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Agriculture : Minister Constantin: Romanian farmers want to grow genetically modified soy

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

All Romanian farmers want to grow genetically modified soy according to Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin, who said on Friday that a nationwide debate is necessary after the approval of such crops by European and international ...

Romania, invited by France for the 24th edition of the European fair of the professionals in zootechnics

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Romania is invited as guest of honour to the 24th edition of the European fair of the professionals in zootechnics – Sommet de l’Elevage – organised in Clermont-Ferrant, France between 7 and 9 October, the last time our country took part in this event with stock and genetics being in 2008. According to a press release of the French Embassy to Bucharest, Romania will send approximately 50 cattle breeders and sheep breeders specialised either in milk ...

Telecom. IT: Over a third of Romanian households own tablet

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


About 36% of households in Romania own a tablet or more, 73% have at least a smart phone and 55% have laptops, according to a study made by the National Authority in Communications (ANCOM). The average per household is 1.1 tablets and 1.5 smart phones. “50% of Romanians have access to mobile internet for telephones, based on subscription, 35% through telephones based on prepaid cards and 25% have access by means of a stick ...

Cars: 2,400 new and second hand Hyundai cars registered in Romania in first 8 months

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

About 2,400 new and second hand Hyundai cars were registered in Romania in the first 8 months of the year, 1,731 being new cars, according to data from DRPCIV. According to the source, 1,731 new Hyundai cars were registered between January and August 2015, on the rise by 3.16% compared to 2014, when 1,678 units were registered. DRPCIV statistics show that 41 Hyundai i30, 39 Hyundai i20, 31 Tucson, 30 Hyundai i10, 29 Elantra, 12 Hyundai i40, 11 iX35, 4 Santa Fe and 3 Grand ...

One third of the households of Romania owned a vehicle in 2014

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Approximately one third of the households of Romania owned a vehicle in 2014, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) ...

Healthcare: 14pct of Romanians suffer from asthma

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

About 14pct of the persons beyond 40 years of age in Romania suffer from obstructive disease (COPD, asthma), Professor Florin Mihaltan, MD, President of the Romanian Pulmonology Society said on Friday at the 4th Pulmonary Disease Management ...


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

• In August 2015, compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, both the arrivals and the overnight stays in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 18.1 % and by 14.3 %, respectively. • Compared to August 2014, in August 2015, customs registered an increase of 10.0% in the arrivals of foreign visitors and a decrease of 5.3 % in the departures ...

Romania looks to re-launch its tourism industry

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


In the Romanian tourism industry, 2015 started with a cut in the Value Added Tax from 24% to 9% for accommodation services (with breakfast included, at the minimum), a measure meant to contain tax evasion. That was followed by the enforcement of the Law on granting holiday vouchers, which is expected to contribute to re-launching the Romanian tourism ...

Tourism Exchange, Spa Tourism Forum

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Holding the 11th edition of the Tourism Exchange simultaneously with the Spa Tourism Forum is an occasion to learn the industry's new trends and concerns, from Romanian and foreign specialists, the Employers' Organisation of Spa Tourism in Romania (OPTBR) President Nicu Radulescu told AGERPRES."Our idea was to do two things simultaneously. In the Exchange, tour operators meet spa tourism companies' representatives and discuss contracts, rates, ...

Infrastructure : Wizz Air launches new route from Romania to UK

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wiz Air, a low cost air company operating across Central and Eastern Europe, announced it would open a new flight route between Bucharest and Birmingham starting May 2016. The flight, set to be made twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, adds a 39th route with Bucharest as a starting point to the company’s portfolio covering 14 countries. Tickets are expected to start at RON 179 and can be reserved starting today. Wizz ...

Ambassador Brummel: Companies in the UK should focus on the infrastructure sector in Romania

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Companies in the manufacturing sector wanting to invest identify infrastructure as one of the challenges Romania must overcome, UK Ambassador in Bucharest Paul Brummell told a conference on investment opportunities. According to Brummell, companies in the UK should focus on the infrastructure sector in Romania. There are high amounts of money available in terms of ...

Agriculture : The volume of exploited wood in 2014

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The business operators licensed to cut wood posted, at end-2014, a volume of 16.972 million cubic meters of cut wood, up 1.2pct, or 194,000 cubic meters year on year, according to the data released on Monday by the National Institute of ...

Telecom.IT : WhatsApp is used by half of Romanians owning a smartphone

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

About half of Romanian smartphone users access the application WhatsApp in Romania at least once a week, and 27 percent use it daily, according to a study by iSense Solutions quoted by business-review.eu. The application has a higher popularity in Bucharest, where it is used daily by 40 percent of smartphone owners. According to the study, the main reason for using WhatsApp is the free access, 43 percent of ...

Evolio launches first Romanian smartwatch

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Televoice Group, operating under the Evolio brand, has launched on Wednesday xWatch, the first smartwatch, made of steel, having a 1.44 inches screen and a resolution of 240/204 pixels, and a battery autonomy of 2-5 days, hotnews.ro informs. The watch, developed by Mediatek, has applications related to health communication and can be connected to any smartphone with Android or iOS operating systems and will be available in stores by half of October at ...

Real estate: CBRE analysis : Romania is logistics investment hotspot

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Interest in the industrial sector remained firm throughout the first 8 months in 2015, the Romanian investment market’s enthusiasm for warehouse and logistics properties resulting in a total investment volume of EUR 260.6 million, according to a CBRE analysis. This was a national record reaching seven times higher compared to last year’s total industrial investment volume. Within the region, industrial investment has also picked up speed, ...

Cars: Minister Gavrilescu is against any retroactive taxation of owners of Volkswagen cars

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Minister for Environment, Waters and Forests Gratiela Gavrilescu is against any retroactive taxation of owners of Volkswagen cars, if systems that infringe the EU regulations are found. "It seems abnormal to me that a bona-fide citizen who paid a lot for ...

Infrastructure : European Commission approves EUR 40 mln financing for DN 14 rehabilitation

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The European Commission has approved the payment of EUR 40.7 million to Romania, representing funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund project of rehabilitation of DN 14 – part of the Transport Operational Programme. According to the project 80 kilometers of the national road linking the cities of Sibiu and Sighisoara were rehabilitated. The Medias-Sibiu section of the DN-14 is part of the trans-European ...

Trade: H&M sales in Romania increase by 47 percent in nine months

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Swedish clothing retailer H&M rose in the first nine months of fiscal year ended on August 31 by 47 percent to SEK 1.27 billion (EUR 135 million) from SEK 843 million last year, according to data released by the company. Calculated in the local currency, sales went up by 41 percent, business-review.eu informs. The company opened three stores in Romania during the period under review, the total number of ...

Tourism : Tourists on the seaside increased in 2015 by some 18 to 20pct

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The number of tourists who chose the Romanian seaside as holiday destination increased in 2015 by some 18 to 20pct, representatives of hotel employers' associations said on Tuesday at the opening of the Tourism Exchange in ...

In H1 of 2015, non-resident tourists arrived in Romania spent on average 2650 lei/per person

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

• In Quarter II 2015, the total number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation was 619.5 thousand and their expenditure amounted per total to 1531.5 million lei. • In Semester I 2015, the total number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation was 975.4 thousand and their expenditure amounted per total to 2585.1 million lei.   Quarter ...

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