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President Iohannis meets German President Steinmeier: I reiterated Romania's legitimiate expectations in respect to Schengen accession

Thursday, May 5, 2022


President Klaus Iohannis reiterated, on Wednesday, at the meeting with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Romania's expectations regarding the accession to the Schengen area."I have reiterated our country's legitimate expectations of joining the Schengen area, expressing confidence that we will be able to count on Germany's support to identify a solution in this ...

President Iohannis: Pressure must intensify so that Russia stops invasion, ends aggression

Thursday, May 5, 2022

   President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Wednesday, that it is crucial for the European Union and member-states to continue to support both Ukraine and the Ukrainian refugees, while also emphasizing on the need to adopt new sanctions against Russia."I have reiterated that Romania fully supports all refugees coming from Ukraine to our country, through concrete ...

In phone call, President Iohannis, Dutch PM discuss battlegroup, support for Ukraine, Moldova

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis had a telephone call with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday to thank for 200 Dutch soldiers deployed to Romania to join a NATO battlegroup to be established in Romania."Very good conversation with PM Rutte. I thanked him and the Netherlands for deploying 200 soldiers to Romania as part of the Battle Group led by France," Iohannis wrote ...

PM Ciuca, German President Steinmeier discuss regional impact of Ukraine war

Thursday, May 5, 2022


On Wednesday, Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca welcomed visiting President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Government House to discuss Ukraine war and its regional impact.According to a government press statement, the two dignitaries underscored the importance of European and Euro-Atlantic unity in providing support to Ukraine and its citizens, ...

Tourism Minister Kikilias begins promoting Greece to target markets – first stop: Romania

Thursday, May 5, 2022


Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias left for Romania on Wednesday, May 4, under the ...

Romania, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sign agreement on defence cooperation

Thursday, May 5, 2022

 On Wednesday, the Government approved the draft law on the ratification of the Agreement with the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on defence cooperation, which was signed in Riyadh on January 24, 2022.The agreement includes provisions on bilateral cooperation in military training and education, information exchange, technology transfer, research and development, telecommunications, medical services, the defence industry, protection of ...

Memorandum signed by Romarm, Electromecanica and Raytheon Missiles & Defense for the manufacture of SkyCeptor interceptor missiles in Romania

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The signing ceremony of the memorandum between the Romarm National Company, Electromecanica and Raytheon Missiles & Defence for manufacturing SkyCeptor intercepting missiles in Romania took place, at the headquarters of Electromecanica Ploiesti."Romania will become the first country that could use on the ground the newest version of the Patriot anti-air and anti-missile defence system, manufactured by Raytheon Missiles & Defence, a division of ...

Gov't approves Memorandum on 2022-2025 Convergence Programme

Thursday, May 5, 2022

 The Government approved the Memorandum on the Convergence Programme for 2022-2025, which is based on the provisions of the fiscal strategy for 2022-2024, in the context in which the budget construction for this year takes into account a deficit target, in ESA terms, of 6.2pct of GDP, said the spokesman for the Executive, Dan Carbunaru."The memorandum on the 2022-2025 Convergence Programme has been approved, being based on the provisions of the ...

Emergency ordinance on extending deadline until which foreigners can apply for employment visa

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Government approved on Wednesday an emergency ordinance that provides, among other things, the extension from 60 days to 180 days of the deadline until which foreigners can apply for the issuance of a long-stay visa for employment, from the date of obtaining the employment permit.According to a Government's release, the emergency ordinance modifies several normative acts in the field of foreigners.The approved normative act provides for the ...

KPMG issues Global Economic Outlook Report

Thursday, May 5, 2022

  In April 2022, KPMG published its Global Economic Outlook report, based on expert analysis by economists from throughout the KPMG network of member firms. At a time when economic forecasting has become more challenging, the report aims to offer a degree of guidance which can help businesses, governments and individuals to navigate the uncertainties ahead.   As the global economy was on its ...

