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Head of European Commission meets with President Iohannis and Prime Minister Citu, on Monday, in Bucharest

Monday, September 27, 2021


President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is coming to Bucharest today as part of her NextGenerationEU series of visits.She is scheduled to meet President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Florin Citu.At 16:00hrs, von der Leyen will be welcomed at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace by Iohannis, and at 16:50hrs she will meet Prime Minister Florin Citu at the Government House.Subsequently, the three officials will tour ...

Minister Aurescu discusses with Pakistani counterpart situation in Afghanistan

Monday, September 27, 2021

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, had, on Friday, in New York, at the General Assembly of the UN, a meeting with his counterpart from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, with which he discussed about Afghanistan and the necessity of joint efforts of the EU and the neighbors of this country to manage the negative effects of the situation, informs a release sent by ...

MAE: starting 1st October, the Romanian non-resident citizens can enter the United Kingdom exclusively on the basis of a valid electronic or temporary passport

Monday, September 27, 2021

As a continuation of the information sent referring to the regime for enter and stay in the United Kingdom in the context of Brexit, the ministry of foreign affairs reminds the citizens that starting 1st October 2021, the European citizens (who are not in EU Settlement Scheme) can enter the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland with a valid passport (electronic or temporary). Thus, starting with this date, the Romanian non-resident citizens cannot enter the United Kingdom on ...

Access to restaurants and other locations in Bucharest - with COVID certificate as of Saturday

Monday, September 27, 2021


The Bucharest Municipality Committee for Emergency Situations (CMBSU) decided, in Friday's meeting, that the access to restaurants and other locations should be made starting Saturday with the COVID green certificate.On Friday, in Bucharest, the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is 3.77 per thousand inhabitants.According to the CMBSU decision, the certification of vaccination, testing or cure of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection ...

Mugur Isarescu: Government sector is the one creating external deficit in its entirety

Monday, September 27, 2021

The government sector is the one that creates the external deficit entirely, the governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu, stated on Friday at the debate "Pandemic, climate change and society," focusing on the theme of the book of academician Daniel Daianu, while he noted that in 2020 this sector posted a 4 percent surplus."What does he say about the pandemic [author Daniel Daianu - editor's note]? He says something like this: we didn't ...

Daianu: Gov't must take measures to allow Romania cross winter with as little damage as possible

Monday, September 27, 2021

The government must take some measures in the field of energy to allow Romania cross this winter with as little damage as possible, same as it had to take special measures during the pandemic, Fiscal Council President Daniel Daianu said on Friday, at the debate "Pandemic, climate change and society," organised on his book topic."It is essential to gain time and now this is what the Government must do, take some measures to allow Romania cross this winter ...

Romanian companies estimate average salary increases of 5 pct in 2022

Monday, September 27, 2021

Romanian companies anticipate 5% salary increases for 2022 and focus on health and life insurance, as benefits granted to employees, in the context of the pandemic, show the results of the 2021 Total Remuneration Survey (TRS) study, published on Friday by a consulting company.According to Mercer Marsh Benefits research, in the structure of the last three years, training courses, meal vouchers and company car, which are among the first three benefits granted ...

In 2020, salaries in IT register 92.4% over average, hotels and restaurants, 45% below average

Monday, September 27, 2021

The area of information technology and communication registered the highest net average salaries in 2020, being 92.4% over the average wage, while the sector of hotels and restaurants registered monthly net wage of 45.2% below average."The largest monthly average net salaries in 2020, above the medium-wage, registered in the following economic activities: information technology and communication (+92.4%), financial intermediation and insurances (+65.2%), ...


Monday, September 27, 2021

- The average gross monthly earnings registered at the national economy level in 2020 were 5213 lei, by 7.4% higher than the previous year, and the average net monthly earnings were 3217 lei, increasing by 7.7% (+231 lei) compared to the previous year. ? - Monthly, employers spent on average 5409 lei/employee, by 6.2% higher compared to the previous year. ? - The average ...

Wooden church in Ursi village, big winner of European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra2021 Awards

Monday, September 27, 2021


The wooden church in Ursi village, Popesti commune, Valcea County, is the big winner of the 2021 edition of the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2021. The project also won the Audience Award, informs the Representation of the European Commission in Romania on its website.The wooden church in the Ursi village, dating from the eighteenth century and which was restored using traditional materials and techniques and in a collaborative manner, ...

