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Romania News – Wednesday 19/10/2022


-The Chamber of Deputies rejected, on Wednesday (Oct. 19), the simple motion against the Internal Affairs minister Lucian Bode, submitted by 55 MPs from the Save Romania Union (USR) and non-affiliated members of the Forta Dreptei (Force of the Right) Party, Agerpres reported.

-Romania has facilitated the transit of over 5.2 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain through its ports since the beginning of the war in February, SeeNews quoted Romania’s foreign affairs minister Bogdan Aurescu as saying.

-The European Parliament in a plenary session in Strasbourg on Tuesday (Oct. 18) adopted a motion for a resolution urging the member states to allow Romania and Bulgaria to join the Schengen free-travel area without delay.

-Romania sent on Tuesday to the European Commission the National Strategic Plan for agriculture for the period 2023-2027, Agriculture Minister Petre Daea announced on Facebook on Wednesday.

-Romania will use 2.2 billion euro worth of EU funding to counteract the effects of the rise in energy prices, Minister of European Investments and Projects Marcel Bolos said on Wednesday, at the beginning of the government meeting, Agerpres reported.

-Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca will visiting Brussels, October 26 to 27, where he will meet with several European officials, according to a Government announcement.


-The value of the minimum basket of goods for a decent living for a family of two adults and two children for September 2022 is 8,659 RON (1 euro=4.9357 RON) per month, compared to 7,233 RON in September 2021, an increase of 19.7%, data from the Friedrich Ebert Romania Foundation and Syndex Romania showed.

-In 2022, Romanian employees focus the most on increasing their income to face price swelling (25%), on finding a new job (20%) and on professional development within their current position (13%), a survey conducted by the online recruiting platform BestJob has found.

-New car registrations in Romania increased by 7.9% y-o-y to 95.276 units in January-September 2022, placing the country 13th in the EU, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and the association of automotive manufacturers in Romania (ACAROM) showed.


-Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca announced, on Wednesday, the signing of a memorandum with the representatives of the Azerbaijani company SOCAR for a joint investment in a liquefied natural gas facility at the Black Sea.

-The International Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry is moving its headquarters from Romania to the US, contesting the Draft Law on the amendment of the Chambers of Commerce Law no. 335/2007, adopted by the Romanian Senate.

-Europe’s ten largest coffee shop chains together had more than 13,500 shops at the end of 2021. Romania’s 5 to Go company accounted for 350 or 2.5% of them, entering the top ten of coffee shop chains, ranking on the tenth place, according to Food Service Europe & Middle East data analyzed by local business daily Ziarul Financiar.


Almost 67,000 people have entered Romania on Tuesday, of which over 7,600 were Ukrainians, according to the General Inspectorate of the Border Police.