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Tourism : PM Orban promises more aid to HoReCa

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

In a meeting with representatives of the HoReCa sector, Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban said he favored extending the technical unemployment benefits to the firms subject to operating restrictions due to the pandemic for another six months (by ...

Holiday voucher validity extended to end of 2021

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The validity of holiday vouchers granted in 2019 and 2020 was extended to December 31, 2021, according to a document  approved by the Executive on Friday.    “Holiday vouchers granted in this period which could not be used because of restrictions imposed by health restrictions can be used until the end of 2021, especially since we expect pandemic effects to cease in the first quarter of ...

Telecom. IT: ANCOM: We are prapred to launch a tender for spectrum frequencies for 5G technology

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) is ready to launch a tender for spectrum frequencies for 5G technology, but until the launch it must be established with the other decision makers what are the starting prices for each frequency block, Cristin Popa, head of the Monitoring and Control Department within the authority said on Wednesday.He also stated that the transposition of the Memorandum with the United States of ...

Infrastructure: Henri Coanda Airport gets Airport Council International health accreditation

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Henri Coanda International Airport Bucharest (AIHCB) received the health and safety accreditation from the Airport Council International – ACI World, the National Airport Company Bucharest (CNAB) informs.   “This accreditation represents an important step in maintaining passenger confidence and that of airport employees (ours or of other entities – air or handling companies, state ...

Blue Air to operate daily flights from Bucharest Otopeni to London Heathrow starting December 1

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Blue Air is adding two flights a week, operating seven weekly services during the winter holidays and until the end of March 2021 to meet the growing demand for the route Bucharest Otopeni - London Heathrow, the company announced on Tuesday.According to a press release, ticket prices start at 29.99 euros/segment, with taxes included."As of December 1, 2020, Blue Air will operate daily flights on the route Bucharest Otopeni - London Heathrow. Blue ...

Cars: Automobile market in Romania had highest European increase in October

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The European automobile market dropped in October, due to restrictions adopted to limit the spreading of coronavirus, but Romania was the country where sales recorded the highest increase rate, according to figures published on Wednesday by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (AEAM), AFP informs.   According to the source, 1.129 million cars were registered in October 2020 in the European ...

Motorcycle market in Romania grew by 23% in first ten months of 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The motorcycle market in Romania recorded a 22.8% increase in the first ten months of the year, compared to 2019 data, the APIA statistic released on Monday shows. According to it, the motorcycle segment had a registration increase of 9.3%, while ATV grew by 46%, compared to last year. On the other hand, the scooter category went down by 9%.   APIA analysis shows that ...

Healthcare: First integrated transplant centre in Romania and South-Eastern Europe to open in Cluj-Napoca

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

An integrated transplant centre, the first in Romania and South-Eastern Europe, is to be set up in the Romanian northeastern city of Cluj-Napoca on an investment of approximately 90 million euros."Cluj County Council Chair, Mr Alin Tise, signed on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, a design contract for one of the most important medical investment projects ever carried out in Romania: the Integrated Transplant Centre in Cluj. (...) Signing the contract, worth ...

Govt. approved legal framework for telemedicine

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Romania's Health Ministry has approved the legislation for telemedicine - defined as the offering of remote consultations, by phone or online - by adding the relevant provisions to the Law 95/2006 on healthcare reform.Telemedicine, temporarily allowed during the pandemic, hasn't been officially regulated in Romania so far.   The list of medical specialties and medical services that may be subject to ...

Regina Maria Health Network launches online store for medical services

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Regina Maria, the second-biggest provider of private medical services in Romania, has launched the first online store dedicated to medical services on the local market. The platform is dedicated to employees in companies that have contracts with Regina Maria and allows them to buy medical service packages for their family members or upgrade the packages provided by their ...

Drug sales decline in Romania amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Despite the 9.3% rise in the volume of OTC drugs purchased by Romanians from pharmacies in the 12 months ended September 2020 compared to the previous 12-month period, the overall consumption of medicines decreased by 2.1% in volume terms and by 4% in value terms over the period.   Romanians purchased 614 million boxes of medicines between October 2019 and September 2020, down 2.1% compared to the same ...

Agriculture: KeysFin: Agriculture to shrink by 15% this year

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The turnover of Romanian agriculture companies will decrease by about 15% in the current year, according to KeysFin specialists' estimates.The drought and the lack of infrastructure investments may have led to decreases in the turnover of the companies that operate in agriculture, from almost RON 46 billion (EUR 10 bln) in 2019 to some RON 39 bln (EUR 8 bln) in 2020.   "This is the first year when the ...

EBRD: New funds for Romania’s Agricover

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

€10 million loan to Romania’s leading agri-tech distributor Loan to finance growing working capital needs Company prepares liquidity buffer against enduring Covid-19 pandemic   A €10 ...

Cars:Over 15pct increase in sales of "green" vehicles in Romania in first ten months

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Sales of new green vehicles increased by 15.15% in the first ten months of the year in Romania, compared to the same period in 2019, to 6,385 units, according to Romania's Association of Car Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).As of October 31, 2020, the share of new electric and hybrid vehicles in the total local car market had reached 6.6%, above the level of the similar period in 2019, when it was 4.2%.According to data centralized by APIA, between ...

Trade: More non-food retailers pull shutters down for good

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Increasingly more non-food retailers are going bankrupt, unable to stay afloat on the market, the Romanian Retailers' Organization - Roretail said in a release on last Wednesday.The organization has repeatedly sounded alarm, both publicly and through communications to decision-makers, about the extremely difficult situation of the Romanian non-food retailers. After 3 months during which the stores were closed by decision of the authorities, sales remained ...

Infrastructure: Blue Air to resume international flights from Cluj Napoca from March 1, 2021

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Blue Air low-cost airline will resume its international flights from Cluj Napoca on March 1, 2021 one month ahead of schedule, to meet growing demand for this destination.According to a Blue Air press statement, from March 1, 2021, Blue Air will introduce 13 new routes that will connect Cluj-Napoca to key destinations in Europe.From March 1, 2021 there will be non-stop Blue Air flights from the Avram Iancu International Airport in Cluj Napoca to ...

Wizz Air launches special flights to Bucharest for European Football Championship 2021

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Wizz Air launches special flights dedicated to sports fans eager to support their national football teams during the Group C matches of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, which will take place in Bucharest, next year, according to a statement sent on Friday .Thus, 26 flights will offer fans from Austria, North Macedonia and Ukraine the opportunity to watch the matches that are scheduled for June 13, 17 and 21. Tickets can already be booked online ...

Tourism : Go Hotels will extend in 2021 in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


The hotel booking platform Go Hotels which reunites over 700 hotels in Romania and the Republic of Moldova as well as division of the tourism agency Go Travel will extend the process of contracts and distribution, in 2021, in seven new countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia.   Go Travel is one of the most powerful tourism agencies in Romania, with experience of 28 years ...

Sheraton hotel in Bucharest wants to add 100-room extension

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Grand Plaza Hotel, the company that owns the Sheraton hotel in central Bucharest, wants to add about 100 rooms to the 270 existing ones by building another ...

Trade: Laptop imports in Romania grew by 38% in first 7 months

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Romania and Denmark recorded, in the first 6 months of the year, the highest increases for laptop imports in EU – 38%, according to a press release of InfoCons association.   This year, laptop imports reached a historic high level, as a result of the pandemic and of the fact that people had to work or study from home. Most non EU imports (90%) came from China: 14.4 billion euros in the first 7 ...

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