On an official visit to Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday (11/05), Chairman of the Romanian Senate Florin Cîțu met Polish Finance Minister Magdalena Rzeczkowska to discuss the relationship between inflation and the government deficit along with measures to cope with the economies of the EU member states being “hard tried.” (Agerpres)

Main points below:

  • The chairman of the Romanian Senate underlined the importance of strengthening the strategic partnership between Romania and Poland, to further reduce the economic consequences of the war, maintain support for Ukraine and millions of Ukrainians fleeing war were discussed.
  • Cîțu praised the “effective and sustainable coordination in the field of security and defence between Romania and Poland, as allied states that share a common vision on security risks in the Euro-Atlantic region, including in regional cooperation formats (I3 B9).
  • Further addressing the profound impact of the Russian aggression on national economies and growth prospects, Cîțu called for “enhanced and harsh EU sanctions on Russia aimed at stopping the funding of the Russian war in Ukraine and flagrant violations of the rules and principles of international law, humanitarian law and international human rights law.”
  • The Romanian official also extended an invitation to the marshall of the Polish Senate to visit Romania at a date to be agreed by the parties, an invitation accepted by the Polish official.



On 11 May, within 24 hours, at the national level, 68,571 persons entered Romania through the border crossing points, including  7,916 Ukrainian citizens (an increase of 14% compared to the previous day).  At the border with Ukraine 4,407 Ukrainian citizens entered Romania (an increase of 15,4%), and at the border with the Republic of Moldova, 1,199 Ukrainian citizens entered Romania (an increase of 10,5%).

Since the onset of the crisis, until May 3, at national level, 912,090 Ukrainian citizens entered Romania. (Border Police)



According to Profit.ro, Romania is preparing to ban the purchase and use by public authorities and institutions, both central and local, of products and services related to cyber security (antivirus, antimalware, firewall, etc.) from the Russian Federation or under the direct or indirect control of a Russian individual or company. (Libertatea)

The National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC) warned on Wednesday (11/05) that users in Romania continue to be targeted by messages with fake job offers specially created by cyber criminals. (News.ro)


#update  Mediafax reported that the National Cyber Security Directorate (DNSC) warned that fake job messages have moved from WhatsApp to Telegram.


#Humanitarian/Manifestations of solidarity

The Executive’s spokesperson, Dan Cărbunaru, announced that the Government approved, in its Wednesday (11/05) session, emergency humanitarian aid to the prefectures of Bucharest and the counties of Galați, Iași, Neamț, Suceava and Vaslui, consisting of products necessary to outfit mobile camps that can house refugees coming from Ukraine, announced. (Agerpres)

A C-27 J Spartan aircraft of the Romanian Air Force, configured for medical missions, carried out on Wednesday (11/05) a humanitarian transport mission on the route Otopeni – Rzeszów-Jasionka (Poland) – Otopeni. Two Ukrainian patients, aged 29 and 4, were picked up from Rzeszów-Jasionka International Airport and flown to Bucharest where they would be admitted for medical recovery treatment in two hospital units in the capital. (News.ro)