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PM Citu: When we'll have 10 million Romanians immunised we will consider giving up mask

Monday, April 12, 2021


Prime Minister Florin Citu on Friday said that his and the Government's goal remains to vaccinate 10 million Romanians against COVID "as soon as possible," adding that once this threshold is reached, the authorities will be able to consider giving up the protective mask."My goal and that of the Government I lead is to vaccinate as many as 10 million Romanians as soon as possible. For this we have two goals: until June 1, the immunisation of 5 million people; ...

Major companies planning to build vaccination centres in Romania

Monday, April 12, 2021

 Romania's major foreign investors have expressed their willingness to build vaccination centers for their employees and presented this idea to the government, president of the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) Ramona Jurubita said on Friday, on the occasion of the online conference "Upgrade Romania - investments, the lifeblood of the economy", organized by DC News"We met [on Thursday] with the Prime Minister to see how we can return to the new normal. ...

 Ilfov county remains in red scenario, followed by Bucharest

Monday, April 12, 2021

Ilfov remains the county with the largest incidence rate, 8.5 cases per thousand inhabitants, dropping from the previous day (8.58), followed by Bucharest, with 6.67 cases per thousand inhabitants, from the previous day of 6.81, according to the data communicated on Friday by the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).The county of Teleorman has entered the red scenario, registering an infection rate with SARS-CoV-2 of 3 cases per thousand inhabitants, rising ...

Minister Voiculescu: Just six more beds available in intensive care units in Romania

Monday, April 12, 2021

Romania currently has only six free beds in intensive care units for COVID-19 patients, Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu said on Sunday."I have said many times that the situation is not an easy one. I have used the critical word several times. For three months we have been trying to find solutions. We have reorganiSed the COVID-19 hospitals by ministerial order 555 so that patients have access to appropriate care services. I'm not just talking about COVID-19 ...

New batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine expected in Romania on Monday

Monday, April 12, 2021

  A new batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine consisting of 511,290 doses will arrive in Romania on Monday by air at the airports in Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara, according to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).Shipment to the storage centres is provided by the manufacturing company, including by land, with the vaccines doses being transported under optimal safety conditions, in special containers, ...

BNR’s Badea advises stepping up vaccination rate for faster economic growth

Monday, April 12, 2021

Romania will clock up a faster economic growth if it speeds up Covid vaccination and lands a top position by collective immunization; this could bring a competitive edge in foreign trade and in the race to attract foreign investment, vice-president of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) Leonardo Badea told the online conference "Upgrade Romania - investments, the lifeblood of the economy" organized by DC News on Friday.Badea pointed out that this is his ...


Monday, April 12, 2021


Special operations forces from the 352d Special Operations Wing and 41st Field Artillery Brigade executed another successful High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), Rapid Aerial Insertion (HIRAIN), near Constanta, Romania 10 Apr, 2021, a press release sent by the Press Office - U.S. Embassy-Bucharest informs.   “This second iteration of the HIRAIN operation, conducted in a condensed ...

Head-negotiator of Albania for accession to the EU – received by the Romanian minister of foreign affairs

Monday, April 12, 2021


The minister of foreign affairs, Bogdan Aurescu received on Friday the head-negotiator of the Republic of Albania for accession to the European Union, Zef Mazi, on a working visit to Romania, between 7 and 9 April.The head of Romanian diplomacy welcomed the fact that the visit to Romania of the head-negotiator Zef Mazi is his  first foreign visit since taking this position, aspect which reflects the good relations between the two countries, as well the ...

MAE: Romanian-Turkish consultations

Monday, April 12, 2021

Secretary of State Iulia Matei had, on Friday, consultations with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Faruk Kaymakci, in a videoconference system a context in which the Romanian side expressed support for continuing an "open and constructive dialogue" between Turkey and the European Union.According to a Foreign Ministry (MAE) release sent on Friday, in the context of marking this year the 10th anniversary of the signing of the ...

Economy Minister Nasui signs three agreements between Romania and Hungary, in Budapest

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Claudiu Nasui, and his Hungarian counterpart, Peter Szijjarto, signed three agreements between Budapest and Hungary in Budapest on Friday."Today I am in Budapest, where I signed with Peter Szijjarto, my Hungarian counterpart, three agreements between Romania and Hungary. The first is a protocol for the operationalization of the Joint Committee, a structure through which to improve economic cooperation ...

