News review of the day – December 12th

Project aiming at influencing the equal participation of women and men in public life

The jobs available to women, and also the wages of those employed are 10 percent less than those for men in the Central Development Region, which consists of Alba, Brasov, Covasna, Harghita, Mures and Sibiu counties. The React Association, which advocates for gender equality and fights against discrimination, organizes several events dedicated to the two cases across the country.

China will import from Romania raw materials for food industry

China will import from Romania raw materials for food industry. A trade agreement for 2015 has been signed so that Romania will provide food and raw materials for the Chinese food industry. Next year Romania will export to China  basic food products, due to a trade agreement concluded between the business community from the Chinese city of Guangzhou  and the Romanian food manufacturers. The agreement was signed at the latest edition of the International Congress for urban development in China, where Romania was represented by mayors of villages and rural businessmen. The partnership also includes  exchange of experience in the administration of the two countries, and the examination of the existing possibilities to start joint investments, especially in infrastructure and agriculture.

Romanian pupils won six medals at the International Junior Science Olympiad

The Romanian pupils won three silver medals and three bronze medals at the International Junior Science Olympiad, held in Argentina – the Ministry of Education has announced. All the six members of the Romanian team were among the winners, being among the first of the nearly 190 participants from 32 countries./npolikar