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NATO Dep Sec Gen Geoana:Glad to see increasingly more Romanian professionals in important international positions

Monday, October 26, 2020

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana welcomed the election of Romanian diplomat Cosmin Boiangiu as head of the European Labor Authority."I am glad to see increasingly more Romanian professionals in important international positions," the NATO official wrote on his Facebook page, congratulating fellow national Boiangiu on the new job.Boiangiu, who has been serving since 2016 as Romania's deputy permanent representative to the EU, was ...

MAE: Romania asking court to repeal problematic EU freight transport competitiveness provisions

Monday, October 26, 2020

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The Romanian Government on Friday brought three actions in annulment before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) related to problematic provisions in the EU Mobility Package I regarding competitiveness of freight transport.According to Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE), the provisions of the EU pieces of legislation subject to the action for annulment brought by the Romanian Government concern aspects that will have significant negative ...

CEZ Group Okays sale of Romanian assets, transaction subject to CSAT, European Antitrust Authority approval

Monday, October 26, 2020

CEZ Group approved the sale of its assets in Romania to the funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the company announced in a statement sent on Friday.According to the source, the assets consist of seven companies, including the electricity distribution network, electricity supply and the largest onshore wind farm in Europe from Fantanele - Cogealac (southeast, Constanta County, ed. n.).The transaction documents were ...

Government approved loan agreement with European Union worth over 4 billion euro

Monday, October 26, 2020

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The government has approved, by emergency ordinance, the loan agreement between the European Union, as creditor, and Romania, as debtor, worth 4,099,244,587 euro."This money is added to the financial package negotiated already by the President of Romania, worth 80 billion euro, and, together with the Government of Romania, they are part of the SURE program, to discount the measures to support employees and employers affected by the COVID pandemic. It's four ...

Central bank: Non-government loans advance 1.1 pct this September

Monday, October 26, 2020

Loans granted by credit institutions to the non-government sector were 1.1 pct higher this September compared to August, at 277.500 billion RON (up 1.2 percent in real terms), the National Bank of Romania (BNR) said in a release on Friday.RON-denominated loans accounted for 68.6 pct of the total, up 1.3 pct, and foreign currency-denominated loans expressed in domestic RON, accounting for 31.4 pct of non-government loans, inched up 0.7 percent (expressed in ...

Unemployment falls to 3.26pct nationwide in Romania in September

Monday, October 26, 2020

Unemployment in Romania was standing at 3.26% in September 2020 nationwide, down 0.26 percentage points from the same month in 2019, according to data with the National Employment Agency (ANOFM) published on Friday.On a monthly basis, it was down 0.02 percentage points.According to ANOFM records, the total number of unemployed registered at the end of September 2020 was 285,294, down 1,368 from August.Out of the total number of the ...

Residences for cultural projects - inaugurated by the French Institute

Monday, October 26, 2020

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The French Institute of Romania inaugurated, on Thursday, a writing residence for the Romanian and French artists with projects in the field of literature, music, cinematography, theatre or digital arts, entitled "La residence de poche"/"Pocket Residence."According to a press release sent on Thursday, the ribbon at the entrance to the building behind the French Institute was symbolically cut by the French ambassador to Romania, Laurence Auer, and by ...

Orban urges USR to waste less energy on inventing conflicts with PNL, focus on fighting PSD

Friday, October 23, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, the national chairman of the National Liberal Party ( PNL), said on Thursday in Giurgiu that the reproaches made to the Liberals of the context of Florin Iordache's voting in as chairman of Parliament's Legislative Council are not justified, urging the Save Romania Union (USR), PNL's political allies, to focus instead on the fight against the Social Democratic Party (PSD)."It wastes too much energy; our opponent is PSD, with all ...

CCR to discuss PNL and USR complaints about appointing Florin Iordache head of Legislative Council on November 4

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Constitutional Court will debate on November 4 the complaints made by the National Liberal Party ( PNL) and Save Romania Union (USR) about Florin Iordache appointment as president of the Legislative Council through joint Parliament vote. CCR will also discuss the USR complaint about appointing USR senator George Dirca as Chairman of the Section for Official evidence and documentation of the Legislative ...

