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.

Logar presents Slovenia’s EU presidency priorities in Finland

Helsinki, 14 January – Foreign Minister Anže Logar paid a working visit to Finland on Thursday to meet his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto and Europe Minister Tytti Tuppurainen. He was also received by President Sauli Niinisto. Logar presented the priorities of Slovenia’s EU presidency in the second half of the year.

Govt extends most restrictions, keeps schools closed, shuts down ski lifts

Ljubljana – As daily coronavirus cases hit a new record earlier this week, the government decided on Thursday that schools and kindergartens will remain closed at least until 18 January. While the majority of restrictions were extended, ski lifts will have to shut down once again tomorrow and there will be some minor changes to entering Slovenia.

Most of Bulgarians Cannot Heat Homes in Winter Properly

Bulgaria is the country in the European Union (EU) with the largest share of people who cannot adequately heat their homes, show data from the European statistical office Eurostat for 2019. A total of 30.1 per cent of Bulgarians cannot heat their homes during the cold season. The average level for the European Union is 6.9 percent, i.e. over 4 times less.

Covid-19: Norway Will Impose New Restrictions to Contain the Virus

Scandinavian country Norway will be introducing new tougher restrictions and measures amid concerns about rising coronavirus cases.

Serving alcohol will be banned in establishments and at events nationwide.

Private gatherings outside of one's own household with more than five people are also forbiden.

INACO: Romania, last place in EU for women representation in Government, similar percentage with Iraq, Bahrain

Romania has managed, in a single year, the most brutal international demotion, from the 102th place in the world, to the 175th place for women's representation in Government, said on Thursday, INACO (Initiative for Competitiveness) in a press release sent to AGERPRES.

Aurescu: Romania has been and will remain active member involved in proper functioning of the UN

Romania has been and will remain an active member of the United Nations, involved in the proper functioning of the United Nations, demonstrating a genuine and lasting commitment at all levels: maintaining international peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, says the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, at the celebra