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Iohannis: Vaccination campaign starts in Romania, entire EU on Dec 27

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday stated, at the Cotroceni Palace, that in Romania and in the European Union the anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign starts on Sunday. "As for the vaccination campaign, I can confirm that it will start in Romania and in the entire European Union exactly on December 27, Sunday.

President Iohannis sends message of support to Moldova's Maia Sandu, alongside six other European leaders

The presidents of Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia have issued a joint statement in support of Moldova's elected president, Maia Sandu, to be sworn in on Thursday. "We, the Presidents of Romania, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, congratulate Ms Maia Sandu on her inauguration as President of the Republic of Moldova.

PM-designate Citu: I won't betray confidence vested in me

Prime Minister-designate Florin Citu said on Wednesday that he would not betray the confidence with which he was vested and would do everything he could to achieve his goals: get past the health crisis and restart the economy.

Hidroelectrica acquires Crucea Wind Park, STEAG Energie Romania

Hidroelectrica and STEAG GmbH have signed an agreement on the takeover by the Romanian hydro power producer of the Crucea Wind Farm and STEAG Energie Romania, following a highly competitive process involving both local and international bidders, according to a Hidroelectrica release submitted on Wednesday, AGERPRES.

First meeting of new gov't - next week; PM designate: vaccination campaign is priority

The first formal meeting of the Citu Government is said to take place next week. Prime minister designate Florin Citu declared, on Tuesday night, after the National Liberal Party (PNL) validated the list of liberal ministers, that the priority is to carry out under the best conditions the anti-COVID vaccination campaign, which would start in Romania on December 27.

Moto: Emanuel Gyenes, at his 11th start in Dakar Rally

Rider Emanuel Gyenes will start on January 3rd for the eleventh time in the Dakar Rally, race that will take place in Saudi Arabia, with the objective of imposing himself again in the Malle Moto category (no technical assistance). "Certainly, in January, after winning the Dakar 2020 in Malle Moto, I didn't imagine such a different year will follow.

GCS: 5,009 new cases of COVID-19; tests performed in 24 hours - 23,834

A total of 5,009 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in the last 24 hours, following 23,834 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (CGS) reported on Tuesday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test, says GCS. So far, 598,792 cases of people infected with the new coronavirus have been confirmed in Romania.

PSD's Ciolacu: PSD won't go to consultations with President Klaus Iohannis

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) won't go to consultations with President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday, at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, Social Democrat leader Marcel Ciolacu has stated.      "PSD will not attend the cheap circus led by President Iohannis. We have decided today that PSD won't go to the consultations at the Cotroceni Palace.

President Iohannis sends message on Revolution Day: Justice must act in bloody repression case

Bucharest, Dec 22 /Agerpres/ - President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday sent a message on the occasion of the Victory Day of the Romanian Revolution and Freedom, underscoring that Justice must do its duty in the case of those guilty of the bloody repression of December 1989, and also showing that the "immeasurable" pain of those who lost loved ones has been doubled in all these years by the "infamou

Romanian Centre-Right Creates New Governing Coalition

The ruling National Liberal Party, PNL, the centrist USR PLUS alliance and the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania, UDMR, sealed a deal on Monday night to form a coalition government that is expected to be approved by parliament in the coming days.

INS: Unemployment rate down 0.2pct to 5.2pct in Q3 against Q2

The unemployment rate in the third quarter of this year was 5.2 per cent, down 0.2 per cent from the previous quarter, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), on Tuesday. The unemployment rate for men was 5.4 per cent, and for women was 5 per cent, in the said interval.