Ludovic Orban

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Ludovic Orban told : "There are politicians and journalists in this world, commentators, who, for whatever reason, do not know why, invent, simply make things up. How can one talk about PNL.... ever since I took over the leadership of the PNL, I positioned the PNL in a harsh, firm, uncompromising towards stance against the PSD. We have fought for two and a half years on all the topics, on all the issues, we prevented all the horrible things PSD wanted to do, we took down the PSD Government, we invested the PNL Government, we beat them in the elections to the European Parliament, we crushed them in the presidential elections, we certainly are in a life-and-death fight, and early elections are, naturally, needed in Romania because a normal government, which wants to do good things for Romania, can no longer coexist with a parliamentary structure dominated by the PSD, which torpedoes everything, blows everything up... We want to give people power," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The government will have the same composition. (...) I am satisfied with the activity of each minister. The government team is proposed in the same composition as the Government which has been functioning since November 4," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The mandates of the local and county councils expire four years after the oath is taken, which means the second part of June. As such, most likely, the local elections will take place either on 14 or June 21, at the latest on June 21," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "The PNL leadership unanimously approved the composition of the cabinet, which I will present as prime minister designated by President Klaus Iohannis, and also the PNL leadership unanimously approved the government programme, which is an update of the government programme based on which the government I run since November 4 was voted in office. The government will have the same composition," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will continue discussions with the parliamentary political formations to reach an understanding in support of the early elections (...) We will take all the necessary steps to get at early elections. We will continue talks, negotiations and maybe we will convince [the People's Movement Party - PMP] to support the early elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "The objective of PNL is to make early elections possible, to contribute to the constitutional requirements being met for the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, to dissolve the current parliament and allow the Romanians to choose a parliament to represent them," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our pick for prime minister is in accordance with the decision of the National Council, and it is the party chairman, namely me, Ludovic Orban. I also presented to the President the decision of the National Liberal Party to support the conditions being met for early elections being triggered," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania needs good governance, Romania needs a truly representative parliament, made up of honest, competent people, dedicated to serving the public interest, to truly represent the interests, objectives and aspirations of Romanian citizens. Romania needs a parliament to be an exact mirror of the current options of Romanian citizens and able to establish a stable majority, to support a government that will implement the measures of reform, modernisation, development of Romania at the fastest rate," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our pick for prime minister is in accordance with the decision of the National Council, and it is the party chairman, namely me, Ludovic Orban. I also presented to the President the decision of the National Liberal Party to support the conditions being met for early elections being triggered," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania needs good governance, Romania needs a truly representative parliament, made up of honest, competent people, dedicated to serving the public interest, to truly represent the interests, objectives and aspirations of Romanian citizens. Romania needs a parliament to be an exact mirror of the current options of Romanian citizens and able to establish a stable majority, to support a government that will implement the measures of reform, modernisation, development of Romania at the fastest rate," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Starting next week, we will have a dialogue with all the partners that have been with us and who are still with us, to establish a common strategy for triggering early elections," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The adoption of the emergency ordinances can be done without the approval of the Legislative Council as well. They all go to the Legislative Council. Obviously, the ordinances are approved only with the inclusion of the Legislative Council's observations. This is [happening] as that someone wants to make a little fuss (...) I don't know where Ponta has the pieces of information from. Eventually, all the ordinances will have the necessary approvals so they can be published in the Official Journal," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our goal is to make snap elections possible... to give Romanians the chance to elect a parliament that represents them," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “This government has landed on its feet,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "A Parliament dominated by retrograde forces, (...) that has trampled on democracy, the fundamental interests of Romania, has decided today by censure motion the fall of the Government I am leading. As I have said before the motion, the Government is landing on its feet," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We’ll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people’s support," External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “I am proud of what we have achieved in our three months in office, repairing much of the damage caused by the PSD. The government falls on its feet. I am happy that soon the Romanian people will have the chance to choose a new parliament” External link

neurope Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmou : “Perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, venceremos a próxima rodada ” External link

diariodonordeste Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The government is landing on its feet,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “We’ll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people’s support,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmou : “Perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, venceremos a próxima rodada” External link

istoe Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmou : "Perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, venceremos a próxima rodada" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban declarou : "Nós perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, ganharemos a próximo partida" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

pulse Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

thenational Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The government is landing on its feet,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Frankly, I do not expect the PSD to be able to garner enough votes to topple this government," "However, if this happens, as we have repeatedly said, we won't back any new cabinet, so as to trigger early polls" External link

wsau Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "There is such a project, along with the Permanent Electoral Authority, there has been this discussion and it has resulted in the need to regulate the situation in which early elections, early parliamentary elections are reached. At present, in the Romanian legislation, there is no precise regulation regarding the early elections, to know clearly that there are constitutional provisions that establish the maximum term for organizing the early elections, since the dissolution of the Parliament is 90 days (60 days - ed. note), therefore it is necessary to adapt the legislation in order to have concrete provisions, in the case of early elections" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “It is clear to me that the partnership with the Chinese company is not going to work,” External link

energyworldmag Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The PNL's Political Bureau has established the party's position on the censure motion initiated by the PSD [Social Democratic Party]. The fundamental objective of the PNL regarding local elections is to put into practice the will of the overwhelming majority of the citizens who want a democratic election of mayors in two rounds by 50pct plus one of the citizens participating in the vote. Starting from this fundamental objective, the PNL's target is to prevent the passage of the censure motion. In this regard, we made the decision that the PNL MPs be present in the plenum and vote against the censure motion" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The PNL's Political Bureau has established the party's position on the censure motion initiated by the PSD [Social Democratic Party]. The fundamental objective of the PNL regarding local elections is to put into practice the will of the overwhelming majority of the citizens who want a democratic election of mayors in two rounds by 50pct plus one of the citizens participating in the vote. Starting from this fundamental objective, the PNL's target is to prevent the passage of the censure motion. In this regard, we made the decision that the PNL MPs be present in the plenum and vote against the censure motion" External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "If it will come to early elections, the PNL MPs will not vote for any government" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "PNL has decided in the National Council that it has as a candidate for the prime minister position the PNL president, that is, the undersigned. This is the decision of the National Council, so the PNL candidate for the position of prime minister is the current prime minister. (...) Despite the fake news reported, I tell you that the version of my resignation, in view of the possibility of triggering early elections, has not been launched for evaluation so far. Simply" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The emergency command centre has met. We have also had to provide isolation measures for the situation of coronavirus cases. This plan will be implemented immediately. We are discussing the introduction of quarantine and taking all the necessary measures. I have found nothing in the state reserves. We will make the purchase immediately. On Tuesday, we will adopt a normative act that will allow the necessary stocks to be made on all categories of materials, of substances to ensure first and foremost the prevention" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are entering a turbulent time. We have 21% percent backing in the Romanian Parliament with a heterogeneous support that is provided by several political groups, whom I am thankful for the support they have given us, but in many situations the think differently than us, they are still prisoners to other concepts of Romania's development. At 22% it is very difficult to govern Romania," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I do not know what will happen in Parliament, but I tell you clearly: I am rejecting the judgement passed on me by the current parliamentary majority, which has no connection with the interests of Romania. I am not afraid of them and, no matter what will happen moving forward, we have one thing to do: to meet the expectations of the Romanians, to go for each Romanian, to show them our dream, our faith and the power to achieve, to prevail in all the elections that will follow regardless of whether there are one-round, two-round, direct or indirect elections, on time or early - winning the elections," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "As far as I know, there will be a session in June [of UNESCO - editor's note]. Let's see if it will be on the agenda. The file, in my opinion, is a serious file and I think we have every chance to have a receive favourable decision. According to my knowledge, the Roman mines at the Rosia Montana site are unique in the world," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "What will happen at ICSID depends on what happened in the relations between the company [Gabriel Resources - editor's note] and the Romanian state, Government, ministries, until the moment when the company sued the Romanian state," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are waiting for the vote on the censure motion. We are prepared for any outcome. Those who have filed the motion are politicians who have proved their worthlessness in the way they governed for the past three years. As far as I am concerned, regardless of the outcome of the censure motion, we are continuing our activity and, above all, we are heading towards our goal, namely to win the elections, so as to secure a stable and solid government enjoying strong parliamentary support, so that we can put into practice all the projects that Romania needs today," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 31, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are waiting for the vote on the censure motion. We are prepared for any outcome. Those who have filed the motion are politicians who have proved their worthlessness in the way they governed for the past three years. As far as I am concerned, regardless of the outcome of the censure motion, we are continuing our activity and, above all, we are heading towards our goal, namely to win the elections, so as to secure a stable and solid government enjoying strong parliamentary support, so that we can put into practice all the projects that Romania needs today," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 31, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The strength of a nation, its capacity to stand upright in the face of history challenges and the courage to face the future are given by the quality of its education, by the level of its citizens' training. (...) If now, after 30 years of reform attempts, particular issues on the education's public agenda are still cyclically coming in the spotlight is also because, with the exception of some short government episodes, Romania has had a high amount of improvisation and the political will required for initiating and implementing the necessary measures has been absent. Today's debate is an opportunity to discuss education and its issues, some of which, as I said, systematically and cyclically return into attention," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "The specific of the last decades in Romania has been a decrease in the quality of education in many schools. The 2019 Education and Training Monitor, the European Commission's analysis document, draws attention to the quality gaps that exist in the system, the precariousness in the education and training of the new generation and to the extremely high rate of early dropout. Over 16 percent of the young people aged between 18 and 24 drop out of school. The latest PISA tests also speak about a lack of education outcomes, about functional illiteracy and, implicitly, about the inability of the national education system to truly respond to the individual needs of children and teenagers. The students who haven't been taught to think autonomously, who cannot understand a written text are tomorrow's citizens who will enter the labor market, people of the city who will have to defend the democratic principles and values. For them, but not only for them, the school has to change for the better," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania needs massive investments in projects and programs dedicated to increasing the quality of education. Every student has the right to the education that suits him, that responds to his needs and aspirations, every child has the right to quality education, whether he studies in a city or in a village. (...) For this we must initiate programs, invest in the training of teachers and particularly stimulate the achievers. (...) The care for teachers must equal that for our children, we invest in teachers because they are the foundation of the school, and we are talking here about interventions in initial and continuous education; I think it is essential that we understand that the teachers need training not just for the subjects they teach, but also for honing their social and emotional skills, so that they can successfully respond to student diversity and individual needs," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Infrastructure investments must accompany the measures aimed at increasing the quality of education," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I invite you to join me in being the artisans of an open education that celebrates diversity, that creates development opportunities for everyone from nursery to university and from university through the entire life," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I could say that I look forward to it [the motion censure] indifferently. When we have decided to assume responsibility for electing the mayors in two rounds, I was perfectly aware that the PSD will file a motion of censure. As far as we are concerned, we come up head high, we have put our mandate on the line and I think it shows something about the National Liberal Party (PNL) government coming up with a solution that is waited for by over 82% of the Romanian citizens, namely the democratic election of the mayors under a two-round election system," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I do not believe, honestly, after the evaluation I did today, that the censure motion stands a good chance of prevailing," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The government I lead has made the decision to assume responsibility before Parliament for changing the law on local elections so as to allow the citizens of each local community to elect their mayors under a system of election that lends legitimacy to the elected mayors - namely by a 50%-plus-one majority of the voters who cast ballots," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "This voting system restricts the right of the disaffected citizens of a local community to replace mayors who do not do their job, who do not abide by electoral promises and who has not had the capacity to develop the local community," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "PNL has been a supporter of this idea of the registration [of the Rosia Montana site - editor's note] on UNESCO's World Heritage List since the very beginning. We are not the ones who blocked the procedure, but the PSD governments were. (...) I asked the Minister of Culture to analyze, consult with the other ministries and especially with those who represent us in the unfolding dispute we have at the ICSID, in which the company has sued the Romanian state and asks for compensation. We need to be certain first that we do not interfere in any way in this dispute. But our decision is very clear. We want the inclusion of Rosia Montana, the site, on UNESCO's list," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "This is a special day for the ethnic Serbs. For we are marking today, for the first time, the Sveti Sava Day, which is the day when we celebrate the Serb minority in Romania, as adopted last year by Parliament, in a grateful recognition of the contribution of our Serb fellow citizens to the Romanian cultural, social and political life. The presence of the ethnic Serbs on the Romanian territory ever since the early Middle Ages represents a real gain for the national cultural heritage," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The same city, Timisoara, and its twin city Novi Sad from Serbia, were designated European Capital of Culture in 2021, for which event they prepare a complex cultural offer that will complete the other city's. The main argument in promoting Timisoara to become a cultural capital was its multiculturalism, considering the ethnic-cultural mixture of the city, while the representatives of the Serb minority were an active part of this process. This is an important project, which will capitalize once more on the potential of cultural diversity, to the benefit of the entire community, in social and development terms," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We need more examples like this and especially today I want to thank the members of the Serb minority on behalf the Government for the model of good inter-ethnic relations and social cohesion they showed in Romania, to which social cohesion they contribute alongside the other ethnic minorities and the majority population. History made it so that the Romanian territory is home to us all and together we will build our future too," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Promoting the minorities' culture, tradition and specificity, guaranteeing their representativeness in the decision-making process of the Romanian state are natural things in a developed and educated society, and this is the path that the Government will continue to follow. Many happy returns of the day, Serb minority in Romania! Many happy returns to all Serbs on the occasion of this day dedicated to their spiritual protector, Saint Sava!," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban says : "It is already the second decade in which the entire world commemorates the millions of Holocaust victims, in a necessary exercise of remembrance, compassion and the preservation of an awakened conscience. Anyone browsing the pages of that terrible disaster in the rather recent history, the Holocaust, cannot but remain shaken by the horrors that occurred, by the size of the hate crime gear, the lack of reaction of the people, institutions and states. They cannot but reflect on the consequences brought about by the crises in society and the evil produced by the slumber of reason," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Pan European ) : "Our objective is to finance the Unirii [Union - ed.n.] motorway, both the feasibility study and the construction, from European funds, through the multi-annual financial exercise 2021-2027. There are two greater priorities: the Unirii motorway and Sibiu-Pitesti motorway, which are fundamental to ensures the connection between the historical provinces and, especially for you, to really ensure the connection to the motorway European transport network. Moreover, we are already preparing, you know very well that the President of Romania was the one who organized the meeting of the Three Seas where the financing of a motorway project to ensure the north-south connection in the east of the European Union was put in place. This project, which corresponds largely with the Pan European Corridor IX, will be focus of our persistence and efforts to obtain funding and to complete it," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "the answer is the budget blueprint itself, at the 'Expenditures' chapter it provides for the additional amounts required for increasing the pensions according to the Pension Law, and the projected deficit is 3.59 percent. As such, I understand the Fiscal Council's concerns, but regarding 2020 there is no such risk. We have also made the budget projection for 2021 and there is no danger for the budget deficit to widen. Of course we must also follow the economic developments, we must follow the evolution of the collections to the state budget, we also have a plan to improve collection and fight tax evasion in order to make sure that tax collection improves. We haven't examined yet the report of the Fiscal Council, but we'll do that," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 24, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I said that they [the European funds for the transport infrastructure, ed. n.] will not exceed 4.5 billion RON at the first allocation of the funds, as the budget draft shows. For this very reason, one of the goals we have in view is to increase flexibility among the funds. Currently, flexibility is capped at 5 percent of the amount of funds and our demand is to increase the flexibility percentage from 5 percent to 15 percent, so that we can allocate funds from other programmes to our priorities. Technically, this is one of the points we focus on, so as to be able to ensure additional resources," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will increase the pensions, we'll raise child allowances. The amounts required for increasing pensions have been earmarked under the Law on the state social security budget and the State Budget Law. We can afford increasing allowances provided that the financial resources exist to support this increase, without affecting the budget deficit, but child allowances will increase for sure, and we will definitely raise pensions," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "If you look at the law on fiscal-budgetary accountability, after six months of rule, the government is required to present a report on the economic and budget developments to substantiate the budget correction. (...). The Social Democratic governments have never presented this report they had the legal obligation to come up with after six months of activity. Our objective is clear, specifically to increase all the incomes of Romanians, to raise wages in the private milieu, increase salaries, pensions, and allocations, but this growth must obviously rely on a stable, solid economic growth based on investments, productivity growth, the application of innovation and research in the activity of companies, enhanced competitiveness of Romanian companies on global markets, the development of companies on regional and global markets, that is to say, on genuine economic development, not increases on paper that only result in inflation and which cannot be sustained in the long term," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "Should we manage to ensure a solid economic trend, a consolidated economic growth, to relaunch investment, to improve collection. The moment a decision is made to increase salaries, pensions, child benefits and other incomes, these are expenses that are mandatory after the increase for all the years to come, one cannot alter the said spending. Because of this, one must be very cautious when it comes to achieving, making such decisions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, January 20, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I give the example once again, for all Romanians to know: the Ministry of Finance obliged companies to buy cash registers that have electronic data transmission and which were taken in the interest of the Government, of ANAF, in order to have a better collection, to have all the data about all the operations that are going on. Instead, they haven't acquired servers for some two years, if you can imagine. They forced people to change the cash registers, to switch to fiscal cash registers, whose objective was not in the interest of companies, but of ANAF and they did not purchase servers," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "It makes you think: isn't it clear proof of premeditation in terms of tolerating tax evasion and even encouraging tax evasion, because you didn't get your servers and all the necessary software?!" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban says ( about Mihai Eminescu ) : "The celebration of National Culture Day on January 15, the birth date of the great poet Mihai Eminescu, is the homage that the Romanian state brings to the Eminescian genius and the significance he had both in the later literary effervescence of our country and in the recognition of the national creation among the important values of the universal culture. I add my homage to his artistic stature and I welcome the celebration of the National Culture Day as a special identity moment. It is the culture that has always been at the forefront of the fight for freedom of the human spirit, has inspired the values, has expanded the horizon of humankind to understand and overcome barriers raised by fears or prejudices. It is the only identity testimony that no one can lose and the only tangible wealth of which humankind cannot be impoverished," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The President of Romania and I have decided that it is best for Romania to hold early elections. The Romanians have made it clear at the referendum, at the elections to the European Parliament, at the presidential election, that they will no longer want the PSD [Social Democratic Party] at rule, than Parliament is currently being dominated by PSD acting as a brake on the President's and the government's efforts to put the will of the people into practice; it is absolutely necessary for power to return to the people and the citizens to elect their representatives so that there is a faithful mirror in Parliament of the current options of Romanian citizens that will lead Romania in the right direction, to have a clear Euro-Atlantic positioning, to maximise for Romania the benefits of EU membership and to allow an economic development based on investments, productivity gains, competitiveness, on innovation, research and on making the most of all the opportunities that exist for Romania," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As for the will of the president and my will and implicitly PNL's, it does exist and it is one hundred percent," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "How would they block early elections? Will they vote for the PNL government? Do you not realize that the whole country will laugh at them," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "What happens in Brussels has direct consequences in the life of any citizen. (...) There should be a greater attention paid to what we do at the level of European institutions. For the decisions made there create consequences. If we don't organise our lobby system, if we don't coordinate and we don't try to use our (PNL's - the National Liberal Party] influence in the EPP [the European People's Party] group, the same as the USR-PLUS [the Save Romania Union and the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party ] has in ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe] and the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] and Pro Romania in the Socialists group so that, on certain topics in which Romania has clear interest, instead of arguing and playing a sad drama the people don't understand anything from, we should coordinate and have a concentrated action. You know that the important countries in the European Union are coordinating to support their interests in the decision-making mechanisms. And Romania should become more influential, more involved in decision-making, so that the decisions at European level have beneficial effects for Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "What happens in Brussels has direct consequences in the life of any citizen. (...) There should be a greater attention paid to what we do at the level of European institutions. For the decisions made there create consequences. If we don't organise our lobby system, if we don't coordinate and we don't try to use our (PNL's - the National Liberal Party] influence in the EPP [the European People's Party] group, the same as the USR-PLUS [the Save Romania Union and the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party ] has in ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe] and the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] and Pro Romania in the Socialists group so that, on certain topics in which Romania has clear interest, instead of arguing and playing a sad drama the people don't understand anything from, we should coordinate and have a concentrated action. You know that the important countries in the European Union are coordinating to support their interests in the decision-making mechanisms. And Romania should become more influential, more involved in decision-making, so that the decisions at European level have beneficial effects for Romanians," External link

