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CFA Romania Macroeconomic Confidence Indicator up 5.6 points in October 2023

Monday, November 27, 2023


The Macroeconomic Confidence Indicator of the CFA Romania Association went up in October by 5.6 points to 53.0 points.According to a CFA Romania press statement released on Friday, what happened is both components of the indicator advanced."Anticipations of economic growth resumption in 2024 amidst increases in public spending probably led to increased confidence in the economy. Also, the disinflationary process will continue, but at a much ...

Four S-70M Black Hawk helicopters for emergency management have been added to MAI's endowment

Monday, November 27, 2023

Four Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk helicopters, designed for managing emergencies, have bee added, as of Friday, to the endowment of the General Inspectorate of Aviation (IGAv) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI).The four helicopters are part of a batch of six Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk aircraft, purchased through the European project VIZIUNE 2020, co-financed under the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme ...

First children's cancer hospital built on donations and sponsorships inaugurated în Bucharest

Monday, November 27, 2023

The first National Children's Hospital for Cancer, Severe Illnesses and Trauma built from donations and sponsorships on the grounds of the 'Marie Curie' Children's Emergency Clinical Hospital in Bucharest was inaugurated Friday evening.   Project initiator Carmen Uscatu, president of the Give Life Association which organized the event marking the completion of the facility, said that it was built with the ...

Official: Romanian IT workers no longer leave Romania for salaries, but opportunities

Monday, November 27, 2023

IT people no longer leave Romania for salaries, because it is much better to be an IT worker in Cluj than to be an IT worker in London, but they go to London for the opportunities they have there, Sabin Sarmas, chairman of the Committee for Digitisation of the Chamber of Deputies, said on Friday at the Energy Cyber Security Forum."You should know that IT workers no longer leave Romania for salaries, because it is much better to be an IT worker in Cluj than ...

Bucharest’s Calea Victoriei , in the ‘Main Streets Across the World’ report

Monday, November 27, 2023

Bucharest's Calea Victoriei remains in 40th place in the ranking of the world's 50 most expensive commercial streets for this year and holds the 50th position out of 57 in the European ranking, in terms of commercial space rent, just after Ljubljana, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield.   The rent level on Calea Victoriei is of EUR 55 per sqm per month, behind Ljubljana. In Prague, Budapest, ...

Romania was partner country of International Travel and Tourism Trade Fair - TT Warsaw

Monday, November 27, 2023


Romania wss this year a partner country at the 29th edition of the International Travel and Tourism Trade Fair - TT Warsaw, which took place from 23 to 25 November, the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism (MEAT) informed on Friday."After the remarkable success of the previous year, our country's participation is a new opportunity to promote the local tourism offer, the exhibition being addressed to both the general public and specialists. At ...

Enescu Competition 2024 opens applications for competitors

Monday, November 27, 2023


The George Enescu International Competition 2024 announces the opening of applications for the 19th edition, which will take place between 31 August and 29 September 2024 in Bucharest, with young musicians from all over the world expected to submit their entries for the cello, violin, piano and composition sections.The deadline for submitting the applications is 10 May 2024 for the cello, violin and piano sections, while entries for the composition section ...

Border police official: Sentenced mayor Chereches fled Romania on a relative's ID document

Monday, November 27, 2023

Baia Mare mayor Catalin Chereches, who was under court control and under a ban to leave the country, fled Romania on Friday before being handed down later in the day a final five-year jail sentence for corruption. Chereches left Romania via the Petea border crossing point with Hungary, using the ID document of a relative carrying the same name, general inspector with the General Border Police Inspectorate (IGPF) Victor-Stefan Ivascu told a press conference on ...

Romanian and Bulgarian economy ministers believe joint Schengen accession effort will yield results

Friday, November 24, 2023


  The Romanian Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Stefan Oprea, and the Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Industry, Bogdan Bogdanov, attending the Bulgarian-Romanian Business Forum "United Europe - One Path to Economic Security and Sustainable Integration" in Ruse on Thursday, expressed their confidence that their joint approach for the accession of both countries to the Schengen Area will yield results by the end of this ...

BTA: Bulgaria and Romania will continue their cross-border projects, even if they do not join Schengen soon or together

Friday, November 24, 2023

Svetoslav Kyosev, an expert on cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Romania, believes that even if the two countries do not join the Schengen area soon or if their accession bids get decoupled, it will not stop them from working together on cross-border projects. Kyosev spoke to BTA during a visit to Bucharest for a conference on the Black Sea and the blue economy organized by the Romanian Foreign Ministry with support from the European ...

