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B9 Summit/Polish President: We want a stronger NATO forward presence in the region

Monday, June 13, 2022

Polish President Andrzej Duda, speaking at the end of the Bucharest Nine (B9) Summit in Romania's capital city, said that the participating countries want a stronger NATO forward presence in the region, which should also act as an advanced defense."We believe that it is not just in Ukraine's best interest to defend itself and maintain its sovereignty, independence and freedom, but also in the interest of the Polish people and the entire eastern flank, of the ...

Presidents of Romania and Hungary meet on B9 Summit sidelines in Bucharest

Monday, June 13, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis had a meeting on Friday with his Hungarian counterpart, Katalin Novak, on the sidelines of the Bucharest 9 Format Summit, a context in which he expressed his full readiness to deepen the dialogue and cooperation at the highest level with the Hungarian side, informs the Presidential Administration, in a press release sent on ...

President Iohannis, Latvian counterpart Levits talk on B9 Summit sidelines

Monday, June 13, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis had a meeting on Friday, on the sidelines of the B9 Summit, with his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits, the Presidential Administration informs in a release sent on Friday.On the agenda of the discussions were the prospects of strengthening bilateral cooperation, coordination at European level and ...

Emmanuel Macron, in Romania and Moldova this week

Monday, June 13, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron will be on an official visit to Romania and Moldova next Tuesday and Wednesday (14-15 June) and France is “ready” to unblock the Ukrainian port of Odessa, euractiv.com informs.   The Elysée announced on Friday (10 June) that French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Romania on Tuesday “alongside French troops” deployed in the NATO forward base, where he ...

UN delegation is discussing possibility of green corridor between Odessa and Romanian ports

Monday, June 13, 2022

A United Nations delegation, part of the World Food Programme, met on Friday with the leadership of the Tulcea County Council (CJ) as part of efforts to establish a green corridor between the Ukrainian city of Odessa and other ports, reads a CJ press release.These steps are necessary in the context in which, due to the war in Ukraine, for more than a month several ships have been waiting in the Black Sea for even two weeks to enter the Sulina Canal to reach ...

 Two new border checkpoints will be opened on the border with Ukraine

Monday, June 13, 2022

Government spokesman Dan Carbunaru said that two new border checkpoints will be opened on the border with Ukraine, in Vicovu de Sus and Racovat."Regarding the northern border, on the border with Ukraine, two new border checkpoints will be opened, namely Vicovu de Sus and Racovat. Basically, in these two new border checkpoints will be taken over flows that will reduce the pressure on the Siret customs, which currently manages a significant number of trucks," ...

First time firings with HIMARS of Romanian Army

Monday, June 13, 2022

 The Ministry of National Defense informs that, between June 8th and 10th, at the National Training Center for Anti-Aircraft Defense General Ion Bungescu from southeastern Capu Midia, firings took place for the first time with the HIMARS system entered into the endowment of the 8th Tactical Operational Missiles Brigade Alexandru Ioan Cuza in 2021, a release sent on Friday.The firings took place in the margins of the exercises Unirea 22 and Viforul 22, carried ...

New judges of the CCR took the oath in Cotroceni

Monday, June 13, 2022

The new judges of the Constitutional Court (CCR), Mihaela Ciochina, Laura-Iuliana Scantei and Bogdan Licu took the oath in Cotroceni, on Saturday.The mandate is nine years.    ‘ I wish the new constitutional judges much succes. I congratulate you and wish you did as you swore. It is work of high ...

Adoption of Roadmap is key step in process of Romania joining OECD

Monday, June 13, 2022

The Government welcomes the adoption of Romania's Accession Roadmap to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development at the final session of the OECD Council ministerial meeting on Friday, June 10th, a press release by the government reads.The Roadmap sets out the terms, conditions and stages of Romania's accession to the Organization and aims to align the legislation, policies and internal practices with those of the OECD."The document ...

IMF lifts Romania's 2022 GDP growth fcast, urges strong fiscal measures

Monday, June 13, 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it raised its forecast for Romania's 2022 economic growth to 3.5% from 2.2% projected in April and advised the government to reduce the fiscal deficit.   In 2023, Romania's economy is seen rising 4.5% from 3.4% estimated in April, the IMF said in a press release. An IMF mission visited Bucharest from May 30 until June 10 to evaluate the state of the country's ...