agerpres-en Friday, January 10, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "It's absolutely necessary that the power returns to the people," External link

afp-en Friday, January 10, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “Should Exxon decide to sell, we want a serious partner, one that comes from the region of our partnerships, the European Union, NATO,” External link

energyworldmag Friday, January 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Let me be clear, President Klaus Iohannis and I have decided early elections are what is best for Romania," External link

wsau Friday, January 10, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Parliament is currently dominated by the PSD, which acts as a brake on the government, and it is necessary that citizens elect their representatives to be a mirror image of their wishes," External link

wsau Friday, January 10, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I made the decision to invite all the Romanian MEPs to this meeting, both those in the EPP [European People's Party] group and those in the Renew group, and in the Socialist group. I was glad that very many MEPs responded to the invitation, I wanted to have this discussion because I believe that at the European Parliament level we should have a very close dialogue, coordinate our standpoints, support Romania's interests because, after all, every MEP represents Romania and when an agreement can be achieved in which it is established that we have very clear interests there should be a coordination of standpoints and cooperation among MEPs for supporting Romania's interests," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 10, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "I've presented the situation in a realistic manner, I've presented the causes which determined this deficit, which clearly wasn't caused by our governance, but a deficit caused by the budget policy put in practice by the former governances. What was important is that I've presented the measures we want to take in order to correct the budget deficit, also, in order to try to ensure the macroeconomic balances, correct the major imbalances left by the former government," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 10, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated ( about Commission ) : "at the level of the European Commission, and at the level of the European Parliament, there is support for Romania, for Romania's accession to the Schengen Area" External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 10, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about British ) : "Romanians who are today in the UK, have, in fact, their rights guaranteed, there are provisions in the agreement that guarantee their rights. For the European citizens who go to the UK after Brexit there still isn't any regulation yet, it will be the topic of subsequent talks after the UK leaves the EU. For now, we are in the phase in which the agreement is submitted to debate and approval in the European Parliament, the British Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Green Deal ) : "I presented our opinions to Mr President, both regarding the budget and the Green Deal. In what concerns the budget, our concern is that we need a substantial allocation for cohesion, which is extremely important. Also, we still plead for maintaining substantial funding for agriculture to ensure the development of this sector. With regard to the Green Deal, we discussed with him about the need of each country to benefit from the right to analyze its capacity of reaching the Deal's objectives and, moreover, and also about the need that the mechanism of the fund ensure a fair transition to allow each country to support the necessary costs to be able to reach the objectives of the Green Deal," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Raluca Turcan ) : "Instead, it will be necessary to prepare very well for this procedure. In this regard, we have established a commission consisting of yours truly, as leader of the PNL, first vice-president Raluca Turcan and the Mr Secretary Robert Sighiartau, in order to investigate the real possibilities for organizing early elections, hold exploratory discussions with all political partners to see exactly what their stance is regarding this procedure to organize early elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "The local elections can be organized between May 24 and June 14. I repeat, I have said very clearly that there are certain conditions that must be met in order to trigger this early election procedure, that is, you have to have a significant number of parliamentarians who are close to 50 percent, to give you the guarantee that they will not vote on the investiture of two successive governments. Inasmuch as, if we do not have this guarantee, we could end up in the situation where we start the procedure and, at the second investiture of the Government, the PSD, Pro Romania, that do not want early elections, will vote on the Government's investiture (...) We, should we make the decision to call early elections, the PNL parliamentarians and of the other political partners who clearly support the idea of early elections will pledge not to vote on the investiture of two successive governments, so that it comes down to the constitutional situation in which the President of Romania can dissolve Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Our objective was to succeed, until December 31, to adopt a draft budget and social insurance budget. (...) We are using as a first a means to adopt the state budget that has not been used before - the procedure of committing the responsibility of the Government. It's a procedure found in the Constitution and, unlike the OUG [Government Emergency Ordinance - e.n.], it has aspects that make it more democratic. We surprised with the commitment of responsibility. (...) We have approved many amendments formulated by MPs. If there are formations that consider the law should not enter into force, they have at their disposal the instrument of the censure motion," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We have a budget. We welcome president's move to sign the state and the social security budget into law," External link

wsau Monday, January 6, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "So, our focus will be on completing PNDL 2 and PNDL 1, because there are still projects in PNDL 1 that have not been finalized due to an acute lack of funding. Look what they did this year. They opened a working front without ensuring the financial resources. We were obliged at the Emergency Ordinance for adjusting the budget to increase the budget of the Ministry of Development by over 2 billion lei so that we can pay the invoices for the works that were carried out within the PNDL 2," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 30, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Basically our CVM-related commitment is to transpose the recommendations, because our goal is to bring the CVM to an end, at a certain point," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Jesus Christ ) : "The spirit of Christmas, the Christmas carols and traditions give us joy, and they make us want to offer joy to the other too, on our turn. The celebration of our Jesus Christ's birth has this blessed power of making us better, more emphatic and supportive. Let's hold on to this desire to do good every day so that we rediscover the cohesion that we need as a society," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our objective was to succeed in adopting by 31 December the budget and the social insurance budget draft law. (...) We are using for the first time a way of adopting the state budget that has not been used before - the procedure of the Government assuming responsibility. It is a procedure regulated in the Constitution and unlike a Government Emergency Ordinance, it has aspects that make it more democratic. We have surprised with the assumption of responsibility. (...) We have passed many amendments drafted by the MPs. If there are parties that consider the law must not come into force, they have at their disposal the censure motion instrument," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our objective was to succeed in adopting by December 31 the budget and the social insurance budget draft law. (...) We are using for the first time a way of adopting the state budget that has not been used before - the procedure of the Government assuming responsibility. It is a procedure regulated in the Constitution and unlike an emergency ordinance, it has aspects that make it more democratic. We have surprised with the assumption of responsibility. (...) We have passed many amendments voiced by the MPs. if there are parties that consider the law must not come into force, they have at their disposal the instrument of the censure motion," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Have confidence in this budget, it was built with great care, by trying to provide all the financial resources, all the necessary expenditures," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 23, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Today, the PNL is the party which desires early elections the most. On the other hand, I have to tell you that we are a responsible party which doesn't play with Romania's fate and we will not commit to this procedure to trigger early elections without having minimum guarantees that it's possible to be successfully completed. If they are possible, the PNL will start the procedures to trigger early elections," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "So, we will trigger the early election procedure when we'll have a minimum guarantee that there is half of Romania's Parliament that doesn't vote for the two government proposals" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are the country with the highest VAT evasion. We have the lowest VAT collection rate in the EU. I believe that 19pct VAT is a reasonable level, a VAT that can provide the support of feeding the state budget with sufficient resources. Obviously, VAT collection needs to be improved, but to improve VAT collection the ANAF [the National Agency for Fiscal Administration] must understand that it has to change habits. The ANAF needs to be computerized," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 20, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is enough that this Government is committed not to increasing taxes, taking into account the imbalances that were created by the budget and fiscal policy practiced by the previous governments. I spoke with the business environment. Very few business people say that they want to have reductions. The only demand is related to labour taxation, the sum of the contributions that have to be paid," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 20, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban says : "Regardless of ethnic or cultural belonging, we all want to live in a prosperous country and attached to the values of democracy. The Romanian society has evolved in the last 30 years from multiculturalism to interculturalism, demonstrating that diversity does not mean division, but an addition for everyone. I am convinced that everybody relating to a common ideal, of prosperity, democracy and the consolidation of the rule of law, represents the most valuable gain for Romania. Through policies based on respect, mutual recognition of rights and values, tolerance, dialogue and democratic representation at the political and institutional level, Romania has become one of the most appreciated models for the protection of the rights of minorities, and this is the direction we are determined to continue, because we want a society in which every citizen really feels at home. Happy returns to the fellow citizens belonging to national minorities! Many happy returns, in the spirit of the European Union's motto, Unity in diversity!" External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It isn't a PNL draft, it is a draft initiated by an MP, it is a huge difference between the drafts initiated by MPs, individually, and the PNL drafts. According to the statutory procedure, a draft to be endorsed by the PNL needs to be analysed first, then to get a favourable opinion from the party's specialist committees and finally to get the party's Executive Bureau's approval. (...) The PNL only endorses those drafts observing the support procedure and having been voted in the Executive Bureau, as such, we won't vote for a draft, even if it belongs to one colleague of ours, who initiated a draft law as an MP, individually, and not on behalf of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "In next year's state budget law and social insurance law we have provided for the necessary amounts for the pension increase from September 1, as the law stipulates. The same goes for salaries. (...) We have provided for the money to ensure this increase, because it is stipulated in the pay law," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Obviously, we need to have a good relation between the Royal House and Her Majesty the Custodian of the Crown and the Romanian Government. And I also thanked the Royal House for their constant actions at international level meant to improve Romania's image and for all the activities they carried out and we agreed that we need to coordinate these actions, from now on, to obtain thus beneficial results to be capitalized on for Romania," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The first draft law which the Government is taking responsibility for is the law regarding the admission contest to the INM. We had to amend the draft law following some amendments which were allowed," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 13, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are in an extremely difficult situation," "The 2020 budget cannot handle any new additional spending" External link

