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In wake of Microsoft Exchange attack, Romania voices concerns over all forms of hostile cyber activities

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry joins international condemnation of the malicious cyber activities targeted at the Microsoft Exchange Server and the hacking campaign of the APT40 group.According to a statement issued Monday in the context of the EU and NATO statements on a series of malicious cyber activities targeting critical infrastructure, the Foreign Ministry reiterates the messages issued by these organizations."The Foreign Affairs Ministry ...

Statement by the North Atlantic Council in solidarity with those affected by recent malicious cyber activities including the Microsoft Exchange Server compromise

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

1. We observe with increasing concern that cyber threats to the security of the Alliance are complex, destructive, coercive, and becoming ever more frequent. This has been recently illustrated by ransomware incidents and other malicious cyber activity, targeting our critical infrastructure and democratic institutions, as well as exploiting weaknesses in hardware and software supply ...

Minister of Environment opposes the EU Forest Strategy

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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  The minister of Environment, Water and Forestry Tanczos Barna signed, together with 10 other EU ministers, including those from Austria, Hungary, Poland, France and Germany, a letter to Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission for the European Green Agreement for 2030, in which he criticizes the EU Forest Strategy.   In an interview with the Hungarian press, Tanczos Barna ...

Minister of European Investments and Projects, EBRD Vice President discuss PNRR, POC financing

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Minister of European Investments and Projects Cristian Ghinea discussed on Monday with the Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Alain Pilloux, about the financing opportunities of the European programmes starting this year, both through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and through the operational programmes with cohesion funds, a press release sent by the relevant ministry informs.During Monday's ...

PM Citu: Soon-to-be estimates show two-digit economic growth in Romania for 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Some estimates soon to be announced show an almost two-digit economic growth for 2021, Prime minister Florin Citu said Sunday at a reunion of the County Coordination Committee of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Cluj."We are all here because we believe in liberalism and we believe that only through liberalism can we develop Romania. We have shown in these few months of governing that if one is investing - and by the way, this year, the first quarter, is for ...

BNR: Economic activity will continue growth in Q2, Q3, earlier than anticipated

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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  The members of the Council of Administration of the Romanian National Bank (BNR) estimate that economic activity will continue to grow in the second and third quarter at greater pace than estimated in May, but in gradual deceleration in relation to the first quarter, according to the minutes of the monetary policy session of July 7, 2021.According to the source, the members of the Administration Council of the BNR signalled that, given the ...

Government debt accounts for 49.7 pct of GDP January through May 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Public debt (government debt) rose at the end of the first five months of 2021 to about 527.5 billion lei, compared to 526.7 billion lei, after the first four months, according to data centralized by the Ministry of Public Finance (MFP).Relative to GDP, government debt fell to 49.7 pct of GDP at the end of May, from 49.9 pct of GDP at the end of April.Medium- and long-term debt is 510.9 billion lei and short-term debt is 16.5 billion ...

The pandemic reshapes employees' perception of ideal workspace - Skanska study in CEE

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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According to Skanska’s survey among people in CEE, nowadays nearly half of office workers in Poland, Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic go to the office every day, and now they have specific preferences regarding their workplace. These include a quiet space and high office standards (e.g. safety, relaxation, working in the open air), which are the most frequently indicated key factors in the region that motivate people to work from the ...

Statistics: Length of sewerage, water supply, natural gas distribution pipelines, increasing in 2020

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The length of the potable water supply network in Romania increased by 1.8% in 2020 from the previous year, while the length of sewerage pipes was 4.7% higher, and the natural gas distribution network increased by 3%, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to official statistics, as of December 31, 2020, the length of the potable water distribution network was 88,065.1 km, 1,546.3 km higher in the ...

Romania is among the EU countries with the largest decreases in construction works, in May

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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In May 2021 compared with April 2021, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector increased by 0.9% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In April 2021, production in construction fell by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU. In May 2021 compared with May 2020, production in construction increased by 13.6% in the euro area and by 11.6% in the ...

