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SARS-CoV-2 case count rises by 166 to 22,165, death toll up by 17

Another 166 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the last update, taking the total to 22,165 cases, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Monday. In the last 24 hours, according to the GCS, 17 deaths have been recorded. A number of 175 patients are admitted to intensive care units.

Romanians Behind Cyber-Fraud Ring Plead Guilty in US

Fifteen defendants including several Romanians have pleaded guilty before a US judge of involvement in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud US citizens through online auctions of non-existing goods, a US Justice Department statement issued on Monday by the US embassy in Bucharest said.

Approximately one million jobless in Romania due to COVID-19

The number of jobless people in Romania, due to the novel coronavirus, is about one million, taking into account the employment contracts suspended and terminated at the end of May, a press release of the National Confederation for Women Entrepreneurship (CONAF) reads on Monday. "To this figure will be added the number of Romanian jobseekers coming from abroad.

Strategic Partnership with US provides sustainable guarantee for national security and prosperity

The Strategic Partnership with the USA offers a lasting guarantee for national security and prosperity, along with membership in NATO and the European Union, Prime minister Ludovic Orban said on Sunday in a message addressed on the occasion of the 140th anniversary years of diplomatic relations between Romania and the United States of America. "Today [ed.n.

GCS: SARS-CoV-2 case count rises by 320 to 21,999, death toll up by 16

Another 320 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus have been registered in Romania since the last update, taking the total to 21,999 cases, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Sunday. In the last 24 hours, according to the GCS, 16 deaths have been recorded. A number of 165 patients are admitted to intensive care units.

POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: Mineriad of 13-15 June

The violent events of 13-15 June 1990 remained known in post-communist memory as "Mineriad of 13-15 June 1990" and refer to the repression, by law enforcement forces, with the help of miners, of protest rallies in the University Square of that period.

Romanian Warning About Russian ‘Security Threat’ Riles Kremlin

Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused Romania of serving third parties' interests in seeking confrontation with Moscow at the expense of its own interest.

The spat erupted after Romania's proposed 2020-2024 National Defence Strategy defined Moscow as an "aggressive" threat.

PM Orban: If Parliament rejects state of alert, risk of new epidemic wave very high

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said that if Parliament rejects the state of alert, the risk of a new epidemic wave will be "very high", because the authorities "will be deprived of the tools, the legal, constitutional levers they need in order to ensure compliance with the rules." "I am convinced that the representatives of the citizens in the Romanian Parliament will think about this more.

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%.

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