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Presidential Decree no. 240 regarding the extension of the state of emergency in Romania

Enforcement period: For a new period of 30 days, from 15 April 2020 to 14 May 2020.

Main measures in addition to those in the initial Presidential Decree:

Measures with direct and immediate applicability, such as:

  • In the event of a decrease in the prices of electricity and natural gas the Government will take measures so that the decreases are reflected in the final price to consumers;
  • contracting authorities may directly purchase materials and equipment necessary against COVID-19, exceeding the legal value threshold;
  • the Government shall establish the general framework and the ways of reorganization, restructuring or reprogramming the activities that are object of financing from EU funds;
  • affidavit submitted to the Trade Registry: (i) document under private signature or (ii) electronically transmitted. The specimen signature submitted to the Trade Register may be (i) authenticated by notary public, (ii) certified by lawyer or (iii) in the form of a document privately signed;
  • logistical aspects for court hearings by videoconference, filling of procedural documents by electronic means, no draw-up up of specific minutes;
  • terms (such as prescriptions, and other term-dependent rights) are suspended;