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New orders in manufacturing industry rise 21.8 pct in first four months

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

New orders in the manufacturing industry have increased by 21.8 pct in nominal terms in the January 1 - April 30, 2021 period, compared to the similar period of 2020, according to the National Institute for Statistics (INS).Thus, new orders in the manufacturing industry, in the first four months of 2021, compared to the similar period of 2020, have increased overall by 21.8 pct, due to increases recorded in the long-term use goods industry (+38.3 pct), the ...

President Klaus Iohannis to participate in the NATO Summit in Brussels, on Monday

Monday, June 14, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis will attend the North Atlantic Alliance Summit in Brussels on Monday, where he will support NATO's adaptation process to the current security context, so that the organization grows stronger, politically and militarily.According to a statement sent by the Presidential Administration, during the summit, to be held at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Allied leaders will decide on the priority lines on which to strengthen the ...

Citu: PNRR was not rejected; officials who superficially deal with this project go home

Monday, June 14, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu reiterated on Friday that the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) submitted by Romania in Brussels was not rejected and that the entire amount of 29.2 billion euros will be drawn, noting that, at the current stage, the European Commission has made a number of comments the officials working on this document will have to answer quickly, otherwise those who deal with things superficially risk going home."I would like to ...

The European Commission about the objections to PNRR: EC will act in collaboration with the member state under discussion to clarify any potential question

Monday, June 14, 2021

The European Commission has started the thorough evalution of the plans for recovery and resilience which they have received and will act in tight collaboration with the member state under discussion to clarify any potential question, the main purpose being the optimal use of the funds, says EC after the information regarding its objections to National Recovery and Resilience Plan ...

President Iohannis promulgates law on 5G networks

Monday, June 14, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis has signed the decree on Friday for the promulgation of the Law on the adoption measures regarding the information and communication infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for the implementation of 5G networks, the Presidential Administration announces.On June 7, the Senate has adopted, as a decision-making chamber, the draft initiated by the Government.The law aims to adopt measures regarding the ...

The Embassy of China, reaction after the promulgation of Law 5G

Monday, June 14, 2021


The Embassy of China reacted after the promulgation of the Law regarding the implementation of the 5G technology, warning that, in case the Chinese companies are excluded, the interests of the Romanian people and the cooperation between China and Romania both economic and commercial will suffer a lot. According to the diplomatic representative, deviation from the norms of industry and technical standards to judge cyber security is against the scientific spirit and it is ...

World Bank provides additional funding of 150 million euros for reform of Romanian health sector

Monday, June 14, 2021


Minister of Finance Alexandru Nazare and World Bank Country Manager for Romania and Hungary in the Europe and Central Asia Region Tatiana Proskuryakova signed today in Bucharest the loan agreement for the additional 150 million euro funding aimed at supporting the health reform project - improving the quality and efficiency of the health system, a press release of the Finance Ministry informs."The COVID-19 pandemic has put health systems around the world ...

Two laws approving emergency ordinances on tourism support in COVID-19 context - promulgated

Monday, June 14, 2021

 Two laws approving Government Emergency Ordinances (OUG) that set down measures for support of enterprises in the domain of tourism, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, were promulgated, on Friday, by President Klaus Iohannis.According to the Presidential Administration, the promulgated laws are those approving OUG 10/2021 and OUG 224/2020.Through these normative acts, financial support is granted for enterprises in the tourism domain, ...

Annual inflation rate in Romania advances to 3.8pct in May 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Consumer Price Index (CPI)   - Consumer prices were up 0.5% in May 2021 from April 2021. - The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (May 2021 compared to December 2020) is 3.1%. - The annual inflation rate in May 2021 compared to May 2020 is ...

Israeli Head of Trade: We have fully opened economy with help of intensive vaccination campaign

Monday, June 14, 2021

Israel managed to fully open up the economy earlier this week, with the help of an intensive vaccination campaign and an application that allowed immunized people to have access to public places everywhere, Ohan Cohen, head of the Foreign Trade Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Economy, told AGERPRES in an interview.He was part of the official Israeli delegation that visited Bucharest on June 8-10, chaired by the president, along with representatives ...

