16 November, 2017

16 november, 2017 Romanian president Klaus Iohannis to attend social summit on fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg.

Social summit. Romania's president Klaus Iohannis travels to Gothenburg, in Sweden, on Friday to attend a social summit on fair jobs and economic growth. The event brings together EU heads of state and government, social partners and other key players. The summit consists of an introductory meeting and three other meetings focusing on specific themes that will discuss access to the labour market, the situation of the labour market and the transition between jobs. The Romanian president Klaus Iohannis is to give a talk on the access to the labour market.


Protocol. The Romanian Department for Emergency Situations and the US Federal Emergency Management Agency signed a protocol on Wednesday in Brussels that lays the foundations of long-term collaboration. The protocol provides, among others, for facilitating collaboration in case of disasters, the exchange of expertise in the area of emergency training and the organisation of seminars and conferences to train the professionals in the field. The accord is valid for five years, but can be extended.


EU agency relocation. The assessment made by the European Medicines Agency on its possible relocation from London to Bucharest exceeds its responsibilities, says the Romanian foreign ministry. The assessment made by the Agency, argues the Romanian ministry, should have only covered a number of specific aspects to facilitate a final assessment of the European Commission. The Romanian side is also unhappy with the content of the Agency's report. The winner of the bid to host the European Medicines Agency after the UK leaves the European Union will be announced on the 20th of November. Now based in London, the European Medicines Agency is considered one of most important of the European Union's 40 specialised agencies. It employs 900 people and receives visits from around 35,000 national regulation authorities and scientists every year given its essential role in approving new medicines on the European market. Bucharest has made a bid to host this agency along with other big cities in the EU.


Petition. More than 65,000 people have signed an online petition against the government's plans to switch the payment of social security contributions from employers to employees. The petition has been initiated by the National Trade Union Bloc, one of the biggest trade unions in Romania. The Bloc says a number of trade union confederations on Wednesday notified the Ombudsman about the government's emergency order amending the tax code. The government says the transfer of social security contributions will not lead to a drop in employees' net incomes. The tax code promoted by the government has come under criticism from trade unions, the right-wing opposition and the business community.


Dacia cars. The sale in Europe of Dacia cars made by Renault in Romania saw a 20.3% growth in October compared with the same month last year, while its market share grew from 2.6 to 2.9%, according to statistical figures made public today by the European Automobile Manufacturers'Association. In the first ten months of the year, deliveries of Dacia cars saw an 11.3% increase in Europe. The Dacia car factory was taken over by Renault in 1999. Relaunched in 2004 with the Logan model, Dacia has become an important player on the European car market.


Travel warning. The Romanian foreign ministry has issued a travel warning for Greece, where a state of emergency has been declared in the wake of torrential rain and flash floods that severely hit the Symi island and several mainland localities west of Athens. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras declared national mourning in memory of the victims. 15 people were killed, but there are fears the death toll may rise. According to the local authorities, the scope of the disaster is unprecedented. Weather forecasts say there is still a risk of heavy rain and hailstorm as the weather phenomenon known as Eurydice sweeps across the region.



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