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At UN office at Nairobi, President Iohannis mentions efforts to protect biodiversity in Romania

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday was on a working visit to the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), the African headquarters of the United Nations Organisation and centre for the promotion of multilateralism and sustainable development, speaking about the national and global challenges related to protecting the environment.The UNON complex also houses the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the leading global authority on the ...

Environment Minister, Kenyan counterpart sign Memorandum of Understanding on environment

Wednesday, November 15, 2023


Environment Minister Mircea Fechet participated on Monday in Nairobi, together with his Kenyan counterpart Soipan Tuyala, in the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding in the area of environment, according to a post on the institution's Facebook page.The official will participate in the activities organised on the sidelines of the state visit of the Romanian delegation led by President Klaus Iohannis, from November 13 to 14, 2023, in Nairobi, ...

Presidents of Kenya, Tanzania, Cabo Verde and Senegal, decorated with Star of Romania National Order

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

President Klaus Iohannis decorated his counterparts from the Republic of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Cabo Verde and the Republic of Senegal with the Star of Romania National Order in the rank of Collar.According to the decrees published on Monday in the Official Gazette, the Romanian president decorated the president of Kenya, William Kipchirchir Samoei arap Ruto, the president of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, the president of ...

PM Ciolacu meets Dutch Ambassador; The Netherlands reconfirms support for Romania's Schengen accession

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

 Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu on Tuesday had a meeting with the Ambassador of The Netherlands in Romania, Willemijn van Haaften, in which context the Dutch Ambassador reconfirmed her country's support for Romania's accession to the Schengen Zone."I had a meeting with Her Excellence Willemijn van Haaften, who has recently been appointed the Dutch Ambassador to Romania. We are glad that we were able to reconfirm The Netherlands' support for Romania's ...

EPP Political Assembly adopts resolution requesting Austria to accept Romania's accession to Schengen

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The European People's Party (EPP) Political Assembly adopted on Tuesday a resolution backed by the National Liberal Party and UDMR, requesting the most rapid accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area, according to a press release of PNL European deputy Siegfried Muresan, the vicepresident of the pan European ...

Senate adopts draft on public pensions

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Senate on Tuesday adopted the draft law on the public pensions systems, according to which pensions of the more than 4.7 beneficiaries will be recalculated based on a new formula.There were 85 cast "in favour" of the project, six "against" and 19 "abstentions."Most of the amendments adopted by the Senate were proposed by the PNL (National Liberal Party) and the PSD (Social Democratic Party).The draft will be further debated by the ...

CNPP: 25 billion lei, budget impact for application of new pension law in 2024

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The budget impact for the application of the new pension law is 15 billion lei, as of January 1, 2024 and 10 billion lei for the recalculation to be applied as of September 1, 2024, said Daniel Baciu, the president of the National Public Pension House (CNPP), when specialized commissions drew up a favorable report to the bill concerning the public pension system.   He added that about 5 million pensions ...

National Identity Force – association protocol with AUR to build an “authentic sovereign pole”

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Deputy George Simion, the president of the Alliance for Romanians' Union (AUR), signed on Tuesday, an association protocol with the National Identity Force to set up an “authentic sovereign pole”. He mentioned that the path to 50% plus one in the 2024 elections “is pure mathematics”.   “I am very happy that, besides the Republican Party and the National Peasant Alliance, the ...

INSCOP Survey: Romanians trust the Army and the Church in the first two places, followed by NATO and the European Union

Wednesday, November 15, 2023


The Army and the Church remain the institutions in which Romanians have the highest trust, a status they held ten years ago. They are followed by NATO and the EU, while the Government and Parliament are at the bottom positions, with considerably lower confidence compared to ten years ago, according to a survey conducted by INSCOP commissioned by News.ro.   “There is a lower trust in the ...

Growth of Romanian economy slows to 0.4% in Q3

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

 The growth of the Romanian economy slowed to 0.4% in the third quarter of this year, compared to the previous quarter, after a 1.3% advance in the second quarter compared to the first three months, the National Institute of Statistics informed on Tuesday.Compared to the same quarter of 2022, the Gross Domestic Product increased by 0.2% on the gross series and by 2.1% on the seasonally adjusted series.Between January and September 2023, the ...

