EXCLUSIVE Dutch government announces „positive stance on Romania and Croatia’s Schengen accession” but has „rule of law concerns” for Bulgaria


1 comentariu 179 vizualizări

Fake doctor Matteo Politi, accused of performing surgery on 28 people in several private clinics without the right to practise, was sentenced at first instance to 3 years and 10 months in prison


3 comentarii114 vizualizări

EXCLUSIVE POLL What do Romanians think about joining Schengen? 41% think Romania will be admitted/ Corruption in police stations and police is a cause for concern for member countries say 56% of Romanians/ 46% think it would be right for Romania to join Schengen alone, uncoupled from Bulgaria / Who should resign in case of failure?


0 comentarii156 vizualizări

OFFICIAL 30-day pre-trial detention for Romanian Court of Accounts Vice President Niculae Bădălău / Prosecutors: the accused has developed a real modus operandi in obtaining works contracts from the municipalities of Giurgiu and Teleorman for companies controlled by him


0 comentarii96 vizualizări

The two faces of Romania: how Bucharest became NATO’s „capital” despite the lack of internal reforms


1 comentariu 176 vizualizări

This week, Bucharest became ground zero for global diplomacy. The capital is hosting a summit of NATO foreign ministers, a G7 meeting and the Munich...  

President Iohannis talks about the possibility of postponing a decision on Romania’s accession to Schengen: „If we don’t have a certainty by 8 December, it is possible to postpone the decision by a month or two months”


1 comentariu 107 vizualizări

The lifting of the CVM: a breath of fresh air for the Government and President Iohannis / What the European Commission’s decision means for Romania


4 comentarii157 vizualizări

The European Commission’s decision to terminate the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Romania, two years after a similar decision was…

SOURCES Interior Minister Lucian Bode goes to Vienna for talks with Austrian Interior Minister / Gerhard Karner announced that Austria will not agree to Schengen expansion


0 comentarii138 vizualizări

Major decision expected today in Brussels: The College of Commissioners discusses the preliminary conclusions of the Verification and Cooperation Mechanism on Romania / Commission could take an important step towards lifting the CVM – sources


0 comentarii75 vizualizări

President Iohannis urges OMV management to start as soon as possible the offshore exploitation in the perimeter owned by Romgaz and OMV Petrom


0 comentarii245 vizualizări

President Klaus Iohannis asked OMV’s management, during his talks at the Cotroceni on Monday, to start as soon as possible the offshore exploitations in the...  

PNL and PSD, in a tug-of-war over pension increases. What the two parties are proposing


0 comentarii103 vizualizări

The PNL and PSD are at war with each other over pension increases, as they have been for the past two months, and over the...  

BREAKING Austrian Interior Minister announces opposition to Schengen accession of Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia / In January, Minister Bode thanked Austrian minister for „supporting” Schengen accession


2 comentarii643 vizualizări

SOURCES One of the scenarios for Romania’s accession to Schengen: a monitoring programme similar to the CVM in justice


0 comentarii110 vizualizări

Romania, the EU Member States and representatives of the European institutions are currently discussing several scenarios for Schengen accession to take place at the EU...  

Do Romania and Bulgaria really deserve the keys to the EU unconditionally? A few observations on the glowing assessment of the European Commission of the Romanian border security


2 comentarii245 vizualizări

EXCLUSIVE The Netherlands has sent a Schengen evaluation mission to Romania. What the Dutch experts are checking


1 comentariu 972 vizualizări

The Dutch government has sent an evaluation mission to Romania to verify the state of fulfilment of the necessary criteria for joining the Schengen area,...  

BREAKING President Klaus Iohannis promulgates the three justice laws. The head of state did not wait for the opinion of the Venice Commission, as requested by the European Commissioner for Justice


1 comentariu 191 vizualizări

BREAKING Massive blackout in Moldova, including Chisinau, after Russian bombing of Ukraine / Power supply from Romania cut off


0 comentarii730 vizualizări

Several regions of the Republic of Moldova were left without electricity on Tuesday evening due to Russian shelling in Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spînu...  

The risk of being the champion of integrity in politics / How USR raised the bar and what happened when it fell under it: the case of Clotilde Armand


1 comentariu 117 vizualizări

The accusations made by the National Integrity Agency (ANI) against the mayor of Sector 1, Clotilde Armand, are a blow to the PSD’s political opponents...  

3 billion US loan for the construction of two new units at the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant


0 comentarii346 vizualizări

Energy Minister Virgil Popescu will receive letters of intent for two loans of $50 million and $3 billion from the president of the US Exim...  

„The employee profile has changed a lot recently. Expectations from our clients have increased a lot in terms of transferable knowledge”, Alexandru Matei, Country Head Resource Management Organization Luxoft (P)


0 comentarii196 vizualizări

Foreign Affairs Ministry, after Putin’s statements: falsely suggesting that Romania has territorial claims over Ukraine / Russian President: large territories in Romania, in Hungary, have been taken (…) Russia can be the only real guarantor of Ukrainian statehood and sovereignty


1 comentariu 213 vizualizări

The media empire controlled by Viktor Orban’s party FIDESZ in Transylvania is collapsing: 70% of journalists have been fired 


0 comentarii109 vizualizări

The Mediater association, through which Viktor Orban’s FIDESZ party controls much of the Hungarian-language press in Romania, is laying off two-thirds of the journalists working...  

The Emperor of empty words


1 comentariu

Rarely do we get to see a politician’s hollowness in all its glory. President Klaus Iohannis gave us this opportunity on Tuesday, during the pompous...  

The metastasis of the press. Elon Musk’s case in Bran demonstrates un unprecedented vulnerability for Romania


0 comentarii

The metastasis of the press. Elon Musk’s case in Bran demonstrates un unprecedented vulnerability for Romania   The press is considered the watchdog of society....  

