On March 31, 2021 the AmCham Corporate Governance Committee met with Mr. Andrei Furduri, Director, Ministry of Justice, Ms. Lorena Sava and Mr. Razvan Bostinaru, Ministry of Justice and discussed the status of the transposition of the EU Directive on the Protection of Whistleblowers and the National Anti-Corruption Strategy. Mr. Furdui emphasized the good collaboration between AmCham and the Ministry of Justice and invited the Corporate Governance Committee to send our input for the National Anti-Corruption Strategy. The AmCham Corporate Governance Committee was also invited to attend the public debate on the transposition of the EU Directive on the Protection of Whistleblowers which will be organized by the Ministry of Justice on April 8, 2021.
As a follow-up, AmCham is drafting a letter to the Ministry of Health regarding vaccination at the workplace in order to support the authorities to draft the norms of implementation of such facilities to allow them to be fully operational and efficient. A first draft is available here & we welcome additional proposals and questions from companies interested to organize vaccination centres within their premises. Please send your input by Wednesday, April 7, EOB to our colleague Raluca Manea, Coordinator of the AmCham Health Committee. If you missed the webinar, the recording is available here.
The AmCham Real Estate Task Force sent a letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development arguing for transitory implementation norms for Law 246 from 2020. The letter also outlines some of the issues caused in practice by the lack of implementation norms and procedures.
On March 2nd, AmCham met State Secretary Raul Pop for an introductory meeting with the Ministry of Environment in order to share the AmCham Environment Committee priorities and identify avenues for the collaboration with the Ministry. The discussion focused on specific matters such as waste management, forestry fund and air quality, programs developed by the Ministry and funding available through PNRR and the EU Green Deal and transposition of EU directives such as the Single Use Plastics (SUP). We welcome the openness of the Ministry towards future cooperation.
On March 1st AmCham Romania met with Romanian Competition Council’s President, Bogdan Chirițoiu and Directorate Team to discuss priorities and ways in which AmCham and the Competition Council may support common objectives. The meeting areas of focus, as presented by AmCham President, Ionuț Simion and AmCham Competition and State Aid Committee Chair, Anca Damour were: presentation of AmCham’s programmatic document – “Priorities for Romania 2021 – 2024” and AmCham priority pillars, ways in which AmCham Romania can support Romania’s OECD membership application, state-aid, attraction of investments to Romania, the need to focus on R&D and streamline facilities, competition related upcoming directive transpositions.