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Iohannis: We must intensify, expedite coordinated efforts at European level in terms of military support for Ukraine

Thursday, April 18, 2024

President Klaus Iohannis declared on Wednesday, before the extraordinary meeting of the European Council, that coordinated efforts at the European level "in terms of military support" for Ukraine must be intensified and expedited."Regarding external issues, we will obviously address Ukraine. Russia's air attacks on civilian targets, as well as in the energy sector, show us once again that we must intensify and expedite coordinated efforts at the European level in terms of ...

PM Ciolacu discussed in Qatar about major investments in infrastructure, energy, agriculture, other sectors

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Prime minister Marcel Ciolacu on Wednesday had meetings with Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani, the president of the Qatar Businessmen Association, representatives of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign investment fund of the State of Qatar, and the representatives of the Qatari Industrial Manufacturing, on which occasion he discussed joint interests and possibilities of cooperation.According to a press release of the Government, the economic component is an ...

Finance Minister Marcel Bolos at the IMF and WB spring meetings in Washington  

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  Romania will keep the macroeconomic balance and commitment to continue the reforms assumed through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021 – 2027, substantial European funds which will contribute to investments with significant multiplying effects, said the Romanian delegation, led by the minister of finances, Marcel Bolos, at the spring reunions of the IMF and WB in ...

 Eurobarometer: 74% of Romanian citizens say they will vote in the next European elections

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Roughly 60% of Europeans are interested in the European elections, with the same percentage in Romania declaring their interest as well, according to a new Eurobarometer survey conducted at the request of the European Parliament.   A total of 74% of Romanian citizens say it is likely they will vote in the next European elections (55% of Romanians said it was likely they would vote before the 2019 elections), and 68% believe that voting is more ...

March, the third month in a row in which Romania had the highest inflation in the EU

Thursday, April 18, 2024

The inflation  annual rate in the EU dropped in March down to 2.6% from the level of 2.8% in February and one of 3.1% in January, but Romania, for the third time in a row is the country with the highest level of inflation in the community block, show the data published on Wednesday by Eurostat.In March, the EU member states with the lowest annual rates of inflation were Lithuania (0.4%), Finland (0.6%) and Denmark (0.8%). ...

Electricity consumption, up by 3% in first two months

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Final electricity consumption in the first two months of 2024 was 8.616 billion kWh, 1.7% higher than in the same period in 2023, while domestic production totaled 2.971 million toe, down 23,000 toe (-0.8%), according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).The final consumption of electricity in the economy increased by 3%, public lighting increased by 12%, and population consumption decreased by 2.6%.Between January 1 and ...

Eurostat: Romania, the third largest oil producer in the EU

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  The largest oil producers in the European Union were, in 2022, Italy (4.5 million tons), Denmark (3.2 million tons) and Romania (3 million tons), according to data published on Monday by Eurostat.   According to this source, EU crude oil production continued to decline in 2022, despite a significant increase in oil prices following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. EU oil production fell in 2022 to a ...

National Energy Dispatch's data show electricity storage demand is 4,000 MW

Thursday, April 18, 2024

  According to the data provided by the National Energy Dispatch, the demand for electricity storage is 4,000 MW until 2030, half of which will come from batteries and half from pumped storage hydropower plants, the minister of Energy, Sebastian Burduja declared on Friday.According to the minister, Romania must do what it should have done for decades, namely pumped storage hydropower plants, because "we are the only country in the EU with the geography that ...

Supreme Defence Council: Black Sea security climate has continued to deteriorate because of Ukraine war

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The security climate in the wider Black Sea region has continued to deteriorate due to the Russian Federation's military aggression against Ukraine, which has fundamentally altered the nature and stakes of the struggle to sustain democracy at the global level, President Iohannis said in a letter to Parliament in which he sent the activity report of the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) for 2023.The joint standing bureaus of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies ...

Romania expresses solidarity with Israel, ForMin Odobescu tells Israeli counterpart Katz

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

  Romania expresses its solidarity with Israel and condemns Iran's attacks on the country, Foreign Affairs minister Luminita Odobescu said during a discussion with her Israeli counterpart, Israel Katz."I had a timely discussion with Israel Katz. We reiterated Romania's solidarity with Israel and our strong condemnation of Iran's attack. We also reiterated our commitment to Israel's security and the importance of avoiding regional escalation of the conflict," ...

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