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Fifth Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine batch expected in Romania; 87,750 new doses distributed nationwide

A fifth batch of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine consisting of 87,750 doses, is expected today in Romania by air at the airports of Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara. According to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee, transport to storage centres is provided by the manufacturing company, including by land.

Automotive production down 11 pct in 2020

Automotive production and exports in Turkey decreased by 11 percent and 27 percent, respectively, year-on-year in 2020, the country's Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) said on Jan. 17.

Last year, the automotive industry made the lion's share of the country's overall exports with 15 percent, the association said in a press release.

Consular service chief says vaccination brings hope for revival of travel

Ljubljana – Andrej Šter, the head of the Foreign Ministry’s consular service, told the STA in an interview that vaccination brought hope that coronavirus restrictions to travelling could be gradually eased. He believes a unified vaccination certificate will be required to restore travelling within the EU.

Fitch is optimistic on Greece

Fitch Ratings officials appeared optimistic about Greece's economic outlook ahead of this Friday's credit rating report on the country during an online debate last week on the impact the pandemic has had on the assessments and the sustainability of eurozone member-states' finances.

Between two worlds: The role of the OECD

The 21st century's second decade was marked by numerous disputes concerning previous achievements. After the dramatic reduction of world poverty, the development of movement in several sectors and the rapid evolution of technology, the post-Cold War model began to decline. The recent globalization indicators are already showing a downward trend.

Pfizer reassures Europe over coronavirus vaccines as pandemic surges

Pharma giant Pfizer tried to ease concerns in Europe about deliveries of its coronavirus vaccine as nations across the world doubled down on restrictions to fight the rampaging pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, with infections surging past 94 million and more than two million deaths, and Europe among the hardest-hit parts of the world.