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Parliament saves tax cheat from prison if they pay for the damage

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Chamber of Deputies has passed on Tuesday, in its last plenary session of this legislature, a controversial law initiated by the social-democrat (PSD) ...

Romania wants to maintain trade balance surplus with the UK at least at last 2-3 years' level

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Romania wants to maintain a surplus of the trade balance with the United Kingdom at least at the level recorded in the last 2-3 years, said on Tuesday the president of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR), Mihai Daraban, mentioning that, in this sense, more information is needed among economic operators."From the beginning, we have been the co-opted entity in the inter-ministerial committee for the coordination and preparation of Brexit. ...

Documentary „Collective” wins European Documentary 2020 award

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Documentary Collective, about the journalistic investigation that uncovered a health scandal after the fire at Colectiv club in Bucharest in October 2015, received the European Documentary award at this year's edition of the European Film Awards.   Accepting the prize in an online ceremony, Alexander Nanau spoke of the power of investigative journalism as a pillar ...

Iohannis: I intend to convene new Parliament on December 21

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Monday, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, that he will convene the new Parliament in a week's time."Given that the Central Electoral Bureau has communicated the final results of the parliamentary elections, the conditions for convening the new Parliament are now met and I can inform you that I intend to convene the new Parliament on December 21, next week. The new Parliament will constitute on Monday," said the head of ...

PSD: The President must accept to nominate PSD’s PM nomination

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

President Iohannis asked Social Democrats for their opinion about forming a majority and a Cabinet. The PSD delegation to Cotrocnei consisted of chairman Marcel Ciolacu, Paul Stanescu, Gabriela Firea, Sorin Grindeanu and Vasile Dancu. PSD’s proposed PM, Alexandru Rafila was not present, as he is infected with COVID-19 and is self-isolated.   “Mr. Iohannis must understand he lost elections ...

Zegrean: president Iohannis has two variants – to go on with consultations or to name as premier a person who he thinks will be supported by the Parliament

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The former CCR (Romanian Constitutional Court) chairman Augustin Zegrean stated that the head of state Klaus Iohannis has two variants, namely he can go on with  consultations until a solution is found or he can name as premier somebody whom he thins the parliament supports.Asked if it is possible to get a minority government or a national union one, Zegrean said.   ‘Anything is possible. We have already had a ...

Parliamentary Election 2020 : PSD - 157 Senators and Deputies; PNL - 134

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

In the future Parliament, the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will have 47 seats in the Senate and 110 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, while the National Liberal Party (PNL) obtained 41 seats in the Senate and 93 in the Chamber of Deputies, respectively, according to the final data the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) presented on Monday.The Save Romania Union - the Party of Liberty, Union and Solidarity (USR PLUS) Alliance will have 25 seats in the Senate and ...

Interim PM Ciuca recomends citizens to reduce travel during winter holidays, to limit COVID-19 spreading

Tuesday, December 15, 2020


Interim Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said that, given the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, he recommended that citizens reduce travel during the winter holidays to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and added that the authorities did not consider adopting new restrictions.Asked if the authorities are also prepared in case of an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases during the holidays, he said: "We are also prepared for this hypothesis, for this ...

ForMin Aurescu: Romania remains deeply concerned about unresolved conflicts in Black Sea region

Tuesday, December 15, 2020


Romania remains deeply concerned about the many unresolved, protracted, sometimes called "frozen" conflicts in the Black Sea region, which affect stability, security and cooperation in the area close to Romania, with an impact on our national security, Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Monday.He opened the conference on "Multilateralism and Peace," organized by the Romanian Diplomatic Institute on the occasion of celebrating 65 ...

Min Aurescu in Latin America and Caribbean Informal EU Ministerial Meeting

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, participated on Monday in the informal EU Ministerial Meeting with Latin American states and Caribbean (LAC), organized by the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in videoconference system, on which occasion he addressed the topic of the immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic, referring to the universal value of solidarity in crisis situations and effective multilateralism.According to ...

