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PM Citu: Presence of USR PLUS ministers at government meeting, important step in unblocking the situation

Friday, April 16, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that the presence of Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) ministers at the Government meeting was an "important" step in unblocking the political situation in Romania."In today's Government meeting, I thanked my colleagues that they found the strength to overcome the decision they made yesterday and that they understood that it is much more important to come, to solve important ...

Andrei Baciu, appointed acting health minister

Friday, April 16, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu has delegated his office duties as acting health minister to senior official with the Ministry of Health Andrei Baciu, official sources said.On Wednesday, Citu took over as acting health minister after he had previously dismissed health minister Vlad Voiculescu and ...

Gov't approves donation of another 132,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Republic of Moldova

Friday, April 16, 2021

Under a government decision approved today, the Republic of Moldova will be offered another 132,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, free of charge, the Health Ministry announced on Thursday."The regulatory act provides for the grant of a free humanitarian aid to the Republic of Moldova's National Public Health Agency, for the management of the COVID-19 epidemic following the activation of the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism. A number of 132,000 doses of COVID-19 ...

Another 80,000 people inoculated in past 24 hours

Friday, April 16, 2021

 The National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) informs that according to data provided by the National Public Health Institute through the National Electronic Vaccinations Registry app, 80,056 people have received the coronavirus jab in the past 24 hours, with 61,727 injected with the Pfizer vaccine, 9,252 with the AstraZeneca, and 9,077 with the Moderna serum.As many as 49,797 people were given the priming shot and 30,259 received the ...

Government approves order form for 4.2 million optional doses from Pfizer

Friday, April 16, 2021


 The executive has adopted a memorandum for signing the fourth order form of vaccines against COVID-19, produced by the BioNTech/Pfizer company, for a quantity of 4.2 million optional doses, 300,000 of them reaching Romania in the second trimester of this year, the Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Thursday."It was very important to approve the memorandum which is at the base of signing the fourth order form of vaccines against COVID-19, produced ...

ForMin Aurescu, OECD's SecGen designate Cormann talk about Romania's accession to organisation

Friday, April 16, 2021


Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone call on Thursday with the Secretary-General designate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Mathias Cormann, on Romania's accession to the organization, a release by the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs.The head of the Romanian diplomacy reconfirmed "the political commitment of the Romanian Government and the broad support of the Romanian political forces and ...

North Atlantic Council Statement following the announcement by the United States of actions with regard to Russia

Friday, April 16, 2021


Issued on 15 April 2021   NATO Allies support and stand in solidarity with the United States, following its 15 April announcement of actions to respond to Russia’s destabilising activities. Allies are taking actions individually and collectively to enhance the Alliance’s collective ...

ForMin Aurescu talks about prospects for NATO at International Conference

Friday, April 16, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu participated, on Thursday, in the opening of the first edition of "The European Union's External Relations and the Global Order" International Conference, by presenting an analysis on the future of the North-Atlantic Alliance and the transatlantic relationship, shows a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).The event, with the theme "New transatlantic relations and the perspectives of the global ...

GRECO urges states to prevent corruption risks in measures aimed at tackling the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, April 16, 2021


Governments should rigorously manage the corruption risks that have emerged due to the need to take extraordinary measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the infusion of large amounts of money into the economy to alleviate its economic and social impact, said the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption ...

Isarescu : there is no reason to further cut key rate

Friday, April 16, 2021

 Governor of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), Mugur Isarescu, says there are no reasons to further cut the key interest rate and states that the central bank is ready to ensure the flexibility of the inflation target."Looking forward, the Romanian authorities will continue to maintain appropriate support measurGovernment approves order form for 4.2 million optional doses from Pfizeres. However on the fiscal front we do see merit to start the ...

Romania attracts 3.5 billion euros from foreign capital markets, through bond issue

Friday, April 16, 2021

Romania, through the Ministry of Finance, launched on April 7 this year's first issue of Eurobonds that attracted 3.5 billion euros on the international capital markets, which enjoyed a special interest from investors, according to a press release of the Ministry of Finance, sent on Thursday."The success of Romania's first Eurobond issue in 2021 reaffirms the confidence our country enjoys from international investors. Although the crisis generated by the ...

EC approves support of Romanian travel, accommodation and food service companies affected by pandemic

Friday, April 16, 2021

The European Commission approved a plan of 500 million euros (about 2.437 billion lei) to back Romanian companies active in tourism, accommodation and food services as well as travel agencies, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an EU press release.   The measure was approved according to the temporary frame on state aid. Public support, which will ...

Gov’t approved the draft law on the conditions for the implementation of 5G networks

Friday, April 16, 2021


  The Government has approved on Thursday the draft law stipulating that the telecom operators will be able to use in the 5G networks only technologies, equipment and software programmes previously authorized by the Prime Minister’s decision, based on the compliant advice of the Supreme Defence Council (CSAT), government sources told Hotnews.ro.   The Executive will ask the Parliament ...

Emergency ordinance on Oltenia Energy Complex restructuring plan, adopted

Friday, April 16, 2021

The government adopted at its meeting this Thursday an emergency ordinance on the restructuring plan of the Oltenia Energy Complex, a plan that has already been greenlighted by the European Commission, and which provides for the grant of 664.1 million lei as state aid to the power facility for the purchase of green certificates, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced."There was need for an emergency ordinance for the restructuring plan of the Oltenia Energy ...

Study: Companies report business figure drops but only 19% reviewed policy of transfer prices

Friday, April 16, 2021


In 2020 only 19% of multinational companies reported that they had reviewed the transfer price policy, although more than half (52%) reported that the pandemic had negative effects on the business figure or operational result, according to an EY Romania survey. The sectors which felt a negative pandemic effect include industries like defense, agriculture, vehicles, constructions and engineering, transports and ...

PM Citu dismisses Vlad Voiculescu as health minister

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu dismissed Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu on Wednesday. Citu announced on Wednesday evening having taken over as acting Health Minister after Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna refused to accept this responsibility and that he will stay in office until "the coalition colleagues" make a nomination for the Health portfolio.Citu mentioned that he has two online conferences scheduled on Thursday with the Public Health Directorate (DSP) ...

Liberals' Orban: For PNL there is no other political solution to govern than current coalition

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban, said on Wednesday that for the Liberals there is no other political solution of government than the current coalition and stressed that Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) must make a new proposal for Minister of Health."I took note of Prime Minister Florin Citu's decision to remove the Minister of Health from office. As I said Monday after the coalition's ...

UDMR's Kelemen: Government must move forward, country cannot be thrown into political instability

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The government must move forward as the country cannot be thrown into political instability following a minister's reshuffling, Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) leader, who called on coalition colleagues for a calm discussion in the next period, said on ...

PSD: Snap election - the only solution if coalition parties cannot sort out their crisis

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition) will not support in Parliament a Liberal minority government, and snap election is the only solution if the governing coalition parties cannot sort out the current crisis."PSD will throw its parliamentary support behind no Liberal minority government whatsoever. PSD will support no government led by the National Liberal Party (PNL) or the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) ...

PM Citu announces government sitting for Thursday

Thursday, April 15, 2021

 The Prime Minister Florin Citu announced that the Government will reunite in sitting on Thursday, on the agenda being normative acts "which cannot be delayed" in the area of health."Tomorrow we will have a Government reunion, because there are a lot of pieces of legislation important for all Romanians, which need to be adopted, a part of them come from the Ministry of Health, normative acts which cannot be delayed," the PM specified, in a press ...

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