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Blue Air aircraft brings 3 million masks of a total of 90 million imported by Naguma Medical Supply

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Naguma Medical Supply SRL company, part of the InterRo group, is importing 90 million masks from China, in the context of the urgent need of protective materials against the novel coronavirus, the first of the 30 shipments contracted with Blue Air, consisting of 3 million masks, landed on the Otopeni Airport on Wednesday.The company will donate 100,000 lei to the non-governmental organisation "Daruieste Viata" and 30,000 masks from this first shipping to the ...

Military team takes over medical, operational management of the Deva County Hospital

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A team of the Defence Ministry (MApN) consisting of four commissioned officers took over the medical and operational management of the Deva County Hospital on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the ministry.It is about Lieutenant-Colonel Constantin Vlase, a doctor to act as the manager; Major Bogdan-Ion Tambrea, a doctor to act as medical director; Lieutenant-Colonel Catalin Ciopei, to act as logistics officer, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sorin Vartolomei, ...

Five other people infected with new coronavirus die, death toll - 220

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Five other people infected with the new coronavirus have died, the number of the deceased from this case reaching 220, informed on Wednesday the Strategic Communication Group. It is about five men between the ages of 35 and 85. Most cases of people infected with the new coronavirus have been registered so far in Suceava - 1,430 and Bucharest – 637. According to the Strategic Communication Group, in the territory of Romania there are a total of ...

PM Orban: Forecasts show we may have negative economic growth between minus 1 - minus 3 pct

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated, on Wednesday, that the forecasts indicate a negative effect in the economy which may lead to a negative economic growth ranging between minus 1 and minus 3 pct."We saw 30 billion euro, 15 pct of the GDP - these are stories. We haven't finished the evaluation yet. A very serious evaluation will be possible around April 15, because we need to see the effects on April as well, because we don't have all the consequences factored in ...

Budget revenues reportedly EUR 1 bln below target in Q1

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The revenues to Romania’s state budget lagged EUR 1 bln (nearly 0.5% of year’s GDP) behind target at the end of the first quarter (Q1) of this ...

Govt. asks the EU for EUR 810 mln for first five measures against Covid-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Romania’s Government has summarised first five measures taken to mitigate the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, summing up total expenditures in amount of EUR 810 million, which are going to be submitted for disbursement to the European Union, EU funds minister Marcel Bolos announced after the Government meeting on Monday, April 6. The Romanian authorities will spend EUR 350 mln worth of EU money for the procurement of medical equipment ...

PM Orban held first informal consultations with investors

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Prime minister Ludovic Orban had a discussion behind closed doors on Tuesday, April 7, with representatives of the Coalition for Romania’s Development (CDR), an organization that brings together the most important business associations in Romania, most of which represent large multinational corporations. The budget was high on the agenda, since the Government is preparing to operate the first budget ...

The second economic package, after Covid-19 epidemic peak

Thursday, April 9, 2020


Government will come up with a second package of measures to stimulate the economy after the coronavirus (COVID-19) peak passes, economy minister Virgil Popescu announced on Tuesday, April 7, according ...

ANALYSIS: Romania could play an active role on the global chemical scene

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Despite the absence of some significant sub-sectors, the Romanian chemical industry has the potential to become an active player at the international level. Yet Romanian authorities need to take some important measures in order to support this field, http://business-review.eu/reads. Currently, the local chemical industry is represented by some of its sub-sectors, such as the processing of salt for sodium chloride-based products, natural gas for ...

Signing ceremony of a biennial collaborative agreement between WHO - Regional Office for Europe and Romania's Ministry of Health

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis attended on Tuesday, April 7, World Health Day, a signing ceremony of a biennial collaborative agreement (BCA) between the World Health Organisation (WHO) - Regional Office for Europe and Romania's Ministry of Health, discussing how Romania's authorities have managed the local effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event took place as a video conference.According to a press statement released by the Presidential Administration, ...

