Andreea Marinescu

Cluj-Napoca registers highest nitrogen dioxide concentration in Europe, this May (Airly)

The central-western city of Cluj-Napoca is in the top of Romania and Europe regarding high concentrations of NO2 (nitrogen dioxide - emissions resulted from auto pollutants) registered in the month of May, according to a ranking made by Airly, the company who monitors air quality.

Most probably budget deficit weight in GDP will be close to 5 pct in 2021 (Banca Transilvania opinion)

Romania will manage to decrease this year from a budget deficit of 9.2 pct of GDP in 2020 to 5.4 pct of GDP, said Andrei Radulescu, director of macroeconomic analysis at Banca Transilvania (BT), at the 17th edition of the event "Meeting with the economic press", in central Predeal.

LabMin Turcan: The rights of 150,000 Romanians lorry drivers on European roads must be observed

The rights of the 150,000 Romanians who work as lorry drivers on European roads must be observed as provided for in the national legislation, Minister of Labour and Social Protection Raluca Turcan wrote on Facebook on Thursday. She met in Brussels European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean.

Neel (OMV Petrom): Romania can become largest gas producer in Europe

Romania has the opportunity to become the largest gas producer in Europe, especially through the advantages offered by the resources of the Black Sea, Franck Neel, member on the OMV Petrom Board told on Thursday a specialized debate. "OMV Petrom is based in Eastern Europe, where we want to develop the company, in terms of energy transition.

Official statistics: Jan - April wholesale turnover up 12.6 pct YoY

Romania's wholesale turnover (except for trade in motor vehicles and motorcycles) over January 1 - April 30, 2021 was up both as unadjusted and as workday and seasonally adjusted series from the year-ago period by 12.6 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) announced on Thursday.

Energy minister discusses with ExxonMobil officials on collaboration with Romgaz in carbon storage area

Energy Minister Virgil Popescu met on Wednesday with the representatives of the US company ExxonMobil, and one of the topics of discussion was the collaboration with Romgaz in the field of carbon storage, according to a post on the minister's Facebook page.

President of Competition Council: 2020, clearly different year; our economy has performed surprisingly well

President of the Competition Council Bogdan Chiritoiu considers that the Romanian economy has performed surprisingly well in the pandemic and there has been an excellent ability to adapt on the part of the private sector. "2020 was clearly a different year. It is remarkable that sectors of the private economy have adapted very well.

Energy Minister: EIB can finance up to 75 pct of Romanian eligible energy project costs

Romanian Energy Minister Virgil Popescu and counselor Niculae Havrilet had a working meeting today in Luxembourg with European Investment Bank (EIB) Vice President responsible for Romania, Christian Kettel Thomsen, with talks focusing on the increase in EIB's financial and technical support for investments in the Romanian energy sector and support for major projects in this field, the Energy Mi

World Bank provides additional funding of 150 million euros for reform of Romanian health sector

Minister of Finance Alexandru Nazare and World Bank Country Manager for Romania and Hungary in the Europe and Central Asia Region Tatiana Proskuryakova signed today in Bucharest the loan agreement for the additional 150 million euro funding aimed at supporting the health reform project - improving the quality and efficiency of the health system, a press release of the Finance Ministry informs.