However, Romania's convergence with EU averages remains slow, and the sharp growth of the labour cost in Romania announced by Eurostat was offset by the highest inflation in Europe.
The volume of construction works in Romania contracted by 4.1% y/y in April after the average 2.2% y/y decline in Q1.
The volume of NPLs accumulated by households increased by 13% y/y as of end-March, becoming the main threat to Romania’s financial stability, a central bank report said.
Eurostat figures confirm Romania is following the same path as its northern neighbours in CEE, whose labour markets have tightened dramatically.
The surge in consumer prices fuels expectations of a more hawkish central bank stance in the coming months.
Tourism contributed 18.8% of Croatia's GDP in 2016 and that ratio is expected to soar this year after investments in new terminals at the country's main airports, found a report from consultancy network UHY.
The long-term trend is towards wider trade deficits, and despite the narrowing in April on the back of a hike in exports, more is needed to return the trade gap to a more sustainable level.
Romanian plant will become the sole European supplier of glo Neostiks, the flagship tobacco heating product developed by the tobacco giant to balance an expected fall in global cigarette consumption.
Show of strength by ruling party amid power struggle with President Klaus Iohannis over the future of Romania's anti-corruption directorate.
Klaus Iohannis has not yet complied with a Constitutional Court ruling that he must dismiss DNA head Laura Kovesi, fuelling his ongoing conflict with Romania's ruling coalition.
The development is negative in the context of Romania's rising imports and widening external deficits.
New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.
The Istanbul Convention has angered conservatives in numerous Central and East European countries, whose antipathy to “gender ideology” has led to high-level political battles as governments that have signed up to the convention attempt to ratify it.
Romania's ruling coalition finally succeeds in decapitating anticorruption body that has launched probes into dozens of top politicians and businesspeople.
Warsaw says changes that will see Poland losing €19.5bn in EU funding in 2021-2027 are “unacceptable”, as Brussels shifts focus from GDP per capita to youth unemployment, climate and integration of migrants.
The ruling parties no longer have a majority in the lower house of parliament following a string of defections from the PSD to ex-PM Victor Ponta’s Pro Romania party.
New member states from Southeast Europe are keen to become part of the EU's core by adopting the single currency, but latest convergence report shows they still have a way to go.
Bucharest bourse's blue chip BET index plunged after ruling party leader Liviu Dragnea talked of suspending contributions to second pillar pension funds.
Countries like Romania and Moldova need to act now to entice back migrants and encourage the use of remittances for investment rather than consumption.
Leaked document shows Bucharest is considering temporary ban on transfers to the second pillar of the pension system in H2 2018 in a bid to replenish government coffers.