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President Iohannis sends letter to US counterpart commemorating 20 years since 9/11 attacks

Monday, September 13, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter to his American counterpart, Joseph R. Biden, on Friday, on the occasion of the commemoration of 20 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001.''Mr. President, today, 20 years after the terrible attacks of September 11, 2001, our thoughts go to the families of the victims, to survivors, the rescuers and all those whose lives have been affected by that criminal act of hatred. After the terrorist attacks, common ...

ForMin Aurescu: Today, most of our 'Afghans' arrived in Romania, 139 citizens

Monday, September 13, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said that 139 Afghan citizens arrived in the country on Thursday, on board an aircraft."Today, most of the Afghan citizens, 'our' Afghans, who were evacuated by Romania from Afghanistan, have just arrived in Romania, as I told them (...). We have managed toe safely bring to Bucharest 139 Afghan citizens under Romania's protection," the head of diplomacy declared.They are among the 156 Afghan citizens who ...

PNL leader Ludovic Orban: I will not accept any agreement with PSD

Monday, September 13, 2021

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Friday in Giurgiu that he will not accept any agreement with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) to end the current government crisis, and the only "honorable" solution is to rebuild the coalition.Orban pointed out that there are three options for getting out of the crisis, namely rebuilding the existing coalition, an agreement with PSD or going into opposition."The crisis must be ...

Ciolos suggests to PNL that PM should be from USR for balanced power share

Monday, September 13, 2021

  Co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance in the ruling coalition Dacian Ciolos says his party will not return to power unless it is guaranteed to carry out reforms, suggesting that in a new coalition with the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), USR PLUS should give the prime minister, arguing that there is power enough to share and so there ...

Premier Citu : the state secretary positions of USR PLUS are vacant as I do not want to break the coalition

Monday, September 13, 2021

Premier Florin Citu stated on Friday in Iasi that he will not nominate state secretaries to replace those in the USR PLUS, who were removed two days ago, saying that on the one hand there are savings to the budget and on the other hand it is a sign that he does not want to break the coalition.    ‘We will not nominate state secretaries, it is not necessary to have so many. You will see that ...

INFLATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF CONSUMER PRICES: AUGUST 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

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1. The Consumer Price Index (CPI)   - Consumer prices were up 0.2% in August 2021 from July 2021. - The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (August 2021 compared to December 2020) is 4.7%. - The annual inflation rate in August 2021 compared to August 2020 is ...

Florin Citu: I trust BNR to find solution for tempering inflation dynamics

Monday, September 13, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu has expressed his trust, on Friday, that the National Bank of Romania (BNR) will intervene in order to "temper the inflation dynamics", after the inflation rate was 5.3% in August .The head of the Executive declared on Friday, in Iasi, that net investments in the economy have gone up from the previous year by 10%, expressing his trust that the fiscal and monetary policies will determine a drop in inflation."We see this ...

A new public offer of Fidelis government bonds on BVB, between September 13th and October 1

Monday, September 13, 2021

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The Ministry of Finance is carrying out a new public offer for the sale of Fidelis government bonds for individual investors on Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) , between September 13th and October 1, while launching on BVB the fifth issue since July 2020. Through the first four offers, the Ministry of Finance attracted from the retail investors more than RON 7bn (over EUR 1.4bn).   ‘The ...

Net investments in the economy up by 10.6% in first half of 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

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 Net investments in the national economy exceeded 48.513 billion lei in the first half of 2021, up by 10.6%, compared to the same period last year, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In the second quarter of this year, the net investments made in the national economy amounted to 28.352 billion lei, up by 12.2%, compared to the second quarter of 2020.In the first six months of 2021, there were increases in investments in all ...

Number of completed dwellings up by 1,590 in first half of 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

 The number of completed dwellings in the first half of 2021 amounted to 31,355, by 1,590 more than in the corresponding period of 2020, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).By area of residence, in the first half of 2021, most dwellings were given for use in urban areas, accounting for 62.2% of the total. The distribution by sources of financing of completed dwellings reveals that, in the first half of ...

