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- Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea;
- Neighbours: Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova.

- temperate climate;
- cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog;
- sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.

Natural hazards:
- earthquakes, most severe in south and southwest regions;
- geologic structure and climate promote landslides.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Pop. density*:81.9people/km2
GDP*:202.7EUR billion

European Union:
EU member, since 2007

Currency: Leu
Code: RON
Since: 2005

Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
Overall Property*:12%
Overall Motor*:57%




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Latest news

New players on the Romanian MTPL insurance market

The Irish Euro Insurance DAC (commercial name LeasePlan Insurance) has received the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority's positive answer for providing MTPL insurance in Romania, based on the EU FOS rights.

DallBogg - the second big Bulgarian insurer to enter Romanian MTPL market

The Romania's Financial Supervisory Authority - ASF announced, based on the FOS agreement, it has authorised Bulgarian insurer DallBogg to provide MTPL policies on the Romanian market. It is worth to mention that DallBogg becomes the second Bulgarian insurer operating on the Romanian MTPL market, after EUROINS - the market leader.

5% increase for the Romanian MTPL market in 2016

The Romanian MTPL insurance market has continued its ascending trend in the last quarter of the last year, reaching GWP of RON 4.03 billion for the full year of 2016. The number of MTPL contracts went up to 4.98 million, in annual units, 5% more y-o-y, according to the Romanian FSA data.

Romanian FSA's head, Misu NEGRITOIU exchanged views with the Austrian insurers' representatives in Vienna

Misu NEGRITOIU, President of the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), met last week in Vienna representatives of the Insurers' Association of Austria (VVO), the meeting focusing on the latest developments on the insurance markets in the two countries, as well as specific aspects related to the MTPL business line or Austria's experience in managing the high-risk insured persons.

What are RECREX's development plans for 2017?

This year, RECREX continues to focus on the development of its two main operational segments: fraud detection and claims buffering, Daniela BADALUTA, President of the company, explained in an interview for XPRIMM Publications.

Daniela BADALUTA, RECREX: The management on the loss adjustment segment of some Romanian insurers generates losses instead of benefits

"RECREX operates on one of the insurance market niches: we do not sell insurance, we are a loss adjuster. I believe loss adjusting is one of the most important aspects in this field, because managing claims is a key aspect for achieving success on the insurance market", Daniela BADALUTA, President, RECREX, explained in an interview for XPRIMM Publications.

Romanian MTPL market prepared to sit on solid foundations

After a stormy 2016, the Romanian MTPL market is prepared to sit on solid foundations in 2017, with sound operators and a more coherent structure, said yesterday Misu NEGRITOIU, the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority head speaking at a market forecast meeting.

EUROINS Romania acquires the non-life portfolio of ATE Insurance Romania

EUROINS Romania, part of Bulgarian EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG), has reached an agreement to acquire the non-life insurance portfolio of ATE Insurance Romania, a subsidiary of PIRAEUS Bank - a leading  banking institution in Greece. The deal was signed on January 19th, 2017. "The deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals", the EIG representative pointed out in a press release.

Consumer Protection, top priority for European authorities and driving factor of the insurance industry's reshape - under debate in Vienna next February

"Protection of consumers, investors and policyholders is the top priority for each European Supervisory Authority," pointed out Gabriel BERNARDINO, Chairman of EIOPA and of the Joint Committee of the three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, ESMA, EIOPA- ESAs) on the occasion of the Steering Committee of the EU - U.S. Insurance Project hosted in Frankfurt on 19 October, a Public Forum to address the challenges of increased globalization of the insurance market and to define the areas of work for the coming year.

ICAR 2016 - Main takeaways

Climate change and natural catastrophes were among the main aspects debated during the 13th edition of ICAR - The International CAtastrophic Risks Forum. The international event, which was organized on October 11, 2016, in Bucharest, Romania, gathered professionals from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, as well as Romania, who talked about the management of Nat Cat risks in the current context.

VIG: Romania is one of our core markets. We need the mid and long term perspective to get better

As MTPL, the most important insurance line in Romania, will be heavily influenced by the recent regulatory changes, for the VIENNA insurance Group (VIG), Romania remains a core market, among the top 5 within the group, said Roland GROLL, Member of the VIENNA Insurance Group Board, at a press conference organized in Bucharest. "Looking at the overall picture in Romania, from an economic point of view, it is extremely positive, especially if we compare it with other core markets. There are not many European countries which have such favorable environment", he added.