Press mood stories for Romania

Aug 20, 2018 04:37GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
No solutions for EU funds absorption. Billions of euros allotted to Romania stay useless in Brussels’ accounts (Ziarul Financiar)
Potato production to drop by 30% y/y, prices are already double compared to last year (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania is again EU’s champion at price increase (Ziarul Financiar)
PSD starts campaigning against [President] Iohannis at Brussels (Adevarul)
[PM’s advisor] Darius Valcov continues attacking private pension funds (Adevarul)
257 criminal complaints after Aug 10 violent protest (Gandul)
Defence minister wants special commission to investigate Aug 10 events (Bursa)
Bucharest moves up in touristic cities ranking (Curierul National)
Intelligence services announce Romanian banks of cyber-attacks (Romania Libera)
Romania’s borrowing costs to increase in following quarters (Romania Libera)
Aug 17, 2018 05:26GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreign investors return on Romania’s financial markets due to rates increase: EUR 243mn more deposits in June (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania’s H1 macro indicators look good, except for budget (Ziarul Financiar)
Tourism balance remains on deficit. Romanians spend EUR 1.6bn abroad (Ziarul Financiar)
PM Dancila sends letter to EC president about Aug 10 protests, attacks president Iohannis (Adevarul)
Cigarettes' black market reaches 20% in total consumption (Adevarul)
Gendarmerie defends itself for Aug 10 violence with video montage (Gandul)
Military prosecutors ask gendarmerie for list of ammunition, gas used during Aug 10 protest (Gandul)
Power grid Transelectrica sued energy regulator ANRE for cutting transport tariffs (Bursa)
Govt prepares new insolvency law (Curierul National)
Intelligence services and gendarmerie use phantom-hooligans to crush Aug 10 protest (Evenimentul Zilei)
Excluding PSD from European socialists’ group is mission impossible (Evenimentul Zilei)
Aug 16, 2018 05:22GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Most profitable banks in H1 are BRD, BCR and Banca Transilvania (Ziarul Financiar)
PSD government has two big problems: economic growth is below expectations and budget revenues are below plan (Ziarul Financiar)
Number of employees in ITC increases four times since 2008 to over 84,000 in 2018 (Ziarul Financiar)
War in PSD after Ecaterina Andronescu’s letter (Adevarul)
[FinMin] Teodorovici insinuate corporations bring people to protests (Adevarul)
Romanian riot police have new interim chief (Gandul)
[Opposition] PMP not to back Iohannis in presidential election (Bursa)
PNL wants to ink cooperation protocol with all opposition parties (Romania Libera)
PSD MEP Catalin Ivan to ask European Socialists to exclude PSD from group (Romania Libera)
Romania is in top 10 largest ice-cream producers in EU (Romania Libera)
Aug 14, 2018 05:18GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
CA deficit stops sharp deterioration in H1, economy reduces growth pace (Ziarul Financiar)
Fiscal Council: Personnel expenditure reach historical high, while investment is sacrificed (Ziarul Financiar)
NBR: Households’ consumption remains key driver of economic growth in 2018, 2019 (Ziarul Financiar)
[Senior ruling] PSD accuses [President] Iohannis of backing attackers at diaspora’s protest (Adevarul)
CPM Dancila returns from holiday one day earlier (Adevarul)
Worrying study: 90% of firms in Romania do not innovate (Adevarul)
Romania Together Movement wants to change electoral law (Gandul)
[Former PM] Dacian Ciolos files criminal complaint against Interior Minister Carmen Dan (Gandul)
[Opposition] PNL wants extraordinary session of parliament (Bursa)
Romanians prefer second-hand diesel cars from Germany (Romania Libera)
Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Constanta are largest residential markets in Romania (Romania Libera)
Violent protest in Victoria Square affect country’s reputation (Evenimentul Zilei)
Alternative to PSD is chaos. Opposition does not have a backup cabinet (Evenimentul Zilei)
Aug 13, 2018 05:17GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Sudden instability sources accumulate for Romania: internal tension and financial crisis in Turkey (Ziarul Financiar)
