Catalina Matei

Deputy PM Barna: COVID-19 wave four, rising; the only solution is vaccination

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 infections is rising both in Europe and in other parts of the world, and measures will be contemplated depending on the future developments, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna said on Friday. "We would have liked not to be in this instance, but the fourth wave seems to be rising everywhere in Europe and in the world.

PSD accuses gov't of undermining national economy

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) maintains that the government is guilty of "undermining" the national economy, because this year Romania will not receive "any euro" from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). "Zero euro from PNRR in 2021! PSD was right! Romania will not receive any euro from PNRR this year!

JusMin: Overall, coalition doesn't seem to really want Section for Justice Crimes' Investigation's disbanding

The Minister of Justice, Stelian Ion, announced that his proposal for the disbanding of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ), discussed in the meeting of the ruling coalition on Tuesday, was not accepted by the UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania), noting that overall, the coalition does not seem to want the disbanding of SIIJ.

PSD requests investigation regarding PM using Government resources in political campaign for PNL leadership

PSD (Social Democratic Party) is requesting the competent authorities to urgently launch a penal investigation, after information appeared in the media, according to which, the Prime Minister Florin Citu is using human and budgetary resources from the PM Chancellery for the election campaign for the leadership of PNL (National Liberal Party).

COVID-19 vaccination campaign: 15,036 people immunised in 24h

Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) has reported that in the last 24 hours, 15,036 doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines were administered, 9,669 first doses and 5,367 second doses, according to data provided on Wednesday by the National Public Health Institute (INSP) on the National Electronic Register of Vaccin

Aurescu meets Head of European Commission Representation: Romania will remain actively involved in EU decision-making process

Romania will remain actively involved in the decision-making process at EU level, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu gave assurances on Wednesday, while receiving, during a presentation visit, Ramona Chiriac, the new Chief of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania.

Senate's Dragu: Many women hesitate to pursue a public office because of the aggressiveness

Senate President Anca Dragu says many women are reluctant to pursue a public office because of the "aggressiveness" that comes along with such position, as their personal lives are invaded and can be "damaged." "I think that many women have a reluctance to pursue a public office somehow because the political environment is an aggressive one, the public life means exposure to aggression, and the

Kelemen Hunor: No blockage in coalition, we support SIIJ abolition; mistakes of past musn't be repeated

Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, the chair of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) stated on Wednesday that there is no blockage within the governing coalition on the topic of the dismantlement of the Section for the Investigation of Judicial Crimes (SIIJ) and added that he expects the Senate to be convoked in extraordinary session on the topic, the law being already on the agen

Orban: By the end of current parliamentary session we will appoint a new ombudsman

Removing Renate Weber from the position of ombudsman was made in accordance with constitutional procedures, and a new person will be appointed to the office by the end of the current parliamentary session, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Ludovic Orban said on Wednesday.

Parliament votes Ombudsman removal from office

On Wednesday, the deputies and senators voted for the draft decision regarding the removal of Renata Weber from the leadership of the Ombudsman institution. There were 247 votes "in favour," 32 "against" and one parliamentarian did not vote. AGERPRES (RO - author: Catalina Matei, editor: Florin Marin; EN - editor: Adina Panaitescu)