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BNR’s Badea advises stepping up vaccination rate for faster economic growth

Monday, April 12, 2021

Romania will clock up a faster economic growth if it speeds up Covid vaccination and lands a top position by collective immunization; this could bring a competitive edge in foreign trade and in the race to attract foreign investment, vice-president of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Leonardo Badea told the online conference "Upgrade Romania - investments, the lifeblood of the economy" organized by DC News on Friday.Badea pointed out that this is his ...


Monday, April 12, 2021


Special operations forces from the 352d Special Operations Wing and 41st Field Artillery Brigade executed another successful High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), Rapid Aerial Insertion (HIRAIN), near Constanta, Romania 10 Apr, 2021, a press release sent by the Press Office - U.S. Embassy-Bucharest informs.   “This second iteration of the HIRAIN operation, conducted in a condensed ...

Head-negotiator of Albania for accession to the EU – received by the Romanian minister of foreign affairs

Monday, April 12, 2021


The minister of foreign affairs, Bogdan Aurescu received on Friday the head-negotiator of the Republic of Albania for accession to the European Union, Zef Mazi, on a working visit to Romania, between 7 and 9 April.The head of Romanian diplomacy welcomed the fact that the visit to Romania of the head-negotiator Zef Mazi is his  first foreign visit since taking this position, aspect which reflects the good relations between the two countries, as well the ...

MAE: Romanian-Turkish consultations

Monday, April 12, 2021

Secretary of State Iulia Matei had, on Friday, consultations with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Faruk Kaymakci, in a videoconference system a context in which the Romanian side expressed support for continuing an "open and constructive dialogue" between Turkey and the European Union.According to a Foreign Ministry (MAE) release sent on Friday, in the context of marking this year the 10th anniversary of the signing of the ...

Economy Minister Nasui signs three agreements between Romania and Hungary, in Budapest

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Claudiu Nasui, and his Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjarto, signed three agreements between Budapest and Hungary in Budapest on Friday."Today I am in Budapest, where I signed with Peter Szijjarto, my Hungarian counterpart, three agreements between Romania and Hungary. The first is a protocol for the operationalization of the Joint Committee, a structure through which to improve economic cooperation ...

Statistics:  trade deficit of 3 billion euros in first two months

Monday, April 12, 2021


- In the period 1.I-28.II 2021, the FOB exports amounted to 11192.2 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 14262.2 million euro. - In the period 1.I-28.II 2021, the exports decreased by 3.7% and the imports increased by 0.2%, compared to the period 1.I-29.II 2020. - In the period 1.I-28.II 2021, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 3070.0 million euro, 455.9 million ...

Eurostat: Romania had the highest current account deficit in the EU in Q4

Monday, April 12, 2021

 The European Union recorded a current account surplus of 110.30 billion euros (3.2% of GDP) in the fourth quarter xc of 2020, and the EU member states with the highest current account deficits were Romania (minus 3.5 billion euros), Greece (minus 2.7 billion euros), Bulgaria, Estonia and Cyprus (minus 0.8 billion euros), according to data published by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).In the third quarter of this year, the European Union ...

Daianu: Romania's economic growth will be around 6pct in 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Romania will have a respectable rate of economic growth in 2021 that will hover around 6%, between 5.5% and 6%, said on Friday, Chairman of the Fiscal Council Daniel Daianu told an online event."In my opinion, if we look at the global context, we are witnessing a paradigm shift, because the European plan is far-reaching and focuses on investment. In the United States, Biden's infrastructure programmme is again a paradigm shift. It makes us think of Franklin ...

President Iohannis promulgates law approving critical infrastructure ordinance

Monday, April 12, 2021

 President Klaus Iohannis on Friday promulgated a law approving Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 61/2019 that amends and supplements OUG 98/2010 on the identification, designation and protection of critical infrastructures.The emergency ordinance was issued in 2019 by the then Viorica Dancila government. "Given that the protection of critical infrastructures is one of the main components of national security, it is important that, in addition to the ...

Survey: 16% of the employees say they have already got the vaccine against Covid-19

Monday, April 12, 2021

A percentage of 37.1% of the Romanian employees who took part in a survey made by the recruitment platform BestJobs state they will get a vaccine against Covid-19 while 16.4%say they have already received one of the anti-Covid vaccines.There is another category, of approximately 31% who consider immunisation of the population as a campaign for the benefit of the vaccine ...

