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ECSC 2019/Minister of Communications and Information Society: Romania makes continuous efforts to be on European cybernetics map

Romania continues to make efforts to be on the map of European cybernetics, and the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 taking place in Bucharest these days proves that it has very well trained young people who are passionate about cyber security, Minister of Communications and Information Society Alexandru Petrescu told AGERPRES on Wednesday.

ECSC 2019/ Arama (CERT-RO):Organizing European Cybersecurity competition in Bucharest proves preoccupation with education in domain

The hosting, by Romania, of the 5th edition of the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) demonstrates the fact that everyone is preoccupied with education in the realm of computer security, said, on Wednesday, for AGERPRES, Catalin Arama, general director of the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (CERT-RO).

Romania’s Second European Commission Candidate Rejected

EU Commission President-designate Ursula von der Leyen (C) arrives to attend the conference of Presidents of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 19 September 2019. EPA-EFE/PATRICK SEEGER

Bulgaria Ranks Fifth in the EU for Waste Generation

Bulgaria ranks fifth in the European Union for garbage generation, Eurostat statistics show.

The latest European Community statistics on trash generated in the community is from 2016. Eurostat will submit a new analysis in November. By 2016, the total waste generated by the Union from all economic activities and households amounts to 2 538 million tonnes.

PM Dancila: Romanian gov't, constantly focused on fight against anti-Semitism

The fight against anti-Semitism is a constant topic that grabs the attention of the Romanian government, having also been a priority with Romania in its first tenure as president of the EU Council in the first half of 2019, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila says in a message on October 9, Romania's National Holocaust Remembrance Day.

President Iohannis promulgates law establishing Holocaust Museum in Romania

At a ceremony hosted by the Cotroceni Presidential Palace on Tuesday, President Klaus Iohannis signed a decree promulgating a law on the establishment of the National Museum of Jewish History and the Holocaust in Romania. "I have promulgated this law thinking about history, about present and especially about the future.

PSD's Dancila: European integration of Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union

The European integration of the Western Balkan countries will strengthen the European Union and consolidate peace, solidarity, prosperity in the Balkan region, Prime Minister and Chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Viorica Dancila stated at the signing event of the Joint Declaration on the integration of the Western Balkans countries in the EU.

Blood, plasma bank construction project greenlighted in Romania

Health Minister Sorina Pintea said on Tuesday that the approval of a government decision on a background study under which Romania can build a blood, plasma and blood plasma derivatives bank was completed.

PM Dancila: Romania and PSD will be permanent, involved advocates of EU expansion to Western Balkans

Romania and the Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be the permanent and involved advocates of the EU's expansion to the Western Balkans, the PSD's leader, Prime Minister Viorica Dancila, stated on Tuesday, at the Regional Forum with the topic "The Integration of the Western Balkans in the European Union", organized by the Social Democratic Party at the Palace of the Parliament.

Gymnast Marian Dragulescu, 50th Romanian athlete qualified for 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Marian Dragulescu has become the 50th Romanian athlete qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, after earning the ticket for the vault event final, on Monday, at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart. Dragulescu, who will turn 39 on 18 December, reached the final with the sixth score in qualifications, 14.624, after vaults of 14.616, respectively 14.633.

"Emigrant Blues: a road movie in 2 1/2 chapters" documentary, preview screening at Peasant Museum Cinema

The feature-length documentary "Emigrant Blues: a road movie in 2 1/2 chapters", written and directed by Claudiu Mitcu and Mihai Mincan was screened on Monday, in a preview, at the Peasant Museum Cinema, in the presence of its makers and of the film crew. "Emigrant Blues" puts forward an unconventional interpretation of one of the greatest migration phenomenon currently underway in Europe.