-Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Monday sent a message on Twitter thanking German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for Germany’s support for Romania’s Schengen accession.
-The government will continue to support the local authorities’ efforts for the implementation of the government policies, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Monday told the meeting with the representatives of the National Union of Romania’s County Councils and of the Association of Romania’s Municipalities.
-Romania’s National Defence Minister Vasile Dincu had a bilateral meeting with Cypriot counterpart Charalambos Petrides on Monday on the sidelines of the EU member states’ defence ministers’ meeting, which takes place in Prague on Monday and Tuesday.
-The number of building permits issued between January-July 2022 in Romania decreased by 9.4% y-o-y, National Institute of Statistics (INS) data showed.
-The arrears of the general consolidated budget increased 9.5% last month, compared to June, to 222.18 million lei, from 202.82 million lei, Finance Ministry (MF) data showed.
-The three most profitable large banks in Romania in the first half of this year were BCR, Banca Transilvania and BRD-SocGen, with overall earnings of above RON2.5 billion, namely more than half of the total profit of the system, according to Ziarul Financiar.
COMPANIES & MARKET
-The number of registrations of natural and legal persons decreased in the first seven months of 2022 by 1.39%, to 90,126, of which 68,115 are limited liability companies (SRL), down 1.39% y-o-y, National Trade Register Office (ONRC) data showed.
-Sibiu International Airport in Transilvania will open six new routes in the next period, with state aid worth over 2.2 million euros, the contribution being over 370,000 euros per route, over a period of three years.
-Real estate investment transactions estimated at around EUR 1.2 billion are currently in various stages of negotiation in Romania, data from the real estate consultancy company Cushman & Wakefield Echinox show.