Average gross salary in Romania up by 1 RON, in July; net average amount up by 4 RON 

Monday, September 13, 2021

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- In July 2021, the average gross nominal earnings were 5780 lei, with only 1 leu higher than the one registered in June 2021. - The average net nominal earnings were 3545 lei, slightly increasing as against the previous month, with 4 lei (+0.1%). - The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities ...

Romania's long-term negative population growth continues this July

Monday, September 13, 2021

Romania's natural population growth continued its negative trend, standing at minus 4,575 people in July 2021, compared to the same period of the previous year, shows data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The number of live births during the reference period was by 250 lower YoY, and the number of deaths was by 1,378 higher. As regards the main causes of death, there were by 197 fewer deaths due to circulatory system diseases ...

 Most new cases of COVID-19 in the Capital City (233), followed by Timis, Ilfov counties

Monday, September 13, 2021

 Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections, compared to the last report, were recorded in Bucharest - 233 and Timis - 167, Ilfov - 120, Dolj - 109, Maramures - 108 counties, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Sunday.The fewest cases were recorded in the counties of Teleorman - 6, Hunedoara and Harghita - 8 each, Tulcea – 9.   All counties and the municipality of Bucharest ...

EduMin Cimpeanu: 7,000 pupils out of the 3 million will start school year online

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Minister of Education, Sorin Cimpeanu, announced that 7,000 students out of the total of almost 3 million will have to study online next week, mentioning that they come from educational institutions where there are problems with the infrastructure, or are located in localities where the rate of 6 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection per thousand inhabitants was exceeded.He said that there are eight schools in Bucharest that will study online."There ...

Survey: Only 8% of Romanian parents prefer online learning, most want schools to reopen

Monday, September 13, 2021

Most Romanian parents would like their children to return to in-person classes in the new school year, according to a survey by local recruitment platform BestJobs. Meanwhile, the online/at-home only option would be the least desired. The new school year starts on September 13 in Romania.   About 76% of the employees who participated in the survey prefer in-person ...

President Klaus Iohannis, welcomed by Swiss counterpart Guy Parmelin

Friday, September 10, 2021

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President Klaus Iohannis, who is on an official visit to the Swiss Confederation, was welcomed on Thursday by his counterpart, Guy Parmelin.The official welcoming ceremony took place at the Presidency of the Swiss Confederation, Lohn Domain.From the delegation that is accompanying the Romanian President in Switzerland is the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu, the presidential councilors Leonard Orban, Cosmin Marinescu, Delia ...

Parliament votes down proposal to set schedule for motion of censure

Friday, September 10, 2021

On Thursday, a plenary sitting of Parliament voted down a proposal of the Save Romania Union (USR) Chamber of Deputies floor leader Ionut Mosteanu to put on the agenda setting a schedule for a debate on the motion of censure against Prime Minister Florin Citu.The vote was 117 ayes to 216 noes, after Senate Chair Anca Dragu took over the chairmanship of the sitting from Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Florin Roman.At the ...

Senate President Dragu: Postponement of debate and vote on censure motion not constitutional

Friday, September 10, 2021

The President of the Senate, Anca Dragu (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity; USR PLUS), believes the decision of the Joint Standing Bureaus to postpone the debate and vote on the censure motion until after the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) is not founded on any article of the Constitution."We had quorum because the PNL [National Liberal Party] and PSD [Social Democratic Party] mobilized. They came ...

Gov't removes from office prefects of Bucharest City, 13 counties

Friday, September 10, 2021

Bucharest Prefect Alin Stoica and the prefects of 13 counties were removed from office by decisions passed at a government meeting on Thursday.The counties in question are Arges, Bacau, Braila, Buzau, Galati, Gorj, Harghita, Ialomita, Maramures, Suceava, Timis, Tulcea, and Vaslui.At the same time, the government dismissed 28 deputy prefects from the counties of Alba, Arad, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Brasov, Caras-Severin, ...

AOAR: The organization of PNRR implementation is compromised in Romania

Friday, September 10, 2021

The approval of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) advances in Brussels, while the organization of implementation is compromised in Romania, warns the Association of Romanian Businesspeople (AOAR), in a press release sent on Thursday.Thus, businesspeople "find that Romania's Government ignores the public interest and current economic and social priorities.""AOAR warns the Romanian Government that the approval of the ...

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