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Current account deficit, up 38.15pct, to 5.135 bln euro, six months into 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The balance-of-payments current account posted a deficit of 5.135 billion euro, in the first six months of this year, compared with last year's 3.717 billion euro, up 38, 15 pct, shows a press release of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) sent on Tuesday.Structurally, the balance of goods recorded a deficit by 1.486 billion euro higher, the balance of services registered a surplus by 104 million euro higher, the balance of primary incomes registered a deficit by ...

BNR: Romania's overall foreign debt went up by 4.25 billion euros in first 6 months

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Romania's foreign debt went up by 4.254 billion euros in the first 6 months, to 103.671 billion euros, according to data released by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) on Tuesday. In that period of time, the public debt went up by over 3.2 billion euros, to 37.982 billion euros, on the rise by 9.26%. On December 31, 2018, the total foreign debt was 99.417 billion euros, according to BNR. After 6 months, the total foreign debt went up to 103.671 billion ...

FDI up by roughly 30.2 pct in H1

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Romania in H1 2019 increased by roughly 30.2 percent to 2.322 billion euro from the same period of the year before, shows data released on Tuesday by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).Direct investments by non-residents totaled 2.322 billion euro (compared to 1.783 billion euro in H1 2018), with equity (including the estimated net reinvestment of earnings) amounting to 1.762 billion euro, and intercompany lending standing at 560 ...

French Embassy providing up to 5,000 euros in co-financing to NGOs for sustainable development projects

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The French Embassy and the French Institute in Romania are providing up to 5,000 euros in co-financing to non-governmental organisations implementing sustainable development projects."This year's themes coincide with three of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals: the socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable communities; the protection of aquatic biodiversity, and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Under its ...

Hotel or restaurant staff, the most in demand jobs over April-June

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


The staff for hotels or restaurants represent the most in demand categories of jobs in months preceding the  summer season, when recruiting almost doubled compared to January 2019, according to the study “Job Index” made by OLX. Over 110,000 people applied for 22,300 active ads in HoReCa field in the first 6 months of 2019. “Companies from Bucharest and Ilfov published most new employment ads for the ...

Romanian Naval Forces organises event on Romanian Navy Day in Constanta, Mangalia, Tulcea and Bucharest

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


The Romanian Naval Forces will organise on Wednesday and Thursday in Constanta, Mangalia, Tulcea and Bucharest a series of events dedicated to the Romanian Navy Day, a release of the National Defence Ministry (MApN) sent on Tuesday informs.According to the quoted source, the events will start on Wednesday, at 08:30hrs, at the Sailors' Cross Monument in Constanta, with a ceremony dedicated to the hero sailors, that will also be attended by National Defence Minister ...

Bukovina Museum - institution of national importance

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Government adopted on Monday's sitting a decision on granting the title of museum of national importance to the Bukovina Museum, informs a release of the Culture and National Identity Ministry (MCIN), posted on Tuesday on the website of the institution."The reason behind the issuance of this normative act and, implicitly, of the recognition of the Bukovina Museum as being of national importance is the fact that there are unique collections at national level in ...

PM Dancila: We are not considering restructuring in near future, we are thinking of reshuffle

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Chair of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, major at rule), Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, said on Monday, at the end of the meeting of the National Executive Committee, that the PSD is not considering a restructuring of the Government, but a reshuffle of the ministers who did not achieve results, while stressing that the party she leads does not accept an ultimatum from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE, minor at rule)."The PSD does not accept an ...

PM Dancila: ruling coalition not breaking up

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Chair of the Social Democratic Partyn (PSD), Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, said at the end of the meeting of the party's National Executive Committee, that the PSD members have opted for continuing the PSD-ALDE governing and that this viewpoint is to be communicated to the coalition partners."At today's Executive Committee we have addressed several important points for the PSD. A first aspect referred to the PSD-ALDE alliance, to the continuation of the ...

FinMin Eugen Teodorovici: the latest budget revision bill secures the full payment of public wages, pensions and investment projects

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


"The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has passed the 1-billion-leu mark for the first time. Where the Government took some measures, results were seen. The government deficit of 2.76pct is not in danger, although we have heard some discussions lately. The budget deficit will be met under the budget revision bill. The budget revision secures the full payment of public wages, pensions and investment projects. No one has to worry about it, I mean the citizens (...) It will not be ...

