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The Treaty between Romania and Jordan on extradition was signed

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


Romania's minister of foreign affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, met with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Amman on Sunday, April 4, during an official visit to Jordan. The two discussed several topics of interest, such as the Romanian-Jordanian bilateral relation and assessing the possibilities for deepening international cooperation, including from the perspective of the EU-Jordan and NATO-Jordan relationship. During the meeting, the two ...

Isarescu  contested with the Constitutional Court the law article through which he had a trial as Securitate collaborator

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The BNR governor Mugur Isarescu obtained from the Court of Appeal Bucuresti the notification of the Constitutional Court as regards two articles in the law which aims at revealing the Securitate collaborators. Isarescu is accused by the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) that he was informer before 1989, after he had, in the past, documents which said he had not collaborated with Securitate, relates Profit.ro. The Court ...

Finance Ministry borrows 580 million lei off banks

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

 On Monday, the Ministry of Finance borrowed 580 million lei off banks through a benchmark government bond issue of a residual maturity of 63 months, at an average yield of 2.59% per annum, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).The nominal value of Monday's issue was 500 million lei, and the banks bid 951.3 million lei.An additional auction is scheduled for Tuesday, when the government wants to raise another 75 ...

The tobacco sector could contribute by 2.56% to the GDP annually

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The tobacco sector could bring to the Romanian economy 5.7 billion euro, annually, which would contribute 2.56% to the GDP,shows a scenario taken into consideration by the Association for Studies and Economic-Social Estimates (ASPES) in a specialty research, published on Monday.‘The optimistic scenario relies on the hypothesis of economic growth at the level of Romania’s potential, as well as revision of the hostile way in which the industries ...

Retail turnover, up 1.5 pct in first two months

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The volume of turnover in retail trade (except for trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased, as unadjusted series, by 1.5% in the first two of the current year, compared to January 1 - February 29, 2020, and it decreased by 1.9% as workday and seasonally adjusted series, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Thus, the volume of turnover in retail trade (except for trade in motor vehicles and ...

Romania remains the largest producer of sunflower in EU

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


Romania remains the largest producer of sunflower in the European Union, in 2020, both in terms of production, with a total of 2.07 million tonnes and 1.22 million hectares, according to the provisional data announced by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Last year, the total sunflower harvest decreased due to drought by 1.497 million tonnes, respectively 42pct, compared to 2019 when it exceeded 3.569 million tonnes.Following Romania in ...

Iohannis promulgated the law that allows working hours to be reduced by up to 80% during emergencies or alerts

Monday, April 5, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis  has promulgated on Friday the law which modifies an OUG and which includes the provision that during the emergency, alert or  siege state,as well as for a period of up to three months since the period when the emergency,alert  or siege state  stopped,employers have  the possibility to reduce the  work time of their employees by at most 80% of the daily,weekly or monthly time,as included in the ...

Fifteen more COVID-19 vaccination sites to open on April 5

Monday, April 5, 2021


vaccination sites will open in Romania."On April 5, 15 new vaccination sites will open, inside which one office will be devoted to the military and three to civilians," Ciuca told TVR 1 national broadcaster.Asked if he felt a conflict between the Health Ministry and the Defence Ministry, namely between Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu and top COVID-19 vaccination official Valeriu Gheorghita, amidst a public campaign against the COVID-19 ...

Number of infections with COVID-19 among pupils and educational staff, dropping

Monday, April 5, 2021

The number of infections with COVID-19 among pupils and educational staff at the level of undergraduate education registered, during the period of March 15 - April 1, a drop, the Ministry of Education informs.According to a press release sent on Friday, in the aforementioned period there were 2,610 children/students and 2,171 educational staff and non-teaching staff and auxiliary staff confirmed with COVID-19."According to the data sent and ...

Doctor Gheorghita: We've noticed drop in interest for AstraZeneca; all vaccines are safe

Monday, April 5, 2021

The President of the National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV), Valeriu Gheorghita, on Friday stated in Giurgiu that he noticed a decrease in the addressability of the population for the AstraZeneca vaccine and underscored that all vaccines used in Romania are authorized by the European Medicines Agency and have proven to be safe.He and the vice-president of the CNCAV, state secretary with the Ministry of Health ...

Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, fined 1,500 RON after being caught without a mask in Parliament

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Minister of Health, Vlad Voiculescu, was fined by the Bucharest Police with the sum of 1,500 RON for not wearing a protective mask, according to the current legislation."The General Police of Bucharest Municipality informs you that, for not respecting the provisions of Law nr. 55/2020 regarding some measures for preventing and combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a member of Government was sanctioned, with the sum of 1,500 RON, for not wearing ...

PSD challenges in court Gov't decision to close stores after 6 p.m.

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has challenged on Friday in court the government decision to close stores after 6 p.m., on reason that this measure was not thoroughly motivated with scientific proof."The Social Democratic Party filed an application for annulment in the Bucharest Court of Appeal against the Government's decision to close the stores after 6 p.m. The main objection against this measure is that 'in the development of HG 348 there was no ...

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest: Easter Pastoral Letter

Monday, April 5, 2021

In his Urbi et Orbi message delivered on Easter Day 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and with a Resurrection celebrated in churches without believers, Pope Francis said: "Today, the proclamation of the Church resounds throughout the world: "Jesus Christ is risen! - Truly He is risen!," writes Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest Aurel Perca in his Easter Pastoral Letter.Like a new flame, this good tiding was kindled at night: in the night of a ...

SIIJ hasn't met deadline set by High Court for solving Kovesi case

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) did not meet the deadline set by the Supreme Court, respectively April 1, for solving the case in which former chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi is being investigated for abuse of office, bribery and false testimony over the extradition to Romania of former director of the bankrupt National Investment Fund (FNI) Nicolae Popa.On January 27, a judge with the ...

PM Orban: Draft on modification of justice laws wasn't discussed by coalition gov't nor been debated upon

Monday, April 5, 2021

 PNL (National Liberal Party) leader Ludovic Orban on Friday said that the draft on the modification of the justice laws sent by Minister Stelian Ion to the CSM (Superior Council of Magistracy) was not discussed by the coalition government nor been subject to an ample public debate."The fundamental objective of the PNL, both in the period when we were in opposition and, especially now that we are in power, was to ensure the independence of the ...

"Regina Maria" frigate finishes new NATO mission

Monday, April 5, 2021


The "Regina Maria" frigate docked in the Constanta military port, thus concluding its participation in the Permanent Naval Group of North-Atlantic Alliance SNMG-2 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 2), in the international waters of the Black Sea, according to a press release sent by the Naval Joint Chiefs of Staff (SMFN).The frigate, with a Puma Naval helicopter and a detachment of combat divers aboard, executed, during the period of March 11 - April 1, naval, ...

Health and Economy Ministers meet with representatives of hotel industry, address plans to open businesses

Monday, April 5, 2021

 The Ministers of Health and Economy, Vlad Voiculescu and Claudiu Nasui have met on Friday, during a shared work group, with representatives from the hotel industry in Romania, the discussions being about the plan to open the business environment.According to a briefing of the Ministry of Health, the shared message of this work group was "preparing a calendar of opening up the economy, with an indicative amount".Furthermore, there were talks ...

Statistics: Crop production for the main crops in 2020

Monday, April 5, 2021


• The cultivated area in 2020, compared to 2019, decreased for cereals for grains, oilseed crops, dried pulses, potatoes and vegetables. • Compared to the previous year, the crop production decreased in 2020 for cereals for grains, oilseed crops, dried pulses, vegetables and it increased for potatoes.   Year 2020 compared to ...

Industrial producer prices in Romania rise by 2.1pct in February 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

- In February 2021, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 1.0% from January 2021. - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 2.1% in February 2021 compared to February 2020.   Industrial producer prices domestic, total domestic and ...

BestJobs: almost 1.9 million applicants for jobs were recorded in the first three months of this year, up by 24%

Monday, April 5, 2021


Almost 1.9 million applicants for jobs were recorded in the first three months of this year on the platform BestJobs.eu, by approximately 24% more than during the period January –March 2020,announced on Friday the company, which said that the total number of available workplaces since the beginning of the year was 66,000.   As regards the counties with most active ...

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