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Analysis: 60,000 Romanian companies at survival limit

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The early restructuring of businesses with problems may save over 500,000 jobs, according to an analysis made by Sierra Quadrant, which shows that 60,000 Romanian companies are at the survival limit, at present.   According to Sierra Quadrant, many of these companies have the chance to be saved from bankruptcy, and the new law of insolvency prevention, which entered the legislative cycle, will help ...

BestJobs: Freelancer recruiting market in Romania will grow by over 40% in 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Representatives of BestJobs recruiting website estimate an increase of over 40% of the recruiting market in freelance system until the end of the year, in conditions in which the pandemic radically changed the labor market and accelerated the development of recruiting for jobs with determined period, fit for freelancers.   “Since the pandemic, more Romanian employees have considered the possibility ...

World Vision Romania: 37pct of vulnerable families in Romania's countryside fail to buy all their food

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

More than a third (37%) of Romanian parents in vulnerable rural communities failed to provide food for their families or bought it only partially, according to data collected from poor communities in 2020 in full swing of the COVID-19 pandemic by World Vision Romania.According to the organisation, 41% of the respondents were forced to adopt strategies to reduce family expenses, and one of the main causes was that many of the parents in rural areas (27%) were ...

Industrial production declines 2.3pct, Jan.-Feb. 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

- In February 2021, industrial production increased by 3.7% as gross series compared to the previous month and dropped 1.0% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. - Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production fell by 3.1% as gross series and was down 2.6% as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality. - In the ...

Border police use gun to catch cigarette smugglers at Romania's border with Moldova

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  Local border police in Botosani used guns on a mission to catch cigarette smugglers at Santa Mare, at Romania's border with Moldova, the spokesperson for the Botosani Border Police (STPF) reported on Tuesday.Border guards on the Romanian side and STPF Botosani officers noticed, with the aid of a thermal imaging device, four people loading bulky packages in a car.At the sight of the border police, the smugglers fled into Moldova by ...

Romania promulgates application measures to EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


 President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Monday a law approving Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 204/2020 establishing measures for the implementation of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, regulating the right of entry and residence in Romania.The law was adopted on March 17 by the Chamber of Deputies as a decision-making ...

57,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to arrive in Romania on Tuesday

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A number of 57,600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive on Tuesday at the "Cantacuzino" National Institute for Medical-Military Development Research.According to a press release of the National Committee for the Coordination of Activities on Vaccination against COVID-19 (CNCAV), the transport is provided by the manufacturing company, and the vaccine doses will be brought to Bucharest by land."The doses will be stored at the National Storage ...

Three Covid patients die in 'Victor Babes' Hospital's mobile ICU following oxygen system malfunction

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  Three Covid patients have died at the mobile Intensive Care Unit of the 'Victor Babes' Hospital in Bucharest, apparently due to the malfunction of the oxygen supply system, the Health Ministry informed on Monday."The Ministry was informed via the Operational Center for Emergency Situations that three patients lost their lives at the mobile Intensive Care Unit run under the coordination of the Interior Ministry's Department for Emergency Situations, ...

Simple motion against Minister of Health, submitted by PSD

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition) deputies Alfred Simonis announced, on Monday, the submission of the simple motion against Minister of Health Vlad Voiculescu requesting its debate this week."I know that it is perhaps unprecedented in Parliament for a motion to be tabled against a minister twice in the same session. The truth is that we have had ministers confused by their lives and their role in ministries, but it seems that no ...

Orban: Exclusive political responsability for keeping Min.Voiculescu belongs to party that supports him

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban declared on Monday that the "exclusive" political responsibility for keeping Vlad Voiculescu at the helm of the Ministry of Health belongs to USR (Save Romania Union) PLUS (Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity), pointing out that the moment Prime Minister Florin Citu considers that if a Cabinet member is affecting the good functioning of the Government, he can decide on changing them."As for ...

