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In November 2017, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was estimated at 4.7%

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Unemployment rate in November 2017 decreasead with 0.2 percentages points as compared to the previous month (4.9%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 1.9 percentages points Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate accounted for 4.7 per cent in November 2017, showing a 0.2 percentage points decrease compared with the previous month, according to ...

Most vacancies at early 2018 are in IT, sales – survey

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Most available jobs at beginning of this year are for the candidates with experience in IT, sales and retail, as well as in the financial and transports sectors, Bestjobs.eu survey reveals quoted by romaniajournal.ro. Compared to January last year, the offer increased from 7,650 job ads to about 11,400 from companies looking for employees in several cities across the country. Bucharest ranks ...

End-price of natural gas to go up as of January 10

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Natural gas price paid by population will increase by some 5.6% on Wednesday, January 10, according to a press release issued on Tuesday by the Energy Utilities Companies' Federation (ACUE).ACUE representatives remind that since April 1, 2017, the price for which suppliers buy gas from domestic producers has been no longer established by the authorities, as a result of the evolution of supply and demand in the market."ANRE analyzes periodically the ...

The Premier Tudose will send on Tuesday to Cotroceni the proposal for the leadership of the ministry of waters and forests

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Premier Mihai Tudose announced that he will send on Tuesday morning to the Cotroceni Palace the proposal for the leadership of the ministry of waters and forests.Asked at the end of the National Executive committee of PSD when he sends to Cotroceni the proposal for the position of minister of waters and forests, the head of the government said ‘ tomorrow morning’.At the same time, when asked if he is satisfied with the nomination, Tudose said ‘ ...

Dragnea: no extraordinary PSD congress is necessary

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Social Democratic Party (PSD- ruling party) Chair Liviu Dragnea said on Monday he is still supporting Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and that no extraordinary party congress is necessary.Asked before the start of the meeting of the PSD National Executive Committee if there is a need for government reshuffle, given that there were many pieces information on this topic, Dragnea replied: "I have seen them too."On the other hand, asked whether he remains ...

AP: Romanian Prime Minister Thwarted in Reshuffle Attempt

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

* Romania's prime minister fails to secure a government reshuffle, amid tensions between himself and the powerful party leader who is facing corruption charges, AP correspondent reports. Romania's prime minister failed Monday to deliver the government reshuffle he planned as the powerful leader of his party ruled that any changes would have to wait until the end of the month. There has been mounting speculation in ...

Ethnic Hungarian political formations demand territorial autonomy for Szekely Land

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


 In a joint move, the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), the Hungarian Civic Party (PCM) and the Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania (PPMT) on Monday inked a Resolution in northwestern Cluj-Napoca, demanding the territorial autonomy of the Székely Land as well as a special status for the Partium region.The Resolution was signed by the chairpersons of the three formations: Kelemen Hunor (UDMR), Biro Zsolt (PCM) and Szilagyi Zsolt ...

US Embassy: Romania - example in region in terms of fight against corruption

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Romania is "an example in the region in terms of the fight against corruption" and one of the goals of the partnership between Romania and the United States is to ensure that it will not allow public institutions "to withdraw from this progress," said Abigail Rupp, deputy head of the US mission in Bucharest, at the Bucharest Law School, at the roundtable meeting "President Wilson's Fourteen Points Speech and the Rise of Nation States in Central and Eastern ...

ForMin Melescanu meets WB representative in Bucharest

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


 Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu met on Monday the new Country Manager for Romania of the World Bank, Tatiana Proskuryakova, a release of the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.According to the quoted source, Proskuryakova was appointed Country Manager for Romania and Hungary in July 2017."The head of the Romanian diplomacy appreciated the results of the assistance programmes that the World Bank has carried out so far in Romania, in ...

Mugur Isarescu: euro will fluctuate with 5%  but I will not say what is the indicator

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Asked on Monday by the journalists about how the euro will develop this year, the Central bank - BNR governor Mugur Isarescu recommended them to treat this issue’ with less emotion’ and not to be so ‘heartfelt’ after saying that the European currency will fluctuate with 5%  - 6%’ , ‘ but I did not give you any indicator’. ‘In the last 4-5 years, the euro was somewhere between 4.40 and 4.65 lei ,so it ...

