Picture: http://www.president.bg Sofia. No wild boars from Romania cross the land border to Bulgaria thanks to the border fence, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Rumen Porodzanov told the Parliament in connection with African swine fever, Focus News Agency reports. He presented the prevention and control measures taken against the disease, including an increased level of alertness on the part of owners of slaughterhouses and vets, vehicle disinfection at farms and border checkpoints, strict control in restaurants, advice to the people, the border fence, and legal amendments to ease individual hunting. The fence was built within 45 days and daily inspections there have found no compromised sections or movement of animals, Porodzanov said. © 2018 All rights reserved. Citing Focus Information Agency is mandatory! … [Read more...] about Agriculture minister: No wild bores from Romania across land border
Prime minister Viorica Dancila resumed on Thursday in the opening of the gov't sitting the message she has recently transmitted in the plenum of the European Parliament, reasserting that Romania maintains its European path, observes the rule of law. The content of the www.agerpres.ro website has the exclusive purpose of public [email protected] The use of the Comments section entails your obligation to respect the AGERPRES terms and conditions in regards to the publishing of comments on the www.agerpres.ro. … [Read more...] about PM Dancila resumes message delivered to EP: Romania maintains European path, observes rule of..
Telecommunications in Romania in the last 20 years are an example of what an industry is able to accomplish when it is not constrained by regulations. Mobile communications came at a time when fixed lines were dominating the country and while one company, Romtelecom, kept the monopoly for landlines, investors in mobile were free to develop. The first mobile phone came in 1993 with the company Telefonica and the Telemobil service. It was the first attempt to introduce a new technology in the country, but the handsets were very big, with a car-like battery, and it was more suitable for a car phone with an NMT 450 system for communications. It had no success whatsoever due to the high price. In 1996 the Ministry of Communication set up the first public auction for two mobile telecommunication operating licenses in the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). By the end of the year, on November 15, the winners were announced: Mobil Rom and MobiFon. On April 15, 1997, MobiFon launched … [Read more...] about BR Analysis. How the Telecom industry developed in Romania
Romania’s government plans to borrow EUR 2.5 billion this year from foreign investors in order to finance public expenses, amid worries about fiscal policy and political situation. In 2018, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has borrowed EUR 2 billion in February and USD 1.2 billion in June. But Romania’s government needs more money to finance larger expenses and higher public deficit. According to an order published in Romania’s Official Gazette, the Ministry of Finance plans to launch government bonds on the international sovereign bond markets this year. The issuance is managed by a consortium including BNP Paribas, Erste Group, ING Bank, Societe Generale and UniCredit. This year, Romania’s government finds increasingly difficult to borrow the money it desperately needs to cover its ballooning spending, even if it already accepts to pay the highest interest rates in the European Union. In October, MoF has scheduled RON 4.7 billion (EUR 1 billion) fresh issuance of … [Read more...] about Romania’s government plans to borrow EUR 2.5 billion from foreign investors amid worries about fiscal policy
Romania is holding a referendum this weekend to change the definition of the family in the Constitution to being established based on the consensual marriage “between a man and a woman” instead of the current form which says “between two spouses”. The legislative project to amend the constitution passed in the Romanian Senate with 107 votes in support versus just 13 votes against and 7 abstentions. The ruling Social Democratic Party (PSD) fully supported the initiative, and so did most senators of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL). PSD’s coalition partner parties ALDE and UDMR did not state an official position on the issue, claiming that their MPs could vote based on their own conscience. Most of the politicians who support the referendum have been avoiding making any clear statements against gay marriage or the LGBT community, claiming the vote simply represents “the will of the people” and the strengthening of Romania’s … [Read more...] about BR Analysis. Romania’s family referendum: Government and Orthodox Church join forces to fight against same-sex marriage, placing a smokescreen over the country’s larger problems