Wednesday, December 13th

The coffin carrying the lifeless body of King Michael has been brought to Romania

The coffin carrying King Michael’s body has been brought in the country this morning and was met with military greetings at Henri Coandă International Airport. The military band played the Romanian anthem and the royal anthem and a synod of priests held a commemorative service for the king. The ceremony was attended by the king’s daughter, Princess Margaret – Romania’s crown keeper and other members of the royal family, as well as Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu, Defense Minister Mihai Fifor and representatives from the Presidency and political parties. The late king was then taken to the Peles Castle, where several officials, including President Klaus Iohannis, former President Emil Constantinescu and Parliament Speakers Liviu Dragnea and Calin Popescu Tariceanu came to present their condolences to the royal families and lay wreaths.

Romania did not import any of the contaminated baby milk produced by the French company Lactalis

None of the batches of baby milk contaminated with Salmonella have reached Romania, the Health Minister Florian Bodog has said. The announcement comes after the French authorities have recently recalled and banned the selling of milk formula and baby food products made by Lactalis group, after tens of babies were infected with Salmonella. The recall targeted products made at a factory in Western France and exported to several countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.

More than 15,000 Romanian doctors are working abroad, most of them in the European Union

A new study shows that 15.700 Romanian doctors have left the country to work abroad, especially in the European Union. The number of employees in research and development has dropped by 30% in the last 20 years, according to a study made by the Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants. The study – which has analyzed the migration of skilled workforce in three sectors: research and development, medicine and information technology – also shows that the worst situation is in the health field, where 600 family doctors and 4.000 specialists are needed in the country. According to a researcher at the Romanian Association for Health Advancement, the main reason for the doctors ‘migration is corruption, not money, and also the little prospects for professional development, limited access to resources and equipment.

Mădălina Brotăcel – Agenţia de presă RADOR