Ludovic Orban

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Ludovic Orban said : "The doubling of the child allowance implies a budgetary effort of approximately 7 billion lei per year, which means a significant increase in the deficit of 0.6 per cent," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The sign of the impotence of the previous governments is the Gradistea Bridge, which was destroyed by floods, if I remember correctly, and which has not been repaired until today. We are considering the rebuilding of the Gradistea Bridge, of course, on a new route, which resulted from the technical-economic documentation, so as to ensure the direct connection between Giurgiu and Bucharest, I hope, in this financial year, that CFR SA will be equipped with technological trains so that we can have the ability to make repairs on routes that are not necessarily on the rail corridors. The certainty is that the development of railway infrastructure is a priority for us, and the railway must become what it once was, support for economic development, as are all the others. investment in infrastructure" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In fact, what does PSD [the Social Democratic Party] want? That pensions can no longer be paid, that there is no more money for salaries, that there is no more money for investments, that we no longer have money to give to local authorities, or for social spending. This is what PSD wants, and this is the result of our acceptance of the decision of a toxic majority that is slowly destroying Romania every week, through all the aberrations of laws it adopts in Parliament. We do not accept this increase. We will not accept in any form these baseless increases because we cannot accept that the destiny of Romania should be put in parentheses by some irresponsible people who make fun of Romania. We will use all the constitutional and legal resources at our disposal to prevent the coming into force of this economic aberration and to allow Romania to continue its natural course, the normal course," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I ask our parents and grandparents to take my word for it. The increase of the pension point by 167 lei is the maximum we could afford, while rationally considering the reality of the economy (...)," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Pan European ) : "Our idea is to implement a project to connect the Galati - Braila metropolitan area with all important transport networks. Investments in the transport infrastructure in Galati and Braila, in the next 5-6 years, will ensure the connection of Galati and Braila to Pan-European transport Corridor 4 and 9. The big problem Galati and Braila have is a kind of isolation in terms of connections with important routes, European priority transport axes, which is why we have an extensive investment program to ensure the connection of the two counties in a number of ways," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "For Galati, it is very important to make investments to ensure seaworthiness standards on the Danube. The Danube is a transport axis of enormous importance not only for Romania, but for the whole of Europe. The Danube is on the Black Sea - the Rhine river transport corridor which includes the Danube, the Rhine - Main - Danube canal and the Rhine. For Romania it is a special opportunity to be part of this transport corridor, and our objective is to ensure the navigability standards on the Danube, so as to restart the traffic on the Danube at its true potential, and this objective we are pursuing will certainly have beneficial effects on the development of Galati and Braila," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "They have to learn to teach online. We have done courses all summer through the Teaching Staff House through the relevant organizations, which are accredited to carry out such training sessions to improve the digital skills of teachers and they need to get used to this way of teaching. Until the end of the pandemic, when the vaccine is discovered, it is clear that education will take place in one of three situations: with children in the classroom, partly at home, partly in the classroom and online, when a school is in the red scenario. Teachers are required to teach the subject online. This is the teacher's obligation: to pass on the knowledge to the children either in classroom or online," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Until sanctions, they need to adapt, they need to increase their digital skills, they need to learn to pass on their knowledge online. The right to education of children is a fundamental right, and teachers must adapt to transmitting knowledge through online means, in situations where they have to do so" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In the schools where polling stations are organized, all sanitary procedures must be done before and after the voting day, probably two days after the vote, in which the online education will be organized. Today [Wednesday] the order of the education minister will be issued for this purpose," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In fact, what does PSD [the Social Democratic Party] want? That pensions can no longer be paid, that there is no more money for salaries, that there is no more money for investments, that we no longer have money to give to local authorities, or for social spending. This is what PSD wants, and this is the result of our acceptance of the decision of a toxic majority that is slowly destroying Romania every week, through all the aberrations of laws it adopts in Parliament. We do not accept this increase. We will not accept in any form these baseless increases because we cannot accept that the destiny of Romania should be put in parentheses by some irresponsible people who make fun of Romania. We will use all the constitutional and legal resources at our disposal to prevent the coming into force of this economic aberration and to allow Romania to continue its natural course, the normal course," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I ask our parents and grandparents to take my word for it. The increase of the pension point by 167 lei is the maximum we could afford, while rationally considering the reality of the economy (...)," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have an important project, courageous, in which few people believe, and I refer here to the metro, but I am here to guarantee a total involvement of the Government, together with the Cluj-Napoca City Hall, in accomplishing this objective, which is extremely important and useful. Traffic in Cluj has reached some indicators that make investments necessary, efficient and useful. In the first phase, a metro line for a length of 16 kilometers. Surely that further developments are to be discussed, but in what regards us, the Government supports this project," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The sign of the impotence of the previous governments is the Gradistea Bridge, which was destroyed by floods, if I remember correctly, and which has not been repaired until today. We are considering the rebuilding of the Gradistea Bridge, of course, on a new route, which resulted from the technical-economic documentation, so as to ensure the direct connection between Giurgiu and Bucharest, I hope, in this financial year, that CFR SA will be equipped with technological trains so that we can have the ability to make repairs on routes that are not necessarily on the rail corridors. The certainty is that the development of railway infrastructure is a priority for us, and the railway must become what it once was, support for economic development, as are all the others. investment in infrastructure" External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have an important project, courageous, in which few people believe, and I refer here to the metro, but I am here to guarantee a total involvement of the Government, together with the Cluj-Napoca City Hall, in accomplishing this objective, which is extremely important and useful. Traffic in Cluj has reached some indicators that make investments necessary, efficient and useful. In the first phase, a metro line for a length of 16 kilometers. Surely that further developments are to be discussed, but in what regards us, the Government supports this project," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The technical trials are necessary for commissioning it, same as other procedural stages - the selection of the rail transport operator, however this line is a reality and it will be made available to beneficiaries at the shortest time possible," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 21, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "At EU level, rail transport is regarded as a priority transport, because it is a safe, fast and especially environmentally friendly transport. As far as we are concerned, we will implement the EU development strategy in Romania and we will put the development of railway transport infrastructure among the priorities for the development of the transport infrastructure," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 21, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will allocate European funds, billions and billions of euros will be invested in the modernization of the railway transport infrastructure, which will represent a basis for Romania's economic development," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 21, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PSD [the Social Democratic Party] is a delirious party that wants to destroy Romania. What happened in the Budget Committees, in which PSD has a circumstantial majority, represents a crime against the Romanian economy and risks leading Romania to insolvency, to bankruptcy. We cannot stand idly by and we cannot accept for the PSD to mock this country. I would like to remind you that no other political party outside the PSD has endorsed these vicious decisions. We will fight in the plenary sitting of the Joint Chambers so that we can refer back the report to the Budget and Finance Committee. I am convinced that through an exemplary mobilization of the other political parties that have demonstrated rationality and connection with the economic reality, we will succeed," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I can tell you that the negative echoes of that famous meeting of the Budget-Finance Committee are already very present. (...) These expenditure increases are not possible. PSD has actually generated additional expenses of 6.5% of GDP, and at the same time, it increased the maximum debt-to-GDP ratio, from 44% to 40%. What have they actually done? They have generated additional expenditure and denied the possibility of obtaining financing to support these expenditures, namely they have laid the foundation for bankruptcy. We cannot accept for the PSD to make a mockery of this country and lead Romania to nowhere. We will fight, and with parliamentary elections just around the corner we will free Romania of this wicked majority that behaves as Romania's enemy," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "RAFO Onesti and everything that was industry was destroyed by the PSD (Social Democratic Party) organised crime. Let's not pretend we don't know this. Onesti is kept in this stage of desolation, of continuous decay, by PSD and by those who led without any responsibility and respect for the people, the destinies of this city.When you walk at night you see that there is light in 2 apartments out of 10. It looks more and more like a deserted city.There is no economic life, even on the streets there is no life. I think thousands and thousands of young people who could have found a place here, at home, to make a living, to start a family, and to try to succeed in life, have left Onesti," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Targu Mures ) : "The idea of Transylvania Motorway was born around 2002 (...) Soon Targu Mures will be able to reach Bors on the motorway and we are also interested, in equal measure, that our brothers from Moldova and Bessarabia can reach the European infrastructure on the motorway. For this reason we pay special attention to the area of Targu Mures - Targu Neamt which is under contract for carrying out the feasibility study, also to the section of Targu Neamt-Iasi-Ungheni (...) there is a motorway linking Ungheni [from Mures, ed. n.] to Ungheni [from Iasi, ed. n.]. We are also in the tender process to carry out the feasibility study and the technical project. (...) Infrastructure investments are a zero priority and we will allocate all the necessary funds to achieve the main infrastructure objectives as support for Romania's economic development," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Moreover, we have already taken a few steps to adjust a little bit the law of public procurement and we will continue to use the expertise so that the procedures are as simplified as possible, not to falter due to impermissible delays owing to cumbersome procedures, to extensions of appeals, the resolution of disputes, either in court or at the CNSC the National Council for Solving Complaints], so that contracts can be signed as soon as possible, and they must be carried out in accordance with the contractual provisions," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania," External link

arkansasonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the United States and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, September 18, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “Romania has just become a safer nation by hosting these Patriot missiles on its territory. Romanian citizens are now better protected,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : ``The strategic partnership between the US and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,'' External link

ahram-EN Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am honoured to be here today for this symbolic moment when we start a fundamental project for Romania's development. This symbolic moment basically represents the entry of the pipeline into the sea, how it goes from the land towards the sea. Because it does not go directly into the sea, but it goes underground first, under the beach. Basically, this is a symbolic moment that shows the clear will to finalize an extremely important project for Romania, representing the start of exploitation of our first natural gas deposit offshore. (...) Besides the 100 billion that we have invested until now, the value of this project reaches 400 million US dollars, which means that this is a project with great value and very complex, meant to achieve a simple thing: bring the natural gas that exists offshore into Romania's natural gas network so that the gas can then reach the natural gas transmission system," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There are two companies involved in this project, Black Sea Oil and Gas, working in partnership with the Grupul de Servicii Petroliere [Oil Services Group], a very concrete illustration of the strategic partnership between Romania and the United States of America. Black Sea Oil and Gas, owned by the Carlyle Group, has a license for operating and exploiting the deposit, in partnership with another company, Grupul de Servicii Petroliere [Oil Services Group], which is 100 per cent Romanian, a company that has developed of a spectacular manner in the past 15 years and achieved projects in very many areas of our world, complex projects, extremely important projects, which were developed and finalized under the best conditions," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

tribtown Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania," External link

startribune Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

wivb Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania has just become a safer nation by hosting these Patriot missiles on its territory. Romanian citizens are now better protected," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have not seen such a thing, such a boycott, I repeat, unacceptable. I am sending a clear message that if they come to Romania and they imagine that this is the way they will have works in Romania on the path they've started they will do nothing but turn the Government, the institutions and especially the population hostile, which is why in the Government, because the law allows it, we have adopted a memorandum by which we have decided to sign the contract, after the rejection of the appeal with the National Council for Solving Complaints. From a legal point of view, we have this right and the contract for design and construction will be signed with the consortium that was declared the winner. I am very attached to this project. It's a very useful project for Pitesti, for Arges County, for Craiova, for Dolj County," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I can't wait for the team led by Nicusor Dan to reach the Capital City Hall and at Dirstrict 4 - the team led by Simona Spataru, so that together we can redirect the land to the Capital City Hall, so that we can be sure that no apartment buildings are built there or other funny businesses conceived by the mafia behind PSD [the Social Democratic Party], but there will really be an oasis there and a green lung of Bucharest and a high point of attraction for any tourist who comes to Bucharest. The Vacaresti Delta is a place where I am convinced that through a project competition, in which to call landscape architects, even internationally, we can generate a sensational project, that could become an additional point of attraction in Bucharest," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Support will be provided from the governmental level for this rebalancing, so that the south may rise, which is extremely important to increase the quality of life in the southern part of Bucharest, mainly in Dirstrict 4 - investment park, generating areas that really foster development, the construction of the motor way that started in the south, the Bucharest ring road (...). Last but not least, a project that can become possible, of an airport in the south, that will create an important development factor," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "Bucharest needs to be rebalanced, needing support from the government as well" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Unemployment is below 300,000, even if statistics show otherwise. But, in reality, the number of those who are highlighted by the ANOFM (National Agency for Employment) as receiving unemployment benefit and those who no longer receive unemployment benefit is around 300,000. And that's why we thought of a series of active measures to pay 50 per cent of the gross salary - but not more than 2,500 lei - for three categories of employees who find it more difficult to find a job," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Including in communes, schools that are well prepared, with the safety measures taken. I believe we can face any situation that appears. It's important to accentuate this message: children need school. Interrupting the educational process affects the entire educational process. If you accumulate a backlog or you have gaps in the educational process, it may affect your understanding in the coming years of school. We will have to clearly communicate this message. It's extremely important for children to follow the school process, regardless how it is done, in classes or online," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 14, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : ”Actualii (directori de școli n.r.) au dat concursuri în timpul guvernării Cioloș. Ni se cerea să nu politizăm deschiderea școlii, dar să ceri acum demisia ministrului Educației ar însemna politizare. Doamna Anisie a fost secretar de stat pe timpul guvernării Cioloș. Atunci era bună, acum nu mai e?” External link

hotnews-en Monday, September 14, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania's economy is among the economies that have shown the most resilience. We are ranking third in Europe, we are at the top of the ranking, in terms of economic contraction. Only two countries have a smaller contraction than Romania's in the first half of the year. We have a contraction of 3.9 per cent. And in terms of deficits too, Romania is among the countries with the lowest increase in the budget deficit. (...) Romania has not been downgraded by the rating agencies due to the credibility of the government that I lead and due to the fact that we have assumed balanced commitments in terms of maintaining economic balances and controlling the deficit and public spending, and Romania has very good prospects for economic recovery," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Obviously, they also need the approval of the Public Health Directorate (DSP) and the approval of each county general school inspectorate," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Throughout the summer trainings were organised attended by thousands of teachers, training to develop digital skills for online instruction. (...) We are facing a situation for the first time, in which all teachers under the yellow scenario - that is, teaching half in class, half online - will have to adapt; I am convinced that they will communicate with each other, they will try to use all the acquired experiences, all the favourable experiences so that they can pass on the lesson information to both the in-person class and the online class. (...) The law will allow the hiring of teaching staff where diseases will occur, but I insist a lot on following the rules. In my opinion, children are safer at school because they are under the supervision of a teacher, wearing masks, they are somewhat at a physical distance, while children on holiday, especially children who have been left unattended in sports fields, in parks, had a much bigger interaction than the interaction that will be at school," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are drafting the budget. Of course I would prefer the budget to be voted by the Parliament to be elected on December 6, because it will reflect the current, refreshed will of the Romanians, it will be a faithful mirror of the elected Parliament, of the current political options of the Romanians. And even if we draw up the draft budget, we want it to be debated by the newly elected Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban declared : "I believe that Parliament, if it mobilizes itself, can debate and adopt the budget by the end of the year, so that we do not have to enter next year without a budget, because there is a period between Christmas and the New Year in which Parliament can be convened and can debate the state budget law and the state social insurance budget law" External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The future Bucharest General Mayor needs a solid partnership with the Government, because many of the problems of Bucharest cannot be solved unless by partnership between Bucharest City Hall and the Government" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Bucharest needs a ring road and together we shall do this. Bucharest needs a green ring to stop the entry of dust into Bucharest and together we will do this. Bucharest needs a rapid extension of the Bucharest metro networks, knowing that underground transport is a fast, safe transport that lessens surface traffic and together we will extend the subway with a speed that has not existed in previous period. Bucharest needs to solve the problems of black holes, such as the Radio House, Vacaresti Lake, the urban development that is at a standstill for decades which is in the center of Bucharest behind the National Library and other places which are, in fact, a stain on the cheek of Bucharest and which the PSD [Social Democratic Party] administrations ignored completely. There is the place for spectacular developments, for projects that would make the lives of Bucharesters beautiful and would generate an economic dynamic for Bucharest," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today we will have to make a very important decision - namely to adopt the Government decisions regarding the elections. Priority is given to the two Government decisions, the one regarding the establishment of the election date and the second decision on the establishment of the election calendar. I see that Mr. [Interior] Minister Vela (...) is prepared with both the two Government decisions and the other two Government decisions in first reading, and then we are due to obtain the approval of the Legislative Council," External link

roumanie-en Friday, September 4, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Adaptation is needed, teachers need to understand that the situation we are in is a situation where we need to put children's health at the forefront and that we need to adapt so that they can teach for the children in the classroom and for those who follow the lessons online. This is very important and I am convinced that the vast majority of teachers have understood this, many have participated in all the training programs organized during the summer," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As far as we are concerned as a government, we believe that what happened today is extremely beneficial for Romania. The government must face immediate challenges, medium-term, long-term challenges and needs full exercise capacity in order to be able to solve the big problems facing Romania. In a nutshell: the implementation of the investment plan and economic recovery in Romania. We have a number of measures that have been adopted and need to be implemented, from the credit guarantee measures for companies to the grant measures of more than two billion euros to small and medium-sized enterprises, either under the Regional Operational Programme, measure 21 and 22, or under the one billion euro grant programme that is granted for investments or for working capital, for areas that have been affected by restrictions during the period of the state of emergency and the state of alert," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "The government is faced with extremely difficult situations, to which it must give the right answer and for which we have these answers and we have the will to put them into practice, so that Romania can move forward, to overcome as quickly as possible the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, to really give the Romanians the guarantee that there is a chance of economic growth, of economic development, so that we really have an economic recovery that puts us on a leading position at European level," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : “We can note now that there’s a majority that understood us and has backed us,” External link

news18 Monday, August 31, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today we are showing up for a motion of censure, even if it is an unconstitutional procedure and it is taking place; we will have to be present in Parliament as a government. Of course the political position is very clear, that as lawmakers we do not participate in this cyanide potion that sits outside the Constitution, but as government we will have to be present, so at 14:00hrs we will have to show up for the motion," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The resumption of the activity will take place as of September 1, and today we must adopt the Government's Decision amending the Government's Decision on the state of alert, in order to include all the necessary provisions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There will be regulations regarding physical distancing and the organization of electoral events, (...) the number of participants must be limited. Obviously, mask-wearing at such electoral events with interaction with the citizens will be mandatory. Regarding the distribution of campaign materials, the field staffers who hand them out should wear gloves and carry disinfectants, so as to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus through the hand-outs, if they do not resort to mailing them by post. Also, regarding the organization of the voting day, all the representatives in the electoral bureaus will be supplied with five masks for a 24-hour period, for the day when the activity takes place. We are considering physical distancing rules for the case where voters stand in line to exercise their right to vote," External link

agerpres-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There will be regulations regarding physical distancing and the organization of electoral events, (...) the number of participants must be limited. Obviously, mask-wearing at such electoral events with interaction with the citizens will be mandatory. Regarding the distribution of campaign materials, the field staffers who hand them out should wear gloves and carry disinfectants, so as to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus through the hand-outs, if they do not resort to mailing them by post. Also, regarding the organization of the voting day, all the representatives in the electoral bureaus will be supplied with five masks for a 24-hour period, for the day when the activity takes place. We are considering physical distancing rules for the case where voters stand in line to exercise their right to vote," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained ( about Electoral Authority ) : "During the day, firstly in the National Committee for Emergency Situations and later in the Government, we will modify the decision on the state of alert, which will allow the resumption of this activity under certain conditions that will be regulated by joint order of the Minister of Health, the Minister of Economy and the President of ANSVSA [National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority]," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As for the HORECA field, the summer season is coming to an end and, especially in the tourist area - hotels, boarding houses are becoming more and more hard pressed to provide outdoor dining and, practically, we risk affecting the hospitality area if we do not allow dining. Providing meals to hotel guests will be allowed regardless of the level of illness. In terms of restaurants per se, we will take into account the level of the [local] spread of the virus," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Following the approval of the Legislative Council, we will have to make two emergency ordinances. The first (...) is the emergency ordinance earmarking the amount of 175 million euros for the reimbursement of expenses made by local administrations and schools to prepare for the school year. It is a piece of legislation under which we reimburse expenses for the purchase of tablets for students, we reimburse expenses for protective equipment, masks and other individual protective equipment, both for students and for teachers in need," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today works are officially inaugurated to accomplish an investment in a production capacity in Romania, an investment that's worth approximately 50 million euro, investment which will create in the first stage 200 direct jobs in this production capacity, but, at the same time, through all the contracts with the local suppliers it will generate economic dynamic, additional jobs. (...) This investment is done as part of the offset related to the contract to outfit the Romanian Army with vehicles produced by IVECO Defence. I must say once more what the policy of the Government I run is - the capitalization of the program to outfit the Army, a 10-year program (...) to develop defensive capabilities, to increase the capacity of the Romanian Army to face any challenge. The outfitting program must generate a relaunch of defence production in Romania, both through local companies, as well as partner companies as part of this Army outfitting program," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "There has already been a discussion at the level of specialists; there is a proposal made. Tomorrow we will have a meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Situations where we will discuss several matters: completing a government decision on the state of alert to introduce certain rules of campaigning, and the basis for a joint order of the Interior Ministry, the Health Ministry and the chairman of the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) with health protection rules for campaigning and conducting the day of voting. At the same time, we will consider a proposal for the re-opening of business in enclosed spaces, it is about the resumption of some cultural activities, theatres, cinema halls, also the resumption of indoor dining, let's call them restaurants in enclosed spaces," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "I still can't tell you what the final form will be because, once again, I don't make decisions on my own; I've always consulted with my colleagues and consulted with specialists. There is a proposal not to open everywhere, not to open where the virus is spreading over a number of cases 14 days. Tomorrow, we will have a meeting at 15:00hrs to be also attended by representatives of the hospitality industry, which was requested by the four professional organisations in the field. We will also take into account their point of view, so that we can make a decision that, on the one hand, will allow the resumption of important activities in the cultural life, the resumption of economic activities in enclosed restaurant-type spaces, and on the other hand to minimise the risk of the virus spreading," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I thank Nicusor Dan for inviting me to this symbolic place, at the entrance to the Historic Center of Bucharest, which has long been waiting to be completed in terms of restoration, clarification of legal issues, restoration of the Royal Court and all other projects that were blocked by Social Democratic Party (PSD) administration. Yes, we know for sure, the contestation period has expired and the candidacies have remained final. Yes, we know for sure, Nicusor Dan is a candidate for Bucharest's City Hall and will be the future mayor general of Bucharest" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : "Dacă apare un caz într-o clasă, automat 14 zile se suspendă cursurile în clasa respectivă, se face anchetă epidemiologică. (...) Dacă apar mai multe cazuri, poate 3-5 cazuri într-o şcoală, se pot suspenda cursurile în şcoala respectivă, pe o perioadă de 14 zile. Pentru asta, noi am prevăzut un act normativ, pe care l-am avut deja în dezbaterea guvernului, prin care am stabilit să acordăm ajutorul care a fost dat în perioada stării de urgenţă, 75% din salariu, pentru un părinte, ca să stea, pe perioada în care sunt suspendate cursurile, cu copilul acasă. Deja ne-am gândit la această variantă" External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The election date was the result of a political dialogue among the leaders of the parliamentary parties, and the date was set by consensus, as the election date was voted on by Parliament. From my point of view, the government will take all measures to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. We will issue a joint order this week with the health safety protection rules that will have to be observed by the candidates, their supporters as well as all those involved in the electoral process. I am convinced that under these rules there will be no additional risk of the virus spreading as long as the candidates and their supporters follow them," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 24, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Let's see what sort of a censure motion this will be. Today we filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court, pointing to the existence of a legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the Government and Parliament. With regard to the censure motion, from our point of view, it can only be lodged in a normal session, during an ordinary session, it cannot be submitted during the parliamentary recess. On the other hand, accepting hypothetically that a motion could be made in an extraordinary session, which is actually an extension of the ordinary session during the parliamentary holiday period, until the beginning of the next ordinary session, however this did not happen, I do not remember of such a situation happening in 30 years, to have a censure motion lodged in full summer, during the parliamentary holiday. Moreover, the motion is tabled in an extraordinary session, it is read in another extraordinary session and is possibly voted on in another extraordinary session or in the ordinary session. From our point of view it is unconstitutional, the institution of the censure motion is a fundamental democratic institution, written in the Constitution, which allows a parliamentary majority to end the activity of a government, but I believe that no political party and no political leader can mock this institution by throwing it into derision and turning the censure motion, a democratic instrument, in a means of internal election campaign," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "We will have funds worth over four billion euro, which will be destined for investments in healthcare. Here, all the institutions, all the structures in the health system need to be prepared to generated projects in order to be able to absorb these European funds, which will be extremely high and will need to be used. Ultimately, our purpose it to improve the quality of medical services that we provide to people, to better take care of people's health, to ensure better conditions for prevention, for diagnosing, for treating citizens and to ensure, obviously, better working conditions for the medical staff, medics, nurses and other categories of employees," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "It was seen very clearly that, for a long period of time, public health directorates were forgotten and were treated as a 'Cinderella' of the public system, but we saw how important and necessary they are. Here we will have to make massive investments in digitization, massive investments in preparing personnel, in recruiting personnel, because, unfortunately, public health directorates were undersized and missing a staff with the capacity to truly face challenges," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "My second meeting was with the Minister of the Interior, the Health Minister, representatives of the Permanent Electoral Authority and the National Public Health Institute for very clearly defining the health protection rules applicable during the election campaign and also during voting on election day. We discussed in detail the aspects related to the rules to be imposed during the election campaign, the rules for the establishment of the electoral bureaus of the polling stations, the functioning of the polling stations' electoral bureaus, the organization of the vote so as to ensure the required physical distancing," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 21, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have taken the decision to start the legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the government and Parliament regarding the tabling of this motion of censure," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "We are analysing the possibility not to challenge with the court but to claim the existence of a legal conflict of a constitutional nature regarding the tabling of the motion of censure during the parliamentary recess. That has not happened in 30 years: no political party filed a motion of censure in an extraordinary session during the parliamentary recess. In fact, it is a parliamentary recess," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I wanted to be present at this extremely important event. Basically today works start on the first section of the ring road, out of the seven sections of highway to be built. Bucharest has needed a ring road, not since today, not since yesterday, for at least 15 years. Traffic indices show that traffic on the Bucharest ring road is extremely high, with over 20,000 daily means of transport; a highway becomes needed for traffic of more than 16,000 vehicles a day. This ring road is vital to Bucharest," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Transit through Bucharest is up to 20%. Many means of transport prefer to enter Bucharest, not having a ring road and we know very well that, if the divers take the current ring road it will be an extremely long time until they manage to reach their destination," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "If some give us a break from challenges, which simply do nothing but boycott the pace of construction of the transport infrastructure, we will sign by the end of the year all the design and execution contracts on the four northern sections. I am confident that construction work will begin by the end of the year on all three sections of the southern area," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Things never turn out as planned. This motion is another irresponsible action on the part of PSD," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban expliqué : «droit de chaque enfant à l'éducation» External link

