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“Romania e Europa”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 settembre 2019

Parma giovedì 26 settembre, alle 14.30, nell’Aula K4 del Plesso D’Azeglio-Kennedy dell’Ateneo, in occasione della Giornata Europea delle Lingue, Petru Ilieşu, parlerà di “Romania e Europa”. Petru Ilieşu, è uno dei più significativi poeti romeni viventi. L’incontro avrà luogo all’interno del corso di “Linguistica generale” di Davide Astori e in occasione della presentazione di un volume bilingue, dal titolo “Petru Ilieşu e la sua Romania. A trent’anni dalla Rivoluzione” (Athenauem, Parma 2019), che raccoglie quattro suoi poemetti con la traduzione e introduzione di Astori, pensato, fra l’altro, anche come strumento per illustrarne la figura e la poetica. Si discuterà con lui della sua poesia e – anche attraverso la sua esperienza di vita – più in generale del suo Paese, che celebra quest’anno il trentennale della Rivoluzione. Intellettuale che lega a doppio filo l’attività culturale all’impegno sociale, Petru Ilieşu ha vissuto sulla propria pelle la condizione di oppositore del regime comunista e ha creato, il 30 dicembre 1989, “Fundaţia Timişoara ’89”, la prima organizzazione socio-umanitaria costituitasi nella Romania post-rivoluzionaria. Introdurrà l’incontro Grigore Arbore Popepscu, Direttore dell’Istituto Romeno di Cultura e Ricerca Umanistica di Venezia.

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Realizzazione in Romania di un nuovo stabilimento

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

SACE SIMEST, il Polo dell’export e dell’internazionalizzazione del Gruppo CDP, con il coordinamento di UniCredit e tramite il Fondo Sviluppo Export gestito da Amundi SGR ha sottoscritto un’emissione obbligazionaria da 14 milioni di euro, ricorrendo alle risorse messe a disposizione dalla stessa SACE SIMEST e a quelle della Banca Europea per gli Investimenti, a supporto dei piani di crescita internazionali di Guala Pack, azienda piemontese leader nella produzione di imballaggi flessibili.
L’operazione, coordinata da UniCredit in qualità di Placement Agent unico e con il supporto dello studio legale Legance Avvocati Associati, mira a rafforzare il presidio dell’azienda del mercato dell’Europa Emergente, attraverso la costruzione di un nuovo stabilimento per la produzione di film per l’imballaggio in Romania, che servirà la crescente domanda proveniente dall’intera regione.La realizzazione del nuovo sito produttivo si inserisce nell’ambito del piano di investimenti programmato dall’azienda di Alessandria, con l’obiettivo di rendere efficienti i processi produttivi per incrementare il business in Romania e nei Paesi limitrofi.L’area dell’Europa Emergente e dei Paesi della Comunità degli Stati Indipendenti, infatti, è tra le più dinamiche per l’export italiano. Dopo una crescita del 4,5% nel 2018, le nostre esportazioni, presentano prospettive positive anche per il 2019 (+4,1%) e per il triennio successivo (+5,1%), grazie al miglioramento del quadro economico regionale.
Guala Pack è la principale realtà operativa dell’omonimo Gruppo, attivo nel settore del packaging. Nello specifico la società è specializzata nella produzione di imballaggi flessibili preformati con tappo, destinati a numerosi utilizzi nel settore food come succhi di frutta, baby food, bevande energetiche e no-food come i prodotti per l’igiene. L’azienda piemontese, che ha una forte proiezione internazionale ed esporta l’85% della sua produzione, è presente anche in Brasile, Stati Uniti, Ucraina, Messico, Cile e Costa Rica.L’operazione, coordinata da UniCredit, è stata realizzata attraverso il Fondo Sviluppo Export. Il fondo, nato su iniziativa di SACE SIMEST e gestito da Amundi SGR S.p.A., apre il mercato dei capitali alle imprese esportatrici italiane, con una disponibilità iniziale complessiva di 350 milioni di euro, di cui 175 milioni di euro messi a disposizione da SACE SIMEST e altrettanti 175 milioni di euro finanziati dalla Banca Europea per gli Investimenti con la garanzia di SACE SIMEST. Riservato a investitori professionali, è dedicato all’investimento in titoli obbligazionari secured o unsecured, con cedola a tasso fisso o variabile e con rimborso rateale o a scadenza, emessi da imprese italiane non quotate con vocazione all’export e all’internazionalizzazione. Attraverso le emissioni sottoscritte dal Fondo, sono finanziabili un’ampia gamma di attività: da investimenti diretti all’estero, come acquisizioni, fusioni o joint venture, a investimenti in Italia in ricerca e sviluppo, da spese per acquisto o rinnovo di macchinari e impianti, ad attività di comunicazione e marketing.

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Eurostat conferma: Italia maglia nera per laureati dopo la Romania

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 Mag 2019

L’Italia si conferma uno dei Paesi europei con meno laureati in assoluto, anche tra le nuove generazioni: la conferma arriva da Eurostat, che ha reso pubbliche le percentuale aggiornate nei Paesi Membri dell’Unione. Per la nostra Penisola, purtroppo, non proprio una gran bella figura, se è vero che, a fronte di una media europea del 40,7%, ha una laurea soltanto il 27,8% dei giovani in fascia d’età 30-34 anni. Peggio di noi fa soltanto la Romania, con una percentuale di giovani laureati pari al 24,6%. Nel Nord Europa, invece, si raggiungono casi di Paesi sopra il 50%, come l’Irlanda, che può vantare una media pari al 56,3%. Sul basso numero di “dottori” in Italia pesano i finanziamenti ridotti rispetto al Pil, il numero chiuso, il pessimo orientamento, l’alta dispersione di studenti, le tasse troppo alte, la mancanza di borse di studio, il ridimensionamento dei ricercatori e il taglio del numero di docenti. Marcello Pacifico (Anief): Il problema è complessivo, perché il 20% degli italiani continua ad avere solo la terza media; inoltre, ogni anno oltre 100 mila alunni iniziano le superiori senza che arriveranno mai alla maturità e non è un caso se l’Italia ha il record di giovani Neet. Poi, anche l’Università è vittima della politica al risparmio sul fronte della formazione e della conoscenza: è una precisa scelta assecondata da tutti i Governi degli ultimi anni. Così oggi, rispetto al Prodotto interno lordo, spendiamo appena lo 0,9% contro l’1,2% della Germania, l’1,3% della Spagna, l’1,5% della Francia e poco meno del 2% dell’Inghilterra.Quando si evidenzia il basso numero di laureati nella nostra Penisola, è inevitabile che si associ all’ancora troppo alto abbandono degli studi: l’Italia – commenta Orizzonte Scuola – è ai primi posti, facendo registrare una percentuale pari al 14,5% di giovani in fascia 18-24 anni che lasciano i banchi senza raggiungere nemmeno la maturità”.
C’è poi un’ulteriore ragione per lo scarso numero di laureati: quello delle disponibilità economiche delle studentesse e degli studenti. In Italia, la media dell’ammontare delle tasse universitarie annuali è attorno ai 1.300 euro, la terza più alta in tutta Europa, e solo l’11% degli iscritti riesce a ottenere una borsa di studio. E “in mancanza di sussidi o in presenza di sussidi insufficienti, le studentesse e gli studenti in molte occasioni sono portati a sospendere gli studi”.
Anief reputa senz’altro importante ridurre le tasse di frequenza e migliorare l’orientamento, spesso alla base di scelte di percorsi di studi non adatti ai propri reali interessi ed inclinazioni. Tuttavia, il sindacato reputa altrettanto importante restituire alle università quella figura del ricercatore proiettata verso la stabilizzazione e ad anche nel ruolo della docenza: tutto questo non avviene e la mancanza di questa figura all’interno degli atenei, invece fondamentale come “anello” di ricongiunzione con gli studenti e le strutture formative terziarie, produce effetti fortemente negativi ai fini del coinvolgimento degli iscritti, sia a livello orientativo che di qualità dell’offerta formativa accademica. È emblematico, in questo ambito, che secondo l’Istat solo un dottore di ricerca su 10 diventi professore; infatti, a sei anni dal conseguimento del dottorato, appena il 10% di coloro che conseguono il titolo riesce a svolgere poi la professione dell’insegnante. Sarebbe inoltre molto utile pensare al rilancio della figura del ricercatore a tempo indeterminato, attraverso la creazione di un albo nazionale. Il giovane sindacato ha chiesto più volte soluzioni in merito, proponendo anche emendamenti ad hoc all’ultima Legge di Stabilità. “Lo stesso proliferare di corsi di laurea a numero chiuso – spiega Marcello Pacifico, presidente nazionale Anief – fa parte di questa tendenza al ribasso, con i finanziamenti agli atenei ridotti considerevolmente, dettata dalla necessità di ridurre le spese non sostituendo i professori che vanno in pensione, i quali, infatti, dal 2008 ad oggi si sono ridimensionati di 10 mila unità passando da circa 63 mila a 53 mila”.

