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Tickets, subscriptions to 2021 George Enescu Music Contest virtual concerts available

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Tickets and subscriptions to the virtual concerts of the 2021 George Enescu International Music Festival and Competition became available at 15:00hrs Monday; early this May a decision is expected on whether public access to the Bucharest Athenaeum, the venue of the festival, will be permitted and how, depending on the COVID-19 epidemiological developments in the city, organisers announced in a press statement on Monday.What can be purchased: full ...

PM Citu: Festivals, concerts possible only with a successful COVID vaccination program

Monday, April 19, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Friday that discussing the organization of festivals and concerts this year and a return to normal life are possible only with a successful COVID vaccination drive, and pointed out that he and Cluj-Napoca mayor Emil Boc approached this subject with the big event organizers."Together with Mr. Mayor Boc I met with big event organizers. It was a very good meeting in many ways, an informal discussion, and we have their support ...

Eleven counties in COVID-19 red zone, with over 3 cases per 1,000 population; Bucharest at 5.47

Monday, April 19, 2021

As many as 11 counties in Romania are in the COVID-19 red zone, as their 14-day COVID-19 cumulative rates exceed 3 cases per 1,000 population, with Ilfov County yet again reporting the highest rate, at 6.33 according to data released on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.In Bucharest, the rate fell to 5.47 cases per 1,000 population from a previous 5.75.Also in the red zone ...

Gov't to turn AstraZeneca vaccination centres into Pfizer centres, increase immunisation capabilities

Monday, April 19, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Friday in Cluj-Napoca that Romania's COVID-19 vaccination capabilities will soon increase as some AstraZeneca vaccination centres will turn into Pfizer vaccination centres and more vaccination sites will open with companies."I would like to let you know that we are starting to have precisely the doses we kept touting, the number of doses, now people must come up to sign up for vaccinations. There are some changes that ...

PNL’s Orban: Ex-Minister Voiculescu's statements, yet another proof PM was right to sack him

Monday, April 19, 2021

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL – at rule) Ludovic Orban said in Bistrita that the allegations made by former Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu, that the reported COVID death count was kept lower than in reality, show that Prime Minister Florin Citu's decision to dismiss him was the right thing to do."Today's statements by the former minister show me, once more, that the Prime Minister made the right decision when he proposed [Voiculescu's] ...

Bucharest Court of Appeal rules USR-PLUS merger final

Monday, April 19, 2021

The merger between Save Romania Union (USR) and the Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (PLUS) was greenlighted on Friday by the Bucharest Court of Appeal, the USRPLUS alliance announced."This is the only reformist political project that has been built in recent years in Romania that we have put our shoulder to, despite those who have been hindering us at every step. It is a political project for the future that already has in its history four electoral ...

Bucharest Court of Appeal grants protester's request, orders reopening of August 10 rally case

Monday, April 19, 2021

  The Bucharest Court of Appeal ordered the reopening of the investigation against the former Gendarmerie heads in the August 10 rally case, after granting the complaint filed by a protester.Plaintiff Ioan Craciuneanu was tear-gassed and threatened by the gendarmes at the August 10, 2018 anti-government rally in Victoriei Square, and sustained leg injuries after a grenade exploded next to him.The Court of Appeal upheld Craciuneanu's ...

MEP Claudiu Manda, sent to court by DNA

Monday, April 19, 2021

Social Democrat (PSD – opposition) MEP Claudiu Manda, former chairman of PSD Dolj, and husband of Craiova mayor Olguta Vasilescu, has been prosecuted by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) for using his political influence upon the manager of the Dolj County Agency for Payments and Social Inspection, to wipe out the debts of certain people who had been illegally receiving social ...

Germany to support Romania's bid for OECD membership

Monday, April 19, 2021

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Germany's Finance Minister expressed his support for Romania being invited to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Romanian Finance Minister Alexadru Nazare wrote on Facebook on Friday."On Thursday evening I had my second discussion this year with German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz about the implementation stage of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, as well as about the outlooks of the European economies this year, ...