Romania, designated by EC to buy, stock and distribute medical equipment for EU

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Romania has been designated by the European Commission to buy, stock and distribute medical equipment for all the European Union countries affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Save Romania Union (USR) - the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party (PLUS) Alliance announced on Tuesday."The USR PLUS delegation to the European Parliament supported and promoted at the European Union level the creation of a European reserve of medical equipment, which became reality ...

Aircraft with protective coveralls from South Korea arrived in Romania on Tuesday night

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft carrying 100,000 protective coveralls from South Korea landed in Otopeni Tuesday night, informs the Ministry of National Defence (MApN).The MApN asked the Multinational Strategic Transport Unit operating from the Papa Air Base in Hungary to carry out a new emergency air mission, to bring to Romania another 45 tonnes of medical protective equipment from Seoul, said the same source.The approximately 100,000 protective ...

COVID-19: death toll reaches 203

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Six more people infected with the new coronavirus have died in Romania, the number of deceased in this case reaching 203, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Wednesday morning.It is about four women and two men between the ages of 38 and 90. An ambulance driver aged 53 of the Suceava County Ambulance Service who was infected with the novel coronavirus has died, the Health Ministry informed on Tuesday. According to the quoted source, the man ...

HealthMin Tataru: We discuss military management at the Deva Hospital

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Minister of Health Nelu Tataru on Tuesday stated in Brasov that the authorities are currently discussing the possibility to appoint a military management team at the Deva Hospital, in the context of the resignations of the current manager and medical director at this healthcare facility."We are currently discussing the Deva Hospital [about implementing the military management at the hospital - editor's note]. I will also have a discussion tonight with the prefect ...

Gov't's goal is to boost domestic pharmaceutical production

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated on Tuesday that a goal of the Government is to boost the domestic production of medicines, biocides and medical equipment, so that the risk of syncope be reduced in terms of supply in crisis situations. He met with representatives of producers and distributors of the pharmaceutical industry.According to a post on the Facebook page of the Government, the discussions focused on measures to ensure stocks and continuous supply ...

Unifarm SA brought several quantities of medical equipment and disinfectants to the country

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Unifarm SA company bought and brought to the country several quantities of medical equipment and disinfectants, on Monday and Tuesday, informed the Ministry of Health, in a press release."The Ministry of Health and the Unifarm SA company continue to bring in medical equipment and materials for the medical units fighting the COVID-19. Thus, over April 6-7 2020, Unifarm SA bought and brought to the country several quantities of medical equipment and disinfectants: ...

Eurostat: Romania, below EU average, above Austria in terms of healthy years of life

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Romania is below the European Union average when it comes to the number of years a person is expected to continue to live in a healthy condition at birth, but above other EU member states, such as Austria, Finland and Slovenia, show data released on Tuesday by Eurostat.According to these data, in 2018, the number of years a person is expected to continue to live in a healthy condition at birth in the European Union (EU) was estimated to be 64.2 years for women and ...

Statistics: GDP, up 4.1pct in 2019

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Gross domestic product in Q4 2019 was, in real terms, by 1.5% 1 higher, as compared to Q3 2019; As against the same quarter of 2018, the Gross Domestic Product recorded an increase by 4.3% for unadjusted series and by 4.2% for seasonally adjusted series; The seasonally adjusted series of quarterly Gross Domestic Product were readjusted as a result of the revision of ...

FinMin Citu: We have expense increase and income drop. 2020 deficit is raising significantly

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Finance minister Florin Citu announced, on Monday might, at the end of the government meeting, that an increase of expenses and income drop are registered during this period of time, and that means this year's deficit will grow significantly. “A significant deficit increase means a much more complicated financing. Our role is that of making sure people receive pensions, salaries, unemployment compensation in due time, but it does not mean it will be easy. That is why in ...

Romania’s investors ask for EUR 30 bln "shock therapy" to save economy from long-term Covid-19 recession

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Some of the biggest business organizations in Romania and hundreds of local investors, entrepreneurs and managers have initiated a “Call for Saving the Economy” asking the state authorities for an economic stimulus package worth EUR 30 billion, the equivalent of 15% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). They warn that the local economy could collapse in the absence of massive state involvement. Romania should even consider ...

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