Simona Klodnischi

Bucharest restaurants, bars and cafés allowed to operate at 30 pct capacity as of Monday

Bucharest Prefect Traian Berbeceanu announced on Friday the decision taken by the Bucharest Municipal Committee for Emergency Situations to ease several restrictions imposed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that restaurants, bars and cafés will be allowed to operate between 6:00 and 21:00 at maximum 30 percent of capacity.

Pensioners' organisation: Inflation-pegged pension rises will drive retirees below poverty line

The "Unirea" National Federation of Romanian Pensioners (FNUPR) calls out Labor Minister Raluca Turcan over the gap between the planned pension pegging to inflation (2 - 3 percent) and the rapid surge of food, medicines and utility prices by 10 - 20 percent, which will bring pensioners below the poverty line.

Iohannis congratulates Biden, Harris on Inaguration Day: Convinced together we will continue to develop Strategic Partnership

President Klaus Iohannis offered congratulations to US incoming President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. "Congratulations to President Joe Biden and to Vice President Kamala Harris.

Corvin Castle to bid for award of European Heritage Label

The administration of the "Corvin Castle" Museum and the Hunedoara City Hall sent the National Heritage Institute (INP) the necessary documentation for the historic monument to enter the national preselection for the title of European Heritage site, a distinction that is awarded only every two years and for just one site in an EU member state, the local administration said.

Head of culture oversight committee puts forth need for TVR's legislative overhaul

The Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) alliance backs the need for the reform of the statutes of the National Public Television Broadcaster - TVR as soon as the regular Parliament session begins, chairman of the Lower House Culture Committee Iulian Bulai told a debate today on the situation of TVR with journalists and civil society representatives.

COVID vaccination campaign/ 34,807 people inoculated in past 24 hours

The National COVID Vaccination Coordination Committee informs today that according to data provided by the National Public Health Institute through the National Electronic Vaccinations Registry app, 34,807 people have received the coronavirus jab in the past 24 hours. Of this total, 34,136 were given the primer shot and 671 - the booster shot.

President Iohannis convinced Strategic Partnership development will continue under the new U.S. administration

President Klaus Iohannis, speaking today at the decoration ceremony of U.S. ambassador to Romania, Adrian Zuckerman, said that Romania remains a strong ally and a trusted friend of the United States of America.

GSSC Avangarde poll finds 77 percent of Romanians want schools to reopen on February 8

More than three-quarters of Romanians consider schools should reopen on February 8, reveals a nationwide barometer poll conducted by the Avangarde Social and Behavioral Studies Group (GSSC). The poll found that 77 percent of Romanians believe that schools should reopen on February 8, 16 percent take an opposite view, and 7 percent do not know or didn't answer the question.

PM Citu announces Wage Law amendments to iron out inequities

For the 2021 budget blueprint, the government examines the situation of bonuses in the public sector to see which of them are justified, Prime Minister Florin Citu declared on Thursday, announcing also that the Wage Law would undergo amendments for inequities in the public system to be ironed out.