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Romania to donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam

President Klaus Iohannis had a telephone conversation with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday at the request of the Vietnamese official, announcing that Romania will donate 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam.

Gov't to pass memorandum on 'Educated Romania' project

The Government will pass a memorandum on the "Educated Romania" project," a country project that we are bound to implement, Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Wednesday at a government sitting chaired by President Klaus Iohannis. "Today we will pass at the government meeting a memorandum on the 'Educated Romania' project.

Iohannis: Educational system reform mandatory

President Klaus Iohannis stated, on Wednesday, that the reform of the educational system is mandatory. "Today is an extremely important day for the future of education in our country. We move forward together decisively towards the implementation of the Educated Romania project.

Gymnast Marian Dragulescu: I'll take 2-3 weeks of 'prison' in Tokyo for gold medal

The multiple world and European champion in artistic gymnastics Marian Dragulescu said, in an interview granted to AGERPRES, commenting on the isolation that all participants will be subjected to at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the context of the pandemic, that he is willing to accept 2-3 weeks of "prison" for the gold medal.

Official statistics: Jan - May new manufacturing orders up 27 pct YoY

New orders for Romania's manufacturing industry over January 1 - May 31, 2021 were 27 percent up in nominal terms from the same period in 2020 on the back of growth in the durables industry (+37.5 percent), the intermediate goods industry (+32.7 percent) and the capital goods industry (+27.0 percent), the National Institute of Statistics (INS) informs.

Speaker Orban: National Day of France is a day of celebration for us too

Chamber of Deputies Speaker and Liberal leader Ludovic Orban took today to Facebook to send a message on the National Day of France. "July 14, France's National Day, is a day of celebration for us too. The homeland of freedom and of a great civilization we have been in love with for centuries, France is the country that took in and hosted the Romanians since the beginning of the 19th century.

Nasui: Economy Ministry to be reformed: reducing 39 pct of management positions and 30 pct of execution positions

Leadership positions in the Economy Ministry will be reduced by 39 pct, and execution ones by 30 pct, announced on Wednesday Economy Minister Claudiu Nasui, who mentioned that this will be one of the most important job-cutting efforts in state institutions in the past ten years. "The current Economy Ministry is the result of several divisions and merging of ministries.

UNESCO Row Reignites Battle over Roman Gold Mine in Romania

Eight years after civil society groups in Romania thwarted a plan to extract gold from the former Roman mine of Rosia Montana, battle has resumed over the question of UNESCO protection.

Chief of Defense Staff, on official visit to the United States

Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, is paying an official visit to the United States of America on July 12-18, on which occasion he will meet with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Mark A. Milley, and other senior NATO and US military officials, informs the Ministry of National Defense (MApN).

President Iohannis: We must admit EU's voice is a small one at a global level

President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday said that the European project is a successful one, with the Union being "strong" economically, but the EU's "voice" is a "small" one at a global level, which for him, as head of state, is "totally unsatisfactory." The head of state said at the official launch of the national debate on the future of Europe, held at the Cotroceni Palace, that the member states

Senate's Dragu: Many women hesitate to pursue a public office because of the aggressiveness

Senate President Anca Dragu says many women are reluctant to pursue a public office because of the "aggressiveness" that comes along with such position, as their personal lives are invaded and can be "damaged." "I think that many women have a reluctance to pursue a public office somehow because the political environment is an aggressive one, the public life means exposure to aggression, and the