The ghost children: the Horahai, excluded by the Roma and the Turks, illiterate and undocumented, they do not exist for the Romanian state / How an NGO managed to increase the number of preschoolers from two to six preparatory classes


0 comentarii

DOCUMENT Who are the owners of Romania’s big news TV channels: Antena 3, RTV, Digi24, Realitatea and B1 TV


1 comentariu

The list of the shareholders of the companies that own the broadcasting licences (radio and TV stations) was published following a DNA decision of 18...  

All MEPs from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party abstained in the vote on Romania’s Schengen accession / Another Dutch MEP (EPP) from the governing coalition voted against


1 comentariu

Why Defense Minister Vasile Dincu is hard to oust from the Government


1 comentariu

Since taking office, Minister Vasile Dincu has suffered from the weariness of a politician who hides his incompetence and inadequacy in a sea of „crafted”...  

Law with new rights for employees promulgated by President Iohannis. Employees can request paternity leave and five days leave to care for a relative


0 comentarii

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Monday a law that introduces new rights for private sector employees and civil servants, according to Agerpres. The law amends...  

Romania company among the 75 start-ups selected by the European Commission for funding through an innovation fund


0 comentarii

The European Commission has selected 75 innovative start-ups, including a company from Romania, after the second deadline for assessing applications for funding through this year’s...  

Dutch Ambassador on Romania’s integration into the Schengen Area: we need to weigh the information / This takes time


5 comentarii

A statement by the Dutch ambassador in Bucharest, Roelof van Ees, seems to temper the optimism of some Romanian politicians about a rapid integration into...  

A Romanian woman testifies at the Council of Europe about the traumas she experienced in communist orphanages/ Independent investigations are called for in all EU states on the violation of children’s rights/ „We were kept naked, there was no heating, we received only a little food and we were left in the dark”


0 comentarii

Romania buys two firefighting vessels from Dutch company Damen for 44 million euros the day before Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s visit / The purchase comes ahead of the decisive vote for Schengen entry / Parallel to the British frigate deal


1 comentariu

The passion of President Klaus Iohannis for BMW: The story begins in 2007 with a white limousine / He also drove a model unique in the country, the M5 variant / Local press, ten years ago: The mayor of Sibiu is the local face of the car dealer, with whom he has a contract


0 comentarii

The generation that gets to eat


0 comentarii

In one of his rare public outings, Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) chief Eduard Hellvig on Tuesday projected the image of an enviable country: „Romania is...  

Cryptic messages from the head of the National Intelligence Service(SRI) in one of his rare public outings: I also know about the problems caused by some former SRI workers who are either positioned behind all sorts of people or gravitating around state-owned companies. We will do our best to solve them


0 comentarii

BREAKING The Venice Commission will issue its opinion on Romania’s justice laws in December, although the PSD-PNL majority wants to adopt them by November. EU Commissioner Didier Reynders urged Bucharest not to adopt the laws without this opinion


0 comentarii

Education minister Sorin Cîmpeanu, the second minister in the Ciucă government to leave for reasons of academic integrity / In addition to the two, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă and Transport Minister Sorin Grindeanu are also accused of plagiarism, while Minister for the Interior Lucian Bode has classified his thesis.


0 comentarii

“Youth acting against fake news”: a project with information and debates on detecting and combating fake news


0 comentarii

From curing COVID with garlic to the 5G chip vaccines, and on to the „de-nazification” of Ukraine are just a few steps in the direction...  

Unprecedented degradation of the Romanian press – Appeal initiated by G4Media, backed by Freedom House and Expert Forum


0 comentarii

G4Media.ro, Group 4 Media Freedom & Democracy Association, Freedom House and Expert Forum are sounding the alarm about the unprecedented degradation of the media landscape...  

20 years of National Anticorruption Directorate. The water gun held to the heads of politicians


0 comentarii

The National Anticorruption Directorate marks 20 years of existence on Tuesday. What has it meant to run this institution for two decades and what are...  

The BMW affair. How Romanian police justify buying hundreds of BMWs from Iohannis’ friend: police need powerful cars for traffic chases / 3 other car brands met the technical requirements but did not participate in the tender – Mercedes, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo


1 comentariu

European Parliament calls on the EU Council and the European Commission to urgently present a timetable for Romania’s accession to Schengen 


0 comentarii

MEP Victor Negrescu has obtained the support of a large number of MEPs to call in the plenary of the European Parliament representatives of the...  

BREAKING Vladimir Putin announces partial mobilization: now we are also talking about nuclear blackmail by the West, we will use all means to defend ourselves/ We want to liberate Donbas, Herson, Zaporizhzhia from neo-Nazis


0 comentarii

SOURCES Liberals to propose in the coalition meeting that the measure of compensating 50 bani per litre for fuel should continue only for diesel, not for gasoline


0 comentarii

National Liberal Party (PNL) will propose today, in the meeting of the governing coalition, scheduled at 5 p.m., that the…

EXCLUSIVE €250 million project to digitalize the National Agency of Fiscal Administration. Official talks with major global suppliers – SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon, IBM. Minister Adrian Câciu: We want quick solutions to reduce tax evasion


0 comentarii

967 new cases of COVID and 2 deaths in the last day


0 comentarii

967 new cases of COVID and 2 deaths were reported in the last day, including one in the 30-39 age group, according to a bulletin...  

BREAKING Council of Europe calls on Romania to amend justice laws in line with Venice Commission and state anti-corruption body’s opinion – GRECO / Calls for disclosure of money paid by political parties to the press


0 comentarii

Does Romania deserve to join Schengen? The risks of a politically negotiated decision


4 comentarii

Romanian politicians from both the government and the opposition have been shaking hands these days in the European Parliament to counter a possible danger: the...  