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Extending the Schengen area to include Bulgaria and Romania

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 dicembre 2018

MEPs reiterated on Monday their call on EU Council to take a swift and affirmative decision to include Bulgaria and Romania as fully-fledged members in the Schengen area. The non-legislative report was adopted by 514 votes to 107, with 38 abstentions.A two-step approach – first ending checks at internal sea and air borders, followed by stopping checks at internal land borders – would pose a number of risks and could negatively impact the future enlargement of the Schengen area, say MEPs. The decision should therefore be taken in the form of a single legal act.Parliament also calls on EU Ministers to decide on Croatia’s Schengen accession as soon as Croatia has successfully met the required criteria.The deferral of Bulgaria’s and Romania’s full accession to the Schengen area has brought about negative consequences not just for the two countries, but also for the EU as a whole, say MEPs.They highlight that maintaining internal border controls or reintroducing them in the Schengen area undermines citizens’ trust in the European institutions and integration. It also has a negative economic impact on the EU’s internal market and exports and imports to and from Bulgaria and Romania, MEPs stress.They also underline that the enlargement of the Schengen area or the free movement of EU citizens should not be negatively impacted by the shortcomings in other EU policies such as asylum and migration policy.Rapporteur Sergei Stanishev (S&D, BG) said: “Today the Parliament went beyond its repeated calls for immediate accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen area by insisting on full accession with all borders – land, maritime and air. We categorically reject partial accession, as it not only lacks any legally sound justification, but also entails a number of economic, social and political downsides for the whole EU.”

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Romania: MEPs are deeply concerned about judicial independence and rule of law

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 novembre 2018

In a resolution wrapping up the plenary debate held on 3 October with Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă, the Chamber calls on the Romanian authorities to put in place safeguards to avoid circumventing the system of checks and balances and to counter any measures which would decriminalise corruption in office. The text, passed with 473 votes to 151 and 40 abstentions, points to the new legislation on the status of judges and prosecutors, on judicial organisation and on the Superior Council of the Magistracy. In line with the warnings from the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and the Venice Commission, MEPs caution that the new legislation could have an impact on the independence of the judiciary, its efficiency and its quality, including negative consequences in the fight against corruption. The changes to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code – many of which the Romanian Constitutional Court considers unconstitutional- are another source of concern, with additional effects on the capacity to combat corruption, violent crimes and organised criminality.The role of the Romanian Intelligence Service and its alleged interference in the activities of the Romanian judiciary lead the EP to suggest reinforcing Romania’s parliamentary oversight of the intelligence services.The Parliament condemns the “violent and disproportionate intervention” by the police during the mass protests in Bucharest in August 2018 and calls on the Romanian authorities to ensure a transparent, impartial and effective investigation into the actions of the riot police.MEPs also warn that the legislation on the financing, organisation and functioning of NGOs could potentially intimidate civil society and note that it may be against the principle of freedom of association and the right to privacy.The Parliament urges the European Commission to resume its annual anti-corruption monitoring in all EU member states and proposes a system of strict indicators to measure the level of corruption in each country and evaluate their anti-corruption policies.A regular, systematic and objective process to assess respect of democracy, fundamental rights and the rule of law is also necessary, according to the Parliament. Plenary will vote on a separate resolution on Wednesday, reiterating its calls for a mechanism to be established to assess the EU’s founding values in all member states every year.

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MEPs demand Bulgaria’s and Romania’s swift accession to Schengen area

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 novembre 2018

EU ministers should admit Bulgaria and Romania to the border check-free Schengen area as soon as possible, the Civil Liberties Committee urges. MEPs reiterated on Monday their call on EU Ministers to take a swift and affirmative decision on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania as fully-fledged members to the Schengen area.
They emphasize that a two-step approach – first ending checks at internal sea and air borders, followed by stopping checks at internal land borders – would pose a number of risks and could negatively impact the future enlargement of the Schengen area. The decision should therefore be taken in the form of a single legal act, say MEPs. MEPs also call on EU Ministers to decide on Croatia’s Schengen accession as soon as Croatia has successfully met the required criteria.Civil Liberties Committee MEPs underline that the Schengen area is a unique arrangement and one of the greatest achievements of the EU. The deferral of Bulgaria’s and Romania’s full accession has brought about negative consequences not just for the two countries, but also for the EU as a whole. MEPs highlight that maintaining internal border controls or reintroducing them in the Schengen area undermines citizens’ trust in the European institutions and integration. It also has a negative economic impact on the EU’s internal market and exports and imports to and from Bulgaria and Romania, MEPs stress. They also underline that the enlargement of the Schengen area or the free movement of EU citizens should not be negatively impacted by the shortcomings in other EU policies such as asylum and migration policy.