Fertiliser imports reach EUR 535mn annually, up from zero in ‘90s (Ziarul Financiar)
Online trade represents 9% in total (Ziarul Financiar)
NBR sees strong economic growth slowdown in 2018 (Ziarul Financiar)
Roads company pledges 100 km of highway in 2018 (Adevarul)
Conspiracy theories after incidents at diaspora’s protest (Adevarul)
Bucharest prefect orders force intervention of riot police at diaspora’s protest (Gandul)
[Opposition] USR: Integrity agency ignores notifications to audit Liviu Dragnea’s unjustified wealth (Gandul)
Diabolic plan of ruling alliance: gas and batons for diaspora (Bursa)
[Fiscal council’s head] Ionut Dumitru: Pension law draft is unsustainable (Bursa)
List of incredibly high special pensions (Evenimentul Zilei)
PSD destroys trust in gendarmes, police and defence (Evenimentul Zilei)
Aug 10, 2018 04:59GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Wheat price is at 5-year peak; Romanian farmers count their millions (Ziarul Financiar)
Why does Romania still have low ratings if all macroeconomic indicators show progress (Ziarul Financiar)
Good news: Exports increase by 10% in H1, faster than imports (Ziarul Financiar)
Construction works on Iasi-Chisinau gas pipeline start (Ziarul Financiar)
[PSD] Dragnea: Iohannis is capable of getting down govt through violence (Adevarul)
Dragnea on pension law: Millions of people to benefit, president ill try to block it (Adevarul)
Labour crisis: Employers are willing to offer up to 15%wage increases (Adevarul)
New pension law enters public debate; PSD wants to approve it this year (Gandul)
Major street manifestation of Romanians living abroad against government is scheduled today (Gandul)
Raiffeisen Bank profit increases by 74% in H1 (Bursa)
Association: Sectors that can replace imports must be subsidized (Bursa)
Dragnea wants to hire 1,500 more people at National Pensions House (Romania Libera)
Tariceanu’s [ALDE leader] intention to run for president stirs up tension inside PSD (Evenimentul Zilei)
[PNL leader] Orban keeps losing popularity inside own party (Evenimentul Zilei)
Aug 09, 2018 04:33GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Ten fashion giants have factories in Romania and produce apparel and shoes worth RON 1.4bn with 6,000 employees (Ziarul Financiar)
Half of accommodation market is in Bucharest, Constanta and Brasov (Ziarul Financiar)
MPs have higher wages but work less in H1 2018 (Adevarul)
High treason accusation against president is false alarm, PSD cannot impeach president (Adevarul)
[Governor] Isarescu: Possible effects of swine fever are not included in inflation outlook estimation (Adevarul)
Environment minister preparest new tax in polluting cars (Gandul)
General strike in sports’ ministry (Bursa)
Isarescu: I assure you that inflation is going down (Bursa)
PSD-ALDE may have common candidate in presidential election (Romania Libera)
Biggest vegetable crisis in past 40 years to severely hit Romania (Romania Libera)
Aug 08, 2018 04:19GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romania’s shoes export stabilises at USD 1bn, far from 2014 peak (Ziarul Financiar)
UniCredit makes EUR 60mn profit in Romania in H1, by 27% y/y more (Ziarul Financiar)
Finance minister says president exaggerates when complaining about allocation cut at budget revision (Adevarul)
Turkish company to produce auto spare parts in Iasi (Adevarul)
ALDE does not plan to break down alliance with PSD. Tariceanu is tempted to run for president (Gandul)
Interbank rates index drops on all maturities (Gandul)
Hidroelectrica, record high profit in H1 (Bursa)
[Opposition] PNL wants commission to investigate swine fever situation (Romania Libera)
Iohannis: Govt uses budget sabotage against presidency (Romania Libera)
Real estate deals drop by 17% in July (Romania Libera)
Aug 07, 2018 04:05GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[NBR governor] Isarescu: Lending finally becomes economic growth engine (Ziarul Financiar)
Resident doctors’ income doubles (Ziarul Financiar)
Threatening clouds on world’s financial markets: high interests’ storm is coming (Ziarul Financiar)
[Ruling] PSD concludes [president] Iohannis is country defector (Adevarul)