elmoudjahid Friday, August 14, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "the recovery trend of the Romanian economy was visible since June and this economic rebound continued in July" External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Our paramount objective is to minimise economic contraction during this year by stimulating the economic bounce back in all areas. If you look at the data for June, you will find that we are third in the EU by the increase in industrial production. Also, if you look at investment, you will see that in the first half of 2020, although, I repeat, Romania was most affected by the economic crisis in the second quarter, the government made the largest investments in the last ten years, investments worth 20 billion. All these efforts that we have made will bear fruit and allow a rebound of the economy and then a very strong economic relaunch," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "You have called me to unveil the measures related to the local elections, the start of schools and (...) to combat COVID. You have not called me to unveil the economic measures of the PNL government. Let me show you something: our government has defended jobs throughout the economic crisis triggered by the epidemic. Look at the data on REVISAL [the general record of employees]. I do not venture out-of-thin-air figures, ordinary lies, which have absolutely no basis in reality. The number of employees on employment contracts active as of August 3: 5,589,435, the number of employees on January 1, before the outbreak of the epidemic and the related economic crisis, (...) was 5,582,008. These are data taken from REVISAL, and I doubt that REVISAL lies. So there are 7,430 more employees," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I believe that we can hold the elections without increasing the risk of spreading the virus. I believe that, first and foremost, the candidates are people who want to lead local communities and must set an example to the citizens. The fairness of the candidates and their supporters is very important, and how the elections are organised and especially the capacity not to increase the epidemiological risk during the elections will depend on them," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "As long as September 27, the date of the local elections, has been elected by Parliament, the government has made every effort to organise the local elections under good circumstances. Think that the terms of office of the local officials have been extended once. We believe it is important to democracy, it is important to the local communities to choose their legitimate representatives and all the effort we make is to ensure the best conditions for electioneering and for the organisation of the actual voting. The Standing Electoral Authority, as well as the Ministry of Health and the Interior Ministry, are currently discussing a set of rules that must be followed for electioneering by the candidates and by supporters of the candidates," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our decision is clear, schools will start on 14 September" External link

afp-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "During the state of emergency there was an aid for the families with children and a parent could choose to stay home during the time classes were suspended, and the state paid 75% of his/her salary. We also consider a similar measure for when school starts. The measure will be flexible as the epidemiological situation will vary from one locality to another, so there will be a local measure. If we have coronavirus cases in one school and the unit closed for 14 days, all parents of the pupils in that school will receive that form of aid of 75% during the period classes are suspended" External link

BBJ Monday, August 10, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are finalizing assessments this week and next week we will adopt the emergency ordinance on the revision. I would like you to very seriously re-evaluate your requests by Saturday, because I want all requests for money to have very solid arguments. We know very well that the economic situation is not the best, that the economy of Romania, just like the economies of the countries all over the world, has been affected by the COVID epidemic and we will have to save every penny and, especially, to allocate resources for important projects, for investments, for projects that indeed have as an effect the improvement of the living conditions of our fellow citizens, and also for support projects for further economic development," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Once again, please examine matters very seriously! Anyway, where there are opinion differences, we will discuss on Monday together with Finance Minister Citu with each main budget manager, so that we can have the final version of the draft emergency ordinance on the state budget revision clearly outlined," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "After three weeks during which we were deprived of all possibility to act for the treatment under medical supervision or to isolate or quarantine thousands of citizens diagnosed as coronavirus-positive, and after having our hands tied as regards the possibility to isolate the contacts of each coronavirus-positive person, after seeing what serious and dramatic effects the lack of a legislative framework has had, the Ombudsman relapses and attacks a law that was adopted by Parliament, an act adopted following a Constitutional Court decision issued precisely at the Ombudsman's notification. Things are already headed in a direction that I personally do not understand, and this persistence in challenging fundamental laws that allow the government and the health authorities to fight the epidemic, to protect the people's health and life, already appears to be an attack on Romania's fundamental interests," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Look: at present, we have almost 30,000 Romanians who are either in isolation or quarantined, being infected and the doctor has agreed for them to be treated at home, or who are contacts of infected people. Think about it: if the law had not been passed, these 30,000 people in isolation or in quarantine would have traveled without any restriction in society and could have infected others. This is what happened for three weeks," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is no connection between the election campaign and 2020 being an election year and the measures we are taking. All the measures we have taken were based on solid, scientific arguments that relied on experts' views, they were not politically driven, but were taken with the sole purpose of defending the health and life of the Romanians. Others are doing politics and trying to win votes on the back of the drama represented by this unprecedented COVID epidemic. We did not handle it in a political key, everything we did was with the sole intention to limit the spread of the virus and protect the people's lives and health," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Green Deal ) : "It is fundamental that in the next 10 years, given that we have a 10-year window of opportunity that the Green Deal gives us, we really succeed in creating an economic dynamic. Anyone who wants to do business in the Jiu Valley in a profitable field should be supported (...), any investor who wants to come to invest in the Jiu Valley should receive a set of advantages so that they can invest and create jobs in productive capacities, so that , in time, there is a secure future for the Jiu Valley," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I wanted to be present today, August 6, an extremely important day for the Jiu Valley and for all those who earn their living from mining. I would like my presence here to represent a clear message that the Romanian Government is concerned about the problems in the Jiu Valley and seeks to find the best solutions, so that the Jiu Valley has a future, the Jiu Valley can overcome all the complicated situations it has experienced lately and, especially, the risks concerning the future," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "Hunedoara Energy Company has seen two state aids that were granted under certain conditions, of which one state aid must be returned, following the decision of the European Commission, because it was not granted in accordance with the law, and the second state aid, granted for the closure of the Lupeni and Lonea mines, the state aid was granted for the closure of the mines until December 31, 2018 and the mines continue to operate. I have talked to the miners' authorized representatives, with the leaders of the Mountain Trade Union and the representative leaders for each of the 4 mines with whom I have tried to find solutions so that the company's activity can continue and jobs are not affected. We have identified solutions that we have obviously established, that need an agreement at the level of the European Commission and that we want to implement. We need a company that is no longer burdened by historical debts and that includes all the assets that are profitable and have the capacity to operate efficiently, and we want to do that," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "We do not want to close them. There is a study carried out with the agreement of the European Commission by a team of Polish specialists who give the technical solution for the two mines to continue their activity that we support and want to implement," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are paying close attention to everything that is happening in the Jiu Valley in order to be able to find the best government decisions to support you (...) We care and we will adopt all the solutions that we can adopt in the context of European legislation and based on the economic history that exists here in the Jiu Valley," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The theses released in the public space by certain politicians and which have aroused your concern are completely false. (...) The notification sent by the Romanian Government to the Constitutional Court does not seek to block the increase of penalties for child sexual offenders, as certain politicians have deliberately suggested, once again proving that they are capable of exploiting anything for their own benefit, trampling on the truth and cynically manipulating the citizens," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The theses released in the public space by certain politicians and which have aroused your concern are completely false. (...) The notification sent by the Romanian Government to the Constitutional Court does not seek to block the increase of penalties for child sexual offenders, as certain politicians have deliberately suggested, once again proving that they are capable of exploiting anything for their own benefit, trampling on the truth and cynically manipulating the citizens," External link