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Globecast Extends Partnership with SES for Distribution Services to Orange Romania

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 9 gennaio 2018

x-defaultGlobecast, the global solutions provider for media, has extended its partnership with SES for the premium TV distribution services it provides to Orange Romania using SES’s satellite capacity.
Under the multi-year extension announced by SES, Globecast will lease several transponders on ASTRA 5B at 31.5 degrees East to serve Orange Romania, which uses the capacity to broadcast 112 channels, of which 52 are in HD, using the DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 technical standards. Globecast manages the contribution, encryption and encoding for the entire TV package, as well as signal transport to the uplink facilities for ASTRA 5B.Orange Romania’s premium TV offer was launched in June 2013 with the support of SES, leveraging the high power and wide coverage of the ASTRA 5B satellite to deliver HD channels via the smallest dish in the Romanian market. In a highly competitive TV market, with 98 percent pay-TV coverage and five operating DTH platforms, Orange TV’s satellite platform has grown exponentially since its launch.
“We’ve worked extensively with SES and this is another example of the benefits of this partnership for our customers. In such a competitive market, quality of service is an essential factor in determining success, and we are pleased to extend this specific part of the relationship,” said Biliana Pumpalovic, General Director of Globecast in Moscow. “This extension agreement highlights the role of satellite as vital infrastructure for telecommunications operators to deliver television packages to their subscribers,” said Martin Ornass-Kubacki, Vice President and Chief Regional Officer, at SES Video. “We have been supporting Orange Romania for its DTH service since the beginning, not only from a technical point of view but also in the area of marketing, to promote their offer to the entire country. We are very pleased to continue working with such an innovative partner and enable them to deliver high-quality service to their consumers.” “Our customers’ experience is at the forefront of all the services we supply to our customers, be it the most extensive 4G network in the country or the content that we provide access to. We are proud to bring Orange Love convergent packs to all households by offering satellite television in addition to our fiber offer. The extension of the partnership with Globecast and SES fits right in with this strategy,” said Yves Martin, Chief Marketing Officer at Orange Romania. (photo: ASTRA 5B)

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World Bank Supports Health of Romanians

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 30 marzo 2014

washingtonWASHINGTON. The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a EUR250 million loan to Romania for the Health Sector Reform – Improving Health System Quality and Efficiency project, which will be implemented by the Romanian Ministry of Health. The new project is consistent with the priorities of the World Bank’s strategic partnership in Romania, as well as with the European Commission and International Monetary Fund programs. This new health sector operation aims to improve the access, quality, and efficiency of public health services by supporting the health care service delivery network by strengthening the hospitals’ support systems and services, increasing outpatient medical care services (higher volume–lower cost–greater quality), enhancing primary health care services at the community level, and strengthening governance across the health care system. The project focuses on prevention and out-of-hospital assistance as the most cost-effective way to improve health outcomes. Romania has achieved progress in improving its healthcare systems, but is still facing several challenges. In terms of health outcomes, the health system is below EU standards. Romania has the highest infant mortality rate in the EU, with 9.8 per 1,000 live births – more than twice the EU rate of 4.1 per 1,000. Life expectancy is 73.8 years – about 6 years lower than the EU average. Romania also has one of the highest standardized death rates for cardiovascular disease – due to lack of prevention and to smoking related causes.
Romania has historically committed a relatively low share of national spending to health care. Health care spending in the public sector has increased from 2.9 to 3.7 percent of GDP, but still remains well below other EU countries. In order to improve, the following will be needed: • The use of expensive health technologies, both in terms of medical procedures and drugs, will need to be properly analyzed and regulated.
•The use of health technology assessments approved by the Government in 2012 has to be expanded, further developed, and enforced.
•New quality control mechanisms have to be developed and implemented, and the hospital financial discipline improved.
•A perception shift from the focus on in-hospital assistance and the public’s behavior change are also needed. “The health sector in Romania still remains underfinanced. And in a fiscally-constrained environment, it is especially important to improve efficiency in the sector,” said Elisabetta Capannelli, World Bank Country Manager for Romania. “Romanian patients need to be able to access health services with ease. Better and more uniform quality of services needs to be ensured for all patients. Decentralization of hospital services often leads to fragmentation of policies and of the delivery of health care services. In order to avoid this, the hospital networks need to be established quickly, followed by proper patient referral mechanisms and a focus on primary care and out-patient services.” Previous World Bank assistance includes a Health Services Rehabilitation Project and a Health Adaptable Program Lending series (APL 1 and 2). Bank projects have complemented the existing partnerships between the Government, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and bilateral donors, including USAID and Swiss Cooperation. This loan’s interest rate is equal to six month Euribor plus a variable spread. The repayment period is 18 years, with a 17.5 years grace period. After Board’s approval, the loan agreement will be signed by both sides and ratified according to Romanian law. The Project is expected to become effective no later than 150 day after signing, and be implemented over 6 years.

