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Iohannis: Black Sea security situation, worrying, I plead for enhancing allied military presence

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday that the Black Sea security situation is worrying, which is why NATO must continue to strengthen its deterrence and defense position, especially on the Eastern Flank, in a unitary and coherent manner."The worrying security situation in the Black Sea - which we have discussed at length - has shown us that we need to remain vigilant. Therefore, NATO must continue to strengthen its deterrence and defense position, ...

Iohannis, Duda discuss deepening strategic partnership, joint gov't meeting in second half of 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said on Monday that he had discussed with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda deepening and expanding the Romanian-Polish strategic partnership, announcing that a new joint meeting of the two national governments would take place in the second half of the year that will design a new partnership action plan for the years 2021-2025."At the meeting that has just concluded, held in a very open atmosphere of friendship, we ...

DefMin Ciuca meets Polish counterpart: We highlighted importance to continue our involvement in common projects

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

National Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca welcomed on Monday, at the National Defence Ministry (MApN) headquarters, his Polish counterpart Mariusz Blaszczak, one of the topics discussed aiming at developing cooperation in the field in bilateral format, in regional context, as well as within the North Atlantic Alliance and the European Union.The Polish Minister of Defence is in Romania in the context of participating in the B9 Summit, taking place in ...

Senate President, on official visit to Spain

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

 The president of the Senate, Anca Dragu, will carry out an official visit to the Kingdom of Spain, during the period of May 13-16, following the invitation of her Spanish counterpart, Pilar Liop Cuenca.Anca Dragu will be accompanied by the vicepresident of the Senate, Alina Gorghiu and the president of the European Affairs Committee, Cristian Ghica."The visit will take place in the context of the 140th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ...

Government extends state of alert by 30 days, removes restriction regarding religious pilgrimages

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Government decided, by decision, to extend the state of alert by another 30 days on the entire territory of Romania starting May 13 and to eliminate the restriction regarding the participation in religious processions or pilgrimages only near domicile or residence, announced the head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), Raed Arafat. The main elements of novelty are: 1. Circulation ...

Health Ministry approves rapid COVID-19 testing in pharmacies

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Health Minister Ioana Mihaila, signed on Monday an order for the diagnosis of COVID-19 using rapid antigen tests in pharmacies.According to a press statement released by the Ministry of Health, pharmacies can opt for the testing after obtaining a temporary approval issued in electronic format by the county public health directorates and the Bucharest public health directorate.The approval is valid for six months, and pharmacies can request ...

PM Citu to leave for Brussels soon; economic growth must be sped up; solution-sucessful PNNR

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Prime Minister Florin announced on Monday that he will travel to Brussels in the coming days, stating that, at this moment, the Government must think of ways to speed up economic growth, the solution being that of having a "successful" National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNNR)."Now I am focusing on what comes after the pandemic. (...) I will leave for Brussels in the next few days. The pandemic will pass, we have the doses and this situation will pass and ...

Citu: 5G draft law will be adopted by Parliament in emergency procedure, as established by the Government

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday that the 5G draft law will be adopted by Parliament in an emergency procedure, as established by the Government."From my point of view, things are very clear. It remains as the Government has established. I spoke with the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, members of Parliament. It will be an emergency procedure, this draft law will go in an emergency procedure. I expect the report to be this week in the Chamber of ...

Citu: Romania is becoming competitive on the international market; exports increased by 3.9% in Q1

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Prime Minister Florin Citu stated on Monday that Romania is becoming competitive on the international market, showing that, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), exports increased by 3.9% in Q1."We have taken the best measures from an economic point of view and it can be seen. Romania is becoming competitive on the international market. INS says that the period January 1 - March 31, 2021, exports increased by 3.9% and ...

Trade deficit widens by 863m euros Jan.-March, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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- In the period 1.I-31.III 2021, the FOB exports amounted to 17719.5 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 23046.5 million euro. - imports increased by 7.1%, compared to the period 1.I-31.III 2020. - In the period 1.I-31.III 2021, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 5327.0 million euro, 863.1 million euro more than in the period 1.I-31.III ...