EXCLUSIVE Political turmoil in Romania over Schengen enlargement: authorities and political parties are trying to prevent a Dutch veto after a party in the Dutch government coalition signalled it would oppose Romania’s accession


2 comentarii

Romanian-American collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence between Lockheed Martin and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca / Prime Minister Ciucă: „Our role in the Black Sea region is increasingly relevant”


0 comentarii

SOURCES The Criminal Prosecution and Forensic Section of the General Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the random assignment procedure of the case in which Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă obtained the dismissal of the submissions in the case of his doctoral thesis / Who is the prosecutor in charge


0 comentarii

Blue Air suspended all flights departing from Romania, 3,000 passengers stranded / Company accuses the Ministry of Environment of freezing accounts / Ministry of Environment refuses to lift the seizure of accounts for a debt of 28 million lei


0 comentarii

EXCLUSIVE Unprecedented: Government admits in an official document that the ordinance for capping energy bills could violate European law / The justification note states in black and white: It is likely to contradict Directive 944/2019 and Regulation 943/2019


0 comentarii

EXCLUSIVE Government warned by The National Authority for Energy Regulations ANRE that the new energy bill capping ordinance will lead to the disappearance of some energy suppliers / State-owned companies will have to be created / The billing ordinance blatantly violates European rules


0 comentarii

EXCLUSIVE Avangarde POLL: 73% of Romanians believe there will be a major economic crisis / Half of the population fears inflation the most, followed by the energy and food crisis and rising bank interest rates / 67% have reduced consumption. Where did consumers cut back most?


0 comentarii

Romania’s population at January 1, 2022 was 19.038 million inhabitants/ The demographic ageing process is deepening


1 comentariu

Romania’s resident population was 19.038 million on 1 January 2022, down by 163,600 people compared to 1 January 2021, according to a press release from...  

The Declic community files a criminal complaint after the cancellation of the plagiarism complaints against Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă. The organization is asking for verification of how the file reached Judge Marius Iosif, previously appointed to several public positions by PNL


1 comentariu

EXCLUSIVE European Commission on the controversial justice laws adopted by the government: we are following the process closely / It is important that the final laws address long-standing concerns raised in the context of the CVM


0 comentarii

An open letter signed by 100 intellectuals asks the Minister of Education, Sorin Cîmpeanu, for radical amendments to the draft Education Laws and to extend the period of public debate.


0 comentarii

Marcel Ciolacu: Energy prices for the population will remain capped at the current level / It is excluded that we will not pay the compensation


1 comentariu

PSD President Marcel Ciolacu said Tuesday evening on Antena 3 that the price the population will pay for energy will remain capped at the current...  

Massive 8.77 billion lei NRRP contract signed for the modernisation of the Caransebeș-Timișoara-Arad railway


0 comentarii

The largest financing contract for the railway sector under the National Recovery and Resilience Programme (NRRP), worth 8.77 billion lei, has been signed and involves...  

The pro-Russian mayor of Chisinau, who is courting Romanian political leaders, has launched a new party. Ion Ceban, a formidable politician in Moldova


1 comentariu

Chisinau Mayor Ion Ceban announced on Tuesday that he is officially launching the National Alternative Movement Party, reports Agora. Ceban,…

Tanczos Barna announces that he is working with Petre Daea to find solutions to reforestation / The ministers plan to reforest 56,000 hectares, which should be financed through the NRRP


0 comentarii

A first in Romania: More electric and hybrid cars sold than diesel cars / Sales of diesel cars dropped by a third


1 comentariu

Sales of electric and hybrid cars exceeded sales of diesel cars for the first time this year, the Environment Ministry announced in a press release....  

Radio Free Europe: Romania’s state of play on highways in the NRRP / Only 10 km completed in one year, 50 km in the works


0 comentarii

Romania has so far built only 10.8 of the 429 kilometers of highways it has proposed in the NRRP for the next few years. Another...  

EXCLUSIVE How much money has Romania already spent from the NRRP since January? Ministry of Finance: ‘No money has been used’, ‘to be used’, and ‘no requests for funds have been received’/ Three institutions avoided direct answers and passed us from one institution to another 


0 comentarii

Nicușor Dan’s project, the Bucharest-Ilfov Metropolitan Train, will cost 962 million euros and will have a demand of 86,000 passengers/day. What experts say about the usefulness of a train around the capital


0 comentarii

Five members of a family, including a 5-year-old girl, killed in Argeș. The suspect is a relative of the victims and is suffering from mental disorder. Prosecutor mentions harrowing violence, claims suspect had a well-established plan


0 comentarii

Major crisis of confidence in Romanian politicians. How did Iohannis drop to 15% approval rating, and Ciolacu leading the pack of losers? 


1 comentariu

A survey conducted by Avangarde on behalf of the PSD and published on Tuesday, August 2, indicates a major crisis of confidence in the entire...  

European Commission approves €149 million to support hydrogen production in Romania


1 comentariu

The European Commission approved on Monday, under EU state aid rules, a €149 million aid scheme for Romania made available through the Recovery and Resilience...  

The Prosecutor General’s Office returns the Revolutuion case back to court; 33 years have passed since the Romanian Revolution of 1989/ Prosecutors claim to have resolved the irregularities pointed by the judges


2 comentarii

The three big laws that are turning Romania into a mafia state. President Iohannis must put a stop to serious derailments in education, justice and national security


0 comentarii

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă and President Klaus Iohannis are trying their best to present Romania abroad as a genuine democracy,…

Who does Prime Minister Ciucă serve / The General’s debt of honour


0 comentarii

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă has to decide: does he continue to govern alongside the UDMR as if nothing had happened or does he part ways...  

Resignation and departure of the UDMR from government, the only decent solution for Kelemen Hunor / A major test for Prime Minister Ciucă and the governing coalition


1 comentariu

The leader of the UDMR, Kelemen Hunor, has turned black to white, defended what cannot be defended and seriously undermined…

The Romanian model 


1 comentariu

Romania is neither Poland nor Hungary, but it is starting to be increasingly associated with these two EU problem countries. There are just differences in...  

The abuses of power of Prime Minister Ciucă. The general is destroying entire institutions to escape plagiarism accusations


1 comentariu

General Nicolae Ciucă, propelled as Prime Minister by the toxic PSD-PNL-UDMR coalition, has moved on to a new autocratic phase. He is destroying entire institutions...  

