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Cohesion policy: Commission approves €47 million investment in South West Romania's emergency hospital

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The European Commission has approved an investment worth €47 million from the European Regional Development FundEuropean Regional Development ...

Paun:’ Noua Casa’ may bring benefits in the constructions sector, and in the benefit of those who want to buy a house

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The programme ‘Noua Casa’ comes with some important elements and in the crisis can produce some benefits for the constructions sector, but as well for those who want to buy a house, stated on Sunday Cristian Paun, the chairman of the Board of the National Fund for Guarantee of Loans for small and medium entreprises (FNGCIMM).  ‘This programme ‘O noua casa’ has come with important elements.  We have complained ...

Romania upgrades e-filing for trade marks

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) has successfully updated its trade mark e-filing with the support of European Cooperation at the EUIPO, ...

Minister Alexandru: employment down only marginally versus January

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The number of employees in Romania is now 5.58 million, 66,000 more than "during the Social Democrat Government," labor minister Violeta Alexandru wrote in a Facebook post, on an electoral note. She claims that the number of labor contracts declined by only 664 compared to the beginning of this ...

Romanian tourists can travel to Turkey again, says tourism official

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Romanian tourists can travel to Turkey again without entering isolation on their return, after the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) updated the list of countries with high epidemiological risk, with tour operators to resume charter flights for Antalya as of August 15, Alin Burcea, vice-president of the National Association of Travel Agencies, said on Monday."Starting today, it was announced that Romanian tourists can travel to Turkey again. Romanian ...

Gov't not considering relaxation or restrictions, but economy must work

Monday, July 27, 2020


On Friday, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban once again urged the public to follow the health protection rules, telling them to be responsible among the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic."Protecting themselves, following health protection rules, those are simple things. (...) If we get sick, we take the disease home and we make our loved ones sick in the first place. (...) We must be responsible and guard ourselves against this sneaky virus. We don't need to think about ...

HealthMin Tataru: Population must understand we are going through difficult moment

Monday, July 27, 2020

Minister of Health, Nelu Tataru, stated on Friday, in northeastern Iasi, that we are not in the situation of reinstating the state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus, but reiterated that the next weeks will be difficult from an epidemiological point of view."I hope we do not transform into a police state, but the population must understand that we are going through a difficult time. The next two weeks will be difficult. We have had a period of two weeks ...

GCS: 1,120 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus

Monday, July 27, 2020

Another 1,120 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last report, bringing the total case count to 44,798, announced on Sunday the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.These were cases that hadn't tested positive previously. In the specialized health units, the total number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is 6,662, and of these, ...

Access of persons from Romania to Cyprus, allowed only with a negative test for COVID-19

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs that Romania has been included by the Cypriot authorities on the list of category C states, which means that access for persons coming from Romania to this country will be allowed only with the negative result to the RT-PCR molecular test for coronavirus infection."Following the communication of 23 July on the new conditions for traveling to the Republic of Cyprus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes the following ...

Romanians allowed into Austria if testing negative for COVID-19 72 hours before entering

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the Austrian authorities issued on Friday evening a new ordinance reviewing the transit and entry conditions in this country for persons coming from Romania, the main changes being the reduction of the validity period of the biological-molecular test for SARS-CoV-2 from 4 days to 72 hours and the reduction of the isolation period from 14 days to 10 days."According to the new provisions, starting with July 27 this year, ...

ForMin Aurescu, Spanish counterpart Gonzales Laya discuss about cooperation in context of pandemic

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, talked on the phone on Friday with his Spanish counterpart, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, both parties welcoming the very good Romanian-Spanish cooperation in the context generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.They reviewed the measures taken by both states domestically in order to counteract the health, economic and social effects of the crisis.Minister Bogdan Aurescu thanked the Spanish authorities for their ...

Ambassador Saranga: If number of new cases of coronavirus do not drop in Romania, Israel, we cannot resume tourism

Monday, July 27, 2020

Romanian-Israeli relations in the field of tourism will not be able to resume until the number of the novel coronavirus illnesses decreases in both Israel and Romania, Israel's Ambassador in Bucharest, David Saranga, said in central Brasov County on Friday.Both Israel and Romania want to open the borders but, with all due respect for tourism, we cannot do it if the situation in the pandemic is as it is in Romania and in Israel. Unfortunately, the number of ...

Persons traveling from Romania to Italy - mandatory self-isolation for 14 days

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) says that Friday the Italian authorities have adopted new measures regarding entry conditions for persons coming from Romania - namely they are to undergo a mandatory medical supervision and self-isolation for a period of 14 days.Excepted from the measures are crew members of freight and persons' transport as well as navigating personnel, MAE mentions. The measure is in force at least until July 31, when a re-evaluation is to ...

The law which regulates activities for the prevention of diseases- promulgated

Monday, July 27, 2020

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Friday the Law regarding the organization and financing of the services for the promotion of health and prevention of diseases. The document aims at three domains: financing of the services of health and the prevention of getting a disease, organization and coordination of activities of promotion of health and prevention of getting a disease at central and regional/local level, training of human resource involved ...

USR-PLUS and PNL negotiations for candidates in local elections

Monday, July 27, 2020

The USR-PLUS Alliance has slammed both PM Ludovic Orban and the National Liberal Party (PNL) of releasing “rigged opinion polls in the hope of fooling the candidate, the party and voters”. USR-PLUS members say that PNL has not learnt the lesson of the 2016 local elections and that it is acting like then when it had presented their candidate for Bucharest, Catalin Predoiu with 23-25% in the opinion polls and he had eventually obtained only ...

Alliance for local elections in Bucharest between Pro Romania and party launched by Robert Negoita

Monday, July 27, 2020

Pro Romania, a party led by Victor Ponta, and the party launched by Bucharest District 3 mayor Robert Negoita, Bucharest 2020 party, announced the formation of an alliance in the perspective of local elections.The Pro Bucharest 2020 Alliance was presented by Ponta and Negoita on Sunday at a press conference.Victor Ponta said that he supports Robert Negoita for District 3 City Hall, but also for the Capital City Hall - both in 2020 and in 2024.Instead, ...


Monday, July 27, 2020


On Friday, July 24, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman met with Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Press Office of the U.S. Embassy-Bucharest informs. The two discussed a number of issues currently facing Romania and the United States, including national security, energy policy, and malign influence. The Ambassador emphasized the importance of “the two countries moving forward together, on the same ...

Defense Ministry senior official discusses Romania - France cooperation

Monday, July 27, 2020


The Defense Ministry's Secretary of State for defense policy, planning and international relations Simona Cojocaru met on Friday at the Ministry premises with National Armaments Director and Director for International Relations with the French Defense Ministry's Directorate General of Armaments, General Thierry Carlier.According to the Ministry of National Defense, the Romanian Secretary of State emphasized the importance of the Romania - France Strategic ...

Overdue loans up 1.4 pct in domestic lei, down 4 pct in foreign currency in June

Monday, July 27, 2020

Overdue loans - both corporate and individual - in domestic lei totaled 4.81 billion lei in June 2020, up by 1.4% compared to the amount reported in the previous month, while past due loans in foreign currency decreased by 4%, to 1.961 billion lei (equivalent), according to data from the National Bank of Romania (BNR).Loans in lei amounted to an aggregate of,183.977 billion lei (by 1.28% over the value of the previous month) in June, of which 67.132 billion lei ...

5G security: Member States report on progress on implementing the EU toolbox and strengthening safety measures

Monday, July 27, 2020


EU Member States, with the support of the European Commission and the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, published a report on the progress made in implementing the joint EU toolbox of mitigating measures, which was agreed by the ...

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