European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira on official visit to Romania

Friday, November 24, 2023

*The European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, will pay an official visit to Galati and Bucharest on 27-28 November 2023.   On Monday 27 November, the Commissioner will be in Galati with the Minister for European Projects and Investments, Mr. Adrian ...

Iohannis: Senegal is Romania's traditional partner in West Africa

Friday, November 24, 2023


Senegal is Romania's traditional partner in West Africa, President Klaus Iohannis wrote on Thursday on X (formerly Twitter).He specified that he had a "comprehensive" dialogue with his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall, stressing that the two countries have a diplomatic relationship of 58 years."We are determined, at the highest level, to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas of common interest and initiate joint projects in fields such as ...

Iohannis, at the inauguration of the United Nations House in Senegal

Friday, November 24, 2023

Romania will remain with its partners, including from Africa, President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday at the inauguration of the United Nations House in Senegal."We invest and contribute to African institutional resilience, to maintaining peace and to strengthening the institutional capacities of African states. The identification of sustainable and effective solutions for the benefit of all is the only way for sustainable development", said the ...

MApN's request for purchase of 200 PAC-2 GEM-T missiles of European production, approved by Government

Friday, November 24, 2023

   The Government approved on Thursday, through a memorandum, the request of the Ministry of National Defense towards the Romanian Parliament in regards to obtaining of prior approval for initiating the procedure for acquiring PAC-2 GEM-T missiles, in order to strengthen the air defense capability with the ground base related to the essential endowment program "High Range Surface-to-Air Missile System (HSAM)"."Through this memorandum, the ...

PM Ciolacu: Romania is not prepared for ECHR decision regarding same-sex couples

Friday, November 24, 2023

Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu said on Thursday that Romania is not prepared for the ECHR's decision regarding the legal status of same-sex couples.The PM was asked, in a show on Europa FM, what response our country will give, until March 25, to the proposals set in the ECHR decision regarding same-sex couples."Romanian society is not ready for a decision at this moment. It is neither the first [ECHR decision] nor the last to condemn. Romania was ...

Ciuca: If PNL asks me to do so, I will run for president

Friday, November 24, 2023

National Liberal Party (PNL – partner în ruling coalition) chairman Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday, regarding his possible candidacy in the presidential elections, that if the PNL asks him to run he will not be able to refuse, since he asked the party to go to the elections on its own, adding that there is no decision on the matter yet."After our discussion in Sinaia, we clearly established that the National Liberal Party will have its own ...

Reuters: Romanian prosecutors ask to investigate former PM over vaccine contracts

Friday, November 24, 2023

 Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors asked parliament and the president on Thursday to allow a criminal investigation into former prime minister Florin Citu and two former ministers for suspected abuse of office concerning COVID-19 vaccine purchases, Reuters reports.   Citu, currently a senator of the ruling Liberal Party, led a centrist coalition government following a December 2020 general ...

Voiculescu: Anti-Covid vaccination was under PM, allocation of vaccines to EU states, by joint contract

Friday, November 24, 2023

  The former Minister of Health, Vlad Voiculescu, stated on Thursday that the anti-Covid vaccination was under the prime minister during the pandemic and he also made the decisions regarding the purchase of vaccines."On September 21, 2021, we said that an investigation into the purchase of vaccines in Romania is welcome. First of all, because a critical moment for Romania and public health has been turned into a show of political attacks in the ...

PM Ciolacu welcomes National Recovery, Resilience Plan amendment: Now we can apply new pension law

Friday, November 24, 2023

Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu on Thursday congratulated the team involved in amending Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), saying that the "toxic" threshold of 9.4% of GDP regarding pensions has been eliminated."I know that many said that we would fail, but under this coordinated effort of the whole team, the right arguments and figures convinced the European Commission to accept the plan. The most important thing is that we managed to ...

PM Ciolacu: Next year budgetary impact of new pension law to be 26 billion RON

Friday, November 24, 2023

Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu declared on Thursday that the budgetary impact, starting next year, of the new pension law will be 26 billion RON."13.8% is the inflation average. According to the law, you have to come with 13.8% on the contribution side, special pensions do not come here, on the contrary, what increases on the contribution side is reduced from the so-called special part. After this is applied, we are coming with the new law on general ...

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