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Baneasa Airport, operational as of May 2020

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Baneasa Airport will be operational as of May next year, the authorities are promising. The rehabilitation contract of the Baneasa Airport, worth RON 55.5 million has been signed on Monday. The traffic capacity will increase up to 350 passengers per hour so that Baneasa can take over part of the intense traffic from Otopeni Airport. The rehabilitation, worth RON 55.524 million, will be done by a consortium association ...

Healthcare: Deadline for regional hospitals deferred to 2027

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Romania’s health minister Sorina Pintea said on Tuesday, October 1, that the three regional hospitals will be completed during 2024-2027, "according to European experts, based on the feasibility ...

UMF Timisoara launches cross-border project in partnership with Serbian hospital

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara (UMF) on Monday launched a MEDICARE project, in partnership with the Sveti Luka Hospital of Smederevo, Serbia under which UMF Timisoara expands its Pius Brinzeu Centre for of Flap Surgery and Microsurgery.UMF Timisoara Rectort Marius Raica said that the establishment of the new centre is important because the existing building, erected many years ago at the initiative of Dr. Pius Brinzeu, has been ...

Heart attack, increasingly more frequent in young people

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is occurring increasingly more often in young people, says head of the Cardiology Department 2 at the Bucharest Emergency Teaching Hospital(SUUB) Dragos Vinereanu, who recommended on September 29, World Heart Day, avoiding stress, quitting smoking, and taking daily exercise to prevent cardiovascular diseases."We have people every day under 40, even under 30, with acute myocardial infarction. Therefore, this extremely ...

Telecom. IT : Study: Six out of ten companies have experienced IT security breaches in the last three years

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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About six out of ten companies have suffered a computer security breach in the last three years, and a third of IT security professionals who have not had any incidents say they are very likely to be victims without knowing it, Global study of Bitdefender. The share of companies that have experienced incidents in the first six months of 2019 is about 25 percent, compared to 32 percent for the whole of last year. More than half ...

Tourism : More foreigners visit Romania, more Romanians go abroad in August 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 1.1 %, while the overnight stays increased by 2.2% in August 2019 Compared to August 2018, in August 2019 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 15.3 % and an increase of 25.9% in the departures abroad of ...

Infrastructure: Wizz Air launches Bucharest-Lyon flight as of June 2020

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  Wizz Air company announced the launch of Bucharest-Lyon flight as of June 2020. Flights will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Fares for the new route are available on the company website and can be booked for 119 lei (25 euros). The company will use an Airbus A321 for the new flights. On the other hand, the air transport company announced that there will be additional flights ...

Romania's main European source for motorway projects dips from 9 to 3 billion euros

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The main non-reimbursable European money fund used by Romania for motorway projects, the Cohesion Fund, is currently halved as against the previous appropriations approved by the European Commission, senior official with Romania's Ministry of European Funds (MFE) Mihaela Toader said on Thursday.Under the next budget currently under consideration by the new European Commission, the Cohesion Fund will get about 3 billion euros, compared to almost 9 billion allocated ...

Transport infrastructure budget in 2021-2027 financial exercise will drop by 3 billion euros

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The European funds that Romania will be able to use during the 2021-2027 financial exercise for the transport infrastructure will be by almost 3 billion euros smaller compared with the one in the 2014-2020 financial exercise, despite the 8 per cent growth in the budget allocated to our country, Minister for European Funds Roxana Minzatu stated on Friday.According to her, Romania will benefit from 30.6 billion euros, but it will be able to grant approximately 6 ...

Total freight traffic between Constanta Port and Serbia almost 5 million tonnes in H1

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Manager General of the National Company Maritime Ports Administration Constanta (CNAPM) Daniela Serban on Thursday stated in Belgrade, where she attended the 13th edition of the Constanta Port Days, that the total freight traffic this year between the Constanta Port and Serbia reached almost 5 million tonnes, informs CNAPM Constanta.The Manager General of the CNAPM said at the symposium dedicated to the 13th edition of the Open Gates Day that the potential freight ...