agerpres-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania, like many other European countries, like many other countries in the world, is facing an epidemiological crisis, a pandemic. It also faces a related economic crisis. In addition, in Romania we had drought, we had floods. The message I am sending is that it takes a Government vested with all its powers, which has the capacity to counter and find solutions to the serious problems that are caused by the crises that have overlapped. To come and file a censure motion at the moment against a Government that has done its duty seems to me a political gesture that has no solid motivation behind it and the gesture is simply electoral before the local elections to probably show the militants that the PSD is doing something. I believe that the party that has the least legitimacy to submit a censure motion at the moment is the PSD. At the moment I consider this inopportune and against the interest that Romania and every single Romanian have for there to be a responsible Government to deal effectively with solving the crisis," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The Ministry of Finance has already started the dialogue and analysis on the budgetary execution, on the needs that the ministries have in supporting their expenditures. We will definitely increase the amounts for investments, especially for investments in infrastructure, be it transport, health, education or local infrastructure. Most probably, we will give additional amounts where it is most needed, namely to the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "My only message is that we continue to collaborate with PMP, that we are open to collaboration in the Bucharest General Council, in the local district councils and that we consider them as partners. We have reached a formula between PNL and USR PLUS for many reasons - which I would not like to mention now - but from my point of view they were our partners, they are our partners in government, we rely on their support in Parliament and we will collaborate in all county councils, local councils, to form majorities and to secure good local government," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am confident that the partners will understand that for common success we must have only one political opponent, which is PSD, and I am convinced that, given that there will be campaigning ... it must not be brilliant, but common-sense campaigning to present our solutions, we stand great chances of winning all the positions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Nicusor Dan ) : "I think it is important that the strongest right-of-centre parties, after fairly long and complicated negotiations, (...) closed ranks to get a single candidate for the Bucharest City Hall : Nicusor Dan and also joint candidates for the district mayoralties" External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "For the Government I head, digital transformation is an absolute priority. Of course we're not moving as fast as we'd like, but we're taking steps forward. We have tried, for example, in the crisis caused by the epidemic, to digitise all the procedures, practically all the products of the services we have offered during this period to be digitally accessible, online, without physical contact and with processing as quickly as possible. The important thing for us is to prepare everything necessary for the sped up launch of tendering procedures for all that means digital applications for the computerization of the public administration. Of course this is not a simple process, it is a process in which we face resistance from many factors. The objective of digitisation, from our point of view, is to improve the quality of services, products that are offered by the administration to society, to companies, to individuals, and to reduce the resolution time, to manage to offer all these products and services in optimal conditions," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "And I am certain that in partnership with the private sector, with the responsible institutions we will have the capacity for accelerated digitisation," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I ask the ministries to get maximum involved in the preparation of the partnership agreement because on July 31 we are putting up for public debate the structure of the programmes (...) for the multiannual budget 2021-2027. I also want to ask the ministries, under the coordination of the Ministry of European Funds, and of Mr Bolos, to present all project proposals to be able to finance them under the Recovery and Resilience Facility," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We need to be prepared to absorb the funds fast under this programme. So, again, let's move fast," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Terraces will limit the number of clients to the number of chairs," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Terraces will limit the number of clients to the number of chairs," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The budget deficit should not be compared to the deficit of other years. Not only Romania, but the entire world is faced with a pandemic that has generated a severe economic crisis. This economic crisis has led to the closure of a lot of activities and has diminished the Romanian state's revenues from taxes, fees and other dues. The deficit is largely the result of this economic crisis caused by the epidemic. I believe that all the measures we have taken will generate favorable effects in the medium and long term, the fact that we left liquidity in the market for companies and citizens by postponing bank installments for a period of nine months, by speeding up VAT refunds, suspending seizures and foreclosures, by offering tax and duty forbearance - all these measures have been taken to ensure liquidity, to have financial resources in place to keep the market moving. This is a worrisome deficit we must take into account and which requires us to be extremely cautious about any increase in spending," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The budget deficit should not be compared to the deficit of other years. Not only Romania, but the entire world is faced with a pandemic that has generated a severe economic crisis. This economic crisis has led to the closure of a lot of activities and has diminished the Romanian state's revenues from taxes, fees and other dues. The deficit is largely the result of this economic crisis caused by the epidemic. I believe that all the measures we have taken will generate favorable effects in the medium and long term, the fact that we left liquidity in the market for companies and citizens by postponing bank installments for a period of nine months, by speeding up VAT refunds, suspending seizures and foreclosures, by offering tax and duty forbearance - all these measures have been taken to ensure liquidity, to have financial resources in place to keep the market moving. This is a worrisome deficit we must take into account and which requires us to be extremely cautious about any increase in spending," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I haven't seen yet any country raise pensions and wages during this serious health crisis that has triggered an economic crisis, but we are under pressure and we will increase pensions and (child) allowances, yet by an amount that is really affordable for the Romanian economy," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Victoria Square ) : "The Day of the National Anthem makes us think of all the crossroad moments of post-1848 history in which 'Awaken thee, Romanian!' animated our forebearers through its mobilizing lyrics in the War of Independence in 1877, in both world wars. In the recent history of Romania the same happened, during the anticommunist Revolution of December 1989, at the beginning of demonstrations at the start of 2017, on August 10, 2018 in Victoria Square, when Romanians opposed themselves to the attempts of interests in the political sphere to amend the Justice laws to the detriment of democracy and rule of law. The message of unity and courage of our National Anthem will always give us the strength to maintain our direction to the future we desire - a safe, modern Romania with prosperous citizens, a Romania attached to Euro-Atlantic values, a Romania appreciated by foreign partners and the rest of the world," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "You know the answer, it's secondment. The secondment of medical staff that is in other entities, for example, for the Public Health Directorate (DSP) we need generalist doctors, epidemiologists, medics and nurses to be involved in running all the activity of the DSPs. Furthermore, especially in COVID hospitals, in the external sections which are destined for treating patients with light forms we need staff. We appealed to volunteership, here, the answer we received is not at the level of expectations and, as such, we will use the legal instrument of secondment," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "That 50 pct benefit they receive for secondment be additional to the benefit that those in intensive care units receive and, if necessary, we can make this clarification in an emergency ordinance," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have only one simple message: be with us in the action to combat the risk of virus spreading. The attitude of mayors is very important, the extent to which mayors give public messages in the community and also do not forget the extent to which administrative acts can reduce epidemiological risk. I give you one example: city halls issue operating permits for many types of activities, we can only partially suspend certain types of activities, while the suspension of permits is the exclusive prerogative of the city hall and I ask you to cooperate in the effort we have to limit the spread of the virus," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There are several measures under analysis, limiting the program for terraces, clubs, respecting the distancing rules. It is very difficult to identify whether a group of people represents a family or not and then we could impose compliance with the distancing rules for all those on the beach. We also had discussions with several prefects, several representatives of the county committees for emergency, who told us that there are places, even outdoors - for example a market or a promenade - where, due to overcrowding, there is a risk of spreading [the virus, ed.n.] and we are also discussing the possibility of imposing the obligation to wear masks in such very crowded spaces. It is being considered, we haven't made any decision yet, but we are trying to take specific measures so as to reduce to the minimum the high risk of spreading," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Following the somewhat weird ruling of the Constitutional Court, it somehow results that both Parliament and the government can set the election date, but that the decision as to who is to set this date falls on Parliament. In the light of this constitutional ruling, I am sure that Parliament will want to decide the date of the parliamentary election. All I have to tell them is this: according to the provisions of the Constitution, the parliamentary election must be on December 6. It's the date that meets all the the constitutional requirements and the needs related to the conclusion of the term of the current Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 24, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "It is an extremely important investment to the Romanian Black Sea coast and tourism in Romania, a private investment made in a place that is full of memories, a very beautiful place, which, unfortunately, after unfortunate privatisation, fell into the hands of some owners who did not invest (...), these three hotels that were once a flagship for the Romanian Black Sea coast, not only for the Olimp resort, but for the entire Black Sea coast, were left in ruins. And there you have a man courageous enough to buy the hotels, although they were in disrepair, and take up the responsibility and risks of making an investment, and these hotels will operate again," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 24, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The negotiations conducted by the President of Romania have put us in a situation where Romania has a chance that probably happens just once in a generation. It's a huge chance. We have funds available we haven't even dreamed of, which we can efficiently use for development, for infrastructure, for financing investments in education, health, agriculture, basically we can finance so many projects that are indispensable for Romania's development. I am confident that we will be prepared to use this money to be able to ensure an unprecedented development for Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have big plans for the nuclear power plant; our goal is to make investments of 8-9 billion euros: investing into retrofitting reactor 1, also investing in the construction of reactors 3 and 4. Since the inauguration of our government there has been a change in approach, we want to make these investments with serious partners from the Euro-Atlantic area, with partners who have the expertise and the necessary technology to be able to sustain the achievement of these fundamental investment projects for the economic development of Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have already taken significant steps, (...), we are thinking of potential partners, negotiating the conditions so that they favour Romania as much as possible, a funding scheme for the investments and, certainly, the 2030 deadline is a deadline that we have set as an objective for the completion of reactors 3 and 4," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "These amounts will have to be prepared not only for the Union budget for 2021-2027, but also for the projects we can finance under the Next Generation EU, in which we will benefit from 16.8 billion in loans and 16.7 billion in the form of grants, that is non-reimbursable amounts of money. And here, also under the coordination of Mister Minister (of the European Funds) Bolos, we have started the drawing up of the resilience and recovery program. I am telling you that as regards the time frame, this resilience and recovery will have to be adopted as a basis for negotiations with the European Commission, at the latest by October, by October 1," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "And here we will have to prepare a detailed plan regarding all aspects, which will allow us to make full use of these financial resources that Romania benefits from," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : "Am discutat amănunte pentru îmbunătățitea comunicării dintre DSP-uri, spitale și centrele de diagnostic. Am discutat și despre întărirea Direcțiilor de Sănătate Publică, după ce în lege s-a inclus posibilitatea detașării fără acordul conducătorului instituției unde lucrează angajatul și fără acordul angajatului. Nu se pot ocupa funcții în DSP-uri, în spitale sau în sistemul de ambulanță prin voluntariat" External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Unfortunately, we have faced this campaign, which, frankly, I can't understand, with thoughtful people, intellectually trained people falling into the trap of this campaign. (...) My opinion is that they must see concrete cases, they must not wait for someone in their family or among their friends to get sick, for someone close to them or, God forbid, for someone to die in order for them to wake up; they have to understand that this virus is dangerous, it is here, it kills, it gets people sick very easily, it is very easily communicable and it endangers health and life," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our goal is to use all the institutional leverages we have at our disposal to manage, control the epidemic and reduce the number of infections. As soon as the law enters into force, we will establish all necessary measures and actions that are allowed under the new law so as to efficiently fight in defence of the health and life of Romanians. We do not want to impose any additional restrictions, we do not want to take any more measures that would have a negative effect on the economy," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will most likely have a government meeting tomorrow morning to amend the government decision on the state of alert, so that we can introduce all the measures that are allowed by law. We are also preparing, from an administrative and managerial point of view, all the relevant departments, whether it is the National Public Health Institute (INSP), the public health directorates, the emergency management inspectorate, the control centre, we are preparing them all to order, at a fast pace, the necessary measures based on the provisions of the law," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There are several forecasts that have been made since the beginning of the epidemic. I remember extremely pessimistic forecasts for Romania, which gave some figures for April-May, which have not been confirmed. As far as we are concerned, we are doing our duty, all the organisations, the authorities, all the organisations under the coordination of the government are doing their duty and taking all the measures that are legally possible," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "Today we are celebrating air professionals and all civil and military aviation staff, convinced that their work means the safety of our air travel, an invaluable opportunity for those whose lives depend on access to hospitals at home or abroad as quickly as possible, vital interventions in emergencies and, last but not least, it means the defence and security of Romania's airspace," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In the few months since Romania was afflicted with the novel coronavirus pandemic, many of those working in the field of aviation have also been at the forefront of the fight for life, along with doctors and other professionals. Cases of patients who needed to be transported urgently by air to long-distance hospitals; there have been flights of medical supplies absolutely necessary in the context of the health crisis - efforts for which all those involved deserve our gratitude and respect," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "We are still proud today, as Romanians, of the three pioneers of aviation, Traian Vuia, Aurel Vlaicu and Henri Coanda, who dedicated themselves to a dream that seemed unrealisable in their time, but which, through their work and perseverance, contributed to the emergence and development of a vital field for the modern world. In the more than one hundred years of its history, aviation has become an extremely complex field which, in addition to specific logistics and infrastructure, involves very well-trained human resources. Romanian aviation professionals are today recognised and commended worldwide, both in the civilian and military fields, and that is the example of those who represent our country in the missions carried out under UN, OSCE or NATO mandate," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Allow me to send a message of outrage and shock over the Senate's postponing the debate and approval of the law that should provide us with the indispensable tools we need in the fight against the epidemic. Postponing the adoption of the law means a dramatic increase in the risk of infection. (...) I cannot understand why the PSD are digging their heels in, putting sand in our wheels and preventing us from adopting decisions that are vital for defending the Romanians' health and life. This politically-laden game, this systematic sabotaging of the Romanian authorities in the battle against the epidemic no longer affects only us, it affects the people's lives and health, and implicitly our ability to effectively fight this epidemic. I am asking them once again: pass this law! The law is not very complicated, it allows the competent authorities to order simple measures in the situation of an epidemic: isolation at home, quarantine, local quarantine. What would have happened in Tandarei, for instance, had we not been able to order quarantine? The virus would have probably spread in the entire Ialomita County and beyond," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our objective is to limit the spread of the virus. (...) What else is closed? Indoor restaurants, where, pardon me, although we had discussions, because of the increase in the number of cases we are still waiting to make this decision [of the opening of restaurants - ed. n.]. Sports competitions with spectators, cultural events, theatres, cinemas in closed spaces, symphonic concerts, the opera, all these are also closed, they have remained under restrictions, because in general they have been placed with the greatest epidemiological risk, in the red area. And the WHO has shown the types of activities, the assessment of the epidemiological risk associated with each activity and these activities are in the red area, with a high risk of transmission. It is very difficult to make a decision, to let go of relaxation in an area as long as we are faced with an increase in the number of cases that worry us and lead us to a very energetic attitude to ensure compliance with the rules by all institutional actors, both in the public and private environment," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The increase in the number of cases, the increase in the number of persons diagnosed positive must put us on guard and I request each minister call a general mobilization in the ministries that you are leading. All the ministries that are involved in the anti-COVID battle must be mobilized to the maximum and use all the legal instruments in order to reduce the number of persons infected," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Furthermore, request a daily report on the part of each control institution regarding the personnel in the field, take out of the offices those who are used to office work, everyone who has attributions in the field. A daily report regarding the controls conducted, the situation discovered in the field, the measures disposed for the remediation of situations, the fines dictated by the control authorities for not observing health protection norms. Surely all the institutions with control attributions must ensure control of respecting the legislation in other domains as well. At this time, a zero priority is control of respecting health protection norms, everywhere: in public transport, in the metro, in the workplace," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban warned : "And, I repeat, all institutional actors - in the private and the public area - must be brought together with us, in this effort to stave off the spread of the virus. I prefer we isolate the virus than end up in the situation of isolating Romanians or, God forbid, be isolated from other countries in the European Union, following the increase of the number of cases," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban affirmed : "Since the beginning of the epidemic, the Romanian citizens, the authorities, together, have made unprecedented efforts, endured deprivations and engaged responsibly in ensuring that the epidemic is stopped. It would be a pity for all our efforts if now, when we are again in danger, solidarity, respect for peers, responsibility towards society and towards each of the Romanian citizens do not return into our common behavior. Unfortunately, in recent months we have faced organized campaigns aimed at making Romanians disbelieve the virus, not follow the rules we have established, ignore the danger and we see that, unfortunately, these campaigns have had consequences. The number of those who do not follow the rules has increased," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "The government does not want to reinstate any restrictions. The government does not want to take any measures that would negatively affect the economy, because the Romanian economy, and not only the Romanian economy, but also the economy of European countries, has been severely affected by this epidemic. (...) We do not want to take any measure that will negatively affect the lives of Romanians, on the other hand, I would like to clearly say that, if necessary, we will take any necessary measures, as we put the health and life of Romanians at the forefront," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today we registered the largest single-day COVID-19 caseload - 555 Romanians who were declared positive after being diagnosed. In the past four weeks we have seen case numbers rise from one week to another. Unlike other countries, the government I am heading approached the lockdown easing in a gradual manner, with a phased lift of restrictions, with the phased introduction of relaxation measures as the activities that had been under lockdown resumed progressively. And yet, following the rise in human interactions, we have seen the caseload rise from one week to another. The main cause for the increase in the number of cases is non-compliance with health rules, with the requirement to wear a mask, maintain physical sanitary distance, avoid close contact, the failure to observe hygiene rules, such as hand washing, avoiding to touch one's face and all the other ordered rules. We are now at a watershed moment, the risk that the number of cases will rise persists," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban pointed out : "Every time, when necessary, we have taken all measures to protect the Romanians' health and life. In all the situations created as a result of the decisions taken by institutions other than government institutions, we put solutions on the table and demanded that they be adopted and we also made sure that they are implemented. Today I send a message of confidence that Parliament will understand our situation and will adopt the law providing us with all the instruments all the governments of civilized countries, of EU countries, have at hand, specifically the possibility to order quarantine, isolation at home, the possibility of treating infected people in an environment under the control of doctors and medical staff. These are fundamental things we need in order to remain efficient in the fight against the pandemic," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We will keep in place the requirement to wear masks for as long as necessary. As long as necessary, we will also maintain screenings, temperature measurement, the distancing obligation, the physical distancing rules for health purposes in everything that means public transportation, commercial spaces, workplaces, markets, restaurants, terraces. It is the strongest form of protection against the infection.You see that we are faced with a relatively large number of cases, we are also faced with a large number of citizens who do not follow the rules. Add to this the economic agents or institutions that are not willing to commit to the obligation to observe the established rules, and we must react, because our top priority is the health of the Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Sincerely, I am amazed by the subject that is up for debate for which the procedure to call the Prime Minister in front of the Chamber of Deputies is being used, because this subject seems to me a subject that has no direct connection to my activity as Prime Minister and in which the creation of an inexistent link between me and the Government I am leading with the investigation of a state institution. It seems to me that instead of focusing on the real priorities the PSD [Social Democratic Party] is trying to place the blame on me, insidiously, to make unfounded connections between me and the activity of a state company, about which there is an ongoing investigation, it is true. And I'm glad there is an investigation underway and that is the best proof of the fact that the institutions in the field of Justice are doing their duty and it's good for Justice to punish anyone committing acts of corruption," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I admit I did not expect the PSD to open such a subject. Since January 2017, the PSD has started a true battle against the institutions in the field of justice, against the DNA [the National Anticorruption Directorate], against all institutions that were involved in punishing acts of corruption, the slaughtering of the legislation in the field of justice, the slaughtering of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, attacks at the Constitutional Court and the blocking in constitutional conflicts that helped people with final court orders, who had been found guilty of having committed acts of corruption, avoid jail. For 3 years, the PNL [National Liberal Party] has fought to defend the right of justice to investigate corruption, defending the citizen from the aggression to which most of the PSD subjected justice and the independence of justice," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Nobody imposed on any manager any acquisition, other than the legal procedures. (...) In what regards acquisitions please look at the acquisitions in the government area, even the latest acquisitions in the government area. How much did the equipment and material in the procedures ran by the ministries cost? I will give you only two examples: the mask tender to be able to ensure masks for 8th and 12th grade pupils that cost 1.42 RON," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It seems to me we are in a situation in which the pot, meaning PSD, is calling the kettle black, regarding some people who are above suspicion and for whom integrity, honor, correctness represent rules to exercise their mandate. You have the possibility, you initiated the parliamentary committee of inquiry regarding acquisitions. I don't know why you haven't completed that demarche. To introduce all the acquisitions ran and make a serious inquiry. My 30 year activity is an activity in public light and is an activity in which I never took anything which I was not entitled to in the public positions that I held, an activity in which correctness, honor and dedication to the public interest was law and any attempt to throw dirt in my direction through a ventilator is doomed to failure, as my entire activity that I conducted over 30 years stands as proof," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today's meeting has only one item on its agenda, namely the law establishing measures in the field of public health in instances of epidemiological and biological risks. I can tell you that there is a legal basis for all the measures we have taken. And I ask myself this question: where would we have been if we could not have taken these measures of home isolation and institutional quarantine? We had a huge exposure to people who came from countries with outbreaks, from countries with a very high epidemic level. Had we not had at our disposal this leverage of home isolation and the establishment of institutional quarantine, probably the number of cases in Romania would have been 10 times, 20 times, if not more numerous cases, 10, 20 times more cases. We have defended health, we have defended life, in spite of any measure and decision that was taken by the institutions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "Let us no longer have situations in which certain files drag on, so that the law is truly a law for everyone in Romania. At the same time, this means complying with all the European Commission's recommendations and assuming irreversible adherence to European principles and values. I appreciate the work of all professionals in this field, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, clerks and all other legal professions, I trust that they will act in the supreme spirit of law and justice and I wish them success in their noble mission" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Atlantic Alliance ) : "I can assure you that Romania, a strong strategic partner of the US and a country deeply attached to the consolidation of the transatlantic relationship, both in the form of the North Atlantic Alliance and of the US-EU cooperation, will act further to intensify this relationship. It is and will continue to be one of the reliable allies of the United States; it is a natural choice based on common values, ideals and interests shared by our peoples. I am convinced that our partnership will continue to grow, boosted by the friendship and relationships between our citizens and the authorities of the two countries, as well as between Romanian and American companies and investors and university and civic organisations in our countries," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The economic recovery programme that we have called ‘Rebuilding Romania' is an investment and support programme for Romania's economic development. The President has already made a clear reference to changing Romania's economic development model. We are following a model that is based on investment, based on digitisation, based on innovation, on technology transfer, based on increasing competitiveness, on increasing productivity, based on increasing the capacity of Romanian companies to face global competition, based on significant growth in exports. The programme that we have devised, together with the President of Romania, the President's team, the government team, all our partners in the business community, in the professional organisations, has tried to take into account the problems that Romania is facing, problems that were mostly exacerbated by the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic, " External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of European Funds, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must continue to be engaged in ensuring the adoption of decisions favorable to Romania at European level and in all procedures carried out at European level from approvals of state aid schemes, also, in all procedures necessary to access European funds that can be at Romania's disposal. Moreover, Mr. [Finance] Minister Citu, the identification of additional resources from institutional lenders in order to ensure the financial support for this ambitious program. (...) By the end of the week, all the draft normative acts must be elaborated and sent on the approval circuit of the ministries, so that within one month we should have all the tools for the implementation of the investment and economic recovery program, dubbed 'Rebuilding Romania', whereas in fact we are modernizing it," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PNL defends the flat tax. It is one of the most important Liberal measures, which has had extremely favorable effects for Romania and there's no way that we give it up," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our proposal for the election date will be September 27. After the promulgation of the law for the extension of the terms in office [of local elected officials] adopted by Parliament, at next week's government meeting, we will adopt the bill proposing September 27 as the elections date, and, obviously, a series of other measures, some of which are also related to the protection of the people involved in the electoral process," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The flag represents a fundamental symbol of the Romanian nation, one that we must honour as we honour the country we live in and as we honour each of our fellow citizens. On the National Flag Day, let us remember all those who fought for freedom, for unity in the history of Romania under this flag, all those who gave their lives for this flag and for Romania; let us remember to show our respect to all those who honourably represent the flag, to all those who raised the flag of Romania on the highest masts, to all those who do their job for their country in the public positions they hold or each in their place. On Flag Day, I want to launch a call for harmony, understanding, and unity, a call for the love for the country and a call for concerted action for Romania to earn the respect and appreciation it deserves in the world. Happy National Flag Day!," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Mr. Minister, tomorrow you are to hold a video conference with the directors of DSPs and hospital directors. We must be prepared for the increase in the number of patients, the increase in the number of people who test positive. For every rise in the number of people having tested positive, the DSPs need to further mobilize to conduct the epidemiological investigations. The celerity of the epidemiological investigation is vital to reducing the spread of the virus, as the rapid identification of people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive can allow the measure of immediate isolation and prevent the transmission of the virus to the contacts, especially since the multitude of interactions between people has increased significantly as a result of relaxation measures and this celerity is needed. My request is to mobilize them, because I have felt something like a slight fatigue and they must understand that we are not out of the woods and all the more so they must now be mobilized," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Cătălin Predoiu ) : "Mr. Minister Predoiu, I wanted to ask your point of view regarding the decision today of the Constitutional Court regarding quarantine, isolation, because there was speculation regarding the fact that there would be no basis for quarantine and isolation. It did not seem to me that such a decision existed," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Today, we have adopted a bill at the government meeting proposing September 27 as the election date (...). It is true that it will not be possible to organise public meetings, election rallies; if canvassing is done door to door, the candidates will have to wear a mask; for the wearing of a mask in enclosed spaces a more intense media campaign will be conducted online, because now, the internet is clearly a safe means of communication. Candidates and voters must also adapt," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In our opinion, December 6 is due time for the general election, its constitutional term. It is the date we have suggested. I am waiting for the views of other political parties on the date," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are preparing a very large programme to support the economy, besides all the other measures that we have already taken. (...) In short, the plan that we are preparing and we are going to launch within maximum 10 days includes the state aid scheme for guaranteeing loans to be granted to large companies, which are not SMEs and do not range within in the SME category, in order to inject financial resources in these companies and support their investments so that they can support the working capital. We are also rethinking the state aid scheme for greenfield investments to stimulate as many greenfield investments as possible, either through attracting foreign companies that want to come to Romania or companies that are already here and want to develop their production capacity. We have an entire plan to provide grants for SMEs. However, we do not have the additional financial resources yet, but they will come through the Recovery Fund from the EU under the SURE programme, through the React EU programme, more precisely. We are now trying to figure it out what we can finance, which is the system through which we are going to receive the respective resources, how we can direct the money to those areas that will generate economic development," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Unlike other countries did, we only imposed limited restrictions. We did not shut down the economy as other countries did," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "Certainly, the measure is enforced on a limited period, when a major disruption occurs on the market, such as the economic crisis generated by the COVID epidemic. Thus, we will have to establish an implementation period and we will have to think very carefully how to make this mechanism operational, so that, on the one hand, it can be as easy as possible, without complicated bureaucratic procedures. On the other hand, to provide very clear, very precise criteria for granting the aid to companies and employees, so there are no major issues in interpreting the manner in which it is implemented and to reduce, as much as possible, the possibility for some employers using this protection form without needing it or as an additional revenue resource, considering that they, theoretically, wouldn't need this measure," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The issue of pensions must be approached with reason, starting from the level of principles. We have always argued that the fundamental principle that (...) must be the basis for calculating pensions is the principle of contributivity. (...) Unfortunately, in our country there has been a whole avalanche of special regulations that have generated pension calculation systems that have violated this principle of contributivity. In my view, the only pensions that can make a compromise from this principle of contributivity are military pensions, because they are in the service of the nation all their lives and the pension is a service pension. We need moderation, we need a very serious analysis, we need to look at the issue of pensions from several perspectives. We need to see what models of pension systems work in the future and clearly, in any projection you have on pensions, you have to think about the long-term pension system, not the moment," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Our country's commitment to democratic values, the significant contribution of our Partnership to Euro-Atlantic security and regional stability is a solid basis for consolidating and further deepening relations between Romania and the United States. On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations, I reaffirm my determination and that of the Government I lead to constantly develop relations with the United States of America in a concrete manner, in accordance with our common interests and shared values. I voice my conviction that the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United States will continue to expand, capitalizing on all the opportunities, as well as the potential of a mutually beneficial bilateral relationship," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 15, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "At the meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Situations we have decided to propose for approval by government decision the resumption of certain activities and more relaxation measures. In the first place, I will refer to an extremely important measure which concerns the isolation at home of the people who return from abroad. The National Public Health Institute (INSP) will apply a methodology for assessing the spread of coronavirus infections in other countries, and based thereon it will assign an indicator, a coefficient, expressing the spread level based on the analysis of the average number of infections in the past 14 days. People returning from countries with a coefficient below 5 will be exempted from the requirement for a 14-day isolation at home," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Countries with a low level of coronavirus spread, such as Austria, Bulgaria, Greece and other European countries where this is confirmed by assessments conducted in line with European standards. It is normal that we renounce this isolation measure that causes problems for many categories of citizens. Air traffic with all these countries with a coefficient below five, for which home isolation will no longer be necessary will also be resumed, certainly based on the decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations and of the assessment conducted by INSP," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am convinced that the representatives of the citizens in the Romanian Parliament will think about this more. The decision to extend the state of alert is not a political decision, it is a decision that must be taken based on considerations related to public health in Romania. The request to extend the state of alert is based on specialists', physicians', (...) epidemiologists', public health specialists' opinions, because the state of alert allows the authorities, both central and local, to impose compliance with a set of rules that have no other purpose than to protect the health and life of the people (...) From the Government's point of view, extending the state of alert is a necessity, it is indispensable to be able to ensure the observance of the measures, otherwise, we will not have levers. If Parliament rejects the state of alert, the risk of a new epidemic wave will be very high, because the authorities will be deprived of the tools, legal and constitutional levers they need to be able to ensure the observance of the rules," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We work on analyses, on data, on serious prognoses, on impact studies and so forth. Firstly, the analysis on the economic and budget status for the first six months has to be completed, according to the Law of fiscal-budgetary responsibility. Secondly, a prognosis needs to be done on the medium and long term regarding the evolution of the Romanian economy which has to be correlated with the perspectives for evolution of the European economy in its entirety, because Romania is indissolubly tied to Europe's economy, 80 pct of our commercial trade is with states in the European Union. (...) Depending on the data, we will know clearly what the decision will be. We will increase pensions, but we will increase them by as much as possible from the point of view of the economic reality and, especially, we will increase pensions so that we have the guarantee that pensions can be paid," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Without affecting the budgets necessary for investment projects, without affecting the financial resources necessary for economic development, for the development of transport, energy, health, education infrastructures, because Romania needs major investments in all these domains as it needs air and without this investment action we risk affecting Romania's perspectives for development in the long term. Thus, we will increase the pensions, by how much we will announce when we have the necessary data," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We wanted to have a discussion that would mark the beginning of the [Liga I]competition and to see to what extent we can have a collaboration and secure conditions for matches that minimise the risks of infection. I'm sorry that I closed them [sports competitions] down on March 12, but I could not do otherwise. In terms of resuming the championship, we were somehow faster than others, and I tell you from the beginning that the presence of spectators at matches after June 15 is out of the question. It's very hard to control ... because if you allow matches, supporters will come and it's super complicated to ensure rules of physical distancing or other things. We'll see if things go well; in a reasonable amount of time we can also talk about that," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "My request is that you should try to secure everything you have discussed with the minister of health and the minister of sport. That is, to persuade the clubs to follow these rules, because it would be a shame for cases of infection to occur ... would put it [football] in a bad light. ..... but I think that if things are OK, that will be possible ... especially since you are also pathbreakers in terms of competitions. In a way, depending on the success of the re-opening of the football competition, then similar measures in other sports will probably be possible to take as well," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It's not a topic that should be politicized. I have avoided politicising it and I call on those in Parliament to decide on the basis of objective criteria and analyses, not on the basis of political or electoral interests of the moment. (...) It's not our political fad to prolong the alert. Politically, I can tell you it's not an advantage. On the other hand, we are rational people, we are people who take into account the public interest and, in order to ensure the health and life of Romanians, it is fundamental to maintain the state of alert. We will use all the constitutional and legal levers we have to preserve the health of Romanians, no matter what some parties in Parliament do," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "there is still a spread of the virus in the community" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We await to see what happens. It is best not to make judgments of value, opinions, only based on the number of persons who tested positive in one day. Certainly, it is an alarm signal and we will have to watch more closely what happens. My plea to Romanians is the same: protect yourselves, wear a mask, observe physical distance of health protection! Do not interact closely with people! It is true that outdoor, one is not forced to wear a mask, but if you don't wear a mask, I've seen places where people stood next to each other, not wearing a mask, in parks and other areas. If you don't wear a mask, protect yourselves from interacting closely with other people who can transmit the virus and whom you can transmit the virus to in care you are infected," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Although I am a Liberal, I am a man who loves nature and I am a rational man who realises that if we do not change our attitude towards nature, towards the environment that creates our living conditions, we will get nowhere and we are in danger of becoming extinct as a species. Because of that, although there are many voices against it, the European Commission's new plan, called the 'European Green Deal', is a clear guide for us in the government's programme and in all subsequent government action" External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is known that many locals are upset that they have been included in protected natural areas, because in protected natural areas (...) the possibility of finding a job or developing certain production capacities or certain economic activities is restricted. We must try to offer them a way to live, to produce, to provide services, to be a target for those who really want to visit breathtaking places, whose beauty is unique. That is why, when I was informed of this initiative, I immediately reacted: I support it and I believe that the brand produced in the protected natural area can be a brand that helps with promoting such products, which, of course, are food products, handicrafts, products that we can call traditional, they are born from man's natural relationship with the environment without the destructive effects that are related to other economic activities. As such, we are with these local communities living in protected natural areas, and we will try to support with significant resources the development of these economic activities in protected natural areas," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Maybe they will get tired of chemicals and the chemical industry (...) and try to look for quality food, things that are as close to nature as possible, that spring from the skills of one and the other," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am requesting all ministries involved in the preparation of the economic recovery package to work on finalising the pieces of legislation. (...) These are the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of European Funds, on which we are pinning high hopes and much confidence Minister [Marcel Bolos] that we will be able to access the European funds as soon as possible," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It's about flexible work and we will have to make some legislative changes, together with the Ministry of Labour, you will have to prepare them so that we can access the money," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “Some colleagues came by to surprise me. I gave them something to eat, a glass of wine, whisky. We weren’t wearing masks because we just finished eating” External link

india Monday, June 1, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Here, in Targu Lapus, very good masks are manufactured and not only very good masks, but they plan here the production, for the first time in Romania, of the filtering layer within the surgical masks, the FFP2 ones, layers that ensure, in fact, the highest protection. I saw where this capacity will be installed. It is very important that a Romanian company succeeds in a very short time in making surgical masks and FFP2 ones, and It should also be ready to start producing the material that is so necessary, that helps produce all the health protection products: masks, protective gowns etc. We have come to encourage this company, which is taking very courageous steps in an extremely important field," External link

agerpres-en Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Here, in Targu Lapus, very good masks are manufactured and not only very good masks, but they plan here the production, for the first time in Romania, of the filtering layer within the surgical masks, the FFP2 ones, layers that ensure, in fact, the highest protection. I saw where this capacity will be installed. It is very important that a Romanian company succeeds in a very short time in making surgical masks and FFP2 ones, and It should also be ready to start producing the material that is so necessary, that helps produce all the health protection products: masks, protective gowns etc. We have come to encourage this company, which is taking very courageous steps in an extremely important field," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Some colleagues came by to surprise me. I gave them something to eat, a glass of wine, whisky. We weren’t wearing masks because we just finished eating" External link

