Hotnews.ro http://www.hotnews.ro HotNews.ro - revista presei, stiri, ziare, TV, radio, documente, download, video ro Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:12:11 GMT Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:12:11 GMT Copyright Hotnews.ro 2013 30 Hotnews.ro 144 30 http://www.hotnews.ro http://www.hotnews.ro/images/new/logo.gif Romanian PM Dancila taunts President Iohannis over US visit, planned meeting with Trump https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23320266-romanian-dancila-taunts-president-iohannis-over-visit-planned-meeting-with-trump.htm Romanian PM Viorica Dancila, whose governing Social Democrats oppose President Klaus Iohannis, taunted the head of state on Sunday over his planned visit to Washington, where he is due to meet President Donald Trump for a second time. She said that while the visit was important, Iohannis should have first consulted with the government over issues due to be discussed. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:09:12 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23320266-romanian-dancila-taunts-president-iohannis-over-visit-planned-meeting-with-trump.htm English/Politics Partners in Romania&#39;s governing coalition appear to step away from break-up https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23311314-partners-romania-39-governing-coalition-appear-step-away-from-break.htm Romania&#39;s PM Viorica Dancila, leader of the governing Social Democrats (PSD), on Monday dismissed any dispute with the partners of the PSD in the governing coalition, the Liberal Democrats (ALDE). Meanwhile, ALDE&#39;s leader Calin Popescu Tariceanu, who last week was pushing for a different alliance with a third political party, appeared to apply conditions for the current coalition to keep going. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:03:39 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23311314-partners-romania-39-governing-coalition-appear-step-away-from-break.htm English/Politics UPDATE Romania minor member of governing coalition ALDE announces new political alliance, then changes tone https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23302163-romania-minor-member-governing-coalition-alde-announces-new-political-alliance.htm <div>Romania&#39;s Liberal Democrats (ALDE), who are a minority member of the governing coalition with the Social Democrats (PSD), are forming a new political alliance with Pro Romania, a new party formed by ex-PSD leader and ex-PM Victor Ponta, ALDE leader Calin Popescu Tariceanu announced on Facebook on Wednesday. He later changed tone and modified his message, saying only talks in this regard have taken place.<br></div><div><ul><li><strong>UPDATE </strong>Pro Romania&#39;s Victor Ponta reacted shortly by saying that no decision was made, but "we talked and progressed" towards a joint political project, suggesting that ALDE was about to leave the governing coalition. He recalled that in late July he voiced support for joint project with ALDE, should ALDE leave the government.<br></li></ul></div> Wed, 07 Aug 2019 09:25:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23302163-romania-minor-member-governing-coalition-alde-announces-new-political-alliance.htm English/Politics Romanian President Iohannis claims 42% of voters support, new poll shows https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23300911-romanian-president-iohannis-claims-42-voters-support-new-poll-shows.htm Romanian President Klaus Iohannis would receive 42% of the votes, should presidential elections take place tomorrow, according to a new poll by polling institute IMAS, which comes with striking results for other top politicians. Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:03:31 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23300911-romanian-president-iohannis-claims-42-voters-support-new-poll-shows.htm English/Politics ​Leaders of emerging political group urge Romanian ooposition to agree on responsible government starting 2020 https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23226128-leaders-emerging-political-group-urge-romanian-ooposition-agree-responsible-government-starting-2020.htm The leaders of a new political alliance which fared well in recent EP elections in Romania have issued an open letter urging opposition parties to join a deal "to prepare a responsible government in 2020". The call by Dacian Ciolos - who has just been chosen leader of the new Renew Europe group in the European Parliament - and Dan Barna comes as Romania prepares for a long run of elections. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:32:52 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23226128-leaders-emerging-political-group-urge-romanian-ooposition-agree-responsible-government-starting-2020.htm English/Politics Who&#39;s running for top job in Romania&#39;s governing Social Democratic Party - PSD https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23224686-who-39-running-for-top-job-romania-39-governing-social-democratic-party-psd.htm The Social Democratic Party (PSD), the leading group of the governing coalition in Romania, are choosing their new leadership at a Congress this weekend. PM Viorica Dancila is aiming to stay head of the party, but faces five challengers. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:58:51 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23224686-who-39-running-for-top-job-romania-39-governing-social-democratic-party-psd.htm English/Politics Romanian majority MPs vote new pensions law despite criticism https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23224225-romanian-majority-mps-vote-new-pensions-law-despite-criticism.htm Romanian MPs on Wednesday voted a new pensions law which would increase pensions in a phased manner starting September this year and through 2020 to 2022. The bill was supported by the governing coalition, led by Social Democrats, despite opposition criticism that there was no money to support such pension rises and that it did not comply with Constitutional Court decisions. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:47:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-23224225-romanian-majority-mps-vote-new-pensions-law-despite-criticism.htm English/Politics Former Romanian PM Dacian Ciolos claims substantial support for new party https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22375578-former-romanian-dacian-ciolos-claims-substantial-support-for-new-party.htm Former Romanian PM Dacian Ciolos, who led a technocratic government in 2016, and a team including many ministers of that government announced the launch of a new party late last week. On Sunday evening, he claimed during a TV show that his Romania Together Movement has already drawn 30,000 supporters on its website, 17,000 of which want to become members. Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:55:40 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22375578-former-romanian-dacian-ciolos-claims-substantial-support-for-new-party.htm English/Politics Ex-Romanian PM Ciolos to submit file to establish new political party https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22355438-romanian-ciolos-submit-file-establish-new-political-party.htm Former Romanian PM Dacian Ciolos, who has been pressed to enter politics after a year as head of a technocratic government, announced on Wednesday that documents for the establishment of a new political party, due to run in European elections, would be submitted within two weeks, according to Agerpres news agency. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:41:29 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22355438-romanian-ciolos-submit-file-establish-new-political-party.htm English/Politics ​Romanian Opposition in united front in Parliament against US State Dept-related statement by governing coalition leaders https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22146971-romanian-opposition-united-front-parliament-against-state-dept-related-statement-governing-coalition-leaders.htm Representatives of Romanian opposition parties PNL, PMP and USR took the floor in the House of Deputies on Wednesday to challenge the statement made Tuesday by House speaker Liviu Dragnea and Senate speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, the leaders of the governing PSD-ALDE coalition, dismissing the US State Department urge that the Romanian Parliament drop planned changes to the laws of the judiciary. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:22:47 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22146971-romanian-opposition-united-front-parliament-against-state-dept-related-statement-governing-coalition-leaders.htm English/Politics Romania&#39;s opposition USR accuses governing PSD of blocking Patriot missile procurement in Parliament / Liberals: "Any delay in the decision puts Romania in a delicate situation, we seem to be unreliable" https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22113127-romania-39-opposition-usr-accuses-governing-psd-blocking-patriot-missile-procurement-parliament-liberals-any-delay-the-decision-puts-romania-delicate-situation-seem-unreliable.htm Romanian opposition group Save Romania Union warns in a press release that most of the PSD-ALDE governing coalition members are trying to block in Parliament the law of acquiring the first Patriot missile system and thus jeopardizing the strategic partnership with the US. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:30:43 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22113127-romania-39-opposition-usr-accuses-governing-psd-blocking-patriot-missile-procurement-parliament-liberals-any-delay-the-decision-puts-romania-delicate-situation-seem-unreliable.htm English/Politics Romanian opposition leader Orban: Government reshuffle is a joke / Liberals preparing censure motion https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22058268-romanian-opposition-leader-orban-government-reshuffle-joke-liberals-preparing-censure-motion.htm Ludovic Orban, the leader of Romania&#39;s main opposition party, the National Liberal Party (PNL), said on Monday that the reshuffle decided by the governing alliance last week was "a joke" and criticized the new nominees, announcing that the Liberals were still considering the submission of a censure motion, according to Agerpres news agency. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:38:01 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22058268-romanian-opposition-leader-orban-government-reshuffle-joke-liberals-preparing-censure-motion.htm English/Politics Romanian President Iohannis questions Social Democrat&#39;s ability to govern, should current government fall https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22051262-romanian-president-iohannis-questions-social-democrat-39-ability-govern-should-current-government-fall.htm Romania&#39;s President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that he would question the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) ability to govern in case the current government would fall due to internal party struggle. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:09:08 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22051262-romanian-president-iohannis-questions-social-democrat-39-ability-govern-should-current-government-fall.htm English/Politics Romanian PM Tudose and governing party leader Dragnea send messages of dialogue and understanding amid deepening rift https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22048466-romanian-tudose-and-governing-party-leader-dragnea-send-messages-dialogue-and-understanding-amid-deepening-rift.htm The major disputes that ignited between Romanian PM Mihai Tudose and Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the governing Social Democratic Party (PSD), which ignited last weekend, left room for messages of dialogue on Tuesday. The two met during the afternoon and announced that a decision on a future government reshuffle would me made on Thursday. And while Tudose met President Klaus Iohannis for talks on the government party rifts, PSD officials suggested talks to aleviate the problems were under way. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:03:33 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-22048466-romanian-tudose-and-governing-party-leader-dragnea-send-messages-dialogue-and-understanding-amid-deepening-rift.htm English/Politics Tudose government &ndash; a frog too big to be swallowed by Iohannis https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-21844784-tudose-government-frog-too-big-swallowed-iohannis.htm In 2009, the PDL representative Ioan Olteanu issued the most plastic definition for the political compromise: he compared the PDL&rsquo;s alliance with PSD with &ldquo;swallowing a frog." Now, it was Klaus Iohannis who had to swallow a frog. Tudose government seems to be a bullfrog which is too big even for Romanian political standards. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:15:53 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-21844784-tudose-government-frog-too-big-swallowed-iohannis.htm English/Politics Romania&#39;s governing alliance breaks as Liberals withdraw from union with Social Democrats at height of political struggles https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-16685657-romania-39-governing-alliance-breaks-liberals-withdraw-from-union-with-social-democrats-height-political-struggles.htm The leadership of the National Liberal Party (PNL), part of the coalition with Social Democrats (PSD) which ruled Romania for the past two years, adopted a resolution on Tuesday evening to withdraw from the government. The announcement comes as the alliance, known as the Social Liberal Union (USL), was marked by intense disputes over the past several months between PM Victor Ponta, head of the PSD, and Senate speaker Crin Antonescu, the PNL leader who hoped to run as USL candidate for presidency late this year. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:13:42 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-16685657-romania-39-governing-alliance-breaks-liberals-withdraw-from-union-with-social-democrats-height-political-struggles.htm English/Politics New Romania government led by Social Democrat Victor Ponta passes Parliament vote https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-12192567-new-romania-government-led-social-democrat-victor-ponta-passes-parliament-vote.htm The Romanian Parliament voted the new government led by Social Democrat Victor Ponta into office on Monday. Ponta&#39;s government, formed by the Social Liberal Union coalition of Social Democrats (PSD) and Liberals (PNL), replaces the Democratic Liberal-dominated government led by Mihai Razvan Ungureanu, who lost a censure motion in the Parliament in late April. Ponta&#39;s government received the support of 284 MPs, with 92 votes against. Mon, 07 May 2012 17:41:59 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-12192567-new-romania-government-led-social-democrat-victor-ponta-passes-parliament-vote.htm English/Politics Opposition Liberals say they consider resignation from Parliament unless their call for early elections is rejected https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-11311895-opposition-liberals-say-they-consider-resignation-from-parliament-unless-their-call-for-early-elections-rejected.htm Several Liberal MPs wrote their resignation from the Romanian Parliament and handed them to opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Crin Antonescu to have them at the ready should PNL decide to withdraw from the Parliament en-masse, Antonescu said on Monday. But he said a decision has not yet been made whether USL - the opposition union of liberals and Social Democrats - would withdraw from the Legislative. Antonescu said talks will be held with their Social Democrats (PSD) and Conservatives (PC) on the issue. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:18:06 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-11311895-opposition-liberals-say-they-consider-resignation-from-parliament-unless-their-call-for-early-elections-rejected.htm English/Politics Romanian PM Emil Boc dismisses Foreign minister Teodor Baconschi https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-11308578-romanian-emil-boc-dismisses-foreign-minister-teodor-baconschi.htm Romanian prime minister Emil Boc announced before the Parliament on Monday that he dismisses Foreign minister Teodor Baconschi. He made the announcement shortly after apologizing before the joint chambers of the Parliament for communication failures of some members of the Government regarding the protests that have been taking place in Bucharest. By Monday afternoon, an announcement on the Foreign Ministry website said Baconschi was in Brussels for the Foreign Affairs Council.<br><strong>UPDATE</strong> PM Emil Boc later said that he dismissed minister Baconschi because dignitaries should not be "encouraged to insult people who are rightfully discontent". For his part, Teodor Baconschi said for news station Realitatea TV that PM Boc informed him by phone about the decision and said it was a political decision as the prime minister had nothing to complain about when it came to government affairs. One possible replacement for Baconschi, according to some sources, might be Cristian Diaconescu, head of the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR). Mon, 23 Jan 2012 12:41:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-politics-11308578-romanian-emil-boc-dismisses-foreign-minister-teodor-baconschi.htm English/Politics Romanian Senate speaker Mircea Geoana voted out of office, Democratic Liberal Petru Filip named interim speaker https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-media_publicitate-10768950-romanian-senate-speaker-mircea-geoana-voted-out-office-democratic-liberal-petru-filip-named-interim-speaker.htm A struggle to replace the second highest ranking official in Romania took a major twist on Wednesday, when the Senate voted its speaker Mircea Geoana out of office following him being ousted from the Social Democratic Party (PSD, opposition) on Tuesday. An interim speaker was named - Senator Petru Filip of the governing Democratic Liberal Party (PDL), who will serve until a new speaker is officially elected. According to Romania&#39;s Constitution, should the President be suspended or unable to fulfill his duties, the Senate speaker takes his place. The PSD announced earlier this week it would start procedures to suspend President Traian Basescu. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:40:00 GMT https://english.hotnews.ro/stiri-media_publicitate-10768950-romanian-senate-speaker-mircea-geoana-voted-out-office-democratic-liberal-petru-filip-named-interim-speaker.htm English/Politics