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Romania salutes normalization of relations among Gulf states

Thursday, January 7, 2021


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) salutes the results of the 41st Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), held in Saudi Arabia, in Al-Ula, Tuesday, where the member states of the GCC reached an agreement regarding the normalization of the relations with the state of Qatar, as well as the resuming of the sectoral cooperation.MAE expresses hope that "the declaration signed by the representatives of GCC member states will lead to a definitive solution of the Gulf ...

Romania donates protective equipment to the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Moldova

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Ministry of National Defence (MApN) donated protective equipment and medical products to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Moldova, in the context of the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.Thus, on Wednesday, the representatives of the Ministry of National Defence handed over to their Moldovan counterparts protective equipment (coveralls, FFP2 type masks, surgical masks and face shields), as well as other medical supplies, according to a statement of the ...

PM Citu: We propose state budget should be voted in Parliament on February 4

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Wednesday that the Executive has begun to prepare the state budget for 2021 and that the proposal is for the budget to be voted in Parliament on February 4."I asked an analysis of the current pieces of legislation in force and which have a budgetary impact, but cannot be fully supported in 2021's budget (...) all pieces of legislation, for each ministry, with a budgetary impact, we will see where we will place them," he ...

Ambassador Rahul Shrivastava: Indian companies see Romania as a gateway to the EU

Thursday, January 7, 2021


Indian companies see Romania as a gateway to the European Union, but also as an important market and an attractive business environment, Indian ambassador in Bucharest Rahul Shrivastava said on Wednesday during his first visit to Bra?ov, Agerpres correspondent informs.It is my first, but definitely not my last visit here, the more so as there are several Indian companies in Brasov and there are also Brasov companies that cooperate with Indian companies. I know that Brasov ...

Eurostat: Denmark, France, Estonia, Romania, the largest growth in industrial producer prices in EU, in Nov

Thursday, January 7, 2021

In November 2020, industrial producer prices rose by 0.4pct in both the euro area and the EU, compared with October 2020, with Denmark, France, Estonia and Romania reporting the higher growths among the 27 EU MS, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.In October 2020, prices increased by 0.4pct in the euro area and by 0.3pct in the EU, compared with September.The highest increases in industrial producer prices were ...

Romanians have fewer problems than Italians in heating their homes

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Approximately 6.9 pct of the inhabitants of the European Union stated in 2019 that they cannot afford to sufficiently heat their homes, a share that has been steadily declining in recent years from a peak of 10, 8 pct recorded in 2012, according to data published on Wednesday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).Among the Member States, the situation varies greatly, with the highest percentage of people stating that they cannot afford to heat their home ...

2021 census postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The population census scheduled for this year in Romania will be postponed by one year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Digi24 reported. Authorities say it’s safer this way, as many people are in ...

Euronews to launch news channel in Romania

Thursday, January 7, 2021


Pan-European news channel Euronews and the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (UPB) have signed a partnership to launch Euronews Romania, a new independent news channel for the Romanian-speaking audience.   Euronews Romania, a branded affiliate of the Euronews brand, will deliver local, regional, national, and international news on TV and digital platforms, according to a press release. It is the first project of this type launched in the European ...

The New Year Concert at the Philarmonic ‘George Enescu’ – Thursday, without public, online

Thursday, January 7, 2021


The New Year Concert of the Philarmonic ‘George Enescu’ led by the Italian conductor David Crescenzi, will be streamed today, at 19:00 live from the Big Hall of the Romanian Atheneum, on the online channels of the institution.According to the press release of the Philarmoninc sent on Tuesday, the programmed of  the concert without public is made up of the Ouverture of The Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini, th Flowers Waltz from ...

The EU Cyber Center in Bucharest - on the agenda of today's Government meeting

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


A memorandum on organizational aspects related to rendering operational the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre, the first EU structure to be based in Romania, is on the agenda of the government's January 6 meeting.According to a release, the memorandum is aimed at designating the coordinating institution and the setting up of an inter-institutional working group tasked with identifying the measures required for the ...

