Romania has sent to France and French investors a request for support for its accession to the visa-free Schengen area, which would lead to a substantial reduction in the costs on companies and citizens, Romanian Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship Stefan-Radu Oprea said Thursday.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday at the Technical Center of the Dacia-Renault group at Titu (southern Dambovita County) that the transport infrastructure needs to be developed at a sustained pace.
Renault's new investment projects are "an important signal of confidence in the Romanian economy," Prime Minister Viorica Dancila told the opening on Friday of new Renault offices in Bucharest. "I welcome the new investment projects of your company. They are an important signal of confidence in the Romanian economy," she said. Dancila mentioned the development of the automotive industry.
The auto market continued its upward trend in May this year, reaching 11.6pct in the first five months, compared to the same period in 2018, according to a press release issued by the Association of Car Producers and Importers (APIA) on Tuesday for AGERPRES.
Used car transactions in Romania (re-registrations) had the best first quarter of the last 10 years, with an average of nearly 52,000 cars sold monthly, while the market for new cars increased by 25 percent in the first quarter as compared to the same period in 2018, reveals a specialized analysis drawn up by the representatives of an online car sales platform.
Romania's new automotive sales were up 6.3 pct in Q1 2019 compared to the same period last year, standing at 38,253 units, the Association of Automotive Manufacturers and Importers (APIA) said in release on Tuesday. The market analysis shows that domestic sales are further mainly supported by legal entities that account for 72 pct of the total car purchases in the first three months of 2019.
Carmaker Dacia had in 2018 the best commercial performance in its history, with sales on the domestic and international market totaling 700,798 units, up 7 pct from the previous year, the car manufacturer said in a release on Friday.
AGERPRES special correspondent in Paris, France, George Onea reports:
In this year's Paris Motor Show edition, Dacia is displaying five models at in one of the most inviting and stylish stands.
The showcased models are Logan MCV, Lodgy Stepway, Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Duster, with the latest including the new 1.3 TCe petrol engine introduced in Paris.
Thousands of people attended on Sunday events organised in Herastrau Park in Bucharest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Dacia automobile.
Car enthusiasts could watch automobiles produced in the last five decades at the Mioveni plant displayed in Piata Charles de Gaulle. The dozen models then participated in a parade between Piata Charles de Gaulle and Arcul de Triumf.