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CNSU: Children under 12 exempted from quarantine measure and RT-PCR test

Friday, September 24, 2021

Children up to 12 years old are exempted from the measure of quarantine and the obligation to present an RT-PCR test, decided, on Thursday, by a new decision, the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU).Until now, the age limit was 6 years.Within the Decision no. 74, CNSU updated the list of countries/territories posing high epidemiological risk, based on which the quarantine measure is imposed on the persons arriving from them in ...

New list of high risk countries: Croatia, Latvia, Austria - in red zone; Romania - in yellow zone

Friday, September 24, 2021

  The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated on Thursday the list of countries/territories posing high epidemiological risk based on which the quarantine measure is imposed on people arriving from them in Romania. Thus, entering the red zone are Croatia, Latvia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, New Caledonia, Gibraltar, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Curacao.At the same time, according to CNSU Decision no. 74, the ...

Interim HealthMin: A possible mandatory vaccination measure can only be made through draft law, in Parliament

Friday, September 24, 2021

The interim Minister of Health, Cseke Attila, declared on Thursday that a possible mandatory vaccination measure cannot be made unless through a draft law, in Parliament."Please allow us a few days to come up with a solution, because each of these means must be discussed with specialists. Vaccinating medical staff is absolutely to be desired. We are guiding, firmly recommending everyone who has not yet vaccinated, including among doctors or medical staff, to ...

PM Citu: Gas and electricity bills to be compensated as of November 1

Friday, September 24, 2021


 Compensation of gas and electricity bills will be applied as of November 1, for both household consumers, and for non-household ones, because we must also take into consideration SMEs and small companies, Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Thursday."At this moment, I want to be sure that what we are doing on the compensation side to be quick, simple, and not to involve the consumer too much. And here I want to be very clear, I am talking about the ...

Bank deposits of companies and population, up by 1.7 pct in August

Friday, September 24, 2021

 The deposits of non-governmental resident clients increased, in August, by 1.7% compared to the previous month, to 449.9 billion RON, and by 15.5% (9.7% in real terms) compared to August 2020, according to the data of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), published on Thursday.RON-denominated deposits of residents, with a share of 64.8% of the overall deposits of non-governmental clients, increased by 1.9% compared to July 2021, to 291.7 billion RON, and ...

Prosecutors seize documents from City Insurance

Friday, September 24, 2021

Prosecutors with the General Prosecutor's Office on Thursday morning were seizing documents from the City Insurance company's headquarters, as part of a criminal case opened following a complaint filed by the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF).The representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office claimed that there were no searches, but documents were seized from the insurance company.Another criminal case regarding the insurance company is ...

Commission calls on POLAND and ROMANIA to correctly transpose, implement and apply EU rules on safety of offshore oil and gas operations

Friday, September 24, 2021

The Commission decided today to send letters of formal notice to Poland and Romania for not correctly incorporating certain aspects of the Offshore Safety Directive ...

Europeans strongly support science and technology according to new Eurobarometer survey

Friday, September 24, 2021


A new Eurobarometer survey on ‘European citizens' knowledge and attitudes towards science and technology' released today shows that 9 in 10 EU citizens (86%) think that the overall influence of science and technology is positive. They expect a range of technologies currently under development to have a positive effect on our way of life in the next 20 years: notably, solar energy (92%), vaccines and combatting ...

Unemployment rate registered in Bucharest in August - 1.18%

Friday, September 24, 2021

 The unemployment rate registered in Bucharest in August stood at 1.18%, and the number of unemployed reached 14,402 people, according to the data of the Bucharest Municipal Agency for Employment (AMOFM), published on Thursday.According to the centralized data, out of the total registered in the AMOFM records, 7,806 are women.Also, out of the 14,602 unemployed, 3,202 were beneficiaries of unemployment benefits, and 11,400 were unpaid ...

President Iohannis, at UN: We look towards Afghanistan; most pressing problem is safely evacuating Afghans

Thursday, September 23, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis maintains, on Tuesday, during the UN General Assembly, that the most pressing issue regarding Afghanistan is the safe evacuation of Afghans wishing to leave the country and emphasized it's essential to ensure respect for human rights and the fact that humanitarian assistance can be delivered."Nowadays, we all look to Afghanistan and the most pressing issue is the safe passage for the Afghans who are willing to leave. We have recently ...

