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New batch of Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine expected in Romania on June 15

A new batch of 167,200 doses of the Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca will arrive in Romania on June 15 at the Cantacuzino National Institute for Military Medicine Research and Development, according to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordinating Committee (CNCAV). Shipment is provided by the manufacturing company, and the vaccine doses will be brought to Bucharest by land.

Deputies are debating on simple motion filed by PSD against Minister Cristian Ghinea

The Chamber Deputies is holding a plenary sitting at this point debating on the simple motion of censure filed by the PSD (Social Democratic Party) against the Minister of European Projects, Cristian Ghinea, with the vote to follow on Tuesday. The meeting is led by Vice President of the Deputies Chamber, Cristina Pruna, who informed that there are 178 Deputies participating.

US, Albania, Welcome Agreement on ‘Trustworthy’ 5G

Albania is the latest country to join the queue in the region for reliable 4G and 5G networks after Prime Minister Edi Rama signed a memorandum with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Brussels on Sunday.

Without explicitly mentioning the Chinese giant, the agreement likely excludes China's Huawei from the competition.

Deputy PM Barna: Through Romexpo land, state offers 400 million euro gift

Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna, co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS), stated on Monday that the session of the National Bureau saw the reiteration of the point of view according to which, by transferring for free the land around Romexpo to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), the Romanian state is "offering a gift of at least

Official statistics: Number of pensioners down by 24,000 in Q1, average pension income at 1,650 lei

Romania had an average number of 5.099 million retirees as of March 31, 2021, by 24,000 less compared to the previous quarter, and the average monthly pension was 1,650 lei, up 0.9 percent, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) reports on Monday. There was an average of 4.665 million retirees of the public social security system, down by 14,000 compared to the previous quarter.

Weight throw: Rares Toader breaks national record, qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Romanian athlete Rares Andrei Toader broke the national record in weight throw on Sunday, at the international competition in Brno (Czech Republic), with a 21.29m toss that also earned him the qualification for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Toader had managed to equal the national record at the beginning of the month (21.06 m), at the National Championship in Cluj-Napoca.

President Klaus Iohannis to attend North Atlantic Alliance Summit in Brussels

President Klaus Iohannis is participating in the NATO Summit, on Monday, in Brussels, where he will uphold the North Atlantic Alliance's process of adaptation to the current security context, so that the organization becomes stronger politically and militarily, informs the Presidential Administration.

Slovenia asks for extension of recovery plan assessment

Brussels – Slovenia has asked for an extension of the two-month term for the assessment of its national recovery and resilience plan along with Poland, Sweden, Croatia and Romania. The European Commission has granted the request and the deadline has been extended by two weeks.

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