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Intelligence Service head Hellvig: Any attempt to return to communist-style regulations must be rejected from start

Monday, June 20, 2022

 SRI (Romanian Intelligence Service) head Eduard Hellvig on Friday said that any attempt to return to communist-style regulations must be rejected from the start.In his remarks, Hellvig referred to the package of laws on national security."Updating these laws is not a recent goal, but one that has been missed in the last 30 years. The only existing laws are those adopted in the early ...

CCIR signs MoU with European Economic Chamber - Nepal

Monday, June 20, 2022


The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Economic Chamber (EEC) - Nepal, in order to strengthen business relations and develop economic cooperation between the two states, a press release reads.The Memorandum was signed by the General Secretary of ccir, Ovidiu Silaghi, and the president of the European Economic Chamber - ...

Unemployment rate rises to 6 pct in Q1, with 23.2 pct youth unemployment

Monday, June 20, 2022

The unemployment rate in Q1 2022 was 6%, up 0.1 percentage points from the previous quarter, and unemployment among young people (15-24 years old) has reached the highest level, 23.2%, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).By gender, the gap between the two unemployment rates was 0.9 percentage points (6.4% for men compared to 5.5% for women), and by ...

Volume of construction works increases by 1 pct in Q1 2022 vs. Q1 2021

Monday, June 20, 2022

- In April 2022, the volume of construction works decreased, as gross series, by 1.5% compared to March 2022 and was down 3.4% as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality. - In April 2022, the volume of construction works fell, as gross series, by 9.5% compared to April 2021 ...

Jan - April wholesale turnover up 28.8 pct YoY

Monday, June 20, 2022

Romania's wholesale turnover (except for trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) over January - April 2022 was up both in unadjusted and in workday and seasonally adjusted terms from the year-ago period by 28.8 percent and 28.0 percent, respectively, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced on Friday.The four-month wholesale trade turnover (except for trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles), ...

Turnover of market services to enterprises sees double-digit growth over Jan - April

Monday, June 20, 2022

The turnover of market services rendered mainly to businesses over January - April 2022 recorded a double-digit growth both in unadjusted and in adjusted terms from the same period of 2021, shows data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The turnover of market services provided mainly to enterprises, unadjusted, increased overall 23.5 percent YoY as an effect of growth in ...

Elena Udrea extradited to Romania to serve jail term

Monday, June 20, 2022

Former tourism minister Elena Udrea has been extradited back to Romania to serve a prison sentence of six years. Bulgarian authorities transported her to the Giurgiu-Ruse border crossing point on Thursday, June 16. A car from the Romanian National Administration of Penitentiaries picked her up from there and took her to the Targsor Prison in Prahova ...

King of Belgium, Philippe to be welcomed by President Iohannis at Mihail Kogalniceanu military air base

Friday, June 17, 2022


President Klaus Iohannis is going to welcome the King of Belgium, Philippe, on Friday at the 57th Air Base Mihail Kogalniceanu, southeastern County of Constanta, a release from the Presidential Administration informs."In addition to the official talks, the two high officials will meet with the Romanian, Belgian and other allied military, deployed on the Romanian territory as part of the Allied effort to strengthen the deterrence and defense posture on the ...

France, Germany, Italy, Romania supporting Ukraine getting 'immediate' EU candidate status

Friday, June 17, 2022


French President Emmanuel Macron announced in Kyiv on Thursday that France, along with Germany, Italy and Romania, supports the idea of granting an 'immediate' EU candidate status to Ukraine.At a news conference after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Macron said: "We all four support the immediate EU candidate ...

President Iohannis, in Kyiv: I strongly condemn the use of grain exports by Russia as a weapon

Friday, June 17, 2022


President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday, in Kyiv, condemned the use of grain exports by Russia as a weapon and called for the involvement of all relevant actors to agree on a 'coalition of states' to support the international effort to create 'blue corridors' for safe maritime transport across the Black Sea."We are now at the point where Russia has added another blackmail tool to its actions - grains. I strongly condemn the use of grain exports by Russia as a ...

Vasile Dincu, in Brussels: We must move from forward NATO presence to a credible forward defense

Friday, June 17, 2022

 The Minister of Defense, Vasile Dincu, participated, on Wednesday and Thursday, in the meeting of his counterparts from NATO member states and the discussions were focused, in the context of the war in Ukraine, on defining the decision-making package and strategic perspectives, which will give substance to the Madrid Summit, which will take place at the end of this month."The meeting began with a working dinner with the participation of representatives ...

Peace versus Justice: The coming European split over the war in Ukraine

Friday, June 17, 2022

In the weeks and months since the invasion of Ukraine, Europeans have surprised both Vladimir Putin – and themselves – by their unity and decisiveness. Post-heroic European societies outraged by Russia’s aggression, and mesmerised by Ukrainians’ valour, provided the motivating force for Europe’s unexpected turn. They inspired their governments to adopt change on a historic scale; they opened their homes to millions of Ukrainians; they ...

Gov't approves draft law on acquisition of 32 F-16 aircraft from Norway

Friday, June 17, 2022


The government on Thursday approved the draft law regarding the acquisition of 32 F-16 aircraft from Norway.According to the project for the development of the transitional air operational capability provided in the Concept of gradual development of the air defence capability, within the programme "Air Force Multirole Plane," the Government of Romania will award to the Government of the Kingdom of Norway the procurement contract for the F 32, with initial ...

Romania's military exports 50% higher than in 2021; Israel main client

Friday, June 17, 2022

Romania's overall military exports went up by over 50% last year, compared to 2020. Israel was the main client, with a share of 29% of total, according to data analyzed by Profit.ro. “In 2021, there were final exports of military products worth 177 million euros, of which 109 million euros were made through individual licenses and 67 million euros through global licenses. In comparison, in 2020, there were final exports of ...

PM Ciuca welcomes German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations leaders

Friday, June 17, 2022

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Thursday welcomed leaders of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations at the Government House, where both sides reconfirmed their appreciation for the economic co-operation between the two countries, as trade between Romania and Germany reached a historic 33 billion euros in 2021.According to a government press statement, the interest of German companies in investing in Romania is said to be constantly ...

French ambassador Auer to get French companies connected with city of Oradea

Friday, June 17, 2022


 At the Oradea City Hall on Thursday, French ambassador to Romania Laurence Auer expressed her desire to get French companies connected with the local administration of Oradea for various future projects."This is my first time in Oradea, but in Bucharest I've only heard good things about your city, which is a model for how you manage to highlight historic buildings. What we want is to bring in French investors to Oradea to find out what opportunities ...

PM Ciuca: We've ensured economic stability, economic growth, jobs' protection, 34 pct increase in FDI

Friday, June 17, 2022

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday that the measures taken have succeeded in ensuring economic stability, protecting jobs, an economic growth of 6.5% compared to the same period of last year and a 34% increase in foreign direct investments."A little while ago, I had a meeting with the German Business Committee. It is worth pointing out that, through this dialogue, through the measures that we have taken and that, as I said, we will continue to ...

Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania report lowest job vacancy rates in EU

Friday, June 17, 2022

The job vacancy rate in the EU was 2.9% in the first quarter of 2022, up from 2.6% in the previous quarter and 2.0% in the first quarter of 2021, according to figures published on Thursday by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.In the first three months of 2022, the member states with the lowest job vacancy rates were Greece (0.8%), Spain and Bulgaria (both 0.9%) and Romania (1%), while the countries with the highest rates were the Czech ...

Eurostat: Romania, among EU countries with highest increases in labour force cost in Q1

Friday, June 17, 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, the hourly labour costs rose by 3.2% in the euro area and by 3.7 % in the EU, compared with the same quarter of the previous year, show data published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on Thursday.In the first quarter of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, the most significant annual advance was reported in Hungary (20.1%), Bulgaria and Latvia (both with 12.8%), Lithuania (12.6%), Poland (10.6%), ...

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