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HealthMin announces new cardiovascular disease risk factor screening programme will be introduced

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Health Minister Sorina Pintea announced on Tuesday the introduction of a new cardiovascular disease risk factor screening programme at the end of this year. The programme will be worth 25 million euros and it will unfold over a five-year period, Pintea said."Basically, it's a cardiovascular disease risk factor screening programme." It will take place in the offices of family physicians who will be paid for it." Cardiologists will also take part in this screening ...

Agriculture : Most Romanians prefer dry, red wines and choose it according to winemaker

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Most Romanians prefer dry and red wines and choose their wine according to the winemaker, a survey by CrameRomania.ro and ReVino.ro shows, quoted by business-review.eu. According to the survey, dry wines are preferred by 58 percent of respondents, to the detriment of sweet ones, which only 2 percent of the respondents said they prefer. Meanwhile, red wine is the most popular, preferred by 57 percent of Romanians, with 28 percent favouring white, ...

Eurostat: cheapest arable land in European Union in 2016 în în Romania

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Netherlands recorded the most expensive purchase price of one hectare of arable land in the EU in 2016 (63,000 euros), while Romania recorded the cheapest one (1,958 euros on average), according to data released by EU's Eurostat statistical office on Wednesday.Indeed, the price of arable land in every region of the Netherlands was above all other available national averages in the EU. However, among the EU regions for which data are available, the most ...

Eurostat: Romania has the third largest sheep population in EU

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Romania ranks third among the European Union member states by number of heads of sheep,with a total population of almost 10 million at the end of 2017, Eurostat data show, Business Review informs. In EU, the United Kingdom has the largest numer of sheep (24.57 million), followed by Spain (15.96 million), Romania (9.77 million), Greece (8.57 million) and Italy (7.22 million), according to official data. Eurostat series show ...

Infrastructure : Romania’s seaports cargo traffic down 0.2 pct in 2017

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Romania’s seaports handled 46.18 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, down 0.2 percent on the year, National Institute of Statistics (INS) data show, business-review.eu informs. The country has seven maritime ports, Constanta being the largest, with 81 percent of Romania’s maritime cargo traffic in 2017. Import cargo traffic rose by 3.5 percent and export cargo traffic declined 3.8 percent during the ...

Air Canada officially announces direct flights to Bucharest

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Canadian airline Air Canada officially announced that it would launch direct flights from Canada to Bucharest starting this summer, romania-insider.com informs. The company will start with the Montreal-Bucharest flight on June 7 and Bucharest-Montreal flight on June 8. On June 9, the company will also launch the Toronto-Bucharest direct flight, ...

Tarom projects: 27 new planes, reconnection of western Romania with Chisinau, intercontinental flights

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

National flag carrier Tarom will add two new aircraft to its fleet in the coming months, Wolff Werner-Wilhelm, General Manager of the company, said on Sunday at Iasi, capital.ro informs, quoting Agerpres, romaniajournal.ro reads. The emergency renewal of the Tarom fleet by leasing 27 modern aircraft and the opening of new regional or long courier routes to America or Asia are among the measures aimed at bringing the company to the “ambassadors of ...

Telecom.IT : ANCOM's Grindeanu: Romania needs national 5G strategy; we will draw up one in autumn

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Romania needs a national strategy for 5G communications, and we hope to come up in autumn with this document, which, in the end, has to be approved under a government decision, Chairman of the National Communications Management and Regulatory Authority (ANCOM) Sorin Grindeanu tells AGERPRES in an interview.At the same time, the chief telecom regulatory officer says that the rules for the implementation of the infrastructure law will be ready this year, while the ...

ANCOM: Fines of over RON 1 mln applied on the electronics market from 2017 until the present

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The value of the fines applied by the National Authority for Administration and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) during 2017 and until now, has exceeded RON 1.05 million, most of them registered on the electronic communications market, according to ANCOM data quoted by business-review.eu. In the reference interval, were made around 4,700 controls both on the electronic communications market, as well as on postal ...

Vodafone and Orange, fined for non-compliance with EU’s Roam like at home rules

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) fined Vodafone with  RON 130,000 and Orange with RON 50,000 for failing to comply with the Roam like at home European Regulation in Romania, a press release informs, romaniajournal.ro reads. Following the notifications received from prepaid card users, ANCOM launched an investigation about how they were informed regarding the terms’ change in which ...

