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Minister Nelu Tataru: We must expect higher number of coronavirus infections 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Health minister Nelu Tataru, declared on Thursday that the number of coronavirus infection cases  is expected to rise. “We must expect the number of cases to rise, we will have difficult, critical cases, there will be deaths. We hope to have a low rate to be able to manage these cases well,” Tataru said at Unifarm headquarters.  He said there are cases at Neamt County Hospital. “The Special Commission for Infectious Diseases ...

Short-time working to apply to certain public sector employees

Friday, April 10, 2020


 Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday asked the Government to analyze the Government Emergency Ordinance that says public employees should work half a month, while the other half of month they should be placed under a form of furlough."I ask you to analyze the Government Emergency Ordinance draft initiated by Mr Minister Violeta Alexandru. I believe that we should show solidarity in such situations. We all need to take over a part of the burden generated ...

Military Ordinance No. 8 : Extended suspension of commercial flights to and from Spain by 14 days

Friday, April 10, 2020

Interior Minister Marcel Vela announced on Thursday evening that the suspension of commercial flights to and from Spain was extended starting April 14."We have extended the measure of suspending commercial flights carried out by airline operators to Spain and from Spain to Romania on a 14-day period, starting April 14. The measure does not apply to flights operated with state-owned aircraft, freight and mail carrier flights, humanitarian flights or those ensuring ...

FinMin Citu says budget revision is ready

Friday, April 10, 2020


Public Finance Minister Florin Citu has announced on Thursday that the budget revision is ready and it could be included in Monday's Government meeting. "In respect to the budget revision, the communication with fund managers is completed, we have to introduce the conclusion in the revision ordinance. It is ready. We could come with it to Monday's meeting," Citu said in the beginning of the Government meeting.Prime Minister Ludovic Orban drew his attention that a ...

World Bank: Romania's economic growth at 0.3pct in 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

The World Bank has revised significantly its estimates of the Romanian economy's advance this year, down to 0.3 percent from 3.8 percent, as projected three months ago, but growth would gradually bounce back in the second half of 2020 and further accelerate in 2021 to 4.4 percent, according to the World Bank's economic update spring 2020."The negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy is anticipated to be substantial, at least in the first half of ...

Confronting the Crisis: Priorities for the Global Economy

Friday, April 10, 2020


By Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director April 9, 2020 Introduction: A Crisis Like No Other I want to begin by wishing my personal best to everyone—for you and your families’ health and safety during these difficult times. Today we are confronted with a crisis like no other. Covid-19 has disrupted our ...

Jan - Feb trade deficit: 2.6 billion euros

Friday, April 10, 2020


? In the period 1.I-29.II 2020, the FOB exports amounted to 11634.3 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 14231.4 million euro. ? In the period 1.I-29.II 2020, the exports increased by 2.0% and imports by 2.9%, compared to the period 1.I-28.II 2019. ? In the period 1.I-29.II 2020, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 2597.1 million euro, 170.8 million euro more than in the period 1.I-28.II ...

Romanian Orthodox Church : Rules for Palm Sunday and Easter

Friday, April 10, 2020


The Romanian Orthodox Church (BOR) has announced the rules for the Palm Sunday and Easter celebrations in Romania this year due to the restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, the pilgrimage on Palm Sunday is not held anymore this year, while believers can go out in front of their houses during the Resurrection night to light candles or to take the Holy Light from the volunteers. The Palm Sunday pilgrimage is suspended ...

Coronavirus: Commission invites Member States to prolong restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 May

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Today, April 8, the Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to prolong the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 May. ...

HealthMin Tataru: Coronavirus cases in Romania to increase in next two-three weeks

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Health Minister Nelu Tataru said in Sibiu on Wednesday that there will be another two weeks in which the number of COVID-19 cases in Romania will increase, and there will also be deaths, which is why the population must protect itself."A fulminant development hinges a lot on this voluntary isolation. I know it's hard. (...) Once again, we are interested in the safety of the medical staff, a medical staff that needs to stay on the frontline, but at the same time we ...

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