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Assets of privately managed mandatory pension funds at roughly 73.145 bln lei as of end November

Assets of mandatory privately managed pension funds amounted to over 73.145 billion lei as of November 27, 2020, up 20 percent YoY, shows data of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF). Government securities account for the largest share in assets with 49.73 billion lei (68 pct), followed by stocks with 15.158 billion lei (20.72 pct) and corporate bonds with 2.98 billion lei (4.07 pct).

GCS: 5,719 new COVID-19 cases; tests in past 24 hours - 34,343

A number of 5,719 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, following the performance of 34,343 tests at national level, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informs on Wednesday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, says GCS.

Another Balkan Country Rocked by Quake – Magnitude 4 Tremor in Romania

A magnitude 4 earthquake on the Richter scale was registered at 1.50am on Wednesday in Olt region, southern Romania. The quake was at a depth of 10 km and was felt in Pleven, Bulgaria.

No casualties or destruction have been reported.

Since the beginning of the year, seven earthquakes with magnitude from 2 to 4 on the Richter scale have been recorded in Romanian.

 

WB revises downwards its projections for Romanian economy's 2021 recovery

The Romanian economy is expected to grow 3.5 percent this year, after a contraction of 5 percent in 2020, and is next seen picking up to 4.1 percent in 2022, according to the World Bank's January 2021 Global Economic Prospects, the financial organization's latest report on the outlooks for the world economy.

Rd 86 pct of Romanian citizens believe women and men have equal rights (survey)

Round 86 pct of Romanian citizens believe that women and men have equal rights, according to an opinion barometer conducted in order to measure the public perception of the SDG5 Sustainable Development Goal - Gender Equality. "Nearly three quarters of respondents (73 pct) consider that gender does not matter in working relationships.

Third stage of anti-COVID vaccination, for general population, could begin in April

The third stage of vaccinating against COVID, for the general population, could begin in the month of April, declared, on Tuesday, the chairman of the National Committee for the Coordination of Vaccination Activities, Dr. Valeriu Gheorghita. "Regarding the third stage of vaccination, we estimate it somewhere around early April.

GCS: 4,729 new cases of COVID-19; tests performed in past 24 hours - 31,022

A number of 4,729 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the past 24 hours, following 31,022 tests conducted nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Tuesday. These are cases that have not previously tested positive, says GCS. As of Tuesday, 648,288 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

Nearly Half of Bulgarians Live in Crammed Dwellings

A little over 41 percent of Bulgarians live in overcrowded dwellings, according to the latest data from the European statistical office Eurostat. This means that they do not have sufficient number of rooms for the size of their household.

Record Low Power Consumption on New Year Holidays in Bulgaria

The Electricity System Operator (ESO) reports record low power consumption during the New Year holidays. Bulgarian energy system is prepared for the expected cold spell. All power grids repairs have been completed in time, ESO told the Bulgarian National TV (BNT).

GCS: 3,130 new COVID-19 cases; tests in past 24 hours - 9,550

A number of 3,130 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been reported in the past 24 hours, following 9,550 tests carried out nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, says GCS. As of Monday, 643,559 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

Twenty migrants found in articulated lorry at border with Hungary

Twenty migrants seeking asylum in Romania were discovered by the authorities when they tried to leave the country illegally through the Border Checkpoint Nadlac II, 18 being hidden in an articulated lorry, and two under a trailer, sitting on a spare wheel.

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