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Access of persons from Romania to Cyprus, allowed only with a negative test for COVID-19

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs that Romania has been included by the Cypriot authorities on the list of category C states, which means that access for persons coming from Romania to this country will be allowed only with the negative result to the RT-PCR molecular test for coronavirus infection."Following the communication of 23 July on the new conditions for traveling to the Republic of Cyprus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes the following ...

Romanians allowed into Austria if testing negative for COVID-19 72 hours before entering

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the Austrian authorities issued on Friday evening a new ordinance reviewing the transit and entry conditions in this country for persons coming from Romania, the main changes being the reduction of the validity period of the biological-molecular test for SARS-CoV-2 from 4 days to 72 hours and the reduction of the isolation period from 14 days to 10 days."According to the new provisions, starting with July 27 this year, ...

ForMin Aurescu, Spanish counterpart Gonzales Laya discuss about cooperation in context of pandemic

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, talked on the phone on Friday with his Spanish counterpart, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, both parties welcoming the very good Romanian-Spanish cooperation in the context generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.They reviewed the measures taken by both states domestically in order to counteract the health, economic and social effects of the crisis.Minister Bogdan Aurescu thanked the Spanish authorities for their ...

Ambassador Saranga: If number of new cases of coronavirus do not drop in Romania, Israel, we cannot resume tourism

Monday, July 27, 2020

Romanian-Israeli relations in the field of tourism will not be able to resume until the number of the novel coronavirus illnesses decreases in both Israel and Romania, Israel's Ambassador in Bucharest, David Saranga, said in central Brasov County on Friday.Both Israel and Romania want to open the borders but, with all due respect for tourism, we cannot do it if the situation in the pandemic is as it is in Romania and in Israel. Unfortunately, the number of ...

Persons traveling from Romania to Italy - mandatory self-isolation for 14 days

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) says that Friday the Italian authorities have adopted new measures regarding entry conditions for persons coming from Romania - namely they are to undergo a mandatory medical supervision and self-isolation for a period of 14 days.Excepted from the measures are crew members of freight and persons' transport as well as navigating personnel, MAE mentions. The measure is in force at least until July 31, when a re-evaluation is to ...

The law which regulates activities for the prevention of diseases- promulgated

Monday, July 27, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday the Law regarding the organization and financing of the services for the promotion of health and prevention of diseases. The document aims at three domains: financing of the services of health and the prevention of getting a disease, organization and coordination of activities of promotion of health and prevention of getting a disease at central and regional/local level, training of human resource involved ...

USR-PLUS and PNL negotiations for candidates in local elections

Monday, July 27, 2020

The USR-PLUS Alliance has slammed both PM Ludovic Orban and the National Liberal Party (PNL) of releasing “rigged opinion polls in the hope of fooling the candidate, the party and voters”. USR-PLUS members say that PNL has not learnt the lesson of the 2016 local elections and that it is acting like then when it had presented their candidate for Bucharest, Catalin Predoiu with 23-25% in the opinion polls and he had eventually obtained only ...

Alliance for local elections in Bucharest between Pro Romania and party launched by Robert Negoita

Monday, July 27, 2020

Pro Romania, a party led by Victor Ponta, and the party launched by Bucharest District 3 mayor Robert Negoita, Bucharest 2020 party, announced the formation of an alliance in the perspective of local elections.The Pro Bucharest 2020 Alliance was presented by Ponta and Negoita on Sunday at a press conference.Victor Ponta said that he supports Robert Negoita for District 3 City Hall, but also for the Capital City Hall - both in 2020 and in 2024.Instead, ...


Monday, July 27, 2020


On Friday, July 24, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman met with Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Press Office of the U.S. Embassy-Bucharest informs. The two discussed a number of issues currently facing Romania and the United States, including national security, energy policy, and malign influence. The Ambassador emphasized the importance of “the two countries moving forward together, on the same ...

Defense Ministry senior official discusses Romania - France cooperation

Monday, July 27, 2020


The Defense Ministry's Secretary of State for defense policy, planning and international relations Simona Cojocaru met on Friday at the Ministry premises with National Armaments Director and Director for International Relations with the French Defense Ministry's Directorate General of Armaments, General Thierry Carlier.According to the Ministry of National Defense, the Romanian Secretary of State emphasized the importance of the Romania - France Strategic ...

