Friday, June 16th

Prime Minister of Luxembourg is on a state visit to Romania

Relations between Romania and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are very close and could act as an excellent basis to explore the economic potential of the two states, but also to identify new opportunities for cooperation, the Romanian Prime Minister, Sorin Grindeanu, has said, at the end of a meeting with his Luxembourgish counterpart, Xavier Bettel.
Sorin Grindeanu: We want to substantiate more our economic relations, according to the potential of our two economies. We will work to diversify our cooperation, by exploring areas like the information technology, communications, tourism, the banking sector and so on. We underlined the importance of Luxembourg’s economic mission led by the Grand Duke in Romania, which is planned for 2018.
On his turn, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has stressed the need to develop cooperation between Luxembourg and Romania, saying that the stability of Romanian institutions was essential for investors and that is the reason why a medium and long term solution has to be found, to offer stability and confidence for those who want to do business in Romania. At the end of the meeting with his Luxembourgish counterpart, Mr Grindeanu has said that a solution to the current political crisis in Romania is urgent.

The European Parliament Information Office in Romania hosts a debate on the 2018 EU Budget

European Parliament Information Office in Romania is hosting a debate on the European Union’s budget for next year, where representatives of national authorities, the business environment, organizations of employers, trade unions and experts groups, and also the general rapporteur for the EU budget 2018, Siegfried Muresan. Among the subjects on the agenda are the priorities of the European Parliament for next year, such as economic growth, jobs and citizens ‘security, approached form Romania’s view.

Around 450,000 foreign tourists were accommodated in Romania, in the first quarter of 2017

The total number of foreign tourists that received accommodation in Romania, in the first three months of this year was around 450,000, and their spending rose to about one billion lei, the Romanian Institute of Statistics said on Friday. Throughout last year, Romania was visited by 2, 4 million foreign tourists that spent, on average, 530 euro each. Business was the main reason for foreigners ‘stay in Romania, in the first quarter of this year, followed by the participation in congresses, conferences, courses, fairs and exhibitions.

Romania ranks 19th in the European Union as far as the number of new cars is concerned

Romania is on the 19th place in the European Union regarding the number of new cars registered in the first five months of the year. According to the Association of Car Makers in Romania, a 23% increase was observed, compared to the same period of 2016. At European Union level, most cars were registered in Germany, United Kingdom and Italy. The Romanian producer Dacia has recorded an 11% increase in new cars registered.

Mădălina Brotăcel, Agenţia de presă RADOR