trust Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "If the president has a point of view, we always take into account this point of view, but the PNL's political decision, which we have long weighed, is that we uphold the principle of contributivity that underlies the calculation of pensions, with the exception that we admit, that of the military personnel, because those who put on the army jacket are in the country's service all their life. This system is used in all NATO countries, where a service pension system is granted, and for the rest we support the principle of contributivity," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Fighting corruption is the desideratum which united Romanians of all ages, regardless of their background and concerns. And they did express their unequivocal support for this desideratum, through vote, through public campaigns and even through street protests. The citizens took attitude every time the fight against corruption has been weakened or endangered. The strong civic attitude and the clear message expressed by Romanians prove the high degree of awareness of the effects of this scourge: maintaining poverty, poor quality social services, dividing society," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Today marks 28 years since Romanians approved, through referendum, in 1991, the first Constitution of the country after the fall of communism. The day of 8 December, when we mark the Day of Romania’s Constitution has a power of symbol of the guarantee that the fundamental law of the country places at the center citizens’ interest and rights, the rule of law and the ideals of the Revolution of December 1989. The changes which the Romanian society has undergone since then, highlights the continuous need for adaptation to the present and, especially, for improvement at constitutional and legislative level. However, what we’ve experienced over the past years, unfortunately has shown us that the values of the Constitution need to be constantly guarded, so that the slippages of any kind from democracy, from the principles of the rule of law be no longer possible," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 9, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Allow me to officially inform you of the decision we have discussed with each minister, namely that of taking responsibility before Parliament for two packages of laws. The first responsibility taking is for a bill that will include amendments in two areas and the law on spending caps. (...) The first responsibility taking will be to extend the terms contained in justice legislation regarding the early retirement of magistrates, regarding the transition from two-judge to three-judge panels and extending the deadline for the entry into force of increasing the seniority required to join the judiciary from two to four years. We have set to abrogate these provisions next year, so that they will no longer exist, they will not put us in a position to extend the deadline at the end of the year," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The bill for which we will take responsibility first also includes a bill on spending caps, which is necessary for the subsequent adoption of the law on the national budget. (...) At this meeting, we will discuss the text in a first reading, we will not pass it. I have said that I will call a meeting of the government on Tuesday so that we can pass and start the responsibility taking procedure on Tuesday," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "My aim is at the [Government] meeting on Friday we will adopt a bill under which we take responsibility, so that we may fit into the schedule of responsibility taking. Also, if the bill on budgetary ceilings is ready, we will take responsibility for it next week, so that, later on, we can come up with the law on the national budget," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 6, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : "The amendments to Ordinance 114 are being drawn up; it still needs a mechanism for consulting the business community, the trade union confederations, the social partners, in particular, a consultation of public entities, such as the National Energy Regulatory Authority, and we will decide on the time when we are ready to commit our responsibility. (...) Our goal is to complete the bill as soon as possible, so that we can stand before Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 6, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban replied : "There will be optimizations, efficiencies in the operation of public institutions, which will probably lead to, not to say firings, but a downsizing of the administrative apparatus, of ministries and other authorities. I cannot give you an estimate of the number of such employees. " External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 6, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will have talks at the European Commission level and then we will present you with any useful and relevant information. I am glad today that we can see that the PNL[National Liberal Party] is in power, and I want to thank the partners who support the government and with whom we have agreements on support for these very important bills and it seems strange to me that even the PSD [Social Democratic Party] changed their mind after saddling us with the compensatory appeal; it has dawned on them that they were wrong and they voted for the repeal bill," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Sure, employers’ associations mostly support our proposal. As far as the unions are concerned, they came up with some proposals that we are looking into, but they will be rather the basis for further discussions we will conduct in the coming year to define the legal mechanism by which the minimum wage increase will be established. I have retained the desire of some to rely on forecasts for the coming year. Of course, many times the forecasts ... I can give you only one example: the 2019 budget was built on a forecast of economic growth of 5.5%, while in reality economic growth in 2019 will probably be around 4%," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban replied : "It will increase. We are analysing and adding to our model the proposals that have been made especially by the trade union confederations, and we will make a decision as soon as possible" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is known that December is a month in which consumption increases. We have an extremely wide trade deficit. Demand for imported commodities increases greatly in December, and that is why there is a very high demand for euros that puts a strain the leu-to-euro exchange rates," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In the case of any kind of law-making that concerns the business environment, our intention - be it in the fiscal environment, or in any specific field - is to carry out prior consultations (...) We have some things which, in my opinion, need to be resolved immediately, namely Ordinance 114 and I even discussed with my colleagues to prepare an amendment bill for OUG 114 to repeal most of the articles - in the field of energy, in the field of pension funds, in the financial-banking field, overcharging in communications, the ghostly Investment and Development Fund and a lot of other provisions that have negatively affected the business environment, and (...) we will check with you on the final form of the draft law that we intend to adopt in the Government meeting, to ask for its adoption by Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “Romania’s government, strongly attached to European values, supports the goals of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission and reiterates its full availability to cooperate with the Commissioners and all EU institutions,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, November 29, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I’ve seen the statements made by our colleague, [Justice Minister Predoiu], cited in the media, and I would like to dispel all doubts about the National Liberal Party’s governing program on the judiciary and the compensatory appeal. The specific goals include the revision of the law on the conditional release, the compensatory appeal and strengthening the capacity of public order and security institutions in the prevention and combat of crime. The approval of the bill reversing the compensatory appeal and the strengthening of the probation service for the monitoring of the released convicts is also on the list of urgent measures. (...) We will find the best solution to generate the repeal of the provisions of the compensatory appeal which have put in danger the life, the physical integrity, the personal goods of the Romanian citizens, by the early release of convicts, especially of those convicted of serious crimes, so that the citizens’ lives and safety are no longer put at jeopardy," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 29, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "most probably, there will be an assumption of responsibility," "We prefer to establish together with our partners who voted for the Government investiture a common formula to support and pass it through the Deputies’ Chamber," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban argued : "Honesty is needed, truth must be said. (...) The budget was dishonest. The estimation of revenues was a hoax on April Fools’ Day. (...) This inflation of revenues has been especially made so that some expenses be made for which there were no revenues," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have noticed everyone saying that if the pension law is applied, there will be a budget apocalypse. I tell you that there will be no budget apocalypse. The pension law is in place. In order to change the pension law, you need a parliamentary majority. I am telling you from the outset, I do not want to issue any emergency ordinance in such extremely vital and sensitive areas. Of course we will make an extremely serious assessment of what measures we have to take and especially what the real ability is to support the payment of pensions," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have a governance program that we have released. In that programme, it is very clear that we are preparing a large work team to right up what is wrong in the public pension system; we are preparing impact studies, very serious analyses, and based on the long-term forecasts of these impact studies, we will come up with a change, but not this time. It is unlikely in an election year that Parliament will amend the law," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “creates serious problems for the industries,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I can tell you that a budget increase is needed at the Ministry of Labour by at least two billion, some of which is money needed to ensure the transfer from the national budget to the pension budget, so that we have all the money needed for the payment of pensions. Of course, other social expenses are included, such as child allowances or other categories of expenses. We also have to increase the amounts for the National Healthcare Insurance House, because the money allocated there is insufficient to fund the running of hospitals and programmes. In the healthcare case, the increase is needed also for achieving compliance with the provisions regarding the settlement of the expenses incurred by employers for health leave, maternity leave and other categories of expenses. About two more billion are needed there," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Obviously, the deficit target is already exceeded in the budget implementation; it is clear that we cannot keep the deficit at the targeted level because that would mean not covering absolutely necessary, indispensable expenses, without which many public institutions and local authorities would not have the financial resources to end the year well. (...) I said very clearly that we will allocate all the financial resources so that no Romanian will suffer. Of course, to be able to secure these amounts, the deficit will widen, but we will own up to the deficit increase, because we have no choice; it is clear that all the amounts that are indispensable in order not to endanger the incomes or the quality of life for many of the most vulnerable categories, all these amounts will be provided at the budget revisions," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have said in our government programme that we do not introduce new fees and taxes, but a better collection can be achieved, because it seems to me that 25.3% of the GDP - the approximate government revenues - represents a very low percentage in GDP and there is a clear possibility of an increase in the level of collection, by combating tax evasion, especially in areas where it is very large. (...) On the other hand, it is necessary to optimise outlays in order to eliminate unnecessary expenses. (...) There is also a need for efficiency and optimisation of the administration," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Between me, as Prime Minister and Romania’s President, between the Government that I lead and the President, there is finally a relationship of dialogue, loyal cooperation, partnership, in which we coordinate all our actions, all decisions and all public policies to the benefit of the Romanian citizens," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I’ll go to the Cotroceni Palace whenever it’s the case, when I am invited, when we have various discussions and meetings" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "However it exists and we have signed understandings and agreements with the partners who have been by our side in the success of the censure motion, who have endorsed the investiture of the Government that I lead, and we respect our agreements and I believe that we can keep this majority. Certainly, the President referred to making up a larger majority, more stable, which can support broader reforms after the elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Greater Romania ) : "As politicians of a Romania that, after half a century of communism, has become democratic again, has regained its deserved place in Europe and in the world, we have to work on a new project that the Romanian society wants. This is the time for a new modernity that is in tune with all the trends of the 21st century. It is up to us to restore the confidence of citizens, especially of the younger generations - the potential of Romania. Today, as we honour a great moment in history, we must understand that there is only one way we can respect this past: through what we do for today’s people, and especially for the future and for future generations. We are at a crucial moment when we stand the chance of providing a new course to the history of our country, but same as a century ago, this chance cannot be realised unless trust and unity of opinions on national objectives are restored between the citizens and the political class," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Greater Romania ) : "That first Parliament of Romania was not only the expression of political unity, which was soon to be recognised by international treaties; it was not only an accomplishment of the unity ideal, but also an illustration of the democratic wishes of our nation, which emerged victorious from the Great War. We must never forget that this was the first Romanian legislative forum elected by universal suffrage, a first expression of the great democratic reforms that would continue into the 1920s. (...) Anyone who abandons skepticism and gives voice to doubts about Romania’s ability to design and achieve a better future must look only at the exemplary struggle of those generations of founders and learn from their strength. The core of these teachings is loyalty to those we represent as politicians, towards citizens, towards the Romanian society, whose resources of intelligence, skills, character, creativity only wait to be respected and valued, " External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have voted normally, I have voted for a democratic Romania, respected in the world, for a Romania where each Romanian should be able to succeed in life, lead a normal, natural life and I have also voted for a Romania that should develop, in which the state institutions serve the citizen, in which the law is law for everyone, a Romania that should be the home of each Romanian, so welcoming that it makes those in the diaspora come back home," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "I am very glad there is such a massive turnout and this gives me hope, because Romanians in the diaspora, in other countries, who sought their fate elsewhere, exercising their right to vote shows me a major interest for the fate of the country and this reveals there is a great desire to come back to Romania from very many Romanians who are in the diaspora today," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Any kind of new book about the life and activity of Ionel Bratianu and the leaders of the National Liberal Party, which are practically associated with most of the achievements of modern Romania, this book and many other books, I will always read them with great interest to find the reasons that determined the political action of Ionel Bratianu and the other outstanding members of the National Liberal Party," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Of course [that the leu’s devaluation worries me]. We are on the watch and are trying to correlate the government policies with the policies of the National Bank of Romania, so as to reduce such negative economic effects," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "As a parent and Prime Minister, I believe that it is absolutely necessary to have more responsibility assumption at institutional and individual level in matters related to the citizens’ life and rights, including children - in a word: a truly functional state, with institutions capable to enforce law, to punish and, especially, to prevent abuses of any kind against children, negligence which ends innocent lives, to take measures which can reduce the unwanted high rate of infant mortality, school dropout, poverty risk and social exclusion among children. The emphasis which the Government will place on making administration efficient and on economic development can ensure children the future which every parent wants for them," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Commission ) : "To no avail has been the forecast of the European Commission and other institutions that there will be an economic growth of 4.1-4.2 percent, they went for an economic growth of 5.5 percent. We will see how much the economic growth will be. But I don’t think it will exceed 4 percent by much. The exchange rate ... the inflation rate ... again, a much underestimated inflation rate. All these, you realize, have generated incomes that did not exist, so that they could allow incurring some expenses which were not strictly necessary," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "We endorse a candidate to the EPP Vice-President office, namely Siegfried Muresan, we endorse the candidacy of Donald Tusk as EPP President. Moreover, on the occasion of the Congress, we will have many bilateral meetings. (...) As far as I am concerned, so far, we established, on the sidelines of the EPP Congress, eight bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of various countries which are members of the EPP, also with European Commissioners, with future European Commissioners, very important meetings which allow us to strengthen the connections with our partners and increase the influence which we have at European level with benefits for Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "We conveyed that, from our point of view, we would be very glad if that proposal is Antonio Lopez Isturiz," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban argued ( about Liberal Parti ) : "We find that the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] has completely lost the use of reason, the PSD has become a source of systematically spread lies, which have nothing to do with reality. The only thing left at their disposal in their desperate attempt to win some votes is slander, lie, manipulation, disinformation, which are used at large scale. (...) I’m telling our grandparents and parents that the PNL aims to increase pensions, that nobody will touch their pensions. (..) We want an increase in pensions based on economic development, on stable and sustainable pillars, such as investments, increase in productivity, economy boost, salary increase," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Those who haven’t been able to build hospitals, although they had included in the governing programme the construction of eight regional hospitals, and I am referring here to the PSD, launched fat lies in the public space about the closing of hospitals. It is not stipulated in the governing programme of the PNL and we have no intention of closing any hospital," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Beside the stadiums, we also have other commitments that are related to the completion of the Otopeni Airport, of the railway which is currently facing a possible standstill because of a lawsuit. We hope to get the project unlocked, this morning I discussed with the Transport minister the ways to solve the issues with the airport project and the completion of the railway works. The builder cannot complain of lack of work front, except for that land plot under litigation the court will have to decide on. Anyway, I cannot imagine a ruling that would not allow the carrying out of the works. As far as we are concerned, we must make sure that all the works that have started will be carried out according to schedule, and that at least the works that can be completed are really completed," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concludes : "Freedom, democracy, the rule of law, the return to the European family and the free world, the right of people to a dignified life, the right to vote, are values that we have regained thanks to them as well. All of us, society, institutions, political class, have a duty and a responsibility to treasure and defend them. We thank them, with all due respect!," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "And they compel us to carry out a plan of measures that will minimize this deficit in the shortest possible time," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban pointed out : "some expenses were generated to feed the political clientele or on an electoral basis rather than representing a necessity for society" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I have asked the leadership of the two Chambers to suspend the procedures for debating and adopting laws until the Government issues a point of view. The Government has changed, it cannot take into account the point of view issued by the former Government to these pieces of legislation that are in progress. So I have asked these debate and adoption procedures be postponed until the Government will issue a point of view on each bill," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There was no such thing as an earpiece," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I’m sorry miserable things continue. I saw that photo of the president wearing an earpiece in front of the journalists. He spoke to the journalists afterwards. Anyone could see that there was no such thing as an earpiece. But that is fake news. That is how PSD communicates (...). The way the president conducts his campaign is openly, close to people, ready to answer any question he is asked. I am convinced the Romanians will appreciate that," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I do not think that a debate involving many journalists, political analysts, in which, of course, they will be invited to ask any questions, a debate in which the access of any citizen through the media is open is a debate between us. That is also a big lie. Such debate can be followed by any citizen, whether on a television or online, or the news bulletins (...)," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "No one who does his job, who works according to the job description and meets all the job requirements should be afraid, because he will stay in the public system. On the other hand, all those who have entered the system through the back door, who do not have the necessary training, who have become accustomed to being employed in the public system in order to receive a salary and come to work only now and then - and when they show up to work they do nothing but pushing papers, drinking coffee or pretending to work - have no place in the public system," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The management that is provided by us will be a much more demanding management, a management style close to the management of the private system, because the entrepreneurial spirit, the entrepreneurial thinking must also characterise the action of the administration, because we want an economically developed Romania, a Romania buttressed by entrepreneurial spirit, enterprise, action, efficiency, by the results of the activity of each and all," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “We’re discovering new holes in the budget every day,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "I asked, especially at the polling stations abroad, that each chair of the polling station - obviously through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and through the diplomatic corps - see what delegations of the political parties still participate in the vote. It is known that in the second round there are only two candidates and we need to check to what extent the delegates of the other political parties are still participating in the polling station’s electoral bureaus, because the fluidisation of the voting procedure depends largely on the number of people and the number of tablet operators. We would like not to see the situation of long queues being created. In this respect, together with the chair of the AEP, we will ask the Central Electoral Bureau for a decision, an interpretation of the law, to allow additional electoral bureaus at the polling stations if the representatives of the parties that were represented in the first round and which no longer have candidates in the second round do not show up at the polling station," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "Because it is very clear that transporting the ballot papers to the polling stations takes time. And that is why we requested that immediately after the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) validates the results of the first round, the Permanent Electoral Authority should make sure the ballot papers are printed so that we can send them to polling stations abroad," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Also, regarding the vote in the country, we asked for exemplary mobilisation of the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as in the first round. There are no new measures, but we try to solve in advance possible issues that may arise, so that they may not affect the conduct of the voting procedure under the best circumstances," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban announced ( about Adina Vălean ) : "Mrs. Adina Valean has just received the unanimous vote of the JURI Committee, meaning the integrity certificate," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We want a very serious study, an impact analysis to underpin the decision to raise the minimum wage, because obviously there will be an increase in the minimum wage. We have agreed for a group of experts with the Ministry of Finance, from the structure of the General Secretariat specialized in impact analysis and from the Labour Ministry to prepare such an impact study. We are interested in several parameters, first of all the economic indicators that will be the basis of the economic growth, the impact assessment between a minimum and a maximum increase of the minimum wage, the effects that they record on the private environment, we are very interested in the state of companies in the field where a large number of employees are on the minimum wage, to see their profitability, to evaluate the costs on the labour force. (...) Moreover, I have requested from the Ministry of Finance an analysis regarding the budgetary impact of such a decision, a minimum and a maximum. Once we have a grounded point of view, we will start negotiations with the employers’ organizations and the unions. You will find out how much the minimum wage will increase at the end of the negotiations we carry out with the unions and employers’ organizations," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "The President of Romania position is the most important office in the Romanian state, the President is the one who sets the direction, the one who truly has the power to represent Romania in the world, has the power to correct possible errors of some institutions of the state. [The President] is the one who sets the tone. [I urge Romanians] to exercise their right to vote, it is a right earned through sacrifices, it is a fundamental right which allows every Romanian citizen to decide what happens to his/her country and in what directions it should be heading, in a good direction or not," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I exercised my right to vote, as in all elections which took place in Romania after 1990. Obviously, I voted for a normal Romania, for a developed, strong Romania, respected across the world, in which the rights and freedoms of every citizen are religiously observed and in which every person has the chance to succeed in life," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "In what concerns us, we campaigned for Romania’s President, we presented the President’s vision, the project for Romania, the solutions he has. We had as a goal to obtain a score of over 40 percent in the first round and I am positive, as the data show, that we achieved this goal. I thank all Romanians who voted for Klaus Iohannis in the first round and those who turned out to vote, as exercising the right to vote is fundamental for a stable democracy and, regardless of each one’s option, it is normal and natural that people exercise their right to vote," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The results clearly show a very strong support for Romania’s President, a support that will consistently grow in the runoff," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am drawing the attention to all hospital managers to make sure that all Romanian citizens who are hospitalised are allowed to exercise their right to vote and send mobile ballot box requests to each polling station which the hospital was distributed to," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Bogdan Aurescu ) : "I went to the MAE to make an assessment of the manner in which the voting process is carried out at the polling stations abroad. (...) Fortunately, the process is carried out in good conditions. There have been small issues, Mr. minister told me [Bogdan Aurescu], related to the very slow reaction pace of the electoral bureau yesterday in the case of replacing delegates at the polling stations, respectively of supplementing the number of delegates at polling stations, in which, as it has only two meetings, the electoral bureau for the polling stations abroad approved very late the replacement requests," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are at a minimum of investments for ten years now, we have reached a historical minimum of public investments in the past ten years. The budgetary deficit is a very high deficit, of 2.8 pct at ten months, but in reality this budgetary deficit is masked because the budgetary deficit is much higher. (...) It was maintained below 3 pct on the back of the business environment. A trick used is to delay VAT reimbursements to companies. At the moment, it’s hard for me to calculate what the average delay is, but it’s very big, it’s probably over 90 days of delay for VAT reimbursements. The sums that should have been paid to companies from VAT reimbursements sits around at least 5 billion, meaning the Government maintained the deficit using the money of companies that should have returned to the companies. (...) Another trick - not paying for works, both at the Ministry of Transport, as well as at the Ministry of Public Works there are situations of works completed that should have been paid over 5 billion, meaning private companies did works and they’re waiting for months for the work done to be paid, and in this period, instead of receiving money for work done, probably to maintain their work rhythm, they have to take out loans so they can maintain cash flow. These are the attitudes of the former government and the means through which they attempted to mask an extremely painful truth," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We want to deal with this topic very seriously. We must also start a very close dialogue with the institutions of the European Union" External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated ( about Liberal Parti ) : "For two weeks, the party that got banished from power has been spreading, on all possible channels, bald-faced lies. (...) The PNL [the National Liberal Party] endorses the increase of incomes for every social category. Certainly, this increase should be based on economic indicators, should be based on a solid and sustainable economic growth, backed up by stable pillars such as investments, private investments, increase of competitiveness (...), to truly lead to the increase of the purchasing power. (...) We want the increase of the minimum wage, but we don’t want it to generate negative economic consequences for companies, to trigger the withdrawal from the Romanian market of some investors and, especially, to lead to lay offs. (...) There has been an attempt to decrease pensions by 15 percent, as a result of the CCR [the Constitutional Court of Romania] decision saying that cutting pensions is unconstitutional and it is a property right earned by any citizen. Therefore, our parents and grandparents should have confidence that we want to increase pensions (...), but we don’t want to do it only on paper, for we want them to feel an increase in their purchasing power as well," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "After consulting with President Klaus Iohannis, we made the decision together to send to the President of the European Commission two candidates for the position of European Commissioner - they are MEPs Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean. I can inform you that, according to the legal provisions, I will send to the chairs of both chambers of Parliament a request to approve hearings in the specialist committees of the Romanian Parliament, either of the two candidates or of the candidate to be picked by the president of the European Commission, to be heard at the earliest convenience of the two chambers," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am today at the Ministry of Public Finance to officially install the new Minister of Finance, Florin Citu. I had some talks before this news conference on the financial state. As I have warned for at least a year, it is clear that the state of finance is very bad; in fact, that is visible from the official figures published: the 9-month implementation ended with a government deficit of 2.6pct, as against 1.6 in the same period of 2018. It is also clear that the collection plan was not met, and there is an 11 billion deficit. Also, the collection of contributions also over one billion in the red. There is a deficit in both the national budget and that of state social security and healthcare," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Also, we should see if we can make up for the delays in the collection plan as much as we can in the last 2 months," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "After consulting with President Klaus Iohannis, we made the decision together to send to the President of the European Commission two candidates for the position of European Commissioner - they are MEPs Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean. I can inform you that, according to the legal provisions, I will send to the chairs of both chambers of Parliament a request to approve hearings in the specialist committees of the Romanian Parliament, either of the two candidates or of the candidate to be picked by the President of the European Commission, to be heard at the earliest convenience of the two chambers," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today, at the Bucharest Mechanical Plant we are inaugurating the production and maintenance capacity for the Piranha 5 armoured personnel carrier, in other words we are inaugurating an investment in both the Romanian economy and the security of Romania. Here will be manufactured, assembled and maintained these carriers that represent the culmination of a successful partnership between reputed companies in the international defence industry in the USA, Switzerland and Israel. The association between General Dynamics and the Bucharest Mechanical Plant is an example of good practice in the Romanian Army endowment procedure, 80 percent of the amount spent on the purchase of Piranha 5 armoured personnel carrier returns to the Romanian economy (...). The Piranha 5 armoured personnel carrier is a state-of-the-art military product, and the Romanian military deserves the best," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "For our Government, deepening the Strategic Partnership with the United States of America, as a pillar of foreign and defence policy, together with membership of the European Union and NATO, is a priority and a red thread. In this context, we guarantee the continuation of the allocation for Defence from the GDP in accordance with the commitments undertaken by Romania, to ensure the coherence of the acquisition of some deterrent and defense capacities, as well as the realization of the endowment plan of the Romanian Army under the conditions of quality assurance, compatibility and interoperability with the other NATO and EU member states. All represent measures from which we will not deviate and we will follow with maximum responsibility and meticulousness," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban précisé : "si la possibilité d'un changement de portefeuille existe, nous allons en discuter avec la présidente élue de la Commission, Ursula von der Leyen" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "After consultations with Romania's president, we decided to nominate two candidates," External link

