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British Ambassador: conditions for foreign students in 2020 remain the same, regardless of Brexit

Friday, September 27, 2019

The conditions for the foreign students in the UK will be the same in terms of fees or loans, regardless of a deal or no-deal Brexit, Ambassador of the UK in Bucharest Andrew Noble stated on Wednesday. He attended a press conference regarding the World Education Fair, an event which presents offers of several schools abroad.Noble pointed out that 10,000 Romanian students are in the UK and approximately 1,000 Romanian professors and researchers. He stated that the ...

Unemployment rate drops to 3.8 pct in Q2 2019, with highest level in youths

Friday, September 27, 2019


In the second quarter of 2019, the employment rate1 for the population aged 20-64 years was 71.6%, 1.6 percentage points over the national target of 70% established in the context of the Strategy Europe 2020. In the second quarter of 2019, the economically active population of Romania was 9159 thousand persons, out of which 8814 thousand were employed persons and 345 thousand unemployed ...

Net average monthly wage rises 13pct to 2,642 lei last year

Friday, September 27, 2019

The average monthly gross earnings by total economy were 4357 lei in 2018. The average monthly net earnings by total economy were 2642 lei, increasing by 13.0% (+304 lei) as against the previous year. Monthly, employers spent an average of 4573 lei/employee. ? The average number of employees in 2018 was 5068.1 thousand persons, increasing with 122.2 thousand persons compared to the previous year. ...

Labour force cost went up by 14.1% last year

Friday, September 27, 2019


The hourly cost  with labour force went up last year by 14.1%, compared to the previous year, to 4,573 lei per employee, the highest increases being recorded in health and social care, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute (INS) on Thursday. In 2017, the average monthly labor force cost was 4,008 lei/employee, on the rise by 14.1% against the previous year. In 2018, compared to 2017, increases of ...

Romania to stage about 250 first-rate cultural events at EUROPALIA, including Brancusi exhibition

Friday, September 27, 2019


Romania will stage about 250 first-rate cultural events at the EUROPALIA 2019 International Festival of Arts, which opens in Brussels on October 1 with an exhibition dedicated to late Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi."We like to believe that EUROPALIA Romania is the most important single project for cultural promotion carried out by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) during four extremely intense months. Romania will stage (...) about 250 first-rate ...

Celine Dion to perform in Bucharest on July 29, 2020

Friday, September 27, 2019


Canadian singer Celine Dion will be performing for the first time in Bucharest on July 29, 2020, with details of the show venue and tickets to be announced later, according to organisers Emagic.The artist's latest album, "Courage," will be released on November 15, with the promotion tour reaching over 100 cities around the world.The show in Bucharest is part of her "Courage World Tour."Celine Dion is one of the most renowned, respected and ...

European Public Prosecutor's Office: Commission welcomes the agreement to appoint Ms Kovesi as the first European Chief Prosecutor

Thursday, September 26, 2019


The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed to appoint Ms Laura Codruta Kovesi as the first European Chief Prosecutor. On behalf of the Commission, Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, in charge of Budget and Human Resources, and Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, V?ra Jourová, made the following ...

President Iohannis, at the UN: Romania was not spared by adverse effects of climate change

Thursday, September 26, 2019


President Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday that the 74th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) represents an opportunity to step up the implementation of the UN reform package, adding that "you can count on Romania and our active commitment in achieving these ambitious endeavours.""With the fall of the hideous communist regime, 30 years ago, my country embarked on a new era of freedom, democracy and prosperity. The Iron Curtain was replaced by our strong ...

DefMin Les meets UN Under-Secretary-General Lacroix in New York

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Defence Minister Gabriel Les met on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York with UN Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, with the discussions focusing on streamlining the missions carried out under the aegis of the Organization.The meeting took place on the occasion of Gabriel Les's visit to the United States of America, together with a delegation from Romania, led by Prime Minister Viorica Dancila."The discussions took ...

President Iohannis to attend October 1 official opening of Europalia International Art Festival in Brussels

Thursday, September 26, 2019

President Klaus Iohannis will attend, next Tuesday, in Brussels, the official opening of the Europalia International Art Festival, where Romania is the guest of honor country, a release of the Presidential Administration shows, adding that President Iohannis' visit comes following the invitation by King Philippe of Belgium.During the visit, the head of state will have a meeting with King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels, with whom he will open the ...