Ministry of Health: More than €80 million from the NRRP goes to newborn intensive care units. Beneficiary Guide published for consultation


0 comentarii

The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that it has published the Beneficiary Guide and related annexes for public consultation under Component 12 – Health,...  

New education law abolishes CNATDCU, the key institution dealing with the analysis of plagiarism / PM Ciucă will escape CNATDCU scrutiny if the law enters into force


2 comentarii

CNATDCU, the National Council for the Accreditation of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, the essential institution in the analysis of…

Family doctors can equip and renovate medical practices with money from the NRRP / €180 million available at their disposal


0 comentarii

Family doctors will have more than €180 million from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan to renovate and equip medical practices, Europa FM reports. 3,000...  

Lucian Croitoru

Giants’ inflation, dwarfs’ inflation (Op-ed)


3 comentarii

High inflation in many countries will not be defeated by firm monetary policies alone, nor will it be tackled without them. Even if monetary policies...  

Résumé of Ancuta Condurache, the new director of the PNRR: 14 years at the Ministry of Transportation, 3 years at the Voluntari City Hall, master’s degree in aeronautical management


0 comentarii

NRRP Monitor report on June 30 targets: 16 targets achieved, 11 overdue/ „Funds could be blocked in autumn due to whistleblower law”


0 comentarii

Of the 27 NRRP milestones and targets that were due on the 30th of June, only 16 have been met and 11 are overdue, according...  

ANALYSIS reporting on the Railways and highways in the NRRP. Construction sites open on only 10% of the length of highways, and no design and construction contracts signed for railways and metros


0 comentarii

The unprecedented and accelerated degradation of democracy under the Iohannis-Ciucă regime. With Romania silenced, the PNL is rapidly becoming PSD-ized


1 comentariu

Under the leadership of the Iohannis – Ciucă tandem, the PNL has quickly turned into a party with authoritarian reflexes,…

SOURCES European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova has struck a deal with the Ciucă government and President Iohannis: If the justice laws pass in September, the last CVM report will be in October and the verification and control mechanism will be lifted


0 comentarii

Vera Jourova’s good fortune: The first EU official to get the chance to see Romania’s rule of law in action


0 comentarii

European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova has been in Bucharest since Monday to check and assess how the rule of law, justice,...  

EXCLUSIVE How Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă’s criminal case was directed by the „cover” method to Judge Marius Iosif, who retired immediately after quashing the plagiarism complaints / Plus: Until last year, Iosif and the government spokesperson were colleagues in the Freemasonry


1 comentariu

Fugitive Paul Philippe of Romania caught in France. He had been sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison in the case of the illegal restitution of the Băneasa farm.


1 comentariu

Fugitive Paul Philippe of Romania has been arrested by authorities in France. When stopped on the streets of Paris, the…

Government to hike dividend tax from 5% to 8% from next year. Excise duties on alcohol and tobacco hikes, gambling taxes increase, VAT on sugary drinks to rise to 19%


0 comentarii

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă told PNL leaders at a meeting on Monday the main fiscal measures were decided after negotiations…

The champion who talks to water


1 comentariu

A 17-year-old teenager has for a moment fixed the broken compass of Romanian sport and Romanian society in general, correctly pointing to the North: There...  

Celine Gauer, European Commission: Romania’s NRRP is an excellent plan, focus must be on implementation/ Delivery of reforms cannot be negotiated


1 comentariu

Romania’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan is excellent on the green transition component and on structural reforms, Celine Gauer, Head…

A 2000 year-old treasure with about 300 Roman coins discovered in Mures county by a treasure hunter


2 comentarii

A more than 2,000-year-old treasure, consisting of about 300 silver and bronze coins, was discovered by a treasure hunter from Mures county in a forest...  

SOURCES: Coalition leaders decided to introduce changes in property tax based on value / Tax deductions for wages up to 4,500 lei gross / No agreement on surcharging large companies


0 comentarii

Rules for recruitment for vacancies related to the implementation of the NRRP, established by the Government by Emergency Ordinance 


0 comentarii

According to a press release issued by the Executive, the act concerns the filling and the organization and conduct of competitions for vacant and temporarily...  

A president without a compass. Klaus Iohannis and „his people”, a serious attack on freedom of the press and the G4Media.ro


2 comentarii

President Klaus Iohannis expressed on Tuesday his first reaction on a subject of utmost importance, a week after the first articles published exclusively by G4Media.ro...  

EXCLUSIVE Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stefanishyna: There is some military support provided by Romania / We are grateful that Romania supports Ukraine’s candidacy / Pro-Russian narrative was decisive in the Hungarian elections


0 comentarii

Rogozin threatens Romania, Bulgaria and Montenegro with Sarmat ballistic missiles


2 comentarii

The head of Russia’s Roscomos space agency, Dmitry Rogozin – a regular in belligerent tweets – threatened Romania, Bulgaria and Montenegro with Sarmat intercontinental ballistic...  

Far-right party AUR calls for ” clarifications” on the national security laws, 6 days after the first reports came to light about the draft laws


0 comentarii

The far-right party AUR is asking the institutions of the national security system for clarifications on the draft laws in…

The European Commission has received Romania’s first payment request of around €2.6 billion from the NRRP


0 comentarii

The European Commission has received Romania’s first application under the NRRP for the payment of €1.8 billion in grants and €789.7 million in loans (without...  

EXCLUSIVE The operational funds of the secret services will no longer be controlled by Parliament or the Court of Auditors – draft law


1 comentariu

The operational expenditure funds of the secret services, i.e. the money with which the intelligence services finance their operations, will no longer be controlled either...  

Military Unit Romania. How the new national security laws turn the country into a large military unit 


3 comentarii

Of the package of ten national security laws already on the coalition table, three deserve special attention: the two draft laws on the organization and...  

