- Popescu-Tariceanu III (2007-04-05 - 2008-12-22) - 1.0
He was convicted of inflating voter numbers at a July 2012 referendum to impeach former President Traian Basescu
. The referendum failed because turnout was too low.
In a country deeply divided by the narrow 2009 re-election of the controversial President Traian Basescu
(see Gheorghita, 2011) and severely hit by the economic crisis, the year 2012 began in a general atmosphere of discontent within society, still under the shock of a severe program of austerity and structural reform started in 2010: a 25% cut in the public sector salaries, a 5 point increase in VAT up to 24%, 45 categories of social programs dropped, an unprecedented reduction in the number of public employees, a new labour code more favourable to the employers.
Bucharest, SANA -- Romanian President Traian Basescu
stressed his country's support for Syria in the face of extremism and terrorism.
BE[pounds sterling]KREE[currency] (CyHAN)- Romania's President Traian Basescu
said Thursday that his term in office will end on Dec.
Rabat - SM le Roi Mohammed VI a recu un message de felicitations du President roumain Traian Basescu
, a l'occasion de la fete du Trone.
Romania has embarked on a deal with US energy giant Chevron to extract shale gas from deposits in the north-eastern parts of the country, amid a division in society over the impact hydraulic fracking could have on the environment.On his visit to Bucharest, Biden also met Romania's President Traian Basescu
. He encouraged Basescu
to push for an increase of military spending in the country to 2% of GDP, up from the present 1.36 percent.His proposal matches Romania's plans to increase expenditures in the sector, reaching the same target by 2017.Biden stressed the importance of a bolstered defense budget in the face of prospective negative developments in Ukraine.
Romanian President Traian Basescu
, who spoke to The Associated Press in an interview Monday, said he fears that neighboring Moldova is ''in great danger.''
However, President Traian Basescu
questioned Ponta's legal right to form a new government because of the loss of one of its founding parties, and has threatened to block its creation.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone with Romanian President Traian Basescu
on regional developments on Thursday.
Tuesday with his Romanian counterpart Traian Basescu
the latest in the peace