Catalina Matei

Parliament to convene Wednesday to consider state of alert

Parliament will convene on Wednesday in a joint sitting to vote on a government's decision establishing the state of alert in Romania, according to a decision of a joint meeting of the standing bureaus of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. Parliament's plenary sitting is scheduled to start at 15:00hrs, EEST.

EUROPE DAY/Petre Roman: Romania has failed to be in the engine of the European Union

Romania has failed in the 30 years since the fall of communism to be in the engine of the European Union, Romania's former Prime Minister Petre Roman, also a former foreign minister, told AGERPRES on Friday, adding that his confidence in the European design "remains one hundred percent." On the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, Roman said that the question is whether the battle again

PM Ludovic Orban, about map posted by Hungarian PM: The sparrow dreams of cornmeal

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, when asked how he comments on the fact that the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, posted on Facebook an image of greater Hungary, which included Transylvania, stated that "the sparrow dreams of cornmeal" (e.n. - Part of a Romanian proverb,."the sparrow dreams of cornmeal, and the madman of chaos" in full).

Suceava County and Bucharest on top of number of registered cases of COVID-19

Suceava County and the Romanian Capital City Bucharest remain at the top of the number of registered cases of COVID-19, with 2,899 and 1,354 illnesses respectively, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reported on Saturday. According to the source, there are as many as 13,163 people infected with the novel coronavirus in Romania.

Another 9 persons infected with novel coronavirus die, taking death toll to 780

Another nine persons infected with the novel coronavirus have passed away, taking the death toll to 780, on Sunday informed the Strategic Communication Group (GCS). The latest deceased are from the counties of Arad (female, 93), Vaslui (female, 55), Bacau (male, 67), Galati (male, 73, male, 60), Neamt (male, 67, female, 61), Iasi (male, 26, travel history from England) and Timis (male, 70).

PSD's Ciolacu, on President's statement regarding bill on autonomy of Szeklerland: A crass attack

The draft regarding the autonomy of the Szeklerland was never voted in the Chamber of Deputies, stated, on Wednesday, the interim chair of the Social DemocraticParty (PSD), Marcel Ciolacu, deeming the statements made by President Klaus Iohannis on the topic as a "crass attack". "Let us not let a lie distract us from the real problems of Romania.

PM Orban: furlough difficult to enforce, project falls completely, restructuring to be done out of necessity

The project of putting public employees on furlough was difficult to enforce, especially in certain areas where the fight against COVID-19 would have been affected, and this project "has fallen completely", Prime Minister Ludovic Orban told private broadcaster B1 TV on Thursday evening.