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Romanian Real Estate Mogul and Family Die in Plan Crash in Milan

Romanian businessman Dan Petrescu (68), his wife, his son and five of their friends died in a plane crash in Milan on Sunday afternoon, after the single-engine aircraft he was piloting crashed shortly after taking off.

Mathematician: Until November, Bulgaria Will be Entirely in the "Dark Red" Zone

Until November, Bulgaria will be entirely in the "dark red" zone. This is what Lachezar Tomov, a mathematician and lecturer in the Informatics Department at the New Bulgarian University, predicted in the "Sabudi se" Studio. According to him, our healthcare system will not withstand the pressure again.

Fire at Romanian Hospital Kills Seven Patients

Seven patients have died after a blaze broke out on Friday morning at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in south-eastern Romania.

"All the victims were in their beds. Only patients died, not medical staff," said Colonel Mihail-Cristian Amarandei, head of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations in Dobrogea, which was called in to help deal with the blaze.

Covid Ward Ablaze Again in Romania, Nine Patients Killed

Nine people died on Friday when a fire broke out in an intensive care unit at a Romanian hospital treating COVID-19 patients, officials said, the country's third deadly hospital fire in less than a year, Reuters reported. Firefighters extinguished the fire at the hospital in the eastern city of Constanta at around 0755 GMT, having brought in additional teams from nearby counties.

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.

Will the EU grant Serbia accession in this century?

This is the latest news from Brussels, which appeared in the Western media two days ago and only further fueled suspicions that the European path is on a long stick, Vecernje Novosti reminds.

China, Not Russia, is the Greater Threat to Kosovo

Russia and China work in tandem. Premier Xi Jinping and Putin are united through their sense of historic humiliation. They oppose the integration of Western Balkan countries into Euro-Atlantic institutions. Serbian President Aleksander Vucic is a malleable figurehead eager to do their bidding.

Football as Tool of Soft Power in Hungary’s Hands

Closer to home, 40 kilometres west of Budapest, Orban fulfilled a personal dream to build a stadium in Felcsut, the small village of 1,700 people where he grew up. Together with his close ally and mayor of Felcsut, Lorinc Meszaros, the two managed to have a stadium with a capacity of 3,800 built in 2014 for the Puskas Academy team at a cost of 10 million euros.

PM Battles Ex-PM for Romanian Governing Party Leadership

In a tight contest, Prime Minister Florin Citu will battle ex-Prime Minister and current head of Romania's Chamber of Deputies, Ludovic Orban, for the leadership of the centre-right National Liberal Party, PNL at a party congress on Saturday.

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.

INTERVIEW/ Romanian Ambassador in Washington assures US investors that Gov't in Bucharest, functional, there is no legislative instability

AGERPRES special correspondent Florentina Peia reports: Romania's Ambassador in Washington, Andrei Muraru, told AGERPRES in an interview that he gave assurances to US investors, whom he encourages to come to Romania, that the Executive in Bucharest is a functional one, and the change of its makeup should not affect the business environment.

Romania to Offer Vaccine Booster Doses as COVID-19 Surges

The Romanian authorities said on Wednesday that booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered starting on September 28, as the country registered 6,789 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day increase in cases since December 2020.

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.