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What price recovery?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2013

In a month when the EU welcomed another member state and the way was opened for another EU country — Latvia — to join the eurozone, we might well be lulled into assuming that neither the EU dream nor the single currency are discredited after all and that things are looking up. Indeed, the OECD’s composite leading indicator for the eurozone has now been at, or above, the long-term average trend line for the last three months and GDP projections even for the current year are being revised upwards.Yet there are few signs that companies from outside the EU are lining up with investment projects to take advantage of the long-awaited recovery, and one factor that is discouraging investment is the uncertainty in domestic markets. Although high unemployment rates should indicate that there is a good pool of available labour and that employers are in a buyers market when it comes to wage rates, unemployed people do not make good consumers and poor productivity still haunts the European Union, particularly in its most recent member states.Certainly many former barriers to improved productivity have fallen during the recession. Governments have relaxed working time limits to allow flexible working practices and collective agreements have abandoned many former restrictive practices. Even so, huge national differences remain in working time. Workers in Romania, for instance, work the longest hours in Europe — a total of over one month more per year than workers in Finland. Similarly, workers in Germany enjoy a statutory holiday entitlement of two weeks more than workers in Estonia.Long working hours should logically correlate with a greater opportunity for wealth generation — yet this is not apparent. Both Finland and Germany have per capita GDPs well above the EU average, whilst Romania and Estonia are amongst the least productive countries.Speaking at a breakfast briefing by the Federation of European Employers (FedEE) today the FedEE Secretary-General, Robin Chater, underlined that a further issue for potential investors is the way that governments give with one hand and take away with the other.“Although corporation tax is slowly falling across much of Europe there has been much political over-reaction to press reports about corporate tax evasion. Immigration rules are also being tightened and greater penalties imposed even on employers that have been the victim of forged visas and work permits. Added costs have also arisen from employment law amendments such as those just introduced in Hungary and the new facility for part-time educational leave in Austria. Even in the lower cost countries of eastern Europe social security contributions remain generally very high and widespread corruption continues to make the conduct of business transactions particularly problematic”Mr Chater went on to underline the need for a concerted strategy for EU recovery which he believes is “profoundly lacking at any level”.“I look with despair at countries such as France where the male-female wage gap is one of the worst in the world, yet all the government can do is continue to tinker with maternity leave in order to pressure men to share it with their wives and partners … or in the UK where attacks on bankers — the lifeblood of the economy — continue and every development that can encourage employability — such as the zero hours contract — is automatically suspect and under review by government.”

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Transmitting hope today, to build the Europe of tomorrow

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 giugno 2013

Ten years after the publication of the Apostolic Exhortation “Ecclesia in Europa”, the operators of social communications have examined the challenges facing the Church’s missionary work in Europe today. The annual meeting of the Spokesperson and Press Officers promoted by CCEE took place June 12 through 15 in Bucharest, Romania, at the invitation of the Archbishop of the Romanian Capital City and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Romania, Mgr. Ioan Robu.Jesus Christ, who lives in his Church, is a source of hope for Europe. Today, more than ever, the message of hope of the Apostolic Exhortation seems prophetic and topical for Europe. Our Continent, in fact, seems to go through a time of bewilderment and dimming of hope. In this phase of crisis, many people feel confused and disappointed by the institutions and have lost the points of reference that had so far withstood our societies of the Old Continent. The Europe of 2013 seems to be run through more by a wave of uncertainty then by the desire of future….
In the last few years, several elements testify the changes in progress in the fields of politics, economy and law. We are witnessing, for example, a multiplication of rights: the so-called new rights – i.e., individual rights – which are the very fruits of a society where ….
Gender theory, euthanasia and culture of death During the meeting we also analyzed topics such as the gender theory, euthanasia, and the language of the culture of death. It is particularly significant to note ….

