ForMin Aurescu to attend virtual EU meeting discussing relations with China, pandemic impact on Asia-Pacific

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu will participate today in a virtual meeting of European Union foreign ministers which main topics are the EU-China relations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Asia-Pacific region.

GCS: 197 new cases of COVID-19; total number of persons infected - 18,791

 A number of 197 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the previous information, bringing the total case count to 18,791, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official coronavirus communication task force, reported on Thursday. Of the people confirmed positive, 12,629 have been declared cured and discharged.

Virologist Popa says COVID-19 vaccine preferable intranasal instead of injectable

Mircea Ioan Popa, a researcher with the Bucharest-based Cantacuzino Institute, said on Thursday that the vaccine against COVID-19, which is to be developed in Romania under a collaboration agreement between the OncoGen Centre and the Cantacuzino Institute, should preferably be intranasal instead of injectable. "We have to mention that leading this project are our colleagues in Timisoara.

PM Orban: The biggest proof of respect for the heroes is to attract the young to learn history

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has stated "the biggest proof of respect" for the heroes of our country is to attract the young people to learn history and appreciate the example of devotion and courage of those who sacrificed themselves for the ideals of the Romanians.

POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: Federation of Ethnic Roma (FER) sets up in 1990

The Bucharest-based Federation of Romania's Ethnic Roma (FER) was established in 1990 and acquired a legal personality by Decision 1541 of May 28, 1990 of the District 1 Bucharest Courthouse, according to "Dictionar al partidelor si coalitiilor politice si al uniunilor etnice din Romania'' (Dictionary of political parties and coalitions and ethnic unions of Romania), edited by ROMPRES National

PM Orban phone conversation with Chancellor Merkel;talks also aimed at situation of Romanian seasonal workers in Germany

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, with the discussions aimed, among others, at the situation of Romanian seasonal workers in Germany.

Romania's Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics facility declared Installation of National Interest

Under a government decision approved on Wednesday, the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) facility managed by Bucharest's "Horia Hulubei" National Research & Development Institute for Nuclear Physics and Engineering, an institute coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research, was declared Installation of National Interest.