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Bosch inaugurated new office building of its Engineering Center in Cluj

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, officially inaugurated the new office building of the Bosch Engineering Center Cluj. Construction work started in March 2018 and were completed in December 2019. The overall investment in this time was 30 million euros. The new facility covers a total built area of 17,000 square metres and more than 10,000 square metres of modern, custom-made office spaces ...

Infrastructure: An association of two companies will draw up the feasibility study for the Express Road Constanta-Tulcea

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Egis Romania will draw up the feasibility study for the Express Road Constanta-Tulcea, the value of the contract being 17.845 million lei without VAT, informs the National Company for Administration of the Road Infrastructure (CNAIR).‘Friday, 10th July 2020, CNAIR signed the contract for services with the objective Feasability Study and Technical Draft for Execution for Express Road Constanta-Tulcea’ with the winner of the public bid. Association ...

Wizz Air to fly from Bucharest to Palma de Mallorca starting August

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hungarian group Wizz Air, one of the biggest low-cost airlines in Europe, will fly from Bucharest to the Spanish resort of Palma de Mallorca beginning August 9. The airline will offer two weekly flights on this route. Tickets for this destination can already be booked at prices starting at RON 119 (EUR 24.5). Palma de Mallorca is the capital and largest city of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is located ...

Commissioner Valean: Speeding up motorway construction in Romania mainly depends on national authorities

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Speeding up the construction of motorways in Romania depends mainly on the Romanian authorities, European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean told an online debate on last Thursday, emphasizing that financing sources have always been available."We are never out of plans, it is important that they meet the deadlines and that everything goes as planned. I say this because speeding up the construction of motorways in Romania depends mainly on the Romanian ...

Romania says restrictive provisions in Mobility Package I final version to affect EU road transport

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Romanian authorities, through the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications (MTIC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), consider that the provisions of a "restrictive" and "disproportionate" character, included in the final version of the Mobility Package I adopted by the European Parliament on Wednesday and whose "negative" implications have previously been reported repeatedly by the Romanian authorities, "will affect" the functioning of the internal ...

Cars: New car sales in Romania down 28% in June

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New car registrations in Romania didn't recover in June when they decreased by 27.8% compared to June 2019, not far from the 30.7% overall decline in the first half of the year. In absolute terms, 10,161 new cars were sold in June and 49,616 in the first half of the year, according to the Association of Romanian Car Manufacturers (ACAROM). The sales of local producer Dacia dropped by 31.8% year-on-year to 14,572 units in ...

IntMin Vela: All car dealers, makers to be allowed to register cars directly

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Minister of Internal Affairs Marcel Vela said on Friday that all car dealers, including producers, will be able to directly register the new owners' vehicles through a simple document."Today [Friday], I will sign the Order of the Minister of Internal Affairs by which the registration of vehicles can be done in a more efficient and simpler way, so that citizens are no longer put in a situation where they lose time, stand in line in congested areas, especially ...

Renault - Romania's EV market leader in H1

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Carmaker Renault is Romania's market leader on the segment of electric vehicles, with a share of 44 percent in the first six months of the year, shows company data.Against the background of a 27 percent increase in domestic sales of 100 percent electric cars, Renault announces that its Zoe model has sold 225 units in H1 2020, twice the number registered between January - June 2019."Despite the delicate market context in the first half of the year, ...

Healthcare: First batches of Antibiotice Iasi-produced Covid-19 drugs supplied to the US and UK

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Romanian drug manufacturer Antibiotice Iasi delivered in early July the first supplies of two injectable anti-infective drugs used in the treatment of Covid-19 to hospitals in the UK and the US, the company said in a release on Thursday.With a dwindling activity on the Romanian hospital and pharmacy market, Antibiotice Iasi identifies medicines usage opportunities by bidding in international tenders organised, for instance, in the US and the UK, against the ...

Tourism : Arrivals in tourist accommodation units, 96.9 pct decrease in May; 3.8 pct were foreign tourists

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation decreased by 96.9 %, while the overnight stays decreased by 97.0% in May 2020. Compared to May 2019, in May 2020 customs registered a decrease in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 81.5% and a decrease of 83.9% in the departures abroad of the ...

