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Anti-COVID vaccination campaign : 11,912 people - immunized within past 24 hours

Tuesday, January 5, 2021


The national committee for coordinating the anti-COVID vaccine informs that, in the past 24 hours, were immunized against the coronavirus, with the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, 11,912 people, according to the data from the National Institute for Public Health, through the National Electronic Vaccination Register application.According to a press release sent on Monday, until now there were 25,508 people who were vaccinated against COVID-19.For those ...

Dr.Arafat: In Romania, we will not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Secretary of State Raed Arafat, said that in Romania the authorities have not thought to discriminate against and apply restriction rules to people who are not vaccinated, but it is possible that in certain areas abroad where stricter anti-COVID restrictions apply, Romanian citizens will be required to be vaccinated in order to travel there."It doesn't mean [ed.n. - the vaccination] that you're back ...

DNA to initiate prosecution of former Environment Minister Alexe for bribe-taking

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) asked the General Prosecutor's Office to notify President Klaus Iohannis for the start of the criminal investigation of the former Minister of Environment, Waters and Forests Costel Alexe - currently president of the Iasi County Council - for bribe-taking and inciting embezzlement.According to a DNA release, the request of the anti-corruption authority for the start of probing against Costel Alexe is grounded on ...

97% of compensations imposed to Romania by ECHR in 2020 are for non observing right of property

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) established this year convictions through which Romania must pay compensations worth 34.7 million Euro, and 97% of this sum (33.87 million Euro) represents compensations in cases lost for not observing the right to ownership in Romania, according to an analysis made by the Association for Private Ownership (APP)."In a study done by the APP, it highlights the ECHR causes for not respecting the right to ownership, ...

PM Citu: State companies with losses receive resources from budget based on restructuring plan

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Monday, that all priorities from ruling program will have financing in this year's budget, and that state companies with losses will be receiving funds only based on a restructuring plan or reform."We are preparing the budget for 2021. All priorities from the governing program will have financing. At the same time, there is an important amendment. State companies with losses will receive resources from the state budget ...

BNR report: Romania must start macroeconomic correction in 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Romania must start macroeconomic correction in 2021, which depends mainly on the reduction of the structural budgetary deficit, and this correction must be gradual, spread on several years, according to the analysis report of convergence ‘ Romania – Euro zone, monitor’.‘In 2021, most EU states will have budgetary deficits dropping considerably ( non-permanent expenses will be reduced, those provoked by pandemics and the economic ...

BNR’s foreign exchange reserves climbed to EUR 37,379 million at end of December

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Foreign exchange reserves of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) rose 11.93 pct to EUR 37,379 million at 31 December, compared to EUR 33,393 million on 30 November 2020, according to a release of the central bank sent on Monday.During the month, the following flows were recorded: EUR 7,038 million worth of inflows representing changes in credit institutions' foreign currency-denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of ...

Ministry of Finance has scheduled loans of 5.115 billion lei in January 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Ministry of Public Finance (MFP) has planned loans from commercial banks of 4.5 billion lei in January 2021, of which 400 million through an issuance of discounted treasury certificates and 4.1 billion lei through seven government bond issues.To these can be added the amount of 615 million lei through additional sessions of non-competitive offers, related to bond auctions.The amount, slightly below that of December 2020 (4.985 billion lei), ...

Law on loan agreement between Romania and IBRD worth EUR 500 million, promulgated

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Monday the law for the ratification of the Loan Agreement (Programme based on results in the Romanian health sector) between Romania and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), worth EUR 500 million.The agreement was signed in New York on 23 September 2019, amended and updated by the Letter of Amendment signed between Romania and the IBRD in Bucharest on 31 July 2020 and 26 August ...

Romania managed to get almost 80 billion euro for the future period of scheduling

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Romania drew until the beginning of December 9.07 billion euro from the European funds dedicated to cohesion policy allocated to the period 2014-2020 which is the equivalent of an absorption rate of 40.14%. In the years to come, it will benefit from 46.4 billion euro through the multiannual budget of the EU, plus 33.5 billion euro from the Recovery Plan, thus getting to almost 80 billion euro, the largest sum obtained by our country until now.On 28 October, ...

