Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu

USR's Barna calls special pensions of lawmakers undue benefits, defiance

National chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Dan Barna says the bill under which special state pensions will be taxed 85% of the amount in excess of 7,000 lei solves part of the injustice, but the adoption of a proposal on the abolition of special pensions of lawmakers is also necessary. "Today, part of the injustice has finally been solved.

Banks grant loans of 4 billion lei under IMM Invest programme

As of June 15, banks had granted loans to the amount of 4 billion lei under the IMM Invest programme, and this week the one billion euro equivalent mark will be passed, Cristian Paun, chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Credit Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises SA - IFN (FNGCIMM SA - IFN), said on Wednesday.

Chief emergency management official says 30-day extension of state of alert comes after thorough analysis

Head of the Emergency Management Department Raed Arafat said on Tuesday that the government's approval of a 30-day extension to the state of alert from June 17 was decided following a "thorough" analysis of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation.

COVID-19 cases in Romania following upward trend

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Monday that infections with the novel coronavirus have lately been following an upward trend, stressing that compliance with health standards by as many citizens as possible represents the only guarantee that the coronavirus lockdown relaxation measures taken so far can be maintained an

European Film Festival to continue June 17-21 on

The European Film Festival (FFE) continues June 17-21 on the video streaming platform of the Transylvania International Film Festival ( with the streaming of 25 European short films from the EU Shorts section and 18 Romanian short films made in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People coming from countries low-risk COVID-19 countries to be spared isolation when entering Romania

From June 15, people coming from countries with a coefficient of less than five new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days per one million inhabitants will be exempted from quarantine or home isolation when entering Romania, Ionel Danca, head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, announced on Friday.