Catalina Matei

Speaker Orban: I respect every citizen's rights, I'm a supporter of traditional family

The Chamber of Deputies' Speaker, Liberal Ludovic Orban, said on Wednesday that he respects the rights of every citizen to have any orientation they want, but recalled that he is a supporter of the traditional family. "I respect the rights of every citizen, including the right to have any orientation they want.

HealthMin Voiculescu says information on Sibiu patients shocking

Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu finds shocking the information surfaced in the media referring to patients of a hospital in Sibiu and added that he would check on what was in fact going on there. "We shall try and see what has in fact happened there. I have also read part of the article in the Sibiu publication, it is absolutely shocking," Voiculescu said at Parliament.

Parliament suspends plenary sitting, to resume budget talks on Tuesday

Parliament suspended its joint plenary sitting debating the draft 2021 national budget at 02:00hrs this morning, planning to resume talks today at 10:00hrs. Also considered today will be a bill on the state social security budget, with a final vote on the two bills scheduled for today as well.

Social Democrat leader Ciolacu: This budget is a disgrace to Romania, PSD won't vote for it

The budget presented by Prime Minister Florin Citu is a disgrace to Romania, is in breach of the law, and the Social Democrat MPs will not vote for it, Chairman of the opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu said today in the Parliament plenary.

Elements of first HIMARS long-range rocket launcher arrive in Romania

The main elements of the first long-range High Mobility Artillery Rocket System - HIMARS which will be part of the Romanian Army's arsenal arrived on Saturday in Constanta Port, the Ministry of National Defense announced. The equipment and related materials will be taken to the headquarters of the "Maj.

Coronavirus latest: Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 2,419, death toll at 19,847

A number of 2,419 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been registered in the last 24 hours following 16,651 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Sunday. These are all cases that have not previously tested positive, the GCS states. As many as 779,695 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Romania as of Sunday.

Romania readies Covid medical assistance mission to Republic of Slovakia

A team of 5 doctors and 9 nurses accompanied by two representatives of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) will travel to Bratislava for a 21-day mission to help the Slovakian medical authorities fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the government said in a release on Sunday. "Romania responds to the request for international assistance from the Slovakian authorities.

Barna: Elimination of lawmakers' special pensions on agenda of Joint Standing Bureaus on Tuesday

The abolition of the lawmakers' special pensions will be on the agenda of the Joint Standing Bureaus of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday, most likely to enter the plenary session on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna announced.

Deputy PM Kelemen Hunor: UDMR is for elimination of all special pensions

The Deputy Prime Minister, Kelemen Hunor, specified on Wednesday that the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) wishes the elimination of all special pensions, not just for a certain employee category. "There is no and . We either eliminate all pensions, because we are all equal, or we don't eliminate anything.

Deputy PM Kelemen Hunor: We are for all special pensions' annulment, with no distinction

The Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) supports the annulment of all special pensions, Deputy Prime minister Kelemen Hunor, the head of this political formation, said on Monday. "We will support the cancellation of all special pensions, without any distinction. We will not support another variant," Kelemen Hunor said in Parliament.