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PM Citu: World Bank ranks Romania in top of countries with greatest number, most applied measures

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Tuesday that the World Bank has confirmed the measures taken by the Liberal government in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, placing our country in the top of the countries with "the greatest number and the most applied" financial measures taken in response to the crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

European Court Rules Romania Violated Trans Rights

The European Court of Human Rights, ECHR ruled against Romania on Tuesday for failing to satisfy of two transgender citizens' requests for recognition of their gender identity and asking them to "furnish proof that they had undergone gender reassignment surgery".

Romania's 2021 economic growth forecast officially downgraded to 4.3pct

Romania's National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis (CNSP) has slightly downgraded its forecast of the country's 2021 Gross Domestic Product growth to 4.3%, or 1,116.8 billion lei, from its previous estimate of 4.5%, or respectively 1,135.3 billion lei.

Senate President Dragu, Speaker Orban get vaccinated against COVID-19

President of the Romanian Senate Anca Dragu and Speaker of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban on Tuesday got vaccinated against COVID-19. Dragu and Orban got the vaccine at the vaccination centre with the Dr. Carol Davila Central Military Emergency University Hospital in Bucharest. The two arrived at the centre together and were vaccinated at the same time.

3.1-magnitude tremor hits Vrancea County Tuesday morning

A 3.1-magnitude earthquake occurred Tuesday morning at 06:37hrs, EET, in the Vrancea seismic zone, Vrancea County, at a depth of 63 kilometres, according to data published by the National Institute for Earth Physics Research and Development (INCDFP).

GSSC Avangarde poll finds 77 percent of Romanians want schools to reopen on February 8

More than three-quarters of Romanians consider schools should reopen on February 8, reveals a nationwide barometer poll conducted by the Avangarde Social and Behavioral Studies Group (GSSC). The poll found that 77 percent of Romanians believe that schools should reopen on February 8, 16 percent take an opposite view, and 7 percent do not know or didn't answer the question.

EU gender pay gap still significant, warn trade unions

Women in Europe doing jobs requiring the same skills as jobs done by men are still being paid significantly less, according to a study by the the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 1,509; tests performed in last 24 hours: 8,901

As many as 1,509 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 8,901 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Monday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

Romania's largest open-air museum inviting visitors to dog sledding

The ASTRA Museum at Dumbrava Sibiului Forest, Romania's the largest open-air museum, has for the past two days invited visitors to dog sledding trips at the initiative of one of the museum's employees who is passionate about dog-pulling competitions, according to the museum's spokesman, Cosmin Calinescu.