EXCLUSIVE A draft proposal to amend national security law seeks to broaden list of threats to national security to Organised crime, actions targeting the administration system, health, education, cultural heritage, and communications


0 comentarii

EXCLUSIVE Three of the four ships that fuel ships in the Port of Constanta are owned by Russian companies / One of them belongs to Gazprom Neft, which is under EU and US sanctions 


0 comentarii

Progressive embargo on Russian oil imports and €9 billion aid for Kyiv, says Charles Michel, President of the European Council/ Sanctions cover more than two thirds of Russia’s seaborne oil imports 


0 comentarii

High-level fumbles on the NRRP. Prime Minister Ciucă announced in March that all 24 targets had been met, but an official government document from May shows that only 22 targets have been reached 


0 comentarii

How justice independence is annihilated in Romania. The Danileț case, an exemplary execution


4 comentarii

The disciplinary section for judges of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM) voted on Wednesday, by 5 to 4, on the report of the Judicial...  

EXCLUSIVE Ministry of Energy: Law on decarbonization, which foresees a decrease in the amount of coal-based energy, will be sent to the European Commission for consultation / According to the NRPP, it must enter into force by June 30


0 comentarii

A fire broke-out on the Bucharest Subway on Tuesday morning, 172 passengers were evacuated through the tunnel between the Universitate and the Roman Square stations / Two passengers ended up in hospital / Traffic resumed after two hours


1 comentariu

Study: Romanians no longer want to go back to the office, not even for more money


0 comentarii

Romanians are not willing to give up their free time or the opportunity to work remotely, even for a better-paid job, and 77% of them...  

BREAKING Prime Minister Ciucă: Offshore law will be adopted today / At the end of June we will have the first molecule of gas from the Black Sea entering the system / In five years we will become energy independent


0 comentarii

Former Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu placed on police’s wanted person list. An arrest warrant was issued in his name after being sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison for bribery and is currently at large. Source say he left the country last month


0 comentarii

Hungarian opposition newspaper: In addition to illiberalism and support for Putin, Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin are accused of revisionism


1 comentariu

Since the outbreak of Russian aggression against Ukraine on 24 February, Hungarian minorities in Hungary and neighboring countries have been increasingly accused of revisionism because...  

EXCLUSIVE The management system of the NRRP is non-functional, especially with regard to anti-fraud and corruption prevention measures – SOURCES


0 comentarii

The system for managing the National Recovery and Resilience Program (NRRP)  is not working or is partially working and substantial…

The figures of the disaster you don’t see on TV / How Ciucă and Ciolacu get away with the serious crises of their government


1 comentariu

Two key news stories have slipped under the radar of major news broadcasters. In places where they have been mentioned in passing, however, you won’t...  

Romania, on a forced march towards a controlled economy; the death of liberalism / Major institutions of balance and control annihilated in the militarized democracy / What a failed state looks like (II)


0 comentarii

What a failed state looks like: Who is in power in a Romania of the work poorly done (I)


2 comentarii

The latest controversial appointments to key institutions made on Monday, once again raise the issue of populating the Romanian state at the top with mediocre...  

EXCLUSIVE The number of applications to register extremist political parties is on the rise, especially by former AUR founders: Roexit, LEU, Romanian People’s Patriots, Qanon


2 comentarii

You should have shut up!


1 comentariu

I would have greatly appreciated it if no politician, media tycoon, or official of the Romanian state, who has had even a small contribution to...  

Bogdan Licu, the nominee for Constitutional Court: „I have done some things that no one has ever done, including the Ficior and Vișinescu cases” / The indictments show that another prosecutor, Denisa Cristodor, handled both cases / The mystery surrounding his undergraduate degree 


0 comentarii

Government announces series of cyber attacks on public institution websites, including www.gov.ro and the website of Ministry of National Defense / Pro-Russian hacker group Killnet claims responsibility for the cyber attack


1 comentariu

Bucharest district mayor detained at Otopeni Airport – sources / Mayor Piedone was taken under escort to anticorruption directorate for hearings in a new criminal investigation


2 comentarii

Florin Cîțu, asked whether Romania should support Ukraine with armaments: we agreed that any effort, even if it includes armaments, should not be wasted at this time


0 comentarii

Florin Cîțu said when asked whether Romania should also support Ukraine with armament, that he agrees that any effort should…

Ukraine: The explosion in Transnistria is a Russian false flag operation


1 comentariu

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry says in a press release that Monday’s explosion in Transnistria at the Security Committee building was a false-flag operation by Russia’s top-secret...  

An Explosion was reported in Tiraspol, in the building of the Security Committee, following an attack with grenade launchers/ Moldovan Government: „It is about creating pretexts for tensioning the security situation in the Transnistrian region”


0 comentarii

Kuleba says he raised the arms issue in talks with PM Ciucă: „We leave it up to countries to decide how they can help us / Romania’s policy is an intelligent one” / Aurescu avoided talking about Romania’s military aid to Ukraine


2 comentarii

„Buzau Land” officially becomes a UNESCO International Geopark


0 comentarii

„Buzau Land” officially received the title of UNESCO International Geopark on Thursday, being recognized as a territory with natural and cultural values of global importance,...  

€70 million investment at Iasi Airport can go ahead as planned as Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska relinquishes shares in Strabag, the company that won the tender


1 comentariu

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, one of the richest men in Russia, with an estimated fortune of $3 billion, until recently…

EXCLUSIVE Huge interest in installing photovoltaic panels through the NRRP: 98% of projects are in this area, while only 1-2% are on wind energy


0 comentarii

Component 6 of the NRRP, managed by the Ministry of Energy, which facilitates investments in the development of „green” solutions, has quickly entered the sights...  

Romanians can „adopt” Ukrainian refugee families for the Easter meal through the Facebook group „United for Ukraine” / Vlad Gheorghe: „We have a duty to help them as much as possible to feel a little joy”


0 comentarii

Defense Minister Dîncu: At the moment, a reservist can earn around 3,000 lei during the training period / In the next four to five years we are thinking of bringing around 10,000 volunteers to this active reserve area of the Army


0 comentarii

EXCLUSIVE POLL 77% of Romanians believe that Romania will face an economic crisis this year/ Confidence that the political leaders can manage the crisis is at its lowest level/ Most Romanians use their cars as much as before despite the fuel price increases


0 comentarii

Russian Defence Ministry says Romania among countries sending most mercenaries to Ukraine


4 comentarii

The Russian Defence Ministry claims that Romania is among the countries sending the most mercenaries to Ukraine, according to the Russian state agency TASS. Russian...  

