Florin Marin

12,106 people vaccinated against COVID-19 in last 24 hours

As many as 12,106 persons were inoculated with Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, 8,719 persons with the first dose, and 3,387 with the second dose, according to an information sent on Tuesday by Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).

AUR leaders: Citu Gov't trying to usher in mandatory vaccination, we invite unions to discussions

The Alliance for the Unity of Romanians (AUR) invites trade unions in the public system to consultations at the Palace of Parliament on grounds that "government officials have stepped up threats and intimidations against public system staff" who do not want to get vaccinated. "The Citu Government has dictatorial moorings and is trying to backhandedly usher in mandatory vaccination.

Kelemen Hunor: Working group to look into special pensions

Chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, said that he proposed at today's ruling coalition meeting the setting up of a working group to deal with special pensions and determine which socio-professional categories should collect pensions higher than the contribution to the retirement plan, given that several "extremely different" solution

Orban: I think a prime minister must periodically find out about price of staples

Bucharest, Aug 23 /Agerpres/ - PNL Chairman Ludovic Orban said on Monday that a prime minister must periodically find out about price of staples, which affect purchasing power. Asked in a show on B1 TV if he knows the price of a loaf of bread, Ludovic Orban said that he consumes sliced bread, which costs about six lei, but that there is a tendency to increase the price of bread.

Arad: Traffic jam at border with Hungary; 1hr wait time at Nadlac II to exit Romania

One of the crossing points along the border with Hungary faces traffic jam on Friday morning, with the wait time for control of documents and transit at the Nadlac II crossing point (the pan-European highway) being of at least one hour, although the number of control lanes has been supplemented.

PM Citu: First task of the FinMin is keeping gov't deficit below 7.16% throughout the year

Prime Minister Florin Citu said on Thursday that the first task he set for the new Minister of Finance, Dan Vilceanu, is keeping the government deficit below 7.16% until the end of the year, adding that he will not accept tax increases during his tenure. "I've completed the handover of the ministerial portfolio after 45 days of being the interim finance minister.

Romanian Navy Day - Iohannis: Romania has active role in improving Euro-Atlantic space security

Romania has an active role in improving the security of the Euro-Atlantic space, a modern army means an army with well-trained naval forces, equipped with the latest generation tech and capable of responding successfully to any challenge, said, on Sunday, President Klaus Iohannis at the festivities for the Day of the Romanian Navy, event organized in the Constanta Military Harbour.

Romania's COVID-19 daily case count rises by 323, in 27,134 tests performed in last 24 hours

Bucharest, Aug 15 /Agerpres/ - As many as 323 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Romania were recorded in the last 24 hours following 27,134 tests nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force, reported on Sunday. These are cases of patients that have not previously tested positive.

MAE urges Romanian citizens to leave Afghanistan and reminds activity of Embassy in Kabul is suspended

The alert level for Afghanistan has been reassessed and raised and Romanian citizens are urged to urgently leave this state's territory and to avoid any travel to Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informs on Friday in a press release sent to AGERPRES.