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MApN requests Parliament's approval for initiating awarding procedures of works contracts at Kogalniceanu Base

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Ministry of National Defense (MApN) requested Parliament's prior approval for initiating the awarding procedure of the contracts for the design and execution of works at the 57 Air Base of Barracks 888 "Mihail Kogalniceanu". The Joint Standing Bureaus decided on Tuesday to send the letter to the Defense Committees."Romania wants to consolidate its status as a state - pole of stability on the eastern flank of the EU and NATO, in the military area, included, and this ...

Coronavirus death toll in Romania reaches 1,216

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Six more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have passed away, taking the death toll to 1,261, the Strategic Communication Group informs Tuesday. It is about five men and a woman, aged from 64 to 92 years old, all of whom with a medical history. A number of 146 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last information that brings the total case count to 18,429, the Strategic Communication ...

IntMin Vela: Covid-19 disinformation campaigns funded, can lead to economic destabilisation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Interior Minister Marcel Vela said on Monday evening that disinformation published online denying the existence of the novel coronavirus is part of a financed campaign that can lead to economic destabilisation."The information war, if you will, has several purposes or several substrates. One of them is that of destabilisation, distrust, chaos, and challenging the authorities. Because, if we are to see the forest from the trees, if you allow me the metaphor, it is ...

EU meeting regarding managing the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as coordinating measures to ease restrictions

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Foreign Ministry's Secretary of State for European Affairs Iulia Matei emphasized at the informal video conference of EU Ministers and Secretaries of State for European Affairs that the "lessons learned" during the management of the COVID-19 crisis should be put to use, including in debates regarding the future of the Union, with a view to identifying the most effective tools and mechanisms for strengthening cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a ...

JusMin Predoiu met British ambassador Noble to discuss combat of human trafficking

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Justice Minister Catalin Predoiu and British Ambassador Andrew Noble met on Tuesday to discuss combating human trafficking as well as aspects related to bilateral judicial cooperation and the UK's joining the Lugano Convention."The gravity of human trafficking and the disappearance of persons require concerted and vigorous action by all law enforcement institutions in Romania. Combating this phenomenon until it gradually disappears must be a priority for the ...

Gov't will prolong support measures for domains that continue to be affected by restrictions

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated that the Government wants to maintain until June 1 all the support measures granted during the state of emergency, and, from this date, will prolong them for "those domains that continue to be affected by restrictions, among them the entertainment industry."The head of the Executive consulted on Tuesday with representatives of the music industry regarding government support measures for the creative industries and about the ...

Citu: Economy will look different after this period, many companies will invest in technology

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Economy will look a bit different after this crisis period, we will have many companies investing in technology, and the government will have a challenge to create jobs and keep here the one million Romanians who came back from abroad, finance minister Florin Citu considers. “Before the crisis, Romania had a problem with labour force. It would be a pity not to succeed in creating jobs to keep these people in the country. I think we will succeed ...

CFA Romania: Forbidding sale of state shares in companies may affect capital development

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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The bill forbidding the same of state shares in companies for two years  adopted by Senate recently can affect the development of capital market in Romania and will not help economic recovery this year and the years to come, CFA Romania analysts consider. Financial analysts consider inopportune to narrow down the possibility of free transaction for shares held by the Romanian state. They show that protecting the state's economic interests should ...

Economy Minister wants Strategy for continuation of Cernavoda Units 3 and 4 project rescinded

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Ministry of Economy sent National Company Nuclearelectrica SA the request to complete the agenda of the June 12 Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, one of the items being the rescinding of the strategy for the continuation of the project for the Cernavoda Units 3 and 4 by organizing an investor selection procedure, informs a company release to the Bucharest Stock Exchange."The National Company Nuclearelectrica SA ("SNN") informs the ...

Govt. funds urban plan to help with Rosia Montana's inclusion on UNESCO heritage list

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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The Public Works, Development and Administration Ministry (MLPDA) announced it would finance the drafting of the general urban plan (PUG) at Rosia Montana, to serve for the site’s inclusion on the UNESCO heritage list. The announcement came as MLPDA approved the 2020 financing for the drafting or update of general urban plans or local urban regulations (RLU) for county and local councils. The ministry received financing ...

