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Eurobarometer survey: According to Europeans, climate change is the most serious problem we face today

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


This Eurobarometer survey shows that European citizens believe climate change is the single most serious problem facing the world. More than nine out of ten people surveyed consider climate change to be a serious problem (93%), with almost eight out of ten (78%) considering it to be very serious.    In Romania, less than one in ten respondents (7%, below the EU average of 18%) consider climate ...

State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigation into €190 million Romanian support measures in favour of TAROM

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Romania's plans to grant a temporary loan of approximately €36.7 million (around RON 176 million) to the state-owned flag carrier TAROM. The measure will contribute to ensuring the orderly continuation of air transport services, in particular on the numerous routes where TAROM is the only provider, and avoid disruptions for passengers, without unduly distorting competition in the Single ...

Finance Ministry raises 420 ml lei from banks

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

 The Public Finance Ministry raised on Monday 420 million lei from banks through a benchmark bond issue with a residual maturity of 112 months, at an average yield of 3.36 ppa, the National Bank of Romania announced.The face value of the issue was 500 million lei, and banks submitted bids worth 445 million lei.An additional bidding session is scheduled for Tuesday, through which the Finance Ministry plans to raise another 75 million lei for the ...

Eurostat: France and Romania had the highest current account deficit in the EU in Q1

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


In the first quarter of 2021, the EU seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €116.5 billion (3.4% of GDP), down from a surplus of €127.3 billion (3.7% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2020 and up from a surplus of €69.8 billion (2.0% of GDP) in the first quarter of 2020, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.   In ...

Order of Architects calls on Gov't to push on Rosia Montana application procedure on World Heritage List

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


The Romanian Order of Architects (OAR) calls on the Government to continue the procedure for inscribing the Rosia Montana site on the UNESCO World Heritage List."The Historical Mining Site of Rosia Montana is due to enter the debates of the World Heritage Committee in July 2021, following the resumption of the procedure for the inscription in the UNESCO World Heritage List at the beginning of 2020. However, worrying signals have appeared in the public space ...

2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: ROMANIA- Tier 2 Watch List

Monday, July 5, 2021


Romania remains, for the third year in a row, on the Tier 2 Watch List in the latest Trafficking in Persons report issued by the US State Department. Countries that are on the Tier 2 Watch List do not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.    Romania avoided a downgrade to ...

Seven Romanian Ambassadors, accredited by President Iohannis

Monday, July 5, 2021

On Friday, President Klaus Iohannis signed the decrees regarding the accreditation of seven Romanian ambassadors, including Ovidiu Dranga, ambassador of Romania to Japan.According to the Presidential Administration, the head of state accredited: Elena Serbanescu as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Republic of Tunisia, residing in Tunis; Ovidiu Dranga as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Japan, residing ...

Ireland will buy a million anti-Covid vaccine doses from Romania

Monday, July 5, 2021

Ireland agreed in principle to by an anti-Covid vaccine doses from Romania, stated on Friday a spokesperson of the Irish government, some days after Romania sold another almost one million vaccine doses from its surplus, says Reuters.The available vaccine doses surpass by much the demand for vaccination on the part of the population in Romania, where the reluctance against the vaccine spreads due to the lack of trust in the state institutions, the campaigns ...

The deficit of Romania in the trade with food produce, up by almost 66% in Q1

Monday, July 5, 2021


The deficit of Romania in the trade with food produce has increased by almost 66% in Q1 this year, as compared to the similar period of 2020, up to 755.34 million euro, according to the data supplied by the ministry of agriculture and rural development (MADR).In the first three months of 2020, the deficit recorded in the trade with food produce was 455.5 million euro. In the relation with the EU, Romania had a ...

The ministry of finances: extension of the IMM Invest Romania programme and of the subprogramme Agro IMM Invest, starting with 1st July 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021

The European Commission approved the request of the ministry of finances to extend the IMM Invest Romania and the subprogramme Agro IMM Invest programmes starting with 1st July until 31st December 2021, and to increase the level of the state aid scheme from 800,000 euro to 1.8 million euro for each enterprise, announced on Friday the ministry of finances.   ‘The European Commission approved the ...

