Jurnalul national remarks in its editorial that, this time, the speech was more effective and more decent. After a long series of inconsiderate statements in the past, President Basescu offered a detailed analysis of the country's issues. This was undoubtedly a report to the nation, now that the Government that was brought to power by the will and might of the President is getting ready to leave, the paper says.
The paper says the main themes of the speech were Romania's democratic deficit, economic collapse, justice, corruption, social insecurity, social polarization and demographic risks.
Evenimentul zilei argues that the Wednesday's speech of President Basescu was a first brick on the foundations for his campaigning in the 2009 presidential election, with a balanced and responsible rhetoric.
The pacifying president is replacing, at least for the time being, the player president, the paper remarks.
Cotidianul remarks that the ongoing economic crisis might lead to delaying the flotation of the Proprietatea Fund on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), quoting to the point Proprietatea Fund Director General Daniela Lulache.
According to initial plans, the Fund should have been listed with the BVB in June 2009.
Coface is said to have kept the outlook on Romania negative because of macroeconomic disbalanacements and issued a new rating on Romania's business environment, which is better than the country rating.