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Background Ukrainian citizens fleeing their homeland due to the ongoing crisis are welcome to Romania, where they will receive protection and necessary support. During their stay in Romania, accommodation, food and medical services are accessible for Ukrainians seeking safety from the ongoing military invasion, as a result of a combined effort of the authorities and unrivalled mobilization of private entities and the civil society ...

What are the potential registration options for nonprofits/NGOs in Romania? Is full registration required? If so, what are the necessary steps/time/costs? NGO legal forms Under Romanian law, natural and legal persons that wish to carry out activities of general interest or activities for the benefit of certain collectivities can establish nonprofit entities (NGOs) in the form ofassociationsorfoundations ...

The EU strives to become carbon neutral by 2050. This objective has been formally regulated through the EU Climate Law[i] and is enshrined in the European Green Deal[ii], being also in line with the EU’s commitment to global climate action according to the Paris Agreement[iii] and Glasgow Climate Pact[iv] ...

The Law no. 221/26.07.2021 for the completion of Law no.55/2020 regarding some measures for preventing and combating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was published within the Official Gazette no. 732 dated July 26, 2021. According to this normative act, employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 benefit, upon request, of one paid day off for each vaccine dose administered ...

Six months from now, companies, and equally so other employers, are expected to offer a cogent system for the receipt and settlement of reports regarding illegal or unethical practices. ‹‹“Minimal” may be sufficient and “maximal” may prove not to serve the purpose›› says Adriana I ...

Electronic signature in employment documents The first set of amendments provided by the new normative act introduce expressly the possibility of concluding the individual employment agreement or addenda thereof using the qualified electronic signature or the advanced electronic signature, accompanied by the electronic time stamp or the qualified electronic time stamp and the qualified electronic seal of the employer ...

Background Companies operating in EU may already be aware that on December 2019 the Whistleblowers Directive[1] came into force. The Whistleblowers Directive aims at establishing a framework with common minimum standards for ensuring whistleblowers’ protection across all EU Member States. The transposition deadline almost knocks on the door since it expires in December 2021 ...

Romanian authorities have recently initiated the transposition process for Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the “Whistleblowers’ Directive”). A limited period for public review of the first draft of transposition bill has just closed. The projection is that it will become law by December 2021 to meet the transposition deadline ...

06.04.2021 – The Law no. 58/02.04.2021 for approving the GEO no. 211/2020 and amendment of GEO 132/2020 was published in the Official Gazette no. 345 dated April 5th, 2021 These new legal provisions introduce a series of amendments of articles wording, certain values/limits and conditions to be met regarding the possibility to temporarily reduce the working time in the current context and access the specific state support ...

07.04.2021 – The Ministerial Order no. 214/22.02.2021 for approving the template documents provided by art. 53¹ para. (12) of the Labor Code was published within the Official Gazette no. 350 dated April 6th, 2021 ...

The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 26/07.04.2021 for the amendment and completion of the GEO no. 111/2010 on the parental leave and monthly allowance was published within the Official Gazette no. 363 dated April 7th, 2021. The main legal amendments introduced by the new legal provisions are centered on an increase in the amounts and diversification of cases for granting insertion incentives. More exactly: An amount of RON 1,500 (approx ...

With the main goal of the EU being to cut CO2 emissions in order to become carbon neutral by 2050, offshore represents valuable “available space” for the development of clean energy projects. While in some cases offshore is already a crowded place, other offshore locations are still free of significant energy infrastructure. Therefore, planning ahead is more important than ever ...

The deduction of the VAT related to services cannot be refused due to reasons concerning the necessity thereof or to the absence/insufficiency of the explanatory documents! The tax authorities frequently deny the taxpayers’ right to deduct the VAT related to services, due to reasons related to the doubts concerning the necessity thereof or the “insufficiency” of the explanatory documents ...

The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 220/30.12.2020 on 2020 on the application of social protection measures after January 1, 2021 in the context of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well as for the amendment of some normative acts was published within the Official Gazette no. 1326 dated December 31, 2020 ...

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues to put pressure on the public and private sectors alike. As we are entering new phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to switch our focus towards safely and gradually reopening our businesses and economies while continuing to implement prevention measures ...

Setting natural gas prices, directly or indirectly, is already a tradition in Romania and 2020 is not an exception to the rule ...

The long-awaited government enactment on the holding of the general meeting of shareholders in the context of COVID-19 outbreak was finally passed in the form of the Government Emergency Ordinance No. 62/2020 that entered into force on May 8 (Ordinance 62) ...

In their attempt to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, governments throughout the European Union have imposed unparalleled measures with a strong impact on travel and economic activity. As the rate of new coronavirus infections started dropping across the European Union, governments and EU officials are looking for lockdown exit strategies and methods for boosting the currently stagnant economy ...

Humanity needs from each of us unprecedented contributions to support and enhance healthcare systems’ response to the coronavirus threat. Money, good citizenship values, personal time, individual limitations and privations and brain waves, in any proportion, never amount for too much. Equally urgently needed is to contain irreversible disruptions in businesses and, thus, to protect communities and employees from shortages in food, health and education resources ...

As a result of the evolution of the international epidemiological situation determined by the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and considering the state of emergency declared by Decree no. 195/2020 on the establishment of the state of emergency on the territory of Romania, as well as its extension by Decree no. 240/2020 regarding the extension of the state of emergency on the territory of Romania, the Romanian Government recently issued the Emergency Ordinance no ...

Same as most of the states where SARS-CoV-2 crisis emerged, Romania has adopted a quite extensive package of measures meant to sustain the shaken economy pending the cease of the emergency state. In this context, the Romanian Government regulated and is still implementing certain specific measures for easing the economic burden on companies during the state of emergency ...

The Covid-19 pandemic situation has emerged as more than just a healthcare crisis. Accordingly, the focus is to address and anticipate at the same time the economic and social implications which are still at an early stage. What we are rapidly starting to acknowledge is that the circumstances created by the pandemic have revealed legislative gaps and vulnerabilities, which need to be addressed in order to avoid further negative impacts to the extent possible ...

As of 16 March, the day when the state of emergency was declared in Romania, the Government has adopted an impressive number of pieces of legislation aimed at preventing and limiting the spread of the new coronavirus, on one hand, and at reducing the negative impact on economy of the implemented solutions, on the other hand. To be specific, we are talking about 75 acts (primary and secondary legislation) adopted in the course of approximately 1 month ...

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