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The government adopted the ordnance through which the process of public procurement is simplified

Thursday, August 26, 2021


Premier Florin Citu announced that the government adopted on Wednesday several normative documents, among which an emergency ordnance which simplifies the process of public procurement and through which the contracts of acquisition will be implemented more quickly and the absorption of European funds increases.    ‘Thus, the obligation of the economic operator who is considered a winner to ...

Gov't adopted the Ordinance on protection of archeological heritage

Thursday, August 26, 2021

 The Government adopted on Wednesday the Ordinance for the modification and completion of the Government Ordinance no. 43/2000 regarding the protection of the archeological heritage and the declaration of some archeological sites as areas of national interest, and the modifications will be published in the Official Journal of Romania."The amendment and completion of the Government Ordinance no. 43/2000 envisages the establishment of the ...

Overdue loans down 4.03 pct in domestic lei, up 10.18 pct in foreign currency in July

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Overdue loans - both corporate and individual - in domestic lei amounted, in July 2021, to 4.5 billion lei, down by 4.03% compared to the amount reported in the previous month, while past due loans in foreign currency rose by 10.18%, to 1.57 billion lei (equivalent), according to data from the National Bank of Romania (BNR).Loans in lei amounted to an aggregate of 218.541 billion lei in July (by 1.99% over the value of the previous month), of ...

Agreement between the Government of Romania, European Investment Bank to support implementation of 2021-2027 projects

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Memorandum of Understanding proposed by the Ministry of Investment and European Projects (MIPE) for the collaboration between the Government of Romania and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support European-funded projects 2021-2027 was approved on Wednesday, in the Government's meeting, according to a release sent on Wednesday."As a result of negotiations by MIPE officials with representatives of the European Investment Bank, the ...

Romanian Business Leaders : the Romanian entrepreneurs ask for firm measures to keep Romania open

Thursday, August 26, 2021


Romanian Business Leaders encourages the Romanian government to adopt firm measures as the Romanian business environment and the society cannot afford to support the price of closing down schools and new restrictions which could affect the economy, says the organization in a press release.According to the quoted source, in the first part of 2021, the Romanian economy recovered the loss of 2020 and it is for everybody’s interest to keep ...

Analysis: Temporary labor market of Romania, increase of over 19 pct in first half of year

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The market for temporary labor has recorded an increase of over 19 pct in the first half of the year, most employments on temporary work projects being done on entry-level profiles, according to an analysis conducted by the Association of Human Resource Services Suppliers (AFSRU).Thus, 37 pct of the total number of employments in temporary projects targeted candidates at the beginning of their career, 33 pct specialists and qualified personnel, ...

Romanian firefighters in Greece protect Profitis Ilias Monastery in Vilia

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Romanian military firefighters currently on mission in Greece have ensured, throughout Tuesday, until the early hours of Wednesday, protection against the wildfires for the Profitis Ilias Monastery in the area of Vilia.They deployed to the area with a fire engine, a cistern, an offroad vehicle, an utility terrain vehicle (UTV), and a drone.Tuesday was dedicated entirely to protecting the monastery, which is still in ...

Conductor Ion Marin appointed honorary consul of Romania in Lugano

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Switzerland-based conductor Ion Marin has been appointed honorary consul of Romania in Lugano, the "Madrigal - Marin Constantin" National Chamber Choir informs, pointing out that this title awarded in recognition of the musician's constant cultural diplomacy efforts over the past decades confirms his steady involvement in strengthening the bilateral relations between Switzerland and Romania.Ion Marin was recently appointed Chevalier of the Order ...

President Iohannis meets with ambassadors of Italy, Palestine, Germany and the Republic of Chile

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed on Tuesday, at the Cotroceni Palace, the approved ambassadors of the Italian Republic, Palestine, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Chile, on the occasion of presenting the letters of credence.According to a Presidential Administration release, during the meeting with the Ambassador of the Italian Republic, Alfredo Maria Durante Mangoni, the President of Romania highlighted the excellent level of bilateral relations, ...

DefMin Ciuca, Pakistan's Gen. Raza discuss strengthening defence ties

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Romania's Defence Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca and Romania's Chief of Defence Daniel Petrescu on Tuesday welcomed Chairman of Pakistan's Joint Staff Committee Nadeem Raza.According to a press statement of the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN), in their conversation, the high ranking officials underlined the importance of strengthening the military relations, given Romania's NATO and European Union memberships, and Pakistan's being a liaison country between Central Asia and ...

