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Study: over 50% of the young people in Romania lost their trust and motivation in the emergency state

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Over 60% of the young people in Romania got bored at home during the emergency state and 56% of them lost their trust and motivation in their own forces, show the data of the study Insights PulseZ, a national barometre meant to identify the reactions and behaviour of the young people in the period of emergency.Moreover, according to the study, the brisk interruption of the daily activity led to emotional imbalance for some of them. In total, the study Insights ...

Kelemen Hunor: UDMR not to sign censure motion

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The chairman of Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), Kelemen Hunor, said on Wednesday that his party will not sign a censure motion, which he does not "see" as a "catastrophe, being a constitutional instrument", but neither does he think it is appropriate in times when there are other problems."We will not sign a censure motion, that is one hundred percent. (...) When it exists [the motion], then we can go into details (...). I don't think that in times ...

Anticorruption head, German ambassador discuss combating corruption, fraud with European funds

Thursday, July 30, 2020

 The chief prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), Crin Nicu Bologa, met with Germany's ambassador in Bucharest, Cord Meier-Klodt, in the context of Germany's holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a DNA release informs.The two dignitaries addressed topics related to mechanisms to combat corruption and fraud against the financial interests of the European Union, as well as rule of law at national and ...

Meeting between Defense Minister - Head of NATO Special Operations Headquarters

Thursday, July 30, 2020


 The Minister of Defense, Nicolae Ciuca, and the head of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, had, on Tuesday, a meeting with Lieutenant General Eric P. Wendt, commander of the NATO Special Operations Headquarters.According to a release sent by the Ministry of National Defence (MApN), the agenda of discussions included current subjects of the North Atlantic Alliance, with emphasis on allied efforts in the context of the COVID-19 health ...

President Iohannis: US soldiers are always very much welcome in Romania

Thursday, July 30, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday stated that the US soldiers are always "very much welcome" in Romania and that the global movement of troops of the US is meant to support allies on the Eastern Flank of NATO.He held a press conference at the Cotroceni Palace on Wednesday, on which occasion the journalists asked him about the announcement made by the US in relation to the intention to withdraw some of the US soldiers from Germany."I have listened ...

Gov't will attempt to double children's allowances in very short time

Thursday, July 30, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday stated that doubling allowances might not be possible to do in one day, but he still wants this to become reality."This is a very difficult context we are dealing with right now, in epidemiological, economic, budgetary and electoral terms. And we cannot leave any of these factors aside. We really and sincerely want to increase allowances and pensions, but the problem is that from sincerely wanting something to happen to ...

PM Orban: Budget deficit worrisome, requires utmost caution with all spending increase

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday that the budget deficit is worrisome and all spending increase must be handled with caution. "The budget deficit should not be compared to the deficit of other years. Not only Romania, but the entire world is faced with a pandemic that has generated a severe economic crisis. This economic crisis has led to the closure of a lot of activities and has diminished the Romanian state's revenues from taxes, fees and other dues. The ...

Gold reached a new historic maximum: 258.8486 lei/gramme

Thursday, July 30, 2020


The gold gramme got more expensive on Wednesday by 2.69 lei ( 1.05%) up to a quotation of 258.8486 lei, from 256.1546 lei, as the BNR announced on Tuesday, with a new record value.For the European currency, BNR showed on Wednesday a rate of 4.8342 lei for one euro, more by 0.07 bani against the quotation of 4.8335 lei for one euro, established in the previous meeting.In exchange, the leu appreciated by comparison to the American dollar, the rate ...

Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Duchy of Luxembourg sign protocol to develop economic cooperation

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The leadership of the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIB) and that of the Romania - Luxembourg Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIRL), together with the representatives of the Honorary Consulate of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Bucharest, signed on Wednesday a collaboration protocol for the development of economic relations between the two parties, a CCIB release mentions.The document was signed on behalf of the Bucharest Chamber of ...

Culture Minister: If infections do not decrease in number, show halls and cinemas will remain closed

Thursday, July 30, 2020

If the daily figures regarding infections with the novel coronavirus do not record a decrease, show halls and cinemas will remain closed even in September, said Culture Minister, Bogdan Gheorghiu, in an interview granted to Agerpres."We all miss entering a show hall, to not have the care of weather conditions or to enjoy a movie at the cinema. The film distribution industry, cinemas and the entire professional branch is feeling the abrupt effects of these ...

