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Unemployment in Romania, down to 4% in October

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Unemployment rate in October 2019 decreasead with 0.1 percentages points as compared to the previous month (4.1%). Men’s unemployment rate was higher than that of women with 1.0 percentages points Seasonally adjusted unemployment in Romania fell to 4% in October 2019, from 4.1% in the previous month, according to data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) ...

President Iohannis to attend NATO meeting in London on Tuesday and Wednesday

Monday, December 2, 2019


 President Klaus Iohannis will attend, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the high-level NATO meeting set to take place in London, a release by the Presidential Administration reads.The meeting takes place in the context of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Alliance, and the schedule includes several moments of ceremonial nature as well as a working session, during the latter the Allied leaders being to discuss NATO priorities in the current ...

US President Donald Trump sends message on Romania's National Day

Monday, December 2, 2019

Romania is an invaluable ally for both the United States and the NATO alliance, says US President Donald Trump in a message sent to Romania's President Klaus Iohannis on December 1, the National Day of Romania."We applaud Romania's staunch commitment to burden sharing and transatlantic security, and we look forward to building further upon our strategic partnership in the years to come," reads the message published by the Romanian Presidential Administration on ...

Thousands attended National Day military parade in Bucharest

Monday, December 2, 2019

Thousands of people attended a National Day military parade on Sunday in the Arch of Triumph Square in Bucharest.From the early hours of the morning, people started pouring in on the route between the Free Press Square and close to the Victoriei Square, waving flags and colourful balloons.The parade debuted at around 11:00hrs, after President Klaus Iohannis saluted the Guard of Honour and laid a wreath at the Arch of Triumph. As the national anthem was ...

Royal visit to Iasi to celebrate National Day

Monday, December 2, 2019

Her Majesty Margareta, the Custodian of the Romania Crown and HRH Prince Radu celebrated this year Romania's National Day in Iasi, as a tribute to Her great-grandparents, King Ferdinand I the Unifier and Queen Mary.The royalties are ending thus a series of 75 public events in which they participated on the occasion of the Centenary of the First World War and the Greater Union, which began on August 26, 2016, according to a press release issued by the Press Office ...

Romania extends humanitarian aid to earthquake-stricken Albania

Monday, December 2, 2019


Romania extended Albania, severely affected by a major earthquake on November 26, humanitarian aid consisting of tents, sleeping bags, cots, blankets, mattresses and bed sheets."Romania continues to provide humanitarian assistance to Albania, severely affected by the earthquake, getting actively involved in the international community's response to requests for support. At the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a result of consultations with ...

Ambassador Michele Ramis: France participates in Black Sea security in various ways

Monday, December 2, 2019

There are various ways whereby France participates in Black Sea security, ambassador Michele Ramis said on Friday, emphasizing the military cooperation between her country and Romania and mentioning in this regard the Mali theater of operations.The French diplomat presented the members of a detachment of the Bordeaux - Mérignac Air Force Base 106 of the French Air Force, which will take part in the December 1st parade in Bucharest. The 18-strong detachment ...

Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak pays official visit to Romania

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Minister of Interior (MApN), Nicolae Ciuca, and the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, had a meeting with the Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak on Saturday, at the MApN headquarters. According to a press statement of the MApN, the official bilateral discussions were mainly concerned with the current status and outlook of the Romanian-Ukrainian cooperation relations in the defence field.They ...

Romania to acquire five new F-16A aircraft from Portugal

Monday, December 2, 2019

Romania will acquire five new F-16 aircraft from the government of the Portuguese Republic, according to a bill approved on Thursday by the Romanian government.According to a press statement released by the Defence Ministry (MApN), "the Romanian government endorsed, at a meeting on Thursday a bill for the further development of the air operational capability included in the initial transition stage of the gradual design of the air defence capability under the ...

Pro Romania's Victor Ponta, elected Deputy Chair of the European Democratic Party

Monday, December 2, 2019

 Pro Romania leader Victor Ponta on Friday got elected Deputy Chair of the European Democratic Party (EDP). The vote took place in the EDP Council, the event being held in Paris, according to a press release of Pro Romania on Friday . The Pro Romania delegation was made of leader Victor Ponta, MPs Mircea-Titus Dobre and Oana-Silvia Vladuca and executive secretary of the party Geanina Cristina Puscasu.The meeting agenda included the renewal of the EDP ...

