Romania’s airport traffic up 6.6 per cent

Henri Coandă Airport, Bucharest, Romania (CameliaTWU, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The US prolongs sanctions imposed on Belarus’ President

Labor shortages in Croatia continue to increase

Romania

The aggregated air passenger traffic registered by Romanian airports grew by 6.6 per cent in the Q1’19 y/y, writes Romania Insider. According to the statistics office INS there were to 4.64 million passengers. The largest airports by passenger and freight transport were Henri Coandă in Bucharest, Avram Iancu in Cluj-Napoca, and Traian Vuia in Timisoara.

The Bucharest Airport had 1.54 million departing passengers and 1.446 million arriving ones. The second largest airport, in Cluj-Napoca, reported 294,300 departing passengers and 268,700 arriving passengers. Most of passengers travelled to Romania from London-Luton, Milan-Bergamo and Munich, and most of them flew to these airports.

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Belarus

The US President Donald Trump has prolonged sanctions against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and members of his administration for another year. “The actions and policies of certain members of the Belarusian government and other persons to undermine democratic processes or institutions of Belarus, to commit human rights abuses related to political repression, and to engage in public corruption continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” the White House informed.

Among the 10 blacklisted people are Belarusian government officials and their relatives including Viktor Lukashenko, the president’s son, chief presidential advisor Viktor Sheiman and deputy chief of staff Natalia Petkevich.

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Croatia

Croatia is suffering a severe labor shortage, mainly in its tourist business which accounts for almost 20 per cent of GDP. “Quotas for foreigners should be urgently abolished,” Chamber of Commerce (HGK) president Luka Burilović said. Mr. Burilović added that the government is preparing new regulations that should abolish quotas and facilitate the hiring of foreigners. “It’s a step in the right direction, but we must put the draft of the new bill on foreigners to public consultation as soon as possible,” he said.

According to the national employers’ association HUP, Croatian firms lack at least 30,000 employees, not only in tourism but also in construction, retail and manufacturing.

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What’s up in indexes

BET (of Bucharest) decreased from 8512.11 index points Monday, June 17th to 8511.89 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s down 0.01 per cent d/d and up 4.11 per cent y/y.

BUX (of Budapest) increased from 40588.18 index points Monday, June 17th to 40922.00 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s up 0.39 per cent d/d and up 12.5 per cent y/y.

OMXR (of Riga) decreased from 1073.19 index points Monday, June 17th to 1023.83 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s down 4.01 per cent d/d and down 2.51 per cent y/y.

OMXT (of Tallinn) increased from 1249.63 index points Monday, June 17th to 1251.60 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s up 0.19 per cent d/d and down 0.11 per cent y/y.

OMXV (of Vilnius) decreased from 670.03 index points Monday, June 17th to 669.53 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s down 0.14 per cent d/d and down 6.68 per cent y/y.

PX (of Prague) increased from 1051.46 index points Monday, June 17th to 1055.18 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s up 0.34 per cent d/d and down 1.78 per cent y/y.

RTS (of Moscow) increased from 1341.05 index points Monday, June 17th to 1359.23 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s up 1.37 per cent d/d and up 23.5 per cent y/y.

SAX (of Bratislava) increased from 344.81 index points Monday, June 17th to 346.72 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s up 0.57 per cent d/d and up 6.11 per cent y/y.

SOFIX (of Sofia) increased from 576.60 index points Monday, June 17th to 578.00 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’ up 0.14 per cent d/d and down 8.71 per cent y/y.

UX (of Kyiv) decreased from 1647.16  index points Monday, June 17th to 1643.25 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s down 0.24 per cent d/d and down up 1.89 per cent y/y.

WIG20 (of Warsaw) increased from 2276.60 index points Monday, June 17th to 2325.16 index points Tuesday, June 18th. It’s up 2.13 per cent d/d and up 8.10 per cent y/y.

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