September 29 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Romanian media on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- Romania's central bank could cut its key interest rate to 6.75% by December 2010 from 8.5% now, analysts of ING Bank Romania estimate.
- Romanian private air carrier Carpatair plans to make no profit this year after registering a 12% annual fall of passenger traffic in January-August, company's sales visepresident Paula Ardelean said.
- The opposition National Liberal Party, PNL, decided to call for the resignation of Transport Minister Radu Berceanu over the messy situation in the country's transport sector, Eugen Nicolaescu, head of PNL's members in the chamber of deputies said.
- More than half of Romanians agree with the legalisation of prostitution in the country, while an even higher percentage are against the legalisation of light-drugs use, according to a survey carried by eResearch Corp.
- Romania ranked 32 among 33 European countries in the annual EU healthcare index as the country has problems in most healthcare segments and informal payments expected from patients seem to remain a serious issue preventing the existence of a healthcare system based on equality, Euro Health Consumer Index research director Arne Bjornberg said.
- France’s Groupama, which launched its operations in Romania on Monday after merging its local units Asiban and BT Asigurari, plans to grab a share of 25% of the local general insurance market by 2013 after it injected 128 million euro in the capital of the two companies, Groupama Asigurari head Denis Rousset said.