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Black Sea, Balkan allies and partners start “Trojan Footprint 21” on May 3rd 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


By: Capt. Kevyn Kaler, 352 SOW Public Affairs    Starting May 3rd, 2021, NATO ally, Romania, will host an integrated contingent of U.S. Army, Air Force, and Naval special operations forces to train ...

PM Citu: Restaurants could operate at full capacity for vaccinated persons, as of 1 June

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Tuesday in a statement to the press that the restaurants and hotels on the Black Sea coast could operate at full capacity from 1 June, for the vaccinated persons."It's clear that we can talk about (being) without a mask on the beach, for example. Without a mask, if we go hiking in the mountains, etc., we can go without a mask. But we can also talk about things or facilities for vaccinated people. We are talking, for ...

Valeriu Gheorghita: Bucharest - highest vaccination rate nationwide

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Bucharest has the highest vaccination rate against COVID-19 in the country, respectively 31%, the coordinator of the vaccination campaign, doctor Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday."We currently have a percentage of vaccine coverage with at least one dose of over 20% - 20.33% of the eligible population, who has been vaccinated with at least one dose. We also have 11.93% of people who have only one dose and 8.39% of people who have been vaccinated with the ...

BNR's forex reserves advance 7.26pct in April 2021, to 38.304bn euros

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

As of April 30 2021, the National Bank of Romania's foreign exchange reserves were standing at 38,304 million euros, as against 35,709 million euros on March 31, 2021, BNR, the central bank, announced on Tuesday.During the month, 4,173 million euros worth of inflows were recorded representing changes in credit institutions' foreign currency-denominated required reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Finance's accounts (including the amounts resulting from ...

The ministry of finances collaborates with ASF to draw a national strategy on the capital market

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The ministry of finances (MF) collaborates with the Authority for Financial Supervision (ASF) in the joint programmed regarding ‘ The establishment of a national strategy for the capital market’, project financed by the European Commission through the Programmed for support for structural reforms SRSP, informs MF on its Facebook page.The project benefits of technical assistance offered by the Organisation for Cooperation and Economic Development (OCDE) ...

Erste Group estimates an economic growth  of 4.2% for Romania this year and 4.5% next year

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Erste Group Bank AG, the majority shareholder of BCR announced on Friday that the economic redresal in the region where they operate depends on a high rate of vaccination and efficient use of the grants in the Fund for Recovery of the EU,the banking group estimating an economic growth of 4.2% for Romania this year and 4.5% in 2022.    “Two injections will stimulate the economic recovery. One involves vaccination ...

Study: The minimum salary and the minimally decent living. From myths to opportunities

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Foundation Friedrich Ebert Romania announces the publication of the study ‘ The minimum salary and the minimally decent living. From myths to opportunities’ author Stefan Guga (Syndex Romania). The study aims at explaining to clarify the assets of the debates in Romania regarding the minimum salary and re-establish some indicators for future debates.   Among the main conclusions of the ...

 Romanian schools to become safer, more inclusive, and more sustainable with help from World Bank

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Nearly 100 buildings across 55 schools in Romania will be upgraded to meet modern standards for safety, resilience, inclusion, sustainability and digital access as part of a new, €100 million Safer, Inclusive, and Sustainable Schools Project, approved today by the World Bank Board of Directors.     This project, implemented by the Ministry of Education, aims to comprehensively address development challenges ...

 DNA:53 persons, convicted in March in corruption files

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

As many as 53 defendants were convicted in March of this year, in cases investigated by the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA).According to a release sent on Thursday, 53 defendants were convicted, by 37 final court decisions. Among those definitively convicted are a county council president, a national trade union leader, a police officer, an APIA (Agency for Payments and Interventions in Agriculture) county head, and two county ...

EU COVID-19 certificate must facilitate free movement without discrimination

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Universal, accessible, timely and free-of-charge testing needed across the EU EU COVID-19 certificates are not travel documents Member states should not impose quarantines/tests on certificate holders   On Thursday, Parliament adopted its negotiating ...

