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INSCOP survey: 55% of Romanians believe they have been exposed to fake news in recent months

Thursday, April 1, 2021


Most Romanians believe that they have been exposed to fake news and misinformation in the recent months, according to an INSCOP survey sent on Wednesday.The research reveals that 55% of those surveyed believe that in recent months they have been exposed to fake news and misinformation to a large and very large extent, 42.5% answered that this was the case to a small, very small extent and not at all, and 2.5% do not know or they did not ...

Minister Ciuca - Portuguese counterpart Cravinho video-conference on F-16 aircraft acquisition contract

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Minister of National Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, had on Wednesday a video-conference with Portuguese counterpart Joao Titterington Gomes Cravinho, the unfolding of the acquisition contract of F-16 aircraft being among the topics."The topics on the agenda were about the stage of the bilateral cooperation in the field of Defence, with emphasis on aspects referring to the unfolding of the acquisition contract of F-16 aircraft, the cooperation in NATO and EU ...

Spanish Air Force has completed mission of Strengthened Air Police in Romania

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Spanish Air Force Department, deployed in Romania since the beginning of February, at Base 57 Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Force, has completed its mission as strengthened Air Police, the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) shows.MApN recalls that the Spanish detachment, consisting of 130 troops (pilots and technical personnel) with two Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, has carried out Enhanced Air Policing missions under NATO command for two months, along with ...

Government approved OUG on elaboration of National Recovery and Resilience Plan

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Government approved, on Wednesday, by emergency ordinance, the amendment and completion of OUG no. 155/2020 regarding some measures for the elaboration of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) necessary for Romania to access reimbursable and non-reimbursable external funds within the Recovery and Resilience Facility.The substantiation note of the normative act states that "the term 'relaunch' needs to be replaced with 'recovery' in the title ...

World Bank improves forecast on Romanian economy's evolution in 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

 The Romanian economy would see an advance of 4.3pct this year, after a contraction estimated at 3.9pct in 2020, with an increase of 4.1pct to follow in 2021, according to the most recent report regarding the global economic prospects, published by the World Bank on Wednesday.By comparison, in January, the World Bank forecast that Romania's GDP will contract by 5pct in 2020, with an increase of 3.5pct to be registered in 2021, and of 4.1pct in ...

Bloomberg: Economist Turned Premier Vows to Safeguard Romania's Credit Rating

Thursday, April 1, 2021

- Citu says ratings firms should ‘appreciate’ government’s plans   - ‘We’ll see if they improve the outlook this year,’ Citu says The head of Romania’s three-month-old government says he can not only stabilize the country’s stretched finances but also stop its wobbling credit rating from falling into ...

The law according to which those who cheat the taxes get away with a fine if they pay the damage completely  promulgated

Thursday, April 1, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Wednesday the document regarding the amendment and completion of law no.241/2005 for the prevention and combating of fiscal evasion, informs the Presidential Administration.   The draft law initiated by the former PSD deputy Catalin Radulescu includes the fact that those who  are indicted for fiscal evasion up to 100,000 euro,do not have to be imprisoned if ...

BNR: Trimestrial reference index for loans granted to consumers goes down to 1.67% per year

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The reference index for consumer loans, regulated by OUG 19/2019 is of 1.67% per year, being calculated as an arithmetic average of daily interest loans of inter-banking transactions of the 4th trimester of 2020, dropping from the one published three months ago, of 1.88%, according to the data announced by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).According to OUG 19/2019, "for loans granted in the national currency, the interest will be composed of a reference ...

Euro reached a new historic maximum on Wednesday: the exchange rate presented by BNR;4.9251 lei/euro

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The leu depreciated on Wednesday by 0.95 bani against the euro (0.19%) the European currency reaching a new historic maximum, as the exchange rate calculated by the BNR is 4.9251 lei/euro.BNR quoted on Tuesday euro at 4.9156 lei.Similarly, the leu lost ground against the American dollar, which reached 4.1969 lei, up by 0.93 bani ( 0.22%) against the exchange rate on Tuesday,namely 4.1876 lei/dollar.The national currency depreciated ...