Alarming news about the Military Democracy in Romania of which you hardly hear anything about on TV


6 comentarii

Some recent reports point to the accelerated degradation of the rule of law in Romania and the transformation of the country from a weak democracy,...  

EXCLUSIVE Who are the men around ex PM Viorica Dancila’s new political party NOI / She baptised the child of the future deputy secretary general


1 comentariu

„Nation People Together” (NOI), the new party of former Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, has in its leadership young intellectuals who…

Grim report on the state of the environment in Bucharest: The capital city is suffocating under filth, heavy traffic and lack of green spaces


0 comentarii

Romania’s capital is suffocated by construction work, filth and lack of green spaces, and experts recommend reinventing urban mobility and developing public policies to improve...  

What changes will take place in the PNL and in the relations with the PSD after the installation of General Ciucă at the head of the National Liberal Party 


0 comentarii

It was, perhaps, the most low stakes and stress-free Congress ever seen at the PNL. Not even President Klaus Iohannis…

Protest planned for Saturday in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in solidarity with journalist Emilia Șercan/ Protesters will demand the resignations of Prime Minister Ciucă, Minister Bode and the head of the Romanian Police


1 comentariu

Mircea Hava, one of the longest-serving National Liberal Party (PNL) leaders: „I don’t think that elections with only one candidate are a good thing/ The credibility of the PNL cannot and should not depend only on one man, Ciucă or someone else”


0 comentarii

ANALYSIS Who are the champions at attractig most funds from the Recovery and Reselience Plan and where does Romania rank?


0 comentarii

Spain and France have already attracted billions of euros after meeting dozens of milestones in their own national recovery and resilience plans. By contrast, Romania...  

The Luduș sugar plant in danger of being shut down / Unions accuse the French owners of not wanting to sell / Owners say they have no one to sell to


0 comentarii

Both employee representatives and sugar beet farmers claim that the French owners do not actually want to sell the factory, but to dismantle it. On...  

A car crashed into the fence of the Russian Embassy / The driver was killed in a fire he might have intentionally set / The driver is Bogdan Drăghici, head of the TATA Association, accused of child molestation


0 comentarii

Romania expels 10 Russian diplomats / Foreign Affairs Ministry: we strongly condemn the crimes committed in Bucea and other localities in Ukraine, for which Russia is responsible


0 comentarii

After publishing an investigative report accusing Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă of plagiarism in his PhD thesis, journalist Emilia Șercan filed a police complaint for threats against her. Now she claims the Romanian Police has leaked information from her criminal complaint and alleges suppression of evidence.


0 comentarii

Government: the first billion euros of the Recovery and Resielence Plan was accessed. The money will be used for the renovation of buildings


0 comentarii

The Romanian government announces that it has accessed the first billion euro of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), money that will go towards...  

SOURCES The real status of the „only delayed NRRP objectives”, those on the government cloud / If not fulfilled, Romania risks losing half a billion euros of EU money


0 comentarii

Drulă, harsh attack on Iohannis and Hellvig: We cannot accept that Romania be ruled by the armed forces / There are people who, through occult channels, want to impose an illiberal silence over Romania and we will fight them


4 comentarii

Marcel Ciolacu: Putin is a war criminal, Russia committed genocide in Ukraine / We may have a speech by President Zelenski today in the Romanian Parliament


1 comentariu

PSD President Marcel Ciolacu described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a „war criminal” and accused Russia of committing „genocide” in…

The Liberals have lied to themselves for six months about Cîțu. Will they collectively lie to themselves about Ciucă next?


1 comentariu

President Klaus Iohannis is just executing a new long-prepared shot, like a golf swing. It took him about two years to get here. The installation...  

The silent coup against Cîțu: What we know about it, who is in which camp, why the Liberals want to replace him with Ciucă and what is the possible timeframe for his removal


0 comentarii

Shop set up in Arad for refugees in need of free clothing and food / „Refugees are increasingly in need of clothing and shoes”


0 comentarii

A shop offering free clothing, food and toys to Ukrainian refugees was set up by an association, with the help of volunteers, in Arad, the...  

Minister of Defense: army to have two types of volunteers, reservists and active military personnel


0 comentarii

National Defense Minister Vasile Dincu said on Thursday in Cluj that his ministry is to publish a draft law providing for two types of volunteering...  

Notice To Our Readers | G4Media.ro


3 comentarii

G4Media.ro decided on Wednesday to temporarily stop displaying ads coming from the automated ad delivery servers until a problem that has been affecting our website...  

US Ambassador to the OSCE asked about threats against the G4Media: The United States condemns threats, harassment and violence against journalists and those working in the media


0 comentarii

Romanian Post blames defamatory message against the company in Hungarian-language media campaign: „Don’t leave your vote up to the postal services!”


1 comentariu

Romanian Postal Services company is accusing a campaign in the Hungarian-language media, which it claims contains a defamatory message against…

Taxation of domestic work passes Parliament: how gardeners, personal chauffeurs, cooks, caretakers who are currently paid illegally will all be paid, and what tax benefits their employers get


1 comentariu

EXCLUSIVE The deputy mayor of Mariupol, Ukraine’s ruined city. „We live like rats, in basements, in darkness, we have no food, electricity or water. We are in the Middle Ages, and the Russians won’t let us out”


0 comentarii

A team of specialized divers destroyed a sea mine found off the Black Sea, 70 kilometers off the Romanian coast


1 comentariu

A sea mine found Monday morning 39 nautical miles (70-72 km) off the coast of the Black Sea has been destroyed, according to a Ministry...  

