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Survey: 4 in 10 consumers plan to spend less this Christmas than last year amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Almost four in ten consumers (38%) plan to spend less this Christmas than last year in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, according to Deloitte 2020 Holiday Retail Survey. The study underlines that anxieties related ...

Timisoara will be the European Capital of Culture in 2023

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Timisoara will be the European Capital of Culture in 2023, following the decision to amend the action European Capitals of Culture,voted on Tuesday by the EU Council informs a press release of the ministry of culture.‘The EU Council voted yesterday (Tuesday 22.12.2020) unanimously, the Decision to amend the action European Capitals of Culture, thus marking the finalisation of the legislative process for the amendment of the calendar of the future titles, in ...

President Iohannis designated Florin Citu for Prime Minister

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday evening inked a Decree appointing Florin Citu as a candidate for Prime Minister to ask for Parliament's vote of confidence on the new Government's programme and list, the Presidential Administration informs.According to Article 103 of the Constitution, the President of Romania appoints a candidate for the office of Prime Minister, following the consultation of the party which has an absolute majority in Parliament or, if ...

Procedures to invest new Gov't - most probably throughout Wednesday

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies and leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban, announced that Wednesday, most probably, the procedures to invest the new Government will take place."I inform you that, most probably tomorrow, the procedures to invest the Government will take place, as soon as the Prime Minister-designate sends the governing programme and the list of ministers to the two Chambers," said Orban, at the end of the plenary ...

First meeting of new gov't - next week

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The first formal meeting of the Citu Government is said to take place next week.Prime minister designate Florin Citu declared, on Tuesday night, after the National Liberal Party (PNL) validated the list of liberal ministers, that the priority is to carry out under the best conditions the anti-COVID vaccination campaign, which would start in Romania on December 27.Also, according to Citu, until December 31, "a series of ordinances will follow that ...

Paralympic cyclist Eduard Novak proposed for sports minister job

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Paralympic champion Eduard Novak is the Democrat Hungarian Union (UDMR)’s proposal for the youth and sports minister position. UDMR ...

Chamber of Deputies plenum approves numerical and nominal composition of permanent committees

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The plenum of the Chamber of Deputies approved, on Tuesday, the numerical and nominal composition of the permanent committees.The permanent committees of the Chamber are the following:* Committee for Economic Policy (chaired by the Social Democrat Party - PSD)* Committee for Budget-Finance (chaired by the National Liberal Party - PNL)* Committee for Industries and Services (chaired by the Hungarian Democratic Union of ...

President Klaus Iohannis signs decrees accrediting several Romanian ambassadors

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Tuesday the decrees accrediting seven Romanian ambassadors, informs the Presidential Administration.According to the quoted source, these are Adela-Monica Axinte - Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of North Macedonia, residing in Skopje, Anton Pacuretu - Ambassador of Romania to Bosnia and Herzegovina, residing in Sarajevo, Radu-Gabriel Safta - Ambassador of Romania to Australia, residing in Canberra, Octavian Serban - ...

Avangarde Survey: Only 30pc of Romanians want to get vaccinated against COVID

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


Six in ten Romanians say they are concerned about the coronavirus pandemic, while only 30pc of them said they will definitely get vaccinated against COVID, according to an Avangarde survey on the public perceptions over the pandemic.   63% of the Romanians say they are worried and very worried about the evolution of the pandemic, while 34% say they are less concerned or they are not concerned at ...

Private pensions ratio in GDP rises to 6.98%, at the end of September 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The ratio of private pensions in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the end of September 2020, was of 6.98%, over the level of December 2019, announced on Tuesday the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF).According to an analysis made by the institution, the private pension system has known a positive evolution throughout its operation, its total assets and number of participants being in constant growth. Thus, the value of its total assets, at the level of ...

