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Health: Medicine production in Romania may reach 1 billion euros

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Romania has neither a strategy for the pharmaceutical industry nor a tradition in the field. The sector developed with transactions at Terapia and Sicomed, says Ioan Nani, the director of Antibiotice Iasi. According to him, the situation may change and the local production could have a potential of 1 billion euros.   He showed that at present, production in Romania is at the level of 600- 650 million euros and the actual ...

Health Minister Nicolae Banicioiu, in an interview to AGERPRES about the ethics councils of public hospitals

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Health Minister Nicolae Banicioiu speaks in an interview to AGERPRES about the ethics councils of public hospitals; they would be made functional, with extended duties, in a pilot programme in five hospitals to implement a patient feedback mechanism. He also mentions the checks carried out and the irregularities found in the healthcare ...

WHO to cooperate more closely with Romania on improving TB services

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WHO/Europe will strengthen its partnership with Romania to improve the quality and delivery of tuberculosis (TB) services, turn the tide against drug-resistant TB, and accelerate the implementation of structural health system reforms in the country.   These were the main themes of a high-level visit to Romania on 13–14 October 2014 by Dr Hans Kluge, Director, Division of Health Systems and Public Health and Special ...

Romania’s private healthcare market grew by 30.2 percent between 2008-2013

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The private healthcare market in Romania expanded on the back of constant growth in the number of clients, with health centers holding commanding share of the market, according to manageranticriza.ro, a corporate consultancy firm.   The analysis, which covers the 2008-2013 period, shows that the total turnover in the private healthcare industry grew by an annualized 5.4 percent in this time frame, ...

Telecom.IT : IT market will grow by 9.1% this year to 5.4 billion lei

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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The IT market in Romania will grow this year by 9.1% to 5.4 billion lei, exceeding the evolution of most countries in the area, the advance being backed by economic growth and the status of regional center for IT professionals, according to Business Monitor International (BMI).   Salary increase will support the development of retail for hardware components, while the modernization of telecommunication infrastructure will ...

Vodafone considers offering TV and fixed communications services to Romanian consumers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

British telecom group Vodafone is analyzing the option of providing fixed voice and data services to the consumer segment as well as TV services in Romania,  which may include a merger or acquisition, said Vittorio Colao, CEO of the company in an interview ...

Telekom Romania launches first smartphone under T brand 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Telekom Romania announced the availability of the first smartphone under the T brand, Speedsurfer, for sharing millions of experiences at 4G speeds. Powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and a 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor, Speedsurfer is a custom designed handset, including a variety of features at an accessible price. It has 1GB RAM memory, supports download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps, the 4.5-inch display allows a HD experience for ...

Romania's Ancom consults on action plan for 2015

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Romania's telecommunications authority Ancom launched for public consultation its draft action plan for 2015. Next year, Ancom will continue the implementation of the Infrastructure Law, pursuing the multi-annual project of a national inventory of public electronic communications networks and of the associated infrastructure elements.   Among Ancom's activities for 2015 are also the monitoring and enhancing competition in ...

EC invests EUR 57 mln in Romania’s broadband infrastructure

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The European Commission has approved on Thursday a EUR 57.1 million investment, part of a EUR 83 million project, for the development of broadband infrastructure of 3,265 kilometers in areas in Romania that lack communication networks.   The Romanian state awarded in July the contract for designing, building and running a national communications infrastructure which will supply ...

Infrastructure: Ioan Rus: Romania needs to build 700-800 km of highway

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Romania needs to build 700-800 km of highway and several thousand kilometres of express and regional roads as well as beltways for county seats, according to the minister of transports Ioan Rus. “Investments in infrastructure are an urgent matter. Romania needs to build 700-800 km of highway, about 2,000 km of express roads, 3,000 km of regional roads and beltways for county seats,”said Ioan Rus on Tuesday at the EU Summit for South East ...

