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Healthcare: Pharmaceutical market in Romania grew by 11% last year, to 12.95 billion lei

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The pharmaceutical market in Romania recorded last year a 10.6% increase, to 12.95 billion lei (2.9 billion euros), according to a report published by Antibiotice Iasi, the most important Romanian producer of generic medicines. In 2015, the value of the pharmaceutical market in Romania was 11.7 billion lei (2.6 billion euros). The positive evolution was backed by the increased consumption of medicines by 471 million units, from 11.2 billion units in ...

Telecom. IT: Romania first in EU for number of rapid Internet connections

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Mid 2016 statistics show that Romania ranks first in EU for the number of rapid Internet connections, of at least 100Mbps, an ANCOM press release shows. “By means of 19 million fix and broadband mobile Internet connections in Romania, users generated a traffic of about 2.7 million TB in the first 6 months of the year. Although more persons use mobile phones or tablets to access Internet, this traffic represents only 3% of total. In future, ...

Healthcare: Florian Bodog, the minister of Health: the Sfanta Maria hospital cannot start any pulmonary transplant yet

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The Sfanta Maria Hospital cannot start any pulmonary transplat yet as they need to define their regulations, as at present there are five patients who are under evaluation at the AKH Clinic in Vienne, the minister of health announced. The scandal linked to the centre for transplats in the Sfanta Maria Hospital started last year in November after the former minister of health Vlad Voiculescu decided to close down the centre as the procedures were not ...

Former president of Romania’s National Health Insurance House charged for EUR 8.6 mln bribes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The former president of Romania’s National Health Insurance House – CNAS, Lucian Duta, has been charged with bribery and placed under judicial control on bail, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) announced on last Tuesday, romania-insider.com reports. The prosecutors asked for a RON 4.5 million (EUR 1 million) bail. If he doesn’t cover the bail, Duta can be placed under house arrest or take into police ...

Emergency Clinical County Hospital Cluj Napoca enhanced its capabilities with GE Healthcare state of the art technologies

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The new equipment will help hospital deliver better care to patients and additional support in order to meet healthcare future needs of the Cluj County, a press release sent to ACTMedia reads. Emergency Clinical County Hospital Cluj Napoca, one of the most important public hospitals in Romania, enhanced its diagnostic imaging capabilities with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system Signa Explorer 1.5 Tesla from GE Healthcare. The equipment will ...

Real Estate: Apartments in the big cities of Romania got more expensive by 6.5% over the last year

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


The price of the apartments in the big cities of Romania were higher by 6.5% in Q1 of this year, as compared to the same period of 2016, in March the highest being recorded in Iasi, show the data published on Wednesday by the portal imobiliare.ro. Thus, in the third month of this year, the owners of apartments required an average price of 1,092 euro per square metre for a residence, up by 6.5% against the same period of last year and by 1.1% against ...

New retail concepts such as strip malls to boost Romania’s retail segment

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retail space deliveries remain on an upward trend and are expected to reach 180,000 sqm in 2017, according to commercial real estate consultancy Colliers Interna?ional, business-review.eu reports. Strip malls which are being developed in secondary and tertiary cities will represent the bulk of this new stock, according to the same source. On such project is Prima Shops Oradea which will be opened this Thursday. “Over the ...

Real estate investments in Romania could reach EUR 1.4 bln in 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The positive economic outlook, new investors on the market and fresh projects going up for sale should see this year’s investments in real estate acquisitions go as high as EUR 1.4 billion, predicts Cushman & Wakefield Echinox quoted by business-review.eu. A real estate investment volume of between EUR 1.2 and 1.4 billion is something that the Romanian real estate investment market can absorb in 2017, given that ...

Trade: Exports  and  imports  increased  by  9.2%  and  by  10.9%,  respectively în January and February 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


In  the  period  1.I?28.II  2017,  the  FOB  exports  amounted  to  9749.9  million  euro  and  the  CIF  imports amounted to 11008.9 million euro. In  the period 1.I?28.II 2017,  ...