Dacian Ciolos came out on top in the first round of the USR-PLUS elections

Friday, September 24, 2021

USR PLUS co-chairs Dacian Ciolos and Dan Barna are in the second round of the party leadership elections. Following the first round, Dacian Ciolos obtained 15,111 votes (46%), Dan Barna received 14,404 votes (43.9%), Irineu Darau has 3,300 votes (10.1%).Out of 44,114 voting members, 32,815 (74.4%) voted.The members of USR PLUS had the opportunity to express during the last week, through online voting, the option regarding the new chair of the ...

ForMin Aurescu at informal ministerial meeting on International Criminal Court

Friday, September 24, 2021

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Thursday in the informal ministerial meeting on the International Criminal Court (ICC), traditionally organised by Liechtenstein, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) announces.According to the cited source, in his intervention, Minister Aurescu reconfirmed Romania's constant and firm support for the essential role of the International ...

Aurescu - Eric Swalwell meeting

Friday, September 24, 2021


Bogdan Aurescu, the Romanian foreign minister had a meeting in New York, on Thursday, with Eric Swalwell, member of the US House of Representatives , a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, chairman of the Intelligence Modernization and Readiness Subcommittee, which oversees overall management of the Intelligence Community. The discussion took place on the occasion of minister Aurescu's presence in the New ...

Romanian Ambassador in Washington assures US investors that Gov't in Bucharest, functional, there is no legislative instability

Friday, September 24, 2021

  Romania's Ambassador in Washington, Andrei Muraru, told Agerpres in an interview that he gave assurances to US investors, whom he encourages to come to Romania, that the Executive in Bucharest is a functional one, and the change of its makeup should not affect the business environment."I have given everyone the necessary assurances that this crisis is short-lived, that the Government is a functional one and that President Iohannis together ...

Government approves new CNSU measures in COVID-19 pandemic context

Friday, September 24, 2021


The Government approved, under a decision on Thursday, the new measures proposed by the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing, among others, that the persons vaccinated against COVID-19 where the incidence rate exceeds 6 cases per thousand inhabitants can move freely outside their homes on the days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, between 20:00 and 5:00.According to a Government release, the ...

CNSU: Children under 12 exempted from quarantine measure and RT-PCR test

Friday, September 24, 2021

Children up to 12 years old are exempted from the measure of quarantine and the obligation to present an RT-PCR test, decided, on Thursday, by a new decision, the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU).Until now, the age limit was 6 years.Within the Decision no. 74, CNSU updated the list of countries/territories posing high epidemiological risk, based on which the quarantine measure is imposed on the persons arriving from them in ...

New list of high risk countries: Croatia, Latvia, Austria - in red zone; Romania - in yellow zone

Friday, September 24, 2021

  The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on Thursday the list of countries/territories posing high epidemiological risk based on which the quarantine measure is imposed on people arriving from them in Romania. Thus, entering the red zone are Croatia, Latvia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, New Caledonia, Gibraltar, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Curacao.At the same time, according to CNSU Decision no. 74, the ...

Interim HealthMin: A possible mandatory vaccination measure can only be made through draft law, in Parliament

Friday, September 24, 2021

The interim Minister of Health, Cseke Attila, declared on Thursday that a possible mandatory vaccination measure cannot be made unless through a draft law, in Parliament."Please allow us a few days to come up with a solution, because each of these means must be discussed with specialists. Vaccinating medical staff is absolutely to be desired. We are guiding, firmly recommending everyone who has not yet vaccinated, including among doctors or medical staff, to ...

PM Citu: Gas and electricity bills to be compensated as of November 1

Friday, September 24, 2021


 Compensation of gas and electricity bills will be applied as of November 1, for both household consumers, and for non-household ones, because we must also take into consideration SMEs and small companies, Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Thursday."At this moment, I want to be sure that what we are doing on the compensation side to be quick, simple, and not to involve the consumer too much. And here I want to be very clear, I am talking about the ...

Bank deposits of companies and population, up by 1.7 pct in August

Friday, September 24, 2021

 The deposits of non-governmental resident clients increased, in August, by 1.7% compared to the previous month, to 449.9 billion RON, and by 15.5% (9.7% in real terms) compared to August 2020, according to the data of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), published on Thursday.RON-denominated deposits of residents, with a share of 64.8% of the overall deposits of non-governmental clients, increased by 1.9% compared to July 2021, to 291.7 billion RON, and ...

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