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Colliers: Next decade may bring significant economic boom in most world countries, Romania included

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The next decade could bring a significant economic boom in most countries, Romania included, according to the 2021 report issued by Colliers. Analysts say that in the last two decades the per capita GDP in Romania went up from 28% to 58.6% in 2020. “This 30% increase ranks Romania 5th in the world ...

Chamber of Deputies rejects law by which Liviu Dragnea wanted repatriation of gold reserve

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Chamber of Deputies rejected on Tuesday the law by which Liviu Dragnea, the former leader of Social Democratic Party (PSD), wanted the repatriation of the gold reserve.The vote was cast on the request for re-examination of the Law for amending art. 30 of Law no. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania (BNR), a law that regulates depositing the entire gold reserve of Romania in the country and the introduction of a deadline a maximum of 20 ...

Project competition dedicated to civil society launched by the French Embassy în Bucharest

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


The French Institute in Romania and the French Embassy in Bucharest are releasing a project competition dedicated to civil society organizations and the selected civic initiatives will receive a co-financing worth maximum 5,000 euros, informs the French Embassy in Bucharest.The projects presented must propose innovative and collective actions for one or more of the themes mentioned by the organisers:1) Rights of the child: promotion of the ...

State-aid scheme for independent cultural entities awaiting European Commission's approval

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Bucharest General Mayor Nicusor Dan announced on Tuesday that the city has taken another step toward providing three million lei in aid to independent cultural entities, pending the approval of the scheme by the European Commission, which could come in less than a month."Unfortunately, the procedure is very difficult. We first had to go through the Competition Council, a step we took. We took today the first step from the European Commission - and we have ...

Population by domicile decreases 22.089 million people on January 1, 2021, demographic aging process intensifies

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


- On 1 st of January, 2021 1 , the legally resident population was 22089 thousands persons, decresing with 0.5% as against 1st of January, 2020. - Urban and female population are in majority (56.3%, respectively 51.2%). - The phenomenon of demographic ageing has increased, the elderly population of 65 years old and over exceeding the young population of 0?14 years with over ...

Minister Ghinea: We have agreed to submit PNRR on May 31

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


Minister of European Investments and Projects Cristian Ghinea announced on Monday that Romania will submit the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) on May 31."In the discussion with the President [Klaus Iohannis], with Mr. Orban, with the Prime Minister [Florin Citu] and the two Deputy Prime Ministers, we agreed that tomorrow, in the meeting I will have with Vice President Vestager of the European Commission, we will follow the May 31 timeline for ...

Transport Minister, EC Vice President and Transport Commissioner address motorway segments' funding through PNRR

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Catalin Drula, discussed with the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, and the European Commissioner for Transport, Adina Valean, on Monday, the financing of five segments of the motorway through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR)."I had a very productive meeting with Commissioners Adina Valean and Margrethe Vestager. I thank both of them for their support to ...

Deputy military attache with Russian embassy in Bucharest, declared persona non grata

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  The Romanian authorities have decided to declare persona non grata on Romanian soil deputy military attache with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bucharest, Alexey Grishaev, because "his activities and actions contravene the provisions of the 1961 Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations," the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) reported in a press statement released on Monday.According to the MAE, the decision was communicated ...

Aurescu: Any threat to Romania is in fact a threat to NATO

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Any threat to Romania is in fact a threat to NATO, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu said on Sunday.He referred to recent tensions in the Black Sea region and stressed that NATO "is the strongest political-military alliance"."The fact that Romania is part of this alliance is a guarantee for the security of Romania and its citizens, without any doubt, that is why I told you that there is no danger for Romania and its citizens during ...

ForMin Aurescu: Russia announcing withdrawal of troops also shows heavy equipment remains deployed

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The recent announcement by the Russian Federation on withdrawal of its troops from around Ukraine also shows that heavy defence equipment remains on the ground and could be used "in a second or more iterations of this event," Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Sunday.He spoke on Antena 3 about Russia's announcement on the withdrawal of its troops deployed in and around Ukraine, pointing out that evaluations must be made and steps taken for ...

ForMin Aurescu: EU cannot afford to distance itself from strategic commitment to Eastern Neighborhood partners

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


The EU cannot afford to distance itself from its strategic commitment to partners in the Eastern Neighborhood, but should support democratic transformation in the region, Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Monday.The head of the Romanian diplomacy participated as a keynote speaker, together with his Spanish counterparts, Arancha Gonzalez Laya and Polish, Zbigniew Rau, in the webinar on "The European Union and its neighborhoods in a ...

