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Afghanistan mission ending ceremony - Iohannis: You made history, you are heroes of our generations

The mission of the Romanian Armed Forces in Afghanistan will go down in the history books as their longest, most complex and important military operation abroad since WWII, Romania's President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday, telling the troops in attendance that they are "the heroes of our generations." He attended a military ceremony at the Triumphal Arch Square in Bucharest that marked the

"NATO to protect its neighbors from Serbia and Belgrade's intentions"

"It is time for the EU and NATO to become realistic about Serbia and for Washington D.C. to send a clear signal that NATO will protect all of Serbia's neighbors from 'Belgrade intentions'", said the U.S. expert on Balkan issues, Daniel Serwer, as Koha reports.

Raids in Bucharest City, five counties, in computer fraud case of public institutions in Romania, Spain

Prosecutors with the central department of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), together with the Romanian Border Police Inspectorate General (IGPF) and the Romanian Police General (IGPR) are currently conducting 17 searches in Bucharest and in five counties in an operation to dismantle an organised crime group consisting of over 300 persons specialising in

Barna: There's no way I can be happy with coalition's governing manner; many goals still unaccomplished

Deputy Prime Minister and USR PLUS Co-Chairman Dan Barna said today that he is not happy with the ruling coalition's governing manner, as many of the goals set at the beginning of the term have not been accomplished; he also remarked that a great part of these goals "have been somewhat conditioned on the clarification of the National Liberal Party's leadership".

JusMin: Overall, coalition doesn't seem to really want Section for Justice Crimes' Investigation's disbanding

The Minister of Justice, Stelian Ion, announced that his proposal for the disbanding of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ), discussed in the meeting of the ruling coalition on Tuesday, was not accepted by the UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania), noting that overall, the coalition does not seem to want the disbanding of SIIJ.

HealthMin: We estimate an increase of COVID-19 infection rate in Romania

The Minister of Health, Ioana Mihaila, declared on Tuesday that the infection rate with the novel coronavirus is estimated to rise in Romania as well and highlighted that if a sufficient vaccination coverage would exist, there would be no patients with severe forms.

Coffee, tea and spice imports down by nearly 9 pct in Q1

The value of coffee, tea (including mate) and spice imports has dropped by nearly 9 pct in the first three months of 2021, compared to the similar period of 2020, down to 57.36 million euro, according to the commercial balance with food products, consulted by AGERPRES. Last year, in the first quarter, the value of imports of such products exceeded 62.8 million euro.

Collective immunity acquired through disease and vaccination against COVID-19 is 44 pct nationally

The head of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV), Valeriu Gheorghita, said, on Tuesday, that, at the national level, according to the most recent estimates, the collective immunity rate acquired by disease and vaccination is of 44 pct nationally, and over 60 pct in the counties of Cluj, Ilfov and the City of Bucharest.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 95; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 31,200

As many as 95 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 31,200 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

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