Romania's defence spending of two percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for ten years should be found increasingly more in investments in the Romanian industry, in modern production facilities and highly qualified jobs created in the country, National Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Thursday.
Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish jets, all part of the NATO Air Policing, intercepted a Russian aircraft on May 19, which was flying close to the NATO air space, the Allied Command Operations (ACO) said.
According to a written statement by NATO Allied Air Command on May 21, the Alliance Quick Reacting Alert jets were dispatched to prevent Russia from entering the air space.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs that 156 Romanian citizens and two foreign citizens who reside in Romania but were on Italian territory were repatriated to the country on Wednesday evening, with a special air charter.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban had a meeting on Thursday, in a videoconference system, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, occasion on which the Polish Development Fund model was presented, with the talks on this topic to be continued at the level of expert teams of Romania and Poland.
Minister for Youth and Sport Ionut Stroe told AGERPRES on Thursday that there will not be just one sport where competitions will be resumed in the first phase, but several, having so far received requests for football, cycling, motoring and motorcycling.
A number of 198 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last last update, bringing the total case count to 17,585, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday. Of the people confirmed positive, 10,581 have been declared cured and discharged from hospital. As many as 203 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.
Chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Bucharest branch Claudiu Nasui welcomes the government's plans to cover between 35 and 41.5 percent of the gross wage for every employee who returns to work, but considers that the measure should be broadened in the form of a tax exemption for the minimum wage. "The Orban Government has a good idea and must be supported to implement it.
Another four people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 1,151, informs the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) on Thursday.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday stated that Romania will benefit in the next interval of an amount between 3 and 5 billion euros from the EU, as a result of the approval by the Council of the EU of regulation on the implementation of the SURE programme. "The Council of the European Union has approved a regulation on the implementation of the so-called SURE programme.