Progress Report on the Priorities of the European Commission, March 14 - 21, 2018
The Presidential Administration issued a press release on Friday, March 16 offering a series of clarifications with regards to alleged protocols between the Romanian Intelligence Services (SRI) and other state institutions, and their declassification, which was last week’s main political subject of discussion. The press release highlights that the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) neither proposed nor enforced protocols between public institutions. "CSAT did not issue any Resolution establishing collaboration protocols between SRI and DNA or other institution for that matter," an official press release issued on March 16 reads.


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Weekly Political Report March 12 - 19, 2018
The Presidential Administration issued a press release on Friday, March 16 offering a series of clarifications with regards to protocols between the Romanian Intelligence Serices (SRI) and other institutions, and their declassifications, last week’s main political subject. The press release highlights that the Supreme Council of National Defense (CSAT) neither proposed nor enforced protocols between public institutions. "CSAT did not issue any Resolution establishing collaboration protocols between SRI and DNA or other institution for that matter," the official press release reads. CSAT convenes on March 20, the first point on the agenda being intelligence services' 2017 activity, and their plans for 2018. The press release issued by the Presidency came as a reaction to what the institution referred to as "recent statements". The release does not specifically point at Social Democrats' statements, however last week's course of action indicates them as this subject's main driver. Over the past week SocDems addressed the issue on a couple of occasions. First, on Tuesday March 13, just days after PSD's Congress, live for Antena 3, PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea stated that SRI was actively involved in making governments and influencing PSD's internal elections. Further on, the next day (March 13) PSD Senator Șerban Nicolae called on President Iohannis, accusing him of becoming "complicit if he does not order the declassification of the secrete protocols which were based on a CSAT Resolution." Senate Speaker Călin Popescu Tăriceanu (ALDE) also requested the immediate declassification of these protocols. On Monday, PSD's chair of the SRI Committee Claudiu Manda announced that SRI's director Eduard Hellvig informed him that he wants to declassify the SRI-DNA protocol.


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Fiscal Policies Review, March 12 - 19, 2018
On Tuesday, March 13, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released the report on February's evolution of consumer prices. According to INS' data, the inflation rate reached 4.7% in February. INS also showed that trade deficit rose by EUR 170 million in January, to EUR 775 million, and that the net average wage dropped by RON 145 in January.               The topic of February's inflation rate was also addressed by MPs, with Chair of Chamber of Deputies' Committee for Budget, Marius Budăi (PSD), pointing at Central Bank Governor Mugur Isărescu. According to Budăi, the fact that BNR presented their outlook on inflation does nothing more than push prices up.  ALDE's Călin Popescu Tăriceanu said he is “certain that wage raises have nothing to do with an inflationist spike.”             Following last week’s visit, the International Monetary Fund recommends Romania a combination of fiscal moderation and monetary tightening, as the best course of action.  During their visit, the IMF delegation met with PM Dăncilă, Chamber of Deputies’ Committee for budget, and PNL president Ludovic Orban.             IMF see an economic growth of 5% in 2018, and also warn that the deficit target is at risk.


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Progress Report on the Priorities of the European Commission, March 7 - 14, 2018
After the Congress held on March 10, PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea took Sunday off, only to appear on Monday on Romania TV. During his first public appearance after Saturday's PSD Congress, Dragnea addressed some of the themes mentioned in his Congress speech. Again, Dragnea referred to the "parallel state" and announced that lawsuits against its members are going to be filed based on Parliament's inquiry committees' reports. No other detail on these lawsuits was provided. Dragnea also denied having discussed the topic of presidential candidates within the party, although he admitted that PSD has a strategy for the 2019 presidential elections.


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Fiscal Policies Review, March 5 - 12, 2018
During PSD’s Extraordinary Congress held on March 10, the members of the governing party adopted two important conventions in the area of fiscal policies: The National Convention for Adopting Euro by 2024 and the National Convention Romania 2040 – a proposed country development roadmap/Country Program. Romania 2040 will be sent in Parliament and made into law. Public debates over joining the Eurozone in 2024 are scheduled to begin in April, according to Dragnea.


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