Romgaz submits binding offer to buy ExxonMobil's stake in Black Sea deep-water gas project

Thursday, April 1, 2021

  The Romgaz Board of Directors approved the company's binding offer to acquire Exxon's stake in the Black Sea deep-water gas project, Romgaz informed in a release to the Bucharest Stock Exchange on Wednesday."Having regard to the letter sent by ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development on February 15, 2021 stating that the final date by which interested buyers are invited to submit binding offers is March 31, 2021, the Board of Directors of the ...

President Iohannis: Violent manifestations, extremism, xenophobia, intolerable and completely unacceptable

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis says protests are natural in functional democracies, but stresses that violent demonstrations, extremism, xenophobia are intolerable and completely unacceptable."Romania is a functional and mature democracy, in which the free expression of opinions is guaranteed. Freedom of thought cannot be obstructed, we all have the right to an opinion and the right to express ourselves publicly. This is a non-negotiable principle and the ...

188 heard over Monday evening COVID-19 protest in Bucharest as 12 gendarmes injured

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

As many as 188 people have been taken to police stations after a protest rally on Monday evening in Bucharest, head of the Bucharest General Police Directorate Bogdan Berechet said on Tuesday.      Bucharest Gendarmerie Director General Ionel-Catalin Stegaroiu specified that 12 gendarmes were injured, three of whom had to go to the hospital, but they did not require special care or ...

Romania to receive over 3.3 ml doses of COVID vaccine in April, 5 ml-plus to follow in May and June

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Andrei Baciu, deputy chairman of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee, announced today that Romania will receive in April over 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and shipments amounting to 5 million-plus doses will follow in May and June."Nothing has changed regarding the BioNTech/Pfizer delivery schedule for April compared to last time, so there will be 511,290 doses every week in April, a little more in the last week, up to a total of ...

Romania's ForMin Aurescu, US counterpart Blinken had a phone call

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a telephone conversation on Tuesday in which they discussed Romania's contribution to NATO, energy security and the rule of law."During the conversation, the importance of coordination with partners who share the same values and strategic priorities was emphasised, as well as the need to promote democracy and the rule of law, including by strengthening strategic resilience ...

Diplomat Lazar Comanescu, new Secretary General of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


  The Romanian diplomat Lazar Comanescu received the position of Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said, adding that this nomination represents "a success for the Romanian diplomacy"."I welcome with satisfaction today the position received by Romania, of Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, in the person of ...

EUR 150,000 in financial support for Syrian refugees on behalf of Romanian Government

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

 Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu announced that the Romanian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), will provide 150,000 euros in financial support for the Syrian refugees in 2021 and will honour previous multi-annual commitments.Aurescu has had an intervention on Tuesday at the ministerial session of the 5th Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region (Brussels V Conference), organized by the European Union ...

Labor, Interior Ministers sign cooperation protocol on protection of Romanian seasonal workers abroad

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Minister of the Interior Lucian Bode and Labor Minister Raluca Turcan signed on Tuesday a cooperation protocol aimed at informing and protecting Romanian seasonal workers who take jobs abroad.The Ministry of the Interior said in a release that the Romanian Police, the Romanian Gendarmerie, the Border Police and the National Anti-Trafficking Agency will conduct joint activities with the legal entities that carry out labor intermediation and foreign placement ...

Energy minister: Romgaz will present offer for purchase of Exxon Black Sea package 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Romgaz will present on Wednesday an offer for the purchase of the package held by Exxon in the Black Sea, said the minister of energy, Virgil Popescu in a News.ro video conference – Energy Road, 4th edition, with the theme “Energy at home”. He also declared that the amendment of the Offshore Law will be approved until the end of this parliamentary session, pointing out that he wanted a political consensus in Parliament “broader than coalition ...

Electricity Law rewritten with EBRD assistance, Natural Gas Law to be upgraded

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Electricity Law is being rewritten under a consultancy program, with the help of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Romanian authorities are in talks with the World Bank for support for upgrading the Natural Gas Law, Secretary of state with the Energy Ministry Niculae Havrilet told a specialist video conference today."We have wind and solar energy opportunities, both onshore and offshore, with important possibilities to ...

Romania had 5.128 mln pensioners at end-2020; average monthly pension - 1,500 lei

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  In 2020: ? the average number of pensioners was 5128 thousands persons, decreasing with 29 thousands persons as against of the previous year; average number of state social insurance pensioners was 4675 thousands persons increasing with 3 thousands persons as against of the previous year; ? the average monthly pension (is determined based on all amounts of ...

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