Monday, October 1st 2018

Situation in Romania to be debated in the European Parliament

The situation in Romania will be discussed today in a European Parliament committee. MEPs in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, the so-called LIBE committee, meet tonight in Strasbourg to analyze developments in the country before Wednesday’s debate on the rule of law in the plenary of the European Parliament. European Commission’s First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, will also participate in today’s debate, according to an announcement posted on LIBE website. Among the documents that the committee will discuss there are two reports. The first focuses on the progress made by Romania in the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification (CVM). The second is the preliminary opinion of the Venice Commission on the changes in the laws of justice adopted this year by Parliament, a document in which Commission experts believe that the new provisions could lead to excessive pressure on judges and prosecutors. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

World Heart Day celebrated in Bucharest

The 19th edition of the Heart Cross was held in Bucharest yesterday, an event organized on the occasion of the World Heart Day, marked every year on September 29th. A cross of joy and solidarity – as it was named by professor Radu Negoescu from the National Institute of Public Health. At the start there were age categories from 5-year-olds, 20-year-olds to 75-year-olds pensioners. Some run to protect their heart, run to be healthy and beautiful, or simply run. Parallel with the sporting event held in the Youth Park, volunteers of the Association for Health, Education and Family have performed blood pressure measurements and advised those interested in preventing cardiovascular disease. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)

Warning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Romanians traveling to Greece

The Mediterranean Cyclone „Zorba” affects several regions of southern Greece which are under red code for storm, while in several areas in the north and center an orange code is in place. The estimated intensity of the cyclone was, however, revised downwards. Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest sent a warning announcing Romanians who are or want to travel to Greece that heavy rains and strong winds are predicted.

Adrian Strugariu/astrugar