Health Minister Alexandru Rafila announces the distribution of potassium iodide pills: „This week we are launching the information campaign and, starting next week, the distribution to all those eligible, in principle up to the age of 40”


1 comentariu

Băsescu and power. The Petrov case


7 comentarii

For a purebred political animal like Traian Băsescu, used his entire life to exercising power in various forms, the High Court’s verdict is tantamount to...  

Romania’s major stakes at the extraordinary NATO summit: the creation of a security hub in the Black Sea and a massive increase of NATO’s permanent presence


0 comentarii

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has turned the Black Sea into the planet’s hottest spot in 2022. Ever since the…

Final court ruling: Traian Băsescu informant of secret state police Securitate. The Supreme Court rejected the former president’s appeal. 


0 comentarii

The High Court of Cassation and Justice (ICCJ) upheld the decision of the trial court and ruled that Traian Băsescu was a collaborator of the...  

Reduction of fuel excise duty is no longer on the agenda of the governing coalition Florin Cîțu announces


0 comentarii

PNL President Florin Cîțu said on Tuesday that reducing fuel excise duty is no longer on the agenda of the governing coalition. „This measure –...  

NATO Deputy Secretary General: We anticipate a more robust permanent NATO presence with pre-positioned military equipment and missile and air defence elements on the eastern flank of the alliance / We are already thinking about the reconstruction of Ukraine


0 comentarii

Hungary’s PM Orban: „dangerous NATO proposals are on the table” regarding Ukraine / „Hungary’s position is clear: we do not want to send soldiers or weapons beyond NATO territory”


3 comentarii

BREAKING Venice Commission recommends that the DNA and the DIICOT investigate crimes committed by magistrates; it regrets that the draft law on the abolition of the the special Section for the investigation of criminal offences in the judiciary was hastily adopted before the Commission’s opinion


3 comentarii

Viktor Orban emerged from diplomatic isolation to meet with Serbian President Aleksandr Vucic. The two are Russia’s only allies in Europe


2 comentarii

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, on Saturday had one of the few breaks out of the diplomatic isolation he has been subjected to by Western...  

„Momentum”, the first electric supercar concept developed entirely in Romania. Interview with Ovidiu Toma, CEO of CryptoDATA


2 comentarii

The first electric supercar concept developed entirely in Romania by the company CryptoDATA Tech, will be presented during an event organized on Saturday in Bucharest,...  

ANRE representative on increased energy bills: Romanians „will receive fish” from April 1, but come 2023 „they should learn to fish”/ Nagy-Bege: „We can’t even imagine how much waste there is at the moment”


5 comentarii

Rural tourism in Maramures affected by the war in Ukraine / Hardly any guesthouses booked for Easter


0 comentarii

Agritourism in Maramureș county is affected by the state of war in Ukraine, with Romanian tourists avoiding booking their Easter holidays, the owner of a...  

EXCLUSIVE Weber (EPP) on the PSD’s insistence to renegotiate the NRRP: „Now is not the time to renegotiate. Now is the time for implementation” / Message to Social Democrats: „Don’t escape from the promises Romania made”


1 comentariu

Blitzkrieg against the justice system. President Iohannis’ defiant gesture


4 comentarii

On Friday, shortly after US Vice President Kamala Harris’ departure after an eight hours-long state visit, President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law that abolishes the...  

Ciolacu: PSD will never agree with the proposal made to Mr Arafat from the „civil society”! Censorship, and the Ministry of Truth, cannot become the weapons of democracy and the rule of law


2 comentarii

NGOs and think-tanks to create an IT platform to identify pro-Russian propaganda narratives on social media in the context of the war in Ukraine


0 comentarii

Oana Popescu, director of the NGO Global Focus, told G4Media.ro on Friday that she has launched an initiative, together with several representatives of other NGOs...  

How Romanians are preparing to flee the country in case the war in Ukraine spreads. Queues at the passport offices, savings exchanged in euros, powers of attorney for travelling with minors and leased cars


0 comentarii

How and why Putin can return „victorious” as head of post-war Russia (Op-ed)


1 comentariu

The time for conclusions has not yet come, for their time – like that of lasting peace in Ukraine – is still far away, and...  

Extremist party AUR loses 3.5 points in one month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. INSCOP poll shows the PSD and the USR stagnating and the PNL rising


8 comentarii

The extremist party AUR lost 3.5 points in one month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to an INSCOP poll…

The images of the war


0 comentarii

For 13 days now we have been writing about the war in Ukraine. Since the morning of February 24, when a colleague rang the alarm...  

Initiation of procedures for Bucharest and Kyiv to become sister cities approved by Bucharest City Council / The National Liberal Party demands the repeal of the sister city agreement with Moscow


2 comentarii

Government: all Ukrainian children in Romania will be enrolled in schools under the same conditions as Romanian children / Ukrainians will be able to work without a work visa


0 comentarii

Government: More than 12,000 Romanians have donated blood in the past five days. A significant portion is made available for the rescue of Ukrainian citizens


0 comentarii

The government announced on Friday that more than 12,000 Romanian citizens have donated blood in the last five days, a…

Government to approve on Saturday the costs for housing Ukrainian refugees: 50,000 spaces provided free of charge and 22 temporary camps


0 comentarii

The government is expected to approve a decision on Saturday on the maximum amount of accommodation costs for Ukrainian citizens entering Romania following the armed...  

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after meeting with Nicolae Ciucă: „We stand with Romania in its ambition to join the Schengen area, Europe needs strong economies that are energy independent from Russia”


1 comentariu

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă in Poland: „We are looking at solutions for the energy situation / We will support Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine for accession to the EU”


0 comentarii

Year 1 after Putin’s war: political domino effect in Eastern Europe


0 comentarii

„I am angry about our historic failure,” said Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, former German defense minister, five days ago. She was referring to the West’s failure to...  

