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Foreign Affairs Minister to attend annual OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on Thursday

Thursday, June 9, 2022

 Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu will attend on Thursday the annual Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) taking place in Paris.This is Romania's first participation in an OECD Ministerial Meeting as a candidate state following the OECD Council's January 25 decision to grant Romania candidate status, the Foreign Ministry said in a release.In addition to a set of ...

Belgian officials visit Border Police Coordination Operational Center

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The heads of the Border Police discussed with representatives of a Belgian delegation, led by Marc De Mesmaeker, Commissioner General of the Belgian Federal Police, about preventing and combating illegal migration and cross-border crime in the context of the armed conflict in Ukraine, informs a press release of the General Inspectorate of the Border Police (IGPF)."During the meeting, the representatives of Romania and the Kingdom of Belgium discussed current ...

Romanian-American cooperation for development of irrigation system and of agricultural education in Romania

Thursday, June 9, 2022

 The development of the Romanian irrigation system, agricultural education and the transition to a "greener agriculture" were the main topics of discussion during a meeting between the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Adrian Chesnoiu, and a delegation led by David Muniz, the charge d'affaires of the United States Embassy in Bucharest, informs the relevant ministry (MADR), in a press release sent on Wednesday.The Minister of Agriculture ...

Commission approves EUR 605 million Romanian scheme to support SMEs active in the construction sector

Thursday, June 9, 2022


The European Commission has approved a Romanian scheme worth EUR 605 million (nearly RON 3 billion) aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises active in the construction sector affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme will also support small-scale construction projects of territorial administrative units.   The scheme was approved under ...

Romania's economy grows by 5.2% in the first three months of 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022


Romania's Gross Domestic Product increased by 6.5% in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2021, both in the gross series and in the seasonally adjusted series, while compared to the previous quarter, it rose by 5.2% in real terms, according to provisional data (1) published on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Gross Domestic Product - seasonally adjusted data - estimated for the first quarter of 2022 was ...

Eurostat: Ireland, Romania report highest Q1 2022 GDP increase in EU

Thursday, June 9, 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, seasonally adjusted GDP increased by 0.7% in the EU compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union on Wednesday, with Ireland and Romania posting the highest GDP increases.the euro area, GDP increased by 0.6% in the first quarter of this year compared with the previous quarter. Over the same period, US Gross Domestic Product declined by ...

Stocklosa (CCIB): We want to put Bucharest on the global business mal like London and Paris

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Bucharest companies are eager to undergo digital transformation and become competitive, and we want to put Bucharest on the global business map, following the established models of London and Paris, Chairman of the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iuliu Stocklosa told on Wednesday."There are Bucharest companies that want to get involved in the digital transformation of the city with interesting projects that will be unveiled today. Current figures ...

Artists and bands from 23 countries come to EUROPAfest's 29th edition

Thursday, June 9, 2022


  Artists and bands from 23 countries will be present at the 29th edition of EUROPAfest, which will take place in Bucharest over July 1-9, according to a press release.For nine days, Bucharesters will have the opportunity to listen to musicians from both Europe and other continents in themed evenings such as "Jazz at the Palace," "Summertime Jazz," "Jazz a Perfect Day," "It's Jazz Time."The "Italian Jazz Night," an evening entirely ...

NATO Secretary General at the Bucharest 9 (B-9) Summit 2022

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


On Friday 10 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will travel to Bucharest, Romania, where he will take part in the Bucharest-9 Summit 2022, hosted by the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis and the President of Poland Andrzej Duda.   The Secretary General will hold bilateral talks with the President of Romania, the President of Poland, as well as with the President of Hungary, ...

PM Ciuca welcomed the visiting Moldovan DefMin

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca met on Tuesday at the Victoria Palace of Government with Moldovan Defense Minister Anatolie Nosatîi, reaffirming on the occasion Romania's full and active support for the Republic of Moldova's aspiration to join the EU alongside Ukraine and Georgia, the government said in a release.As he welcomed the visiting Moldovan DefMin, Premier Ciuca emphasized the need for dialogue in the current complicated situation ...

