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Hospital manager: Dozens of undiscerning patients used as lab rats for drugs testing study

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dozens of chronic, undiscerning patients at a ward of the Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Romanian city of Brasov are said to have been used in a study aimed at testing various drugs, according to the manager of the hospital quoted by hotnews.ro.Manager Nicusor Bigiu told Mediafax news agency that he ordered a commission to analyse the case after the received information that tests were done at a psychiatric ward more than a decade ago and dozens of patients ...

Real estate: Real estate prices have grown in Bucharest

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


With a general advance of 2.6% compared to July, Bucharest ranks second, after Iasi, in the top of price rises, the demands of Bucharest sellers recording an average of 1,352 euros/ square meter (on the rise from 1,318 euros) according to Imobiliare.ro. Apartments in old buildings appreciated with the same percentage and can be bought with 1,282 euros/sq.m, compared to 1,250 euros/sq.m. New buildings recorded an increase of 2.3%, from 1,375 to 1,406 ...

New residential buildings in Romania switch from rural to urban at a fast pace

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The number of new homes built in Romania continues to grow at a fast pace this year but a new trend is seen on the market as cities concentrate most of the new residential buildings. Official data show that 27,204 new dwellings were completed in Romania in H1 2019, up 18.2 percent against H1 2018. Unlike previous years, when more than 40 percent of new dwellings were built in villages – where around 45 percent of Romanians ...

Tourism: Romania, the sixth in the world as number of foreign tourists to Israel

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Romania is the sixth country in the world in the top of countries of origin of foreign tourists who visit Israel, stated recently the manager for Development in the Israeli Ministry of tourism Ksenia Kobyakov, present in Bucharest at the event of presentation of the situation of tourism in Israel.‘As regards the Romanian tourists, in two years the number of Romanian tourists grew by 40% and Romania is the sixth in the top of countries as  number of ...

Healthcare: First oncology centre for personalized therapy in Eastern Europe to open in Timisoara

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


The first oncology centre for personalised therapy in eastern European Union will be built over the next two years at the Victor Babes Infectious Disease Hospital in Timisoara, where both lung tumours and metastatic cancer will be treated."We want to develop a radiosurgery system of sub-millimeter accuracy, dedicated mainly to lung cancer patients, as well as those with metastases in their brain or other organs. I say this, because around 70pct of lung cancer patients come to us ...

Eurostat: In 2016, highest shares of treatable deaths were registered in Romania (31.9%)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In the European Union (EU), about 1.7 million persons aged less than 75 died in 2016. Among them, around 1.2 million deaths could be considered as premature according to the recently developed Eurostat-OECD list of avoidable mortality. Out of those, 741 000 preventable deaths could have been avoided through effective public health and primary prevention interventions, and 422 000 treatable deaths through timely and effective health care interventions. Heart attacks (174 000 deaths), ...

Infrastructure : Government to launch EUR 700 mln-tender for building new terminal at Otopeni airport

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The government will launch within the next month a tender for building a new terminal at Otopeni airport, the main airport of the country, the project being estimated at EUR 700 million. The investment in the new terminal will be financed from EU funds and from the budget of the state-owned airport company, according to the Transport minister. Airport passenger numbers have soared in Romania in the last few years due to income rise, cheap flights offered by low-cost companies ...

Trade: Romania is the cheapest country in the EU for alcohol drinks

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Romania is the cheapest country in the European Union for booze, with alcoholic drinks costing just 74 percent of the EU average price. “The price levels for alcoholic drinks in 2018 were lowest in Bulgaria and Romania (both with a price level index of 74) followed by Hungary (77),” Eurostat says. The price of alcoholic drinks (spirits, wine and beer) across the EU was more than twice as high in the most expensive member state than in the cheapest one.The highest ...

Agriculture: Romania, first country in Eastern Europe where Commoditrader digital platform is launched

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Romanian producers and traders in the agricultural sector have at their disposal, starting Wednesday, the Commoditrader digital platform, which allows them to trade and manage the transport of agricultural commodities digitally.According to a statement, the Danish Commoditrader app offers customers the opportunity to compare prices and other contract terms in agricultural markets, both in Romania and abroad, thus increasing the bargaining power of farmers and giving traders ...

EU wheat exports gather pace in latest week, Romania continues to lead

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wheat exports from the EU continued to gather pace in the latest week of the 2019-20 marketing year (July-June) taking the total for July 1-September 2 to 3.9 million mt, up 20% on the year, the EU Crops Market Observatory data showed. The EU shipped 397,455 mt of wheat in the week ended September 2 compared with 360,959 mt shipped a week earlier, according to the data released Monday. Romania remains the bloc's top exporter, with wheat shipments hitting 1.4 million mt in the ...