Minister Ioana Mihaila: Situation of ICU COVID-19 beds - better than in previous weeks

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


The situation of intensive care beds for patients with COVID-19 is "better" than in previous weeks, Health Minister Ioana Mihaila told a Monday's press conference, who added that on Sunday, at 17.00, as many as 247 ICU beds for adults and 32 for children were available nationwide."Indeed, the situation is better than in the previous weeks. At the moment, we have 247 unoccupied intensive care beds nationwide, according to the reports verified yesterday, at ...

Bucharest Prefect: Movement of persons, allowed until 22:00 hrs on weekends too

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The movement of people is allowed in Bucharest until 22:00 hrs and on weekends, too, informed on Monday the Prefect of the Capital, Alin Stoica, after the meeting of the Bucharest City Emergency Management Committee (CMBSU), convened in the context in which the COVID-19 incidence rate fell below 3.5 per thousand inhabitants.Moreover, the economic operators can operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 21:00 hrs, and gyms/fitness centers can be ...

Drive-through COVID-19 vaccination centres to open in Bucharest

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Bucharest Prefect Alin Stoica announced on Monday that curbside/drive-through COVID-19 vaccination centres will open in the city."There is talk of opening new centres and - as the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) also announced - a vaccination marathon will be held May 7-9 and we will also open drive-through centres. We are already discussing that. (...) As far as I know, talks are for a drive-through in District 6," Stoica told ...

Senate: Sanction against Diana Sosoaca

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The Senate Standing Bureau has decided on Monday to sanction former AUR, currently independent senator Diana Sosoaca by written warning, after the upper chamber’s legal committee had recommended by a written report that the senator should bye sanction for her denial to wear the protection facemask during the plenary session, for her extremist and homophobe speech, but also on the ground that she is breaking the laws and “the rules of common ...

Net assets of investment funds, up 2.2% in March

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

 The net assets of the local open-end investment funds registered an increase of 2.2% in March compared to the previous month, standing at a value of approximately 21.13 billion lei, according to a report of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF).At the end of March 2021, the net assets of all categories of open-end investment funds increased compared to the previous month, according to data published by the Association of Fund Managers (AAF), quoted ...

PwC STUDY: 20% of Central and Eastern European executives are extremely concerned about the future of the eurozone

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CEOs in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are more conservative than their global counterparts regarding business development initiatives over the next 12 months. They’re seeking operational efficiency rather than growth through mergers, acquisitions or strategic partnerships, according to the 24th edition of the CEO Survey report for the CEE region.   “Business leaders in Central and Eastern Europe are very ...

Car scrappage schemes "Rabla Clasic" and "Rabla Plus" started on Monday

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

The car scrappage schemes "Rabla Clasic" and "Rabla Plus" started on Monday, and individuals can go to the validated carmakers in order to complete the registration formalities, while the legal entities can send acceptance files to the Environmental Fund Administration (AFM) in order to access the two schemes.The lists of producers who have signed participation contracts with AFM are posted on the institution's website www.afm.ro, in the sections dedicated ...

The National Opera: ‘ Messa da Requiem’ by Verdi – concert dedicated to the memory of the Covid-19 victims, broadcast, on Saturday, online

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


The National Opera House Bucuresti will broadcast online,on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. ‘ Messa da Requiem’ by Giuseppe Verdi, a concert dedicated to the memory of the Covid-19 victims.According to a press release of ONB, sent on Monday the concert, a vocal-symphonic work for four soloists, choir and orchestra includes Irina Iordachescu ( soprano), Antonela Barnat ( mezzo-soprano), Daniel Magdal (tenor) and Marius Bolos (bass).The orchestra ...

On ruling coalition functioning PNL's Orban says: It was a difficult stalemate; things will get better

Monday, April 26, 2021

National chairman of the National Liberal party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said in Craiova on Friday regarding the functioning of the ruling coalition after their most recent disputes, that a "difficult" stalemate has been overcome and things "will get better."Orban added that "steps forward" have been taken that could lead to improving the way the coalition works."Any instance of dispute brings the possibility of improving certain things that do not ...

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