Romania's retail turnover up 5.5 pct in Q1

Thursday, May 5, 2022

- Compared to February 2022, in March 2022 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both as gross series by 13.3% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 0.4%. - Compared to March 2021, in March 2022 the retail turnover volume (excluding the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles) increased both as gross series and as ...

European Film Festival begins today with Rhino, work of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, at event opening

Thursday, May 5, 2022


The European Film Festival (26.FFE) starts on Thursday evening, at the Auditorium Hall of the National Museum of Art of Romania, with the screening of the film "Nosorih/Rhino", the latest film by Oleg Sentsov, symbol filmmaker of the Ukrainian national resistance and armed defender of the besieged Kyiv.26.FFE will take place between May 5 and 11, bringing together 31 feature films, of which 21 will be screened in the national premiere. Ukrainian productions ...

EUROPAfest #29, July 1st – 9th

Thursday, May 5, 2022


  The Elisabeta Palace Evening was celebrated on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 18:00, event dedicated to the International Festival EUROPAfest in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Radu. The event on Kiseleff Road was attended by Mr. Luigi Gageos, the director of the festival, and a series of business representatives.   Music unites. The last two years ...

Korean culture and traditions, brought before Romanian public by the K-Lovers Festival

Thursday, May 5, 2022

 The seventh edition of the K-Lovers Festival, which aims to bring Korean culture and traditions closer to the Romanian public, will take place between May 12-14 and promises numerous live performances, Korean traditional food and games, as well as outdoor activities, workshops and a parade of traditional Korean costumes (hanbok), which will take place at the Romanian-American University of Bucharest."The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Romania ...

New ministers of European Projects, Research take oath of office

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


On Tuesday, Marcel Bolos and Sebastian Burduja took the oath of office as Minister of Investment and European Projects and Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization, respectively, in front of President Klaus Iohannis.The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Cotroceni Palace and it was also attended by the President of the Senate, Florin Citu, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu, the Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, the President of ...

Parliament dismantles frindship groups with Russian Federation, Belarus

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The joint plenary sitting of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate approved on Tuesday the abolition of the friendship parliamentary groups with the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.The proposal to dismantle the two friendship groups was made by the Romanian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union (GRUI).GRUI informed the Standing Bureau of Parliament that the parliamentary groups of PSD (Social Democratic Party) and AUR (Alliance ...

Bogdan Licu and Iulia Scantei appointed Constitutional judges on the Parliament’s behalf

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

On Tuesday, prosecutor Bogdan Licu and the senator Iulia Scantei were appointed judges at the Constitutional Court by the Chamber of Deputies, respectively by the Senate. The two are appointed for a 9-year term. President Klaus Iohannis will also make an appointment for the Constitutional Court.   Bogdan Licu was appointed judge at the Constitutional Court after being proposed by PSD and received 208 ...

Parliament adopts drafts on setting up national security, Europol's parliamentary control committees

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

 The joint plenary session of Parliament on Tuesday adopted draft decisions regarding the establishment of two committees, a standing joint one in the field of national security and a special one of specialized parliamentary control of Europol.The two committees will be made up of 15 MPs - Senators and Deputies.The establishment of the standing committee in the field of national security is proposed by the leaders of the PSD (Social ...

DefMin Dincu, on France-led NATO battlegroup: We are at fairly advanced stage

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

 The Minister of National Defense, Vasile Dincu, declared on Tuesday evening that the preparations for the organization of the NATO battlegroup in our country, to be led by France, are in a fairly advanced stage and it is hoped that its configuration will be completed by the summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Madrid in June."We are at a fairly advanced stage. France, the framework nation, is the one that makes, so to speak, the commitment, it is ...

PM Ciuca: Neptun Deep perimeter gas to be extracted no later than 2026

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Tuesday, on the occasion of the signing of the assets takeover documents by Romgaz from Exxon for 50% of the Neptun Deep perimeter, that the gas will be extracted no later than 2026.      According to him, the estimates give guarantees that there are large enough quantities to be able to supply gas to our neighbours, both in the region and in the European ...

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