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Infrastructure : Transport trade unions in Romania call for freeze of RCA insurance prices

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Transport trade unions in Romania have asked the Government to freeze the mandatory RCA insurance prices calculated by the Financial Supervision Authority (ASF) in June 2016, business-review.eu informs. They say those tariffs offer financial stability on the RCA market. In the trucks category, all the vehicles with a maximum authorized weight  up to 3.5 tones, no matter the bonus class-malus, will pay a bonus of RON 1,117 per 12 months and the ...

Brussels grants Romania's state railways 440 mln euro for rail section upgrades

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Romanian state-owned railway infrastructure operator CFR SA said on Monday that the European Commission has approved a 440 million euro ($490 million) grant for upgrades on one of its railway lines, seenews.com informs. The money is granted through the Connecting Europe Facility Program (CEF) and will finance the modernisation of the Apata - Cata rail section, CFR said in a press release. The works are part of upgrades on the Brasov - Sighisoara ...

Healthcare: Intensive care in Romania to get 900 specialist paediatric doctors under Romanian-Swiss cooperation project

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Intensive care in Romania will get 900 specialist paediatric doctors trained under a Romanian-Swiss cooperation programme which results were unveiled at a news conference on Wednesday.It is about a project for improving service quality in paediatric intensive care units by implementing a training programme funded under a Swiss-Romanian cooperation programme, part of a healthcare reform ...

Health system to get RON 3.7 bln under Competitive Romania program

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A budget of RON 3.7 billion will be invested in the health department between 2016 – 2020 during the “Competitive Romania” project as authorities will have the fourth debate for this project on July 20, business-review.eu reports. According to statistics, the Romanian population has dropped by 1,520 persons in 2015 as a result of deaths in the number of infants under the age of one. The biggest causes of deaths in Romania are ...

President Iohannis calls to action against threats to public health

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"Recent examples are suggestive. From Zika virus infections to diseases caused by uncontrolled food, we are facing ever more challenges to public health," he told a Friday's debate entitled 'Dialogue on health and environmental policies in Romania.' The event was hosted at the Cotroceni Palace, seat of the Presidential Administration. The head of state said ...

Real Estate: 375,897 real estate transactions were performed nationwide in the first five months of 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


As many as 375,897 real estate transactions were performed nationwide in the first five months of 2016, by 36,000 more compared to January - May 2015, shows a release of the National Cadastre and Property Advertising Agency (ANCPI) published on the institution's website. A number of 79,228 buildings were traded throughout the country this May, down by 5,500 compared to the previous month and up by over 7,000 y-o-y. Most real estate deals in ...

P3 reaches 300,000 sqm of built space in Romania

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Logistics space investor, owner and operator P3 has reached the milestone of 300,000 sqm of built space at its P3 Bucharest park, the company has announced, business-review.eu reports. Since it bought the park in early 2015, P3 has added a total of 85,000 sqm of new space for existing and new tenants. P3 plans to continue expanding in Romania as well as in Western Europe, company representatives have said. Following the recent ...

Cars: Automotive market advanced 10.2 percent in the first half 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


 Romania's automotive market advanced 10.2 percent in the first half 2016 with a sales volume of 61,151 units and legal entities making up 79 percent of buyers, according to data released on Monday by the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA). As far as domestic production January - June 2016 is concerned, 201,274 motor vehicles were made, down 5.3 percent from the similar period of 2015, but up 15.7 percent from May. Out of the ...

Green car sales surge by nearly 50pct in Q1

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sales of hybrid and electric cars advanced by 49.8 per cent in the first half of 2016, according to the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA) statistics. Their share of the new cars market was 0.6 per cent. Sales figures were 60 green cars in June and 307 overall in Q1, up from 205 in Q1 ...

Telecom.IT : Romania smartphone users to go up 5-10% per year - Vodafone

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Romania will see 5 to 10 percent increases each year in the number of smartphone users in the next 3-4 years, writes local operator Ziarul Financiar citing Vodafone Romania's commercial director for the enterprise segment, Valeriu Nistor, telecompaper.com informs. This growth is expected despite the fact that an over 50 percent smartphone penetration rate is already seen in various segments. The increase in the number of smartphone users was calculated ...

