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Official Gheorghita: By getting vaccinated we are protected from the Delta variant

Friday, July 9, 2021

The anti-COVID vaccine also offers protection against the Delta variant, and without increasing the vaccination rate it will be very difficult to avoid later an increase in the number of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, the head of the National Committee for the Coordination of Vaccination Activities against COVID-19, Valeriu Gheorghita, stated on Wednesday."Vaccination reduces transmission by reducing the risk of asymptomatic infection by 50pct to 70pct, which ...

Q1 2021 GDP, up 2.9pct in real terms from Q4 2020, 0.1pct from Q1 2020

Friday, July 9, 2021

Romania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) seasonally adjusted estimated for the first quarter of 2021 is 286.198 billion lei current prices up 2.9% in real terms from the fourth quarter of 2020 and 0.1% from the first quarter of 2020, according to provisional data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Unadjusted, the estimated Q1 2021 GDP is 225.051 billion lei current prices, down 0.2% in real terms from Q1 2020.Compared with the ...

Analysis: Budget deficit, quite difficult to bring below 8 pct in 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

 It will be quite difficult to bring the budget deficit below 8 percent in 2021 against the backdrop of the relatively unchanged fiscal policy and public spending, and the financing of widened fiscal deficits during the pandemic period is likely to drive public debt towards the level of 60 percent in 2022 compared to 35 percent in 2019, shows an analysis made by Euler Hermes, published on Thursday.According to the cited source, at local level, ...

Survey: A possible economic crisis is the main risk that Romanians fear in 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change Romanians’ perceptions of the risks they face. Thus, they mostly fear a possible economic or financial crisis that would affect their income. In addition, the most frequently mentioned risks continue to include fire, car accidents, illness or natural disasters, according to the latest edition of the UNSAR-IRES Barometer on Risk Perception and Insurance Culture in Romania ...

BestJobs: Labour market has recovery signs at pre-pandemic level

Friday, July 9, 2021

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The labor market is yielding recovery signs at pre-pandemic level, BestJobs registering 4 million applications in the first half of the year.   According to a report of the recruiting platform, the fields that attracted most applications were Sales, Financial and Accounting, Management, IT & Telecom, Administrative and Secretariat, Specialists/Technicians. At the opposite pole , the fields that ...

Law establishing May 10 as Romania's National Independence Day, promulgated

Friday, July 9, 2021

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President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Thursday the law on the celebration of May 10 as Romania's National Independence Day."May 10th will be celebrated every year as Romania's National Independence Day, a national holiday, working day. Parliament, the President of Romania, the Government, the other central public authorities, as well as the local public administration authorities will organize cultural-artistic events to celebrate this day. The funds ...

Conductor Ion Marin honored with France's Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

Friday, July 9, 2021

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Conductor Ion Marin was presented with the French Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters "for his immense career, for his tireless friendship for France, for the constant connection he has established" between France and Romania, as French ambassador in Bucharest Laurence Auer said at the award ceremony.In his acceptance speech, Ion Marin said that one of the important lessons he learned in his youth was that "art needs freedom in order to be shared" and ...

The European Commissionaire Ylva Johansson requires the accession of Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania in the Schengen Area

Thursday, July 8, 2021

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The European Commissionaire for domestic affairs Ylva Johansson said on Tuesday that the Schengen Area should be re-established by lifting the domestic border checks, imposed to limit the spreading of the Covid-19 pandemics, and it should be completed by Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania accessing the Area as members, says Hina.‘The virus is a real danger, but the domestic boarder checks did not stop and will not stop the virus. Only a coordinated action ...

European Commission significantly increases to 7.4pct outlook for Romanian economy in 2021

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The improving health situation and ensuing continued easing of virus containment measures are putting the EU economies back in motion. The near-term outlook for the European economy looks brighter than expected in spring.   The contraction of GDP in the first quarter of the year turned out to be marginal, and milder than suggested by Eurostat’s Preliminary Flash Estimate, which was incorporated into ...

Gov't to assume next week, through memorandum, targets and objectives of "Educated Romania" project

Thursday, July 8, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis announced on Wednesday that the Government will take responsibility, next week, through a memorandum, for the targets and objectives of the "Educated Romania" project."Following discussions these days, a series of important matters have surfaced. Firstly, the governing coalition expressed its support for the project and the Government will even take responsibility, next week, through a memorandum, for the targets and objectives of ...

