OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Innovative strategies to reduce the effects of the crisis caused by COVID-19

Innovative response

Exclusive online and free issuance of the Emergency Situation Certificate, which aims to support economic operators in the COVID-19 crisis. The application dedicated to the issuing of Emergency Certificates is active and can be accessed on the platform http://prevenire.gov.ro and is regulated by the Order of the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment no. 791 / 25.03.2020.
During the state of emergency, the Medical-Military Scientific Research Center, the Scientific Research Center for Defense and Ecology, the Research Agency for Military Technique and Technologies and the National Institute for Medical-Military Development Research ""Cantacuzino"" for the approval / authorization of materials, components, equipment and medical devices necessary for the prevention and control of the spread, as well as for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, respectively of biocides.
The Minister of Economy, Energy and Business Environment, Virgil Popescu, gave ”the green light” to the ROMARM (National Company for Military Technique) leadership for a production line of sanitary equipment, masks and protective suits, so that it remains in the strategic production of Romania.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

These measures are intended to support economic operators in difficulty due to COVID-19.

Organisations/institutions involved

Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment

Potential issues

The necessary measures will be taken depending on the duration and evolution of COVID-19.
The European Commission has approved a 3.3 billion euro aid scheme for Romania aims to support SMEs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was requested to quickly launch the post-coronavirus economic development strategy.

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Relevant URL(s): http://economie.gov.ro/
Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • Private Sector

Issues being addressed:

  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)
  • Governance responses
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances