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Olympic and Sports Committee president: Olympic flame - humanity's end of tunnel light

President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR), Mihai Covaliu, told AGERPRES that the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games could represent "the light at the end of the dark tunnel" the COVID pandemic has driven humanity into. "Team Romania's top performance athletes show us that they know how to face challenges.

Romania cereal production in 2020,17 million tonnes, lower by 44% from 2019

The total production of Romanian grain cereal dropped this year to almost half from 2019, due to the prolonged drought which affected some agricultural areas in the country, reaching a bit over 17 million tonnes, according to the data supplied by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), at the request of AGERPRES.

Serbian Customs Find 2,000 Historic Artefacts Hidden in Truck

A total of 2,113 artefacts that Serbian Customs described as having "great historical and archaeological value" were seized from a truck at the Srpska Crnja border crossing between Serbia and Romania on Tuesday.

The truck had Romanian licence plates and was being driven by a 46-year-old Serbian citizen.

Bulgaria is 4th in the EU in Terms of the Share of Household Spending on Food

Bulgaria ranks fourth in the European Union (EU) in terms of the share of household food expenditures in 2019, according to data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

Last year, households in Bulgaria spent almost a fifth of their income on food, equivalent to 11.4% of Bulgaria's gross domestic product (GDP), according to European statistics.

Coronavirus/4,637 new cases of COVID-19 from 24,242 tests in past 24 hrs, death toll hits 15,469

As many as 4,637 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, following 24,242 national tests, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Tuesday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, the GCS states. As of Tuesday, 623,066 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

President Klaus Iohannis welcomed with military honors by Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu

President Klaus Iohannis was given today a welcome with military honors in Chisinau by his Moldovan counterpart Maia Sandu, in a ceremony that also included a traditional bread and salt greeting, the playing of the national anthems of Romania and of the Republic of Moldova and the review of the guard of honor.

End-November budget deficit widens to 8 pct of GDP

Romania's consolidated budget deficit widened to 8 percent of GDP at the end of November from 7 percent of GDP at the end of October, according to the report on the implementation of the general consolidated budget released by the Ministry of Finance. An amount equivalent to 4.16 percent of GDP was left in the economy to fight the COVID 19 pandemic.

Gov't: Emergency Ordinance on new structure of Executive - passed

Bucharest, Dec 28 /Agerpres/ - The Government approved, on Monday, the Emergency Ordinance on establishing measures at the level of the central public administration, which regulate the new structure of the Executive and of the ministries. The Emergency Ordinance is promoted as a result of the Decision of the Romanian Parliament no.

PM Citu: We will build 2021 budget with deficit of 7pct of GDP

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Monday that the 2021 budget will be built with a deficit of 7 per cent of GDP, which shows the commitment to fiscal consolidation, noting that it is a budget that does not put a brake on the economy. "We have already seen discussions in the public space and we need to clarify for next year's budget what measures remain and how they will be extended.