Orban: We have 237 signatures on the motion of censure; will be submitted early next week

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The censure motion, entitled “To re-build Romania, Dancila Government must be removed immediately“, will be filed in Parliament on Monday, September 30. Liberal chairman Ludovic Orban said that 237 signatures had been collected and ...

Rovana Plumb, proposed European Commissioner, exceptionally heard in the EP in relation to different declarations of wealth

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Legal Committee of the European Parliament is to hear Rovana Plumb in an emergency meeting on Thursday following inconsistencies found in her wealth statements. Plumb has been proposed by PM Viorica Dancila as European Commissioner. Romanian MEP Siegfried Muresan has announced that Rovana Plumb had not got ...

The CFA Romania  analysts estimate a depreciation of the national currency up to 4.8243 lei/euro over the next 12 months

Thursday, September 26, 2019


The CFA Romania analysts anticipate a depreciation of the leu over the next 12 months up to an exchange rate of 4.8243 lei/euro and an annual average rate of inflation of 4.03% at the end of September, according to a press release.In August 2019, the indicator of macroeconomic trust of the association CFA Romania dropped against the previous month with 5.5 percentage points down to the value of 42.8 points and against the same month of the previous year, the ...

EFAMA: Asset management market in Romania, dominated by retail investors compared to rest of Europe

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The asset management market in Romania is dominated by retail investors compared to the rest of Europe, Tanguy van de Werve, Director General of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), stated on Wednesday at the first edition of the Fund Managers Summit in Romania.There is room for investment in mutual funds by institutional investors. If we look at the financial assets of retail investors, people do not invest much in mutual funds. In Romania, ...

Survey: Sales, the most wanted domain for job candidates: public positions and volunteering, the least wanted

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sales are the first at the top of the most wanted domains by the candidates for jobs, while public positions and volunteering drew the lowest number of applications in 2019, according to a survey made by the recruitment company eJobs.ro.The candidates aged between 25 and 35 files almost half of the total number of applications for jobs in sales ( 3 million, from the start of the year until now). Approximately 750,000 applications belonged to those in the category ...

Sorin Dimitriu- sentenced with suspension

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sorin-Petre Dimitriu who resigned from the position of chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest (CCIB) was sentenced on Tuesday by the Court of Appeal Bucuresti for 2 years and 8 months of prison with suspension, in a file connected to fraud with European funds.Sorin-Petre Dimitriu was sentenced for offence of abuse in office and crime against the financial interests of the EU, being acquitted for other crime of abuse in office and use of ...

New case of suspicious resume data in case of Transgaz, a Romanian energy company's top manager

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The manager of major Romanian energy transport company Transgaz has claimed in the official resume published by the company that he holds a diploma for long term oil and gas engineering studies. But the university that manager Ion Sterian indicates in his CV says he attended courses there for a shorter period and he was the recipient of junior engineering diploma.Ion Sterian reported in his resume that he attended long term studies at the Oil and Gas University in ...

Transelectrica to make penal complaint against Mariu Danut Carasol, general manager, who had fake CV

Thursday, September 26, 2019


The managers of the national energy transporter Transelectrica announced on Tuesday that they decided to make a penal complaint against Marius Danut Carasol, the general manager of the company who had a fake resume. Members of the Supervision Council say they had shows their intention to continue with responsibility all correct actions to protect company interests and recover prejudices. Until the present, legal procedures to ...

Caracal file: DIICOT requests FBI aid for DNA examination in Luiza Melencu case

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) has requested the aid of the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI, US) to conduct a genetic examination that would determine the genetic profile (DNA) in the Luiza Melencu case, but also to establish the psychological/behavioural profile of Gheorghe Dinca, the suspect in the Caracal crimes' case."Through the ordinance dated 20.09.2019, DIICOT - Central Structure prosecutors have disposed making ...

ANM issues advisory for rains valid for the entire country; instable weather in Bucharest

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued on Wednesday an advisory for rains valid for the entire country until Friday morning.According to meteorologists, between 25 September, 18:00hrs and 27 September, 09:00hrs, it will temporarily rain across the country. In the evening and the night of Wednesday to Thursday (25/26 September), rain will be recorded in the northern half of the country, during Thursday (26 September), rains will be registered in ...

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