ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL AUTHORITIES

If you start or run a business in Romania, there are several institutions of which you should be aware. They will most likely check your business, or you will have to submit various papers to them.

Here we list the most important. Depending on your area of activity, you might need to be in touch with some or with all of these institutions. To make sure you comply with all the rules and the often changing regulations, you should use an accountant – you can find a list of recommended accountants and tax services providers later on in this chapter.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATE

You can get the exchange rate of all major currencies on the Romanian Central Bank’s website (BNR). The new rate is published every afternoon. The BNR website is also available in English.

HR AGENCIES & HEAD HUNTERS

These two sites, www.bestjobs.ro and www.ejobs.ro, are the largest sites for job advertisements and candidate databases; in addition to contacting the HR agencies listed here, you should definitely consider uploading your CV on one or both sites.

PUBLIC NOTARIES

For more notaries check uniuneanotarilor.ro, which is in English and lists all notaries, with a good search function.

LAW FIRMS

There are several large Romanian and international law firms active in Romania, here we list only some of them.

MEDIATION OFFICES

Here we list some of the mediation companies. To search for more, the official website is www.cmediere.ro, and it has an English version.

EU FUNDING

Romania has set up a new ministry to deal with European Affairs, including EU funding. Their website is still just in Romanian, but you might find it useful www.fonduri-ue.ro. The section “Calls for proposals” highlights the main financing lines and when projects can be submitted.