Disaster in Rodnei Mountains.

Trees are illegally logged, and the stolen wood is chopped in the middle of the forest. The National Park of Rodnei Mountains is in the centre […]

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Good news: all pupils will enjoy high-speed Internet. Bad news: 30% of pupils have no access to computers

In Romania, a proposal has been made to provide the technical facilities required for training by supplying schools with sufficient PCs and Internet access. However, the […]

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Mobility Package 1 raises concerns among carriers

The National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania (UNTRR) sounded the alarm on the disastrous effects of the compromise project by the former Austrian Presidency of […]

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Poor road and rail infrastructure

Most developed urban areas are becoming more populated resulting in the number of citizens tripling in some areas. There has unfortunately been no investment in transport […]

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Need to revitalise the Romanian railway sector

The Romanian railway system is facing insurmountable challenges given the context of implementing the fourth railway package by mid-June 2019. The main objective of the package is […]

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Millions of empty dwellings in Romania following wholesale depopulation

According to official statistics, there are currently 1.28 million empty dwellings in Romania. The proportion of vacant dwellings is among the highest in the world, at 16%. […]

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Small Romanian farmers selling their products on advertising sites

Romania offers another paradox: Although the country has the highest number of farms in the European Union, most of them have small areas, so they are […]

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Most rural communities are not connected to the public water supply

Urban and rural disparities remain significant among European regions, and unfortunately these disparities are present within a country between urban and rural areas. Thus, according to […]

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Decline of agricultural fertiliser industry in Romania

Around 30 years ago, there were 11 chemical fertiliser plants in Romania producing about 2.5 million tonnes per year, almost half of which were exported. The plants consumed […]

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Wholesale imports of low-quality milk

The Romanian dairy industry is facing an unprecedented crisis. While there were over 400 dairies operating seven years ago, that number had fallen to around 70 […]

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Large-scale imports of food products

In the first quarter of 2018, Romania’s imports totalled EUR 40.2 billion, 8.2% of which were foodstuffs, amounting to EUR 3.3 billion. It is unacceptable that an agricultural country like […]

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Effects of consuming fruit with high sugar content

While fruit is extremely healthy, unfortunately too few of us are alert to the possible dangers. Numerous campaigns are organised to encourage fruit consumption but not […]

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Ineffective waste management

The World Bank has published a report which claims that by 2050 the volume of waste will exceed population growth, reaching 3.4 billion tonnes. The problems caused […]

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Measles epidemic affecting thousands of Romanians

The Romanian Supervisory and Control Centre for Communicable Diseases reports that the total number of confirmed cases of measles currently stands at 15 267. Measles is […]

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Municipal councils in Germany disputing the benefit entitlements of children of Romanians working abroad

The recent decision by some municipal councils in Germany not to grant benefits to children of immigrants, including Romanians, is a flagrant breach of EC law, under […]

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Two out of ten pupils drop out of school

Despite the fact that Romania spends millions of euros on measures to prevent early school leaving, the dropout rate is reaching a peak of 50% in […]

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