[Opposition] PNL asks for [finance minister] Teodorovici’s resignation (Adevarul)
Israel confirms common cabinet’s meeting in November (Gandul)
Tourism minister: Vacation vouchers is one of most important measures in past 28 years (Bursa)
Office building’s market increases by 24% in H1 (Bursa)
Governor Isarescu: Lending surpasses economic growth (Bursa)
UDMR rejects idea of accusing president of high treason (Romania Libera)
Dacia sales in UK are falling (Romania Libera)
Offshore exploitation's law returns to parliament (Evenimentul Zilei)
Aug 06, 2018 04:17GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Finance minister wants to eliminate minimum wage in private sector (Ziarul Financiar)
Business environment proposal for new tax code: fiscal consolidation through holdings (Ziarul Financiar)
Economy minister: ROHUAT pipeline to be build according to plans (Ziarul Financiar)
[PSD] Dragnea does not exclude running for president (Adevarul)
[Labour minister] Olguta Vasilescu: Pensions to increase every year (Adevarul)
Govt’s budget revision is not “positive” (Adevarul)
Bucharest city hall wants EUR 283mn EU funds for buying electric buses and trams (Gandul)
Klaus Iohannis says government is irrational (Gandul)
[Finance minister] Eugen Teodorovici: We have 1mn persons labour deficit (Bursa)
Romania is ninth beer producer in EU (Romania Libera)
Egypt imports 60,000 tons of wheat from Romania (Romania Libera)
Dragnea says Iohannis has mischievous plan to break ruling alliance (Evenimentul Zilei)
Aug 03, 2018 05:22GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Hocus Pocus with budget deficit: [PM] Viorica Dancila posts a 7-month budget deficit at 1.3% of GDP, compared to 1.6% of GDP [deficit] announced by finance ministry in first six months (Ziarul Financiar)
Major victory for puppeteers who created Tariceanu-Dragnea alliance [on new changes to appeal convictions] (Adevarul)
First message from Petrom’s new CEO: Economy is slowing down. We want to make Black Sea decision this year, but we need to see legislation first (Ziarul Financiar)
Christina Verchere, new Petrom CEO, about Black Sea exploration: We want to invest, but not at any cost (Adevarul)
Why [President] Klaus Iohannis wants to reconcile PNL camps (Romania Libera)
President Iohannis returns offshore law to parliament for reconsideration (Gandul)
Real US-China war regarding US dollar’s hegemony (Bursa)
[British defence minister:] Romania is not alone in face of Russia’s challenges (Gandul)
Industrial prices announce inflation acceleration (Bursa)
A weekend with “pleasure train”, through Sinaia kings and Caragiale (Romania Libera)
Aug 02, 2018 05:59GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Government wants to postpone VAT decline to 18% to 2020 (Ziarul Financiar)
Government postpones VAT cut envisaged in programme (Adevarul)
Boomerang effect from raising pensions (Adevarul)
Paval brothers buy Bucharest office project The Bridge for EUR 200mn from Lebanese brothers Jabra (Ziarul Financiar)
Swine fever does NOT affect people! In 524 outbreaks, 49,816 pigs were killed (Gandul)
Authorities include construction in future areas (Bursa)
Patriot [missiles] to cost billions of US dollars. Defence minister Mihai Fifor to make a visit to US in September (Gandul)
Blunder from [defence minister] Mihai Fifor (Bursa)
Black Sea illegally built by an establishment proprietor (Romania Libera)
Most modern penitentiary being built in Buzau county (Romania Libera)
Aug 01, 2018 05:37GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
BCR, largest bank, reports best first half of year in a decade – a profit of RON 697mn (Ziarul Financiar)
BCR’s net profit – higher by 230% (Bursa)
Six Romanians out of ten dissatisfied with performance of [President] Klaus Iohannis (Adevarul)
[PSD president] Liviu Dragnea attacks Eduard Helvig, head of SRI [national security agency]: He gave up to the parallel state (Gandul)
[Deputy PM] Paul Stanescu takes on [PM] Viorica Dancila’s government leadership duties for a week (Ziarul Financiar)
PNL relaxes conditions for removing [regional] branch chiefs (Adevarul)
“Greek bomb” can hit anywhere in Romanian luxury neighbourhoods (Romania Libera)
Stop game – in 2018, we live 152 days on debt (Bursa)
Romanians will eat Spanish swine for Christmas (Romania Libera)
