Rimsevics has been suspended since February when the investigation, concerning a bribe of over €100,000, was launched.
Eurostat figures confirm Romania is following the same path as its northern neighbours in CEE, whose labour markets have tightened dramatically.
US pressure prompts anti-money laundering measures but also exposes the limitations of European regulatory oversight.
New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.
The Istanbul Convention has angered conservatives in numerous Central and East European countries, whose antipathy to “gender ideology” has led to high-level political battles as governments that have signed up to the convention attempt to ratify it.
Acquisition of renewables company will help Estonian state power utility achieve its goal of boosting the share of electricity from renewable and alternative sources to 40% by 2022.
Warsaw says changes that will see Poland losing €19.5bn in EU funding in 2021-2027 are “unacceptable”, as Brussels shifts focus from GDP per capita to youth unemployment, climate and integration of migrants.
The Russian gas giant will not be fined for abusing its market dominance in CEE after seven-year probe, but will have to comply with EU rules ensuring a more competitive gas market in the region.