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Analysis: PNL and PSD are preparing for locals

Friday, May 22, 2020

Political parties have already started preparations and are building up strategies for the local elections campaign. Liberals (PNL – at rule) want to organize elections for mayoralties and county councils in September or the beginning of October at the latest to avoid the economic crisis that will follow. On the other hand, social-democrats (PSD – opposition , but majority în Parliament) are enjoying the status of opposition party and is counting on a later ...

PM Orban, video conference with Polish PM Morawiecki; Polish Development Fund model presented

Friday, May 22, 2020


Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a meeting on Thursday, in a videoconference system, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, occasion on which the Polish Development Fund model was presented, with the talks on this topic to be continued at the level of expert teams of Romania and Poland.According to a post on the Facebook page of the Government, the two officials reviewed the stage and prospects of developing the bilateral relations, including in the ...

GCS: COVID-19 death toll rises by 5 to 1,156

Friday, May 22, 2020

Five more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll in Romania thus reaching 1,156, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday. It is about three men and two women aged between 45 and 66. A number of 9,800 people are in institutionalized quarantine on the Romanian territory, and another 39,614 people are in isolation at home and are under medical monitoring, the Strategic Communication Group ...

Official: On June 4 we start distributing corporal hygiene packs and on June 15 food packs

Friday, May 22, 2020

Minister of European Funds Marcel Bolos on Thursday informed that within the Government meeting they will approve the emergency ordinance that regulates the system of distribution of hygiene products packs and food packs to vulnerable persons.On June 4 the authorities will start the distribution of corporal hygiene packs and on June 15 of food packs, Bolos said in the beginning of the Government meeting."This is about 1,188,000 beneficiaries waiting ...

Humanitarian mission for Lithuania: 20,000 FFP2 protection masks

Friday, May 22, 2020

The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations has provided Lithuania with a transport of 20,000 FFP2 protection masks, in support of teams involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of a humanitarian mission to assist countries facing the novel coronavirus."These are part of the reserve of medical countermeasures for the COVID-19 epidemic, established in Romania, purchased by our country on the basis of a grant worth 10 million euros, signed ...

DNA opens 33 cases related to medical acquisitions during COVID-19 pandemic

Friday, May 22, 2020

Chief Prosecutor with the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Crin Bologa announced on Thursday that anti-corruption prosecutors have registered 33 cases in connection with the award of healthcare procurement contracts during the novel coronavirus pandemic."In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, I can inform you that 33 criminal cases have been registered with the DNA, out of which in 25 cases the prosecutors are acting on their own motion. In these ...

AHK president: Total lockdown no longer an affordable option in event of second coronavirus wave

Friday, May 22, 2020

Romania's economy could no longer afford another total lockdown in the event of a second wave of coronavirus infections, president of the Romanian - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) Dragos Anastasiu said on Thursday."Everyone has understood that a total lockdown cannot be the best solution. I think the people have understood what both personal and trade responsibility mean, and I think that if a second wave were to come and we don't have vaccine by ...

Government to grant up to 30pct of gross salary to companies that employ jobseekers

Friday, May 22, 2020


The government will grant up to 30pct of the gross salary to companies that will hire people looking for work, Prime minister Ludovic Orban announced on Wednesday evening."We will give up to 30pct of the gross salary to companies that will hire jobseekers, that will provide jobs to Romanian citizens who are looking for a job, for a period of at least three months. There are also a number of citizens, categories of employees for whom employment is more difficult, ...

Pensions, to increase depending on real possibilities

Friday, May 22, 2020

The government has as priority the payment of pensions and salaries and will increase the pensions, but only after a very serious analysis, depending on the real possibilities, so as to have the guarantee that they can be paid, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday night at the private broadcaster Realitatea Plus."We have provided in the state budget the necessary amounts to ensure the increase of pensions, we will increase pensions, but the decision to ...

PwC Romania : Companies in e-commerce, video communications, cloud platforms, telemedicine are medical crisis big winners

Friday, May 22, 2020


The economic effects at the sectorial level of the pandemic generated by COVID-19 have divided business into four categories, namely the essential services, the great winners, the losers and the survivors, among the great winners being companies in e-commerce, video communications, cloud platforms and telemedicine, claim the representatives of PwC Romania."In the category of essential services are the pharmaceutical, food, health, telecommunications and utilities ...

