Monday, May 18th

The state of alarm legislation comes into force today in Romania

The legislation that governs the state of alarm in Romania has come into force on Monday, after the Parliament approved it last week. The document includes measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus and also sanctions for those who breach the rules already set by the authorities. In order to deploy the procedures required to enforce the state of alarm, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban has convened a session of the National Committee for Emergencies and a government meeting too, first thing in the morning on Monday. The state of alarm is enforced by government decision, according to the Law no.55, for a 30 day period, the Prime Minster has said.

Romania will support the drive to help EU regain its economic strength

Romania will support the drive to find the best solutions in order to regain the European Union’s economic might, President Klaus Iohannis told the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, in a phone call on Monday. They discussed about the plans that the Commission is due to bring forward by the end of this month, regarding the economic recovery scheme and the revised proposals for the European Union’s budget, during 2021 and 2027. President Iohannis has also said that he is in favor of ensuring a strong health infrastructure at EU level, in order to advance some targeted financial instruments to counter this challenge, as part of the future economic recovery.

The activity is gradually resuming at the Ford Factory in Craiova

The production continues to resume gradually at the Ford Factory in Craiova. Around 4,700 employees will work in two shifts. After the coronavirus restrictions, the Ford plant at Craiova has resumed activity two weeks ago, when half of the 6,300 employees were called to work.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR