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PM Citu: We can reach 150,000 vaccinations a day, as long as we have doses

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Prime Minister Florin Citu said that the authorities are ready to ensure in the coming months the COVID vaccination of 150,000 people per day, reiterating that the Government's firm goal is that 10.4 million Romanians will be inoculated by September."I said that the vaccination campaign is going well, but today we also have an international confirmation. Bloomberg presented some data showing that Romania is on the 18th place globally and on the 6th place in ...

Over 230,000 people vaccinated against COVID-19, 809 minor and common reactions

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Over 230,000 people have been vaccinated against COVID with the first batch, 809 registered common and minor reactions, declared on Tuesday, the coordinator of the vaccination campaign against the new coronavirus, Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita."The total number of administered doses on December 27 is of 235,239 people, of which 233,288 people vaccinated with the first batch, namely 1,951 people vaccinated with the first batch and the booster dose. For today's ...

COVID vaccination campaign/ 34,807 people inoculated in past 24 hours

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee informs today that according to data provided by the National Public Health Institute through the National Electronic Vaccinations Registry app, 34,807 people have received the coronavirus jab in the past 24 hours.Of this total, 34,136 were given the primer shot and 671 - the booster shot.The total number of people inoculated so far is 267,424, of whom 264,802 received the first dose, and 671 ...

Orban, about the criticisms of his party colleagues: I discuss in the statutory forums of the PNL, not in the public space

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

National chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban responded on Tuesday to criticism levelled at him by several PNL members, saying that any issue related to the party must be discussed inside the party, underscoring that until the party's congress convenes this year he is the PNL national leader."I am not in the habit of arguing with my party colleagues in public. As chairman of the National Liberal Party, my obligation is to ensure party ...

PNL's Citu on intraparty friction: It is a party that has always been alive inside

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu says the National Liberal Party (PNL) is "a party that has always been alive inside," in response to a question about "friction" inside PNL and whether or not the "reproaches" to the party's national chairman, Ludovic Orban, are justified."I want to talk about my party at my party, here we are talking about the government. After all, the National Liberal Party is a liberal party, with opinions that some choose to air in the public ...

World Bank ranks Romania in top of countries with greatest number, most applied measures

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that the World Bank has confirmed the measures taken by the Liberal government in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, placing our country in the top of the countries with "the greatest number and the most applied" financial measures taken in response to the crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus."The World Bank confirms: the measures we have taken in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic rank Romania in the top of ...

CNSP: Romania's 2020 GDP estimate decreases to minus 4.4pct

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Romania's National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP) has downwardly adjusted the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 2020 estimates to 1,040.8 billion lei, or minus 4.4%, versus 1,058 billion lei (minus 3.8%) in its autumn forecasts for the national budget revision."Sectoral developments (...), as well as the wider contraction in the agricultural sector, to which a slower rebound at international level added, have contributed to the our ...

Prognosis: Romania's 2021 economic growth forecast officially downgraded to 4.3pct

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Romania's National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP) has slightly downgraded its forecast of the country's 2021 Gross Domestic Product growth to 4.3%, or 1,116.8 billion lei, from its previous estimate of 4.5%, or respectively 1,135.3 billion lei.In its 2020 - 2024 medium term winter 2021 forecasts, CNSP estimates an increase in private consumption by 3.7% (from a previous 4.6%) and a trade balance of minus 21.4 billion (21.326 billion euros in ...

Analysis: Gold, electric cars, energy and financial sector dominated Romanians' investing preferences in international markets

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gold, electric cars, energy and financial sector dominated Romanians' investing preferences in international markets according to XTB brokerage house. XTB is a brokerage house listed at Warsaw Exchange and market leader in Romania for international exchanges. It is present in 12 European and South American markets.   “The Romanians' preferences show interesting ...

HS Timber Productions, fined by Competition Council

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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HS Timber Productions, fined with 51.78 million lei by the Competition Council, brings details and mentions it decided on an amicable solution of the investigation initiated by the Competition Council. According to news.ro, the company shows that, following a detailed evaluation of internal purchase procedures of the company over 2011-2016, it identified certain irregularities and took immediate measures meant to remedy ...

