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Romania promulgates application measures to EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


 President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Monday a law approving Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 204/2020 establishing measures for the implementation of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, regulating the right of entry and residence in Romania.The law was adopted on March 17 by the Chamber of Deputies as a decision-making ...

57,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in Romania on Tuesday

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A number of 57,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive on Tuesday at the "Cantacuzino" National Institute for Medical-Military Development Research.According to a press release of the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on Vaccination against COVID-19 (CNCAV), the transport is provided by the manufacturing company, and the vaccine doses will be brought to Bucharest by land."The doses will be stored at the National Storage ...

Three Covid patients die in 'Victor Babes' Hospital's mobile ICU following oxygen system malfunction

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  Three Covid patients have died at the mobile Intensive Care Unit of the 'Victor Babes' Hospital in Bucharest, apparently due to the malfunction of the oxygen supply system, the Health Ministry informed on Monday."The Ministry was informed via the Operational Center for Emergency Situations that three patients lost their lives at the mobile Intensive Care Unit run under the coordination of the Interior Ministry's Department for Emergency Situations, ...

Simple motion against Minister of Health, submitted by PSD

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition) deputies Alfred Simonis announced, on Monday, the submission of the simple motion against Minister of Health Vlad Voiculescu requesting its debate this week."I know that it is perhaps unprecedented in Parliament for a motion to be tabled against a minister twice in the same session. The truth is that we have had ministers confused by their lives and their role in ministries, but it seems that no ...

Orban: Exclusive political responsability for keeping Min.Voiculescu belongs to party that supports him

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban declared on Monday that the "exclusive" political responsibility for keeping Vlad Voiculescu at the helm of the Ministry of Health belongs to USR (Save Romania Union) PLUS (Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity), pointing out that the moment Prime Minister Florin Citu considers that if a Cabinet member is affecting the good functioning of the Government, he can decide on changing them."As for ...

Romanian troops deployed to Poland as part of air defence detachment

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The soldiers providing the ninth national rotation of the Air Defence Detachment participating in the NATO Battle Group in Poland left on Monday for the military base in Bemowo Piskie, to participate in an enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) mission.According to a press statement released by the Defence Ministry, the Romanian contingent, consisting of about 100 soldiers serving with the 288th Milcov Battalion under the 282nd Unirea Principatelor Armoured Brigade ...

Cyber Defense Command at Locked Shields 2021 exercise

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 The Cyber Defense Command of the Ministry of National Defense (MApN) participates, with a team of 21 specialists, between April 13-16, in the international cyber defense exercise Locked Shields 2021.The online exercise, planned and organized by the NATO Center of Excellence for Cyber Defense in Tallinn, Estonia, is attended by teams from allied and partner states made up of professionals in the field, military staff and civilians, the Ministry of ...

National Recovery and Resilience Plan, sent to Brussels

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


The Ministry of European Investments and Projects (MIPE) has submitted to the European Commission all the extended components of Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), and minister Cristian Ghinea will discuss them in Brussels, April 12-16 April.According to an MIPE press statement released on Monday, some components sent are in a first version, and other components have been modified two or three times to include observations from the ...

President Iohannis promulgates law on jail sentence for ilegal export, import of military products

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

On Monday, President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law that provides for imprisonment from 5 to 12 years for the illegal conduct of export, import, intermediation, transit and transfer operations from or into the territory of Romania, of military products such as smooth-bore weapons, bombs, torpedoes, missiles, land vehicles, warships, aircraft, special aircraft engines for military aviation.The law has as object of regulation the modification and ...

ErnstYoung: Horatiu Tepes, Bilka CEO is Entrepreneur of 2020 in Romania

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Horatiu Tepes, Bilka CEO, was named on Thursday evening as the winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year - Romania 2020.According to a press release from EY, he competed for the grand title with 38 other business leaders and will represent Romania in the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year World Final on June 10, 2021.Bilka is a 100 pct Romanian company, from central Brasov, market leader in Romania in the field of roofing, specializing in the ...