Statistics:  trade deficit of 3 billion euros in first two months

Monday, April 12, 2021


- In the period 1.I-28.II 2021, the FOB exports amounted to 11192.2 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 14262.2 million euro. - In the period 1.I-28.II 2021, the exports decreased by 3.7% and the imports increased by 0.2%, compared to the period 1.I-29.II 2020. - In the period 1.I-28.II 2021, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 3070.0 million euro, 455.9 million ...

Eurostat: Romania had the highest current account deficit in the EU in Q4

Monday, April 12, 2021

 The European Union recorded a current account surplus of 110.30 billion euros (3.2% of GDP) in the fourth quarter xc of 2020, and the EU member states with the highest current account deficits were Romania (minus 3.5 billion euros), Greece (minus 2.7 billion euros), Bulgaria, Estonia and Cyprus (minus 0.8 billion euros), according to data published by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).In the third quarter of this year, the European Union ...

Daianu: Romania's economic growth will be around 6pct in 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Romania will have a respectable rate of economic growth in 2021 that will hover around 6%, between 5.5% and 6%, said on Friday, Chairman of the Fiscal Council Daniel Daianu told an online event."In my opinion, if we look at the global context, we are witnessing a paradigm shift, because the European plan is far-reaching and focuses on investment. In the United States, Biden's infrastructure programmme is again a paradigm shift. It makes us think of Franklin ...

President Iohannis promulgates law approving critical infrastructure ordinance

Monday, April 12, 2021

 President Klaus Iohannis on Friday promulgated a law approving Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 61/2019 that amends and supplements OUG 98/2010 on the identification, designation and protection of critical infrastructures.The emergency ordinance was issued in 2019 by the then Viorica Dancila government. "Given that the protection of critical infrastructures is one of the main components of national security, it is important that, in addition to the ...

Survey: 16% of the employees say they have already got the vaccine against Covid-19

Monday, April 12, 2021

A percentage of 37.1% of the Romanian employees who took part in a survey made by the recruitment platform BestJobs state they will get a vaccine against Covid-19 while 16.4%say they have already received one of the anti-Covid vaccines.There is another category, of approximately 31% who consider immunisation of the population as a campaign for the benefit of the vaccine ...

Gov't approved extention to the state of alert by 30 days from April 13

Friday, April 9, 2021

The Government approved a 30-day extension to the state of alert in Romania from April 13 and measures that will be applied during it to prevent and combat the effects the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the one according to which where the 14-day cumulative COVID-19 rate is greater than 4 and less than or equal to 7.5 per 1,000 population a curfew will be instituted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 20:00hrs and 05.00hrs, except for travel for business ...

Chief COVID-19 vaccination coordinator Gheorghita: In Romania, vaccination is free and voluntary

Friday, April 9, 2021


 Vaccination in Romania is free, voluntary and is performed using vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency, said on Thursday Chairman of Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita asked to react to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently announcing that compulsory childhood vaccination might be necessary in a democratic society.He denied that such a thing had been taken into account ...

MEP Iuliu Winkler: There are serious arguments for adoption of a decision regarding a "COVID" passport

Friday, April 9, 2021

MEP Iuliu Winkler (UDMR, EPP) believes that there are "serious" arguments for a decision at the EU level on a future "COVID passport," but said that this document needs to observe the individual rights of citizens, the requirements of data secrecy and the elimination of the possibility of fraud."They are very important economic arguments and, at the same time, I think that if we are precise enough, clear, in regulating the content of a possible passport, ...

Start date of EPPO operations: European Chief Prosecutor proposes 1 June 2021 to the European Commission

Friday, April 9, 2021


European Chief Prosecutor Laura K?vesi has Wednesday sent a letter to European Commissioners for Justice, Didier Reynders, and for Budget and Administration, Johannes Hahn, proposing 1 June 2021 as the date when the EPPO will start its investigative and prosecutorial tasks.   Since the appointment of the College of the EPPO, key decisions for the establishment of the EPPO have been adopted, staff for the ...

Constitutional Court: Courts must motivate jail sentences with no delay

Friday, April 9, 2021

Constitutional Court decided that the country's courts will no longer be allowed to delay publishing the motivation when they rule jail sentences.   The practice of publishing the detailed motivation at a later moment "deprives the defendant of guarantees of the administration of justice, infringes the right of access to court and the right to a fair trial," the Constitutional Court stated, quoted ...

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