BNR: interest rate policy upward to 2pct per annum

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The interest rate policy per annum is raised as of Tuesday, January 9, 2018, to 2 per cent, from 1.75pct, the central bank (BNR)'s Board decided on Monday, a release by the National Bank of Romania announces.Moreover, the BNR's Board also ruled to adjust upward the interest rate for the deposit facility to 1pct per year, and the interest rate related to the crediting facility to 3pct per year, from 2.75pct per year.Another decision by the central ...

Euro trades at 4.6348 lei on Monday

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The exchange rate of the national leu currency resulting from the quotations announced on Monday by the banks authorised to operate on the currency market is as follows:CURRENCY SYMBOL RON1 Euro EUR 4.63481 US dollar USD 3.85981 Swiss franc CHF 3.95041 British pound GBP 5.2288100 Japanese yen JPY 3.4131 1 Moldovan leu MDL 0.22491 Russian rouble RUB 0.06771 new Turkish lira TRY 1.03041 Chinese renminbi CNY ...

EC reimburses Romania 664 mil euro for payments funded by EAGF in 2017 campaign

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The European Commission (EC) reimbursed to the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry (MADR) 664 million euro to cover for the spending of the Agency in Payments and Intervention for Agriculture (APIA) over 16 October - 30 November 2017 in granting the down payment corresponding to the 2017 campaign of direct payments funded by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF), a release of the relevant ministry sent on Monday informs."In the first week of ...


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In November 2017, 3383 construction permits were released for residential buildings, a 12.4% decrease compared to October 2017 and a 26.6% increase compared to November 2016. In the 1.I-30.XI.2017 period, 38879 construction permits were released for residential buildings, 7.6% more than in the same period of the previous year.  The number of building permits for ...

In  November  20171 ,  the  retail  turnover  increased  by  0.7%  compared to the previous month

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Compared to the previous month, in November 2017 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade  with  motor  vehicles  and  motorcycles)  increased  both  as  gross  series  by  2.4%  and  as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to ...

Household monthly average gas bill to rise 4.8 lei beginning January 10

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Regulatory Committee of the National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has decided to rise the household gas price beginning January 10, 2018, so that the monthly average bill will go up 4.8 lei, the institution said in a release.Watchdog representatives explained that alongside the coming in force on April 1, 2017 of the OUG 64/2016, the price of natural gas from the domestic production is the result of the free interaction of demand and offer on the market ...

Policeman Detained on Suspicion of Child Abuse

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

* Romanian authorities say a police officer has been detained on suspicion he sexually abused two children in an elevator, in a case that brought criticism about a government move to ban video evidence in prosecutions, AP corresponent informs. Romanian authorities say a police officer has been detained on suspicion he sexually abused two children following a three-day manhunt after CCTV images were broadcast in the ...

PM Shinzo Abe in an official visit to Romania this week

Monday, January 8, 2018


The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, will make an official visit to Romania at the middle of January and five other Eastern European countries, including Bulgaria and Serbia. This will be the first visit by a Japanese prime minister in Romania in the last century. Shinzo Abe will also visit Bulgaria, Serbia, and the Baltic states, namely Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. “I will expand the borders of Japanese diplomacy while confirming our ...

Palestine Embassy reacts to the President Iohannis statement to reaffirm Romania's position regarding status of Jerusalem

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Palestine Embassy in Bucharest hails the statement made by President Klaus Iohannis to reaffirm the position of the Romanian state in respect to the status of Jerusalem, according to a release of the diplomatic mission senton Saturday."By deciding not to take into consideration the embassy's relocation to Jerusalem as a legitimate option, Romania proves, once again, the observance towards the principles of law and international law," Ambassador of Palestine in ...

President Iohannis had a telephone conversation Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu

Monday, January 8, 2018


President Klaus Iohannis had a telephone conversation on Friday with the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, during which the officials tackled the status of Jerusalem issue and what happened after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution draft on this matter.The Presidential Administration underscored that, according to this position, which was also approved by Romania's President prior to the vote, based on the argued proposal, as ...

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