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Gov't endorsed the National Strategy for Road Safety 2016-2020

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The National Strategy for Road Safety 2016-2020 and the Action Plan to implement the said strategy, was endorsed on Wednesday by the government in its weekly sitting, says a releat se sent by the ExecutiveIncreasing the road safety and halving the number of deaths in road accidents by 2020 as against 2010 are the main goals of the said strategy. The strategy provides measures to introduce the video recording of the tests for certificates and ...

Healthcare: Medsana - Genesis Athens clinics opens a new facility in Bucharest City

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Athens Medical Group (AMG) and Genesis Athens on Thursday opened their latest Medsana - Genesis Athens clinics in Bucharest City that will provide gynaecological and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) healthcare services. The new facility is made ...

Telecom. IT: Romanians use the Internet and the digital technology the least as compared to the other EU's countries

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Romanians and the companies in Romania use the Internet and the digital technology the least as compared to the other European Union's countries, show reports delivered in northwestern Cluj-Napoca on Tuesday at a conference attended by hundreds of business ...

Number of TV subscribers in Romania grew by 5pct in H1 of 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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The number of TV subscribers in Romania grew by 5pct in the first half of 2016, up to 7.2 million, of whom 4.6 million have a cable subscription, while 2.4 million a DTH subscription, Chairman of the National Authority for Communications Administration and Regulation (ANCOM) Catalin Marinescu announced at an International Digital Forum on ...

Asus' Zenfone 3 smartphones materialise in Romania

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Asus officially launched  Zenfone 3 smartphone product range in Romania, writes online publication Trends. citing Asus Romania and Hungary country head, business development manager, Ciprian Donciu, telecompaper.com informs. Donciu was speaking during a press conference held on the occasion of launching the Zenfone 3 smartphones. Asus Zenfone 3 models are priced between RON 379 and RON 3,349 in the country. Some ...

Real estate: Romania's Oasis Development to invest 12 mln euro in retail park in Oradea

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Romanian real estate developer Oasis Development will invest 12 million euro ($13.2 million) in a retail park in Oradea, the company said on Wednesday quoted by seenews.com. The Prima Shops retail park will spread on a total area of 10,000 sq m and will serve some 60,000 people, Oasis Development said in a press release. The first phase of the project in northwestern Romanian city will be finished in spring 2017, while the ...

Real estate: Alesonor & Romania Green Building Council launch ”the greenest playground in Bucharest”

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Alesonor, the developer of the first green luxury residential project in Romania – Amber Gardens, launches the greenest, most innovative and educational playground, a press release sent to ACTMedia reads. Developed at the initiative of Romania Green Building Council, designed and built by Alesonor, with input from Romania’s school children enrolled in the program, the playground located at Amber Gardens is an effort to raise awareness on the necessity of creating ...

Telecom. IT: Romanians, regional leaders for people who own more than one smart phone

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Romanians are regional leaders for the number of persons who own more than one smartphone and use it for at least four hours a day, according to a specialised study. “Of the 23 countries analysed in the study, Romania next to Bulgaria showed the highest development potential for the mobile payment segment. At present, a Romanian out of 25 declared to make payments from mobile phones, but the percentage of people who prefer to use smart phones for ...

Revenues of the software industry of Romania will grow by17pct by the end of 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The revenues of the software industry of Romania will grow by17pct by the end of 2016 as compared to the 3 bln euros reported in 2015, while the figures of the employees in this field will reach 90,000, on Tuesday said the president of the Software Industry and Services Employers' Association (ANIS), Teodor Blidarus, at the PRIA 'IT&C and intellectual property' ...

Romania's mobile internet download speeds up to 28 Mbps

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Romanian internet users experienced average actual speeds of 27.72 Mbps in H1 when downloading mobile internet data (25.79 Mbps over indoor connections and 36.38 Mbps over outdoor connections), that's up from 19.22 Mbps in 2015, according to data from telecommunications authority Ancom's application for testing the internet service quality, Netograf.ro quoted by telecompaper.com. Speeds for downloading data over fixed internet reached 75.07 Mbps in the ...