New Ibis Hotel near the future terminal 2 of  Henri Coanda International Airport

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Accor has signed a management agreement with Alexandra Residence Design to open 144-room ibis hotel by the end of 2022. The newly signed hotel will be located near the future Terminal 2 of  Henri Coanda International Airport, the largest airport in Bucharest and in the country. Est Hospitality Consulting is the consultant of the project until its official opening while Cumulus Architecture is responsible for the design. On June 24th a management ...

Rebuilding travel: 5 measures that will allow you to travel (almost) for free

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Highlights from the measures adopted in different parts of the world: Local authorities are paying for extra accommodation and offer free entrance to museums and archeological sites (Sicily, Italy) Beach resorts are offering free beach access and amenities (Bulgaria) Italy, Japan, UK might pay their citizens to spend holidays inside the ...

Gov't, HORECA representatives to jointly establish health protection rules to be applied in restaurants

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Representatives of the Government and those in the HORECA industry will establish, within a joint group, a set of health protection rules to be applied in restaurants, in the perspective of resuming their activity, when the epidemiological evolution allows it."The representatives of the Government and those from the HORECA industry will work, within a common group, a set of sanitary protection rules, to be applied in the service units - restaurants - in the ...

Agriculture : EBRD and EIB make €12.5 million of new funds available to Romanian farmers

Tuesday, July 7, 2020


EIB with EFSI support and EBRD providing new financing of €7.5 million and €5 million respectively to Agricover Credit IFN Romania’s leading financier of agriculture expanding farmers’ access to finance Loans will help local producers overcome impact of coronavirus ...

Measure on support for young farmers to be launched on July 15

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The measure on support for young farmers through the National Rural Development Program 2014 - 2020 (PNDR 2020) will be launched on July 15, with an allocation of 43 million euros, of which 20 million euro for those applying from the diaspora, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Adrian Oros said in a press conference on last Thursday."The support for the installation of young farmers, a measure that will be launched on July 15, until October 15, will ...

Drought in Romania affects 34,647 farmers, 1.168 million hectares

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Adrian Oros announced that 34,647 farmers, who own 1.168 million hectares of crops established last autumn, have reported losses due to extreme drought, and compensations will be paid to agricultural producers in early September."A synthesis of the reports drawn up by those who worked in the emergency management boards has been completed and today we have official figures. A number of 34,647 farmers have been affected, ...

Statistics: Increase in 2019 poultry slaughter numbers, downward trend for all other slaughter animals

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Slaughter numbers for cattle, pigs, sheep and goats in industrial units (slaughterhouses) followed a downward trend in 2019 compared to the year before, while the chicken meat production was on the rise, shows data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).With 196,037 cattle slaughtered in abattoirs last year, carcass weight was 43,536 tons, while the meat supply from the 3,921,418 pigs slaughtered in 2019 stood at 342,575 tons.The number ...

Milk production, up 7.7% in 2019; import, down 11.8pct

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The processing units collected a total amount of raw milk of 1.161 million tonnes last year, down 0.2pct (1,982 tonnes) compared to 2018, the largest share being held by cow's milk, respectively 1.125 million tonnes, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS) .According to the INS, in 2019 compared to the previous year, the quantity of raw cow's milk, collected by the processing units, from the agricultural holdings and collection centers, ...

Real Estate: JLL research: working from home does not equate to a lower demand for office space

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Increased working from home doesn’t equate to less demand for office space. The latest JLL research „The future of global office demand” identifies four key factors that will play a major role in shaping future office spaces. Demand for office space is intrinsically linked to the economy; generally in a downturn, office demand drops off as employment levels fall and corporates move into cash preservation mode. The global pandemic has ...

Tourism : Study: Half of Romanians want to spend their holidays in the country

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, half of Romanians want to spend their next vacation in the country, according to a study conducted by the Hospitality Culture Institute. The cities of Brasov, Constanta or Cluj-Napoca are among the most popular destinations. Most respondents (35%) have not yet planned their days off this year, only 15% want to spend their holidays abroad, and 7% will not have a vacation or will spend ...

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