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Iohannis: The transition to clean energy, a battle we want to win

Monday, July 12, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday that the transition to "clean" energy is the subject of "very complicated" discussions, emphasising that there is financial support for that under Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) as well."All these issues are under debate and there are very difficult discussions, because our economies are still dependent on gas, they are dependent on coal, meaning the classic sources of energy and the transition ...

President Iohannis had discussions with head of the US delegation at Three Seas Initiative Summit

Monday, July 12, 2021

 President Klaus Iohannis has labeled as "very good" the discussion he had on Thursday evening, in Sofia, with the heads of the US delegation to the Three Seas Initiative Summit, mentioning that dialogue focused on the Romania - USA Strategic Partnership, economic collaboration, and security.According to the Presidential Administration, the US high representatives were Senators Roger F. Wicker, a Republican, member of the Senate representing the ...

PNL's Orban welcomes victory of Action and Solidarity Party, congratulates Moldovan President Maia Sandu

Monday, July 12, 2021

 Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban welcomes the victory of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) in the Republic of Moldova, saying that voters have made a firm, pro-European decision.At the same time, in a post on his Facebook page, the PNL leader sends congratulations to the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, for the decision to organize the early elections and emphasizes his commitment to the winning ...

Coronavirus/ CNSU updates list of countries in red, yellow, green areas

Monday, July 12, 2021

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on Thursday updated the list of countries or areas with high epidemiological risk."The list and classification of countries / territories of epidemiological risk are approved in order to establish the persons on whom the measure of 14-day quarantine is established regarding those who arrive in Romania from these, provided in the annex to this decision. The decision is published in the Official Journal of ...

The barometre of minister visibility. In June, premier Florin Citu keeps the first position in the top of visibility

Monday, July 12, 2021

Premier Florin Citu and the ministers of education, work as well as the vicepremier Dan Barna keep the first positions in the top of visibility of the government members in June as well. The ministers of European projects, Cristian Ghinea goes up four positions from position eight in May, as a result of the presentation of the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience and the intense debates on this issue. The minister of research Ciprian Teleman is the last, with under ...

Flash Eurobarometer survey finds 75 pct of Romanians favor switch to euro

Monday, July 12, 2021


  60% of EU citizens surveyed in non-euro area Member States think the euro has had positive consequences for the countries of the euro area. 52% of respondents are not only more positive about the consequences that the introduction of the euro would have for their country, but 55% say that the euro’s introduction would also have positive consequences for them personally. This survey was conducted in the seven Member States that have not yet joined ...

WIIW forecast: moderate growth and fiscal consolidation performances from Romania

Monday, July 12, 2021

Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, under the revised ...

Finance Ministry: Gov't debt reaches almost 50% of GDP at 2021 April-end

Monday, July 12, 2021

Public administration debt (government debt) totaled, at the end of the first four months of 2021, 526.7 billion lei, respectively 49.9% of the GDP, compared to 499.153 billion lei (47.3% of the GDP) at the end of 2020, according to data centralised by the Ministry of Finance.Of this, the amount of 16.79 billion lei represents the short-term debt, and the rest the medium and long-term debt.Most of this debt, respectively 446.504 billion lei, was ...

Arrears of general consolidated budget decrease 5.63% in May 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

 The arrears of the general consolidated budget decreased by 5.63% in May 2021, to 263.2 million lei, from 278.9 million lei in April, according to the data posted on the Public Finance Ministry (MFP) website.Arrears of over 90 days decreased by 35.76%, from 94.8 million lei to 60.9 million lei. Arrears of over 120 days increased by 18.6%, from 96.7 million lei in April to 114.7 million lei in May, and those of over 360 days increased slightly, from ...

Vasilescu (BNR) :  the leu depreciated by 90 bani in 12 years and a half ; the foreign exchange market of Romania is very stable

Monday, July 12, 2021


The national currency depreciated in twelve years and a half with 90  bani, and the foreign exchange market of Romania is very stable, stated, on Friday, Adrian Vasilescu, strategy consultant with the National Bank of Romania (BNR)‘The explanations are easy. This exchange rate has been going towards historic maximum for twelve years. And in twelve years going up and down between minimum and maximum it has had a depreciation of 90 bani. That is ...

