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Romania's agri-food trade deficit at 968.2 million euros in H1 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Romania was running an agri-food trade deficit of 968.2 million euros in H1 2020, down 11 percent from the 1.087 billion euro deficit registered a year ago, shows data centralized by the Ministry of Agriculture And Rural Development (MADR).Romania's trade balance with the EU in the first six months of the year was at a negative 1.74 billion euros, but registered a surplus of 781.4 million euros with non-EU countries.Exports increased by 12.4 percent in ...

Romania's corn grain exports at almost 3.4 ml tons in H1 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Romania's corn grain exports to EU and non-EU countries in H1 2020 amounted to 3.377 million tons, up by over 28 percent YoY, shows data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).These exports brought 665.45 million euros in revenues, 25.3 percent more compared to 531 million euros for 2.63 million tons of corn grain sold abroad in the year-ago period.Corn tops deliveries to foreign markets in Romania's agri-food trade ...

Romania imports pork worth 292 million euro in H1

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Romania imported pork worth 292.2 million euro, in the first six months of this year, an increase of 17 pct over the similar period of 2019, according to data centralized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).The quantity of pork brought to Romania in the first quarter of this year - fresh, refrigerated or frozen - was by 5 pct smaller than that imported in the first quarter of last year, namely 122,961.12 tons.In the ...

Romania receives over 507 million euros in H1 2020 wheat, meslin export revenues

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Romania exported 2.55 million tonnes of wheat and meslin in the first half of 2020 to the countries inside and outside the EU, up by almost 13% on H1 2019, according data with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).The value of wheat and meslin exports, between January 1 and June 30, 2020, advanced 12.8% to 507.63 million euros. In the first half of 2019, 2.258 million tonnes of wheat and meslin were exported worth 450.089 million ...

Tourism : Mercure Timisoara, the first Romanian hotel and fourth in Europe with BREEAM OUTSTANDING certification

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Accor has announced the opening of Mercure Timisoara, its first hotel in the Western city of Romania. With an unrivalled location, close to the city’s historical and business center, the hotel offers 60 rooms, a rooftop penthouse, a Winestone restaurant with terrace and a bar. The hotel marks several premieres that positions it as the new standard in hospitality, not just in Romania, but across Europe. Mercure Timisoara is the first ...

The future of tourism in the Danube Delta – 4* floating hotels

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Flotel (floating hotel) is the newest trend in sustainable tourism and has the potential to become the new standard for tourism in the Danube Delta. GLO Marine, a Romanian naval architecture company, proposes two concepts of 4 * floating hotels for tour operators in the Danube Delta or other water areas in Romania.  The hotels are approximately 40m long and 9.5m wide and can accommodate up to 28 passengers and a permanent crew of 4 people. ...

Healthcare: PONDERAS ACADEMIC HOSPITAL is the first multidisciplinary hospital in Romania with JCI accreditation

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

PONDERAS ACADEMIC HOSPITAL, part of REGINA MARIA Healthcare Network, is the first and only multidisciplinary hospital in Romania to obtain JCI international recognition for the safety and quality of medical care. JCI is the most prestigious and thorough international accreditation and 240 quality standards have been evaluated to obtain it. With this accreditation, PONDERAS ACADEMIC HOSPITAL becomes the only hospital in Romania with 7 international accreditations: 1 from JCI ...

FinMin Citu: We will contract 250-million euros loan from EIB for Iasi Emergency Hospital

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Executive on Thursday approved, at the government meeting, a memorandum regarding the contracting of a 250 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), for the Iasi Regional Emergency Hospital, informed the Minister of Finance, Florin Citu, at the end of the government meeting."A memorandum has been approved by which a loan of 250 million euros is contracted from the EIB to support the investment objective of the Iasi Regional Emergency ...

Romania must make urgent reserve stocks of medicine

Tuesday, October 13, 2020


The Association of Industrial Producers of Medicine (PRIMER) stated that Romania must begin to urgently build a reserve stock of medicine in order to successfully get over the cold season which will also see the new wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections.PRIMER drew attention that, in order to "cross the next six months, which are critical", European countries are starting to make substantial stocks of medicine for colds and the flu, of emergency injectable products used ...

Healthcare : Eurostat: Romania has more pharmacists than Germany, but far fewer physiotherapists

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

In Romania there were 90 practicing pharmacists per 100,000 inhabitants, in 2018, a number similar to that in Great Britain and higher than that registered in countries such as Poland (77), Austria (72) and Germany (66), according to data published by Eurostat.   Instead, Romania is on the last place in the EU when it comes to the number of physiotherapists, in 2018 being only 10 physiotherapists per ...

Agriculture: Young farmers can benefit from up to 50 ha from state property

Tuesday, October 6, 2020


The government approved a government decision which allows granting facilities for young farmers to benefit from an area of up to 50 hectares through the Agency of State Domains, said Ionel Danca, the head of the premier's chancellery at Victoria Palace, on Friday.   “We are speaking about a draft government decision amending application norms for the law on the functioning of the Agency of State ...

Volume of wood used last year - 17.523mln cubic meters, down 0.2% from 2018

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The volume of wood used last year by certified economic operators decreased by 0.2% compared to 2018, to 17.523 million cubic meters, according to data published on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Also, the volume of used roundwood volume decreased by 0.4% in 2019, compared to 2018, totaling 15.922 million cubic meters. Of the total volume of the roundwood used, the largest share is hardwood species (60%), while softwoods cover 40%. ...

Infrastructure: 17.5 million euro project to modernize Sulina port

Tuesday, October 6, 2020


According to a press release of Tulcea County Council, the contract financing the modernization of Sulina port, Perimeter 1 was signed. The project benefits from European financing of 17.5 million euros through Danube Delta ITI Mechanism, Large Infrastructure Operational Program.   At present, Sulina port infrastructure has major deteriorations which create risks and difficulties during mooring maneuvers ...

European Commission approves 19.3-million-euro loan for state-owned airline Tarom

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

In a press statement released on this Monday, the European Commission announced having approved a loan guarantee of up to around 19.3 million euros (approximately 94 million lei) in favour of the Romanian state-owned airline TAROM.The measure aims to compensate the airline for the losses directly caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the travel restrictions introduced by Romania and other destination countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus March 16, ...

Tourism: MP Orban: Government looks for solutions to keep HORECA going

Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Premier Ludovic Orban declared that the government continues to look for solutions to keep HORECA sector going and asked representatives of the field to try to ensure that rules of sanitary protection are observed in hotels and restaurants they own.   “We tried to think about certain forms of support, canceling specific taxes, technical unemployment, 41.5% for resuming activities, flexible work ...

Telecom.IT: EY Report: 8 out of 10 telecommunication companies reconsider plans of digital transformation during pandemic

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Eight out of ten global companies activating in the field of telecommunications (78%) reconsider their plans of digital transformation on the background of coronavirus pandemic, according to the conclusions of a specialized report made by EY.   The study “The main ten risks in telecommunications in 2020”, shows that in the context of isolation measures imposed in the world, which triggered ...

Cars: APIA: New car registration in Romania dropped by 31.8% in first 9 months

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

New car registrations dropped in Romania by 31.8% in the first 9 months of the year, compared to the same period of 2019, while in the second hand segment the decline was 16.3%, according to statistics of DRPCIV, quoted in a press release of the Association of Automobile manufacturers and Importers (APIA).   According to centralized data, 84,601 new cars were registered over January-September 2020, ...

Agriculture: APIA pays over 833million lei to farmers for crops affected by drought

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More than 28,000 applications for support for crops affected by the drought have been declared eligible for payment, and 27,304 farmers have already received compensation worth more than 833 million lei, the Agency for Payments and Intervention in Agriculture (APIA) informed on Wednesday.According to the same source, the relevant authorities have verified the applications for support submitted by farmers between September 3 and 15, 2020 for the state aid ...

Cars: Increase of 10 pct in registrations of motorcycles, ATVs and motor scooters, at 8 months

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Registrations of motorcycles, ATVs and motor scooters in Romania have gone up by 10.3 pct in the first eight months of 2020, over the same period of last year, shows the data of the Automotive Producers' and Importers' Association (APIA), published on Wednesday."The year 2020 debuted with a consistent increase (30.5 pct in January and 63 pct in February). April reflected the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an abrupt decrease of 59.1 pct. The decrease ...

Infrastructure: Romania invests 22 billion lei in infrastructure in first eight months of the year, absolute record

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Romania has invested 22 billion lei in infrastructure projects in the first eight months of the year, an absolute record for the past 10 years, Sebastian Burduja, secretary of state with the Ministry of Finance (MFP), told on Wednesday a profile conference."Economic growth means two things: increasing individual productivity and increasing population. What this Government has strived to do in the short term is to allow the economy to continue to function, to ...

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