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Coronavirus: Only two counties and Bucharest remain in red scenario

Monday, April 26, 2021

 Bucharest remains in the red scenario, with 4.15 cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 per thousand inhabitants, dropping from the previous day, when the incidence was of 4.41, the Strategic Communication Group announced on Friday.In the red scenario there still are the counties of Ilfov, with an incidence of 4.13 cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 per thousand inhabitants, and Cluj - 4.04.In the last 24 hours there were 2,523 newly confirmed ...

Iohannis: Mass vaccination - the way out of pandemic, restrictions to be lifted gradually, as infection numbers go down

Monday, April 26, 2021

The way out of the COVID-19 pandemic is mass vaccination, President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday, specifying that the restrictions will be lifted gradually, as the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections, of ICU patients and deaths goes down.According to the head of the state, the COVID vaccination campaign is "going well", but the restrictive measures won't be lifted overnight."For now, I can say that the campaign is going well. We have around 100,000 ...

Trilateral special session with Georgia, Ukraine: Romania supports their rapprochement with Euro-Atlantic structures

Monday, April 26, 2021


The Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, hosted on Friday, in Bucharest, within the Romania-Poland-Turkey Trilateral meeting on security issues, a special working session with the participation of the ministers of foreign affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani, and of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, context in which he stressed that Romania remains a strong supporter of the rapprochement of the two partner states with Euro-Atlantic ...

Trilateral Joint Statement: Romania-Poland-Turkey work very well, significantly contributes to NATO reinforcement

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Romania-Poland-Turkey Trilateral is working very well, and its relevance and usefulness have increased significantly, contributing in its 9 years of existence to strengthening the North Atlantic Alliance, as well as to ensuring the security of the eastern flank, at the Black Sea included, Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu told the plenary session of the Romania-Poland-Turkey Trilateral Summit, which he attended together with his counterparts Zbigniew Rau and ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu: Black Sea Region is our common home

Monday, April 26, 2021


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Republic of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, declared on Friday that the Black Sea region is "our common home" and must be "kept away from tensions".Yesterday [Thursday - ed.n.], together with Bogdan Aurescu [Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister], I addressed the panel regarding the strategic partnership we have. Our relations are an example for the whole region. (...) This is not only a forum for discussion, but it ...

10th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the Republic of Turkey

Monday, April 26, 2021

The strategic partnership between Romania and Turkey is strong and allows the two countries to reflect together on their own strategic priorities for action in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu said on Thursday.Bogdan Aurescu and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, attended an event marking the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the ...

Minister of Defence: Land Forces military bring significant contribution in raising Romania's reputation in the world

Monday, April 26, 2021

 The Land Forces military, through all that they have done throughout its national history, have brought a significant contribution in growing the prestige of the Romanian army, implicitly its reputation throughout the world, the minister of National Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, said on Friday."The Feast of the Great Martyr Gorge, The Bearer of Victory", represents a special occasion for the Romanian army of honoring the military of the Land Forces. During ...

 Term for PNRR - indicative, this plan will be worked on until it is very good

Monday, April 26, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis declared on Friday that the term to finishing the National Resilience and Recovery Plan (PNRR) is an indicative and not final one, and Romania will work on this project until "it is very good".Asked, at Cotroceni Palace, if PNRR will be ready until the end of the month and what Romania risks if it will not be finished by the established deadline, the president replied: "This established term is indicative, it is not final, we must ...

Fitch Affirms Romania at 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative

Monday, April 26, 2021


* Fitch Ratings has affirmed Romania's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-' with a Negative Outlook. KEY RATING DRIVERS The Negative Outlook reflects uncertainty regarding the implementation of policies to address structural fiscal imbalances over the medium term and the impact from the coronavirus pandemic on Romania's public finances. The current administration plans a ...

Standard Eurobarometer 94 – Winter 2020-2021 – Public Opinion in the European Union

Monday, April 26, 2021


While the coronavirus pandemic has been impacting on European daily lives for more than a year, attitudes towards the EU remain positive, according to the latest Standard Eurobarometer conducted in February-March 2021. The image of the EU and trust in the EU have increased and reached their highest levels in more than a decade.   Europeans citizens identify health and the economic situation as the two top ...