Current account deficit drops 3.71 pct in first ten months of 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The current account of the balance of payments has recorded a deficit of 8.778 billion euro, in the first ten months of 2020, a drop of 3.71 pct compared to the similar period of 2019, from 9.117 billion euro, according to a release of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) sent on Monday.In its structure, the balance of goods noted a deficit higher by 995 million euro, the balance of services recorded a surplus higher by 715 million euro, the balance of primary ...

FDI down by 62.46% in the first 10 months

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Foreign direct investment (FDI) decreased in the first 10 months of 2020 by 62.46% compared to the same period last year, to 1.75 billion euros, according to data published on Monday by the National Bank of Romania (BNR)."The direct investments of non-residents in Romania amounted to 1.754 billion euros (compared to 4.673 billion euros in January-October 2019), of which equity investments (including estimated net reinvested profit) amounted to a net value of ...

$ 27 million contract with Elbit for the modernization of the IAR-99 Air Force aircraft

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Israel-based defence electronics company Elbit Systems said on Monday that it was awarded a $27 million (22.2 million euro) contract by Romanian aircraft manufacturer Avioane Craiova [BSE:AVIO] as part of a programme for the upgrade of the Romanian Air Force's IAR-99 Standard trainer aircraft.   The contract will be performed over a four-year period and includes integrated logistic support, ...

ANCPI: 23,492 fewer houses sold in Romania in November over October this year

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

November saw the selling, at the national level, of 60,183 houses, by 23,492 fewer than in October of this year, informs the National Agency for Cadaster and Land Registration (ANCPI).According to a press release, the number of houses, lands and apartments that were the object of buy-sell contracts at the national level, in November of this year is however larger by 11,823 units over the similar period of last year.Most house or land sales were ...

Industrial production increased by 3.2% în October compared to the previous month

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

- In October 2020, industrial production increased by 3.2% as gross series compared to the previous month and was up 2.1% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. - Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production fell by 1.3% as gross series and was up 1.2% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. - In the ...

The programme Wrecks for home appliances will be launched on Tuesday

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The ministry of environment, waters and forests will launch on Tuesday 15th December through the Administration of the Fund for Environment (AFM) the programmed Wrecks for home appliances dedicated to natural persons, the allocated budget being 40 million lei this year.   ‘The budget, double against 2018, will allow at least 100,000 Romanians to acquire ...

Govt approved prolongation of the state of alert extension by another 30 days starting with December 14

Monday, December 14, 2020

The decision regarding the prolongation of the state of alert on Romanian territory starting with December 14, as well as establishing the measures that are to be applied on its duration to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was published on Friday evening in the Official Journal.The Government has approved in its Friday sitting the decision by which it extends the state of alert by another 30 days.The Government Decision was ...

Nicusor Dan: Quarantining Bucharest, hypothesis not considered at this time

Monday, December 14, 2020

General Mayor of the Capital, Nicusor Dan, declared on Friday that quarantining the Municipality of Bucharest is not currently being considered."Quarantining is not a hypothesis to be considered at this time," the general mayor said in a statement at the government headquarters.Most cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been recorded in Bucharest - 83,371 and in Cluj - 25,390 and Iasi - 23,294 counties, so far, according to data released on Friday ...

MedLife to issue first digital certificate with secure stamp for Covid antibodies

Monday, December 14, 2020

MedLife will issue, for the first time, through the National Printing House, a unique certificate with a secure stamp for patients who have experienced SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a company's release sent on Friday.This is in the context of restrictions imposed by the authorities, in order to avoid mass infections with COVID-19, viral pneumonia caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as the growing number of people considered cured.These ...

Iohannis, în Brussels: I will be involved in constructing structures to support Romania's efforts in climate change domain

Monday, December 14, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Thursday, in Brussels, where he participated in the meeting of the European Council, that he will be involved in constructing some structures to support Romania's efforts in the domain of climate change."The fight against climate change is being conducted through concrete actions, on the medium- and long-term, actions with a quantifiable and real impact. In this sense, together with the Government, we will elaborate public ...

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