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Bucharest, 6th most polluted city in Europe

Friday, August 16, 2019

Bucharest ranks 6th as most polluted city in Europe, which is why concrete steps to improving air quality are required, on Thursday said the City Hall (PMB) in a communique."As for the fake information spread in the public space by the representatives of some political parties who do not understand or deliberately ignore the benefits of the project presented by the Bucharest Mayor Gabriela Firea, through which an electronic vignette is introduced for the road ...

Metallica donates EUR 250k for #1 Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital of Romania

Friday, August 16, 2019


Metallica has donated EUR 250,000 for the erection of the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital of Romania, thus joining the #NoiFacemUnSpital / #WeMakeAHospital initiative, on Thursday announced on Facebook the Daruieste Viata /Give Life Association. The announcement was made in a Facebook post by the organisation on Wednesday evening. It posted a picture of the two initiators and the members of the band. The ...

Art Safari back on the prowl

Friday, August 16, 2019

Curated by acclaimed local and international experts, the annual Art Safari is one of Eastern Europe’s largest and most exciting arts events. Its promise is to showcase new and historical Romanian masterpieces and international art to over 125,000 visitors through the Central Pavilion, Museum Pavilion, International Program, and educational programs. BR found out what visitors can expect this year. This September, ...

PM Dancila: We don't want for the ALDE to leave the governance; stability is needed

Thursday, August 15, 2019

 Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila stated on Wednesday in Falticeni that the Social Democrats do not wish for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) to leave the governance because Romania needs stability."We don't want for the ALDE to leave the governance. We have never wanted this thing, but it is their option. (...) Romania needs stability and I believe that both the PSD and the ALDE should realise ...

Rovana Plumb and Dan Nica will hold,during the next period, interviews for the position of European commissionaire

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rovana Plumb and Dan Nica will hold during the period to come interviews  with the chairman of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for the position of European commissionaire stated sources in Brussels for MEDIAFAX. Initially, the date of 14th August was announced as the day for discussions. According to the sources quoted by the French daily Liberation, Romania, France, Italy, Belgium, Croatia and Portugal have ...

MFP approves important changes to Fiscal Code, Code of Fiscal Procedure

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Ministry of Public Finance (MFP) has approved a set of important changes in the Fiscal Code and the Code of Fiscal Procedure after consultations with business leaders that lasted more than a year, says Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici.The draft piece of legislation containing these changes is published on the MFP website, according to a MFP press statement released on Wednesday.According to the statement, MFP is continuing efforts to support ...

ANEIR: cutting down the funds for exports promotion, - serious proof of economic obscurity

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Cutting off the funds for the promotion of exports at the recent budgetary regulation represents a serious proof of economic obscurity, according to a press release of the National Association of Exporters and Importers of Romania (ANEIR). ‘A national premier (maybe European) the government of the country has cut down the funds for the Programme for the promotion of exports (PPE). At the recent budgetary regulation out of the 20 million lei ...


Thursday, August 15, 2019


 • As against the same quarter of 2018, the Gross Domestic Product recorded an increase by 4.4% for the unadjusted series and by 4.6% for the seasonally adjusted series; • In the first semester of 2019, as against the same period of the previous year, the Gross Domestic product increased by 4.7% for the unadjusted series and by 4.8% for the seasonally adjusted series; • The seasonally adjusted series of quarterly Gross ...

Volume of construction works, up 23pct in H1

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Compared to the previous month, in June 2019, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 6.7% and fell, as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 2.8%. 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 ...

Wholesale trade records 7.1 pct leap in H1

Thursday, August 15, 2019

As against the previous month, in June 2019 the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), in nominal terms, decreased as gross series by 3.7% and increased as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 1.2%. As against the corresponding month of the previous year, the wholesale turnover (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles), ...

