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ICR head on efforts to promote Romanian values online, optimistic about return to live events in fall

Acting president of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) Mirel Talos is optimistic that the events scheduled for this fall will be organised live, remarking the Institute's capacity to adapt during the pandemic and diversify the online promotion of Romanian intellectual values.

Coronavirus latest: Romania's total caseload rises by 127 to 17,712

A number of 127 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 17,712, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday. Of the people confirmed positive, 10,777 have been declared cured and discharged from hospital. As many as 200 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

Assets managed by mandatory pension funds - up 18.4% at end-April

The total assets managed by the seven mandatory pension funds amounted to 61.87 billion lei at the end of April 2020, up by 18.4% compared to April 2019 and by 192.46% more than the value registered five years ago, according to an analysis made by the financial information platform about investment funds in Romania - SmartFin.ro.

Romania Allows the Transit Without a Special Note

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed that Romania allows the transit by land of citizens of the EU, EEC, the Swiss Confederation and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland , observing the established transit corridors, eliminating the requirement to send verbal notes approving the transit.

GCS: COVID-19 death toll rises by 5 to 1,156

Five more persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the COVID-19 death toll in Romania thus reaching 1,156, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday. It is about three men and two women aged between 45 and 66. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Claudia Stanescu; EN - editor: Rodica State)

DefMin Ciuca says Romania should steer more of its defence spending into local industry

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.

NATO jets intercept Russian aircraft over Black Sea

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.

PM Orban, video conference with Polish PM Morawiecki; Polish Development Fund model presented

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.

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