InfoCons mobile app

The Romanian consumer association InfoCons has launched a mobile app for consumers to check information about products they have purchased by simply scanning a barcode. Products […]

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Large-scale imports of raw milk

According to data published by the National Statistics Office (INS), Romania imported 17 083 tonnes of raw milk in January 2018, equivalent to a rise of 17.2% […]

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Romania is facing a lack of skilled workers

Romania is facing a lack of skilled workers. Statistically speaking, 75% of Romanian employers have difficulties filling vacancies because they cannot find workers with specialist skills, […]

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How thermal spring water is going down the drain, and millions of lei with it, owing to a lack of interest

In theory, Romania has great potential to generate geothermal energy, being the third most abundant country in Europe in this respect, after Greece and Italy. In […]

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Situation of EU citizens living in the UK

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has published an open letter addressed directly to European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom in which she sought […]

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Adoption in Romania

Although many children in Romania are still living in institutions, the number of adoptions remains low despite efforts to make legislation in this area more flexible. […]

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Food safety should be a priority for all Member States

The EU food market is extremely diverse, which is good for purchasers, giving them the widest possible choice of products, the big drawback being that they […]

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Risk of dangerous infections due to the constant use of antibiotics in animals

World Health Organisation representatives have drawn attention to the risks arising from the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention in animals. This practice […]

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Food fraud

Food fraud generates incalculable damage, both financial and in terms of food quality standards. The financial costs range between USD 10 and 15 billion a year, and may […]

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Tax havens outside the EU

Combating tax evasion is a crucial matter for any government, the purpose being to collect all the amounts owed to the budget with a view to […]

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Harmful substances in sausages prepared using road de-icing fluid

The Pro Consumatori association, a member of the European Consumer Organisation, has carried out a study testing 116 types of sausage marketed by a number of […]

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Lack of slaughterhouses in Romania

Sheep farmers in Romania have reported there to be an acute problem with a lack of slaughterhouses. With more slaughterhouses, sheep farmers could optimise their sheep […]

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Poor rail infrastructure causing serious harm

Major investors in the automotive industry have been reporting a serious infrastructure problem in Romania that is causing huge losses. In addition to the lack of […]

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Black Sea gas, stalled by paperwork

Several companies are currently planning to exploit natural oil and gas resources in the Black Sea, but investors are unable to start work on their projects […]

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Romania’s transition towards modern agriculture and tackling climate change

In recent years, climate change has put farmers under increasing pressure. Rising temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns have caused floods, wild fires, thunderstorms and other […]

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Labour crisis in the agricultural and livestock sector

Representatives of the Association of Breeders and Exporters of Cattle, Sheep and Pigs in Romania draw attention to the problems arising from the lack of skilled […]

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