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Telecom.IT: IT CEO: Romania has incredible Internet power

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Romania has professionals in the IT sector and an incredible Internet power, but intense scientific research may be an engine for innovation in the local market, says Herman Wierenga, CEO of one of the most important software companies in Central and Eastern Europe. On the other hand, in his opinion, the trend influencing transport and logistics will focus on green energy. According to the report of Digital Economy Lab 2016 ...

Trade: Retailers can sell only electric or electronic products bearing CE mark

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Economic operators can sell electric or electronic equipment only if they bear the CE mark and include information about the producer, importer and seller or will face fines between 500 and 50,000 lei, AMCOM announced on Thursday in a press release. According to the source, as of November 22, 2016, government decision 740/2016 came into force, including European provisions in the field in Romanian law. The decision established new rules for economic ...

Cars: New Dacia car registrations register 60% increase in France in November

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Dacia car registrations in France recorded a 60.4% annual increase in November 2016, compared to an advance of 8.5% recorded by the French automobile market, according to data published by CCFA on Thursday. 8,032 new Dacia cars were registered in France last month, compared to 5,008 units in November 2015. Thus Renault group registrations had an annual growth rate of 23.3%. At general level, 163,170 new cars were registered last month in France, on ...

Real Estate: 2016 seen by real estate developers as the best in the history of Romania's residential market

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nearly 30,000 housing units will be completed in 2016 under residential projects conducted in Romania, up almost 20 percent from 2015, with 2016 seen by real estate developers as the best in the history of Romania's residential market, according to a specialist consultancy report released on Thursday. The provision of housing units in Bucharest City and the environs is expected to reach a record high in 2016, at 13,000, up 20 percent from 2015. The largest ...

Residential building permits decline 0.3pct ten months into 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Building permits for residential construction woks in Romania declined 0.3 percent in the first ten months of 2016, y-o-y, to 33,462, according to data released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute (INS). "January 1 — October 31, 2016, 33,462 building permits were issued for residential construction works, down 0.3 percent compared to January 1 — October 31, 2015, as reflected in the development regions : Sud-Est (-562 permits), ...

Infrastructure: Constanta Port, a pilot projects to link Europe to Asia, with a ferry-boat line from Georgia to Romania

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Romania's Constanta Port can draw in tens of millions of euros from the European Commission for the implementation, starting in 2017, of pilot projects to link Europe to Asia, with a ferry-boat line from Georgia to Romania, Brian Simpson, coordinator of the Motorways of the Sea programme, an integrant part of the TEN-T Connecting Europe port transport infrastructure programme. He told a news conference at the main offices of the Romanian National Maritime ...

UBER: the service is 100 percent digital and fiscalised

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Uber service representatives say they are open to collaborate with the authorities in Romania to develop some digital means simplifying the declaration of revenues for the persons conducting independent activities and maintain that the service is 100 percent digital and fiscalised. Uber comes with these clarifications following the information supplied by the Confederation of Authorised Operators and Hauliers from Romania (COTAR), according to which the National ...

Tourism: Cooperation Protocol between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment Relations and the French Institute in Romania

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two objectives found in the Cooperation Protocol between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment Relations and the French Institute in Romania address the development of tourism and linguistic competencies for the personnel in the tourism sector or will work in ...

Maramures launches tourist app in English

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


The local authorities have launched a new app called Visit Maramures, which aims to help tourists get around the beautiful Maramures region in northern Romania, and promote the area to other tourists. Visit Maramures is an interactive app available in both Romanian and English. The app indicates the user’s position and guides him through the routing function. Those who use the new application can also call or send ...

Cars: APIA: Electric and hybrid cars sold in Romania continued to grow in the first 10 months of 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The number of electric and hybrid cars sold in Romania continued to grow in the first 10 months of the year, reaching 834 units, more than double compared to the same period of 2015, shows data of the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA ) ...

