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Healthcare: Interpol: 500 tonnes of counterfeit medicines seized in global operation involving 116 countries, including Romania

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Police, customs and health regulatory authorities from 116 countries, including Romania, targeted the illicit online sale of medicines and medical products, resulting in 859 arrests worldwide and the seizure of 500 tonnes – USD 14 million worth – of potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals, according to Interpol, organization that coordinated the operation. “Fake cancer medication. Counterfeit pain pills. Illicit medical syringes. These ...

Romania, Bulgaria to resume cooperation in ensuring access to medicines

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

 Minister of Health Sorina Pintea recently met her Bulgarian counterpart, Kiril Ananiev, with whom she discussed about ensuring access to medicines for patients, as well as about Romania preparing to take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union as of January 1 2019."In 2016, our countries signed an agreement regarding cooperation in ensuring access to medicines for patients. The agreement hasn't been implemented and we propose to resume the ...

Trade: ARMO: e-commerce reaches 3.6 billion euro in 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Romania's online trade increased by 30 percent in 2018 compared to last year, up to 3.6 billion euro, while the number of active stores on this segment doubled up to 14,000, Romanian Online Shops Association (ARMO) informs in a release published on Tuesday.In this context, 8.28 million Romanians made at least one online shopping, Romania surpassing countries such as Greece, Portugal, Italy, Croatia and Bulgaria in terms of the percentage of online customers from ...

Healthcare: Global Cancer Observatory: Raising cancer incidence and death rate caused by it in Romania

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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83,461 new cancer cases have been registered this year in Romania and 50,902 Romanians died because of this disease, according to data published by Global Cancer Observatory, the international platform with the latest data about cancer in the world, which recently published data for Romania, after a pause of 6 years. Compared to the previous report, dated 2012, figures show that the incidence of the disease and that of cancer death rate have grown in ...

275 cases of infection with West Nile virus in 2018; two deaths recorded last week

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A number of 275 cases of infections with West Nile virus were recorded in the season of 2018, according to the data of the National Centre for Supervision and Oversight of Communicable Diseases, published on the website of the National Public Health Institute (INSP).Between 2 May and 17 October, as many as 40 deaths were recorded in the following countries: Bucharest - 11, Bihor and Iasi - 5, Olt - 4, Suceava, Dolj, Constanta - 2, Alba, Braila, Botosani, Covasna, ...

Romania and Turkey sign agreement on cooperation in healthcare area

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Healthcare Minister Sorina Pintea and her Turkish counterpart Fahrettin Koca signed an agreement between Romania and Turkey on cooperation in healthcare and medical sciences area.According to the agreement, the two states will promote, based on equality and reciprocity principles, the cooperation in areas such as strengthening the healthcare systems, mutual encouragement of investments in the sanitary sector, medicines, pharmaceutical products and medical ...

Infrastructure: Analysis: Infrastructure limits goods transport business

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Romania could become a significant player in the transport of goods in the area if road and railway infrastructure followed the growing trend of business in this sector, when business grew last year by 8% to 53.8 billion lei (11.78 billion euro), say experts from KeysFin, in an analysis made for the Unions of Expedition Societies in Romania. Business in the transport of goods sector grew last year by 8% compared to 2016 and by 50% against 2013. The ...

Construction company wants to bring Asian workers for highway in Western Romania

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Romanian construction group Selina, controlled by local investor Beniamin Rus, plans to bring workers from Vietnam, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for building two sections of the Transylvania Highway, in Western Romania, ...

Haulage association complains to Brussels Belgian, French authorities seize Romanian trucks

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Romanian Transport Operators Federation (FORT) has notified the European Commission that the Belgian and French authorities are seizing Romanian trucks out of the desire of these countries to protect their domestic capital, FORT said in a release on last Thursday."Against the backdrop of the Romanian authorities' heedlessness and of the 'deadly slumber' shrouding the Ministry of Transport, the abusive seizure of Romanian trucks on the territory of states such ...

Trade: Romanian bee therapy, first in the world

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Romanians prefer to consume bee products rather than honey, because local bee therapy ranks first in the world, Romania producing the widest variety with the best properties, said the president of the Scientific Commission of Bee Therapy of Apimondia, biochemist Cristina Mateescu. According to her, Romania is the only state which approved propolis as medicine, through a traditional procedure. Lately, more Romanians have consumed food supplements based ...

