Romania is facing a flu epidemic, as the flu activity has continued for the third straight epidemic week, Health Minister Sorina Pintea said on Wednesday, adding that the circulation of the influenza virus will be intense in February too.
President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday that during its term at the Presidency of the Council of the EU, Romania will make efforts to facilitate the adoption of the measures proposed by the European Commission regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Romania closed 2018 with a general consolidated budget deficit of 2.88 percent of GDP, the same as in 2017, shows data released by the Ministry of Public Finance on Monday.
The budget deficit is thus below the target of 2.97 pct of GDP set by the authorities.
The Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) closed 2018 with a 4.77 percent decrease of the local market's blue-chip index, the BET, which includes the most traded 15 companies, BVB said in a release.
Chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) Kelemen Hunor stated on Friday in the Council of Union Representatives (CRU) in Targu Mures that he deems irresponsible the fact that Romania's Government has not yet presented the budget draft, adding that the adoption of Government Emergency Ordinance (OUG) No. 114/2018 was "a bad decision."
Minister of National Defense Gabriel Les emphasized, during a meeting in Brussels this Wednesday with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the need to strengthen NATO's posture at the Black Sea by establishing a strong allied land presence in Romania, tasked with deterring and defending the allied territory, a strengthened naval dimension, and by improving air policing activities.
Strengthening Romania's profile as a regional pillar of security and stability inside NATO and the European Union is a steady goal of the Ministry of National Defense (MApN), Minister in charge Gabriel Les said at the 2018 stocktaking meeting of the Navy General Staff.
Romania potentially has the necessary mediation skills for the copyright file to be closed during its term at the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Minister of Culture Valer-Daniel Breaz said on Tuesday in Brussels, where he presented to the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) the priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban said on Monday that the party holds regular meetings with President Klaus Iohannis, but emphasized that this is no constitutional ground to move for the suspension of the head of the state from office.
Head of the Senate's European Affairs Committee Gabriela Cretu told the meeting of the chairs of the Conference of the Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs that there are no recipes for cohesion and convergence, and the achievement of these goals depends on national, community and global factors as well.