Romanian Students wait for the Ministries of Education and Health to inform how the new school year will begin
The National Council of Students asks the Ministries of Education and Health to communicate by the end of this month how the new school year will begin, in the context of repeated warnings about the imminence of the fourth wave of the pandemic in Romania. The Council emphasizes that it is essential that decisions regarding the start of school be adapted to the local situation and that the possible scenarios in which students return to classes should be decentralized. The Council also calls for schools to be equipped with medical equipment and for infrastructure to comply with all measures to prevent coronavirus infection
Inequality of access to holidays has increased the most in Romania, according to Eurostat
Over three million Romanians with low incomes cannot afford even one week of holiday, announces the national trade union confederation Cartel Alfa. Eurostat data show that inequality of access to holidays has increased the most in Romania, a situation which demonstrates that Romanians have not benefited equitably from the advantages of economic growth in the last decade. Overall 28% of European Union citizens cannot afford a holiday away from home for a week. Most of those with incomes below 60% of average income are unemployed or retired, but this group also includes millions of low-wage workers. An analysis of Eurostat data concludes that inequality in access to holidays has increased in 16 Member States over the last decade between those with incomes below 60% of the average wage and those with incomes above this threshold. In Romania, almost 87% of people at risk of poverty could not afford a holiday, compared to 46.7% of those with above average incomes. Large discrepancies in access to holidays between the two groups are also found in Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.
The heatwave periods will alternate with those with lower temperatures in the next two weeks
Romania faced the hottest day of the year on Monday, with temperatures reaching 41 degrees Celsius in the southern region of Muntenia. According to meteorologists, in the next two weeks the heatwave periods will alternate with those with lower temperatures. The south of the country will remain, however, the most affected, said Meda Andrei from the National Meteorological Administration. „Very high temperatures are not expected yet, but in the next two weeks we expect intervals with slightly higher temperatures, which will not exceed 40 degrees Celsius, and which will alternate with periods with lower temperatures,” said Meda Andrei.
Magda Baciu – RADOR