Simona Iacob

Banca Transilvania Group posts 1.015 bln lei in H1 net consolidated profit

Banca Transilvania Group's net consolidated profit for the first half of 2021 stands at 1.015 billion lei, up 47.2 percent compared to the same period last year, with the bank's profit standing at 901 million lei (48.3 percent higher YoY), the group said in a report to the Bucharest Stock Exchange.

Premier Citu pays visit to Ukraine, to attend Crimean International Platform's launch summit

Prime Minister Florin Citu is paying a visit to Ukraine, in Kvyv, on Monday to attend the summit for the launch of the Crimean International Platform, in which context he will also have a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Denys Shmyhal. The delegation also includes the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu.

Cigarette smuggling stopped with gunshots in Satu Mare County; two people detained in Ukraine

Border police officers in Negreti Oas, Satu Mare County, were forced to use weapons to stop several people involved in cigarette smuggling of Ukrainian origin, the spokesperson of the Territorial Inspectorate of the Sighetu Marmatiei Territorial Inspectorate of the Border Police (ITPF), Iulia Stan, said on Tuesday.

Nearly 20 migrants from Afghanistan and Nepal, discovered hidden in trucks on border with Hungary

Nearly 20 migrants from Afghanistan and Nepal have been discovered in the last 24 hours while trying to leave Romania illegally through Arad and Bihor counties, hidden in freight trucks leaving for the Schengen area. According to a press release sent on Tuesday by the Arad Border Police, the migrants were discovered at the Varsand, Nadlac II and Bors border crossing points.

MAE urges Romanian citizens to leave Afghanistan and reminds activity of Embassy in Kabul is suspended

The alert level for Afghanistan has been reassessed and raised and Romanian citizens are urged to urgently leave this state's territory and to avoid any travel to Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs on Friday in a press release sent to AGERPRES.

USR PLUS wants debate on local development programme, clear criteria for granting public money

Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) states that it will not support "a new PNDL [the National Local Development Programme] with allocations on paper" and supports the organization of a broad debate on the local development programme.

CNSU updates list of high epidemiological risk countries; exceptions to quarantine for foreign artists, athletes

On Thursday, the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) approved the list classifying states and areas depending on the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19, with Turkey, Montenegro, the States United States, Israel, Morocco, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and St. Maarten entering the red zone. At the same time, according to CNSU Decision no.

For first time in Romania, three French artists to build cardboard structure of Saxon Cathedral in Sibiu

For the first time in Romania, three French artists, Olivier Grossetete, Christophe Goddet and Guillaume Cros, will build a 20-meter-high cardboard structure in the Small Square in Sibiu, which will present on a smaller scale the most important church of the Saxons in the country, the city's evangelical cathedral - a unique event scheduled to take place during the Sibiu International Theater Fe

MAE: Consultations in Bucharest with leaders of Romanian minority in Ukraine on mother-tongue education

 A representative delegation of the leaders of the Romanian minority in Ukraine had a round of consultations, on Thursday, in Bucharest, with the Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs, Dan Neculaescu, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).