thenews-pk Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I wanted to be present today rather symbolically at an important moment, when the contract for the execution of a section of highway on the Transylvania Highway is signed. We have shown from our previous visits that our fundamental goal is to change the vision of development of Romania from an artificial economic growth, based on the encouragement of consumption without support in economic reality, to economic growth based on investment, both public and private investment, based on innovation, research, development, increased competitiveness, the internationalisation of Romanian companies, and the transfer of technologies," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 29, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Together with Mr. President, the government team and experts, we made the decision on the lockdown-easing measures that will be put into practice from June 1. One of the most important measures is scrapping the declaration for out of locality travel. This will allow people to travel out of locality without the fear of having to fill out the bona fide declaration. There are other measures as well which I am convinced the President has presented, such as opening terraces, the possibility of organizing outdoor shows and competitions. As you can see, we are practically lifting the restrictions where there's a low epidemiological risk and the risk of infecting the participants in various activities is relatively zero," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 29, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Christian Orthodox ) : "We dedicate today, which is a very important day in the Christian-Orthodox calendar, the day when we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, to the heroes, soldiers and all those who wrote the history of Romania through their own sacrifice, on the battlefield, in the concentration camps or communist prisons, defending the liberty, the ancestral faith, the land and the Romanians' ideal of unity. We are paying homage to their inspiring sacrifice and we keep their memory alive through the ceremonies that became a tradition on this occasion. A prayer, a thought, a candle lighted to their memory, our taking care of their tombs and commemorative monuments made in their honour are how we express our gratitude today for what the heroes of our nation did for the next generations," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I believe that the greatest proof of respect for these heroes will be if we, in our turn, succeed to attract the young to learn their history and appreciate the example of devotion and courage of those who sacrificed themselves for the ideals of the Romanians. Fighting with their weapons in their hands on the battlefield or in the dark and cold detention centres where they were locked because they militated for liberty and democracy, the heroes of the past centuries and decades took care of our country's future," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We dedicate this Christian celebration day to all of them, according to the ancestral tradition of our nation and of the Romanian Orthodox Church, with all the due respect according to their sacrifice. May the heroes of our nation forever rest in peace!," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is a team of 15 doctors, nurses, and CBRN specialists who carry out a 14-day mission in the state of Alabama, obviously in the spirit of solidarity and co-operation between the United States and Romania. A mission which goal, on the one hand, is to be with doctors in the United States, and on the other hand also to see very clearly how the medical teams in the United States are working in the fight against COVID. I wish our mission success and I am using this opportunity again to convey a firm message: between the United States and Romania there is a solid strategic partnership that generates common actions in all fields of activity," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 25, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The success of the economic rebuilding plan lies in the partnership with you, the financial and banking systems, because it is clear that economic re-opening, the process of economic development, the stimulation of the investment process, the stimulation of Romanians' purchasing power to maintain secure demand for companies to increase their production to rebound depends very much on the support and collaboration between the government, the business community, the financial and banking systems and all the other organisations involved," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Among the topics I want to discuss is how to implement the SME Invest programme. I would also like to talk a little bit about mortgage loans, about the First Home programme, which has undergone certain changes. I am telling you from the beginning that from my point of view, we have to strongly support the people who want to buy properties. Someone who buys a property, buys furniture, buys electronic equipment, needs electrical installations, heating and cooling, etc. That is a very solid base for a lot of spending, which generates demand that is absolutely necessary for companies to support a high level of production. Perhaps you want to provide us with information on how the requests of companies and individuals for the suspension of the payment of loan installments are being followed," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "Besides SME Invest, our intention is that in a short period of time - conditional upon the European Commission's approval of state-aid schemes at the level of the European Union - to introduce more state-aid schemes; there will be a scheme close to SME Invest for large companies, guaranteeing loans for investment and working capital, with a guarantee of up to 80% and interest subsidy of up to 50%. We are also contemplating guarantee and reinsurance instruments, let's say, intra-company loans, commercial loans, supplier credit, also guarantee instruments for payment instruments such as promissory notes, letters of credit for export and so on that we also think are necessary," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are looking forward to next week's talks on the Recovery Fund, which could provide us with extremely useful financial tools to support the re-opening programme," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There has never been a plan just as we want to put into practice, namely a plan to be based on a very simple principle: to produce in Romania what can be produced in Romania, for the Government to be the partner of each investor that wants to carry out investments in Romania, which can truly generate productions in Romania. (...) We are preparing a plan of economic reconstruction on a healthy basis, which should put investments first, because the healthy growth must be based on investments, innovation, implementation of innovation results, on increasing competitiveness, processing in the Romanian economy. We are developing a very broad investment support scheme. (...) There has never been a project in Romania as ambitious as our project. We want to earmark huge amounts for public investments in transport, energy, sanitary infrastructure," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have identified financial resources, almost 2 billion euro, in order to generate programmes to support SMEs in investment projects and 300 million euro capital for restarting the companies which have been affected, HORECA included. (...) We are also thinking about furloughed employment schemes. Our estimate is that 800,000 Romanians are seeking jobs. Tools are needed for support, or the payment of salaries for the ones who re-employ those who are put on furlough and for those who hire workforce," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I inform you that, in this afternoon, at 19:00, I've summoned all the state institutions with control rights in order to establish a detailed plan to ensure the observance of the measures comprised in the state of alert within the government decision and obviously within Law no. 55," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 18, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Furthermore, all the ministries with attributions during the state of alert must issue pieces of legislation on the basis of the law and on the basis of the Government Decision, in order to establish all the rules for the running of public transport, of activity in the institutions, of activities in commercial spaces, of activities in personal care centers, in centers for vulnerable persons. All the ministries must ensure and complete through joint orders, together with the Health Ministry, all the support regulations in order to have the guarantee that in each place things take place so that we minimize to the fullest extent the risk of spreading the virus," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 18, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The Government I lead has the goal of making massive investments in developing the transport infrastructure in Romania. (...) In 2008, the feasibility study was drafted and the technical-economic indicators were approved for the Pitesti-Sibiu motorway. Certainly, they remained on paper for 12 years. Today, I am really happy to see the works are not on paper, but in the field, a mobilised constructor, that, in my view, will have the capacity to finish quickly this investment objective. Mr. Minister of Transport knows very clearly that he has my full support. Any issue must be solves in order to push forward the investment projects. Too much time has passed and too many governments have spoken more than they have done. From our point of view, it is the moment of action, the moment of making great investments which Romania needs," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban informed : "I would like to inform you that together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs I have taken the decision, in order to strengthen the authority of the National Committee for Emergency Situations, to amend Ordinance No. 21 and to assume, as Prime Minister, the leadership of the National Committee for Emergency Situations, certainly, seconded by three vice-presidents," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today, we will have to adopt a piece of legislation, an emergency ordinance to regulate all the necessary measures for the transition from a state of emergency to a state of alert, especially those measures concerning the rights of citizens, incentives that we granted for the state of emergency and that we will extend beyond. We will have to regulate all the necessary measures in the field of health, in the field of education, so that we can face the challenges that will definitely be extremely important, especially as far as organising academic exams (...) for the whole time of the alert state," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "We must take into account the decision of the Constitutional Court as the change must not affect rights and freedoms, because rights and freedoms can only be temporarily affected by law and Parliament has adopted a law to that end that will come into force on Monday," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "All the necessary measures will be adopted by the National Committee for Emergency Situations and, also, I ask all ministers to issue, together with the Public Health National Institute, as well as, with the collaboration of the Technical-Scientific Support Council which substantiates the National Committee for Emergency Situations decisions, all orders regarding the health, occupational safety measures which must be observed in all activities, both for the activities for which there have been no restrictions so far and where it is necessary to impose these norms, and in the areas for which restrictions are lifted," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is about the rules regarding the movement in public transportation means, about the rules regarding the functioning of commercial spaces, rules regarding the functioning of hotels, rules regarding the functioning of barbershops, hair salons and all categories of activities for which restrictions are lifted and where a very serious regulation of public health measures is necessary for the protection of Romanian citizens," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I am confident that with the adoption of the law that we have submitted to Parliament, the instruments will return to us. Rules cannot be imposed without those who violate these rules being, in a way, punished. That is a fundamental rule. Of course we try to communicate as well as possible, we try to inform the citizens correctly, we try to provide them with all the knowledge we have to help them avoid infection, but as long as there are people who do not observe the law and endanger others ... Not wearing a mask, for example, on public transport does not only affect you, it also affects those you travel with. In the end, we must have the tools, the leverage, to make the rule breaker behave correctly and I am confident that Parliament will vote on the bill, so that the Ministry of Internal Affairs will once again have the opportunity to penalise the rule breakers," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are working on a plan of economic and social measures. The plan will include several categories of measures. The first pillar of economic reconstruction we are thinking about is the pillar of public investment, where we try to mobilise all resources to provide funding for major transport infrastructure projects, energy infrastructure, health infrastructure, education, communications and agriculture," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "No matter how good our intentions, we can only apply those measures for which we have the necessary resources, and we are taking stock of all the necessary resources that are available to us apart from the government's receipts. An inventory of such revenues is extremely important because we will have to size this program and, particularly, all the measures that we will adopt should fit the financial resources that we actually have, resources that can be mobilised in a realistic way, because otherwise, if we initiate without financial support we risk causing more harm to the economy," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Both from institutional financiers, from the European funds that we have at our disposal in the financial year 2024 - 2020 and the funds from the financial year 2021 - 2027 for the subsequent measures. There are financial resources that we can mobilise by issuing securities, by loans that we raise either on the international market or on the domestic market. We are considering a mechanism of government bonds for individuals, the public, a wider issuance of securities in which to increase the financing capacity through these bonds that we will issue to the public; we are also trying to think about potential private financial resources that we can involve in these investment programs," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Minister Vela, keep in mind that the Ombudsperson has notified the Constitutional Court also regarding the regulations that affect the state of alert and we must be prepared, because the trial term at the Constitutional Court is Wednesday, May 13; we must be prepared for any change that is necessary to be able to give a legal, constitutional and factual reply so that we have a very clear legislative framework regarding the activity of the National Committee for Special Emergency Situations (CNSSU) and other entities within the state of alert," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Romania's Royal Family has always been close to Romanians" External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 11, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban says : "Romania has also been involved in such efforts and we are pleased with the appreciation shown at the top of the European institutions towards the gestures of solidarity of the member states," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will take all possible measures: disinfection of schools, no child will enter without a mask, supervision of children; there will be a small number of students in the classroom, so that all distances can be respected. We are ready to take other forms of measures (...) that practically isolate people. So we will take all measures to eliminate the risks of students getting infected. Teachers will also wear masks, so I do not think there are risks and I do not think that parents should be afraid of these exams, because we will try to organise the exams as well in the period after June 2 also in such manner as to minimise any risk of the students getting infected," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is legislation; the children have been preparing for many years for this form of examination, both the assessment exam, the former competence exam, and the Baccalaureate exam are a test based on which the students' subsequent career evolves. Based on the results of the exam the assessment is practically made in the high school enrollments and, normally, depending on the results both in the previous four years and on the results of the exam, the children may or may not have access to certain high schools. The Baccalaureate exam is equally important to the university career that those who go to college want to pursue. Practically, the children have prepared for these exams and by law and by everything they have done as training, these exams affect them, influence their subsequent development. As such, I am convinced that eventually parents will understand that there is only a minor risk," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Ford Craiova ) : "We discussed the plan to gradually resume production of activity up to maximum capacity. Furthermore, we discussed about the extremely courageous intention, especially in the given condition, to introduce to fabrication new models, I am convinced they will be successful models and, clearly, we discussed about the measures that the Government may take to support not only Ford and the auto industry but the economy in its entirety. Our most important objective is, after we overcome the peak of the epidemic and things will tend to go back to normal, to strongly support the economy in order to return as quickly as possible to the level prior to the epidemic starting," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is a difference of vision between the government and the parliamentary majority controlled by PSD; we have adopted an emergency ordinance extending the mandate of elected local officials, and our intention is to organise elections when epidemiological conditions allow us to run a normal electioneering, when the candidates to the offices of mayor, local councilor, county councilor can make serious campaigning, and the citizens can trust to follow the campaigning and vote fully knowing what they vote for," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "According to our current reckonings, late September - early October could be a good time to organise the elections. The difference of opinion between us and the Social Democratic Party (PSD)-led majority in Parliament is that we believe that it is the government to pick the date of the elections and the conditions for the organisation of the elections, as it has been until now, while Parliament has passed a law, which we have challenged with the Constitutional Court, under which they established their power to set the date of the elections by law adopted by Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "placing UDMR [Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania] outside the law" External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Dacia Renault ) : "We wanted to come here in an important governmental team in order to see for ourselves the good things that are happening at Dacia-Renault, the gradual resumption of production. We had a conversation with the company's management regarding the resumption and growth schedule. We also had a very important conversation on how the government can support the company and the automotive industry in general in order to be able to carry out its activity under the best circumstances," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Following the analysis we carried out at the last meetings with Mr President Iohannis, we made some decisions which I need to communicate and they must be put into practice.We made the decision to use the financial resources from the Government Reserve Fund to support the purchase of tablets for students who do not have access to online courses because that they do not have computers or tablets. Moreover, from the Government Reserve Fund, too, we made the decision to support the necessary expenses for the distribution of masks for people who are vulnerable, who fall under the provisions of the Law regarding the guaranteed minimum income," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Just like other decisions taken by the CCR during Dragnea's time, this decision also shows that the current CCR is on the side of those who break the law, on the side of those who break the rules. (...) A decision that shocks me, that has an obvious political nature," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Through this decision, the Constitutional Court showed that it doesn't want justice to exist in the retirement system, that it seeks to maintain a privileged system of calculating pensions for categories that benefited, over time, from various special laws which allowed a different calculation of the pension from the calculation of pensions based on the contributivity principle," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Thirty years ago there was a free crossing of the Prut River, the border between Romania and the former Soviet Union, a demonstration known as the 'Bridge of Flowers', a demonstration attended by more than 1 million Romanians from both sides of the Prut and which was the symbol of the strong bonds of brotherhood, the symbol of strong ties throughout history between Romanians on both sides of the Prut. Today, when we celebrate 30 years of this symbolic moment, historically and emotionally charged, the Romanian Government makes a humanitarian gesture, of solidarity for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, for the health system of the Republic of Moldova, in order to be able to help our brothers from across the Prut in a difficult situation," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "depending on the needs and based on the protocol that was established at the WHO level" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained ( about Commission ) : "I know that it has been said many times that we have few cases because we do not test enough and we replied that we test depending on the needs and based on the protocol that was established at the WHO level, and which is also promoted by the European Commission and validated by the Ministry of Health, through the National Institute of Public Health. And there are also many other indicators that can measure the spread of the epidemic," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our intention is to lift restrictions gradually after May 15, by having one single criterion in mind, namely that of the epidemiological risk. We are going to lift first the restrictions that generate the smallest epidemiological risk. The assessment of this epidemiological risk will be made by the specialists from the Public Health Institute, the Technical-Scientific Support Council attached to the National Department for Emergency Situations and we are going to base our decision regarding the lifting of the restrictions on this epidemiological risk," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As you well know, in accordance with the Stability Pact, which is transposed through the Law of fiscal-budgetary responsibility, after the first six months of each year the Ministry of Finance must present a report regarding the state of the economy and the state of the budget. Depending on this report and depending on the prognoses that will be done, we will make the necessary decisions. We will certainly increase pensions," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune ( about Liviu Dragnea ) : ”Avem astăzi confirmarea de la nivelul Curții Europene a Drepturilor Omului a faptului că în Curtea Constituțională a României deciziile luate au avut alte considerente decât cele care ar trebui să privească legea fundamentală. Decizia de revocare din funcție a Laurei Codruța Kovesi a fost luată de CCR pe baza unor umori și raportări subiective, dominate de influența de la acel moment a lui Liviu Dragnea și a PSD” External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I appreciate and understand the work of a journalist, as flirting myself with this profession at the beginning of my career. But I find it equally important the right of citizens to be properly informed and reject any form of false news in the name of freedom of expression. The quality of information and truth must take precedence in the media space in support of the public interest. The right of journalists to report freely is guaranteed in Romania and so it will remain, I can assure you. Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we evoke with sadness the situations in different parts of the world where the press continues to be censored, journalists harassed, arrested or even killed, and we want such things to never happen anywhere else," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 4, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about On Thursday ) : "I am convinced that people will be responsible, as they were on Easter, on other occasions, on Sundays, holidays, that they will follow the rules and that, if they go out, they will do so by avoiding additional risk of spreading the virus. I can tell you, for example, that you know that there were a lot of emotions related to the Easter holiday; we are already 10 days later now, and it can be said that everything was fine for Easter, there is no increase in the number of infections (...) In the end, co-operation between the Church and the authorities eventually led to the almost complete elimination of any epidemiological risk. On May 1, people will probably want to go out more, but they have to follow the rules that are in place," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Everybody awaits answers that we cannot yet give. In the first phase, we will lift those restrictions that pose the smallest epidemiological risk, while the entire process will be gradual. We will wait for a period of time, let's say 14-15 days, to see what are the effects in terms of the dissemination or spreading of the virus, after which, of course, we will take new measures. Moreover, we must also prepare protection measures because, if we reopen restaurants, we need to establish certain rules the owners will have to adapt to, and the same in the case of possible... nurseries, kindergartens," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I know that we have a problem with the children, for instance in the case of the single-parent families because, even if they benefit from the provisions of Law 19, which says they are entitled to receive a payment worth 75 per cent of their salary, many mothers and fathers face the risk of losing their jobs if they stay home while the employer asks them to come to work, which means that we need to find a modality to take care of the children, besides this money that we already provide under Law 19, which supplements our ordinance," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I hope that your mission will be as beneficial as possible and see you when you come back. Have a good journey and good luck," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is a great need, there's a shortage of such materials in Basarabia and I think that, now that we have managed to stabilize the domestic situation, we must show our solidarity with the Republic of Moldova," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “In Romania, one million labor contracts have been suspended and some 300,000 have been cancelled,” External link

laht Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I am talking about the 200 breathing devices we bought from the US after the discussion between President Klaus Iohannis and President Donald Trump, because you know that Trump actually banned exports of such equipment, which means that we basically benefited from an exception. And we also bought 200 breathing devices from South Korea, which are about to arrive," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Today, after an extremely thorough analysis, because there were many voices calling for the reopening of schools, we made this decision to keep schools suspended and to reopen them in autumn. Because in out thorough evaluation we have identified many risks in the case of opening schools, and things are very clear: the lives and health of students and teachers must be put at the forefront; in terms of knowledge, a mechanism can be established under which it can be dispensed. Obviously, we clearly intend to close the school year and we intend for the baccalaureate and assessment exams to be held so as to allow the 8th and 12th grade students to continue education at the next level (...)," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The masks will only be compulsory in the enclosed spaces: when we enter a store, when we board a public transportation means, at the workplace, if it's an enclosed area. It will not be compulsory to wear them in the open air, only if the citizens want to. The masks will remain compulsory as long as necessary, depending on the spreading level of the virus. There will definitely be sanctions if the measure is not observed," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "In terms of the interior of the locality, it will be a movement without restrictions. The movement outside the locality - certain restrictions will be maintained, which we are to be defined in the coming period. However, there will be the possibility to travel outside localities," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "I don't believe that the restriction regarding art performances can be dropped, where a very large number of people gather and the risk of transmitting the virus is very high. Generally, the places where a lot of people gather and stay for a period of time and at a short distance will be resumed harder. In respect to parks, the epidemiological risk is relatively low and probably they will be included in the relaxation measures. There is one exception, namely children's playgrounds, where there is higher epidemiological risk and it's possible that even if parks reopen the playgrounds further remain closed. The restriction regarding the maximum number of persons who can stay or move together, meaning three persons, will remain in force. In my view, hotels can function. In respect to restaurants, the epidemiological risk is higher, because it's clear that one cannot wear a mask. It is very difficult to ensure the distance between customers and the isolation between various tables," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Clearly, the restrictions will be lifted in stages, gradually, we will leave some time after lifting the restrictions to see whether the epidemiological context develops in one way or another. Only after we strengthen lifting some restrictions, we will also lift others," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I particularly wished to be present here today, at the return to the country of the formidable team of doctors, nurses, firemen, who has voluntarily worked in Italy, for a 17-day period, and through solidarity they have been by the side of the medical staff in Italy and the Italian patients in the battle against COVID-19. I send them my respect, my appreciation and I also give them a big thanks for the fact that they conveyed an extremely beautiful image about Romania, not only to Italy, but on a European level. I congratulate them for everything they have done on their humanitarian mission and I wish them success in their careers," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There was a discussion dedicated, mainly, to an analysis of future relaxation measures, because it's clear that we must do the inventory of all the restrictive measures that were taken since the start of the epidemic, both by decisions of the National Committee for Special Emergency Situations and, later, after the state of emergency was declared, through military ordinances, and we should make an analysis of those measures and, especially, establish some criteria as objective as possible regarding the rhythm of relaxation measures," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "Many ideas were discussed, I will also mention that they seem like good ideas, for example the possibility of a workplace or school triage through electronic thermometers, surely that here too, in order for such a measure to be enforced, companies, public institutions need to acquire them, so that they can take the temperature of people when coming to work, and that happens daily, and if the person has a temperature of over 37 degrees access to work not be allowed and they be subjected to a medical evaluation, including the possibility of COVID testing, so that the possibility of those infected with COVID be at work or in different public locations be reduced," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I know what measures were taken in the European countries, the pace at which they were adopted, how they were transposed into normative and how fast they were implemented. I can tell you that the Romanian administration and government moved very fast and, of course, even if the money did not reach all the beneficiaries yet, they will, all the citizens will be able to benefit from the facilities that were granted to them," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have provided facilities to companies related to their payment of taxes. We have also increased the speed of the VAT refund, which was also felt as an increase in companies' liquidity. Anyone who says that he did not benefit from support from the Romanian Government does not say things which are rigorously accurate and, in any case, all the measures will be operationalized, and during this time we are also preparing other economic measures, economic measures that will support the economic recovery after returning to a state of normalcy," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "For example, those who are in teleworking lose their benefits. (...) There were also decisions of some authorities aimed, where possible, at reducing the activity. I mean, some measures that were taken, practically, we had no time to apply such a measure (furlough, ed. n.) ," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Restructuring will also be conducted out of necessity, because many companies will no longer be able to maintain a crowded establishment plan, especially in the central apparatus or in the regional apparatus," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The payment of pensions is definitely a priority for us and we will provide the financial resources for the payment of pensions and wages, for the support of investments, we will ensure the financial coverage for all this," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "All the experts' analyzes virtually indicate a V-shaped evolution of the economy. After a quite sudden and big fall in the aftermath of the epidemic peak, the forecast shows a fairly rapid economic growth. If you look at the forecasts, regardless of who makes them, they project an economic decline this year in Romania and an economic growth varying between 4.1 and 6.1 in 2021," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "On the occasion of the beginning of the Ramadan fasting month, we send our warmest salute to the Muslim community in our country! Ramadan is a time dedicated to the spirit, reflection and family, through the respite that it brings for people to find their inner selves and strengthen their relationships with the dear ones. The signification and blessing of the Holy Month of Ramadan are even stronger during this period of turmoil, in which, regardless of our religious beliefs, we rediscover with new valences the human and community solidarity and we rediscover the joy of trust in understanding and helping the close ones," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The manner in which we all joined our forces to observe the protective measures and limit the consequences of the spreading of the coronavirus gives us all confidence that we will be able to overcome this obstacle. Be it that Ramadan brings all the Muslin faithful peace, health and joy!," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Moreover, there are already companies that have the capacity to produce coveralls. Or, here, I think we need to encourage domestic production," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "This policy of encouraging - let's say - entry on the market from abroad, to the detriment of Romanian producers, must cease, because as long as we have significant production capacity in companies producing in Romania, we must take care that these companies have indeed non-discriminatory access to the drug market in Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Regarding short-time working, I have to tell you once again that I chose this option to pay short-time working benefits for epidemiological reasons as well. (...) This support measure will be limited in time, I'd say two months, after which, as we pass the peak of the epidemic and start reopening the economy, our intention is to replace it with an active measure under which we partially subsidise from the unemployment budget the wages of the employees on short-time working rehired by their former employers, because our interest is to restart as many companies as possible, our interest is as large a number of employees keeping their jobs and, also, we will think of an instrument for the absorption of the additional workforce seeking for a job and in that sense we will move on to active measures in support of employment after returning to normality," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban acrescentou : “Nesse tipo de situação, um processo criminal pode ser aberto” External link

dnoticias Friday, March 20, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban disse : “Não podemos aceitar que cidadãos irresponsáveis, que devem ficar isolados em casa ou em quarentena, não respeitem as decisões das autoridades” External link

dnoticias Friday, March 20, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban dit : "Notre parti prend toutes ses responsabilités dans cette époque difficile et désormais, avec un gouvernement de plein droit, j'ai confiance dans notre capacité à agir pour endiguer le coronavirus avec plus de fermeté" External link

msn-fr Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:01:00 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 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 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



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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
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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%
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Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "No county seat municipality run by a PSD mayor has received any money. We are not talking about Orban's money, we are not talking about President Iohannis' money or about the normal Romania that President Iohannis promised us. We are talking about our money - both mine, and yours, which is temporarily managed by the Prime Minister of Romania - which, instead of directing it to the real problems of Romanians and the priorities of Romanians, he used to buy mayors or parliamentarians," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Lucian Bode said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "As I am sure you know, investments in transport infrastructure in the last 10 months have become a priority for the Orban Government. We believe that the country's development can only be achieved by boosting investments, by moving from that economic, toxic model promoted by the left-wing, based on consumption, to an economic model based on the stimulation of investments. This is the only way we can restart the engines of the economy, this is the only way we can have economic development, this is the only way we can increase the number of jobs and the well-being of Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Viorica Dăncilă wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Because he cannot campaign on the achievements of the liberal government (which are zero), Prime Minister Ludovic Orban is still fighting the PSD, almost a year after taking power. I want to convey to Mr. Orban that a PSD government in 2020 would have looked much better than the failed PNL government. I assure him that the Romanians would not have lived today with the fear of unemployment, that the pensioners would have seen their pensions increased by 40% (as we promised in the National Pact for the Welfare of Romanians), that all the children would have already had their allowances doubled, and Romania's budget would have been properly managed in a pandemic, not robbed, as it is today" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The PSD MPs will vote tomorrow for the censure motion! The Orban Government must leave, it has already caused too much damage. I expect our partners be serious as well and their MPs vote for the dismissal of this government. The statements concerning arrangements or occult deals are not serious and do not count as votes," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I remind Prime Minister Ludovic Orban that rights and freedoms, according to the Constitution of Romania, cannot be changed by emergency ordinances, but only by law in the Romanian Parliament" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Lucian Romascanu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "PSD corrected the rectification so that the money used by them would come back, but there were 4 months in which everyone talked about a possible second wave, about a possible return of the pandemic, 4 months that the Orban Government did not used not at all to create more ICU beds, to equip themselves with ventilators," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Cazanciuc said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The official figures reported by the government itself stand proof for this. It's as if a highshool student who didn't learn much and doesn't have a clue what to write, would blame the teachers or the exam commission for failing the baccalaureate. That's exactly what Orban does at this moment," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 13, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Victor Ponta wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Today Romania is collecting the least amount of money (as a percentage of GDP) to the state budget of all EU countries. With Orban and PNL things will get increasingly worse. We will fight with Orban PNL / PDL for Romania's interest, because we are Pro Romania and we only support Romania," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Lucian Bode said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "This is the largest road infrastructure development in the history of Romania for this area. We have this 500 ml euro project underway, and then we have the tendering, design and execution of another two objectives, the Galati bypass and the Braila - Galati expressway, worth roughly a combined 300 million euros; as you can see, we also have the connections of this objective with the main development centers in the area underway, because without the connection with the expressway, with the cities of Tulcea, Galati, or farther - with Constanta, this bridge would not be capitalized to match the investment we make here. So in the 5 months of this year, the Orban Government has signed the contracts for the feasibility study and the technical execution project for the Braila - Tulcea 75 km long expressway," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 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 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 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 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

