Confidential report says General Secretariat of the Government must be restructuredThe General Secretariat of the Romanian Government (SGG) must be restructured as it has too many functions and a more consolidated structure should be considered, shows a confidential report of the World Bank, obtained by HotNews.ro. According to the document, the number of agencies which report directly to the prime minister or the SGG is too high and should be cut.
Liberal leader: President's suspension is a realistic objectiveNational Liberal Party (PNL, opposition) president Crin Antonescu said on Monday that the replacement of President Traian Basescu and of the Government was not "unrealistic" and that it is the target of the Social Liberal Union - the alliance of PNL with fellow opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD).
Comedian turned businessman elected head of Romania's Green PartyRomania's Green Party has announced that Mugur Mihaescu, a well known member of comedy group Vacanta Mare who has turned to business over the past several years, has been elected executive president of the political group. The Greens announced the launch of a Manifesto called "Enough! It can be different!". The actor is expected to hold a press conference this week to provide details about the Green manifesto.
UDMR Senator says party should leave government and sign protocol with opposition Social Liberal UnionRomanian Hungarian Democratic (UDMR) Senator Gyorgy Frunda said in an online talk with HotNews.ro readers on Monday that he considered himself as a representative of the opposition within UDMR, a political group which elected a new leader in a congress this weekend. UDMR's newly elected president Kelemen Hunor wants his party to remain a part of the coalition government led by Democratic Liberals (PDL). But Gyorgy Frunda said he would rather have UDMR withdraw from the coalition and sign a protocol with the opposition USL - the union of Social Democrats (PSD) and National Liberals (PNL).
Democratic Liberal deputy resigns from partyDemocratic Liberal (PDL) MP Clement Negrut announced in a press conference on Friday that he resigned from the party two weeks after he announced his resignation from political positions he held in the Alba county, Romanian news agency Agerpres reports.
Who are the candidates for party leadership at Hungarian Democratic congressThe Hungarian Democrats (UDMR), a political group which is part of the governing coalition, elects its new leadership this weekend after 18 years in which UDMR president Marko Bela stood at the helm of the group. Three candidates are trying to take his place, with Kelemen Hunor, Marko Bela's protege, a favorite to take over.
Romania PM Boc: Collective working contracts to be approved by special lawCollective working contracts will be approved by a special law, Romanian PM Emil Boc has announced. He made the announcement as he holds consultations with parliamentary groups from the governing coalition on Tuesday on the content of the future Labor code and the possibility to adopt the bill by assumption of responsibility before the Parliament.
Sources: Romania President visited Central Bank on Monday in attempt to have governor Isarescu accept PM positionRomanian President Traian Basescu visited the National Central Bank (BNR) headquarters on Monday afternoon in an attempt to convince BNR Governor Mugur Isarescu accept the seat of prime minister, according to sources close to the Presidency. They said the president arrived at the BNR HQ at about 4 p.m.. "It's not the first time the President tries to convince Isarescu, the question is - will he succeed?", sources said. On the other hand, BNR sources told HotNews.ro the talks between Basescu and Isarescu focused on late payments in the economy and that no political issue was discussed.
PSD – PNL alliance will be decided on February 5thSocial Democrats and Liberals will vote in the first half of February whether there will be an alliance between the two parties, leaders Crin Antonescu and Victor Ponta announced in a common press conference. Antonescu said that representation on electoral lists will be fifty - fifty.
Party leader calls for long term alliance with fellow opposition groupsDan Voiculescu, leader of the small but influential Conservative Party (PC), said in an interview for Romanian news agency Agerpres on Tuesday that he wanted a "three-way political alliance of Social Democrats [PSD], National Liberals [PNL] and PC, a long term, 5-10 year alliance to cover several electoral cycles".
UPDATE Education Law constitutional, court decides. President Basescu signs the billRomania's Constitutional Court decided on Tuesday that a recently adopted Education Law was constitutional, thus rejecting claims against its constitutionality submitted by Senate speaker Mircea Geoana and opposition MPs, news agency Agerpres reports.UPDATE President Traian Basescu signed the Education Law on Tuesday and is expected to hold a press statement later today.
Hungarian Democratic Party leader Marko Bela announced on Saturday that he will not run for another mandate as head of the party, underlying that his gesture does not mean he will withdraw from politics.
Romanian party accuses MEP of collaboration with Ceausescu-era secret police, calls for his resignationThe Conservative Party (PC) calls for Romanian MEP Laszlo Tokes to resign, for his exclusion from the Hungarian Democratic movement (UDMR), as a leader of the PC showed documents on Thursday showing that Ladislau Tokes collaborated with the Securitate - the Ceausescu-era dreaded political police. PC vice-president Bogdan Diaconu, quoted by news agency Agerpres, claimed Ladislau Tokes was the name Laszlo Tokes was known with the Securitate structures. For his part, Tokes provided an answer about the claims to HotNews.ro, saying PC proves to be "in a crisis of ideas".
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