Gov't approved extention to the state of alert by 30 days from April 13

Friday, April 9, 2021

The Government approved a 30-day extension to the state of alert in Romania from April 13 and measures that will be applied during it to prevent and combat the effects the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the one according to which where the 14-day cumulative COVID-19 rate is greater than 4 and less than or equal to 7.5 per 1,000 population a curfew will be instituted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 20:00hrs and 05.00hrs, except for travel for business ...

Chief COVID-19 vaccination coordinator Gheorghita: In Romania, vaccination is free and voluntary

Friday, April 9, 2021


 Vaccination in Romania is free, voluntary and is performed using vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency, said on Thursday Chairman of Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita asked to react to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently announcing that compulsory childhood vaccination might be necessary in a democratic society.He denied that such a thing had been taken into account ...

MEP Iuliu Winkler: There are serious arguments for adoption of a decision regarding a "COVID" passport

Friday, April 9, 2021

MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP) believes that there are "serious" arguments for a decision at the EU level on a future "COVID passport," but said that this document needs to observe the individual rights of citizens, the requirements of data secrecy and the elimination of the possibility of fraud."They are very important economic arguments and, at the same time, I think that if we are precise enough, clear, in regulating the content of a possible passport, ...

Start date of EPPO operations: European Chief Prosecutor proposes 1 June 2021 to the European Commission

Friday, April 9, 2021


European Chief Prosecutor Laura K?vesi has Wednesday sent a letter to European Commissioners for Justice, Didier Reynders, and for Budget and Administration, Johannes Hahn, proposing 1 June 2021 as the date when the EPPO will start its investigative and prosecutorial tasks.   Since the appointment of the College of the EPPO, key decisions for the establishment of the EPPO have been adopted, staff for the ...

Constitutional Court: Courts must motivate jail sentences with no delay

Friday, April 9, 2021

Constitutional Court decided that the country's courts will no longer be allowed to delay publishing the motivation when they rule jail sentences.   The practice of publishing the detailed motivation at a later moment "deprives the defendant of guarantees of the administration of justice, infringes the right of access to court and the right to a fair trial," the Constitutional Court stated, quoted ...

DNA requests penal investigation of former health minister Florian Bodog

Friday, April 9, 2021

The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) prosecutors request the Senate to approve the penal investigation of Florian Bodog, former minister of health, accusing him of hiring and paying a person in the position of personal councilor for 12 months even though that person never worked in that position.   In 2019, the senators rejected a similar request about Bodog. Later on, prosecutors obtained data ...

Joint Culture Committees reject activity reports of Public Television for 2017, 2018 and 2019

Friday, April 9, 2021

 On Thursday, the parliamentary committees for culture rejected the activity reports of national public television broadcaster SRTV for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.Parliamentarians in the select committees rejected the reports with 13 votes 'in favour' and 7 'against'.After rejecting the reports, the president and director general of the Romanian Television Broadcasting Corporation (SRTV), Doinea Gradea, stated that this vote is "a slap" ...

Barometer of minister visibility: Citu, Voiculescu, Campeanu, Turcan in visibility top in March

Friday, April 9, 2021

Premier Florin Citu and ministers Vlad Voiculescu, Sorin Cimpeanu and Raluca Turcan occupied the first four places in the visibility top in March, as they did in the first two months of the year. Interior minister Lucian Bode replaced Dan Barna on fifth position. These data result from the ministers' Visibility Barometer, an analysis made by News.ro and Klarmedia, a monitoring agency, based on monitoring the written and online ...

FinMin Nazare is supporting the simplification of business licencing in Romania

Friday, April 9, 2021

Finance Minister Alexandru Nazare is supporting the simplification of Romania's licencing system, a project developed by the Romanian Trade Competition Council and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to a press statement released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday.Nazare participated on Thursday in a final meeting of the project "Complete resizing of the business licencing system in Romania," designed to support ...


Friday, April 9, 2021


• Gross domestic product in Q4 2020 was, in real terms, by 4.8%1 higher, as compared to Q3 2020; • As against the same quarter of 2019, the Gross Domestic Product recorded a decrease by 1.4% for unadjusted series and by 1.8% for seasonally adjusted series; • The seasonally adjusted series of quarterly Gross Domestic Product were readjusted as a result of the ...

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