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Eurostat: Romania, among EU countries with lowest unemployment rate in November

Monday, January 11, 2021

The unemployment rate fell to 7.5 pct in the European Union in November and to 8.3 pct in the euro area, from 7.6 pct and 8.4 pct the previous month, respectively, and Romania is among the countries with the lowest unemployment rate, according to data released on Friday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).Among the 27 EU Member States, the highest unemployment rates in November were in Spain (16.4 pct), Lithuania (10.4 pct) and Italy (8.9 pct), and ...

National unemployment rate down to 5.1 pct in November

Monday, January 11, 2021


- Unemployment rate in November 2020 decreased with 0.2 percentages points as compared to the previous month (5.3%). - Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 0.5 percentages points.   Romania's seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in November 2020, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous month's ...

Over 1.245 million jobs were occupied in public institutions and authorities in November 2020

Monday, January 11, 2021

The number of positions occupied in public institutions and authorities in Romania was,in November 2020 1,245,578 out of which 64% in central public administration, according to the data published on the site of the ministry of public finances.Out of 798,589 employees in central public administration, 593,441 worked in institutions completely financed from the state budget.The highest number of positions was with the ministry of education and ...

Romania, among the best countries in the world for remote working

Monday, January 11, 2021

Romania is one of the best countries in the world for remote working in 2021, according to CircleLoop, which ranked the country third in its Digital Nomad Index. The index is based on a range of factors, from the cost of internet speed and scores on the Global Happiness Index to the monthly rent of a one-bedroom apartment.  Romania is third in the ranking, after Canada and the UK, with an ...

UNICEF Study: Romania ranks 2nd in EU in terms of birth rate among adolescent mothers

Monday, January 11, 2021


Romania ranks second in the European Union in terms of the birth rate among adolescent mothers, pregnancy in adolescence having many negative consequences on expectant mothers, as well as social and economic costs, according to a study conducted by UNICEF together with the SAMAS Association in Romania.The phenomenon is cyclical, repeating within the same families from one generation to another coupled with economic, social and health ...

MAE on protests in Washington: Capitol Hill violence disquieting and unacceptable

Friday, January 8, 2021


  The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) sent a message on Twitter on Wednesday night in the context of the protests in Washington, showing that "Capitol Hill violence is disquieting and unacceptable.""The violence on Capitol Hill in Washington DC is disquieting and unacceptable. We have confidence in US democracy, which should remain a global model, and we are confident that the situation will soon deescalate to allow the resumption of ...

Anti-COVID vaccination campaign: 17,846 people, immunized in last 24 hours, 76,400 in total

Friday, January 8, 2021

The national committee for coordinating the anti-COVID vaccination informs that in the past 24 hours there were 17,846 people immunized with the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, against the coronavirus, according to the data shared by the National Institute of Public Health, through the National Electronic Vaccination Register application.According to a press release sent on Wednesday, until now there have been 76,400 people who were vaccinated against ...

MEP Winkler: As EU kickstarts economic recovery program, Romania has twice as high financial resources available

Friday, January 8, 2021

MEP Iuliu Winkler (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania, EPP), speaking today in the western city of Deva, said that in 2021 - 2022 Romania will be able to access double the financial resources available in the last two years, advising in this context an efficient management of these funds.Iuliu Winkler said that the EU stands at the beginning of an economic recovery program that will rely both on the 2021 - 2027 EU budget and on the so-called Next ...

PM Citu: In 2020 we halted collapse of economy generated by health crisis; there will be solid growth in 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that in 2020 the collapse of the economy generated by the health crisis was halted and "the fastest recovery in history after a period of crisis" was generated, adding that in 2021 there will be a solid growth."In 2020 we halted the economic downturn caused by the health crisis and generated the fastest recovery in history after a period of crisis. A V recovery of the economy. The reforms we will implement in this ...