PM Citu:We have all conditions to reach 5 million persons immunized on June 1

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu thanks Romanians who chose to vaccinate at drive-through centers all around the country, stating that the conditions to reach 5 million persons vaccinated by June 1st are fulfilled."I want to thank all Romanians who went to vaccinate at the drive-through centers throughout the country. By personal car, by motorcycle, by bike, by taxi. At the center in Constitution Square there was one vaccination per minute. We are speeding up the ...

A new batch of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine arrives in Romania on Tuesday

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A new batch of vaccines produced by Pfizer BioNTech, consisting of 697,320 doses, arrives in the country on Tuesday, 4 May, the Communication Group of the National Steering Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV) announced on Monday.The vaccines will be delivered by air and will arrive at the airports in Bucharest-Otopeni and Cluj-Napoca.Transport to storage centers is provided by the manufacturing company, including by ...

Bucharest, alongside other 13 counties in yellow scenario of coronavirus infection rate

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Bucharest and other 13 counties are in the yellow scenario of SARS-CoV-2 infection, on Sunday announced the Strategic Communication Group (GCS).Bucharest recorded a 2.62 cases per 1000 inhabitants infection rate, down from Saturday's 2.86 cases.With a between 1.5 and 3 cases per 1000 inhabitants infection rate are the counties of Ilfov - 2.47, Cluj - 2.36 and Alba - 1.96.In the past 24 hours, as many as 1,083 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 ...

MAE: We believe European project will be truly fulfilled only after Western Balkan countries' accession

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

 We strongly believe the European project will truly be fulfilled only after the accession of the states in the Western Balkans, said, on Friday, the Romanian and North Macedonian Foreign Affairs Ministry, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Bilateral Base Political Treaty."On Friday, we celebrate 20 years since the signing, in Bucharest, of the Treaty for friendship and collaboration between Romania and the Republic of North ...

PM Citu: We'll go to Brussels with PNRR keeping within earmarked funds

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that Romania would go to Brussels with the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) keeping within earmarked funds."The priorities Romania assumed in the governance programme will be represented in this PNRR as well. We are not dropping any project. There has been a discussion on improving what we have had so far. They asked for more details. Some of the ministers will go to Brussels, in the period ahead, to ...

CNSP slightly more optimistic about economic recovery

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


Romania's state strategy and forecasting commission (CNSP) revised its medium-term economic scenario, envisaging slightly faster economic recovery in 2021-2022. The revision is pinpointed by expectations for stronger domestic demand (both on the consumption and investments side) and only marginally by an improved perception of the future external demand ...

Arrears of general consolidated budget decrease 9.5% in March 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The arrears of the general consolidated budget decreased by 9.5% in March 2021, to 259.21 million lei, from 286.63 million lei in February, according to the data posted on the Public Finance Ministry (MFP) website.The arrears of over 90 days decreased by 15.86%, from 100.9 million lei to 84.9 million lei. Arrears of over 120 days decreased by 13.15%, from 105.7 million lei in February to 91.8 million lei in March, but those over 360 days increased by 3.12%, ...

Worried about the pandemic’s aftermath, two thirds of Romanians say they would train for a new career

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Two thirds of Romanian workers are willing to retrain for new jobs as they look toward the aftermath of the pandemic, according to a new study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network and its Romanian member BestJobs. ...

Unemployment rate 3.33 pct at end of March

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

- Unemployment rate in March 2021 decreased with 0.2 percentages points as compared to the previous month (5.7%). - Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 0.5 percentages points   The unemployment rate recorded at the national level was 3.33 pct at the end of March, 0.02 percentage points lower than the previous month, ...

Statistics: 18.1% increase in number of building permits for residential buildings in Q1

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

 The number of building permits issued for residential buildings was 18.1% higher in the first quarter, respectively 10,209, compared to the one recorded in the corresponding period of 2020, according to data published on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).At the same time, in March 2021, as many as 4,456 building permits were issued for residential buildings, increasing by 39.5% compared to February 2021 and by 38.2% compared to March ...

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