The Economist: Center-right wing parties will win legislative elections in Romania and will form a majority coalition

Friday, October 23, 2020

Center-right wing political parties, headed by the liberals, will win parliamentary elections in Romania in December and will form a majority coalition, according to Matthew Sherwood, senior economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit. Sherwood participated in the online conference “The Economist – Europe's Landscape in the Shadow of the Pandemic. Romania: Transformation- Recovery- ...

Gov't to earmark 65 million lei in additional funds to Health Ministry for medicines to treat COVID-19

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Executive approved 505 million lei in additional funds for the Ministry of Health from the budget reserve fund available to the government for the implementation of national public health programmes financed from the ministry budget and 65 million lei for the purchase of medicines necessary for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.According to a governmental press statement released on Thursday, article 1 of the draft government decision says "providing ...

INSP: Increase in number of acute respiratory infection cases

Friday, October 23, 2020

The total number of cases of acute respiratory infections - clinical influenza, acute upper respiratory tract infections and pneumonia - registered nationally last week was 47,636, by 13.1% higher compared to the previous week.''In the October 12-18, 2020 week (W42/2020) - at national level, the total number of cases of acute respiratory infections (clinical flu, acute upper respiratory tract infections and pneumonia) was 47,636, by 42.7% lower than the ...

Cosmin Boiangiu - elected Executive Director of European Labour Authority

Friday, October 23, 2020

Cosmin Boiangiu has recently been elected as head of the European Labour Authority, about which Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said it was "a great achievement for the Romanian diplomacy.""Romania has won the elections today for the top executive position at the European Labour Authority. Warm congratulations to diplomat Cosmin Boiangiu for this well-deserved position! This is a great achievement for the Romanian diplomacy and excellent news for ...

NATO defence ministers meeting: DefMin Ciuca underscores Black Sea region's strategic importance

Friday, October 23, 2020

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Romania's Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca participated on Thursday in the works of the North Atlantic Council on the first day of a virtual NATO Defence Ministers Meeting.According to a press statement released by the Romanian Defence Ministry, the NATO officials assessed the latest developments in the implementation of policies, measures and projects to consolidate and adapt NATO's position of deterrence and defence posture, as well as the progress made with ...

EUSDR Forum : ForMin Aurescu proposes capitalising on links with other EU initiatives in region

Friday, October 23, 2020

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu participated, on Thursday, in videoconference format, in the ministerial meeting of the Annual Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), organized by the rotating Presidency of Croatia.The central theme of the forum - "Harmonious and sustainable development of the Danube Region" - provided an assessment 10 years after the launch of the Strategy, at the initiative of Romania and Austria, and ...

EIB finances Romanian companies most affected by COVID-19 with 190 million euros

Friday, October 23, 2020

Hundreds of companies across Romania will benefit from EUR 190 million of new private sector European Investment Bank (EIB) financing to support sectors most impacted the economic, social and health impact of COVID-19.'Enabling companies across Romania to continue to invest is essential for Romania to overcome economic, employment and social challenges caused by COVID-19. Following the request of European Finance Ministers, the European Investment Bank, the ...

European Parliament adopts resolution proposed by Victor Negrescu, requesting additional funding for education

Friday, October 23, 2020

COVID-19 crisis has exposed severe inequalities in the EU in terms of access to education Closing the digital education gap should be a priority Erasmus+ budget must be tripled   MEPs called for the digital gap in ...

Romania to have National Cyber Security Directorate

Friday, October 23, 2020

Romania needs to create excellence hubs to stop the migration of IT specialists abroad and, in this sense, we are preparing the appearance of the National Cyber Security Directorate, which will act as a link between the state, private and academic area, Antonel Tanase, Government Secretary General, told the 10th edition of the #certCON10 online conference."CERT-RO has reached the moment of maturity and all these ten years of existence of the institution have ...

AMBASSADOR ZUCKERMAN'S REMARKS AT CERT-RO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Friday, October 23, 2020

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October 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m.Online via Microsoft Teams   Good morning. It is a pleasure to be with you this morning as you discuss the many challenges we all face in cybersecurity; thank you all for your role in helping keep us safe from online threats. I would like to give special thanks to Prime Minster Orban, under whose leadership Romania has made great strides in addressing the many ...

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