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President Iohannis to attend today, in Porto, informal reunion of European Council, as well as EU-India Summit

Friday, May 7, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis is attending, Friday and Saturday, in Portugal's City of Porto, within the Social Summit, the informal reunion of the European Council, as well as in the EU-India Summit in videoconference format, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Presidential Administration informs.The Porto Social Summit has as central topic the optimal implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The event targets drawing up the priorities of the ...

PM Citu: We recognize vaccination certificates from Hungary, Hungary recognizes ours

Friday, May 7, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced, on Thursday, that Romania and Hungary reciprocally recognize their vaccination certificates, which may happen in relation to other countries in the European Union."At this moment, we recognize the vaccination certificates from Hungary, Hungary recognizes ours. This is a discussion of the Foreign Affairs Ministry if there is need to sign an agreement or not. (...) In Romania there is that vaccination certificate, which ...

Anti-COVID vaccination marathon kicks off in Bucharest

Friday, May 7, 2021

The anti-COVID vaccination marathon, which will take place at the Palace Hall and the National Library of Bucharest, and will be attended by about 1,200 volunteers - doctors, nurses, residents and medical students - kicks off on Friday at 4 p.m., and will end on Monday morning.Of the 1,200 volunteers, 260 are physicians, 300 nurses, 135 residents and 500 students.At the Palace Hall there will be organized 40 immunisation offices and at the ...

COVID vaccination campaign/ 100,454 persons immunised in past 24 hrs

Friday, May 7, 2021

The National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV) informs that, in the last 24 hours, 100,454 doses of vaccine have been administered, of which 83,237 - Pfizer, 8,547 - Moderna, 7,778 - AstraZeneca and 892 - Johnson&Johnson, according to the data provided by the National Institute of Public Health Registry through the application of the National Electronic Register of Vaccinations.According to a CNCAV release, sent ...

First antigen Covid-19 self-test produced in Romania, approved

Friday, May 7, 2021


 The Covid-19 Antigen Self-Test, developed and marketed by DDS Diagnostic, is the only self-test in Romania for the diagnosis of Covid-19 officially validated by the National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices for personal use, according to a press release of the company sent on Thursday."DDS Diagnostic is, today, officially the first company in Romania to produce and market rapid tests for the diagnosis of Covid-19, certified by the National ...

Aurescu, on Russia's military presence in region: We do not feel threatened; Black Sea is partly NATO

Friday, May 7, 2021

Romania does not feel threatened, but worried about Russia's increased military presence in the region, and thanks to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Black Sea "is partly also a NATO 'lake'," Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said on Thursday.He participated in EPC Talks Geopolitics, an online debate. In this context, he spoke about the role of our country on the eastern flank of NATO.Asked if Romania feels threatened by the ...

In remarks to EU ministerial meeting, DefMin Ciuca voices support for strengthening operational level of CSDP

Friday, May 7, 2021

At a meeting of the EU defence ministers as part of a Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on Thursday, Romania's Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca voiced support for the efforts to consolidate the operational level of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in an "ambitious yet pragmatic" manner, underscoring the importance of the Strategic Compass in drawing up directions to support the implementation of the EU's level of ambition.According to a ...

Romanian Navy takes over chairmanship of Chiefs of European Navies forum

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Romanian Navy is taking over the chairmanship of the forum of the Chiefs of European Navies, and the next meeting of this body will take place in 2022 in Bucharest.Chief of the Romanian Navy Mihai Panait participated on Wednesday and Thursday in a meeting of Chiefs of European Navies (CHENS - CHiefs of European NavieS) that comprises 24 European maritime states, whether they are NATO members or members of the European Union (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, ...

Speaker Orban: Strategic partnership between Romania and the USA, important foreign policy pillar

Friday, May 7, 2021


Speaker of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban on Thursday met David Muniz, the charge d'affaires of the United States of America in Romania, underlining the importance of continuing and deepening the strategic partnership between Romania and the USA, which is "one of the important pillars of Romania's foreign policy.""I had the pleasure to welcome today to Parliament Mr David Muniz, the charge d'affaires of the United States of America in ...

