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Iohannis on World Environment Day: We have to stop illegal logging

In a message on June 5, World Environment Day, President Klaus Iohannis is sounding the alarm over illegal logging in Romania, urging all citizens to participate in reforestation programmes. "We must put an end to illicit logging and get all involved in Romania's national reforestation programmes!

Coronavirus latest: Romania's total caseload rises by 196 to 20,103

A number of 96 new cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last update, bringing the total case count to 20,103, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Friday. Of the infected persons, 14,145 have been declared cured and discharged from hospital. As many as 152 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care.

MAE: Romania, Sweden hold consultations on political developments in Eastern Partnership states

Secretary of state for strategic affairs Dan Neculaescu on Thursday had bilateral consultations in videoconference system with Robert Rydberg, secretary of state with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, on which occasion the two sides exchanged opinions and assessments with respect to the status of the states of the Eastern Partnership, with an emphasis on the Republic of Moldova and Ukr

USR: 100 years after Trianon we must focus on our future together

The Save Romania Union USR) on Thursday said that it is vital for Romanians and Hungarians to focus on today's and tomorrow's challenges, to continue to respect each other and to build a common future for them in the European Union, according to the "Unity in Diversity" principle. "100 years after Trianon, we must focus on our future together.

ForMin Aurescu, Ukrainian counterpart discuss minority rights, pandemic co-operation

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a telephone conversation on Thursday with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the situation of national minorities in the neighboring country and co-operation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Romanian Foreign Ministry (MAE), the discussion follows another conversation they had on March 25.

UPDATE PM Orban urges ministries to finalise legislation for economic recovery package

On Thursday, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban asked the ministries of Finance, Economy, Labour and European Funds to finalise the pieces of legislation to be included in an economic recovery package. "I am requesting all ministries involved in the preparation of the economic recovery package to work on finalising the pieces of legislation.

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 6 to 1,305

Another six people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, bringing the total death tool to 1,305, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Thursday. These are four men and two women aged 69 to 89. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Claudia Stanescu; EN - author: Rodica State, editor: Adina Panaitescu)

Official Oprisor: New National Defence Strategy reiterates Romania's committment to rule of law

The new National Defence Strategy for 2020-2024 reiterates Romania's "commitment" to the rule of law, with the document categorizing the corruption phenomenon as a "security risk," said presidential adviser Ion Oprisor - National Security Department, in a statement sent by the Presidential Administration to AGERPRES on Thursday.

Patients' organisations call for measures to ensure patients' rights not violated

The Coalition of Romania's Chronically Ill Patient Organisations (COPAC) is sounding the alarm that only emergencies are still admitted to hospitals, calling on the Ministry of Health to take urgent measures "to stop patients' rights being violated." "The Coalition of Romania's Chronically Ill Patient Organisations is sounding the alarm over the continuing situation of patients' rights being vi

238 new cases of COVID-19 infection, total number at 19,907

Another 238 cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus were recorded in Romania since the last informative bulletin, the total number of infections reaching 19,907 cases, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced, on Thursday. Of the persons confirmed positive, 13,919 were declared healed and discharged. The intensive care units are now tending to 153 patients.

Moldova President Accused of Risking Soldiers’ Health in Moscow

Moldova's President has been criticised for sending soldiers to Moscow to join the Victory Day parade on June 24, despite the potential risks to their health in Russia - one of the worst affected countries in the world by COVID-19.

Moldova will send 75 soldiers to the Red Square parade, one of the largest number of soldiers ever used for such an event.

Romania's coronavirus death toll rises by three to 1,299

Another three people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, taking the number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,299, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) announced on Thursday.

One hundred years since Treaty of Trianon - June 4, 1920

The signing of the Treaty of Trianon, on June 4, 1920, marked, from an international law standpoint, the conclusion of peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Hungary at the conclusion of the First World War.