Annual inflation in Romania reaches 14.5pct in May

Monday, June 13, 2022


1. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) – indicator for determining inflation at national level   - Consumer prices were up 1.2% in May 2022 from April 2022. - The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (May 2022 compared to December 2021) is 9.2%. - The annual infla1. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) – indicator for determining ...

Government debt in March, revised to 48,4% of GDP

Monday, June 13, 2022

The public administration debt (government debt) in March was 48,4% of GDP, according to data reviewed by the Ministry of Finance, based on the latest figures on gross domestic product, published by the national Institute of Statistics. Previously, MF had announced a level of the government debt, in March of 50.3% of GDP.In March 2022, the government debt was 593.972 billion lei, ...

Q1 2022 net investment in Romania's national economy reaches 24.4 billion lei

Monday, June 13, 2022

 Q1 2022 net investment in Romania's national economy totalled 24.417 billion lei, up 1.2% year-on-year, according to data released Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In the first three months of the year, investment in new construction works increased by 4.5% to 14.157 billion lei, and in equipment (including means of transport) by 0.3% to 8.16 billion lei. There was a decrease by 14% in other expenses.The (new) net investment ...

Net average salary stood at 3,967 lei in April, up 0.8%

Monday, June 13, 2022

- In April 2022, the average gross earnings were 6443 lei, with 42 lei (+0.7%) higher than the one registered in March 2022. - The average net earnings were 3967 lei, increasing as against the previous month with 30 lei (+0.8%). - The highest values of the average net earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities (including information service activities) (9746 lei), ...

Sofia Court of Appeal orders extradition of former Minister of Tourism Elena Udrea to Romania

Monday, June 13, 2022

The Sofia Court of Appeal admitted on Friday the request of the Romanian authorities regarding the extradition of the former Minister of Tourism, Elena Udrea, who has to serve a 6-year imprisonment sentence in Romania, in the Gala Bute case.The court in Bulgaria ordered the enforcement of the European warrant issued in the name of Elena Udrea and the extradition to Romania, the decision being final.Elena Udrea was brought in handcuffs to the courtroom, ...

Romania hosting B9 summit meeting

Friday, June 10, 2022


Bucharest 9 (B9) heads of State - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary - are convening today at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest for a summit hosted by President Klaus Iohannis and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda as initiators of this format.The meeting will be attended virtually by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He had initially announced his in-person presence in Bucharest, ...

NATO Secretary General to remotely participate in B9 Summit

Friday, June 10, 2022

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend online the Bucharest-9 (B9) Summit 2022 hosted on Friday by President of Romania Klaus Iohannis and President of Poland Andrzej Duda, the North Atlantic Alliance announced in a statement on Thursday, mentioning that more information would be available on the organization's website during the day.The Reuters news agency reported on Thursday morning, citing a NATO official, that Jens Stoltenberg had been ...

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, comes to Romania on June 15

Friday, June 10, 2022


The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will come to Romania next week, on June 15, according to official sources, in a visit in which he will meet with the French soldiers who are in our country, as well as with the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis.   President Macron is due to arrive in Romania on Wednesday, visiting the Cincu military base, where French soldiers are ...

ForMin Aurescu spoke with French counterpart Colonna about NATO Battle Group in Romania

Friday, June 10, 2022


Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu and the new Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Catherine Colonna, met on Thursday on the sidelines of the OECD Ministerial Conference in Paris, with the two officials discussing the operationalization, as soon as possible, of the NATO Battle Group under the coordination of France, on the Romanian territory.According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) press release sent to AGERPRES, ...

DefMin Dincu aims for Russia to be considered aggressor that endangers Euro-Atlantic security at Madrid Summit

Friday, June 10, 2022

Romania will call for Russia to be considered as an aggressor endangering Euro-Atlantic security and safety, and for the Black Sea to be considered a danger zone for which special attention is required at the NATO Summit in Madrid, Minister of National Defence Vasile Dincu declared on ThursdayThe Minister of Defence was asked by journalists what he will concretely ask at the NATO Summit on June 29, in Madrid, for strengthening security at the Black Sea, with ...

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