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President Klaus Iohannis to participate, Thursday, Friday, in European Council meeting, in videoconference format

Thursday, March 25, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis will participate, on Thursday and Friday, in the European Council meeting, in videoconference format, the Presidential Administration announced.According to the quoted source, the main topics on the agenda are coordination at EU level in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on speeding up vaccine production, delivery and distribution, preparing for the gradual lifting of restrictions and strengthening the EU's global ...

Coronavirus: weekly report: 26.4% of deaths in Bucharest and Timis, Maramures, Hunedoara, Brasov Counties

Thursday, March 25, 2021

   The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) reported on Wednesday that 26.4% of all deaths in people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the week of March 15-21 in Bucharest and in the counties of Timis, Maramures, Hunedoara and Brasov.According to the weekly report, 42.7% of all cases were registered in Bucharest, Timis, Ilfov, Cluj and Brasov.Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to date, one in 66 cases has ...

President Iohannis: We do not want national quarantine for Romania

Thursday, March 25, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis declared on Wednesday that a national quarantine is not desired and called for compliance with the restrictions and for the speeding up of the vaccination campaign."We do not want a national quarantine for Romania," Iohannis said.   He added that solutions must be found to allow people to attend church on Easter."This year, Easter holidays are a long ...

Romania supports International Accountability Platform for Belarus

Thursday, March 25, 2021


 Romania, alongside other 18 participating OSCE and EU states, supports the founding of the International Accountability Platform for Belarus (IAPB), a structure meant to support documenting and investigation of serious violations of human rights which took place in the Republic of Belarus following the presidential elections of this country in August 2020.According to a press release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), Romania also supports ...

Bogdan Aurescu pleads for strengthening NATO posture on entire Eastern Flank

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu pleaded for strengthening NATO's deterrence and defence posture on the entire Eastern Flank on the second day of the meeting of foreign ministers from NATO member states.Aurescu participated on Wednesday in the session devoted to the relations with Russia, regional security and developments in the area of arms control, on the second day of the meeting taking place in Brussels. Besides the allied ministers, also ...

ForMin Aurescu and Polish counterpart Rau discuss on joint government session, preparation for Eastern Partnership Summit

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, had on Tuesday a meeting with Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau, on the participating in the Foreign Ministers reunion of NATO member states in Brussells, context in which the two dignitaries discussed about the preparation stage of the joint government session of this year.According to a press release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), the two officials decided to intensify their actions, including ...

Chief of Defence Staff meets his Spanish counterpart

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, met on Wednesday at the Ministry of Defence headquarters with his Spanish counterpart, Admiral Teodoro Esteban Lopez Calderon, who is on an official visit to Romania. The discussions focused on military cooperation relations, participation in exercises and missions and on the consolidation of allied and European multinational structures.According to a press release of the Ministry of National ...

Survey: Romanians have greatest confidence in Germany, the EU, NATO and the US

Thursday, March 25, 2021


Romanians have a great deal and quite a lot of confidence in Germany (57.6 pct), the European Union (51.7 pct), NATO (49.4 pct) and the US (47.1 pct), according to an INSCOP poll sent on Wednesday.At the other end, in terms of comparison of a great deal and quite a lot of confidence in countries and organizations are China (19 pct) and Russia (16 pct).The survey found that 47.2 pct of respondents have a great deal and quite a lot of confidence in ...

PSD submits simple motion against Minister of Agriculture

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has submitted, on Wednesday, at the Chamber of Deputies, a simple motion against the Minister of Agriculture, Adrian Oros.The motion is titled "Romania's agriculture is attacked by the most dangerous pest - Minister Adrian Nechita Oros".   The motion will be debated next Monday, and the final vote will be given next ...

Deputies adopted the dismantling of Judicial Crimes' Investigation Section

Thursday, March 25, 2021

 The Chamber of Deputies plenary adopted today by a vote of 171 to 136 and two abstentions the bill providing for the dismantling of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) in the amended form received from the Law Committee; one of the amendments provides that the magistrates may be prosecuted only with the assent of the Supreme Council of Magistrates (CSM).The bill regulates the abolition of the SIIJ, a structure of the ...

