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Bank deposits of companies, population slightly up by 1 pct in July v June

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Deposits of non-governmental residents increased in July 2021 by 1 pct compared to the previous month, to the level of 442.334 billion RON and by 15.3 pct (9.9 pct in real terms) compared to July 2020, informs the National Bank of Romania (BNR), in a press release sent on Tuesday.Deposits in RON of the residents, with a share of 64.7 pct in the total deposits of non-governmental customers, increased by 0.5 pct compared to June 2021, up to 286.136 billion RON and by 16.4 pct ...

BNR:  Non-government loans advance 2.1 pct this July

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Loans granted by credit institutions to the non-government sector were 2.1 pct higher this July compared to the month before, at 306.590 billion RON (up 1.1 percent in real terms), the National Bank of Romania (BNR) said in a release on Tuesday.RON-denominated loans accounted for 71.1 pct of the total, up 2 pct, and foreign currency-denominated loans expressed in domestic RON, accounting for 28.9 pct of non-government loans, advanced 2.3 percent (expressed in EUR, the ...

Smuggling drops again to 7.7%

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The black market for cigarettes fell in July 2021 to 7.7% of total consumption, by 2.5 p.p. compared to May, according to Novel Research. Smuggling therefore returns to the level of July 2020, when the lowest percentage was recorded since Novel started researching the black market.   "In July 2021, the black market fell in most regions of the country. The largest decline of illegal trade in cigarettes was recorded in south-west (almost 6 p.p., to ...

Premier Florin Citu met his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal în Kiev

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Premier Florin Citu had on Monday, on the margin of the Summit of the International Platform Krimea a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Denys Shmyhal where the two discussed about the advancement of bilateral cooperation, including through organisation this year of a new session of the mixed intergovernmental commission regarding  economic, industrial and technical scientific cooperation, sent the ...

PM Citu: Romania has been, will continue to be a firm supporter of Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Romania has been and will continue to be a firm supporter of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and remains firmly committed to the implementation of a non-recognition policy of Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, Romania's Prime Minister Florin Citu told the opening in Kiev on Monday of a summit for the release of the Crimea Platform."It is a pleasure to be in Kiev and take part in this in this important event for Ukraine as well as for the ...

PM Citu discusses in Kiev with the US Secretary of Energy about partnership for nuclear projects

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Prime Minister Florin Citu discussed on Monday in Kiev with the Secretary of Energy of the United States of America, Jennifer Granholm, about the partnership with the USA for nuclear projects and about Romania's commitment regarding the cooperation on the energy area, during a meeting held on the sidelines of the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform."We had a very good meeting with the Secretary of Energy of the United States on the sidelines of the ...

Chamber of Deputies Standing Bureau decides to summon extraordinary session on August 24

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Standing Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies, reunited on Monday, decided to summon an extraordinary session on August 24, at 10:00.On the agenda there is an information regarding the draft law for approving a Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) registered to the Standing Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies and which is to be approved by the standing committees in the established terms, as well as the draft law regarding the approval of the OUG no. 89/2021 ...

Social Democrats plan to file no-confidence motion against Govt.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition) plans to file a no-confidence motion against the government at the beginning of the parliamentary session, PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu announced. Prime minister Florin Citu heads Romania’s Liberal government.   The ...

COVID-19 vaccination campaign: 11,690 people immunised in last 24h

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) has reported that in the last 24 hours, 11,690 doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines were administered, 7,838 first doses and 3,852 second doses, according to data provided on Monday by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) on the National Electronic Register of Vaccinations application.Since the beginning of the mass vaccination ...

PwC Romania Analysis : priority for the government is the creation of an efficient fiscal system

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The leaders of companies consider that the priority for the government is the creation of an efficient fiscal system, this priority surpassing even the requirement to improve the infrastructure, which for many years has been at the top of expectations the business environment had from the authorities, according to an analysis PwC Romania.‘In our survey, the leaders of companies said that priority one for the government is the creation of an efficient ...

