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Iohannis: Aviators have turned flight and air defence into real passion

On Tuesday, July 20, the Day of Romanian Aviation and Air Force, President Klaus Iohannis sent a message in which he shows that this holiday also honours the memory of all the heroes who, throughout history, put their lives at the service of the 'Romanian Wings', with dedication, courage and self-sacrifice.

Floods engulf 12 counties in Romania; man found dead in riverbed

Torrential showers in the last 24 hours caused floods in 29 areas in 12 counties in Romania, and in the village of Handreti, Iasi County, a man was found dead in a riverbed, the Inspectorate General for Emergency Situations (IGSU) announced on Tuesday. Alba, Brasov, Caras-Severin, Dambovita, Dolj, Hunedoara, Iasi, Maramures, Mures, Neamt, Prahova and Timis are the affected counties.

Moldova Eyes Energy Independence from Russia

Though some 'minor problems' have still to be resolved, gas should start flowing from Romania to Moldova in October, giving the country a much-anticipated alternative to Russia.

Romanian pharma industry's turnover close to 70 bln lei this year

The turnover of Romanian drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies was 66.6 billion lei in 2020, up 2.6 percent from 2019 and over 100 percent higher compared to 2010, shows a survey by KeysFin - one of the most important providers of business information solutions in Romania - based on Finance Ministry figures.

BNR: Economic activity will continue growth in Q2, Q3, earlier than anticipated

The members of the Council of Administration of the Romanian National Bank (BNR) estimate that economic activity will continue to grow in the second and third quarter at greater pace than estimated in May, but in gradual deceleration in relation to the first quarter, according to the minutes of the monetary policy session of July 7, 2021.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 46; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 10,900

As many as 46 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 10,900 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Monday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

Scorching heat, thunderstorms to grip most of Romania for two days

The National Weather Administration (ANM) issued on Monday new Code Yellow and Code Orange warnings of unstable weather, including scorching heat spells, valid in most of Romania. According to the forecast, a Code Yellow warning of heightened heat and thermal discomfort in Oltenia, Muntenia, Dobrogea and southern Moldavia will be in place today.

New tranche of Pfizer BioNtech vaccine to arrive at Otopeni airport

A new tranche of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, 662,220 doses, will arrive at the Otopeni airport on Monday, the National Coordinating Committee for Vaccination Activities against COVID-19 informs in a press release sent to AGERPRES. The transportation of the vaccine doses to the storage centre is provided by the manufacturing company, including by land.

PM Citu: Soon-to-be estimates show two-digit economic growth in Romania for 2021

Some estimates soon to be announced show an almost two-digit economic growth for 2021, Prime minister Florin Citu said Sunday at a reunion of the County Coordination Committee of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Cluj. "We are all here because we believe in liberalism and we believe that only through liberalism can we develop Romania.

Roughly 30k vehicles registered in first half of July, of which 6,755 new cars

Roughly 30,000 vehicles were registered in Romania in the first half of July, of which 20,461 units in the "used" category, according to the recently published data of the Driving Permits and Vehicle Registration Regime Directorate (DRPCIV). According to the official statistics, in the analyzed interval, out of the total of the 9,291 new vehicles registered, 6,755 are cars.