nampa Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We want to make the decision based on economic indicators which are objective, on the basis of a very serious analysis of the effects of raising the minimum wage and, obviously, with the consultation of social partners, employers’ associations, trade unions, civil society," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Furthermore, let’s see very clearly the normative acts that must be adopted at the first Government sitting. Mr. Minister of Economy and Mrs. Minister of Labour, let us not forget about the miners trapped underground, the ordinance must be extended or, anyhow, an ordinance with very clear provisions must be adopted, so as not to endanger their health and life. There are also many pieces of legislation that have to be prepared and adopted," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "One of our objectives is to close the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Romania in the shortest time possible. And of course that this desideratum can only be achieved if we consider and implement the recommendations included in the CVM Report. And we also need to consider all the opinions issued by the Venice Commission and GRECO [Group of States Against Corruption] with respect to the justice system in Romania," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban announced : "the assault of the political power on justice is over" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "The assault of the political power on the justice system is over. In fact, it has been over since the referendum convened by President Klaus Iohannis on May 26, when the Romanian citizens made their will very clear. We respect the Romanian citizens’ will and the government will seek to ensure justice independence from now, to ensure the normal functioning according to the constitutional and legal framework of each institution in the justice field, in order to prevent any form of interference in the activity of magistrates, in the activity of Prosecutor’s Offices and Courts. If there is no justice, there is nothing. Justice is offered to people through the justice system, through courts, based on laws adopted of a legitimate manner, supported by the people and approved by the legislating authority, Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are ready to start the work in force ... we will establish all the important decisions that must be taken to be prepared for the government meeting and other organizational structures at governmental level that will be convened in the near future," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Romania has a legitimate government, which received the confidence vote of Parliament, despite the shameful and pitiful boycott of some political parties, which is a first in the 30 years of Romanian democracy. A parliamentary majority voted in favour of our Government," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are ready to begin our activity. (...) We will have a plan for each ministry. Moreover, we will establish all the important decisions that must be made in preparation for the Government meeting and for the meetings of all the other structures of the Government that will take place soon," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "This Government is a Government with a limited mandate, the maximum duration of exercising the executive power of this Government is one year and, practically, everything which we included in the governing programme starts from this constraint, which is provided by exercising power during an extremely short period. We have urgent measure, which can only be taken by a legitimate Government. Look at what is happening with the barricade of over 100 miners in the underground of Paroseni and Uricani coal mines, people are putting their lives, health in danger because, for nine months, the Government failed to extend the emergency ordinance which would give them the possibility to have an income, after the mines close, and put something on their families’ table," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban argued : "There is the necessity of drawing up the state budget draft for 2020. In accordance with the law, the deadline stipulated for submitting the state budget draft and the state social insurance draft is 15 November. (...) A budget, which can stand up, which can be based on some well-grounded economic indicators, which can redirect the public spending toward the real priorities of Romania - investments in infrastructure, education, healthcare and in all the vital areas, should be drawn up as quickly as possible. Without a Government, this deadline cannot be observed and the budget will be once again drafted as it has been over the past years, through fake money, invented incomes and generating expenditures for which there is no coverage in real revenues," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Only a Government invested by Parliament, a legitimate Government can solve the issue of the Prosecutor’s Offices’ management," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Next year, there is a disengagement risk of 3.2 billion euro, especially, because of the fact that no contract of the large transport infrastructure projects has been signed on the POIM, which benefited from funding on the 2014-2020 multiannual financial exercise," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "I don’t remember anything like this happening in the past 30 years, namely, that the investiture meeting of a government be boycotted by two political parties which clearly show, this way, the complete lack of understanding toward Romania’s needs, the complete lack of respect toward Romanians’ needs and show that they only care about their electoral counts or the stupidities done by those who are still exercising power after the dismissal through the censure motion, being partakers to all the misfortunes happening today in all the ministries and at the Victoria Palace," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "We are coming after a censure motion that ended a governance which did a lot of harm. We must surpass this moment and start a new path of reconstruction, dialogue, that relocates Romania on the Euro-Atlantic trajectory," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Starting today, you have a partner in the Government of Romania, a trusted partner who is ready to join your efforts to put into practice the vision of Romania’s development, to carry out the programmes and projects that can bring Romania back on the right track," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Thank you and may you trust us!," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We must assume the responsibility of making the justice system ... independent in Romania, without interference from politicians and other institutions," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

pulse Monday, November 4, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We need to start a new road, rebuilding society and putting Romania back on the European track," External link

WortLuxembourg-en Monday, November 4, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 4, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We will take this decision as soon as possible, after talking with the president. It (the proposal) will be the best one for Romania," External link

nampa Monday, November 4, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our objective is to re-establish the confidence in Romania of our Euro-Atlantic partners," External link

afp-en Monday, November 4, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I am confidently waiting for as big a number of lawmakers beyond the groupings from which we have already secured backing to exercise their right to vote and ... give Romanians a new government," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am confident ... we will give Romania a legitimate government," External link

euobserver Monday, November 4, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We do not understand the PSD boycott," External link

wsau Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We do not understand the PSD boycott," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The energy sector can and must be the engine of Romania’s economic development, however, it remains far from the potential. In the governing programme we recognise and support the role of Transgaz’s strategic projects and, through this important company, whether we are talking about BRUA or Ungheni-Chisinau or gas from the Black Sea, we have the obligation to fight in order to make Romania a safe country in terms of energy," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 1, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "We have a campaign to win. The battle in 2014 was an extremely hard battle, we fought with the postmen who were delivering leaflets with the lie that Iohannis is cutting pensions, we fought with station heads who weren’t letting us campaign and were threatening Romanians, we fought with all the deconcentrated services, we fought, practically, with the entire state apparatus and all the mayors that were preventing us from fulfilling our campaign. With all that, in 2014, Klaus Iohannis won the elections and won them outright in the second round. I ask you that in 2019 we win the elections in the first round, we can, without issue, win the elections in the first round with a percentage nobody expects. I guarantee you that we have this capacity to win them and even far ahead of the second placed candidate, both due to the fact that President Iohannis is the sole candidate for the Presidency that has the necessary stature, the necessary experience and the capacity to transform Romania for the better, and also thanks to the extraordinary organization of the PNL here which I’m convinced will fight heartily to win the election in every locality," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 1, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As long as there is a National Local Development Program (PNDL) in place, which can cover all the financing needs of certain investment projects carried out by the localities, having yet another empty coffer for which financial resources are just in theory, but non-existent in practice and which relies on Treasury loans, with no harmonization whatsoever of the contracts to be financed and which have been submitted in a preferential regime, the Fund has no administrative logic and I am telling you this right from the start: the FDI will no longer exist, provided that we have a parliamentary majority and are able to repeal the FDI-related provisions in Ordinance No. 14," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "All the available financial resources which can support the local development projects - whether European funds, PNDL money or money from other financing systems, the environmental fund or whatever other structures - must be designed according to the local development strategy of each locality, depending on what can be financed. There should be complementarity, for example, we should finance through PNDL what cannot be financed from European funds or other financial sources, and all these financial resources should be conceived as part of a development plan that targets not just the locality, but also the county, the area and the region," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today, the party’s Executive Bureau has approved political agreements with USR, UDMR and ALDE, in accordance with the discussions we have had and the agreements we have reached. I have also been mandated to sign these agreements with our partners who are with us in the procedure of voting the new government into office. (...) Today, we will have a series of meetings with leaders of the political groups that support the Government’s being voted into office," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are entering the finish line in the procedure of voting the new government into office," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Taking note of the statements of the PMP chairman, Mr Eugen Tomac, regarding the requests for the government programme, I am mandated to accept these requests and to consider them priorities in our political action, at the level of Parliament, in the governmental activity and in relation with the European Commission, in particular the support for the process of expanding the gas network," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I have also prepared a document with the priorities that a government should have," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban déclaré : "La Roumanie a besoin d'un nouveau gouvernement qui la remette sur les rails" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune ( about Viorica Dăncilă ) : "Ministrul mincinos şi fanfaron al Finanţelor Publice, Orlando Teodorovici, fură din banii companiilor pentru a se împopoţona cu realizarea planului de încasări în condiţiile în care nu mai are bani pentru a susţine cheltuielile nesăbuite ale guvernului Dăncilă. În luna iunie, Orlando Teodorovici a luat cu japca banii companiilor şi a amânat în mod intenţionat şi cu premeditare rambursarea sumelor încasate din TVA datorate acestor companii. Gândirea comunistoidă a acestui bufon de ministru, care nu înţelege o iotă din modul în care funcţionează mediul privat, îl face să trateze abuziv şi discreţionar banii celor mai importanţi contribuabili din economie" External link

mediafax-en Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : "România nu mai poate continua cu acest fel de guvernare haotică şi abuzivă care acţionează în mod deliberat şi cinic împotriva sectorului privat, gripând singurele motoare de dezvoltare economică sănătoasă" External link

mediafax-en Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmă : "Carmen Dan “curăță” drumul de protestatari pentru tătucul Dragnea. Asta este oferta PSD pentru România anului 2019, protestatari “încărcaîi” în dubele “miliției” pentru că au îndrăznit să le spună că nu îi mai vor" External link

hotnews-en Friday, May 17, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban : „Am deschis dimineaţă televizorul şi nu mi-a venit să cred ce am văzut” External link

mediafax-en Friday, April 5, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president19.23%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
liberal party president3.85%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
opposition liberal party president3.85%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
leader of romania3.85%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
leader11.54%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
liberal party leader3.85%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
chairman3.85%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
vice president3.85%EN01/20/201720/01/2017
directeur7.69%FR08/25/201625/08/2016
ministru23.08%RO01/22/200922/01/2009
liberal15.38%RO11/07/200807/11/2008
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Ludovic OrbanEN26.78%
Ludovic OrbanRO24.77%
Ludovic OrbanEU24.15%
Ludovic OrbanHU24.15%
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Klaus Iohannis announced ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "After consulting all the parties and parliamentary formations, I designate Mr. Ludovic Orban for forming a new Government," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Klaus Iohannis said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Some parties agreed with me; others needed more time to think. Until then, my next step is nominating Ludovic Orban to form a new government," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Klaus Iohannis told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "As I have repeatedly said, a snap poll is my first option, it is the correct choice. I decided to ask Ludovic Orban to form a new cabinet," External link

wsau Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu anunciou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O Governo Orban demitiu-se, é um grande passo para a democracia" External link

jornaldeangola Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban Government fell. It's my opinion that it's a very big step for Romania's democracy, especially the wellbeing of Romanians. It was a mobilization as never seen before. Something like this didn't happen before, for a motion to pass with such a score. I am glad, it means that many colleagues woke up. I didn't manage to mobilize them as well as Mr. Orban did," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto” External link

istoe Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

pulse Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenational Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

lnc Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Social Democratic Party has no problem with any elections. (...) I don't now what steps he takes, but I know what new steps we take. And I repeat, there is no state in the European Union that allowed the modification of the election law four months before the elections. Which is also why this assumption bothers me that I have an understanding with Orban. There will be no elections in two rounds, the mayors will be elected in one round. Regardless if the motion passes or not. So what could be my understanding with Orban? About what, about something that it's not going to happen anyway? Mayors will be elected in one round of elections, this is obvious. For anybody who has a little legal logic and calculates the timing knows that there can be no two-round mayoral elections. If Mr. Orban wants to commit an abuse of office and he comes with a ordinance on top of a law that is being discussed by the CCR (Constitutional Court of Romania). This is clearly an abuse of office and he will answer before the law for it" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I am not sure I believe in these simulations. (...) Maybe based on these simulations, Orban is doing something that is against democracy. (...) I don't want to follow PM Orban's logic, he should be the one who tells us what his intentions are," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Ludovic Orban called me; I talked to him before the government meeting. He told me what he was to do, I told him I understood and I told him if there was a possibility to table a censure motion we would submit one and vote on it. That's life," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Klaus Iohannis said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "That is a question that we have not discussed. It is obvious that in order to reach the early election stage there is the constitutional provision for the government to be dismissed or to withdraw and after that for two failed attempts to form a new government to happen. The censure motion is an obvious way to initiate the process. These issues I will discuss with the prime minister and others. As early as tomorrow, at Cotroceni, I will have talks with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and we will address these questions," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 23, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Traian Băsescu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The key to the success of the Orban Government is whether it will use the European money for investments, to create jobs and offset the loans it has to raise for the pension law. The pension law must indeed be enforced, I don’t want us to be demagogical, particularly the retirees with small pensions are living a dire life. And a solution must be found. (...) Something had to be done about the pensions. Of course, we are not discussing here the special pensions which, had the government respected its promise, should have been cut right from the first government meeting, when they should have switched to the contribution-based system. The government must improve its administrative capacity to manage projects and make them happen. (...) We support the Ludovic Orban Government, but he we will ask it to do this, to use the European money to offset the loans that have to be taken out for pensions," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Viorica Dăncilă stated ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Yes. It is normal for the PSD to file a motion taking into account the governing programme, the austerity programme which the Orban Government wants to implement. We’ve promised that we will do a very active opposition, we’ve promised that we won’t allow sanctions for pensioners, employees or anti-Romanian measures which this Government takes. We took pro-people, pro-Romanians measures. Now, we see that the measures they want to take are against Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Alina Gorghiu added ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Parliament has cast its vote of confidence in the government, its programme and its list of members list. Congratulations to Prime Minister Orban and his team!," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Varujan Pambuccian said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We had a second discussion with Mr. Chairman Ludovic Orban, along the same lines as the first discussion. As I have said, our parliamentary group, unlike what we have got you accustomed so far, will support in its entirety the investiture of this government and, as I told Mr. Orban, after the investiture, we will discuss point-by-point on the bills that also affect us or in which we are very interested or are of general interest and we have a different point of view. (...) I hope the government is invested on Monday," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Klaus Iohannis annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "J'ai décidé de désigner au poste de futur Premier ministre M. Ludovic Orban, le chef du principal parti d'opposition" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Traian Băsescu afirmă ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Săracii, se fac a fi opozanţi. Realitatea tristă este că, dacă Orban şi Barna nu sunt într-un blat cu PSD-ul, atunci sunt proşti (politicieni ?) de-a binelea mai ales atunci când evaluează şansele de reuşită ale moţiunii" External link