Cyber Security Forum, held online on Thursday

Thursday, March 25, 2021


A new edition of the #CybersecurityForum event will take place on Thursday, online, and will bring into debate topics regarding the new challenges from the area of cyber security after the COVID-19 pandemic or the importance of 5G technology and the security risks which may arise.The conference, held on the economic news and financial analysis platform Financialintelligence.ro will benefit from the presence of government representatives, as well as from ...

Brasov: Automotive components factory to be built in Prejmer, on 25-mln-euro investment

Thursday, March 25, 2021

An investment of 25 million euros in the field of the automotive components industry, which will create 125 jobs, will be made during this year in the commune of Prejmer, Brasov, the president of the Brasov County Council, Adrian Vestea announced.According to him, the investment would be made by the Sandhar group, with subsidiaries in India, Spain, Poland and Mexico, which produces injection-molded aluminum parts for vehicles.The Spanish ...

Florin Godean is the new president of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Romania

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Following an online meeting with members of the organization, Irina Bolomey, the president of the Chamber until then, handed over the mandate to Florin Godean. After 4 years full of activities and efforts to promote the collaboration of Swiss and Romanian companies, Mrs. Irina Bolomey chaired the last meeting.   Florin Godean, Country Manager of Adecco ...

Deloitte study: since the pandemic outbreak, working women feel more pressure

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The pressure on full time working women has significantly increased since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, as they face more household responsibilities (65%) and higher overall workload (33%), according to the Deloitte study ”Understanding the ...

Health Minister: We're not talking about quarantining the Capital for the time being

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


 Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu aid on Tuesday that for the time being enforcing quarantine in the Capital City was not under discussion.He reiterated that "no measure can ever be ruled out, as long as people's health is at stake.""Nonetheless, we're not talking about quarantine in the days immediately ahead. (...) We're not talking about quarantining [the Capital] at the time being," Voiculescu pointed out.The health minister ...

First doses of Johnson&Johnson vaccine to arrive in April most likely

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Andrei Baciu, vice-president of the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on anti-COVID Vaccination (CNCAV), said on Tuesday that the first doses of the serum produced by Johnson&Johnson will arrive in Romania, most likely in April, around 100,000 doses.He told a news conference that there were no significant changes from last week in terms of the calendar of deliveries of anti-COVID vaccines."Broadly speaking, we are talking ...

Family doctors to start performing vaccination at April-end

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

 President of the National Committee on Anti-Covid Vaccination Activities (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita announced on Tuesday that starting the end of April immunisation would also be done in family doctors' offices."The last important aspect is related to the start of preparations for the inclusion of family doctors in the vaccination campaign through their own family medicine offices, where we will distribute vaccines from (...) Johnson & Johnson and ...

European Commission might improve estimates on Romania's economic evolution in spring prognosis

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Romania's economy coped with the Covid crisis better than expected, so that Brussels officials might improve estimates about this year's evolution in the spring prognosis of the European Commission, to be published in May, said Paolo Gentiloni, the European commissioner for economy.   He participated in an online conference on the reviewed draft National Plan of Recovery and Resilience (PNRR), an event ...

Romania supports Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's proposals in NATO 2030 reflection process

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


 Romania is very committed to supporting the proposals of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the process of reflection on the future of the North Atlantic Alliance NATO 2030 and wants an increase in NATO's role both politically and militarily, said Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu upon arrival at the Brussels meeting of the member countries' foreign ministers.The Romanian Foreign Minister pointed out that the meeting in Brussels is the first ...

Six candidates proposed as ambassadors receive favourable opinions

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The joint committees for foreign affairs and for the Romanian communities abroad of the Senate and Deputies' Chamber on Tuesday issued favourable opinions for six candidates proposed as ambassadors abroad.The proposed ambassadors are Vasile Soare - proposed to be the next Romanian ambassador in Azerbaijan, Gruia Otiliu Jacota - the Democratic Algerian Republic and Monica Cecilia Sitaru proposed for South Africa.There have also been heard on ...

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