Cristina Zaharia

Minister of Finance Citu: Deficit up by 50 billion against budget adopted in December 2019

The budget deficit increases up to 90.9 billion lei following the budget rectification, an amount that represents 8.6% of GDP, so that the deficit is currently 50 billion lei higher against December 2019, when the budget for the current year was adopted, the Minister of Public Finance, Florin Citu, stated on Friday, in the beginning of the gov't meeting.

No additional restrictions to be added under decision to extend state of alert

The National Emergency Management Committee (CNSU) proposes the extension of the alert state by 30 days from August 16, and a government decision in that respect will be submitted for approval to a government sitting, Head of the Emergency Management Department Raed Arafat said on Friday.

MAE: Normalisation of Israel-UAE relations will contribute to Middle East security

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) welcomes the announcement on the normalisation of relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), voicing confidence that the move will contribute to stability and security in the Middle East.

Romania's Halep soars into WTA Prague Open women's singles semis

Bucharest, Aug 14 /Agerpres/ - Top seed Romanian tennis player Simona Halep on Friday soared into the women's singles semi-finals at the 202,250-USD WTA Prague Open tennis tournament after defeating Poland's Magdalena Frech with 6-2 6-0. World number two Halep, 28, prevailed in just 59 minutes over Polish lucky loser Magdalena Frech, 22, world's number 174.

Speed, path of Romania's economic recovery, uncertain, conditional on pandemic developments (BNR)

The speed and path of the economic recovery are uncertain, conditional on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictive measures, as well as on the economy's response to fiscal and monetary stimuli, according to the minutes of a monetary policy meeting of the board of the National Bank of Romania (BNR) of August 5, 2020.

Speaker Ciolacu: Russia, disturbed that Romania is consolidating as the safest country in its region

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Marcel Ciolacu said on Friday that any form of threat from the Russian Federation is "unacceptable," claiming that Moscow is "disturbed" that Romania is and is consolidating as the safest country in its region." "Any form of threat from the Russian Federation is unacceptable!

Romanian meat workers in Germany to conclude direct employment contract with employers

Romanian nationals working in the meat industry in Germany will sign, from January 1, 2021, employment contracts directly with the German employers, and not with companies that intermediate jobs, Romania's Minister of Labour and Social Protection Violeta Alexandru wrote on Thursday on Facebook.

ASTRA documentary film festival to be held outdoors and online, because of pandemic

The ASTRA documentary film festival will be held this year both outdoors (September 4-13) and online (October 16-25), to ensure the best conditions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, informs a press release sent to AGERPRES on Thursday. "Filmmakers and documentary film lovers will once again enjoy the screenings offered at the Astra Film Festival.

Pages