hotnews-en Friday, December 14, 2018 8:45:00 PM EAT

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Ludovic Orban told : "There are politicians and journalists in this world, commentators, who, for whatever reason, do not know why, invent, simply make things up. How can one talk about PNL.... ever since I took over the leadership of the PNL, I positioned the PNL in a harsh, firm, uncompromising towards stance against the PSD. We have fought for two and a half years on all the topics, on all the issues, we prevented all the horrible things PSD wanted to do, we took down the PSD Government, we invested the PNL Government, we beat them in the elections to the European Parliament, we crushed them in the presidential elections, we certainly are in a life-and-death fight, and early elections are, naturally, needed in Romania because a normal government, which wants to do good things for Romania, can no longer coexist with a parliamentary structure dominated by the PSD, which torpedoes everything, blows everything up... We want to give people power," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The government will have the same composition. (...) I am satisfied with the activity of each minister. The government team is proposed in the same composition as the Government which has been functioning since November 4," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The mandates of the local and county councils expire four years after the oath is taken, which means the second part of June. As such, most likely, the local elections will take place either on 14 or June 21, at the latest on June 21," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "The PNL leadership unanimously approved the composition of the cabinet, which I will present as prime minister designated by President Klaus Iohannis, and also the PNL leadership unanimously approved the government programme, which is an update of the government programme based on which the government I run since November 4 was voted in office. The government will have the same composition," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will continue discussions with the parliamentary political formations to reach an understanding in support of the early elections (...) We will take all the necessary steps to get at early elections. We will continue talks, negotiations and maybe we will convince [the People's Movement Party - PMP] to support the early elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "The objective of PNL is to make early elections possible, to contribute to the constitutional requirements being met for the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, to dissolve the current parliament and allow the Romanians to choose a parliament to represent them," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our pick for prime minister is in accordance with the decision of the National Council, and it is the party chairman, namely me, Ludovic Orban. I also presented to the President the decision of the National Liberal Party to support the conditions being met for early elections being triggered," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania needs good governance, Romania needs a truly representative parliament, made up of honest, competent people, dedicated to serving the public interest, to truly represent the interests, objectives and aspirations of Romanian citizens. Romania needs a parliament to be an exact mirror of the current options of Romanian citizens and able to establish a stable majority, to support a government that will implement the measures of reform, modernisation, development of Romania at the fastest rate," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our pick for prime minister is in accordance with the decision of the National Council, and it is the party chairman, namely me, Ludovic Orban. I also presented to the President the decision of the National Liberal Party to support the conditions being met for early elections being triggered," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania needs good governance, Romania needs a truly representative parliament, made up of honest, competent people, dedicated to serving the public interest, to truly represent the interests, objectives and aspirations of Romanian citizens. Romania needs a parliament to be an exact mirror of the current options of Romanian citizens and able to establish a stable majority, to support a government that will implement the measures of reform, modernisation, development of Romania at the fastest rate," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Starting next week, we will have a dialogue with all the partners that have been with us and who are still with us, to establish a common strategy for triggering early elections," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The adoption of the emergency ordinances can be done without the approval of the Legislative Council as well. They all go to the Legislative Council. Obviously, the ordinances are approved only with the inclusion of the Legislative Council's observations. This is [happening] as that someone wants to make a little fuss (...) I don't know where Ponta has the pieces of information from. Eventually, all the ordinances will have the necessary approvals so they can be published in the Official Journal," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our goal is to make snap elections possible... to give Romanians the chance to elect a parliament that represents them," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “This government has landed on its feet,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "A Parliament dominated by retrograde forces, (...) that has trampled on democracy, the fundamental interests of Romania, has decided today by censure motion the fall of the Government I am leading. As I have said before the motion, the Government is landing on its feet," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We’ll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people’s support," External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “I am proud of what we have achieved in our three months in office, repairing much of the damage caused by the PSD. The government falls on its feet. I am happy that soon the Romanian people will have the chance to choose a new parliament” External link

neurope Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmou : “Perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, venceremos a próxima rodada ” External link

diariodonordeste Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The government is landing on its feet,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “We’ll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people’s support,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmou : “Perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, venceremos a próxima rodada” External link

istoe Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We'll land on our feet. We were judged by a toxic alliance that lost people's support," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmou : "Perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, venceremos a próxima rodada" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban declarou : "Nós perdemos uma batalha mas, pela Romênia, ganharemos a próximo partida" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

pulse Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

thenational Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "A parliament dominated by retrogressive forces, which walked all over democracy, today decided the collapse of the government I lead," External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The government is landing on its feet,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Frankly, I do not expect the PSD to be able to garner enough votes to topple this government," "However, if this happens, as we have repeatedly said, we won't back any new cabinet, so as to trigger early polls" External link

wsau Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "There is such a project, along with the Permanent Electoral Authority, there has been this discussion and it has resulted in the need to regulate the situation in which early elections, early parliamentary elections are reached. At present, in the Romanian legislation, there is no precise regulation regarding the early elections, to know clearly that there are constitutional provisions that establish the maximum term for organizing the early elections, since the dissolution of the Parliament is 90 days (60 days - ed. note), therefore it is necessary to adapt the legislation in order to have concrete provisions, in the case of early elections" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “It is clear to me that the partnership with the Chinese company is not going to work,” External link

energyworldmag Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The PNL's Political Bureau has established the party's position on the censure motion initiated by the PSD [Social Democratic Party]. The fundamental objective of the PNL regarding local elections is to put into practice the will of the overwhelming majority of the citizens who want a democratic election of mayors in two rounds by 50pct plus one of the citizens participating in the vote. Starting from this fundamental objective, the PNL's target is to prevent the passage of the censure motion. In this regard, we made the decision that the PNL MPs be present in the plenum and vote against the censure motion" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The PNL's Political Bureau has established the party's position on the censure motion initiated by the PSD [Social Democratic Party]. The fundamental objective of the PNL regarding local elections is to put into practice the will of the overwhelming majority of the citizens who want a democratic election of mayors in two rounds by 50pct plus one of the citizens participating in the vote. Starting from this fundamental objective, the PNL's target is to prevent the passage of the censure motion. In this regard, we made the decision that the PNL MPs be present in the plenum and vote against the censure motion" External link

agerpres-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "If it will come to early elections, the PNL MPs will not vote for any government" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "PNL has decided in the National Council that it has as a candidate for the prime minister position the PNL president, that is, the undersigned. This is the decision of the National Council, so the PNL candidate for the position of prime minister is the current prime minister. (...) Despite the fake news reported, I tell you that the version of my resignation, in view of the possibility of triggering early elections, has not been launched for evaluation so far. Simply" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The emergency command centre has met. We have also had to provide isolation measures for the situation of coronavirus cases. This plan will be implemented immediately. We are discussing the introduction of quarantine and taking all the necessary measures. I have found nothing in the state reserves. We will make the purchase immediately. On Tuesday, we will adopt a normative act that will allow the necessary stocks to be made on all categories of materials, of substances to ensure first and foremost the prevention" External link

mediafax-en Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are entering a turbulent time. We have 21% percent backing in the Romanian Parliament with a heterogeneous support that is provided by several political groups, whom I am thankful for the support they have given us, but in many situations the think differently than us, they are still prisoners to other concepts of Romania's development. At 22% it is very difficult to govern Romania," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I do not know what will happen in Parliament, but I tell you clearly: I am rejecting the judgement passed on me by the current parliamentary majority, which has no connection with the interests of Romania. I am not afraid of them and, no matter what will happen moving forward, we have one thing to do: to meet the expectations of the Romanians, to go for each Romanian, to show them our dream, our faith and the power to achieve, to prevail in all the elections that will follow regardless of whether there are one-round, two-round, direct or indirect elections, on time or early - winning the elections," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 3, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "As far as I know, there will be a session in June [of UNESCO - editor's note]. Let's see if it will be on the agenda. The file, in my opinion, is a serious file and I think we have every chance to have a receive favourable decision. According to my knowledge, the Roman mines at the Rosia Montana site are unique in the world," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "What will happen at ICSID depends on what happened in the relations between the company [Gabriel Resources - editor's note] and the Romanian state, Government, ministries, until the moment when the company sued the Romanian state," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are waiting for the vote on the censure motion. We are prepared for any outcome. Those who have filed the motion are politicians who have proved their worthlessness in the way they governed for the past three years. As far as I am concerned, regardless of the outcome of the censure motion, we are continuing our activity and, above all, we are heading towards our goal, namely to win the elections, so as to secure a stable and solid government enjoying strong parliamentary support, so that we can put into practice all the projects that Romania needs today," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 31, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are waiting for the vote on the censure motion. We are prepared for any outcome. Those who have filed the motion are politicians who have proved their worthlessness in the way they governed for the past three years. As far as I am concerned, regardless of the outcome of the censure motion, we are continuing our activity and, above all, we are heading towards our goal, namely to win the elections, so as to secure a stable and solid government enjoying strong parliamentary support, so that we can put into practice all the projects that Romania needs today," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 31, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The strength of a nation, its capacity to stand upright in the face of history challenges and the courage to face the future are given by the quality of its education, by the level of its citizens' training. (...) If now, after 30 years of reform attempts, particular issues on the education's public agenda are still cyclically coming in the spotlight is also because, with the exception of some short government episodes, Romania has had a high amount of improvisation and the political will required for initiating and implementing the necessary measures has been absent. Today's debate is an opportunity to discuss education and its issues, some of which, as I said, systematically and cyclically return into attention," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "The specific of the last decades in Romania has been a decrease in the quality of education in many schools. The 2019 Education and Training Monitor, the European Commission's analysis document, draws attention to the quality gaps that exist in the system, the precariousness in the education and training of the new generation and to the extremely high rate of early dropout. Over 16 percent of the young people aged between 18 and 24 drop out of school. The latest PISA tests also speak about a lack of education outcomes, about functional illiteracy and, implicitly, about the inability of the national education system to truly respond to the individual needs of children and teenagers. The students who haven't been taught to think autonomously, who cannot understand a written text are tomorrow's citizens who will enter the labor market, people of the city who will have to defend the democratic principles and values. For them, but not only for them, the school has to change for the better," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania needs massive investments in projects and programs dedicated to increasing the quality of education. Every student has the right to the education that suits him, that responds to his needs and aspirations, every child has the right to quality education, whether he studies in a city or in a village. (...) For this we must initiate programs, invest in the training of teachers and particularly stimulate the achievers. (...) The care for teachers must equal that for our children, we invest in teachers because they are the foundation of the school, and we are talking here about interventions in initial and continuous education; I think it is essential that we understand that the teachers need training not just for the subjects they teach, but also for honing their social and emotional skills, so that they can successfully respond to student diversity and individual needs," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Infrastructure investments must accompany the measures aimed at increasing the quality of education," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I invite you to join me in being the artisans of an open education that celebrates diversity, that creates development opportunities for everyone from nursery to university and from university through the entire life," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I could say that I look forward to it [the motion censure] indifferently. When we have decided to assume responsibility for electing the mayors in two rounds, I was perfectly aware that the PSD will file a motion of censure. As far as we are concerned, we come up head high, we have put our mandate on the line and I think it shows something about the National Liberal Party (PNL) government coming up with a solution that is waited for by over 82% of the Romanian citizens, namely the democratic election of the mayors under a two-round election system," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I do not believe, honestly, after the evaluation I did today, that the censure motion stands a good chance of prevailing," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The government I lead has made the decision to assume responsibility before Parliament for changing the law on local elections so as to allow the citizens of each local community to elect their mayors under a system of election that lends legitimacy to the elected mayors - namely by a 50%-plus-one majority of the voters who cast ballots," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "This voting system restricts the right of the disaffected citizens of a local community to replace mayors who do not do their job, who do not abide by electoral promises and who has not had the capacity to develop the local community," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "PNL has been a supporter of this idea of the registration [of the Rosia Montana site - editor's note] on UNESCO's World Heritage List since the very beginning. We are not the ones who blocked the procedure, but the PSD governments were. (...) I asked the Minister of Culture to analyze, consult with the other ministries and especially with those who represent us in the unfolding dispute we have at the ICSID, in which the company has sued the Romanian state and asks for compensation. We need to be certain first that we do not interfere in any way in this dispute. But our decision is very clear. We want the inclusion of Rosia Montana, the site, on UNESCO's list," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "This is a special day for the ethnic Serbs. For we are marking today, for the first time, the Sveti Sava Day, which is the day when we celebrate the Serb minority in Romania, as adopted last year by Parliament, in a grateful recognition of the contribution of our Serb fellow citizens to the Romanian cultural, social and political life. The presence of the ethnic Serbs on the Romanian territory ever since the early Middle Ages represents a real gain for the national cultural heritage," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The same city, Timisoara, and its twin city Novi Sad from Serbia, were designated European Capital of Culture in 2021, for which event they prepare a complex cultural offer that will complete the other city's. The main argument in promoting Timisoara to become a cultural capital was its multiculturalism, considering the ethnic-cultural mixture of the city, while the representatives of the Serb minority were an active part of this process. This is an important project, which will capitalize once more on the potential of cultural diversity, to the benefit of the entire community, in social and development terms," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We need more examples like this and especially today I want to thank the members of the Serb minority on behalf the Government for the model of good inter-ethnic relations and social cohesion they showed in Romania, to which social cohesion they contribute alongside the other ethnic minorities and the majority population. History made it so that the Romanian territory is home to us all and together we will build our future too," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Promoting the minorities' culture, tradition and specificity, guaranteeing their representativeness in the decision-making process of the Romanian state are natural things in a developed and educated society, and this is the path that the Government will continue to follow. Many happy returns of the day, Serb minority in Romania! Many happy returns to all Serbs on the occasion of this day dedicated to their spiritual protector, Saint Sava!," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban says : "It is already the second decade in which the entire world commemorates the millions of Holocaust victims, in a necessary exercise of remembrance, compassion and the preservation of an awakened conscience. Anyone browsing the pages of that terrible disaster in the rather recent history, the Holocaust, cannot but remain shaken by the horrors that occurred, by the size of the hate crime gear, the lack of reaction of the people, institutions and states. They cannot but reflect on the consequences brought about by the crises in society and the evil produced by the slumber of reason," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Pan European ) : "Our objective is to finance the Unirii [Union - ed.n.] motorway, both the feasibility study and the construction, from European funds, through the multi-annual financial exercise 2021-2027. There are two greater priorities: the Unirii motorway and Sibiu-Pitesti motorway, which are fundamental to ensures the connection between the historical provinces and, especially for you, to really ensure the connection to the motorway European transport network. Moreover, we are already preparing, you know very well that the President of Romania was the one who organized the meeting of the Three Seas where the financing of a motorway project to ensure the north-south connection in the east of the European Union was put in place. This project, which corresponds largely with the Pan European Corridor IX, will be focus of our persistence and efforts to obtain funding and to complete it," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "the answer is the budget blueprint itself, at the 'Expenditures' chapter it provides for the additional amounts required for increasing the pensions according to the Pension Law, and the projected deficit is 3.59 percent. As such, I understand the Fiscal Council's concerns, but regarding 2020 there is no such risk. We have also made the budget projection for 2021 and there is no danger for the budget deficit to widen. Of course we must also follow the economic developments, we must follow the evolution of the collections to the state budget, we also have a plan to improve collection and fight tax evasion in order to make sure that tax collection improves. We haven't examined yet the report of the Fiscal Council, but we'll do that," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 24, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I said that they [the European funds for the transport infrastructure, ed. n.] will not exceed 4.5 billion RON at the first allocation of the funds, as the budget draft shows. For this very reason, one of the goals we have in view is to increase flexibility among the funds. Currently, flexibility is capped at 5 percent of the amount of funds and our demand is to increase the flexibility percentage from 5 percent to 15 percent, so that we can allocate funds from other programmes to our priorities. Technically, this is one of the points we focus on, so as to be able to ensure additional resources," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will increase the pensions, we'll raise child allowances. The amounts required for increasing pensions have been earmarked under the Law on the state social security budget and the State Budget Law. We can afford increasing allowances provided that the financial resources exist to support this increase, without affecting the budget deficit, but child allowances will increase for sure, and we will definitely raise pensions," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "If you look at the law on fiscal-budgetary accountability, after six months of rule, the government is required to present a report on the economic and budget developments to substantiate the budget correction. (...). The Social Democratic governments have never presented this report they had the legal obligation to come up with after six months of activity. Our objective is clear, specifically to increase all the incomes of Romanians, to raise wages in the private milieu, increase salaries, pensions, and allocations, but this growth must obviously rely on a stable, solid economic growth based on investments, productivity growth, the application of innovation and research in the activity of companies, enhanced competitiveness of Romanian companies on global markets, the development of companies on regional and global markets, that is to say, on genuine economic development, not increases on paper that only result in inflation and which cannot be sustained in the long term," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "Should we manage to ensure a solid economic trend, a consolidated economic growth, to relaunch investment, to improve collection. The moment a decision is made to increase salaries, pensions, child benefits and other incomes, these are expenses that are mandatory after the increase for all the years to come, one cannot alter the said spending. Because of this, one must be very cautious when it comes to achieving, making such decisions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, January 20, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I give the example once again, for all Romanians to know: the Ministry of Finance obliged companies to buy cash registers that have electronic data transmission and which were taken in the interest of the Government, of ANAF, in order to have a better collection, to have all the data about all the operations that are going on. Instead, they haven't acquired servers for some two years, if you can imagine. They forced people to change the cash registers, to switch to fiscal cash registers, whose objective was not in the interest of companies, but of ANAF and they did not purchase servers," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "It makes you think: isn't it clear proof of premeditation in terms of tolerating tax evasion and even encouraging tax evasion, because you didn't get your servers and all the necessary software?!" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban says ( about Mihai Eminescu ) : "The celebration of National Culture Day on January 15, the birth date of the great poet Mihai Eminescu, is the homage that the Romanian state brings to the Eminescian genius and the significance he had both in the later literary effervescence of our country and in the recognition of the national creation among the important values of the universal culture. I add my homage to his artistic stature and I welcome the celebration of the National Culture Day as a special identity moment. It is the culture that has always been at the forefront of the fight for freedom of the human spirit, has inspired the values, has expanded the horizon of humankind to understand and overcome barriers raised by fears or prejudices. It is the only identity testimony that no one can lose and the only tangible wealth of which humankind cannot be impoverished," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The President of Romania and I have decided that it is best for Romania to hold early elections. The Romanians have made it clear at the referendum, at the elections to the European Parliament, at the presidential election, that they will no longer want the PSD [Social Democratic Party] at rule, than Parliament is currently being dominated by PSD acting as a brake on the President's and the government's efforts to put the will of the people into practice; it is absolutely necessary for power to return to the people and the citizens to elect their representatives so that there is a faithful mirror in Parliament of the current options of Romanian citizens that will lead Romania in the right direction, to have a clear Euro-Atlantic positioning, to maximise for Romania the benefits of EU membership and to allow an economic development based on investments, productivity gains, competitiveness, on innovation, research and on making the most of all the opportunities that exist for Romania," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As for the will of the president and my will and implicitly PNL's, it does exist and it is one hundred percent," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "How would they block early elections? Will they vote for the PNL government? Do you not realize that the whole country will laugh at them," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "What happens in Brussels has direct consequences in the life of any citizen. (...) There should be a greater attention paid to what we do at the level of European institutions. For the decisions made there create consequences. If we don't organise our lobby system, if we don't coordinate and we don't try to use our (PNL's - the National Liberal Party] influence in the EPP [the European People's Party] group, the same as the USR-PLUS [the Save Romania Union and the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party ] has in ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe] and the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] and Pro Romania in the Socialists group so that, on certain topics in which Romania has clear interest, instead of arguing and playing a sad drama the people don't understand anything from, we should coordinate and have a concentrated action. You know that the important countries in the European Union are coordinating to support their interests in the decision-making mechanisms. And Romania should become more influential, more involved in decision-making, so that the decisions at European level have beneficial effects for Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "What happens in Brussels has direct consequences in the life of any citizen. (...) There should be a greater attention paid to what we do at the level of European institutions. For the decisions made there create consequences. If we don't organise our lobby system, if we don't coordinate and we don't try to use our (PNL's - the National Liberal Party] influence in the EPP [the European People's Party] group, the same as the USR-PLUS [the Save Romania Union and the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party ] has in ALDE [the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe] and the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] and Pro Romania in the Socialists group so that, on certain topics in which Romania has clear interest, instead of arguing and playing a sad drama the people don't understand anything from, we should coordinate and have a concentrated action. You know that the important countries in the European Union are coordinating to support their interests in the decision-making mechanisms. And Romania should become more influential, more involved in decision-making, so that the decisions at European level have beneficial effects for Romanians," External link

