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Telecom.IT : Romania’s telecom players see growth avenue in IoT

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The biggest players in the Romanian telecom sector see significant business potential in the implementation of Internet of Things technology for companies and the public, suggesting this trend will also boost the digitalization process of organizations, business-review.eu reads. “IoT has a big potential to grow in manufacturing, where a lot of processes can be automated as well as the transport and logistics sector,” said Marius Coman, IoT ...

16.6 million mobile broadband connections in Romania in H1 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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There were 16.6 million mobile broadband connections in Romania in H1 2017, up 13 percent year-over-year, with the mobile internet coverage rate reaching 85 percent of the population, up nearly 10 percentage points from H1 2016, according to the latest report by the National Communications Administration and Regulation Authority (ANCOM). Total internet traffic through mobile broadband connections in Romania was 145,000 TB, double the size reported in H1 2016 ...

Cars: Romania's Jan-Oct new commercial vehicle registrations increase – ACEA

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Romania rose by an annual 3.9% to 19,476 in the January-October period, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, ACEA, said on Thursday. In October alone, new commercial vehicle registrations in Romania rose 22% to 2,105 units, ACEA said in a statement, citing provisional data. Registrations of new light commercial vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes rose 17% on the year to ...

Healthcare: Romania to double 2018 budget for TB prevention and control

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Health Ministry plans to double the budget of the National Program for the Prevention, Oversight and Control of Tuberculosis, News.ro reported. The ministry want to allot over RON 41 million (EUR 8.8 million) to ensure access to diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis. It also plans to add nine International Nonproprietary Names (INN) medicines to the list of reimbursed and free medicines to treat tuberculosis. ...

Trade: Black Friday 2017: online transactions , more than 160 million lei

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

More than 260,000 online transactions were made in Romania on Black Friday 2017, worth more than 160 million lei, by 50 percent more than in the same period last year, shows data released by a provider of online payment services. At this year's Black Friday shopping bonanza, the golden minute struck between 7:03 and 7:04, with a record high of 922 deals per minute, by 84 percent more than last year. According to PayU payment processor, the ...

Infrastructure : Over EUR 5 billion within the Large Infrastructure Programme for Romania

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Romania has over EUR 5 billion within the Large Infrastructure Programme, and yet to efficiently absorb this sum of money it needs a down-to-earth planning, a thorough preparation and an efficient implementation of the transport projects, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu said in Brussels on Wednesday, when meeting Romanian Transport Minister Felix Stroe. "In his capacity of former managing director of the Water Company Constanta, ...

Wizz Air to launch five new routes from Romania's Sibiu

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air said on Monday that it will launch in June five new routes from Romania's central city of Sibiu - to Copenhagen, Charleroi, Paris, Basel and Frankfurt, in June, seenews.com informs. Wizz Air will fly from Sibiu to Copenhagen (Denmark), Charleroi (Belgium) and Paris (France) three times a week, the company said in a press release. Flights to Basel in Switzerland and Frankfurt in Germany will be ...

Tourism: Sinaia, prized at World Ski Awards as best ski resort in Romania

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sinaia won the trophy and status of best ski report in Romania at World Ski Awards, 2017 being the first year when Romania was included on the nominee list. According to a Tuesday press release issued by Sinaia Town Hall, World Ski Awards is the only global initiative which awards and promotes and excellency in winter tourism. The 5th edition of the event takes place in Kitzbuhel, Austria between 17 and 19 November. This year ...

Wine tourism promoted by the 8th edition of the "Franco-Romanian Meetings on Tourism" hosted by Buzau

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Dozens of people on Friday participated in the 8th edition of the "Franco-Romanian Meetings on Tourism" hosted by the Culture and Arts Centre of Buzau that discussed wine tourism and landscaping. The French-Romanian meeting was attended by representatives of tourism and agriculture companies, cultural and educational organisations that manage or offer training courses in these areas. Attache with the French Institute in Romania Michel ...

Cars: Statistics: turnover volume of vehicles and motorcycles trade increased in the first nine months of 2017 by 11.7 percent

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The turnover volume of vehicles and motorcycles trade increased in the first nine months of the year, compared to the similar period of 2016, both as gross series by 11.7 percent and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and seasonality by 12.9 percent, while the turnover volume of market services rendered to households increased in the reference period both as gross series by 14.1 percent and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and ...

