Claudia Stanescu

Ex Minister Udrea can leave country, despite DNA request to have her placed under supervision

The Bucharest Court of Appeal rejected today the request of the anti-corruption prosecutors to place former Minister of Tourism Elena Udrea under court supervision with a ban on leaving the country in the case in which she was sentenced in the first instance to eight years in prison. The decision is not final and can be appealed by the prosecutors.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 4,342; tests performed in last 24 hours: over 36,000

As many as 4,342 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following over 36,000 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Friday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

Three new mountain response bases to be created with freshly procured aircraft

Head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Raed Arafat, announced today that three new mountain response bases will be created following the purchase, through the 'Vision 2020' project, of six light helicopters, three of which were handed over today.

President Iohannis: Justice Minister to urgently explain how "August 10" case ended up being closed

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday asked Minister of Justice Stelian Ion to "urgently" explain to the public how the "August 10" case file ended up being closed. "I call on the Minister of Justice to urgently explain to the public how the case file concerning the events of August 10, 2018 ended up being closed.

CoD Petrescu to pay official visit to Netherlands

Romania's Chief of Defence Staff (CoD) Daniel Petrescu is paying an official visit to the Netherlands March 3-4. According to a press statement the National Defence Ministry (MApN) sent to AGERPRES, Petrescu is scheduled to meet Dutch Chief of Defence Rob Bauer to discuss bilateral co-operation inside NATO and the EU.

946,781 people vaccinated against COVID-19 until March 1st, of whom 618.241 with two shots

The chairman of the National Committee for the Coordination of Immunisation Activities against SARS-CoV-2, Valeriu Gheorghita, informed on Tuesday, that until March 1st, at 18:00, there were a total of 946.781 people vaccinated, of whom 618.241 received two doses.

DIICOT request to reopen "10 August" criminal case, definitely rejected by Bucharest Tribunal

The Bucharest Tribunal has Tuesday rejected the request by the DIICOT (Directorate for the Investigation of Organised Crimes and Terrorism) to reopen the criminal investigation against the former heads of the Gendarmerie in the "10 August" criminal case, in a definitive move.

PM Citu: I am not nervous, it will be the first time when a clean budget passes Parliament

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Tuesday stated that he is not at all nervous about the vote in Parliament on the state budget for 2021, adding that this will be the first time when a clean budget passes through the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. "No, I am not nervous, you saw how the debate took place in the committees.

PM Orban: With exemplary mobilisation, we will be able to pass the budget as planned

In the debates in Parliament's joint plenary sitting today, the National Liberal Party (PNL) will endorse the national budget as passed by the government and the specialist committees, PNL national leader Ludovic Orban said on Monday, adding that he is convinced that the bill will pass as planned. "We have established the strategy for the budget.

Parliament to consider national, social security budgets at joint plenary sitting

At joint plenary sitting today, Parliament is scheduled to consider the draft versions of the 2021 national and social security budgets, with a vote expected on Tuesday. The plenary sitting starts at 16:00hrs, EET. On Saturday, the parliamentary finance and budget committees issued a favourable report on the two bills as submitted by the government. No amendments were adopted.