Thursday, September 30, 2021

President Klaus Iohannis has asked the European Council to discuss the subject of energy prices increase

The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has asked the European Council to analyze as soon as possible the theme regarding the rising energy prices. Mr. Iohannis has made the request during a video-conference with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel and other European leaders. The head of the Romanian state has underlined the need to find common European solutions well prepared, based on proposals that are due to be made by the European Commission and relevant ministers from member states, so as to ease the effects that the rise in energy prices would have on European citizens.

President Klaus Iohannis has signed the law to enforce the government decree on The National Recovery and Resilience Plan

The Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis, has signed into law the government emergency decree regarding some measures to work out the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, that Romania needs in order to access refundable and non-refundable funds. The president has asked the authorities to make a priority from implementing this document, saying that the plan is an opportunity that should not be missed.

The presure grows on Romanian hospitals, as the number of new COVID-19 cases hits new record highs

For the second time this week, Romania has seen a record high in the number of new COVID-19 infections. The country has surpassed the threshold of 12,000 new daily cases. Bucharest has recorded the most cases – more than 2,300 in 24 hours, but a negative evolution is also seen in the county of Timis, where almost 730 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since yesterday – a record for this area, with most cases in the city of Timisoara. The head of Infectious Disease Unit in Timisoara’s Victor Babes Hospital, Virgil Musta, says that the pressure on hospitals is higher and higher and new solutions are needed in order to supplement the number of beds. Nationwide, the number of people admitted to hospital due to COVID-19 has reached 12,000, with 1,364 people in the Intensive Care Units, where only two beds were available for new admissions, in Cluj and Brasov.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR