Razvan-Adrian Pandea

BNR: Economic activity will continue growth in Q2, Q3, earlier than anticipated

The members of the Council of Administration of the Romanian National Bank (BNR) estimate that economic activity will continue to grow in the second and third quarter at greater pace than estimated in May, but in gradual deceleration in relation to the first quarter, according to the minutes of the monetary policy session of July 7, 2021.

Increase by two figures of business in market services rendered to companies, at five months

Business resulting from market services rendered to companies have rose, in the first five months of the year, by two figures, both as unadjusted series (+14.2 pct), as well as in terms of adjusted series (+12.9 pct), compared to the similar interval in 2020, reveals the data published, on Friday, by the National Institute for Statistics (INS).

Former PSD head Liviu Dragnea to be released

The Giurgiu Tribunal admitted on Thursday the request for conditional release from prison submitted by the former leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Liviu Dragnea, after he completed two years of his three and a half year sentence received in 2019 in the case of the fictive employments at the General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection (DGASPC).

Tecau and Krawietz qualify for semifinals of Hamburg ATP tour

Romanian-German pair Horia Tecau/Kevin Krawietz qualified, on Wednesday, for the semifinals of the doubles' event of the 1,030,900-euro Hamburg ATP tournament, after 6-3, 6-2, with German pair Daniel Altmaier/Rudolf Molleker. Top seeds Tecau and Krawietz obtained a quick victory, in just 54 minutes, without losing service, although Altmaier and Molleker had two opportunities to go on break.

Current account balance deficit increases by 2.74 billion euro in first 5 months of year

The current account balance of payments deficit has increased by 2.74 billion euro in the first five months of this year, to 5.947 billion euro, from 3.207 billion euro in the January - May 2020 period, according to data of the National Bank of Romania sent on Wednesday to AGERPRES.

Gymnast Marian Dragulescu: I'll take 2-3 weeks of 'prison' in Tokyo for gold medal

The multiple world and European champion in artistic gymnastics Marian Dragulescu said, in an interview granted to AGERPRES, commenting on the isolation that all participants will be subjected to at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the context of the pandemic, that he is willing to accept 2-3 weeks of "prison" for the gold medal.

Nasui: Economy Ministry to be reformed: reducing 39 pct of management positions and 30 pct of execution positions

Leadership positions in the Economy Ministry will be reduced by 39 pct, and execution ones by 30 pct, announced on Wednesday Economy Minister Claudiu Nasui, who mentioned that this will be one of the most important job-cutting efforts in state institutions in the past ten years. "The current Economy Ministry is the result of several divisions and merging of ministries.

ForMin Aurescu speaks of "undaunting support for Ukraine's sovereignty, territorial integrity" at Ukraine Reform Conference

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, said, during his intervention on behalf of Romania during the Ukraine Reform Conference, organized in hybrid system, in Vilnius, that Romania continues to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Bucharest Mayor Dan: We received thanks from UEFA for EURO 2020 organization

Bucharest General Mayor Nicusor Dan stated on Thursday that UEFA thanked the Romanian authorities for the way in which they organized in Bucharest the four matches of the 2020 European Football Championship and appealed to sport, cultural or music event promoters to use the National Arena. "As you know, we are in the final days before the handing over of the stadium from UEFA to the city.