In September, the Day of Business Opportunites dedicated to the Islam Republic of Iran

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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His H.S dr. Seyed Hossein Sadat Meidani, the new ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentionary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Romania made a visit to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest (CCIB), the Press Office of CCIB informs in a press release.   At the beginning of the meeting, Iuliu Stocklosa, chairman of CCIB made a short presentation of the Bucharest Chamber and of the economic ...

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides: Delta variant of the coronavirus creates a fragile and dangerous situation

Monday, July 19, 2021

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The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said on Friday in Petresti, Dambovita County, that more efforts are needed in the next period regarding the vaccination against COVID-19, especially that the Delta variant of the coronavirus creates a fragile and dangerous situation at the same time.Stella Kyriakides said that the number of cases of people infected with coronavirus has increased in the last two weeks, with the advent of ...

HlthMin Mihaila: We want to encourage family physicians, officials, priests to get involved in vaccination

Monday, July 19, 2021

Health Minister Ioana Mihaila said on Friday in Petresti, Dambovita County, that in order to ramp up COVID-19 mass vaccination in the countryside, the Health Ministry is considering encouraging the involvement of family physicians, local administrations and priests.Moreover, the minister said, an ordinance is underway to allow family physicians to receive extra money for home vaccination."We want to encourage family physicians, local ...

Traveling is safe to Spain, as long as rules are observed

Monday, July 19, 2021

Spanish Embassy in Bucharest on Friday said that increased COVID-19 incidence rate in this country in the recent day is "negative" news, but that the indicator should be taken into account in the current context of the epidemiological situation, which is "positive" at the global level, due to the advance of the vaccination campaign, which means that Spain remains a "safe" tourist destination, and ready "to offer visitors a pleasant experience, and safe and sure ...

ANAT requests introduction of rapid testing as alternative method of entry to Romania

Monday, July 19, 2021

Romania's National Association of Travel Agencies (ANAT) is asking the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) to allow the entry to Romania of unvaccinated foreign tourists only on the basis of rapid testing, the travel agencies' umbrella organization informed in a release .ANAT chairman Dumitru Luca says that this measure is already applied by most European states."In order to support tourists who, for personal reasons, have opted ...

Romania joins as observer-associate Community of Portuguese Speaking States

Monday, July 19, 2021

The heads of state and government of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) approved Romania's accession to the organization, as an observer-associate, during the meeting that took place in Luanda (Angola), on Saturday, July 17, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informed.Romania's accession to the CPLP was initiated in 2019 and involved completing all stages required by the organization's regulations. Based on the contributions of the ...

Chief of Defence Staff Head, in US talks about operationalization of weapons systems recently acquired by Romanian army

Monday, July 19, 2021

 The Chief of the Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, discussed with the American military officials about the operationalization as soon as possible of the weapons systems recently acquired by the Romanian army, according to a release sent on Sunday by the Ministry of National Defense (MApN).According to the source, the head of the Defence Staff paid a visit to the United States of America from July 12 to 18, during which he met with the ...

The law ratifying the agreement of the governemts of Romania and the US for cooperation on nuclear-energy projects in Cernavoda was promulgated

Monday, July 19, 2021

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President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday the law regarding the ratification of the agreement between the government of Romania and the government of the US regarding the cooperation for the nuclear-energy cooperation in Cernavoda and the  civil nuclear sector in Romania, signed in Bucharest,on 9th December 2020 and Upper Malboro, 4th December.   The agreement will be valid for a period of ...

The law regarding the Agreement between the government and the ministers cabinet of Ukraine referring to cooperation in the technical –military domain was promulgated

Monday, July 19, 2021

President  Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday the law for the ratification of the agreement between the Romanian government and the ministers’ cabinet of  Ukraine regarding cooperation in the technical –military domain, document signed on 5th September 2020  in Bucarest, shows the Presidential Administration.   The provisions of this agreement aim  at the ...

Eurostat:Romania, among EU countries with highest June 2021 annual inflation rate

Monday, July 19, 2021

 The annual inflation rate in the European Union fell to 2.2% in June 2021 from 2.3% a month previously, with the highest rates being reported by Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Romania, show data published on Friday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).Compared with May, annual inflation fell in twelve member states, remained stable in four and rose in eleven. Included among the latter is Romania, where the annual inflation rate rose ...

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