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Coronavirus/ Health Ministry's Moldovan: We are at plateau; alert level also for us

The Health Ministry's State Secretary Andreea Moldovan said on Wednesday that one could say that Romania is currently at a plateau regarding the infection with the novel coronavirus, but the authorities are on "alert" given the transmissibility of the virus and what is happening in Europe. "We are, at the moment, at the level of the country, at a plateau in terms of coronavirus infection.

Romania signs order for 9m CureVac vaccine doses

Romania's Ministry of Health has recently signed an order for an additional 9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with the German company CureVac, Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu announced on Wednesday. "The prime minister has already expressed his readiness to allocate the necessary resources to procure all the vaccines that are available.

PM Citu: Romania has a successful anti-COVID vaccination campaign; all EU countries reconfigured short-term immunization

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Wednesday stated that Romania is carrying out a "successful" vaccination campaign against COVID-19, one of the most successful in Europe, and he mentioned that all EU states had to reconfigure during this time the dose administration pace because manufacturing companies have adjusted their production.

More than 1.800 newly infected, 20 people died

In the last 24 hours, 11.443 people were tested.
There are 164 patients on respirators.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, 389.045 people have fallen ill in Serbia, and 3.944 people have died.
Today, Belgrade records 486 newly infected people.
Novi Sad is in second place with 92 new cases of infection.

PM Citu: The targets in the 2021 budget remain the same; gov't deficit at 7%

The government deficit target in Romania's 2021 national budget remains at 7%, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday, adding that a multi-annual budget will be introduced for the first time. "The targets remain the same, we are setting the deficit at 7%, we hope to reach 7%, 7% - 7.1%, but we are going around that figure.

Holocaust victims remembered in commemoration ceremony held in Bucharest

The victims of the Holocaust were honored today in Bucharest in a commemorative ceremony attended by Israeli ambassador David Saranga, deputy and president of the Federation of the Romanian Jewish Communities (FCER) Silviu Vexler, and general director of the "Elie Wiesel" Institute, Alexandru Florian.

ForMin Aurescu reaffirms Romania's staunch commitment to supporting international cooperation on Holocaust education, commemoration

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu sent today, on behalf of Romania, a message to the official ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day organized at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, paying tribute to the memory of the victims of the tragic events of World War II and expressing solidarity with Holocaust survivors, the Foreign Ministry informs.

Bulgaria’s Health Minister: Today’s Protest Is Like Street Fight

"I'm puzzled. The protest announced today looks a bit like a street fight - he who has no other arguments strikes first. Yesterday, I issued an order in which clearly says that the restaurants are opening on March 1,"stated Health Minister Prof.Kostadin Angelov before Nova TV.

PM Citu: Romania, fully prepared to enter Schengen area

Romania is "fully prepared" to enter the Schengen area, Prime Minister Florin Citu told his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. "Yesterday we had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte.

Online Impersonation is a Crime, Romanian Court Rules

Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice ruled on Tuesday that pretending to be someone else on Facebook is an offence punishable under the country's criminal law.

Orban: Draft law needs more complex negotiations; there is no increase in taxes, fees

The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, the leader of PNL (National Liberal Party), on Tuesday stated that there will be no increase in taxes, fees in the 2021 budget, adding that there is no delay in making the budget, just some talks are "a little more complex" in the context of a coalition government. "As far as I know, there is no increase in taxes and fees.