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Klaus Iohannnis: Consistent approach by EU member states on mutual recognition of COVID test results is absolutely necessary

Friday, October 30, 2020


Speaking shortly before a video conference of European Council members on the Covid response, President Klaus Iohannis said that a consistent approach by EU member states is absolutely necessary, and that they need to agree on common preconditions and tools for the mutual recognition of COVID test results."An (...) important topic of tonight's video conference are the specific measures related to testing, isolation and quarantine, as well as the vaccine ...

INSP: 8.6 pct increase in acute respiratory infections, one flu case in the week Oct 19 - 25

Friday, October 30, 2020


A total of 51,730 acute respiratory infection cases - clinical flu, upper respiratory infections and pneumonia - were registered last week nationwide, by 8.6 percent more compared to the week before, the National Public Health Institute (INSP) announced today.The total number of acute respiratory infection cases (clinical flu, upper respiratory infections and pneumonia) in the week October 19 - 25 was 51,730, by 44 percent lower than the number recorded in ...

$ 600,000 grant offered by the US Government to combat human trafficking in Romania

Friday, October 30, 2020


The United States government has provided a $ 600,000 grant to fund a project called "Strengthening the Proactive Criminal Response to Trafficking in Persons in Romania."   The project was promoted during an event held at the United States Embassy attended by US Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman, Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu, Attorney General Gabriela Scutea, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Interior, ...

Iohannis promulgates law that increases punishment for sexual aggression against minors

Friday, October 30, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law increasing punishment for sexual aggression against minors. The bill modifies and completes law 286/2009 on the Penal Code, and amends art.223, paragraph 2, of law 135/2010 on the Penal Procedure Code.   The document promulgated by the head of state introduces sexual acts with a minor and rape in the category of crimes for which prescription does not remove ...

Moody's maintained Romania's rating

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Minister of Public Finance, Florin Citu, on Wednesday stated that the rating agency Moody's maintained the country rating for Romania, while emphasizing that Moody's latest report shows very clearly that "maintaining the country's rating in the future depends very much on the continuity of these responsible policies implemented by the Government in 2020.""During this period, all three rating agencies, Moody's, Fitch and Standard and Poor's, make an ...

Eurostat: Ireland and Romania, the lowest percentage of social contributions and taxes reported to GDP

Friday, October 30, 2020


The share of taxes in GDP was 41.1% last year, at the level of the 27 EU member states, slightly on the drop against 2018 (41.2%) according to data releases by the European Statistics Office (Eurostat) on Thursday.   The share of taxes in GDP varies significantly among EU member states. The lowest level of social contributions and taxes in GDP was recorded last year in Ireland (22.7%), Romania (26.8%), ...

European Council for Innovation invests three million euros in project where Romania participated too

Friday, October 30, 2020

X-PIC Project, Romania is a part of, through the National Research Development Institute for Isotopic and Molecular Technologies – INCDTIM Cluj Napoca, will benefit from 3.075 million euros in the latest investment round in the pilot project “Pathfinder Open”of the European   Council for Innovation, financed through the EU program for research and innovation Horizon 2020. According to a ...

Meeting today between premier Ludovic Orban and the representatives of the energy company PKN Orlen

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Premier Ludovic Orban has on his Thursday agenda a meeting with the representatives of the energy company PKN Orlen. It is the biggest Polish company and one of the most important in the domain of oil in Europe. The meeting will be also attended by the minister of economy Virgil Popescu.The reason for the meeting was not revealed but it could be about a possible interest on the part of the Polish company in Romanian investment projects in the domain of ...

Iohannis: European financial resources must be used intelligently, precisely what Romania intends to do

Thursday, October 29, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis stressed on Wednesday that European funds must be used intelligently in the context of the epidemiological crisis."The current epidemiological crisis has shown us that the European Union, as a whole, but also we, each member country, must adapt as well as possible to the process of change we are going through, in order to become as competitive and efficient as possible. Hence, the financial resources we have at our disposal must be ...

Gov't goal is to stem increase in COVID cases without affecting economic activity

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that the government's goal should be to stem "at all costs" the increase in COVID cases without affecting economic activity, but at the same time firmly implement the decisions for the combat of the epidemic."As you can see, Europe is facing a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus infections. Sure, the comparative situation with most EU countries could give us some satisfaction, but on the other hand let me tell you ...

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