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PNL's Citu: The viable solution is to rebuild the coalition around PNL

Friday, October 15, 2021

Acting Prime Minister Florin Citu, the national leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), said on Thursday that at this moment the "viable solution" for Romania is to rebuild the coalition around PNL, and the Save Romania Union (USR) must "admit the mistake of voting for the motion of censure.""We make the decisions in the PNL leadership forums. We already have a decision of the Executive Bureau that says very clearly that we cannot be at rule with the ...

USR : If negotiations for rebuilding coalition fail, we'll go to Parliament with USR gov't

Friday, October 15, 2021

USR (Save Romania Union) will come to Parliament, at the beginning of next week, with a government approved by the Political Committee of this party, in case the negotiations with PNL (National Liberal Party), UDMR (Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania) and the minorities for the rebuilding of the governing coalition will fail, the leader of the USR Deputies, Ionut Mosteanu, said on Thursday."We convened the Political Committee for Sunday afternoon. The ...

President Iohannis's official visit to Latvia postponed due to counterpart Levits testing Covid positive

Friday, October 15, 2021

   President Klaus Iohannis's official visit to the Republic of Latvia, which was supposed to take place on Friday and Saturday, has been postponed due to the Latvian President testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday."The official visit of President of Romania Klaus Iohannis to the Republic of Latvia, which was scheduled for October 15 - 16, has been postponed due to the President of Latvia having been confirmed with SARS-CoV2," the ...

Our Common Agenda: A Peacebuilding Perspective.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Motto: “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings”. John F. Kennedy   In September 2020 ...

Phone call between Acting HealthMin Cseke Attila, European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides

Friday, October 15, 2021


The Acting Minister of Health, Cseke Attila, had a phone call on Thursday with Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, the European Commission's official offering the Commission's support to our country's health system.According to the Ministry of Health, the two officials discussed topics of interest for consolidating the response and resilience of the EU to the health crisis determined by the COVID-19 ...

Acting PM Citu: Not to quarantine Bucharest, considering introducing green certificate for all economic activities

Friday, October 15, 2021

Acting Prime Minister Florin Citu said that at the current moment quarantining the Capital is not under consideration and highlighted that the authorities have other measures in mind to limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2, pointing out that he had a discussion with the interim health minister aimed at requiring the green certificate for any economic activity.He was asked at the Victoria Governmental Palace whether the authorities were planning on quarantining ...

 New batch of Moderna anti-COVID vaccine to reach Romania

Friday, October 15, 2021

 A new batch of 355,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine will reach Romania on Friday, informs the National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV).The transport is provided by the manufacturing company, and the vaccine doses will be brought to Bucharest by land.The doses will be deposited at the National Company "Unifarm" SA, and in the next period they will be distributed to the existing regional centres at ...

Romania lost 4.7 million euros in European funds for COVID tests

Friday, October 15, 2021

Romania has lost 4.7 million euros this year meant for the settlement of RT PCR and rapid antigen tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection, interim Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday, claiming that the reason was the fact that the former Minister of Health Ioana Mihaila did not hasten the signing of the financing contract.According to the Prime Minister, the European Commission has launched a funding line for Member States to ensure access to COVID ...

Gov't supplemented budget of Ministry of Health with 10 million lei for purchasing DTPA vaccine

Friday, October 15, 2021

   The Government approved the supplementation of the budget of the Ministry of Health with 10 million lei for the purchase of the acellular diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine - DTPA, announced interim prime minister Florin Citu."In today's Government meeting, we supplemented the budget of the Ministry of Health with 10 million lei, money that will be used to purchase the DTPA vaccine for 14-year-old children and pregnant women, provided ...

Study: At national level, 6 out of 10 Romanians do not intend to get vaccinated

Friday, October 15, 2021


A new study conducted by Reveal Marketing Research in early October 2021 (October-6-10) indicates that the intention to vaccinate against COVID-19 has increased, so that: 40% of Romanians say they intend to get vaccinated. The intention to ...