S&P Global Ratings revises outlook on Romania to stable from negative, affirms ratings at BBB-/A-3

Monday, April 19, 2021

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 Standard & Poor's said that it has revised the outlook on Romania to stable from negative due to decreasing fiscal risks, while maintaining rating at BBB-/A-3.   The stable outlook indicates that the government's fiscal consolidation agenda is perceived as credible and that Romania's public and external finances is seen stabilizing over the next two years, S&P said in a press release on ...

Citu: Standard&Poor’s kept the country rating, but modified the perspective of the Romanian economy from negative to stable

Monday, April 19, 2021

Premier Florin Citu stated on Saturday that, in the context where the rating agency Standard&Poor’s kept the country rating, but modified the perspective of the Romanian economy from negative to stable, ‘ the heroes of the Romanian economy, during this difficult period’ are the private companies, the entrepreneurs.   He stated that the government managed to reduce the budgetary deficit  and have ...

PM Citu: Budget revenues, higher than estimated, we expect deficit below 7 percent

Monday, April 19, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu said that budget revenues are higher than estimated, which means that the government expects a budget deficit below 7 percent."We have some very good news at this time as regards the economy. (...) The good part is that the budget revenues are higher than estimated, which means that we expect, this year, a smaller budget deficit than the one we estimated at the beginning of the year, namely below 7 percent, it is my target now, a ...

The future of the Board of the European Centre for Competences in Cyber security reunited în Bucharest for the first time

Monday, April 19, 2021

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The European Commission organised on Friday an informal virtual reunion of the future Board of the European Centre of Competences in Cyber security, which will have its headquarters in Bucharest, gathering representatives of the member states, of the Commission and the Agency of the EU for Cyber Security, ENISA.   The board of the centre will be made up of the representatives of the member states ( 27 members) of the ...

Turnover from market services, up 0.4% in first two months

Monday, April 19, 2021

Turnover from market services provided mainly to enterprises increased in nominal terms in the first two months of the year compared to the same period of last year, both as gross series and as series adjusted to the number of working days and by seasonality by 0.4%, respectively by 0.1%, according to a National Institute of Statistics (INS) release sent on Friday.In February 2021, the turnover of market services provided mainly to enterprises in nominal ...

Volume of construction works decreased 0.6% in the first two months

Monday, April 19, 2021

- In February 2021, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 30.4% compared to the previous month and was up 2.3% as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality. - Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works rose both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by ...

PM Citu: Presence of USR PLUS ministers at government meeting, important step in unblocking the situation

Friday, April 16, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that the presence of Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) ministers at the Government meeting was an "important" step in unblocking the political situation in Romania."In today's Government meeting, I thanked my colleagues that they found the strength to overcome the decision they made yesterday and that they understood that it is much more important to come, to solve important ...

Andrei Baciu, appointed acting health minister

Friday, April 16, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu has delegated his office duties as acting health minister to senior official with the Ministry of Health Andrei Baciu, official sources said.On Wednesday, Citu took over as acting health minister after he had previously dismissed health minister Vlad Voiculescu and ...

Gov't approves donation of another 132,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Republic of Moldova

Friday, April 16, 2021

Under a government decision approved today, the Republic of Moldova will be offered another 132,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, free of charge, the Health Ministry announced on Thursday."The regulatory act provides for the grant of a free humanitarian aid to the Republic of Moldova's National Public Health Agency, for the management of the COVID-19 epidemic following the activation of the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. A number of 132,000 doses of COVID-19 ...

Another 80,000 people inoculated in past 24 hours

Friday, April 16, 2021

 The National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) informs that according to data provided by the National Public Health Institute through the National Electronic Vaccinations Registry app, 80,056 people have received the coronavirus jab in the past 24 hours, with 61,727 injected with the Pfizer vaccine, 9,252 with the AstraZeneca, and 9,077 with the Moderna serum.As many as 49,797 people were given the priming shot and 30,259 received the ...

Government approves order form for 4.2 million optional doses from Pfizer

Friday, April 16, 2021

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 The executive has adopted a memorandum for signing the fourth order form of vaccines against COVID-19, produced by the BioNTech/Pfizer company, for a quantity of 4.2 million optional doses, 300,000 of them reaching Romania in the second trimester of this year, the Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Thursday."It was very important to approve the memorandum which is at the base of signing the fourth order form of vaccines against COVID-19, produced ...

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