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 said : "The doubling of the child allowance implies a budgetary effort of approximately 7 billion lei per year, which means a significant increase in the deficit of 0.6 per cent," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The sign of the impotence of the previous governments is the Gradistea Bridge, which was destroyed by floods, if I remember correctly, and which has not been repaired until today. We are considering the rebuilding of the Gradistea Bridge, of course, on a new route, which resulted from the technical-economic documentation, so as to ensure the direct connection between Giurgiu and Bucharest, I hope, in this financial year, that CFR SA will be equipped with technological trains so that we can have the ability to make repairs on routes that are not necessarily on the rail corridors. The certainty is that the development of railway infrastructure is a priority for us, and the railway must become what it once was, support for economic development, as are all the others. investment in infrastructure" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In fact, what does PSD [the Social Democratic Party] want? That pensions can no longer be paid, that there is no more money for salaries, that there is no more money for investments, that we no longer have money to give to local authorities, or for social spending. This is what PSD wants, and this is the result of our acceptance of the decision of a toxic majority that is slowly destroying Romania every week, through all the aberrations of laws it adopts in Parliament. We do not accept this increase. We will not accept in any form these baseless increases because we cannot accept that the destiny of Romania should be put in parentheses by some irresponsible people who make fun of Romania. We will use all the constitutional and legal resources at our disposal to prevent the coming into force of this economic aberration and to allow Romania to continue its natural course, the normal course," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I ask our parents and grandparents to take my word for it. The increase of the pension point by 167 lei is the maximum we could afford, while rationally considering the reality of the economy (...)," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Pan European ) : "Our idea is to implement a project to connect the Galati - Braila metropolitan area with all important transport networks. Investments in the transport infrastructure in Galati and Braila, in the next 5-6 years, will ensure the connection of Galati and Braila to Pan-European transport Corridor 4 and 9. The big problem Galati and Braila have is a kind of isolation in terms of connections with important routes, European priority transport axes, which is why we have an extensive investment program to ensure the connection of the two counties in a number of ways," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "For Galati, it is very important to make investments to ensure seaworthiness standards on the Danube. The Danube is a transport axis of enormous importance not only for Romania, but for the whole of Europe. The Danube is on the Black Sea - the Rhine river transport corridor which includes the Danube, the Rhine - Main - Danube canal and the Rhine. For Romania it is a special opportunity to be part of this transport corridor, and our objective is to ensure the navigability standards on the Danube, so as to restart the traffic on the Danube at its true potential, and this objective we are pursuing will certainly have beneficial effects on the development of Galati and Braila," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "They have to learn to teach online. We have done courses all summer through the Teaching Staff House through the relevant organizations, which are accredited to carry out such training sessions to improve the digital skills of teachers and they need to get used to this way of teaching. Until the end of the pandemic, when the vaccine is discovered, it is clear that education will take place in one of three situations: with children in the classroom, partly at home, partly in the classroom and online, when a school is in the red scenario. Teachers are required to teach the subject online. This is the teacher's obligation: to pass on the knowledge to the children either in classroom or online," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Until sanctions, they need to adapt, they need to increase their digital skills, they need to learn to pass on their knowledge online. The right to education of children is a fundamental right, and teachers must adapt to transmitting knowledge through online means, in situations where they have to do so" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In the schools where polling stations are organized, all sanitary procedures must be done before and after the voting day, probably two days after the vote, in which the online education will be organized. Today [Wednesday] the order of the education minister will be issued for this purpose," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In fact, what does PSD [the Social Democratic Party] want? That pensions can no longer be paid, that there is no more money for salaries, that there is no more money for investments, that we no longer have money to give to local authorities, or for social spending. This is what PSD wants, and this is the result of our acceptance of the decision of a toxic majority that is slowly destroying Romania every week, through all the aberrations of laws it adopts in Parliament. We do not accept this increase. We will not accept in any form these baseless increases because we cannot accept that the destiny of Romania should be put in parentheses by some irresponsible people who make fun of Romania. We will use all the constitutional and legal resources at our disposal to prevent the coming into force of this economic aberration and to allow Romania to continue its natural course, the normal course," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "I ask our parents and grandparents to take my word for it. The increase of the pension point by 167 lei is the maximum we could afford, while rationally considering the reality of the economy (...)," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have an important project, courageous, in which few people believe, and I refer here to the metro, but I am here to guarantee a total involvement of the Government, together with the Cluj-Napoca City Hall, in accomplishing this objective, which is extremely important and useful. Traffic in Cluj has reached some indicators that make investments necessary, efficient and useful. In the first phase, a metro line for a length of 16 kilometers. Surely that further developments are to be discussed, but in what regards us, the Government supports this project," External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The sign of the impotence of the previous governments is the Gradistea Bridge, which was destroyed by floods, if I remember correctly, and which has not been repaired until today. We are considering the rebuilding of the Gradistea Bridge, of course, on a new route, which resulted from the technical-economic documentation, so as to ensure the direct connection between Giurgiu and Bucharest, I hope, in this financial year, that CFR SA will be equipped with technological trains so that we can have the ability to make repairs on routes that are not necessarily on the rail corridors. The certainty is that the development of railway infrastructure is a priority for us, and the railway must become what it once was, support for economic development, as are all the others. investment in infrastructure" External link

agerpres-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have an important project, courageous, in which few people believe, and I refer here to the metro, but I am here to guarantee a total involvement of the Government, together with the Cluj-Napoca City Hall, in accomplishing this objective, which is extremely important and useful. Traffic in Cluj has reached some indicators that make investments necessary, efficient and useful. In the first phase, a metro line for a length of 16 kilometers. Surely that further developments are to be discussed, but in what regards us, the Government supports this project," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The technical trials are necessary for commissioning it, same as other procedural stages - the selection of the rail transport operator, however this line is a reality and it will be made available to beneficiaries at the shortest time possible," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 21, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "At EU level, rail transport is regarded as a priority transport, because it is a safe, fast and especially environmentally friendly transport. As far as we are concerned, we will implement the EU development strategy in Romania and we will put the development of railway transport infrastructure among the priorities for the development of the transport infrastructure," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 21, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will allocate European funds, billions and billions of euros will be invested in the modernization of the railway transport infrastructure, which will represent a basis for Romania's economic development," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 21, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PSD [the Social Democratic Party] is a delirious party that wants to destroy Romania. What happened in the Budget Committees, in which PSD has a circumstantial majority, represents a crime against the Romanian economy and risks leading Romania to insolvency, to bankruptcy. We cannot stand idly by and we cannot accept for the PSD to mock this country. I would like to remind you that no other political party outside the PSD has endorsed these vicious decisions. We will fight in the plenary sitting of the Joint Chambers so that we can refer back the report to the Budget and Finance Committee. I am convinced that through an exemplary mobilization of the other political parties that have demonstrated rationality and connection with the economic reality, we will succeed," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I can tell you that the negative echoes of that famous meeting of the Budget-Finance Committee are already very present. (...) These expenditure increases are not possible. PSD has actually generated additional expenses of 6.5% of GDP, and at the same time, it increased the maximum debt-to-GDP ratio, from 44% to 40%. What have they actually done? They have generated additional expenditure and denied the possibility of obtaining financing to support these expenditures, namely they have laid the foundation for bankruptcy. We cannot accept for the PSD to make a mockery of this country and lead Romania to nowhere. We will fight, and with parliamentary elections just around the corner we will free Romania of this wicked majority that behaves as Romania's enemy," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "RAFO Onesti and everything that was industry was destroyed by the PSD (Social Democratic Party) organised crime. Let's not pretend we don't know this. Onesti is kept in this stage of desolation, of continuous decay, by PSD and by those who led without any responsibility and respect for the people, the destinies of this city.When you walk at night you see that there is light in 2 apartments out of 10. It looks more and more like a deserted city.There is no economic life, even on the streets there is no life. I think thousands and thousands of young people who could have found a place here, at home, to make a living, to start a family, and to try to succeed in life, have left Onesti," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Targu Mures ) : "The idea of Transylvania Motorway was born around 2002 (...) Soon Targu Mures will be able to reach Bors on the motorway and we are also interested, in equal measure, that our brothers from Moldova and Bessarabia can reach the European infrastructure on the motorway. For this reason we pay special attention to the area of Targu Mures - Targu Neamt which is under contract for carrying out the feasibility study, also to the section of Targu Neamt-Iasi-Ungheni (...) there is a motorway linking Ungheni [from Mures, ed. n.] to Ungheni [from Iasi, ed. n.]. We are also in the tender process to carry out the feasibility study and the technical project. (...) Infrastructure investments are a zero priority and we will allocate all the necessary funds to achieve the main infrastructure objectives as support for Romania's economic development," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Moreover, we have already taken a few steps to adjust a little bit the law of public procurement and we will continue to use the expertise so that the procedures are as simplified as possible, not to falter due to impermissible delays owing to cumbersome procedures, to extensions of appeals, the resolution of disputes, either in court or at the CNSC the National Council for Solving Complaints], so that contracts can be signed as soon as possible, and they must be carried out in accordance with the contractual provisions," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania," External link

arkansasonline Friday, September 18, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the United States and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

eurasiareview Friday, September 18, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “Romania has just become a safer nation by hosting these Patriot missiles on its territory. Romanian citizens are now better protected,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : ``The strategic partnership between the US and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,'' External link

ahram-EN Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am honoured to be here today for this symbolic moment when we start a fundamental project for Romania's development. This symbolic moment basically represents the entry of the pipeline into the sea, how it goes from the land towards the sea. Because it does not go directly into the sea, but it goes underground first, under the beach. Basically, this is a symbolic moment that shows the clear will to finalize an extremely important project for Romania, representing the start of exploitation of our first natural gas deposit offshore. (...) Besides the 100 billion that we have invested until now, the value of this project reaches 400 million US dollars, which means that this is a project with great value and very complex, meant to achieve a simple thing: bring the natural gas that exists offshore into Romania's natural gas network so that the gas can then reach the natural gas transmission system," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There are two companies involved in this project, Black Sea Oil and Gas, working in partnership with the Grupul de Servicii Petroliere [Oil Services Group], a very concrete illustration of the strategic partnership between Romania and the United States of America. Black Sea Oil and Gas, owned by the Carlyle Group, has a license for operating and exploiting the deposit, in partnership with another company, Grupul de Servicii Petroliere [Oil Services Group], which is 100 per cent Romanian, a company that has developed of a spectacular manner in the past 15 years and achieved projects in very many areas of our world, complex projects, extremely important projects, which were developed and finalized under the best conditions," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

tribtown Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania," External link

startribune Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

wivb Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Romania is further materialized in a military and economic relationship that is beneficial to Romania,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania has just become a safer nation by hosting these Patriot missiles on its territory. Romanian citizens are now better protected," External link

yenisafak-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have not seen such a thing, such a boycott, I repeat, unacceptable. I am sending a clear message that if they come to Romania and they imagine that this is the way they will have works in Romania on the path they've started they will do nothing but turn the Government, the institutions and especially the population hostile, which is why in the Government, because the law allows it, we have adopted a memorandum by which we have decided to sign the contract, after the rejection of the appeal with the National Council for Solving Complaints. From a legal point of view, we have this right and the contract for design and construction will be signed with the consortium that was declared the winner. I am very attached to this project. It's a very useful project for Pitesti, for Arges County, for Craiova, for Dolj County," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I can't wait for the team led by Nicusor Dan to reach the Capital City Hall and at Dirstrict 4 - the team led by Simona Spataru, so that together we can redirect the land to the Capital City Hall, so that we can be sure that no apartment buildings are built there or other funny businesses conceived by the mafia behind PSD [the Social Democratic Party], but there will really be an oasis there and a green lung of Bucharest and a high point of attraction for any tourist who comes to Bucharest. The Vacaresti Delta is a place where I am convinced that through a project competition, in which to call landscape architects, even internationally, we can generate a sensational project, that could become an additional point of attraction in Bucharest," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Support will be provided from the governmental level for this rebalancing, so that the south may rise, which is extremely important to increase the quality of life in the southern part of Bucharest, mainly in Dirstrict 4 - investment park, generating areas that really foster development, the construction of the motor way that started in the south, the Bucharest ring road (...). Last but not least, a project that can become possible, of an airport in the south, that will create an important development factor," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "Bucharest needs to be rebalanced, needing support from the government as well" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Unemployment is below 300,000, even if statistics show otherwise. But, in reality, the number of those who are highlighted by the ANOFM (National Agency for Employment) as receiving unemployment benefit and those who no longer receive unemployment benefit is around 300,000. And that's why we thought of a series of active measures to pay 50 per cent of the gross salary - but not more than 2,500 lei - for three categories of employees who find it more difficult to find a job," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Including in communes, schools that are well prepared, with the safety measures taken. I believe we can face any situation that appears. It's important to accentuate this message: children need school. Interrupting the educational process affects the entire educational process. If you accumulate a backlog or you have gaps in the educational process, it may affect your understanding in the coming years of school. We will have to clearly communicate this message. It's extremely important for children to follow the school process, regardless how it is done, in classes or online," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 14, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : ”Actualii (directori de școli n.r.) au dat concursuri în timpul guvernării Cioloș. Ni se cerea să nu politizăm deschiderea școlii, dar să ceri acum demisia ministrului Educației ar însemna politizare. Doamna Anisie a fost secretar de stat pe timpul guvernării Cioloș. Atunci era bună, acum nu mai e?” External link

hotnews-en Monday, September 14, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania's economy is among the economies that have shown the most resilience. We are ranking third in Europe, we are at the top of the ranking, in terms of economic contraction. Only two countries have a smaller contraction than Romania's in the first half of the year. We have a contraction of 3.9 per cent. And in terms of deficits too, Romania is among the countries with the lowest increase in the budget deficit. (...) Romania has not been downgraded by the rating agencies due to the credibility of the government that I lead and due to the fact that we have assumed balanced commitments in terms of maintaining economic balances and controlling the deficit and public spending, and Romania has very good prospects for economic recovery," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Obviously, they also need the approval of the Public Health Directorate (DSP) and the approval of each county general school inspectorate," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Throughout the summer trainings were organised attended by thousands of teachers, training to develop digital skills for online instruction. (...) We are facing a situation for the first time, in which all teachers under the yellow scenario - that is, teaching half in class, half online - will have to adapt; I am convinced that they will communicate with each other, they will try to use all the acquired experiences, all the favourable experiences so that they can pass on the lesson information to both the in-person class and the online class. (...) The law will allow the hiring of teaching staff where diseases will occur, but I insist a lot on following the rules. In my opinion, children are safer at school because they are under the supervision of a teacher, wearing masks, they are somewhat at a physical distance, while children on holiday, especially children who have been left unattended in sports fields, in parks, had a much bigger interaction than the interaction that will be at school," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are drafting the budget. Of course I would prefer the budget to be voted by the Parliament to be elected on December 6, because it will reflect the current, refreshed will of the Romanians, it will be a faithful mirror of the elected Parliament, of the current political options of the Romanians. And even if we draw up the draft budget, we want it to be debated by the newly elected Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban declared : "I believe that Parliament, if it mobilizes itself, can debate and adopt the budget by the end of the year, so that we do not have to enter next year without a budget, because there is a period between Christmas and the New Year in which Parliament can be convened and can debate the state budget law and the state social insurance budget law" External link

roumanie-en Monday, September 7, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The future Bucharest General Mayor needs a solid partnership with the Government, because many of the problems of Bucharest cannot be solved unless by partnership between Bucharest City Hall and the Government" External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added ( about Liberal Parti ) : "Bucharest needs a ring road and together we shall do this. Bucharest needs a green ring to stop the entry of dust into Bucharest and together we will do this. Bucharest needs a rapid extension of the Bucharest metro networks, knowing that underground transport is a fast, safe transport that lessens surface traffic and together we will extend the subway with a speed that has not existed in previous period. Bucharest needs to solve the problems of black holes, such as the Radio House, Vacaresti Lake, the urban development that is at a standstill for decades which is in the center of Bucharest behind the National Library and other places which are, in fact, a stain on the cheek of Bucharest and which the PSD [Social Democratic Party] administrations ignored completely. There is the place for spectacular developments, for projects that would make the lives of Bucharesters beautiful and would generate an economic dynamic for Bucharest," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today we will have to make a very important decision - namely to adopt the Government decisions regarding the elections. Priority is given to the two Government decisions, the one regarding the establishment of the election date and the second decision on the establishment of the election calendar. I see that Mr. [Interior] Minister Vela (...) is prepared with both the two Government decisions and the other two Government decisions in first reading, and then we are due to obtain the approval of the Legislative Council," External link

roumanie-en Friday, September 4, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Adaptation is needed, teachers need to understand that the situation we are in is a situation where we need to put children's health at the forefront and that we need to adapt so that they can teach for the children in the classroom and for those who follow the lessons online. This is very important and I am convinced that the vast majority of teachers have understood this, many have participated in all the training programs organized during the summer," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 2, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As far as we are concerned as a government, we believe that what happened today is extremely beneficial for Romania. The government must face immediate challenges, medium-term, long-term challenges and needs full exercise capacity in order to be able to solve the big problems facing Romania. In a nutshell: the implementation of the investment plan and economic recovery in Romania. We have a number of measures that have been adopted and need to be implemented, from the credit guarantee measures for companies to the grant measures of more than two billion euros to small and medium-sized enterprises, either under the Regional Operational Programme, measure 21 and 22, or under the one billion euro grant programme that is granted for investments or for working capital, for areas that have been affected by restrictions during the period of the state of emergency and the state of alert," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "The government is faced with extremely difficult situations, to which it must give the right answer and for which we have these answers and we have the will to put them into practice, so that Romania can move forward, to overcome as quickly as possible the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, to really give the Romanians the guarantee that there is a chance of economic growth, of economic development, so that we really have an economic recovery that puts us on a leading position at European level," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : “We can note now that there’s a majority that understood us and has backed us,” External link

news18 Monday, August 31, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today we are showing up for a motion of censure, even if it is an unconstitutional procedure and it is taking place; we will have to be present in Parliament as a government. Of course the political position is very clear, that as lawmakers we do not participate in this cyanide potion that sits outside the Constitution, but as government we will have to be present, so at 14:00hrs we will have to show up for the motion," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The resumption of the activity will take place as of September 1, and today we must adopt the Government's Decision amending the Government's Decision on the state of alert, in order to include all the necessary provisions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There will be regulations regarding physical distancing and the organization of electoral events, (...) the number of participants must be limited. Obviously, mask-wearing at such electoral events with interaction with the citizens will be mandatory. Regarding the distribution of campaign materials, the field staffers who hand them out should wear gloves and carry disinfectants, so as to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus through the hand-outs, if they do not resort to mailing them by post. Also, regarding the organization of the voting day, all the representatives in the electoral bureaus will be supplied with five masks for a 24-hour period, for the day when the activity takes place. We are considering physical distancing rules for the case where voters stand in line to exercise their right to vote," External link

agerpres-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 11:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There will be regulations regarding physical distancing and the organization of electoral events, (...) the number of participants must be limited. Obviously, mask-wearing at such electoral events with interaction with the citizens will be mandatory. Regarding the distribution of campaign materials, the field staffers who hand them out should wear gloves and carry disinfectants, so as to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus through the hand-outs, if they do not resort to mailing them by post. Also, regarding the organization of the voting day, all the representatives in the electoral bureaus will be supplied with five masks for a 24-hour period, for the day when the activity takes place. We are considering physical distancing rules for the case where voters stand in line to exercise their right to vote," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained ( about Electoral Authority ) : "During the day, firstly in the National Committee for Emergency Situations and later in the Government, we will modify the decision on the state of alert, which will allow the resumption of this activity under certain conditions that will be regulated by joint order of the Minister of Health, the Minister of Economy and the President of ANSVSA [National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority]," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As for the HORECA field, the summer season is coming to an end and, especially in the tourist area - hotels, boarding houses are becoming more and more hard pressed to provide outdoor dining and, practically, we risk affecting the hospitality area if we do not allow dining. Providing meals to hotel guests will be allowed regardless of the level of illness. In terms of restaurants per se, we will take into account the level of the [local] spread of the virus," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Following the approval of the Legislative Council, we will have to make two emergency ordinances. The first (...) is the emergency ordinance earmarking the amount of 175 million euros for the reimbursement of expenses made by local administrations and schools to prepare for the school year. It is a piece of legislation under which we reimburse expenses for the purchase of tablets for students, we reimburse expenses for protective equipment, masks and other individual protective equipment, both for students and for teachers in need," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today works are officially inaugurated to accomplish an investment in a production capacity in Romania, an investment that's worth approximately 50 million euro, investment which will create in the first stage 200 direct jobs in this production capacity, but, at the same time, through all the contracts with the local suppliers it will generate economic dynamic, additional jobs. (...) This investment is done as part of the offset related to the contract to outfit the Romanian Army with vehicles produced by IVECO Defence. I must say once more what the policy of the Government I run is - the capitalization of the program to outfit the Army, a 10-year program (...) to develop defensive capabilities, to increase the capacity of the Romanian Army to face any challenge. The outfitting program must generate a relaunch of defence production in Romania, both through local companies, as well as partner companies as part of this Army outfitting program," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "There has already been a discussion at the level of specialists; there is a proposal made. Tomorrow we will have a meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Situations where we will discuss several matters: completing a government decision on the state of alert to introduce certain rules of campaigning, and the basis for a joint order of the Interior Ministry, the Health Ministry and the chairman of the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) with health protection rules for campaigning and conducting the day of voting. At the same time, we will consider a proposal for the re-opening of business in enclosed spaces, it is about the resumption of some cultural activities, theatres, cinema halls, also the resumption of indoor dining, let's call them restaurants in enclosed spaces," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "I still can't tell you what the final form will be because, once again, I don't make decisions on my own; I've always consulted with my colleagues and consulted with specialists. There is a proposal not to open everywhere, not to open where the virus is spreading over a number of cases 14 days. Tomorrow, we will have a meeting at 15:00hrs to be also attended by representatives of the hospitality industry, which was requested by the four professional organisations in the field. We will also take into account their point of view, so that we can make a decision that, on the one hand, will allow the resumption of important activities in the cultural life, the resumption of economic activities in enclosed restaurant-type spaces, and on the other hand to minimise the risk of the virus spreading," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I thank Nicusor Dan for inviting me to this symbolic place, at the entrance to the Historic Center of Bucharest, which has long been waiting to be completed in terms of restoration, clarification of legal issues, restoration of the Royal Court and all other projects that were blocked by Social Democratic Party (PSD) administration. Yes, we know for sure, the contestation period has expired and the candidacies have remained final. Yes, we know for sure, Nicusor Dan is a candidate for Bucharest's City Hall and will be the future mayor general of Bucharest" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : "Dacă apare un caz într-o clasă, automat 14 zile se suspendă cursurile în clasa respectivă, se face anchetă epidemiologică. (...) Dacă apar mai multe cazuri, poate 3-5 cazuri într-o şcoală, se pot suspenda cursurile în şcoala respectivă, pe o perioadă de 14 zile. Pentru asta, noi am prevăzut un act normativ, pe care l-am avut deja în dezbaterea guvernului, prin care am stabilit să acordăm ajutorul care a fost dat în perioada stării de urgenţă, 75% din salariu, pentru un părinte, ca să stea, pe perioada în care sunt suspendate cursurile, cu copilul acasă. Deja ne-am gândit la această variantă" External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, August 25, 2020 1:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The election date was the result of a political dialogue among the leaders of the parliamentary parties, and the date was set by consensus, as the election date was voted on by Parliament. From my point of view, the government will take all measures to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. We will issue a joint order this week with the health safety protection rules that will have to be observed by the candidates, their supporters as well as all those involved in the electoral process. I am convinced that under these rules there will be no additional risk of the virus spreading as long as the candidates and their supporters follow them," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 24, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Let's see what sort of a censure motion this will be. Today we filed a complaint with the Constitutional Court, pointing to the existence of a legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the Government and Parliament. With regard to the censure motion, from our point of view, it can only be lodged in a normal session, during an ordinary session, it cannot be submitted during the parliamentary recess. On the other hand, accepting hypothetically that a motion could be made in an extraordinary session, which is actually an extension of the ordinary session during the parliamentary holiday period, until the beginning of the next ordinary session, however this did not happen, I do not remember of such a situation happening in 30 years, to have a censure motion lodged in full summer, during the parliamentary holiday. Moreover, the motion is tabled in an extraordinary session, it is read in another extraordinary session and is possibly voted on in another extraordinary session or in the ordinary session. From our point of view it is unconstitutional, the institution of the censure motion is a fundamental democratic institution, written in the Constitution, which allows a parliamentary majority to end the activity of a government, but I believe that no political party and no political leader can mock this institution by throwing it into derision and turning the censure motion, a democratic instrument, in a means of internal election campaign," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "We will have funds worth over four billion euro, which will be destined for investments in healthcare. Here, all the institutions, all the structures in the health system need to be prepared to generated projects in order to be able to absorb these European funds, which will be extremely high and will need to be used. Ultimately, our purpose it to improve the quality of medical services that we provide to people, to better take care of people's health, to ensure better conditions for prevention, for diagnosing, for treating citizens and to ensure, obviously, better working conditions for the medical staff, medics, nurses and other categories of employees," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "It was seen very clearly that, for a long period of time, public health directorates were forgotten and were treated as a 'Cinderella' of the public system, but we saw how important and necessary they are. Here we will have to make massive investments in digitization, massive investments in preparing personnel, in recruiting personnel, because, unfortunately, public health directorates were undersized and missing a staff with the capacity to truly face challenges," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 22, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "My second meeting was with the Minister of the Interior, the Health Minister, representatives of the Permanent Electoral Authority and the National Public Health Institute for very clearly defining the health protection rules applicable during the election campaign and also during voting on election day. We discussed in detail the aspects related to the rules to be imposed during the election campaign, the rules for the establishment of the electoral bureaus of the polling stations, the functioning of the polling stations' electoral bureaus, the organization of the vote so as to ensure the required physical distancing," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 21, 2020 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have taken the decision to start the legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the government and Parliament regarding the tabling of this motion of censure," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "We are analysing the possibility not to challenge with the court but to claim the existence of a legal conflict of a constitutional nature regarding the tabling of the motion of censure during the parliamentary recess. That has not happened in 30 years: no political party filed a motion of censure in an extraordinary session during the parliamentary recess. In fact, it is a parliamentary recess," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I wanted to be present at this extremely important event. Basically today works start on the first section of the ring road, out of the seven sections of highway to be built. Bucharest has needed a ring road, not since today, not since yesterday, for at least 15 years. Traffic indices show that traffic on the Bucharest ring road is extremely high, with over 20,000 daily means of transport; a highway becomes needed for traffic of more than 16,000 vehicles a day. This ring road is vital to Bucharest," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Transit through Bucharest is up to 20%. Many means of transport prefer to enter Bucharest, not having a ring road and we know very well that, if the divers take the current ring road it will be an extremely long time until they manage to reach their destination," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "If some give us a break from challenges, which simply do nothing but boycott the pace of construction of the transport infrastructure, we will sign by the end of the year all the design and execution contracts on the four northern sections. I am confident that construction work will begin by the end of the year on all three sections of the southern area," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Things never turn out as planned. This motion is another irresponsible action on the part of PSD," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 17, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban expliqué : «droit de chaque enfant à l'éducation» External link

elmoudjahid Friday, August 14, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "the recovery trend of the Romanian economy was visible since June and this economic rebound continued in July" External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Our paramount objective is to minimise economic contraction during this year by stimulating the economic bounce back in all areas. If you look at the data for June, you will find that we are third in the EU by the increase in industrial production. Also, if you look at investment, you will see that in the first half of 2020, although, I repeat, Romania was most affected by the economic crisis in the second quarter, the government made the largest investments in the last ten years, investments worth 20 billion. All these efforts that we have made will bear fruit and allow a rebound of the economy and then a very strong economic relaunch," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 14, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "You have called me to unveil the measures related to the local elections, the start of schools and (...) to combat COVID. You have not called me to unveil the economic measures of the PNL government. Let me show you something: our government has defended jobs throughout the economic crisis triggered by the epidemic. Look at the data on REVISAL [the general record of employees]. I do not venture out-of-thin-air figures, ordinary lies, which have absolutely no basis in reality. The number of employees on employment contracts active as of August 3: 5,589,435, the number of employees on January 1, before the outbreak of the epidemic and the related economic crisis, (...) was 5,582,008. These are data taken from REVISAL, and I doubt that REVISAL lies. So there are 7,430 more employees," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I believe that we can hold the elections without increasing the risk of spreading the virus. I believe that, first and foremost, the candidates are people who want to lead local communities and must set an example to the citizens. The fairness of the candidates and their supporters is very important, and how the elections are organised and especially the capacity not to increase the epidemiological risk during the elections will depend on them," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Electoral Authority ) : "As long as September 27, the date of the local elections, has been elected by Parliament, the government has made every effort to organise the local elections under good circumstances. Think that the terms of office of the local officials have been extended once. We believe it is important to democracy, it is important to the local communities to choose their legitimate representatives and all the effort we make is to ensure the best conditions for electioneering and for the organisation of the actual voting. The Standing Electoral Authority, as well as the Ministry of Health and the Interior Ministry, are currently discussing a set of rules that must be followed for electioneering by the candidates and by supporters of the candidates," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our decision is clear, schools will start on 14 September" External link

afp-en Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "During the state of emergency there was an aid for the families with children and a parent could choose to stay home during the time classes were suspended, and the state paid 75% of his/her salary. We also consider a similar measure for when school starts. The measure will be flexible as the epidemiological situation will vary from one locality to another, so there will be a local measure. If we have coronavirus cases in one school and the unit closed for 14 days, all parents of the pupils in that school will receive that form of aid of 75% during the period classes are suspended" External link

BBJ Monday, August 10, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are finalizing assessments this week and next week we will adopt the emergency ordinance on the revision. I would like you to very seriously re-evaluate your requests by Saturday, because I want all requests for money to have very solid arguments. We know very well that the economic situation is not the best, that the economy of Romania, just like the economies of the countries all over the world, has been affected by the COVID epidemic and we will have to save every penny and, especially, to allocate resources for important projects, for investments, for projects that indeed have as an effect the improvement of the living conditions of our fellow citizens, and also for support projects for further economic development," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Once again, please examine matters very seriously! Anyway, where there are opinion differences, we will discuss on Monday together with Finance Minister Citu with each main budget manager, so that we can have the final version of the draft emergency ordinance on the state budget revision clearly outlined," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "After three weeks during which we were deprived of all possibility to act for the treatment under medical supervision or to isolate or quarantine thousands of citizens diagnosed as coronavirus-positive, and after having our hands tied as regards the possibility to isolate the contacts of each coronavirus-positive person, after seeing what serious and dramatic effects the lack of a legislative framework has had, the Ombudsman relapses and attacks a law that was adopted by Parliament, an act adopted following a Constitutional Court decision issued precisely at the Ombudsman's notification. Things are already headed in a direction that I personally do not understand, and this persistence in challenging fundamental laws that allow the government and the health authorities to fight the epidemic, to protect the people's health and life, already appears to be an attack on Romania's fundamental interests," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Look: at present, we have almost 30,000 Romanians who are either in isolation or quarantined, being infected and the doctor has agreed for them to be treated at home, or who are contacts of infected people. Think about it: if the law had not been passed, these 30,000 people in isolation or in quarantine would have traveled without any restriction in society and could have infected others. This is what happened for three weeks," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is no connection between the election campaign and 2020 being an election year and the measures we are taking. All the measures we have taken were based on solid, scientific arguments that relied on experts' views, they were not politically driven, but were taken with the sole purpose of defending the health and life of the Romanians. Others are doing politics and trying to win votes on the back of the drama represented by this unprecedented COVID epidemic. We did not handle it in a political key, everything we did was with the sole intention to limit the spread of the virus and protect the people's lives and health," External link

roumanie-en Friday, August 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Green Deal ) : "It is fundamental that in the next 10 years, given that we have a 10-year window of opportunity that the Green Deal gives us, we really succeed in creating an economic dynamic. Anyone who wants to do business in the Jiu Valley in a profitable field should be supported (...), any investor who wants to come to invest in the Jiu Valley should receive a set of advantages so that they can invest and create jobs in productive capacities, so that , in time, there is a secure future for the Jiu Valley," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I wanted to be present today, August 6, an extremely important day for the Jiu Valley and for all those who earn their living from mining. I would like my presence here to represent a clear message that the Romanian Government is concerned about the problems in the Jiu Valley and seeks to find the best solutions, so that the Jiu Valley has a future, the Jiu Valley can overcome all the complicated situations it has experienced lately and, especially, the risks concerning the future," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "Hunedoara Energy Company has seen two state aids that were granted under certain conditions, of which one state aid must be returned, following the decision of the European Commission, because it was not granted in accordance with the law, and the second state aid, granted for the closure of the Lupeni and Lonea mines, the state aid was granted for the closure of the mines until December 31, 2018 and the mines continue to operate. I have talked to the miners' authorized representatives, with the leaders of the Mountain Trade Union and the representative leaders for each of the 4 mines with whom I have tried to find solutions so that the company's activity can continue and jobs are not affected. We have identified solutions that we have obviously established, that need an agreement at the level of the European Commission and that we want to implement. We need a company that is no longer burdened by historical debts and that includes all the assets that are profitable and have the capacity to operate efficiently, and we want to do that," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "We do not want to close them. There is a study carried out with the agreement of the European Commission by a team of Polish specialists who give the technical solution for the two mines to continue their activity that we support and want to implement," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are paying close attention to everything that is happening in the Jiu Valley in order to be able to find the best government decisions to support you (...) We care and we will adopt all the solutions that we can adopt in the context of European legislation and based on the economic history that exists here in the Jiu Valley," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The theses released in the public space by certain politicians and which have aroused your concern are completely false. (...) The notification sent by the Romanian Government to the Constitutional Court does not seek to block the increase of penalties for child sexual offenders, as certain politicians have deliberately suggested, once again proving that they are capable of exploiting anything for their own benefit, trampling on the truth and cynically manipulating the citizens," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The theses released in the public space by certain politicians and which have aroused your concern are completely false. (...) The notification sent by the Romanian Government to the Constitutional Court does not seek to block the increase of penalties for child sexual offenders, as certain politicians have deliberately suggested, once again proving that they are capable of exploiting anything for their own benefit, trampling on the truth and cynically manipulating the citizens," External link

agerpres-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Romania, like many other European countries, like many other countries in the world, is facing an epidemiological crisis, a pandemic. It also faces a related economic crisis. In addition, in Romania we had drought, we had floods. The message I am sending is that it takes a Government vested with all its powers, which has the capacity to counter and find solutions to the serious problems that are caused by the crises that have overlapped. To come and file a censure motion at the moment against a Government that has done its duty seems to me a political gesture that has no solid motivation behind it and the gesture is simply electoral before the local elections to probably show the militants that the PSD is doing something. I believe that the party that has the least legitimacy to submit a censure motion at the moment is the PSD. At the moment I consider this inopportune and against the interest that Romania and every single Romanian have for there to be a responsible Government to deal effectively with solving the crisis," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The Ministry of Finance has already started the dialogue and analysis on the budgetary execution, on the needs that the ministries have in supporting their expenditures. We will definitely increase the amounts for investments, especially for investments in infrastructure, be it transport, health, education or local infrastructure. Most probably, we will give additional amounts where it is most needed, namely to the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "My only message is that we continue to collaborate with PMP, that we are open to collaboration in the Bucharest General Council, in the local district councils and that we consider them as partners. We have reached a formula between PNL and USR PLUS for many reasons - which I would not like to mention now - but from my point of view they were our partners, they are our partners in government, we rely on their support in Parliament and we will collaborate in all county councils, local councils, to form majorities and to secure good local government," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am confident that the partners will understand that for common success we must have only one political opponent, which is PSD, and I am convinced that, given that there will be campaigning ... it must not be brilliant, but common-sense campaigning to present our solutions, we stand great chances of winning all the positions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Nicusor Dan ) : "I think it is important that the strongest right-of-centre parties, after fairly long and complicated negotiations, (...) closed ranks to get a single candidate for the Bucharest City Hall : Nicusor Dan and also joint candidates for the district mayoralties" External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 3, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "For the Government I head, digital transformation is an absolute priority. Of course we're not moving as fast as we'd like, but we're taking steps forward. We have tried, for example, in the crisis caused by the epidemic, to digitise all the procedures, practically all the products of the services we have offered during this period to be digitally accessible, online, without physical contact and with processing as quickly as possible. The important thing for us is to prepare everything necessary for the sped up launch of tendering procedures for all that means digital applications for the computerization of the public administration. Of course this is not a simple process, it is a process in which we face resistance from many factors. The objective of digitisation, from our point of view, is to improve the quality of services, products that are offered by the administration to society, to companies, to individuals, and to reduce the resolution time, to manage to offer all these products and services in optimal conditions," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "And I am certain that in partnership with the private sector, with the responsible institutions we will have the capacity for accelerated digitisation," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 31, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I ask the ministries to get maximum involved in the preparation of the partnership agreement because on July 31 we are putting up for public debate the structure of the programmes (...) for the multiannual budget 2021-2027. I also want to ask the ministries, under the coordination of the Ministry of European Funds, and of Mr Bolos, to present all project proposals to be able to finance them under the Recovery and Resilience Facility," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We need to be prepared to absorb the funds fast under this programme. So, again, let's move fast," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Terraces will limit the number of clients to the number of chairs," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Terraces will limit the number of clients to the number of chairs," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The budget deficit should not be compared to the deficit of other years. Not only Romania, but the entire world is faced with a pandemic that has generated a severe economic crisis. This economic crisis has led to the closure of a lot of activities and has diminished the Romanian state's revenues from taxes, fees and other dues. The deficit is largely the result of this economic crisis caused by the epidemic. I believe that all the measures we have taken will generate favorable effects in the medium and long term, the fact that we left liquidity in the market for companies and citizens by postponing bank installments for a period of nine months, by speeding up VAT refunds, suspending seizures and foreclosures, by offering tax and duty forbearance - all these measures have been taken to ensure liquidity, to have financial resources in place to keep the market moving. This is a worrisome deficit we must take into account and which requires us to be extremely cautious about any increase in spending," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The budget deficit should not be compared to the deficit of other years. Not only Romania, but the entire world is faced with a pandemic that has generated a severe economic crisis. This economic crisis has led to the closure of a lot of activities and has diminished the Romanian state's revenues from taxes, fees and other dues. The deficit is largely the result of this economic crisis caused by the epidemic. I believe that all the measures we have taken will generate favorable effects in the medium and long term, the fact that we left liquidity in the market for companies and citizens by postponing bank installments for a period of nine months, by speeding up VAT refunds, suspending seizures and foreclosures, by offering tax and duty forbearance - all these measures have been taken to ensure liquidity, to have financial resources in place to keep the market moving. This is a worrisome deficit we must take into account and which requires us to be extremely cautious about any increase in spending," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I haven't seen yet any country raise pensions and wages during this serious health crisis that has triggered an economic crisis, but we are under pressure and we will increase pensions and (child) allowances, yet by an amount that is really affordable for the Romanian economy," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Victoria Square ) : "The Day of the National Anthem makes us think of all the crossroad moments of post-1848 history in which 'Awaken thee, Romanian!' animated our forebearers through its mobilizing lyrics in the War of Independence in 1877, in both world wars. In the recent history of Romania the same happened, during the anticommunist Revolution of December 1989, at the beginning of demonstrations at the start of 2017, on August 10, 2018 in Victoria Square, when Romanians opposed themselves to the attempts of interests in the political sphere to amend the Justice laws to the detriment of democracy and rule of law. The message of unity and courage of our National Anthem will always give us the strength to maintain our direction to the future we desire - a safe, modern Romania with prosperous citizens, a Romania attached to Euro-Atlantic values, a Romania appreciated by foreign partners and the rest of the world," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "You know the answer, it's secondment. The secondment of medical staff that is in other entities, for example, for the Public Health Directorate (DSP) we need generalist doctors, epidemiologists, medics and nurses to be involved in running all the activity of the DSPs. Furthermore, especially in COVID hospitals, in the external sections which are destined for treating patients with light forms we need staff. We appealed to volunteership, here, the answer we received is not at the level of expectations and, as such, we will use the legal instrument of secondment," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "That 50 pct benefit they receive for secondment be additional to the benefit that those in intensive care units receive and, if necessary, we can make this clarification in an emergency ordinance," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I have only one simple message: be with us in the action to combat the risk of virus spreading. The attitude of mayors is very important, the extent to which mayors give public messages in the community and also do not forget the extent to which administrative acts can reduce epidemiological risk. I give you one example: city halls issue operating permits for many types of activities, we can only partially suspend certain types of activities, while the suspension of permits is the exclusive prerogative of the city hall and I ask you to cooperate in the effort we have to limit the spread of the virus," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There are several measures under analysis, limiting the program for terraces, clubs, respecting the distancing rules. It is very difficult to identify whether a group of people represents a family or not and then we could impose compliance with the distancing rules for all those on the beach. We also had discussions with several prefects, several representatives of the county committees for emergency, who told us that there are places, even outdoors - for example a market or a promenade - where, due to overcrowding, there is a risk of spreading [the virus, ed.n.] and we are also discussing the possibility of imposing the obligation to wear masks in such very crowded spaces. It is being considered, we haven't made any decision yet, but we are trying to take specific measures so as to reduce to the minimum the high risk of spreading," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Following the somewhat weird ruling of the Constitutional Court, it somehow results that both Parliament and the government can set the election date, but that the decision as to who is to set this date falls on Parliament. In the light of this constitutional ruling, I am sure that Parliament will want to decide the date of the parliamentary election. All I have to tell them is this: according to the provisions of the Constitution, the parliamentary election must be on December 6. It's the date that meets all the the constitutional requirements and the needs related to the conclusion of the term of the current Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 24, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "It is an extremely important investment to the Romanian Black Sea coast and tourism in Romania, a private investment made in a place that is full of memories, a very beautiful place, which, unfortunately, after unfortunate privatisation, fell into the hands of some owners who did not invest (...), these three hotels that were once a flagship for the Romanian Black Sea coast, not only for the Olimp resort, but for the entire Black Sea coast, were left in ruins. And there you have a man courageous enough to buy the hotels, although they were in disrepair, and take up the responsibility and risks of making an investment, and these hotels will operate again," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 24, 2020 6:29:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The negotiations conducted by the President of Romania have put us in a situation where Romania has a chance that probably happens just once in a generation. It's a huge chance. We have funds available we haven't even dreamed of, which we can efficiently use for development, for infrastructure, for financing investments in education, health, agriculture, basically we can finance so many projects that are indispensable for Romania's development. I am confident that we will be prepared to use this money to be able to ensure an unprecedented development for Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have big plans for the nuclear power plant; our goal is to make investments of 8-9 billion euros: investing into retrofitting reactor 1, also investing in the construction of reactors 3 and 4. Since the inauguration of our government there has been a change in approach, we want to make these investments with serious partners from the Euro-Atlantic area, with partners who have the expertise and the necessary technology to be able to sustain the achievement of these fundamental investment projects for the economic development of Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have already taken significant steps, (...), we are thinking of potential partners, negotiating the conditions so that they favour Romania as much as possible, a funding scheme for the investments and, certainly, the 2030 deadline is a deadline that we have set as an objective for the completion of reactors 3 and 4," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "These amounts will have to be prepared not only for the Union budget for 2021-2027, but also for the projects we can finance under the Next Generation EU, in which we will benefit from 16.8 billion in loans and 16.7 billion in the form of grants, that is non-reimbursable amounts of money. And here, also under the coordination of Mister Minister (of the European Funds) Bolos, we have started the drawing up of the resilience and recovery program. I am telling you that as regards the time frame, this resilience and recovery will have to be adopted as a basis for negotiations with the European Commission, at the latest by October, by October 1," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "And here we will have to prepare a detailed plan regarding all aspects, which will allow us to make full use of these financial resources that Romania benefits from," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune : "Am discutat amănunte pentru îmbunătățitea comunicării dintre DSP-uri, spitale și centrele de diagnostic. Am discutat și despre întărirea Direcțiilor de Sănătate Publică, după ce în lege s-a inclus posibilitatea detașării fără acordul conducătorului instituției unde lucrează angajatul și fără acordul angajatului. Nu se pot ocupa funcții în DSP-uri, în spitale sau în sistemul de ambulanță prin voluntariat" External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:21:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Unfortunately, we have faced this campaign, which, frankly, I can't understand, with thoughtful people, intellectually trained people falling into the trap of this campaign. (...) My opinion is that they must see concrete cases, they must not wait for someone in their family or among their friends to get sick, for someone close to them or, God forbid, for someone to die in order for them to wake up; they have to understand that this virus is dangerous, it is here, it kills, it gets people sick very easily, it is very easily communicable and it endangers health and life," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our goal is to use all the institutional leverages we have at our disposal to manage, control the epidemic and reduce the number of infections. As soon as the law enters into force, we will establish all necessary measures and actions that are allowed under the new law so as to efficiently fight in defence of the health and life of Romanians. We do not want to impose any additional restrictions, we do not want to take any more measures that would have a negative effect on the economy," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will most likely have a government meeting tomorrow morning to amend the government decision on the state of alert, so that we can introduce all the measures that are allowed by law. We are also preparing, from an administrative and managerial point of view, all the relevant departments, whether it is the National Public Health Institute (INSP), the public health directorates, the emergency management inspectorate, the control centre, we are preparing them all to order, at a fast pace, the necessary measures based on the provisions of the law," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There are several forecasts that have been made since the beginning of the epidemic. I remember extremely pessimistic forecasts for Romania, which gave some figures for April-May, which have not been confirmed. As far as we are concerned, we are doing our duty, all the organisations, the authorities, all the organisations under the coordination of the government are doing their duty and taking all the measures that are legally possible," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "Today we are celebrating air professionals and all civil and military aviation staff, convinced that their work means the safety of our air travel, an invaluable opportunity for those whose lives depend on access to hospitals at home or abroad as quickly as possible, vital interventions in emergencies and, last but not least, it means the defence and security of Romania's airspace," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In the few months since Romania was afflicted with the novel coronavirus pandemic, many of those working in the field of aviation have also been at the forefront of the fight for life, along with doctors and other professionals. Cases of patients who needed to be transported urgently by air to long-distance hospitals; there have been flights of medical supplies absolutely necessary in the context of the health crisis - efforts for which all those involved deserve our gratitude and respect," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "We are still proud today, as Romanians, of the three pioneers of aviation, Traian Vuia, Aurel Vlaicu and Henri Coanda, who dedicated themselves to a dream that seemed unrealisable in their time, but which, through their work and perseverance, contributed to the emergence and development of a vital field for the modern world. In the more than one hundred years of its history, aviation has become an extremely complex field which, in addition to specific logistics and infrastructure, involves very well-trained human resources. Romanian aviation professionals are today recognised and commended worldwide, both in the civilian and military fields, and that is the example of those who represent our country in the missions carried out under UN, OSCE or NATO mandate," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 20, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Allow me to send a message of outrage and shock over the Senate's postponing the debate and approval of the law that should provide us with the indispensable tools we need in the fight against the epidemic. Postponing the adoption of the law means a dramatic increase in the risk of infection. (...) I cannot understand why the PSD are digging their heels in, putting sand in our wheels and preventing us from adopting decisions that are vital for defending the Romanians' health and life. This politically-laden game, this systematic sabotaging of the Romanian authorities in the battle against the epidemic no longer affects only us, it affects the people's lives and health, and implicitly our ability to effectively fight this epidemic. I am asking them once again: pass this law! The law is not very complicated, it allows the competent authorities to order simple measures in the situation of an epidemic: isolation at home, quarantine, local quarantine. What would have happened in Tandarei, for instance, had we not been able to order quarantine? The virus would have probably spread in the entire Ialomita County and beyond," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, July 12, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our objective is to limit the spread of the virus. (...) What else is closed? Indoor restaurants, where, pardon me, although we had discussions, because of the increase in the number of cases we are still waiting to make this decision [of the opening of restaurants - ed. n.]. Sports competitions with spectators, cultural events, theatres, cinemas in closed spaces, symphonic concerts, the opera, all these are also closed, they have remained under restrictions, because in general they have been placed with the greatest epidemiological risk, in the red area. And the WHO has shown the types of activities, the assessment of the epidemiological risk associated with each activity and these activities are in the red area, with a high risk of transmission. It is very difficult to make a decision, to let go of relaxation in an area as long as we are faced with an increase in the number of cases that worry us and lead us to a very energetic attitude to ensure compliance with the rules by all institutional actors, both in the public and private environment," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The increase in the number of cases, the increase in the number of persons diagnosed positive must put us on guard and I request each minister call a general mobilization in the ministries that you are leading. All the ministries that are involved in the anti-COVID battle must be mobilized to the maximum and use all the legal instruments in order to reduce the number of persons infected," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Furthermore, request a daily report on the part of each control institution regarding the personnel in the field, take out of the offices those who are used to office work, everyone who has attributions in the field. A daily report regarding the controls conducted, the situation discovered in the field, the measures disposed for the remediation of situations, the fines dictated by the control authorities for not observing health protection norms. Surely all the institutions with control attributions must ensure control of respecting the legislation in other domains as well. At this time, a zero priority is control of respecting health protection norms, everywhere: in public transport, in the metro, in the workplace," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban warned : "And, I repeat, all institutional actors - in the private and the public area - must be brought together with us, in this effort to stave off the spread of the virus. I prefer we isolate the virus than end up in the situation of isolating Romanians or, God forbid, be isolated from other countries in the European Union, following the increase of the number of cases," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban affirmed : "Since the beginning of the epidemic, the Romanian citizens, the authorities, together, have made unprecedented efforts, endured deprivations and engaged responsibly in ensuring that the epidemic is stopped. It would be a pity for all our efforts if now, when we are again in danger, solidarity, respect for peers, responsibility towards society and towards each of the Romanian citizens do not return into our common behavior. Unfortunately, in recent months we have faced organized campaigns aimed at making Romanians disbelieve the virus, not follow the rules we have established, ignore the danger and we see that, unfortunately, these campaigns have had consequences. The number of those who do not follow the rules has increased," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "The government does not want to reinstate any restrictions. The government does not want to take any measures that would negatively affect the economy, because the Romanian economy, and not only the Romanian economy, but also the economy of European countries, has been severely affected by this epidemic. (...) We do not want to take any measure that will negatively affect the lives of Romanians, on the other hand, I would like to clearly say that, if necessary, we will take any necessary measures, as we put the health and life of Romanians at the forefront," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today we registered the largest single-day COVID-19 caseload - 555 Romanians who were declared positive after being diagnosed. In the past four weeks we have seen case numbers rise from one week to another. Unlike other countries, the government I am heading approached the lockdown easing in a gradual manner, with a phased lift of restrictions, with the phased introduction of relaxation measures as the activities that had been under lockdown resumed progressively. And yet, following the rise in human interactions, we have seen the caseload rise from one week to another. The main cause for the increase in the number of cases is non-compliance with health rules, with the requirement to wear a mask, maintain physical sanitary distance, avoid close contact, the failure to observe hygiene rules, such as hand washing, avoiding to touch one's face and all the other ordered rules. We are now at a watershed moment, the risk that the number of cases will rise persists," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban pointed out : "Every time, when necessary, we have taken all measures to protect the Romanians' health and life. In all the situations created as a result of the decisions taken by institutions other than government institutions, we put solutions on the table and demanded that they be adopted and we also made sure that they are implemented. Today I send a message of confidence that Parliament will understand our situation and will adopt the law providing us with all the instruments all the governments of civilized countries, of EU countries, have at hand, specifically the possibility to order quarantine, isolation at home, the possibility of treating infected people in an environment under the control of doctors and medical staff. These are fundamental things we need in order to remain efficient in the fight against the pandemic," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 9, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We will keep in place the requirement to wear masks for as long as necessary. As long as necessary, we will also maintain screenings, temperature measurement, the distancing obligation, the physical distancing rules for health purposes in everything that means public transportation, commercial spaces, workplaces, markets, restaurants, terraces. It is the strongest form of protection against the infection.You see that we are faced with a relatively large number of cases, we are also faced with a large number of citizens who do not follow the rules. Add to this the economic agents or institutions that are not willing to commit to the obligation to observe the established rules, and we must react, because our top priority is the health of the Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Sincerely, I am amazed by the subject that is up for debate for which the procedure to call the Prime Minister in front of the Chamber of Deputies is being used, because this subject seems to me a subject that has no direct connection to my activity as Prime Minister and in which the creation of an inexistent link between me and the Government I am leading with the investigation of a state institution. It seems to me that instead of focusing on the real priorities the PSD [Social Democratic Party] is trying to place the blame on me, insidiously, to make unfounded connections between me and the activity of a state company, about which there is an ongoing investigation, it is true. And I'm glad there is an investigation underway and that is the best proof of the fact that the institutions in the field of Justice are doing their duty and it's good for Justice to punish anyone committing acts of corruption," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "I admit I did not expect the PSD to open such a subject. Since January 2017, the PSD has started a true battle against the institutions in the field of justice, against the DNA [the National Anticorruption Directorate], against all institutions that were involved in punishing acts of corruption, the slaughtering of the legislation in the field of justice, the slaughtering of the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, attacks at the Constitutional Court and the blocking in constitutional conflicts that helped people with final court orders, who had been found guilty of having committed acts of corruption, avoid jail. For 3 years, the PNL [National Liberal Party] has fought to defend the right of justice to investigate corruption, defending the citizen from the aggression to which most of the PSD subjected justice and the independence of justice," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Nobody imposed on any manager any acquisition, other than the legal procedures. (...) In what regards acquisitions please look at the acquisitions in the government area, even the latest acquisitions in the government area. How much did the equipment and material in the procedures ran by the ministries cost? I will give you only two examples: the mask tender to be able to ensure masks for 8th and 12th grade pupils that cost 1.42 RON," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It seems to me we are in a situation in which the pot, meaning PSD, is calling the kettle black, regarding some people who are above suspicion and for whom integrity, honor, correctness represent rules to exercise their mandate. You have the possibility, you initiated the parliamentary committee of inquiry regarding acquisitions. I don't know why you haven't completed that demarche. To introduce all the acquisitions ran and make a serious inquiry. My 30 year activity is an activity in public light and is an activity in which I never took anything which I was not entitled to in the public positions that I held, an activity in which correctness, honor and dedication to the public interest was law and any attempt to throw dirt in my direction through a ventilator is doomed to failure, as my entire activity that I conducted over 30 years stands as proof," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today's meeting has only one item on its agenda, namely the law establishing measures in the field of public health in instances of epidemiological and biological risks. I can tell you that there is a legal basis for all the measures we have taken. And I ask myself this question: where would we have been if we could not have taken these measures of home isolation and institutional quarantine? We had a huge exposure to people who came from countries with outbreaks, from countries with a very high epidemic level. Had we not had at our disposal this leverage of home isolation and the establishment of institutional quarantine, probably the number of cases in Romania would have been 10 times, 20 times, if not more numerous cases, 10, 20 times more cases. We have defended health, we have defended life, in spite of any measure and decision that was taken by the institutions," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 6, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "Let us no longer have situations in which certain files drag on, so that the law is truly a law for everyone in Romania. At the same time, this means complying with all the European Commission's recommendations and assuming irreversible adherence to European principles and values. I appreciate the work of all professionals in this field, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, clerks and all other legal professions, I trust that they will act in the supreme spirit of law and justice and I wish them success in their noble mission" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Atlantic Alliance ) : "I can assure you that Romania, a strong strategic partner of the US and a country deeply attached to the consolidation of the transatlantic relationship, both in the form of the North Atlantic Alliance and of the US-EU cooperation, will act further to intensify this relationship. It is and will continue to be one of the reliable allies of the United States; it is a natural choice based on common values, ideals and interests shared by our peoples. I am convinced that our partnership will continue to grow, boosted by the friendship and relationships between our citizens and the authorities of the two countries, as well as between Romanian and American companies and investors and university and civic organisations in our countries," External link

roumanie-en Friday, July 3, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The economic recovery programme that we have called ‘Rebuilding Romania' is an investment and support programme for Romania's economic development. The President has already made a clear reference to changing Romania's economic development model. We are following a model that is based on investment, based on digitisation, based on innovation, on technology transfer, based on increasing competitiveness, on increasing productivity, based on increasing the capacity of Romanian companies to face global competition, based on significant growth in exports. The programme that we have devised, together with the President of Romania, the President's team, the government team, all our partners in the business community, in the professional organisations, has tried to take into account the problems that Romania is facing, problems that were mostly exacerbated by the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 epidemic, " External link

roumanie-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of European Funds, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must continue to be engaged in ensuring the adoption of decisions favorable to Romania at European level and in all procedures carried out at European level from approvals of state aid schemes, also, in all procedures necessary to access European funds that can be at Romania's disposal. Moreover, Mr. [Finance] Minister Citu, the identification of additional resources from institutional lenders in order to ensure the financial support for this ambitious program. (...) By the end of the week, all the draft normative acts must be elaborated and sent on the approval circuit of the ministries, so that within one month we should have all the tools for the implementation of the investment and economic recovery program, dubbed 'Rebuilding Romania', whereas in fact we are modernizing it," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "PNL defends the flat tax. It is one of the most important Liberal measures, which has had extremely favorable effects for Romania and there's no way that we give it up," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Our proposal for the election date will be September 27. After the promulgation of the law for the extension of the terms in office [of local elected officials] adopted by Parliament, at next week's government meeting, we will adopt the bill proposing September 27 as the elections date, and, obviously, a series of other measures, some of which are also related to the protection of the people involved in the electoral process," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The flag represents a fundamental symbol of the Romanian nation, one that we must honour as we honour the country we live in and as we honour each of our fellow citizens. On the National Flag Day, let us remember all those who fought for freedom, for unity in the history of Romania under this flag, all those who gave their lives for this flag and for Romania; let us remember to show our respect to all those who honourably represent the flag, to all those who raised the flag of Romania on the highest masts, to all those who do their job for their country in the public positions they hold or each in their place. On Flag Day, I want to launch a call for harmony, understanding, and unity, a call for the love for the country and a call for concerted action for Romania to earn the respect and appreciation it deserves in the world. Happy National Flag Day!," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Mr. Minister, tomorrow you are to hold a video conference with the directors of DSPs and hospital directors. We must be prepared for the increase in the number of patients, the increase in the number of people who test positive. For every rise in the number of people having tested positive, the DSPs need to further mobilize to conduct the epidemiological investigations. The celerity of the epidemiological investigation is vital to reducing the spread of the virus, as the rapid identification of people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive can allow the measure of immediate isolation and prevent the transmission of the virus to the contacts, especially since the multitude of interactions between people has increased significantly as a result of relaxation measures and this celerity is needed. My request is to mobilize them, because I have felt something like a slight fatigue and they must understand that we are not out of the woods and all the more so they must now be mobilized," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Cătălin Predoiu ) : "Mr. Minister Predoiu, I wanted to ask your point of view regarding the decision today of the Constitutional Court regarding quarantine, isolation, because there was speculation regarding the fact that there would be no basis for quarantine and isolation. It did not seem to me that such a decision existed," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Today, we have adopted a bill at the government meeting proposing September 27 as the election date (...). It is true that it will not be possible to organise public meetings, election rallies; if canvassing is done door to door, the candidates will have to wear a mask; for the wearing of a mask in enclosed spaces a more intense media campaign will be conducted online, because now, the internet is clearly a safe means of communication. Candidates and voters must also adapt," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "In our opinion, December 6 is due time for the general election, its constitutional term. It is the date we have suggested. I am waiting for the views of other political parties on the date," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 26, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We are preparing a very large programme to support the economy, besides all the other measures that we have already taken. (...) In short, the plan that we are preparing and we are going to launch within maximum 10 days includes the state aid scheme for guaranteeing loans to be granted to large companies, which are not SMEs and do not range within in the SME category, in order to inject financial resources in these companies and support their investments so that they can support the working capital. We are also rethinking the state aid scheme for greenfield investments to stimulate as many greenfield investments as possible, either through attracting foreign companies that want to come to Romania or companies that are already here and want to develop their production capacity. We have an entire plan to provide grants for SMEs. However, we do not have the additional financial resources yet, but they will come through the Recovery Fund from the EU under the SURE programme, through the React EU programme, more precisely. We are now trying to figure it out what we can finance, which is the system through which we are going to receive the respective resources, how we can direct the money to those areas that will generate economic development," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Unlike other countries did, we only imposed limited restrictions. We did not shut down the economy as other countries did," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban mentioned : "Certainly, the measure is enforced on a limited period, when a major disruption occurs on the market, such as the economic crisis generated by the COVID epidemic. Thus, we will have to establish an implementation period and we will have to think very carefully how to make this mechanism operational, so that, on the one hand, it can be as easy as possible, without complicated bureaucratic procedures. On the other hand, to provide very clear, very precise criteria for granting the aid to companies and employees, so there are no major issues in interpreting the manner in which it is implemented and to reduce, as much as possible, the possibility for some employers using this protection form without needing it or as an additional revenue resource, considering that they, theoretically, wouldn't need this measure," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 22, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The issue of pensions must be approached with reason, starting from the level of principles. We have always argued that the fundamental principle that (...) must be the basis for calculating pensions is the principle of contributivity. (...) Unfortunately, in our country there has been a whole avalanche of special regulations that have generated pension calculation systems that have violated this principle of contributivity. In my view, the only pensions that can make a compromise from this principle of contributivity are military pensions, because they are in the service of the nation all their lives and the pension is a service pension. We need moderation, we need a very serious analysis, we need to look at the issue of pensions from several perspectives. We need to see what models of pension systems work in the future and clearly, in any projection you have on pensions, you have to think about the long-term pension system, not the moment," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Our country's commitment to democratic values, the significant contribution of our Partnership to Euro-Atlantic security and regional stability is a solid basis for consolidating and further deepening relations between Romania and the United States. On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations, I reaffirm my determination and that of the Government I lead to constantly develop relations with the United States of America in a concrete manner, in accordance with our common interests and shared values. I voice my conviction that the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United States will continue to expand, capitalizing on all the opportunities, as well as the potential of a mutually beneficial bilateral relationship," External link

roumanie-en Monday, June 15, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "At the meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Situations we have decided to propose for approval by government decision the resumption of certain activities and more relaxation measures. In the first place, I will refer to an extremely important measure which concerns the isolation at home of the people who return from abroad. The National Public Health Institute (INSP) will apply a methodology for assessing the spread of coronavirus infections in other countries, and based thereon it will assign an indicator, a coefficient, expressing the spread level based on the analysis of the average number of infections in the past 14 days. People returning from countries with a coefficient below 5 will be exempted from the requirement for a 14-day isolation at home," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Countries with a low level of coronavirus spread, such as Austria, Bulgaria, Greece and other European countries where this is confirmed by assessments conducted in line with European standards. It is normal that we renounce this isolation measure that causes problems for many categories of citizens. Air traffic with all these countries with a coefficient below five, for which home isolation will no longer be necessary will also be resumed, certainly based on the decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations and of the assessment conducted by INSP," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am convinced that the representatives of the citizens in the Romanian Parliament will think about this more. The decision to extend the state of alert is not a political decision, it is a decision that must be taken based on considerations related to public health in Romania. The request to extend the state of alert is based on specialists', physicians', (...) epidemiologists', public health specialists' opinions, because the state of alert allows the authorities, both central and local, to impose compliance with a set of rules that have no other purpose than to protect the health and life of the people (...) From the Government's point of view, extending the state of alert is a necessity, it is indispensable to be able to ensure the observance of the measures, otherwise, we will not have levers. If Parliament rejects the state of alert, the risk of a new epidemic wave will be very high, because the authorities will be deprived of the tools, legal and constitutional levers they need to be able to ensure the observance of the rules," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 12, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We work on analyses, on data, on serious prognoses, on impact studies and so forth. Firstly, the analysis on the economic and budget status for the first six months has to be completed, according to the Law of fiscal-budgetary responsibility. Secondly, a prognosis needs to be done on the medium and long term regarding the evolution of the Romanian economy which has to be correlated with the perspectives for evolution of the European economy in its entirety, because Romania is indissolubly tied to Europe's economy, 80 pct of our commercial trade is with states in the European Union. (...) Depending on the data, we will know clearly what the decision will be. We will increase pensions, but we will increase them by as much as possible from the point of view of the economic reality and, especially, we will increase pensions so that we have the guarantee that pensions can be paid," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban concluded : "Without affecting the budgets necessary for investment projects, without affecting the financial resources necessary for economic development, for the development of transport, energy, health, education infrastructures, because Romania needs major investments in all these domains as it needs air and without this investment action we risk affecting Romania's perspectives for development in the long term. Thus, we will increase the pensions, by how much we will announce when we have the necessary data," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We wanted to have a discussion that would mark the beginning of the [Liga I]competition and to see to what extent we can have a collaboration and secure conditions for matches that minimise the risks of infection. I'm sorry that I closed them [sports competitions] down on March 12, but I could not do otherwise. In terms of resuming the championship, we were somehow faster than others, and I tell you from the beginning that the presence of spectators at matches after June 15 is out of the question. It's very hard to control ... because if you allow matches, supporters will come and it's super complicated to ensure rules of physical distancing or other things. We'll see if things go well; in a reasonable amount of time we can also talk about that," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "My request is that you should try to secure everything you have discussed with the minister of health and the minister of sport. That is, to persuade the clubs to follow these rules, because it would be a shame for cases of infection to occur ... would put it [football] in a bad light. ..... but I think that if things are OK, that will be possible ... especially since you are also pathbreakers in terms of competitions. In a way, depending on the success of the re-opening of the football competition, then similar measures in other sports will probably be possible to take as well," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It's not a topic that should be politicized. I have avoided politicising it and I call on those in Parliament to decide on the basis of objective criteria and analyses, not on the basis of political or electoral interests of the moment. (...) It's not our political fad to prolong the alert. Politically, I can tell you it's not an advantage. On the other hand, we are rational people, we are people who take into account the public interest and, in order to ensure the health and life of Romanians, it is fundamental to maintain the state of alert. We will use all the constitutional and legal levers we have to preserve the health of Romanians, no matter what some parties in Parliament do," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "there is still a spread of the virus in the community" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "We await to see what happens. It is best not to make judgments of value, opinions, only based on the number of persons who tested positive in one day. Certainly, it is an alarm signal and we will have to watch more closely what happens. My plea to Romanians is the same: protect yourselves, wear a mask, observe physical distance of health protection! Do not interact closely with people! It is true that outdoor, one is not forced to wear a mask, but if you don't wear a mask, I've seen places where people stood next to each other, not wearing a mask, in parks and other areas. If you don't wear a mask, protect yourselves from interacting closely with other people who can transmit the virus and whom you can transmit the virus to in care you are infected," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Although I am a Liberal, I am a man who loves nature and I am a rational man who realises that if we do not change our attitude towards nature, towards the environment that creates our living conditions, we will get nowhere and we are in danger of becoming extinct as a species. Because of that, although there are many voices against it, the European Commission's new plan, called the 'European Green Deal', is a clear guide for us in the government's programme and in all subsequent government action" External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is known that many locals are upset that they have been included in protected natural areas, because in protected natural areas (...) the possibility of finding a job or developing certain production capacities or certain economic activities is restricted. We must try to offer them a way to live, to produce, to provide services, to be a target for those who really want to visit breathtaking places, whose beauty is unique. That is why, when I was informed of this initiative, I immediately reacted: I support it and I believe that the brand produced in the protected natural area can be a brand that helps with promoting such products, which, of course, are food products, handicrafts, products that we can call traditional, they are born from man's natural relationship with the environment without the destructive effects that are related to other economic activities. As such, we are with these local communities living in protected natural areas, and we will try to support with significant resources the development of these economic activities in protected natural areas," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "Maybe they will get tired of chemicals and the chemical industry (...) and try to look for quality food, things that are as close to nature as possible, that spring from the skills of one and the other," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I am requesting all ministries involved in the preparation of the economic recovery package to work on finalising the pieces of legislation. (...) These are the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of European Funds, on which we are pinning high hopes and much confidence Minister [Marcel Bolos] that we will be able to access the European funds as soon as possible," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It's about flexible work and we will have to make some legislative changes, together with the Ministry of Labour, you will have to prepare them so that we can access the money," External link

roumanie-en Friday, June 5, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : “Some colleagues came by to surprise me. I gave them something to eat, a glass of wine, whisky. We weren’t wearing masks because we just finished eating” External link

india Monday, June 1, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Here, in Targu Lapus, very good masks are manufactured and not only very good masks, but they plan here the production, for the first time in Romania, of the filtering layer within the surgical masks, the FFP2 ones, layers that ensure, in fact, the highest protection. I saw where this capacity will be installed. It is very important that a Romanian company succeeds in a very short time in making surgical masks and FFP2 ones, and It should also be ready to start producing the material that is so necessary, that helps produce all the health protection products: masks, protective gowns etc. We have come to encourage this company, which is taking very courageous steps in an extremely important field," External link

agerpres-en Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Here, in Targu Lapus, very good masks are manufactured and not only very good masks, but they plan here the production, for the first time in Romania, of the filtering layer within the surgical masks, the FFP2 ones, layers that ensure, in fact, the highest protection. I saw where this capacity will be installed. It is very important that a Romanian company succeeds in a very short time in making surgical masks and FFP2 ones, and It should also be ready to start producing the material that is so necessary, that helps produce all the health protection products: masks, protective gowns etc. We have come to encourage this company, which is taking very courageous steps in an extremely important field," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Some colleagues came by to surprise me. I gave them something to eat, a glass of wine, whisky. We weren’t wearing masks because we just finished eating" External link

