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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.
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.
Romania expresses its solidarity with Croatia, after the earthquakes that hit the Western Balkans country, says President Klaus Iohannis, in a message posted on Twitter. "Our thoughts are with the Croatian people and we wish those affected to recover as soon as possible.
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.
Romania is committed to remaining the most sincere supporter of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, as the neighbouring country reaffirms its determination to strengthen its European path, according to the Joint Statement signed by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu.
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.
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.
The vote in the Republic of Moldova's presidential election represents a signal regarding the direction the Moldovan citizens want the country to follow, President Klaus Iohannis said today in Chisinau, expressing his hope that the political forces "won't act in the opposite direction".
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.
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.
A second shipment of 40,950 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived Tuesday morning at the Bucharest "Cantacuzino" Institute, the institute's spokesman, Colonel Romeo Feraru, announced.
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.
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.
Education Minister Sorin Cimpeanu declared on Monday for AGERPRES that the "zero emergency" represents the possibility of "prioritized opening" of schools and the construction of the budget for education for 2021. "Emergencies range from early education to university education, from equity to performance.