President Iohannis sends JusMin request for criminal investigation of former EnviMin Costel Alexe

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis sent on Tuesday to the Minister of Justice Stelian Ion, the request for criminal investigation of former minister of Environment Costel Alexe, according to the Presidential Administration.Also, it is shown that the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice was notified regarding the wording of this request.The National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) requested the General Prosecutor's ...

Nine candidates for the possition of ambassador to be heard Wednesday in the joint parliamentary committees

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Nine people nominated for positions of Romania's ambassadors abroad will be heard on Wednesday, starting at 11.30 am, in the joint parliamentary committees for foreign policy and for the Romanian communities abroad.The hearing, which was supposed to take place on November 18, 2020, got postponed because of a lack of quorum, which didn't allow for the programme of the committees to be approved by the Standing Bureau of the Senate.Nineta Barbulescu ...

Third stage of anti-COVID vaccination, for general population, could begin in April

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


The third stage of vaccinating against COVID, for the general population, could begin in the month of April, declared, on Tuesday, the chairman of the National Committee for the Coordination of Vaccination Activities, Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita."Regarding the third stage of vaccination, we estimate it somewhere around early April. It is a realistic term, which we can take into account, but we must understand that we are using an estimate term because the ...

Coronavirus: Bucharest, in the lead with most new cases, most cases countrywide

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The areas with the most newly confirmed cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared to the last report are Bucharest - 1,124 and the counties of Cluj - 354, Timis - 272, Ilfov - 198 and Galati - 195, according to data transmitted on Tuesday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).Moreover, the most cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been recorded, since the beginning of the pandemic and until now, in Bucharest - 103,818, followed by the counties of Cluj - ...

Candidacies for European delegated prosecutor representing Romania to be submitted by Jan 7

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Candidacies for the office of European Delegated Prosecutor from Romania can be submitted until January 7, the Ministry of Justice informed on Tuesday."The persons interested in holding the position of European Delegated Prosecutor from Romania may submit their applications until January 7, 2021, included. The files submitted will be analyzed by the Selection Committee and the results of the verification will be published on the website of the Ministry of ...

World Bank reviews estimates on relaunch of Romanian economy in 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


The Romanian economy will record a 3.5% advance this year, after a contraction of 5% in 2020, so that  in 2022  economic growth will accelerate to 4.1%, according to the latest report on world economic prospects released by the World Bank on Tuesday.   In comparison, the World Bank prognosticated in October 2020 that Romanian economy would contract by 5.7% in 2020, but will register a 4.9% ...

CFA Romania: macroeconomic trust indicator increased in November against the previous month

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Macroeconomic Trust Indicator of the Association CFA Romania on November has increased against the previous month by 12.5 points up to the value of 44.5 points, and against the same month of the previous year, the indicator dropped by 12.4 points.   Thus, the indicator for current conditions has increased against the previous month by 14.2 points, up to the value of 34.1 points (against the same month ...

Rd 86 pct of Romanian citizens believe women and men have equal rights

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Round 86 pct of Romanian citizens believe that women and men have equal rights, according to an opinion barometer conducted in order to measure the public perception of the SDG5 Sustainable Development Goal - Gender Equality."Nearly three quarters of respondents (73 pct) consider that gender does not matter in working relationships. Only 7 pct of them would prefer male colleagues, while 10 pct would prefer fellow women. The distribution of responses in this ...

Eurostat: Households in Romania, most overcrowded in EU

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


In the 27 member states of the European Union, 17.2pct of the population lived last year in overcrowded households, that is the number of rooms was insufficient compared to that of household members, with Romania ranking first, with almost half of the population (45.8pct), show the data published on Tuesday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).Other EU member states in a similar situation, with two out of five people living in overcrowded households ...

Industrial production prices down by 0.7 pct in November

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

- In November 2020, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 0.6% from October 2020. - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) decreased by 0.7% in November 2020 compared to November 2019   The prices of industrial production overall (internal and external ...

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