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Statistics: We estimate drop of Romania s population by two millions since 2007 to the present day

Friday, May 19, 2017

Romania s population has dropped by two million people since 2007, by analysing just resident homes, not permanent ones and taking into account only persons mission for more than 12 months, said the director of the INS president s office, Ilie Dumitrescu, at the conference of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and  Development (OECD), organized by ELEC Romania and Finmedia, with the support of Romania s government and of the National Bank of ...

MEPs urge Romania against referendum on changing definition of marriage

Friday, May 19, 2017

MEPs from across the political spectrum have urged Romania’s parliament not to organise a referendum that could make gay marriage impossible under a revised constitution EURACTIV Romania ...

Donald Trump Jr. hunting in Tarnava Mica Valley

Friday, May 19, 2017


Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son the US president was in Alba county on Thursday to participate, sources say, in a private hunting party in Tarnava Mica Valley. He seems to have hunted in the Jidvei- Cetatea de Balta area and visited Bethlen-Haller castle, built in the 17th century and the private property of one of the most important wine producing companies in Romania. Romanian media outlets are desperately chasing one of US ...

Africa Day with the topic - Africa and Romania, on May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017


The Group of Diplomatic and Consular African Missions accredited in Romania, in partnership with the National Library organize Africa Day on May 22, between 12.00 and 2.00 p.m, with the topic Africa and Romania. This event will highlight Africa s strategic importance at international level and the excellent cooperation with Romania. An exhibition of traditional costumes, carpets and other objects will be organized and a ...

Transylvanian Mocanita narrow gauge train to start running again at May-end

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tourists wanting to explore the hill area of Bistrita-Nasaud and Mures Counties by the Transylvanian Mocanita train will be able to do so starting the last weekend of May, according to a notification sent on Thursday by the association in charge with promoting this narrow gauge railway route. The Mocanita route, approximately 35-km long, includes the localities Teaca of Bistrita-Nasaud County and Raciu of Mures County, with the departures going to be ...

Interview granted to Agerpres by Sorin Grindeanu, the head of the executive

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu states his optimism, given the economic growth recorded by Romania, mentioning though that he does not want to be "drunk with euphoria" and wants the Executive to remain well connected to ...

Ambassador of Austria in Bucharest: creating a country brand is "a challenge"

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Austrians do not know enough about Romania, and creating a country brand is "a challenge," Austrian Ambassador in Bucharest Gerhard Reiweger stated on Wednesday, at the Youth's Perspective on Romania's Public Diplomacy within the EU" ...

Francois Saint-Paul, decorated by President Iohannis with the "Star of Romania" National Order in the rank of Commander

Thursday, May 18, 2017

 President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday signed the decree of decoration of the French ambassador to Romania, Francois Saint-Paul, with the "Star of Romania" National Order in the rank of Commander. The head of the ...

Polish parliamentary delegation had a meeting with DefMin Les

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Aspects regarding the bilateral defence cooperation, the technical and military field included, in the context of the strategic Partnership between Romania and Poland, as well as the cooperation in allied context with a view to implementing Warsaw Summit's decisions and the strengthening of NATO's deterrence and defense posture in the region, were on the agenda of talks between the ...

Donald Trump Jr., son reportedly in Romania until Thursday

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. (39) and his son are reportedly visiting in Romania until Thursday, business-review.eu informs. According ...

Joint Statement Expressing Support for the International Day Against Homophobia

Thursday, May 18, 2017


On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities in Romania. We note that the 2017 Bucharest Pride Festival is currently taking place and we support the lawful right of these communities to use this traditional occasion to march together on May 20th (start at Arcul de Triumf at 16h) in order to peacefully raise awareness of ...

LGBT Community Struggles for Acceptance in Romania

Thursday, May 18, 2017

* As the world marks International Day Against Homophobia, Romania has a long way to go in terms of respecting LGBT rights, balkaninsight.com informs. Pride Week is ongoing in Romania, where Vlad Viski, a spokesperson for the LGBT rights group MozaiQ, believes the community is finally mobilizing in defence of its rights. He expects more people than ever to show up for the Bucharest Pride Parade on May 20. “Change ...

Eurostat: Romania, Ireland, Slovakia record lowest inflation rates in EU

Thursday, May 18, 2017


The annual inflation rate went up in April to 1.9 percent in the euro area and 2 percent in the European Union of 28, from 1.5 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively, in March, while Romania, Ireland and Slovakia recorded the lowest annual inflation rates in the EU, according to the Eurostat (European Statistics Office) data released on Wednesday. According ...

Euro trades at 4.5539 lei on Wednesday

Thursday, May 18, 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 ...

Over 4,300 SMEs, micro companies and start-ups will benefit from improved access to finance

Thursday, May 18, 2017

On May 17, the European Commission welcomed the signature of the first three agreements under the Romanian SME Initiative between the European Investment Bank Group and three commercial banks, Raiffeisen Bank, Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) and ProCredit Bank, neweurope.eu informs. With a contribution of €100 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the SME initiative aims to boost the development of Romanian small businesses via ...

DNA opens probe of Digi CEO, managers

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Romania's anti-corruption body DNA has launched an investigation of the CEO and several managers of Digi Communications [BSE:DIGI] over suspected bribery and money laundering, the company said on Wednesday, quoted by seenews.com. DNA has already notified Digi on May 5 of the start of criminal investigations of several senior management members in connection to a contract of association concluded in 2009 between its majority owned Romanian ...

Commission urges 14 Member States to comply with reporting obligations under waste rules

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The European Commission has opened infringement proceedings against 14 Member States (Cyprus, Romania, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Malta, Ireland, the Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Slovenia and Luxembourg) for their failure to report on the implementation of several EU waste rules, a statement issued by EC reads. The proceedings opened Wednesday address missing ...

Report: the market of construction equipment in Romania is at a third of this potential

Thursday, May 18, 2017


The market of construction equipment in Romania is at a third of the potential, after it dropped last year with 43% against 2015 up to 740 sold units, in the context where the equipment used is out dated, the  great majority of it being acquired during the period of economic boom of 2006-2008 according to a report published on Wednesday by the construction equipment supplier Marcom, exclusive representative Komatsu on the Romanian market. Thus, ...

Bookfest 2017: Sweden, the guest of honour this year

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Bookfest, the largest book fair in Romania, will kick off next week at Romexpo, in Bucharest (May 24-28) with plenty, various events in store and with Sweden as the guest of honor. “We are very honoured and excited to welcome 9 special guests to represent Sweden at Bookfest 2017. It is such a great opportunity to attend the biggest book fair in Romania. Sweden is the guest of honour this year and our motto is ...

Romania- at the international book fair in Warsaw, 18-21 May

Thursday, May 18, 2017


The Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw together with the Romanian Embassy will organise a Romanian stand at the international book fair in Poland, which will take place between 18-21 May. According to a press release of ICR Warsaw, in the Romanian stand at the eight edition of the Warsaw fair there will presented and offered  to be bought by the public Romanian booksand publications about Romania published in Poland in the last year, as well as ...

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