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Bucharest, counties of Timis, Iasi, Ilfov, Cluj report 39pct of COVID-19 cases last week

Thursday, October 14, 2021

As many as 39% of the total cases of COVID-19 reported in Romania between October 4-10, 2021 were recorded in Bucharest City and in the counties of Timis, Iasi, Ilfov and Cluj, the National Public Health Institute (INSP) said on Wednesday.As many as 72.7% of the confirmed cases were recorded in unvaccinated people, the INSP said in its latest weekly surveillance report.According to INSP, 27.9% of the total deaths were recorded in Bucharest and in ...

COVID-19 daily case count rises by 15,733; tests performed in last 24 hours: almost 70,000

Thursday, October 14, 2021

As many as 15,733 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded in the last 24 hours in Romania following almost 70,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday.As of Wednesday, 1,398,264 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus were confirmed in Romania. Of these, 1,199,267 were declared cured.To date, 9,901,036 RT-PCR tests ...

The IMF improved to 7% the estimates regarding the growth of the Romanian economy in 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised its forecast for Romania’s economy upwards to 7% under its October 12 World Economic ...

XTB analysis: winter will be painfully expensive, +50 -60% against last year

Thursday, October 14, 2021

An increase of 25% for electricity and 25-30% for gas against September 2021 would lead to values to +50 – 60% against last year, states Claudiu Cazacu, consulting strategist with XTB, brokerage house listed with Warsaw Stock Exchange.   In Europe, the quotations of the gas and electricity have registered record values, day in day out. Similarly, such an acceleration of the prices is unprecedented in ...

eJobs: 34,765 specialists submit September income in salary comparator

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A number of 34,765 specialists entered their income in the month of September in Salario, the salary comparator launched by eJobs, the largest salary being 34,000 lei net, for the position of General Director, according to the data supplied by the recruitment agency.The jobs with the highest net average salaries are IT Director, Country Manager and Judge, while specialists who earn the smallest net average salaries occupy positions such as security guard, ...

Industrial production advances 12.7pct Jan.-Aug. 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

- In August 2021, industrial production decreased by 9.9% as gross series compared to the previous month and, as series adjusted by number of working days and seasonality, remained at the same level. - Compared to the same month of the previous year, industrial production rose by 3.0% as gross series and was up 0.5% as series adjusted by number of working days and ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the European Union countries where industrial production increased in August

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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In August 2021, the seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.6% in the euro area and by 1.5% in the EU, compared with July 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2021, industrial production rose by 1.4% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU.   In August 2021 compared with August 2020, industrial production increased by 5.1% in the euro ...

 Ciolos: We aim to prepare fast a gov't; we will appeal to the coalition partners - PNL,UDMR, minorities

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 Prime Minister-delegate Dacian Ciolos of the Save Romania Union (USR) said on Tuesday that his aim is fast preparing a government to handle crisis, for which he will reach out to the party's coalition partners - the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), national minorities - mentioning that he had a telephone conversation with the leaders of these parties and that, most likely, a first meeting will take place on ...

Ciolos: We have no intention to negotiate majority with PSD, AUR, we're not compatible

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos, USR (Save Romania Union), said on Tuesday that he has no intention to negotiate with PSD (Social Democratic Party) and AUR (Alliance for the Union of Romanians) to obtain a majority in order to form a government."It is not our intention to negotiate a majority with PSD and AUR, I said this very clearly. We are not politically compatible. We are taking charge here for some governing measures that I think are not ...

Orban: Neither PNL nor other parties will endorse Ciolos Gov't; President's decision - a bluff

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 Chamber Speaker Ludovic Orban on Tuesday labelled as a "bluff" the decision of President Klaus Iohannis to appoint Dacian Ciolos as candidate for the prime minister office, saying that no party would endorse a government headed by the latter."Unfortunately, the decision the president made yesterday is rather a bluff, which not only is not meant to solve the crisis, but has as effect the prolongation of the political and governmental crisis and the ...

