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Unemployment rate down to 1.21 pct in Bucharest in March

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The unemployment rate decreased in the Capital, in March 2021, by 0.82%, reaching 1.21%, with 14,974 unemployed people, of whom 8,127 women being registered in the records of the Bucharest Municipal Agency for Employment (AMOFM).According to a press release of AMOFM Bucharest, of the total number of 14,974 unemployed people, 4,601 were beneficiaries of unemployment benefits, and 10,373 were not drawing unemployment benefits.The highest share in ...

PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR go further after an addendum to the Coalition protocol was signed

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The coalition is moving forward and following the two-day talks, an important step has been taken for more efficient government and coherence of political decisions within the coalition, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday evening."I am very happy that we are taking the vaccination campaign as the main goal in this coalition. It is important to have a successful vaccination campaign and I am sure we will have a successful vaccination campaign. As of ...

INSCOP Survey on Romanians' preferences in March

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Nationalist party AUR takes up the third spot in the public's voting intention in March, according to an INSCOP survey quoted ...

Klaus Iohannis met Maia Sandu: Romania remains main partner of Republic of Moldova's citizens

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Romania remains the main partner of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, in this sense being also the consistent support offered for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Klaus Iohannis said at the meeting he had on Tuesday, at the Cotroceni Palace, with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu.According to a Presidential Administration release, the two heads of state analyzed in their meeting the stage of implementation of the ...

Romania is hosting the 33rd meeting of the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


 The importance of multilateral co-operation for strengthening democratic principles and values, including through firm and prompt sanctions for slippages, was highlighted by Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, who on Tuesday opened the 33rd meeting of the Governing Council of the Community of Democracies (CoD) by videoconference, as part of the duties of the Romanian Presidency of CoD.The Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE) says in a press statement ...

EU Council has adopted regulation on setting up Cyber Centre in Bucharest

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Council of the European Union on Tuesday adopted the regulation for the establishment of the Cyber Centre in Bucharest, the Minister of Finance, Alexandru Nazare, made the announcement on Facebook."The Council of the European Union today adopted the regulation establishing the Cyber Centre in Bucharest. At home, we have already started the operationalization procedures within the interinstitutional working group coordinated by the Ministry of Finance, ...

Defense Ministry receives Parliament approval for ten new programs

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


The joint commissions for defense, public order and national security in the Chamber of Deputies and Senate unanimously approved on Tuesday, the National Defense Ministry request to begin ten new supply programs foreseen for the next years. Various arms and armoured tactical vehicles are taken into account. According to the Defense Ministry the new supply programs are: C41 systems with ...

PM Citu: Any voice against the vaccination campaign undermines our back to normal efforts

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that vaccination against the COVID-19 is the only way out of the pandemic and stressed that "any voice" against the vaccination campaign "undermines everyone's effort" to return to normal."Vaccination is the only way out of this pandemic. We now have the necessary doses, we have more of them. We can, if we are successful, we can vaccinate more than five million people by the end of May, so we have the doses ...

Romania ranks 4th in EU in terms of anti-COVID vaccination with two doses

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Secretary of State in the Health Ministry Andrei Baciu said on Tuesday that Romania ranks 4th in the European Union in terms of immunization with two doses of anti-COVID vaccine and 17th in the world."Romania ranks, at the level of the European Union, on the 4th place, if we look at the two-dose vaccinations, practically the vaccination with the maximum therapeutic regime, which offers the maximum protection, and on the 17th place at global level," Baciu ...

eJobs: Freelancing and part-time work no longer popular among Romanian job seekers

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

 Freelancing and part-time work are no longer popular among Romanian job seekers, as 86 percent of this year's applications are for full-time jobs, shows data released by recruitment platform eJobs."One of the important changes in the labor market over the last year, which has strongly marked the behavior of both candidates and employees has been the exponential increase in interest in full-time jobs in large companies," the report ...

PwC survey: Over a third of people have experienced anxiety or depression as a result of the pandemic

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Feelings of isolation and loneliness, stress and uncertainty have affected people’s health during the pandemic, with 36% of the respondents to a PwC global survey stating that they had experienced symptoms of anxiety and depression. The most affected were the Z generation (42%) and Millennials (43%), according to the PwC report ...

RSF 2021 World Press Freedom Index: Journalism is completely or partly blocked in 73% of the 180 countries ranked by the organisation

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


The 2021 World Press Freedom Index is compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). This year’s Index, which evaluates the press freedom situation in 180 countries and territories ...

Unemployment rate up to 5 pct in 2020

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

- In 2020, the employment rate for population aged 20-64 years was 70.8%, 0.8 percentage points over the national target of 70% established in the context of the Strategy Europe 2020. - In 2020, the economically active population of Romania was 8973 thousand persons, out of which 8521 thousand were employed persons and 452 thousand were unemployed ...

Romania still has the highest death rate from road accidents in EU

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


About 18,800 persons died following a road accident last year in EU, an unprecedented annual drop of 17%compared to 2019, according to data published by the European Commission on Tuesday.   Figures show that 4,000 lives were spared on EU roads in 2020 compared to 2019. Although the unprecedented evolution of 2020 determined certain changes in the classification of ...

MIG 21 Lancer crashes near Reghin, pilot manages to eject himself

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A MIG 21 Lancer aircraft crashed on Tuesday near Reghin, Mures County. The information was confirmed by Constantin Spanu, an official of the Defence Ministry.The aircraft belonged to Air Base 71 at Campia Turzii, Cluj County.The pilot managed to eject himself. He is in a stable ...

The first round of discussions in the Coalition, without any result; the negotiations to be resumed on Tuesday

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The first round of discussions in the coalition after the destitution of Vlad Voiculescu from the ministry of health finished after almost five hours without any result. The negotiations are resumed on Tuesday, after 4 p.m.   Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday night, at the private TV broadcaster Digi24, after discussions in the governing coalition, that his option is to continue governing in the ...

PSD's Ciolacu: We have a crisis of political immaturity

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition), Marcel Ciolacu, declared on Monday night that there is a "crisis of political immaturity" within the governing coalition."We have a crisis of political immaturity (within the governing coalition, ed. n), it is obvious, the lack of statesmen and I see this tonight, all discussions are around this coalition. We are talking here about the Romanian Government, not the coalition, regardless of how it ...

PM Citu: Restaurants with all staff vaccinated could remain open

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


 Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday that restaurants with all vaccinated staff could remain open, regardless of the incidence rate."We also had discussions with the restaurants, because restaurants have been the ones to be the most impacted by the crisis in this period. For the restaurants we proposed, it is not a made decision, we are discussing, that if they vaccinate all their staff, they could be open all time and that they are no longer tied ...

Drive-through vaccination centres to become operational by end-April

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chairman of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita said on Monday that the first curbside/drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine centres will become operational by the end of April.He told Digi FM private broadcaster that people who will be vaccinated at such centres will receive the Pfizer jab without prior appointment."By the end of April we will have the first centres in the country of such kind, and they will ...

 Group of experts to analyze data on reporting of persons who died of COVID-19

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Secretary of State Andrei Baciu with the Ministry of Health on Monday said that a group of experts will analyze the situation of reports on people who died as a result of a novel coronavirus infection."There is a group of experts who will analyze all these issues and we hope that they will be able to explain all these concerns as soon as possible. (...) They have to process all the data and the important thing is that this whole working group will come up ...

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