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Healthcare: First integrated transplant centre in Romania and South-Eastern Europe to open in Cluj-Napoca

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

An integrated transplant centre, the first in Romania and South-Eastern Europe, is to be set up in the Romanian northeastern city of Cluj-Napoca on an investment of approximately 90 million euros."Cluj County Council Chair, Mr Alin Tise, signed on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, a design contract for one of the most important medical investment projects ever carried out in Romania: the Integrated Transplant Centre in Cluj. (...) Signing the contract, worth ...

Govt. approved legal framework for telemedicine

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Romania's Health Ministry has approved the legislation for telemedicine - defined as the offering of remote consultations, by phone or online - by adding the relevant provisions to the Law 95/2006 on healthcare reform.Telemedicine, temporarily allowed during the pandemic, hasn't been officially regulated in Romania so far.   The list of medical specialties and medical services that may be subject to ...

Regina Maria Health Network launches online store for medical services

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Regina Maria, the second-biggest provider of private medical services in Romania, has launched the first online store dedicated to medical services on the local market. The platform is dedicated to employees in companies that have contracts with Regina Maria and allows them to buy medical service packages for their family members or upgrade the packages provided by their ...

Drug sales decline in Romania amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Despite the 9.3% rise in the volume of OTC drugs purchased by Romanians from pharmacies in the 12 months ended September 2020 compared to the previous 12-month period, the overall consumption of medicines decreased by 2.1% in volume terms and by 4% in value terms over the period.   Romanians purchased 614 million boxes of medicines between October 2019 and September 2020, down 2.1% compared to the same ...

Agriculture: KeysFin: Agriculture to shrink by 15% this year

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The turnover of Romanian agriculture companies will decrease by about 15% in the current year, according to KeysFin specialists' estimates.The drought and the lack of infrastructure investments may have led to decreases in the turnover of the companies that operate in agriculture, from almost RON 46 billion (EUR 10 bln) in 2019 to some RON 39 bln (EUR 8 bln) in 2020.   "This is the first year when the ...

EBRD: New funds for Romania’s Agricover

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

€10 million loan to Romania’s leading agri-tech distributor Loan to finance growing working capital needs Company prepares liquidity buffer against enduring Covid-19 pandemic   A €10 ...

Cars:Over 15pct increase in sales of "green" vehicles in Romania in first ten months

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Sales of new green vehicles increased by 15.15% in the first ten months of the year in Romania, compared to the same period in 2019, to 6,385 units, according to Romania's Association of Car Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).As of October 31, 2020, the share of new electric and hybrid vehicles in the total local car market had reached 6.6%, above the level of the similar period in 2019, when it was 4.2%.According to data centralized by APIA, between ...

Trade: More non-food retailers pull shutters down for good

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Increasingly more non-food retailers are going bankrupt, unable to stay afloat on the market, the Romanian Retailers' Organization - Roretail said in a release on last Wednesday.The organization has repeatedly sounded alarm, both publicly and through communications to decision-makers, about the extremely difficult situation of the Romanian non-food retailers. After 3 months during which the stores were closed by decision of the authorities, sales remained ...

Infrastructure: Blue Air to resume international flights from Cluj Napoca from March 1, 2021

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Blue Air low-cost airline will resume its international flights from Cluj Napoca on March 1, 2021 one month ahead of schedule, to meet growing demand for this destination.According to a Blue Air press statement, from March 1, 2021, Blue Air will introduce 13 new routes that will connect Cluj-Napoca to key destinations in Europe.From March 1, 2021 there will be non-stop Blue Air flights from the Avram Iancu International Airport in Cluj Napoca to ...

Wizz Air launches special flights to Bucharest for European Football Championship 2021

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Wizz Air launches special flights dedicated to sports fans eager to support their national football teams during the Group C matches of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, which will take place in Bucharest, next year, according to a statement sent on Friday .Thus, 26 flights will offer fans from Austria, North Macedonia and Ukraine the opportunity to watch the matches that are scheduled for June 13, 17 and 21. Tickets can already be booked online ...

