A variety of Romanian cabbage will be presented at the International Horticultural Congress
A variety of Romanian cabbage will be presented by the researchers at the Vegetal Genetical Resources Bank in Buzău at the International Horticultural Congress that will take place in France, between August 14th and 20th. “Licurişca” is an old type of cabbage that has contributed to obtaining more Romanian valuable varieties. The first occurrence in the specialized literature dates back from 1926. Due to restauration studies, the variety is brought back in the spotlight of global researchers. It can be introduced, in the future, and has a commercial potential, due to its early crop, the even and flat look, the juicy content and fine leaves.
The inflation rate was of 14.96% in July, lower than in June
The annual inflation rate for last month, compared to July 2021, was of 14.96%, a little lower than in June, when it reached 15.1%. According to the National Institute of Statistics, on the same interval, prices for non-alimentary and alimentary goods rose by 16% and services became 8% more expensive. On a price increase top, the first places are taken by gas, oil, potatoes and fuel, followed by electricity, plane tickets, flower and corn flower. Phone services are the only ones that became slightly less expensive in July, all the other goods and services becoming increasingly expensive. Meanwhile, salaries don’t match price rises. The medium net salary has been, in June, of 3,977 lei, only 1,2% higher than in May. The highest salaries are the ones in IT – around 9,300 lei net, while the lowest are those in garment production – not more than 2,100 lei net.
The number of Ukrainian citizens with working contracts in Romania has reached almost 6,500
The number of Ukrainian citizens who have working contracts in Romania has reached almost 6,500, according to the Minister of labor, Marius Budăi. More than 4,000 contracts have been registered after the war started, most of them in the processing industry. More than one quarter of the Ukrainians, more than 1,200, have chosen to work in Bucharest.
Romanian and Bulgarian authorities struggle to maintain navigation on the river Danube
Romanian and Bulgarian authorities struggle to maintain navigation on river Danube, while the levels of the river have fallen sharply. At this moment, a vessel belonging to the River Administration in Dunărea de Jos is working near the Bulgarian port of Belene, between Romanian towns of Turnu Măgurele and Zimnicea, along with a similar one from the neighboring country. Until the end of August, they will work to eliminate sand thresholds that can lead to vessels get stranded in sensitive points such as Batin and Breslian, in Bulgaria.
Alexandra Ionita, RADOR