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Vaccination campaign: Second stage includes people aged over 65, those with chronic diseases

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The National Coordination Committee of Activities on Vaccination against COVID-19 (CNCAV) states that the second stage includes the population at risk, represented by people aged over 65 and those registered with chronic diseases, regardless of age, depending on the indications of the vaccines used.According to a CNCAV release issued Monday, according to current scientific evidence, the category of "chronic diseases" includes any of the following diseases: ...

First batch of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to reach Romania on Wednesday

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Coordinator of Romania's national COVID-19 vaccination campaign Valeriu Gheorghita said on Monday that the first batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive in Romania on Wednesday.According to the military doctor, it is about 14,000 doses of vaccine. "On Wednesday about 14,000 doses of the first batch arrive. (...) In the first half-year, as far as I know, there will be 400,000 - 450,000 doses at the most. There are very few doses of the ...

US Ambassador in Bucharest , Adrian Zuckerman, ends term in office

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu on Monday received, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), the farewell visit of the Ambassador of the United States to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman, whose term in office has come to an end.Aurescu voiced the appreciation of the Romanian side for the activity of Ambassador Zuckerman, during his mandate in Bucharest, for his dynamic involvement in the development and strengthening of the bilateral ...

EconMin, determinate to facilitate French investors' access to Romanian market

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism Claudiu Nasui on Monday voiced his determination to facilitate the access of French investors to the Romanian market, by speeding up the debureaucratization process and ensuring a predictable legislative framework, favourable to intra-entrepreneurial initiatives.According to a press release sent on Monday, Claudiu Nasui had a meeting on Monday with the ambassador of the French Republic in Bucharest, Laurence ...

Gov’t to rewrite Recovery and Resilience Plan by end-Feb

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Government will review the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and develop a second version by the end of February, European funds' minister Cristian Ghinea announced in an interview with Digi 24 news channel on January 9.   Ghinea, a member of the USR-PLUS alliance, says the first version, drafted by ...

Trade balance deficit increases by 908 million euro, after 11 months of 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


- In the period 1.I-30.XI 2020, the FOB exports amounted to 57102.6 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 73536.4 million euro. - In the period 1.I-30.XI 2020, the exports decreased by 11.0% and imports decreased by 7.7%, compared to the period 1.I-30.XI 2019. - In the period 1.I-30.XI 2020, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 16433.8 million euro, 908.7 million euro ...

DNA requested approval for criminal probe of former PM Tariceanu

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) has asked the Attorney General's Office to notify President Klaus Iohannis about initiating a criminal investigation of Calin Popescu Tariceanu into bribe taking when Tariceanu was a prime minister, according to a DNA press statement.According to DNA, the request takes into account that, at this moment, there are aspects supporting the reasonable suspicion that the person whose criminal investigation is ...

Study: Romanians to be more cautious with money this year, but will not give up holidays

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Romanians will be more cautious with their budget this year, but will indulge their denied desires from last year, such as traveling, according to a market survey done by Wisemetry Research, sent on Monday.The study which took place between October 30 - November 4, 2020, had a purpose of informing the public regarding the challenges that occurred in the context of mobility restriction, as a prevention measure for the spreading of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The ...

Statistics: Average monthly income 5,302 lei in Q3, expenditures 83.8 pct

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


• The total monthly average income was, in nominal terms, 5302 lei per household and 2068 lei per person in Q III 2020. • In Q III 2020, the total monthly average expenditure of the population was 4444 lei per household (1733 lei per person), accounting for 83.8% of the total income.   The total monthly average income per household stood at ...

Cybersecurity: 54 percent of Romanians would report online banking fraud to police

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As people become more reliant on technology for various aspects of their daily life, there is more chance they could fall prey to cyber-crime if they do not take the adequate precautions.  Interested in cyber-security, Prolifics Testing analysed the latest data from the European Commission, who surveyed 27,607 Europeans to find out which European country is most likely to contact the police if they fall victim to online identify theft and ...

The Day of National Culture celebrated by the Philharmonic ‘ Enescu’, but without any public

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Starting with 2010, the Day of National Culture is celebrated every year on 15th January when the birth of poet Mihai Eminescu is commemorated. This year, the Romanian Academy celebrates the National Culture Day, in partnership with Philharmonic ‘ George Enescu’ under conditions imposed by the sanitary crisis, the event being recorded and broadcast later, during the same day, by Radio Romania Muzical, TVR 3 and Trinitas ...

