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President Iohannis: I welcome President Biden's explicit announcement on supplementing US troops in Romania

Friday, January 21, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the announcement made by his American counterpart, Joe Biden, regarding the increase of the American military presence in Romania, on the eastern flank of NATO, "if the security situation deteriorates.""I welcome the explicit announcement of President Joe Biden to increase the US military presence in Romania, on the Eastern Flank, if the security situation deteriorates further. RO-US Strategic Partnership and NATO solidarity ...

PM Ciuca: US commitment to strengthening US presence in Romania, real evidence of strong strategic partnership

Friday, January 21, 2022

The US commitment to strengthening the American presence in Romania is real proof of a strong strategic partnership, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday after the announcement by US President Joe Biden that the US will actually increase troop presence in Romania."The US commitment to strengthening the American presence in Romania is real proof of a strong strategic partnership! The explicit announcement by President Joe Biden is really welcome to ...

ForMin Aurescu had phone consultations with US national security adviser Sullivan, Bucharest Nine officials

Friday, January 21, 2022

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Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu had Thursday evening a round of phone calls with Jake Sullivan, national security adviser to the US President, and with Foreign Ministers and other senior officials of the Bucharest Nine (B9) format."Today's discussion focused on the complex developments in NATO's eastern neighborhood and the Black Sea, following recent diplomatic efforts to ease security tensions on the Ukrainian border, as well as further ...

President Iohannis hails France's readiness to contribute with NATO troops on Romanian territory

Friday, January 21, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis welcomes the announcement made by his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, regarding the fact that France is ready to contribute with NATO troops on the Romanian territory."I warmly welcome President Emmanuel Macron's announcement of France's readiness to participate in NATO's strengthened military presence in Romania. The Romania-France strategic partnership will be strengthened on the eastern flank of the Black Sea region," ...

PM Ciuca: France's readiness to contribute with NATO troops in Romania a proof of fraternity

Friday, January 21, 2022

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca "warmly" welcomes the announcement made by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, regarding the readiness of this country to contribute with NATO troops on the Romanian territory and appreciates that this represents a proof of fraternity in the context of the strategic partnership existing between the two states."The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, announces his country's readiness to strengthen NATO's eastern flank in ...

PM Ciuca, ambassador Noble discuss reconfiguring bilateral strategic partnership

Friday, January 21, 2022

On Thursday, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca welcomed British ambassador in Bucharest Andrew Noble to consider steps for reconfiguring the Romania-UK bilateral strategic partnership as a partnership between an EU member state (RO) and a third country (UK) aiming to preserve close relations with the EU.According to a Romanian government statement, the reconfiguration of the strategic partnership is also an opportunity to expand and deepen bilateral co-operation ...

ForMin Aurescu: NATO's consolidated presence on Eastern Flank should take place as soon as possible

Friday, January 21, 2022

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Thursday that NATO's consolidated presence on the Eastern Flank should take place as soon as possible, pointing out that announcements made by US and French presidents also play an important deterrence role in the current security context."As far as the consolidated presence on the Eastern Flank is concerned, in my view, it should happen as soon as possible. It depends on a planning process that takes place at ...

PM Ciuca, Moldovan counterpart Gavrilita discuss possibility for Romania to supply crude oil to Moldova

Friday, January 21, 2022

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca discussed, on Thursday, with the Moldovan PM, Natalia Gavrilita, over the phone, the possibility of ensuring the quantities of crude oil necessary to the Republic of Moldova, with Romania to receive a request in this sense, which will be analyzed shortly.According to a release of the Government, the call took place in the context in which Parliament in Chisinau has decided on Thursday to institute a state of energy emergency in ...

Annual inflation rate, likely to rise gradually in coming months

Friday, January 21, 2022

The annual inflation rate is likely to increase gradually in the coming months, thus exceeding the slightly decreasing values highlighted on this time horizon by the medium-term forecast of November 2021, show the minutes of the January 10, 2022 monetary policy meeting of the Council of Administration of the National Bank of Romania (BNR).At the meeting, it was recalled that the forecast indicates a peak in the dynamics of inflation of 8.6% in June 2022, ...

BNR: Economic activity has considerably slowed its growth in Q3

Friday, January 21, 2022

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Economic activity slowed its growth considerably in Q3 - to 0.4%, from 1.5% in Q2 -, contrary to expectations, according to the minutes of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Romania monetary policy meeting from January 10, 2022."As regards the cyclical position of the economy, the members of the Council showed that the economic activity slowed down considerably in the third quarter - to 0.4%, from 1.5% in the second quarter -, contrary to ...

