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Vital statistics in April 2021, in the framework of the health crisis

Friday, June 11, 2021

? In April 2021, the number of recorded births decreased compared to April 2020 and compared to the previous month (March 2021). ? The number of deaths increased in April 2021 compared to the same month of the previous year but decreased compared to March 2021. ? The number of deaths caused by diseases of the respiratory system in April 2021 was 3.5 times higher than the one ...

14th One World Romania film festival opens on Friday at Cinema Elvire Popesco

Friday, June 11, 2021


The 14th edition of the documentary film and human rights festival One World Romania - which is dedicated this year to the celebration of women and their fight for asserting themselves as equal members of society - opens on Friday evening at Cinema Elvire Popesco with Paris Calligrammes, the latest film by German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger, the organizers announced in a release.The screening is part of the Ulrike Ottinger Retrospective that also includes two ...

President Rivlin participated at the Romania-Israel Business Forum

Thursday, June 10, 2021


At a plenary session of the Romania-Israel Business Forum on Wednesday in Bucharest, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin pleaded for bilateral co-operation in the field of healthcare and defence technology."The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of international medical co-operation and has shown that our health care system needs to be flexible and resilient enough to deal with new global threats. Israelis, as you probably know, are world leaders in medical ...

PM Citu: Israel, Romania's closest ally and strategic partner in Middle East, an international trusted partner

Thursday, June 10, 2021

  Israel is the closest ally and strategic partner of Romania in the Middle East and a trusted partner, at an international level, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday, during the plenary session of the Romania-Israel Business Forum, occasioned by the state visit in Romania by the president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.Florin Citu highlighted the growth tendency of the bilateral economic cooperation, which is attested by the fact that during the first three ...

Talks on research, defence, at Parliament, between Senate Chair Dragu, Israeli President Reuvlin

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Senate Chair Anca Dragu, and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban had a meeting on Wednesday with the President of the State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, during which they approached topics that regard the bilateral cooperation on the political, economic-sectorial levels, mainly in the domain of research and technology, as well as on aspects relating to security and defence.The chair of the Senate emphasized the powerful bonds of friendship between Romania and ...

Simple motion against Minister Ghinea debated next Monday; voted on Tuesday

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The simple motion against the Minister for European Investments and Projects, Cristian Ghinea, submitted by the Social Democratic Party (PSD - opposition) to the Chamber of Deputies, will be debated next Monday and subjected to a vote on Tuesday."The Standing Bureau decided that the simple motion be debated on Monday, starting 16:00, and the vote will take place Tuesday, at the same time as the final vote in the rejection plenum," said the Speaker of the Chamber of ...

Government extends state of alert by 30 days

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Government approved on Wednesday the extension of the state of alert, by another 30 days, on the entire Romanian territory, starting with June 12, announced Prime Minister Florin Citu, specifying that at the match in the round of 16 of the European Football Championship, which will take place in Romania, public access will be allowed up to 50% of the capacity of the National Arena stands.The Prime Minister also announced that it was decided to allow the organization and ...

61,800 vaccine doses from the pharma company Johnson&Johnson arrive in the country on Thursday

Thursday, June 10, 2021


A number of 61,800 vaccine doses Janssen will arrive on Thursday at the National Institute for Medical-Military Research and Development ‘ Cantacuzino’, informs the National Committee for the Coordination of the Activities regarding Vaccination against Covid-19.According to the quoted source, transport is ensured by the producing company and the vaccine doses will be brought to Bucharest by land.Later, the vaccine doses ...

Gov't approved bill banning collection of both pension and wage in public system

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The government approved at its Wednesday meeting the bill that scraps the possibility for public system employees to collect both a pension and wage and that also provides for the optional increase of the retirement age to 70, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced."The government approved the bill for persons who meet the retirement requirements to continue their activity. The bill will go to Parliament in a fast-track procedure; it eliminates the cumulation of pension with ...

Romania needing national export competitiveness system to allow domestic capital to develop

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Romania needs a national export competitiveness system to allow domestic capital to grow, thus expanding the area of employees from a competitive private sector, say officials of the Association of Romanian Export Business Centres (ACEX)."Given that 'for a normal Romania' has risen to the rank of a slogan, it must be submitted, following the previous debates, that in terms of supporting and promoting exports and investment Romania is far from normal at least in being in ...