Foreign shareholders inject over 5.4 million euro in the companies on financial market in April, May

Monday, July 5, 2021

The companies that are active on the Romanian financial market have received from foreign shareholders capital injections of over 5.4 million euro in April and May, compared to 493,300 euro in the same period of last year, according to the data of the National Office of the Trade Register.As a share of social capital, the largest infusion in May of this year was made by the shareholders of the Euroins Romania company by 1.55 million euro, followed by Capital ...

Petromidia Refinery blast / PM Citu: The situation is under control now

Monday, July 5, 2021

   Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Friday in Vaslui that the situation after the blast at the Petromidia Refinery is under control and that "the lives of the people were not endangered."Citu said that he had a discussion with senior emergency management official Raed Arafat immediately after the event, whom he asked to go to the scene of the blast, saying that he will not travel personally to the area because "there is no need ...

ANCOM: Pre-5G auctions for radio frequencies , this fall

Monday, July 5, 2021

Communication market regulator ANCOM announced that it would launch this fall, ahead of the auction for 5G technology, an auction for short-term (several years) licenses covering some segments unused so far of the radio spectrum in the 800 MHz, 2,600 MHz and 3,400 - 3,600 MHz bands.   The new licenses are designed to expire at the same time as the existing licenses in force for the same frequency ...

Industrial producer prices up 10.4 pct YoY this May

Monday, July 5, 2021


- In May 2021, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 2.0% from April 2021.   - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 10.4% in May 2021 compared to May 2020.   Industrial producer prices (domestic market and ...

Deloitte Real Estate Confidence Survey for Central Europe 2021:Optimism returns

Monday, July 5, 2021

The real estate market professionals in Central Europe returned to the level of optimism registered before the pandemic. Almost 40% of them expect an improvement in the general economic climate this year, 46% have positive expectations regarding real estate activity, and 48% rely on increasing the volume of transactions, according to ...

Film critic Irina Margareta Nistor awarded Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters insignia

Monday, July 5, 2021


French Ambassador Laurence Auer handed film critic Irina Margareta Nistor the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters for her commitment to the service of culture and cinematography, at an event held on Thursday, at the French Institute in Bucharest at the French Institute in Bucharest.Laurence Auer said that Irina Margareta Nistor represents an authority in Romania, in Europe in the field of cinematography, her chronicles being appreciated both ...

The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF, July 9-11, 2021 in Bucharest and 30 other cities

Monday, July 5, 2021


The International Animation Film Festival – ABIFF, organized by ABI Foundation, in its first edition, launches between July 9-11 in Bucharest and in over 30 other cities in the country a real marathon of animated films, which will continue throughout during the summer.   During the 3 days of launch, the festival wants to capture the public’s attention by broadcasting ...

President Iohannis: Romania is strongly rooted in democratic values, promotes a solid transatlantic relation

Friday, July 2, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday said that Romania is a promoter of a strong transatlantic relation and will continue to support a robust and indivisible North Atlantic Alliance and cooperation between NATO and the EU."Romania is and will remain strongly rooted in the community of democratic values while being a promoter of a strong transatlantic relationship. We will continue to support a robust and indivisible North Atlantic Alliance, as well as ...

Citu: We aim to stimulate American economic presence in Romania as consistent as possible

Friday, July 2, 2021

 Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Thursday, at the reception offered by the US Embassy on the occasion of Independence Day, that the Government aims to stimulate a more consistent American economic presence in Romania.We will maintain the strategic cooperation between Romania and the USA at the highest level by taking advantage of the opportunities arising from our common vision on the dimension of defense, energy security, sustainable economic ...

David Muniz (US Embassy): We are proud to have assisted Romania in promoting the rule of law

Friday, July 2, 2021

Charge d'affaires of the US Embassy in Bucharest David Muniz said on Thursday, at an Independence Day reception, that the US is proud to have assisted Romania in promoting the rule of law."Romania has shown its strength and willingness to fight corruption, and continued dedication to the rule of law will help eradicate its last vestiges to haunt this nation. We are proud to have assisted Romania in promoting the rule of law and we continue to stand beside ...

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