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OmFest online festival Friday through Sunday

The third edition of the OmFest festival, dedicated to the promotion and celebration of multiculturalism, will take place online this year, Friday to Sunday, with the combination between music and dance being its theme.

Orban: Gov't will increase pensions by as much as possible from economic reality viewpoint

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated, on Wednesday, in Galati, that the Government will increase the pensions "by as much as possible, depending on the economic realities," on the basis of "serious analysis, data and prognoses". "We work on analyses, on data, on serious prognoses, on impact studies and so forth.

ForMin Aurescu, Ukrainian counterpart discuss minority rights, pandemic co-operation

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Thursday with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the situation of national minorities in the neighboring country and co-operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE), the discussion follows another conversation they had on March 25.

Health Ministry says SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence study to be carried out June-September

The seroprevalence study for the SARS-CoV-2 infection, coordinated by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) will be carried out between June and September, according to an order of the Health Minister. "We are seeking to determine the degree of SARS-CoV-2 spreading among Romania's population, in order to properly substantiate the future protection measures of the population's health.

POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: Federation of Ethnic Roma (FER) sets up in 1990

The Bucharest-based Federation of Romania's Ethnic Roma (FER) was established in 1990 and acquired a legal personality by Decision 1541 of May 28, 1990 of the District 1 Bucharest Courthouse, according to "Dictionar al partidelor si coalitiilor politice si al uniunilor etnice din Romania'' (Dictionary of political parties and coalitions and ethnic unions of Romania), edited by ROMPRES National

Assets managed by mandatory pension funds - up 18.4% at end-April

The total assets managed by the seven mandatory pension funds amounted to 61.87 billion lei at the end of April 2020, up by 18.4% compared to April 2019 and by 192.46% more than the value registered five years ago, according to an analysis made by the financial information platform about investment funds in Romania -

Another three persons infected with novel coronavirus dead; death toll - 1,097

Bucharest, May 17 /Agerpres/ - Another three persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, the death toll for this cause reaching 1,097, the National Institute for Public Health (INSP) informed on Sunday. The dead are two women and one man, with ages between 59 and 82. AGERPRES (RO - author: Irinela Visan, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN - editor: Razvan-Adrian Pandea)

ANDPDCA: 657 infected persons in social assistance system; 122 deaths

Bucharest, May 16 /Agerpres/ - The National Authority for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Children and Adoptions (ANDPDCA) informs that, in the period March 10 - May 14 (end of state of emergency), 657 persons in the social assistance system were infected with the novel coronavirus, 122 elderly persons and adults with disabilities dying.

4 June is Trianon Treaty Day, by decision of Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies, as decision-making forum in this situation, decided on Wednesday that 4 June be declared the Day of the Treaty of Trianon. The bill to this effect was passed by the deputies with 235 "in favour" votes, 21 "against" and 25 abstentions.