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Iohannis promulgated the law that allows working hours to be reduced by up to 80% during emergencies or alerts

Monday, April 5, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis  has promulgated on Friday the law which modifies an OUG and which includes the provision that during the emergency, alert or  siege state,as well as for a period of up to three months since the period when the emergency,alert  or siege state  stopped,employers have  the possibility to reduce the  work time of their employees by at most 80% of the daily,weekly or monthly time,as included in the ...

Fifteen more COVID-19 vaccination sites to open on April 5

Monday, April 5, 2021


vaccination sites will open in Romania."On April 5, 15 new vaccination sites will open, inside which one office will be devoted to the military and three to civilians," Ciuca told TVR 1 national broadcaster.Asked if he felt a conflict between the Health Ministry and the Defence Ministry, namely between Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu and top COVID-19 vaccination official Valeriu Gheorghita, amidst a public campaign against the COVID-19 ...

Number of infections with COVID-19 among pupils and educational staff, dropping

Monday, April 5, 2021

The number of infections with COVID-19 among pupils and educational staff at the level of undergraduate education registered, during the period of March 15 - April 1, a drop, the Ministry of Education informs.According to a press release sent on Friday, in the aforementioned period there were 2,610 children/students and 2,171 educational staff and non-teaching staff and auxiliary staff confirmed with COVID-19."According to the data sent and ...

Doctor Gheorghita: We've noticed drop in interest for AstraZeneca; all vaccines are safe

Monday, April 5, 2021

The President of the National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV), Valeriu Gheorghita, on Friday stated in Giurgiu that he noticed a decrease in the addressability of the population for the AstraZeneca vaccine and underscored that all vaccines used in Romania are authorized by the European Medicines Agency and have proven to be safe.He and the vice-president of the CNCAV, state secretary with the Ministry of Health ...

Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, fined 1,500 RON after being caught without a mask in Parliament

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Minister of Health, Vlad Voiculescu, was fined by the Bucharest Police with the sum of 1,500 RON for not wearing a protective mask, according to the current legislation."The General Police of Bucharest Municipality informs you that, for not respecting the provisions of Law nr. 55/2020 regarding some measures for preventing and combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a member of Government was sanctioned, with the sum of 1,500 RON, for not wearing ...

PSD challenges in court Gov't decision to close stores after 6 p.m.

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) has challenged on Friday in court the government decision to close stores after 6 p.m., on reason that this measure was not thoroughly motivated with scientific proof."The Social Democratic Party filed an application for annulment in the Bucharest Court of Appeal against the Government's decision to close the stores after 6 p.m. The main objection against this measure is that 'in the development of HG 348 there was no ...

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest: Easter Pastoral Letter

Monday, April 5, 2021

In his Urbi et Orbi message delivered on Easter Day 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and with a Resurrection celebrated in churches without believers, Pope Francis said: "Today, the proclamation of the Church resounds throughout the world: "Jesus Christ is risen! - Truly He is risen!," writes Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucharest Aurel Perca in his Easter Pastoral Letter.Like a new flame, this good tiding was kindled at night: in the night of a ...

SIIJ hasn't met deadline set by High Court for solving Kovesi case

Monday, April 5, 2021

The Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) did not meet the deadline set by the Supreme Court, respectively April 1, for solving the case in which former chief of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi is being investigated for abuse of office, bribery and false testimony over the extradition to Romania of former director of the bankrupt National Investment Fund (FNI) Nicolae Popa.On January 27, a judge with the ...

PM Orban: Draft on modification of justice laws wasn't discussed by coalition gov't nor been debated upon

Monday, April 5, 2021

 PNL (National Liberal Party) leader Ludovic Orban on Friday said that the draft on the modification of the justice laws sent by Minister Stelian Ion to the CSM (Superior Council of Magistracy) was not discussed by the coalition government nor been subject to an ample public debate."The fundamental objective of the PNL, both in the period when we were in opposition and, especially now that we are in power, was to ensure the independence of the ...