Trade deficit deepens by 957.5mln euros in first 4 months

Thursday, June 10, 2021


- In the period 1.I-30.IV 2021, the FOB exports amounted to 23966.4 million euro and the CIF imports amounted to 31026.2 million euro. - In the period 1.I-30.IV 2021, the exports increased by 19.9% and the imports increased by 18.9%, compared to the period 1.I-30.IV 2020. - In the period 1.I-30.IV 2021, the FOB-CIF commercial deficit was of 7059.8 million euro, 957.5 million euro more than in the period 1.I-30.IV ...

The son of cosmonaut Dumitru Prunariu is the new general manager of Tarom

Thursday, June 10, 2021

TAROM has a new general manager: Catalin Radu Prunariu, the son of the only Romanian astronaut, Dumitru Prunariu. The company says that the change comes amid the acutest crisis of the airline sector in its history following the Covid pandemic in the past year, particularly on the passenger transport, which has also affected Tarom.   “Despite all these, the national airline has managed to survive ...

American Independent Film Festival # 5 to feature national premieres

Thursday, June 10, 2021


A selection of films that have impressed critics and audiences at major world festivals, as well as national premieres will run in the fifth edition of the American Independent Film Festival, which will take place June 23-27 at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant Cinema and Food Hood, outdoors, according to the organisers.Presented as a national premiere, "The Nest" tells the story of the relocation of a couple who leave their peaceful home in the American suburbs to start a ...

Romanian Documentary “Collective” Gets The LUX Audience Award 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021


Romanian documentary “Collective” directed by Alexander Nanau was awarded the 2021 LUX Audience Award during a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday. “After the period we have just lived through, the need for people to come together, not only in spaces made for debate, but also in places like cinemas, is growing and urgent,” said President David Sassoli.   The other two films ...

Israeli President Rivlin: Our ties are based on both our shared history, shared future

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


The "deep" ties between Romania and Israel are based on both our shared history, as well as on the "shared future" of the two countries, the president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, said on Tuesday, during a joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart, Klaus Iohannis, at the Cotroceni Palace.It was very important to visit Romania before my presidential term expires. Israel and Romania are undoubtedly friends, strategic friends, allies and friends. Our ...

Romania - 15th in Europe and 28th in the world for complete anti-Covid vaccination regime

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Romania ranks 15th in Europe and 28th in the world for the administration of both vaccine doses against SARS-Cov 2, said Andrei Baciu, secretary of state in the Health Ministry at a press conference in Victoria Palace.   “Considering the administration of a complete vaccination regime, Romania ranks 15th in Europe and 28th in the world”, he ...

COVID digital certificate application will be completed by July 1

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


 The platform on COVID digital certificates, which will facilitate free movement in the European Union, implemented in Romania with the support of the Special Telecommunications Service (STS), will be completed by July 1 this year, the director of the Service, Ionel-Sorin Balan said on Tuesday."We are working on the portal application and the certificate modification application. It will be clearly ready by July 1," the head of the STS said in ...

Nearly 4,000,000 Romanians fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of June 7

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Nearly 4,000,000 people had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by June 7, president of the National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita said."As regards the total number of vaccinees since the start of the rollout campaign on December 27 until June 7, as many as 4,457,688 people received at least one dose, and of these almost 4,000,000 - more precisely 3,997,752 people - have completed the vaccination scheme with either ...

European Commission reports on progress in Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The European Commission adopted today its latest report on developments in Romania on judicial reform and the fight against corruption, in the context of its commitments under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).   Today's report takes stock of the progress under the CVM ...

PM Citu: CVM report, positive for Romania, we must rapidly correct PSD's legislative errors

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu maintains that the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report published on Tuesday by the European Commission is a "positive" one for Romania, and the governing coalition must correct as rapidly as possible "the legislative errors knowingly committed by the PSD.""The CVM report published today is a positive one for Romania. The European Commission appreciates the fact that in 2021 there was progress in what regards all ...

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