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Government will make an administrative framework to be worked out to allow restrictions

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Health Minister Nelu Tataru said on Wednesday evening that the government will make a series of decisions on Thursday that will create the administrative framework to allow for certain restrictions to be imposed during the state of alert."Today and tomorrow we are still in a state of emergency; tomorrow we have a government meeting and we will also have a meeting of National Committee on Emergency Situations and we will make some decisions that we hope will create ...

CCR: OUG on the state of alert is constitutional, but cannot restrict freedoms

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) established on Wednesday that the provisions of article 4 of the Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) on the state of alert are constitutional "to the extent to which the actions and measures ordered during the state of alert are not aimed at restricting the exercise of some rights".According to a CCR release on Wednesday, the Plenary of the Constitutional Court debated the unconstitutionality exception of provisions of ...

Law on the state of alert in Romania, adopted by deputies

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday cleared the Government's bill on the measures foreseen during the alert state, including that Parliament is required to approve the state of alert if it is established in at least half the country.The bill passed by 267 'for" votes, 26 'against' and 5 abstentions.The deputies removed the amendment introduced by the Legal Committee on the proposal of the liberal Florin Roman that the law should enter into force on ...

Simple motion submitted by PSD against Finance Minister, approved by Chamber of Deputies

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Chamber of Deputies has approved, on Wednesday, the simple motion submitted by the Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition) against the Minister of Finance, Florin Citu. The simple motion, titled "The Citu virus has infected the national economy," was debated in the session on Monday. Voting "for" the motion were 166 deputies, 94 were "against" and 28 ...

Survey BCS: president Klaus Iohannis at the top of trust in public personalities

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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President Klaus Iohannis occupies the first position in the top of trust in public personalities, in a survey made by the Bureau for Social Research (BCS) between 1-7 May, according to which 43% of the Romanians trust much or very much the president, while 56% said they trust little or at all.President Klaus Iohannis – 43% trust much or very much, 56% little or at all, 1% do not know himPrincess Margareta’ 31% trust much or very much, 55% little or at ...

BCS survey regarding the voting intention for local elections: 32.7 PNL, 25.3% PSD, 19.9% USR-PLUS

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A survey made by the Bureau of Social Research during the period 1-7 May shows that at the local elections 32.7% of the interviewees intend to vote with the PNL candidate, 25.3% with the PSD candidate and 19.8% with the USR-PLUS.Similarly, 5.9% will opt for the UDMR candidate, 5.3% for the PMP candidate, 5.2% Pro Romania, 1.7% ALDE, Partidul Verde 1% and 3% will select the candidate of another party, 27.8% of the interviewees stated they did not want to vote or ...

DefMin - US Secretary of Defence phone call: Black Sea security in COVID-19 context

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Minister of National Defence Nicolae Ciuca and United States Secretary of Defence Mark T. Esper assessed on Wednesday, over a telephone conversation, the security situation in the international environment and in the Black Sea region, especially in the context of the development of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic."Appreciation was expressed for the mutual assistance provided in the efforts to combat the pandemic: the United States paying the costs of carrying out a ...

Annual inflation rate drops to 2.7pct in April 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Romania's annual inflation rate decreased to 2.7 percent in April 2020, from 3 percent in March, in the context of food stuff prices increasing by 5.72 percent, services by 3.06 percent and non-food goods by 0.53 percent, according to the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Wednesday.In April 2020 compared to March 2020, consumer prices increased by 0.26 percent and against December 2019 the growth was of 1.42 ...

EBRD downgrades Romania's economic growth forecast in 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has downgraded its estimates of Romania's economic developments in 2020 as a result of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the bank's latest Regional Economic Prospects published on Wednesday.According to the latest EBRD forecasts, the Romanian economy would decline 4% this year instead of advancing 3.2%, as forecasted by the bank in November 2019. In 2021, the EBRD expects a 4% ...

Industrial turnover, down 0.1pct, Q1 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Romania's industrial turnover decreased by 0.1% in the first three months of 2020, y-o-y, as a result of the decrease of activities in the extractive industry, the data released by National Statistics Institute (INS) on Wednesday informs.According to the statistics, between 1 January and 21 March 2020, the extractive industry registered a decline of 19%, while the manufacturing industry increased by 0.6% compared to the first quarter of the previous ...