Draft ordnance for the sale of Romania’s share to the unit Krivoi Rog in Ukraine

Monday, July 12, 2021


The ministry of economy, entrepreneurship and tourism (MEAT) announced on Friday that they published  for public debate the draft ordnance which allows the putting to value the assets connected to the Ukrainian unit Krivoi Rog owned by Romania by bidding.   Similarly, in order to start the process of selling of the shares, consultancy services will be acquired. This unit has not functioned for 22 ...

Household total monthly income averages out at 5,476 lei in Q1 2021; expenses, 84.7 pct of revenues

Monday, July 12, 2021

- The total monthly average income was, in nominal terms, 5476 lei per household and 2157 lei per person in Q I 2021. - In Q I 2021, the total monthly average expenditure of the population was 4640 lei per household (1828 lei per person), accounting for 84.7% of the total income.      The average total monthly income ...

Romania's resident population, 19.328 million inhabitants on January 1, 2020

Monday, July 12, 2021

 Romania's resident population was 19.328 million inhabitants, on January 1, 2020, and the female population was the majority, comprising 9.868 million people, respectively 51.1 pct of the total, informs a press release of the National Institute of Statistics (INS), published on the occasion of World Population Day.The demographic ageing process has deepened on January 1, 2020, as compared to the previous year, with a decrease of the young population ...

Two stateless persons making terrorist propaganda, declared undesirable for 10 years on Romanian territory

Monday, July 12, 2021

Two stateless persons, accused of terrorist propaganda, were declared undesirable in Romania by the Bucharest Court of Appeal for a period of 10 years, the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) announced on Friday.Upon the referral of the Romanian Intelligence Service, the Bucharest Court of Appeal ruled that the stateless persons F.A. and B.M. should be declared undesirable persons in Romania, for a period of 10 years.According to SRI, the two ...

President Iohannis, at the 6th summit meeting of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) in Sofia

Friday, July 9, 2021


Romania's President Klaus Iohannis is attending the 6th summit meeting of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) in Sofia, Bulgaria, July 8-9.On July 8, he is scheduled to attend an official dinner for the summit attendees. On July 9, he will attend the summit at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, holding a joint news conference with his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev, his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, and his Latvian ...

President Iohannis signs revocation of Alexandru Nazare as Minister of Finance; PM Citu - interim minister

Friday, July 9, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis signed on Thursday the decree on the revocation of Alexandru Nazare from the position of Minister of Finance, the Presidential Administration announced.The head of state also signed the decree on the appointment of Prime Minister Florin Citu as interim Minister of Finance.On Thursday, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced the dismissal of Alexandru Nazare from the position of Minister of ...

ForMin Aurescu speaks of "undaunting support for Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity" at Ukraine Reform Conference

Friday, July 9, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, said, during his intervention on behalf of Romania during the Ukraine Reform Conference, organized in hybrid system, in Vilnius, that Romania continues to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.On this occasion, Minister Aurescu reiterated Romania's support for the European aspirations of Ukraine and for a comprehensive and inclusive reform process, on the basis of commitments assumed ...

JusMin Ion had a meeting with US chargé d'affaires: Imminent reforms that Romania needs – discussed

Friday, July 9, 2021


The Minister of Justice, Stelian Ion, had a new meeting with David Muniz, the chargé d'affaires of the United States of America in Bucharest, the discussions aiming at the "imminent" reforms that Romania "needs"."I thank Mr. Muniz for his tireless work in strengthening cooperation between our countries in the field of justice. We discussed the problems facing the judiciary today in Romania and the imminent reforms our country needs," said Stelian Ion, ...

 Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines donated to Moldova, Georgia

Friday, July 9, 2021

The government on Thursday adopted a decision regarding the donation of over 100,000 doses of anti-COVID vaccine to the Republic of Moldova and over 10,000 to Georgia, Prime Minister Florin Citu informed."The Romanian Government has approved a decision to provide free humanitarian aid to the Republic of Moldova and Georgia to manage the COVID-19 epidemic. The humanitarian aid to the Republic of Moldova consists of 100,620 doses of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine ...

Gov't okays extension of state of alert

Friday, July 9, 2021

The Government approved a decision to extend the state of alert, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Thursday."In today's Government meeting, we also approved the Government's decision to extend the state of alert," the prime minister said at Victoria Palace.The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) adopted, in Wednesday's meeting, a decision proposing the extension of the alert state on the entire national territory, for a ...

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