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Infrastructure : Turkish Airlines celebrates 26 years of operation at Otopeni Airport

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Turkish Airlines is celebrating 26 years of operation at Henri Coanda International Airport and has a cargo market share of 54% which is exoected to grow, said Valentin Iordache, the spokesman for Bucharest National Airport Company. With operations in three cities -Bucharest, Cluj Napoca and Constanta, Turkish Airlines has strengthened its position in Romania. Today, there are three daily flights from Bucharest to Istanbul, one of them with aircraft of ...

17.3 ml euro worth of EU funding for Romania-Ukraine Joint Operational Program's large infrastructure projects

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The Romanian and Ukrainian authorities signed four financing contracts with a total of 19.3 million euro, of which 17.3 million euro in European funding, allocated through the Romania - Ukraine 2014-2020 Joint Operational Program, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) informs.The four projects envisage crossborder security, health infrastructure and the rehabilitation of sewerage systems in the Danube Delta border ...

Passengers going on holidays from Romania lost 2,500 hours last summer over delayed flights

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Passengers going on holidays from Romania lost around 2,500 hours of vacation last summer due to numerous flight delays, according to the latest report by AirHelp released at the end of ...

Tourism : Dubai becomes an increasingly popular holiday destination for Romanians

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


The number of Romanian tourists who traveled to Dubai increased by 24% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year to 29,670, according to data released on July 4 by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing  (DCTCM). “We have seen an increase in the number of tourists from Romania. And this is also the result of the variety of tourist attractions and experiences for all age groups. The evolution of Dubai plays ...

Statistics: Five-month tourist overnight stays in Romania up 9.9 pct YoY

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation increased by 8.0 %, while the overnight stays increased by 12.3% in May 2019. Compared to May 2018, in May 2019 customs registered an increase in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 8.0 % and an increase of 12.5% in the departures abroad of the ...

Real Estate: CTP acquires logistics park near Bucharest with EUR 40 mln

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

CTP, the leading premium industrial parks developer and long-term manager in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe, acquired A1 Bucharest Park, a logistics park located on the A1 motorway near Bucharest, within a transaction valued at approximately EUR 40 million. The logistics project A1 Bucharest Park was developed by AIC RE and bought by CTP from Vabeld Group. The transaction was concluded on the June 27, 2019, according to a press ...

Agriculture: Romania, in UNESCO attention for unfit exploitation of beech forests included in world patrimony

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A joint commission of the Center for UNESCO world patrimony and specialists in reactive monitoring from IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) will come to Romania to evaluate the way in which this country observes the administration rules for one of the objectives included on the World Patrimony List “Secular and virgin beech forests in the Carpathians and other parts of Europe'.  According to the press ...

Real Estate: Statistics:16,471 building authorizations for residential buildings in the first 5 months, up 1.1 per cent

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

More than 16,400 building authorizations for residential buildings were issued in the first five months of the year, up 1.1 per cent against the same period the previous year, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Friday.In May 2019, there were issued 4,133 building authorizations for residential buildings, by 12.8 per cent less than in April 2019 and a 6.8 per cent drop compared with May 2018.According to the same ...

Infrastructure : PM Dancila announces creation of Infrastructure Department, unforgiving measures against those who delay works

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


  Premier Viorica Dancila announced that an Infrastructure Department acting under her coordination will be established for 10 major projects, and that she will be "unforgiving" with those who delay works or default on their duties."As expectations in infrastructure are high and have been building up for 30 years now, whether we speak about hospitals or about motorways, I will set up this week an Infrastructure ...

Cars: As many as 2,285 eco-friendly cars of which over 1,800 hybrid purchased January through May

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


The number of the green cars traded in Romania January through May parked at 2,285 units, up by 69pct against the same period of 2018, the statistics of the Car Producers and Importers Association (APIA) informs.The eco-friendly cars weight in total sales nationwide was 3.4pct versus 2.3pct in same interval of 2018.Out of the total eco-cars sold January through May, 1,814 units were hybrid, up by 71pct vs same period of 2018, 379 units were 100% ...

