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Police say they have dismantled a migrant smuggling ring transporting Afghans to western Europe.
The network is thought to have smuggled around 200 migrants from Romania to France and Germany, according to Europol.
The criminals pushed migrants into the back of large lorries while drivers were sleeping, it said.
Gabriela Alexandrescu, the executive president of the Save the Children Romania organization, said on Thursday that during the pandemic there were the most asylum applications in our country's history, namely 6,156, of whom 1,551 children. "It is alarming that out of the 1,551 children, 62% were unaccompanied children, children who came without their family together.
President Klaus Iohannis met on Wednesday with the CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), David Harris, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, on which occasion the former underlined Romania's concern about the rising anti-Semitic rhetoric in the context of the health crisis, especially in the online environment, informs the Presidential Administration.
AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: We must all ensure that restrictions related to COVID-19 do not exacerbate rights violations, on Tuesday said president Klaus Iohannis at the United Nations' General Assembly. "The primary responsibility for the protection and promotion of human rights lies with our States.
Arad police caught 30 Turkish migrants who allegedly entered the country illegally through Serbia, and were accommodated in Arad and in the neighboring town of Vladimirescu, in several boarding houses.
The Government took notice of the actualization of the General Policy Recommendation on preventing and combating antisemitism, issued by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe, and hails this demarche, according to deputy Alexandru Muraru, special representative of the Executive for the Promotion of Memory Policies, Combating Antisemitism and Xeno
The majority of Romanians say that the country's general situation is worse than the one 30 years ago, according to the results of an INSCOP survey, published on Tuesday by director Remus Stefureac.
Bulgaria and Romania are at the bottom of the ranking of the European statistical agency Eurostat for the share of citizens of EU countries suffering from chronic depression.
The share of citizens of EU countries suffering from chronic depression in 2019 is 7.2%, according to Eurostat.
According to researchers, this share has increased by 0.3% compared to 2014.
The Alliance of Chronic Patients of Romania (APCR) states that the current political crisis "deepens" the situation in healthcare and the chronic patient of Romania remains without treatment, and those most affected are cancer patients and HIV/AIDS patients.
Romania's Senate and the Chamber of Deputies begin today their second ordinary parliamentary session of 2021. Senate Chair Anca Dragu and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban have called on the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies to convene at 16:00hrs, EEST.
Romania's resident population was 19.186 million on January 1, 2021, down by 142,600 people from January 1, 2020, with the female population being in the majority, at 9.795 million, which is 51% of total, according to provisional data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).
Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that it is time for the "Educated Romania" project to be implemented, underscoring that it will have funds from multiple sources, and Romania's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) includes opportunities to fund projects of utmost importance to the national education system.
Romania's Council for National Defence (CSAT) decided on Wednesday to activate the Interministerial Committee of the country's National Coalition for Refugee Integration, tasking the Interior Ministry with assessing the capacity to take in refugees/ asylum seekers and the possibility of expanding it.