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Dacian Ciolos : The strategy for forests launched by ECmust be improved, so that it responds to the specific situations in several states

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Member of the European Parliament, co-chairman of USR PLUS, Dacian Ciolos stated on Tuesday night that the strategy for forests launched by the European Commission must be improved so that it responds to the specific situations in several states, but a set of measures would bring more traceability and transparency as regards the timber cutting. ‘ It is regrettable that this issue, which is so important for Romania was not discussed in the governing ...

Number of new Covid-19 infections on the rise

Thursday, July 22, 2021

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102 new Covid-19 infections have been reported in Romania in the past 24 hours, out of 27,164 conducted tests, which leads the infection rate up to 0.37%. It is the highest number of daily infections in our country in the past five weeks. The last time when over 100 Covid cases were reported in Romania was June 16.   Two people infected with the novel coronavirus ...

Hospital manager: Obligating medical staff to vaccinate or test periodically will generate issues

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The manager of the Sfantu Gheorghe County Emergency Hospital, Andras Nagy Robert, believes that obligating medical staff to vaccinate against COVID-19 or testing periodically at their own expense could generate problems in the health system.He stated on Wednesday, during a press conference, that if part of the employees refuse to do so and won't show up to work, then hospitals won't be able to handle it, being hard to find other specialists to ...

Authorities will keep up efforts to convince citizens vaccination is solution for pandemic end

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu stated on Wednesday that the authorities will keep up "all efforts" to convince citizens that the solution to end the pandemic is vaccination, emphasizing that, on the other hand, it is the responsibility of each person in Romania to protect their own health and family through anti-COVID immunization."The Ministry of Health has come yesterday and presented - we had a discussion at the Government and then in the ...

Three medical units for severe burnt patients to be built, through World Bank program

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday that the Ministry of Health presented in the government sitting the report on the care of severe burnt patients nationwide, specifying that three such units for the severe burnt will be built in Bucharest, Timisoara and Targu Mures."I requested a report from the Ministry of Health regarding the capacity of the Romanian state to take care of the severe burnt. During today's Government reunion this ...

Aerostar signs contract with U-TacS for making Watchkeeper X tactical drones in Romania

Thursday, July 22, 2021

 Romanian company Aerostar of Bacau has signed a contract with the British company U-TacS for the making of Watchkeeper X tactical drones in Romania, Chairman of the Bacau County Council Valentin Ivancea announced on Wednesday.He participated in the signing of the contract in the presence of the general managers of the two companies, Grigore Filip and Yogev Dahan."The prestigious Bacau-based company Aerostar - renown in the ...

21 mln euro loan from EBRD to Romanian city of Iasi

Thursday, July 22, 2021

  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said that it is considering to provide a loan of up to 21 million euro ($24.8 million) to the Romanian city of Iasi to finance energy-efficiency enhancement investments in public buildings.   The loan proceeds will fund the rehabilitation of 15 public buildings owned by the city, and the ...

Six out of ten Romanians with higher education and high incomes are satisfied with their current financial situation

Thursday, July 22, 2021

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The Romanians with above-average wealth and education - defined as 'modern families' - not only are more satisfied with their incomes compared to those with average wealth and education (defined for some reasons as 'traditional families'), but their satisfaction has increased during the pandemic in contrast to the 'traditional families'.   Thus, the share of ...

Report PwC: Romania's media and entertainment industry will grow to 2.62 billion euros in 2021 and exceed 2019 levels

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The entertainment and media industry in Romania will grow this year by 8.1% year-on-year to EUR 2.62 bln, which will take the market 3.6% above the pre-crisis peak seen in 2019, according to the 22nd edition of the PwC Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2021-2025 (GEMO) report.   Estimates also show that the industry will continue to increase until 2025, with ...

2021 Rule of Law: EU report shows positive developments in Member States but also points to serious concerns

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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The European Commission has today (July 20, e.n.)published the second EU-wide Report on the Rule of Law with a Communication looking at the situation in the EU as a whole and ...

Minister of Justice: EC report on rule of law explicitly states that repeal of SIIJ, right solution

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 Minister of Justice Stelian Ion states that the Report of the European Commission on the rule of law at EU level, published on Tuesday, explicitly states that the repeal of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) and the restoration of the powers of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), the Directorate of Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) and the prosecutor's offices with the Courts of Appeal is the right solution to eliminate ...

PM Citu: COVID situation very good, but indoor mask wearing stays mandatory

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Prime Minister Florin Citu announced that further coronavirus easing measures will be enforced starting August 1, concerning mainly open air events, but that indoor mask wearing will stay mandatory.Asked before the ruling coalition's meeting whether new restrictions or relaxations are to be expected as of August 1, the Prime Minister said that there will only be further relaxations."However, we are not yet getting rid of the mask indoors. There's a set of ...

HealthMin: We estimate an increase of COVID-19 infection rate in Romania

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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The Minister of Health, Ioana Mihaila, declared on Tuesday that the infection rate with the novel coronavirus is estimated to rise in Romania as well and highlighted that if a sufficient vaccination coverage would exist, there would be no patients with severe forms."We cannot have an exact date when the fourth wave will appear or if the peak will be reached, but looking at what happened in other countries - for example in the United Kingdom there are approximately 45,000 ...

Vaccination coverage rate in Bucharest is approaching 47 pct

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

 The city of Bucharest has an almost 47% vaccination coverage rate among the eligible resident population over the age of 12, said on Tuesday Valeriu Gheorghita, chairman of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV)."The municipality of Bucharest is currently at almost 47%, more precisely 46.7% vaccination coverage. There are, in fact, 10 counties that have a vaccination coverage rate of over 30%, there are 25 counties that have vaccination ...

Andrei Baciu: We will donate 100,000 Pfizer vaccines to Moldova this week

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) vicepresident Andrei Baciu declared on Tuesday that Romania would continue at individual and European levels to donate or resell anti-Covid vaccines and pointed out it would make a new donation to Moldova – 100,000 Pfizer doses, this week.   “As we know, Serbia benefited from 50,000 donated doses, Ukraine, Argentina, Vietnam – ...

INCD director want close collaboration with EU cyber security center from Bucharest

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Yigal Unna, the general manager of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) declared on Monday that he hoped to come to Bucharest to share his experience with the management of the new competence center in the field of cyber security to be launched in Romania. “We are glad Romania took over the initiative. There is a strong, fundamental basis for good cyber security in Romania, so EU made a good choice,”said Yigal ...

PM Citu: BNR confirms higher-than-expected economic growth

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Romania's National Bank (BNR) confirms higher than expected economic growth in Romania, PM Florin Citu informs on Tuesday, adding that the government, through the measure taken, "managed to make performance together with all the players in the private sector."In a post on Facebook, the head of Executive presented a BNR opinion: "Our discussions on the economic cycle with the members of the Council showed that the economic activity continued to ...

Modular containers, bottled water, canned goods, beds in support of flood-hit population

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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The National Administration of State Reserves and Special Problems (ANRSPS) distributed to local authorities in the areas of Alba county (center-western Romania), affected by the flooding of the last few days, in order to support the suffering local population, several modular constructions, thousands of canned goods, hundreds of beds with bedding and blankets, bottled water and 35 tons of diesel fuel.Furthermore, the ANRSPS kicked off the ...

In wake of Microsoft Exchange attack, Romania voices concerns over all forms of hostile cyber activities

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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The Foreign Affairs Ministry joins international condemnation of the malicious cyber activities targeted at the Microsoft Exchange Server and the hacking campaign of the APT40 group.According to a statement issued Monday in the context of the EU and NATO statements on a series of malicious cyber activities targeting critical infrastructure, the Foreign Ministry reiterates the messages issued by these organizations."The Foreign Affairs Ministry ...

Statement by the North Atlantic Council in solidarity with those affected by recent malicious cyber activities including the Microsoft Exchange Server compromise

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

1. We observe with increasing concern that cyber threats to the security of the Alliance are complex, destructive, coercive, and becoming ever more frequent. This has been recently illustrated by ransomware incidents and other malicious cyber activity, targeting our critical infrastructure and democratic institutions, as well as exploiting weaknesses in hardware and software supply ...

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