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In February 2017, unemployment rate was estimated at 5.4%

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Unemployment rate in February 2017 had the same level as the one recorded for the previous month (5.4%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 0.7 percentages points. The unemployment rate in Romania stood at 5.4 percent in February, a similar level ...

The European Commission: Romania could record average productions for wheat, barley and rape lower by 7-11% lower than in 2016

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


The average productions per ha in Romania  for wheat, barley and rape will be reduced this year by 7.4%, 11% and 9.2% respectively against 2016 shows in the prognosis of March of the European Commission. The farmers say that the data of the EU government are realist and it is possible that this year Romania faces ‘ a little wheat crisis’. According to the EC report, this year the yield in the case of wheat will be 3.76 tons per ha in ...

IGPR: Systematic checking will kick off with 7 April at all border crossings

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Systematic checking will kick off with 7 April at all border crossings, according to the new amendments to the Schengen Borders Code, the Romanian Police General Inspectorate (IGPR) informs through a release sent on Sunday."These checking consist in a control of ...

AFP: Romania’s fake news fuels Euroscepticism

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dogs paid to demonstrate against the government. A deadly nightclub fire ordered by an American billionaire. So-called “fake news” is prospering in Romania and is fuelling Euroscepticism in the Eastern European country, AFP reports quoted by EurActiv.com. The Social Democrat government’s attempt in January to weaken anti-corruption legislation unleashed a huge wave of protests that eventually forced an about-turn by Prime Minister ...

Romania is 25th in the top of the countrie which access the BitTorrent sites to download pirated content

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Contrary to local convinction, Romania is not the country which access the most pirated content, but it is only 25th in such a top. According to the data published by the analysis company MUSO about the degree of accessibility of the so-called trackers of BitTorrent where the pirated materials could be downloaded from, Romania is 25th in the world. In absolute numbers, the United States, Russia and  India are the countries ...

Prince Charles ends official visit to Romania

Monday, April 3, 2017


Prince Charles on Friday afternoon ended a three-day official visit to Romania, where he met governmental officials, leaders of cultural oganistaions and NGOs. On the first day of his visit, the royal laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Carol Park in Bucharest City and was awarded the Star of Romania in the rank of Grand Cross decoration by ...

Chief of General Staff Nicolae Ciuca meets Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik

Monday, April 3, 2017


Chief of the General Staff, General Nicolae Ciuca, while on an official visit to Turkey, had a meeting with Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik, and discussed with his Turkish counterpart, General Hulusi Akar. According to a National Defence Ministry (MApN) release sent nn Friday, approached during the meeting with the Turkish Defence Minister were "topics ...

First TBT 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the Romanian Land Forces are expected in Romania in 2018

Monday, April 3, 2017

The first TBT 8x8 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) for the Romanian Land Forces are expected in Romania in 2018, with their integration with the national industry to be identified later on, Defence Minister Gabriel Les said Friday. "It is quite possible that the first APCs will start coming in next year. We will seek a manner in which to integrate them with the national industry. At least in the first stage, they will be assembled in Romania on a special ...

Strengthening security in the Black Sea region has become a major goal of the Romanian Navy

Monday, April 3, 2017

Strengthening security in the Black Sea region has become a major goal of the Romanian Navy which, alongside the other forces of the Romanian Army, is a NATO component that promotes democratic values, the Romanian Navy said in a Friday ...

Importance of sturdy transatlantic relation, highlighted by participants in NATO foreign ministers meeting

Monday, April 3, 2017

  The crucial importance to the European and international security of a sturdy transatlantic relation was highlighted on Friday in the works of the NATO ministerial meeting carried out in Brussels, also attended by Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu. According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) release ...

