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Motor-yacht with clandestine immigrants on-board intercepted by the Coast Guard in Mangalia Port

Monday, August 14, 2017

A motor-yacht displaying a Turkish pavilion with 69 clandestine immigrants of an Iraqi origin on-board has been intercepted on Sunday by a patrol ship belonging to the Black Sea Coast Guard, while sailing in the Romanian territorial waters, 10 nautical miles away from Mangalia Port. According to the spokesperson of the Coast Guard, Ionela Pasat, the patrol vessel MAI 3057, belonging to the Mangalia Fleet, ...

PM Tudose on split VAT: Optional for starters, mandatory after Jan.1 2018

Friday, August 11, 2017

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Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has announced that the split Value-Added Tax (VAT) will be optional for a time, but from January 1, 2018 it will become mandatory. "It will be optional in the first stage, as far as I understand from the finance minister. You can do this or not, but from January 1, it will be mandatory because everybody wants everything from the ...

DefMin Tutuianu, new army commanders discuss important role of defence funding

Friday, August 11, 2017

At a working meeting on Thursday with the new army commanders, Defence Minister Adrian Tutuianu highlighted the important role of defence funding. "The Minister of National Defense, Adrian Tutuianu, and the Chief of Romania's Army Staff, Nicolae Ciuca, had a working meeting with the new army commanders and their deputies who last week were entrusted the ...

Gov't passes public vaccination bill

Friday, August 11, 2017

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The Government on Wednesday passed a bill concerning the organisation and funding of public vaccination in Romania. The Government says in a press statement that it funds and conducts vaccination campaigns in Romania, while also providing effective and safe vaccines, duly authorised according to the ...

Liviu Voinea: Immediate, non banking credits might have lower interest rates as of October 1

Friday, August 11, 2017

The National Bank of Romania will introduce, as of October 1, a prudential norm for immediate credits, offered by non banking financial institutions (NFI) and interest rates will drop, said BNR deputy governor Liviu Voinea. “NFIs practice annual interest rates of 4,000-7,000%, which does not seem much on a short term of two weeks. For instance, for a credit of 1,000 lei for 15 days, the customer returns 1,147 lei. As of October 1, we will ...

Euro trades at 4.57 50 lei on Thursday

Friday, August 11, 2017

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Thursday by the banks authorized to operate on the currency market is as follows: CURRENCY SYMBOL ...

Reuters: Romania sells planned 800 mln lei of Aug. 2018 treasury bills

Friday, August 11, 2017

 Romania sold a planned 800 million lei ($205.09 million) worth of one-year treasury bills on Thursday, with the average accepted yield at 0.79 percent, central bank data showed, quoted by Reuters ...

Romanian ambassador to Astana: Kazakhstan will publish list of state firms to be privatized

Friday, August 11, 2017

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In less than a month, Kazakhstan will publish the list of 600 state companies to be privatized and Romania must be well prepared as that country wants to attract investments of 51% from its trade with EU countries, already present in that country, in competition with Korea, Russia, Japan and USA, said Cezar Armeanu, Romania’s ambassador to Astana, in an interview granted to Agerpres. The diplomat also speaks about opportunities Romanian companies ...

In June 2017, the turnover in industry increased, in nominal terms,  by 8.9% compared to June 2016  

Friday, August 11, 2017

  In  June  2017,  the  turnover  in  industry,  per  total  (domestic  and  non?domestic  market), decreased, in nominal terms, compared to the previous month by 3.5% and increased compared ...

The new orders in manufacturing increased in nominal terms by 2.6% in June 2017 compared to June 2016 

Friday, August 11, 2017

In  June  2017,  the  new  orders  in  manufacturing  overall  (domestic  market  and  non?domestic market),  in  nominal  terms,  decreased  by  2.6%  compared  to  the  previous  month  and  were  up ...

Negative population growth rate in June 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

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- In June 2017 the number of births and the number of deaths decreased compared to May 2017. - The  number  of  marriages  slightly  increased  in  June  2017  compared  to  May  2017,  and  the number or divorces dropped. - - ...

One tonne of contaminated egg product found in Romania

Friday, August 11, 2017

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One tonne of egg yolk liquid contaminated with the insecticide fipronil has been found in Romania, the first discovery in eastern Europe since the tainted egg scandal erupted, the veterinary health authority said Thursday, medicalxpress.com informs. Inspectors with the Timis County Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate have seized on Wednesday, in specific control actions, a quantity of 1,000 kg of liquid egg yolk, a product contaminated with ...

Summer Well opens gates on Friday with Bucharest Symphony Orchestra concert

Friday, August 11, 2017

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The seventh Summer Well edition starts on Friday night, at Stirbey domain, with a concert of Bucharest Symphony Orchestra. The festival ends on Sunday with the Americans from Interpol and the British from Editors. Oh Wonder, Honne, The Kills, Metronomy and Interpol will perform on Saturday. The Americans from Interpol also participated in the first edition of Summer Well. The post punk band made the first ...

Code orange alert for extremely hot weather for Friday in six counties located in Western and South-Western Romanian regions

Friday, August 11, 2017

A code orange alert for extremely hot weather has been issued for Friday in six counties located in Western and South-Western Romanian regions, simultaneously with another code yellow alert for hot weather for more counties in Moldavia and Muntenia, including the Bucharest municipality, the National Meteorological Administration (ANM) ...

US Army Europe Commander, decorated by President Iohannis

Thursday, August 10, 2017

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Wednesday the decree decorating Lieutenant General Frederick Benjamin Hodges, commander of the U.S. Army Europe. According to a press release of the Presidential Administration, the head of state awarded the U.S. Army Europe commander the Order of Faithful Service in Grand Officer rank, with military insignia, as token of ...

Meeting of Chief of Romania's General Staff Gen. Nicolae Ciuca with visiting U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The operationalization of the units that are to serve under NATO command and steps to integrate and synchronize national training efforts with the US and NATO regional initiatives were the subjects discussed at the meeting this Wednesday of Chief of Romania's General Staff Gen. Nicolae Ciuca with visiting U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, the Ministry of National Defence informs. According to a ministry release, the programs for the modernization of ...

DefMinTutuianu, PATROMIL representatives discuss possible participation in Army endowment

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Defence Minister Adrian Tutuianu and leaders of the Employers' Association of Romanian Military Hardware Manufacturers (PATROMIL) have discussed the opportunities for PATROMIL business operators to take part in the endowment process of the Romanian Armed Forces. According to a press statement released by the Ministry of National Defence (MApN), the meeting ...

Citizens from 80 countries, including Romania, can travel to Qatar without visas

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Citizens from 80 countries can travel to Qatar without visa, the emirate’s authorities have announced on Wednesday, digi24.ro informs, quoting Reuters. Among these countries are the UK, the US, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia, New Zeeland as well as Romania. The citizens of these countries can enter the country free of charge, only with passport valid for another six months and a plane ticket confirming return to their own ...

Citizens from 80 countries, including Romania, can travel to Qatar without visas

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Citizens from 80 countries can travel to Qatar without visa, the emirate’s authorities have announced on Wednesday, digi24.ro informs, quoting Reuters. Among these countries are the UK, the US, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia, New Zeeland as well as Romania. The citizens of these countries can enter the country free of charge, only with passport valid for another six months and a plane ticket confirming return to their own ...

Gov't will ask Parliament to investigate ANRE in connection with the recent rises in electricity prices

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Premier Mihai Tudose announced on Wednesday that the government will ask Parliament to investigate the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) in connection with the situation of the energy system, specifically the recent rises in electricity ...

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