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INSCOP poll: Over 80 pct of Romanians consider things are headed in wrong direction

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Over 80 percent of Romanians believe things in the country are headed in the wrong direction, and only 12.5 percent consider the opposite, found a survey conducted by INSCOP Research in partnership with market research company Verifield upon the commission of the Strategic Thinking Group think tank.The percentage of dissatisfied respondents is up from June, when 68.1 percent thought that things were going on the right track, and also from March, when this category ...

Hospitalisations, surgeries, suspended for 30 days, measure does not apply in case of emergencies, pregnant women

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The head of Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Raed Arafat, announced on Monday that an Order will be issued according to which, for a period of 30 days, hospitalisations and surgeries, as well as other treatments, will be suspended as well as other non-emergency medical investigations that can be rescheduled.Raed Arafat told a press conference at Victoria Palace of Government that due to SARS-CoV-2 infections, there is currently pressure on the ...

COVID incidence rate reaches 9.64 per thousand inhabitants in Bucharest

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The COVID-19 incidence rate, calculated at 14 days, has reached 9.64 cases per thousand inhabitants in Bucharest, on Monday, the subprefect of the Capital Antoanela Ghita announced.The incidence rate for the previous day was of 8.98.A month ago, on September 4, the COVID-19 incidence rate in Bucharest was 0.97 per thousand inhabitants, according to the website of the Public Health Directorate (DSP).The COVID incidence passed 6 per thousand ...

EBRD signs up 50th participant in €3 billion urban sustainability programme

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Medias will scale up urban regeneration with a RON 38 million (€7.7 million) EBRD loan Cities account for 70 per cent of energy use, 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions   The EBRD’s fast-expanding €3 billion urban ...

REACT-EU: Commission approves €2 billion of additional resources for the recovery in Italy, Spain, Luxembourg and Romania

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Commission has granted €2 billion to Italy, Spain, Luxembourg and Romania following the modification of two European Regional Development Fund, ...

Draft amendment to Law on establishing "Danube Delta" Biosphere Reserve, tacitly adopted by the Senate

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The legislative proposal for amending and supplementing Law no. 82/1993 on the establishment of the "Danube Delta" Biosphere Reserve initiated by PSD parliamentarians and a deputy from minorities, Ibram Iusein, was tacitly adopted by the Senate on Monday, by fulfilling the term for debate and adoption.In 2019, a large draft amendment to Law no. 82/1993 on the establishment of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve was submitted in Parliament, which went through all ...

Senate passes ordinance on Anghel Saligny investment programme

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Senate adopted on Monday as is OUG 95/2021 government emergency ordinance approving the 50-billion-lei Anghel Saligny National Investment Programme under which local public administrations may conclude multi-annual financing contracts to carry out works contracts related to water supply, sewerage, roads of local interest, and natural gas distribution systems in 2021-2028.The vote was 88 to 14 plus 25 abstentions.All 16 amendments tabled by the Save ...

Raiffeisen Romania expects higher inflation, twin deficits to prompt policy rate hikes

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

  The rising energy prices will push up the inflation rate from 5.25% in August to 7.3% at the end of the year, according to Ionut Dumitru, chief economist of Raiffeisen Bank, quoted ...

School-age population makes up over 25pct of Romania's resident population in 2020

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Romania's school-age population in 2020 was over 4.844 million people, making up 25.2% of the country's total resident population, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) reported on Monday, ahead of October 5, World Teachers' Day.In the school/academic year 2020-2021 the school-age population was 3.494 million children, pupils and students. Out of the total school population, 49.8% were male children, pupils and students and 73% were studying in urban ...

National unemployment rate, 2.93 pct at the end of August

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

 The unemployment rate registered at the national level was 2.93 percent at the end of August, by 0.03 percentage points lower than the previous month and by 0.37 percentage points below the one recorded in the same month last year, the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM) informed on Monday.The total number of unemployed at the end of August 2021 was 256,080 people, by 2,694 fewer than at the end of the previous month.Most of the ...

Industrial producer prices up 15.9 pct YoY this August

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

- In August 2021, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 1.5% from July 2021. - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 15.9% in August 2021 compared to August 2020.   Industrial producer prices (domestic market and foreign market) were 15.9 ...