Healthcare: Romanian Clinics Probe Prompts Organ Trade Row

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

An investigation by the Ministry of Health, which found that Romanian transplant clinics were not equipped for such surgeries, has triggered a row about organ-trading, balkaninsight.com informs. A Romanian Ministry of Health investigation that revealed that four transplant clinics did not have adequate equipment for such surgery - and that the country’s only lung transplant centre got its ...

Study: Almost 90 percent of Romanian women have never been screened for breast cancer

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Almost 90 percent of Romanian women have never been screened for breast cancer, according to the findings of a study in oncological conditions in Romanian women. The Coalition for Women's Health, initiated by the Renasterea Foundation, says 66 percent of Romanian women have never performed breast self-examination for nodules, although doctors recommend they do it monthly. The study also shows that a low level of healthcare education, ignoring ...

Report: nearly 5 million Romanian adults are smoking tobacco

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tobacco consumption is high in Romania, with nearly 5 million Romanian adults smoking tobacco, which justifies the recommendation of increasing the excise duties on cigarettes from 60 percent to 65 percent, according to a report on economic aspects of the use, production and taxation of tobacco products in Romania. "An increase in excise duties on tobacco to 65 percent of the retail prices would lead to 400,000 smoking adults quitting smoking, while boosting ...

Telecom.IT: Romania's IT sector might reach 5 billion euros in business turnover in 2020

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Romania's IT sector might reach 5 billion euros in business turnover in 2020, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday in the eastern city of Iasi He told a debate called "New Iasi. Moldavia's capital city as a major technology growth pole in Romania" that information technology is "an area with major implications for Romania's development." "Current data indicate that your industry is significantly contributing toward the development ...

Agriculture : Romania exported two times less corn in 2015/16 season

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

In August 2016 Romania exported 91 KMT of corn (111 KMT in July 2016), which was 54% lower compared to record shipments in August 2015 (199 KMT), reports UkrAgroConsult. Lebanon, ...

Trade: Romanians can access "The Price Monitor" to compare prices of basic food products

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Romanians can access, starting with Thursday, "The Price Monitor," the platform that gives buyers the possibility to compare prices of basic food products sold by retailers. In the first phase, the platform will be tested for a year in Bucharest city, and subsequently it will be launched for stores across the country. "The Price Monitor" contains comparative prices for 128 products out of 64 basic food categories. On the list ...

IT market drops to 275 million euros in first 9 months (study)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


The IT market dropped by 13% in the first 9 months of the year, compared to the same period of 2015, to 275 million euros, a GfK Temax study shows. A bigger drop was recorded by the photo market - 14.2% to 16 million euros. The printer and multifunctional device market dropped by 0.4% over January- September 2016, to 45 million euros. The large household appliance market grew the most by 26.2% to 384 million euros, followed by ...

Vodafone Romania offers free social media to new subs

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Vodafone Romania kicked off a promotion whereby customers who renew subscriptions starting with Red 14 receive unlimited access at no additional cost to social media websites such as Facebook, Whatsapp, Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Viber, Message+, and Pinterest, among others, telecompaper.com reads. Vodafone Romania's portfolio was also expanded with a commercial package for families named Super Red Trio. The package consists of ...

Telekom Romania renews mobile portfolio for business subs

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Telekom Romania introduced an enhanced mobile portfolio for business customers which a 4G/LTE experience, more data traffic, extra benefits in roaming, plus secured data with Norton Security Online included in the subscription, telecompaper.com informs. Eight different tariff plans with prices ranging from EUR 3 to EUR 55, VAT excluded, are included in the new Business Office portfolio. Depending on the tariff plan, customers get various benefits ...

Infrastructure : Ciolos: works are underway an almost all sites, including 300 kilometers of motorway

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Premier Dacian Ciolos said on Thursday that had the previous government prepared enough projects, there would have been longer motorway stretches to open to traffic this year. "Opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies are not my passion, but then again, had the previous government duly prepared the projects, we would have had longer motorway stretches to open. More than that, we had to repair the motorway segments inaugurated by the previous government in ...

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