Calugarita, ...

USR MEP Bulai notifies European forums about suspicions of electoral fraud

Friday, June 14, 2024

   Save Romania Union (USR - opposition) MEP Iulian Bulai, a leader of the ALDE group in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said on Thursday that he had notified the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR) of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe about the poor organisation of the June 9 elections and the suspicions of fraud at ...

DefMin Tilvar at NATO Defence Ministers Meeting, bilateral meetings with counterpart from Ukraine

Friday, June 14, 2024

    The efforts of Romania and its allies to support Ukraine are solid and will continue as long as necessary, the minister of National Defense, Angel Tilvar, stated at the meeting of the Contact Group for Ukraine, on Thursday, according to the Ministry of National Defence (MApN).The discussions within the Contact Group for Ukraine aimed at coordinating the efforts of the member states and identifying solutions to current needs, taking into account ...

Gov't approves US-Romania Social Security Totalization Agreement

Friday, June 14, 2024

  The Romanian government on Thursday approved a social security totalization agreement between Romania and the US."The government made a decision today regarding the mutual recognition between Romania and the United States of America of the periods of work and the right to pension for the citizens of the two countries.A government decision approved today establishes the implementation of the bilateral social security agreement. With the entry into force of ...

WB maintains 3.3pc growth forecast for Romanian economy

Friday, June 14, 2024

 The World Bank has upheld its forecast for Romania’s economy, projecting a 3.3 percent growth for 2024 and 3.8 percent in 2025, consistent with its January estimates.   The WB’s latest Global Economic Prospects report also anticipates a 3.8 percent gross domestic product (GDP) increase for Romania in 2026. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has maintained its forecast of a 3.2 percent growth for 2024, ...

Fitch considers risks about Romania's rating are mostly balanced

Friday, June 14, 2024

Risks about Romania's rating are mostly balanced, Greg Kiss, the analyst of Fitch Ratings told Reuters. He added that the relatively low public debt level is a favorable starting point for measures meant to reduce the highest budget deficit in EU, Agerpres informs.   Romania's budget deficit went up to 3.24% of GDP at the end of April, which, according to European Commission analysts will make the 2024 deficit target of the PSD and PNL coalition of 5% ...

Foreign direct investments up by 34.14% four months into 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Direct investments by non-residents in Romania amounted to 3.230 billion euros in the first four months of this year, up 34.14% compared to 2.408 billion euros in the similar period of 2023, according to data published on Thursday by the National Bank of Romania (BNR)."Equity investments (including estimated reinvested profit) amounted to a net value of EUR 3.014 billion, and intra-group loans recorded a net value of EUR 216 million," the press release also ...

Eurostat: Romania among EU countries with industrial output increases in April

Friday, June 14, 2024

Industrial output in EU and Euro zone in April 2024 dropped compared to April 2023, but Romania is among member countries with the most important industrial output increases at annual rate, according to data released on Thursday by Eurostat.   According to those data, industrial output dropped by 3% in the euro zone and 2% in EU in April 2024 against April 2023. However, Romania is one of the member countries where industrial output went up at annual ...

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu - in extraordinary performance in Oradea, on June 14, after 7 years without concerts in Romania

Friday, June 14, 2024

Soprano Angela Gheorghiu will perform, after seven years, an extraordinary concert in Romania, in Oradea, on June 14, on the first day of the Sounds of Oradea Festival (June 14 - 16), under the baton of conductor David Gimenez Carreras. She told a Wednesday's press conference that it is absolutely natural for Romanian artists to promote the music of the country where they received "education, life, love, tradition".The program of famous arias and duets from operas will be ...

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