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Survey: Over 55 pct of Romanians believe in coronavirus existence, whilst 12 pct say it is a fake

Friday, July 31, 2020

Over 55 pct of Romanians believe in the existence of the novel coronavirus, whilst 33 pct have doubts about its existence, and 12 pct believe it is a fake, found a survey by market research company Novel Research, conducted at the initiative of Provident Financial Romania.Perception varies depending on the place of residence. Whereas among urban Romanians the percentage of those who believe that the virus is a fake is less than 7 pct, in rural areas the percentage ...

Wearing mask - mandatory at seaside promenade areas

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Constanta County Committee for Emergency Situations decided, on Thursday afternoon, to institute an additional protection measure against SARS-Cov-2 infection, which provides for the wearing of a surgical mask by the people who frequent promenade areas of tourist resorts, said Constanta County Prefect George Niculescu.According to Prefect George Niculescu, in all seaside tourist resorts of national interest, in the traditional areas where agglomerations are ...

No special requirements, mandatory measures for Romanian nationals entering Bulgaria

Friday, July 31, 2020

Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) reported on Thursday that there are currently no special requirements or other mandatory measures for Romanian nationals entering or transiting through Bulgaria."The Bulgarian authorities have adopted new measures for people entering Bulgaria. Thus, under an order of the Bulgarian minister of health that came into force on July 28, 2020, Romanian nationals arriving from Romania no longer have to produce a bona fide declaration ...

Vasile Dancu nominated to take over position of temporary president of PSD National Council

Friday, July 31, 2020

Marcel Ciolacu, PSD acting chairman, announced on Thursday, after the meeting of the Executive Committee, that he nominated Vasile Dancu for the position of temporary president of Social-Democratic Party - PSD National Council. The meeting also validated several candidacies for sector mayoralties in Bucharest.  Moreover, the social-democrats want to organize a congress on August 22. Ciolacu pointed out he requested the head of DSU, Raed Arafat, to mention the conditions ...

PSD decided to submit motion of censure in August

Friday, July 31, 2020

PSD's (Social Democratic Party) acting chairman Marcel Ciolacu on Thursday informed that the Social Democrats have decided to submit the motion of censure against the Orban Government in August."We have decided to submit the motion of censure in August," said Ciolacu, after the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the ...

PNL, USR-PLUS, agreement for common candidates in Bucharest

Friday, July 31, 2020

PNL (liberal party, at rule) has reached an agreement with USR-PLUS in the homestretch on common candidates for the Bucharest district city halls. On the other hand, another right-wing party, PMP, founded by former president Traian Basescu, has been left out, as USR-PLUS did not agree to give up a district city hall to PMP. So, according to this agreement, PNL would have candidates for district 3, 5 and 6, while USR-PLUS will propose candidates for ...

Receiving five foreign ambassadors in Cotroceni Palace on the occasion of presenting the letters of accreditation

Friday, July 31, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday received at the Cotroceni Palace the ambassadors of Serbia - Stefan Tomasevic, Brazil - Maria Laura da Rocha, India - Rahul Shrivastava, Pakistan - Zafar Iqbal and Poland - Maciej Lang.He hailed the taking over by the new ambassador of their mandates and wished them good luck in their activity while also assuring them of the entire support of the Bucharest authorities in their activities meant to develop their countries ...

Expert: Romania is important candidate to host US troops relocated from Germany

Friday, July 31, 2020


Romania could be one of the important candidates for the relocation of American troops from Germany, says Janusz Bugajski, an analyst for CEPA (Center for European Policy Analysis), one of the most important American think tanks specializing in Central and Eastern European issues. "Romania is for the Trump administration a door for three important regions: Russia, Moldova, and the Western Balkans. Increasing the number of troops in Romania would be a ...

In phone conversation, ForMin Aurescu invites Algerian counterpart Boukadoum to Bucharest

Friday, July 31, 2020

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Thursday with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum to assess the current state of bilateral relations and the ways in which they are developed, as part of Romania putting forth a draft of a joint declaration for the establishment of a roadmap to deepen bilateral co-operation between the government of Romania and the government of Algeria.According to Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE), the ...

Regina Maria frigate completes new international mission under NATO flag

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Regina Maria F-222 frigate, with an IAR-330 Puma Naval helicopter on board, returned on Thursday to the Constanta Military Port at the end of an international mission within NATO SNMG -2 Standing NATO Maritime Group Two.According to the Chief of Romanian Navy Staff (SMFN), the Romanian ship carried out, July 9-29, military operations and training activities under combat scenarios in various Black Sea environments of action - sea, underwater and air - at NATO ...

