President Iohannis: Justice Minister to urgently explain how "August 10" case ended up being closed

President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday asked Minister of Justice Stelian Ion to "urgently" explain to the public how the "August 10" case file ended up being closed. "I call on the Minister of Justice to urgently explain to the public how the case file concerning the events of August 10, 2018 ended up being closed.

AUR: European vaccination passport is discriminatory measure

The Alliance for the Unity of Romanians (AUR) is requesting the Romanian state's authorities, the European commissioner Adina Valean and other representatives of Romania in various European forums to oppose the introduction of the COVID passport, showing that this measure is "discriminatory, anti-democratic and dangerous for the free movement of people, one of the pillars which the European Uni

President Iohannis, Estonian counterpart Kaljulaid discuss bilateral relations, pandemic management

President Klaus Iohannis had a talk in video-conference system with his Estonian counterpart, Kersti Kaljulaid, context in which the Romanian president accepted the latter's invitation to pay a state visit to the Republic of Estonia in June, if the epidemiological conditions allows, informs the Presidential Administration.

Coronavirus latest: Romania's COVID-19 case count rises by 1,634, death toll at 19,894

A number of 1,634 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been registered in the last 24 hours following 10,000 tests performed nationwide, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Monday. These are all cases that have not previously tested positive, the GCS states. As many as 781,329 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus had been confirmed in Romania as of Sunday.

CSAT approves 2021 budget proposals for defense and security institutions

The Supreme Council for National Defense (CSAT) approved, on Friday, the budget proposals for 2021 for the institutions with duties in the field of defense and national security. The CSAT meeting, chaired by President Klaus Iohannis, took place in a special video-conferencing system.

LabMin Turcan: No one has planned to abolish bonuses

Minister of Labor and Social Protection Raluca Turcan declared on Thursday, in southeastern Constanta, that the government is not planning to abolish the bonuses granted to the public sector employees, but to have the employee firstly attracted by the salary and less by the bonuses. "I would like to dismantle some fake news that has been spreading in the last hours.

Parliamentarians' special pensions have been repealed

Parliament adopted in plenary session, on Wednesday, the repeal of the senators' and deputies' special pensions. There were 357 votes in favor. A number of 30 parliamentarians did not cast their vote.AGERPRES(RO - author: Alina Novaceanu, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN - author: Simona Iacob, editor: Maria Voican)

USR PLUS: Health care reform moving forward, regardless of PSD's attempts to stand in the way

The health system reform is moving further, regardless of the Social Democratic Party (PSD)'s "desperate attempts" to stand in the way, "hurling lies to the left and to the right at Minister Vlad Voiculescu", reads the message conveyed on Wednesday by Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Alliance (USR PLUS), after the simple motion against the Minister of Health was rejec

Academic Razvan Theodorescu, about exhibition of prints from MNLR: Interest in Japan, part of Romanian modernity

The exhibition of Japanese prints "Celebrities in the Floating World", opened on Friday, at the National Museum of Romanian Literature, proves once again that the interest in Japan was a part of our modernity, said Academician Razvan Theodorescu, Vice-President of the Romanian Academy. "There is this phenomenon which proves that the interest in Japan was a part of our modernity.