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 Young people between 12 and 17 years old to be vaccinated with Spikewax starting Aug 1

Monday, August 2, 2021

As of August 1, the programming platform for immunisation against COVID-19 will allow young people aged between 12 and 17 to register for vaccination with the serum produced by Moderna - Spikevax.The immunisation campaign among teenagers comes after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended, on July 23, the extension of the indication of the Spikevax/Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 for the age category 12 to 17 years, states CNCAV, in a press release ...


Monday, August 2, 2021


On July 30, 2021, Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Kathryn Huff?and Chargé d’affaires David Muniz visited the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant to kick off bilateral engagements associated with the recent promulgation of the intergovernmental agreement between  the United States and Romania. This also marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-Romania Strategic Partnership, a friendship that not only ...

British ambassador: Ignorance about the past of Roma slavery - a major obstacle to lesson learning

Monday, August 2, 2021

Most Romanians are unaware that the Roma were enslaved in the past, British ambassador in Bucharest Andrew Noble said on Thursday, stressing that ignorance about the past of slavery is a major obstacle to lesson learning.The British Embassy in Romania marked on Thursday 165 years since the emancipation of the Roma in the Romanian Principalities and 50 years since the Orpington Declaration on Roma Rights adopted at the First World Romani Congress held in ...

The new ambassador of Romania to the US, Andrei Muraru, presented the copies of his credentials  to the State Department

Monday, August 2, 2021

The new ambassador of Romania to the US, Andrei Muraru was received on Friday at the State Department to present the copies of his credentials, less than 24 hours since his arrival in Washington to take over his mandate.‘This solicitude, a rare exception the department is making, represents the clear expression of the special importance the American party offers to the relation with Romania’ the ambassador commented on the Facebook page of the ...

MAE eliminates the requirement to present copies of the documents for consulate services 

Monday, August 2, 2021

The ministry of foreign affairs (MAE) eliminates the obligation to present, at the office, the photo-copies of the documents necessary for the consulate service required.Those who require consulate services will present, the moment they lodge the  form  at the office, documents in the original, informs a press release of the mae sent on Friday.In case the consulate service  or the consulate archives necessitate photocopies of the ...

The ministry of finances has programmed loans of over four billion lei in August 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021


The ministry of finances (MF) has planned, in August 2021, loans from the commercial banks of 3.7 billion lei, out of which 1.3 billion lei in two issues of stock certificates with discount and 2.4 billion lei through seven issues of sovereign bonds. The sum of 360 million lei through supplementary sessions of non-competitive offers, belonging to bonds bids.The total sum, of 4.06 billion lei is by 1.205 billion lei ...

The leu went up against  the euro and the American dollar on Friday

Monday, August 2, 2021

The national currency went up on Friday against the euro, which was calculated by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) at 4.9198 lei, down by 0.11 bani (-0.02%) against the previous rate, of 4.9209 lei.At the same time, the leu went up against the American dollar which was calculated at 4.1348 lei, down by 0.95 bani (-0.23%) as compared to Thursday, when it was 4.1443 lei.In exchange, the national currency went down against the Swiss Franc, ...

Erste Group estimates 6.7% advance of Romania's economy in 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021

Macroeconomic research specialists from Erste Group bank group expect that most economies in the CEE region will grow in 2021 above the euro area average (4.4%), led by Hungary (6.9%) and Romania (6.7%), shows a report published by Erste Group Research on Friday.In 2022, economic growth will slow in the EEC, but even so Romania will register the second strongest growth rate in the region, after Slovakia, 4.5% and 4.8% respectively.Analysts from Erste ...

Finance Ministry: 1.68pct of GDP deficit in Q2 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021

The general consolidated budget recorded a deficit of 19.17 billion lei (1.68pct of GDP) in the second quarter of this year, by 10.74 billion lei below the level forecast for the reference period of 29.91 billion lei (2.08pct of GDP), according to a report published on Friday by the Ministry of Finance.During this period, exceptional expenditures were made to combat the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic in the amount of 4.26 billion lei (0.37pct of GDP), ...

Unemployment rate drops to 5.2 pct in June

Monday, August 2, 2021

- Unemployment rate in June 2021 decreased with 0.3 percentages points as compared to the previous month, reaching 5.2%. - Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 0.3 percentages points   The unemployment rate recorded in Romania, at the level of the month of June, has dropped 0.3 percentage points compared to the previous ...