Tourism : Go Hotels will extend in 2021 in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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The hotel booking platform Go Hotels which reunites over 700 hotels in Romania and the Republic of Moldova as well as division of the tourism agency Go Travel will extend the process of contracts and distribution, in 2021, in seven new countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia.   Go Travel is one of the most powerful tourism agencies in Romania, with experience of 28 years ...

Sheraton hotel in Bucharest wants to add 100-room extension

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Grand Plaza Hotel, the company that owns the Sheraton hotel in central Bucharest, wants to add about 100 rooms to the 270 existing ones by building another ...

Trade: Laptop imports in Romania grew by 38% in first 7 months

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Romania and Denmark recorded, in the first 6 months of the year, the highest increases for laptop imports in EU – 38%, according to a press release of InfoCons association.   This year, laptop imports reached a historic high level, as a result of the pandemic and of the fact that people had to work or study from home. Most non EU imports (90%) came from China: 14.4 billion euros in the first 7 ...

Online shops had average increases of 50% in October

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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The number and value of orders in October grew by 50% against the same period of 2019, MerchantPro, a local Saas eCommerce platform announced, according to which the growing trend will continue in November.   In June-August, there was a temperate increase of 35% against 2019 as transaction value, and there were new record increases in the fall. In September, the increase for the two segments analyzed was ...

Customer Experience thrives on digital transformation in the new reality

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The 2020 edition of the KPMG Customer Experience Excellence Report developed by KPMG and based on a study conducted at the height of the lockdown in 27 countries and regions, including Romania, uncovers a shift in values and behavior, as customers become increasingly vulnerable and less in control than ever before, resulting in a fundamental transformation in how people interact with brands.    This ...

Healthcare: Survey: 38.6% of Romanians say they would not get vaccinated against COVID-19

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

More than 38% of a survey respondents said they would not get vaccinated against COVID-19 if such treatment were available in the next period.The survey was conducted between September 25 and October 16, by the Center for Sociological Research Larics (CCSL), in partnership with the Romanian Association of International Drug Manufacturers (ARPIM) and the Institute of Political Science and International Relations (ISPRI), under the aegis of the Department of ...

Cars : Automotive sales decrease by 28.7% pct in first ten months of year

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Romania's automotive sales decreased by 28.7% pct in the first ten months of the year, compared to the similar period last year, a margin within which electric cars (BEV, PHEV) are up 67.7%, the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA) said in a release on Wednesday.At the national sectoral level, Romania's flagship car maker Dacia still tops the brand ranking (cars + commercial vehicles) with 31,814 units sold, followed by Renault - with ...

Real Estate: Bucharest office market continues to develop, with a slight return in demand in the third quarter

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The office market in Bucharest continues to grow, in the first nine months of the year being delivered new spaces with a total area of124,000 square meters, while developers have in various phases of construction buildings with a cumulative area of 388,000 square meters, according to real estate consulting company Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. The commercial stock (for leasing) of office buildings in Bucharest reaches about 2.9 million square ...

Tourism : The government adopted the Memorandum to offer state aid to the companies in HoReCa

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The government approved, during the meeting on Thursday, the memorandum to offer state aid to the companies in HoReCa, the industry of hospitality and tourism agencies. The companies affected will receive 20% of the loss suffered in 2020, against the turnover of 2019. To get the aid, the approval of the European Commission will be required.   ‘To compensate the loss suffered by some economic agents, in the context of ...

Infrastructure : Minister Bode: for the next ten years, the transport infrastructure needs 72,2 billion euro

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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The total necessary for financing for the next ten years for all means of transport is approximately 72,2 billion euro, stated the minister of transport, infrastructure and communications, Lucian Bode. ‘ One of the most important factors which define the ministerial activity of this year – and this is a key document – is the Plan for Investment for the development of transport infrastructure for 2020 – ...

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