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Training ground and landing platform for emergency situations to be built through Romania-Ukraine JOP

Friday, July 30, 2021

 A cross-border project financed through the Romania-Ukraine Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 was launched in Suceava on Thursday, worth over 7 million euros, under which the two countries will collaborate and jointly train their firemen, and they will also build a training ground and a landing platform for emergency forces.During the opening videoconference of the project, attended by the heads of emergency structures from Romania and the ...

Romanian Academy: State institutions must elaborate concrete plan for durable development at Rosia Montana

Friday, July 30, 2021

State institutions have the mission to elaborate a concrete plan for a durable development which should preserve and promote the local specific, after the inclusion of Rosia Montana site in the UNESCO World Patrimony, the Romanian Academy mentioned in a press release on Thursday.   At the same time, the Romanian Academy wants to remind decision makers that after this inclusion, the Romanian state assumes ...

Over 80% of new loans given between 2016-2020 are in national currency RON

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Romanian banks have given new loans to the population and companies worth 388 billion RON, during the period of 2016-2002, and over 80% of the loans were in RON, according to an analysis made within the #dreptullabanking campaign."The distribution on currencies shows an increased interest for new loans granted in the national currency, over 80% of loans during the period of 2016-2020 being given out in RON, while 17.1% were in Euro and 2.5% in USD. The ...

Study BestJobs : the trend of remote work, representative for the future of the work market

Friday, July 30, 2021

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A study made by BestJobs shows the fact that we are witnesses of new trends on the work market among which the possibility to work from outside the city or outside the country of residence. According to the most recent survey, more than half of the employees (57%) stated that they would like to work for the present employer from another city or from another country, at least temporarily. Despite this preference, only 21.5% consider that the employer would allow ...

Novel Study: 54% of retirees feel financially and socially excluded

Friday, July 30, 2021

5 out of 10 pensioners in Romania feel financially and socially excluded. The elderly claim that they feel marginalized due to lack of money, friends or health problems, according to a study conducted by the research company Novel, at the initiative of Provident Financial Romania.   The research was conducted in June on a representative sample of 1,204 people, over 25 years old, with 426 respondents being ...

Sergei Polunin at TIFF: I feel people should be more tolerant; they get offended easily

Friday, July 30, 2021

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Dancer Sergei Polunin, the special guest of Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), said on Thursday, that people should be more tolerant , and added that in west, compared to Russia, people “get offended so easily.”   The artist was present in front of Cluj Napoca audience in a dialogue with journalist Catalin Stefanescu. Polunin has often been a controversial subject, from his ...

Medieval Sighisoara Festival, organized in record time after lifting of restrictions imposed by pandemic

Friday, July 30, 2021

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The 27th edition of the Medieval Sighisoara Festival, which will take place July 30 - August 1, was organized in record time by the local public administration, after the lifting of the restrictions imposed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, said, on Wednesday, in a press conference, the mayor of the City, Ioan-Iulian Sirbu."The first medieval festival in Romania, the Medieval Sighisoara Festival will take place this year between July 30 - August 1. Reaching its ...

Yellow and Orange codes for heatwave and storms in most of the country until Sunday

Friday, July 30, 2021

The National Weather Administration (ANM) issued, on Thursday, new Code Yellow and Code Orange warnings for heatwave and atmospheric instability, for most part of the country, over the next few days.Thus, in July 29 - August 1 interval, there will be a Code Orange for heat and thermal discomfort especially in the counties in the southwest, south and southeast of the country, including Bucharest, the temperature-humidity index (THI) will sit above the ...

Gov't to lift COVID-19 restrictions from August 1, leave many in place

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Romanian government has approved lifting from August 1 some COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday."We have approved lifting restrictions from August 1. Relaxation is a strong word today, because these measures are not much ease, as many of them are kept in place. I would mention the outdoors cultural, artistic and entertainment events with at most 75,000 people in attendance in areas where 14-day cumulative ...

President Iohannis: Romania must be prepared for 4th wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Romania must be prepared to deal with the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the "safest" way to slow it down is vaccination, President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday."This virus that we have been facing for so many months has made and continues to make victims. Although we are now in a period with a low number of infections, we must be realistic. The pandemic is not over. We see it taking many countries by storm again, by the so-called wave 4, and ...

