Razvan-Adrian Pandea

Select committees in Parliament approve decree to extend state of emergency

The Legal, Defence and Health Committees of the two chambers of Parliament gave, on Wednesday, approval reports for the decree of President Klaus Iohannis to extend the state of emergency by 30 days. Furthermore, the Economic Policy, European Affairs, Labor, Transportation and Education Committees also gave approval report for the decree.

Mihai Weber (PSD): Request to extend state of emergency must be accompanied by measures to support economy, population

Mihai Weber, deputy on the part of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), chairman of the select parliamentary committee for the oversight of the activity of the Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), stated on Tuesday that the request to extend the state of emergency must be accompanied by several measures, among them the start of large-scale testing, the obligation to wear, in public, a min

MAE ensures Romania's representation in meetings, informs UN and CoE during state of emergency

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) will ensure, through its diplomatic missions, Romania's representation during all the meetings that will be organized during the state of emergency in Romania, especially at the level of the European Union, the Council of Europe, NATO, UN, regardless of the domain targeted by the meeting, shows the decree signed, on Tuesday, by President Klaus Iohannis, aft

Number of cases of coronavirus increased by 18.9 pct in April 6-12 week over previous one

The number of cases of coronavirus infection increased in the April 6-12 week by 18.9 pct over the previous week, according to a weekly monitoring report published on the website of the National Public Health Institute. 51 pct of the cases recorded were in Suceava, Bucharest, Hunedoara, Timis and Neamt.

Ciolos: It's time for governing to be opened to as large as possible segments of society

The chairman of the Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (PLUS), Dacian Ciolos, claims that in the context of the current crisis, governing should be "opened" to "as large as possible segments of society", and that transparency and access to information should "have primacy over any political interest." According to a press release of the party sent on Monday to AGERPRES, the PLUS crisis cell

GCS: Another seven persons infected with novel coronavirus dead; death toll - 227

Another seven persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the death toll for the pandemic reaching 227, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed, on Thursday. The deceased were two women and five men, with ages between 64 and 88. AGERPRES (RO - author: Roberto Stan, editor: Florin Marin; EN - author: Razvan-Adrian Pandea, editor: Simona Iacob)

New medical air transport brought to Romania

A third air transport carrying medical equipment from South Korea has landed, on Wednesday morning, on the Otopeni Airport with a C-17 Globemaster III airplane. According to the Defence Ministry, the aircraft transported approximately 45 tons of medical protection equipment. The airplane was greeted by Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca and US Ambassador in Bucharest Adrian Zuckerman.

Number of signatures necessary for submission of candidacies to local elections, reduced to half

The Government has adopted the Emergency Ordinance that envisages the extension of mandates for local authorities and has decided to reduce to half the number of signatures necessary to submit candidacies in the local elections, the head of the Prime Minister's Chancellery, Ionel Danca announced.

Another 11 persons infected with novel coronavirus die, death toll at 133

Another 11 persons infected with the novel coronavirus have died, the total number of those deceased due to the virus standing at 133, the Strategic Communication Group informed on Friday. The deaths reported are 3 women, aged between 62 and 77, and 8 men, with ages between 27 and 67. * Death 123 - man, 66, from Bistrita Nasaud County.

President Iohannis encourages tight cooperation with Germany to combat negative effects on Romanian workers

President Klaus Iohannis had a telephone conversation on Friday with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, context in which he encouraged a tight cooperation between the authorities in the two countries to combat the negative effects on Romanian workers active in Germany, especially those with temporary contracts, as well as on detached and seasonal workers, the Presidential Administ