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Denouement in the Ukraine's Surrogate-Born Babies Saga

Authorities have allowed foreign parents into Ukraine to collect babies who were born to surrogate mothers and stranded in the eastern European country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ukraine's human rights ombudswoman, Lyudmila Denisova, said Wednesday that 31 couples had arrived and been united with their children.

Transport Minister about Danube suspension bridge: Amplest road infrastructure development ever in this area

The suspension bridge across the Danube is the most ample road infrastructure development in Romania's history in this area, Transport Minister Lucian Bode declared on Wednesday, as he visited major infrastructure sites in the counties of Braila and Galati. "This is the largest road infrastructure development in the history of Romania for this area.

EUROPAfest coming to Bucharest, Sibiu and Sinaia this July

This year's EUROPAfest festival will take place between July 16 - 25 in Bucharest, Sibiu and Sinaia, producer of international music events jmEvents announced in a release on Wednesday. "We are optimistic, and even if it will be an atypical edition, the music events will be at the same quality standards the public has already become accustomed to.

Orban: Gov't will increase pensions by as much as possible from economic reality viewpoint

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated, on Wednesday, in Galati, that the Government will increase the pensions "by as much as possible, depending on the economic realities," on the basis of "serious analysis, data and prognoses". "We work on analyses, on data, on serious prognoses, on impact studies and so forth.

UBB, included in QS World University Rankings 2021 among first 3 pct

The Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca is included in the QS World University Rankings, in the 800-1000 interval, the first 3 pct, together with the University of Bucharest, the only superior education institutions in Romania.

Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 196 to 20,945

Another 196 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been reported in Romania since the last information, bringing the total case count to 20,945, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Wednesday. Of the people confirmed positive, 15,103 have been declared cured and discharged. As many as 150 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 5 to 1,360

Another five people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, bringing the total death toll to 1,360, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Wednesday. These are four men and one woman aged between 54 and 78. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Mihai Simionescu; EN - editor: Rodica State)

PM Orban: Naval shipyards - a very important component of Romanian economy

Naval shipyards are an "extremely" important component of the Romanian economy with enough competitiveness existing in this economic field that allows the further development of the areas where they are located and of the country, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday in Braila.

Romania bracing for second coronavirus wave

Head of the Emergency Situations Department (DSU) Raed Arafat said on Tuesday evening that preparations are being made at the level of the European Civil Protection for a possible second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but no one can estimate whether it will be bigger or smaller than it is today.

Romania's State of Alert is Extended

Romania's state of alert in place since May 15 to fight the new coronavirus must be extended by another 30 days until the middle of July, President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday.

Gloomy outlook for households

Two in every three households in Greece are in a worse financial state compared to six months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the economy, according to a survey by Intrum.

Greece's 67% rate - matching Romania's - was the highest of the 24 countries that researchers at the Sweden-based credit management services company surveyed, far above the European average of 48%.

PSD's Ciolacu: Hospitals must be urgently reopened in conditions of safety for chronic patients

The interim chair of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, stated on Tuesday that hospitals must be urgently reopened in conditions of safety for chronic patients, schools must be prepared to resume classes in the fall, and Parliament must be a dialogue partner for local authorities, regardless of political colour.

Orban, at videoconference with EU states' ambassadors: Now, our motto is "Economy before anything else!"

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stated, on Tuesday, during an exchange of opinions with the ambassadors of the member states of the EU in Bucharest regarding the way to manage the pandemic crisis on the continent, that "now, when from a healthcare point of view things are starting to re-enter normality, the motto of the Government is 'The economy before anything else!'".

Romania's COVID-19 deaths hit 1,353

Another eight people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, taking the number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,353, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Tuesday.