Romanian troops deployed to Poland as part of air defence detachment

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The soldiers providing the ninth national rotation of the Air Defence Detachment participating in the NATO Battle Group in Poland left on Monday for the military base in Bemowo Piskie, to participate in an enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) mission.According to a press statement released by the Defence Ministry, the Romanian contingent, consisting of about 100 soldiers serving with the 288th Milcov Battalion under the 282nd Unirea Principatelor Armoured Brigade ...

Cyber Defense Command at Locked Shields 2021 exercise

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 The Cyber Defense Command of the Ministry of National Defense (MApN) participates, with a team of 21 specialists, between April 13-16, in the international cyber defense exercise Locked Shields 2021.The online exercise, planned and organized by the NATO Center of Excellence for Cyber Defense in Tallinn, Estonia, is attended by teams from allied and partner states made up of professionals in the field, military staff and civilians, the Ministry of ...

National Recovery and Resilience Plan, sent to Brussels

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


The Ministry of European Investments and Projects (MIPE) has submitted to the European Commission all the extended components of Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), and minister Cristian Ghinea will discuss them in Brussels, April 12-16 April.According to an MIPE press statement released on Monday, some components sent are in a first version, and other components have been modified two or three times to include observations from the ...

President Iohannis promulgates law on jail sentence for ilegal export, import of military products

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

On Monday, President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law that provides for imprisonment from 5 to 12 years for the illegal conduct of export, import, intermediation, transit and transfer operations from or into the territory of Romania, of military products such as smooth-bore weapons, bombs, torpedoes, missiles, land vehicles, warships, aircraft, special aircraft engines for military aviation.The law has as object of regulation the modification and ...

ErnstYoung: Horatiu Tepes, Bilka CEO is Entrepreneur of 2020 in Romania

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Horatiu Tepes, Bilka CEO, was named on Thursday evening as the winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year - Romania 2020.According to a press release from EY, he competed for the grand title with 38 other business leaders and will represent Romania in the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year World Final on June 10, 2021.Bilka is a 100 pct Romanian company, from central Brasov, market leader in Romania in the field of roofing, specializing in the ...

Most deaths in February were caused by diseases of the circulatory, respiratory systems

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 The most deaths registered in February 2021 were caused by diseases of the circulatory and respiratory system, in third place being tumors, reads a National Institute of Statistics (INS) release sent on Monday.The number of deaths registered in February 2021 was 23,720 (12,498 men and 11,222 women), by 4,670 (2,720 men and 1,950 women) fewer than in January 2021. The number of deaths of children under 1 year, registered in February 20, was 83, down 3 ...

Average net nominal wage income decreases to 3,365 lei in Feb 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


- In February 2021, the average gross nominal earnings were 5497 lei, with 52 lei (-0.9%) lower than the one registered in January 2021. -The average net nominal earnings were 3365 lei, decreasing as against the previous month with 30 lei (-0.9%). - The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities ...

Romania among the EU countries with the highest increase in retail, in Feb

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


In February 2021 compared with February 2020, the calendar adjusted volume of retail trade decreased by 2.9% in the eurozone and by 2.2% in the EU, with Romania being among the EU countries with the highest increase in the retail trade, showed data published on Monday by the European Statistical Office Eurostat.Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in total retail trade volume were registered in Portugal (-15.4%), Slovakia ...

Exhibition of painted icons on ostrich eggs – starting on 15th April at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


An exhibition of painted icons on ostrich egg will  be opened on Thursday starting at 5 p.m. in the Hall ‘ Tancred Banateanu’ in the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant.‘By exhibiting the author collections, 60 icons painted on ostrich eggs made by Mariana Andone –Rotaru, in thematic association with painted icons on glass in the collections of the Peasant Museum, we will present the audience an original approach of the Eastern ...

President Iohannis: Prince Philip remains a source of inspiration

Monday, April 12, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to Charles, Prince of Wales, after the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Presidential Administration informs."In the name of the Romanian people and in my name, I want to send my sincere condolences and deep sorrow over the huge loss suffered by Your Majesty and the entire Royal Family. His ...

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