Belgian Defense Minister, DefMin Dincu visit military stationed in Joint National Training Center in Cincu

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Minister of Defense Vasile Dincu and Belgian counterpart Ludivine Dedonder met on Tuesday with the Romanian and Belgian military trained in the Joint National Training Center in Cincu, the Belgian contingent being part of the NATO Battle Group stationed in Romania, informs the Ministry of National Defense (MApN) in a press release.During the meeting, the two officials addressed current issues on the bilateral and NATO agenda in the run-up to the next ...

Moldova's Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration, ForMin Aurescu discuss recent developments in Transnistrian region

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Recent developments in the Transnistrian region of the Republic of Moldova, against the backdrop of the complex situation marked by the illegal military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, were discussed on Tuesday in Bucharest by Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu and Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of the Republic of Moldova, Oleg Serebrian, visiting Romania.According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign ...

Klaus Iohannis: To say the Black Sea is blocked seems like an exaggeration to me for time being

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


 President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday in eastern Buzau that the information according to which the Black Sea would be blocked is an "exaggeration" and that only the northern part of Ukraine is in this situation.Asked how cereals could be transported from Ukraine through Romania, in the context in which the Minister of Defense, Vasile Dincu, declared that the Black Sea is blocked due to the mines, the president replied that at the moment the cereals ...

Iohannis, on national security laws: We need modern legislation

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday in eastern Buzau that in the field of national security a modern legislation is needed, and the appearance in the press of a first draft law of the drafts to amend the current regulations was a "wrong" thing, given that they are to be debated and amended in the Government, in the Supreme Council for Country's Defence (CSAT) and in the Parliament."We have certain laws in the field of national security that were made in ...

OSCE Rep. on Freedom of the Media Ribeiro addresses Ukraine situation, in Bucharest

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM), Teresa Ribeiro, who is on a working visit to Romania on Tuesday and Wednesday, discussed with the Secretary of State for Global Affairs and Diplomatic Strategies, Cornel Feruta, about the situation in Ukraine, with a focus on the need to protect journalists, media professionals and associated personnel in conflict situations, as well as on the offensive of false narratives and Russian information manipulations on ...

President Iohannis: The solidarity tax for companies would not yield results

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

 President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday in eastern Buzau that a solidarity tax for companies would not be desirable and would not yield results."This issue of the solidarity tax has been discussed before. I have spoken publicly and I have kept my approach to this issue. Personally, I do not consider it to be optimal or desirable or to yield results," the president told a press conference.Klaus Iohannis also specified that the Government ...

IMF delegation at Environment Ministry: Talks about reducing emissions

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation, led by head of mission for Romania and Serbia Jan Kees Martijn. was at Environment Ministry headquarters on Tuesday, to discuss about Romania's progress in the environment field. Officials approached the question of reducing emissions and adapting to climate changes plans, environment minister Tanczos Barna said on ...

Minister Grindeanu announces having asked Bulgarian authorities to postpone rehabilitation of Giurgiu-Ruse bridge until autumn

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Deputy Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, announced on Tuesday that he called on the Bulgarian authorities to postpone until the autumn the rehabilitation works of the Giurgiu-Ruse bridge, so as not to affect the already heavy summer road traffic.Minister Grindeanu told a press conference in eastern Buzau that his Bulgarian counterpart had promised to consider the request."I had a discussion with the ...

Commission approves EUR 606 million Romanian scheme to support economic activity in small urban and rural areas

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The European Commission has approved a Romanian scheme worth EUR 606 million (approximately RON 3 trillion) to support businesses in certain sectors based in small urban and rural areas in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.   The scheme was approved under the ...

BNR's Isarescu: We have huge costs from pandemic and now we face inflation

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Romania has enormous costs from the Covid pandemic, said on Tuesday the governor of the National Bank of Romania, Mugur Isarescu, at the Cristian Popisteanu symposium of banking history and civilization, noting that its effects are only now measured at their true value."We are primarily after a two-year Covid pandemic that has affected the entire planet (...) And it has caused us to have not only significant losses of human life, but also a pressure without ...

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