Ludovic Orban - campaign manager for presidential elections

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban announced on Monday that he was appointed as the Liberals' campaign manager in the presidential elections."Our goal is to win the presidential elections. In terms of the appointment of the campaign manager, it's not a surprise to anybody, it's clear that the PNL chairman is the one who should lead this campaign," Orban stated at the end of the PNL's National Political Bureau meeting. He ...

ForMin Ramona Manescu met Canadian ambassador in Bucharest Kevin Hamilton

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Romania's Foreign Minister Ramona Manescu on Monday welcomed Canadian ambassador in Bucharest Kevin Hamilton to discuss prospects for the development of Romanian-Canadian relationships, with emphasis on consistent security co-operation, according to a press statement released by the Foreign Ministry (MAE).Manescu highlighted close Romanian-Canadian co-operation within NATO, with an emphasis on security enhancement measures in the Black Sea region, as well as on ...

Annual inflation rate up to 4.1 pct in July

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Consumer prices were up 4.1% in July 2019 compared to July 2018. The annual rate calculated on the basis of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is 4.1%. The average consumer price rate based on the CPI over the last 12 months (August 2018-July 2019) as compared to the previous 12 months (August 2017-July 2018) is 4.0%. The average rate based on the HICP is ...

BestJobs survey: One employee in four hardly makes ends meet from what he/she earns

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Over a quarter of the employees admit that the money from their salary is not enough one month to another, therefore, not only do they fail to save anything, they also have to borrow more than ever from family or friends until the next salary to make ends meet, shows data from a survey conducted by an online recruitment platform.Another 27 percent of the respondents also find themselves in a situation of not having money until the salary and having to borrow, ...

Negative natural growth rate, in June 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


In June 2019 the number of recorded births decreased compared to May 2019. The number of recorded deaths was down from the previous month, and the number of recorded deaths of children under 1 year increased in June 2019 compared to May 2019. The number of recorded marriages increased and the number of recorded divorces dropped in June 2019 compared to May ...

New manufacturing orders up 5.4 pct in H1

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

In June 2019, the new orders in manufacturing overall (domestic market and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, decreased by 9.5% compared to the previous month and were down 2.8% from the same month of the previous year. In the 1.I-30.VI.2019 period, the new orders in manufacturing rose in nominal terms by 5.4% compared to the 1.I-30.VI.2018 period. New orders for the ...

Industry turnover, up 6.2pct in H1

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

In June 2019, the industry turnover per total (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, decreased both compared to the previous month by 7.6% and compared to the corresponding month of the previous year by 0.2%. In the priod 1.I-30.VI.2019, compared to the period 1.I-30.VI.2018, the industry turnover (domestic and non-domestic market), in nominal terms, increased by ...

Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence system in Romania completes scheduled update

Monday, August 12, 2019


NATO's Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defence site in Romania completed a long-planned update on Friday (9 August 2019). This update, which has been taking place across the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defence system fleet, did not provide any offensive capability to the Aegis Ashore missile defence system. The update is part of the United States European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defence, which was announced in ...

Protests on August 10 in Bucharest and several cities in Romania

Monday, August 12, 2019


 Georgian Enache, the spokesperson of the Romanian Gendarmerie, said on Saturday evening that the fences in front of the Government were moved because there was a need to resize the space, as in Victoria Square, according to estimates, there were 24,000 people."We did not want any incidents to occur and we created the necessary space," explained Georgian Enache.The fences will not be moved anymore, because they have already reached the sidewalk in ...

Attending signature collection event, President Iohannis says he needs a signal from Romanians

Monday, August 12, 2019

Attending an event in Bucharest's University Square collecting signatures endorsing his bid for re-election this autumn, President Klaus Iohannis said he needed a signal of support from Romanians, adding that the Romanians that the state 'needs to be reconfigured', as majority Social Democratic Party (PSD) has steered Romania close to failure."I started with the National Liberal Party (PNL) a campaign for collecting signatures. There are very many people in ...

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