Romanian Foreign Minister sent condolences to the Jordanian people and said that terrorist crimes will not go unpunished
The jihadist group Islamic State (IS) released a video in which a Jordanian military pilot is burned alive in a cage. He was captured after his plane crashed in Syria, in late December, during a raid on the Islamic State positions within the anti-jihadist international coalition. Jordanian state television confirmed the killing of the pilot and said that his execution took place a month ago. The government in Amman has not yet commented about this information. The Jordanian Army vowed to avenge the death of its pilot. Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu, strongly condemns the cruel killing of the Jordanian pilot by the terrorist organization Islamic State of Syria and the Levant. He sent condolences to the Jordanian people and said that terrorist crimes will not go unpunished. (RADIO ROMANIA reports).
Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu met with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Bucharest, Teofil Bauer
Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu had a meeting with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Bucharest, Teofil Bauer, during which he said Romania expects that the partial mobilization carried out in the context of the conflict in eastern Ukraine does not have a selective nature and avoid discriminatory approaches, which could target ethnic considerations. Regarding the fourth stage of the partial mobilization in Ukraine, Aurescu showed that Romania is following closely how this process takes place and it is in constant contact through the Consulate General in Cernauti, respectively Odessa and through the Romanian Embassy in Kiev and with representatives of ethinic Romanians ethnics, but also with the Ukrainian civil and military authorities. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)
Several drugs may disappear from the Romanian market
Several drugs may disappear from the Romanian market in the coming months and some pharmaceutical companies could enter into insolvency – warns Romanian Association of Medicines Manufacturers. According to Executive Director, Laurentiu Mihai, the situation is caused by the introduction of clawback tax, which requires that manufacturers of prescribed medicines to pay quarterly a contribution to the state budget reported to sales value. The President of The National Health Insurance House (CNAS), Vasile Ciurchea, said in turn that the clawback tax increased in the last quarter of last year due to seasonal diseases, which generated a higher consumption of drugs. (RADIO ROMANIA reports)