The ambassador of India to Bucharest discussed with the mayor of Bacau about the development of the economic exchanges

Monday, April 3, 2017

The ambassador of India to Bucharest Ramesh Chandra welcomed the collaboration his country has with the society Aerostar Bacau during a meeting with the mayor of Bacau Cosmin Necula with whom he discussed about the development of cooperation and the intensification of the bilateral economic exchanges. ‘India, the business people of India have collaborated with Aerostar Bacau for over 20 years and this collaboration will be stronger and stronger ...

PM Grindenau: government wants the 2 pct of GDP allocated this year the national military industry

Monday, April 3, 2017

Premier Sorin Grindeanu said that the government wants the 2 pct of GDP allocated this year for Defense to be spent for breathing new life in the national military ...

Dumitru, The Fiscal Council: the government is still far from the target for collections

Monday, April 3, 2017


The government is still far from the growth target for budgetary collections with 31 billion lei this year. In the context where the minister of finances Viorel Stefan announced on Thursday that the level of collections until now has surpassed the level of the Q1 of last year by 20 million lei, stated on Friday for News.ro, the chairman of the Fiscal Council Ionut Dumitru. Viorel Stefan announced on Thursday in a press conference, that the state ...

HealthMin Bodog, British counterpart Hunt discuss problem of Romanian medics working in UK, in Brexit aftermath

Monday, April 3, 2017

Health Minister Florian Bodog and British counterpart Jeremy Hunt discussed the issue of Romanian medics working in hospitals in the UK, in the Brexit context. The meeting took place in the context of Minister Bodog's participation in the second Ministerial Summit regarding Patient Safety, held in Bonn, Germany, from March 29 to ...

Romania has to pay over 39 million euro in April to EU

Monday, April 3, 2017


Romania has to pay over 39 million euro in April to the European Union, from the stand-by loan contracted in 2009, the entire amount representing interests and fees, according to data sent by the Ministry of Finance (MFP). In March, the state ...

Study: Although Romania had economic growth over the last years, the gains got to the richest 1% of the citizens

Monday, April 3, 2017

Although Romania recorded a solid annual economic growth over that of Bulgaria and several times higher than the annual growth of the European Union, the economic gains recorded in this country were not equally distributed, but they got to the richest 1% of the citizens, according to the new infographic launched my the Social Monitor, project of Friedrch-Ebert-Stiftung Romania (FesRomania). The inforgraphic refers to the material income of the poorest ...

BAT Romania: the illegal traffic of cigarettes harms the Romanian state annually with almost 3 billion lei

Monday, April 3, 2017


The illegal traffic harms annually the Romanian state with over 650 million euro ( approximately 3 billion lei) and the state budget loses almost 50 million euro per month due to the black market, according to a press release of the British American Tobacco (BAT) Romania. ‘The illegal traffic of cigarettes must drop. Each 6th cigarette smoked in Romania comes from illegal traffic which means less income for the state budget. We want to support ...

Prince of Wales celebrated during special reception in Bucharest

Friday, March 31, 2017


His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales has participated, Thursday evening, in Bucharest, on the second day of his official visit to Romania, in a reception offered in his honor. Among the participants to the reception were Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu, Minister-delegate for European Affairs, Ana Birchall, Romanian Ambassador in London, Dan Mihalache, the head prosecutor of the National ...

Prince of Wales, welcomed at Victoria Palace by PM Grindeanu

Friday, March 31, 2017


Prince of Wales had a meeting with Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu during a the second day of his visit to Romania, the first stop in a three-nation trip seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally. The prince's nine-day tour is designed to "highlight the U.K.'s relationship with European partners" in areas such as military ties and combating human trafficking, according to his official ...

Prince Charles attended a private tea party at Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest

Friday, March 31, 2017


Prince Charles on Thursday evening was welcomed to a tea party at Elisabeta Palace in Bucharest by Romania's Crown Princess Margartea and Prince Radu. Prince Charles was greeted before the palace by Margareta and Radu. He hugged the princess and kissed her hand. Crown Princess Margareta is the goddaughter of Prince Philip's, Duke of Edinburgh. ...

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