Number of building permits for residential buildings up 8.7pct in February

The number of building permits for residential buildings issued in February 2020 increased by 8.7 percent compared to the same month of 2019 and by 33.6 percent compared to January 2020, according to the data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) on Monday.

Code Orange for heavy snowfalls and blizzard in 12 counties, valid until Wednesday morning

The National Meteorological Administration (ANM) issued on Sunday a Code Orange advisory for heavy snowfalls and blizzard in 12 counties of Oltenia, western Muntenia, southern Banat and the Southern Carpathians, valid until Wednesday morning.

Net investments in construction works exceed 35.5bn lei in first nine months of 2019

Bucharest, Dec 29 /Agerpres/ - The net investments materialized in new construction works totaled 35.577 billion lei in the first nine months of 2019, representing 53pct of total investments, compared to 44.9pct in the same period of last year, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics.

Calin Popescu-Tariceanu: France - our anchor in Europe and for that we will remain eternally grateful

Bucharest, July 14 /Agerpres/ - The Senate's Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, wishes to France on its National Day "Many Happy Returns!", underlining the influence "sister France" has had over the history of Romania. "I do not think there are many countries in the world which have had a greater influence on our history than sister France.

MAE hails National Flag Day, which gives Romanians possibility of showing their attachment to a symbol

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Wednesday celebrates the National Flag Day, which "gives the possibility to all Romanians to show their attachment to one of the symbols of our national identity and unity," reads a release of the MAE sent to AGERPRES.

Heavy snowfall to blanket Bucharest, 14 counties starting Thursday night

Bucharest and other 14 counties will be under code orange of heavy snowfall on Thursday night, while 16 counties will be under the code yellow of abundant snowfall starting Thursday afternoon, according to warnings issued Wednesday by the National Weather Administration (ANM).

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Feast of St. Demetrius and the Begining of Winter

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria, Greece and other churches observing the Gregorian calendar are celebrating Thursday the holiday of St Demetrius. 

Due to his Slavic origin the saint is honoured by all Slavic peoples and for the Bulgarians and Serbs he is the patron of the entire Slavonic world.