Industrial production down almost 6pct in Q1 of 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In March 2020, industrial production decreased by 3.4% as gross series compared to the previous month and was down 12.4% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production fell by 12.7% as gross series and dropped 14.5% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. In the ...

New orders in processing industry up 1.8% in Q1

Thursday, May 14, 2020

New orders in the processing industry increased in the first quarter by 1.8% compared to the same period in 2019, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Wednesday.The increase was due to the advance registered in the durable goods industry (+ 27.8%) and in the capital goods industry (+ 2.9%). Decreases were registered by the consumer goods industry (-2.2%) and the intermediate goods industry (-1.7%).According to the INS, new orders from ...

Eurostat: Italy, Slovakia, France, Romania post significant decline in industrial production in March in EU

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In March 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by Member States had a significant impact on industrial production, as the seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 11.3% in the euro area and by 10.4% in the EU, compared with February 2020, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, released on Wednesday.The highest increases in industrial production were reported in Ireland (+15.5%), Greece and ...

Iohannis: From May 15, wearing protection mask, keeping distance and hand hygiene - mandatory

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Tuesday, that from May 15, once the state of alert comes into force, the wearing of protection masks in closed spaces becomes mandatory, the maintaining of distance between people and hand hygiene are also mandatory."Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic is still among us. It's not the time to relax too much. We are rapidly approaching the number of 1,000 fatalities. We still have hundreds of new cases every day. Still the date ...

Senate amends draft measures for state of alert as Parliament approves state of alert nationwide

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill from the government that includes measures for the state of alert that will replace the coronavirus state of emergency in Romania, after amending it in a plenary session, so that Parliament may approve the state of alert nationwide.The bill, which received a positive report with amendments from the Judiciary Committee, was adopted 111 to 8 and 15 abstentions. The amended bill is due to enter the debate of ...

Romania hits 1,002 deaths due to COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Another 11 people infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the number of the dead reaching 1,002, informs the Strategic Communication Group on Tuesday.The latest deceased are six women and five men between the ages of 59 and 87, from Suceava, Hunedoara, Brasov, Neamt, Ilfov, Bacau counties and from Bucharest. All the deceased had comorbidities. A number of 190 new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus have been ...

Simple motion against FinMin Citu to be voted in the plenary meeting on Wednesday

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Chamber of Deputies will vote on Wednesday the simple motion tabled by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) against Finance Minister Florin Citu.The simple motion, called "The Citu virus has infected the national economy," was debated on Monday in the plenary session of the Chamber.Mortgaging the country's finances must stop, Romania must be saved from the "Vasile Citu virus," and the Minister of Finance must leave, reads the motion."More ...

Simple motion against Agriculture minister lodged by PSD, in Senate

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

A simple motion on Agriculture, dubbed "Minister Oros' laziness, lying and incompetence" was lodged on Tuesday in the Romanian Senate by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), announced the leader of the PSD parliamentary group, Radu Preda, in the plenary session of the Senate.Acting President of the Senate Robert Cazanciuc proposed that the motion be debated next Monday, starting at 4:00 ...

Minister Aurescu talks about strengthening Three Seas Initiative at meeting preparing summit in Estonia

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu participated on Tuesday, by video conferencing system, in the opening of the preparatory meeting (Sherpa format) of the 5th Summit of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI), which will be hosted by Estonia in October.Bogdan Aurescu stressed that "including in the context of the current global situation, marked by the pandemic with the new coronavirus, and the related economic challenges, the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) is a ...

CFA Romania expecting strong COVID-19 economic impact in Q1 2021

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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More than a third of CFA Romania analysts are expecting the economic impact of coronavirus to be felt strongly in Romania by Q1 2021, anticipating a government deficit of 7.8%."In the April 2020 survey, four additional questions were added regarding: the economic impact of coronavirus, with the majority of respondents (37.2%) anticipating that it will be strongly felt by the first quarter of 2021; the government deficit anticipated for 2020: the average value of ...

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