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Video conference Justice Minister Predoiu, EC Vice President Jourova, Commissioner for Justice Reynders

Friday, July 24, 2020

Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu held bilateral talks via video conference with European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova, and with Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders; the European officials thanked on this occasion for Romania's active involvement in supporting the upcoming Rule of Law mechanism."The European officials thanked Romania for its active involvement in supporting the new Rule of Law mechanism and mentioned that the first report on this ...

Government approves 'New Home' program

Friday, July 24, 2020


After the former Social Democratic Government wanted to turn the First Home state-guaranteed mortgage program into a social program, the Liberal Government is going to add a second dimension to it - for more expensive, new housing units. Thus, under the draft discussed by the Government on July 22, the program will differentiate between those buying old apartments and those willing to buy a new apartment. Those interested in the ...

Non-governmental credit balance increases by 0.4 pct in June 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

The balance of non-governmental credit granted by credit institutions increased in June 2020 by 0.4 pct (0.3 pct in real terms) compared to the previous month, to the level of 270.118 billion RON, the National Bank of Romania (BNR) informs on Thursday, through a release.The credit in RON (national currency), with a share of 67.8 pct in total non-governmental credit, increased by 1.1 pct (1 pct per hundred in real terms), and foreign credit expressed in RON, with a ...

RON deposits of households increase by 0.4 pct in June

Friday, July 24, 2020

The deposits in RON of households increased in June 2020 by 0.4 pct over the previous month, up to 139.667 billion RON, and over the similar period of 2019 they recorded an increase of 12.3 pct (9.5 pct in real terms), the National Bank of Romania (BNR) informs through a release sent on Thursday.The deposits in foreign currency of households (expressed in RON) recorded an increase of 0.3 pct (0.2 pct in real terms) over the month of May 2020 (up to 99.756 billion ...

Survey: 85% of Romanians consider Romanian products should be bought first of all

Friday, July 24, 2020


About 85% of Romanians consider that in the present context Romanian products should be bought first of all, while 30% prefer to work in  companies with Romanian capital instead of foreign ones, according to a BestJobs survey. “About 85% consider that in the present context, Romanian products should be bought first of all, to support local business. For that reason, more than half of respondents to the BestJobs survey say that, since the ...

CNPP: Over 4.9 million pensioners at end June, 2020; average pension was 1,339 lei

Friday, July 24, 2020

4,943,460 pensioners were registered in Romania at the end of June 2020, on the drop  by 0.5% compared to the same period of 2019, while the average pension was 1,339 lei, according to data centralized by the National House of Public Pensions (CNPP). The number of people who retired at age limit was 3,872,229 people, of whom 2,242,933 women. The average pension was 1,501 lei. 15,723 people received early pensions (1,711 lei ...

TIFF 2020 to feature special screenings, restored old movies, Romania premieres

Friday, July 24, 2020


The Transylvania International Film Festival - TIFF running between July 31 and August 9 will feature new films screened for the first time in Romania under the banner of its traditional sections, such as HBO Day, Hungarian Days, as well as old, restored movies that will be shown in special sessions, the organizers said in a release.With TIFF reconfigured to 13 outdoor venues in Cluj city and its surroundings, the Hungarian Day section becomes the Hungarian Days, ...

Peasant Museum to host '100 Romanian Traditions' folk crafts fair

Friday, July 24, 2020

The '100 Romanian Traditions' folk crafts fair will take place July 24 - 26 on the grounds of the Romanian Peasant Museum, the institution said in a release.Displaying at the event will be the continuators of old crafts, who will present folk costumes from various regions of the country, icons, peasant carpets, traditional fabrics and pottery. Young artisans will showcase one-off jewelry made of porcelain, with inlaid pressed flowers and painted with colloidal ...

Sinaia to host 'Enescu and the music of the world' #21 international festival Aug. 2-19

Friday, July 24, 2020


The "Enescu and the music of the world" #21 international festival will take place in Sinaia, August 2-19, in unconventional spaces provided by the Sinaia Museum, Sinaia Casino, Dimitrie Ghica Park, Carmen Sylva Cultural Centre, the Romanian Youth National Art Centre reported in a press statement released on Wednesday.The closing concert, arranged by Professor Marin Cazacu, will take place on the day of Enescu's birthday, August 19.The 21st edition of ...