Iohannis: International collaboration is essential in fightling climate change and biodiversity loss

Thursday, September 23, 2021

International collaboration is essential in fighting climate change and biodiversity loss, President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday, within the "Transformative Action for Nature and People" event held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly."International collaboration is essential in fighting climate change and biodiversity loss. Let us act together to protect biodiversity, sharing knowledge, technology and financial resources. I invite ...

EUNAVFOR MED Irini / 3 month mission of Romanian Naval Forces in Mediterranean Sea

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The minelayer Vice Admiral Constantin Balescu (PM-274), with a detachment of combat divers on board, is departing on Thursday, from the military port of Constanta, to take part in the EUNAVFOR MED Irini operation, in the Mediterranean Sea, between October 1 - December 31.The mission of the Romanian sailors consists of enforcing the UN embargo on arms imposed on Libya and combating the illicit trafficking of oil, drugs and persons, by monitoring maritime ...

Romanian Navy divers, at Triton 21 multinational exercise in Bulgaria

Thursday, September 23, 2021

A detachment of divers with the Commodore Constantin Scarlat 175th Combat Diver Ships Division is participating, until Friday, in the Triton 21 multinational exercise, organized by the Bulgarian Naval Forces, in maritime aisles in the proximity of Varna Harbor.Triton 21 is at its first edition and represents an initiative of Bulgaria to develop the level of training of combat divers, in the realm of anti-mine and underwater warfare, shows a release of the ...

President Iohannis to attend PNL Congress

Thursday, September 23, 2021

 President Klaus Iohannis announces that he will attend the PNL (National Liberal Party – at rule) Congress, on Saturday, where the chairman of the formation will be elected.Regarding the governmental crisis, he showed on Tuesday, in a discussion with journalists that accompanied him to New York to the UN General Assembly, that it will be settled after the PNL and USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity alliance)'s ...

Bucharest enters red zone, with most new cases of COVID-19

Thursday, September 23, 2021


  Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, compared with the previous report, have been registered in Bucharest - 1,044 and in the counties of Timis - 389, Cluj - 321, Constanta - 313, Ilfov - 307, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.The least COVID-19 new cases were registered in the counties of Covasna - 21, Harghita - 36, Tulcea - 42..The Capital entered the red zone, with an incidence rate of 3.30 cases ...

PM Citu: We have decided to start vaccination with the third dose starting with September 28th

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday that a decision was made to start administering the third dose, starting with September 28, for all persons who have more than 6 months after the second dose, with any of the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Astra Zeneca vaccines."Today the National Committee Coordinating Vaccination Activities (CNCAV) meeting took place, which was attended by the members of the committee together with the representatives of the ...

PM Citu: Allow me to have the discussion regarding compulsory vaccination with the experts

Thursday, September 23, 2021

   Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he must discuss in advance with the experts about the possibility of making vaccination compulsory for certain categories of staff, mentioning that he remains a supporter of the solution for the unvaccinated employees in the health field to pay for their own tests.The clarifications were made in the context in which, on Tuesday, President Klaus Iohannis stated that the vaccination against ...

REPORT: Romania's Gross Domestic Product could be higher by 24 billion euros annually by 2030

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Romania could add €24 billion a year to its GDP by 2030 – an 8.7% annual increase – through improving gender equality, according to McKinsey’s latest ...

Women represent 21% of the CEOs in Romania, compared to 8% in CEE

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Apart from the macroeconomic benefits, the report also reinforces the business case for diversity in individual companies. McKinsey’s research conducted over the last decade indicates that a larger share of women in top management positions correlates to a better financial performance by individual companies.   The report confirms this correlation for CEE too. Businesses with the greatest gender ...

Leu falls again against the euro

Thursday, September 23, 2021


The Romanian leu weakened to an all-time record level against the euro amid growing political uncertainty on Wednesday, central bank data showed. The central bank, BNR, set its reference exchange rate at 4.9495 lei per euro on Wednesday, a drop of 0.02% compared to Tuesday's value.   On Wednesday morning, the leu changed hands at between 4.9460 and 4.9520 per euro on ...

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