An alternative to Russian gas

The explorations carried out by the company OMV Petrom in 2012 revealed an enormous gas deposit off the Romanian coast of the Black Sea and, in […]

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The launch of the new National Rural Development Programme risks being postponed

Last year, Romania was among the first countries to submit to Brussels the official form of the National Rural Development Programme and, half a year later, […]

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Romanians are once again suffering discrimination in the United Kingdom

Romanians in the United Kingdom have once again been on the receiving end of a bitter campaign of discrimination in recent days, this time on the […]

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Crisis affecting paper and cellulose production in Romania

Great concern is being expressed in business circles regarding paper and cellulose production in Romania. Since 2008, cellulose production in Romania has been non-existent, while enormous […]

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Tax reductions

The decision to reduce VAT on meat products to 9% in Romania is raising numerous questions regarding the actual beneficiaries. It will not bring down retail […]

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Support for dairy farmers

In 2014, dairy farmers received RON 455 per head of livestock and RON 92 per tonne of milk in response to their 2013 subsidy applications. These […]

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European beekeeping under threat

The beekeeping community in Romania is extremely concerned about two significant threats that are destroying both Romanian beekeeping and beekeeping in other EU countries. These are […]

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High risk of insolvency among meat companies in Romania

In 2014, there were 347 companies operating in the meat sector in Romania. According to Romanian Ministry of Finance statistics, those companies generated an aggregate turnover […]

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EU protection for traditional products

Topoloveni plum jam, a typical Romanian product, currently enjoys the EU Protected Geographical Indication, while another three products (Ibănești cottage cheese, Sibiu sausage and Țara Bârsei smoked […]

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Uniform rules on products marketed in the EU

A survey conducted by the Romanian National Association for Consumer Protection and Promotion of Programmes and Strategies as part of a project to monitor the products […]

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Animal welfare

Swine and poultry breeder associations in Romania are dissatisfied with the fact that Romania decided not to introduce Measure 14 — Animal Welfare (M14) in the […]

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Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law

According to the German law which came into force on 1 January 2015, the minimum wage for an employee active in the territory of Germany cannot […]

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Effects of neonicotinoid

In May 2013 the Commission published Regulation EU No 485/2013 prohibiting the use in the EU of three pesticides for the treatment of oilseeds because of the risk to […]

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Romanian carriers operating in Germany

Under the new German Minimum Wage Act (MiLoG), which entered into force on 1 January 2015, foreign freight and passenger carriers are required to pay a minimum hourly […]

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Sugar quota

Sugar industry employers’ representatives have decried Romania’s failure to publish the sugar quota for the market year 2014-2015 by 1 October 2014. The sugar quota for Romania was […]

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The milk processing industry

The milk processing industry in Romania faces an unprecedented crisis. Over 180 plants were operating in the past but their number decreased last year by almost […]

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