Press review (Jan 28)
The papers also cover a statement by President Traian Basescu that he may not seek reelection.
Ziarul financiar quotes Basescu as saying he was seriously considering not seeking reelection this autumn, and an important influence on his final decision will be the success of the ruling coalition in 2009.
Cotidianul remarks that leaders of the ruling coalition partners, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Democratic Liberal Party (PD-L), do not believe the head of state was serious when saying he considers not running for a new term in office.
Adevarul remarks that the President's televised statements are not random, but they test in fact his electoral popularity.
Ziarul financiar carries an analysis of the developments in the local currency, the leu (RON), in the first month of 2009 conducted by Adrian Vasilescu, adviser to the Governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR).