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Constanta Casino, among the most threatened heritage sites in Europe this year

Friday, March 16, 2018


 Constanta Casino is among the most threatened heritage sites in Europe this year. During the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Europa Nostra, the leading heritage organisation in Europe, and the European Investment Bank ...

Brasov County hit by the floods in the recent days

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Minister of Interior, Carmen Dan, on Thursday visited several localities in the Brasov County that were hit by the floods in the recent days, Brasov Prefect Marian Rasaliu said. Previously, the Minister of Interior visited the Augustin locality in Brasov, also hit by the floods, where he met with the representatives of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the Brasov County Water Management Service and the Water Administration of the Olt River.On the same ...

CSAT meeting on 20 March

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The meeting of the Country's Supreme Defence Council, led by president Klaus Iohannis is due to take place next Tuesday, starting with 12:00 hrs, at Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the Presidential Administration informs in a press release.The meeting's agenda features topics with regard to: the activities carried out by institutions with attributions in national security in 2017 and their main objectives for 2018; the Cyber Security Operative Council in 2017 and ...

EC proposes setting up European Labour Authority, to be based in Romania

Thursday, March 15, 2018


The European Commission proposes the setting up of a European Labour Authority, that could be based in Romania, European Commission Representation head Angela Cristea told a news conference on Wednesday."The European Commission makes three proposals. The first is the setting up of a European Labour Agency. The second recommendation is that all freelancers benefit from a minimum package of six social protection services. The third is the establishment of a ...

Romania is to gain full membership in OECD as soon as possible, OECD's Gurria says

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Romania will gain full membership of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) "as soon as possible," Secretary General of the OECD Angel Gurria stated on the occasion of the meeting of the OECD Council members, which took place in Paris on Wednesday, where our country was represented by coordinator of the Department for Sustainable Development Laszlo Borbely.According to a release of the Government, State Counselor Laszlo Borbely presented ...

President Iohannis asks Parliament to reexamine amendments to ANI law

Thursday, March 15, 2018

President Klaus Iohannis has called on Parliament to reexamine a law supplementing Law 176/2010 on integrity in the discharge of public duties, amending and supplementing Law 144/2007 on the establishment, organisation and operation of the National Integrity Agency (ANI)."The legislative action under review is in reality a leniency measure for lawmakers that removes the effects of a ban generated by the violation of conflict of interest rules for the future. The ...

ActiveWatch: banning the expression of some critical views to the abuses of the ruling persons is a violation of the Constitution

Thursday, March 15, 2018


ActiveWatch is demanding that the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and its chair Liviu Dragnea publicly announce their support for the right to free speech and reconsider the statements on the promotion of a law aimed at sanctioning people defaming Romania abroad."ActiveWatch expresses its concern about the intention of PSD chair Liviu Dragnea to reintroduce political censorship in Romania. (...) ActiveWatch considers that denouncing to European institutions the ...

Prince of Wales's Foundation Romania at 3-year milestone: A look at countryside support efforts, 1 ml GBP investment

Thursday, March 15, 2018

In the past three years The Prince of Wales's Foundation Romania has raised or invested about one million pounds, with funding coming from donors from the United Kingdom, Romania, the Czech Republic or the US, the charity's Executive Director Aura Woodward told Agerpres in an interview.Woodward detailed the programs Prince Charles's foundation carries out to support small Romanian village producers, as well as efforts to recover the built heritage, along with ...

Romania will host regional centre for Black Hawk helicopters equipping and maintainance

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Companies ROMAERO and Sikorsky - part of the Lockheed Martin - on Wednesday signed an industrial partnership agreement based on activities to ensure the long time participation of several companies in the national defence industry of Romania to assembly, equipping, customization and maintenance works of the multi-mission helicopter Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk.The centre in Bucharest will be the only one authorized by the Lockheed Martin group to equip and maintain ...

EY Barometer: Investments plans of 85% of the Romanian companies, questioned due to fiscal uncertainty

Thursday, March 15, 2018

According to the latest EY Barometer, 92% of the local business leader don’t endorse the growth pattern of the Romanian economy base don consumption increase, while 99% companies support a country strategy orietend to a sustainable growth, romaniajournal.ro reads. For 74% of the companies in Romania, acceleration of the organic growth and inevstments in the existing operations represent top priority. The Romanian Business environment Barometer ...

