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Cars: Automobile industry grows by 19% in first three months

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New car registrations in Romania grew by 19% in the first quarter to 13,300 units compared to the similar period of 2013, when 9,679 units were registered, as a result of a 10% increase against January –March 2012, according to DRPCIV data.   March was a very good month for the industry with 4,577 new cars registered, an increase of ...

Dacia production capacity can no longer be increased; third carmaker could set up locally

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The production capacity of Romanian Dacia carmaker can no longer be developed, since it is at its upper limit, but a third producer can set up in Romania, provided the circumstances are beneficial, Dacia Administration Board vice president Constantin Stroe, who also chairs the Romanian Automobile Builders Association (ACAROM) said.'Dacia's capacity can no longer be developed. Firstly, a capacity that can be profitably managed stands ...

Infrastructure: German ambassador: Suceava needs a highway to the west

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hans Werner Lauk, the German ambassador to Bucharest declared in Suceava recently that the development of the area needs transport infrastructure connecting Suceava to the central European network, attracting investors, Mediafax informs.   The ambassador added that the area should be connected by highway both to corridor IX north-south which ...

Bulgaria, Greece and Romania rank low for transport infastructure

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport infrastructure ranking the EU's 28 member states. It finds a wide deviation between countries.The Netherlands and Germany top the scoreboard with high scores in 11 categories, followed by Sweden, the UK and Denmark.Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, and Romania rank at the bottom of the ...

A total of 1,400 km in ongoing and new highway projects scheduled to commence in 2015

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ongoing and new highway projects that will commence in 2015 total over 1,400 kilometers, divided into 17 sections, the longest of which is the Brasov - Bacau stretch, with 170 kilometers, Minister of Transport Dan Sova told a workshop held as part of the Infrastructure Business Summit Conference organized by the National Union of Romanian County Councils.The Minister said that 242.356 km of highway were opened to traffic between 2012 ...

Tourism: Germany ranks second in Romanian tourists’ preferences

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Germany ranks second among preferences of Romanian tourists in Europe. It has become an important holiday destination in the Romanian market, according to the German Travel Organization DZT, present in Romania.   At the same time in 2013 Germany recorded 637,882 night accommodations of Romanian tourists and visitors, on the rise by 14.6% ...

Covasna resort - oasis of health where sick hearts recover

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A healthy heart beats normally around 60 - 80 times per minute, day and night, uninterrupted. Any change in the frequency can be a sign for concern, but too few people find the time to listen to their heartbeat.According to statistics, cardiovascular and circulatory system diseases affect millions of people yearly in the entire world, especially men, while in Romania they are the main cause of death. Given the situation, a hotel or a ...

Agriculture: Romania ranks first in EU for corn grown area in 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

for corn yield, according to statistic data on “Vegetal agricultural yield for main cultures in 2013” made by the National Statistic Institute (INS).   INS shows that the area growing corn in 2013 represented 47.1% of the area growing cereals, while the area growing wheat was 39%.The cereal yield grew by 63.9% against the ...

Romania ranks 12th in top of largest wine producers in the world in 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With a production of 4.276 hl, on the rise by 29% compared to 2012, Romania ranked 12th in the top of the largest world producers according to statistics of the International Vine and Wine Organization , EFE informs.Italy ranks first with 44.9 million hl, but Spain surpassed France ranking second with 31% increase in wine production to 42.7 million hl against 42 million hl in ...

Romania has only 29 pct forestation level, compared with EU's 40 pct

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Romania has a low forestation level, of only 29 percent, compared with the 40 per cent average of the European Union members, shows a study presented on Thursday by Academician Victor Giurgiu, in the international symposium 'Woodland strategies in European countries,' organized by Romsilva, Consilva and the European Council of Foresters. According to the study, the forestation level of Romania's territory is also very low compared with other European countries ...