Agriculture: Romania, first in EU for area grown with corn and sunflower

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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About a third of Romania’s active population works in agriculture and ensure 5-6% of GDP, while in developed countries 3-4% of active people who work in agriculture generate 6-7% of GDP, said Tudorel Andrei, the president of the National Statistics Institute (INS) at Pria Agriculture conference. “ 27-28% of Romania’s active population work in agriculture, either on farms or in households, which means 5-6% of GDP. Figures are a little ...

Drought has affected 1.16 mln ha of agricultural areas in Romania this year

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Drought affected this year an area of 1.16 million hectars of agricultural areas, a drop of 10-15 percent compared with 2015, with the most affected ares being corn and sunflower cultures, while the rye, barley and two-rowed barley productions registered a growth of 15 percent in production up to 2.4 million tones, said on Friday the minister of Agriculture, Achim Irimescu, quoted by business-review.eu.   Irimescu said that the damages for farmers ...

Infrastructure: CCIFER: Romania’s infrastructure raises questions for new investors

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Romania’s infrastructure raises question marks for new investors, although the country has much to offer, said Francois Coste, the president of the French Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Romania (CCIFER), at a press conference. “Infrastructure is the key to development. A country without a good infrastructure system will not find a privileged place in European economy. Romania’s infrastructure raises question marks ...

Blue Air sets new base in UK's Liverpool, to launch four new routes

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Romanian carrier Blue Air said on Monday it has set a new base in UK's Liverpool from where it will launch four new routes - to Rome, Milan, Hamburg and Alicante - starting next summer, seenews.com reports. The new base in Liverpool, the air carrier's eighth in Europe, will create 35 new jobs in the company, Blue Air said in a statement. Blue Air will be locating a 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport at the beginning of ...

Tourism: Romania among last countries in EU for expenses of elderly tourists

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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In 2014, EU tourists aged over 65 were responsible for 20% of tourist activity, but there are significant differences between France and Cyprus, where elderly people were responsible for 25% of the number of nights spent in hotels, and Malta (9%), Bulgaria, Latvia and Slovenia (10%), Estonia (11%) and Romania 13%, according to data published by Eurostat. In most EU countries, tourists over 65 prefer domestic destinations, the highest shares being in ...

Infrastructure: EU approves Romania's state aid to 11 airports

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The European Commission gave green lights to 11 Romanian airports on Wednesday, saying they were in line with the European Union (EU)'s state aid regulation but putting another two cases on hold, globaltimes.cn reports. The aid granted to the 11 regional airports contributed to an objective of common interest, in terms of ensuring good connections between regions and meeting the transport needs of European citizens, said the Commission, the bloc's executive ...

Wizz Air announces two new routes from Craiova to Paris and Venice

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wizz Air announced two new low-fare routes from its Craiova base, aviationtribune.com reports. The newest Wizz Air services connect Craiova with Paris Beauvais and Venice Treviso, both commencing in March 2017 with two weekly flights. Demonstrating Wizz Air dedication to its Romanian customers the airline is continuously investing in its Romanian operations and will grow its fleet in the country to 20 ...

Wizz Air to launch Bucharest - Italy's Lamezia Terme route in March 2017

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Romanian unit of Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air said on Friday it is launching a new route from capital Bucharest to Italy's Lamezia Terme starting March 26, 2017, seenews.com infroms. The new route will be operated twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, the company said in a statement. Lamezia Terme, population about 70,000 inhabitants, is a city in Italy's southern province of Catanzaro, in the Calabria ...

Agriculture: The national production of wine this year will be about 4 million hectolitres by 11% more than last year

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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The national production of wine this year will be about 4 million hectolitres with almost 11% more than last year, the biggest growth of the production of 20% being recorded in the area of Moldova according to a press release of the National Association of Vineyard and Wine. Last year there were obtained 3.6 million hectolitres dropping against the year of 2014 when they produced 3.7 million hectolitres and against 2013 when the production recorded was ...

AgriMin on African swine fever: We'll ban animal products' imports from Moldova, Ukraine

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Animal products' imports by consumers from Moldova and Ukraine will be banned in order to prevent the African swine fever (ASF) enter Romania, said on Friday the Agriculture minister, Achim Irimescu in western Timi?oara. "I've informed the President and the Prime Minister, too. The moment it would enter Romania (the African swine fever — author's note) ...

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