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Art Safari takes place in Bucharest between September 16-26

Friday, September 17, 2021


Romanian heritage and contemporary works of art worth over EUR 9 million are exhibited at Art Safari, one of the largest local events dedicated to visual arts, according ...

Buzau Land gets closer to obtaining the UNESCO Global Geopark title

Friday, September 17, 2021


Two UNESCO experts arrived in Romania on Wednesday, September 15, for a field mission to evaluate the Buzau Land (Tinutul Buzaului), the country's candidate for the Global Geopark title. They are set to spend several days in the area to take the pulse of the local community and meet with mayors, entrepreneurs, locals and teachers.   The experts' visit represents the last stage of the project evaluation ...

UNTOLD brought to Cluj-Napoca over 35 million euro

Friday, September 17, 2021

The organizers of the UNTOLD Festival, that took place between September 9-12, announce over 35 million euro stayed in Cluj-Napoca."Of the over 265,000 participants, that's how many attended this year all four days, some of them can still be seen on the streets of Cluj-Napoca. The organizers estimate that, of the total number of participants, 25 pct are from Cluj County, 15 pct from abroad, and the remaining 60 pct coming from all around Romania. This year saw ...

Ursula Von der Leyen, expected in Bucharest on 24th September

Thursday, September 16, 2021


President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen is expected in Bucharest on 24th September on a symbolic visit, to mark the approval of the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience (PNRR), say governmental sources for News.ro.   The head of EC has on her agenda several joint events with premier Florin Citu, among which a visit to the Universitar Hospital Bucuresti which will benefit from funds through PNRR, the ...

Senate's Dragu files challenge with CCR: PM should be obliged to come up with proposals for ministers

Thursday, September 16, 2021

  The President of the Senate, Anca Dragu, said that she filed a challenge with the Constitutional Court on a legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the Government of Romania and the Prime Minister of Romania, on the one hand, and the Romanian Parliament, on the other."I ask the Constitutional Court to establish the existence of a legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the Romanian Government and the Prime Minister, on the ...

PNL's Orban: President can solve crisis today; simple solution: 15 minute tete-a-tete

Thursday, September 16, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis can solve the political crisis today, with all the tools at his disposal and the constitutional obligation to get involved, Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday.According to him, "the coalition is currently in a cease fire"."The president can solve the crisis today. He has everything he needs to solve the crisis and it is his constitutional prerogative, it is his constitutional ...

PM Citu: Don't want to shutter economic activities over 3/1000, green certificate - proposal to stay open

Thursday, September 16, 2021


Prime Minister Florin Citu stated on Wednesday that the Government doesn't want to shutter economic activities if the incidence rate of COVID-19 cases is over 3 per thousand, but is taking into account introducing for private events of the wedding and baptisms type, but also in restaurants and cafes the measure of monitoring through the green certificate for COVID.The Prime Minister was asked by journalists at the Victoria Government Palace when the green ...

Tataru: I will discuss with Prime Minister about mandatory anti-COVID vaccination of employees in hospitals, schools

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Nelu Tataru, honorary adviser to Prime Minister Florin Citu and former Minister of Health, said he would discuss with the prime minister on Wednesday a possible mandatory vaccination or testing for COVID-19 of hospital staff."At the moment, the discussions are about the obligation of some vaccinations or some tests, but the decisions will be made in the next period (...), we are thinking about everything that means state structures, everything that means ...

Premier wants the smuggling issue be approached by CSAT

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Premier Florin Citu wants that the issue of smuggling be approached in the Supreme Council for the Defence of the Country (CSAT) so that a solution can be implemented as soon as possible.   This was made during a press conference held at the Victoria Palace, after the premier was asked what chances Romania has to get into Schengen, if a plane, which is supposed to belong to the smugglers of Ukraine, flew ...

Minister of Energy: Romanian state to subsidize electricity bills for 13 million Romanians

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Romanian state will compensate the electricity bills for approximately 13 million Romanians who have a monthly consumption between 30 kWh and 200 kWh, Minister of Energy Virgil Popescu said on Wednesday in a briefing at the end of the Government meeting."I presented today in the Government in first reading the draft emergency ordinance for subsidizing the Romanians' electricity and gas bills," he specified.The minister showed that the ...

S&P doesn’t see imminent fiscal risk in Romania

Thursday, September 16, 2021


International rating agency S&P said on September 14 that it does not expect imminent risks to Romania’s near-term fiscal consolidation following the resignation of USR-PLUS ministers on September 7. “Nevertheless, should the political deadlock persist, it could disrupt progress on much-needed fiscal reform,” it concludes on a note leaving the door open to a rather broad range of scenarios, ...

Survey: Romanian investors are more likely to invest in stocks and cryptocurrencies in the next 12 months

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Romanian investors are more likely to invest in shares and crypto assets in the next 12 months according to a recent survey ordered by eToro, the multi-asset investment platform. In the next three months Romanian investors think that technology and energy will present the best investment opportunities.   The Retail investor Beat survey asked 6000 retail investors from 12 countries, including Romania, in which ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the European Union countries where industrial production increased in July

Thursday, September 16, 2021

In July 2021, the seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU, compared with June 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2021, industrial production fell by 0.1% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU. In July 2021 compared with July 2020, industrial production increased by 7.7% in the euro area and by 8.3% in the ...

Romania, among the last in the EU to the amounts allocated by the Government for R&D

Thursday, September 16, 2021

In 2020, the total government budget ...

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Bogdan Aurescu, Foreign Minister of Romania and National Security Advisor to the President

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September 14, 2021  National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Bogdan Aurescu, Romanian Foreign Minister and National Security Advisor to the President. Mr. Sullivan congratulated him on the 10th anniversary of the Joint Statement on the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership and of our missile defense ...

Minister Aurescu, telephone conversation with National Security Advisor to President of the United States

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Tuesday with the National Security Advisor to the President of the United States, Jake Sullivan, on which occasion the two high officials hailed the 10th anniversary, on September 13, of the adoption of the Joint Declaration On Strategic Partnership For The 21st Century Between The United States Of America And Romania and the signing of the Agreement on the location of the United States Ballistic ...

Foreign Ministry official: We expect to have clear accession Schengen perspective 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


  Romania expects to have a “clear perspective” of joining the Schengen  area, the  secretary of state for European Affairs, Iulia Matei conveyed on Tuesday, in a joint press statement with her French counterpart, Clement Beaune.   “We talked about Schengen and Romania's  accession to the Schengen area. We restated Romania's expectation that a favorable ...

President Iohannis - meeting with Enel Group representatives; talks focused on challenges facing energy market

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis welcomed on Tuesday, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace a delegation from Enel Group, headed by Francesco Starace, CEO, context in which the head of state conveyed the need for a joint effort of energy companies and authorities to identify the most appropriate measures and tools to protect vulnerable consumers, but also companies in the productive sector, strongly affected by the current rise in prices in the field."During the ...

Sources: EC will endorse Romania's Resilience Plan by September 24

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The European Commission will endorse Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) by the end of this month, most likely before the visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to Bucharest on September 24, according to ...

European Parliament:Same-sex marriages and partnerships should be recognised across the EU

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Rainbow families and same-sex couples should have the same freedom of movement and family reunification rights as others Commission should take action against Romania, Hungary and Poland for breaches of EU values   The EU should lift all obstacles facing LGBTIQ people when exercising their basic rights, say MEPs. ...

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