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Medical Chamber calls for improving doctors’ status

Ljubljana – The Medical Chamber has called for efforts to improve the status of doctors, as it warned that their current pay, not comparable to Western European countries in terms of workload, is resulting in brain drain. Young doctors are less and less likely to take up certain medical specialties due to difficult working conditions, it said.

Investigation finds illegal, violent pushbacks at EU borders

Migrants are suffering sometimes-violent illegal pushbacks carried out by special police units at the EU's borders, especially Greece and Croatia, an investigation published on Oct. 6 by media including Germany's Der Spiegel found.

Europol Busts Crime Group Smuggling Afghan Migrants into Western Europe

 

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.

New Head of the OECD Proposes Bulgaria to Join the Organization

The new Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Australian Matthias Corman, is proposing that six countries, including Bulgaria and Brazil, join the club of rich countries at the same time, Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Gabriela Alexandrescu (Save the Children): Over 1,500 children - asylum seekers in Romania

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.

Iohannis voices concern over rising anti-Semitic rhetoric, at meeting with CEO of American Jewish Committee

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.

Muraru: Gov't commitment to combat antisemitism, including by implementation of ECRI recommended measures, remains firm

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

Bulgarians - Most Mentally Stable in the EU

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.

Senate, Chamber of Deputies starting second ordinary session

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.

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