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Cars: Q4 2019 new passenger car registrations in Romania advance to 38,657

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport increased by 1.4% and the new registrations of vehicles for goods transport fell by 3.9% in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. In the fourth quarter of 2019, the share of new road vehicles for passenger transport was 24.7% of the total new registrations of road vehicles for passenger transport, and the share of new road ...

Approx. 1.46 million vehicles registered in Bucharest in 2019; national car fleet up about 7pct

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Approximately 1.46 million vehicles were registered in Bucharest on 31 December 2019, increasing by about 32 percent compared to the same period of the last year, whereas nationwide, the national car fleet reached almost 8.75 million units, up 6.78 percent y-o-y, according to data with the General Directorate for Driving Licenses and Car Registration (DRPCIV).According to the official statistics, of the total of registered vehicles in Bucharest, 1.169 million ...

A third of existing vehicles of national car park in 2019 are Euro 6, electric and hybrid

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Over a third (35 pct) of the total number of new and second-hand vehicles, entering the national car park in 2019, fulfilled the Euro6 pollution standard or were electric (fully or hybrid plug-in), an analysis published by the Association of Producers and Importers of Automobiles (APIA) reveals."2019 was the seventh year of consecutive increases in the acquisition of vehicles in Romania, development started in 2014, after a 2013 that saw the lowest number of ...

Agriculture : EC forbids Romania to issue unjustified emergency licenses for bee-harming pesticides

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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The European Commission adopted two decisions that forbid Lithuania and Romania from issuing unjustified emergency licenses for pesticides containing three types of neonicotinoids (imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, the EC said in a release.After it has been proven that these substances are harmful to bees, their use has been limited in the European Union. However, the EU Executive body points out that Romania and Lithuania have repeatedly granted ...

Real Estate: Transactions worth over EUR 700 million already signed or in due diligence process

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The real estate investments volume will exceed EUR 1.1 billion this year, transactions over 700 million euros being already signed or in due diligence process. This demonstrates the increased interest of investors for the local real estate market, even though last year the volume of transactions was only EUR 683 million, below initial estimates. The volume of transactions recorded last year was influenced by the long process of analysis of the ...

Healthcare: Cancer prevention and control, master plan in the works of Health Ministry

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Health Ministry said that it is working on a cancer prevention and control master plan, in order to get in line with the latest EU directions, but also to meet the "real" needs of cancer patients.The master plan provides for the multi-tiered development of actions and measures such as prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, palliative and hospice care, oncological rehabilitation, psycho-oncology, research.The main actions envisaged for achieving ...

Gov't opens competition between public and private hospitals in Romania

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Private hospitals in Romania will be paid by the state to provide emergency medical services and treat patients with chronic diseases, the Government decided in an emergency ordinance. This is one of the biggest changes in Romania's healthcare system in the last 30 years. Romania’s Liberal Government led by prime minister Ludovic Orban adopted on Tuesday, February 4, an emergency ordinance that allows private hospitals to provide emergency ...

Romanian patients will be able to go to France for complex lung transplants

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Foch University Hospital in France, one of the most important hospitals in Europe, will receive Romanian patients who need complex lung transplant interventions, the Romanian Ministry of Health announced. “We agreed with the specialists and the management of the medical unit to take the serious, complex cases that require lung transplant and can’t solved in Romania,” Romanian health minister Victor Costache said after the visit to ...

Pharma market up 10.9% y/y in 2019

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The value of Romania’s pharmaceutical market, including the drugs sold in pharmacies and those used for patients in hospitals, rose to RON 17.82 billion (EUR 3.8 bln) last year, according to an analysis of market research firm Cegedim, quoted ...

Tourism: About 1,9 million tourist arrivals recorded in the Capital in the first 11 months, 2019

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

About 1.9 million tourist arrivals were recorded in the Capital in the first 11 months, 2019, the highest number being registered in September – 196,410, according to data centralized by the National Statistic Institute (INS). Most arrivals, 1.8 millions (94.73% of total) were recorded in hotels. There were 3.29 million nights spend, most of them in October – 343,720. The net accommodation ...

Business tourism will grow by 12% in 2020; two out of three tourists choose 4 star hotels

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tourists traveling for business purposes prefer 4 star hotels, located closest to their areas of interest, while the average length of a business trip is three days, according to an analysis made by Go Travel company, specialized in corporate tourism, which shows that business tourism will grow by 12% in 2020. Activity domains which involve the highest number of business trips are pharmaceutical industry, audit , oil and banking fields, and the average ...

Summer holidays in Bulgaria cheaper by 10% this year. In Romania prices go up by 5%

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Bulgarian hotel owners announced pries 10% lower for 2020 for summer months, compared to last year, while offers in Romania will grow by 5% according to travel consultants. Representatives of travel agencies in Romania consider that Black Sea vacations will be cheaper because pf the bankruptcy of the oldest travel agency in the world, Thomas Cook. “When left without western tourists in the summer of 2019, Bulgarian hotel ...

Infrastructure: 1 billion lei – CNAB incomes after first 11 months 2019

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bucharest  National Airport Company (CNAB), which administers the two international airports near Bucharest recorded total incomes of 1.003 billion lei (210 million euros) after the first 11 months 2019, with an achievement degree of 75.85%, on the rise by 8.4% against the same period of 2018, according to an activity report made by former general manager George Alexandru Ivan. By mid January, CNAB announced that Ivan had resigned from his ...

Tourism : Arrivals at Romania's tourist accommodation establishments advance 3.6pct in 2019, y-o-y

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 2.2 %, while the overnight stays increased by 3.1% in December 2019. Compared to December 2018, in December 2019 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 8.7 % and an increase of 11.2% in the departures ...

Healthcare: Vaccination of children could become compulsory in Romania starting February

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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The vaccination of children could become compulsory in Romania beginning end-February, as the deputies are to give the final vote on this bill next month. Once the ordinary parliamentary session begins, the draft law could be debated in an emergency procedure, ...

IMAS Poll: 60pc of Romanians don’t trust state hospitals in the country

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

60% of the Romanian have little and very little confidence in the state hospitals in our country, says an IMAS poll commissioned by Europa FM. The same survey says that only 38% of the citizens trust the way hospitals work. However, the respondents said that they trust a lot the doctors and nurses working in those hospitals. 40pc have confidence in the Health Ministry, while 60pc trust the Doctors’ ...

Telecom. IT: Roaming, trade terms between RO and UK will not change before Jan 2021

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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The roaming terms related to the phone calls between Romania (European Union) and United Kingdom, will not change before January 2021, Romania’s telecom regulator ANCOM ...

Eurostat: Bulgarians and Romanians, in last places in the EU on using internet

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

In 2019, 87% of people aged 16-74 in the European Union (EU) reported they had used the internet during the previous three months. This share ranged from 98% in Sweden to 68% in Bulgaria and less over 70% in Romania, reads a Eurostat survey.. Internet use has grown rapidly over the years – in 2007 it stood at 57% and in 2013 at 75%. The internet was used mainly to send/receive e-mails (75%), to find information about goods ...

Secure 5G networks: Commission endorses EU toolbox and sets out next steps

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Commission endorses the joint toolbox of mitigating measures agreed by EU Member States to address security risks related to the rollout of 5G, the fifth-generation of mobile networks. This follows the European Council's ...

Infrastructure : Major infrastructure projects transferred from Prognosis Commission to relevant ministries

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Government approved by emergency ordinance the amendment of Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 39/2018 on the public-private partnership so that the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP)'s powers as centralizing unit of the public-private partnership procedures are eliminated and transferred together with investment projects to the relevant ministries, said the head of Prime Minister's Chancellery, Ionel Danca."Another draft normative act adopted today ...

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