Here are the top stories in Romania’s main newspapers. Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
Romania will ask the International Monetary Fund to allow it to widen its budget deficit target to 5.5 per cent of gross domestic product from the 4.6 per cent of GDP set in the country’s stand-by loan agreement.
The Romanian government will assign over 100 million euros until the end of the year to complete infrastructure works underway across the country, Prime Minister Emil Boc said Sunday. Boc added that the money will go into the completion of city beltways, national roads and the Transylvania Highway.
Romania will get a 370 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to build a new metro line in Bucharest, Transport Minister Radu Berceanu has said. Bucharest is the only Romanian city with an underground transport system and its first line was opened in 1979.