Jul 31, 2018 05:34GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
German group Metro is looking for a buyer of properties in Romania (Ziarul Financiar)
First budget revision shrouded in mystery (Ziarul Financiar)
[PNL president] Ludovic Orban wins a new battle with opponents in PNL (Gandul)
Great victories of UDMR – mathematical language and county borders (Romania Libera)
All the PM’s people. Who are the people behind [PM] Viorica Dancila’s gaffes? (Adevarul)
PNL president [Orban]: [Hungarian PM] Viktor Orban’s statements are an offense to Romanians’ sentiment of centenary [of WWI] (Adevarul)
Hungarian PM about Romania’s centenary [of WWI]: For us this is no moment of salvation (Gandul)
Cannabis – a drug on its way to pharmacies (Bursa)
Teachers “humiliated” by drivers and women at work (Romania Libera)
Iancu Guda, AAFBR: Macroeconomic situation has deteriorated in past decade (Bursa)
Jul 30, 2018 06:17GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Why [justice] minister Tudorel Toader rejected top four candidates for DNA chief (Adevarul)
PSD-ALDE coalition makes a step back – criminal code to be amended only through parliamentary procedure (Gandul)
20 candidates per spot in faculty that gave first Romanian IT billionaire (Ziarul Financiar)
Demand growth in construction and retail (Ziarul Financiar)
[Brokers’ Association president Dan Paul:] I would vote for Romexit with both hands (Bursa)
[PM] Dancila made a laughing stock on Anthem Day [on making gross historical inaccuracies] (Adevarul)
[PM] Viorica Vasilica Dancila makes a huge blunder [says gross historical inaccuracies] (Gandul)
Dignitaries who failed foreign policy test [on PM Dancila’s history blunder] (Romania Libera)
Will [ECB President] Draghi be first central bank head never to raise rates (Bursa)
Prisoners protest against [justice] minister Toader (Romania Libera)
Jul 27, 2018 06:35GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Budget deficit reaches RON 15bn in six months. [Expert says] ‘Reducing deficit to 3% of GDP can no longer be defended’ (Ziarul Financiar)
Allianz CEO for CEE: Romania is a market where we want to grow (Ziarul Financiar)
Head of Adecco Romania: Salary increases are spectacular but apply to very low wages (Ziarul Financiar)
Greek group Olympus invested EUR 10mn in factory in Brasov (Ziarul Financiar)
[Justice minister] Toader: At 12:00 we hope to finalise procedure and announce results for DNA leadership (Adevarul)
[Bucharest mayor] Gabriela Firea: Promises not fulfilled after two years from mandate [passed] (Gandul)
EC gives green light to Oltchim’s takeover by Chimcomplex [(Bursa)
Piraeus Bank Romania launches real estate credits with fixed interest rate (Bursa)
Business environment minister: We are one of the 10 EU states affected by US administration decision [aluminium and steel exports affected by Trump’s decisions] (Bursa)
Number of passengers passing Bucharest airports increases by 7% (Bursa)
Romania is becoming more and more interesting to foreigners. Enormous sums are being spent [on real estate] (Evenimentul Zilei)
DNA was directly involved in influencing 2014 presidential election [leaked document claim] (Cotidianul)
Electoral authority notifies ANAF about irregularities in PNL campaign [in 2016] (Romania Libera)
Transport minister says Tarom is back in the game [exits bankruptcy] (Romania Libera)
Jul 26, 2018 06:02GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Commercial vehicles market in Romania increases by 7% y/y in H1 (Ziarul Financiar)
Romania has third highest inequality coefficient in EU (Ziarul Financiar)
[Opposition] PNL sits on a gun powder barrel. More leadership critics occur (Adevarul)
Cluj, Brasov and Sibiu compete with capital city at real estate deals (Adevarul)
Bank deposits in Bucharest represent 45% in total, loans contracted in capital city reach 40% (Gandul)
Finance minister plans to simplify fiscal code (Bursa)
[President] Iohannis appeals criminal code changes at CCR (Romania Libera)
Economy minister is in conflict of interest (Romania Libera)
PM Dancila commits another diplomatic blunder in Montenegro (Evenimentul Zilei)
