NEWSFLASH - COVID-19. State of alert extended – with some restrictions lifted

On 16.06.2020 the Romanian government decided upon the extension of the state of alert (starea de alertă) until 16.07.2020, however with some further restrictions being lifted. Please find more details here.


NEWSFLASH - Entry in Romania as of June 15th - FOLLOW UP

The state of alert (starea de alerta) ends in Romania on June 16th. The Government expects the state of alert to be extended, but there is no unanimity in the Romanian Parliament, so far.

However, the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSSU) has decided that as of June 15th, 2020, the quarantine and self-isolation obligation for asymptomatic incoming travelers from certain countries will be abolished under specific circumstances. "Exempted Countries" are currently Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.

Please find more details here.


NEWSFLASH - EMPLOYMENT: Financial Support after the State of Emergency

In the context of the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. informs you about current issues on a regular basis.

Our recent articles on COVID-19 (and more) can be found here.

Among others, we had reported that the Romanian state took over the payment of the “technical unemployment” indemnity until 31.05.2020 and, in some cases, beyond. The basic information can be found here.

As in the meantime the state of emergency was transformed into a “state of alert” (please find our report here ), the Romanian economy becomes more and more active.

Therefore, the Government has adopted new rules regarding financial support in the employment sector. The legal base is the emergency Ordinance no. 92/2020 (“the EO”). Please find more details here.


NEWSFLASH - Entry & Exit and Free Movement in Romania during State of Alert.

After two months of State of Emergency, the State of Alert was declared for a period of 30 days starting on May 18 by Government Decision no. 394/2020 (the "GD"). The GD was confirmed by the Parliament on May 20 with some changes.

The following summarizes the conditions and restrictions with regard to the entry and exit as well as the freedom of movement in Romania during the State of Alert and some of the related obligations.

Please find more details hier.


NEWSFLASH - State of Emergency replaced by State of Alert – New Measures

In the light of the newly declared state of alert in Romania, which replaces the former state or emergency, several legal acts have been published; some of them have already changed during the last days. Following the approval of the state of alert by the Romanian Parliament, which brought further amendments, we can finally inform you about the relevant legal framework and the most important measures applicable during the state of alert for businesses. Thus, please find hereinafter a special edition of our newsletter in this respect.

Please find more details hier.


NEWSFLASH - The Organization of Shareholders Meetings Became Easier.

Due to the latest developments, please find hereinafter a special edition of our newsletter, informing you about recent legislation which makes the organization of shareholders meetings easier.

The Emergency Ordinance no. 62/2029 (“EO 62”) provides temporary measures in order to facilitate the organization of the meetings of company bodies. Please find more details hier.


NEWSFLASH - Fines Applied During the State of Emergency are Unconstitutional

Due to the latest developments, please find hereinafter a special edition of our newsflash, informing you about the recent decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania. This decision turns all fines imposed for non- compliance with the Lockdown measures during the state of emergency illegal and thus contestable.

Please find more details hier.


NEWSFLASH - COVID 19: The second package of crisis measures

On 16.04.2020, the Romanian government published the Emergency Ordinance (“EO“) no. 48/ 2020. This EO includes tax related measures of the state for supporting against the economic effects of COVID-19.

Please find more details here.


NEWSFLASH - Extension of deadline for submission of statements regarding the beneficial owner

Due to the latest developments, please find hereinafter a special edition of our newsletter, informing you about recent legal changes with impact on the statements regarding the beneficial owner (UBO).

As already announced, companies, foundations and associations have to disclose their UBO due to Romania's new anti-money laundering legislation (Money Laundering Act No. 129/2019). The notification form for this purpose was published in October 2019.

The Romanian Commercial Register recently published a practice-related circular which raises questions regarding the deadline for the first filing in 2020.

Please find more details here.


NEWSFLASH - COVID-19: Indemnity for „technical unemployment” to be borne by the State budget - UPDATE

In the context of the present pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. informs about current issues on a regular basis.

Please find more details here.

 


NEWSFLASH - State of Emergency Certificates

In the context of the present pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. informs about current issues on a regular basis.

Our recent articles on COVID-19 (and more) can be found here.


NEWSFLASH - COVID-19: Indemnity for „technical unemployment” to be borne by the State budget

In the context of the present pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. informs about current issues on a regular basis.

Our recent articles on COVID-19 (and more) can be found here:

  • COVID 19. What should employers take into account? LINK
  • Newsflash: Special paid leave for child care during temporary school closure. LINK
  • COVID 19. Force Majeure and hardship in times of pandemics. LINK

The State takes over the „technical unemployment“ indemnity – with limitations

Please find more details here.