Unemployment rate down 0.2pct to 5.2pct in Q3 against Q2

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


  ? In the third quarter of 2020, the employment rate1 for the population aged 20-64 years was 71.2%, 1.2 percentage points over the national target of 70% established in the context of the Strategy Europe 2020. ? In the third quarter of 2020, the economically active population of Romania was 9027 thousand persons, out of which 8555 thousand were employed persons and 472 thousand unemployed ...

Survey: Hotel market recorded an average fall in profit by 73% in YTD October 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


A survey conducted by Cushman & Wakefield in partnership with Romanian Hotel Industry Federation (FIHR), targeting Romanian hoteliers was launched in November 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the Romanian hotel industry, and their perspectives on the outlook of this sector. This survey is the second instalment after a previous questionnaire that was launched in April 2020. The intention is to gain the appropriate attention and appeal to authorities for ...

ICCJ checking if “Baneasa Farm”case was correctly distributed to court that issued sentence

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Corina Corbu, the president of the supreme court decided that the way in which Baneasa Farm case was distributed to the court that pronounced the sentence should be checked.   The decision came when journalist Dan Andronic, sentenced to three years of jail with suspension for that case posted a message on Facebook in which he said that Florian Coldea, former deputy SRI director knew before time to what ...

Christmas concert by Madrigal available online

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


The recording of the Christmas concert of the Madrigal-Marin Constantin National Choir will be available online starting December 23, the group announced.   The concert, conducted by Anna Ungureanu, was recorded at the National Museum of Art of Romania (MNAR). Because of the pandemic, the show took place without a public.   It will be ...

President Iohannis is calling today parties to consultations for PM-candidate designation

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis invited the chairs of the political parties and formations represented in Parliament for consultations in order to nominate the candidate for prime minister."Based on the provisions of art. 80 paragraph (2) and art. 103 of the Romanian Constitution, President Klaus Iohannis invited to the Cotroceni Palace the chairs of the political parties and formations represented in the Romanian Parliament, for consultations in order to nominate ...

PNL, USR PLUS, UDMR leaders signed governing agreement

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


The leaders of the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (PLUS) and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) - Ludovic Orban, Dan Barna, Dacian Ciolos and Hunor Kelemen - signed, on Monday evening, the 2020-2024 governing agreement.The ceremony which took place at the Palace of the Parliament was attended also by the Prime Minister proposed by the coalition, Florin ...

PNL's Orban - elected Chamber of Deputies Speaker

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

National Liberal Party (PNL) head Ludovic Orban on Monday night was elected Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. He got 179 votes "in favour" and 110 "against."His counter-candidate, Social Democrat Alfred Simonis, got 110 votes "in favour" and 179 "against."    The deputies took the oath on Monday evening in a solemn meeting that began with the intonation of the National ...

Anca Dragu (USR PLUS) - elected Senate President

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Alliance's Senator Anca Dragu was elected, on Monday evening, President of the Upper House of Parliament.She got 75 votes "for" and 51 "against".Social Democrat Lucian Romascanu, who also ran for this office, received 51 votes in favor and 75 votes against.133 of the 136 senators were present at the sitting and 7 null votes were ...

Interim PM Ciuca: We have everything we need to launch COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Dec 27

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

  Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Monday said that the authorities have made the necessary preparations to launch the anti-COVID vaccination campaign starting with December 27 and urged all citizens to trust this approach."We have everything we need so that we can start the vaccination campaign on December 27. And I take this opportunity to urge all citizens of this country to trust this campaign, to trust the state institutions and all ...

Protest at Palace of Justice following conviction of lawyer Robert Rosu in 'Ferma Baneasa" case

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Dozens of lawyers organized, on Monday, at the Palace of Justice in Bucharest, a protest regarding the 5-year conviction of their colleague Robert Rosu, in the "Ferma Baneasa" case."Interdiction of identifying the lawyer with the client", "#alaturideRobert", "Aligning penal justice to rule of law" are messages from the banners carried by the protesting lawyers on the steps inside the Palace of Justice.The lawyers' gesture follows after the Bar ...

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