Bulgaria lifts restrictions for Romanian tourists till the end of the summer season

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Romanian tourists will be able to go to Bulgaria only with their identity card or passport until the end of the season, regardless of the epidemiological situation, the neighbors across the Danube removing any restrictions for Romanians, according to a statement issued by tour operator Travel Planner.   “On July 16, the Bulgarian government announced a series of changes regarding the access of ...

PM Citu: We'll decide on Rosia Montana development plan after consulting with communities in the area

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Wednesday said that a decision on a development plan in the Rosia Montana area will be made after consulting with the local authorities and after the Minister of Culture will present a situation in this regard.At the end of the Government meeting, Florin Citu was asked what is the Government's plan regarding the development of the area economically, after the Rosia Montana site was included in the UNESCO World Heritage on ...

Vice PM Kelemen Hunor and David Muniz, Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy to Bucharest, discussed about the Special Section

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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The vice-premier Kelemen Hunor (leader of he Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania – UDMR, at rule) announces that he had a meeting with David Muniz, the Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy to Bucharest, when they discussed the dismantling of the Special Section.’All the members of the coalition agree with the closure of the Special Section, the only question is where the competences of this special department are to be ...

PM Citu: I suggested US Secretary of Commerce that some of the US reshoring companies come to Romania

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Romania's Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that in a recent conversation with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, he suggested that some of the US production facilities undergoing reshoring come to Romania, pointing out that the idea was very well received by the US official."I see that there was no question on this subject, but I want to tell you: my conversation with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo was excellent in which what Romania ...

President Joe Biden nominates Mark Gitenstein to serve as ambassador to the European Union

Thursday, July 29, 2021

* “Gitenstein Nomination for Ambassador to the European Union is good news for US and Europe,” says Alianta Chair Jim Rosapepe.   WASHINGTON, D.C. July 28, 2021 – Alianta, the DC-based organization dedicated to strengthening Romanian-American cultural, economic and security ties, ...

Gov’t : Decision on setting up inter-ministerial committee to monitor "Educated Romania" programme

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Wednesday announced that he signed the decision to set up the Inter-ministerial Committee that will monitor and implement the "Educated Romania" project, with 3.6 billion euros having been earmarked for this project through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR)."Two weeks ago, when President Klaus Iohannis chaired the Government meeting, we announced a timetable for the implementation of the "Educated Romania" ...

1.5 million lei in aid to restore 12 flood-stricken schools

Thursday, July 29, 2021

 In a decision on Wednesday, the government approved financial aid of 1.5 million lei for the restoration of the infrastructure of 12 schools in the counties of Alba and Cluj counties affected by this month's floods, Prime Minister Florin Citu informed on Wednesday."Last week, we announced that we will provide financial aid for the educational facilities affected by the floods. Today we adopted a government decision. It is about 12 schools in the ...

Gov't approves ordinance allowing TAUs to borrow from State Treasury

Thursday, July 29, 2021

 The Government has approved an emergency ordinance that allows the territorial administrative units (TAU) to borrow from the State Treasury, Prime Ministru Florin Citu announced on Wednesday."At the government meeting today we have approved an emergency ordinance that we had announced for quite some time and that block while pending approval, and we unblocked it, giving thus the possibility to the territorial administrative units to get loans from the ...

Minister Nasui: Zero taxes on minimum wage in private sector to apply from Jan. 1, 2022

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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  Tax exempting the minimum wage could be a solution for keeping the workforce in the country, and such measure will start on January 1, 2022 in a private sector, which could be the hospitality industry, Minister of the Economy Claudiu Nasui told a news conference on Wednesday."The labour shortage has been an old problem of Romania, before the pandemic. Romanians work, they are hardworking, but they just leave Romania, they don't work in ...

11 ml euro EU-funded brown bear census project

Thursday, July 29, 2021

 The government launched on Wednesday an 11 million euro EU-funded project for the count of Romania's brown bear population, the census being to receive funding through the Large Infrastructure Operational Program, announced Minister of European Investments and Projects Cristian Ghinea."We are tapping into European funds in an attempt to solve a problem that has been dragging on for many years. As you know, a bear hunting ban was imposed in 2016 due to ...

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