thenews-pk Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I wanted to be present today rather symbolically at an important moment, when the contract for the execution of a section of highway on the Transylvania Highway is signed. We have shown from our previous visits that our fundamental goal is to change the vision of development of Romania from an artificial economic growth, based on the encouragement of consumption without support in economic reality, to economic growth based on investment, both public and private investment, based on innovation, research, development, increased competitiveness, the internationalisation of Romanian companies, and the transfer of technologies," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 29, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Together with Mr. President, the government team and experts, we made the decision on the lockdown-easing measures that will be put into practice from June 1. One of the most important measures is scrapping the declaration for out of locality travel. This will allow people to travel out of locality without the fear of having to fill out the bona fide declaration. There are other measures as well which I am convinced the President has presented, such as opening terraces, the possibility of organizing outdoor shows and competitions. As you can see, we are practically lifting the restrictions where there's a low epidemiological risk and the risk of infecting the participants in various activities is relatively zero," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 29, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Christian Orthodox ) : "We dedicate today, which is a very important day in the Christian-Orthodox calendar, the day when we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, to the heroes, soldiers and all those who wrote the history of Romania through their own sacrifice, on the battlefield, in the concentration camps or communist prisons, defending the liberty, the ancestral faith, the land and the Romanians' ideal of unity. We are paying homage to their inspiring sacrifice and we keep their memory alive through the ceremonies that became a tradition on this occasion. A prayer, a thought, a candle lighted to their memory, our taking care of their tombs and commemorative monuments made in their honour are how we express our gratitude today for what the heroes of our nation did for the next generations," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I believe that the greatest proof of respect for these heroes will be if we, in our turn, succeed to attract the young to learn their history and appreciate the example of devotion and courage of those who sacrificed themselves for the ideals of the Romanians. Fighting with their weapons in their hands on the battlefield or in the dark and cold detention centres where they were locked because they militated for liberty and democracy, the heroes of the past centuries and decades took care of our country's future," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We dedicate this Christian celebration day to all of them, according to the ancestral tradition of our nation and of the Romanian Orthodox Church, with all the due respect according to their sacrifice. May the heroes of our nation forever rest in peace!," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is a team of 15 doctors, nurses, and CBRN specialists who carry out a 14-day mission in the state of Alabama, obviously in the spirit of solidarity and co-operation between the United States and Romania. A mission which goal, on the one hand, is to be with doctors in the United States, and on the other hand also to see very clearly how the medical teams in the United States are working in the fight against COVID. I wish our mission success and I am using this opportunity again to convey a firm message: between the United States and Romania there is a solid strategic partnership that generates common actions in all fields of activity," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 25, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The success of the economic rebuilding plan lies in the partnership with you, the financial and banking systems, because it is clear that economic re-opening, the process of economic development, the stimulation of the investment process, the stimulation of Romanians' purchasing power to maintain secure demand for companies to increase their production to rebound depends very much on the support and collaboration between the government, the business community, the financial and banking systems and all the other organisations involved," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Among the topics I want to discuss is how to implement the SME Invest programme. I would also like to talk a little bit about mortgage loans, about the First Home programme, which has undergone certain changes. I am telling you from the beginning that from my point of view, we have to strongly support the people who want to buy properties. Someone who buys a property, buys furniture, buys electronic equipment, needs electrical installations, heating and cooling, etc. That is a very solid base for a lot of spending, which generates demand that is absolutely necessary for companies to support a high level of production. Perhaps you want to provide us with information on how the requests of companies and individuals for the suspension of the payment of loan installments are being followed," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Commission ) : "Besides SME Invest, our intention is that in a short period of time - conditional upon the European Commission's approval of state-aid schemes at the level of the European Union - to introduce more state-aid schemes; there will be a scheme close to SME Invest for large companies, guaranteeing loans for investment and working capital, with a guarantee of up to 80% and interest subsidy of up to 50%. We are also contemplating guarantee and reinsurance instruments, let's say, intra-company loans, commercial loans, supplier credit, also guarantee instruments for payment instruments such as promissory notes, letters of credit for export and so on that we also think are necessary," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are looking forward to next week's talks on the Recovery Fund, which could provide us with extremely useful financial tools to support the re-opening programme," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There has never been a plan just as we want to put into practice, namely a plan to be based on a very simple principle: to produce in Romania what can be produced in Romania, for the Government to be the partner of each investor that wants to carry out investments in Romania, which can truly generate productions in Romania. (...) We are preparing a plan of economic reconstruction on a healthy basis, which should put investments first, because the healthy growth must be based on investments, innovation, implementation of innovation results, on increasing competitiveness, processing in the Romanian economy. We are developing a very broad investment support scheme. (...) There has never been a project in Romania as ambitious as our project. We want to earmark huge amounts for public investments in transport, energy, sanitary infrastructure," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have identified financial resources, almost 2 billion euro, in order to generate programmes to support SMEs in investment projects and 300 million euro capital for restarting the companies which have been affected, HORECA included. (...) We are also thinking about furloughed employment schemes. Our estimate is that 800,000 Romanians are seeking jobs. Tools are needed for support, or the payment of salaries for the ones who re-employ those who are put on furlough and for those who hire workforce," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I inform you that, in this afternoon, at 19:00, I've summoned all the state institutions with control rights in order to establish a detailed plan to ensure the observance of the measures comprised in the state of alert within the government decision and obviously within Law no. 55," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 18, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Furthermore, all the ministries with attributions during the state of alert must issue pieces of legislation on the basis of the law and on the basis of the Government Decision, in order to establish all the rules for the running of public transport, of activity in the institutions, of activities in commercial spaces, of activities in personal care centers, in centers for vulnerable persons. All the ministries must ensure and complete through joint orders, together with the Health Ministry, all the support regulations in order to have the guarantee that in each place things take place so that we minimize to the fullest extent the risk of spreading the virus," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 18, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The Government I lead has the goal of making massive investments in developing the transport infrastructure in Romania. (...) In 2008, the feasibility study was drafted and the technical-economic indicators were approved for the Pitesti-Sibiu motorway. Certainly, they remained on paper for 12 years. Today, I am really happy to see the works are not on paper, but in the field, a mobilised constructor, that, in my view, will have the capacity to finish quickly this investment objective. Mr. Minister of Transport knows very clearly that he has my full support. Any issue must be solves in order to push forward the investment projects. Too much time has passed and too many governments have spoken more than they have done. From our point of view, it is the moment of action, the moment of making great investments which Romania needs," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 15, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban informed : "I would like to inform you that together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs I have taken the decision, in order to strengthen the authority of the National Committee for Emergency Situations, to amend Ordinance No. 21 and to assume, as Prime Minister, the leadership of the National Committee for Emergency Situations, certainly, seconded by three vice-presidents," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Today, we will have to adopt a piece of legislation, an emergency ordinance to regulate all the necessary measures for the transition from a state of emergency to a state of alert, especially those measures concerning the rights of citizens, incentives that we granted for the state of emergency and that we will extend beyond. We will have to regulate all the necessary measures in the field of health, in the field of education, so that we can face the challenges that will definitely be extremely important, especially as far as organising academic exams (...) for the whole time of the alert state," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "We must take into account the decision of the Constitutional Court as the change must not affect rights and freedoms, because rights and freedoms can only be temporarily affected by law and Parliament has adopted a law to that end that will come into force on Monday," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "All the necessary measures will be adopted by the National Committee for Emergency Situations and, also, I ask all ministers to issue, together with the Public Health National Institute, as well as, with the collaboration of the Technical-Scientific Support Council which substantiates the National Committee for Emergency Situations decisions, all orders regarding the health, occupational safety measures which must be observed in all activities, both for the activities for which there have been no restrictions so far and where it is necessary to impose these norms, and in the areas for which restrictions are lifted," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "It is about the rules regarding the movement in public transportation means, about the rules regarding the functioning of commercial spaces, rules regarding the functioning of hotels, rules regarding the functioning of barbershops, hair salons and all categories of activities for which restrictions are lifted and where a very serious regulation of public health measures is necessary for the protection of Romanian citizens," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I am confident that with the adoption of the law that we have submitted to Parliament, the instruments will return to us. Rules cannot be imposed without those who violate these rules being, in a way, punished. That is a fundamental rule. Of course we try to communicate as well as possible, we try to inform the citizens correctly, we try to provide them with all the knowledge we have to help them avoid infection, but as long as there are people who do not observe the law and endanger others ... Not wearing a mask, for example, on public transport does not only affect you, it also affects those you travel with. In the end, we must have the tools, the leverage, to make the rule breaker behave correctly and I am confident that Parliament will vote on the bill, so that the Ministry of Internal Affairs will once again have the opportunity to penalise the rule breakers," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We are working on a plan of economic and social measures. The plan will include several categories of measures. The first pillar of economic reconstruction we are thinking about is the pillar of public investment, where we try to mobilise all resources to provide funding for major transport infrastructure projects, energy infrastructure, health infrastructure, education, communications and agriculture," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "No matter how good our intentions, we can only apply those measures for which we have the necessary resources, and we are taking stock of all the necessary resources that are available to us apart from the government's receipts. An inventory of such revenues is extremely important because we will have to size this program and, particularly, all the measures that we will adopt should fit the financial resources that we actually have, resources that can be mobilised in a realistic way, because otherwise, if we initiate without financial support we risk causing more harm to the economy," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Both from institutional financiers, from the European funds that we have at our disposal in the financial year 2024 - 2020 and the funds from the financial year 2021 - 2027 for the subsequent measures. There are financial resources that we can mobilise by issuing securities, by loans that we raise either on the international market or on the domestic market. We are considering a mechanism of government bonds for individuals, the public, a wider issuance of securities in which to increase the financing capacity through these bonds that we will issue to the public; we are also trying to think about potential private financial resources that we can involve in these investment programs," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Minister Vela, keep in mind that the Ombudsperson has notified the Constitutional Court also regarding the regulations that affect the state of alert and we must be prepared, because the trial term at the Constitutional Court is Wednesday, May 13; we must be prepared for any change that is necessary to be able to give a legal, constitutional and factual reply so that we have a very clear legislative framework regarding the activity of the National Committee for Special Emergency Situations (CNSSU) and other entities within the state of alert," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban stated : "Romania's Royal Family has always been close to Romanians" External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 11, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban says : "Romania has also been involved in such efforts and we are pleased with the appreciation shown at the top of the European institutions towards the gestures of solidarity of the member states," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We will take all possible measures: disinfection of schools, no child will enter without a mask, supervision of children; there will be a small number of students in the classroom, so that all distances can be respected. We are ready to take other forms of measures (...) that practically isolate people. So we will take all measures to eliminate the risks of students getting infected. Teachers will also wear masks, so I do not think there are risks and I do not think that parents should be afraid of these exams, because we will try to organise the exams as well in the period after June 2 also in such manner as to minimise any risk of the students getting infected," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is legislation; the children have been preparing for many years for this form of examination, both the assessment exam, the former competence exam, and the Baccalaureate exam are a test based on which the students' subsequent career evolves. Based on the results of the exam the assessment is practically made in the high school enrollments and, normally, depending on the results both in the previous four years and on the results of the exam, the children may or may not have access to certain high schools. The Baccalaureate exam is equally important to the university career that those who go to college want to pursue. Practically, the children have prepared for these exams and by law and by everything they have done as training, these exams affect them, influence their subsequent development. As such, I am convinced that eventually parents will understand that there is only a minor risk," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about Ford Craiova ) : "We discussed the plan to gradually resume production of activity up to maximum capacity. Furthermore, we discussed about the extremely courageous intention, especially in the given condition, to introduce to fabrication new models, I am convinced they will be successful models and, clearly, we discussed about the measures that the Government may take to support not only Ford and the auto industry but the economy in its entirety. Our most important objective is, after we overcome the peak of the epidemic and things will tend to go back to normal, to strongly support the economy in order to return as quickly as possible to the level prior to the epidemic starting," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is a difference of vision between the government and the parliamentary majority controlled by PSD; we have adopted an emergency ordinance extending the mandate of elected local officials, and our intention is to organise elections when epidemiological conditions allow us to run a normal electioneering, when the candidates to the offices of mayor, local councilor, county councilor can make serious campaigning, and the citizens can trust to follow the campaigning and vote fully knowing what they vote for," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "According to our current reckonings, late September - early October could be a good time to organise the elections. The difference of opinion between us and the Social Democratic Party (PSD)-led majority in Parliament is that we believe that it is the government to pick the date of the elections and the conditions for the organisation of the elections, as it has been until now, while Parliament has passed a law, which we have challenged with the Constitutional Court, under which they established their power to set the date of the elections by law adopted by Parliament," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "placing UDMR [Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania] outside the law" External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told ( about Dacia Renault ) : "We wanted to come here in an important governmental team in order to see for ourselves the good things that are happening at Dacia-Renault, the gradual resumption of production. We had a conversation with the company's management regarding the resumption and growth schedule. We also had a very important conversation on how the government can support the company and the automotive industry in general in order to be able to carry out its activity under the best circumstances," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Following the analysis we carried out at the last meetings with Mr President Iohannis, we made some decisions which I need to communicate and they must be put into practice.We made the decision to use the financial resources from the Government Reserve Fund to support the purchase of tablets for students who do not have access to online courses because that they do not have computers or tablets. Moreover, from the Government Reserve Fund, too, we made the decision to support the necessary expenses for the distribution of masks for people who are vulnerable, who fall under the provisions of the Law regarding the guaranteed minimum income," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 8, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Just like other decisions taken by the CCR during Dragnea's time, this decision also shows that the current CCR is on the side of those who break the law, on the side of those who break the rules. (...) A decision that shocks me, that has an obvious political nature," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Through this decision, the Constitutional Court showed that it doesn't want justice to exist in the retirement system, that it seeks to maintain a privileged system of calculating pensions for categories that benefited, over time, from various special laws which allowed a different calculation of the pension from the calculation of pensions based on the contributivity principle," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Thirty years ago there was a free crossing of the Prut River, the border between Romania and the former Soviet Union, a demonstration known as the 'Bridge of Flowers', a demonstration attended by more than 1 million Romanians from both sides of the Prut and which was the symbol of the strong bonds of brotherhood, the symbol of strong ties throughout history between Romanians on both sides of the Prut. Today, when we celebrate 30 years of this symbolic moment, historically and emotionally charged, the Romanian Government makes a humanitarian gesture, of solidarity for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, for the health system of the Republic of Moldova, in order to be able to help our brothers from across the Prut in a difficult situation," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "depending on the needs and based on the protocol that was established at the WHO level" External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained ( about Commission ) : "I know that it has been said many times that we have few cases because we do not test enough and we replied that we test depending on the needs and based on the protocol that was established at the WHO level, and which is also promoted by the European Commission and validated by the Ministry of Health, through the National Institute of Public Health. And there are also many other indicators that can measure the spread of the epidemic," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Our intention is to lift restrictions gradually after May 15, by having one single criterion in mind, namely that of the epidemiological risk. We are going to lift first the restrictions that generate the smallest epidemiological risk. The assessment of this epidemiological risk will be made by the specialists from the Public Health Institute, the Technical-Scientific Support Council attached to the National Department for Emergency Situations and we are going to base our decision regarding the lifting of the restrictions on this epidemiological risk," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "As you well know, in accordance with the Stability Pact, which is transposed through the Law of fiscal-budgetary responsibility, after the first six months of each year the Ministry of Finance must present a report regarding the state of the economy and the state of the budget. Depending on this report and depending on the prognoses that will be done, we will make the necessary decisions. We will certainly increase pensions," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban spune ( about Liviu Dragnea ) : ”Avem astăzi confirmarea de la nivelul Curții Europene a Drepturilor Omului a faptului că în Curtea Constituțională a României deciziile luate au avut alte considerente decât cele care ar trebui să privească legea fundamentală. Decizia de revocare din funcție a Laurei Codruța Kovesi a fost luată de CCR pe baza unor umori și raportări subiective, dominate de influența de la acel moment a lui Liviu Dragnea și a PSD” External link

hotnews-en Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I appreciate and understand the work of a journalist, as flirting myself with this profession at the beginning of my career. But I find it equally important the right of citizens to be properly informed and reject any form of false news in the name of freedom of expression. The quality of information and truth must take precedence in the media space in support of the public interest. The right of journalists to report freely is guaranteed in Romania and so it will remain, I can assure you. Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we evoke with sadness the situations in different parts of the world where the press continues to be censored, journalists harassed, arrested or even killed, and we want such things to never happen anywhere else," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 4, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said ( about On Thursday ) : "I am convinced that people will be responsible, as they were on Easter, on other occasions, on Sundays, holidays, that they will follow the rules and that, if they go out, they will do so by avoiding additional risk of spreading the virus. I can tell you, for example, that you know that there were a lot of emotions related to the Easter holiday; we are already 10 days later now, and it can be said that everything was fine for Easter, there is no increase in the number of infections (...) In the end, co-operation between the Church and the authorities eventually led to the almost complete elimination of any epidemiological risk. On May 1, people will probably want to go out more, but they have to follow the rules that are in place," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Everybody awaits answers that we cannot yet give. In the first phase, we will lift those restrictions that pose the smallest epidemiological risk, while the entire process will be gradual. We will wait for a period of time, let's say 14-15 days, to see what are the effects in terms of the dissemination or spreading of the virus, after which, of course, we will take new measures. Moreover, we must also prepare protection measures because, if we reopen restaurants, we need to establish certain rules the owners will have to adapt to, and the same in the case of possible... nurseries, kindergartens," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I know that we have a problem with the children, for instance in the case of the single-parent families because, even if they benefit from the provisions of Law 19, which says they are entitled to receive a payment worth 75 per cent of their salary, many mothers and fathers face the risk of losing their jobs if they stay home while the employer asks them to come to work, which means that we need to find a modality to take care of the children, besides this money that we already provide under Law 19, which supplements our ordinance," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I hope that your mission will be as beneficial as possible and see you when you come back. Have a good journey and good luck," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There is a great need, there's a shortage of such materials in Basarabia and I think that, now that we have managed to stabilize the domestic situation, we must show our solidarity with the Republic of Moldova," External link

roumanie-en Friday, May 1, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : “In Romania, one million labor contracts have been suspended and some 300,000 have been cancelled,” External link

laht Wednesday, April 29, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I am talking about the 200 breathing devices we bought from the US after the discussion between President Klaus Iohannis and President Donald Trump, because you know that Trump actually banned exports of such equipment, which means that we basically benefited from an exception. And we also bought 200 breathing devices from South Korea, which are about to arrive," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Today, after an extremely thorough analysis, because there were many voices calling for the reopening of schools, we made this decision to keep schools suspended and to reopen them in autumn. Because in out thorough evaluation we have identified many risks in the case of opening schools, and things are very clear: the lives and health of students and teachers must be put at the forefront; in terms of knowledge, a mechanism can be established under which it can be dispensed. Obviously, we clearly intend to close the school year and we intend for the baccalaureate and assessment exams to be held so as to allow the 8th and 12th grade students to continue education at the next level (...)," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "The masks will only be compulsory in the enclosed spaces: when we enter a store, when we board a public transportation means, at the workplace, if it's an enclosed area. It will not be compulsory to wear them in the open air, only if the citizens want to. The masks will remain compulsory as long as necessary, depending on the spreading level of the virus. There will definitely be sanctions if the measure is not observed," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "In terms of the interior of the locality, it will be a movement without restrictions. The movement outside the locality - certain restrictions will be maintained, which we are to be defined in the coming period. However, there will be the possibility to travel outside localities," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "I don't believe that the restriction regarding art performances can be dropped, where a very large number of people gather and the risk of transmitting the virus is very high. Generally, the places where a lot of people gather and stay for a period of time and at a short distance will be resumed harder. In respect to parks, the epidemiological risk is relatively low and probably they will be included in the relaxation measures. There is one exception, namely children's playgrounds, where there is higher epidemiological risk and it's possible that even if parks reopen the playgrounds further remain closed. The restriction regarding the maximum number of persons who can stay or move together, meaning three persons, will remain in force. In my view, hotels can function. In respect to restaurants, the epidemiological risk is higher, because it's clear that one cannot wear a mask. It is very difficult to ensure the distance between customers and the isolation between various tables," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Clearly, the restrictions will be lifted in stages, gradually, we will leave some time after lifting the restrictions to see whether the epidemiological context develops in one way or another. Only after we strengthen lifting some restrictions, we will also lift others," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "I particularly wished to be present here today, at the return to the country of the formidable team of doctors, nurses, firemen, who has voluntarily worked in Italy, for a 17-day period, and through solidarity they have been by the side of the medical staff in Italy and the Italian patients in the battle against COVID-19. I send them my respect, my appreciation and I also give them a big thanks for the fact that they conveyed an extremely beautiful image about Romania, not only to Italy, but on a European level. I congratulate them for everything they have done on their humanitarian mission and I wish them success in their careers," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, April 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "There was a discussion dedicated, mainly, to an analysis of future relaxation measures, because it's clear that we must do the inventory of all the restrictive measures that were taken since the start of the epidemic, both by decisions of the National Committee for Special Emergency Situations and, later, after the state of emergency was declared, through military ordinances, and we should make an analysis of those measures and, especially, establish some criteria as objective as possible regarding the rhythm of relaxation measures," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban explained : "Many ideas were discussed, I will also mention that they seem like good ideas, for example the possibility of a workplace or school triage through electronic thermometers, surely that here too, in order for such a measure to be enforced, companies, public institutions need to acquire them, so that they can take the temperature of people when coming to work, and that happens daily, and if the person has a temperature of over 37 degrees access to work not be allowed and they be subjected to a medical evaluation, including the possibility of COVID testing, so that the possibility of those infected with COVID be at work or in different public locations be reduced," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "I know what measures were taken in the European countries, the pace at which they were adopted, how they were transposed into normative and how fast they were implemented. I can tell you that the Romanian administration and government moved very fast and, of course, even if the money did not reach all the beneficiaries yet, they will, all the citizens will be able to benefit from the facilities that were granted to them," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "We have provided facilities to companies related to their payment of taxes. We have also increased the speed of the VAT refund, which was also felt as an increase in companies' liquidity. Anyone who says that he did not benefit from support from the Romanian Government does not say things which are rigorously accurate and, in any case, all the measures will be operationalized, and during this time we are also preparing other economic measures, economic measures that will support the economic recovery after returning to a state of normalcy," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "For example, those who are in teleworking lose their benefits. (...) There were also decisions of some authorities aimed, where possible, at reducing the activity. I mean, some measures that were taken, practically, we had no time to apply such a measure (furlough, ed. n.) ," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Restructuring will also be conducted out of necessity, because many companies will no longer be able to maintain a crowded establishment plan, especially in the central apparatus or in the regional apparatus," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The payment of pensions is definitely a priority for us and we will provide the financial resources for the payment of pensions and wages, for the support of investments, we will ensure the financial coverage for all this," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "All the experts' analyzes virtually indicate a V-shaped evolution of the economy. After a quite sudden and big fall in the aftermath of the epidemic peak, the forecast shows a fairly rapid economic growth. If you look at the forecasts, regardless of who makes them, they project an economic decline this year in Romania and an economic growth varying between 4.1 and 6.1 in 2021," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "On the occasion of the beginning of the Ramadan fasting month, we send our warmest salute to the Muslim community in our country! Ramadan is a time dedicated to the spirit, reflection and family, through the respite that it brings for people to find their inner selves and strengthen their relationships with the dear ones. The signification and blessing of the Holy Month of Ramadan are even stronger during this period of turmoil, in which, regardless of our religious beliefs, we rediscover with new valences the human and community solidarity and we rediscover the joy of trust in understanding and helping the close ones," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "The manner in which we all joined our forces to observe the protective measures and limit the consequences of the spreading of the coronavirus gives us all confidence that we will be able to overcome this obstacle. Be it that Ramadan brings all the Muslin faithful peace, health and joy!," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban said : "Moreover, there are already companies that have the capacity to produce coveralls. Or, here, I think we need to encourage domestic production," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban added : "This policy of encouraging - let's say - entry on the market from abroad, to the detriment of Romanian producers, must cease, because as long as we have significant production capacity in companies producing in Romania, we must take care that these companies have indeed non-discriminatory access to the drug market in Romania," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban told : "Regarding short-time working, I have to tell you once again that I chose this option to pay short-time working benefits for epidemiological reasons as well. (...) This support measure will be limited in time, I'd say two months, after which, as we pass the peak of the epidemic and start reopening the economy, our intention is to replace it with an active measure under which we partially subsidise from the unemployment budget the wages of the employees on short-time working rehired by their former employers, because our interest is to restart as many companies as possible, our interest is as large a number of employees keeping their jobs and, also, we will think of an instrument for the absorption of the additional workforce seeking for a job and in that sense we will move on to active measures in support of employment after returning to normality," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban acrescentou : “Nesse tipo de situação, um processo criminal pode ser aberto” External link

dnoticias Friday, March 20, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban disse : “Não podemos aceitar que cidadãos irresponsáveis, que devem ficar isolados em casa ou em quarentena, não respeitem as decisões das autoridades” External link

dnoticias Friday, March 20, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ludovic Orban dit : "Notre parti prend toutes ses responsabilités dans cette époque difficile et désormais, avec un gouvernement de plein droit, j'ai confiance dans notre capacité à agir pour endiguer le coronavirus avec plus de fermeté" External link

msn-fr Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:01:00 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 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 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



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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Marcel Ciolacu told ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "No county seat municipality run by a PSD mayor has received any money. We are not talking about Orban's money, we are not talking about President Iohannis' money or about the normal Romania that President Iohannis promised us. We are talking about our money - both mine, and yours, which is temporarily managed by the Prime Minister of Romania - which, instead of directing it to the real problems of Romanians and the priorities of Romanians, he used to buy mayors or parliamentarians," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:42:00 PM EAT

Lucian Bode said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "As I am sure you know, investments in transport infrastructure in the last 10 months have become a priority for the Orban Government. We believe that the country's development can only be achieved by boosting investments, by moving from that economic, toxic model promoted by the left-wing, based on consumption, to an economic model based on the stimulation of investments. This is the only way we can restart the engines of the economy, this is the only way we can have economic development, this is the only way we can increase the number of jobs and the well-being of Romanians," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Viorica Dăncilă wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Because he cannot campaign on the achievements of the liberal government (which are zero), Prime Minister Ludovic Orban is still fighting the PSD, almost a year after taking power. I want to convey to Mr. Orban that a PSD government in 2020 would have looked much better than the failed PNL government. I assure him that the Romanians would not have lived today with the fear of unemployment, that the pensioners would have seen their pensions increased by 40% (as we promised in the National Pact for the Welfare of Romanians), that all the children would have already had their allowances doubled, and Romania's budget would have been properly managed in a pandemic, not robbed, as it is today" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:15:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The PSD MPs will vote tomorrow for the censure motion! The Orban Government must leave, it has already caused too much damage. I expect our partners be serious as well and their MPs vote for the dismissal of this government. The statements concerning arrangements or occult deals are not serious and do not count as votes," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Marcel Ciolacu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "I remind Prime Minister Ludovic Orban that rights and freedoms, according to the Constitution of Romania, cannot be changed by emergency ordinances, but only by law in the Romanian Parliament" External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Lucian Romascanu said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "PSD corrected the rectification so that the money used by them would come back, but there were 4 months in which everyone talked about a possible second wave, about a possible return of the pandemic, 4 months that the Orban Government did not used not at all to create more ICU beds, to equip themselves with ventilators," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 27, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Cazanciuc said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "The official figures reported by the government itself stand proof for this. It's as if a highshool student who didn't learn much and doesn't have a clue what to write, would blame the teachers or the exam commission for failing the baccalaureate. That's exactly what Orban does at this moment," External link

roumanie-en Monday, July 13, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Victor Ponta wrote ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Today Romania is collecting the least amount of money (as a percentage of GDP) to the state budget of all EU countries. With Orban and PNL things will get increasingly worse. We will fight with Orban PNL / PDL for Romania's interest, because we are Pro Romania and we only support Romania," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Lucian Bode said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "This is the largest road infrastructure development in the history of Romania for this area. We have this 500 ml euro project underway, and then we have the tendering, design and execution of another two objectives, the Galati bypass and the Braila - Galati expressway, worth roughly a combined 300 million euros; as you can see, we also have the connections of this objective with the main development centers in the area underway, because without the connection with the expressway, with the cities of Tulcea, Galati, or farther - with Constanta, this bridge would not be capitalized to match the investment we make here. So in the 5 months of this year, the Orban Government has signed the contracts for the feasibility study and the technical execution project for the Braila - Tulcea 75 km long expressway," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:32:00 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 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 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 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

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