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EU Anger over Delayed Supplies with Pfizer Vaccine

Several EU countries are receiving significantly fewer doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine than expected, after the US firm slowed shipments.

Six nations called the situation "unacceptable" and warned it "decreases the credibility of the vaccination process".

Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia urged the EU to apply pressure on Pfizer-BioNTech.

INTERVIEW/Senate's Anca Dragu: I want to bring down physical, imaginary walls between Parliament and citizen

Discussions are being held with representatives of the civil society, included, regarding the issue of demolishing the walls around the Parliament Palace, Senate President Anca Dragu told an interview for AGERPRES. According to Anca Dragu, this is a larger 'opening up' project, which goes 'beyond the physicality of the wall's demolition'.

Bulgaria is 4th in the EU in Terms of the Share of Household Spending on Food

Bulgaria ranks fourth in the European Union (EU) in terms of the share of household food expenditures in 2019, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

Last year, households in Bulgaria spent almost a fifth of their income on food, equivalent to 11.4% of Bulgaria's gross domestic product (GDP), according to European statistics.

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed with military honors by Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu

President Klaus Iohannis was given today a welcome with military honors in Chisinau by his Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu, in a ceremony that also included a traditional bread and salt greeting, the playing of the national anthems of Romania and of the Republic of Moldova and the review of the guard of honor.

President Iohannis sends message of support to Moldova's Maia Sandu, alongside six other European leaders

The presidents of Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia have issued a joint statement in support of Moldova's elected president, Maia Sandu, to be sworn in on Thursday. "We, the Presidents of Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, congratulate Ms Maia Sandu on her inauguration as President of the Republic of Moldova.

CNSU updates high epidemiological risk areas; quarantine imposed on people arriving from these areas

The National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) on Thursday updated the list of countries / areas / territories of high epidemiological risk in the case of which the quarantine measure is instituted on the persons arriving to Romania.

Bulgaria Welcomes US Decision to Participate in Three Seas Initiative with USD 300 Million

As a country that will preside over the Three Seas Initiative in 2021, Bulgaria welcomed the decision of the Board of United States International Development Finance Corporation to participate in the Investment Fund with 0 million, the Foreign Ministry reported.

Thus, the capital of the Three Seas Fund exceeds EUR 1.2 billion.

Serbian Security Service Named Among Users of Israeli Surveillance Software

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.

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