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Romania Modernizes Revenue Administration

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 aprile 2013

WASHINGTON.The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the EUR70 million Revenue Administration Modernization project for Romania. Through this project, the World Bank is partnering with the country to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the collection of taxes and social contributions; increase tax compliance; and reduce the administrative burden on taxpayers to comply with their responsibilities under the tax laws. The National Agency for Fiscal Administration (NAFA) will manage the implementation of the project.Modernization of revenue administration is an important component of the Government’s economic reform program. Despite recent fiscal adjustment efforts, the external environment in Europe and weak growth in Romania will continue to pose a risk to macroeconomic stability. Given the limited headroom for new spending there is a strong interest in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of revenue collection. The government of Romania places importance on an effective tax administration that can encourage voluntary compliance and deal with tax evasion in a more efficient and technology-aided environment.The World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2013 shows that in Romania there is still much to be done to improve the ease of paying taxes and reduce the high number of tax payments. Also, Romania has a large number of small taxpayers facing a complex tax regime – both taxpayers and NAFA must use resources to manage their responsibilities disproportionate to the revenue contribution made by this segment of the economy.Revenue performance gains during the boom years of 2004-07 were modest with the revenue-GDP ratio rising from 27.2 to 29.0 percent; while revenue losses during the recession were severe, with tax-GDP ratio dropping back to 27.2 percent in 2010. Romania’s tax efficiency index is one of the lowest in EU countries, at 54 percent and 61 percent for VAT and social contributions respectively.Investments in key government institutions, including and not limited to revenue administration, are an important pre-condition for Romania to continue its convergence with the European Union.A modernized NAFA means one that is more efficient and effective. In general, a modern tax administration will seek to minimize direct contact with the taxpayer, and taxpayer service is provided through the use of a robust self-service website, through an accessible call center, and other means available. Reduced physical contact also minimizes opportunities for corrupt behavior. The project will implement an improved taxpayer service function to meet these challenges. Once the project will be completed, NAFA staff will be properly trained and distributed across the organization, with a focus on staff re-assignment to key areas such as audit and debt collection.The development of the project design has been informed by past work, including a recent World Bank functional review of the Ministry of Public Finance, several International Monetary Fund (IMF) diagnostic reports, and various European Union (EU) studies. There are four main project components: (1) institutional development; (2) increasing operational effectiveness and efficiency; (3) taxpayer services and corporate communication; and (4) project coordination and management. The loan is a LIBOR-based Euro single currency IBRD Flexible Loan plus fixed spread, with 12-year maturity, including a five-year grace period, with level repayment pattern. The expected effectiveness date is October 2013.

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Schengen governance and technology: MEPs and experts to debate state of play

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 marzo 2013

Plans for reforming the rules governing the Schengen border check-free area, its current functioning and possible enlargement will be debated at a Civil Liberties Committee hearing on Schengen and border management on Wednesday and Thursday. Other issues to be discussed include the latest technological developments and the new “smart border” proposals.Free movement of citizens, considered one of the main achievements of the European integration, is today ensured in an area encompassing EU member states (except for the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania), Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.The hearing on Schengen will start on Wednesday at 17.00 with the state of play regarding Schengen governance, including an intervention by European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, and Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter.It will continue the next day at 9.00 with a state of play on technology, including the Schengen Information System (SIS) II, the Visa Information System (VIS) and biometric passports as well as further developments including the latest proposals on smart borders.

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Third Development Policy Loan (DPL-3) to Romania

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 dicembre 2011

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Bucharest The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved an International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan worth €400 million for Romania on December 19. The objective of this loan is to support the Government’s reforms in fiscal management, social protection, and the financial sector in order to position Romania to emerge from the economic and financial crisis on a stronger footing, and resume and sustain convergence to the living standards of more advanced EU economies and withstand better any further shocks. “The Government of Romania decided some time ago, in cooperation with its international partners, that, in the context of the global crisis, it needed to urgently address existing challenges if it was to have success in the medium term,” said Peter Harrold, World Bank Country Director for Central Europe and the Baltic Countries. “Please know that as Romania moves forward, the international community, the World Bank included, is ready to support this agenda. We look forward to continuing to build on the achievements so far, and to supporting the implementation of reform, to see a better social and economic future for all Romanians.” This is the Third Development Policy Loan (DPL-3) to be disbursed to Romania, in a series totaling €1 billion. The program is part of the International Monetary Fund

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Bucarest: fiera internazionale del libro

