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2020 Social Progress Index: Romania maintains its position on the 45th place in the global ranking

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Romania ranks again 45th out of 163 countries and is surpassed by all the other EU member states, according to the 2020 Social Progress Index, which analyzes the quality of life and ...

CSAT: Implementation plan for Romanian's 2020-2024 National Defence Strategy, Defence White Paper approved

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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The Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) on Tuesday analysed and approved a batch of documents for the application of Romania's 2020 - 2024 National Defence Strategy, including an implementation plan, a strategic defence analysis, and the Defence White Papers.According to the Presidential Administration, a strategic priority in the implementation plan is securing an updated legal framework, including the revision of the legislation regarding the ...

Eight proposed ambassadors heard by specialized committees on Wednesday

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Eight people proposed to be appointed as Romania's ambassadors abroad will be heard on Wednesday by the joint committees for foreign affairs and Romanian communities abroad, from the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.It is about Stefan-Alexandru Tinca, proposed as ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, Radu-Catalin Mardare - proposed for the Lebanese Republic, Silvia Davidoiu - for the Republic of Serbia; Gabriel-Catalin Sopanda - proposed for Hungary and ...

Statement of the Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN at the General Debate of the Third Commission of UNGA

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, delivered the national statement on Tuesday, 6 October 2020, in the general debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly (Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs), stressing the importance Romania attaches to the promotion of the rights of youth and ...

FinMin Citu: Control at Bucharest Municipality found law violations in every investigated aspect

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A control conducted since February by the Finance Ministry's Economic Inspection at the Bucharest City Hall has revealed law violations in every investigated aspect, Finance Minister Florin Citu wrote on Facebook."As promised! In February, the Finance Ministry's Economic Inspection started a control at the Bucharest City Hall. The Bucharest Municipality had been 'bypassed' for many years by such controls. The control was interrupted during the state of ...

New restrictions in localities where incidence of coronavirus cases exceeds 1.5 per thousand

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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The head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Secretary of State Raed Arafat, declared on Monday, after the meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU), that at local level, where the incidence of cases of infection with the novel coronavirus exceeds 1.5 per thousand, additional restrictions will be taken, such as banning weddings and baptisms or suspending the activity of non-compliant economic agents.According to him, all ...

Coronavirus case count rises by 2,121 to 139,612, death toll hits 5,121

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

As many as 2,121 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in Romania since the previous reporting, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, announced on Tuesday.All the new cases involve patients that did not test positive before.Romania's SARS-CoV-2 total case count reached 139,612 on Tuesday. As many as 108,526 persons were declared cured.According to ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries that imported the most facial masks in the first six months

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have taken a variety of restrictive measures, which have negatively affected international trade in goods. However, at the same time demand for a range of products that can help fight the pandemic has increased, which had a positive effect ...

First 36 PIRANHA V armoured carriers to leave for Craiova's Red Scorpions

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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The first 36 PIRANHA V armoured personnel carriers will leave in the coming days for the final beneficiaries, the Red Scorpions of Craiova, after having successfully passed the qualitative reception stage at the Bucharest Mechanical Plant, states the Minister of Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, on his Facebook page."I am confident that they will also pass operational testing and integrate very well into the units of the Land Forces, which badly need a vehicle that ...

Romaero receives order from Raytheon to produce components for Patriot anti-missile shield

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The American company Raytheon Missiles & Defense, which produces the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System radar, has placed an order for the production in Romania of some components of the Patriot radar system with the state company Romaero SA, reads a press release sent by Romaero on Tuesday."Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a division of Raytheon Technologies, has placed an order with the Romanian aerospace company ROMAERO SA for the production of ...

ECOFIN: Romania supporting funding environmental objectives under Recovery and Resilience Facility, pointing to national peculiarities

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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  Romania is supporting substantial funds for the green and digital objectives in the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Facility, while pointing out that the member states have different national specificities, stages of development and needs, Romania's Finance Minister Florin Citu told a recent virtual ECOFIN meeting.In a press statement released on Tuesday, the Finance Ministry quotes Citu as underlining that because of that the targets ...

Colliers Survey: Work from home will continue in the post Covid-19 era

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Working from home will remain a common practice within many companies even after the Covid-19 epidemic passes, in a hybrid work system that combines remote activity with activity in the office for the entire team, a survey conducted by Colliers International among management and decision makers in nearly 80 companies with activities in various economic sectors and teams from a few dozen to thousands of employees shows. Remote work raises problems ...

The CSAT meets on Tuesday in a video conferencing system

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Presidential Administration announced on Monday that the agenda of the meeting of the Supreme Council for the Defence of the Country (CSAT) includes aspects connected to the White Chart of Defence, the implementation plan of the Defence Strategy and the risks at the address of national security, estimated for 2021. The Presidential Administration announced that Tuesday starting at 13:00 there takes place the meeting of the Supreme Council for the ...

Local Elections2020/Final results for Bucharest: Nicusor Dan wins by 42.81% of votes

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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Independent candidate Nicusor Dan, endorsed by the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Save Romania Union (USR) and the Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (PLUS), won the election for the office of Bucharest general mayor, having garnered 42.81% of the vote (282,631 ballot papers), according to the final vote count published on the Standing Electoral Authority (AEP) website.Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate, incumbent mayor Gabriela Firea, was voted ...

The Political Bureau of the PNL voted to collaborate with the PMP locally

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

PM Ludovic Orban, the chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) has announced that his party will approve in the National Political Bureau on Monday a draft agreement stipulating the collaboration with PMP (former president Traian Basescu’s party) in the local and county councils across the country, including in the Bucharest General Council.   “Even they had their own candidate (for ...

Headaches at the level of the PSD leadership after the local failures

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The leadership of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) has taken tree major party leaders out of business. Marian Oprisan, the former PSD leader in Vrancea and ex-PM Viorica Dancila have been replaced from the helm of their organizations, while Nicolae Badalau has resigned from the position of leader of PSD Giurgiu.   Social Democratic sources told Hotnews.ro that PSD chairman Marcel Ciolacu had asked for ...

PM Orban tests negative for COVID-19, to remain in quarantine until Thursday

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The result of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban's recent test for the infection with the novel coronavirus is negative, and he will remain in quarantine until Thursday, from where he will exercise his duties without physical interaction with other people, according to the Government.According to the information, the test was performed preventively on request, as the prime minister does not meet the case definition and he is not considered direct contact of a ...

Authorities are considering several recommendetions to prevent the coronavirus epidemic

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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The head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Secretary of State Raed Arafat, declared on Monday, after the meeting of the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU), that at local level, where the incidence of cases of infection with the novel coronavirus exceeds 1.5 per thousand, additional restrictions will be taken, such as banning weddings and baptisms or suspending the activity of non-compliant economic agents.According to him, all ...

Survey: Only 2pc of Romanians are anti-mask deniers

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

According to a survey conducted by IZI Data in August, 7 in 10 Romanians from urban areas agree to wear face masks. Despite anti-mask debates lately, the study shows that only 2 percent of the Romanians from urban areas are against wearing face masks and who refuse to wear them (the so called deniers).   “Only 2% of the Romanians in the ...

German ambassador Meier-Klodt: In these difficult times we must focus on the needs of the younger generation

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The needs of the younger generation should be a priority for decision-makers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, German Ambassador to Romania Cord Meier-Klodt said on Monday. He spoke at a German Unity Day event. The German diplomat said that two key ideas of this year's anniversary are unity and education, and mentioned that October 5 is World Teachers' Day."In these difficult times we have to focus on the needs of the younger generation - pupils and students. ...

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