agerpres-en Friday, January 10, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "It's absolutely necessary that the power returns to the people," External link

afp-en Friday, January 10, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “Should Exxon decide to sell, we want a serious partner, one that comes from the region of our partnerships, the European Union, NATO,” External link

energyworldmag Friday, January 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Let me be clear, President Klaus Iohannis and I have decided early elections are what is best for Romania," External link

wsau Friday, January 10, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Parliament is currently dominated by the PSD, which acts as a brake on the government, and it is necessary that citizens elect their representatives to be a mirror image of their wishes," External link

wsau Friday, January 10, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I made the decision to invite all the Romanian MEPs to this meeting, both those in the EPP [European People's Party] group and those in the Renew group, and in the Socialist group. I was glad that very many MEPs responded to the invitation, I wanted to have this discussion because I believe that at the European Parliament level we should have a very close dialogue, coordinate our standpoints, support Romania's interests because, after all, every MEP represents Romania and when an agreement can be achieved in which it is established that we have very clear interests there should be a coordination of standpoints and cooperation among MEPs for supporting Romania's interests," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 10, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "I've presented the situation in a realistic manner, I've presented the causes which determined this deficit, which clearly wasn't caused by our governance, but a deficit caused by the budget policy put in practice by the former governances. What was important is that I've presented the measures we want to take in order to correct the budget deficit, also, in order to try to ensure the macroeconomic balances, correct the major imbalances left by the former government," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 10, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated ( about Commission ) : "at the level of the European Commission, and at the level of the European Parliament, there is support for Romania, for Romania's accession to the Schengen Area" External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 10, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about British ) : "Romanians who are today in the UK, have, in fact, their rights guaranteed, there are provisions in the agreement that guarantee their rights. For the European citizens who go to the UK after Brexit there still isn't any regulation yet, it will be the topic of subsequent talks after the UK leaves the EU. For now, we are in the phase in which the agreement is submitted to debate and approval in the European Parliament, the British Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Green Deal ) : "I presented our opinions to Mr President, both regarding the budget and the Green Deal. In what concerns the budget, our concern is that we need a substantial allocation for cohesion, which is extremely important. Also, we still plead for maintaining substantial funding for agriculture to ensure the development of this sector. With regard to the Green Deal, we discussed with him about the need of each country to benefit from the right to analyze its capacity of reaching the Deal's objectives and, moreover, and also about the need that the mechanism of the fund ensure a fair transition to allow each country to support the necessary costs to be able to reach the objectives of the Green Deal," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Raluca Turcan ) : "Instead, it will be necessary to prepare very well for this procedure. In this regard, we have established a commission consisting of yours truly, as leader of the PNL, first vice-president Raluca Turcan and the Mr Secretary Robert Sighiartau, in order to investigate the real possibilities for organizing early elections, hold exploratory discussions with all political partners to see exactly what their stance is regarding this procedure to organize early elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "The local elections can be organized between May 24 and June 14. I repeat, I have said very clearly that there are certain conditions that must be met in order to trigger this early election procedure, that is, you have to have a significant number of parliamentarians who are close to 50 percent, to give you the guarantee that they will not vote on the investiture of two successive governments. Inasmuch as, if we do not have this guarantee, we could end up in the situation where we start the procedure and, at the second investiture of the Government, the PSD, Pro Romania, that do not want early elections, will vote on the Government's investiture (...) We, should we make the decision to call early elections, the PNL parliamentarians and of the other political partners who clearly support the idea of early elections will pledge not to vote on the investiture of two successive governments, so that it comes down to the constitutional situation in which the President of Romania can dissolve Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Our objective was to succeed, until December 31, to adopt a draft budget and social insurance budget. (...) We are using as a first a means to adopt the state budget that has not been used before - the procedure of committing the responsibility of the Government. It's a procedure found in the Constitution and, unlike the OUG [Government Emergency Ordinance - e.n.], it has aspects that make it more democratic. We surprised with the commitment of responsibility. (...) We have approved many amendments formulated by MPs. If there are formations that consider the law should not enter into force, they have at their disposal the instrument of the censure motion," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We have a budget. We welcome president's move to sign the state and the social security budget into law," External link

wsau Monday, January 6, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "So, our focus will be on completing PNDL 2 and PNDL 1, because there are still projects in PNDL 1 that have not been finalized due to an acute lack of funding. Look what they did this year. They opened a working front without ensuring the financial resources. We were obliged at the Emergency Ordinance for adjusting the budget to increase the budget of the Ministry of Development by over 2 billion lei so that we can pay the invoices for the works that were carried out within the PNDL 2," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 30, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Basically our CVM-related commitment is to transpose the recommendations, because our goal is to bring the CVM to an end, at a certain point," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Jesus Christ ) : "The spirit of Christmas, the Christmas carols and traditions give us joy, and they make us want to offer joy to the other too, on our turn. The celebration of our Jesus Christ's birth has this blessed power of making us better, more emphatic and supportive. Let's hold on to this desire to do good every day so that we rediscover the cohesion that we need as a society," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our objective was to succeed in adopting by 31 December the budget and the social insurance budget draft law. (...) We are using for the first time a way of adopting the state budget that has not been used before - the procedure of the Government assuming responsibility. It is a procedure regulated in the Constitution and unlike a Government Emergency Ordinance, it has aspects that make it more democratic. We have surprised with the assumption of responsibility. (...) We have passed many amendments drafted by the MPs. If there are parties that consider the law must not come into force, they have at their disposal the censure motion instrument," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 25, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our objective was to succeed in adopting by December 31 the budget and the social insurance budget draft law. (...) We are using for the first time a way of adopting the state budget that has not been used before - the procedure of the Government assuming responsibility. It is a procedure regulated in the Constitution and unlike an emergency ordinance, it has aspects that make it more democratic. We have surprised with the assumption of responsibility. (...) We have passed many amendments voiced by the MPs. if there are parties that consider the law must not come into force, they have at their disposal the instrument of the censure motion," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Have confidence in this budget, it was built with great care, by trying to provide all the financial resources, all the necessary expenditures," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 24, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 23, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Today, the PNL is the party which desires early elections the most. On the other hand, I have to tell you that we are a responsible party which doesn't play with Romania's fate and we will not commit to this procedure to trigger early elections without having minimum guarantees that it's possible to be successfully completed. If they are possible, the PNL will start the procedures to trigger early elections," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "So, we will trigger the early election procedure when we'll have a minimum guarantee that there is half of Romania's Parliament that doesn't vote for the two government proposals" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:55:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are the country with the highest VAT evasion. We have the lowest VAT collection rate in the EU. I believe that 19pct VAT is a reasonable level, a VAT that can provide the support of feeding the state budget with sufficient resources. Obviously, VAT collection needs to be improved, but to improve VAT collection the ANAF [the National Agency for Fiscal Administration] must understand that it has to change habits. The ANAF needs to be computerized," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 20, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is enough that this Government is committed not to increasing taxes, taking into account the imbalances that were created by the budget and fiscal policy practiced by the previous governments. I spoke with the business environment. Very few business people say that they want to have reductions. The only demand is related to labour taxation, the sum of the contributions that have to be paid," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 20, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban says : "Regardless of ethnic or cultural belonging, we all want to live in a prosperous country and attached to the values of democracy. The Romanian society has evolved in the last 30 years from multiculturalism to interculturalism, demonstrating that diversity does not mean division, but an addition for everyone. I am convinced that everybody relating to a common ideal, of prosperity, democracy and the consolidation of the rule of law, represents the most valuable gain for Romania. Through policies based on respect, mutual recognition of rights and values, tolerance, dialogue and democratic representation at the political and institutional level, Romania has become one of the most appreciated models for the protection of the rights of minorities, and this is the direction we are determined to continue, because we want a society in which every citizen really feels at home. Happy returns to the fellow citizens belonging to national minorities! Many happy returns, in the spirit of the European Union's motto, Unity in diversity!" External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:11:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It isn't a PNL draft, it is a draft initiated by an MP, it is a huge difference between the drafts initiated by MPs, individually, and the PNL drafts. According to the statutory procedure, a draft to be endorsed by the PNL needs to be analysed first, then to get a favourable opinion from the party's specialist committees and finally to get the party's Executive Bureau's approval. (...) The PNL only endorses those drafts observing the support procedure and having been voted in the Executive Bureau, as such, we won't vote for a draft, even if it belongs to one colleague of ours, who initiated a draft law as an MP, individually, and not on behalf of the PNL," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "In next year's state budget law and social insurance law we have provided for the necessary amounts for the pension increase from September 1, as the law stipulates. The same goes for salaries. (...) We have provided for the money to ensure this increase, because it is stipulated in the pay law," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Obviously, we need to have a good relation between the Royal House and Her Majesty the Custodian of the Crown and the Romanian Government. And I also thanked the Royal House for their constant actions at international level meant to improve Romania's image and for all the activities they carried out and we agreed that we need to coordinate these actions, from now on, to obtain thus beneficial results to be capitalized on for Romania," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The first draft law which the Government is taking responsibility for is the law regarding the admission contest to the INM. We had to amend the draft law following some amendments which were allowed," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 13, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are in an extremely difficult situation," "The 2020 budget cannot handle any new additional spending" External link

