Maria Voican

Premier Ludovic Orban: Economy is on the rebound

Prime minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday in southern Craiova that Romania's economy "is on the rebound", showing that data published by the National Statistics Institute (INS), according to which the economy registered a decline of 12.3 pct in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter, are better than the pessimistic forecasts made by economists.

GCS: Romania's COVID-19 case count at 68,046, death toll hits 2,904

As many as 1,415 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded since the last reporting, following national tests, so the total number of infected persons rose to 68,046, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Friday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states.

PM Orban says pensions to rise by whopping 14 pct Gov't pledges to finance

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced Friday that the government will adopt a decision to increase pensions by 14 percent, adding that rising retirement benefits was a "difficult decision", but that the Executive commits to this measure and provides guarantees that the amounts will be effectively paid. "The health crisis has caused an economic crisis.

Wholesale trade turnover grows by 4 pct in first half of 2020

The wholesale trade turnover increased by 4 pct in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2019, the most important contribution to this increase coming from wholesale trade in raw agricultural products and live animals, according to data published on Friday by the National Statistics Institute (INS).

GCS: 1,454 new cases of COVID-19 lately take total number to 66,631

As many as 1,454 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded since the last report, following national tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states. As of Thursday, 66,631 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Romania.

FinMin Citu: Gov't to approve this Friday emergency ordinance paving way for budget adjustment

The government will approve this Friday an emergency ordinance introducing certain amendments required for carrying out the budget adjustment, Finance Minister Florin Citu declared on Thursday upon leaving the opening of the Bucharest Stock Exchange trading session, in reply to reporters' questions as to which ministries will receive more money at the upcoming budget revision.

LocalElections2020/ Bucharest Constituency Electoral Bureau approves USR PLUS Alliance founding protocol

The Bucharest Constituency Electoral Bureau unanimously approved the protocol for the creation of the USR PLUS Alliance in the Capital City and its sectors, USR PLUS said in a release. The Save Romania Union (USR) and the Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party (PLUS) will run on joint lists for the Bucharest local sector councils and the city's General Council.