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Terror attack in Barcelona: two Romanian nationals injured

Friday, August 18, 2017


 President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday night said he condemns strongly the terror attack in Barcelona. "I strongly condemn the terror ...

EcoMin Fifor: The 8-wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) to be manufactured at Moreni

Friday, August 18, 2017


The 8-wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) to be manufactured at Moreni will be a Romanian product and, after the endowment of the Romanian Armed Forces it could also be exported, Economy Minister Mihai Fifor told a news conference in Ploiesti on ...

Canadian Armed Forces to patrol skies over Romania

Friday, August 18, 2017


According to the News Release issued by National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces and sent by the Ambassy of Canada în Bucharest to ACTMedia, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is sending approximately 135 CAF personnel and four Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets to Constanta, Romania, to participate in NATO enhanced Air Policing from September to December 2017. This mission is part of Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s contribution to NATO ...

Adam Sambrook: Great Britain wants temporary customs union; Romania has a stake

Friday, August 18, 2017

Adam Sambrook, British Deputy Head of Mission, declared in an interview granted to Agerpres, that  the British proposal to have a temporary customs union with EU is not fantasy, that Bucharest has “a stake, considering the growing trade between the two countries. He showed that two documents were published this week, one about customs union and another about relations with Northern Ireland and the border with the Republic of Ireland. Trade ...

Deputy PM Ciolacu: Relocation of European Medicines Agency to Bucharest - a Gov't priority

Friday, August 18, 2017

The relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Bucharest, once the medicines regulator leaves London after Brexit, is a priority goal of the government, says Deputy Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu. He also calls on the Romanians to visit the site for the support of Romania's bid to host the EMA. "Ten years after joining the European Union, the time has come for Romania to take responsibility for hosting a large European ...

Romania, among EU countries with lowest inflation rate in July

Friday, August 18, 2017


The annual inflation rate in the European Union (EU) leveled off in July as compared to June at 1.5 pct, the lowest annual rates being recorded in Ireland (minus 0.2 pct), Cyprus (minus 0.1 pct), Bulgaria and Finland, both with an annual inflation of 0.6 pct, France, 0.8 pct, and Romania, 0.9 pct, according to data released on Thursday by Eurostat. As compared to the June 2017 situation, the annual inflation rate dropped in four member states, remained ...

Euro trades at 4.5816 lei on Thursday

Friday, August 18, 2017

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Tuesday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as ...

Reuters: Romania sells planned 300 mln lei of Dec. 2022 treasury bonds

Friday, August 18, 2017

Romania sold a planned 300 million lei ($76.62 million) of December 2022 treasury bonds on Thursday, setting the average accepted yield at 2.90 percent, central bank data showed, Reuters correspondent reports. Debt managers last issued the ...

Cumulated net active stock of SIF grew by 5% in July

Friday, August 18, 2017

The cumulated level of net active stock of the five SIF was 8.16 billion lei in July, growing by 5.1% against the level recorded at the end of June, according to a press release of the Association of Fund Administrators in Romania (AAF). Expressed in euros, the level of net stock at the end of the month was of 1.8 billions, growing by 4.9% against the previous month. “If we analyse the evolution of unitary net stock in the ...

BCR chief economist: Fuel duty rise could add about 0.4 percentage points to inflation

Friday, August 18, 2017

The rise in the fuel excise duty could increase the inflation rate by about 0.4 percentage points and there is also the risk of electricity tariffs increasing further, however the impact of these factors could be offset by the evolution of food prices, vegetables and fruit in particular, BCR chief economist Horia Braun told Agerpres. "So far we haven't ...

GfK: Survey: one in three Romanians is concerned over rising costs in 2018

Friday, August 18, 2017


One in three Romanians, namely 29 percent of respondents, is concerned over rising costs in the upcoming year. Moreover, 21 percent of respondents are concerned over the evolution of the Romanian economy in the upcoming period, a study by GfK said.  The overwhelming majority of respondents, 92 percent, said they only lend amounts they know they can easily repay. The study was conducted by GfK, and was commissioned by ...

HealthMin Bodog: Pneumococcal vaccine for children, an absolutely necessary step to protect them against illness

Friday, August 18, 2017

Health Minister Florian Bodog said Thursday that the actual introduction this year of the pneumococcal vaccine for children is an absolutely necessary step toward protecting them against diseases such as pneumonia, otitis, septicemia and meningitis. The Ministry of Health has completed the procurement of a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to prevent ...

AP: Orthodox synod meets to discuss bishop sex scandal

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Holy Synod of Romania’s Orthodox Church was meeting Thursday to discuss what action to take against a bishop who was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a male student, AP correspondent reports. The Bishop of Husi, Corneliu Barladeanu, 51, is currently suspended and claims the 18-minute film is doctored. The two-day meeting is the first time in its 92-year history that the synod has gathered to decide on action ...

SIMFEST hosts debates on journalism, movie screenings, music performances

Friday, August 18, 2017


Mobile journalism and creative writing classes, music performances and a lot of movie screenings were on Tuesday and Wednesday's bill of the SIMFEST International Festival of TV Broadcasters and Independent Producers running in Targu Mures between August 14 - 20. "Two days of fire at the SIMFEST International Festival of TV Broadcasters and Independent ...

AG Lazar argues refusal to submit 2009 election file to parliamentary committee not arbitrary decision

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Attorney General Augustin Lazar told Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on Wednesday that his decision not to respond to the request of the parliamentary committee to send a copy of the 2009 presidential election file is the expression of a well-founded decision-making process and "not an arbitrary decision." Lazar had a telephone conversation with Toader on Wednesday, informing the justice minister that he cannot meet the request of the parliamentary ...

Former USR leader Nicusor Dan: No longer feel part of USR majority

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Former Save Romania Union Party (USR) Chairman Nicusor Dan said on Tuesday he no longer felt part of the USR majority. "I cannot be part of a body that said one thing in the campaign, in the sense that this party addresses at the same time progressives and conservatives, that both themes are legitimate (...), then we come and say 'We are addressing these ...

Platform Romania 100: the USR referendum  has no connection with us

Thursday, August 17, 2017

One of the founders of the Platform Romania 100 Alin Cristian Mituta former head of cabinet of Dacian Ciolos commented on Facebook the referendum which USR wants to initiate within the formation on the issue of collaboration with the NGO of the former premier, stating that the idea belongs to USR only and was not discussed with Dacian Ciolos who does not intend to take the leadership of any party. MiItuta states that the referendum ‘is an ...

With 5.7 percent in the second quarter of 2017, Romania posts EU's top Q2 economic growth

Thursday, August 17, 2017


With an advance of 5.7 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period of the year before, Romania tops the EU rankings by the annual GDP growth rate for the interval April - June 2017, shows an Eurostat preliminary estimate released on Wednesday. According to Eurostat, Romania's GDP was up by 5.7 percent YoY both in Q1 and Q2, 2017. Over ...


Thursday, August 17, 2017

As  against  the  same  quarter  of  2016,  the  Gross  Domestic  Product  recorded  an increase  by  5.9%  for  the  unadjusted  series  and  by  5.7%  for  the  seasonally ...

Euro trades at 4.5737 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Wednesday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as ...

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