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BT sees 2.5% annual economic growth over 2020-2022

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Romania's economy could see an average annual growth rate of 2.5% over the 2020-2022 period, according to Andrei Radulescu, chief economist of Banca Transilvania (BT). The three-year period captures last year's plunge, followed by the recovery expected in 2021-2022.   The key driver would be the 6.7% advance of productive investments. R?dulescu also mentions the real financing costs remaining at a low ...

The entities from the UK which supplied in Romania banking services need authorisation from BNR

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The entities from the UK which supplied in Romania banking services need authorisation from the National Bank of Romania starting with 1stJanuary 2021 or competent authority from another member state of the EU, according to press release of the central bank‘Starting with 1st January 2021, the entities from the UK ( including those authorised in Gibraltar) which supplied in Romania, on 31st December 2020, banking ser vices, payment or electronic ...

Industrial production drops by 10.2% during first 11 months of 2020

Thursday, January 14, 2021

- In November 2020, industrial production decreased by 4.8% as gross series compared to the previous month and was down 0.6% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. - Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production fell by 3.4% as gross series and was up 0.4% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. - In the ...

Former chief terrorism prosecutor Bica loses appeal in cassation to serve 4 years in jail

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Former head of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Alina Bica will serve a 4-year-in-prison sentence handed to her in 2019 in a case in which she was accused by the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) of favouring businessman Ovidiu Tender, as a five-judge panel of the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal in cassation filed by Bica."The panel is hereby denying as unfounded the appeal in cassation filed by ...

President Iohannis called last week's violence against the Capitol as a "sad" event

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that he was determined to get involved in taking the Romania-US strategic partnership further and called last week's violence against the Capitol as a "sad" event."American democracy is a very solid one and it will outlive this stage, but it is sad what happened at the Capitol. We all saw the images there, but the new Administration will effectively take over its responsibilities and I am determined to get involved in ...

State of alert in Romania extended by 30 days from January 13

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Romanian government approved at a meeting on Tuesday extending by 30 days the state of alert in Romania from January 13.According to a governmental press statement, the decision on extending the state of alert and establishing measures to be applied during it to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was adopted as placed on the agenda of the government meeting.The measures to contain and control SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus ...

PM Citu approves request to European Commission for Romania to get 8 million extra doses of vaccine

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Prime Minister Florin Citu has announced having approved on Tuesday the submission to the European Commission of a request for Romania to get an extra 8 million doses of BioNTech / Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine out of 200 million additionally negotiated at European level."We are securing the vaccine doses needed to immunise as many citizens as possible who want to protect themselves against COVID-19. Today I have approved submitting to the European Commission a ...

First batch of Moderna vaccine enters Romania at Nadlac II border point

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The first batch of Moderna vaccines arrived in Romania on Tuesday night, by land, entering the country through the western Nadlac II Border Crossing Point, the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Arad reported.The vaccines were brought in by truck, escorted by police, and border formalities lasted a few minutes, with the lane secured for passage.The truck immediately left for Bucharest, escorted by Police and Gendarmerie crews.The ...

Iohannis: I don't think it's good idea for vaccination certificate to be used for circulation of Europeans

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that he did not consider it a good idea to use the COVID-19 vaccination certificate for easier circulation of European citizens, pointing out that this would create a discrimination framework."Personally, I don't think this is a good idea. This would create a framework of discrimination that is simply unacceptable. I believe that there should be a vaccination certificate and this certificate will also exist also here ...

INSP - weekly report: 38.1% of deaths - in Bucharest, counties of Constanta, Timis, Bihor, Iasi

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) reported on Tuesday that 38.1% of all deaths in people infected with the novel coronavirus were recorded in the week of January 4-10, 2021, in Bucharest and in the counties of Constanta, Timis, Bihor and Iasi.According to the weekly report, 37.4% of all cases are from Bucharest, Timis, Cluj, Ilfov and Iasi.Since the beginning of the pandemic until now, one in 66 cases has been reported in medical ...