Orange Romania gives EUR 5,000 weekly during prepaid contest

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Orange Romania launched a new promotion in connection with the 10th anniversary of its Millidge and Doig advertising characters, telecompaper.com informs.. Between 18 July and 28 August, Orange PrePay customers are invited to play a 3D game on www.orange.ro/10ani during which they can decorate the two characters' birthday cake and then share their wish. A weekly prize of EUR 5,000 will be given over 6 weeks to fulfill 6 ...

Romanian authority opens tender for EUR 2.5 mln contract

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Romania's telecommunications authority Ancom launched an open auction for the creation of an IT system for the inventory of public electronic communications networks and associated infrastructure elements, writes local publication Hotnews.ro citing data published on Romania's Electronic System of Public Procurement (SEAP) e-licitatie.ro, telecompaper.com informs. The contract will be financed from the authority's own funds and is estimated at RON 10.8 ...

Romania smartphone sales up 26% in H1 - Huawei

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

 The number of smartphones sold in Romania increased by 26 percent in the first half, writes local paper Ziarul Financiar citing marketing director of Huawei Devices Romania, Sorina Macarescu quoted by telecompaper.com. Huawei sold almost four times more smartphones in H1 than in H1 2015 and was second among the largest players in the market, bumping Romanian company Visual Fan (Allview) to the third position. Samsung ...

Agriculture: Minister Irimescu: Romania must reduce cereal exports and use them to breed animals

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Romania must reduce exports of cereals and use them to breed animals in order to ensure domestic meat consumption, said Achim Irimescu, the minister of agriculture at the Forum of Local Public Administration. “Romania exports mainly raw materials, cereals and tobacco or products in the tobacco sector. It is essential that MADR had in view the increase of added value made in Romania and it reduce cereal exports as much as possible. We should use ...

Egypt will buy wheat from the Black Sea area

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Egypt, the largest what buyer in the world received on Tuesday offers from 13 trading companies which offered wheat from Ukraine, Russia and Romania, at the first tender organized in the new financial year 2016-2017 which began on July 1, according to Reuters. The General Supply Authority, the entity in charge of strategic wheat purchases on behalf of the Egyptian state will announce on Tuesday the companies which won contracts for wheat deliveries ...

Romania benefits from 21.5 million euros for National Beekeeping Programme 2017-2019

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Romania benefits from a budget of 21.5 million euros for the National Beekeeping Programme over 2017-2019, on the rise by 7.2% compared to the amount allocated over 2015-2016, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced on Wednesday. “The European Commission participates in financing the programme by 50% of expenses made in Romania for every action accessed and the financial support allocated for 2017-2019 is 21,508,480 euros ...

'Competitive Romania' debate shows agriculture needs 1.1 billion euro investment until 2020

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The 'Competitive Romania' debate on agriculture shows that three necessary measures for the development of the sector, namely stimulating the association of producers, restoring the primary irrigation structure and developing education in rural areas, needs 1.1 billion euro investments until 2020, chief economist with the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Valentin Lazea said on Thursday at the end of the ...

Romanian wine worth EUR 24 mln was exported in 2015, says APEV Romania

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Romania has exported approximately 14 million liters of wine, valued at EUR 24 million in 2015, according to datasets published by the Association of Wine Producers and Exporters (APEV Romania), business-review.eu informs. 78 percent of the total volume of wine produced in Romania in 2015, equivalent of 11 million liters valued at EUR 17 million, were exported in the European markets. The remaining 22 percent (3 million liters costing EUR 7 million) ...

Telecom.IT : Over 440,700 phone numbers ported in the first six months of 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Over 440,700 phone numbers were ported at national level,in the first quarter of 2016, the total number reaching almost 3,057 million between 2008 to the present moment, show the data of the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM), recently published. According to the quoted source, out of the total number of porting since the launching of portability and until now 80% are mobile phones and RCS&RDS is the ...

Vodafone Romania enters content market with '4G TV' app

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Vodafone Romania made its first step in the local content market by launching the '4G TV' mobile app which offers customers access at no extra cost to almost 20 channels and a film series, writes local paper Ziarul Financiar, quoted by telecompaper.com. The operator told Ziarul Financiar the app is available as part of a test phase. Available to customers who have a MyVodafone account, the application also aggregates content from HBO Go and the local ...

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