"Regina Maria" frigate finishes new NATO mission

Monday, April 5, 2021


The "Regina Maria" frigate docked in the Constanta military port, thus concluding its participation in the Permanent Naval Group of North-Atlantic Alliance SNMG-2 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 2), in the international waters of the Black Sea, according to a press release sent by the Naval Joint Chiefs of Staff (SMFN).The frigate, with a Puma Naval helicopter and a detachment of combat divers aboard, executed, during the period of March 11 - April 1, naval, ...

Health and Economy Ministers meet with representatives of hotel industry, address plans to open businesses

Monday, April 5, 2021

 The Ministers of Health and Economy, Vlad Voiculescu and Claudiu Nasui have met on Friday, during a shared work group, with representatives from the hotel industry in Romania, the discussions being about the plan to open the business environment.According to a briefing of the Ministry of Health, the shared message of this work group was "preparing a calendar of opening up the economy, with an indicative amount".Furthermore, there were talks ...

Statistics: Crop production for the main crops in 2020

Monday, April 5, 2021


• The cultivated area in 2020, compared to 2019, decreased for cereals for grains, oilseed crops, dried pulses, potatoes and vegetables. • Compared to the previous year, the crop production decreased in 2020 for cereals for grains, oilseed crops, dried pulses, vegetables and it increased for potatoes.   Year 2020 compared to ...

Industrial producer prices in Romania rise by 2.1pct in February 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

- In February 2021, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 1.0% from January 2021. - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 2.1% in February 2021 compared to February 2020.   Industrial producer prices domestic, total domestic and ...

BestJobs: almost 1.9 million applicants for jobs were recorded in the first three months of this year, up by 24%

Monday, April 5, 2021


Almost 1.9 million applicants for jobs were recorded in the first three months of this year on the platform BestJobs.eu, by approximately 24% more than during the period January –March 2020,announced on Friday the company, which said that the total number of available workplaces since the beginning of the year was 66,000.   As regards the counties with most active ...

The Indie festival of independent film producers – online, 8-11 April

Monday, April 5, 2021


The indie festival of independent film producers -  IPIFF goes online, on the platform CINECLIC due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemics, informs a press release of the organisers, sent on Friday.All nominated films will be available for viewing between 8 and 11 April, at any time, on cineclic.ro, the quoted source ...

JusMin Ion: When the right to protest denies the others' right to health, we need to react

Friday, April 2, 2021

Minister of Justice Stelian Ion on Wednesday said that the right to protest is "an absolutely legitimate" one, but when it clashes with the others' right to health, the state needs to react very firmly.The Minister of Justice told the Prima Tv private television broadcaster, when asked his opinion about the protests these days, that there is "a pretty significant" difference compared to the ones several years ago."The protests seem different from ...

Health Minister: Vaccine incentives out of question at this moment

Friday, April 2, 2021

Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu said Thursday that the grant of vaccine incentives to reward people who get the Covid jab is currently out of question."Vaccination is voluntary. The grant of incentives is out of question at this moment. Anyone who wants to get vaccinated is welcome and the vaccine supply will be enough for everybody in the next period. We will receive over 7 million doses in the coming two months alone. (...) A day off could be less than a ...

CNCAV: 432,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive on Friday

Friday, April 2, 2021


432,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses will arrive at “Cantacuzino” Medical Military National Research Development Institute on Friday.According to a press release of the National Committee coordinating activities for anti-Covid vaccination, the transport is ensured by the producing company and vaccine doses will be brought to Bucharest on land.   Doses will be stored at the National Storage Center ...

Minister Raluca Turcan and five other persons amended for not wearing protection masks

Friday, April 2, 2021

   Raluca Turcan, the labor minister, Daniela Campean, president of Sibiu County Council and four other people were fined after being seen in a photo without protection masks.Six fines of 3,000 lei were applied.   Turcan was photographed in a car without mask, next to other persons at a tree planting action. “Masks were worn, with few exceptions, ...

 Funds for relaunch of "Cantacuzino" Institute - from 2 percent of GDP allocated annually to Defence

Friday, April 2, 2021


The Minister of National Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, declared on Thursday that the funds for the relaunch of the "Cantacuzino" Institute are based on the two percent of the GDP allocated annually to Defence."Of the two percent allocated annually to Defence according to the national political agreement (...) we found funds to relaunch the Institute's activity, we found funds for research and, in the current context, for the involvement of specialists here in the ...

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