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Famous Conductor, Camil Marinescu, dies of COVID-19

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Camil Marinescu, one of the most famous Romanian contemporary conductors has died “after a three-week battle with the Covid-19 virus”, his brother Ciprian Marinescu has announced on Facebook on Monday. “Unfortunately, after a three-week battle with the Covid-19 virus, my beloved brother has passed away today at 6 a.m.,” says his brother’s Facebook post. Camil Marinescu was born in Bucharest ...

Deputies' Chamber: Extraordinary session prolonged until August 19

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Deputies' Chamber's standing bureau on Monday adopted the prolongation of its extraordinary session until August 19. The proposal came from the Speaker of the Chamber, Marcel Ciolacu. "I propose you to convoke an extraordinary session of the Deputies' Chamber on August 1, 10.00 am, for the period August 1-19," Ciolacu said in his note that has been approved by the standing ...

Chamber: Date of parliamentary elections - set by organic law by at least 60 days in advance

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The plenum of the Chamber of Deputies passed, on Monday, the draft law according to which the date of the elections for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, organized as a result of the expiration of the current mandate of Parliament, is established by organic law by at least 60 days in advance. As many as 180 deputies voted "for", 26 voted "against" and 61 abstained.The draft law on some measures for organizing elections for the Senate and the Chamber of ...

EU Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO): Council appoints European prosecutors

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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The Council Monday appointed the European prosecutors of the European Public Prosecutor's Office, in which Romania will also be represented by Catalin-Laurentiu Borcoman, according to the institution's website. The prosecutors will supervise investigations and prosecutions and will constitute the EPPO College, together with the European Chief Prosecutor. European prosecutors are appointed for a non-renewable term of six years. ...

Preparations for local elections start on Wednesday

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The preparations for this year's local elections scheduled for September 27, start on Wednesday, Chairman of the Standing Electoral Authority (AEP) Constantin-Florin Mituletu-Buica announced on Monday."Starting the day after tomorrow, [July] 29, the pre-electoral period begins when all the parties that want to compete as well as the independent candidates can register their financial agents, open and declare their accounts to the Standing Electoral Authority. On ...

PNL, URS, PLUS sign protocol to support common candidates to Galati City Hall, County Council

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Chairmen of the county branches of the PNL (National Liberal Party), USR (Save Romania Union) and PLUS (Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) on Monday signed a protocol to support the same candidates for the Galati City Mayor and Galati County Council President offices.The three parties' candidate to the Galati City Hall will be the USR Deputy Bogdan Rodeanu and the candidate for the office of President of the Galati County Council will be PNL Senator George ...

Nicusor Dan: if the  right does not have one common candidate for the sectors, the PSD mayors will have the best chance

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

If PNL, USR-PLUS and PMP will not have one common candidate for the sector townhalls, the present PSD mayors will have the first chance in the local elections in Bucharest, considers the candidate for Bucharest, Nicusor Dan. I hope that these negotations be finalized positively. Firstly, in February we had the same  discussion with regards to  a single candidate for Bucharest Townhall and at the beginning of March it was announced that these ...

GCS: 1,104 new coronavirus infection cases

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

 The Strategic Communication Group (GCS) reports on Monday that 1,104 new cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus were recorded, over the previous informative bulletin, following tests done at the national level. The are cases that have not had a previous positive test, the GCS mentions.Until Monday, on Romanian territory, there were 45,902 confirmed cases of persons infected with the novel coronavirus. The GCS mentions that 25,794 patients were ...

Government, discussing possibility of imposing obligation to wear masks in crowded outdoor public spaces

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday about the situation at the seaside that there are several measures under analysis, indicating, among other things, the obligation of wearing a mask in very crowded outdoor public spaces."There are several measures under analysis, limiting the program for terraces, clubs, respecting the distancing rules. It is very difficult to identify whether a group of people represents a family or not and then we could impose ...

Faget, the first Romanian city under quarantine again as COVID-19 situation deteriorates

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Faget, a town in Timis county, western Romania, is the first city placed under quarantine under the new ...

Neobility: COVID-19 crisis, extremely positive over alternative mobility

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis was extremely positive over everything that means alternative mobility and shed a lot of light on the fact that there is something else than owning a car and keeping it parked in front of the block of flats, said, on Monday, in a specialty videoconference, Andrei Clodius, product director at UrbanAir, as part of Neobility."The COVID-19 crisis (...) has brought a lot of awareness and has practically shed a lot of light also over the fact that ...

FinMin Citu: increase in allowances pending approval, to be communicated soon at gov't meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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The decision regarding the increase in child allowances is pending approval and it will be communicated at the Government meeting as soon as probably, the Ministry of Finance, Florin Citu, stated on Monday, adding that the increase will take place in stages, in order not to endanger the stability financial at this point."In respect to the increase in the allowances, the decision is now pending approval and it will be communicated by the PM at the government ...

Cohesion policy: Commission approves €47 million investment in South West Romania's emergency hospital

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The European Commission has approved an investment worth €47 million from the European Regional Development FundEuropean Regional Development ...

Paun:’ Noua Casa’ may bring benefits in the constructions sector, and in the benefit of those who want to buy a house

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The programme ‘Noua Casa’ comes with some important elements and in the crisis can produce some benefits for the constructions sector, but as well for those who want to buy a house, stated on Sunday Cristian Paun, the chairman of the Board of the National Fund for Guarantee of Loans for small and medium entreprises (FNGCIMM).  ‘This programme ‘O noua casa’ has come with important elements.  We have complained ...

Romania upgrades e-filing for trade marks

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania (OSIM) has successfully updated its trade mark e-filing with the support of European Cooperation at the EUIPO, ...

Minister Alexandru: employment down only marginally versus January

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The number of employees in Romania is now 5.58 million, 66,000 more than "during the Social Democrat Government," labor minister Violeta Alexandru wrote in a Facebook post, on an electoral note. She claims that the number of labor contracts declined by only 664 compared to the beginning of this ...

Romanian tourists can travel to Turkey again, says tourism official

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Romanian tourists can travel to Turkey again without entering isolation on their return, after the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) updated the list of countries with high epidemiological risk, with tour operators to resume charter flights for Antalya as of August 15, Alin Burcea, vice-president of the National Association of Travel Agencies, said on Monday."Starting today, it was announced that Romanian tourists can travel to Turkey again. Romanian ...

Gov't not considering relaxation or restrictions, but economy must work

Monday, July 27, 2020

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On Friday, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban once again urged the public to follow the health protection rules, telling them to be responsible among the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic."Protecting themselves, following health protection rules, those are simple things. (...) If we get sick, we take the disease home and we make our loved ones sick in the first place. (...) We must be responsible and guard ourselves against this sneaky virus. We don't need to think about ...

HealthMin Tataru: Population must understand we are going through difficult moment

Monday, July 27, 2020

Minister of Health, Nelu Tataru, stated on Friday, in northeastern Iasi, that we are not in the situation of reinstating the state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus, but reiterated that the next weeks will be difficult from an epidemiological point of view."I hope we do not transform into a police state, but the population must understand that we are going through a difficult time. The next two weeks will be difficult. We have had a period of two weeks ...

GCS: 1,120 new cases of infection with the new coronavirus

Monday, July 27, 2020

Another 1,120 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus have been recorded in Romania since the last report, bringing the total case count to 44,798, announced on Sunday the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), the official novel coronavirus communication task force.These were cases that hadn't tested positive previously. In the specialized health units, the total number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is 6,662, and of these, ...

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