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 novembre 2011

Luciano De Crescenzo, filosofo

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L’Italia dal 23 al 27 novembre sarà il Paese ospite d’Onore della Fiera del Libro di Bucarest, che rappresenta il più importante evento di questo genere in Romania, con una superficie espositiva di 10mila metri quadri, 450 espositori, 96mila visitatori e oltre cento giornalisti accreditati nei cinque giorni di apertura. Alla Fiera partecipano le più importanti case editrici romene e varie organizzazioni ed istituzioni culturali operanti in Romania. La Fiera Gaudeamus verrà inaugurata dalle massime autorità politiche romene. Interverranno l’Ambasciatore d’Italia Mario Cospito, il direttore relazioni Istituzionali e Internazionali della RAI Marco Simeon e il presidente dell’AIE Marco Polillo che parteciperà anche a una tavola rotonda per presentare una fotografia del settore.
Il programma, curato dall’Ambasciata d’Italia a Bucarest, prevede lo svolgimento di decine di incontri, dibattiti e conferenze che vedranno la partecipazione di un nutrito gruppo di scrittori, critici letterari, giornalisti, storici, filosofi e manager dell’editoria e dei media radiotelevisivi, invitati dall’Ambasciata ad animare i cinque giorni della Fiera. Presidente Onorario è stato nominato Luciano de Crescenzo. Saranno presenti inoltre lo storico Valerio Massimo Manfredi, l’enologo Luca Maroni, Stenio Solinas, Andrea G. Pinketts, Giorgio Montefoschi, Stefano Zecchi e Francesco Guida, oltre a Luciano de Crescenzo. Un nutrito programma di interventi nel campo degli studi storici e letterari è stato inoltre disposto dal Dipartimento di Italianistica dell’Università di Bucarest.
La partecipazione dell’AIE, del Ministero degli Affari Esteri e dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura ha consentito la partecipazione alla Fiera di oltre trenta case editrici italiane, con uno stand espositivo e di vendita di 150 metri quadrati in cui sarà presente anche un’area destinata allo scambio diritti per gli editori presenti. Sarà la più ampia e completa selezione del panorama editoriale italiano mai presentata in Romania, con le novità editoriali, i ‘best seller’, i classici e le edizioni economiche. Di particolare interesse, la sezione riservata ai libri per l’infanzia e l’ampia selezione di manuali dedicati all’insegnamento della lingua italiana.

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Evangelisation in the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 1 novembre 2011

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Oradea, Romania, 3-6 November 2011. The bishops representing the fourteen Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in Europe will devote the reflections at their annual meeting to the theme of the New Evangelisation. The meeting in Oradea (Romania) constitutes, in fact, the only opportunity for the Greek-Catholic bishops to discuss the theme together before the 13th Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (Rome, October 2012) …. “We are aware that the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in Europe have their own specific contribution to make to the thirteenth Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2012”, said His Beatitude Lucian Mureşan, Major Archbishop of Făgăras and Alba Iulia (Romanian) and President of the Romanian Bishops’ Conference. “The meeting in Oradea therefore constitutes not just an important moment for preparation, but also one of comparison about some of the challenges linked to the ability to proclaim the Gospel in our Churches, which in the twenty years since the fall of the totalitarian regimes have had to face up to societies in rapid change in which secularisation, emigration and relativism have modified the paradigms and methods not just of church belonging and religious practice, but also of the transmission and proclamation of the Gospel, and so they call our Churches to a communal discernment aimed at finding appropriate solutions for the current socio-cultural cont

