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Proposed Romanian Defence Strategy Defines Russia as ‘Aggressive’

An official document outlining Romania's National Defence Strategy for the period from 2020 to 2024 that was signed by President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday cites Russia's "aggression" and its "violation of the rules of international law" as some of Bucharest's main security concerns.

Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 145 to 20,749

Another 145 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been reported in Romania since the last information, bringing the total case count to 20,749, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, announced on Tuesday at noon. Of the people confirmed positive, 14,910 have been declared cured and discharged.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 2 to 1,345

Another two people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, bringing the total death toll to 1,345, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday. These are one man aged 58 and one woman aged 71. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Claudia Stanescu; EN - editor: Rodica State)

Romania's economy advances 2.4pct in Q1 2020 mainly on household consumption

The annual growth of Romania's economy in the first quarter of 2020 - 2.4% unadjusted and 2.7% when seasonally adjusted series, was mainly due to the household final consumption expenditure, which volume increased by 3.8%, contributing 2.5% to GDP growth, according to provisional data with the National Institute of Statistics (INS) released on Tuesday.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 4 to 1,343

Another four people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, bringing the total death toll to 1,343, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Monday. These are four men aged between 37 and 90. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Claudia Stanescu; EN - editor: Rodica State)

Romania counts for 20,604 COVID-19 infected persons

A further 125 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last information, reaching a total of 20,604 illnesses, the Strategic Communication Group announced on Monday. Of the people confirmed positively, 14,826 were declared cured and discharged. 146 patients are admitted to intensive care.

TAROM flight to London and back on June 8

TAROM Romanian Air Transport Company introduces on Monday, June 8, flights from Bucharest to London and back, according to an announcement posted on its Facebook page.

GCS: 189 new cases of COVID-19; total number of persons infected - 20,479

A number of 189 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the previous information, bringing the total case count to 20,479, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday. Of the people confirmed positive, 14,638 have been declared cured and discharged.

Number of newly established companies on foreign capital down 35% four months into 2020

The number of newly established companies on foreign capital went down 34.46% in the first four months of the year, as against the similar interval of 2019, to 1,288 units, according to the data centralised by the National Trade Register Office (ONRC). The 1,288 new companies had a total subscribed share capital worth 2.145 million dollars, down 56% from Jan-April 2019.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 1 to 1,316

Another person infected with the novel coronavirus has died in Romania, bringing the total death toll to 1,316, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday evening. It is about a 38-year-old man of Neamt County. Confirmation date: June 4. Date of death: June 2. Comorbidities: acute pancreatitis.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 7 to 1,315

Another seven people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, bringing the total death toll to 1,315, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday. These are five women and two men aged between 69 and 85. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Catalin Alexandru; EN - author: Rodica State, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

FinMin Citu: I hope we can keep the rating; I would be surprised if Q1 performance is not appreciated

Rating agencies cannot ignore Romania's successful issue of bonds to the international markets and the fact that it continued to have economic growth in the first quarter of the year, the Minister of Public Finance Florin Citu told an interview with AGERPRES. "The fact that we had economic growth in the first quarter resulted in a reset of all macroeconomic models.

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