The Romanian brand Laptaria cu Caimac got the international certificate Food Standards

Monday, April 26, 2021


Laptaria cu Caimac, the producer of Romanian premium dairy products obtained after an audit taking place in March 2021, the international certificate Food Standards 6.1, the system with the largest international acknowledgement as regards the security of food and quality management, informs a press release of the company.Getting the IFS 6.1 certificate meant the detailed audit of the factory Laptaria cu Caimac of Dragoesti and the checking of the technical factors ...

The 2021 edition of the Night of the Museums – 12th June

Monday, April 26, 2021


The National Network of the Museums in Romania (RNMR) gives the date of 12th June as the day for organising the edition of this year of the Night of the Museums.The initial date for organising the event should have been 15th May,but, due to the present context of ‘ maximum uncertainty and sanitary crisis’ it is ‘ very complicated’ and ‘ not recommended’ that the new edition be organised on that day, explained RNMR on ...

CSAT meeting on April 27: Black Sea situation and conclusion of Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan

Friday, April 23, 2021

The meeting of the Supreme Council of National Defence (CSAT) will take place on April 27, among the items on the agenda being the security situation in the Black Sea region and the implications for Romania, as well as the end of NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, informs the Presidential Administration.In fact, on Thursday, President Klaus Iohannis announced that a CSAT meeting would be convened next week to discuss the situation in the Black ...

President Iohannis, foreign ministers attending Romania-Poland-Turkey Trilateral discuss security issues

Friday, April 23, 2021

On Thursday, President Klaus Iohannis welcomed Foreign Minister of Poland Zbigniew Rau, and Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accompanied by Foreign Minister of Romania Bogdan Aurescu, as part of their attendance of a Romania-Poland-Turkey three-way security conference, hosted by Romania.According to a press statement released by the Presidential Administration, discussions focused on the main ways of co-operation in this format, with emphasis on ...

Minister Aurescu: Turkey continues to remain a key-partner of Romania

Friday, April 23, 2021


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu had on Thursday a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on the sidelines of the Romania-Poland-Turkey trilateral meeting, in which it was highlighted that Turkey continues to be Romania's first economic partner outside the European Union, with bilateral trade reaching almost 6.4 billion dollars in 2020.According to a Foreign Ministry (MAE) release sent on Thursday, the trilateral meeting is ...

 Citu: June 1, a little early to give up the mask; maybe after 10 million get vaccinated

Friday, April 23, 2021

 Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that it was too early to give up wearing protective masks against COVID-19 on June 1, adding that such measure could be taken after reaching the target of 10 million citizens vaccinated against COVID-19."After we get vaccinated, we will give up the mask. June 1 is a bit early to give up the mask. (...) We must think about giving up the mask after we have reached that target of 10 million vaccinated citizens. ...

CNSU updates list of countries with high epidemiological risk; Greece enters yellow zone

Friday, April 23, 2021

  The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has updated the list of states and areas considered with high epidemiological risk, in the case of which the quarantine measure is instituted on persons coming to Romania, Greece being included in the list of countries placed in the "yellow zone."According to CNSU Decision No. 23/2021, the list of countries in the yellow zone, which require quarantine at home or at the declared location ...

PNRR, under negotiations with the European Commission

Friday, April 23, 2021

 Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that Romania is in negotiations with the European Commission for the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and that it is not true that it was rejected, but only a remodeling of this plan was discussed.The head of the Executive was asked at a press conference whether the PNRR should be amended to be approved by the European Commission, given that irrigation and infrastructure projects would not be ...

CFA Romania analysts raise 2021 GDP growth forecast to 4.3%

Friday, April 23, 2021


 CFA Romania, an association of investment professionals, expects the country's gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 4.3% in 2021, and the budget gap to be equivalent to 7.2% of GDP, it said on Thursday.   Over 23.3% of CFA analysts polled in February said that the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis will be felt until the fourth quarter of 2022, CFA said in its latest monthly survey of ...

The chairmen of the Fiscal Council estimates a budgetary cash deficit in GDP in 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021

The budgetary correction is essential for the economic stability and the eu and for 2021 there is a budgetary cash deficit under 7% of GDP while the GDP will increase between 5% and 6%, stated on Wednesday Daniel Daianu,the chairman of the Fiscal Council. ‘My opinion is that the state will go into numerous companies by equity and this is clear from shareholding. It is necessary to have more resilient systems, but ...

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