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Romania-Republic of Moldova agreement for building pipelines underneath Pruth river

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on regulating the construction of aqueducts running underneath the Pruth River to supply with fresh water from Iasi County (Romania) the raions of Nisporeni, Ungheni, Glodeni, and Falesti (Republic of Moldova) was approved, on Wednesday, by the Executive in Bucharest, at the proposal of the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Fisheries (MMAP).According ...

In action brought before CJEU, Romanian Gov't requests suspension of Mobility Package I requirement

Thursday, January 6, 2022

 The government of Romania referred on Wednesday to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) a request for the suspension of the enforcement of the Mobility Package I requirement for trucks to return to one of the company's operational centers within 8 weeks from departure, and which is to come in force on February 21, 2022, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MTI) and the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) inform."The submission of the ...

Development minister: Absorption of European funds, still biggest challenge in 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

 The absorption of European funds remains the biggest challenge in 2022, while regional development, territorial harmonization and investments aimed at social and economic balance remain priorities of the Ministry of Development (MDLPA), said on Tuesday Minister of Development, Public Works and Administration Cseke Attila."The 2022 Regional Operational Programme has an absorption target of 1.25 billion euros, 300 million euros more than in ...

Over 1.05 million employees in Bucharest at end-October 2021, average net salary - 4,612 lei

Thursday, January 6, 2022

 At the end of October 2021, the number of employees in Bucharest reached 1,054,046 people, compared to 1,034,265 people in the similar period of 2020, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).At the end of October 2021, the average gross salary was 7,534 lei (6,955 lei in October 2020), and the net one was 4,612 lei (4,243 October 2020).On the other hand, at the end of October, 14,272 ...

Gov't: Electricity and gas supply, ensured this winter

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The electricity supply is ensured both for essential services and for consumers, and there are sufficient gas quantities for a normal supply, reads a Government press release.The clarifications are made after Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca had on Tuesday morning a working meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Transport Minister Sorin Grindeanu, Energy Minister Virgil Popescu, Economy Minister Florin Spataru, Interior Minister Lucian Bode, National Energy Regulatory Authority ...

Slovenian ambassador: Slovenia - Romania economic exchanges hit 1 bln euro mark in 2021

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Slovenia - Romania economic exchanges have reached one billion euros in 2021, and western Romania's Arad County is the "fastest gateway" for investors from this central European country, Republic of Slovenia ambassador to Romania Lea Stancic said on Tuesday during a visit to the Arad County Council.Arad is the fastest gateway to Romania for Slovenian investments. Slovenia - Romania exchanges hit the 1 billion euro mark in 2021, there is a great interest by Slovenian ...

Israeli Ambassador warns against radical ideologies and manifestations present even today

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Israeli Ambassador in Bucharest David Saranga vehemently condemns "the attitude and insulting statements of some political leaders who deemed it appropriate to describe the Holocaust genocide as a 'minor topic' for the Romanian education system to address"."I have always argued that fair and objective information on the horrors of the Holocaust in Romania is necessary to prevent such tragedies from happening again. The new generation must know in depth this black page in ...

Working group on climate change established at Presidential Administration

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis has decided to set up a working group on "Fighting Climate Change: An Integrated Approach" at the level of the Presidential Administration, the Presidential Administration informed on Tuesday, in a press release.According to the same source, this initiative is part of President Iohannis' commitment to get involved in the national effort to combat climate change and to strengthen policies in this field.The working group will bring ...

Daianu: By end of year, beginning of 2023 we will enter post pandemic cycle

Wednesday, January 5, 2022


Entering a post pandemic cycle could take place by the end of the year, beginning of 2023, especially if the vaccination rates will be at high level and a quasi-general immunization will be reached, says Daniel Daianu, the president of the Fiscal Council.   “We can speak about a post - lockdown cycle, which started at the end of 2020, even if close downs and partial re-openings take place until clearly getting out of the pandemic. We will enter a ...

