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Authorities update list of countries with 14-day traveler quarantine requirement

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated at its meeting Monday the list of high infection risk countries/areas/territories for which travelers to Romania shall be put in a 14-day quarantine.The respective countries/areas/territories are as follows:* Gibraltar* the Czech Republic* Andorra* Ireland* Slovenia* San Marino* the UK* Panama* Israel* Lithuania* the United ...

PNL: Some voices ask for Chairman Ludovic Orban’s resignation

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Two Liberal leaders, first vice-president Rares Bogdan and secretary general of the National Liberal Party, (PNL), Robert Sighiartau, have asked for chairman Ludovic Orban’s resignation from the helm of the party.   Robert Sighiartau has told Digi24 on Monday that Ludovic Orban must resign from the party’s helm as the party had been led “on a discretionary basis”. Sighiartau argued ...

Turnover in market services mainly to companies in 2020 up 3.4pct Jan-Nov

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Turnover from market services provided mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased in the first 11 months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, both as gross series and as adjusted series in depending on the number of working days and seasonality, by 3.4pct and 3.3pct, respectively, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS).At the same time, between January 1 and November 30, 2020, in nominal terms, the turnover from market services ...

Wholesale trade, up 2.8pct in Romania 11 months into 2020

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wholesale trade (except for motor vehicles and motorcycles) in Romania increased in nominal term value between January and November 2020, both unadjusted and adjusted for working days and seasonality, 2.8% and 2.3% respectively, from the same period in 2019, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In November 2020, wholesale trade (except of motor vehicles and motorcycles), in nominal terms value, decreased from ...

Romania's new Beechcraft Super King Air plane officially enters service

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Romanian Civil Aeronautical Authority (AACR) officially welcomed into service the new Beechcraft Super King Air 350 plane in a ceremony organized at the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport of Bucharest which was also attended by US ambassador to Romania Adrian Zuckerman. The new addition will perform radio navigation system calibration checks for landing and en-route navigation on civil and military airports, helping the authority fulfill its tasks related to ...

Conductor Ion Marin becomes Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of French Republic

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Conductor Ion Marin received the distinction of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic, according to the press office of the National Chamber Choir "Madrigal - Marin Constantin," quoting the French Ministry of Culture.According to a press release sent on Monday, the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, one of the most important ministerial decorations of France, will be awarded to the famous Romanian musician for ...

The media market in Romania dropped by 2.7% in 2020

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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The media market in Romania dropped by 2.7% in 2020, but it could grow by 4% this year, at 485 million euro, supported especially by media investments in digital and TV, shows the report Media Fact Book, made by Initiative agency.   ‘The updated date of the report Media Fact Book, made by Initiative agency, estimates that the media market in Romania dropped by 2.7% in 2020, to the value of 467 million euro.In ...

305,562 vaccination appointments in 2nd stage: in Bucharest, complete coverage – 62,182 places

Monday, January 18, 2021

The National Committee for the coordination of activities connected to vaccination against Covid-19 (CNCAV) announced on Friday that, in the second stage of the vaccination anti-Covid-19 campaign there were registered, at national level, 305,562 appointments for the period 18th January – 6th February, in Bucharest being covered all the places- 62,182 places.The second stage of the anti-covid-19 vaccination campaign started on Friday, at 3 ...

Fifth Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine batch expected in Romania; 87,750 new doses distributed nationwide

Monday, January 18, 2021

A fifth batch of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine consisting of 87,750 doses, is expected today in Romania by air at the airports of Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara.According to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee, transport to storage centres is provided by the manufacturing company, including by land.Vaccines are transported safely in special containers with carbonic ice and sealed ...

JusMin Ion, European Commission VP Jourova discuss CVM

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) and EU's newly established Rule of Law Mechanism were among the subjects discussed by Romania's Justice Minister Stelian Ion and Vice President of the European Commission Vera Jourova at a virtual meeting on Friday.According to a press statement released by the Justice Ministry, Ion praised the European Commission for its constant involvement in justice reform in Romania, adding that meeting the benchmarks ...

