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Futureal to build 1,800 apartments in Bucharest

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hungary’s Futureal group, through its local division Cordia Romania, plans to develop at least three new residential projects in Bucharest, in addition to the one announced in the Expozitiei area (central-north Bucharest), so that the group will reach over 1,800 built-in ...

Cars: The turnover of the trade with motor vehicles and of the market services provided to the population in November 2018

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Compared to the previous month, in November 2018 the turnover volume of the trade with motor vehicles and motorcycles increased both as gross series by 1.1% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to seasonality by 4.0%. The turnover volume of the market services provided to the population, compared to the previous month, decreased both as gross series by 4.4% and as adjusted series according to the number of working days and to ...

Dacia 2018 sales hit all-time high of 700,798 units

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Carmaker Dacia had in 2018 the best commercial performance in its history, with sales on the domestic and international market totaling 700,798 units, up 7 pct from the previous year, the car manufacturer said in a release on Friday."Sales of the Romanian car brand practically doubled in just seven years, topping the 350,000-unit mark in 2012, 400,000 in 2013, 500,000 in 2014 and 600,000 in 2017," said representatives of the car manufacturer.Dacia ...

Infrastructure: 5.6% traffic increase at Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport in 2018

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The overall traffic (commercial and non commercial) at Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport in 2018 was 143,324 passengers, on the rise by 5.6% against the previous year, according to data supplier by the airport. Over January-December 2018, there were 7,339 aircraft movements (landings and take-offs) on the rise by 13.3% against the same period of 2017. According to the source, the 2018 increase of commercial passenger ...

Trains register total delays of three years in six months

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

According to official data released by the Ministry of Transport, the Romanian trains were on average 5.78 minutes late during the six months from June to November 2018. Thus, the cumulated delays of all the trains operating during the period amounted to more than three years. MP Catalin Nechifor notified the ministry for the repeated delays of the trains on the route Bucharest – Vatra ...

EU rail freight in 2017: up 3.2%

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In 2017, rail freight transport in the European Union (EU) increased by 13 billion tonne-kilometres compared with 2016, reaching 416 billion tonne-kilometres. This ...

Wizz Air expands in Timisoara

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wizz Air has announced on Thursday a further expansion to its Timisoara network, allocating an additional Airbus A320 aircraft and adding 4 new routes from its Timisoara base, as well as increasing the frequencies of some of the most popular existing routes, a press release by the company informs. The new Airbus A320 will be joining Wizz Air’s Timisoara fleet as of September 2019, representing a further investment of over USD 100 million by WIZZ ...

Healthcare: Eurostat: Romania, among the EU countries with low number of generalist medical practitioners per 100,000 inhabitants

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Generalist medical practitioners (which include general practitioners) provide continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families and communities. The number of generalist medical practitioners per 100,000 inhabitants varied noticeably across the different European Union (EU) Member States in 2016. In most of the 21 Member States, for which 2016 data are available, there were between 60 and 120 generalist medical practitioners for every ...

Romania still losing its doctors to other EU countries despite recent wage hikes

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Employees in the healthcare system saw significant wage increases in 2018, with some salaries having doubled since March 2018. Unfortunately, this was not enough to keep the doctors from leaving the country, since 2,312 have left over the past year, according to Hotnews, citing information provided by the Health Ministry. On average, 6 doctors per day requested documents to be able to work outside the country in 2018. It is not ...

Two burn centres to be opened in Iasi and Timisoara

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Burn Centres are to be opened in Iasi and Timisoara, most probably in May, after the the second public tender to buy the necessary medical equipment ends, Health Minister Sorina Pintea told a press conference in Timisoara on Wednesday. “It’s a topic that Romania is currently lacking, the hospital beds for the burnt patients. The equipment of the Burn Centre is financed by the World Bank. The WB programme has been implemented since 2012. ...

Agriculture: European Commission: 266 million euro to improve rural cadastre in Romania

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

About 266 million euro from the European Fund for Regional Development will be invested to extend the cadastre area, the system of recording land in rural areas in Romania. The project is meant to improve the legal frame and transparency of right to property, the European Commission informs. EU funds will be used to make a systematic recording in rural areas, to digitalize and classify existing archives, to instruct personnel, to develop the use of ...