Agriculture: Honey production 15-20% lower in 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Honey production will be 15-20% lower this year than last year and will not exceed 15,000-17,000 tons, said Ioan Fetea, the president of the ACA (Association of Beekeepers in Romania). “2019 was more modest than last year, when 2018 was not a great year either. The estimated honey production will be 15%-20% lower this year. It was a bad year or rape, acacia and partially for linden, while sunflower had to cope with drought and heat. Production ...

Romania-China Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in plant quarantine

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Romanian authorities have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the General Customs Administration of the People's Republic of China on cooperation in the field of plant quarantine, informs on Wednesday the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).Secretary of State with the MADR Daniel Botanoiu welcomed on Tuesday a delegation of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China, headed by Vice Minister Wang Lingjun. The ...

Cars: Automobile market in Romania on the rise by 9%

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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After the first 8 months of 2019, the automobile market registers a general increase of 9% compared to the same period of 2018 and of 4.5% against the previous month, according to an APIA press release. New car sales were sustained, purchases being made mainly by companies, which recorded 58% of automobiles bought in the first 8 months of 2019. The number of cars bought by private persons in the same time span (47,167 units) is by 30.8% higher than in ...

Over half of second hand cars sold in 2019 had at least one hidden damage

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Over 60% of second hand cars to be sold,  checked to see their damage history by InspectorAuto.ro company over January-August 2019 had at least a hidden damage, according to data published by the company. The report shows that in Romania, cars with major damages are still sold, as most Romanians just check the mileage without checking for hidden damages. 18% of cars checked for damage history had major damages whose repairs ...

Healthcare: Romanian Cardiology Society requests national control plan for cardiovascular diseases

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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The Romanian Cardiology Society requests a national control plan for cardiovascular diseases for access to primary and secondary prevention services, when 60% of deaths every year are due to this affection.  According to RCS, the information, action and treatment level continues to be very low. Although between 2001 and 2016, Romania's population dropped by 12%, the total number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases ...

70.6% of people aged over 16 consider are in good and very good health

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

70.6% of people aged 16 and over consider they are in good and very good health, 22.3% consider their health is satisfying, and 7.1% think they are in bad or very bad health, according to the “Survey on the quality of life”, made by the National Statistics Institute last year. People aged over 65 represent about two thirds of people with bad and very bad health (64.6%). “Most people who consider they have a ...

Real estate: Eurostat: House prices in Romania went up by 5.6% in 2018

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In 2010 and 2011 housing prices in Romania recorded an annual drop  by 7.5% and 12.3% respectively, then went up by 5.6% in 2018, according to data published by Eurostat. In EU, house prices went up by 16% over 2010-2018. In that time span, the most significant advance among EU states was recorded in Estonia (83%), Latvia (61%), Austria (56%), Sweden (55%) and Luxembourg (50%), while the highest decline was in Italy (-17%), ...

Telecom. IT: Apple iPhone 11 launched in Romania

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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The latest models iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max and Apple Watch series 5 were launched on Friday, in Bucharest. The company iStyle, representing Apple in Central Europe, expects products to sell rapidly and to have a business figure of 45 million euros in Romania at the end of 2019. Compared to 2018, the number of early orders went up by 15%, about 85% of them being for iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max.  iStyle expects ...

Agriculture : Zarea buys top-selling red wine brand in Romania

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bucharest-based sparkling wine producer Zarea has taken over the (sweet) red wine brand Sange de Taur (Bull’s Blood) previously owned by local wine producer Domeniile Tohani. The transaction, whose value was not disclosed, is part of Zarea’s strategy to optimize its high-turnover portfolio and consolidate its relationship with local distributors and retail networks, the company said in a press release. “The Sange de Taur brand has very good notoriety, being ...

Romania becomes EU’s main cereal exporter

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Romania has become the main cereal exporter among the European Union member states, leading the economic bloc in terms of wheat and maize exports to other countries. During the first 11 weeks of the current marketing season 2019/2020, Romania has exported 1,72 million tonnes of common wheat, or 33.6 percent of total EU export, followed by France (1,26 million tonnes, 24.6 percent of EU export), according to EU Crops Market Observatory. Romania is also the main maize exporter, ...

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