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Trianon Centenary Stirs Mixed Emotions Across Central Europe

One historic event that reflects how much, and perhaps also how little, the world has changed in the last century, is the peace treaty signed in the Grand Trianon Palace in Versailles on June 4, 1920. 

COVID-19 prevalence test, to show how many Romanians had disease, will be done on 29,019 subjects

The Health Minister, Nelu Tataru, has stated on Wednesday that the COVID-19 prevalence test, which will show the percentage of the population immunized to the novel coronavirus, will be done over June, July and August and will be conducted on a sample of 29,019 subjects. "The prevalence test will be done in June, July and I believe August.

Greece drops two places in startup chart

The Greek startup ecosystem has entered a period of maturity, along with the organizations that contribute to the support of new entrepreneurs. However, the domestic startup ecosystem continues to rank below those of other Southern European countries such as Portugal, Spain and Italy, according to the third StartupBlink Global Ecosystem Report.

PM Orban holds consultations with Coalition for Romania's Development, discusses Economic Recovery Plan

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday held consultations with the representatives of the Coalition for Romania's Development (CDR) on which occasion they discussed on how to implement the IMM Invest Programme, the Economic Recovery Plan, how to attract internal and external financing sources, debureaucratization and digitalization, especially in the relation between the ANAF and its contrib

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 8 to 1,296

Another eight people infected with the novel coronavirus have died in Romania, bringing the total death tool to 1,296, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Wednesday evening. These are four women and four men aged 42 to 92.

PM Orban in phone conversation with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Emirate

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Wednesday had a phone conversation with the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, upon His Royal Highness' initiative, in which context they agreed to continue joint efforts to strengthen and further extend bilateral economic cooperation.

Romania Bows to Church, Scraps Mandatory Sex Education

Romania's parliament on Wednesday scrapped mandatory "sexual education" in the country's schools, bowing to pressure from the powerful Romanian Orthodox Church, which called it an attack on childhood innocence.

European Commission: Bulgaria Has No Legal Criteria for the Minimum Wages

Bulgaria is one of the three EU countries that have not yet established by law criteria for updating minimum wages. The other two are Romania and Estonia.

This is clear from the circulated document of the European Commission, which announces the beginning of the second stage of the consultation with European trade unions and employers' organizations.

USR's Barna proposes consultations among parliamentary parties to establish election date

USR (Save Romania Union) leader Dan Barna on Wednesday said that setting a date for the local elections should be a "technical" decision and proposed "urgent" consultations between parliamentary parties on the issue, in the context in which, according to some sources, the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) ruled as unconstitutional the normative acts regarding the extension of the local elec

President Iohannis says Romania is preparing to draw substantial European funds

President Klaus Iohannis has stated at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Wednesday that Romania is preparing to draw "substantial European funds," referring to a proposal of the European Commission. He said that the proposal is that the Multiannual Funds be discussed "together" with the funds devoted to economic recovery.

Balkans, Central Europe Failing to Prevent MPs’ Corruption – GRECO

Serbia, Turkey and Slovakia did not fully implement any GRECO recommendations on preventing corruption among parliamentarians in 2019, the latest annual report of the Council of Europe's Strasbourg-based Group of States Against Corruption, published on Wednesday said.