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16:59 Romania filed on Thursday, through Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, who is on a working visit in Paris, memorandum on Romania’s accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
09:26 Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis will participate, on Thursday (Dec. 15), in the meeting of the European Council, during which he will also raise the topic of Romania’s accession to Schengen.
09:18 The budget for 2023 is meant to protect the living standards of vulnerable people, the Minister of Labour, Marius Budai wrote on Wednesday (Dec. 14) on his Facebook page.
09:02 The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) co-president Varujan Vosganian stated on Wednesday (Dec. 14) that the increases in pensions and salaries announced by the governors actually represent a “deception”.
09:00 At the level of the Government, there is no approach aimed at a boycott or any other type of action following the vote expressed by Austria within the JHA Council, the spokesperson for the Government, Dan Carbunaru told a press conference held at the Victoria Palace on Wednesday.
18:23 New car registrations in Romania increased by 7.4% to 116.891 units in January-November 2022 y-oy, placing the country 13th in the European Union (EU), data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and the association of automotive manufacturers in Romania (ACAROM) showed.
11:15 The losses suffered by Romania due to the fact that it does not enter the Schengen area exceed the sum of 25 billion euros, Minister of Internal Affairs Lucian Bode said on Thursday, at the meeting of all the heads of the Gendarmerie structures in Europe, in Bucharest, Agerpres reported.
10:19 Romania’s industrial production decreased by 0.9% in unadjusted data in January-October 2022 y-o-y and by 1.4% when adjusted for seasonality and number of working days, National Institute of Statistics data showed.
COMPANIES & BUSINESS
14:02 Retailers are expected to see declines of 5% to 20% in the number of products sold in December 2022 compared to the same month a year ago, but they will see almost 5% higher revenues amid hot inflation, according to analysis by White Image, the largest email marketing agency in Romania.
11:32 The Bucharest Stock Exchange currently has 370 listed companies, registering total capitalization of around RON150 billion, as well as 140 listed bond issues, according to Radu Hanga, BVB president.
09:35 Moldova’s largest lender, MOLDOVA-AGROINDBANK (Maib), which has a market share of 36.3% and about MDL39 billion (EUR2 billion) assets, got the shareholders’ approval to go public on the Bucharest Stock exchange in 2023, Ziarul Financiar reported. The move will enable it to raise the cash it needs for development.
09:09 Fondul Proprietatea sold its 2.8% in OMV Petrom, one of the largest corporations in Romania and the largest oil and gas producer in Southeast Europe, in an about RON764 million transaction or RON0.43 per share, thus exiting the shareholder structure of the largest company on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, the investment fund announced on Wednesday (Dec. 14).
09:01 The Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Tourism (MAT) will develop an IT system for the efficiency of authorization and control activities in the field of tourism, whose database will be interconnected with other national systems, such as National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), National Trade Registry Office (ONRC) and the Electronic Single Point of Contact (PCUe), MAT said.
MORE NEWS FROM ROMANIA
Iasi city Mayor Mihai Chirica was placed by the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) prosecutors under judicial control for a period of 60 days, after the hearing in a file in which several employees of the Iasi City Hall are being investigated regarding the authorization of some constructions, Agerpres reported.
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