Florin Marin

USR PLUS wants debate on local development programme, clear criteria for granting public money

Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) states that it will not support "a new PNDL [the National Local Development Programme] with allocations on paper" and supports the organization of a broad debate on the local development programme.

CNSU updates list of high epidemiological risk countries; exceptions to quarantine for foreign artists, athletes

On Thursday, the National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) approved the list classifying states and areas depending on the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19, with Turkey, Montenegro, the States United States, Israel, Morocco, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and St. Maarten entering the red zone. At the same time, according to CNSU Decision no.

MAE: Consultations in Bucharest with leaders of Romanian minority in Ukraine on mother-tongue education

 A representative delegation of the leaders of the Romanian minority in Ukraine had a round of consultations, on Thursday, in Bucharest, with the Secretary of State for Strategic Affairs, Dan Neculaescu, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).

Hellenic Union of Romania conducting 'Helping the Greek People' humanitarian campaign

The Hellenic Union of Romania (UER) is running a 30-day humanitarian campaign called "Helping the Greek People" in the wake of devastating wildfires roaring in Greece. "Greece is once again shaken by the scale of devastating fires that saddens the souls of Greeks and pro-Greeks everywhere.

PNL leader Orban: Some points, such as money for local authorities, up for discussion

The governing coalition approved on Tuesday the broad outlines of the budget revision, leaving a few points up for discussion, including the funds allocated to the local authorities, National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Ludovic Orban stated.

MApN: Romanian servicemen have carried out 9 firefighting missions in North Macedonia

Romanian servicemen have carried out, in the last three days, nine forest fire-fighting missions that affected North Macedonia, with a Romanian Air Force's C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft. "The C-27 J Spartan aircraft is accompanied in North Macedonia by a C-130 Hercules tactical airlift aircraft," reads a post on the Facebook page of the Ministry of National Defense (MApN).

State of alert extended by 30 days

The government approved, on Thursday, the prolongation of the state of alert on the entire territory of Romania by 30 days, Prime Minister Florin Citu announced. "I approved the extension of the state of alert and nothing is modified at this time, things remain as they have been presented up to now," said Citu in a press conference at the Victoria Government Palace.

GCS: 244 new cases of coronavirus infection; more than 28,300 tests performed in past 24hrs

A number of 244 new cases of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been recorded in the last 24 hours, with 28,329 tests performed, the Strategic Communication Group reported on Thursday. These are cases that have not previously had a positive test.

15,260 people vaccinated against COVID in last 24 hours

As many as 15,260 vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson were administered in the last 24 hours, of which 10,831 represent the first dose, and 4,429 the second dose, according to a briefing sent on Wednesday by Romania's National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).

Significant drop in serious road accidents in 2021, increase in number of people deceased

The spokesperson of the Romanian Police, Georgian Dragan, said on Wednesday that in the first seven months of 2021 the number of serious road accidents dropped significantly, yet the number of persons deceased is slightly higher than in previous years.