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President signs decrees establishing Romania's Consulates General in Chisinau, London and Madrid

Monday, June 21, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis signed Friday the decrees on the establishment of Romania's Consulates General in Chisinau, London and Madrid, the Presidential Administration informs.The head of the state signed the decrees on the establishment of the Consulate General of Romania in Chisinau - Republic of Moldova,with 13 positions, the Consulate General of Romania in London - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with 10 positions, and the Consulate ...

A step towards Schengen: Bulgaria, Romania to only have access to read figures in Visa Information System

Monday, June 21, 2021

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 Bulgaria and Romania will have read-only access to the Visa Information System, the database that connects EU border guards with Member States' consulates around the world, starting in July 2021, according to a decision taken by the European Commission on Friday, after both countries successfully completed a series of technical tests necessary to connect to the system.Read-only access means that these Member States will be able to access information ...

UK Ambassador Noble: Almost one million Romanians have chosen to live in the UK, despite Brexit

Monday, June 21, 2021

 British Ambassador Andrew Noble said on Thursday at the Queen's Day reception that approximately one million Romanians have chosen to live in the UK, in the context of Brexit, the vagaries of the weather and culinary differences between the two nations.In the last two years, the quality and size of the bilateral relationship have increased remarkably. We even discovered that almost a million Romanians chose to live in the United Kingdom, despite ...

Aurescu : Romania has the objective of consolidation of Transatlantic relations in the centre of their foreign policy

Monday, June 21, 2021

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Romania, as a strategic partner of the US, a EU member state and dedicated ally of the NATO has constantly in the centre of their actions of foreign policy the objective of consolidation of the Transatlantic relations, has stated on Friday the minister of foreign affairs, Bogdan Aurescu at the Diplomatic Forum in Antalya, according to MAE where he participated as speaker in the panel ‘ A new era in the Transatlantic Relations’ together with his counterparts ...

LAURA CODRUTA KOVESI, EUROPEAN CHIEF PROSECUTOR: “I Know That There Are No Clean Countries”

Monday, June 21, 2021

Laura Codruta Kovesi, European Chief Prosecutor, is the head of the newly established Luxembourg-based European Public ...

Recommendation on the Excessive Deficit Procedure in case of Romania, adopted on Friday at the ECOFIN Meeting

Monday, June 21, 2021

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The Recommendation on the Excessive Deficit Procedure in the case of Romania was adopted on Friday at the Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), in Luxembourg, and our country's commitment is to return to a budget deficit up to 3% of GDP by 2024, according to a press release from the Ministry of Finance."Minister of Finance Alexandru Nazare participated in the meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), held on ...

Ministry of Finance launches new issue of Fidelis government bonds for individuals

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Ministry of Finance launches at the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) a new issue of Fidelis government bonds, intended for the population, thus reaching the fourth public offer for the sale of Fidelis government the local capital market in almost a year, according to a press release of the Stock Exchange.Through the first three offers developed since July 2020, the Ministry of Finance attracted from the population, cumulatively, 6.1 billion lei (almost 1.3 ...

BT opinion: Most probably budget deficit weight in GDP will be close to 5 pct in 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

Romania will manage to decrease this year from a budget deficit of 9.2 pct of GDP in 2020 to 5.4 pct of GDP, said Andrei Radulescu, director of macroeconomic analysis at Banca Transilvania (BT), at the 17th edition of the event "Meeting with the economic press", in central Predeal.The decrease will take place due to the fact that the part of economic growth will support the dynamics of budget revenues, yet not only the economic growth, but also the ...

Companies' businesses drop by 1.7% in 2020, while profitability goes up to 6.57% 

Monday, June 21, 2021

The turnover received at the at the level of the business environment registered a drop during the pandemic of approximately 1.7%, from over 1.518 billion RON in 2019, to 1.492 billion RON in 2020, according to a study done by Termene.ro, analysis which takes into account all companies that submitted their financial situations during the period of 2018-2020.According to the quoted source, the decline comes after a period of 10 years of continuous growth, the ...

Turnover from market services provided mainly to enterprises, up by 10.7 pct in first four months of 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

Turnover from market services provided mainly to enterprises increased, as gross series, by 10.7% in the first four months of the year, compared to the similar period of 2020, shows data published on Friday, by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to official statistics, between January 1 and April 30, 2021, the increase in turnover as gross series was due to the activities in: IT services and information technology activities (+ 20.7%), film ...