Three-month ROBOR inter-bank interest rate dips to 2.03 percent

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The 3-month ROBOR inter-bank offered interest rate has dipped on Wednesday to 2.03 percent, from 2.05 percent on Tuesday, the National Bank of Romania (BNR) data say. Thus, the 3-month ROBOR index revolved to its 8 February 2018 value. As for the 6-month index, it has also dropped on Wednesday to 2.36 percent, the one-month ago similar level, on 13 February 2018. According to BNR data, at the beginning of 2018, the ROBOR parked at 2.05 ...

Elbit Ltd. charged in the US for corruption allegations in Romania deal

Thursday, March 15, 2018


The Securities and Exchange Commission in the US (SEC) announced that it has charged Israel-based Elbit Imaging Ltd. for violating the books and records and the internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), business-review.eu informs. According to the institution, Elbit and Plaza Centers NV, an indirect subsidiary ...

Eurostat: Romania, highest industrial production growth in the EU y.o.y

Thursday, March 15, 2018

In January 2018 compared with December 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.0% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, romaniajournal.ro reports. In December 2017, industrial production rose by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28. In January 2018 compared with January 2017, industrial production increased by 2.7% in the euro area ...

The new orders in manufacturing increased in nominal terms by 21.5% compared to January 2017

Thursday, March 15, 2018

- In January 2018, the new orders in manufacturing overall (domestic market and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased by 9.2% compared to the previous month and were up 21.5% from the same month of the previous year. New orders in the manufacturing industry, overall (on the domestic and external market), increased in January 2018, both as compared to the previous month by 9.2 pct and the corresponding month of the previous year by ...

The industry turnover, in nominal terms, increased by 20.7% in January 2018 compared to January 2017

Thursday, March 15, 2018

- In January 2018, the industry turnover, per total (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased compared to the previous month by 2.2% and compared to the corresponding month of the previous year by 20.7%.  The turnover in industry grew in January 2018 in nominal terms by 20.7pct, as compared to January 2017, the data released on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) inform.The most ...

Survey: Cigarettes' black market exceeds 2.8 billion lei in 2017

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Romanian state cashed no tax for rd 16pct of the cigarettes consumed last year in Romania, which means that 2.8 billion lei (equivalent of 640 million euro) have parked to the smuggling rings, according to a release by the British American Tobacco sent on Wednesday.Over 4.3 billion cigarettes were sold in 2017 on Romania's black market and the authorities' steps as regards the illicit cigarettes traffic materialised in total captures of rd 150 million smuggled ...


Thursday, March 15, 2018

In the fourth quarter of 2017: the average number of pensioners was 5229 thousands persons, increasing with 5 thousands persons as against of the previous quarter; the average monthly pension was 1132 lei, increasing with 2.4% as against the previous quarter; the average state monthly social insurance pension was 1071 lei, and the ...

Six restaurants in Bucharest, selected to participate in Gout de France / Good France event

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Chefs from six restaurants in Bucharest have been selected to take part in the fourth edition of the "Gout de France / Good France" event, which takes place on March 21.According to a press statement released by the French Embassy in Romania, chef Samuel Le Torriellec (L'Atelier), chef Sorin Miftode (Le Bistrot Francais), chef Lucian Horotan (Gargantua d'Oro), chef Ionel Chituleasa (Naan Food & Drink Studio), chef Dumitru Bucsa (Winestone) and chef Nicusor ...

Flu death toll reaches 100 people

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The number of people who died because of the influenza reached 100, according to an information from the National Centre for Surveillance and Control of Communicable Diseases. The last person who died because of the flu had a pre-existent medical condition and was not vaccinated against the flu.She was a woman of 78 from the Alba County, specifies the abovementioned ...

DefMin Fifor: NATO Eastern flank's states share same concerns, from risks, threats' view

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The states on the NATO Eastern flank share several same and particular concerns, from the view of perceiving risks and threats to security, on Tuesday said the Defence Minister Mihai Fifor, in the opening of the Defence ministers' reunion with the countries participating in "Bucharest 9 Initiative" (B9)."From where we stand, the convergence of the national approaches on current topics of security and defence of the Euro-Atlantic area, implies a more applied ...

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