Coronavirus : the number of vaccine doses received in Romania until now is almost 300,300

Monday, January 11, 2021

The coordinator of the national vaccination against Covid-19 campaign, Valeriu Gheorghita stated on Friday in an online debate organised by the College of Doctors Romania that our  country has received until now over 300,000 vaccine doses against Covid-19.   Gheorghita also stated that there were no severe or serious adverse reactions.According to him, cardiovascular chronic diseases, diabetes, ...

CNSU updated the list with the countries for which quarantine is necessary when returning to Romania

Monday, January 11, 2021


The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNUS) updated,on Friday the list with the countries/areas of epidemiological risk for which the measure of quarantine is necessary when returnig to Romania.The decision comes five days since the last update,3rd January respectively. Thus, according to CNSU decision, the yellow area, for which quarantine at home/ stated location for a period of 14 days includes the following ...

Anti-COVID vaccination campaign : 108,294 people immunized in total

Monday, January 11, 2021

The National Committee for the Coordination of Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 informs that, in the past 24 hours, 5,993 persons have been immunised against the novel coronavirus, with Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, according to data provided by the National Institute of Public Health, through the application of the National Electronic Register of Vaccinations.According to a release sent on Sunday, as many as 108,294 people have been vaccinated against ...

Bucharest ranks first in countrywide number of infected people with SARS-CoV-2

Monday, January 11, 2021

Most cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic and to date in Bucharest - 108,058, followed by the counties of Cluj - 31,821 and Iasi - 28,922, according to data transmitted on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).Moreover, Timis - 28,238, Constanta - 27,770, Brasov - 26,455, Ilfov - 25,997 and Prahova - 24,704 are the counties with a large number of cases.To date, 671,284 cases of people ...

More contagious UK strain confirmed in Romania

Monday, January 11, 2021

The new highly transmissible coronavirus strain that has initially been detected in the UK has been confirmed in Romania in a 27-year-old woman, the Ministry of Health informs on Friday.According to the source, the patient is in a "very good" clinical condition, is in isolation at home, supervised by the family doctor, according to the methodology in force."One of the SARS-CoV-2 strains sequenced between 5 and 8 January 2021 at the 'Matei Bals' ...

Minister Nasui: Zero tax on the minimum salary - absolutely achievable measure

Monday, January 11, 2021


The zero tax on the minimum salary is the best measure we can take to combat poverty and I hope it will be applied in agriculture as of 2022, where there are low wages and very high tax evasion, the Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Claudiu Nasui said Thursday evening."The zero tax on the minimum salary is the best measure we can take to combat Romania's biggest problem, namely poverty. It is an absolutely achievable measure if we have the ...

Finance Ministry draws 75 million lei from banks in addition to Thursday's auction

Monday, January 11, 2021

Finance Ministry on Friday drew 75 million lei from banks, in addition to Thursday's 801.8 million lei, at a coupon rate of 2.97% per annum for a benchmark government bond issue of a residual maturity of 117 months, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).The nominal value of the additional issue was 75 million lei, and the banks submitted bids for 295 million lei.The Finance Ministry is planning in January 2021 to raise ...

Popa (BNR): The drop in the monetary market indicator, ROBOR, a consequence of the improvement of the interbanking liquidity

Monday, January 11, 2021

The drop in the monetary market indicator, ROBOR, is, first, the consequence of the improvement of the interbanking liquidity, as well as the acknowledgement on the part of the market of the fact that the tensions of last year have been clearly reduced, stated Cristian Popa, member of the Board of the BNR.‘The drop in the monetary policy indicator, ROBOR, is, first, a consequence of the improvement of the interbanking liquidity. Similarly,it is about ...

Commission of European experts to investigate power grid incident that left northwest Romania without electricity

Monday, January 11, 2021


A commission of European experts will investigate the causes of the incident occurred Friday afternoon in the European power transmission system and which left several areas in northwestern Romania without electricity, sources from the Energy Ministry said."No one so far knows what the incident's causes are. A European commission has been set up to find out the circumstances of the incident," the sources said."This is an interconnection system ...

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