Dacian Ciolos, the new USR PLUS chairman

Monday, October 4, 2021


Dacian Ciolos is the new chairman of USR PLUS, following the runoffs of the internal elections. Ciolos defeated Dan Barna by 19,603 votes to 18,908. The voting was online.   A number of 1,200 delegates of USR PLUS attended the Congress in Bucharest to validate Ciolos’ mandate and to establish the membership of the new National Bureau. The event took place at Romexpo, but, considering the pandemic, with maximum 150 ...

USR PLUS returns to name of USR and old logo, according to Congress decision

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity, and Solidarity Party Alliance (USR PLUS) returns to the name of USR, but also to the old logo on an exclusively blue background, according to a decision adopted in the Sunday meeting of the party's Congress, held online.A number of 1,200 delegates from all over the country voted on Saturday, in the Congress for the composition of the new National Bureau.On Sunday, on the second day of the Congress, during ...

Ciolos: Possible coalition gov't with PNL and UDMR, provided PM is someone we can work with

Monday, October 4, 2021

Freshly elected USR PLUS Chairman Dacian Ciolos said this evening that the formation could enter a coalition government with PNL and UDMR, provided that the Prime Minister is someone they can work with and that this person is "in no case" current Premier Florin Citu."Tomorrow we will elect the National Bureau, such decisions are discussed and taken in the National Bureau, as we have done so far. (...) I won't tell you more than you already know, you know ...

PM Citu: Nothing to discuss with USR at present; all options are on the table after Tuesday

Monday, October 4, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu says that the Liberals have nothing to discuss with USR PLUS at the moment, but that after Tuesday, when the no confidence motion is voted, all options will be considered."PNL has nothing to discuss with a party that overthrows the government of the National Liberal Party, especially when it associates itself with AUR [the Alliance for the Union of Romanians], an extremist party and with those from PSD [the Social Democratic ...

Scenario where Florin Citu stays as prime minister even in the case where the censure motion is voted

Monday, October 4, 2021

The prime-vice chairman of the liberal party (PNL – at rule), Rares Bogdan states, about the hypothesis where the censure motion is accepted that ‘the game in the president’s court’.    ‘As you know, the Romanian constitutional system, even if it is not a purely presidential system, as the French or the American one, it is semi-presidential where the role of the ...

Ludovic Orban: When convinced PNL has become shell, I'm ready to create a political construction

Monday, October 4, 2021

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, former chairman of the liberal party, Ludovic Orban, said on Sunday evening that when he is convinced that the National Liberal Party (PNL), "has become a shell that has no connection with the historical party," he will be ready to create a new political construction to continue the past of the National Liberal Party."When I am convinced that the National Liberal Party has become a shell ...

Ciolos informs he is stepping down as president of Renew Europe

Monday, October 4, 2021

USR PLUS Chairman-elect Dacian Ciolos says that on Monday he will go to Strasbourg and will discuss with the members of Renew Europe about the election of a new leader of the group in the European Parliament."I have announced this since the campaign. I have already informed my colleagues in the Renew group that I am stepping down from the position of the group's president. Tomorrow I will go to Strasbourg to have a direct discussion with them, with the ...

IntMin Bode: 7 people die in fire at Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital Constanta

Monday, October 4, 2021

Seven people died in the fire at the Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital Constanta, Interior Minister Lucian Bode announced on Friday.Earlier, authorities had announced that 9 people had died in the fire in southeastern Constanta.Lucian Bode also said that the firefighters intervened in 8 minutes at the fire at the Clinical Infectious Diseases Hospital Constanta, and in less than an hour the fire was extinguished."There were 10 ...

PM Citu demands Health Ministry to find solutions to prevent hospital tragedies like today's Constanta fire

Monday, October 4, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu, speaking about the deadly fire that hit the Constanta Infectious Diseases Hospital this morning, said that it is important that the Health Ministry "looks exactly at the short-term, immediate solutions", so that such tragedies do not repeat."First of all, I want to offer my condolences to the families left grieving after the tragedy at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Constanta. (...) Such things, such a tragedy in Romanian ...

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