Progress Report on the Priorities of the European Commission, January 11 - 17, 2018
President Klaus Iohannis accepted PSD's proposal for the position of PM. In a brief statement held at 17:30, Iohannis argued that PSD and ALDE have a solid majority in Parliament and that he decided to give them a third chance after two failed governments. President Iohannis confirmed that Romania can have a working PM and Gov't by the beginning of February. In his turn, PSD chairman and president of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea stated that the Parliament leadership is ready to summon MPs in an extraordinary session. Hearings in the specialized committees and the vote over the new Government are expected to take place next week. According to the Constitution, after being nominated the PM has 10 days to defend his Government and Government Program in Parliament


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President Iohannis nominates PSD proposal for PM. Political Update January 17, 2018
President Klaus Iohannis accepted PSD's proposal for the position of PM. In a brief statement held at 17:30, Iohannis argued that PSD and ALDE have a solid majority in Parliament and that he decided to give them a third chance after two failed governments. President Iohannis confirmed that Romania can have a working PM and Gov't by the beginning of February. In his turn, PSD chairman and president of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea stated that the Parliament leadership is ready to summon MPs in an extraordinary session. Hearings in the specialized committees and the vote over the new Government are expected to take place next week. According to the Constitution, after being nominated the PM has 10 days to defend his Government and Government Program in Parliament


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Special Political Report January 16, 2018
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned yesterday (January 15), following a tense Executive Committee meeting that lasted for up to five hours and ended after 21.00. PSD's Executive Committee (CEx) largely opted for withdrawing Mihai Tudose's political support, with 59 votes in favor, 4 votes against and 4 abstentions.  PSD's branch leaders presented a united front against Tudose, with only four of them to vote in favor of the soon-to-be ex-PM. At the end of the Executive Committee, Tudose announced his resignation from the PM position, stating that he is leaving office "holding his head up". The next day, President Klaus Iohannis appointed Minister of Defense Mihai Fifor interim-PM, whom he preferred to Dragnea's proposal, Deputy PM Paul Stănescu. Iohannis also announced negotiations with political parties over the appointment of the next PM for Wednesday, January 17. Calling for consultations on short notice indicates that Iohannis is committed to resolving the matter in a timely matter. Iohannis also argued that political instability has economic repercussions, which he would like to avoid. His statement may very well indicate that the president is not going to refuse appointing another SocDem PM, as this solution would be the easiest way out of this situation, both for him, and for PSD. Iohannis' decision to appoint DefMin Mihai Fifor interim-PM may very well indicate that Fifor holds best chances to become Romania's next PM. Political sources (13:30) confirmed that the PSD Executive Committee voted for MEP Viorica Dăncilă. The member of the European Parliament is PSD’s proposal for the position of PM and will be presented at tomorrow’s talks at the Cotroceni Palace.


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Weekly Political Report, January 8 - 15, 2018
Half a year after PSD toppled their own Prime Minister (Sorin Grindeanu) in Parliament, Social Democrats appear to be facing a rerun of the same political scenario. The ruling party is deciding these days whether to maintain support for the Cabinet led by PM Mihai Tudose. On Monday, January 15, PSD convened once more in the Executive Committee (CEx), only one week after the previous CEx was held (January 8). Same as last week, the main point on this week's agenda is the relationship between the PM and the ruling political party. It is yet unclear what is happening behind closed doors or whether PM Mihai Tudose would manage to raise just enough support to stay in office. Political sources cited by Hotnews.ro indicate that some 30 PSD branch leaders have signed a document for withdrawing political support for PM Tudose, a scenario deemed likely by most media outlets. At this point, the option of PM Tudose leaving the cabinet is on the table.  PSD could either withdraw political support for PM Tudose and demand his resignation, or let him resign on his own. PM Mihai Tudose has already announced that he would resign if CEx withdraws his political support.  Political sources said that Tudose would only be demanded his resignation if Liviu Dragnea comes up with a strategy for the period following the fall of the Government. However, given that President Klaus Iohannis could refuse to appoint PSD's proposal for Tudose's replacement, it is less likely that SocDems are willing to take the risk of losing this key position. Although he did not address the matter directly, President Iohannis said that two governmental crises caused by the same political party "is too much", implying that he would not appoint PSD's third PM.


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Progress Report on Fiscal Policies, January 9 - 15, 2018
The latest data released by the National Institute for Statistics shows that the Romanian economy reached an 8.8% growth in 2017 Q3 compared to the same period in 2016. The INS release reads that the volume and the contribution of net taxes per product to the GDP growth decreased by 0.8% (volume), and by 0.2% (contribution). The annual inflation rate reached 3.32% in December 2017, the highest level since August 2013 (3.67%), while the Central Bank is expecting an accelerated growth in the following months.             World Bank’s January 2018 Global Economic Prospects expects the Romanian economy to grow by 4.5% in 2018 and by 4.1% in 2019, improving its June 2017 economic prospects. The report underlines the progress made in depoliticizing certain state companies’ management between 2013 and 2016. According to a Keysfin study, although cautious with regards to 2018's fiscal and economic developments, one in two managers expects an economic advance similar to World Bank's outlook. Legislative developments  On January 10, the Ministry of Finances put up for debate a Draft Resolution amending the Enforcement Guidelines of the Fiscal Code, "in order to accommodate certain provisions of GEO 79/2017. - such as social contributions' transfer. On January 12, the Ministry of Economy published for public debate a draft Government Ordinance on modifying and amending EO no. 77/1999 regarding certain measures for preventing default risk.


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