Revolution case, postponed until February 21, 2020

Monday, December 2, 2019


The High Court of Cassation and Justice, Romania's Supreme Court, has postponed for February 21, 2020 the debates in the Revolution case, in which former President Ion Iliescu is accused of crimes against humanity.Over 600 persons turned up, on Friday, at the headquarters of the Supreme Court, in order to become civil parts of the case, judges issuing in this sense over 5,000 citations.After nearly five hours, during which people entered the courtroom ...

Raluca Turcan: we will commit ourselves to abrogate the compensatory appeal if it is not done in the parliament

Monday, December 2, 2019

Vicepremier Raluca Turcan states that the executive will commit themselves to amend the law regarding the compensatory appeal, if the amendment is not done through the parliament. Similarly, they will commit themselves to prorogate the date regarding the early retirement of the magistrates, not to block justice. She appreciated that, under the pretext of some improper detention conditions, ‘ PSD released almost 20,000 dangerous criminals who ...

The budgetary deficit increased by almost 38% in the first 10 months, at almost 29 billion lei

Monday, December 2, 2019


The consolidated general budget which includes both the state budget and the bugets for pensions and unemployment, closed the first 10 months with a deficit of 28.83 billion lei (6.03 billion euro) of the GDP with 37.9% higher than the one of the same period of last year, as the personnel expenses have increased by 19.5%, show the data published on Friday on the site of the ministry of finances. In the first ten months of 2018, the budgetary deficit ...

The Finances will borrow in December almost six billion lei from banks

Monday, December 2, 2019

The minister of public finances (MFP) planned, for December 2019 loans from the commercial banks worth 5,945 billion lei, out of which one billion lei through two emissions of treasury bonds with discount and 4.3 billion lei through eight emissions of state bonds, plus 645 million lei through supplementary sessions of non-competitive offers, connected to the bids for bonds.The sum is higher by approximately 1.84 billion lei against the programmed one for November ...

Gov't is preparing bill amending OUG 114 to repeal several articles

Monday, December 2, 2019


The government will prepare a bill for repealing several articles of Emergency ordinance (OUG) 114, provisions that have affected "in an extremely negative way" the business environment, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday."In the case of any kind of law-making that concerns the business environment, our intention - be it in the fiscal environment, or in any specific field - is to carry out prior consultations (...) We have some things which, in my ...

Barometer: Romania's industrial activity flatlining on almost all indicators this October

Monday, December 2, 2019

Romania's industrial activity has flatlined on almost all indicators this October, yet the managers' expectations for the next six months are slightly up, "probably against the backdrop of the change of government and of hope for a better new year," shows the Industrial Barometer worked out by the Management Faculty of the Bucharest National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and IRSOP.The document released on Friday shows that ...

Romania will benefit from a system of earthquake prediction  - 8 hours before- offered by IONOTERRA, free of charge

Monday, December 2, 2019


The Israeli company IONOTERRA in partnership with the University Politechnic Bucuresti will make in Romania, in the second part of 2020 an experimental session of monitorisation of the seismic area Vrance, with emission of earthquake alert on average 8 hours before the event. The announcement was made during the first scientific conference organized by IONOTERRA in Bucharest. The event was honored last Friday by the presence of ...

Military parade on December 1: 4,000 militaries, 200 technical means, over 50 airplanes at National Day parade and troops from 21 NATO countries

Friday, November 29, 2019

Twenty-one NATO countries will participate in the military parade on December 1, Romania's National Day, with military hardware and troops from war zones, according to parade coordinator Vasile Toader."We have a richer participation than in previous years: there are 21 NATO countries who will come to join us this year in the parade. We have some units that have constituted new parade blocks, they are units that this year went to combat zones for the first time and ...

CCR validates result of second round of election for President of Romania

Friday, November 29, 2019


The Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) validated, on Thursday, the result of the second round of the presidential elections. Following the election, Klaus Iohannis obtained a new term in Cotroceni.The decision of the CCR was read by the President of the Court, Valer Dorneanu, in a solemn sitting, attended by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, members of the Government, National Liberal Party (PNL) MPs, presidential and state advisers, representatives of the ...

AEP: Value of electoral contributions submitted by candidates for campaign funding worth over 72,000,000 lei

Friday, November 29, 2019

The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) has announced on Thursday that the total value of the electoral contributions submitted by the competitors for funding the campaign in the presidential elections for the first round of elections stood at 70,258,904.02 lei and the total amount of the contributions declared for the runoff stood at 1,956,000 lei.Of the total value declared in the first round of elections, 69,679,729.11 lei represent the total electoral ...

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