Iohannis: With 80 billion euro we will be in situation of rebuilding Romania

Thursday, July 23, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday that the funds worth 80 billion euro obtained from the European Union will be used to reconstruct Romania, pointing out that in this sense a solid, good and applicable plan is necessary."It's a very large sum and with this money we will be in the situation of not only relaunching Romania's economy, we will be in the situation of reconstructing Romania, so we should intervene in the economy as well as in the large public ...

Opposition prepares a new hit for the PNL government: the date for the parliamentary elections to be established by the parliament

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The opposition parties (the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) want that the date for the parliamentary elections be established by the parliament, and not by the government as the present legislation says. A draft law was presented under the signature of Marcel Ciolacu (PSD), Calin Popescu Tariceanu (ALDE) and Cseke Atilla (UDMR) . As reasons for the draft law, the initiators ...

Prosecutor General, French Ambassador address necessity of supporting European Prosecutor's Office

Thursday, July 23, 2020


Combating human trafficking, especially the trafficking of minors, as well as combating environment crimes were among the subjects approached in the meeting between the Prosecutor General of Romania, Gabriela Scutea, and French Ambassador, Michele Ramis.According to a release of the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, in the meeting that took place on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Public Ministry, the topics approached ...


Thursday, July 23, 2020


On Wednesday, July 22, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman met with Minister of Justice Catalin Predoiu at the Ministry of Justice, the US Embassy informs . The two discussed recent progress on Rule of Law and Trafficking in Persons as well as digitalization efforts to improve the flow of information between Romanian and American law enforcement groups. The Ambassador praised Minister Predoiu and General Prosecutor Gabriela Scutea for the very close the ...

DefMin Ciuca, Canadian Ambassador Hamilton, on Romanian-Canadian cooperation within the UN

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Minister of National Defense, Nicolae Ciuca, and the Canadian Ambassador to Romania, Kevin Hamilton, discussed on Wednesday the bilateral cooperation within the UN, informs the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), in a press release sent on Wednesday.The Romanian Defense minister thanked the Canadian ambassador, on the occasion of the latter's ending mission in Bucharest, for "Canada's substantial and constant contribution to the implementation of measures ...

President Iohannis to participate in ceremony occasioned by setting up of Multinational Corps South-East (HQ MNC-SE) in Cincu

Thursday, July 23, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis, Minister of National Defence Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca and head of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, on Thursday, will participate in the ceremony occasioned by the setting up of the Multinational Corps South-East (HQ MNC-SE), which will take place at the "Getica" Joint National Training Centre (CNII) in the Cincu locality in the Brasov County, the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) informed on Wednesday.After the ...

COVID-19 infections in Romania: 1,030 cases, 27 deaths in the past 24hrs

Thursday, July 23, 2020


Another 1,030 cases of infection with the novel coronavirus have been registered since the last report by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, bringing the total case count to 40,163 on Wednesday.According to GCS, following tests performed at national level compared with the last report, 1,030 new cases of infection were registered, these being cases that hadn't tested positive previously. Aside from the ...

PM Orban: Gov't provides amounts from POIM and POAT for project preparation for first time

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday, in the government meeting, that the Executive has provided for the "first time" the amounts from POIM (the Large Infrastructure Operational Program) and POAT (the Technical Assistance Operational Program), namely from the Technical Assistance Program, for the preparation of projects."These amounts will have to be prepared not only for the Union budget for 2021-2027, but also for the projects we can finance under ...

Eurostat: Malta, Romania and Belgium, leaders in the EU in increasing the government deficit in the first quarter

Thursday, July 23, 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, when COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 2.2% in the euro area and 2.3% in the EU. This is a sharp increase in both areas in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2019 and the highest deficit recorded in the euro area since the second quarter of 2015. These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office ...

Eurostat: Finland and Romania, the highest increase in the share of government debt in GDP in Q1

Thursday, July 23, 2020

At the end of the first quarter of 2020, the quarter in which COVID-19 containment measures began to be widely introduced by Member States, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area stood at 86.3%, compared with 84.1% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. In the EU, the ratio increased from 77.7% to 79.5%. Compared with the first quarter 2019, the government debt to GDP ratio fell in both the euro area (from 86.4% to 86.3%) and the EU (from 80.0% to ...

Social monitor: available workplaces in Romania are extremely concentrated geographically speaking

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Available workplaces in Romania are extremely concentrated geographically speaking, as two regions concentrate almost half of the vacant jobs at country level, according to a infograph Social Monitor, a project of Friedrich –Ebert-Stiftung Romania.According to Eurostat, the two regions are Bucuresti/Ilfov and the north-west part of the country, where there are 46% of the available workplaces at national level and where live only 11% of the Romanians who ...

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