Real Estate: Rental transactions tripled in the first half of 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

RE/MAX Romania, part of the world leader in real estate and franchise number 1 globally in this segment, registered in the first semester of this year a tripling of the number of rental transactions compared to the same period of 2018. At the same time, the RE/MAX Romania offices brokered a double volume of transactions compared to S1 2018, with a cumulative value of about EUR 79 million. According to company representatives, about 40 percent of the transactions concluded in S1 2019 ...

Tourism : Eurostat: Romanians spend 135 euro on average for a holiday, the lowest amount in the EU

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

EU residents spent 377 euro for a vacation in 2017 on average, while the residents of Romania ranked last, with a 135-euro average allotted for their holidays, according to data released by Eurostat on Tuesday.The biggest spenders in Europe in terms of vacations are the residents of Luxembourg, with a 769-euro average for a holiday in 2017, followed by those of Austria (641 euro) and those of Malta (633 euro). On the opposite end there are those from Hungary (161 euro for a ...

Arrivals in tourist accomodation units up 3.6 pct in July

Tuesday, September 10, 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 3.6 %, while the overnight stays increased by 3.5% in July 2019. Compared to July 2018, in July 2019 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 10.7 % and an increase of 9.1% in the departures abroad of the Romanian ...

Cars: Over 3,500 ecological cars sold in Romania in first 7 months

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Romanians bought 3,541 ecological cars in the first 7 months of the year, 60% more than a year ago, Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA) data show. According to the analysis made by car manufacturers and importers in Romania, the share of new ecological cars in the total number of sales at national level was 3.4% in the reference period, compared to 2.5% recorded over January-July ...

Study: the Romanians allocate, on average between 11,700 euro and 31,200 euro for the purchase of a new car, small, medium or SUV  type

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Romanians allocate on average between 11,700 euro and 31,200 euro for the purchase of a new car, small, medium and SUV according to the data Jato Dynamics, in the context where car sales have increased. Divided according to the category, the average budget for the purchase of a car belonging to the small class is 11,700 euro, 20,750 euro in the case of medium class and 23,000 – 31,200 euro for SUV. ‘The Romanian ...

Real estate: Report: Stock of industrial and logistic areas in Romania doubled in last 5 years

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


The industrial and logistic area market in Romania is crossing the best  stage in history, both for demand and offer, witnessing a doubling of total stock in the last 5 years, according to data of real estate consulting company Cushman & Wakefield Echinox. The stock of industrial and logistic areas in Romania reached 3.61 million square meters at the end of the first semester, 2019, over 85% of them being located in  Bucharest, Timisoara, ...

The real estate investment market in Q1: volumes and prices slightly going up, but  buyers are still careful

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The data regarding Q1 show that only four tradings of over 10 million euro were signed on the Romanian  real estate market in the  context where over the last period there is information about an increased overheating of the local real estate investment market, and the buyers are very careful, according to the report sent by the real estate consultancy company JLL Romania. At the same time, in the first six months, over 70% of the volume of ...

Infrastructure: Passenger numbers in Romanian airports up 7.7 pct to 10.7 mln in H1 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The 16 airports in Romania have posted a 7.7 percent increase in passenger numbers in the first half of this year up to 10.7 million, an all-time high due mainly to international flights, while domestic passenger traffic declined, according to figures released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Total passenger numbers on the Romanian airports have increased from 9.94 million in H1 2018 to 10.7 million in H1 ...

Trade: GfK Temax Report: Romanian electronics & IT market up 2 pct at 1.436 bln euro in H1

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Romania's electronics, home appliances and IT products market increased 2 percent in H1 2019 from the same period of the previous year, with sales of large screen smartphones recording the most significant growth, shows a GfK Temax report released on Wednesday.Sales of durable goods amounted to 1.436 billion euros in H1, up 2 percent YoY, mainly due to sales of large and small appliances that advanced by 14 and almost 12 percent, respectively, stimulated by the ...

Tourism: Romania has fewer beds in tourist accommodation units than Bulgaria and Hungary

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The number of beds in tourist accommodation units in Bulgaria increased by 20,000 in 2017, while in Romania the advance was about 12,000, according to data published by Eurostat on Thursday. Statistics show that in 2017, tourist accommodation units in Romania there were 338,791 beds as compared to 326,098 in 2016, while in Bulgaria there were 348,724 beds, against 328,264 beds in 2016. According to this indicator, Romania was in ...

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