Cristina Zaharia

Senate's Dragu: Challenge submitted to CCR cannot suspend motion of censure procedure

Senate President Anca Dragu (USR PLUS - Save Romania Union, Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) believes that the censure motion procedure cannot be stopped by the challenge filed by the Government with the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR), with the presidents of the two chambers of Parliament currently analyzing the possibility of holding a joint plenary sitting this week to debate on the m

AUR asks gov't to give up online school and not to put pressure on pupils, teachers to vaccinate

The Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR) calls on the government to eliminate the provision that makes it possible to switch to online school from a cumulative incidence of COVID cases greater than 6/1,000 and "not to put pressure on students and teachers to get vaccinated." "After the bad experience of the previous school year, we believe that closing schools is an excessive measure consi

Turnover in industry up 23.9pct in Jan-Aug 2021

Turnover in industry increased by 23.9% in January-August 2021, by 23.9% more than in the same period last year, according to a press release of the National Institute of Statistics sent to AGERPRES on Tuesday. This is mainly due to the growth recorded in the manufacturing industry (+ 24.2%) and the extractive industry (+ 13.9%).

Romania, U.S. to face future challenges together, as partners and allies (joint statement)

Romania and the United Stats of America will continue to be a bulwark of Euro-Atlantic values and they will meet all the future challenges together, as partners and allies, a joint press statement issued on Monday by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State underscores.

GCS: 1,849 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections; more than 22,000 tests in past 24hrs

A number of 1,849 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, with over 22,000 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Monday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test.

PM Citu on Firefighters' Day: They are fulfilling their mission as saviors with impressive professionalism, dedication

Prime Minister Florin Citu congratulated the firefighters and underscored "their dedication and professionalism" in carrying out their mission as rescuers, in a message sent on the occasion of the Firefighters' Day in Romania.

New school year 2021-2022 kicks off facing pandemic

The new school year 2021 - 2022 begins on Monday, with physical attendance in most schools in Romania, but with health protection measures in the context of the increasing number of daily infections with SARS- CoV-2. For the approximately 2,900,000 pupils and preschoolers, the courses of the school year 2021 - 2022 will run for 34 weeks, starting September 13.

CNCAV: 4,571 persons vaccinated against COVID-19 in the past 24hrs

A total of 4,571 doses of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson&Johnson vaccines have been administered in the past 24 hours, of which 3,148 represented the first dose and 1,423 - the second dose, according to a report on Sunday of the National Committee for the Coordination of Vaccination Activities (CNCAV) against COVID-19.

PM Citu: I want to have face to face courses all school year; children's safety is most important

Prime Minister Florin Citu on Sunday said, during a videoconference with the prefects and the DSPs (Public Health Directorates) representatives, that he wants face to face physical presence in schools this year, and that the safety of the children must remain the most important, mentioning that the established rules are necessary.

USR PLUS's Barna: We need a PM mature enough to lead coalition government

USR PLUS (Save Romania Union, Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) will discuss the future of the governing coalition with the one who will be elected president of the National Liberal Party (PNL), regardless of who that will be, this party's co-chair Dan Barna said on Sunday.