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JusMin Stelian Ion to ask Venice Commission for opinion related to SIIJ dismantling draft

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Minister of Justice Stelian Ion on Monday informs that he will write to the Venice Commission to ask for an opinion related to the draft law on the abolition of the Section Investigating Magistrates (SIIJ), adopted by the Deputies' Chamber with a modification saying that magistrates can be sent to trial with the approval of the CSM (Superior Council of Magistracy) only.Stelian Ion told a press conference that he is not the author of the respective ...

DefMin Ciuca: Arrival in Romania of 17th F-16 aircraft, new stage of operationalization, modernization

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


  The arrival in Romania of the seventeenth F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft represents the moment when the acquisition stage ends and a new stage begins, of operationalization and modernization of the first squadron of fourth-generation multi-role aircraft, Minister of Defense Nicolae Ciuca shows, on his Facebook page.He points out that the F-16 aircraft with M5.2R configuration of the Romanian air Force will all go through a modernization ...

INSCOP Survey: Most Romanians agree they are seen as 'second-class citizens' in the EU

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


A majority of Romanians (78.2%) believe they are perceived as "second-class citizens" in the EU, according to an INSCOP poll released on Monday.The survey reveals that 78.2% of the respondents agreed with the statement that "Romanians are seen as 'second-class citizens' in the EU", 20.4% disagreed with the statement, and 1.4% did not know or did not answer.At the same time, a 50.2% majority of Romanians believe that some European states block ...

Budget deficit widens to 1.14 pct of GDP by end of February

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 Two months into 2021, Romania's consolidated budget deficit widened to 1.14 percent of GDP from 0.33 percent of GDP at the end of January, and 0.73 percent of GDP in the same period of the previous year, the Finance Ministry announced.The implementation of the general consolidated budget over January - February 2021 registered a deficit of 12.76 billion lei (1.14 percent of GDP, the Ministry said.The deficit at end-January was 3.69 billion ...

Euro reached a new historic maximum on Monday; the exchange rate presented by BNR: 4.8972 lei/euro

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


The leu depreciated on Monday by 1.03 bani against the euro (0.21%), the European currency reaching a new historic maximum, as the exchange rate calculated by the BNR is 4.8972 lei/euro.BNR had on Friday the euro at 4.8869 lei. On the interbanking market,the national currency traded between 4.8764 and 4.9009 lei for one euro.Similarly, the leu lost ground towards the American dollar, which reached 4.1570 lei, up b ...

Romania ends 2020 with a deficit of almost two billion euros in agri-food trade

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


Romania ended 2020 with a deficit of almost two billion euros in trade in agri-food products, given that imports rose to 8.9 billion euros and exports declined to 6.9 billion euros, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR)."The pedological drought in the agricultural year 2019-2020 affected the agri-food sector both in terms of production and exports, so that the deficit of the trade balance in agri-food products in ...

FinMin Alexandru Nazare had a meeting with World Bank Group representatives

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

 The World Bank is a key partner for Romania, both by the impact of financing for sectoral reform projects and by the benefits of receiving the banking institution's expertise in these areas, Finance Minister Alexandru Nazare told an online meeting on Monday with World Bank Group representatives."The World Bank is a key partner for Romania, both as regards the impact of the financed sectoral reform projects and as regards the advantage of receiving the ...

Statistics: Managers in Romania expect moderate growth in manufacturing, retail activity for next 3 months

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

- Moderate growth of activity in manufacturing and retail trade - Relative stability in the number of employees in manufacturing and services - Price growth in retail trade and construction   For the next three months, Romanian managers expect a moderate increase in manufacturing and retail trade, relative ...

STUDY: Women in leadership positions in Romania are paid less and promoted less often than their male counterparts

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Women with leadership positions in Romania are still perceived to be paid less than their male counterparts, according the latest edition of Deloitte survey “Careers with equal opportunities: women in leadership ...

 New anti-COVID measures in CNSU decision, enforced as of Sunday

Monday, March 29, 2021


The new measures for preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus provided in the decision of the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) were enforced as of Sunday, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced."Clarifications referring to the CNSU Decision on the new measures. The ...