Overdue loans up 1.4 pct in domestic lei, down 4 pct in foreign currency in June

Monday, July 27, 2020

Overdue loans - both corporate and individual - in domestic lei totaled 4.81 billion lei in June 2020, up by 1.4% compared to the amount reported in the previous month, while past due loans in foreign currency decreased by 4%, to 1.961 billion lei (equivalent), according to data from the National Bank of Romania (BNR).Loans in lei amounted to an aggregate of,183.977 billion lei (by 1.28% over the value of the previous month) in June, of which 67.132 billion lei ...

5G security: Member States report on progress on implementing the EU toolbox and strengthening safety measures

Monday, July 27, 2020


EU Member States, with the support of the European Commission and the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, published a report on the progress made in implementing the joint EU toolbox of mitigating measures, which was agreed by the ...

The Ministry of Environment: Romania has at its disposal 24 billion euro from European Funds for environment projects

Monday, July 27, 2020

A sum of 24 billion euro, out of the 80 billion euro obtained by Romania from European Funds during the negotiations in the European Council will get into environment projects, announced the Minister of Environment, Waters and Forests on Friday while showing which is the priority in drawing these funds. The minister of environment, waters and forests Costel Alexe says that the focus will be, at first, on the approximately 10 billion euro which are ...

PwC Romania: in two or three years, hundreds of thousands  of work places will need digital skills

Monday, July 27, 2020


The pandemics crisis accelerates change for employees: in two-three years hundreds of thousands of workplaces will need digital skills, shows an analysis of PwC Romania, according to which the digital change was speeded on over the last months once many activities moved online quicker than expected. ‘If one year ago the study PwC Romania Workforce Disruption Index showed that over the next decade 275,000 employees should learn digital skills ...

PM Orban to MPs: According to constitutional provisions, parliamentary election should be held on December 6

Friday, July 24, 2020


Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Thursday in Constanta that December 6 is the only date when parliamentary elections can be held this year in compliance with all the constitutional provisions, and that Parliament should consider this date."Following the somewhat weird ruling of the Constitutional Court, it somehow results that both Parliament and the government can set the election date, but that the decision as to who is to set this date falls on Parliament. ...

COVID-19 : 1,112 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours

Friday, July 24, 2020

Romania has registered a new record of COVID-19 infections today, exceeding 1,000 daily cases. 1,112 new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours, while 20,085 tests have been processed. 25 people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania in the past day. 40% of the tests conducted in the past 24 hours have been done upon request, the Strategic Communication Group said. Overall, 41,275 cases of COVID-19 have ...

Cyprus asks tourists to present negative COVID-19 tests

Friday, July 24, 2020

Romanians who want to travel to Cyprus are compelled to present a negative COVID-19 test before entering the country, a test done 72 hours before at the most. If they don’t have this test, they will be tested upon arriving in Cyprus. The Government in Cyprus has revised the list of states whose visitors enter the country. Romania has been moved in the category of states with high risk of infection. Cyprus is among the EU ...

Ceremony for the establishment of the Headquarters Multinational Corps South-East

Friday, July 24, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis participated, on Thursday, at the ceremony to establish the HQ of the Multinational Corps - South East (MNC-SE) and in the final stage of the short-term notice exercise (ETSN) which took place at the Getica National Center for Combined Training (CNII) in the Brasov County locality of Cincu (center). The ceremony for the establishment of the Headquarters Multinational Corps South-East (HQ MNC-SE) took place on Thursday in the National Joint ...

PM Orban: Negotiations can begin for signing contract to build corvettes

Friday, July 24, 2020


Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Thursday that from his point of view negotiations can begin with the Naval Group - Constanta Naval Shipyard consortium for signing of a construction contract for four multirole corvettes belonging to the Romanian Navy, considering that the court rejected by a final decision the appeal filed by those from Damen.Orban deemed "difficult to accept harassment" the continuation of the dispute in court. "That seems to me a harassment ...

Foreign Minister Aurescu, Saudi counterpart Al-Jubeir hold phone call

Friday, July 24, 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu discussed on the phone with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, at the request of the Saudi side, the Foreign Ministry informs.The two officials reviewed on this occasion the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in each country and the measures adopted by the authorities, including mutual support for the repatriation of their nationals. The ...

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