Adina Panaitescu

Iohannis: Torturing, trafficking in or killing wild animals are reprehensible acts; must be punished according to law

President Klaus Iohannis sent a message on Wednesday on the occasion of World Wildlife Day, stating that torturing, trafficking in or killing wild animals are reprehensible acts, which must be punished according to law and calls on the Government to come with a more ambitious tree-planting plan, especially outside woods, on sandy or degraded land.

2009 election campaign financing case/Elena Udrea, sentenced to 8 years in prison

Former Minister Elena Udrea was sentenced on Tuesday by the Bucharest Court of Appeal to 8 years in prison for committing crimes of instigating to bribe taking and money laundering in the case on financing Traian Basescu's election campaign in the 2009 presidential election. Udrea received several sentences, ranging from 3 to 6 years, for committing the two crimes.

Romania's e-commerce market exceeds 7bn euros last year (payment processor)

The local e-commerce market reached 7 billion euros last year, up 36% compared to 2019, according to internal and external data analyzed by PayU, the leader of Romania's online payment market. "E-commerce is one of the fastest growing sectors, and Romania is no exception, registering an accelerated evolution, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which would normally have occurred in years.

4.2-Richter-degree earthquake in Buzau County

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake occurred on Saturday, near midnight, at 23:13 local time, in the Vrancea seismic area, Buzau County, according to data published by the National Research and Development Institute for Earth Physics (INCDFP). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126 kilometers, and the intensity in the epicentral area was II Mercalli degrees.

Baciu: Another 156,000 new vaccination places with Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as of Monday

Another 156,000 new vaccination places against COVID with the vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech will be allocated, starting with March 1, to people who are in the second phase of immunization, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health Andrei Baciu told AGERPRES. According to him, the appointments for these places will start on Saturday. "This is good news.

Vaccination campaign against COVID-19/28,217 persons immunised in past 24 hours

The National Committee for Vaccination against COVID (CNCAV) informs that, in the past 24 hours, 28,217 doses of vaccine have been administered, of which 18,480 - Pfizer, 7 - Moderna and 9,730 - AstraZeneca, according to data provided by the National Institute of Public Health (INSP), through the National Electronic Register of Vaccinations application.

Ford Craiova suspends production of vehicles and engines for eight days

Ford Craiova suspends the production of vehicles and engines for eight days, starting with February 26, due to problems related to the supply of semiconductors that affect a large part of the global automotive industry, company's representatives announced on Wednesday. According to Ford Romania spokeswoman Ana Maria Timis, the company's current plan is for production to resume on March 10.

Deputy PM Barna meets Japan's ambassador: Japan - largest Asian investor in Romania

Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna informs that he had a meeting with the Japanese Ambassador to Romania, Hiroshi Ueda, in the context of Japan's National Holiday, marked on February 23, the birthday of Emperor Naruhito. "Today, on Japan's Day, I had a meeting with Mr. Hiroshi Ueda, the Japanese Ambassador to Romania.