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Tarom announces one-off flights to several European countries

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Romanian flag carrier Tarom announced on Facebook that it would operate one-off flights from Bucharest to Italy, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands, on May 26 and 28. So, Tuesday flights are from Bucharest to Rome and Milan and back, according to an announcement on its Facebook page. "At your request, we introduced the next flights to and from Italy on 26 May 2020: Bucharest - Rome - Bucharest, 208 euros, with 10 kg cabin luggage and 30 kg hold ...

Former Health minister Sorina Pintea, under judicial control in corruption file

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Former Health minister Sorina Pintea will be eventually under judicial control, after Bucharest Court of Appeal had admitted the anti-corruption prosecutors’ appeal against the judicial control on Friday. Pintea is charged with bribe taking. The former SocDem minister hasn’t attended the court hearing, as she invoked she would jeopardize her health if infected with the novel coronavirus. On May 11, Bucharest Tribunal ...

The former bishop of Husi, accused of rape, was arrested on remand; the decision is not final

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Former bishop of Husi Corneliu Onila, also known as Bishop Corneliu Barladeanul, has been remanded , on Friday, for 24 hours by the prosecutors of Iasi Court of Appeal, under the charge of rape and sexual abuse against one of his former students from the Orthodox Theological Seminar in Husi where he used to be a professor. The decision is not final. The former archimandrite of the Episcopal Cathedral in Husi, Sebastian Jitaru has been also detained ...

CSAT meeting convenes Wednesday, in special video conference system

Monday, May 25, 2020

A meeting of the Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT) will take place on Wednesday, chaired by President Klaus Iohannis, in a special video conference system.According to the Presidential Administration, the CAST meeting agenda, which takes place at 12:00hrs, includes topics regarding: the National Defence Strategy of the Country for 2020-2024 period; Romania's armed forces that can be available for participating in missions and operations outside ...

HealthMin Tataru: We consider opening open bars on 1 June, beaches on 15 June if this stage goes well

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Health Minister Nelu Tataru said in Iasi on Friday that Romanians can contemplate going on vacations in the current stage of the COVID-19 epidemic, however the relaxations should be made in stages, adding that authorities are considering, if the current stage goes well, the possibility of opening open bars as of 1 June and beaches as of 15 June."We can contemplate going on vacation, but we should relax in stages. If we consider, in the conditions in which this ...

Bucharest City Hall launches COVID-19 testing program for 11,000 volunteers

Monday, May 25, 2020

Bucharest residents can volunteer to get tested for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) within a free campaign of the Bucharest City Hall. They can register on the online platform testampentrubucuresti.assmb.ro starting Friday, May 22, at 13:00, according to Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea. "In May, we proposed this project through which 11,000 Bucharest residents can benefit from free testing for infection with the new coronavirus. The capital thus joins ...

Gov't: 2,3 million people from disadvantaged groups will be granted protective masks by gov't decision

Monday, May 25, 2020

The government has approved the granting of protection masks for 2.3 million people from disadvantaged categories, Health Minister Nelu Tataru announced on Thursday night, at the end of the gov't meeting."We have adopted today in the government meeting an emergency ordinance on the granting, by the Ministry of Health, through the Public Health Directorates, to the local authorities, of the necessary number of protection masks for families and disadvantaged persons ...

Dan Barna: "USR-PLUS will form a stable government with PNL, after parliamentary"

Monday, May 25, 2020

"Normally and predictably," the Romanian reformist alliance USR-PLUS will form the ruling coalition with the (currently ruling) National Liberal Party (PNL), after the parliamentary elections, USR president Dan Barna said in an interview ...

PSD launches petition to protect rights of Romanian workers in EU

Monday, May 25, 2020

Social Democratic Party (PSD) has launched a petition online by which it asks for the support of the European Parliament to ensure that the European laws in terms of social and medical protection and the rights of the Romanian workers as Romanian citizens are being observed in the European Union."In the last period, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, an important number of Romanian workers were transported to various EU member states for seasonal work or ...