New tranche of 345,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine to reach Romania on Monday

Monday, March 29, 2021

A new tranche of 345,150 doses of Pfizer Biontech vaccine will reach Romania on Monday, to be delivered by air to Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara airports, the National Committee for the Coordination of Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV) informs.According to a CNCAV press release, the transport to the storage centres is provided by the manufacturing company, including by land.The vaccines are transported safely in special ...

Minister of Culture Gheorghiu: We are working on a set of norms regarding organisation of events

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Minister of Culture, Bogdan Gheorghiu, on Friday stated, in Sinaia, that the Ministry is currently working on a set of norms that will offer "predictability" regarding the organization of the big events, so that they will not be completely stopped."At the moment, the Ministry of Culture is working on a set of norms that it will submit as a proposal to the CNSU (National Council for Emergency Situations). (...) With regards to the events component, the ...

ForMin Aurescu - official visit to Slovenia

Monday, March 29, 2021


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, paid an official visit to Slovenia on Friday, on which occasion he was received by the President Borut Pahor, by the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, Igor Zorcic, and had far-reaching political consultations with his counterpart, Anze Logar.   The two ministers' discussions focused on bilateral coordination in the context of ...

Geoana: The proposal regarding the clause of solidarity from the new strategic concept of NATO is for the benefit of Romania

Monday, March 29, 2021

The proposal of  the secretary  general of NATO regarding the clause of solidarity in the future strategic concept of NATO which will allow that the number of activities – as an example would be the advanced presence in the Eastern Flank  to be financed from a joint budget- will be for the benefit of Romania, reason for which minister Bogdan Aurescu supported without hesitation, as many other foreign affairs ministers, stated Mircea Geoana, deputy ...

Gov't debt reaches 47.8pct of GDP in end-January 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

Government debt totalled more than 503.6 billion lei at the end of the first month of this year, 47.8pct of the GDP respectively, compared to 498.35 billion lei (47.3pct of GDP) at the end of 2020, according to data centralized by the Ministry of Finance (MF).Of this, 14.5 billion lei represents the short-term debt, and the rest the medium and long-term debt.Most of this debt, respectively 424.77 billion lei, was represented by government ...

Metro protest: Police, prosecutors investigate failure to provide transport services

Monday, March 29, 2021

  The Capital Police announced on Friday that it has launched investigations, under the supervision of prosecutors, regarding the metro strike inception by the organisers in violation of the legal provisions, not providing transport services at least at a third of the normal activity."The Municipality of Bucharest Police Directorate General, under the supervision of the Prosecutor's Office attached to the District 4 Court, launched ...

Employment rate drops to 65.8 pct in Q4 2020

Monday, March 29, 2021


   The employment rate for Romania's working age population (15 - 64 years) in Q4 2020 was 65.8 percent, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous quarter, shows data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The employment rate was higher for men (75.0 percent compared to 56.3 percent for female employment), as was the urban employment rate (67.7 percent compared to 63.5 percent in rural areas). The employment ...

Best Jobs: over 18,000 jobs were presented in March

Monday, March 29, 2021

The employers presented over 18,000 workplaces in March, most of them in such domains as sales, IT and Telecom, financial-accountancy, engineering and constructions shows a report made by the site BestJobs.   At the other hand, the domains of education, judicial and HORECA had the fewest work places available in March – only 780 workplaces at national level. As ...

Dacia launched pre-orders for its first electric model Spring

Monday, March 29, 2021


Dacia has launched pre-orders for its first electric model Spring on March 20, saying that almost 6,000 Romanians have registered to buy the car.   The first clients will get their vehicles in September, but others will be able to have them in the first months of 2022 due to the uncertain semiconductor situation prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Dacia has opened ...

Survey: Romanian clients perceive their experience with companies without any distinctive leaders

Monday, March 29, 2021

  Romanian consumers perceive their experience with companies as flat, without any distinctive leaders, according to a McKinsey survey scanning six sectors (grocery retail, telecom, utilities, banking, insurance, and healthcare)   The results of the survey show the Retail sector scores the highest at 8.8/10, while the Utility sector the lowest at ...

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