Cristina Pruna : 918,270 Romanians required the statute of resident in the UK to stay in that country

Monday, August 2, 2021


The USR PLUS deputy Cristina Pruna stated on Friday that 918,270 Romanians required the statute of resident in the UK to stay in that country  after 30th June, the figure being ‘alarming’.’ It is the equivalent of over 16% of the total of the number of employees in the Romanian economy’ the deputy said. ‘The lack of  well-paid  workplaces is one of the main reasons constantly mentioned by those who choose to ...

Romanian sailor killed in pirate attack off the coast of Oman

Monday, August 2, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu had an exchange of views with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, regarding the incident involving the "Mercer Street" ship incident, informs the Romanian MAE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).According to a MAE press release sent on Sunday to AGERPRES, the exchange of views with the Minister of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Dominic Raab, ...

UNESCO awards heritage status to Roman imperial border on the Danube

Monday, August 2, 2021


The classical Roman Empire's border along the Danube gained World Heritage Site status from UNESCO, the UN's cultural body, at a meeting in the Chinese city of Fuzhou on Friday, according to the DPA news agency.Maria Boehmer, head of the German UNESCO committee, said she was pleased by the award. "The Danube was not only a natural border for the Romans, but also a major link for goods, and especially ideas," she saidThe decision on the Danube ...

Klaus Iohannis, Israeli president talks about collaboration in fighting Covid 19 pandemic

Friday, July 30, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis had a phone conversation on Thursday with the Israeli president Isaac Herzog, upon Israel's initiative, the presidential Administration informs. Talks focused on collaboration in fighting the Covid 19 pandemic, in the economic, security and defense fields, and in multilateral format.   Talks are part of the very good dynamic of high level bilateral contacts, in the context of te ...

CNSU updates list of high epidemiological risk countries; Greece, Ireland, Monaco enter red zone

Friday, July 30, 2021


The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on Thursday adopted Decision No 52 on updating the list of countries/territories with high epidemiological risk, with Greece, Ireland, Monaco entering the red zone, and France, Belgium, Israel, the USA, Iceland and Honduras entering the yellow zone.The list approved on Thursday comes into force on August 1, the decision in this regard being made so as not to affect those who return to Romania this ...

CNCAV: 93,600 vaccine doses from Johnson&Johnson to reach Romania

Friday, July 30, 2021

A number of 93,600 doses of Janssen vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company Johnson&Johnson will arrive, on Friday, at the National Institute for Medical-Military Development and Research "Cantacuzino," informs the National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 (CNCAV).According to CNCAV, the transport is provided by the manufacturing company, and the vaccine doses will be brought to Bucharest by land.The ...

Ombudsman raises plea of unconstitutionality against law instating public health measures in situations of epidemiological risk

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Ombudsman raised a plea of unconstitutionality against certain provisions of the law instating public health measures in situations of epidemiological risk."The phrase 'within 5 days from the date of the publication of the administrative act' included in Article 15 paragraph 4 of Law No. 136/2020 on the establishment of public health measures in situations of epidemiological and biological risk (...) as amended by Article I of the Government's Emergency ...

ForMin Aurescu highlights Romania's full openness for development and diversification of cooperation with Palestine

Friday, July 30, 2021


Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu welcomed on Thursday Palestinian Ambassador to Romania Fuad Kokaly, on a farewell visit, commending the latter's contribution to the development and deepening of bilateral relations, as well as professionalism throughout his tenure in Romania.The head of Romanian diplomacy highlighted Romania's full openness for the development and diversification of cooperation with Palestine in sectoral areas of common interest, ...

Defence Minister: NATO Headquarters in Sibiu, fully operational in 2024

Friday, July 30, 2021

 The Headquarters of the Multinational Corps South East (HQ MNC-SE) of NATO will be fully operational starting 2024, being moved on July 1 from Bucharest to central Sibiu, announced, on Thursday, Minister of National Defence, Nicolae Ciuca."We plan in 2024 to declare full operational capacity, which means that in the next three years all the phases for reaching this objective will take place," said Nicolae Ciuca.According to the minister, ...

Delegates from Moldova, Ukraine participate in Cross Border Cultural Forum organised by Iasi County Council

Friday, July 30, 2021

More than 60 delegates from the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine are currently participating in the Cross-Border Cultural Forum - development and financing opportunities organised in Iasi by the County Council.The event was attended by the Secretary of State with the Department for Relation with the Republic of Moldova, Adrian Dupu, the Secretary of State with the Ministry of Culture, Liviu Bratescu, the Consul General of the Consulate of the Republic of ...

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