Analysis: Bulgaria is the winner of tourism in the region, by drawing half of the tourists who naturally chose to go to Turkey or Greece

Thursday, July 30, 2020


Bulgaria drew, over the last two months, 50% of the tourists who normally went to Turkey or Greece, as it is the most permissive destination for the Romanian tourists, shows an analysis made by Travel Planner tourism agency which shows that in the last two months, there were over 1,800 clients to gave up on Greece and Turkey to go to Bulgaria in August and September. This destination got a number of tourist with medium and over medium income who are willing to spend more ...

Orban: Parliament decision on election date is in obvious conflict of interests

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Premier Ludovic Orban thinks the Parliament decision on the date of parliamentary elections represents a conflict of interests since peole who would approve that bill would be in a conflict of interests and would be interested in extending their mandate as much as possible. He pointed out that specialists were analyzing ways of attacking the will at the Constitutional Court. “I don't remember Parliament setting the date of elections in 30 years' ...

Analysis: Race for Bucharest mayor gets more complicated

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The race for the Bucharest mayor seat, the most prominent position in Romania's local administration, is getting more complicated as the elections are getting nearer. While the Liberals and the reformist block USR-PLUS continue to disagree on supporting joint candidates in the local elections, incumbent mayor Gabriela Firea, of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) could lose votes to a newly-formed alliance. Nicusor Dan, the ...

COVID-19: new restrictions may take effect from 1 August

Wednesday, July 29, 2020


The Government might take new measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus infections, with PM Ludovic Orban saying that proposals will be submitted today and adopted in the government sitting on Wednesday. Among the new restrictions that might be enforced as of August 1 there is wearing the facemask in open air, crowded spaces but also the limitation of the programme for certain terraces and clubs. “The only ...

Dr. Rafila: The number of coronavirus cases will not drop if rules are not followed

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

If the coronavirus prevention measures are not followed, the country will not see the number of cases go down, Alexandru Rafila, Romania’s representative to the World Health Organization (WHO), told local television ...

IRES Survey: 7 in 10 Romanians are afraid they might get infected with Covid-19

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Three quarters of Romanians are very and pretty concerned about the situation prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic in Romania, while 7 in 10 are afraid they might get infected as well, says an IRES survey released on Tuesday. Only 16 Romanians in 100 personally know someone infected with SARS CoV-2 virus. The study reveals that one Romanian in 20 has got tested for Covid-19 on his/her own initiative, while 6% say they took the test upon the ...

Arges, the first county in Romania where the facemask becomes mandatory in open spaces

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Arges is the first county in Romania where wearing facemasks becomes mandatory in public open spaces. The measure is coming into force as of Wednesday morning, Arges prefect Emanuel Soare has announced. Arges county has doubled the number of COVID-19 cases in the past 2 weeks. The measure is compulsory in in open air spaces in all localities in the county for all inhabitants where there are more then two people, except for the children below ...

ForMin Aurescu underscores need to stimulate economic exchanges and mutual investments with Poland

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday received the agreed Ambassador of the Polish Republic in Bucharest, Maciej Lang, who presented his credentials, on which occasion the two officials reviewed the excellent stage of the bilateral relation of a strategic partnership between the two countries, as reflected in a constant political-diplomatic dialogue, which also relies on a strengthened cooperation in terms of security and at regional level, the Ministry of ...

ForMin Aurescu, Jordanian counterpart Safadi discuss measures taken during pandemic

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu on Tuesday had a phone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, upon the latter's initiative, discussing the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures adopted by the authorities in Bucharest and Amman.According to a press release sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Tuesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs congratulated the ...

Sea Breeze 20 NATO maritime exercise featuring Georgia, Ukraine, completed

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Two Romanian military ships, a Puma Naval helicopter and about 320 sailors participated, July 20-26, in the Sea Breeze 20 maritime exercise, organised and coordinated by the United States Navy and Ukraine naval foces in western Black Sea under the aegis of NATO's Partnership for Peace has come to an end.According to the Romanian Chief of Navy Staff (SMFN), attending the 20th edition of the Sea Breeze exercise, one of the largest organised and coordinated by the US ...

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