Klaus Iohannis

President Iohannis: Vaccine is safe, effective; I recommend vaccination to everyone

President Klaus Iohannis said on Friday, after being given the vaccine against COVID-19, that it is a "safe" one, stressing that immunization and compliance with restrictive measures "will get us out" of the pandemic. "It is a simple procedure, it does not hurt and I want to emphasize that this vaccine is safe, effective and I recommend vaccination to everyone.

Iohannis: Most schools will reopen on February 8

President Klaus Iohannis said on Thursday that most schools will reopen on February 8, adding that it is a return to the system that takes into account local developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.      "The subject was whether or not we open schools for in-person learning, and I can tell you that we, who took part in the discussion, reached an extremely important conclusion unanimously.

Iohannis: It is sad what happened at the Capitol; I am involved in furthering partnership with the US

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that he was determined to get involved in taking the Romania-US strategic partnership further and called last week's violence against the Capitol as a "sad" event. "American democracy is a very solid one and it will outlive this stage, but it is sad what happened at the Capitol.

President Iohannis: Mass vaccination is the only solution to return to normality sooner

Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is the only solution to return to normality as soon as possible, President Klaus Iohannis told a press conference on Tuesday. "Mass vaccination is the only solution to get back to normal as soon as possible and to resume safely all the activities that we have greatly missed in the past year.

Iohannis: Reforms can no longer wait

President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that reforms can no longer wait and that this year the foundations for a healthy settlement of the Romanian society must be laid. "Reforms can no longer wait. 2021 is the year in which the foundations of a healthy resettlement of the Romanian society must be laid," the head of state said at a news conference at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

AG Scutea submits request to President Iohannis for approval of criminal investigation of former PM Tariceanu

Attorney General Gabriela Scutea on Tuesday submitted to President Klaus Iohannis a request from the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) for the approval of a criminal investigation of Calin Popescu-Tariceanu into bribe taking.

Tariceanu, on DNA investigation: Case built on political grounds; I did not get any money

Calin Popescu-Tariceanu rejects National Anti-Corruption Directorate's (DNA) accusations that he took a bribe when he served as prime minister, explaining that no payments were made to Microsoft while he led the Government and, consequently, did not receive "any money". "I have 30 years of experience, which makes me believe that nothing is accidental.

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