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ParliamentaryElections2020/President Iohannis: I urge you to vote in large numbers and make your voice heard

President Klaus Iohannis on Friday urged people to come to vote while showing that vote is the strongest instrument at the citizen's hand. "In just two days you are expected to come to the polling stations to decide the direction our country will be heading to in the next four years. In a real democracy vote is the strongest instrument at the citizen's hand.

COVID vaccination in Romania to be scheduled around three main stages

Anti-COVID vaccination in Romania will be carried on a single online platform and will comprise three main stages, chairman of the national committee in charge with coordinating the vaccination Valeriu Gheorghita said on Friday. "There are three main stages of vaccination in the vaccination campaign.

MAE: Speed in Moldovan Parliament's passing sweeping changes affects the rule of law

Romania is condemning the "non-transparent and contrary to democratic practices" way in which the Party of Socialists of Republic of Moldova (PSRM) and the For Moldova Platform, which includes the Sor Party, acted on December 3 in the Moldovan Parliament, blatantly ignoring the massive vote expressed by the citizens of Moldova in the November 15 presidential election.

ForMin Aurescu: Romania remains concerned by continuous violation of human rights, fundamental freedoms in Belarus

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Friday in the presentation of the preliminary oral report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the human rights situation in Belarus and, reiterating in his remarks Romania's concern by the continuous violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the authorities in Belarus.

PM Orban: Romania must join European strategy in railway sector

Romania must join the European strategy in the railway sector, this being for the last 30 years the 'Cinderella' of transport modes, said on Friday, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, present at the signing of a contract to modernize the railway line Bucharest Nord - Jilava - Giurgiu Nord - Giurgiu Nord Borders.

The Monolith Mystery Continues: Metal Pillar Suddenly Appears in California

Tourists in California are flocking to yet another metal monolith that popped up on top of Pine Mountain, days after similar pillars in Romania and Utah were removed from their posts. 

Dozen of local hikers made the trek to the top of the mountain in Atascadero to snap a photo with the pillar, which mysteriously showed up on Wednesday. 

Ambassador Zuckerman: Exim US intends to support strategic investments in Romania, secure USD 7bln lines of credit

Bucharest, Dec 4 /Agerpres/ - The Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman, announced on Thursday, during a visit to Portile de Fier [ed.n.- Iron Gate Hydroelectric Power Station], the intention of Exim Bank US to support strategic investments in Romania and to ensure lines of credit of about 7 billion US dollars.

GeneralElection2020 /Over 18,000 polling stations to open in Romania for Sunday's general election

More than 18 million Romanian voters are expected to go to the polls on Sunday at over 18,000 polling stations to open in the country to elect their representatives to the new Parliament. Senators and MPs are elected by ballot, according to the principle of proportional representation. Voting in the country takes place on a single day - Sunday, from 07:00hrs to 21:00hrs.

Romania Elects New Government Amid Pandemic

Despite lacking solid support in parliament, Orban had great plans when he took office in November last year, after the government of the Social Democratic Party, PSD, was toppled in a no-confidence vote.

UPDATE Iohannis: It seems that over 80% of healthcare workers want to be vaccinated against COVID-19

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that the intention to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus exists "to a very high degree" among Romania's healthcare workers. "It is very, very important to know that these types of vaccines that are now being approved are safe; they are effective; they measure up to the highest European standards, and that is very important news for Romanians.

Iohannis: Vaccination strategy, approved in Supreme Council for National Defence meeting

President Klaus Iohannis has announced on Thursday that the vaccination strategy against the novel coronavirus has been approved in the meeting of the Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT). "In the CSAT extraordinary meeting, we approved the vaccination strategy against the novel coronavirus," the head of state said, after he visited the anti-COVID-19 vaccination centre at Romexpo.

Greece, Bulgaria being taken to court by EU over air pollution

The European Commission will take Bulgaria and Greece to the EU Court of Justice after both countries breached air pollution limits for years despite multiple warnings, the Commission said on Thursday.

GeneralElection2020/748 polling stations abroad for 2020 general election, up from 417 in 2016

Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) will open 748 polling stations abroad for the December 6 election to the Romanian Senate and Chamber of Deputies that will meet the health protection requirements to contain COVID-19, up 331 from the previous general election in 2016, MAE's official in charge with special electoral tasks Iulian Ivan.