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Gov't to lift COVID-19 restrictions from August 1, leave many in place

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Romanian government has approved lifting from August 1 some COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday."We have approved lifting restrictions from August 1. Relaxation is a strong word today, because these measures are not much ease, as many of them are kept in place. I would mention the outdoors cultural, artistic and entertainment events with at most 75,000 people in attendance in areas where 14-day cumulative ...

President Iohannis: Romania must be prepared for 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Romania must be prepared to deal with the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the "safest" way to slow it down is vaccination, President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday."This virus that we have been facing for so many months has made and continues to make victims. Although we are now in a period with a low number of infections, we must be realistic. The pandemic is not over. We see it taking many countries by storm again, by the so-called wave 4, and ...

Bulgaria lifts restrictions for Romanian tourists till the end of the summer season

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Romanian tourists will be able to go to Bulgaria only with their identity card or passport until the end of the season, regardless of the epidemiological situation, the neighbors across the Danube removing any restrictions for Romanians, according to a statement issued by tour operator Travel Planner.   “On July 16, the Bulgarian government announced a series of changes regarding the access of ...

PM Citu: We'll decide on Rosia Montana development plan after consulting with communities in the area

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Wednesday said that a decision on a development plan in the Rosia Montana area will be made after consulting with the local authorities and after the Minister of Culture will present a situation in this regard.At the end of the Government meeting, Florin Citu was asked what is the Government's plan regarding the development of the area economically, after the Rosia Montana site was included in the UNESCO World Heritage on ...

Vice PM Kelemen Hunor and David Muniz, Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy to Bucharest, discussed about the Special Section

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The vice-premier Kelemen Hunor (leader of he Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania – UDMR, at rule) announces that he had a meeting with David Muniz, the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy to Bucharest, when they discussed the dismantling of the Special Section.’All the members of the coalition agree with the closure of the Special Section, the only question is where the competences of this special department are to be ...

PM Citu: I suggested US Secretary of Commerce that some of the US reshoring companies come to Romania

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Romania's Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that in a recent conversation with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, he suggested that some of the US production facilities undergoing reshoring come to Romania, pointing out that the idea was very well received by the US official."I see that there was no question on this subject, but I want to tell you: my conversation with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo was excellent in which what Romania ...

President Joe Biden nominates Mark Gitenstein to serve as ambassador to the European Union

Thursday, July 29, 2021

* “Gitenstein Nomination for Ambassador to the European Union is good news for US and Europe,” says Alianta Chair Jim Rosapepe.   WASHINGTON, D.C. July 28, 2021 – Alianta, the DC-based organization dedicated to strengthening Romanian-American cultural, economic and security ties, ...

Gov’t : Decision on setting up inter-ministerial committee to monitor "Educated Romania" programme

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Wednesday announced that he signed the decision to set up the Inter-ministerial Committee that will monitor and implement the "Educated Romania" project, with 3.6 billion euros having been earmarked for this project through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR)."Two weeks ago, when President Klaus Iohannis chaired the Government meeting, we announced a timetable for the implementation of the "Educated Romania" ...

1.5 million lei in aid to restore 12 flood-stricken schools

Thursday, July 29, 2021

 In a decision on Wednesday, the government approved financial aid of 1.5 million lei for the restoration of the infrastructure of 12 schools in the counties of Alba and Cluj counties affected by this month's floods, Prime Minister Florin Citu informed on Wednesday."Last week, we announced that we will provide financial aid for the educational facilities affected by the floods. Today we adopted a government decision. It is about 12 schools in the ...

Gov't approves ordinance allowing TAUs to borrow from State Treasury

Thursday, July 29, 2021

 The Government has approved an emergency ordinance that allows the territorial administrative units (TAU) to borrow from the State Treasury, Prime Ministru Florin Citu announced on Wednesday."At the government meeting today we have approved an emergency ordinance that we had announced for quite some time and that block while pending approval, and we unblocked it, giving thus the possibility to the territorial administrative units to get loans from the ...

Minister Nasui: Zero taxes on minimum wage in private sector to apply from Jan. 1, 2022

Thursday, July 29, 2021

  Tax exempting the minimum wage could be a solution for keeping the workforce in the country, and such measure will start on January 1, 2022 in a private sector, which could be the hospitality industry, Minister of the Economy Claudiu Nasui told a news conference on Wednesday."The labour shortage has been an old problem of Romania, before the pandemic. Romanians work, they are hardworking, but they just leave Romania, they don't work in ...

