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Statistics: Last year's environmental protection expenditures at 16 bln lei, 1.5 pct of GDP

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Environmental protection expenditures by the overall economy last year stood at approximately 16 billion lei, accounting for 1.5 percent of GDP, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informs.The highest amounts for environmental protection were spent for waste management at specialized producers, representing 73.1 percent of the total waste management expenditures.The largest investments for environmental protection were in wastewater ...

Minister Adrian Oros: the state reserves for basic food items

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


The minister of agriculture Adrian Oros announced on Friday that the state reserves for basic food items have increased mentioning that the authorities make sure that,although the cereals production were reduced this year due to the drought there will be enough reserves, first for human consumption.   Adrian Oros was asked, on Friday in a press conference what the situation of food stocks in Romania was. ‘ The ...

Eurostat: Romania, only country in EU with a two figure increase in construction work in August

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Construction work in Romania recorded an increase of 12.4 pct in August 2020 compared to the same month of the previous year, this being the highest advance recorded among the EU member states, shows the data published, on Monday, by Eurostat.While in Romania construction work recorded a two-figure increase, in the eurozone construction work recorded in August an annual decline of 0.9 pct, while in the EU they recorded a decline of 1.5 ...

Mask to become mandatory in all open spaces in Bucharest; school classes - online

Monday, October 19, 2020


Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced that in Bucharest the protection mask will become mandatory in all open spaces, and school classes will go in online system, after the cumulated incidence of infection cases for the novel coronavirus exceeded the threshold of three per thousand people."In agreement with the legal provisions, with the government decision regarding the state of alert, the Public Health Directorate relays to the Prefecture within 24 hours ...

COVID-10: Bucharest (3.02), Valcea (2.97) and Alba (2.86) - highest incidence of cases per thousand

Monday, October 19, 2020

The City of Bucharest and the counties of Valcea and Alba present the highest cumulated incidence of cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, calculated for the previous 14 days, per thousand people - 3.02 for Bucharest, 2.97 for Valcea County and 2.86 for Alba County, according to the report sent on Sunday by the Strategic Communication Group.An incidence of over 2 per thousand can be observed in the counties of Salaj - 2.52, Harghita - 2.34 and Cluj ...

President Iohannis to participate Monday in Virtual Summit of Three Seas Iniative

Monday, October 19, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis will participate, on Monday, in the Virtual Summit and the Web Forum of the Three Seas Initiative, organized by Estonia in videoconference format.According to the Presidential Administration, this year's Summit represents an important step in the process of consolidating the Three Seas Initiative, which was initiated by the decisions taken at the Summit hosted by President Iohannis in September 2018. The general framework for ...

Minister Bogdan Aurescu – on a visit to the US on Monday and Tuesday; meetings with the State Secretary Michael Pompeo

Monday, October 19, 2020

The minister of foreign affairs Bogdan Aurescu will have on Monday in Washington DC political consultations with the State Secretary of the US Michael Pompeo during the visit the head of Romanian diplomacy pays to the US until Tuesday at the invitation of his American counterpart.According to the quoted source, the discussions between minister Aurescu and the State Secretary Pompeo will concentrate on bilateral cooperation in the political, military, energy ...

European Council, 15-16 October 2020: Main results

Monday, October 19, 2020

On 15 and 16 October, EU leaders met in Brussels to discuss the epidemiological situation, relations with the United Kingdom, climate change and foreign affairs, in particular relations with Africa. COVID-19   The European Council assessed the current epidemiological situation, which is unprecedented and gives rise to very serious ...

Iohannis: The Council is also considering the "no agreement" scenario with the UK

Monday, October 19, 2020

The European Council reiterated the importance of the full implementation of the UK Withdrawal Agreement from the EU and called on the Member States of the Union, the European institutions and all actors involved to step up preparations for the end of the transition period, including the no-deal scenario."The President of Romania expressed regret that the progress in the negotiations is not enough at the moment to conclude an agreement between the EU and the ...

PMs Orban, Morawiecki discuss prospects resulting from future joint gov't meeting

Monday, October 19, 2020

Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a telephone conversation with his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday, with the two officials mentioning the excellent prospects created by the future joint meeting of Romania's and Poland's national governments to be held in Poland, as soon as the epidemiological conditions allow it, where the two prime ministers are expected to agree on an action plan for 2021 - 2025.According to a government press ...

