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Telecom. IT : UPC Romania launches Horizon nationwide

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

UPC Romania launched the Horizon advanced digital television nationwide, which offers customers new features such as 'Replay' that transform any TV into a smart TV, telecompaper.com reads. The new service is included in Connect & Play TV packages whose monthly fees range from RON 74 and RON 84. Thanks to the Replay function, customers can review  of up to 7 days old from their TV channels on both their main TV as well as their mobile ...

Trade: Association of Romanian Online Stores joins EMOTA

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


The European Ecommerce & Omnichannel Association has a new member. It announced ARMO, the Association of Romanian Online Stores, has joined the pan-European ecommerce association. Romania is now the 17th country to have an ecommerce association joining EMOTA, ecommercenews.eu ...

Infrastructure : PM Ciolos: Our goal is to organize tenders for all large-scale road infrastructure projects

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Premier Dacian Ciolos said on Friday in northwestern Zalau that his government's goal is to organize by the end of its term tenders for all large-scale road infrastructure ...

Cargo traffic through the Romanian maritime ports reached 44 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The total amount of cargo traffic through the Romanian maritime ports reached 44 million tonnes in the first nine months of 2016, as against 43.46 million tonnes in the same period of 2015, up 1.22pct, reads a release by the National Maritime Ports Administration Company ...

Blue Air opens base in Romania's Cluj, to launch four new routes in summer 2017

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Romanian carrier Blue Air said on Monday it opened a base in Romania's central western city of Cluj and will launch four new routes starting summer season 2017, seenews.com reports. The four new routes will connect Cluj with London, Larnaca in Cyprus, Nice in France and Hamburg in Germany, starting on March 26, April 9, April 10 and June 3, respectively. The new base will be serviced by a second 189-seat Boeing 737-800, Blue Air ...

Healthcare: CNAS: 8.5 million Romanians contribute to the fund, but18 million benefit from medical services

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


President of the National Health Insurance Office (CNAS) Radu Tibichi said on Thursday that 8.5 million Romanians contribute to the fund, but 18 million benefit from medical ...

In 2016, 90 pct of the health insurance requests were for family healthcare problems

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

In the past year, the majority of families closing an international health insurance plan have requested coverage for hospitalization, outpatient check-ups and medical tests, advanced imaging, maternity and annual preventive check-ups, according to MediHelp International, quoted by business-review.eu. Since the beginning of the year, over 90 percent of health insurance requests were for family healthcare plans, most of them coming from women aged 30 to ...

Agriculture : Minister Irimescu: Danube Delta's fishing resources depleted by 30 percent

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Illegal fishing is an important obstacle we have to put up with now in the Black Sea and particularly the Danube Delta, where fishing resources have declined more than 30 percent, Romania's Minister of Agriculture Achim Irimescu told a specialist conference on ...

Ciolos: In horticulture, Romania should try to innovate and dare do new things

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Romania should not just strive to bridge the horticulture gap separating it from its neighbours, but it should also try to innovate and dare do new things that others have not done, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos told the opening on Monday of the Advanced Horticultural Research Institute of Transylvania (ICHAT) at the Cluj-Napoca University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary ...

Romania ranks first in EU for dropping agriculture contribution to added value between 1995 and 2015

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Industry was in 2015 the main economic activity in EU, Romania included. This country ranks first in EU for lowering agriculture contribution to gross added value of the 1005-2015 period, from 19.2% to 4.8%, according to data released on Thursday by Eurostat. On the other hand, Romania ranks first in EU for the increase of contribution of public administration, defence, education and health to gross added value over 1995-2015, from 6.1% to ...

Real estate: 703,500 real estate transactions recorded in January-September 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Over 703,500 real estate transactions were recorded at national level January-September 2016, 56,000 more than in the same period of 2015, with most of them being conducted in Bucharest, Ilfov and Timis, reveal data released on Monday by the National Agency for Cadastre and Real Estate Advertising (ANCPI). According to statistics, in the first nine months of 2016 the number of real estate transactions reached 703,509, while in September as many as 85,838 ...

Tourism: ANT will authorised 12 travel resorts including Borsec, Banffy Spas, Negresti Oas and Baia de Fier

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

National Authority for Tourism, ANT, will authorise 12 new resorts, a press release of the institution shows. After analysing documents presented by administrative territorial units, but after field visits, Sucevita (Suceva county), Pojorata commune (Suceava), Banffy Spa, Toplita (Harghita) will receive the status of resort. Borsec (Harghita), Negresti Oas (Satu Mare), Ocna Dej Spa (Cluj), Sangiogiu de Mures (Mures) Colibita (Bistrita ...

Romania's travel industry is facing acute staff shortages

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Romania's travel industry has been facing acute staff shortages, with hotels operating at a workforce capacity of just 70 percent of the staff, amidst obsolete and unionised labour legislation, according to an analysis by the Travel, Hotels and Restaurants Sectorial Committee (CSTHR) released on ...

Cars: Transactions with second-hand cars increased 10 percent in the first three quarters of 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The number of domestic transactions with second-hand cars increased 10 percent in the first three quarters of the year to 24,200 units from the similar interval of 2015, shows data released on Wednesday by Romania's most important online car sales platform ...

Healthcare: Vlad Voiculescu: We have 88 villages without access to medical services

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


There are no medical services in 88 villages in Romania and there is huge difference between counties for the density of physicians, said health minister Vlad Voiculescu at the 6th Congress of the Health Solidarity Federation. He pointed out that the number of physicians reported to that of Romania’s inhabitants is lower than the European one although Romanian universities report more graduates every year. “We see ...

European justice decides establishing prices for medicines is illegal

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The German system establishing a price for prescription medicines infringes community law, the EU Court of Justice decided on Wednesday, DPA informs. Patients included in the health insurance system in Germany must pay a part of the price of medicines from their own pockets. On the other hand, a non governmental organization united forces with a Dutch pharmaceutical company which delivers medicines by mail to offer German patients medicines at lower ...

Malta tops EU obesity rankings, Romania thinnest

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Malta has the highest proportion of obese adults in Europe, according to EU figures released on Thursday (Oct 20), while Romania is the least obese, AFP informs quoted by straitstimes.com. In total, just under a sixth of adults living in the European Union are obese - 15.9 per cent, according to the Eurostat statistics agency, which said the figure goes up amongst older and less educated Europeans. Counting 26 per cent of its ...

Cars: 700 electric and hybrid motor vehicles were traded in Romania in the first nine months of 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Nearly 700 electric and hybrid motor vehicles were traded in Romania in the first nine months of 2016, up 108.1 percent from 333 in the same period one year before, according to data released by the Association of Romania's Automobile Makers and Importers (APIA). APIA statistics indicate that January-September, 2016, sales were up 88.7 percent y-o-y, to 78 units, while the increase in the sales of electric cars was 129.4 percent, to 615 ...

Romania's 9-mo new commercial vehicle registrations rise 25.1% - ACEA

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Romania surged by an annual 25.1% to 17,025 in the first nine months of the year, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, ACEA, indicated on Friday, seenews.com reports. In September alone, new commercial vehicle registrations in Romania rose 8.3% on the year to 2,172 vehicles, ACEA said in a statement, citing provisional data. Registrations of new ...

New vehicles sales have recorded a 18.6pct leap in January - September 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The new vehicles sales have recorded a 18.6pct leap in January - September 2016, to 101,468 units, while the national manufacturing diminished by 8.7pct to 272,396 units, a release by the Car Makers and Importers' Association (APIA) ...

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