The Government approved for the construction of two new bridges over the Danube

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Government approved at its Tuesday meeting the negotiation and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Romania and Bulgaria for the construction of two new bridges over the Danube. The bridges will connect the cities of Calarasi (Romania) and Silistra (Bulgaria), and Turnu Magurele (Romania) and Nikopol (Bulgaria), respectively. The announcement was made by Government spokesman Corneliu Calota in a briefing at the Victoria Palace. According to the spokesman, the ...

Romania needs to invest around EUR 50 billion for transport infastructure

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Romania needs to invest around EUR 50 billion through to 2030 to modernize and expand its transport infrastructure, according to the Master Plan published this month by the Ministry of Transport. Experts say that European financiers have an appetite for infrastructure and that Public Private Partnerships (PPP) could help Romania meet its infrastructure goals.The plan was drawn up by US engineering firm AECOM at a cost of EUR 2 million, fully financed from EU ...

Tourism : Lonely Planet places Romania among the top of the best travel destinations for 2015

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

One of the most powerful tourist guides worldwide, Lonely Planet, places Romania among the top of the best travel destinations for 2015, in terms of the price-quality ratio of the tourist offer, the Department for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Business Environment and Tourism informs on Wednesday. 'It is a first for our ...

Cars: 9,000 new cars have been registered over Jan. - Sept. 2014 by the operational leasing companies

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

About 9,000 new cars have been registered over Jan. - Sept. 2014 by the operational leasing companies, up nearly 1,000 units compared to the same period of 2013, having a share of about 15 percent of all registrations of new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles, according to data centralized by the Association of Operational ...

Agriculture: Weather slashes 20 percent of Romanian wine production

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Romania’s wine production declined 20 percent this year, to 4.1 million hectoliters, due to unfavorable weather, and ranks 12th among world wine producers, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine.   All countries in the CEE region were affected by the weather, seeing as Bulgaria’s wine production was cut by 30 percent, to 1.2 million hectolitres and Slovakia recorded a 16 percent decline ...

Real estate: The most expensive areas for office rents in Bucharest

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Downtown, west side offices and those in Floreasca area in Bucharest which concentrate half of the renting activity and where future projects will develop in the future at highest prices, but the differentiation of rents according to areas returns.   “While in 2009 when the crisis was the highest, the main argument was the lowest rent, and ideal 10 euro/sq.m/ month, as of 2013 arguments have become more complex, the ...

Price differences for new/old apartments halves in Bucharest, grows in other major cities

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The price difference between old and newly-built apartments in the same area in capital Bucharest has halved to 11 percent in the first nine months of the year, but the gap widened in other major cities in the country, such as Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta and Timisoara, according to an analysis from imobiliare.ro.   At the end of 2013, the difference in prices in Bucharest was 20 percent.The capital is the only major city ...

Trade: Dairy product sales drops by 25% in last two months

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Dairy product sales in Romania dropped in September and October by 25% compared to the similar period of 2013, large quantities of EU dairy products coming into the market following the embargo imposed by Russia, said Dorin Cojocaru, the president of the Romanian Dairy Industry Association (APRIL). For that reason, he added, milk producers were left with large stocks of milk.   “There are many big farms with huge ...

Tourism : Statistics: tourist accommodation units in Romania amounted to 6,130 on July 31

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The number of tourist accommodation units in Romania amounted to 6,130 on July 31, 2014, up 2 percent (121 units) compared to the same period of 2013, when tourist facilities stood at 6,009 units, according to data released on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics ...

Telecom.IT : Orange Romania launches Orange Info TV channel

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Orange Romania launches Orange Info, a TV channel addressed to Orange TV customers which offers the latest news about Orange products and services as well as pieces of information of general interest. The new channel can be viewed without additional fees by all Orange TV customers both on TV as well as on mobile devices, namely computer, tablet and smartphone.   Thanks to four TV shows with varied content, customers can ...

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