Bucharest prefect: We will not give up restrictions; closing shops at 6pm, no dramatic change in our lives

Bucharest Prefect Alin Stoica has announced that the officials will not give up the COVID-19 restrictions in place in the city, as he considers that the measure to close shops at 18:00hrs does not represent "such a dramatic change" in the life of the citizens, but just a "lack of comfort." "Almost all the people of Bucharest follow these restrictions and understand their importance.

Bucharest's prefect: Those who instigated violence at protests against restrictions must pay

People who instigated violence during Monday night's protests against the new measures taken by the authorities to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 must pay, Bucharest's prefect Alin Stoica said. "Those who instigated violence must pay.

Finance Minister: WB, a key partner for Romania by impact of financed projects

The World Bank is a key partner for Romania, both by the impact of financing for sectoral reform projects and by the benefits of receiving the banking institution's expertise in these areas, Finance Minister Alexandru Nazare told an online meeting on Monday with World Bank Group representatives.

Anti-restriction protester held in Bucharest for turning violent with gendarmes

A participant in the anti-restriction protest staged in the Bucharest University Square on Monday was held by gendarmes and taken to a police precinct after he refused to identify himself and turned violent with the law enforcement officers. "The man refused to put on a protective mask, which is why he was asked to identify himself.

Bucharest Prefect: Representatives of metro strikers understood it is important to cease protest; metro traffic to be resumed Saturday

The representatives of Metrorex employees understood that it is important to cease the protest, with the metro traffic to be resumed on Saturday, Bucharest City prefect Alin Stoica said on Friday.