Gov't wants a partnership with the business environment to make economy more dynamic

Friday, July 31, 2020


The government wants a partnership with the business environment, the Romanian and foreign investors, to make the economy more dynamic and "really" increase the Romanians' living standards, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Thursday, at the end of his working visit to the Automecanica Medias Industrial Park in Sibiu County."We wanted to be here today, at Automecanica, to see a successful project through which a private investor managed to create an industrial ...

 Gov't supports Sibiu County University Hospital, a bold, indispensable project

Friday, July 31, 2020

The government supports the construction of the Sibiu County University Hospital, as it supports all projects to develop the quality of medical services, Prime minister Ludovic Orban said on Thursday in central Sibiu, after participating in the presentation of the site of the new medical facility."Our presence here is a guarantee of the support of the Romanian Government for the project of the Sibiu County University Hospital. It is a spectacular project, an ...

Law against discrimination at work comes into force in Romania

Friday, July 31, 2020


A law to penalize discrimination at work came in force in Romania, with fines ranging from RON 1,000 to RON 20,000 (EUR 200 - 4,000), Ziarul ...

Official statistics: Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stays 5.2 pct this June

Friday, July 31, 2020

Unemployment rate in June 2020 had the same level as the one recorded for the previous month (5.2%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 0.5 percentages points. Romania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate kept steady at 5.2 percent this June, the same as in May, the the National Institute of Statistics ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries with the lowest unemployment rate, in June

Friday, July 31, 2020

In June 2020, the month when COVID-19 containment measures started being phased out in most Member States, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8%, up from 7.7% in May 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 7.1% in June 2020, up from 7.0% in May 2020. Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were in the Czech Republic (2.6%), Poland (3%), Germany and Malta (both with 4.2%), the Netherlands (4.3%), Bulgaria (4.4%), ...

KeysFin analysis: Unemployment rate in Romania is rising and could reach 6.5% this year

Friday, July 31, 2020


The unemployment rate is on the rise and may reach 6.5% this year, but Romania remains under the European average of 7.1% or the U.S  one of 11% in June 2020, according to a study published by KeysFin on Thursday. According to INS data, the number of jobless people (15-74 years old) grew to 463,000 in May, the unemployment rate growing by 0.4% against April, to 5.2% (the highest level in the last three years). At the same ...

European Commission approves new "Protected Designation of Origin" for "Adamclisi" wine

Friday, July 31, 2020


The European Commission on Thursday approved the request for the inclusion of "Adamclisi" wine from Romania in the European register of "Protected Designation of Origin" (PDO) products, reads a release of of the Community's Executive.Thus, the "Adamclisi" wine will be included in the list of the 1,170 wines already registered with "protected designation of origin".The wines produced under the name "Adamclisi" can be white, red or rosé, produced ...

Blue Air to introduce flights from Bacau to Bucharest, Cluj, Paris, Munich, Cologne

Friday, July 31, 2020

 Blue Air airline introduces as of October 1 flights from Bacau to five new destinations - Bucharest, Cluj, Paris, Munich and Cologne, according to a release issued by the airline on Thursday.Starting with October 1, Blue Air will operate weekly four flights from Bacau to Bucharest Otopeni, three flights to Cluj Napoca, two flights to Paris Beauvais, two flights to Cologne and two flights to Munich, the release said.The new routes will be ...

President Iohannis: If pandemic doesn't get worse and we take strict measures we can have elections

Thursday, July 30, 2020


President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday stated that local elections can be organised in September if the COVID-19 pandemic doesn't get worse and strict measures are being taken. "Personally, I am convinced that, if the pandemic doesn't get worse and we take strict and specific measures, we can have elections. And I want to be very clear when speaking about the elections: we will organise everything very well for the people to be safe when coming to vote. For it's not more ...

The number of daily Covid-19 cases remains high: 1,182

Thursday, July 30, 2020

There have been 1,182 new cases of COVID-19 infections reported in Romania in the past 24 hours, out of 22,049 processed tests . 30 people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in the last day, while the number of patients in intensive care registered a new record high: 377. Overall 48,235 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in our country since the start of the pandemic. 24,446 patients were declared cured and 3,870 developed no symptoms and ...

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