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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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