Modernisation contract for IAR 99 aircraft will be concluded within one month

Friday, May 22, 2020

National Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca has stated that the contract with the IAR Craiova plant regarding the modernisation of the IAR 99 aircraft and the upgrading of the Soim aircraft will be concluded within maximum one month."Mr Prime Minister, as we committed when we toured the IAR Craiova, we have completed everything that meant technical documentation in order to be able to start the procurement procedure for the modernisation of the IAR 99 aircraft and for ...

KeysFin : Postal and courier services market in Romania estimated at 6 bln RON in 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020


The turnover of the market of postal and courier services in Romania could reach 6 billion RON this year, after in 2019 it saw figures at 5.2 billion RON, an analysis published on Monday by KeysFin shows.At the end of 2018, the turnover of postal and courier services companies at the local level had reached nearly 4.8 billion RON, an 16 pct increase over 2017, and by 90 pct more than in 2009.The KeysFin analysts estimate the closing in to the threshold ...

Approximately 38,200 people cross border checkpoints in last 24 hours

Friday, May 22, 2020

Approximately 38,200 people, Romanian and foreign citizens, with over 22,400 means of transport, of which 15,800 trucks, passed through the border checkpoints of the entire country in the last 24 hours.According to an Border Police release sent on Thursday, on the entrance lane there were approximately 20,200 people with 11,600 means of transport, and on the exit one 18,000 people with 10,800 means of transport.The border with Hungary was crossed by ...

Survey: Romanians want local seaside holidays, but require hotel safety precautions

Friday, May 22, 2020


Over 78 percent of Romanians want to return to the Romanian seaside this summer despite the coronavirus pandemic, found an online survey conducted between May 10 - May 19, 2020 by the online agency Litoralul Românesc.ro on a sample of 1,181 respondents."The special measures taken by hotel owners are the most important criterion for the tourists choosing their seaside stay and of these, the majority of the polled said they would feel safer with disinfectant ...

The Greek government has put Romania on the list of 19 countries that can send tourists to Greece

Friday, May 22, 2020


Greek authorities have revealed the list of 19 states allowed to send tourists in Greece as of June 15 when the summer season starts, with Romania among them, according to greekcitytimes.com. Other countries whose citizens will be able to travel to Greece this summer are, among others, Australia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, China, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Poland, Serbia. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the new ...

Refurbishment of Fagaras Citadel kicks off

Friday, May 22, 2020


The works to refurbish the Citadel of Fagaras, in central Romania’s Brasov county, have started, the Fagaras City Hall announced. The investment in the refurbishment works amounts to more than RON 29 million (EUR 5.9 million), with the value of the non-refundable financing of RON 21.3 million (EUR 4.3 million). Troia Premium Construct and Pro Construct will carry out the works, which need to be finished in two years. The ...

Parliament approves state of alert

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Parliament on Wednesday passed a decision approving the establishment of a state of alert in Romania, 372 to 37 and seven abstentions."It is hereby approved the state of alert and the measures established by Government Decision No. 394 of May 18, 2020 declaring the state of alert and the measures applied during it to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, published in the Official Journal of Romania Part I, No. 410 of May 18, 2020, in accordance ...

GCS: COVID-19 death toll rises by 3 to 1,147

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Three more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll thus reaching 1,147, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Wednesday. These are two men and one woman aged between 47 and 71. A number of 196 of new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus were recorded in Romania since the last update, the total number of cases thus reaching 17,387, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on ...

Romanian air police escorted 4 Russian aircraft flying close to NATO airspace

Thursday, May 21, 2020


The Romanian air forces have conducted an air police mission to escort four Russian aircraft that flew, on Tuesday, over the Black Sea, close to the NATO airspace."Yesterday [Tuesday - ed.n.] there was an air police mission conducted by the Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish forces, as four Russian aircraft had a flight path near the NATO airspace. They never entered the NATO airspace, the Russian forces were at all times in the international air space," said, on ...

Liberals want local elections in September-October and parliamentary elections in December

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Liberals consider that the local elections will take place at the end of September, the beginning of October, and the parliamentary elections, on schedule, in December. According to some sources, the National Liberal Party (PNL) leader, Prime minister Ludovic Orban, told the Liberals gathered in the meeting of the National Political Bureau, held in video-conference system, that he wants the local elections to take place at the end of September, the beginning of October, ...

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