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Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 222 to 21,404

Another 222 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last information, bringing the total case count to 21,404, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Friday. Of the people confirmed positive, 15,445 were declared cured and discharged. As many as 171 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

Senior official Neculaescu attends EaP COVID-19 pandemic meeting

Senior strategic affairs official with Romania's Foreign Ministry (MAE) Dan Neculaescu participated on Thursday in a virtual ministerial meeting on the Eastern Partnership (EaP) that focused on EU support measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the current challenges in terms of misinformation.

Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova: We Focus on Bulgarian Tourists and Those from Neighbouring Countries

Bulgaria's Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova has discussed in telephone and online conversations the way out of the crisis situation with representatives of institutions and businesses from Romania, Greece, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Israel and other countries.  My partners confirm that the prospects for Bulgaria as a tourist destination are optimistic be

Romania's annual inflation falls to 2.3% in May

Romania's annual inflation rate fell to 2.3% in May 2020, from 2.7% in April, given that food prices rose by 5.25% , services by 2.6%, and non-food goods by 0.15%, according to data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Consumer prices in May 2020 compared with April rose by 0.05%, and compared with December 2019 they advanced 1.47%.

One more spot lost on 2020 digital chart

Greece is second from bottom in the European Union in terms of digital governance and transformation, based on yearly data up to September 2019, as it lost one more place in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI 2020).

Bulgaria - Second in Road Fatalities Rate in EU

Bulgaria has the second highest death rate in the European Union after Romania in terms of road traffic fatalities. In 2019, the road deaths rate in the country was 89 per one million people. The average figure for the European Union is 51 road deaths per one million people.

Iohannis: "University Square" represents a testament we should cherish and respect

President Klaus Iohannis stated on Thursday that "University Square" represents a "testament that we must cherish and respect." "Today, 30 years since those bloody events, Romania is a rule of law, with a consolidated democracy, profoundly attached to the European and democratic values, and the civil society is categorically stronger and more consolidated.

Iohannis: We should point finger at people trying to manipulate public opinion so that they come around

President Klaus Iohannis resumed on Thursday a statement he had previously made about the position of some politicians in the context of the pandemic and stressed that his statement, which he says has been taken out of context, did not refer to patients or possible patients, but to public figures who have access to information, but are trying to manipulate public opinion.

Fugitive Moldovan Oligarch Sues State Dept Over US Ban

The fugitive Moldovan tycoon Vladimir Plahotniuc, who is now in the US, has filed a lawsuit against the US State Department and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after being banned from the US on January 13 "due to his involvement in significant corruption".

Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 237 to 21,182

Another 237 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last information, bringing the total case count to 21,182, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force) announced on Thursday at noon. Of the people confirmed positive, 15,283 were declared cured and discharged.

Online Photo Archive Brings Romania’s History Back to Life

But finding graphic evidence of our existence in analogue times is harder. If we take the 20th century, we can find a significant amount of digitized content that reflects that part of our history. But most of it comes from public institutions, newspapers, magazines and other organized archives. It scarcely represents people's life in that time.