One million euro target  from EU funds allocated in 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 2019 target for the attraction of European Funds through the Rural Development National Program 2014-2020 is at least one billion euro, which raises the absorption rate to 53%, according to data supplied by the Agency Financing Rural Investments (AFIR) in a press release. “The absorption rate was established considering quarterly payment provisions from the level of 554 million euro for investment projects and 498.5 million euro for ...

Telecom. IT: Collaboration between Romania and USA in investment and cyber security field

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Cyber security and development of commercial relations between Romania and USA were topics discussed on last Thursday by Alexandru Petrescu, the minister of communications and information society and Hand Klemm, the US Ambassador, at a meeting held at the ministry. “In the context in which the development of bilateral relations with the US is a priority objective of Romania’s government, the agenda concerning the Strategic Partnership ...

Trade: Consumers with 1,501-2,500 euro incomes most influenced by quality and warranty of online products and services

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


60% of consumers with incomes between 1,501 and 2,500 euro are influenced the most by the quality and warranty of online products and services, followed by 33% of consumers with incomes up to 500 euro, according to the study “Purchase behaviour in digital consumer age.” At the opposite pole 2% of buyers with incomes over 2,500 euro declare they are less influenced by these aspects. “54% of consumers with ...

Tourism: Bucharest Black February - a new initiative for drawing foreign tourists

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The capital city of Romania is still looking for foreign tourists on the part of city breaks for cultural opportunities or entertainment as they may host a double number of tourists as compared to what they do now, appreciates Gheorghe Fodoreau the chairman of one of the main tour operators specialized in incoming, former chairman of the Na?ional Association of the Tourism Agencies (ANAT). At present, Bucuresti has 14,609 rooms classified in hotels, ...

Romanian Tourism Association, 13 Agencies Fined EUR2.45M for Antitrust Practices

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Romania's antitrust authority has fined 13 tourism agencies and the country's national tourism association ANAT a total of EUR2.45 million for acting concertedly to keep vacation prices high. The antitrust watchdog found that, during the period June 2013 – September 2016, 13 tourism agencies coordinated their commercial practices and exchanged sensitive information so as to not allow discounts or price drops for vacation ...

Agriculture : In 2018, Romania ranks first in EU for maize and sunflower production

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Romanian agriculture sector recorded its best results in history last year, with record yields for wheat, maize and sunflower. The total grain harvest in 2018 – about 31 million tons – ranks Romania on the third place in the European Union (EU), but first for maize harvest for the second year in a row. Data from the European Institute of Statistics show that Romania ranks third in the EU, after France and Germany, in cereal production, ...

Infrastructure : The goods traffic in Romanian maritime harbours in 2018 worth over 61 million tones

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


The goods traffic recorded last year in the Romanian maritime harbours was over 61 millin tons, being the third biggest in the last 30 years. The most important groups of goods where increase of traffic was recorded are: cereals and raw oil. According to the representatives of the National Company for the Administration of the Maritime Harbours (CN APMC) Constanta, the goods traffic of 2018 is the third highest over the last 30 years since 1988 being ...

Two low-cost airline companies open new routes from Bucharest to Spain and Israel

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Wizz Air has announced on Tuesday a new route between Bucharest and Santander, starting from the 23 of April 2019. The flights will be operated twice/week during the summer season, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Romanians can already plan their trip to Santander as tickets are already available on wizzair.com with fares starting from 99 RON/19.99 EUR, one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges. Santander is a popular destination at the Atlantic ...

Traffic at Sibiu airport hits record after 30% surge in 2018

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sibiu International Airport boasted last year the highest number of passengers ever, namely over 700,000. This marked an increase of more than 30% compared to 2017, according to a press release issued by the airport. The record number of passengers at Sibiu International Airport was more precisely 700,353 passengers, with a significant increase of +31.3% compared to 2017. In 2018 for the first time, the ...

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