PMP leader Cristian Diaconescu requests diplomatic answer to Hungarian president's statement from Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The chairman of the People's Movement Party (PMP) , Cristian Diaconescu, requested the Foreign Ministry to issue the right diplomatic answer to the statements made by the Hungarian president Janos Ader, in Kiev, when Crimea Platform was launched, that he understood the Ukrainian drama in a context similar to the one experienced by Hungary, following the Trianon Treaty.   “President Janos Ader declared in Kiev, when Crimea Platform was launched, ...

Chamber of Deputies, in extraordinary session, to discuss extending mandates of temporary directors of Romanian Television and Radio

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Chamber of Deputies was informed on Tuesday, in the extraordinary session, about the bill approving emergency order 89/2021 about the extension of mandates of temporary directors of the Romanian Radio and Television Societies, Liviu Popescu and Ramona Saseanu. The bill will then be sent to the Senate, the decision making forum.   Laurentiu Leoreanu, vicepresident of the Chamber announced on Tuesday that amendments will be presented until September ...

COVID-19 Delta variant about to become dominant in Romania in fourth wave

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Chairman of Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday that Romania is in the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Delta variant of the virus is about to become dominant in the country."It is clear that we are currently on an upward trend from an epidemiological point of view; we are in the 4th wave, we are recording rising number of new cases and as a result of the fact that the Delta variant is about ...

Margau, from Cluj county, resumed Covid restrictions

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

  A commune in Cluj County is the first locality in Romania where the harshest restrictions are reinforced, due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 infections over the threshold of six cases per one thousand inhabitants.   In the locality of Margau from Cluj county, which includes 6 villages and that accommodates approximately 1,500 inhabitants, and where the incidence rate of Covid cases exceeded 6 cases per thousand inhabitants,  ...

PM Citu: PNRR will not be tied to Justice reform as assumed in CVM

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) will not be tied to the reform in Justice assumed through the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), stated, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Florin Citu, who mentioned that the discussions with Minister for European Investments and Projects Cristian Ghinea showed the PNRR should be approved by the EU by the last week of September."We've advanced very much, in fact, we are done on the PNRR, we sent, I believe Friday, the ...

FinMin Vilceanu: We estimate public debt to reach 49.1-49.2 pct of GDP at end of year

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

 Romania's public debt will reach 49.1 - 49.2 pct of GDP at the end of the year, down from about 49.5 pct where it currently stands, Finance Minister Dan Vilceanu said on Tuesday, emphasizing that the nominal GDP will increase."We estimate that the public debt will get somewhere at 49.1-49.2 [percent of GDP, ed.n.], at the end of the year, given the projections of GDP after the revision. So we are on schedule. What I want to tell you is that, as you know, we have a ...

Bank deposits of companies, population slightly up by 1 pct in July v June

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Deposits of non-governmental residents increased in July 2021 by 1 pct compared to the previous month, to the level of 442.334 billion RON and by 15.3 pct (9.9 pct in real terms) compared to July 2020, informs the National Bank of Romania (BNR), in a press release sent on Tuesday.Deposits in RON of the residents, with a share of 64.7 pct in the total deposits of non-governmental customers, increased by 0.5 pct compared to June 2021, up to 286.136 billion RON and by 16.4 pct ...

BNR:  Non-government loans advance 2.1 pct this July

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Loans granted by credit institutions to the non-government sector were 2.1 pct higher this July compared to the month before, at 306.590 billion RON (up 1.1 percent in real terms), the National Bank of Romania (BNR) said in a release on Tuesday.RON-denominated loans accounted for 71.1 pct of the total, up 2 pct, and foreign currency-denominated loans expressed in domestic RON, accounting for 28.9 pct of non-government loans, advanced 2.3 percent (expressed in EUR, the ...

Smuggling drops again to 7.7%

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The black market for cigarettes fell in July 2021 to 7.7% of total consumption, by 2.5 p.p. compared to May, according to Novel Research. Smuggling therefore returns to the level of July 2020, when the lowest percentage was recorded since Novel started researching the black market.   "In July 2021, the black market fell in most regions of the country. The largest decline of illegal trade in cigarettes was recorded in south-west (almost 6 p.p., to ...

Premier Florin Citu met his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal în Kiev

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Premier Florin Citu had on Monday, on the margin of the Summit of the International Platform Krimea a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal where the two discussed about the advancement of bilateral cooperation, including through organisation this year of a new session of the mixed intergovernmental commission regarding  economic, industrial and technical scientific cooperation, sent the ...

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