Volume of goods and services trade between Romania, Israel nearing 1B euro

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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The volume of products and services traded between Romania and Israel is nearing one billion euro, said, on Monday, the chair of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mihai Daraban, during a meeting with Israeli Ambassador, David Saranga."Between the two states there is a high level in what regards economic cooperation, Romania having registered over 8,000 companies with Israeli capital. Although the volume of products and services trade is ...

Poland's President Andrzej Duda starts today an official visit to Romania

Monday, May 10, 2021

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis will be welcoming today at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda as part of Duda's official visit to Romania.The visit of the Polish President, at the invitation of President Klaus Iohannis, takes place amidst the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of a Defensive Alliance Convention between the Kingdom of Romania and the Republic of Poland, signed on March 3, 1921, a symbolic moment in their ...

Romania's President Iohannis, Polish counterpart Duda to host Bucharest Nine summit meeting on May 10

Monday, May 10, 2021

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda will host next Monday a Bucharest Nine (B9) summit.According to the Romanian Presidential Administration, the event is organised at the initiative of President Iohannis and will take place in Bucharest in the presence of Duda and with the participation via videoconference of the other B9 heads of state, as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.The Presidential ...

President Iohannis in Porto calls on consolidating coordination inside EU

Monday, May 10, 2021

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President Klaus Iohannis reiterated on Saturday, in the informal meeting of the European Council in Porto, the call on consolidating coordination inside the European Union, showing that mass immunisation against COVID-19 remains a priority, a context in which ensuring the vaccine supply is important, the European Commission's efforts in this regard being fully appreciated, the Presidential Administration informs.In this context, he underscored the importance ...

Romanian servicemen on mission in Afghanistan start getting back home

Monday, May 10, 2021

The first contingent, consisting of about 70 Romanian soldiers who were on a mission in Afghanistan, arrived on Saturday at 90th Air Transport Base aboard a C 17 Globemaster III aircraft of the US partner, informs the National Defence Ministry (MApN).Their return is part of the plan to withdraw the more than 600 Romanian servicemen from Afghanistan, a plan coordinated with the commanders from the theatre of operations, "so that the process takes place ...

PM Citu: Starting today, you can get vaccinated against COVID-19 without prior appointment

Monday, May 10, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu has announced that starting Friday, May 7, all Romanians who want to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to do so without prior appointment, as the needed vaccine doses are secured."Starting today, in Romania, and I don't think there is another example in Europe, you can get vaccinated, you can go and get vaccinated without prior appointment, you can pick a vaccination centre, go there and get vaccinated. It is clear that ...

Health Minister: Restrictions to be lifted gradually, according to pandemic and vaccination rate developments

Monday, May 10, 2021

Health Minister Ioana Mihaila said on Friday in the western city of Timisoara that the return to normalcy will be gradual, and restrictions will be lifted progressively as pandemic and vaccination rate developments will allow this."We must always see things as they are. This return to normalcy is actually the beginning of the return to life before the pandemic. It will not be possible at once, but will have to be done in parallel with vaccination and further ...

Bran Castle hosts "vaccination marathons" for tourists this month

Monday, May 10, 2021

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The famous Bran Castle in Romania’s Transylvania region will host “vaccination marathons” for a month, on weekends. The first such event starts on Friday, May 7. The “vaccination marathons” are held in the Medieval Customs (Vama Medievala) buildings on the Bran domain. No prior appointment is required and the vaccines used are those produced by ...

Fitch Affirms Romanian City of Bucharest at 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative

Monday, May 10, 2021

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 Fitch Ratings has affirmed this Friday the Romanian City of Bucharest's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB-' with Negative Outlooks. A full list of rating actions is below.   The affirmation reflects Fitch's unchanged view that the city's operating performance and debt ratios will remain in line with 'BBB-' rated peers over the medium term, despite an ...

Fitch Affirms Romanian City of Oradea at 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative

Monday, May 10, 2021

 Fitch Ratings has affirmed this Friday the Romanian City of Oradea's (Oradea) Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB-' with Negative Outlooks. The Negative Outlook reflects that of Romania (BBB-/Negative/F3).   The rating affirmation reflects Fitch's expectations that the city's performance in 2021 will remain robust and resilient to the economic downturn driven ...

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