Statement by Ambassador Ion I. Jinga to the UN during General Debate of the First Committee of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, delivered the national statement on Thursday, 15 October 2020, during the general debate of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.   Mentioning the importance that Romania attaches to multilateralism and international cooperation, the Permanent ...

Laura Codruta Kovesi: the European Public Prosecutors’ office will defend not only the EU citizens  and the budget but the rule of law as well

Monday, October 19, 2020


The European Public Prosecutors’ office will defend not only the EU budget and citizens, but the rule of law, especially in the context of pandemics, when more money goes to the European states and there is more flexibility in its use, stated on Friday the European head prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi during a debate organised online by the Europuls NGO in Brussels. Talking in the session called ‘Pandemics Covid-19 ...

MapN: the acquisition of SIML for the Romanian Army  - under approval by the US Congress

Monday, October 19, 2020


The leadership of the Ministry of National Defence (MapN) welcomes the finalisation by the US State Department of the process of evaluation of Romania’s request regarding the availability for acquisition of the System for mobile installation for Naval Anti Strike Missile and in this sense of the US Congress according to American standard procedures.Through the draft law which will be presented to the parliament there is proposed the approval by the ...

PM Orban on parliamentary elections: December 6 is the constitutional and lawful data

Monday, October 19, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday said that, from the government's point of view, December 6 is "the constitutional and lawful date" for the organisation of the parliamentary elections, and "every extra day with the current Parliament still in office is a lost day for Romania.""Every day that this Parliament remains in office, after the date that we set for the elections, is a lost day for Romania, for the PSD (Social Democratic Party) hurts Romania ...

Gov't' maintains position in respect to flat tax being maintained

Monday, October 19, 2020

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, on the occasion of his meeting with the representatives of the Coalition for Romania's Development (CDR), underscored that the government remains firm in its decision to maintain the flat tax, while also adding that there are no tax increases being considered at this point and neither new taxes will be introduced.According to a post on the Government's Facebook page, the proposal that Romania makes to the European Commission ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries with the highest annual rate of inflation in September

Monday, October 19, 2020

Romania was in September among the countries member of the EU with the highest annual rates of inflation, show the data presented on Friday by the Eurostat (the European Statistics Office).The annual inflation rate in the euro zone dropped to minus 0.3% in September from the level of minus 0.2% in August, while in the EU it dropped down to 0.3% from 0.4% in the previous month.Compared to the situation in August, the ...

BCR estimates contraction of 4.7% of Romanian economy this year and 3.9% growth in 2021

Monday, October 19, 2020


Romania could register a 4.7% contraction this year and a 3.9% growth in 2021 , said Ciprian Dascalu, head economist and research director at the Romanian Commercial Bank, on Thursday.   “Using our classical models we estimate for this year -4.7% since March. Back then, in March, we were considered among the most optimistic in the perspective of prognoses. Market consensus was around -8%. It was ...

Dragos Anastasiu: Firm promise of government, that flexible work program to be extended for at least 6 months

Monday, October 19, 2020

The President of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), Dragos Anastasiu, said that the government's "firm promise" is that "the flexible work program, Kurzarbeit, will be extended for at least 6 months"."We also had a work-related theme and we have good news, from this point of view, the firm promise is that the flexible work program, Kurzarbeit, will be extended for at least 6 months. It was limited until the end of this year, and a ...

Statistics: 17.3pct growth in volume of construction works in Jan-Aug, gross series

Monday, October 19, 2020

- In August 2020, the volume of construction works increased, as gross series, by 1.9% compared to the previous month and was up 0.9% as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality. - Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works rose both as gross series and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality, by 12.3% ...

Turnover of business services increases by 2.5%, Jan.-Aug. 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

The first eight months of 2020 saw a 2.5% increase in turnover of market services rendered mainly to enterprises in Romania, unadjusted terms, compared with the similar period in 2019, as a result of the information services and information technology services (+ 23.6%), according to the data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to official data, January-August 2020, increases were also recorded by other services ...

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