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Via Crucis Atomicae

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 aprile 2011

Roma fino all’8 maggio Basilica dei XII Apostoli (piazza dei Santi Apostoli 51) è allestita la mostra di pittura Via Crucis Atomicae del maestro romeno Camilian Demetrescu, realizzata in collaborazione con la Commissione Cultura di Roma Capitale, con il patrocinio dell’Ambasciata di Romania in Italia e dell’Accademia di Romania in Roma. L’esposizione sarà visitabile con ingresso gratuito fino all’8 maggio in questi orari 9.30 – 12.00/16.00 – 19.00. Alla inaugurazione hanno partecipato l’Ambasciatore di Romania in Italia, Razvan Victor Rusu, il Presidente della Commissione Cultura di Roma Capitale, Federico Mollicone, il Direttore dell’Accademia di Romania in Roma, Mihai Bãrbulescu e l’Addetto culturale dell’ambasciata romena nella Capitale, George Bologan. La mostra è frutto di un lungo lavoro progressivo, iniziato dall’autore a metà degli anni Ottanta, quando la guerra fredda tra paesi della Nato e del  Patto di Varsavia teneva sospeso sul mondo il pericolo del conflitto nucleare. Demetrescu, artista e studioso, esule politico dalla Romania giunto in Italia nel 1969, di fronte alla prospettiva di un olocausto universale che potrebbe porre fine alla esistenza dell’uomo, ma anche alla distruzione totale della terra, intuisce che il millenario percorso dell’umanità da Adamo in poi, cioè la Storia, e il suo antefatto mitologico, la Genesi, narrato nella Bibbia, hanno in comune un tratto fondamentale: la presenza della forza disgregante del male in tutte le sue multiformi essenze.La mostra si compone di 32 quadri di cui 15 rappresentano le stazioni della Via Crucis di Cristo (14+1 perché l’artista vi aggiunge anche la rappresentazione iconografica della resurrezione) e sono dipinti (cm. 54x 50) a tecnica mista olio e tempera medievale. Ci sono poi 15 “polittici”  (tavole  cm. 50 x 35) ognuno comprende tre piccoli dipinti (cm 15 x 16 ) che raffigurano il calvario di Caino, di Abele e dell’Uomo della Storia, accompagnati da testi metaforici esplicativi.Completano l’esposizione due grandi tele recentissime dipinte a tecnica mista  acrilico e tempera medievale. La prima, intitolata Ut unum sint (cm. 310 x190) dipinta nel 2009 e 2010, ha per tema il progetto ecumenico per ricomporre l’unità della Chiesa Cristiana ed è ispirata alla omonima Enciclica di papa Giovanni Paolo II; vi si raffigura Cristo che tiene in una mano la Basilica di Santa Sophia di Costantinopoli, simbolo della Chiesa Ortodossa d’oriente, e nell’altra la Basilica San Pietro in Vaticano, centro della Chiesa Cattolica occidentale. L’altro grande quadro è dedicato alla Resurrezione (cm. 265 x 160), anch’esso dipinto su tela a tecnica mista acrilico e tempera medievale, realizzato nel 2010 – 2011.
Camilian Demetrescu Pittore, scultore, scrittore e studioso di storia dell’arte, nato in Romania nel 1924. Diplomato dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bucarest, studi paralleli di medicina e filosofia. Membro fondatore dell’Unione degli Artisti di Romania, partecipa alle principali mostre organizzate dallo Stato in Patria e all’estero.In Italia è invitato due volte alla Biennale di Venezia, al Festival dei due Mondi di Spoleto, alla Quadriennale Nazionale d’Arte di Roma. Lo Stato italiano gli organizza quattro grandi mostre antologiche a Perugia (1972), a Parma – Palazzo della Pillotta (1975), a Viterbo – Palazzo dei Priori, (1977), e alla Calcografia Nazionale di Roma (1981). In 30 anni di attività artistica in occidente ha presentato numerose mostre personali in Italia e all’estero. Si sono interessati al suo lavoro prestigiosi storici e critici d’arte italiani e stranieri. Nel 1985 realizza un grande arazzo raffigurante la “Resurrezione di Cristo”, per la chiesa “Beata Vergine di Lourdes” a Vercelli. Nel 1991, dopo la rivoluzione romena e la caduta del regime comunista, in collaborazione con varie diocesi e comunità italiane raccoglie fondi e stampa due edizioni della Bibbia in lingua romena – nella traduzione dal greco e dall’aramaico del grande scrittore e teologo romeno Gala Galaction – distribuita in Romania come simbolo di gemellaggio in Cristo fra cattolici e ortodossi. Vive e lavora a Gallese, in provincia di Viterbo.

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In Romania fa moda per l’imprenditore italiano

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 dicembre 2009

Premesso che i paesi dell’Europa Centro Orientale (Peco) stanno tuttora attraversando un intenso processo di trasformazione sia a livello politico sia da un punto di vista prettamente economico, rileviamo che la Romania sta acquistando una valenza più incisiva delle altre per l’imprenditoria italiana. Tra i tanti fattori che offrono un contributo positivo  al processo di integrazione economica di questo Paese ci sono sicuramente gli Ide, (investimento diretto estero) che giocano un ruolo centrale nello stimolo e nell’accelerazione della crescita, nell’introduzione di innovazione tecnologica e nella ristrutturazione delle imprese domestiche. Alcuni fattori giocano in favore della Romania. Pensiamo alla sua posizione geografica, al fatto che è nell’U.E. e alla dimensione del mercato interno (23 milioni di abitanti) e secondo nell’area solo a quello polacco. Queste tre caratteristiche, unite alla presenza di una buona manodopera specializzata a basso costo sono diventate una carta vincente e che la Romania, tra l’altro, avrebbe potuto giocare sin dall’inizio se fosse riuscita a ottenere nei primi anni del processo di transizione leggi chiare e stabili ed una economia più solida.

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