Romania exported în 2016 clothes and accessories worth 2.838 billion euro

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 Romania exported last year clothes and accessories worth 2.838 billion euro, a value 0.9 percent higher than in 2015, according to the data centralised by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Clothes and accessories imports amounted to 1.355 billion euro, being 24.9 percent higher than in the previous year, thus resulting in a 1.483 billion euro surplus on this segment. Last year, Romania's FOB exports totalled 57.386 billion ...

Cars: "Rabla" and "Rabla Plus" programme" will kick off this year around May 10

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Rabla" and "Rabla Plus" programme" will kick off this year around May 10, as soon as the public debate period and the producers' validation session are completed, announced on Monday, at private TV broadcaster Antena 3, Gratiela Gavrilescu, Minister of Environment. "I have an announcement for all Romanians whose cars are more than 10 years old, that probably around May 10, they will be able to access "Rabla" and "Rabla Plus" programmes". The Ministry of ...

Telecom. IT: Vodafone Romania offers bonuses to mobile internet users

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Vodafone Romania started offering monthly bonuses of up to 3GB to prepaid and postpaid mobile internet subscribers, according to local paper Ziarul Financiar quoted by telecompaper.com. The bonuses can be used throughout the period customers are using the operator's services. Bonuses are awarded depending on two factors: the period customers have been using the operator's network and the types of services customers use, regardless of their value. The ...

Mobile accounted for 3 pct of total internet traffic in Romania in H1 2016

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Romania hosted 19 million fixed and mobile broadband internet connections through which users have generated 2.7 million terabytes (TB) worth of traffic in the first six months of last year, according to Eduard Lovin, executive director for regulation at the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications of Romania (ANCOM), business-review.eu informs. “Although more people use mobile phones and tablets on the internet, the ...

Agriculture : Eurostat: More than a third of all EU vineyard holdings are in Romania

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


More than a third of all EU vineyard holdings are in Romania, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. However, Spain, France and Italy account for three-quarters of vineyard area in the EU, neweurope.eu reads. In all, in the European Union (EU) in 2015, there were 2.4 million holdings cultivating 3.2 million hectares (ha) of vineyards. The average area per holding was 1.3 ha, however with significant differences between ...

The  quantity  of  cow’s  milk  collected  by  processing  units  în February 2017 down 0.7% from February 2016

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The  quantity  of  cow’s  milk  collected  by  processing  units  from  agricultural  holdings  and  collection  centres  in  February  2017  decreased  by  2.4%  compared to  January  2017  and  was  down 0.7% from February 2016.  The  ...

Tourism : Republic of Moldova represents a strategic market for Romanian tourist destinations

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Republic of Moldova represents a strategic market for Romanian tourist destinations, and in the last years the number of Moldovan tourists arriving at the seaside has constantly grown, declared the chair of the Black Sea Coast - Danube Delta Association (AL-DD), Corina Martin, on the occasion of Romania's participation in the 22nd edition of the International Specialised ...

The Tourists’ Overnight Stays in the Establishments of Tourists’ Reception Increased by 4.3% in February 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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 7.7 % and by 4.3 %, respectively, in February ...

Agriculture: ACA: Unfavorable weather and reduction of bee families will affect 2017 honey production

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


2017 had a negative start for bee keepers because of the massive reduction of bee families throughout the country, said Ioan Fetea, the president of the Association of Bee Keepers in Romania (ACA). “We have less bees because of diseases, lack of nectar and too few treatments as well as unfavorable weather conditions. Practically, several factors have influenced depopulations and deaths of bee families, which started in September. The situation is ...

Romania has 4 times more ecological farms in five years but remains among the last in EU

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


In 2015 Romania had 11,869 ecological farms, on the rise by 297% against 2010, but remained last in EU with one of the smallest areas of ecological agriculture in Europe, of 245,924 ha, according to Eurostat data. Specialists say that both areas and farms in ecological agriculture dropped substantially over 2013-2015, because of reduced subsidies. Eurostat data also show that between 2010 and 2015 the number of ecological farms in EU grew by ...

Romania's cereal, pulse, oil plants and potato crops increased in 2016 from 2015

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Romania's cereal, pulse, oil plants and potato crops increased in 2016 from the year before, whereas the sugar beet and vegetable production was lower than in 2015, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said in a release on ...

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