Europol Busts Crime Group Smuggling Afghan Migrants into Western Europe


Police say they have dismantled a migrant smuggling ring transporting Afghans to western Europe.

The network is thought to have smuggled around 200 migrants from Romania to France and Germany, according to Europol.

The criminals pushed migrants into the back of large lorries while drivers were sleeping, it said.

Death toll reaches 35,964, with 113 casualities in COVID-19 patients in past 24 hours

As many as 113 casualties - 58 male and 55 female - of patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll reaching 35,964, the Strategic Communication Group (GCS) informed on Thursday. One of the causalities was registered in a patient infected abroad and reported to the Calarasi Public Health Directorate (DSP).

Romania's COVID-19 death toll rises by 28 to 34,792 in past 24 hrs

The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports that in the last 24 hours, 28 deaths have been recorded in patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Also, two deaths prior to the reference interval were reported, both in August 2021, in Hunedoara and Timis counties. According to GCS, in total, it is about 15 men and 15 women admitted to hospitals across the country.

POST-REVOLUTION ROMANIA, 1990: 30 years since creation of the Union of the Ukrainians of Romania

The Union of the Ukrainians of Romania (UUR) was established on December 29, 1989 and received the status of legal entity on February 14, 1990, according to the civil decision of the the Bucharest District 1 Court, shows the work ''Dictionar al partidelor si coalitiilor politice si al uniunilor etnice din Romania'' (Dictionary of Romania's political parties and coalitions as well as ethnic unio

Deadly Storm Kills Eight, Injures Dozens, in Romania

Eight people have died and at least 67 were injured on Sunday night when a violent storm in western Romania, with winds of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour.

The storm ripped out trees and downed power lines. Many any homes are without electricity in Timis and Caras Severin counties at the border with Serbia.

Ponta: We shall earmark 50 million lei to flood-affected counties

The Government will earmark 50 million lei for removing the effects of floods in the Gorj, Valcea, Arges, Olt, Teleorman and Prahova counties, Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced on Thursday.

Victor Ponta also added that, if necessary, funds will also be approved for Timis and Caras-Severin counties, after some assessments are carried out first.