11 ml euro EU-funded brown bear census project

Thursday, July 29, 2021

 The government launched on Wednesday an 11 million euro EU-funded project for the count of Romania's brown bear population, the census being to receive funding through the Large Infrastructure Operational Program, announced Minister of European Investments and Projects Cristian Ghinea."We are tapping into European funds in an attempt to solve a problem that has been dragging on for many years. As you know, a bear hunting ban was imposed in 2016 due to ...

Romania's electricity consumption reaches new record on Wednesday, due to the heat wave

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Romania's electricity consumption reached record values for the summer period on Wednesday, at noon, amid extremely high temperatures, according to data on the status of the national energy system in real time, posted on the Transelectrica website.Thus, at 1:17 pm, the instantaneous consumption had reached 8,801 MW, more than the previous record of 8,687 MW, recorded on July 15.At that time, the country's energy production was 7,500 MW, the ...

Heatwave dubbed by rainfalls, storms, Saharan Dust Cloud

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Meteorologists updated the heatwave warnings on Wednesday, but also issued new yellow and orange warnings for rains and storms in 26 counties. The capital and 7 counties will be under code orange heatwave warning this week, with maximum temperatures between 38 and 40 degrees.The first yellow code warning of heat and high thermal discomfort will be in force from 28 to 31 July.   Meteorologists say the heat ...

Rosia Montana on World Heritage List

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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 The listing of the Rosia Montana mining cultural landscape as UNESCO World Heritage site is an achievement and at the same time the beginning of a journey, the National Heritage Institute (INP) states."The exceptional universal value of the Rosia Montana mining cultural landscape - the most important, extensive and technically diverse underground mining complex of Roman antiquity, together with the ore exploitation areas, the residential areas, sacred ...

Canadian company Gabriel Resources threatens Romania with new trial when Rosia Montana was included on the list of UNESCO World Patrimony

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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The Canadian company Gabriel Resources does not exclude launching a new trial against Romania as effect of including Rosia Montana mining landscape on the list of UNESCO World Patrimony. The request of inclusion in the World Patrimony is against Romania's obligations, according to international treatises, in its relations with Gabriel Resources, is the company's warning, quoted by AFP. The company also says that its mining project would have generated “huge ...

Easing of Covid restrictions as of Aug. 1, mask mandatory indoors, but also outdoors under certain circumstances

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has approved a set of coronavirus easing measures applicable as of August 1 for the organization of shows, sports and private events, rallies, workshops, as well as in bars, clubs, discos and gaming halls.According to CNSU Decision No. 50 adopted on Monday evening, cultural, artistic and entertainment activities, as well as private events (weddings, baptisms, memorial gatherings etc.) can be held both ...

Romania has sold 1,170,000 doses of vaccine so far

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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 Secretary of State with the Ministry of Health Andrei Baciu, CNCAV (Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19) vice-president, on Tuesday said that Romania has so far sold 1,170,000 doses of vaccine, donated some of the doses and has planned to donate more."We sold 1,170,000 doses of vaccine to Denmark, we donated over a half million doses to the Republic of Moldova, 100,800 to Ukraine, 30,000 to Argentina, and 50,4000 to ...

PM Citu discusses investment, reform in call with US Secretary of Commerce Raimondo

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

On Tuesday, Romania's Prime Minister Florin Citu had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to reiterate Romania's commitment to a shared agenda with the US of "prosperity and democracy.""Excellent call with UC Commerce Sec. Gov. Raimondo. Discussed strategic opportunities in the context of RO investments and market-based reforms agenda. Expressed Romania's commitment to our shared agenda of prosperity and democracy," Citu wrote ...

Overdue RON-loans advance 3.4pct in June, overdue forex loans decrease by 3.7pct

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The total value of overdue loans denominated in RON of the non-government customers amounted to 4.7 billion lei, up 3.4% on a monthly basis, while overdue forex loans decreased by 3.7%, to 1.43 billion lei (equivalent), according to data with the National Bank of Romania (BNR).The total June loans were standing at 214.27 billion lei (2.12% over the value of the previous month), of which 81.869 billion lei were taken out by corporate customers economic and ...

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