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  • Romania to monitor steel plant sale for after-deal production increase
    by Romania Insider on April 25, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Production at Romania’s biggest still plant should increase rather than decrease after ArcelorMittal will sell the steel plant in Galati, in order to comply with European competition rules, Deputy Prime Minister Viorel Stefan said yesterday during a competition conference for energy – intensive companies. “The steel plant is part of a large package made of The post Romania to monitor steel plant sale for after-deal production increase appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Almost 1,300 Romanian start-ups get state financing in nine months
    by Romania Insider on April 25, 2018 at 10:30 am

    A total of 1,270 start-ups have received non-reimbursable state financing of up to RON 200,000 (EUR 43,000) in the nine months since the start of the Start-Up Nation program, 2017 edition, according to data from the Business Environment Ministry. Over 1,900 start-ups registered for this program and the ministry has already approved the payments for The post Almost 1,300 Romanian start-ups get state financing in nine months appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Romanian Parliament passes weekend jail draft bill
    by Irina Marica on April 25, 2018 at 10:24 am

    The plenum of the Chamber of Deputies passed on Wednesday, April 25, the draft bill that sets alternative ways for serving prison sentences, with 170 votes in favor and 81 votes against, local Digi24 reported. The Chamber of Deputies had the final vote on this bill, which will now go to the president. The opposition The post Romanian Parliament passes weekend jail draft bill appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Bitdefender BOX officially launched in Romania
    by Irina Marica on April 25, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Romanian cybersecurity and anti-virus software company Bitdefender has officially launched its security device Bitdefender BOX on the local market. Bitdefender BOX is a device that protects household devices connected to the Internet. Now in its second generation, the device is fully developed by the company’s R&D team in Romania, at Satu Mare. Bitdefender BOX is The post Bitdefender BOX officially launched in Romania appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • New car sales increase by over 20% in Romania in the first quarter
    by Romania Insider on April 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

    New vehicle sales in Romania increased by 20.3% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period of 2017, reaching almost 36,000 units, according to data released by the Car Manufacturers and Importers Association – APIA. Passenger car sales recorded an even higher growth, of 26.1%, to 29,531 units, while commercial vehicle The post New car sales increase by over 20% in Romania in the first quarter appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • NGO asks the US to ban Romanian social democratic leader
    by Romania Insider on April 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

    A Romanian NGO has asked the US Department of State to cancel the American visa for Romanian Social Democratic Party leader Liviu Dragnea and ban him from entering the US, as he is charged or under investigation for corruption. The NGO Initiativa Romania says it sent a request based on decree 7750 in 2014, issued The post NGO asks the US to ban Romanian social democratic leader appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Romanian lender Banca Transilvania ups net profit by almost 50% in Q1
    by Irina Marica on April 25, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Banca Transilvania, the second-biggest bank in Romania, registered a net profit of RON 366 million (EUR 78.7 million) in the first quarter of the year, up almost 49% year-on-year. Meanwhile, Banca Transilvania Financial Group’s net profit amounted to RON 389 million (EUR 83.6 million) in this period, up around 46% compared to the first quarter The post Romanian lender Banca Transilvania ups net profit by almost 50% in Q1 appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Record number of asylum seekers in Romania
    by Romania Insider on April 25, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Romania has registered a record number of asylum requests last year. The number of asylum seekers in Romania, 5,000, was higher in 2017 than during the previous ten years, according to Mircea Babau from the General Immigration Inspectorate – the Asylum & Integration division. Most of the asylum seekers came to Romania through the Serbian The post Record number of asylum seekers in Romania appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Romanian FinMin: No war between Government and central bank
    by Romania Insider on April 25, 2018 at 8:30 am

    There is no war between the Government and Romania’s National Bank (BNR) so there is no need for mediation between the two institutions, finance minister Eugen Teodorovici said on Tuesday, April 24, local News.ro reported. His statement came after president Klaus Iohannis said on Monday that he wanted to invite the Government and BNR representatives The post Romanian FinMin: No war between Government and central bank appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

  • Survey: Romanians, most morning persons in 10 surveyed countries
    by Romania Insider on April 25, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Romania has the highest share of morning persons in a new survey of 10,000 people in 10 countries. Some 40% of the Romanian respondents to the survey said they feel full of energy immediately after waking up and are eager to start their work. Second after Romanians come the French, who are also early risers, The post Survey: Romanians, most morning persons in 10 surveyed countries appeared first on Romania Insider. […]

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