Minister Nasui: We have spoken to the Prime Minister and we support the 5G Law sent to Parliament

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Ministry of Economy unequivocally supports the 5G Law sent to Parliament, and the notification sent by the ministry came following a communication with the European Commission, Minister of Economy Claudiu Nasui said on Thursday."I spoke with the Prime Minister, we unequivocally support the 5G law sent by the Government to Parliament. We received clarifications from the Commission on this topic because we are a national contact point with the commission ...

BNR: Long-term foreign debt totals 91 billion euro at end of February

Friday, May 7, 2021

The long-term foreign debt totaled, at the end of February 2021, 90.947 billion euro, being 2 pct smaller than the one recorded at the end of last year, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania.The direct public debt totaled 56.001 billion euro (57.307 billion euro at the end of 2020), of which 11,099 billion euro to multilateral institutions (financial credits), 13.4 million euro to bilateral institutions (financial credits), 44.803 ...

OECD: Utility companies responsible for 50% of amounts gathered from IPOs in Romania

Friday, May 7, 2021

The number of Romanian companies that use capital markets is still limited and behind other countries in the area like Czech Republic, Poland or Austria, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows in a report on the capital market in Romania, released on Wednesday.   According to the report, since 2000 to the present day, 18 Romanian ...

Regulation of telework activity, draft adopted by Senate

Friday, May 7, 2021


 The plenum of the Senate adopted, on Tuesday, a draft initiated by the Liberal MPs that targets the amendment of Law no. 81/2018 regarding the telework activity, in the sense of bringing flexibility to the work relations taking place under such conditions.According to the explanation of reasons, the necessity of this draft regards the elimination of provisions which are "outdated, inapplicable in relation to the sense of the teleworking activity in the ...

Coface Quarterly Barometer: US leads the global recovery, emerging economies lag behind 

Friday, May 7, 2021

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, global economic trends are uneven due to lingering uncertainties around the spread of COVID-19. The acceleration of the vaccination process, as well as its effectiveness, are key to an economic recovery. In this context, the prospects for a return to normalcy are both uneven and uncertain across sectors of activity and geography, according to the latest barometer from ...

Almost 30,000 new jobs were posted by the employers in April

Friday, May 7, 2021

Almost 30,000 new jobs were posted by the employers on the platform BestJobs.ro in April,up by 17% and over 40%more by comparison to the same period of last year, when the work market was changing and adapting due to the coronavirus epidemics.According to a press release of the online recruitment platform published on Wednesday, most new jobs were in domains such as  IT,sales, financial, engineering and constructions.‘The number of ...

Retail turnover up 4.1 pct in Q1

Friday, May 7, 2021

- Compared to the previous month, in March 2021 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both as gross series by 13.3% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 2.3%. - Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries where retail sales rose in March

Friday, May 7, 2021

In March 2021, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 2.7% in the euro area and by 2.6% in the EU, compared with February 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.   In February 2021, the retail trade volume increased by 4.2% in the euro area and by 3.8% in the EU. In March 2021 compared with March 2020, the calendar adjusted volume of retail ...

In rem criminal case opened in bear shooting in Ojdula area; poaching, use of weapon under investigation

Friday, May 7, 2021

  An in rem criminal case has been opened in the shooting of a bear in the Ojdula area, the facts investigated being for poaching and the use of a weapon, the representatives of the Covasna County Police Inspectorate (IPJ) informed.The Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor's Office with the Targu Secuiesc Court, Valentin Teodorescu, confirmed that IPJ Covasna was notified ex officio on Wednesday, "based on media materials" and that he is waiting ...

President Iohannis to attend informal European summit, EU-India summit in Porto

Thursday, May 6, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis will attend the Porto Social Summit, an informal meeting of the European Council, and an EU-India summit meeting via videoconference featuring India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday and Saturday in Porto, Portugal.According to the Romanian Presidential Administration, the central theme of the Porto Social Summit is the implementation of an action plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights. The event is ...

President of Poland Duda, on official visit to Romania, to be welcomed on Monday by president Iohannis

Thursday, May 6, 2021


 President Klaus Iohannis will welcome his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, on Monday, at Cotroceni Palace, on the occasion of the official visit the latter will carry out to Romania, the Presidential Administration informs on Wednesday.The Polish president's visit, following the invitation from his Romanian counterpart, will take place in the context of the 100 year anniversary since closing the Defensive Alliance Convention between the ...

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