Former PSD minister dies following COVID-19 infection

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Bogdan Stanoevici, a former Social Democrat (PSD) minister has died in hospital where he has been admitted since early December when he had been infected with the novel coronavirus. Actor by profession, Stanoevici, aged 62, was minister for Romanians in Diaspora several years ago in Victor Ponta Cabinet, but he was also manager of the Metropolitan Circus in Bucharest and ran in the presidential elections in ...

UK Embassy: Romanian seasonal workers may work in UK; visa - available up to 6 months

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Seasonal workers from Romania may work in the United Kingdom this year, the visa ensuring a stay of up to six months, shows a message from the British Embassy to Romania.Romanian citizens looking for seasonal work in the UK will be welcome in 2021. The pilot project for seasonal workers, initially launched in 2019, has been extended for one year, in addition to those who want to come to work on farms in the UK for a period of up to six months, according to a ...

CSM notifies Judicial Inspection about how Adina Florea conducted investigation into Kovesi case

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Section for Prosecutors unanimously decided on Tuesday to notify the Judicial Inspection to look into the possibility that Adina Florea, a prosecutor with the Special section investigating magistrates, committed a disciplinary violation while exercising her duty in bad faith, or serious negligence, in relation to the manner in which she ordered in 2019 the measure of judicial control against Laura Kovesi, reads a press release of the Superior Council of Magistracy ...

AG Scutea submits request to President Iohannis for approval of criminal investigation of former PM Tariceanu

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Attorney General Gabriela Scutea on Tuesday submitted to President Klaus Iohannis a request from the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) for the approval of a criminal investigation of Calin Popescu-Tariceanu into bribe taking."Today, January 12, 2020, the Attorney General's Office with the Supreme Court has submitted to the President of Romania a report on the criminal investigation of a person who at the time of the misdeeds was holding the office ...


Wednesday, January 13, 2021


- As against the same quarter of 2019, the Gross Domestic Product recorded a decrease by 5.7% for both unadjusted series and for the seasonally adjusted series; - In the period 1.I-30.IX 2020, as against the same period of the previous year, the Gross Domestic product decreased by 5.0% for the unadjusted series and by 4.5% for the seasonally adjusted series; - The seasonally ...

Over half of active jobs in Romania in 2020 were college graduates

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Over half of jobs (52%) active in Romania in 2020 were in the White collar category, while a third (33%) were blue collar, according to data released by Best Jobs, an online recruiting site, on Tuesday.According to BestJobs, only 15% of all active jobs last year were represented by management and team coordination positions.   Remote jobs, which could be performed from home, were the “stars”of ...

Producers in Tarnava Mare area organised in associative structure to carry on "Flavours of our neighbourhood" Project

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Producers from the Tarnava Mare area, who participated in the EU funded home delivery of traditional food baskets "Flavours of our neighbourhood" / Bucate din vecinatate Project, initiated by the Women's Neighborhood Association of Saschiz through the Local Action Group (LAG) Dealurile Tarnavelor, decided to set up an associative structure in order to be able to continue to sell their products, after the non-reimbursable financing ended."The number of orders ...

Timber tracking system SUMAL to be ready at the end of January

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The new version of the Automated System for Timber Tracking SUMAL will be ready on January 31, environment minister Tanczos Barna told television station Antena 3 in an interview."At the end of the month, on January 31, the system is ready. Data will be uploaded into the system," the minister said, quoted ...

HealthMin Voiculescu: By vaccination, in 6-9 months we could get rid of pandemic

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

  Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu underlined on Monday that the pandemic can be stopped by vaccination in six to nine months and that, in order to earn time, the imposed sanitary rules must be observed."By following the rules, we can earn time and save the lives of the most vulnerable, and we will get rid of it by vaccination. It is the first time we have a real chance, a hope that, in a defined time, somehow defined, we can talk about six to ...

The Romanian Orthodox Church gets involved in the SARS –Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


The Chancellery of the Holy Synod sent on Friday to all eparchies in the country the informative leaflet Vaccination Against COVID-19 in Romania, at the suggestion Col.Dr.Valeriu Gheorghita, the chairman of the national committee for the coordination of the vaccination against SARS-Cov-2.   The Chancelleries sent the document together with the request to put it at the disposal of the clergy and non-clergy ...

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