CFA Romania: For visible effects on economy, BNR should raise key rate to 2.5 ppa

Friday, October 15, 2021

For visible effects on the economy, the National Bank of Romania (BNR) should raise the key interest rate four more times by increments of 0.25 percentage points each to 2.5 pct per annum, vice president of Romania's chartered financial analysts association CFA Romania, Adrian Codirlasu, told a conference on Thursday."Regarding monetary policy, in the latest CFA Romania survey we said we expect at least two key interest increases in the next 12 months. The ...

Citu: I think there is a need for a macrostability committee; BNR governor decides when to do it

Friday, October 15, 2021

 Interim Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that a macro-stability committee was needed, given that price dynamics exceeded Central Bank (BNR) estimates, but that the decision was up to the BNR governor."I think you all saw yesterday information about the evolution of prices, worrying information, price dynamics exceeded the estimates of the National Bank. And here, of course, the monetary policy in Romania is independent. The decisions, of ...

FDI  advances 196pct to 4.394bln euros

Friday, October 15, 2021


Foreign direct investment in Romania reached 4.394 billion euros in the first eight months of 2021, as against 1.481 billion euros in the same period in 2020, which is a surge by 196.69%, according to data with the National Bank of Romania (BNR)."The direct investment of non-residents in Romania amounted to 4.394 billion euros (as against 1.481 billion euros in January-August 2020), of which equity investment (including estimated net reinvested profit) ...

New orders in processing industry increased in nominal terms by 25.6% in the first 8 months

Friday, October 15, 2021

New orders in the processing industry increased in nominal terms by 25.6% between January 1 and August 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Thus, new orders in the processing industry in the period January 1 - August 31, 2021, compared to January 1 - August 31, 2020, increased overall by 25.6%, due to increases in the intermediate goods industry (+37.2%), the durable goods industry ...

Walking and avoiding food waste among sustainable actions of Z generation

Friday, October 15, 2021


Walking and avoiding food waste are among sustainable actions most often found among people of Z generation, according to data of the national study Insights Pulse Z.   At the same time, young people in Romania choose to reuse and recycle wrapping and collect garbage selectively, while 61% of them consider that brands are must be sustainable when buying ...

Ciolos: I've told PNL, UDMR leaders of my intention to form a Government, we'll meet again Friday

Thursday, October 14, 2021


Prime Minister designate Dacian Ciolos, chairman of Save Romania Union (USR) announced that during the course of Friday, he will have a new meeting with the leaders of PNL (National Liberal Party) and UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania), mentioning that he told them of his intention of forming a Government as quickly as possible."I had a meeting this evening with the leaders of PNL, UDMR, where I laid out my plan once I was designated as a candidate ...

PM-designate Ciolos: No other majority formula to us, neither with PSD, nor with AUR

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  The prime minister-designate, Dacian Ciolos, chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR), announced that, on Friday, he will have a new meeting with the leaders of PNL (National Liberal Party) and UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania), noting that he has conveyed to them his intention to form a government as soon as possible.Dacian Ciolos said that he told the leaders of the National Liberal Party and the Hungarian Democratic Union of ...

PNL's Orban resigns as Chamber Speaker

Thursday, October 14, 2021

 Liberal Deputy Ludovic Orban on Wednesday informs that he has resigned as Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies."Five minutes ago I have written my resignation and I have submitted it to the Standing Bureau and the Secretariat General of the Chamber of Deputies," Orban informed at the Parliament Palace.   The move, which was announced a couple of weeks ago after Orban lost the internal ...

US Secretary of Defence to visit Romania next week

Thursday, October 14, 2021


US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III will visit Romania next week, informs the Romanian Embassy to the United States of America.According to a message posted on the diplomatic mission's Facebook page, the visit is part of a tour that includes visits to Georgia and Ukraine, before attending a meeting in Brussels of NATO defence ministers."Romania is the only NATO member country in the tour that ends with the participation of the secretary ...

CNCAV: A new batch of Pfizer BioNTech vaccines to reach Romania on Thursday

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A new batch of 303,030 doses of vaccine from Pfizer BioNTech will arrive in the country on Thursday, the National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV) informs.The vaccines will be delivered by air and will arrive at Otopeni Airport on Thursday.Transport to storage centers is provided by the producing company, including by land. The vaccines are transported in optimal conditions, in special containers, with ...

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