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President Iohannis signs decree dismissing JusMin Stelian Ion, appointing IntMin Bode acting replacement

Friday, September 3, 2021

On Thursday, President Klaus Iohannis signed a decree dismissing Stelian Ion as justice minister.He also signed a decree appointing incumbent Interior Minister Lucian Bode acting justice minister.On Wednesday, Prime Minister Florin Citu decided to remove Stelian Ion from office."I took a necessary decision. A few minutes ago I sent the President of Romania the request for the removal from office of Justice Minister ...

JusMin ad-interim Lucian Bode: I will endorse Anghel Saligny Programme

Friday, September 3, 2021

 The interim Minister of Justice, Lucian Bode, announced on Thursday that he will endorse the Anghel Saligny Programme."In what regards the Anghel Saligny National Investment Plan, this normative act draft was debated in first lecture in the Government nearly three weeks ago and, as it results from the first discussions we had with specialists in the Justice Ministry, knowing the subject in its rough coordinates as Government member, ...

Minister Ghinea: European Commission confirms granting 483.8 million euros for health and energy projects

Friday, September 3, 2021


The European Commission confirmed granting to Romania 483.8 million euros through the program REACT-EU. Of that amount, 283.8 million euros are meant to supply hospitals, social centers and schools in the context of the Covid crisis, Cristian Ghinea, the minister of European Investments and Projects announced on Facebook on Thursday.   “It is official , we will receive European funds of 483,8 ...

Euro reaches new historic top against leu on Thursday – 4.9386 lei/euro

Friday, September 3, 2021


The national currency reached on Thursday a new historic level against the leu, when the exchange rate calculated by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) was 4.9386 lei/euro, on the rise by 0.41 lei (0.08%) against the previous quotation of 4.9345 lei.   The previous record was on August 30, when one euro was quoted at 4.9349 lei. In exchange, the dollar depreciated to ...

CFA Romania: RON depreciation to continue, without internal political situation influence

Friday, September 3, 2021

The national currency has depreciated on Thursday compared to the euro, continuing, practically, its descending trend started last week, the internal political situation having no influence on the exchange rate, believes Adrian Codirlasu, deputy chair of the CFA Romania Association."The course depreciated a little. Practically it continued the depreciation trend started last week. The CFA Romania forecasts are that the depreciation will ...

South Africa companies could develop trade with Romania, European area via Constanta Port

Friday, September 3, 2021

South African companies could use the Port of Constanta as a logistics hub within the trade operations with Romania and the European area, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mihai Daraban, told Thursday the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Alvin Botes, during the visit made by the latter to the institution's headquarters.During the meeting in Bucharest, the two ...

 Unemployment rate at end-July - 2.96%

Friday, September 3, 2021

 The unemployment rate registered at national level was, at the end of July, 2.96%, lower than the previous month by 0.04 percentage points and by 0.31 percentage points below that recorded in the same month last year, the National Agency for Employment (ANOFM) informed in a release on Thursday.The total number of unemployed at the end of July 2021 was 258,774 people, by 3,357 people fewer than at the end of the previous ...

Industrial production prices rise 14% in July

Friday, September 3, 2021

- In July 2021, industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) were up 2.3% from June 2021. - Industrial production prices for the total (domestic market and non-domestic market) increased by 14.0% in July 2021 compared to July ...

Police investigating 400 people in fake COVID vaccination cases

Friday, September 3, 2021

 Police have so far opened about 200 criminal cases in which 400 people are being investigated for fake COVID vaccinations, Minister of the Interior Lucian Bode told a video call today headed by Prime Minister Florin Citu, which also dealt with Romania's vaccine rollout and the situation of vaccination centers.IntMin Minister Bode mentioned that several actions are underway at the Ministry of the Interior to crack down on offenses related ...

Eurostat: Young people in education and the labour market in 2020 

Friday, September 3, 2021


In 2020, in the EU, 9 in 10 people aged 15-19 years were still in education (89.5%). The older the age group, the smaller the proportion of young people in education: 49.5% of people aged 20-24 years, 14.4% of people aged 25-29 years and 4.8% of those aged 30-34 years were in education in 2020.   Share of employment among students: highest in the ...

