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Romania: Iohannis to convene High Defense Council for Ukraine

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis recently announced he would call for the country’s Supreme Defense Council to convene next week on the tense situation in Ukraine. He said Romania is monitoring developments very closely. “No one should think,” he said, “that we are sitting and waiting for updates from others. No, we are providing updates for…

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Romania: Preparatory Book Conference ahead of Romania-Turkey-Poland Tripartite Meeting

A preparatory conference on “Security Challenges from the Baltic to the Black Sea Region. The Vision of Romania, Poland and Turkey ”was held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Bucharest. In the first part of the conference organized on WEBEX by three study groups, respectively the New Strategy Center (Romania), OSW (Poland) and SETA (Turkey),…

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Romania remains Moldova ‘s main partner, Iohannis said during a meeting with President Sandu

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, during yesterday’s meeting in Cotroceni with the President of the Republic of Romania, Maia Sandu, conveyed the message that Romania remains the main partner of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova and in this sense continues to make a lasting contribution to the management of the COVID pandemic. -19. A…

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Romania: Ruling Coalition Reaches Agreement, Mihăilă Announces Minister of Health

After two rounds of consultations and conditions set in the coalition, PNL, USR-PLUS and UDMR reached an agreement yesterday. The leaders of the three formations signed an additional act on the coalition protocol and announced today the new Minister of Health; Ioana Mihăilă. The document stipulates that key political decisions must be taken with the…

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Romania ready to introduce Green Digital Certificate

Undersecretary of State for Tourism Paul Ene said Romania was ready to implement the green digital certificate being drafted at European level, stressing that if a decision is made at EU level, it will hold bilateral talks with various countries to ensure free movement of tourists. He said Romania “fortunately” has an online database accessible…

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Romania: First attempt to resolve ruling coalition crisis ends without solution

The first round of talks in the Coalition after the expulsion of Vlad Voiculescu from the Ministry of Health ended after almost five hours without anything for that. Negotiations continue on Tuesday, 16:00 (local time). Florin Cîțu says he remains in office and announces that he is awaiting the appointment of the Minister of Health…

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Romania: Former Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu blasts PM in first appearance after ousted

Two days after being ousted by Florin Cițu, former Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu spoke out against the Prime Minister, who he said had become the country’s first epidemiologist and devalued the work of an entire team. At a nearly two-hour press conference at USR-PLUS headquarters, at which he also invited Dr. Andreea Moldovan, who was…

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Romania: Dismissal of Health Minister shakes political boat

The expulsion of Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu from Florin Citu’s coalition government has caused a stir. Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna said in a statement after the departure of the Minister that Prime Minister Florin Citu no longer had the support of USR PLUS, as the decision to oust Voiculescu “throws the coalition into a…

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Romania: Citu fires Health Minister amid efforts to maintain trust in state institutions

According to Agerpres reports, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced on Wednesday that he had removed Vlad Voiculescu from his post as health minister to ensure “that trust in state institutions remains”. Citu said: “Romania has been going through a tough ground in the fight against the pandemic for a year now. (….) In order for…

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Romania: Moldovans’ desire to join Romania grows

The latest survey conducted in the Republic of Moldova by iData shows a significant increase – up to the level of 44% – of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova who want to join Romania. It is estimated that the significant increase in the rate was due to the significant humanitarian aid and 72,000…

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Romania: Iohannis condemns violent incidents in anti-blockade protests

In a message Tuesday, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis condemned the extremist and xenophobic violence and demonstrations that took place during Monday’s protests. The president also condemned the “attempt to politically exploit the protests” to turn them into “propagandists of hatred, xenophobia and anti-Semitism”. He said he understood Romanians who were unhappy after a year of…

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Bulgaria, Romania agree on third-country NATO air police operations in their airspace

On Thursday, March 18, Bulgarian Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov held an official meeting in Russia with Deputy Minister of Defense Policy, Planning and International Relations at the Romanian Ministry of National Defense Simona Cojocaru. Brundusa Ioana Predescu, Romania’s Special Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Bulgaria, also attended the bilateral consultations. Bilateral and regional issues in…

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Romania: Stock Exchange Index at the highest level of all time

The Bucharest Stock Exchange, ranked as an emerging market by the rating agency FTSE Russell, reached an all-time high on Tuesday after the main BET index broke the record of 10,813 reached on July 24, 2007 and closed at 10,844, 45 units. According to Ziarului Financiar, this is the highest level in the 24-year history…

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Romania: Discontinuation of vaccination data is taking on new dimensions

The issue that arose from the transparency that the Minister of Health, Vlad Voiculescu, wanted to impose – in response to the great pressure of journalists – on the data related to vaccination, has taken on great proportions. Citizens’ organizations, as well as dozens of journalists, in an open letter to Prime Minister Florin Cîțu,…

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Romania: 2021 established as ‘Year of Tudor Vladimirescu’

The Plenary Session of the Parliament recently approved by 301 votes in favor, one against and one abstention the bill for the creation of 2021 as the “Year of Tudor Vladimirescu” and the simultaneous proclamation of Tudor Vladimirescu and Ecaterina Teodoroiu as heroes of the Romanian nation. The report states that Tudor Vladimirescu has been…

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Romania: Opposition party PSD gains more ground, the latest poll shows

A CURS poll conducted a few days ago showed that the PNL retains its share of the vote it won in the December parliamentary elections, while the main opposition party PSD is shown to have risen by 5 percentage points, according to Antena3 television station. The CURS survey was conducted nationwide between 22-26 February 2021…

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Romania: Miners’ strike continues

The miners’ front is strengthening as protests continue for several days over non-payment of their salaries on time, despite the fact that the Finance Minister assured their trade unionists that they will take on arrears by February 26th. About 60 miners have barricaded themselves in the basements of the Lupeni Mines threatening to go on…

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Romania: Hungarian Foreign Minister holds a series of contacts in Bucharest

In the context of his visit to Chisinau, Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu met yesterday with Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Péter Szijjártó, who is visiting Bucharest to prepare for the Romanian-Hungarian Joint Economic Commission. Developments related to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as important issues on the bilateral agenda were discussed…