Agriculture: Fruit and vegetables imports worth 783.1 million euro in H1; exports, ten times lower

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Romania imported fruit and vegetables worth 783.1 million euro in the first half of 2018, while the exports value was almost ten times lower, according to the data centralised by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Fruit and vegetables exports stood at only 78.6 million euro in H1 2018. Thus, Romania's deficit in the international trade with fruit and vegetables amounts to 704.5 million euro.Statistics show that fruit and vegetables imports advanced 4.8 ...

Eurostat: Sales of pesticides in the EU in 2016 – Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Romania top the rankings

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Statistics on the sale of pesticides are used as an indicator of pesticide consumption in agriculture. Among the 20 European Union (EU) Member States for which complete data are available, Spain, France, Italy and Germany accounted for a large majority (79 %) of pesticide sales reported in 2016. These countries are also the main agricultural producers in the EU, collectively accounting for about one half (46 %) of the EU’s total utilised agriculture area and one half ...

Tourism: In 2019, Govora will host European summit about balneary tourism

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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About 20 ministers from EU member states  and other European officials will participate in a summit about balneary tourism in Baile Govora, in the summer of 2019. The summit will be organized by the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Tourism, said Govora mayor, Mihai Mateescu. “Govora will host the summit ‘Balneary tourism - EU strategy for cross national development” most likely over May 28-31, 2019. Representatives of ...

Cars: Around 3,000 new eco-friendly cars delivered in Romania in first nine months of 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

About 3,000 new eco-friendly cars were sold in Romania in the first nine months of the year, almost double (99.83 percent) as compared to the same period in 2017, and the share of "green" cars in the total car sales at the national level reached 2.6 percent, shows data of the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA).According to statistics, out of a total of 2,922 cars sold between January and September, 2,274 units are hybrid plug-in vehicles (up ...

Car market in Romania records steepest drop in EU in September

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Registrations of new cars in the European Union (without Malta) dropped 23.5% in September, down to 1.09 million, while Romania recorded the steepest plunge, show data releases on Wednesday by the European Association Automotive Manufacturers Association (ACEA).The Romanian car market saw a plunge of 73.4 % in September, with only 2,771 cars registered, compared with 10,425 in the same period of 2017.Deliveries dropped last month on all five largest ...

Real estate transactions increased with 1,900 in September, to 42,500

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

More than 42,500 properties were sold in September at the country level, with around 1,900 more than in August, with most of the sale and purchase transactions being recorded in Bucharest and Ilfov County, according to the National Cadastre Agency and Real Estate Advertising (ANCPI), quoted by http://business-review.eu. The number of homes, land and flats that were the subject of sale-purchase contracts nationwide in September ...

Cars: Statistics: Jan - Aug 2018 trade turnover in motor vehicles, motorcycles up 8.4 pct YoY

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The turnover of wholesale and retail trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles over January - August 2018 was 8.4 percent higher YoY expressed as raw series and 9.5 pct up from the similar period of 2017 expressed as workday and seasonally adjusted series, shows data of the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Thursday.In the same period, the turnover for market services provided to the population was up expressed both as raw series and as workday and ...

Almost 106,600 new car registrations recorded in Romania in January-September

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Approximately 106,600 new cars were registered in Romania in the first nine months of the year, up 35.33 per cent compared with the same period of 2017, while registrations of second hand cars almost reached 347,000 units, down 16.72 per cent, according to the statistical data released by the Driver Licenses and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV), published on Thursday.According to the centralized data, in September 2018, there were recorded 6,369 new cars, ...

Real Estate: ANALYSIS: În Bucharest, companies have a monthly office space cost of between 175 and 500 euros per employee

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Companies in Bucharest that operate in modern office buildings have monthly occupancy costs ranging between 175 and 500 euros per employee, according to an analysis of a real estate consultancy firm. The analysis takes into account rental costs, service charges, operational costs (water, electricity, internet, consumables, cleaning, reception), as well as fit-out and furnishing costs, amortized over a five year period – the average duration of a ...

Study: Prices for houses up by 1.9 pct in September

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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It is well-known that September brings significant increases in residential real estate trading (both sale and rental) compared to the summer months. During this period, portal imobiliare.ro registered a 1.9 percent hike in asking prices on a national level, from EUR 1,197 per sqm, valid at the end of the previous month, to EUR 1,220 per sqm. Especially under the influence of the new segment, the growth trend was felt in ...

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