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Romanian Navy divers, at Triton 21 multinational exercise in Bulgaria

Thursday, September 23, 2021

A detachment of divers with the Commodore Constantin Scarlat 175th Combat Diver Ships Division is participating, until Friday, in the Triton 21 multinational exercise, organized by the Bulgarian Naval Forces, in maritime aisles in the proximity of Varna Harbor.Triton 21 is at its first edition and represents an initiative of Bulgaria to develop the level of training of combat divers, in the realm of anti-mine and underwater warfare, shows a release of the ...

President Iohannis to attend PNL Congress

Thursday, September 23, 2021

 President Klaus Iohannis announces that he will attend the PNL (National Liberal Party – at rule) Congress, on Saturday, where the chairman of the formation will be elected.Regarding the governmental crisis, he showed on Tuesday, in a discussion with journalists that accompanied him to New York to the UN General Assembly, that it will be settled after the PNL and USR PLUS (Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity alliance)'s ...

Bucharest enters red zone, with most new cases of COVID-19

Thursday, September 23, 2021


  Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, compared with the previous report, have been registered in Bucharest - 1,044 and in the counties of Timis - 389, Cluj - 321, Constanta - 313, Ilfov - 307, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday.The least COVID-19 new cases were registered in the counties of Covasna - 21, Harghita - 36, Tulcea - 42..The Capital entered the red zone, with an incidence rate of 3.30 cases ...

PM Citu: We have decided to start vaccination with the third dose starting with September 28th

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday that a decision was made to start administering the third dose, starting with September 28, for all persons who have more than 6 months after the second dose, with any of the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Astra Zeneca vaccines."Today the National Committee Coordinating Vaccination Activities (CNCAV) meeting took place, which was attended by the members of the committee together with the representatives of the ...

PM Citu: Allow me to have the discussion regarding compulsory vaccination with the experts

Thursday, September 23, 2021

   Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he must discuss in advance with the experts about the possibility of making vaccination compulsory for certain categories of staff, mentioning that he remains a supporter of the solution for the unvaccinated employees in the health field to pay for their own tests.The clarifications were made in the context in which, on Tuesday, President Klaus Iohannis stated that the vaccination against ...

REPORT: Romania's Gross Domestic Product could be higher by 24 billion euros annually by 2030

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Romania could add €24 billion a year to its GDP by 2030 – an 8.7% annual increase – through improving gender equality, according to McKinsey’s latest ...

Women represent 21% of the CEOs in Romania, compared to 8% in CEE

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Apart from the macroeconomic benefits, the report also reinforces the business case for diversity in individual companies. McKinsey’s research conducted over the last decade indicates that a larger share of women in top management positions correlates to a better financial performance by individual companies.   The report confirms this correlation for CEE too. Businesses with the greatest gender ...

Leu falls again against the euro

Thursday, September 23, 2021


The Romanian leu weakened to an all-time record level against the euro amid growing political uncertainty on Wednesday, central bank data showed. The central bank, BNR, set its reference exchange rate at 4.9495 lei per euro on Wednesday, a drop of 0.02% compared to Tuesday's value.   On Wednesday morning, the leu changed hands at between 4.9460 and 4.9520 per euro on ...

Gov't adopts emergency ordinance amending law on Insurance Guarantee Fund

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Government adopted on Wednesday an emergency ordinance amending the law on the Insurance Guarantee Fund, following the insolvency of City Insurance."We have adopted an emergency ordinance amending the law on the Insurance Guarantee Fund as a result of the insolvency of City Insurance. I want to make sure that all those who have been damaged do not suffer from this bankruptcy," Prime Minister Florin Citu said at Victoria ...

Gov’t adopted an Emergency ordinance regarding the setting up of the National Directorate for Cyber security

Thursday, September 23, 2021

  Premier Florin Citu announced that the government has adopted, on Wednesday, the emergency ordinance regarding the setting up of the National Directorate for Cyber Security and for the amendment and completion of some normative documents. The draft ‘will help and support anybody who wants to make a career in the IT domain in Romania’ the premier ...