Bucharest, among best cities in the world for a workation

Friday, September 3, 2021

Bucharest ranks ninth in the Workation Index put together by vacation search engine Holidu.co.uk. The top ranks the best cities in the world for a workation - a more popular option for people worldwide, as remote working has been on the rise due to the pandemic.   To compile the index, Holidu analysed several factors such as the monthly cost of a one-bedroom ...

Bucharest Fashion Film Festival #5 - film, advertising and fashion, between September 23-26

Friday, September 3, 2021


 Bucharest Fashion Film Festival #5, placed at the intersection between film, advertising and fashion, brings together professionals in the domain between September 23 and 26, the organizers announced.According to a release, proposing the best contemporary fashion films, documentaries, as well as a selection of cult films exploring the role of costumes in film, the festival opens the discussion on the relation between fashion and film and ...

Seven shows at Boulevard International Theater Festival

Friday, September 3, 2021


Seven shows were selected in the competition section Theater Meetings/NottDependent within the 8th edition of the Boulevard International Theater Festival to be held over October 11-24, Nottara Theater informs.   The selection commission made of literary secretaries and artistic consultants of Nottara Theater (Monica Andronescu, Irina Cerchia, Silvia Dumitrache, Alexandra Muarus and Florentin Ilie) ...

European path of Republic of Moldova, discussed by President Iohannis with Chisinau Parliament President Grosu

Thursday, September 2, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis addressed congratulations for the victory of the pro-reform, pro-democracy and pro-European political forces in the early elections of July 11 in the Republic of Moldova and for the election of Igor Grosu as President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, at the welcoming of the latter at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, on Wednesday afternoon, the Presidential Administration announced.The President of Romania hailed the presence of the ...

Igor Grosu: Republic of Moldova back on development path, with Romania main advocate of EU integration aspirations

Thursday, September 2, 2021


The Republic of Moldova returns, "after years of wandering, on the right path, on the road of development and modernization of western type", and Romania is "the main advocate" of this country for the aspirations of its European integration, said the president of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Grosu, in the reunited plenum of the Romanian Parliament."I come to thank you for the constant and always opportune support that the Romanian state has provided to ...

ForMin Aurescu, President of Moldovan Parliament Grosu discuss Moldova's 'irreversible connection' to the EU

Thursday, September 2, 2021

 Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu welcomed on Wednesday at the Ministry headquarters the President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Grosu, with the two officials highlighting on the occasion the common interest for "the close and irreversible connection of the Republic of Moldova to the European space, with Romania being instrumental to this," the Foreign Ministry said in a release"Romania's constant support for the Republic of Moldova at EU ...

Romanian Diplomacy Meeting, Sept 7-9; Aurescu: Challenges are the engine in the adaptation process

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Challenges in the world are "the engine in the process of adaptation and reinvention of diplomacy to effectively serve the interests of the state and citizens," Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Wednesday, September 1, Romanian Diplomacy Day."Anchored in sustainable values and objectives, Romanian diplomacy built and developed last year important landmarks in building a more resilient Romania," the minister said.At the same time, Aurescu announced that the ...

PM Citu sacks Justice Minister Stelian Ion

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced this evening that he sent President Klaus Iohannis the request for the dismissal of Justice Minister Stelian Ion from the USR PLUS junior coalition partner."I took a necessary decision. A few minutes ago I sent the President of Romania the request for the removal from office of Justice Minister Stelian Ion," PM Citu said."I will not accept in the Government of Romania ministers who oppose the country's ...

Iohannis: It is fundamental for all parties from government coalition to show maturity

Thursday, September 2, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis declared on Wednesday that it is fundamental for parties from the government coalition to show maturity and responsibility and reach a "common denominator when the stake is of capital importance for Romanians"."The time of electoral fights has ended, governing is not about competition between a party or another, nor is it about the competition within the parties or one leader or another. Governing and regulating are about making public policies for ...

Coalition scandal over the Anghel Saligny program

Thursday, September 2, 2021

In the absence of a deal in the ruling coalition on the “Anghel Saligny” financing program (envisaging RON 50 billion investments) due to the disagreement between PNL and USR-PLUS, Liberal PM Florin Citu attempted to force things in the government sitting today by putting the draft resolution on the additional agenda of the meeting.   This prompted the USR-PLUS’ discontent, as they asked for the draft’s being immediately removed ...

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