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Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A Roma woman with her children rest at an intersection in the Macedonian capital of Skopje on October 6, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Georgi Licovski.

A billboard with a portrait of US President Donald J. Trump, reading 'Get well soon, Mr. President. You are in our thoughts,' stands near Pristina's International Airport in Slatina, Kosovo, on October 6, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Valdrin Xhemaj.

MAE: Normalisation of Israel-UAE relations will contribute to Middle East security

Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) welcomes the announcement on the normalisation of relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), voicing confidence that the move will contribute to stability and security in the Middle East.

Serbia: Mandatory Negative PCR Test for Arrivals from Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Macedonia and Romania

All citizens entering Serbia from the territories of Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Macedonia and Romania must have a negative PCR test performed no later than 48 hours. This was decided today by the Crisis Headquarters to combat the spread of corovanirus in Serbia, BTA reported, citing Tanjug.

Speaker Ciolacu: Russia, disturbed that Romania is consolidating as the safest country in its region

Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Marcel Ciolacu said on Friday that any form of threat from the Russian Federation is "unacceptable," claiming that Moscow is "disturbed" that Romania is and is consolidating as the safest country in its region." "Any form of threat from the Russian Federation is unacceptable!

Premier Ludovic Orban: Economy is on the rebound

Prime minister Ludovic Orban said on Friday in southern Craiova that Romania's economy "is on the rebound", showing that data published by the National Statistics Institute (INS), according to which the economy registered a decline of 12.3 pct in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter, are better than the pessimistic forecasts made by economists.

GCS: Romania's COVID-19 case count at 68,046, death toll hits 2,904

As many as 1,415 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 were recorded since the last reporting, following national tests, so the total number of infected persons rose to 68,046, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Friday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states.

Crisis Staff reached a decision: Who needs a negative PCR test to enter Serbia

The decision applies to Northern Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, epidemiologist Darija Kisic Tepavcevic told RTS.
It was also decided to stop the restrictions that applied to the citizens of Montenegro. All measures take effect from tomorrow.
The PCR test is not required for Serbian citizens coming from these countries.

PM Orban says pensions to rise by whopping 14 pct Gov't pledges to finance

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced Friday that the government will adopt a decision to increase pensions by 14 percent, adding that rising retirement benefits was a "difficult decision", but that the Executive commits to this measure and provides guarantees that the amounts will be effectively paid. "The health crisis has caused an economic crisis.

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