Nuclearelectrica: there is no increase of the level of radiations in Romania, following the explosion in Russia

Thursday, August 15, 2019


The level of radiations on the territory of Romania did not increase, following the explosion in Russia, stated on Wednesday Cosmin Ghita, the general manager of Nuclearelectrica, in a press conference.He was asked by the journalists if he received any information in connection to the incident of Russia. ‘We didn’t receive any information different from the public one. It is a military incident.  As CNCAN (National ...

Industrial output down 0.6 pct in H1 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

In June 2019, industrial production decreased by 7.0% as gross series compared to the previous month and was down 1.0% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production fell by 6.6% as gross series and dropped 4.1% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. In the ...

Polluting cars to be banned in downtown Bucharest starting next year

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Polluting cars will banned in the downtown area of Bucharest and the drivers of cars registered outside Bucharest and Ilfov will have to pay a tax to enter the capital starting next year, according to a project put up for public debate. Bucharest mayor made the announcement on Wednesday, August 14, and said that the drivers of cars that are not registered in Bucharest or Ilfov county will have to pay an electronic vignette of RON 10 per day or RON ...

Timisoara to host Central European Film Festival between 28 August and 1 September

Thursday, August 15, 2019


The Central European Film Festival in Timisoara (CEFFTM) returns between 28 August and 1 Septembrie with movies, film concerts and debates on the rEvolutions topic, in several public and cultural spaces in Timisoara, thus marking 30 years since the Revolution of December 1989.Furthermore, the EuroFest Association, which is the organiser of the event, is promoting the 2021 European Capital of Culture through the events to be unfolding in the Union Square, Aula ...

Iohannis, about the agenda of talks with Trump

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


On an official visit to Washington DC on August 19-20, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis will discuss with his US counterpart Donald Trump several important issues, including energy security and the Visa Waiver programme.The meeting occurs at the invitation of President Trump. "This is a meeting that I and President Trump have wanted for some time. There are extremely important issues that need to be discussed and reiterated: the Strategic Partnership, security ...

Calin Popescu Tariceanu: I won't be part of an impotent government

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE – minor at rule) president Calin Popescu Tariceanu declared he did not agree with the reshuffle variant presented by premier Viorica Dancila, saying that the government is now functioning out of inertia and the head of the Executive should make a powerful gesture. “I am not content with this answer (the premier's answer about reshuffle) and I will explain how things are as I have seen lately many ...

PSD to file criminal complaint against Liberals who "misinformed" population on budget rectification

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule, ed.n.) announced on Tuesday that it will file a criminal complaint against the National Liberal Party (PNL) representatives who "misinformed", "knowingly" about the budget rectification."The PSD condemns the way in which PNL knowingly misinforms the population regarding the budget rectification. The recent statements of some PNL leaders accusing the Government of having 'falsified' financial data and of 'stealing 10 ...

BNS: Real budget revision most likely in November, current one just window dressing

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The real budget revision will be probably carried out in November, considering the evolution of certain spending categories, the National Trade Union Bloc (BNS) said in a statement; the union organization cautions that shifting the budgetary pressure to the last two months of the year means an unjustified postponement that is dangerous for budgetary stability.According to BNS, the government has gone for window dressing in the current budget revision, the real ...

DIICOT: Romanian victims of human trafficking, decreasing in recent years

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The number of Romanians victims of human trafficking has decreased by 25pct in recent years as a result of the "Information at Home, Safety in the world!" campaign initiated two years ago by the Ministry for Romanians Everywhere (MRP), MRP senior official Ilie Stanica told an event under this campaign carried out in the south-eastern city of Tulcea on Tuesday."The tangible results of this initiative are a decrease of crime on the part of Romanians in host ...

Iohannis wants to discuss in CSAT about Huawei's access to the tender for 5G networks

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Tuesday regarding the 5G technology that in Romania "some people are not worried enough" and this topic should also be discussed in the Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) meeting."Here, some people are not worried enough. (...) They don't realise what is really happening. I believe that we should also discuss in the CSAT," Iohannis told an informal meeting with the press.When asked whether a meeting ...

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