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Prime Minister Florin Citu stated today that when appointing Secretaries of State and heads of government agencies he will look at a set of morality and competence criteria, and that the watchword is "no convicts in public office, no conflicts of interest and professionals only", so that the right person is appointed to the right position.
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.
As many as 2,745 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 28,000 tests nationwide, of which 23,060 are RT-PCR tests and 5,432 are rapid antigenic tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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).
National chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu said on Monday that the Social Democrats have completed their own version of Romania's draft national budget for 2021 they will unveil at a later date. "We have completed our draft national budget for 2021 that we will unveil at a later date and that is also sustainable.
The Romanian Civil Aeronautical Authority (AACR) officially welcomed today into service the new Beechcraft Super King Air 350 plane in a ceremony organized at the 'Henri Coanda' International Airport of Bucharest which was also attended by US ambassador to Romania Adrian Zuckerman.
President Klaus Iohannis, speaking today at the decoration ceremony of U.S. ambassador to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman, said that Romania remains a strong ally and a trusted friend of the United States of America.
Social Democratic Party (PSD) MP Alexandru Rafila said on Monday that the Social Democrats support the COVID 19 vaccination campaign, but there are some worrying elements, including the implementation and operation of the IT platform.
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.
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.
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.