Romanian young scientists receives Danubius Award for natural anti-microbial packaging

Dan Vodnar, a young scientist of the Romanian city Cluj-Napoca the inventor of anti-microbial packaging derived from gastropod shell, algae and other natural ingredients has become the first Romanian to receive the Danubius Young Scientist Award, the 2014 edition.

Mosquito plague even prevents them from going to the store

Residents of Kovin fear the Vest Nile virus Mosquito plague even prevents them from going to the store

KOVIN: Residents of Kovin haven’t been able to leave their homes for days, because they are afraid of mosquitoes, which are besieging the town in swarms. Mosquito spraying hasn’t been organized yet.

Cool as a cucumber

Staying cool is not easy these days. The summer heat is at times suffocating, the political agenda maddening, and it seems that the summer will get more and more heated with the upcoming Presidential elections. It will be hard to remain as cool as a cucumber when the political discourse gets more vicious.

Two found guilty of attacking Nobelist at Patra University in 2011

Two men who disrupted a lecture by Nobelist James Watson at the University of Patra in April 2011 were convicted on Wednesday.

One was handed a 13-month jail sentence, suspended for three years, after being found guilty of using an illegal weapon and causing bodily harm. The other received a three-month term, also suspended for three years, for illegal use of violence.

Russia bans cattle imports from Romania over mad cow disease outbreak

Russia's federal veterinary and phytosanitary control authority (Rosselkhoznadzor) has banned imports of bovine cattle, beef and by-products from Romania over an outbreak of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, the Russian ITAR-TASS reads.

Chinese Consortium to Invest BGN 20 M in Bulgaria's Karlovo

A Chinese venture is planning to invest in production of probiotics and synbiotics in the Bulgarian town of Karlovo, municipal officials have revealed.

Local authorities signed on June 6 a preliminary agreement with the consortium, and details are due to be clarified later this month, Karlovo Municipal Council Chairman Stoyo Karagenski was quoted by as saying.