Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Several NGOs call on the government measures to eliminate violence against women and domestic violence

Several NGOs call on the government in an open letter measures to eliminate violence against women and domestic violence. To eradicate them should be adopted measures such as: issuing a restraining order by the police when it is established that there was an act of domestic violence; monitoring the aggressor against which an order of protection was issued; creation of at least one specialized shelter for victims of domestic violence in each county. Although there are some measures in the new government’s program, it is necessary to harmonize Romania’s legislation with the provisions of the Istanbul Convention, which came into force on September 1st, 2016. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

School courses are suspended due to adverse weather conditions

School courses are suspended today due to adverse weather conditions in all schools in Arges, Brasov, Vaslui, Prahova, Tulcea, Teleorman, Bacau, Braila, Olt, Iasi, Neamt, Timis, Galati, Maramures, Dolj, Suceava, Botosani, Buzau, Ialomita, llfov, Constanta, Vrancea and Bucharest counties. On Wednesday, only schools in Arges county and in the capital will remain closed. In Bucharest nurseries, kindergartens and schools will be closed on Thursday and on Friday and the pupils will return to classes on Monday, January 16th. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Europe is affected by polar temperatures, warns Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns Romanians who want to go to Italy that especially the Adriatic coast and the southern regions will face new snows and in the central part of the country there will be strong winds and low temperatures. Those who want to go to Turkey, in the Edirne – Istanbul – Bursa area, are warned on wind and heavy snowfalls that will continue in the coming days and will considerably disturb air, road, sea and rail traffic. In Serbia, temperatures around -20 degrees are still forecasted. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends avoiding trips to Bulgaria, as there is a danger of formation of snow drifts and ice on the roads. At least 38 people have died of cold in recent days in Europe. Most of them in Poland, where authorities announced that another 10 people were found dead in the last 24 hours. Cold weather made victims also in the Czech Republic, Italy and Macedonia. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Adrian Strugariu – RADOR