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Law on social protection measures for vulnerable energy consumers, promulgated

Friday, September 17, 2021


President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Thursday the Law on social protection measures for vulnerable energy consumers.The law was sent to Parliament for promulgation on Thursday.The Chamber of Deputies adopted, as decision making legislative body, the vulnerable consumer bill, to be applied as of November 1, 2021.   The law will establish inclusion criteria for vulnerable energy consumers, of social ...

President Iohannis had at meeting with OMV Group

Friday, September 17, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed, on Thursday, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, the delegation of the OMV Group, led by Alfred Stern, the new CEO of the group."Against the backdrop of the current situation on the natural gas market, the President of Romania expressed the need to protect vulnerable consumers and the economy in its entirety, following the marked increase of prices," shows the Presidential Administration in a release.According ...

Official Attila: Funds for every locality for eligible projects under "Anghel Saligny" programme

Friday, September 17, 2021

 Each administrative-territorial unit will have pre-allocated minimum funding for at least one eligible project, within the amount provided in the methodological norms for the application of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 95/2021 for the approval of the National Investment Programme "Anghel Saligny," informs the Minister of Development, Cseke Attila."In order to avoid increasing disparities and to ensure territorial cohesion, each ...

European Heritage Days - France's residence in Romania opens its gates on Saturday

Friday, September 17, 2021


France's residence in Romania is opening up its gates, on Saturday, for scheduled and guided visits, on the occasion of the 38th edition of European Heritage Days, the French Institute informed on Thursday, through a press release.Frances' residence, which celebrates 129 years of existence, houses numerous French artwork, but also Romanian, highlighting the past and offering a projection into the future of the Romanian-French friendship.Visitors ...

Study Ciel Romania: six out of ten Romanian entrepreneurs do not feel the economic growth announced by the government

Friday, September 17, 2021

Almost two thirds of the Romanian entrepreneurs (62%) do not feel the economic growth of 13% announced by the government, situation amplified by the increase of costs with suppliers, show the results of an analysis made by one of the most important software for companies producers.Thus, the data Ciel Romania show the fact that more than 82% of the companies consider that the precise information, such as data and figures ...

Turnover in wholesale trade, up 17.4% in first 7 months

Friday, September 17, 2021

 Wholesale trade (excluding trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles), in nominal terms, increased in the first seven months of the current year, both as gross series and as series adjusted to the number of working days and seasonality, by 17.4% and 14.3%, respectively, compared to the similar period of 2020, according to data sent by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Thursday.In July 2021, the turnover in wholesale trade (excluding trade in motor ...

Construction works increase 4.4% in first seven months of the year

Friday, September 17, 2021


- In July 2021, the volume of construction works decreased, as gross series, by 5.8% compared to the previous month and was down 3.6% as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality. - Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the volume of construction works fell, as gross series, by 2.4% and was up 0.3% as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to ...

Art Safari takes place in Bucharest between September 16-26

Friday, September 17, 2021


Romanian heritage and contemporary works of art worth over EUR 9 million are exhibited at Art Safari, one of the largest local events dedicated to visual arts, according ...

Buzau Land gets closer to obtaining the UNESCO Global Geopark title

Friday, September 17, 2021


Two UNESCO experts arrived in Romania on Wednesday, September 15, for a field mission to evaluate the Buzau Land (Tinutul Buzaului), the country's candidate for the Global Geopark title. They are set to spend several days in the area to take the pulse of the local community and meet with mayors, entrepreneurs, locals and teachers.   The experts' visit represents the last stage of the project evaluation ...

UNTOLD brought to Cluj-Napoca over 35 million euro

Friday, September 17, 2021

The organizers of the UNTOLD Festival, that took place between September 9-12, announce over 35 million euro stayed in Cluj-Napoca."Of the over 265,000 participants, that's how many attended this year all four days, some of them can still be seen on the streets of Cluj-Napoca. The organizers estimate that, of the total number of participants, 25 pct are from Cluj County, 15 pct from abroad, and the remaining 60 pct coming from all around Romania. This year saw ...