BNR: International trade in services positive balance of 7.4 B euros in Jan-Oct 2021

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Romania's exports of services totaled 21.926 billion euros January through October 2021, while imports amounted to 14.52 billion euros, with a positive balance resulting of 7.406 billion euros, according to data released by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).   The transport sector contributed the most to the international trade in services with exports of 6.193 billion euros and imports of 2.706 billion euros, with a positive balance of 3.466 billion ...

Industrial production prices increase 32.2% in November 2021, compared to previous year

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

- In November 2021, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 4.9% from October 2021. - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 32.2% in November 2021 compared to November 2020.    Industrial production prices increased by 32.2% in November 2021 in total, domestic and foreign market, compared to the ...

STUDY: 60% of Romanians in the Millennials and Z generations want a flexible work schedule

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Six out of ten (60%) Romanian Millennials and earliest members of Gen Z prefer a working arrangement that allows them to work from various locations, including home, during flexible hours, according to the latest edition of Deloitte Central Europe (CE) First Steps into the Labour Market report, conducted in 19 European countries, ...

Prime Minister participated in COVID-19 pandemic management meeting

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca participated on Monday in a working meeting with the officials responsible for managing the COVID-19 pandemic, during which the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 infection cases in the country and at the level of the European Union was presented and the measures envisaged to protect the health of the population and for the continued functioning of schools and economic sectors have been highlighted.According to a press release sent by ...

Avangarde SURVEY: PSD and USR decrease slightly, PNL takes a percentage and AUR increases from 15% to 17%

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Romanian radical the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR), which surprised experts with an outstanding 10% score in the latest general elections in December 2020, has strengthened its ...

Ramona Chiriac, the head of the EC Office Bucharest : the amendment of PNRR means the resumption of the whole journey

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Ramona Chiriac, the head of the European Commission Office to Romania speaks in an interview for News.ro, 15 years since Romania’s accession to the EU about the European funds absorbed by Romania during this period, about the impact of PNRR as well as about the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding the supremacy of the European law against the national ...

Romania's GDP goes up by 17 billion Euro in 2021, from 2019 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


Romania's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has gone up in 2021 by 17 billion Euro, as opposed to 2019 and reached almost 1.190 billion RON, a historic record, according to the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Constantin-Daniel Cadariu."Romania reaches a GDP of almost 1.190 billion RON at the end of 2021, approximately 240 billion Euro. This is a historic record. Despite the biggest crisis of the last decades, Romania's GDP has gone up in 2021 by 17 ...

Central Bank international reserves, up to EUR 40,475 million, in December

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

On 31 December 2021, the National Bank of Romania's (BNR) foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR 40,475 million, compared to EUR 39,283 million on 30 November 2021, BNR informs in a press release.During the month, the following flows were registered: EUR 5,023 million worth of inflows representing: changes in credit institutions' foreign currency-denominated required reserves with the NBR; inflows into the Ministry of Finance's accounts (including the first ...

Revenues from New Year's Eve domestic tourism plunge 40 pct compared to 2019

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


As many as 121,000 visitors welcomed this New Year's Eve at a Romanian tourist destination, by 32 percent less compared to two years ago, with traveler spending on this occasion standing at almost 25.6 million euros, 40 percent down from the same period of 2019, which is a landmark for pre-pandemic domestic tourism, the Federation of Romanian Tourism Employers (FPTR) said in a release on Monday.Unlike the previous years, New Year's Eve bookings were made at ...

Nationwide unemployment rate down to 2.72 pct at end-November

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The national unemployment rate was, at the end of November, 2.72%, lower than that of the previous month by 0.04 pct and 0.60 pct below that recorded in the same month of last year, the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM) reported.The total number of unemployed at the end of November 2021 was 237,887 people, lower by 3,653 people compared to the one recorded at the end of October.Of the total number of registered unemployed, 56,657 were ...

2022 State Budget Law, promulgated

Monday, January 3, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis on last Tuesday has promulgated the Law on the State Budget and the Law on the State Social Insurance Budget for the year 2022.The state budget and state social insurance budget laws for next year were adopted on December 23 by plenary sitting of Parliament.Save Romania Union (USR - opposition) submitted to the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) on Friday a notification of unconstitutionality of the state budget law ...

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