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Evacuation of Romanians from Kabul is underway

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that the evacuation of Romanian nationals from Kabul, Afghanistan, is underway, adding that, according to intel he has, the Romanian Air Force aircraft will take over other nationals from Afghanistan as ...

Dan Vilceanu sworn in as Finance Minister

Thursday, August 19, 2021


 Dan Vilceanu on Wednesday took the oath of office as Finance Minister at the Cotroceni Palace before President Klaus Iohannis.Also attending the ceremony were the heads of the two ...

President Iohannis decorates Romanian medal winners of Tokyo Olympic Games

Thursday, August 19, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis decorated the nine Romanian athletes who have won medals in the Tokyo Olympic Games, during a ceremony that took place, on Wednesday, at the Cotroceni Palace.Ana-Maria Popescu, who won silver in women's epee, received the National Order of Faithful Service, in the ...

Romania, last in EU for vaccination pace as new COVID-19 cases rise

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Romania is currently last in the European Union (EU) for the pace of its vaccination campaign, while the number of new COVID-19 cases has risen to the highest level since the end of May. With an average of 0.06 doses of ...

Gov't to meet on EIB funding for COVID-19 Iasi Regional Emergency Hospital

Thursday, August 19, 2021

 The Government meets today to consider a bill approving a loan agreement between Romania and the European Investment Bank to fund the set-up of the COVID-19 Iasi Regional Emergency Hospital signed in Bucharest and Luxembourg on April 20, 2021, worth 250 million euros."The new Iasi Regional Emergency Hospital will replace the outdated and fragmented infrastructure of the Iasi County Emergency Clinical Hospital with a modern structure at European ...

Erste cuts its economic growth forecast for Romania after Q2 reading

Thursday, August 19, 2021

  Austrian group Erste, which owns Romania’s second-largest bank – BCR, revised downwards its forecast for Romania’s economic growth this year after the second-quarter GDP data came below the group’s ...

CNSP revised upwards at 7% the estimate regarding the advance of the Romanian economy in 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021


The National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP) revised upwards, at 7%, the estimate regarding the advance of the GDP in 2021, at 1,174.9 billion lei, according to the summer prognosis of the institution for 2021-2025CNSP estimated, in the spring prognosis, a growth of the GDP for this year of 5% at 1,142.9 billion lei.The Commission also estimates a deficit of current account of 5.5% of GDP in 2021, 5% in 2022, 4.7% in 2023, in ...

Business services to enterprises advance 16.3pct in H1 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Business services to enterprises in Romania increased in unadjusted terms by 16.3% in H1 2021 as against the same period in 2020, according to data published on Wednesday by National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to the statistics, June 1 - 30, ...


Thursday, August 19, 2021


  ?In the second quarter 2021, the number of job vacancies was 39.5 thousand, increasing by 1.1 thousand as against the previous quarter. ? The job vacancies rate1 was 0.80%, increasing by 0.01 percentage points as against the previous ...

President Iohannis summones CSAT over Afghanistan security situation

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

  President Klaus Iohannis has summoned a reunion of the Supreme Council for Country's Defence (CSAT) for next Wednesday, 25 August, at 16:00, at the Cotroceni Palace, an announcement by the Presidential Administration reads.The source says that the business agenda will include the security situation in Afghanistan and its implications for ...

27 Romanians evacuated from Kabul airport by AF plane departed for Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

 Prime Minister Florin Citu announced that 27 Romanian nationals currently gathered at Kabul's international airport are to be evacuated by the Romanian Air Force plane that left Tuesday afternoon for Afghanistan and that steps are also being taken to recover other Romanians from a former US military base."There are currently 27 Romanian citizens at Kabul's international airport and they will be evacuated by a Romanian Air Force plane that left for ...

ForMin Aurescu advocates continuation of international calls to end violence in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 18, 2021


 Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu advocated on Tuesday, at the extraordinary meeting of the EU top diplomats on the latest developments in Afghanistan, the need to continue international calls for an immediate end to violence on the territory of this country.The video call meeting was convened by the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in the context of the deteriorating security situation in ...

Air police mission executed by the Royal Air Force in international airspace over Black Sea

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Two airplanes belonging to the British Royal Air Force executed on Tuesday an air police mission in international airspace over the Black Sea, to intercept an aircraft of the Russian Federation."Two Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft belonging to the British Royal Air Force executed on Tuesday an air police mission in international airspace over the Black Sea to intercept an aircraft of the Russian Federation. The direction, control and coordination of the mission ...

PM Citu: Figures show that Romania's economy has overcome the crisis in just one year

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Figures show that Romania's economy has overcome the crisis "in just one year," Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday, noting that all he wants in economic life is predictability and stability, and that when others choose "to discredit", he chooses "to build".In this thread, he promised that by 2024 he will carry out all the reforms he pledged to and reiterated that governing "is not affected" by the National Liberal Party's leadership ...

Economy advances 6.5pct in H1 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021


- As against the same quarter of 2020, the Gross Domestic Product recorded an increase by 13.0% for the unadjusted series and by 13.6% for the seasonally adjusted series; - In the first semester of 2021, as against the same period of the previous year, the Gross Domestic product increased by 6.5% for the unadjusted series and by 6.2% for the seasonally adjusted series; - The ...

Eurostat: Romania, among EU countries with highest annual economic growth in Q2, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Gross Domestic Product increased by 13.2% in the European Union and by 13.6% in the euro area in Q2, 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, the member countries with the highest economic growth being Spain (19.8%), France (18.7%), Hungary (17.7%), Italy (17.3%), Portugal (15.5%), Belgium (14.5%) and Romania (13.6%), shows data released on Tuesday by the European Statistical Office (Eurostat).Growth follows the annual decline of 1.3% in Q1, 2021 in ...

Official Daianu on economic growth: Figures must be contextualized

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The the economic growth of 6.5pct posted by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) for the first half of the year, and that of 13pct posted for the second quarter must be contextualized, head of the Fiscal Council Daniel Daianu told Agerpres, underscoring that we also need to consider the increase in ...

Finance Ministry draws 45 million lei off banks, in addition to Monday's auction

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance drew 45 million lei from banks, in addition to Monday's auction, when it borrowed 662.7 million lei for an interest rate of 3.63% per annum, in a benchmark government bond issue of a residual maturity of 90 months, according to data published by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).The nominal value of the additional issue was 45 million lei, and the banks submitted bids worth 115 million lei.The Finance Ministry ...

Romanian Cities Association supports new investment programme complementary to objectives not getting European funds

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Association of Romanian Cities (AOR) supports a new national investment programme, complementary to the objectives that cannot be achieved through European funds or through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR)."We must recognize that many projects with a positive impact on local communities have been funded through PNDL 1 and 2, and if there have been projects that have had technical or opportunity problems, these shortcomings must be ...

Labor Code is limited regarding forms to increase labor flexibility

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

 The Labor Code is limited in what regards the forms to increase labor flexibility, namely the formulas by which labor could be delivered, claim the representatives of Concordia, emphasizing that the new forms of organization of labor must be found in a legal framework adapted to the new realities.According to a release sent on Tuesday, the implementation of long-term remote work will bring important changes, and legislation mustn't remain ...

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