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Gov’t Oks decision allowing ban of energy exports in crisis situations. Transelectrica: Energy crisis, imminent

By   /  13/01/2017  /  Energy, RO Energy, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

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The government approved on Thursday during the ordinary sitting a decision allowing the ban of electricity exports during crisis situations, in force from January 16-February 15, the Ministry of Energy informs. According to a release, Energy Minister Toma Petcu presented on Thursday an analysis regarding the functioning of the National Energy System following six days […]

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A2, A3, A4 highways, seaports closed due to snow and blizzard

By   /  11/01/2017  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

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80 trains cancelled, Braila County – isolated Code Orange alert lifted, snowfalls prevail in 11 counties Update: The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) lifted the Code Orange alert for blizzard, but maintained the Code Yellow warning for snowfalls in 11 counties in southeastern country, as well as the Code Yellow alert for frost countrywide. The counties […]

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Code Orange and Code Yellow for snowfalls and blizzards in Bucharest and 15 counties as of Tuesday evening. -32C in Intorsura Buzaului

By   /  10/01/2017  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  No Comments

A maintenance tram clears tracks during a blizzard in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Large areas of Romania are affected by heavy snowfall and blizzards that disrupted road and railway traffic.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

The National Meteorology Administration (ANM) has issued on Tuesday fresh weather warnings as Code Orange and Code Yellow for snowfalls and blizzards in 15 counties and in Bucharest as of Tuesday evening until Wednesday evening. During January 10, 22.00h until January 11, 8.00h – Code Orange in Constanta and Tulcea counties for blizzard and glazed […]

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EC President Juncker sends ex-premier Ciolos, PM Grindeanu congratulation messages, calls for continuing fight against corruption

By   /  06/01/2017  /  Politics, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on EC President Juncker sends ex-premier Ciolos, PM Grindeanu congratulation messages, calls for continuing fight against corruption

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker posted on his Twitter account a congratulation message to Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, in which speaks of maintaining the independence of the judiciary to support the fight against corruption. “This is a momentous time for Romania and the European Union. We look forward to the continuation of the positive trend […]

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Code Red for blizzards in seven counties. Seaports closed. 60 trains cancelled. All roads closed in Constanta County, including A2 highway, power failure

By   /  06/01/2017  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Code Red for blizzards in seven counties. Seaports closed. 60 trains cancelled. All roads closed in Constanta County, including A2 highway, power failure

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Seven counties are under a Code Red warning for snowfalls and blizzards from meteorologists: Constanta and Tulcea until 18:00h, Vrancea, Buzau and Braila until 16:00h, Calarasi and Ialomita until 13:00h. Also, half the country is under Code Yellow and Orange alerts for snow and blizzard. Code Yellow is valid until Friday at 20:00h, during which […]

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The problems of the Romanian healthcare system

By   /  19/12/2016  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on The problems of the Romanian healthcare system

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The PM’s control body tracked down several problems of the medical emergency activity in Romanian hospitals. Therefore, a lot of medical units in the country don’t have enough doctors and nurses, lack specific medical equipment, while facing severe overcrowding of the emergency rooms with patients who could be taken over by the family practice or […]

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US troops to be deployed to Poland, Baltic States, Romania in January

By   /  15/12/2016  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on US troops to be deployed to Poland, Baltic States, Romania in January

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The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic States and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, in […]

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European Commissioner Corina Cretu announces 19 major projects for Romania

By   /  15/12/2016  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on European Commissioner Corina Cretu announces 19 major projects for Romania

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European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu has approved the continuation of another 19 projects in several regions in Romania, projects amounting to EUR 1.3 billion, for the new European financial year, a release from the European Commission Representation in Bucharest informs. The projects aim water supply and sewerage and wastewater treatment systems, the centralised […]

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Gov’t to postpone VAT cut, elimination of pole tax and over-excise upon Liviu Dragnea’s request

By   /  13/12/2016  /  Finance, Politics, RO Finance, RO Politics, RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Gov’t to postpone VAT cut, elimination of pole tax and over-excise upon Liviu Dragnea’s request

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The Dacian Ciolos government is to postpone by one year the implementation of the Tax Code amendments, i.e. the VAT cut from 20% to 19%, the elimination of the pole tax (tax on special constructions) and of the over-excise on fuel. The measures were requested by PSD leader Liviu Dragnea in a phone conversation with […]

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Minus 17 degrees Celsius at Intorsura Buzaului, lowest temperature in Romania so far

By   /  05/12/2016  /  RO Social, Romania, Social  /  Comments Off on Minus 17 degrees Celsius at Intorsura Buzaului, lowest temperature in Romania so far

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Minus 17 degrees Celsius was the temperature recorded at dawn on Monday at Intorsura Buzaului, the lowest of this beginning of winter, according to meteorologists of the central Covasna County. The minimum temperature was recorded at about 7:30 am. Subsequently, at about 8:30, it rose to minus 14. For the next night, meteorologists forecast the […]

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