European funds absorption in 2020

Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Starting with November 2019 and until the beginning of December 2020, Romania absorbed as a whole European funds worth four billion euro, out of which a sum of 1,1 billion euro was drawn in November and December 2019.‘We took over 7,230 financing contracts worth 26.2 billion euro, and today there are 9,145 financing contracts, worth 36,4 billion euro. It is important to remember that this year we signed 2,185 financing contracts worth ten billion ...

The programme IMM Invest was prolonged until 30th June 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The European Commission authorised the amendment of the state aid scheme which supports the implementation of the programmed IMM Invest, thus the period of validity of the scheme was prolonged until 30th June 2021 and was obtained an increase of the budget from 4.521 billion lei to 7.188 billion lei, informed the National Fund for Guarantee of Loans for Small and Medium Entreprises (FNGCIMM SA ...

Eurostat: Bulgaria, Romania - lowest rate of employees in general cleaning of buildings in EU

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

More than three million people worked in the field of "general cleaning of buildings" in 2018 in the 27 member states of the European Union, representing 2.3 per cent of the total number of employees in the non-financial economy, and the lowest rate of employees in this field was in Bulgaria and Romania, according to data released on Monday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).The category of activity "general cleaning of buildings" ranks fourth in ...

Study: 2 out of 3 Romanians say they need to improve their social relations amid pandemic

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  2 out of 3 of Romanians believe that they would benefit from attending an online program to improve their relationships. In proportion of 63%, online programs for discovering strengths, setting goals and an action plan for career or personal life are also considered as necessary during this period.  Half of the ...

PwC Report: Accelerating the health economy of tomorrow

Tuesday, January 5, 2021


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, its extensive impact on healthcare is altering the very nature of health systems worldwide. What’s changing? Existing trends, which formerly grew incrementally—such as telemedicine and data-driven models—have accelerated substantially, resulting in a sooner-than-expected arrival of tomorrow’s healthcare ecosystem. COVID-19 is rewriting ...

25,000 foreign workers newly-admitted on labour market in 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The contingent of newly admitted foreign workers on the labour market will decrease in 2021 by 5,000, according to a draft Decision approved by the Executive on Wednesday.Thus, the draft Decision on establishing the contingent of newly admitted foreign workers on the labour market in 2021 provides for a contingent of 25,000 workers, compared to 30,000 this year."The decision to reduce the quota for next year was taken based on the latest data ...

Joint Statement of presidents Iohannis, Sandu: Romania - the most sincere supporter of Moldovan citizens

Monday, January 4, 2021


Romania is committed to remaining the most sincere supporter of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, as the neighbouring country reaffirms its determination to strengthen its European path, according to the Joint Statement signed by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu.The document was signed on Tuesday, during the official visit of the President of Romania to the neighbouring ...

President Klaus Iohannis made in 2020 new foreign travels, worth over three million lei

Monday, January 4, 2021

According the Presidential Administration, the expenditure for new foreign journeys of the official delegations led by president Klaus Iohannis in 2020 worth 3,011,828.95 lei. There are also included expenses for the official visit made on Tuesday,29 December, by the head of state in the Republic of Moldova.On 7th January, the head of state made a working visit to the Bavaria Land, the Federal Republic of Germany, and between 21-23 January, the head of ...

Anti-Covid vaccination campaign started: Weekly shipments to Romania - by both air and land

Monday, January 4, 2021


The first 10,000 doses of COVID vaccine entered Romania on Friday and on Saturday (25-26 Decemer 2020) arrived at the main storage center - the "Cantacuzino" Institute in Bucharest, from where they were distributed in the country.   The head of the National Committee for the management of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, the military doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, declared that, if things go well, ...

Romania expresses solidarity with Croatia, after earthquakes that hit Western Balkans country

Monday, January 4, 2021

Romania expresses its solidarity with Croatia, after the earthquakes that hit the Western Balkans country, says President Klaus Iohannis, in a message posted on Twitter."Our thoughts are with the Croatian people and we wish those affected to recover as soon as possible. We have conveyed to Andrej Plenkovic [Croatian Prime Minister - editor's note] our willingness to help in case of need," the head of state said.Several people were injured in a ...

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