trust Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "If the president has a point of view, we always take into account this point of view, but the PNL's political decision, which we have long weighed, is that we uphold the principle of contributivity that underlies the calculation of pensions, with the exception that we admit, that of the military personnel, because those who put on the army jacket are in the country's service all their life. This system is used in all NATO countries, where a service pension system is granted, and for the rest we support the principle of contributivity," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Fighting corruption is the desideratum which united Romanians of all ages, regardless of their background and concerns. And they did express their unequivocal support for this desideratum, through vote, through public campaigns and even through street protests. The citizens took attitude every time the fight against corruption has been weakened or endangered. The strong civic attitude and the clear message expressed by Romanians prove the high degree of awareness of the effects of this scourge: maintaining poverty, poor quality social services, dividing society," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Today marks 28 years since Romanians approved, through referendum, in 1991, the first Constitution of the country after the fall of communism. The day of 8 December, when we mark the Day of Romania’s Constitution has a power of symbol of the guarantee that the fundamental law of the country places at the center citizens’ interest and rights, the rule of law and the ideals of the Revolution of December 1989. The changes which the Romanian society has undergone since then, highlights the continuous need for adaptation to the present and, especially, for improvement at constitutional and legislative level. However, what we’ve experienced over the past years, unfortunately has shown us that the values of the Constitution need to be constantly guarded, so that the slippages of any kind from democracy, from the principles of the rule of law be no longer possible," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 9, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Allow me to officially inform you of the decision we have discussed with each minister, namely that of taking responsibility before Parliament for two packages of laws. The first responsibility taking is for a bill that will include amendments in two areas and the law on spending caps. (...) The first responsibility taking will be to extend the terms contained in justice legislation regarding the early retirement of magistrates, regarding the transition from two-judge to three-judge panels and extending the deadline for the entry into force of increasing the seniority required to join the judiciary from two to four years. We have set to abrogate these provisions next year, so that they will no longer exist, they will not put us in a position to extend the deadline at the end of the year," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The bill for which we will take responsibility first also includes a bill on spending caps, which is necessary for the subsequent adoption of the law on the national budget. (...) At this meeting, we will discuss the text in a first reading, we will not pass it. I have said that I will call a meeting of the government on Tuesday so that we can pass and start the responsibility taking procedure on Tuesday," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "My aim is at the [Government] meeting on Friday we will adopt a bill under which we take responsibility, so that we may fit into the schedule of responsibility taking. Also, if the bill on budgetary ceilings is ready, we will take responsibility for it next week, so that, later on, we can come up with the law on the national budget," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 6, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Regulatory Authority ) : "The amendments to Ordinance 114 are being drawn up; it still needs a mechanism for consulting the business community, the trade union confederations, the social partners, in particular, a consultation of public entities, such as the National Energy Regulatory Authority, and we will decide on the time when we are ready to commit our responsibility. (...) Our goal is to complete the bill as soon as possible, so that we can stand before Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 6, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban replied : "There will be optimizations, efficiencies in the operation of public institutions, which will probably lead to, not to say firings, but a downsizing of the administrative apparatus, of ministries and other authorities. I cannot give you an estimate of the number of such employees. " External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 6, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will have talks at the European Commission level and then we will present you with any useful and relevant information. I am glad today that we can see that the PNL[National Liberal Party] is in power, and I want to thank the partners who support the government and with whom we have agreements on support for these very important bills and it seems strange to me that even the PSD [Social Democratic Party] changed their mind after saddling us with the compensatory appeal; it has dawned on them that they were wrong and they voted for the repeal bill," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Sure, employers’ associations mostly support our proposal. As far as the unions are concerned, they came up with some proposals that we are looking into, but they will be rather the basis for further discussions we will conduct in the coming year to define the legal mechanism by which the minimum wage increase will be established. I have retained the desire of some to rely on forecasts for the coming year. Of course, many times the forecasts ... I can give you only one example: the 2019 budget was built on a forecast of economic growth of 5.5%, while in reality economic growth in 2019 will probably be around 4%," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban replied : "It will increase. We are analysing and adding to our model the proposals that have been made especially by the trade union confederations, and we will make a decision as soon as possible" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is known that December is a month in which consumption increases. We have an extremely wide trade deficit. Demand for imported commodities increases greatly in December, and that is why there is a very high demand for euros that puts a strain the leu-to-euro exchange rates," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In the case of any kind of law-making that concerns the business environment, our intention - be it in the fiscal environment, or in any specific field - is to carry out prior consultations (...) We have some things which, in my opinion, need to be resolved immediately, namely Ordinance 114 and I even discussed with my colleagues to prepare an amendment bill for OUG 114 to repeal most of the articles - in the field of energy, in the field of pension funds, in the financial-banking field, overcharging in communications, the ghostly Investment and Development Fund and a lot of other provisions that have negatively affected the business environment, and (...) we will check with you on the final form of the draft law that we intend to adopt in the Government meeting, to ask for its adoption by Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “Romania’s government, strongly attached to European values, supports the goals of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission and reiterates its full availability to cooperate with the Commissioners and all EU institutions,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Friday, November 29, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I’ve seen the statements made by our colleague, [Justice Minister Predoiu], cited in the media, and I would like to dispel all doubts about the National Liberal Party’s governing program on the judiciary and the compensatory appeal. The specific goals include the revision of the law on the conditional release, the compensatory appeal and strengthening the capacity of public order and security institutions in the prevention and combat of crime. The approval of the bill reversing the compensatory appeal and the strengthening of the probation service for the monitoring of the released convicts is also on the list of urgent measures. (...) We will find the best solution to generate the repeal of the provisions of the compensatory appeal which have put in danger the life, the physical integrity, the personal goods of the Romanian citizens, by the early release of convicts, especially of those convicted of serious crimes, so that the citizens’ lives and safety are no longer put at jeopardy," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 29, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "most probably, there will be an assumption of responsibility," "We prefer to establish together with our partners who voted for the Government investiture a common formula to support and pass it through the Deputies’ Chamber," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban argued : "Honesty is needed, truth must be said. (...) The budget was dishonest. The estimation of revenues was a hoax on April Fools’ Day. (...) This inflation of revenues has been especially made so that some expenses be made for which there were no revenues," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have noticed everyone saying that if the pension law is applied, there will be a budget apocalypse. I tell you that there will be no budget apocalypse. The pension law is in place. In order to change the pension law, you need a parliamentary majority. I am telling you from the outset, I do not want to issue any emergency ordinance in such extremely vital and sensitive areas. Of course we will make an extremely serious assessment of what measures we have to take and especially what the real ability is to support the payment of pensions," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have a governance program that we have released. In that programme, it is very clear that we are preparing a large work team to right up what is wrong in the public pension system; we are preparing impact studies, very serious analyses, and based on the long-term forecasts of these impact studies, we will come up with a change, but not this time. It is unlikely in an election year that Parliament will amend the law," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “creates serious problems for the industries,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I can tell you that a budget increase is needed at the Ministry of Labour by at least two billion, some of which is money needed to ensure the transfer from the national budget to the pension budget, so that we have all the money needed for the payment of pensions. Of course, other social expenses are included, such as child allowances or other categories of expenses. We also have to increase the amounts for the National Healthcare Insurance House, because the money allocated there is insufficient to fund the running of hospitals and programmes. In the healthcare case, the increase is needed also for achieving compliance with the provisions regarding the settlement of the expenses incurred by employers for health leave, maternity leave and other categories of expenses. About two more billion are needed there," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Obviously, the deficit target is already exceeded in the budget implementation; it is clear that we cannot keep the deficit at the targeted level because that would mean not covering absolutely necessary, indispensable expenses, without which many public institutions and local authorities would not have the financial resources to end the year well. (...) I said very clearly that we will allocate all the financial resources so that no Romanian will suffer. Of course, to be able to secure these amounts, the deficit will widen, but we will own up to the deficit increase, because we have no choice; it is clear that all the amounts that are indispensable in order not to endanger the incomes or the quality of life for many of the most vulnerable categories, all these amounts will be provided at the budget revisions," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have said in our government programme that we do not introduce new fees and taxes, but a better collection can be achieved, because it seems to me that 25.3% of the GDP - the approximate government revenues - represents a very low percentage in GDP and there is a clear possibility of an increase in the level of collection, by combating tax evasion, especially in areas where it is very large. (...) On the other hand, it is necessary to optimise outlays in order to eliminate unnecessary expenses. (...) There is also a need for efficiency and optimisation of the administration," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Between me, as Prime Minister and Romania’s President, between the Government that I lead and the President, there is finally a relationship of dialogue, loyal cooperation, partnership, in which we coordinate all our actions, all decisions and all public policies to the benefit of the Romanian citizens," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I’ll go to the Cotroceni Palace whenever it’s the case, when I am invited, when we have various discussions and meetings" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "However it exists and we have signed understandings and agreements with the partners who have been by our side in the success of the censure motion, who have endorsed the investiture of the Government that I lead, and we respect our agreements and I believe that we can keep this majority. Certainly, the President referred to making up a larger majority, more stable, which can support broader reforms after the elections," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Greater Romania ) : "As politicians of a Romania that, after half a century of communism, has become democratic again, has regained its deserved place in Europe and in the world, we have to work on a new project that the Romanian society wants. This is the time for a new modernity that is in tune with all the trends of the 21st century. It is up to us to restore the confidence of citizens, especially of the younger generations - the potential of Romania. Today, as we honour a great moment in history, we must understand that there is only one way we can respect this past: through what we do for today’s people, and especially for the future and for future generations. We are at a crucial moment when we stand the chance of providing a new course to the history of our country, but same as a century ago, this chance cannot be realised unless trust and unity of opinions on national objectives are restored between the citizens and the political class," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Greater Romania ) : "That first Parliament of Romania was not only the expression of political unity, which was soon to be recognised by international treaties; it was not only an accomplishment of the unity ideal, but also an illustration of the democratic wishes of our nation, which emerged victorious from the Great War. We must never forget that this was the first Romanian legislative forum elected by universal suffrage, a first expression of the great democratic reforms that would continue into the 1920s. (...) Anyone who abandons skepticism and gives voice to doubts about Romania’s ability to design and achieve a better future must look only at the exemplary struggle of those generations of founders and learn from their strength. The core of these teachings is loyalty to those we represent as politicians, towards citizens, towards the Romanian society, whose resources of intelligence, skills, character, creativity only wait to be respected and valued, " External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:34:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have voted normally, I have voted for a democratic Romania, respected in the world, for a Romania where each Romanian should be able to succeed in life, lead a normal, natural life and I have also voted for a Romania that should develop, in which the state institutions serve the citizen, in which the law is law for everyone, a Romania that should be the home of each Romanian, so welcoming that it makes those in the diaspora come back home," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "I am very glad there is such a massive turnout and this gives me hope, because Romanians in the diaspora, in other countries, who sought their fate elsewhere, exercising their right to vote shows me a major interest for the fate of the country and this reveals there is a great desire to come back to Romania from very many Romanians who are in the diaspora today," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Any kind of new book about the life and activity of Ionel Bratianu and the leaders of the National Liberal Party, which are practically associated with most of the achievements of modern Romania, this book and many other books, I will always read them with great interest to find the reasons that determined the political action of Ionel Bratianu and the other outstanding members of the National Liberal Party," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Of course [that the leu’s devaluation worries me]. We are on the watch and are trying to correlate the government policies with the policies of the National Bank of Romania, so as to reduce such negative economic effects," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 23, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "As a parent and Prime Minister, I believe that it is absolutely necessary to have more responsibility assumption at institutional and individual level in matters related to the citizens’ life and rights, including children - in a word: a truly functional state, with institutions capable to enforce law, to punish and, especially, to prevent abuses of any kind against children, negligence which ends innocent lives, to take measures which can reduce the unwanted high rate of infant mortality, school dropout, poverty risk and social exclusion among children. The emphasis which the Government will place on making administration efficient and on economic development can ensure children the future which every parent wants for them," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:10:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Commission ) : "To no avail has been the forecast of the European Commission and other institutions that there will be an economic growth of 4.1-4.2 percent, they went for an economic growth of 5.5 percent. We will see how much the economic growth will be. But I don’t think it will exceed 4 percent by much. The exchange rate ... the inflation rate ... again, a much underestimated inflation rate. All these, you realize, have generated incomes that did not exist, so that they could allow incurring some expenses which were not strictly necessary," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "We endorse a candidate to the EPP Vice-President office, namely Siegfried Muresan, we endorse the candidacy of Donald Tusk as EPP President. Moreover, on the occasion of the Congress, we will have many bilateral meetings. (...) As far as I am concerned, so far, we established, on the sidelines of the EPP Congress, eight bilateral meetings with Prime Ministers of various countries which are members of the EPP, also with European Commissioners, with future European Commissioners, very important meetings which allow us to strengthen the connections with our partners and increase the influence which we have at European level with benefits for Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "We conveyed that, from our point of view, we would be very glad if that proposal is Antonio Lopez Isturiz," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban argued ( about Liberal Parti ) : "We find that the PSD [the Social Democratic Party] has completely lost the use of reason, the PSD has become a source of systematically spread lies, which have nothing to do with reality. The only thing left at their disposal in their desperate attempt to win some votes is slander, lie, manipulation, disinformation, which are used at large scale. (...) I’m telling our grandparents and parents that the PNL aims to increase pensions, that nobody will touch their pensions. (..) We want an increase in pensions based on economic development, on stable and sustainable pillars, such as investments, increase in productivity, economy boost, salary increase," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Those who haven’t been able to build hospitals, although they had included in the governing programme the construction of eight regional hospitals, and I am referring here to the PSD, launched fat lies in the public space about the closing of hospitals. It is not stipulated in the governing programme of the PNL and we have no intention of closing any hospital," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Beside the stadiums, we also have other commitments that are related to the completion of the Otopeni Airport, of the railway which is currently facing a possible standstill because of a lawsuit. We hope to get the project unlocked, this morning I discussed with the Transport minister the ways to solve the issues with the airport project and the completion of the railway works. The builder cannot complain of lack of work front, except for that land plot under litigation the court will have to decide on. Anyway, I cannot imagine a ruling that would not allow the carrying out of the works. As far as we are concerned, we must make sure that all the works that have started will be carried out according to schedule, and that at least the works that can be completed are really completed," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban concludes : "Freedom, democracy, the rule of law, the return to the European family and the free world, the right of people to a dignified life, the right to vote, are values that we have regained thanks to them as well. All of us, society, institutions, political class, have a duty and a responsibility to treasure and defend them. We thank them, with all due respect!," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "And they compel us to carry out a plan of measures that will minimize this deficit in the shortest possible time," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban pointed out : "some expenses were generated to feed the political clientele or on an electoral basis rather than representing a necessity for society" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I have asked the leadership of the two Chambers to suspend the procedures for debating and adopting laws until the Government issues a point of view. The Government has changed, it cannot take into account the point of view issued by the former Government to these pieces of legislation that are in progress. So I have asked these debate and adoption procedures be postponed until the Government will issue a point of view on each bill," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There was no such thing as an earpiece," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I’m sorry miserable things continue. I saw that photo of the president wearing an earpiece in front of the journalists. He spoke to the journalists afterwards. Anyone could see that there was no such thing as an earpiece. But that is fake news. That is how PSD communicates (...). The way the president conducts his campaign is openly, close to people, ready to answer any question he is asked. I am convinced the Romanians will appreciate that," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I do not think that a debate involving many journalists, political analysts, in which, of course, they will be invited to ask any questions, a debate in which the access of any citizen through the media is open is a debate between us. That is also a big lie. Such debate can be followed by any citizen, whether on a television or online, or the news bulletins (...)," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 15, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "No one who does his job, who works according to the job description and meets all the job requirements should be afraid, because he will stay in the public system. On the other hand, all those who have entered the system through the back door, who do not have the necessary training, who have become accustomed to being employed in the public system in order to receive a salary and come to work only now and then - and when they show up to work they do nothing but pushing papers, drinking coffee or pretending to work - have no place in the public system," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The management that is provided by us will be a much more demanding management, a management style close to the management of the private system, because the entrepreneurial spirit, the entrepreneurial thinking must also characterise the action of the administration, because we want an economically developed Romania, a Romania buttressed by entrepreneurial spirit, enterprise, action, efficiency, by the results of the activity of each and all," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “We’re discovering new holes in the budget every day,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "I asked, especially at the polling stations abroad, that each chair of the polling station - obviously through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and through the diplomatic corps - see what delegations of the political parties still participate in the vote. It is known that in the second round there are only two candidates and we need to check to what extent the delegates of the other political parties are still participating in the polling station’s electoral bureaus, because the fluidisation of the voting procedure depends largely on the number of people and the number of tablet operators. We would like not to see the situation of long queues being created. In this respect, together with the chair of the AEP, we will ask the Central Electoral Bureau for a decision, an interpretation of the law, to allow additional electoral bureaus at the polling stations if the representatives of the parties that were represented in the first round and which no longer have candidates in the second round do not show up at the polling station," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "Because it is very clear that transporting the ballot papers to the polling stations takes time. And that is why we requested that immediately after the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) validates the results of the first round, the Permanent Electoral Authority should make sure the ballot papers are printed so that we can send them to polling stations abroad," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Also, regarding the vote in the country, we asked for exemplary mobilisation of the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as in the first round. There are no new measures, but we try to solve in advance possible issues that may arise, so that they may not affect the conduct of the voting procedure under the best circumstances," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban announced ( about Adina Vălean ) : "Mrs. Adina Valean has just received the unanimous vote of the JURI Committee, meaning the integrity certificate," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We want a very serious study, an impact analysis to underpin the decision to raise the minimum wage, because obviously there will be an increase in the minimum wage. We have agreed for a group of experts with the Ministry of Finance, from the structure of the General Secretariat specialized in impact analysis and from the Labour Ministry to prepare such an impact study. We are interested in several parameters, first of all the economic indicators that will be the basis of the economic growth, the impact assessment between a minimum and a maximum increase of the minimum wage, the effects that they record on the private environment, we are very interested in the state of companies in the field where a large number of employees are on the minimum wage, to see their profitability, to evaluate the costs on the labour force. (...) Moreover, I have requested from the Ministry of Finance an analysis regarding the budgetary impact of such a decision, a minimum and a maximum. Once we have a grounded point of view, we will start negotiations with the employers’ organizations and the unions. You will find out how much the minimum wage will increase at the end of the negotiations we carry out with the unions and employers’ organizations," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "The President of Romania position is the most important office in the Romanian state, the President is the one who sets the direction, the one who truly has the power to represent Romania in the world, has the power to correct possible errors of some institutions of the state. [The President] is the one who sets the tone. [I urge Romanians] to exercise their right to vote, it is a right earned through sacrifices, it is a fundamental right which allows every Romanian citizen to decide what happens to his/her country and in what directions it should be heading, in a good direction or not," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I exercised my right to vote, as in all elections which took place in Romania after 1990. Obviously, I voted for a normal Romania, for a developed, strong Romania, respected across the world, in which the rights and freedoms of every citizen are religiously observed and in which every person has the chance to succeed in life," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "In what concerns us, we campaigned for Romania’s President, we presented the President’s vision, the project for Romania, the solutions he has. We had as a goal to obtain a score of over 40 percent in the first round and I am positive, as the data show, that we achieved this goal. I thank all Romanians who voted for Klaus Iohannis in the first round and those who turned out to vote, as exercising the right to vote is fundamental for a stable democracy and, regardless of each one’s option, it is normal and natural that people exercise their right to vote," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The results clearly show a very strong support for Romania’s President, a support that will consistently grow in the runoff," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am drawing the attention to all hospital managers to make sure that all Romanian citizens who are hospitalised are allowed to exercise their right to vote and send mobile ballot box requests to each polling station which the hospital was distributed to," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Bogdan Aurescu ) : "I went to the MAE to make an assessment of the manner in which the voting process is carried out at the polling stations abroad. (...) Fortunately, the process is carried out in good conditions. There have been small issues, Mr. minister told me [Bogdan Aurescu], related to the very slow reaction pace of the electoral bureau yesterday in the case of replacing delegates at the polling stations, respectively of supplementing the number of delegates at polling stations, in which, as it has only two meetings, the electoral bureau for the polling stations abroad approved very late the replacement requests," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are at a minimum of investments for ten years now, we have reached a historical minimum of public investments in the past ten years. The budgetary deficit is a very high deficit, of 2.8 pct at ten months, but in reality this budgetary deficit is masked because the budgetary deficit is much higher. (...) It was maintained below 3 pct on the back of the business environment. A trick used is to delay VAT reimbursements to companies. At the moment, it’s hard for me to calculate what the average delay is, but it’s very big, it’s probably over 90 days of delay for VAT reimbursements. The sums that should have been paid to companies from VAT reimbursements sits around at least 5 billion, meaning the Government maintained the deficit using the money of companies that should have returned to the companies. (...) Another trick - not paying for works, both at the Ministry of Transport, as well as at the Ministry of Public Works there are situations of works completed that should have been paid over 5 billion, meaning private companies did works and they’re waiting for months for the work done to be paid, and in this period, instead of receiving money for work done, probably to maintain their work rhythm, they have to take out loans so they can maintain cash flow. These are the attitudes of the former government and the means through which they attempted to mask an extremely painful truth," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We want to deal with this topic very seriously. We must also start a very close dialogue with the institutions of the European Union" External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated ( about Liberal Parti ) : "For two weeks, the party that got banished from power has been spreading, on all possible channels, bald-faced lies. (...) The PNL [the National Liberal Party] endorses the increase of incomes for every social category. Certainly, this increase should be based on economic indicators, should be based on a solid and sustainable economic growth, backed up by stable pillars such as investments, private investments, increase of competitiveness (...), to truly lead to the increase of the purchasing power. (...) We want the increase of the minimum wage, but we don’t want it to generate negative economic consequences for companies, to trigger the withdrawal from the Romanian market of some investors and, especially, to lead to lay offs. (...) There has been an attempt to decrease pensions by 15 percent, as a result of the CCR [the Constitutional Court of Romania] decision saying that cutting pensions is unconstitutional and it is a property right earned by any citizen. Therefore, our parents and grandparents should have confidence that we want to increase pensions (...), but we don’t want to do it only on paper, for we want them to feel an increase in their purchasing power as well," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 8, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "After consulting with President Klaus Iohannis, we made the decision together to send to the President of the European Commission two candidates for the position of European Commissioner - they are MEPs Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean. I can inform you that, according to the legal provisions, I will send to the chairs of both chambers of Parliament a request to approve hearings in the specialist committees of the Romanian Parliament, either of the two candidates or of the candidate to be picked by the president of the European Commission, to be heard at the earliest convenience of the two chambers," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am today at the Ministry of Public Finance to officially install the new Minister of Finance, Florin Citu. I had some talks before this news conference on the financial state. As I have warned for at least a year, it is clear that the state of finance is very bad; in fact, that is visible from the official figures published: the 9-month implementation ended with a government deficit of 2.6pct, as against 1.6 in the same period of 2018. It is also clear that the collection plan was not met, and there is an 11 billion deficit. Also, the collection of contributions also over one billion in the red. There is a deficit in both the national budget and that of state social security and healthcare," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Also, we should see if we can make up for the delays in the collection plan as much as we can in the last 2 months," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "After consulting with President Klaus Iohannis, we made the decision together to send to the President of the European Commission two candidates for the position of European Commissioner - they are MEPs Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean. I can inform you that, according to the legal provisions, I will send to the chairs of both chambers of Parliament a request to approve hearings in the specialist committees of the Romanian Parliament, either of the two candidates or of the candidate to be picked by the President of the European Commission, to be heard at the earliest convenience of the two chambers," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today, at the Bucharest Mechanical Plant we are inaugurating the production and maintenance capacity for the Piranha 5 armoured personnel carrier, in other words we are inaugurating an investment in both the Romanian economy and the security of Romania. Here will be manufactured, assembled and maintained these carriers that represent the culmination of a successful partnership between reputed companies in the international defence industry in the USA, Switzerland and Israel. The association between General Dynamics and the Bucharest Mechanical Plant is an example of good practice in the Romanian Army endowment procedure, 80 percent of the amount spent on the purchase of Piranha 5 armoured personnel carrier returns to the Romanian economy (...). The Piranha 5 armoured personnel carrier is a state-of-the-art military product, and the Romanian military deserves the best," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "For our Government, deepening the Strategic Partnership with the United States of America, as a pillar of foreign and defence policy, together with membership of the European Union and NATO, is a priority and a red thread. In this context, we guarantee the continuation of the allocation for Defence from the GDP in accordance with the commitments undertaken by Romania, to ensure the coherence of the acquisition of some deterrent and defense capacities, as well as the realization of the endowment plan of the Romanian Army under the conditions of quality assurance, compatibility and interoperability with the other NATO and EU member states. All represent measures from which we will not deviate and we will follow with maximum responsibility and meticulousness," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban précisé : "si la possibilité d'un changement de portefeuille existe, nous allons en discuter avec la présidente élue de la Commission, Ursula von der Leyen" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "After consultations with Romania's president, we decided to nominate two candidates," External link