Real Estate: Coldwell Banker: Residential developers in Bucharest and its surroundings invest EUR 750 M in new houses

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2018 has all the ingredients to be the most prolific year of the local residential market in its modern history, romaniajournal.ro reads. This year, the residential market will reach the highest level of maturity so far, according to the latest ’Residential Market Beat 2018’ report released by Coldwell Banker Romania. If, in 2015, almost 17 percent of the residential projects developed in Bucharest and its surroundings targeted the middle ...

Study: Retail space offerings, to pick up in 2018, to 20,000 square meters, outside Capital

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Offerings of retail space will pick up this year to 200,000 square meters, new projects and extensions being scheduled in ten medium-sized towns and cities in the country, whereas in the Capital, no significant offerings are scheduled, according to the reports of Bucharest Retail Market and Romania Retail Regional Cities .Last year, offerings of new spaces totaling approximately 70,000 square meters were delivered in the country, while in Bucharest, the extension ...

Florin Dragu (BNR): Home ownership in Romania stands at 96 pct, the biggest in EU

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The home ownership rate in Romania stands at 96 percent, this being the biggest figure out of all the European Union, according to Florin Dragu, head of the department for the monitorization of systemic risks, at the National Bank of Romania (BNR), business-review.eu informs. Dragu said that the home prices continued to grow in 2017, continuing a trend recorded in the past few years. By the end of the third quarter of 2017, real ...

Trade: Young Romanians like to shop on international online stores like Amazon, eBay or AliExpress, study finds

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

According to a study by iSense Solutions, over half (59 percent) of young Romanians under 35 years old in urban areas have bought products online, in the last year, from a foreign online store such as Amazon, AliExpress, eBay or Alibaba, business-review.eu informs. The most popular online store from abroad was Amazon – 88 percent of Romanians in urban areas have heard of this retailer and 84 percent would like it to enter the local ...

Cars: Romania's new automotive sales almost 20 pct up in the first two months of 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Romania's new automotive sales over January - February this year were 19.4 percent up from the same period of 2017, to 20,566 units; cars account for 16,500 units of total deliveries, shows data released on Thursday by the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).Dacia tops the brand ranking with 4,554 units sold (cars and commercial vehicles) and a market share of 27.5 pct, followed by Volkswagen (1,784 units, 10.8 pct market share), Skoda ...

Tourism : Maltese Corinthia luxury hotel chain to enter Romania

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Grand Hotel du Boulevard will be transformed into a luxury hotel, Maltese Corinthia chain affiliated, romaniajournal.ro reads. According to profit.ro, Grand Hotel du Boulevard administrators would already signed a franchise contract. Located in central area of Bucharest and ...

Lithuania's richest man Numavicius, with partners, investing in Romanian hotels

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Lithuania's richest man Nerijus Numavicius, together with his brother Vladas and Mindaugas Bagdonavicius, a former shareholder of the Vilniaus Prekyba (VP) Group, are investing in a hotel business in Romania, baltictimes.com reports. The team will also include Arunas Beleska, a former owner of the Europa hotel chain who now controls the hotel management company Appex Alliance. Augustinas Barauskas, CEO of Appex Alliance, ...

Tourism : Borsa, Dambovicioara, Mamaia Nord area, Padina Cave area become tourist resorts of national interest

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


The towns of Borsa (Maramures County) and Dambovicioara (Arges County), along with the Mamaia Nord - Navodari (Constanta County) and the Padina Cave area in Moroeni (Dambovita County) have been created tourist resorts of national interest under a government decision advocated by the Ministry of Tourism at a government meeting on Thursday.According to a press statement released by the Ministry of Tourism, the decision also turns into tourist resorts of local ...

In 2017, the non-resident tourists arrived in Romania spent on average 2183.3 lei/person

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In Q IV 2017, the total number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation structures was 584.0 thousands and their total expenditure amounted to 1326.0 million lei. In 2017, the total number of non-residents in collective tourist accommodation structures was 2749.5 thousands and their total expenditure amounted to 6002.9 million lei. As many as 2.749 million ...

Trade: Romanians, European consumers with fewest online purchases

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Romanians are European consumers with fewest online purchases and almost the last who access music, video materials, banking and video services on demand, but are also the citizens for whom the state allocates the least money for information as consumers - 0.01 bani to educate a consumer, said Costel Staicu, the president of Pro Consumer Association (APC). According to the annual index calculated by the European Commission, which includes indicators of ...

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