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Several hundred nationalists and extreme right-wingers tried to disrupt the opening of the Miredita, Dobar Dan! festival in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on October 22, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Marko Djokovic.
A view of the smog hanging over the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on October 21, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Fehim Demir.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Romania's economy shrank by 12.3 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter, according to data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics. Compared to Q2 2019, the Gross Domestic Product fell 10.5 percent both in gross and seasonally adjusted terms.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu sent letters on Aug. 13 to European Union foreign ministers and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell about recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Turkey's approach on the issue.
The letters came ahead of a EU Foreign Relations Council meeting on Aug. 14 at Greece's request.
Romanian nationals working in the meat industry in Germany will sign, from January 1, 2021, employment contracts directly with the German employers, and not with companies that intermediate jobs, Romania's Minister of Labour and Social Protection Violeta Alexandru wrote on Thursday on Facebook.
German authorities will step up checks of German employers hiring Romanian workers and increase penalties for employers' offences, German Labour and Social Affairs Minister Hubertus Heil and his Romanian counterpart Violeta Alexandru said on Thursday in a joint statement at the end of a videoconference they had during the day.
A new ferry crossing point at the border between Romania and Ukraine has become operational, Romania's National Road Infrastructure Management Company (CNAIR) has announced, adding that the first to cross the new point on Wednesday by ferry were international freight trucks from Isaccea.