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Schools in Romania to close if three COVID-19 cases detected in different classrooms

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Health Minister Nelu Tataru told a news briefing on Tuesday that a school will close if there are three cases of COVID-19 infection in different classrooms."When there are three cases in three different classrooms, that school closes and its children and teachers go into isolation for two weeks; epidemiological investigations will find those who were direct contacts, who will subject to an epidemiological investigation if they test positive," said ...

Poland bans direct flights from 44 countries, including Romania and USA

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Poland bans, as of Wednesday, direct flights coming from 44 countries, of which Spain, Israel and Romania, in order to avoid the intensification of Covid 19 epidemic, the Polish Government announced on Tuesday, Reuters informs.   The United States, Malta, Montenegro, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and India are mentioned in the interdiction, while Russia and China will be withdrawn from the list, the Polish ...

The head of the Romanian Police announces that he is resigning

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Liviu Vasilescu, head of the Romanian Police, has announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from the helm of the Romanian Police, after the scandal of interloper Emi Pian’s funeral, denouncing a concerted media attack against the Romanian Police as an institution.   Last week, the chief of the Romanian Police, Liviu Vasilescu, has confirmed the encounter he had with members of the Duduianu ...

Romania's forex reserves dip to 35,768 million euros in August

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

End-August, the forex reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) stood at 35,768 million euros, down by 481 million euros from 36,249 billion euros a month ago, according to data published on Tuesday by the BNR.Inflows recorded in August amounted to 1,36 million euros, representing changes in the foreign exchange reserve requirements of the credit institutions, inflows into the accounts of the Ministry of Public Finance, and into the European ...

Fiscal Code: Starting point of budget deficit for 2021 could be at least 7.5% of GDP

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


The starting point of budget deficit for 2021 could be at least 7.5% of GDP, even in the conditions of economy return, foreseen by the National Commission of Strategy and Prognosis at 4.9% for next year, consider representatives of the Fiscal Council.   In their opinion, this situation needs higher prudence in adopting any measures of fiscal-budget policy and the identification of a gradual and coherent ...

In July 2020, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was estimated at 5.4%

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


- Unemployment rate in July 2020 increasead with 0.1 percentages points as compared to the previous month (5.3%).   - Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 1.6 percentages points.   The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4% in July 2020, by 0.1 percentage points higher than the previous ...

European Music Gallery Festival 2020 ends in Bucharest, after 24 concerts in 19 European countries

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The European Music Gallery Festival 2020 ends in Bucharest, after 24 performances in 19 European countries, with a concert of young musicians, former and current members of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) , which will take place on Saturday, from 19:00 hrs, at the National Museum of Art of Romania - the Museum of Art Collections.The series of 24 concerts, which took place in 19 European countries under conditions of social distancing, was attended ...

The sixth edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival to start on Thursday

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


The four-day sixth edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF), which begins on Thursday, will be offering screenings, workshops, short film competitions and conferences featuring renowned guests.According to a press statement from the organisers released on Tuesday, the theme of the sixth edition of the festival - utopia/dystopia - calls for a reflection on the present and exploration of a possible future."Ema," the latest ...

Failure of motion of censure due to the lack of a quorum in the Parliament

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Parliament sitting in which the censure motion was to be debated and voted on this Monday was not possible due to the lack of a quorum, according to the announcement of the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, social democrat Marcel Ciolacu. PSD failed to gather in the sitting room of the Parliament enough senators and deputies so that the motion of censure it initiated can be debated and voted. Following the roll call, only 226 MPs attended the ...

IMAS poll: PSD drops to 20.8%, PNL - quoted with 33.6% of voting options

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition) is losing almost 3 percents, climbing down to 20.8%, according to the latest IMAS poll commissioned by Europa FM. Liberal Party (PNL – ...

Starting today, cinemas, theaters may use only half of their maximum capacity

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Cinemas and theaters may use only half of their maximum capacity for the reopening on September 1, Interior Minister Marcel Vela said on Monday at a briefing at the end of the Government meeting.On Monday, the Executive adopted the decision that allows their reopening in the context of the state of alert on the Romanian territory. "The resumption of the activities of cinemas, show and concert institutions, popular arts and crafts schools, the organization and ...

Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 755 to 87,540

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

As many as 755 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in Romania from the previous report following tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force reported on Monday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive result, says GCS. As of Monday, 87,540 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania. A total of ...

Coronavirus Global Response: Commission joins the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Monday, the European Commission has confirmed its interest to participate in the COVAX Facility for equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines everywhere, for everyone who needs them. As part of a Team Europe effort, the Commission is today also announcing a contribution of €400 million in guarantees to support COVAX and its objectives in the context of the Coronavirus Global ...

Gov't: Emergency ordinance on measures to stimulate companies to increase equity, in first reading

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Government is preparing an emergency ordinance providing for a system of bonuses for the payment of profit tax for companies that increase their equity by a certain percentage, the head of the Prime Minister's Chancellery Ionel Danca said on Monday.Danca said that the draft emergency ordinance, proposed by the Ministry of Public Finance, was first read in the Government's meeting on Monday and will be adopted at the next meeting this week.The ...

SURVEY: Romanians changed their behavior related to banking services during the pandemic

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Over 30% of Romanian consumers increased their usage of contactless payments, at the expense of cash, according to the findings from the latest “Financial Pulse Survey” conducted ...

The programme Treasury goes on in September as well

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


The Romanians can subscribe starting with Tuesday, 1 st September 2020 for the new emissions of the state bonds destined to the population in the Programme Treasury with maturity of 1,2 and 3 years, announced on Monday the ministry of public finances. The subscription period will close on 30 th September 2020.MFP mentions the fact that these emissions represent an alternative for advantageous savings for the Romanians, taking into consideration the ...

The Romanian Bank for Loans and Investments was bought by Sanjeev Gupta

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Sanjeev Gupta, the Indian billionaire of British citizenship, the owner of Sidex Galati, has become the owner of the Romanian Bank for Loans and Investments (BRCI) which he bought from Dorin Umbrarescu, Ziarul Financiar announces.  Gupta owns 99.5869% of the bank capital. The social capital of the bank was increased in June 2020 by 35 million lei (7.24 mil.euro) getting to over 98 mil.lei, according to the data of the Trade Registry. At the end of ...

New rules on cleaner and safer cars start to apply across Europe

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Monday, September 1st, the EU Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles will start to apply. Adopted in May 2018, the new Regulation ...

Number of building permits for residential buildings, down 10.5% in first seven months

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The number of building permits for residential buildings issued in the first seven months of the current year was lower by 10.5%, respectively 21,992, compared to the one recorded in the corresponding period of 2019, according to the information released on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In July 2020, 4,114 building permits were issued for residential buildings, an increase by 6% compared to June 2020 and a decrease by 2.6% compared to July ...

LocalElections2020/ More than 100 contenders running for Bucharest general, sector mayoral office

Monday, August 31, 2020

The local ballot of September 27 has 103 candidates in the race for Bucharest mayor or sector mayor, as acknowledged by the Constituency Electoral Bureaus.* 18 are running for the office of Bucharest general mayor* 20 are running for Sector 1 mayor* 16 are running for Sector 2 mayor* 13 are running for Sector 3 mayor* 9 are running for Sector 4 mayor* 11 are running for Sector 5 mayor* 16 are running for Sector 6 mayorThe ...

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