President Iohannis to attend on Wednesday International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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 President Klaus Iohannis will participate on Wednesday, at the invitation of Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, in the Malmo International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism, the Presidential Administration informs.According to the cited source, President Iohannis's participation in the Malmo Forum is part of the series of steps taken by the Romanian state for strengthening Holocaust education, preserving Holocaust memory, ...

ForMin Aurescu, Moldovan counterpart Popescu on bilateral partnership

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The interim Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, had a work meeting on Tuesday, with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Popescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, during which the special relation, of strategic partnership, between the two countries, was reconfirmed, according to a press release sent by MAE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) .The two ministers extensively analyzed the perspectives of the ...

Romania's COVID-19 vaccination coverage at about 30 pct

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Romania's COVID-19 vaccination coverage of the total 19.3 million strong population is about 30 percent, head of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), doctor Valeriu Gheorghita informed on Tuesday."The national vaccination coverage of the total resident population, ie 19.3 million people - according to the National Institute of Statistics - is about 30 percent, and about 34 percent for the eligible population - ages 12 and up. (... ) ...

Approximately 5,200 doses of monoclonal antibodies brought from Italy with military aircraft

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

C-27J SPARTAN military transport aircraft of the Romanian Air Force will bring on Tuesday evening from Milan approximately 5,200 doses of monoclonal antibodies, as part of the COVID-19 treatment scheme.Italy has granted assistance to Romania by making available these doses in the stocks of the Lombardy Region as a result of the Romanian state's request for the provision of support in combating the effects generated by the exponential increase in the number ...

Annual inflation in Romania rises to 6.3pct in September 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Annual inflation in Romania rose to 6.3% in September 2021, from 5.3% in August, as prices for non-food goods rose by 8.71%, by 4.26% for food, and by 3.75% for services, according to data published on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to INS, consumer prices in September 2021 increased by 0.8% on a monthly basis. Inflation at the beginning of the year (September 2021 versus December 2020) is 5.6%, while the September 2021 ...

Private companies in Romania estimate an average increase of 8.1% in basic salaries in 2022

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Private sector gross salaries are expected to increase by an average of 8.11% in 2022, after an average increase of 8.94% this year, according to the PayWell 2021 Survey. The salary increase reported for this year is almost twice that previously estimated by the respondent companies in PayWell 2020 during a time of economic uncertainty.   “Business leaders had pessimistic expectations in the first half of last year ...

Net average pay decreases in Romania by 58 lei in August 2021 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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- In August 2021, the average gross nominal earnings were 5688 lei, with 92 lei (-1.6%) lower than the one registered in July 2021. - The average net nominal earnings were 3487 lei, decreasing as against the previous month, with 58 lei (-1.6%). - The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities ...

Study: 61% of Romanians choose to shift jobs for higher wages

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

61% of Romanians choose to shift jobs for higher salaries and over 80% are constantly looking for new opportunities on job websites according to a study made by D&D Research upon the request of the online  recruiting company Bestjobs, which shows that one of the domains suffering most changes during pandemic was that of recruiting.   “One of the fields that suffered most changes due to ...

President Iohannis decides to nominate Dacian Ciolos as candidate for position of prime minister

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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 President Klaus Iohannis announced on Monday that he has decided to nominate Dacian Ciolos as a candidate for the position of prime minister."Political parties have come up with different approaches, with different proposals, as these parties' representatives have also presented to the public opinion. From all these proposals, I have retained one that I will put into practice, namely I have decided to appoint Mr. Dacian Ciolos as candidate for the ...

Dacian Ciolos has the opportunity to become prime-minister again

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Dacian Ciolos, 52 years old, recently elected chairman of USR PLUS has the opportunity to become premier again after six years since the moment when he took over the leadership of the government for the first time, at that moment due to the social pressure created after the fire at Colectiv and the votes of PSD and PNL.   Ciolos worked in politics during this student years when he activated in the youth organisation of a ...

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