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April 2017 compared with March 2017: Industrial producer prices stable in both euro area and EU28

Monday, June 5, 2017

In April 2017, compared with March 2017, industrial producer prices remained stable in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In March 2017 prices fell by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28. In April 2017, compared with April 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 4.3% in the euro area and by 4.8% in the EU28. Monthly comparison by main ...

TIFF 2017 has started: over 200 films, special projections and big actors present on the stage of the festival this year

Monday, June 5, 2017


Over 200 films of 53 countries will be seen this year at the International Film Festival Transilvania (TIFF) whose special guest is the French actor Alain Delon who visits Romania for the first time and will receive the prize for the whole   career, the organisers informed. The TIFF chairman, the director Tudor Giurgiu stated in a press conference that this year it is for the first time when the festival, at the 15th edition includes a ...

Romania’s Iohannis First Balkan Leader to Visit Trump

Friday, June 2, 2017


* US President Donald Trump will receive Klaus Iohannis at the White House on June 9, when the Romanian leader will remind him of Romania's staunch loyalty to the West, balkaninsight.com reads. Romania’s President, Klaus Iohannis, is to meet President Donald Trump at the White House on June 9 for a working visit amid continued concerns among European states over the US President’s inconsistent stances on NATO and the European ...

În New York, ForMin Melescanu reaffirmed Romania's commitment to the UN

Friday, June 2, 2017

Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu reaffirmed, while in New York on Wednesday, Romania's commitment to the UN, the goals and principles enshrined in the UN Charter, and highlighted the added value Romania can bring to multilateral diplomacy. The Foreign Ministry said in a release that Teodor Melescanu is in New York to kick ...

Nicusor Dan, Third Force Leader, Quits Over Family Bill

Friday, June 2, 2017


* The leader of the Save Romania Union, the third force in Romania's parliament, has quit over the party's decision to oppose a controversial bill, redefining the family in the constitution. Save Romania Union, the third strongest force in parliament, faces a leadership crisis after its leader, Nicusor Dan, resigned abruptly on Wednesday night. He quit after the party leadership urged its MPs to vote against a bill ...

French ambassador, singer-songwriter Keo release a song to help children from disadvantaged families

Friday, June 2, 2017


In order to pay tribute to childhood and support French and Romanian organizations working in this area, the Romanian singer Keo and François Saint-Paul, Ambassador of France to Romania as well as a composer and pianist, joined forces to compose a song entitled “Soarele pe cer” (“The sun in the sky”). Profits from the release of the track ...

Noble Jump 2017 exercise: VJTF convoys roll into Romania via Giurgiu-Ruse border crossing

Friday, June 2, 2017


The first of the eight convoys of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) that are to participate in the Noble Jump 2017 exercise entered Romania Thursday morning coming from Bulgaria via the Giurgiu - Ruse border crossing. ''We are witnessing a historic moment. The Very High Readiness Joint Task Force is here and there we see it, entering Romania's ...

Radu Catalin Dancu appointed as Consul General in New York

Friday, June 2, 2017

Attorney Radu Catalin Dancu was appointed, by Government decision, as Consul General of Romania in New York, spokeswoman Alina Petrescu has announced on Wednesday. “A decision was passed on the appointment of a new Consul General of Romania in New York. The name of the Romanian Consul General in New York is Radu Catalin Dancu,” Petrescu said in a press conference held after the government sitting, antena3.ro ...

Romania on fourth place in Europe on jobs created through FDIs in 2016

Friday, June 2, 2017

Romania is on the fourth place in Europe on the number of jobs created due to foreign direct investments in 2016, according to the barometer EY European attractiveness survey 2017 edition, business-review.eu reports. Last year, Romania attracted 132 FDIs projects, a growth by 32 percent compared with 2015, generating 17,545 new jobs. UK is on the first place with over 43,0000 new workplaces, followed by Poland (with 22,000) and Germany, ...

Maramures, Cluj and Alba recorded the fastest economic growth in 2016

Friday, June 2, 2017


Maramures, Cluj and Alba, all in the rich region of Transylvania recorded last year the biggest rates of economic growth at national level, while Calarasi, Braila, Gorj and Salaj closed the year with modest increases of the GDP as compared to 2015 according to the data published by the National Prognosis Commission (CNP). The Romanian economy recorded as a whole, an increase of 4.8% in 2016, according to the preliminary data published by ...

UNICEF: 300,000 Romanian children do not go to school, while  half of them live in poverty or at the limit of subsistence.

Friday, June 2, 2017


300,000 children in Romania, out of a number of four million, do not go to school at present, and half of the minors live in poverty or are at the limit of subsistence, shows a study made by UNICEF Romania. " ‘The rate of early leaving the school is 19%, the rate of young people and adolescents outside the education, training or occupation system is approximately 18% and the number of children outside the education system was almost 300,000. The ...

President Trump will meet with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on June 9 for "a working visit"

Thursday, June 1, 2017


The White House says President Donald Trump will welcome the president of Romania to the White House next week, wfsb.com infoms. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will meet with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on June 9 for "a working visit." Romania has been supportive of NATO's presence in Poland amid concerns about Russia's interventions in ...

Prince of Wales met in Viscri representatives of the "Pro Silva" Association

Thursday, June 1, 2017


His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited on Wednesday the headquarters of his namesake foundation in the Transylvanian village of Viscri, where he met forestry experts and small farmers with whom he discussed the future of Romanian forests. The focus of Prince Charles' visit was a meeting with representatives of the "Pro Silva" ...

Five staff members of Moldovan embassy in Moscow declared persona non grata

Thursday, June 1, 2017

 Five Moldovan diplomats in Moscow have been declared personae non grata and ordered to leave Russia in a span of 72 hours in response to expulsion of five Russian diplomats from Chisinau, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday quoted by TASS agency. "Counselor Assistant of the embassy of the Republic of Moldova to the Russian Federationhas been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and handed over a note saying that in response to ...

Gov't approved the strategy for Romania's territorial development

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The strategy for Romania's territorial development, a framework-document that puts together in the territory the national sectoral strategies and the long-term strategic orientations, by substantiating the short and medium-term plans, has been approved by the government on Wednesday through a draft ...

Coface: Gross salaries have grown by over 30% in Romania since 2010

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Gross salaries have grown by over 30% in Romania since 2010 to the present day, while in Central and Eastern Europe (ECE), the labour force deficit and higher labour costs represent reasons of worry for companies, a Coface analysis shows. “Labour force in Eastern and Central Europe continue to improve. Unemployment rates dropped to the lowest level, but most ECE economies register higher jobless figures than EU average. Data show an improvement ...

Euro trades at 4.5702 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, June 1, 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 follows: CURRENCY SYMBOL ...

The industrial output advanced 7.3 pct în Q1 of 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

In Q1 this year industry was back on track as the economic growth engine, as the industrial output advanced 7.3 pct, the Ministry of Economy informs in a release on Wednesday. "The manufacturing industry, mainly privately-owned and export oriented, takes ...


Thursday, June 1, 2017

In April 2017, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) decreased by 0.1% compared to March 2017. Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) rose by 3.8% in April 2017 compared to April ...

In April 2017, the unemployment rate was estimated at 5.3%

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Unemployment rate in April 2017 had the same level as the one recorded for the previous month (5.3%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 1.3 percentages points. The unemployment rate in April maintained at the same level compared to the one recorded ...

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