July 23, 2019

PM Dancila: I don’t think Firea will run as an independent, she would lose the mayor tenure
Jul 23, 2019

PM Dancila: I don’t think Firea will run as an independent, she would lose the mayor tenure.
The PSD (Social Democratic Party) leader, Viorica Dancila, has said that, in her opinion, Gabriela Firea will not run in the presidential elections as an independent, for this would mean she would "lose the mayor tenure." "I don’t believe Gabriela Firea will run as an independent. Let’s not forget that Mrs Firea is currently a mayor and running as an independent would mean she would lose the mayor tenure and I don’t believe she wants that. In a different line of thoughts, I believe that Gabriela Firea is interested in PSD reaching the best results. We will have a discussion tomorrow and see the final results. I believe that no matter whom the party supports, the other counter-candidate will still make a team," Dancila told Antena 3 private television broadcaster. The PSD leadership is to meet on Tuesday at the Parliament Palace to decide who will be this party’s candidate in the presidential elections, which candidate will be then validated by the August 3 Congress. The PSD leader, PM Viorica Dancila, has stated that, in case the party asks for it, she will run in the presidential elections, while mentioning that her option is to "go with another candidate." Several leaders of the PSD announced their intention to candidate, such as party’s Secretary General Mihai Fifor, Executive Chair Eugen Teodorovici, Deputy Liviu Plesoianu, Senator Serban Nicolae, Minister of Education Ecaterina Andronescu. Eugen Teodorovici and Mihai Fifor then gave up the idea. General Mayor of Bucharest Gabriela Firea also announced she intended to candidate, while sayings that "things are not heading the right direction for the PSD." The Pro Romania leaders said they would rather prefer to have their own candidate in the presidential elections, as Senator Adrian Tutuianu said his party could support a possible independent candidacy of Gabriela Firea. AGERPRES (RO - author: Catalin Alexandru, editor: Antonia Nita; EN - author: Cristina Zaharia, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

[Read the article in Agerpres]

eJobs: SME Employees in Romania Earn EUR700 on Average The average monthly salary of employees in SMEs in Romania is currently around EUR700, according to a poll by eJobs Romania.

Government Drafts Bill Changing Subsidized Mortgage Lending Program Romania's finance ministry has drafted a bill changing the state-subsidized mortgage lending program to benefit families with or without children, capping the required monthly income and the home acquisition price.

Six countries to take part in VSLO Visual Arts International Festival Artists from the US, Greece, Sweden, Poland, Norway and Romania will participate in this year's edition of the VSLO Visual Arts International Festival, which will take place at Vama Veche, August 23-September 1. According to a statement released by organisers, world-renowned university (...)

Burger King at Its Second Try in Romania, Set to Open First Restaurant in September Poland’s Amrest group, which operates on about 20 markets in the world, will open the first Burger King restaurant in Romania in September, market sources told ZF. The company already has 46 Starbucks cafés in the country.

Romania Has Lowest Banking Penetration Rate in EU: Just One in Four Communes Has an ATM Three quarters of the people who live in rural areas, where actually half of Romania’s population lives, do not have access to a basic banking service: an ATM.

PSD National Executive Committee to convene today The National Executive Committee of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be convening at the Palace of Parliament today, one day ahead of a an extraordinary convention of the party's Congress that will validate PSD's candidate in this autumn's presidential election. On (...)

Halep to play qualifier in US Open first round Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world number four, will play a qualifier in the first round of the US Open tournament, the last Grand Slam of the year, according to the draw in New York on Thursday. Halep, who won the Wimbledon title this summer, lost in the first round at last (...) : all romanian news. Copyright © DIRECTWAY | News RSS |