Exclusion of bees as a species from the Livestock Act

Representatives of the Romanian Association of Beekeepers are expressing concern at the danger of excluding bees as a species from the Livestock Act in line with […]

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High risk of poverty among Romanians

According to a recent Eurostat report, over a third of the population of Romania is at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Consequently, Romanians spend the […]

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Romania, Europe’s worst in research

According to data published by Eurostat, Romania only allocated 0.5% of its gross domestic product to research and development in 2017, well below the average of […]

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Extremely low milk-sector productivity

According to Eurostat data, 3.9 million tonnes of milk were produced in Romania, with 1.1 million cows registered in 2016. The comparison is made with Austria, which managed […]

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Human capital quality, neglected by national authorities

Health and education should be investment priorities for every state that wants to become competitive and support the continuous development of their citizens. Unfortunately, Romania is […]

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Burdening dairy farmers with new redundant bureaucratic procedures

The current government proposed the introduction of new regulations which impose new bureaucratic, financial and logistical burdens on dairy farmers. In accordance with the Draft Law […]

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Raw vegetables pose a risk to consumer health

A recently published study by researchers from the Julius Kuhn Institute on antimicrobial resistant bacteria, focusing on transfer resistance in fresh vegetables, raises concerns on the […]

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Over 100 000 Fipronil-contaminated eggs have reached consumers

Veterinary inspectors have reported that over 100 000 Fipronil-contaminated eggs have reached the market. This substance is defined by the World Health Organisation as having a moderate […]

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Worrying situation regarding the Romanian education system

Romania has the third highest rate of early school leaving, the lowest share of higher education graduates, the highest number of 15 year-old young people with a […]

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Romania’s accession to the Euro area

At the beginning of January, the leu reached the lowest rate in history in relation to the EUR. The current level of RON 4.6764 exceeds the previous […]

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From cheap roaming accessible to everyone, to free but inaccessible roaming

The European Commission has successfully implemented the reduction and then the elimination, from 15 June 2017, of the surcharge which telecommunication operators imposed on clients each time they […]

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Asbestos-cement plates, time-bombs on buildings

There have been regulations restricting the use of asbestos since 1990 and, since 1 January 2005, following a European Commission Directive, the use and marketing of asbestos-containing products […]

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Cochineal as a colourant in cold meats — an affront to good taste

The natural pigment carmine or cochineal extract (E120), which, hundreds of years ago, was used to dye cloth and fur, became a relatively cheap option for […]

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Disappointing statistics on the low level of unemployment

Romania has tolerated a modus operandi for nearly three decades: the actual number of unemployed people is not quantified/estimated, only the number of those receiving unemployment benefit (inevitably, […]

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Extra duties on e-bikes from China

The EU has imposed customs duties of between 18.8% and 79.3% on imports of e-bikes from China, in line with the proposal launched by the European […]

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Poor quality of original famous branded detergents, deodorants and perfumes

Following the debates on the publicised cases on the double standards between Western and Eastern European food products under the same brand, numerous quality violations of […]

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