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PM Citu: Equitable access to health entails existence of functional health system, also solidarity and responsibility

Prime Minister Florin Citu sent a message on World Health Day, in which he shows that physicians and all health personnel are "the true heroes of this period" and thanks them for all their effort, emphasizing that "equitable" access to health entails the existence of a functioning health system, but also "solidarity and responsibility" on the part of everyone, "citizens and representatives of t

President Iohannis urging Romanians to get vaccinated as significant number of doses expected

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that Romania will receive a significant number of COVID-19 vaccine doses moving forward, adding that consequently the vaccination campaign could speed up. "Here is the solution that will allow us to stop the pandemic and regain the normal life that we have missed so much. It's called a vaccine!

Romanian COVID-19 Protesters Defy Curfew for Third Night

Several thousand Romanians took to the streets of Bucharest and other cities for the third night in a row to protest against government COVID-19-related restrictions they consider abusive, arbitrary and harmful for the economy and freedom.

PM Citu on bill dismantling SIIJ: We'll attempt a change in the Senate

Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Friday at the end of the government meeting that he further wants the bill on the abolition of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) to clear Parliament in a form close to the one approved by the government and that a change to this effect will be attempted during Senate debates.

UPDATE 2021 state budget, state social insurance budget laws, promulgated

President Klaus Iohannis promulgated on Monday the state budget law for 2021, the Presidential Administration announced. The head of state also promulgated the law on the state social insurance budget for this year. According to the Presidential Administration, the 2021 budget will allow Romania to develop in key-sectors, which have often been "ignored" in the past.

PM Citu: I am not nervous, it will be the first time when a clean budget passes Parliament

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Tuesday stated that he is not at all nervous about the vote in Parliament on the state budget for 2021, adding that this will be the first time when a clean budget passes through the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. "No, I am not nervous, you saw how the debate took place in the committees.

PNL: 2021 budget manages to cover all the state's financial obligations

Liberal deputy Bogdan Hutuca declared on Monday that the 2021 budget manages to cover "absolutely all the state's financial obligations". "The 2021 budget was put together against the background of the health crisis, of the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and of the major macroeconomic imbalances piled up in the years preceding the crisis.

Romania Busts Gang Trafficking Indians into Europe

Romanian authorities on Monday announced the dismantling of a crime gang made up of Romanian and Indian citizens that specialized in trafficking Indian migrants into Western Europe via Hungary, Austria and Germany.

The gang was reportedly constituted between December 2019 and March 2020 by an Indian national.

'Solidaritatea Sanitara' Health Federation slams lack of social dialogue

The government has no social dialogue whatsoever with the health unions, and the only response of the authorities to the multiple grievances of Romania's 'Solidaritatea Sanitara' Union Federation (FSSR) is "be happy there are no wage cuts," co-chairman of the organization's Board of Directors, Radu Vasile, declared on Monday for AGERPRES during the protest organized in front of the Parliament.