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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.

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.