Average net nominal salary up by 14 lei in April from previous month

Monday, June 14, 2021


- In April 2021, the average gross nominal earnings were 5804 lei, with 19 lei (+0.3%) higher than the one registered in March 2021. - The average net nominal earnings were 3561 lei, increasing as against the previous month with 14 lei (+0.4%). - The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities ...

Council of Europe Committee of Ministers welcomes the prompt response of the Romanian authorities to the 'Kovesi v. Romania' decision

Friday, June 11, 2021


The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers welcomes the prompt response of the Romanian authorities to the ECHR decision in the 'Kovesi v. Romania' case, by which the ...

Minister visibility barometer – First five top positions unchanged in May

Friday, June 11, 2021

Premier Florin Citu and ministers of health, education, labor, plus deputy premier Dan Barna, continue to hold the first positions in the top of government member visibility. The new element is the ascension of environment minister Tanczos Barna, on the background of the scandal triggered by the shooting of the bear called Arthur. Research minister Ciprian Teleman ranks last with less than 1,000 ...

Russian ambassador Kuzmin: We see maneuvers in vicinity of our borders as provocative

Friday, June 11, 2021

The ambassador of the Russian Federation in Bucharest, Valery Kuzmin, declared on Thursday that his country considers the military maneuvers at the border as "challenging" and appreciates that they "endanger" the security situation in the Black Sea."The maneuvers in the vicinity of our borders, with the participation of important Western countries, at hundreds, thousands and sometimes tens of miles from the Black Sea, are seen by us as provocative, ...

EU digital COVID-19 certificate, operational in Romania from July 1

Friday, June 11, 2021

Top official with the Romanian Ministry of Health Andrei Baciu said on Thursday that the EU digital COVID-19 certificate will become operational in Romania on July 1."The European Union Digital COVID Certificate will be issued on July 1 and is intended to facilitate travel between member states at European level. A meeting was held today with all the institutions involved to exhaust all the necessary details. The Romanian government will do so. There will be ...

PwC report: Optimism of CEOs in Romania about global economic recovery reaches highest level in 10 years

Friday, June 11, 2021


The optimism of Romanian CEOs about global economic recovery has reached the highest level in the last decade, as 60% of them are expecting the economy to improve in the next 12 months, according to the CEO Survey 2021 report by PwC Romania.CEOs in Romania prove to be the more cautious with their forecasts than their global and regional counterparts. Thus, 63% of the respondents in Romania expect their organisation's revenue growth to improve over the next ...

Net investments in the national economy up 9.9% in Q1 

Friday, June 11, 2021

 Net investments in the national economy totaled 20.356 billion lei in the first quarter of this year, up 9.9% from the same period in 2020, show the provisional data released on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to the INS, in the first three months of the current year, compared to the first quarter of 2020, the net investments made in the national economy increased by 9.9%, an increase registered in all structural ...

17 new financing contracts, worth 113,175,217,28 lei, through the Regional Operational Programme

Friday, June 11, 2021


The ministry of development Cseke Attila signed on Wednesday 17 new financing contracts, worth 113,175,217,28 lei, through the Regional Operational Programme (POR) 2014-2020 developed at the ministry:   - Fagaras (Brasov county) for the development of the cultural –educational and recreational activities  will benefit from the sum of 23,271,978.33 ...

Letitia Pupazeanu is the new executive manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania starting with 1st July

Friday, June 11, 2021

Letitia Pupazeanu is the new executive manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham Romania) starting with 1st July 2021, taking over this role from Anca Harasim who led the organization for 21 years.    ‘Letitia Pupazeanu becomes the executive manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham Romania) starting with 1st July 2021, taking over this position from ...

Number of dwellings put into use in Romania declines by 617 in Q1 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021

 The number of homes put into use in Romania in Q1 2021 amounted to 14,302, down 617 from Q1 2020, according to data published on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).By areas of residence, most dwellings in Q1 2021 were built in urban areas (60.7%).The distribution of completed housing financing funds shows that in Q1 2021, the number of completed housing from private funds decreased by 707 dwellings, but increased from ...

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