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Romania News – Friday 18/11/2022


-Social Democratic Party (PSD) President Marcel Ciolacu said that next week, together with Prime Minister Nicole Ciuca, National Liberal Party (PNL) President and Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, Hungarian Democratic Union (UDMR) President, he will make a announcement on the increase in pensions, Agerpres reported.

-National Defence Minister Angel Tilvar participated November 16 – 17 in the South Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) meeting organized in Sofia under the Bulgarian Chairmanship of the initiative.

-Romania’s Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu held bilateral consultations with his Luxembourgian counterpart Jean Asselborn on Thursday (Nov. 17) as part of a visit to Luxembourg that tackled Romania’s accession to the Schengen area.


-Wholesale trade, which does not include motor vehicles and motorcycles, increased by 25% in January-September 2022 y-o-y, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) data showed.

-All the activities provided as market services for enterprises contributed to the increase of turnover in this segment by 27.9% in January-September 2022 y-o-y, INS data showed.

-The gross national minimum wage guaranteed in payment is set at the amount of 3,000 lei per month, as of 1 January 2023, for a normal working schedule, on average 165,333 hours per month, which represents an increase of 17.6% compared to December 2022, according to a draft Government Decision published on the website of the Labor and Social Solidarity Ministry (MMSS).


-Job vacancies in Q3 2022 stood at 45,300, by 700 fewer compared to the previous quarter, INS data showed. The Romanian public sector accounted for 23% of total job vacancies while the manufacturing industry accounted for just over one quarter of the total number of vacancies (11.6 thousand vacancies)

-RE/MAX study: The majority of Romanians are homeowners and many are looking for a new home

-The coaching market in Romania is approaching the threshold of 50 million euros, after annual increases of approximately 20%, according to the estimates of specialists in the field.


As many as 68,172 people, including 7,382 Ukrainian citizens, entered Romania on Thursday (Nov. 17) according to the General Border Police Inspectorate (IGPF).