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CFR Calatori will carry passengers daily to Istanbul and Sofia, and once a week to Thessaloniki, starting 2 June 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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The Romanian National Railway Company - CFR Calatori will carry passengers daily to Istanbul and Sofia, and once a week to Thessaloniki, starting 2 June 2017, Director General of the CFR Iosif Szentes announced after a specialist debate organized at the Senate. The CFR Calatori participates in constructing the Bosfor Express train, the composition of which will also be ensured by Bulgarians and Turks, with a sleeping car for Istanbul, a regular passenger car ...

Telecom.IT: Average download speeds grew by 78% for fixed Internet and 35% for mobile connections in 2016

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Internet users in Romania benefited from average download speeds of 95 Mbps for fixed Internet, on the rise by 78.4% and 26 Mbps for mobile Internet, on the rise by 36% in 2016, ANCOM statistics show. ANCOM makes quarterly and annual statistics on the quality of Internet access services in Romania, among which average data download speeds, by means of the application Netograf.ro. According to the source, tests made show that ...

Infrastructure: Free Wi-Fi onboard for the passengers of Airbus 318s and Boeing 737s aircraft operated by Romania's TAROM

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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Airbus 318s and Boeing 737s aircraft operated by Romania's TAROM national airline carrier will be providing free Wi-Fi onboard entertainment for the passengers called AirFi as from March 14, TAROM officials told a news conference on Monday. "AirFi is onboard entertainment provided to passengers flying with TAROM. Unfortunately, the service is not available for all the company's aircraft because of legal requirements related to navigability, and that is why we ...

Cars : New vehicles registration grew in Romania in February by almost 50 percent

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New vehicles registration grew in Romania in February by almost 50 percent, reaching 11,979 units, versus the same month of 2016, read the data by the Directorate for Driving and Vehicle Registration ...

Tourism : EU funds worth EUR 90 M to develop spa sector in Romania

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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  The spas of Romania must be promoted as major interest destinations for the citizens of all European countries, and the EUR 90 million allocation from the European Union for 2014 - 2020 could develop this sector, reads an information by the Tourism Ministry sent on the occasion of the Berlin International Tourism Fair, ITB, stretching 8 - 12 ...

Romania to launch the second call to projects on the 2014-2020 Danube Transnational Programme

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Romanian authorities are preparing to launch the second call to projects on the 2014-2020 Danube Transnational Programme, for which funding worth 60 million euros are available, and the investments can lead to capitalizing on the national tourist potential, the Tourism Ministry announced, on the sidelines of the International Travel Fair in Berlin (Internationale ...

Healthcare: Over 14,000 physicians, 28,000 nurses left Romania in 2009-2015

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

More than 14,000 physicians and 28,000 medical nurses have left Romania in 2009-2015, many of whom ending by working in different fields, said Viorel Husanu, president of the SANITAS Bucharest trade union, in an interview with Agerpres. In his opinion, the main problems the medical system is confronted with start with the excessive politicising. It came to ...

Real Estate: 52206 DWELLINGS WERE BUILT IN 2016, 5222 DWELLINGS MORE COMPARED TO 2015

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

-In Quarter IV 2016, 15249 dwellings went into use, 564 dwellings less compared to Quarter IV 2015.  - ...

Trade: Cosmetics and perfumery market has exceeded EUR 1.22 billion in 2016

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

 The turnover of the cosmetics and perfumery market has exceeded 5.5 billion lei (rd EUR 1.22 billion) last year, yet it has not attained its top potential, reads a specialty analysis sent on Wednesday ...

Telecom .IT: Internet service penetration rate in Romania stands at 89 percent

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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The Internet service penetration rate in Romania stands at 89 percent and connectivity around 60 percent, the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications - ANCOM President Catalin Marinescu told a specialist conference on Tuesday. "From a service quality point of view, Romania is on the first place and this is owed to some ...

Healthcare: Pharma market gains 10.6 pct to EUR 2.8 bln in 2016

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The value of the Romanian pharma market stood at RON 12.95 billion (EUR 2.8 billion) on distribution prices last year, a growth by 10.6 percent compared with 2015, says Cegedim, the provider of data for the pharma industry, business-review.eu informs. The volume of  drugs sold in Romania reached 542.8 million units in 2016, up by 2.1 percent compared with 2015, and also a growth in the total treatment days (5.9 ...

Trade: Bogdan Chiritoiu: Romania should not give up on ‘supermarkets law’ despite infringement threat

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

According to Competition Council president Bogdan Chiritoiu, Romania should not give up on the law that requires supermarkets to sell 51 percent of Romanian products ...

Real Estate: Apartments more expensive by 1.5% in Romanian cities last month

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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The price of apartments in Romanian cities grew by 1.5% in February compared to the previous month, while the average price increase was 6.4% last year, according to data published by imobiliare.ro site on Thursday. In February, apartment owners requested an average of 1,080 euros/square meter, on the rise by 6.4% compared to the same period of 2016 and by 1.5% against January. In February 2017, the highest increases compared to the same period of 2016 ...

Romania is 11th in top of EU countries for lodging prices

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Romania ranked 11th in the top of EU countries for the price of houses, recording a 2.9% quotation increase for new and old houses in 2015 compared to 2010, according to data centralized by the European Statistics Office - Eurostat. For five years, Romania recorded only negative evolutions for the house price index. In 2015, there was the only positive value of 2.9% compared to 2010. In 2010, Romania ...

Romania's Jan residential building permits up 9.2% y/y

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Romania issued 1,561 building permits for residential projects in January, up by 9.2% year on year, the national statistical board, INS, said on Tuesday quoted by seenews.com. A rise in the number of construction permits issued for residential buildings in January was reported in all development regions except the north-east and south-west regions, INS data showed. As many as 61% of the permits issued in January were for ...

PM Grindeanu: we want the bill on housing for individuals - zero VAT

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu said on Friday that the bill on housing for individuals being zero rated for VAT is government-supported and will be passed in this parliamentary ...

Agriculture : Austrian company Holzindustrie Schweighofer: an action plan for a sustainable wood industry

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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The Austrian group Holzindustrie Schweighofer fights against illegal tree felling with an action plan for a sustainable wood industry and makes the best to prevent illegal felling in Romania, despite the fact the company has no forest exploitation operations, the company says in a press release. At the same time, the Austrian company points out that a constructive dialogue with NGOs and other organizations interested remains the main objective of ...

Farmers will be eligible for state guarantees of up to 80 pct for the purchase of land

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Romanian farmers will be eligible for state guarantees of up to 80 pct for the purchase of land, as well as for reduced interest and guarantee fees, according to the legislative changes planned for 2017 aimed at improving the Romanian farmers' access to ...

Tourism : Lido Hotel in Bucharest will reopen in the Fall

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lido Hotel, one of the historic hotels in Bucharest, will be reopened in the Fall, this year by businessman Muhammad Murad, who leased the hotel for 15 years, will invest over 5 million euros and will affiliate it to the hotel chain controlled by Donald Trump, Profit.ro informs. Lido Hotel, located in the centre of Bucharest on Magheru Boulevard, closed in 2010, when it was taken over by the former owner’s descendants. The ...

THE TOURISTS’ OVERNIGHT STAYS IN THE ESTABLISHMENTS OF TOURISTS’ RECEPTION INCREASED BY 8.5% IN JANUARY

Tuesday, March 7, 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 13.4 % and by 8.5%, respectively, in January ...

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