English - AGERPRES https://www.agerpres.ro/english - Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:45:08 GMT 2017-11-18T18:45:08Z AgriMin Daea: In a first, EU allocations next year to promote sheep and goat meat consumption https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/agrimin-daea-in-a-first-eu-allocations-next-year-to-promote-sheep-and-goat-meat-consumption-20-45-08 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11182044-1219069466.jpg" />In a first, the European Union will allocate next year funds to promote sheep and goat meat consumption, said Minister of Agriculture Petre Daea, who kicked off on Saturday in Sibiu the national campaign "Choose the sheep". Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:45:08 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/agrimin-daea-in-a-first-eu-allocations-next-year-to-promote-sheep-and-goat-meat-consumption-20-45-08 2017-11-18T18:45:08Z Median cable barrier mounted in a first in Romania https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/median-cable-barrier-mounted-in-a-first-in-romania-20-40-24 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11182039-1219329231.jpg" />In a first for Romania, a 2-km cable barrier was mounted on Saturday on the median line of national road DN2, in the area of Afumati, the National Road Infrastructure Management Corporation announced in a release. Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:40:24 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/median-cable-barrier-mounted-in-a-first-in-romania-20-40-24 2017-11-18T18:40:24Z Germany-inspired Christmas market lights up in Sibiu https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/germany-inspired-christmas-market-lights-up-in-sibiu-17-56-49 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11181008-1257208153.jpg" />Tens of thousands of locals and visitors from the country and abroad experienced on Friday evening the awe of seeing the lights going up in the Christmas market opened in the historic center of Sibiu; the event has been running for 11 years now, patterned after Austrian and German markets held in celebration of Christmas. Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:56:49 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/germany-inspired-christmas-market-lights-up-in-sibiu-17-56-49 2017-11-18T15:56:49Z MEP Sorin Moisa announces decision to resign from PSD https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/mep-sorin-moisa-announces-decision-to-resign-from-psd-16-53-02 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11181652-1232947263.jpg" />MEP Sorin Moisa announced on Saturday having decided to resign from the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and that he will also quit the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) group to join the EPP group as an independent. Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:53:02 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/mep-sorin-moisa-announces-decision-to-resign-from-psd-16-53-02 2017-11-18T14:53:02Z Health Observatory: Romania among EU's top 5 by use of antibiotics https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/health-observatory-romania-among-eu-s-top-5-by-use-of-antibiotics-15-19-53 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11181518-1238587653.jpg" />Romania is ranked among EU's top 5 heaviest consumers of antibiotics, a situation which favors the emergence of treatment resistant bacteria, the Romanian Health Observatory (ORS) said in a report this Friday. Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:19:53 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/18/health-observatory-romania-among-eu-s-top-5-by-use-of-antibiotics-15-19-53 2017-11-18T13:19:53Z Tudose on PNL - USR motion: Opportunity to present Romanians what Government has done in past year https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/tudose-on-pnl-usr-motion-opportunity-to-present-romanians-what-government-has-done-in-past-year-18-11-58 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11171811-1314636216.jpg" />The motion tabled in Parliament by PNL-USR is an opportunity to present Romanians what the Government has done in the past year, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said on Friday. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:11:58 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/tudose-on-pnl-usr-motion-opportunity-to-present-romanians-what-government-has-done-in-past-year-18-11-58 2017-11-17T16:11:58Z PNL-USR censure motion: Stop destruction of economy, cease attack on Justice https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/pnl-usr-censure-motion-stop-destruction-of-economy-cease-attack-on-justice-16-44-29 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11171643-1319885388.jpg" />The National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Save Romania Union (USR) request through the censure motion titled "PSDragnea, [Social Democratic Party, led by Liviu Dragnea] mother to all in the campaign, plague at rule" the withdrawal of the confidence granted to Tudose's Government, in order to halt "the destruction of the economy", "the attack on Justice" and Romania's ousting from the European Union. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:44:29 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/pnl-usr-censure-motion-stop-destruction-of-economy-cease-attack-on-justice-16-44-29 2017-11-17T14:44:29Z President Iohannis at Gothenburg Summit: Enhanced attention must be paid to integration of vulnerable groups on labour market https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/president-iohannis-at-gothenburg-summit-enhanced-attention-must-be-paid-to-integration-of-vulnerable-groups-on-labour-market-13-58-49 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11171357-1329877044.jpg" />AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis stated on Friday that incentives must be found for employers so that the employment rate increases among youngsters, underscoring that an enhanced attention must be paid for the integration on the labour market of some particularly vulnerable groups, such as the Roma minority, people with disabilities or the elderly. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:58:49 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/president-iohannis-at-gothenburg-summit-enhanced-attention-must-be-paid-to-integration-of-vulnerable-groups-on-labour-market-13-58-49 2017-11-17T11:58:49Z Iohannis on possibility of CVM being lifted in 2018: I do not think so https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/iohannis-on-possibility-of-cvm-being-lifted-in-2018-i-do-not-think-so-12-04-17 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11171203-1336701122.jpg" />AGERPRES special correspondent to Goteborg, Sweden, Florentina Peia reports: President Klaus Iohannis said in Goteborg on Friday that he does not believe in the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) being lifted for Romania in 2018, saying that that the optimism displayed by the country's ruling coalition in this regard is "at least inappropriate." Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:04:17 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/iohannis-on-possibility-of-cvm-being-lifted-in-2018-i-do-not-think-so-12-04-17 2017-11-17T10:04:17Z President Iohannis to attend Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Goteborg https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/president-iohannis-to-attend-social-summit-for-fair-jobs-and-growth-in-goteborg-09-49-03 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11170903-1347532872.jpg" />Romania's President Klaus Iohannis will be attending today the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Goteborg, Sweden. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:49:03 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/president-iohannis-to-attend-social-summit-for-fair-jobs-and-growth-in-goteborg-09-49-03 2017-11-17T07:49:03Z Tudose about Tax reform: The President has his opinion, we have ours https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/tudose-about-tax-reform-the-president-has-his-opinion-we-have-ours-08-48-42 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11170847-1348459513.jpg" />President Iohannis has his opinion of the tax reform, while the Government has its own opinion, which both trade unions and employers believe to be the better, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said on Thursday. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:48:42 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/17/tudose-about-tax-reform-the-president-has-his-opinion-we-have-ours-08-48-42 2017-11-17T06:48:42Z Minister Negrescu: Citizen is our priority in exercising presidency of EU Council https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/minister-negrescu-citizen-is-our-priority-in-exercising-presidency-of-eu-council-16-38-14 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11161637-1406647138.jpg" />Citizen is the priority of Romania in exercising the presidency of the Council of the European Union in two years' time, Minister Delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu told Thursday's debate on "EU Trade Policy. Challenges and Priorities," organized by the European Institute of Romania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Faculty of International Economic Relations of the Bucharest Economics Academy. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:38:14 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/minister-negrescu-citizen-is-our-priority-in-exercising-presidency-of-eu-council-16-38-14 2017-11-16T14:38:14Z JusMin Toader: I'll probably show dynamics of CVM reports, it started with 3 recommendations and got to 12 https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/jusmin-toader-i-ll-probably-show-dynamics-of-cvm-reports-it-started-with-3-recommendations-and-got-to-12-12-40-20 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11161240-1420898528.jpg" />Justice Minister Tudorel Toader announced on Thursday that he intends to present a development over time of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) reports, in order to show how and in what period the number of recommendation has increased. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:40:20 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/jusmin-toader-i-ll-probably-show-dynamics-of-cvm-reports-it-started-with-3-recommendations-and-got-to-12-12-40-20 2017-11-16T10:40:20Z R&D expenditure in Romania reaches 3.675 billion lei in 2016 https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/r-d-expenditure-in-romania-reaches-3-675-billion-lei-in-2016-11-01-09 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11161100-1426888294.jpg" />Romania spent 3.675 billion lei for R&D activities in 2016, with total R&D expenditure making up 0.48 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), of which 0.27 percent was made for the private sector and 0.21 percent for the public sector, according to data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Thursday. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:01:09 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/r-d-expenditure-in-romania-reaches-3-675-billion-lei-in-2016-11-01-09 2017-11-16T09:01:09Z Honour Council of Romania's Star National Order decides to withdraw decoration from UDMR's Kelemen https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/honour-council-of-romania-s-star-national-order-decides-to-withdraw-decoration-from-udmr-s-kelemen-08-34-47 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11160833-1435728075.jpg" />The Honour Council of Romania's Star National Order has decided to withdraw the award bestowed on national leader of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor for Kelemen's statements in a recent interview that the UDMR leaders and the Hungarian community have nothing to celebrate on Romania's Greater Union Centennial in 2018, council member Mircea Geoana has told AGERPRES. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:34:47 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/16/honour-council-of-romania-s-star-national-order-decides-to-withdraw-decoration-from-udmr-s-kelemen-08-34-47 2017-11-16T06:34:47Z Costin (BNS): Romania stops being social state from 1 January 2018 https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/costin-bns-romania-stops-being-social-state-from-1-january-2018-17-43-10 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11151742-1489174044.jpg" />Romania will cease being a social state starting with 1 January 2018, following the transfer of social contributions from employer to employee, leader of the National Trade Union Bloc (BNS) Dumitru Costin stated on Wednesday during a debate titled "Overtime - the way to burnout." Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:43:10 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/costin-bns-romania-stops-being-social-state-from-1-january-2018-17-43-10 2017-11-15T15:43:10Z PM Tudose: 8.8 pct economic growth in Q3 2017 https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/pm-tudose-8-8-pct-economic-growth-in-q3-2017-15-22-23 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11151521-1497600856.jpg" />Premier Mihai Tudose announced at the beginning of Wednesday's Government sitting that the economic growth in the third quarter of this year stands at 8.8 pct. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:22:23 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/pm-tudose-8-8-pct-economic-growth-in-q3-2017-15-22-23 2017-11-15T13:22:23Z Iohannis: CVM report, a serious alarm signal the ruling coalition must take into account https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/iohannis-cvm-report-a-serious-alarm-signal-the-ruling-coalition-must-take-into-account-13-51-39 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11151350-1503086184.jpg" />President Klaus Iohannis says that European Commission's report on progress in Romania with judiciary reform under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) is a serious alarm signal that the ruling coalition must take into account, according to a statement from the Presidential Administration. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:51:39 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/iohannis-cvm-report-a-serious-alarm-signal-the-ruling-coalition-must-take-into-account-13-51-39 2017-11-15T11:51:39Z JusMin Toader: Report concludes Romania can fulfil its objective of lifting CVM under incumbent EC https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/jusmin-toader-report-concludes-romania-can-fulfil-its-objective-of-lifting-cvm-under-incumbent-ec-12-14-26 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11151213-1508883356.jpg" />The report published on Wednesday by the European Commission on Romania's progress with judicial reform concludes that Romania can fulfil its objective of having the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) lifted before the tenure of the incumbent European Commission ends in 2018, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader said Wednesday. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:14:26 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/jusmin-toader-report-concludes-romania-can-fulfil-its-objective-of-lifting-cvm-under-incumbent-ec-12-14-26 2017-11-15T10:14:26Z Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/commission-reports-on-progress-in-romania-under-the-co-operation-and-verification-mechanism-11-49-14 <img style="float:left;" align="left" src="https://www.agerpres.ro/imageResize?path=%2Fmedia%2Fimages%2F2017-11%2F11151146-1510498513.jpg" />The European Commission issued on Wednesday its latest report on steps taken by Romania to meet its commitments on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) set up when the country joined the European Union in 2007, informs a release of the Community Executive. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:49:14 GMT https://www.agerpres.ro/english/2017/11/15/commission-reports-on-progress-in-romania-under-the-co-operation-and-verification-mechanism-11-49-14 2017-11-15T09:49:14Z