Telecom.IT: Romania mobile internet connections up 35% in 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Romanian operators had 13.6 million active mobile internet connections at the end of 2013, 9.6 million of which were broadband connections, according to telecommunications regulator Ancom based on data from the six operators in the market. Both indicators registered annual growth of 35 percent. Of the broadband connections, 50 percent (4.8 million) were subscription-based and the rest (4.8 million) prepaid cards. The number of broadband users over prepaid increased by over 54 ...

Healthcare: Health Ministry, Sanitas unionists sign cooperation agreement on healthcare reorganisation

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The World's Health Day, Romania's Health Ministry and the Sanitas trade union federation signed a cooperation agreement on the reorganisation of the local healthcare system.'The agreement concluded between the Health Ministry and Sanitas is first of all aimed at cooperation to reorganise the healthcare system, which means improving patient conditions and conditions for the ...

Real estate: Housing prices dropped by 0.7% in euro zone and 0.3% in EU in fourth quarter

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The housing price index dropped in quarter four, 2013 by 0,7% in the euro area and by 0.3% in EU, compared to the previous 3 months, according to data published by Eurostat on Thursday.Among EU states, the most important increases of the housing index was registered in Latvia (2.7%), Estonia and Lithuania (both with 2.6%) and Ireland (2.5%), while the most significant decline was in Hungary (-1.8%), Spain (-1.3%), Denmark and Italy (both with ...

Tourism : European tourism clustering model advocated by Minister Jianu at UNWTO meeting in Baku

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Minister-delegate for SMEs, Business milieu and Tourism Florin Jianu proposed at the meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Baku - Azerbaijan, the development of a European model of clustering in the tourism industry, so as to render tourism promotion and supporting activities consistent.The representatives of the Romanian delegation to the event that took ...

Arrivals recorded in accommodation units in Romania totaled 910,600 persons in January-February

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Arrivals recorded in accommodation units in Romania totaled 910,600 persons in the interval between January 1 and February 28, 2014, representing a 4 per cent increase compared with the same interval in 2013, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Tuesday announced.The arrivals of Romanian tourists in the accommodation units in the country represented 79.4 per cent ...

Prince Charles' visit to Danube Delta a signal awaited by tour operators

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


The tour operators in Tulcea County (easternmost part of Romania) hope that the Prince of Wales' visit to the Danube Delta will send a positive signal to tourists that hesitate to visit this natural reserve due to the unstable context in the Black Sea region.'Prince Charles' visit will definitely be a very favourable signal for tourism in the Danube Delta, especially in the current context. Everybody avoids holyday travels in ...

Agriculture: Busuioaca de Bohotin, Zghihara de Husi, the pride of the people between the vineyards

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The first historical record of the town of Husi dates from 1494, the 15th century.Records show that ruler Stephen the Great had a church built in Husi named after Saint Apostles Peter and Paul. Guarded in the past by vast vineyards, Husi is known as the town between vineyards. Locals have this saying that no path to Husi is worth taking unless there is some tasting of the ...

Agriculture accounted for 5.6-5.8 pct of revenues in GDP, food industry 6.2 pct

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Agriculture accounted for 5.6 - 5.8 percent of revenues in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the food industry brought 6.2 per cent to the GDP, Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin on Thursday told a specialized conference.'Agriculture accounted for 5.6-5.8 per cent of revenues in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while the foodstuffs industry accounted for 6.2 per cent. Little by little we managed to return to the best product ...

AgriMin Constantin: 260 million euros earmarked for tree growing, restoration of 35,000 hectares of orchards

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

For the first time under its National Rural Development Programme (NRDP), Romania will have a sub-programme for fruit tree growing, where 260 million euros are earmarked for the restoration of creation of orchards over 35,000 hectares, Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin said Thursday.'For the first time, Romania will have a sub-programme for fruit tree growing. It is the merit of the European Commission and Commissioner Ciolos, who ...

FAO foresees no food crisis in either next year or 20 years

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) foresees no food crisis in either the next year or the next 20 years, but, on the contrary, it predicts the production will increase more rapidly, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said on Friday.'On the contrary, we predict that the production will increase more rapidly, and we believe there will be no major constraints in the next period globally, on the ...

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