nampa Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We want to make the decision based on economic indicators which are objective, on the basis of a very serious analysis of the effects of raising the minimum wage and, obviously, with the consultation of social partners, employers’ associations, trade unions, civil society," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Furthermore, let’s see very clearly the normative acts that must be adopted at the first Government sitting. Mr. Minister of Economy and Mrs. Minister of Labour, let us not forget about the miners trapped underground, the ordinance must be extended or, anyhow, an ordinance with very clear provisions must be adopted, so as not to endanger their health and life. There are also many pieces of legislation that have to be prepared and adopted," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "One of our objectives is to close the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism for Romania in the shortest time possible. And of course that this desideratum can only be achieved if we consider and implement the recommendations included in the CVM Report. And we also need to consider all the opinions issued by the Venice Commission and GRECO [Group of States Against Corruption] with respect to the justice system in Romania," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban announced : "the assault of the political power on justice is over" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "The assault of the political power on the justice system is over. In fact, it has been over since the referendum convened by President Klaus Iohannis on May 26, when the Romanian citizens made their will very clear. We respect the Romanian citizens’ will and the government will seek to ensure justice independence from now, to ensure the normal functioning according to the constitutional and legal framework of each institution in the justice field, in order to prevent any form of interference in the activity of magistrates, in the activity of Prosecutor’s Offices and Courts. If there is no justice, there is nothing. Justice is offered to people through the justice system, through courts, based on laws adopted of a legitimate manner, supported by the people and approved by the legislating authority, Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

digitaljournal Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are ready to start the work in force ... we will establish all the important decisions that must be taken to be prepared for the government meeting and other organizational structures at governmental level that will be convened in the near future," External link

sinacom-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:48:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Romania has a legitimate government, which received the confidence vote of Parliament, despite the shameful and pitiful boycott of some political parties, which is a first in the 30 years of Romanian democracy. A parliamentary majority voted in favour of our Government," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are ready to begin our activity. (...) We will have a plan for each ministry. Moreover, we will establish all the important decisions that must be made in preparation for the Government meeting and for the meetings of all the other structures of the Government that will take place soon," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "This Government is a Government with a limited mandate, the maximum duration of exercising the executive power of this Government is one year and, practically, everything which we included in the governing programme starts from this constraint, which is provided by exercising power during an extremely short period. We have urgent measure, which can only be taken by a legitimate Government. Look at what is happening with the barricade of over 100 miners in the underground of Paroseni and Uricani coal mines, people are putting their lives, health in danger because, for nine months, the Government failed to extend the emergency ordinance which would give them the possibility to have an income, after the mines close, and put something on their families’ table," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban argued : "There is the necessity of drawing up the state budget draft for 2020. In accordance with the law, the deadline stipulated for submitting the state budget draft and the state social insurance draft is 15 November. (...) A budget, which can stand up, which can be based on some well-grounded economic indicators, which can redirect the public spending toward the real priorities of Romania - investments in infrastructure, education, healthcare and in all the vital areas, should be drawn up as quickly as possible. Without a Government, this deadline cannot be observed and the budget will be once again drafted as it has been over the past years, through fake money, invented incomes and generating expenditures for which there is no coverage in real revenues," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Only a Government invested by Parliament, a legitimate Government can solve the issue of the Prosecutor’s Offices’ management," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Next year, there is a disengagement risk of 3.2 billion euro, especially, because of the fact that no contract of the large transport infrastructure projects has been signed on the POIM, which benefited from funding on the 2014-2020 multiannual financial exercise," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "I don’t remember anything like this happening in the past 30 years, namely, that the investiture meeting of a government be boycotted by two political parties which clearly show, this way, the complete lack of understanding toward Romania’s needs, the complete lack of respect toward Romanians’ needs and show that they only care about their electoral counts or the stupidities done by those who are still exercising power after the dismissal through the censure motion, being partakers to all the misfortunes happening today in all the ministries and at the Victoria Palace," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "We are coming after a censure motion that ended a governance which did a lot of harm. We must surpass this moment and start a new path of reconstruction, dialogue, that relocates Romania on the Euro-Atlantic trajectory," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Starting today, you have a partner in the Government of Romania, a trusted partner who is ready to join your efforts to put into practice the vision of Romania’s development, to carry out the programmes and projects that can bring Romania back on the right track," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Thank you and may you trust us!," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We must assume the responsibility of making the justice system ... independent in Romania, without interference from politicians and other institutions," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

pulse Monday, November 4, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We need to start a new road, rebuilding society and putting Romania back on the European track," External link

WortLuxembourg-en Monday, November 4, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will make a decision as soon as possible, after consulting the president and after a hearing in the parliament," External link

yahoo-au Monday, November 4, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We will take this decision as soon as possible, after talking with the president. It (the proposal) will be the best one for Romania," External link

nampa Monday, November 4, 2019 6:48:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our objective is to re-establish the confidence in Romania of our Euro-Atlantic partners," External link

afp-en Monday, November 4, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I am confidently waiting for as big a number of lawmakers beyond the groupings from which we have already secured backing to exercise their right to vote and ... give Romanians a new government," External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 4, 2019 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am confident ... we will give Romania a legitimate government," External link

euobserver Monday, November 4, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We do not understand the PSD boycott," External link

wsau Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We do not understand the PSD boycott," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:09:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The energy sector can and must be the engine of Romania’s economic development, however, it remains far from the potential. In the governing programme we recognise and support the role of Transgaz’s strategic projects and, through this important company, whether we are talking about BRUA or Ungheni-Chisinau or gas from the Black Sea, we have the obligation to fight in order to make Romania a safe country in terms of energy," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 1, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "We have a campaign to win. The battle in 2014 was an extremely hard battle, we fought with the postmen who were delivering leaflets with the lie that Iohannis is cutting pensions, we fought with station heads who weren’t letting us campaign and were threatening Romanians, we fought with all the deconcentrated services, we fought, practically, with the entire state apparatus and all the mayors that were preventing us from fulfilling our campaign. With all that, in 2014, Klaus Iohannis won the elections and won them outright in the second round. I ask you that in 2019 we win the elections in the first round, we can, without issue, win the elections in the first round with a percentage nobody expects. I guarantee you that we have this capacity to win them and even far ahead of the second placed candidate, both due to the fact that President Iohannis is the sole candidate for the Presidency that has the necessary stature, the necessary experience and the capacity to transform Romania for the better, and also thanks to the extraordinary organization of the PNL here which I’m convinced will fight heartily to win the election in every locality," External link

roumanie-en Friday, November 1, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As long as there is a National Local Development Program (PNDL) in place, which can cover all the financing needs of certain investment projects carried out by the localities, having yet another empty coffer for which financial resources are just in theory, but non-existent in practice and which relies on Treasury loans, with no harmonization whatsoever of the contracts to be financed and which have been submitted in a preferential regime, the Fund has no administrative logic and I am telling you this right from the start: the FDI will no longer exist, provided that we have a parliamentary majority and are able to repeal the FDI-related provisions in Ordinance No. 14," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "All the available financial resources which can support the local development projects - whether European funds, PNDL money or money from other financing systems, the environmental fund or whatever other structures - must be designed according to the local development strategy of each locality, depending on what can be financed. There should be complementarity, for example, we should finance through PNDL what cannot be financed from European funds or other financial sources, and all these financial resources should be conceived as part of a development plan that targets not just the locality, but also the county, the area and the region," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today, the party’s Executive Bureau has approved political agreements with USR, UDMR and ALDE, in accordance with the discussions we have had and the agreements we have reached. I have also been mandated to sign these agreements with our partners who are with us in the procedure of voting the new government into office. (...) Today, we will have a series of meetings with leaders of the political groups that support the Government’s being voted into office," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are entering the finish line in the procedure of voting the new government into office," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Taking note of the statements of the PMP chairman, Mr Eugen Tomac, regarding the requests for the government programme, I am mandated to accept these requests and to consider them priorities in our political action, at the level of Parliament, in the governmental activity and in relation with the European Commission, in particular the support for the process of expanding the gas network," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I have also prepared a document with the priorities that a government should have," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban déclaré : "La Roumanie a besoin d'un nouveau gouvernement qui la remette sur les rails" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune ( about Viorica Dăncilă ) : "Ministrul mincinos şi fanfaron al Finanţelor Publice, Orlando Teodorovici, fură din banii companiilor pentru a se împopoţona cu realizarea planului de încasări în condiţiile în care nu mai are bani pentru a susţine cheltuielile nesăbuite ale guvernului Dăncilă. În luna iunie, Orlando Teodorovici a luat cu japca banii companiilor şi a amânat în mod intenţionat şi cu premeditare rambursarea sumelor încasate din TVA datorate acestor companii. Gândirea comunistoidă a acestui bufon de ministru, care nu înţelege o iotă din modul în care funcţionează mediul privat, îl face să trateze abuziv şi discreţionar banii celor mai importanţi contribuabili din economie" External link

mediafax-en Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : "România nu mai poate continua cu acest fel de guvernare haotică şi abuzivă care acţionează în mod deliberat şi cinic împotriva sectorului privat, gripând singurele motoare de dezvoltare economică sănătoasă" External link

mediafax-en Thursday, July 4, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban afirmă : "Carmen Dan “curăță” drumul de protestatari pentru tătucul Dragnea. Asta este oferta PSD pentru România anului 2019, protestatari “încărcaîi” în dubele “miliției” pentru că au îndrăznit să le spună că nu îi mai vor" External link

hotnews-en Friday, May 17, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban : „Am deschis dimineaţă televizorul şi nu mi-a venit să cred ce am văzut” External link

mediafax-en Friday, April 5, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president19.23%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
liberal party president3.85%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
opposition liberal party president3.85%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
leader of romania3.85%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
leader11.54%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
liberal party leader3.85%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
chairman3.85%EN09/11/201711/09/2017
vice president3.85%EN01/20/201720/01/2017
directeur7.69%FR08/25/201625/08/2016
ministru23.08%RO01/22/200922/01/2009
liberal15.38%RO11/07/200807/11/2008
Names Lang Count
Ludovic OrbanEN26.78%
Ludovic OrbanRO24.77%
Ludovic OrbanEU24.15%
Ludovic OrbanHU24.15%
Ludovic OrbanFR0.15%


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Klaus Iohannis announced ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "After consulting all the parties and parliamentary formations, I designate Mr. Ludovic Orban for forming a new Government," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Klaus Iohannis said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Some parties agreed with me; others needed more time to think. Until then, my next step is nominating Ludovic Orban to form a new government," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Klaus Iohannis told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "As I have repeatedly said, a snap poll is my first option, it is the correct choice. I decided to ask Ludovic Orban to form a new cabinet," External link

wsau Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu anunciou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O Governo Orban demitiu-se, é um grande passo para a democracia" External link

jornaldeangola Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban Government fell. It's my opinion that it's a very big step for Romania's democracy, especially the wellbeing of Romanians. It was a mobilization as never seen before. Something like this didn't happen before, for a motion to pass with such a score. I am glad, it means that many colleagues woke up. I didn't manage to mobilize them as well as Mr. Orban did," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenews-pk Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

jordantimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 5, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “The Orban government fell. It’s a very big step for Romanian democracy,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : “O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto” External link

istoe Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu afirmou ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "O governo de (Ludovic) Orban foi deposto" External link

uol Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, February 5, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

pulse Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:26:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

thenational Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Orban government fell. It's a very big step for Romanian democracy," External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Le gouvernement Orban a été démis, c'est un grand pas pour la démocratie" External link

lnc Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The Social Democratic Party has no problem with any elections. (...) I don't now what steps he takes, but I know what new steps we take. And I repeat, there is no state in the European Union that allowed the modification of the election law four months before the elections. Which is also why this assumption bothers me that I have an understanding with Orban. There will be no elections in two rounds, the mayors will be elected in one round. Regardless if the motion passes or not. So what could be my understanding with Orban? About what, about something that it's not going to happen anyway? Mayors will be elected in one round of elections, this is obvious. For anybody who has a little legal logic and calculates the timing knows that there can be no two-round mayoral elections. If Mr. Orban wants to commit an abuse of office and he comes with a ordinance on top of a law that is being discussed by the CCR (Constitutional Court of Romania). This is clearly an abuse of office and he will answer before the law for it" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I am not sure I believe in these simulations. (...) Maybe based on these simulations, Orban is doing something that is against democracy. (...) I don't want to follow PM Orban's logic, he should be the one who tells us what his intentions are," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Ludovic Orban called me; I talked to him before the government meeting. He told me what he was to do, I told him I understood and I told him if there was a possibility to table a censure motion we would submit one and vote on it. That's life," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Klaus Iohannis said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "That is a question that we have not discussed. It is obvious that in order to reach the early election stage there is the constitutional provision for the government to be dismissed or to withdraw and after that for two failed attempts to form a new government to happen. The censure motion is an obvious way to initiate the process. These issues I will discuss with the prime minister and others. As early as tomorrow, at Cotroceni, I will have talks with Prime Minister Ludovic Orban and we will address these questions," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

roumanie-en Monday, December 23, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We have the duty to pay homage to the memory of those who placed freedom above their own lives, for Romania to reborn, freed by the shell of the communist regime. We also have the responsibility to carry out justice for the 1989 Revolution martyrs, and the Romanian society has the right to know the truth. For there are still people among us who, during those troubled days, were wounded or lost a child, a parent or someone dear, and they expect the institutions of the rule of law state to carry out justice for them. Moreover, Orban specified the Government has the duty, and also the responsibility, to carry out justice for the heroes of the 1989 Revolution, to defend the rights, liberties and values for which they fought, and not to allow any political power to act against the citizens. 'The most powerful example of the recent history is that democracy, freedom and the right of every Romanian to a prosperous life must be defended every day, firmly, for we need to get sure the repression and crimes committed against one's own people will never repeat again," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Traian Băsescu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The key to the success of the Orban Government is whether it will use the European money for investments, to create jobs and offset the loans it has to raise for the pension law. The pension law must indeed be enforced, I don’t want us to be demagogical, particularly the retirees with small pensions are living a dire life. And a solution must be found. (...) Something had to be done about the pensions. Of course, we are not discussing here the special pensions which, had the government respected its promise, should have been cut right from the first government meeting, when they should have switched to the contribution-based system. The government must improve its administrative capacity to manage projects and make them happen. (...) We support the Ludovic Orban Government, but he we will ask it to do this, to use the European money to offset the loans that have to be taken out for pensions," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Viorica Dăncilă stated ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Yes. It is normal for the PSD to file a motion taking into account the governing programme, the austerity programme which the Orban Government wants to implement. We’ve promised that we will do a very active opposition, we’ve promised that we won’t allow sanctions for pensioners, employees or anti-Romanian measures which this Government takes. We took pro-people, pro-Romanians measures. Now, we see that the measures they want to take are against Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Alina Gorghiu added ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Parliament has cast its vote of confidence in the government, its programme and its list of members list. Congratulations to Prime Minister Orban and his team!," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:46:00 AM EAT

Varujan Pambuccian said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "We had a second discussion with Mr. Chairman Ludovic Orban, along the same lines as the first discussion. As I have said, our parliamentary group, unlike what we have got you accustomed so far, will support in its entirety the investiture of this government and, as I told Mr. Orban, after the investiture, we will discuss point-by-point on the bills that also affect us or in which we are very interested or are of general interest and we have a different point of view. (...) I hope the government is invested on Monday," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Klaus Iohannis annoncé ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "J'ai décidé de désigner au poste de futur Premier ministre M. Ludovic Orban, le chef du principal parti d'opposition" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Traian Băsescu afirmă ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Săracii, se fac a fi opozanţi. Realitatea tristă este că, dacă Orban şi Barna nu sunt într-un blat cu PSD-ul, atunci sunt proşti (politicieni ?) de-a binelea mai ales atunci când evaluează şansele de reuşită ale moţiunii" External link

hotnews-en Friday, December 14, 2018 8:45:00 PM EAT