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Minister Virgil Popescu: Romanian army needs Piranha transporters and these need to be manufactured in Romania

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Interim Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment Virgil Popescu discussed on Monday with the representatives of General Dynamics about the second stage of the acquisition contract of the Piranha armoured transporters by the Ministry of Defence, as well as the association between ROMARM and GD, regarding their manufacturing in Romania."The Romanian Army need these armoured transporters and according to the offset contract they need to be ...

Biro Rozalia, at Polish Economic Forum: We need to develop Carpathians brand

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) deputy Biro Rozalia, chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, said on Monday that he has recently proposed the establishment of a Carpathian Mountains brand at the Economic Forum in Karpacz, Poland."I mentioned in this conference that, in addition to the development of the infrastructure, through the large Via Carpatia and Rail-2-Sea projects, we need to develop a Carpathian brand, that ...

Balance-of-payments current account deficit - up 9.057bn euros in first 7 months

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


The the balance-of-payments current account registered in the first seven months of the current year a deficit of 9.057 billion euros, increasing by 69.29% compared to the one reported in January - July 2020, of 5.350 billion euros, the National Bank of Romania (BNR) informs on Monday.In its structure, the balance of goods and the balance of primary incomes recorded higher deficits by 2.321 billion euros, respectively 854 million euros; the balance of ...

The German business environment in Romania : trust is affected by the political crisis

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


The present political evolutions in Romania led to the loss of trust of the German companies in the implementation of the necessary and urgent reforms, AHK Romania draws the attention in a press release.‘In the context of the present political events, AHK Romania wants to inform all factors of political decision-makers that the present political evolutions led to the loss of trust of German companies in the implementation of the necessary and urgent ...

CCIR and Eurochambers : the business community considers that Europe must look to the future

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  The business community considers that Europe must look to the future, even if it still has to manage the impact of the last eighteen months, says a joint message about a new perspective on business of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR )chairman, Mihai Daraban and chairman of Eurochambers, Christoph ...

New school year 2021-2022 kicks off facing pandemic

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

2022 begins on Monday, with physical attendance in most schools in Romania, but with health protection measures in the context of the increasing number of daily infections with SARS- CoV-2.For the approximately 2,900,000 pupils and preschoolers, the courses of the school year 2021 - 2022 will run for 34 weeks, starting September 13.The first semester will have 14 weeks (from September 13 to December 22, 2021), and the second semester will have 20 ...


Tuesday, September 14, 2021


In the second quarter of 2021:   ? the average number of pensioners was 5085 thousands persons, decreasing with 14 thousands persons as against of the previous quarter; average number of state social insurance pensioners was 4657 thousands persons, decreasing with 8 thousands persons as against of the previous quarter; ? the ...

President Iohannis sends letter to US counterpart commemorating 20 years since 9/11 attacks

Monday, September 13, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis sent a letter to his American counterpart, Joseph R. Biden, on Friday, on the occasion of the commemoration of 20 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001.''Mr. President, today, 20 years after the terrible attacks of September 11, 2001, our thoughts go to the families of the victims, to survivors, the rescuers and all those whose lives have been affected by that criminal act of hatred. After the terrorist attacks, common ...

ForMin Aurescu: Today, most of our 'Afghans' arrived in Romania, 139 citizens

Monday, September 13, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said that 139 Afghan citizens arrived in the country on Thursday, on board an aircraft."Today, most of the Afghan citizens, 'our' Afghans, who were evacuated by Romania from Afghanistan, have just arrived in Romania, as I told them (...). We have managed toe safely bring to Bucharest 139 Afghan citizens under Romania's protection," the head of diplomacy declared.They are among the 156 Afghan citizens who ...

PNL leader Ludovic Orban: I will not accept any agreement with PSD

Monday, September 13, 2021

Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Friday in Giurgiu that he will not accept any agreement with the Social Democratic Party (PSD) to end the current government crisis, and the only "honorable" solution is to rebuild the coalition.Orban pointed out that there are three options for getting out of the crisis, namely rebuilding the existing coalition, an agreement with PSD or going into opposition."The crisis must be ...

