Wider scope in Romania for extended confiscation of goods in force begins today

On the 2 November 2020, the President of Romania promulgated Law No. 228/2020, which expands the scope of the extended confiscation of goods regulated by the Romanian criminal codes. Law 228 transposes into the national legislation certain provisions of the… Read moreWider scope in Romania for extended confiscation of goods in force begins today

Romania’s Cluj-Napoca to develop largest AI research centre in Eastern Europe

According to several recent media reports, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN) is in line to receive a grant of RON 80 million (EUR 16.7 million) in European funding to establish the Institute for Research in Artificial Intelligence (ICIA) and… Read moreRomania’s Cluj-Napoca to develop largest AI research centre in Eastern Europe

Regulatory challenges for land-based gambling and sports betting operators as they resume business

On 11 June 2020, as part of new measures to ease restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced that land-based gambling activities in the country such as lottery and sports betting… Read moreRegulatory challenges for land-based gambling and sports betting operators as they resume business

Potential criminal liability for employers who illegally claimed technical unemployment support

The Romanian authorities recently announced controls and severe sanctions for employers which may have illegally claimed (and obtained) technical unemployment support offered by the government in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we previously reported, the Romanian Government has… Read morePotential criminal liability for employers who illegally claimed technical unemployment support

Romania creates expedited procedure for approving donations of COVID-19 related medicines

On 13 April 2020, the Romanian Ministry of Health issued Order No 615/2020 amending Order No 1032/2011 regarding the approval of the “Norms regarding the donations of medicines, medical equipment, medical devices, vaccine, serums and corresponding supplies”, which creates an… Read moreRomania creates expedited procedure for approving donations of COVID-19 related medicines

Acquisitions of COVID-19-related medical supplies to be reimbursed from EU funds

On 7 April 2020, Romania enacted Government Emergency Ordinance No. 43 (GEO 43) for the approval of support measures following the spread of COVID-19 during the state of emergency, which the government is expected to extend until 16 May. Among… Read moreAcquisitions of COVID-19-related medical supplies to be reimbursed from EU funds

Romania proposes temporary capping of prices for coronavirus medicines

On 31 March 2020, the Romanian Senate adopted a draft law that caps the prices of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines included in the protocol for the treatment of the infection associated with the SARS-Cov-2 virus (coronavirus), which was approved by Order No 487/2020 of… Read moreRomania proposes temporary capping of prices for coronavirus medicines