Eurostat: Romania among EU countries with highest inflation in December

Friday, January 21, 2022

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The annual EU inflation rate grew in December 2021 to 5.3% , to 5.2% in November 2021, member countries with the highest rates being Estonia (12%), Lithuania (10.7%), Poland (8%), Latvia (7.9%), Hungary (7.4%) and Romania (6.7%), according to data released by Eurostat on Thursday.   The annual inflation rate grew in December 2021, compared to November 2021, in 18 member states, it dropped in another 7 ...

Remittances sent home by Romanian users living in 49 countries increased by 79 pct. in 2021 compared to 2020

Friday, January 21, 2022

The value of remittances to Romania in 2021 reached EUR 316 million, an increase of 79% compared to 2020, as shown by data provided by Revolut super-app with 18 million customers globally, of which over 1.5 million in Romania. At the same time, the number of remittances generated by Revolut customers to Romania increased by 84% in 2021 compared to 2020, while the number of customers using the Revolut super-app to send money to their families increased by ...

OLAF discovered a group with ramifications in Romania and Italy which embezzled hundreds of thousands of euros from EU funds

Friday, January 21, 2022

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A criminal group will be accounted for embezzling hundreds of thousand euros from EU funds for agriculture, growing tomatoes, the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF)announced on Wednesday. OLAF says the group which “had no intention to grow tomatoes”, embezzled 850,000 euros from EU funds for agriculture. Also, according to Olaf, “No penny of this money was spent on agriculture or in ...

Fight against human trafficking, a priority for Government

Friday, January 21, 2022

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 PM Nicolae Ciuca highlighted on Thursday, during a work meeting at Victoria Palace, with the Minister of Internal Affairs Lucian Bode and other officials in the field, the fact that the fight against human trafficking represents a priority for the Government and talked about the strategic importance of tackling this phenomenon on the three levels of intervention: prevention, combating, protection.According to a press release sent by the Government, the ...

Study : the main dissatisfaction of the employees in the present job is connected to salary and the working environment considered to be stressful

Friday, January 21, 2022

2022 found the Romanian employees with a low level of satisfaction with regard to the present job, 3 out of 10 stating they are rather dissatisfied, according to a study recently made by the recruitment platform Best Jobs, which shows that the main dissatisfaction of the employees is connected to salary (46%), with the working environment considered to be stressful (25%) and the imbalance between the time allocated to the job and the time dedicated to family and hobbies ...

PwC Report: 72% of Central and Eastern Europe CEOs anticipate an increase in cybercrime in 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of CEOs in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including Romania, expect cybercrime to increase in 2022, as last year was one of the most challenging ever for cybersecurity, according to the CEE edition of the PwC 2022 Digital Trust Insights. Only 60% of CEOs in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region and globally expect an increase in cybercrime, with the difference being due to the maturity of cybersecurity ...

President informs Parliament about forces of Army, Internal Affairs participating in 2022 missions abroad

Thursday, January 20, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter to Parliament on the forces and resources of the Romanian Army and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) approved for 2022 to be made available with a view to participating in missions outside the national territory, from the budgets of the Ministry of National Defense (MApN) and MAI.According to the document, as many as 3,273 forces of the Romanian Army and 2,536 belonging to the MAI will be sent this year on missions ...

Government approved the Memorandum granting technical and financial assistance to Republic of Moldova

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The government approved the memorandum under which Romania will be able to continue providing technical and financial assistance to the Republic of Moldova in several areas, to support its European path, said Government spokesperson Dan Carbunaru."The memorandum approving the negotiation and signing of the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on the implementation of the technical and financial assistance ...

Defense Minister, Israeli ambassador discuss bilateral military cooperation

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Defense Minister Vasile Dincu had a meeting on Wednesday with Israeli ambassador David Saranga with whom he discussed the highlights of bilateral military cooperation and ways to step up military ties, as well as topical subjects on the current security agenda of the Middle East and Black Sea region, the Defense Ministry informs.Minister Dincu expressed his appreciation for the two states' constant defense cooperation, including the modernization of the ...

Arafat: No major impact of coronavirus pandemic fifth wave so far

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic fifth wave has not been major so far and does not require the supplementation of ICU beds, said, on Wednesday, in southeastern Ploiesti, the head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Raed Arafat.He added that on Wednesday 43 patients were admitted to COVID ICUs, yet the capacity to take over severe cases still exists."Today we exceeded 500 cases in intensive care units, but there is still ...

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