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Infrastructure: Commissionaire Valean: Trains in Romania must run at 160 km/h by 2030, a pan-European obligation

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

  Trains in Romania must circulate at 160 km/hour until 2030, this being a pan-European obligation, stated on Friday the European commissionaire for Transport, Adina Valean. "The European Union has a very clear plan for transport infrastructure. This is called the European transport network - TEN-T network. This plan contains precise maps for all Member States on road, rail transport infrastructure, for all Member States ...

Infrastructure: “Dan Air”company inaugurates operational base at “George Enescu” International Airport, Bacau

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

“Dan Air”Company inaugurated the operational base at “George Enescu” International Airport, Bacau, and will operate flights to eight destinations as of December 12.   Present at the press conference, the general manager of the company, Matt Ian David, pointed out that the routes operated by Dan Air from Bacau are towards Italy, Spain and Great ...

Domestic eSky flights in 2023: Top 10 cities in Romania most in demand

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj-Napoca and Oradea are towns between which Romanians travelled the most by plane in 2023. The first two routes from the top of domestic flights carried 70% of passengers.   Romanians bought the cheapest flights between Bucharest and Sibiu (135 euros return flights) while the most expensive flights were between Timisoara and Iasi – 322 euros return flights. The travel ...

Law on A7 Motorway Romania financing, promulgated

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law on the financing contract with the European Investment Bank for 600 million euros for the construction of the A7-Moldavia motorway.The law aims at approving the Financing Contract - A7 Motorway Romania - Co-financing related to the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism - between Romania and the European Investment Bank, signed in Bucharest on 12 June 2023 and in Luxembourg on 14 June ...

Air passenger transport up by 18.8 pct in first 9 months of 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Air passenger transport increased in the first nine months of this year by 18.8% compared to the same period in 2022, to 18,703,500 passengers, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The highest shares in terms of passenger transport were registered at the following airports: Henri Coanda-Bucharest airport, with 5,548,600 passengers boarded and 5,491,000 disembarked, Avram Iancu-Cluj-Napoca airport, with 1,268,000 ...

Investments in infrastructure, up by 70 pct compared to 2021

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Investments in infrastructure have gone up by approximately 70%, compared to 2021, when Catalin Drula was the Minister of Transport, Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu declared on Wednesday.Ciolacu said at the beginning of the Government meeting, that this year there are "record" investments in the field of infrastructure, totaling 64 billion RON in the budget execution for the first ten months."Today we have on the agenda several infrastructure ...

Real estate: Real estate sector considered most exposed to money laundering in Romania

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The real estate sector was considered the most exposed in Romania to money laundering, but there is also a similar risk in the farming sector, said Adrian Cucu, the president of the National Office for Money Laundering Prevention and Control (ONPCSB).   “I would like to say a few words about sectors that are considered the most vulnerable to money ...

Number of building permits for residential buildings, down by 22.2 pct, at ten months

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

 The number of construction permits for residential buildings, issued nationally, in the first ten months of the year, decreased by 22.2% compared to the same period in 2022, according to data published on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to official statistics, between January 1 and October 31, 2023, 29,396 construction permits were issued for residential buildings, and negative results were recorded in all development ...

Trade: International Retailers Crowd into CEE as Economic Growth and Household Consumption Outpace Western European Markets

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Rising disposable incomes across Central and Eastern European markets are outpacing those in more mature Western European economies and driving a more dynamic tempo of consumer spending in a region under-supplied with modern retail space, NEPI Rockcastle, Europe’s third-largest listed retail real estate company by portfolio size, concluded in its recent third-quarter financial results.   NEPI Rockcastle is the biggest ...


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The turnover of companies in the Romanian software industry increased by 29% compared to 2021 and was 323% higher than in 2013, reaching a record level of almost EUR 13 billion in 2022, according to data from the Ministry of Finance. "Despite the growth rate tempering, we estimate the continuation of the uninterrupted trend of the last 10 years and reaching a new all-time high this year, of over EUR 14 billion, and we have chosen ...

Cars: Romania offers largest financing for purchase of electric and hybrid cars

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

 Romania is the biggest financier in the EU in terms of encouraging the purchase of electric and hybrid cars, the State Secretary within the Ministry of Environment, Waters, Forests, Bogdan Balaniscu, declared on Friday."At the moment, Romania is the European state that offers the largest financing in terms of encouraging the purchase of electric cars or hybrid cars. This financing can reach up to 54,000 RON. We are talking about over 10,000 euros that ...

Dacia car sales in Europe rise 33.5pct in October

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Sales of Dacia passenger cars in Europe rose 33.5% in October and the carmaker's market share climbed to 4.4% from 3.8% in the same period in 2022, according to data the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) released on Tuesday.The statistics are valid for European Union countries, the UK and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.A total of 46,222 Dacia cars were registered ...

Tourism : New Mercure Hotel to open in Oradea

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Accor announces the signing of a franchise agreement with local partner Grand Hotel West, a family-owned hotel and F&B business. The partnership will result in the opening of a new Mercure Hotel in Oradea in early 2026.   Mercure Oradea will bring the charming city in North-Western Romania 90 elegant and tastefully designed rooms, a restaurant, a lobby bar, and a wine cellar. A versatile conferencing ...

Telecom. IT: Romania is the third Best Destination for Digital Nomads

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

According to the latest Digital Nomad Visa Index, Romania takes the 3rd place on the list.   Countries were ranked based on different factors: Internet Speed: Being able to work from anywhere, have online meetings, and stay connected with people around the world is possible because of a strong internet ...

Chamber adopts bill on stimulating horticulture in controlled environments and urban horticulture

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on last Wednesday a draft law on stimulating horticulture in controlled environments and urban horticulture.257 MPs voted "in favour" and one voted "against." The bill was initiated by Varujan Pambuccian, leader of the national minorities group in the Chamber of Deputies.The draft law aims to create a legal framework for the implementation of horticulture in controlled environments and urban horticulture. The bill ...

Healtcare: Wiener Privatklinik Hospital in Vienna and Nord Provita Medical Group initiate a strategic partnership to support the health of Romanian patients

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Through this partnership, Romanian patients will be able to access easily and quickly, with the help of a case manager, comprehensive and personalized medical care, either in Romania or in Vienna.   Patients can get a second medical opinion from internationally renowned experts, some of them ranked in the top 2% of the world's ...

Cars: Green cars reach an almost 24 pct market share in Romania 10 months into 2023

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

  New car registrations registered an increase of 15.2 pct in the first ten months of the year, compared to the similar interval in 2022, a margin in which "electrified" cars had a jump of 31.8% and a market share of 23.8%, according to statistics published on Wednesday by the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).On the national market, the top ten brands of cars and commercial vehicles is led by Dacia - with 39,244 ...

Vehicle business trade up nine months into 2023

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

 Motor vehicle trade recorded a 25.3% advance, on a gross basis, in the first nine months of this year, and contributed the most to the 14.1% increase in wholesale and retail turnover, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informs.In the margin of business growth in this field, there were also positive results in the trade in parts and accessories for motor vehicles (+1.1%) and maintenance ...

Tourism : Oradea, presented as wellness and spa destination at the European Medical Tourism Fair 2023 in Italy

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Representatives of the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Oradea and Region (APTOR) promoted, on November 16 and 17, the wellness and spa services of Oradea and Baile Felix (both in northwestern Romania) at the European Medical Tourism Fair 2023, which took place in ...

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