Employment rate drops to 60.8 pct in Q1 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

- In the first quarter of 2021, the employment rate1 for the population aged 20-64 years was 65.9%. - In the first quarter of 2021, the economically active population of Romania was 8132 thousand persons, out of which 7636 thousand were employed persons and 496 thousand unemployed persons.   The employment rate for Romania's working age population (15 ...

Afghan author of Timisoara de Nord Train Station murder caught on Athens airport

Monday, June 21, 2021

The Minister of Interior, Lucian Bode,on Friday stated, in Timisoara, that the Afghan migrant who killed a compatriot in the Timisoara de Nord Train Station, back in April, was caught on Thursday night in an airport in Athens, with procedures unfolding to have him escorted to Romania to be legally held accountable for the deed he committed."Following the international police cooperation (...), last night an Afghan citizen, who committed the murder at the ...

French artist Marc Fichel to stage Romanian tour on French Festival of Music 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

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 French artist Marc Fichel, accompanied by Franck Seguy, will stage a three-concert tour in Romania, June 21-23, during the French Festival of Music 2021 - La Fete de la musique.Marc Fichel (vocals and piano) Franck Saguy (clarinet, accordion and percussion) will give concerts on June 21, at 19:00hrs, in the Palas Amphitheater of Iasi; on June 22, at 19:00hrs, in the Joseph Schmidt Auditorium of the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, and on June 23, ...

President Iohannis, Estonian PM discuss boosting Romanian-Estonian trade

Friday, June 18, 2021

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On Thursday, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis discussed with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas the prospects for the bilateral relationship between Romania and Estonia, items of shared interest on the European agenda, as well regional and multilateral priorities."Bilaterally, the President of Romania emphasised the desire to strengthen economic co-operation, including boosting trade and sectoral exchanges. During the official discussions, a shared ...

Iohannis: Romania on par with France in EU's estimated economic growth ranking

Friday, June 18, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis says that forecasts show that 2021 bodes well for Romania's economic rebound and that our country is on par with France in the EU's ranking by the estimated economic growth."2020 was for the entire planet the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a period during which the economies of all states experienced an unprecedented crisis. Currently, against the European and national extensive vaccination rollout launched in early 2021 we see that ...

French defense minister thanks “Romanian friends”for engagement in Takuba operations

Friday, June 18, 2021

On Thursday, Florence Parly, the French minister of defense, saluted on Twitter, Romania's decision about the deployment of 45 militaries in the European operation Takuba supporting Mali forces in Sahel, in a context in which France is counting on this mobilization to reduce its effectives in the area, AFP writes.   “We thank our Romanian friends for their engagement,” the French official ...

CNCAV's Gheorghita: Nearly 25 pct of eligible population is vaccinated against COVID-19 so far

Friday, June 18, 2021

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Vaccination coverage at national level is almost 25 pct of the eligible population, on Thursday announced the Chairman of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), military doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, at the online conference "COVID-19 Pandemic: Vaccines. Vaccination", organized by the Academy of Medical Sciences.According to the said physician, the highest rate of vaccination coverage is recorded in Bucharest - almost 45 pct of the ...

PSD notifies CCR regarding revocation of Ombudsman

Friday, June 18, 2021

 Parliament Decision 36/2021 for the removal from office of Ombudswoman Renate Weber is unconstitutional as it violates the provisions regarding the principle of legality and the five-year office tenure, reads a constitutionality objection filed by the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) with the Constitutional Court (CCR).According to the document, the decision of Parliament would violate the provisions of Article 1(5) regarding the principle of ...

JusMin Ion: breaking CJEU decision by magistrates could be considered disciplinary misconduct

Friday, June 18, 2021

 The Minister of Justice, Stelian Ion, declared on Wednesday that he is considering a legislative modification, according to which breaking the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) by magistrates could be considered disciplinary misconduct.The specifications were made during a press conference held at Victoria Palace, after the minister was asked if the deeds issued by the interim chief-inspector of the Judiciary Inspection, ...

Parliament to take over June 22 chairmanship of Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Romanian Parliament will hold, in the second half of the year, through the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, the chairmanship in office of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).According to the principle of rotation, the Romanian Parliament will take over the chairmanship of Parliamentary Assembly of BSEC from the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, in the plenary session that will take place on June ...

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