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Romania’s passenger rail company plans to buy 100 second-hand trains

2018-09-20 02:30:00
Romania’s state-owned passenger rail company CFR Calatori is in negotiations for buying 100 used trains similar to the Blue Arrow (Sageata Albastra) trains that it operates. The company should finaliz...

Mastercard: Romania, fifth in Europe for contactless payments

2018-09-20 01:30:00
Two out of three payments made at retailers in Romania with Mastercard cards are contactless. Thus, Romania ranks fifth in Europe for the share of contactless payments in the total number of card paym...

Romania’s ruling party leaders meet on Friday to decide their president’s fate

2018-09-20 00:30:00
The Social Democratic Party’s Executive Committee (CEx) will meet on Friday, September 21, to decide if they keep Liviu Dragnea as president of the party or not. PSD summoned the CEx meeting after a l...

Romania’s strongman urged to resign with ruling party in free fall

2018-09-20 00:18:00
Liviu Dragnea the president of the Romanian Parliament's Deputy Chamber and the leader of the main ruling party PSD (Social Democracy Party) prepares to enter his car as he leaves the High Court of Ca...

Romania governing party PSD faces internal revolt against leader Liviu Dragnea as challengers urge him to resign

2018-09-19 16:10:00 Hotnews.ro
A group of prominent members of Romania's governing Social Democrats (PSD) on Wednesday made available to the public a letter in which they call for the resignation of PSD leader Liviu Dragnea both as party head and as speaker of the House. They speak of a "crisis situation" and a need to avoid "international isolation" and urge the leadership of the party to discuss their request. For his part, Dragnea dismissed the move as a "game" in the benefit of intelligence services and President Klaus Iohannis.

Geta Brătescu, Whose Playful Art Defied Romania’s Repressive Regime, Has Died at 92

2018-09-19 15:20:00
Geta Brătescu. Photo by Cătălin Georgescu, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, and Ivan Gallery. Geta Brătescu, a Romanian artist who achieved international acclaim in recent years, including at the ...

In Romania, VP Naidu lauds demonetisation, GST

2018-09-19 14:11:00
Speaking at the India-Romania Business Event on Wednesday, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) have been successfully implemented for ...

Party urges top Romania politician Dragnea to resign

2018-09-19 12:35:00
Leading figures within Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party on Wednesday called for the resignation of their chief, Liviu Dragnea, widely regarded as the country's most powerful politician. In an ...

Romania to hold referendum on whether to ban gay marriage

2018-09-19 12:01:00
Egged on by social conservatives, the Romanian government will hold a constitutional referendum on Oct. 6-7 to define marriage as solely between “a man and a woman.” The referendum is being pushed by ...