Ursula Von der Leyen, expected in Bucharest on 24th September

Thursday, September 16, 2021


President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen is expected in Bucharest on 24th September on a symbolic visit, to mark the approval of the National Plan for Recovery and Resilience (PNRR), say governmental sources for News.ro.   The head of EC has on her agenda several joint events with premier Florin Citu, among which a visit to the Universitar Hospital Bucuresti which will benefit from funds through PNRR, the ...

Senate's Dragu files challenge with CCR: PM should be obliged to come up with proposals for ministers

Thursday, September 16, 2021

  The President of the Senate, Anca Dragu, said that she filed a challenge with the Constitutional Court on a legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the Government of Romania and the Prime Minister of Romania, on the one hand, and the Romanian Parliament, on the other."I ask the Constitutional Court to establish the existence of a legal conflict of a constitutional nature between the Romanian Government and the Prime Minister, on the ...

PNL's Orban: President can solve crisis today; simple solution: 15 minute tete-a-tete

Thursday, September 16, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis can solve the political crisis today, with all the tools at his disposal and the constitutional obligation to get involved, Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday.According to him, "the coalition is currently in a cease fire"."The president can solve the crisis today. He has everything he needs to solve the crisis and it is his constitutional prerogative, it is his constitutional ...

PM Citu: Don't want to shutter economic activities over 3/1000, green certificate - proposal to stay open

Thursday, September 16, 2021


Prime Minister Florin Citu stated on Wednesday that the Government doesn't want to shutter economic activities if the incidence rate of COVID-19 cases is over 3 per thousand, but is taking into account introducing for private events of the wedding and baptisms type, but also in restaurants and cafes the measure of monitoring through the green certificate for COVID.The Prime Minister was asked by journalists at the Victoria Government Palace when the green ...

Tataru: I will discuss with Prime Minister about mandatory anti-COVID vaccination of employees in hospitals, schools

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Nelu Tataru, honorary adviser to Prime Minister Florin Citu and former Minister of Health, said he would discuss with the prime minister on Wednesday a possible mandatory vaccination or testing for COVID-19 of hospital staff."At the moment, the discussions are about the obligation of some vaccinations or some tests, but the decisions will be made in the next period (...), we are thinking about everything that means state structures, everything that means ...

Premier wants the smuggling issue be approached by CSAT

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Premier Florin Citu wants that the issue of smuggling be approached in the Supreme Council for the Defence of the Country (CSAT) so that a solution can be implemented as soon as possible.   This was made during a press conference held at the Victoria Palace, after the premier was asked what chances Romania has to get into Schengen, if a plane, which is supposed to belong to the smugglers of Ukraine, flew ...

Minister of Energy: Romanian state to subsidize electricity bills for 13 million Romanians

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Romanian state will compensate the electricity bills for approximately 13 million Romanians who have a monthly consumption between 30 kWh and 200 kWh, Minister of Energy Virgil Popescu said on Wednesday in a briefing at the end of the Government meeting."I presented today in the Government in first reading the draft emergency ordinance for subsidizing the Romanians' electricity and gas bills," he specified.The minister showed that the ...

S&P doesn’t see imminent fiscal risk in Romania

Thursday, September 16, 2021


International rating agency S&P said on September 14 that it does not expect imminent risks to Romania’s near-term fiscal consolidation following the resignation of USR-PLUS ministers on September 7. “Nevertheless, should the political deadlock persist, it could disrupt progress on much-needed fiscal reform,” it concludes on a note leaving the door open to a rather broad range of scenarios, ...

Survey: Romanian investors are more likely to invest in stocks and cryptocurrencies in the next 12 months

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Romanian investors are more likely to invest in shares and crypto assets in the next 12 months according to a recent survey ordered by eToro, the multi-asset investment platform. In the next three months Romanian investors think that technology and energy will present the best investment opportunities.   The Retail investor Beat survey asked 6000 retail investors from 12 countries, including Romania, in which ...

Eurostat: Romania, among the European Union countries where industrial production increased in July

Thursday, September 16, 2021

In July 2021, the seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.4% in the EU, compared with June 2021, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2021, industrial production fell by 0.1% in the euro area and remained stable in the EU. In July 2021 compared with July 2020, industrial production increased by 7.7% in the euro area and by 8.3% in the ...

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