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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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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 ...

Romania, first in the European Union in 2016 by the area cultivated with sunflower and maize

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Romania came first in the European Union in 2016 by the area cultivated with sunflower and maize, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said in a release on Friday. At sunflower, Romania ranks No. 1 both by the cultivated surface and the crop achieved. ...

Romania: wheat crop and export prospects for 2017/18 season

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Romanian wheat exports are to hit a record high this season. According to UkrAgroConsult data, Romania exported 4537 KMT of wheat in MY 2016/17 (July-December), or twice as much ...

Real estate: Global index: Romania 15th in price top of residential market in 2016

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Romania ranked 15th in the 2016 global price top of the residential market, on the rise by 16 places compared to 2015, according to the Index made by a private global network in the real estate field, which included 55 countries. According to Knight Frank Global House Index, Iceland is the leader in the top (14.7% yearly increase), replacing Turkey in the previous top, which dropped to third place. In Romania’s case, the ...

IT&C, BPO and outsourcing companies drove up demand for office space in 2016

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

IT&C, BPO and outsourcing companies leased more than half (52 percent) of the office space leased last year, according to data from real estate consultancy ESOP quoted by business-review.eu. All in all, some 84 companies active in these fields signed new office leases last year, out of which 59 companies leased space in Bucharest alone. Another 20 companies chose to renew their existing leasing contracts last year, ...

Infrastructure: Design and construction of Braila-Tulcea bridge auctioned in May-June

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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The design and construction of the bridge between Braila and Tulcea counties will be auctioned until the end of the semester, premier Sorin Grindeanu announced in Tulcea, on Friday. “Braila-Tulcea bridge is included in Master Plan and the feasibility study will be completed soon. The transport minister told us the documentation is almost ready and in May-June the design and construction of the bridge will be uploaded on the electronic public ...

Wizz Air to open three new flight routes from Suceava

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wizz Air, the low-cost airline, will open three new flight lines from International Airport Suceava, to Treviso, Bologna and Roma Ciampino, Italy, business-review.eu informs. Besides these, there will be special flights to Rome, Bologna and Milano for the passengers from Suceava at the middle of April and more often during the summer season, in Italy and UK. The new routes have been launched six months after the first Wizz flight from Suceava ...

Transport Minister: Tarom will buy four aircraft this year

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

In a report delivered by Transport Minister, Razvan Cuc, to PM Sorin Grindeanu about Tarom operations and its financial situation, it is also included the programme for renewing the fleet, romaniajournal.ro informs. “We presented the financial data about Tarom, the revitalization strategy and the programme to renew the fleet. (…) The Tarom management and the representatives of the Ministry of Transport negotiated with Airbus and Embraer ...

Tourism : Study: 45 pct of Romanian hotel owners have positive outlook on 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Online booking platform HotelGuru.ro says some 45 percent of its hotel partners expect more tourists to choose Romania as a location for their holiday this year, the company has announced quoted by business-review.eu. One reason for this positive outlook is the introduction of holiday vouchers worth RON 1,450 (aprox. EUR 320) for state employees, a measure that should come into force on July 1st. By comparison, hotel owners included in this survey ...

Telecom. IT: Romanians likely to spend 20% more for new smart phones

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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Romanians will  be likely to spend 10-20% more this year for smart phone, but also have higher expectations, while producers will continue to improve devices this year, such as DSLR, optic zoom and increased autonomy, according to the statement made by Lucian Peticila, CEO of Visual Fan, the owner of the local smart phone brand of Allview smart phones and tablets. Romanians spent last year 823 million euros on mobile phones, the biggest segment of ...

Infrastructure: The important airports of Romania are close to the traffic limit and need massive investments for extension

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The main airports of Romania will not handle traffic any more in the years to come, due to an accelerated growth of traffic of passengers if ample works of modernisation and extention of the airport infrastructure is not done immediately and the interference of the political world in this domain does not decrease, as there is a deficit of specialists employed as leaders and the passengers traffic is expected to increase this year by at least 12%, according to ...

Railway staff, affected by the migration of skilled labor to other activity sectors

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The migration of skilled labor to other activity sectors, underpayment as compared to job responsibilities, resignations and massive retirement are just a few of the issues expected to further imbalance the railway staff pool, considers railway expert Viorel ...

EU backs Romania with 20 mln euro for water infrastructure upgrade project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The European Commission said on Friday it is providing 20 million euro ($21.5 million) to Romania from the Cohesion Fund for the upgrade of water and sewerage infrastructure in the western county of Caras-Severin. The project envisages the rehabilitation and expansion of infrastructure of water and sewerage in the towns of Resita, Caransebes, Bocsa, Otelu Rosu, Moldova Noua, Oravita , Anina and Herculane, the Commission said in a press release.The ...

Trade: Only 18 percent of Romanian internet users made online purchases in 2016

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

According to a study by Perceptum, only 18 percent of Romanian internet users made online purchases in 2016, the smallest in Europe and below the EU average of 66 percent, business-review.eu reads. In Romania, 7 percent of the turnover of Romanian companies, financial sector companies excluded, was generated by online sales, trailing only Bulgaria, Cyprus (with 4 percent) and Greece (6 ...

Healthcare: KPMG study : Clinical studies take too long to be approved in Romania

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Clinical studies take too long to be approved in Romania, a study made by KPMG for the Romanian Association of International Drug Manufacturers (ARPIM) and Association of Companies that Coordinate Clinical Studies in Romania (ACCSCR) says, quoted by business-review.eu. In Romania it takes 25 weeks, three times more than the timeline set by EU regulations, KPMG’s Clinical studies in ...

Romania's mortality from tuberculosis halved in the past 13 years

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Romania's mortality from tuberculosis halved in the past 13 years from 10.8 per 100,000 population in 2002 to 5.3 in 2015), due to the increased efficiency of the treatment administered in certain surveillance and monitoring circumstances, Dr. Victor Spinu, coordinator of the national TB prevention, monitoring and control program said on Thursday. "Tuberculosis mortality has halved in relative terms, because the treatment administered in sensitive cases is ...

Oradea, the city boasting the best medical facilities

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Encompassing 16 state and private hospitals, next to another 90 private medical practices and pharmacies, Oradea, the capital city of Bihor county, northwestern Romania, was designated the urban city with the best medical facilities in Romania, according to a survey conducted by Storia.ro. Brasov ranked second and Timisoara third, with Târgu Mure?, Baia Mare, Pite?ti and Cluj-Napoca coming next. On the opposite side, the ...

Agriculture : PRIA Agriculture conference: In 2016, a trade deficit of 600 million euro of food products

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Romania imported food products last year worth 6.8 billion euro and exported products worth 6.2 million euro, resulting in a trade deficit of 600 million euro, up 100 million against 2015, declared on Monday, Florentina Dumitru, managing director of The Economics Directorate of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) at PRIA Agriculture ...

Farmers began sowing early cold-resistant crops

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Above-normal temperatures were registered in the west of the country (up 2..4ºC from the long-term average for this time). The average weekly air temperature varied within +4..+15ºC during the week. The highest temperature reached +20ºC in the south and the lowest one hit -10ºC in the north at night. Light rains were seen everywhere during the week under review, amounting to a weekly total of 5-15 mm. The south of Romania received ...

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