In war between president Iohannis and tax authority, state loses (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jul 25, 2018 05:04GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Gregory’s returns to Romania, sees business potential, economic growth (Ziarul Financiar)
Pork imports rise strongly due to swine fever epidemy (Ziarul Financiar)
Number of start-ups drops by 9.8% y/y in H1 (Ziarul Financiar)
Auto market in Romania marks best period in past 10 years (Ziarul Financiar)
[Former PM] Ciolos does not exclude running for president (Adevarul)
Future of EUR debtors is not pink: Analysts see EUR/RON rate at 4.8 in one year (Gandul)
Civil servant wages explode, industry collapses (Bursa)
[PSD] Dragnea wants govt bill to modify offshore law (Bursa)
Events organising brings about EUR 500mn in Romania annually (Bursa)
Justice minister is not satisfied with candidates for DNA’s chief prosecutor position (Romania Libera)
Drivers are most wanted by Romanian employers (Romania Libera)
Knives are sharpening in PNL, 10 seniors prepare to get rid of Orban (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jul 24, 2018 04:43GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Lidl plans to open 15 new stores, new deposit and grow at similar pace as last year (Ziarul Financiar)
Bucharest Stock Exchange may start trading derivatives as of 2020 (Ziarul Financiar)
Better prices for wheat and barley in 2018 (Ziarul Financiar)
Dacia and Ford mark record high production in H1 and keep growing (Ziarul Financiar)
[Justice minister] Toader says if neither of candidates for DNA’s chief prosecutor qualifies, he resumes procedure (Adevarul)
PSD pledges to triple pensions in 2021, economists say it is impossible (Adevarul)
Four candidates for DNA’s chief prosecutor position (Gandul)
Opposition still lacks ideas (Bursa)
Bucharest mayor Firea approves diaspora meeting on Aug 10 for 1mn people (Romania Libera)
Finance minister proposes tax amnesty for private companies too, not only for state’s (Romania Libera)
Nuclear plant incident: one reactor automatically disconnects (Romania Libera)
Dancila cabinet presents 6-month achievements: higher budget revenues, investment, lower unemployment (Evenimentul Zilei)
Jul 23, 2018 04:48GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Romania has fourth lowest public debt in EU (Ziarul Financiar)
Finance minister admits state companies with historical debts to benefit from tax amnesty (Ziarul Financiar)
Local food producers start to invest abroad (Ziarul Financiar)
Prosecutors are not interested in DNA’s chief position because independence is not guaranteed (Adevarul)
Tension and suspense inside ruling alliance (Adevarul)
Govt to issue bill for clarifying offshore law (Adevarul)
Romania, country without workers (Gandul)
Holiday fantasy: Finance minister wants to eliminate supplementary excise on fuel (Gandul)
Draft bill on capping gas price is withdrawn (Bursa)
[High court president] Tarcea puts pressure on [ruling alliance leaders] Dragnea and Tariceanu (Bursa)
PSD, ALDE may have common candidate for presidential election (Romania Libera)
Romania is leader in EU as deficit widening in Q1 (Romania Libera)
Jul 20, 2018 04:47GMT, Romania, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Companies hire 70,000 people in Jan-Apr, complain about not finding unqualified workers (Ziarul Financiar)
Romgaz and Petrom shares drop after announcement of gas price capping (Ziarul Financiar)
Disaster in EU funds absorption goes on: Romania gets only 0.8% of allotted amount in H1 (Ziarul Financiar)
Fabulous wages and nepotism at Financial Surveillance Authority (Adevarul)
Govt reportedly prepares special pensions for custom workers (Adevarul)
Bucharest city hall refuses to authorise diaspora’s protest in August (Gandul)
No candidate registered so far for anti-graft chief prosecutor position (Gandul)
Proposal to cap gas price for producers stirs up debates (Bursa)
Finance minister says tax amnesty should help economy (Bursa)
General prosecution investigates bribery in First Home programme (Bursa)
Forecast commission cuts economic growth estimation (Romania Libera)
Finance minister threatens tax authority’s head with dismissal (Romania Libera)
Romania could pay entire external debt with its copper reserves (Evenimentul Zilei)
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