Ciolos suggests to PNL that PM should be from USR for balanced power share

Monday, September 13, 2021

  Co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance in the ruling coalition Dacian Ciolos says his party will not return to power unless it is guaranteed to carry out reforms, suggesting that in a new coalition with the National Liberal Party (PNL), major at rule, and the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), USR PLUS should give the prime minister, arguing that there is power enough to share and so there ...

Premier Citu : the state secretary positions of USR PLUS are vacant as I do not want to break the coalition

Monday, September 13, 2021

Premier Florin Citu stated on Friday in Iasi that he will not nominate state secretaries to replace those in the USR PLUS, who were removed two days ago, saying that on the one hand there are savings to the budget and on the other hand it is a sign that he does not want to break the coalition.    ‘We will not nominate state secretaries, it is not necessary to have so many. You will see that ...


Monday, September 13, 2021


1. The Consumer Price Index (CPI)   - Consumer prices were up 0.2% in August 2021 from July 2021. - The inflation rate since the beginning of the year (August 2021 compared to December 2020) is 4.7%. - The annual inflation rate in August 2021 compared to August 2020 is ...

Florin Citu: I trust BNR to find solution for tempering inflation dynamics

Monday, September 13, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu has expressed his trust, on Friday, that the National Bank of Romania (BNR) will intervene in order to "temper the inflation dynamics", after the inflation rate was 5.3% in August .The head of the Executive declared on Friday, in Iasi, that net investments in the economy have gone up from the previous year by 10%, expressing his trust that the fiscal and monetary policies will determine a drop in inflation."We see this ...

A new public offer of Fidelis government bonds on BVB, between September 13th and October 1

Monday, September 13, 2021


The Ministry of Finance is carrying out a new public offer for the sale of Fidelis government bonds for individual investors on Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) , between September 13th and October 1, while launching on BVB the fifth issue since July 2020. Through the first four offers, the Ministry of Finance attracted from the retail investors more than RON 7bn (over EUR 1.4bn).   ‘The ...

Net investments in the economy up by 10.6% in first half of 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021


 Net investments in the national economy exceeded 48.513 billion lei in the first half of 2021, up by 10.6%, compared to the same period last year, informs the National Institute of Statistics (INS).In the second quarter of this year, the net investments made in the national economy amounted to 28.352 billion lei, up by 12.2%, compared to the second quarter of 2020.In the first six months of 2021, there were increases in investments in all ...

Number of completed dwellings up by 1,590 in first half of 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

 The number of completed dwellings in the first half of 2021 amounted to 31,355, by 1,590 more than in the corresponding period of 2020, according to data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).By area of residence, in the first half of 2021, most dwellings were given for use in urban areas, accounting for 62.2% of the total. The distribution by sources of financing of completed dwellings reveals that, in the first half of ...

Average gross salary in Romania up by 1 RON, in July; net average amount up by 4 RON 

Monday, September 13, 2021


- In July 2021, the average gross nominal earnings were 5780 lei, with only 1 leu higher than the one registered in June 2021. - The average net nominal earnings were 3545 lei, slightly increasing as against the previous month, with 4 lei (+0.1%). - The highest values of the average net nominal earnings were recorded in computer programming, consultancy and related activities ...

Romania's long-term negative population growth continues this July

Monday, September 13, 2021

Romania's natural population growth continued its negative trend, standing at minus 4,575 people in July 2021, compared to the same period of the previous year, shows data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The number of live births during the reference period was by 250 lower YoY, and the number of deaths was by 1,378 higher. As regards the main causes of death, there were by 197 fewer deaths due to circulatory system diseases ...

 Most new cases of COVID-19 in the Capital City (233), followed by Timis, Ilfov counties

Monday, September 13, 2021

 Most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections, compared to the last report, were recorded in Bucharest - 233 and Timis - 167, Ilfov - 120, Dolj - 109, Maramures - 108 counties, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Sunday.The fewest cases were recorded in the counties of Teleorman - 6, Hunedoara and Harghita - 8 each, Tulcea – 9.   All counties and the municipality of Bucharest ...

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