2009 election campaign financing case/Elena Udrea, sentenced to 8 years in prison

Former Minister Elena Udrea was sentenced on Tuesday by the Bucharest Court of Appeal to 8 years in prison for committing crimes of instigating to bribe taking and money laundering in the case on financing Traian Basescu's election campaign in the 2009 presidential election. Udrea received several sentences, ranging from 3 to 6 years, for committing the two crimes.

Man injured in Inotesti fire transferred to Belgium; permission sought for second for treatment in Vienna

Romania's Ministry of Health (MS) informed on Tuesday that for one of two men injured in a fire at Inotesti, Prahova County, permission was granted for his transfer to the Reine Astrid Military Hospital in Belgium, while permission for the second patient for treatment at the Vienna-based AKH hospital was being sought.

As of February 9, Romania receives 1,236,449 COVID-19 vaccine doses, distributes 981,610

As of February 9, Romania received 1,236,449 doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine, of which 981,610 were distributed, Chairman of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV) Valeriu Gheorghita said on Tuesday. "A total of 1,236,449 doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca vaccine were received as of February 9, of which 981,610 were distributed.

As many as 180 vaccination offices to become operational for AstraZeneca vaccine administration

The immunisation of the population with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will start in Romania on February 15, and to that end 180 new vaccination offices will open, according to the National COVID-19 Vaccination Coordination Committee (CNCAV).

Foreign Affairs Ministry on Romanians stranded in Cancun airport: It's mandatory that decisions aren't arbitrary

The Romanian authorities do not dispute the sovereign right of the United Mexican States regarding the decision to grant the right of entry into their territory, but it is mandatory that these decisions are not arbitrary, but taken on the basis of individual assessments, on a case-by-case basis and do not generate offensive situations, says a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE), in

PM Citu assures Association of Cities national state budget secures scholarships

Prime Minister Florin Citu has assured the Association of Romanian Cities (AOR) that the national budget distribution, as conceived in the draft budget for the current year, will secure "funding for scholarships, and, as provided, 90% of the funding the rights of persons with disabilities and their carers." According to a government's Facebook post, at a meeting on Thursday, Citu and AOR offici

Romania signs order for 9m CureVac vaccine doses

Romania's Ministry of Health has recently signed an order for an additional 9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with the German company CureVac, Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu announced on Wednesday. "The prime minister has already expressed his readiness to allocate the necessary resources to procure all the vaccines that are available.