Most deaths in February were caused by diseases of the circulatory, respiratory systems

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 The most deaths registered in February 2021 were caused by diseases of the circulatory and respiratory system, in third place being tumors, reads a National Institute of Statistics (INS) release sent on Monday.The number of deaths registered in February 2021 was 23,720 (12,498 men and 11,222 women), by 4,670 (2,720 men and 1,950 women) fewer than in January 2021. The number of deaths of children under 1 year, registered in February 20, was 83, down 3 ...

Average net nominal wage income decreases to 3,365 lei in Feb 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


- In February 2021, the average gross nominal earnings were 5497 lei, with 52 lei (-0.9%) lower than the one registered in January 2021. -The average net nominal earnings were 3365 lei, decreasing as against the previous month with 30 lei (-0.9%). - The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities ...

Romania among the EU countries with the highest increase in retail, in Feb

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


In February 2021 compared with February 2020, the calendar adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 2.9% in the eurozone and by 2.2% in the EU, with Romania being among the EU countries with the highest increase in the retail trade, showed data published on Monday by the European Statistical Office Eurostat.Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in total retail trade volume were registered in Portugal (-15.4%), Slovakia ...

Exhibition of painted icons on ostrich eggs – starting on 15th April at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


An exhibition of painted icons on ostrich egg will  be opened on Thursday starting at 5 p.m. in the Hall ‘ Tancred Banateanu’ in the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant.‘By exhibiting the author collections, 60 icons painted on ostrich eggs made by Mariana Andone –Rotaru, in thematic association with painted icons on glass in the collections of the Peasant Museum, we will present the audience an original approach of the Eastern ...

President Iohannis: Prince Philip remains a source of inspiration

Monday, April 12, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to Charles, Prince of Wales, after the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Presidential Administration informs."In the name of the Romanian people and in my name, I want to send my sincere condolences and deep sorrow over the huge loss suffered by Your Majesty and the entire Royal Family. His ...

PM Citu: When we'll have 10 million Romanians immunised we will consider giving up mask

Monday, April 12, 2021


Prime Minister Florin Citu on Friday said that his and the Government's goal remains to vaccinate 10 million Romanians against COVID "as soon as possible," adding that once this threshold is reached, the authorities will be able to consider giving up the protective mask."My goal and that of the Government I lead is to vaccinate as many as 10 million Romanians as soon as possible. For this we have two goals: until June 1, the immunisation of 5 million people; ...

Major companies planning to build vaccination centres in Romania

Monday, April 12, 2021

 Romania's major foreign investors have expressed their willingness to build vaccination centers for their employees and presented this idea to the government, president of the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) Ramona Jurubita said on Friday, on the occasion of the online conference "Upgrade Romania - investments, the lifeblood of the economy", organized by DC News"We met [on Thursday] with the Prime Minister to see how we can return to the new normal. ...

 Ilfov county remains in red scenario, followed by Bucharest

Monday, April 12, 2021

Ilfov remains the county with the largest incidence rate, 8.5 cases per thousand inhabitants, dropping from the previous day (8.58), followed by Bucharest, with 6.67 cases per thousand inhabitants, from the previous day of 6.81, according to the data communicated on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).The county of Teleorman has entered the red scenario, registering an infection rate with SARS-CoV-2 of 3 cases per thousand inhabitants, rising ...

Minister Voiculescu: Just six more beds available in intensive care units in Romania

Monday, April 12, 2021

Romania currently has only six free beds in intensive care units for COVID-19 patients, Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu said on Sunday."I have said many times that the situation is not an easy one. I have used the critical word several times. For three months we have been trying to find solutions. We have reorganiSed the COVID-19 hospitals by ministerial order 555 so that patients have access to appropriate care services. I'm not just talking about COVID-19 ...

New batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine expected in Romania on Monday

Monday, April 12, 2021

  A new batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine consisting of 511,290 doses will arrive in Romania on Monday by air at the airports in Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara, according to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).Shipment to the storage centres is provided by the manufacturing company, including by land, with the vaccines doses being transported under optimal safety conditions, in special containers, ...

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