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More than 2,000,000 people have been immunised against COVID-19 in Romania, the RO Vaccination platform announced on Wednesday. "This morning, at 10.00 am, we exceeded the threshold of 2,000,000 people vaccinated against COVID-19. From December 27, 2020 and until today, 3,050,742 doses have been administered," a message on the Facebook page of the platform reads.
Romania's national unemployment rate was 3.35% at the end of February, up 0.01 percentage points on a monthly basis, according to a press statement released by the National Employment Agency (ANOFM) on Wednesday. The rate was 0.42 percentage points higher y-o-y. The total number of the unemployed at the end of February 2021 was 293,461, 1,245 more than at the end of the previous month.
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"Then who was it?" comes the question.
The unsteady video offers a blurred glimpse of two uniformed officers swinging their arms at the man's legs. A third officer, in plainclothes, rests a shoe on the man's neck. A series of rapid thwacks fills the soundtrack, punctuated by the man's shrieks.
Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a telephone conversation on Tuesday in which they discussed Romania's contribution to NATO, energy security and the rule of law.
The Electricity Law is being rewritten under a consultancy program, with the help of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Romanian authorities are in talks with the World Bank for support for upgrading the Natural Gas Law, Secretary of state with the Energy Ministry Niculae Havrilet told a specialist video conference today.
Senate President Anca Dragu considers that Romania has taken the necessary steps to eliminating the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) this year, a fact also acknowledged by the Vice President of the European Commission, Vera Jourova. "I was in this video conference with Vera Jourova, vice-president of the European Commission, and she said that Romania could get rid of this CVM.
The Romanian diplomat Lazar Comanescu received the position of Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu said, adding that this nomination represents "a success for the Romanian diplomacy".
President Klaus Iohannis says protests are natural in functional democracies, but stresses that violent demonstrations, extremism, xenophobia are intolerable and completely unacceptable. "Romania is a functional and mature democracy, in which the free expression of opinions is guaranteed.
The Government respects the right of citizens to protest, but has and will continue to have "zero tolerance" for the "hooligan, extremist, fascist" demonstrations of some of the protesters. "There are two very important plans for the discussion. On the one hand, the right of citizens to protest, and it is a right that we respect, it is a natural right.
As many as 6,204 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 40,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Tuesday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) welcomes the celebration, in March, of the 100th anniversary since the conclusion, in Bucharest, of the Convention of defensive alliance between the Kingdom of Romania and the Republic of Poland.
"You can produce a piece of fake news in five minutes, but it takes a few hours or a few days to debunk it." Exposing disinformation and misinformation is a difficult task that requires "meticulous, investigative, time-consuming work," and requires it be presented "without boring [audiences] and without spreading propaganda yourself," Voicu elaborates.