Finance minister about talks with EC vicepresident: Budget deficit should reach 3% of GDP by 2024

Friday, January 8, 2021


Finance minister Alexandru Nazare talked with EC vicepresident Valdis Dombrovskis, about Romania's budget situation, so that budget deficit should be under 3% of GDP by 2024. The official said that projects financed from European funds, especially those with high value or in cases when execution is not going on well will be attentively monitored.   This is the first of a series of talks scheduled between ...

Number of building permits in first 11 months of 2020, down 4pct

Friday, January 8, 2021

The number of building permits for residential buildings issued in the first 11 months of 2020 amounted to 37,781, down 4% from the previous year, according to data released Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In November 2020, 3,152 building permits were issued for residential buildings, down 21.5% compared to October 2020 and 7.9% compared to November 2019.According to the INS, between January 1 and November 30, 2020, 37,781 ...

Retail turnover up by 2.1 pct in first 11 months of 2020

Friday, January 8, 2021

- Compared to the previous month, in November 2020 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both as gross series by 1.4% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 0.7%. - Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) ...

Survey: What is changing in the Romanians’ plans as against 2020?

Friday, January 8, 2021

Romanians tend more to search for a general change-for-the-better perspective in the new year and are more concerned with health by changing their life style, according to two surveys conducted by iZi market research agency.   2020 was more balanced as answers, but after the last year Romanians tend more to have a general outlook of change for the better, and they are also more concerned about their ...

Criminal file in Cumpanasu case for crimes of incitement to hatred or discrimination

Friday, January 8, 2021

According to the survey conducted by World Vision Romania, 8% of the children think that their family is never standing by them when they need help, while 23% say that one family member is never spending time with them, or rarely. So, the children’s confidence in parents has dropped by 14% in 2020, up to 79%.   Amid this context, the public success of some characters who are instigating to hatred ...

Arad woman accused of terrorist propaganda sentenced to spend 1.5 years in jail

Friday, January 8, 2021


A woman from Arad county, Maria Livia Baila, accused of terrorist propaganda and connections with members of a terrorist organization from the Middle East, was sentenced by the supreme court to spend one year and five months in jail.   Maria Baila is accused by  the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Timisoara prosecutors of repeatedly  accessing terrorist ...

Appeal to case in which Basescu was declared Securitate collaborator  to be judged in November

Friday, January 8, 2021

The High Court of Cassation and Justice decided to judge on November 5, 2021 the appeal formulated by former president Traian Basescu in the case in which he was declared Securitate collaborator.   On September ...

Turkish truck with 68 migrants, stopped at Romania-Hungary border

Friday, January 8, 2021

A truck carrying 68 migrants, including 11 children, was stopped at the Nadlac II Border Crossing Point on Wednesday to Thursday night, when the driver was trying to leave the country. He is to be prosecuted for migrant smuggling.The representatives of the Press Office of the Territorial Inspectorate of the Arad Border Police ...

President Iohannis, ruling coalition leaders discuss 2021 budget, vaccination campaign, schools' reopening

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The budget for 2021, the COVID vaccination campaign and schools' reopening were some of the topics discussed during President Klaus Iohannis's meeting today at the lakeside Vila Lac with the leaders of the governing coalition, political sources said."This was a discussion after the installation of the government to assess the way the coalition works, plans in the not-so-long term, the budget, pandemic developments, the vaccination campaign, the opening of schools, support ...

COVID vaccination campaign/ 16,945 people inoculated in past 24 hours

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee informs Wednesday that according to data provided by the National Public Health Institute through the National Electronic Vaccinations Registry app, 16,945 people have received the Pfizer BioNTech jab for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.According to a release, a total of 58,554 people have been vaccinated so far for COVID-19. Of those vaccinated in the last 24 hours 66 persons experienced minor side effects - 28 had a ...

Letter from EC to the Romanian minister of Finance on the issue of the 2021 state draft budget

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The new minister of Finance, Alexandru Nazare has received a letter from the European Commission on December 29, 2020, with the authorities in Brussels voicing intention to discuss and collaborate with the Government in Bucharest on the issue of the 2021 state draft budget.   The purpose of the document is to recall the Romanian authorities over the EC’s stance on Romania’s fiscal situation and on the ongoing excessive deficit ...

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