CNSP downwardly adjusts to 2pct estimated Romanian economic growth in 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The National Economic Strategy and Forecasting Board(CNSP) has downwardly adjusted its conomic growth estimate for Romania in 2023 to 2% from 2.8% as a result of declines in industry and unexpectedly weak agricultural yields."The macroeconomic developments of the first half of the year and of the sectoral indicators January to August 2023 show a wider deceleration of economic growth for the year 2023 (+2.0%) than that estimated in the previous forecasts ...

GfK: Romanians are 56% below the European average in terms of purchasing power

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

The average purchasing power per capita this year in Romania is EUR 7,738, 56% below the European average, placing the country in the 33rd spot out of 42 in the ranking, according to a new study by GfK.   In 2023, the average purchasing power per capita in Europe is EUR 17,688.   However, there is a clear difference among the 42 countries ...

Romania's industrial production down 5.1 pct in first nine months

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Romania's industrial production fell in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period in 2022, both in unadjusted and adjusted terms, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) said on Tuesday.According to the source, in the period from 1 January to 30 September 2023, industrial production (as unadjusted series) decreased by 5.1%, compared to the first nine months of 2022, due to decreases in the production and supply of electricity and heat, ...

US Embassy's Dickerson: The US acknowledges the strategic importance of Romania

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

   The US acknowledges the strategic importance of Romania and remains committed to providing it with support, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Bucharest Michael Dickerson said on Monday.He participated in the opening of the US Aerospace & Defence Trade Mission to Romania and Poland, organized November 12-17, 2023 by the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration.He said that the US is involved in ...

European F-16 Training Center in Romania, officially inaugurated at Fetesti Air Base

Tuesday, November 14, 2023


The European F-16 Training Center in Romania, set to operate at the 86th Fetesti Air Base, was officially inaugurated on Monday by the Minister of National Defense, Angel Tîlvar, and her counterpart from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren. The inauguration ceremony was attended by ambassadors from Denmark, the Netherlands, the United States, and Ukraine, along with representatives from the American company Lockheed Martin. Also present were the Chief of Defense ...

Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec at the F-16 Training Center

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

  November 13, 202386th Air Base Borcea/Fetesti   Defense Minister Tîlvar,Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren,Ambassadors Van Haaften and Balslev,Lockheed Martin Vice President Sanchez,   Good morning.   It is an honor to be here to support the inauguration of this F-16 regional training center. This center is a culmination of months of ...

86 Romanian citizens, family members, evacuated from Gaza Strip, touched down in Romania

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A group of 86 Romanian citizens and family members evacuated from the Gaza Strip touched down in Romania on Tuesday morning on board a special flight operated by TAROM National Company, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.The 86 Romanian citizens and family members arrived on the territory of the Arab Republic of Egypt through the Rafah border point on Saturday, being later taken over by representatives of the Romanian Embassy in Egypt. A mobile team of the ministry's ...

Minister Odobescu spoke about the situation in Israel and Gaza and support for Ukraine at the FAC

Tuesday, November 14, 2023


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luminita Odobescu, participated on Monday in the meeting of the heads of diplomats of the Member States of the European Union - Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), which took place in Brussels, where she spoke about the situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip and support for Ukraine.   With regard to the situation in Israel and Gaza, the Romanian minister reiterated the condemnation of the terrorist attacks of Hamas, as well as the firm support ...

Crown Custodian, Her Majesty Margareta meets Moldova's President Maia Sandu in Chisinau

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

 The Custodian of the Romanian Crown, Her Majesty Margareta, and His Royal Highness Prince Radu met President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu in Chisinau on Monday.During the discussions, the Royal Family voiced their support for the Republic of Moldova in the process of European integration of the Moldovan state."First of all, I conveyed to Her Majesty our appreciation for all the support we have from Her Majesty on the path of European integration. ...

INSCOP Survey: President Klaus Iohannis is the politician with the greatest notoriety among Romanians

Tuesday, November 14, 2023


President Klaus Iohannis is the politician with the highest notoriety among Romanians, followed by Gabriela Firea, and in third place is Diana Sosoaca, ahead of Mircea Geoana, Marcel Ciolacu, Nicolae Ciuca, George Simion, and Laura Codruta Kovesi, according to a survey commissioned by News.ro and conducted by INSCOP.   According to Remus Stefureac, the director of INSCOP Research, Diana ...

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