President Iohannis : Romania remains a strong ally and a trusted friend of the United States of America

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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President Klaus Iohannis, speaking Monday at the decoration ceremony of U.S. ambassador to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman, said that Romania remains a strong ally and a trusted friend of the United States of America."2020 was also the year of the 140th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, a moment of reflection and projection towards the future, with the confidence that the ties between our countries are stronger than ever. 2021 is the year when we ...

PM Citu, Greek counterpart Mitsotakis discuss COVID vaccination campaign, travel outlooks

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu discussed Monday with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with the COVID vaccination campaign being one of the main subjects of the call; in this context, the head of the government in Bucharest expressed hopes that Romanian citizens will soon be able to travel again unrestricted to Greece."Today I had a call with my Greek counterpart, Mr Kyriakos Mitsotakis. We discussed the pandemic situation in both countries and the ...

PM Citu in phone call with French counterpart, Jean Castex

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Prime Minister Florin Citu spoke on the phone today with his French counterpart Jean Castex (photo), reiterating on the occasion the importance of French companies in the process of Romania's economic relaunch."I had my first conversation as Prime Minister with my French counterpart, Mr Jean Castex. I was pleased to see the continuity of the long-standing, multi-faceted successful bilateral relations between France and Romania. Apart from discussing pandemic ...

MEP Ciolos calling on European Parliament for urgent debate on Navalny case

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Chairman of the Renew Europe group in the European Parliament Dacian Ciolos is calling the detention of Alexei Navalny a 'coward gesture' of the regime led by Vladimir Putin, calling on the European Parliament for an urgent debate."Getting Alexei Navalny arrested is a coward gesture of the regime led by Vladimir Putin that cannot go without consequences. I have called for an urgent debate on this outrageous case in the European Parliament because more than ...

The attributions of vice-premiers Kelemen Hunor and Dan Barna have been established

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  Premier Florin Citu decided on Monday the attributions of the vice-prime ministers Kelemen Hunor and Dan Barna.Thus, in order to ensure the accomplishment of the major priorities in the Programmed for governing and measures included in the Plan for Reprisal and Resilience, Dan Barna will coordinate all activities in the domains of responsibility in the case of the following ministries: the ministry of transport and infrastructure, the ministry ...

Authorities update list of countries with 14-day traveler quarantine requirement

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated at its meeting Monday the list of high infection risk countries/areas/territories for which travelers to Romania shall be put in a 14-day quarantine.The respective countries/areas/territories are as follows:* Gibraltar* the Czech Republic* Andorra* Ireland* Slovenia* San Marino* the UK* Panama* Israel* Lithuania* the United ...

PNL: Some voices ask for Chairman Ludovic Orban’s resignation

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Two Liberal leaders, first vice-president Rares Bogdan and secretary general of the National Liberal Party, (PNL), Robert Sighiartau, have asked for chairman Ludovic Orban’s resignation from the helm of the party.   Robert Sighiartau has told Digi24 on Monday that Ludovic Orban must resign from the party’s helm as the party had been led “on a discretionary basis”. Sighiartau argued ...

Turnover in market services mainly to companies in 2020 up 3.4pct Jan-Nov

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Turnover from market services provided mainly to enterprises, in nominal terms, increased in the first 11 months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, both as gross series and as adjusted series in depending on the number of working days and seasonality, by 3.4pct and 3.3pct, respectively, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS).At the same time, between January 1 and November 30, 2020, in nominal terms, the turnover from market services ...

Wholesale trade, up 2.8pct in Romania 11 months into 2020

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Wholesale trade (except for motor vehicles and motorcycles) in Romania increased in nominal term value between January and November 2020, both unadjusted and adjusted for working days and seasonality, 2.8% and 2.3% respectively, from the same period in 2019, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In November 2020, wholesale trade (except of motor vehicles and motorcycles), in nominal terms value, decreased from ...

Romania's new Beechcraft Super King Air plane officially enters service

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Romanian Civil Aeronautical Authority (AACR) officially welcomed into service the new Beechcraft Super King Air 350 plane in a ceremony organized at the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport of Bucharest which was also attended by US ambassador to Romania Adrian Zuckerman. The new addition will perform radio navigation system calibration checks for landing and en-route navigation on civil and military airports, helping the authority fulfill its tasks related to ...

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