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Senate's Defence Committee greenlighted the government's bill on the Ground-based Air Defence Capability

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


The Senate's Defence Committee on Monday unanimously greenlighted the government's Army endowment bill providing for the purchase of seven Patriot surface-to-air missile systems. The government's bill on the Ground-based Air Defence Capability to be accomplished under the key endowment program "Long-range surface-to-air missile system" was registered at the Senate on November 9, with the request to be debated in a fast-track procedure. The bill ...

The  French company MBDA wants to assemble missiles in Romania

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


The company which produces MBDA missiles intends to produce in Romania missiles parts, to assemble and have the maintenance of the missiles,in Ploiesti, after the Romanian personnel is trained in the factories in France, if they reach the point to sign the contract. After the memorandum signed by MBDA with Romarm, Romanian company which produces armament,ammunition and armoured vehicles and Electromecanica Ploiesti, one of the subsidiaries of Romarm, ...

First trilateral meeting of the European affairs ministers of France, Germany and Romania

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


On the side-lines of the meetings of the General Affairs Council (Art.50) in Brussels, Romania's Minister-delegate for European Affairs Victor Negrescu attended a first trilateral meeting of the European affairs ministers of France, Germany and Romania, reconfirming Romania's desire to move closer to Europe's "hard core". The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) says in a press statement that Negrescu had meetings with Germany's Minister of State for ...

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


The headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be moved to Amsterdam after Brexit, EU affairs ministers announced on Monday (20 November), euobserver.com informs. The European Banking Authority, also currently in London, will move to Paris. Amsterdam won EMA after a coin toss, after it ended with an equal number of votes with Milan in the third round of voting. Amsterdam, Copenhagen, ...

Romania, Bulgaria score lowest in SEE in EU social justice index – Bertelsmann

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Bulgaria and Romania scored lowest in terms of social justice among the EU member states in Southeast Europe (SEE), according to a new study conducted by Bertelsmann Foundation quoted by seenews.com. The two countries also ranked 26th and 27th in EU-28, respectively, in terms of social justice, ranking higher only comparing to Greece which was 28th, Bertelsmann said in its Social Justice in the EU–Index Report ...

Almost half of children in Romania and Bulgaria at risk of poverty – Eurostat

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


In 2016, almost half of the children were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Romania (49.2 per cent) and Bulgaria (45.6 per cent), European Union statistics agency Eurostat said in a report released to mark Universal Children’s Day on November 20, sofiaglobe.com informs. In 2016, 24.8 million children in the EU, or 26.4 per cent of the population aged up to 17, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that the children were ...

New car registrations in Romania reached 88,805 units in October

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


The number of new car registrations in Romania reached 88,805 units in October, in the first ten months of 2017, up almost 17 percent from to the same period of the previous year, as evidenced by statistics with the Driving Licences and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).On the other hand, second-hand car registrations continued at a very high level, reaching 426,029 units, January through October, up nearly 70 percent from the first ten months of ...

Tourism : New royalty system could destroy Romania’s spa tourism

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Accommodation prices in Romania’s spa resorts could increase several times and the local spa tourism would be destroyed if the new royalties for concessions of mineral resources, oil and hydro minerals were approved in the form proposed by the Government, Nicu Radulescu, president of the employers’ organization of spa tourism in Romania (OPTBR), ...

Agriculture : Greenpeace reveals map on 300,000 hectares of virgin forests in Romania

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Virgin forests reportedly cover some 300,000 hectares in Romania, an analysis completed by Greenpeace Romania reads quoted by romaniajournal.ro. The organisation has launched on Wednesday a map with these forests, drawn up on public information and satellite images, and asks the Water and Forests Ministry to get involved to identify these areas, a first step towards protecting them, RFI informs. The map was drawn up by Greenpeace Romania together with ...

Health Observatory: Romania among EU's top 5 by use of antibiotics

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Romania is ranked among EU's top 5 heaviest consumers of antibiotics, a situation which favors the emergence of treatment resistant bacteria, the Romanian Health Observatory (ORS) said in a report this Friday. "The high consumption of antibiotics has turned Romania into one of the European countries with the highest rates of proliferation of ...

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