New car registrations in Romania reached 88,805 units in October

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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The number of new car registrations in Romania reached 88,805 units in October, in the first ten months of 2017, up almost 17 percent from to the same period of the previous year, as evidenced by statistics with the Driving Licences and Vehicle Registration Directorate (DRPCIV).On the other hand, second-hand car registrations continued at a very high level, reaching 426,029 units, January through October, up nearly 70 percent from the first ten months of ...

APIA: new automotive sales were almost 11 percent up January – October 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Romania's new automotive sales were almost 11 percent up January - October this year from the same period of 2016, to 127,509 units; cars account for 83 percent or 105,857 units of total deliveries, shows data released on Friday by the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA). In the reporting period, car sales increased 13.4 pct. Just like in previous years, domestic sales were mainly supported by automotive purchases by ...

Sales of electric vehicles, up 2.5 times in Romania

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The sales of electric vehicles in Romania, including hybrid and 100% electric cars, exceeded 2,000 units in the first ten months of this year, up 148% over the same period last year, romania-insider.com informs. Some 296 of them were 100% electric cars, more than double compared to the same period in 2016. The share of eco vehicles in the total car sales reached 2% between January and October this ...

Tourism : New royalty system could destroy Romania’s spa tourism

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Accommodation prices in Romania’s spa resorts could increase several times and the local spa tourism would be destroyed if the new royalties for concessions of mineral resources, oil and hydro minerals were approved in the form proposed by the Government, Nicu Radulescu, president of the employers’ organization of spa tourism in Romania (OPTBR), ...

Romania’s famous Ice Hotel, 60% booked before being built

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Romania’s famous Ice Hotel, which is the only hotel of this kind in South-Eastern Europe, is already 60% booked even though its construction hasn’t started yet, romania-insider.com reads. The Hotel of Ice, which is located near Balea Lake in Fagaras Mountains, is being built every year from blocks of ice and snow. Its construction could start at the end of November, when the temperatures are ...

New Hilton hotel opens in Bucharest’s Old Town in December

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Bucharest will open in December in the Old Town, romania-insider.com informs. The four – star hotel is located in a revamped historic building, near the National Bank headquarters, and is the first large chain hotel in the Old Town. The Lithuanian investors who own the hotel through local company Apex Alliance also own the Europa Royal hotel ...

Agriculture : Greenpeace reveals map on 300,000 hectares of virgin forests in Romania

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Virgin forests reportedly cover some 300,000 hectares in Romania, an analysis completed by Greenpeace Romania reads quoted by romaniajournal.ro. The organisation has launched on Wednesday a map with these forests, drawn up on public information and satellite images, and asks the Water and Forests Ministry to get involved to identify these areas, a first step towards protecting them, RFI informs. The map was drawn up by Greenpeace Romania together with ...

Romania's share of organic farming area second lowest in EU - Eurostat

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Romania's organic farming area as a percentage of total crop area in the country was the second lowest in the European Union in 2016, Eurostat said on Thursday quoted by seenews.com. Within the bloc, Romania's share of organic farming area  - 1.6% of the total crop area - was higher only compared to Malta where it was 0.21%, Eurostat said in a statement. On the opposite end of the table, in Austria the organic farming area ...

Minister Daea: Romania recorded this year historic records in nine crops

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 Romania has recorded this year historic records in nine crops, which shows the size of the potential that we have, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Petre Daea stated on Monday, at a debate on the Romanian village, that takes place at the Romanian Academy. "This year, historic records have been registered in nine crops which show, on the one hand, the size of the potential that we have, of the research [area] having produced valuable varieties ...

Deficit in agri-food trade doubles

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Romania’s deficit in agri-food trade rose to EUR 820.9 million in the first eight months of this year, more than double compared to the same period in 2016. However, the deficit slightly went down compared to the first six months of this year, when it exceeded EUR 1.06 billion, according to the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry. Agri-food exports rose by 5.1% between January and August this year to EUR 3.8 billion ...

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