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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Foreign Investors Council, concerned about the Romanian Govt.’s decisions on justice

The Foreign Investors Council in Romania (FIC) has joined the other voices from the business community and also expressed its concern “regarding the recent amendments to the Penal Code adopted by the Romanian Government.”

“FIC has always supported a predictable and transparent legislative process and has appreciated the result of the anticorruption policies in Romania. FIC believes that any government, regardless of electoral cycles, should consider the fight against corruption and structural reforms of the Romanian economy as top priorities,” reads the press release from the Foreign Investors Council.

FIC also says that the rule of law and free markets are “necessary for long term economic growth and the only way to generate prosperity for the society at large.”

“In this context, FIC considers that the way these decisions were taken could send a negative signal to investors and international institutions and Romania will thus lose the opportunity of attracting new investments. The trust of the investors in Romania as a friendly country for doing business can be easily lost and rebuilding this image will require significant effort and will take up a lot of time and energy.”

FIC has 130 members companies whose cumulated investments in Romania represent approximately EUR 40 billion, about two thirds of the total foreign direct investment made since 1990.

The announcement comes in a difficult political context in Romania, created by the Government’s decision to adopt overnight an emergency ordinance that decriminalizes major corruption offences.

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Romania has also reacted to the Government’s initiative, and so did the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry AHK Romania, the European Commission, and cartel ALFA - one of the biggest trade union federations in Romania.

Moreover, the changes to the Penal Code led to the biggest streets protest organized in Romania in the past 25 years.

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Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Foreign Investors Council, concerned about the Romanian Govt.’s decisions on justice

The Foreign Investors Council in Romania (FIC) has joined the other voices from the business community and also expressed its concern “regarding the recent amendments to the Penal Code adopted by the Romanian Government.”

“FIC has always supported a predictable and transparent legislative process and has appreciated the result of the anticorruption policies in Romania. FIC believes that any government, regardless of electoral cycles, should consider the fight against corruption and structural reforms of the Romanian economy as top priorities,” reads the press release from the Foreign Investors Council.

FIC also says that the rule of law and free markets are “necessary for long term economic growth and the only way to generate prosperity for the society at large.”

“In this context, FIC considers that the way these decisions were taken could send a negative signal to investors and international institutions and Romania will thus lose the opportunity of attracting new investments. The trust of the investors in Romania as a friendly country for doing business can be easily lost and rebuilding this image will require significant effort and will take up a lot of time and energy.”

FIC has 130 members companies whose cumulated investments in Romania represent approximately EUR 40 billion, about two thirds of the total foreign direct investment made since 1990.

The announcement comes in a difficult political context in Romania, created by the Government’s decision to adopt overnight an emergency ordinance that decriminalizes major corruption offences.

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Romania has also reacted to the Government’s initiative, and so did the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry AHK Romania, the European Commission, and cartel ALFA - one of the biggest trade union federations in Romania.

Moreover, the changes to the Penal Code led to the biggest streets protest organized in Romania in the past 25 years.

US, France, Germany express “deep concern” at Romanian Govt.’s actions

Romania’s minister for the business environment resigns after Govt.’s controversial justice bill

Initiatior of smoking ban law in Romania resigns from party led by “criminal group”

Anticorruption prosecutors start investigation on Justice Ministry’s controversial ordinance

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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