Hungarian customs officers have informed Romanian customs officers that only Ukrainians with biometric passports can still enter Hungary. Those who fled the war and don’t have a passport will stay in Romania / Huge lines at the western border


0 comentarii

President Iohannis announced two strategic decisions for Romania: increasing defense spending to 2.5% of GDP and ensuring energy independence through the development of renewable and nuclear energy


0 comentarii

Putin’s war with the future


0 comentarii

My generation and that of our parents was until yesterday spared the threat of war. Since last Thursday, the world as we know it, the...  

No increase in radioactivity in Romania as a result of the war in Ukraine – Government


0 comentarii

The Romanian government has announced that „there is no increase in radioactivity in Romania” according to measurements carried out by the National Commission for the...  

VIDEO German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announces fundamental change to German policy. After decades of self-imposed pacifism after World War Two, Germany will significantly increase defense investments and break-away from energy dependece on Russia. Full Speech in translated in English


2 comentarii

Ministerul ucrainean al Apărării prezintă pierderile rușilor de la începutul invaziei: Ucrainenii au ucis 2.800 de soldați ruși, au distrus 80 de tancuri, 516 blindate, 10 avioane și 7 elicoptere


42 comentarii

The day a KGB-bred lunatic blew up Europe


1 comentariu

Dead children, teenage prisoners, torn families, blood, and pain. This is what Europe woke up to on Thursday when the madman in Kremlin gave the...  

Joint statement by governing coalition leaders condemning Russia’s armed aggression in Ukraine: Our country will not be involved in any possible military conflict. Never in its history has Romania had more solid security guarantees


0 comentarii

Humiliating moment for the Romanian justice system. Laura Vicol, a former lawyer for underworld criminals, chaired the meeting of the four parliamentary committees that approved the proposals for Romania’s future judges at the European Court of Human Rights.


7 comentarii

POLL commissioned by G4Media: In which parties do you think Russia has the most agents? 48% think in all parties, but most in at AUR 12%, PSD 8%, PNL 6%, USR 2%


1 comentariu

45% of Romanians believe that Russia has agents of influence in the Romanian political establishment, only 10% say they don’t…

Deep tensions in the AUR party. George Simion, great ruler over an army of orcs.


0 comentarii

Tensions at the top of AUR, between the two co-presidents George Simion and Claudiu Târziu, have flared up again in the public space. The two...  

Where are the Liberals in the National Liberal Party?


0 comentarii

Only 16% of the National Liberal Party (PNL) voters (the party has reached a 16% share in the electorate’s choice) declare themselves to be entrepreneurs,...  

Outdoor mask mandate unconstitutional rules Constitutional Court of Romania


1 comentariu

Authorities can no longer impose the wearing of masks outdoors, and employers can no longer decide on remote work without the employee’s consent during a...  

The Social Democratic Party leader on the surtax of those who own more than two properties or two cars: „This is a social-democratic approach, and I want to tell you that it exists all over Europe”


5 comentarii

The Orthodox Church distances itself once more from the extremist party AUR: We firmly dissociate ourselves from any irresponsible praise for the exponents of dictatorial political regimes


13 comentarii

EXCLUSIVE How George Simion was kicked out of the sovereigntists’ meeting in Madrid / The AUR leader accused of lying when he claimed to represent Romania at the summit together with the PNTCD / Far-right Spanish party VOX: This is the first time this has happened in our political history


17 comentarii

The restoration of epaulettes. Romanian President Iohannis serves the system a gift of reconnection to funds


4 comentarii

Flying under the radar, with a numbed press, many major state companies under the ministries left behind by the ministers of the USR-PLUS party, as...  

The anti-democratic blitzkrieg of the USL 2 / The similarities with the USL coup of 2012


6 comentarii

The Cîțu faction in the PNL, and President Klaus Iohannis in perfect sync with Marcel Ciolacu’s PSD are orchestrating a chaotic attack on the rule...  

A new face of the hybrid warfare? How the conservative, anti-LGBT movement is artificially amplified in Romania


13 comentarii

Perhaps it is not quite a coincidence that homophobic discourse is growing dangerously in Eurosceptic countries, with severe democratic deficits, led by ultra-populist leaders such...  

Deadly Party or the criminalization of Venezuelan writers


0 comentarii

”Change of sign: The suicidal stupidity, Without even noticing, Grasp of power.” Patrea Mea A4, Ana Blandiana The people of Venezuela are suffering the oppression...  

Roald Dahl’s BFG faces a sworn enemy in Romania: politician notified Consumer Protection over grammar mistakes in the book, prompted action against library, case solved in court. Politician still calls out “obscene language”


7 comentarii

Far-right, populist movement rises out of nowhere to become fourth largest party amid unprecedented voter apathy in Romania parliamentary elections


14 comentarii

The general elections in Romania on Sunday caused a shockwave across the political spectrum with the rise of a new, populist, far-right movement to parliamentary...  

Romania’s 2020 elections dystopia: how a party once red flagged for graft uses corruption and underworld figures against electoral rivals as country leaders drop defenses on rule of law


4 comentarii

INTERVIEW Corina Rebegea, CEPA’s Director for Democratic Resilience: What a Biden/Trump victory could mean for NATO / The US decision to remove troops from Germany affects overall solidarity within the alliance


3 comentarii

Janusz Bugajski, senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis: With the ongoing revolution in Belarus, Putin fears loss of influence, or even worse, that the Russian people follows suit


500 comentarii

INTERVIEW Ben Hodges, former commanding general of the US Army Europe: Romania is the NATO center of gravity in the Black Sea region / Unit rotations to Romania will keep increasing in the coming years


2 comentarii

How does Europe stimulate consumption as household expenditure dropped sharply due to COVID-19


1 comentariu

It will take years for the European economy to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, and it will depend, among other things, on the return of...  

What should Romania learn from the French case: How the local elections could be organized?


1 comentariu

While the government has yet to take a formal decision on whether to postpone or hold them on September 27, France has begun analyzing its...  

France has recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases since late May / The surge relates to the number of PCR tests carried out but also to contact tracing flaws, and slow decision-making


1 comentariu