Friday, July 17th

The Romanian President is taking part in an extraordinary EU summit in Brussels

An extraordinary summit of the European Union Council is unfolding in Brussels on Friday, with the multi-annual bloc’s budget and the European Recovery fund on the agenda. Romania is represented by President Klaus Iohannis, who intends to reaffirm the mail goal of the country for the next EU budget, which is to get important allocations for the common agriculture policy and the cohesion policy, as well as adequate allocations for areas less developed of the EU. As far as the Recovery Fund is concerned, Romania wants it to assign a larger amount in grants than lending and to be enforced for a long period of time, in order to ensure a complete and efficient absorption of the money.

The Government decision to extend the state of alert in Romania for another month has been published in the Official Journal

Authorities in Romania are extending the state of alarm for another month, by means of a government decision which has been published on Friday in the country’s Official Journal. The decision also sets the measures which are enforced during the state of alert in order to prevent and counter the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Romania has reported almost 800 new coronavirus cases, for a second day in a row

For a second day running, the Romanian authorities have reported almost 800 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. According to centralized data, 799 new infections have been confirmed, out of 19.000 tests. The total number of infections has surpassed the 35.000 mark. 17 people have died due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to almost 2.000, from February to date. 273 patients are currently in intensive care, while 823 people have been discharged on their request.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR