The second day of voting abroad is running in smooth conditions, at 17:00 hrs, Eastern European Time, polling stations organized in the west of the United States (Los Angeles, Anaheim, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Altos, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle) and Canada (Vancouver) being open, shows a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) sent to AGERPRES.
Over 71,000 Romanians in the Diaspora have cast their vote on Saturday by 18:00 (Romania Time). On the first day of voting abroad, voting has already closed in sections of New Zealand, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Republic of Singapore, the Republic of Indonesia, the Kingdom of Thailand, Vietnam and Kazakhstan.
The electoral process in the parliamentary election is under way abroad, where by 7:00 Romanian time on Saturday more than 21,500 Romanians from outside the country voted. According to data published online on the permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) platform, 21,329 voters cast their vote by mail and 273 exercised their right to the polls, with the total number of voters at 7:00 a.m.
In research published on Monday, Citizen Lab, an Institute of the University of Toronto that specializes in surveillance issues, listed 25 countries and agencies - including Serbia's Security Information Agency - that use the software of the Israeli company Circles, which enables the user to locate every phone in the country in seconds.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, on Wednesday, on the last day of the NATO meeting of foreign ministers, in two working sessions attended by a series of Alliance partners, in which context he highlighted the strategic importance of the Black Sea for the Euro-Atlantic security and drew attention to the need to strengthen the coherence of the Eastern Flank.
As of today, all foreigners, including those from the EU Member States who want to work in the UK from 1 January, will have to apply online for a visa. The free movement of people to and from the EU ends after Brexit on 31 December.
Ministers say the new immigration measures will be "simple and flexible" with a new points-based system.