Car market grows 11.6pct January through May 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The auto market continued its upward trend in May this year, reaching 11.6pct in the first five months, compared to the same period in 2018, according to a press release issued by the Association of Car Producers and Importers (APIA).In Romania, sales are mainly backed by legal entities, which cover 58pct of total purchases of cars made in the first five months of 2019.At the same time, the number of cars purchased by individuals in these first five ...

Tourism : Romanians make the lowest share of trips outside their country among all EU residents

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Romanians are the EU citizens who make the highest share of domestic trips, with 94 percent of their travels in 2017 having taken place within their country and only 6 percent taking them abroad, Eurostat data show. Second in the ranking by the share of domestic trips were Spanish citizens (91 percent), followed by the Portuguese (89 percent). ”The highest shares of trips of EU residents within their country (domestic trips) were observed in ...

Telecom. IT: Vodafone :5G ready and Red Infinity 25 are the first 5G ready subscriptions

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Vodafone Romania extends the 5G coverage in Cluj-Napoca and Mamaia and launches the ...

Agricuture: The Romanian National Irrigation Program has to rehabilitate a total area of ??2 million hectares

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A decade after the Revolution of December 1989, Romania had managed to destroy almost all of its irrigation system, but in the last 10 years the country has tried to rebuild it with the help of funds from the European Union. The problem is that the damage is already done, and in order to repair it, millions of euros are needed just to restore the irrigation system, and tens of millions to maintain it. However, the European funds for this year have been ...

Trade: IKEA Pallady Bucharest, the largest IKEA store in South East Europe

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

On inauguration day, the biggest IKEA store from southeast Europe, IKEA Pallady Bucharest, recorded sales of RON 1.16 million, with an average shopping cart value of RON 181. The store had almost 20,000 visitors on the first day. The best sold small-sized product was a bath towel called Lejaren, with 3,119 units. In the furniture segment, a small table, Lack, was sold in 129 pieces. IKEA Pallady has ...

Healthcare: Study: For slight affections one out of two Romanians directly asks pharmacists for necessary medicines

Tuesday, June 25, 2019


One out of two Romanians directly ask pharmacists for the needed medicines in case of slight affections, without asking for recommendations. Only one out of 18 Romanians see a physician to obtain a prescription, according to a study made by the marketing research company 4Srvice Group Romania. Physicians and pharmacists are those who are listened to by Romanians when it comes to choosing a certain brand of medicines, being mentioned by 83.6% of ...

Access to health services in countryside, below 50pct compared to before 1989

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dr. Adrian Streinu-Cercel, manager of the Matei Bals Institute in Bucharest, said on Friday that access to health services in the countryside fell below 50pct compared to the period before 1989, which is dramatic, he says."We are talking about children here, we are talking about vaccination, we are talking about many other things that are mostly social care problems," the doctor said.Attending the conference "Faith and Health in the Romanian Village", ...

Telecom.IT : Romania to launch 5G auction in Q4

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Romania intends to launch the 5G auction in the fourth quarter of this year, Romanian Communications minister, Alexandru Petrescu, has announced as quoted by Bloomberg. The ...

Romania can pioneer blockchain area but it needs relevant legislation

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Romania can pioneer the blockchain area, but for this we need legislation to help both local entrepreneurs but also to attract entrepreneurs from other European states, Minister of Communications and Information Society Alexandru Petrescu said on Friday at the Palace Parliament at the "Romania Blockchain Summit", organized 20 - 21 June."At the ministry level, there are discussions on advanced technologies - supercomputing, blockchain, in the last four to five ...

Infrastructure : Passenger air transport, up 6.6pct on Romanian airports, in Q1

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The passenger air transport registered at the airports in Romania increased by 6.6 percent in the first quarter of the year, to 4.64 million people, compared to 4.356 million registered in the same period of 2018, shows data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS).According to statistics, in the first three months of 2019, both international passenger air transport and freight transport (including postal services) of airports have the largest share in ...

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