Afghanistan could have a significant impact on the global economy

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The world is witnessing yet another major crisis – images of the Taliban entering Kabul, civilians fighting desperately to board planes leaving the airport, clinging onto their landing gear. Human suffering has been plastered all over the TV news. says in a macro commentary for ...

Romanian firefighters on a mission in Greece to be deployed to put out fires in Kryftes and Vilia

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Romanian fire forces and crews in Greece will be deployed in two separate areas - Kryftes and Vilia, after they acted in Attica, on Sunday, where the fire is no longer burns with an open flame, and the missions assigned to them are related mainly to surveillance, monitoring and liquidation of any isolated outbreaks."At the request of the Greek liaison officer, the Romanian forces and means will be deployed in two distinct areas, namely the Kryftes area and ...

First electronic identity cards to be issued in September

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Minister of Internal Affairs Lucian Bode told a Monday's press conference that the first electronic identity cards will be handed to their holders in September."On August 2, the pilot project was initiated, from which we expect to generate the necessary information to establish the program for the extension and generalization of the electronic identity card issuing. Within the pilot project, the following activities have been carried out so far: a number of ...

Unemployment in Bucharest levels out at 1.2pct in July 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Unemployment in Bucharest City levelled out at 1.2% in July, 2021, with 14,745 unemployed registered with the Bucharest Employment Agency, of whom 7,895 women, according to a press statement released on Monday.Out of the total of 14,745 registered unemployed, 3,557 were drawing unemployment benefits, and 11,188 were not.Unemployed people with a high school education have the highest share in the total number of the unemployed registered in ...

Premier Citu starts today a visit to Ukraine, to attend Crimean International Platform's launch summit

Monday, August 23, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu is paying a visit to Ukraine, in Kvyv, on Monday to attend the summit for the launch of the Crimean International Platform, in which context he will also have a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Denys Shmyhal.The delegation also includes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu."During the Summit, the Romanian Prime Minister will deliver the national intervention and will participate in the ceremony of ...

Minister of Defense and members of U.S. Congress discuss about Black Sea region security, investment

Monday, August 23, 2021

The Minister of National Defense, Nicolae Ciuca, and the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, met on Sunday, at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense, with a delegation of the U.S. Congress, the discussions aimed, among other things, at security in the Black Sea region and major investment projects regarding the consolidation of the military infrastructure in Romania.According to a press release sent by the Ministry ...

All Romanian citizens who requested evacuation support are outside Afghan territory

Monday, August 23, 2021


All Romanian citizens who requested evacuation support from the Romanian authorities are outside the Afghan territory, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs on its Facebook page."The inter-institutional crisis cell, convened on 13 August 2021 by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu, who continued to work permanently to ensure the evacuation of Romanian citizens who have expressed their option to be repatriated from Afghanistan, informs that during ...

PM Citu: We are to discuss possible quota of Afghan refugees in Romania at CSAT and EU level

Monday, August 23, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Friday explained that discussions regarding a possible quota of Afghan refugees in Romania could take place at the Supreme Council for Country Defence (CSAT) and at the level of the European Union."This morning, we have managed to bring four more people from Kabul: a Romanian citizen and other three persons of different citizenship. We are also keeping in permanent touch with 14 other persons who have reached the airport and we ...

Bogdan Aurescu, at extraordinary reunion of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO states dedicated to situation in Afghanistan

Monday, August 23, 2021

 The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, took part on Friday in the extraordinary reunion of the heads of diplomacy of the NATO member states, where the "accelerated" deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan was analyzed, as well as the implications on the evacuation efforts of citizens from allied states, partners and Afghans that collaborated with the Alliance's mission, as well as their families."Minister Bogdan Aurescu ...

Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan

Monday, August 23, 2021


Issued in Brussels, 20 August 2021 We, the Foreign Ministers of NATO, met today to discuss the difficult situation in Afghanistan.  We are united in our deep concern about the grave events in Afghanistan and call for an immediate end to the violence. We also express deep concerns about reports of serious human rights violations and ...

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