Romania sent "relevant arguments to continue dialogue" regarding tax on British working visa

Monday, January 18, 2021

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) pointed out the difference in fees for visas that allow the right to work in the United Kingdom to both the British side and at the European level and "sent relevant arguments on this topic, in the continuation of the dialogue on this topic," a press release from the MAE said.According to the Romanian Ministry, it is about the reduction of 55 pounds applied by the British authorities to the fee for work visa applications ...

DNA: Former PM Calin Popescu-Tariceanu - prosecuted for taking bribe of 800,000 dollars

Monday, January 18, 2021

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Former Senate President and Prime-minister Calin Popescu-Tariceanu is being prosecuted by prosecutors of the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) in a case in which he is accused of taking a bribe worth 800,000 dollars.According to a DNA release sent on Friday, the DNA prosecutors ordered the criminal investigation against the suspect Calin Constantin Anton Popescu-Tariceanu for bribe taking, at the date of the deed having been the prime minister of ...

Romania's consul in Bonn, recalled to country; he appears in new file on Dragnea

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Government has decided to recall Gheorghe Dimitrescu as Consul General, Head of the Consulate General of Romania in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany.The decision was made at Friday's Executive Meeting.On Thursday, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) announced that former Social Democratic Party (PSD) president Liviu Dragnea is being prosecuted in a new case, in which he is accused of influence peddling and of using influence or ...

BNR reduces monetary policy interest rate to 1.25% per annum

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Board of Directors of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) decided on Friday to reduce the monetary policy interest rate to 1.25% per annum, from 1.50% per annum, starting with January 18, 2021.At the same time, the BNR decided to reduce the interest rate for the deposit facility to 0.75% per annum, from 1.00% per annum, and the interest rate for the credit facility (Lombard) to 1.75% per annum from 2.00% per annum.The central bank also decided ...

The European Commission approved an investment of more than 222 million euro for better drinkable water in Romania

Monday, January 18, 2021

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The European Commission approved a major investment of over 222 million euro out of the Cohesion Fund for the modernisation and installation of drinkable water and used waters infrastructure in Ilfov county Romania.   The investment will connect several people to the sewerage  network and will ensure better quality and fewer leakages of waste waters, shows a press release of the institution.  By this investment ...

Construction work volume goes up by 16.7 pct in first 11 month

Monday, January 18, 2021

- In November 2020, the volume of construction works decreased, as gross series, by 3.3% compared to the previous month and was down 4.8% 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 ...

Turnover in car and motorcycle trade down by 9.4% pct 11 months into 2020

Monday, January 18, 2021

 The volume of turnover in car and motorcycle trade decreased by 9.4% as unadjusted series in the first 11 months of 2020 compared to the similar period of 2019, and so did the volume of turnover in market services provided to the population which recorded a decline of 34.7%, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Thus, in the period January 1 - November 30, 2020, Y-o-Y, the turnover in ...

Iohannis: Most schools will reopen on February 8

Friday, January 15, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that most schools will reopen on February 8, adding that it is a return to the system that takes into account local developments in the COVID-19 pandemic."The subject was whether or not we open schools for in-person learning, and I can tell you that we, who took part in the discussion, reached an extremely important conclusion unanimously. From the second semester, that is after the one-week school break in early ...

National vaccination campaign against COVID-19: Phase II immunization begins

Friday, January 15, 2021

The second stage of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign starts on Friday for the population most at risk from COVID-19 and the employees who carry out activities in key, essential areas. President Klaus Iohannis is to be vaccinated publicly later today.The category of those at high risk includes adults over 65 years of age, as well as people with chronic diseases, regardless of age, depending on the indications of the vaccines used.According to the ...

REVEAL MARKETING RESEARCH STUDY ON ROMANIAN PERCEPTION OF VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19

Friday, January 15, 2021

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- Romanians do not want to get sick and they want to protect those around them   - The reasons why Romanians’ are not intending to get vaccinated: Possible side effects and insufficient testing   - Vaccine testing: How much should it take, according ...

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