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ING Survey: Three in five Romanians make home-buying decision in three months at the most

Three in five Romanians make the decision to buy a new home in no more than three months, and most view a maximum of five properties before the purchase, found an international ING survey on home ownership. "Although half of Romanians say that finding a home that ticked all their selection criteria was difficult, they were the most determined and fastest to decide in Europe in 2020.

HORA's Mischie: Tourism industry must benefit from emergency compensation, otherwise we will no longer exist

The tourism industry must benefit from emergency compensation and any closure of the activity in HoReCA makes it even harder to restart and throws even more employees into unemployment and operators in bankruptcy, the president of the Romanian Hotels and Restaurants' Employers Association (HORA) Daniel Mischie told a press conference on Wednesday.

EconMin Nasui: Gov't special pension spending has increased in Romania by 60% in last five years

Government spending on all special pensions in Romania increased by 60% between 2016 and 2020, as low-wage labour taxation is the highest in the entire European Union (EU), Economy Minister Claudiu Nasui he wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. "How come there is always money for some? Repealing all special pensions must be a priority for any party that wants the best for Romania.

Environment Minister: Taxation can be a solution to curb pollution, full pledge decision needed

Taxation can be a solution for curbing pollution, and I believe that starting from 2022 we must commit to an unequivocal decision in this regard, Environment Minister Tanczos Barna said on Monday evening on broadcaster B1TV. "If we want to curb pollution we need to see what we can do about traffic, industrial and residential pollution, and about illegal, uncontrolled incineration.

LabMin Turcan: Minimum wage to be indexed, pensions to be increased this year at least with inflation rate

The minimum wage will be indexed on Wednesday, in the Government meeting, by 3.1%, namely 70 lei gross, and the pensions will be increased this year at least by the inflation rate, Minister of Labor Raluca Turcan told private broadcaster Digi 24 Tuesday evening.

CFR Calatori CEO: We'll probably end 2020 with 300-something ml lei in losses

The National Railway Company's passenger arm CFR Calatori will most likely end 2020 with losses of over 300 million lei, but this is still less than the 680 million lei budgeted at the beginning of the year, the company's CEO Dan Costescu declared on Wednesday.

Solidaritatea Sanitara Federation plans protests in Capital and other cities on January 14

The Executive Bureau of the Solidaritatea Sanitara Federation on Tuesday decided to initiate the procedure regarding the organisation of large-scale protests and established the calendar of the first actions of this type, according to a press release sent to AGERPRES.

First batch of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Romania arrives Friday in Nadlac Customs

The first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 allocated to Romania will arrive on Friday, in western Nadlac Customs, declared on Thursday, the minister of Internal Affairs, Lucian Bode. "Tomorrow, the first batch allocated to Romania will arrive in Nadlac Customs and we will take over through our structures, we will transport it to Bucharest.

Over 60 pct of the total facilities granted for train travel in 2019 are for students

The gratuities for students in train travel represented last year nearly 60 pct of all travel facilities granted by the Romanian state, being the highest percentage, according to the study regarding the evolution of the main indicators of the passenger rail market in Romania in the 2016-2019 period, conducted by the Authority for Rail Reform (ARF).