President of the Republic of Moldova reacts to statements made by Siegfried Muresan, Ion Chicu

Monday, May 25, 2020

The President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, reacted on Saturday to the scandal caused by an acid post of Moldovan Prime Minister Ion Chicu targeting Romanian MEP Siegfried Muresan, which post attracted a series of harsh official reactions from Bucharest authorities, says Unimedia.info.Igor Dodon showed concern in relation to the attempt of "some to damage the foreign relations of the Republic of Moldova" with some partners, but also criticized, in his ...

ForMin Aurescu meets US Ambassador Zuckerman; Romania-US Strategic Partnership on the agenda;

Monday, May 25, 2020

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu welcomed on Friday U.S. Ambassador to Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman. The two officials talked about bilateral cooperation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the announcement regarding the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Open Skies Treaty, the recent developments in the Republic of Moldova, the Visa Waiver programme, Romania's accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the outlooks for the Three ...

Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, in the informal Security Council debate on „Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building”

Monday, May 25, 2020

Ambassador Ion I. Jinga, the Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations – New York, intervened in the informal UN Security Council debate on „Cyber Stability, Conflict Prevention and Capacity Building” organized on May 22nd, 2020 in a VTC format.  The Romanian diplomat underlined that „Cyberspace is not a new world, but an extension of our world. It does not create actors. It simply allows them to interact in ...

PM Orban: successful economic rebuilding hinges on partnership with financial, banking systems

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday, at a meeting with leaders of the Romanian Association of Banks (ARB), that the success of the economic rebuilding plan lies in the partnership with the financial and banking systems."The success of the economic rebuilding plan lies in the partnership with you, the financial and banking systems, because it is clear that economic re-opening, the process of economic development, the stimulation of the investment process, ...

Government amends legal framework regarding public debt to allow participation in EU financing

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Government amended, by emergency ordinance, the legal framework regarding the public debt in order to allow Romania to participate as a member state in the EU's financing and guaranteeing mechanisms, said Ionel Danca, the head of the Prime Minister's Chancellery."After yesterday (Wednesday, ed. n.) Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced the adoption of the SURE program at the European level, a program destined for member states to finance some support measures ...

The minister of finances: the programme for the economic relaunching will be publicly presented on 1st June

Monday, May 25, 2020

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The programme for economic relauching will be presented publicly by the government on 1st June and will include clear measures to facilitate the keeping in the country of the workers who came recently back to Romania, stated on Friday the minister of public finances Florin  Citu. The minister added that the major challenge for the government is keeping in the country the worker who came back to Romania. ‘For the government, the major ...

The technical unemployment will continue after 1st June for the domains kept under restriction measures

Monday, May 25, 2020

The technical unemployment will continue and 1st June, but only for those domains where the restriction measures will be kept, and for the rest of the domains affected, the state will support a part of the salary cost of the employees who resume their activity, stated on Friday the minister of work and social protection Violeta Alexandru.She mentioned that they will offer prompt support and those who hire people whose work contract were interrupted during this ...

Study: The Romanians feel the lack of interaction and the exchange of information wit their colleagues when they work at home

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Half of the Romanian employees felt isolated from their colleagues during the period when they worked at home (telework) while 27% supported they were still connected for team work, according to a study made by Colliers International in 25 countries, including in Romania. ‘ In exchange, in the countries in Central and Eastern Europe is totally vice-versa- 62% of the interviewees consider that they are connected similarly with the team and if they work at home and only ...

Greece ready to welcome Romanian tourists

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Greek authorities have announced that Romania is among the 19 countries that will be allowed to send tourists to Greece starting June 15, without the 14-day ...

Aurescu, Zakharieva agree on simplification of transit procedure for Romanian citizens through Bulgaria

Monday, May 25, 2020

The transit procedure for Romanian citizens through Bulgaria has been simplified, following a telephone conversation between Minister Bogdan Aurescu and Bulgarian counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva, according to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) sent on Thursday.Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Thursday with Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria. The head of the Romanian ...

EnvirMin Alexe: Secular forests of Romania to be protected by law

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Minister of Environment Costel Alexe told a press conference on Friday held at the Schitu Duca Woods in Iasi County that the secular forests in Romania will be, from now, protected by law and also that he intends to double the surface of virgin and quasi-virgin forests in the country."We decided to transform all these secular forests of Romania, old forests, which are more or less production forests today, into secular forests to be protected by the law. We want ...

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