Romania's Electoral Authority to participate in observing early parliamentary elections in Moldova

Thursday, July 8, 2021

An official delegation of Romania's Standing Electoral Authority (AEP) will participate, Friday to Monday, in observing early parliamentary elections in Moldova that will take place on Sunday, according to an AEP press statement.While in Moldova, the visiting AEP team will meet officials of Moldova's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) as well as other international observers. According to information published by the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova, ...

Bulgarian Chief of Defense meets leadership of Romanian Defense Ministry

Thursday, July 8, 2021

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Minister of National Defense Nicolae Ciuca and Chief of Romania's Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, met today at the Ministry's headquarters with Bulgarian Chief of Defense, Admiral Emil Eftim, who is on a visit to Romania until Thursday, the Defense Ministry said in a release.According to the cited document, "the talks focused on increasing participation in joint training activities, developing the two states' commitments in the field of ...

New vaccine doses from Johnson&Johnson and Moderna to arrive in Romania

Thursday, July 8, 2021

A number of 64,800 doses of Janssen vaccines will arrive on Thursday at the Cantacuzino National Institute for Medical-Military Research and Development in Bucharest, Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) informs.According to the quoted source, transport is ensured by the manufacturing company, and the vaccine doses will arrive in Bucharest overland."The doses will be stored at the National Storage Center, and in ...

Justice Minister: Governing coalition working extraordinarily well, less on the judiciary

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The governing coalition is working extraordinarily well, less on the judiciary, as the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) is sidestepping the governing program, Justice Minister Stelian Ion said on Wednesday after attending the meeting of the governing coalition."The coalition is working extraordinarily well, less on the judiciary. The National Liberal Party and USR PLUS share the same opinion on this chapter, as we plan to call an extraordinary ...

Danish Embassy, Romanian Court of Accounts sign trailblazing memorandum on public service digitization

Thursday, July 8, 2021

President of the Romanian Court of Accounts, Mihai Busuioc, and ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Romania, Soren Jensen signed today in Bucharest a Memorandum of Understanding on identifying digital solutions to the supreme audit institution's needs related to its external public audit activity.Under the Memorandum, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Romania will facilitate the contact of Court of Accounts experts with Danish experts with proven ...

Ghinea: Next two days I will be in Brussels for final applied discussions on PNRR

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Minister of Investments and European Projects, Cristian Ghinea, is to conduct, Thursday and Friday, a working visit to Brussels, for the final applied discussions on the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), and will have meetings with the Vice President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, and with the technical teams that are working on PNRR and the future operational programmes."In the coming two days I will be in Brussels, for the ...

BNR keeps key interest rate at 1.25% p.a.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The National Bank of Romania (BNR) decided at a Wednesday meeting, to keep the monetary policy interest rate at 1.25% per annum and to maintain the existing levels of minimum reserve requirement ratios on both leu- and foreign currency-denominated liabilities of credit institutions."In its meeting of 7 July 2021, the Board of the National Bank of Romania decided the following: to keep the monetary policy rate at 1.25 percent per annum; to leave unchanged the ...

Mugur Isarescu, about inflation: Our medium-term forecast is not yet alarming

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The medium-term inflation forecast of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) is not yet alarming, and the increase in electricity and gas prices is transitory, Mugur Isarescu, governor of the National Bank of Romania, said on Wednesday."No, we do not expect this at the next monetary policy meeting. The press release does not suggest this, but two things are clear and they ensue both from the release and the analysis of the international situation. The low ...

Gov't: PM hasn't taken any official steps to withdraw Rosia Montana candidacy file from UNESCO

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu has not taken any official steps to withdraw the file of Rosia Montana site from registration on the UNESCO heritage list, nor has he submitted any proposal on this topic, the press office of the Government informs on Wednesday.The same source states that the statements that were said to belong to the Prime Minister on this issue are false, while the topic was discussed "strictly at the level of the governing ...

Finance Ministry, UiPath agreement to operationalise Ministry's RPA Center of Excellence

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Finance Ministry and tech unicorn UiPath announced the signing of their first cooperation agreement, a step forward for rendering operational the Ministry's Robotic Process Automation Center of Excellence.Under the agreement, Finance Ministry and UiPath representatives will identify the repetitive software tasks with the Ministry's computer systems and will develop software robots to automate these processes.The implementation of automation ...

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