Court rejects Liviu Dragnea’s jail release request

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice (HCCJ) rejected on Monday, May 25, the appeal filed by former Social Democrat leader Liviu Dragneaagainst the execution of his jail ...

Archbishop of Tomis Teodosie officiated the Easter Service on Tuesday night

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Archbishop of Tomis, Teodosie has taken an unusual stance, announcing last week he will conduct a new Easter religious service Tuesday night, as the service on Easter in April could not be officiated with the participation of believers due to the lockdown imposed by the state of emergency. “Due to the state of emergency prompted by the SARS-CoV- 2 pandemic, believers could not attend the service in full communion with the clergy. ...

PM Orban: 6 December, the most probable date for parliamentary elections

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Prime-minister Ludovic Orban stated on Saturday that 6th December is the most probable date for parliamentary elections, but he mentioned that it must be seen how strong the epidemics is during the respective period and if it allows the organization of an electoral campaign.‘ As regards the parliamentary elections, they must be organized on 6th December the earliest, as there must be a connection to the ending of the mandate of the present parliament and the ...

New successful international mission completed by Coast Guard under FRONTEX aegis

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Patrol boat MAI 2114, belonging to the Mangalia Ships Group, returned on Monday morning to its base port after a mission of approximately 3 months in the Aegean Sea, carried out under the aegis of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency FRONTEX, informs a press release. According to the Coast Guard, between March 16 - May 22, the 23 members of the MAI 2114 crew, belonging to the Coast Guard, carried out a rapid intervention operation at the border "RAPID ...

MApN specialists on mission to Alabama, US

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Romania's Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Monday wished success to a specialist team from the country's National Defence Ministry (MApN) who are going on a mission to the US state of Alabama to offer support to local governments in the fight against COVID-19, emphasising that between the United States and Romania there is a "solid" strategic partnership that generates common actions in all fields of activity."There is a team of 15 doctors, nurses, and CBRN ...

Romania's coronavirus death toll rises by three to 1,207

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Another two people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, taking the number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,207, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday morning. In the week of May 18 - 24, 42.4% of the total cases of COVID-19 in our country were registered in Suceava, Bucharest, Neamt, Botosani and Arad, informs on Monday the National Institute of Public Health (INSP). According to an INSP report, considering the ...

Govt. to pass loan guarantee scheme for large companies

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Government will endorse in its next meeting a support scheme to guarantee loans extended by banks to large companies and subsidize part of the interest, according to the head of the prime minister's office, Ionel Danca. The support scheme follows the model of IMM Invest, a program designed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It will be adopted by emergency ordinance in next week's government meeting, Danca said on Thursday, ...

Convergence Programme for 2020: Government debt estimate at 40.9 pct of GDP in end-year

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The share of gross government debt according to the European Union methodology will be 40.9 per cent of the GDP at the end of 2020, compared to 35.2 per cent in 2019, according to the Convergence Program for 2020 published by the Ministry of Public Finance ( MFP)."Given the contraction of the economy of about -1.9 per cent, a depreciation of the national currency against the euro, the main currency in which public debt is denominated and a deficit calculated ...

Convergence programme for 2020: Economic activity expected to show serious drop in Q2 (-14.4pct)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The economic activity in Romania will see a severe drop in the second quarter of this year, by 14.4 per cent, while the impact on the manufacturing industry in the mentioned period will be about 18 per cent, and the decline in manufacturing textiles and clothing, leather, and also in the automotive industry will exceed 35 per cent, according to the 2020 Convergence Programme published by the Ministry of Public Finance (MFP)."The forecast of gross domestic product ...

Over 400,000 jobs lost in Romania since mid-March

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Over 0.4 million labor contracts were terminated in Romania from the outset of the state of emergency, on March 16, until Friday, May 22, according to data centralized by the Labor Inspectorate and published by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. Of the 403,459 employment contracts terminated, 71,603 are in the sector of services for households (including retail), 71,300 in the manufacturing industry, and 59,583 in ...

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