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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.

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