President Klaus Iohannis signed the decree on Wednesday appointing Prime Minister Florin Citu as interim Minister of Health, the Presidential Administration announced. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Florin Citu removed Vlad Voiculescu from the position of Minister of Health. He announced that Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna will be acting head of the ministry.
The government must move forward as the country cannot be thrown into political instability following a minister's reshuffling, Deputy Prime Minister Kelemen Hunor, Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) leader, who called on coalition colleagues for a calm discussion in the next period, told AGERPRES on Wednesday.
The chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL), Ludovic Orban, said on Wednesday that for the Liberals there is no other political solution of government than the current coalition and stressed that Save Romania Union - Party of Liberty, Unity and Solidarity (USR PLUS) must make a new proposal for Minister of Health.
A new era has started between Turkey and Egypt and mutual visits may come to the agenda, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said.
Speaking to reporters on April 13, he announced that a meeting will be held between the two countries at the level of deputy foreign ministers, but the planning is ongoing, and the date is not clear yet.
PLUS (Freedom, Unity, Solidarity Party) leader Dacian Ciolos labeled as "absolutely unacceptable" the manner in which PM Citu removed Vlad Voiculescu from the office of Minister of Health without consulting with the USR (Save Romania Union) PLUS Alliance and the Coalition.
Romania's Prime Minister, Florin Citu, on Wednesday dismissed Vlad Voiculescu as Minister of Health after a series of blunders that included the deaths of three COVID-19 patients after ventilators failed at a Bucharest mobile ICU.
"I have handed President Klaus Iohannis the necessary documents to revoke Vlad Voiculescu from his post as Minister of Health," Citu said in a statement.
Prime Minister Florin Citu fired Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu on Wednesday announcing that Deputy Prime Minister Dan Barna will be the acting health minister. At the same time, Citu fired Andreea Moldovan as senior official with the Health Ministry. "Today, April 14, I submitted to President Klaus Iohannis the papers to relieve Mr Vlad Voiculescu of his official duties as health minister.
Greece's foreign minister is scheduled to pay Turkey an official visit on April 15, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
During the visit, Nikos Dendias will meet his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the ministry said on April 13.
All aspects of bilateral ties are on the meeting's agenda, along with current regional issues, the statement added.
But there have been gains as well as setbacks