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Study: Rising prices, the biggest concern of Romanians in 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Rising prices is the biggest concern of Romanians this year, although they say they are more optimistic than in the past, according to an Ipsos study that covered 33 countries.   Romanians have had a much more difficult year compared to the average of the countries investigated, but are optimistic about 2022. On the other hand, they are worried about rising prices, I do not think we will become more tolerant of others and are skeptical about the ...

Romanian products are 30% more in demand than in past years

Friday, January 7, 2022


Romanian products have visibly advanced in the top of customers' preferences – by 30% compared to previous years, both because of the buyers' awareness and the improvement of their quality and way in which they are wrapped, according to a study made by Tara Mea Cooperative.   The study points out that the preferences of Romanians aged between 30 and 50 years, interviewed on the spot about Romanian ...

Government : Premier Ciuca had a phone conversation with his Greek counterpart

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Premier Nicolae Ciuca had, on Wednesday morning a phone discussion with the premier of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said the government. The discussions aimed at the extension  of  bilateral relations at the level of  economic exchanges, energy and tourism.    ‘The Greek premier addressed season greetings and congratulated the prime-minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca ...

President Iohannis signs decrees accrediting two Romanian ambassadors

Thursday, January 6, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Wednesday the decrees accrediting two Romanian ambassadors.The two ambassadors are Stelian Stoian - Ambassador, Head of Romania's Permanent Mission to the international organizations in Vienna and Monica-Mihaela Stirbu - Romania's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Suriname, with residence in ...

Total number of infections with Omicron variant in Romania reaches 183

Thursday, January 6, 2022


The number of COVID cases with the Omicron variant reached 183 in Romania, another 91 cases being confirmed on Wednesday, the Health Ministry informs.According to the quoted source, in the past two days, the Matei Bals National Institute for Infectious Diseases and the Cantacuzino Institute have confirmed another 91 new cases of infection with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.The new cases are 46 men and 45 women, with ...

Almost half of Romania's adult population, vaccinated with at least one dose

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Valeriu Gheorghita, head of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), said on Wednesday that almost 50 percent of Romania's adult population is immunized with at least one dose."To date, the vaccination rate in the adult population with at least one dose is 49.4 percent. We are approaching half of the adult population vaccinated with at least one dose. Within the eligible population, over the age of 12, and we must take ...

CNSU proposes holding activities at capacity of 50% and reduced to 30% if incidence exceeds 1/1000

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) proposes that a series of activities, such as sports or cultural competitions, be allowed at a capacity of 50%, if the cumulative incidence rate at 14 days is less than or equal to 1/1,000 inhabitants.If this rate increases, participation will be allowed only up to 30% of the maximum capacity of the spaces.It is further proposed that participation will be permitted only for ...

Government : It is possible that Romania achieves a part of the PNNR targets in advance during the first quarter

Thursday, January 6, 2022


Premier Nicolae Ciuca presented, in the Wednesday government meeting, the progress regarding the reforms and the stages of the targets in the PNRR, said the spokesperson of the government, Dan Carbunaru, who mentioned that during the meeting of the cabinet there was mentioned the possibility that a part of the targets assumed in the PNRR could be achieved in advance during the first quarter of the ...

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, ...

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