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European Federation of Journalists condemns Gov't decision to place public employees on furlough

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has signalled new threats to the mass media sector in Romania and sent the Romanian authorities a protest letter against the mechanism that will place the public employees on furlough for a temporary period, namely during the state of emergency generated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Global Lockdown a Boon for Romania’s Adult Live Cam Providers

Their company, Studio 20 Double D, was ticking along nicely, but then COVID-19 struck and Manole was flooded with job applications and new clients.

"Applications increased by 100 per cent and the number of users doubled," Manole told BIRN.

"Ours is a business that works in a situation like this."

Romania is a global leader in adult live camming.

Asylum Rights Denied, Migrants, Refugees Find Greek Island on the Brink

"There isn't enough food for us or the babies," Jonathan, a Congolese man, said prior to the ship's departure, worried about the health of his wife and child. "We wait and wait. They keep telling us we will leave soon."

He shook his head. "We are migrants, but we have rights."

Through the fence

Photo: Madeleine Speed

Blackmail will not pass

Just as we said he would from the start, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attempted to weaponize the refugee/migration crisis to the detriment of Greece. He has done so without qualms, even threatening Europe.

Merkel calls for ‘protected zone’ in northwest Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 2 called for a "protected zone" in northwestern Syria for hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing the attacks of the Bashar al-Assad regime.

Speaking at a news conference in the capital Berlin, Merkel expressed grave concern over escalating tensions in Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province, just across the Turkish border.

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