PM Citu: I will create working group at Environment Ministry to improve SUMAL, with the help of NGOs

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced that a working group will be set up at the Ministry of Environment to improve the functioning of the electronic wood tracking system - SUMAL, which will also include representatives of NGOs."I had a meeting this morning with environmental activists and one of the journalists who were attacked in a forest in the Suceava County last week. It is clear that we cannot leave things like this, we cannot tolerate violence in any ...

 The debate about energy prices at the European Council of 21 – 22 October, mentioned at the CAG reunion

Thursday, September 23, 2021


The state secretary for European Affairs, Iulia Matei, presented on Tuesday at the reunion of the Council for General Affairs (CAG) from the EU member states, the necessity to include, on the agenda of the reunion of the European Council on 21st – 22nd October, a debate on the evolution of the prices for energy with a view to identifying adequate solutions at European level.The agenda of the CAG reunion included the presentation of ...

BSOG completes installation of Ana natural gas production platform in Black Sea

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) has completed the installation of the Ana natural gas production platform, approximately 120 kilometers off the Black Sea, in waters with a 70-meter depth, the company announced in a press release sent on Wednesday.The Ana natural gas production platform is the first built and installed in Romania in the last 30 years."Ana is a 3,000 tonne natural gas production platform, consisting of a support structure (jacket) ...

Freezing cold nationwide, this week, weather authority says

Thursday, September 23, 2021

  The weather will be freezing cold in the next 24 hours, and at altitudes over 1,700 meters there will be snow and sleet, according to an information issued on Wednesday by the the National Meteorological Administration (ANM).During the interval of September 22, 10:00 - September 23, 10:00, in the mountains, mostly at altitudes above 1,700 meters, there will be precipitations under the form of sleet and moderate snowfall, especially on the ...

Situation in Afghanistan discussed by EU foreign ministers

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


The situation in Afghanistan constituted the main topic of discussions during the informal meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU member-states, where Romania was represented by Minister Bogdan Aurescu, meeting that took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).According to a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), sent on Tuesday, the Foreign Affairs Ministers discussed the situation in Afghanistan, placing ...

Minister Aurescu to host Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, on Wednesday

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, will host in New York the 10th Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.According to the MAE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the conference will take place in a hybrid system, and the head of Romanian diplomacy will be joined in New York by Thomas E. Garrett, secretary general of the Community of Democracies.Also present at the 76th session ...

European Commission closely monitors situation of Romanian minority in Serbia

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


The European Commission closely monitors the general situation of the rule of law in Serbia as part of accession negotiations of the country to EU. That includes the treatment applied to people belonging to Romanian ethnic minority and all the other national  minorities living in Serbia, declared Oliver Varhelyi, the European commissioner for Neighborliness and Extension.   In particular as part of ...

PM Citu: Lockdown didn't help at all, only delayed; vaccination - sole solution

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

 The lockdown didn't help at all, only delayed things, believes Prime Minister Florin Citu, who says that the best solution to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic is vaccination."What I want to see is increase in vaccination, because it's the only solution by which we can overcome the pandemic. Lockdown didn't help at all, it only delays things. In order to overcome the pandemic, we must get vaccinated. It's the only solution. We have vaccine doses, we have ...

2.5 million doses of anti-COVID vaccine will be delivered to Romania in September

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The coordinator of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, announced on Tuesday that approximately 2.5 million doses of vaccine will be delivered to Romania in September, respectively over 1.9 million doses of Pfizer and nearly 500,000 doses from Johnson&Johnson."In September, we will receive approximately 1,955,000 doses from BioNTech-Pfizer, and, also from Pfizer, in October, we will receive approximately 1.47 million ...

DNA: Criminal file to investigate into the manner in which COVID-19 vaccine doses were purchased

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) informed on Tuesday that a new criminal case will investigate into the manner in which the doses of COVID-19 vaccines were purchase.According to a DNA press release, a criminal case regarding the acquisition of the doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccine, from the beginning of the pandemic until now, has just been registered."The criminal investigation seeks to find out whether there was committed abuse of ...

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