Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Romanian Prime Minister has met business leaders on the second day of his official visit to Germany

The Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu wants to see a reduction of the trade deficit between Romania and Germany. On the second day of his visit to Berlin, the head of the guvernment in Bucharest has held talks with business leaders and representatives of diaspora and the defense industry. German investments are expected especially in areas such as construction materials or food industry, Mr. Ciolacu has said. In terms of green energy, the Romanian Prime Minister has reminded that Romania plans to develop a wind farm in the Black Sea and big German companies might be attracted to invest after Romania concludes the legislation on this matter.

The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Romania and Bulgaria could be closed by the end of this year, European Commissioner Vera Jourova says

The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Romania and Bulgaria (MCV) could be lifter by the end of the year and is due to be replaced by the annual report on the rule of law, which applies to all European Union member states, the European Commissioner for Transparency and Values Vera Jourova has said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Romanian Justice Ministry says that the report published on Wednesday by the European Commission includes a lot of positive aspects regarding Romania, but underlines that the pace of reforms has to be maintained. The Romanian Justice Minister Alina Gorghiu says that the report shows the meaningful progress that the change of the law brought to the independence of the judiciary.
Alina Gorghiu: I can assure you that we will continue our work in this direction. The Commission has mentioned in its report that progress in countering corruption is maintained. We are also continuing to enforce the national anticorruption strategy. (…) There are many positive aspects in this report. Of course that we are obliged to keep the pace of reforms.

The suspended bridge over the Danube at Braila has been inaugurated

The suspended bridge built over the Danube in Brăila is put for traffic as of Thursday, July 6. With a length of almost 2 km, the bridge, which is the largest ever built in Romania and the third in size in Europe, will ensure the first road connection between Brăila and Tulcea counties and will increase the economic potential in the Dobrogea area. According to CNAIR, the total value of the project is over 2 billion lei, and 85% of the financing was secured from European funds. President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, Senate President Nicolae Ciucă and Minister of Transport Sorin Grindeanu are present at the inauguration ceremony.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR