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Copyright: Commission calls on Member States to comply with EU rules on copyright in the Digital Single Market 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

  The Commission has requested Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia and Slovakia to communicate information about how the rules included in the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market ...

Loneliness in the EU. Insights from surveys and online media data

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Research shows that loneliness and social isolation have harmful repercussions on mental and physical health, as well as significant consequences on social cohesion and community trust. Both loneliness and social isolation are hence increasingly recognized critical public health issues that deserve attention and need to be addressed with effective intervention strategies.   The COVID-19 pandemic has also ...

Hoghilag tuberose to be first flower in Romania and third in Europe protected at European level

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Hoghilag tuberose will be the first flower in Romania and the third in Europe protected at European level, the producers in this area of Sibiu County will submit to the Ministry of Agriculture, on August 7, the documentation for evaluation in order to subsequently obtain the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) from the European Commission (EC)."This year, at the Tuberose Festival, organised on August 7-8 in Hoghilag, the applicant group - the "Centre ...

Heat wave, thermal discomfort in most parts of country, maximum temperature of 39 degrees C

Tuesday, July 27, 2021


The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued a Code Yellow warning of thermal discomfort and heat wave, until the end of this week, in most of the country.According to the meteorologists, in the last days of July, the heat wave will spread and will gradually intensify, the thermal discomfort will rise, and the temperature-humidity index (THI) will pass the critical threshold of 80 units. There will be a heat wave in the Western, Southern regions, ...

ForMin Aurescu: Romania firmly supports aspirations of Moldova citizens who identify with President Sandu program

Monday, July 26, 2021


Romania has supported firmly and continues to support the aspirations of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova who identify with the ample reform program proposed by President Maia Sandu and which the new Government will take to completion, said, on Friday, the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, after the meeting in Chisinau with Maia Sandu."I come back gladly to Chisinau in a crucial moment for the development and future of the Republic ...

Slovenian ambassador, Brasov mayor discuss steps supporting Brasov's bid for Green Capital of Romania

Monday, July 26, 2021

Traffic restrictions in downtown Ljubljana were key to the city's selection as 2016 Green Capital of Europe, Slovenian ambassador in Bucharest Lea Stancic told the Brasov authorities, who want their city to become the Green Capital of Romania.According to the Slovenian diplomat, the plan set in place by the mayor of Ljubljana can be implemented gradually by any city, provided that the administration takes responsibility for this decision.At the ...

Law promulgated: Persons getting COVID-19 vaccine to have a day off for each dose

Monday, July 26, 2021

 On Friday, President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law according to which the persons who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will benefit, upon request, from a paid day off, outside the annual leave, for each dose of vaccine taken.The law stipulates that the persons who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will benefit, upon request, from a paid day off, outside the annual leave, with this to be the case for both employees in the public and private systems, ...

2020 Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law

Monday, July 26, 2021

In 2020, the Commission opened 903 new infringement cases by sending a letter of formal notice under Article 258 TFEU. This is an increase compared to year 2019, when the Commission opened 797 new cases.   At the end of 2020, 1786 infringement cases remained open. This is an increase compared to year ...

BNR: Bank deposits for companies and population go up slightly in June, by only 0.5%

Monday, July 26, 2021

  The deposits of non-government clients have gone up in June 2021 by 0.5% as opposed to May, to up to 438.084 billion RON, and by 14.7% (10.3% in real terms) when comparing with the similar period of last year, according to a press release sent by the National Bank of Romania (BNR) on Friday.Resident deposits in RON, with a share of 65% of the total non-government deposits, has gone up by 0.4% as opposed to May 2021, to 284.807 billion RON and ...

Non-governmental loan up 1.4pct in June 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

 At end-June 2021, loans to non-government sector granted by credit institutions increased 1.4 percent (1.1 percent in real terms) from May 2021 to RON 300,321.7 million, according to data published on Friday by the National Bank of Romania (BNR).RON-denominated loans, representing 71.1 percent of total volume of loans to non-government sector, moved up 2.1 percent, whilst foreign currency-denominated loans, representing 28.9 percent of total loans to ...

BNR Report : Low discipline for payments, reduced level of financial brokerage and the demographic issue, vulnerabilities of the economy

Monday, July 26, 2021


Low level of payment discipline in the economy, the reduced level of financial brokerage and the demographic issue are the main vulnerabilities at the address of financial stability in Romania, shows ‘ The report on financial stability’ published by the National Bank of Romania.According to the central bank, the structural vulnerability which characterised the sector of non-financial companies in Romania over the last twenty years, with ...

BNR Report: The net wealth of the population has reached an all-time high in 2020

Monday, July 26, 2021

The net wealth of Romanians stood at the end of 2020 at an all-time high, increasing by 6.1% compared to the previous year, according to the Financial Stability Report released by Romania’s central bank – BNR on Thursday. Three quarters of the wealth consists of houses and apartments (real estate assets) and only a quarter of the wealth is represented by financial assets. This is largely due to legislation that encourages the holding of real estate assets ...

EUCham Report: Covid-19 crisis: Economic recovery packages compared

Monday, July 26, 2021

* How do European countries differ in terms of government support during the “economic” pandemic?   Time marches on, and it has been a year since the global economy found itself in a worrying situation with an economic pandemic. Many businesses have been forced to close, some permanently, putting workers out of work. The COVID-19 outbreak is not only a health ...

Avangarde Survey: Weak interest for LGBT topic in Romania

Monday, July 26, 2021


Romanians believe the LGBT community should not be given more rights (57%). Still, they don’t “have a problem” with the community (50%) and don’t believe that the Church should have a stronger voice regarding the decisions authorities must take (58%), according to a poll conducted by Avantgarde at the request of ...

ForMin Bogdan Aurescu starts today an official visit to Chisinau

Friday, July 23, 2021

  Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu is paying this Friday an official visit to Chisinau where he will meet with Moldovan President Maia Sandu; on this occasion, the Romanian top diplomat will reaffirm Romania's staunch support for the comprehensive reform program initiated by the Moldovan head of state, the Foreign Ministry said in a release.Minister Aurescu will also participate in the ceremony for the donation by Romania ...

US Department of State - 2021 Investment Climate Statements: Romania

Friday, July 23, 2021


* The Investment Climate Statements provide country-specific information on the business climates of more than 170 countries and economies in order to help U.S. companies make more informed business decisions and engage in foreign markets on a more level playing field.     Romania welcomes all forms of foreign investment. The government provides national treatment for ...

Patriarch Daniel, decorated by President Iohannis with the collar of the National Order of Star of Romania

Friday, July 23, 2021


The Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Daniel, was decorated, on Thursday, by President Klaus Iohannis with the Grand Star with Collar of the National Order of the Star of Romania in a ceremony that took place at Cotroceni Palace.The President granted the distinction to Patriarch Daniel as a sign of "high appreciation for the exceptional contribution in guiding the pastoral, missionary, cultural and philanthropic activity of the Romanian Orthodox ...

Romanian ambassadors to Republic of Korea, Republic of Burundi, accredited by President Iohannis

Friday, July 23, 2021

 President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday signed the decrees on the accreditation of the Romanian ambassadors to th Republic of Korea, Republic of Burundi.According to the Presidential Administration, Cezar-Manole Armeanu was accredited as extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Korea, residing in Seoul, and Dragos Viorel Radu Tigau, ambassador to the Republic of Kenya, in his capacity as extraordinary and plenipotentiary ...

Updated list of high epidemiological risk countries: UK, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal - in red zone

Friday, July 23, 2021


On Thursday, the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) updated the list of countries/territories depending on the cumulative incidence rate of COVID cases, in order to establish the need for a quarantine measure being enforced on the persons arriving to Romania from these countries, with UK, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal being in the red zone.According to the appendix to the CNSU Decision no. 48, the following countries are in the red ...

PM Citu, at the "Grand Matinal Digital"event

Friday, July 23, 2021

 The speed by which Romania will make the transition to a green economy will be different from that of other EU countries, and the support of European partners will have to be higher for our country, said Prime Minister Florin Citu."We have several goals at the moment. On the one hand, we want to create a competitive economy and, on the other hand, we committed together with our partners in the European Union to move towards a green economy, to be not ...

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