Romania is paying around 200 million euro annually to the EU for plastic packaging that it does not recycle
Romania pays almost 200 million euros per year to the European Union for plastic packaging that it does not recycle, waste experts say. Businesses will be forced to take a series of measures to gradually eliminate plastic, according to a debate on this issue. The anti-plastic law prohibits the selling of certain categories of products containing plastic, but the law will be enforced gradually. This is difficult, especially for manufacturers, who have to make new investments to modify factories that used to produce plastic packaging. According to a study carried out by the European Commission, in the last 50 years the use of plastic has increased by 20% and it is estimated that, in the next 10 years, this figure could double.
Foreign citizens married to a Romanian will be able to become Romanian citizens even if they do not live in Romania
Foreigners married for at least 10 years to Romanian citizens can receive Romanian citizenship even if they do not live in Romania, according to a draft law passed on Wednesday by the Chamber of Deputies. The draft law thus complements article 8 of the Romanian Citizenship Law, so as to allow a person married to a Romanian citizen for at least 10 years and who has been living abroad with him to request the Romanian state to acquire Romanian citizenship. In this case, the Chamber of Deputies is the decision-making body.
Romania and Bulgaria will resume negotiations to build the hydropower plant at Turnu Măgurele – Nicopole
Romania and Bulgaria will resume negotiations to build the hydropower plant at Turnu Măgurele – Nicopole, Energy Minister Virgil Popescu has announced in a message posted on his Facebook page. The hydrotechnical project will have an installed power of 840 MW, of which 420 MW will be on the Romanian part. Virgil Popescu has noted, after the discussions with his Bulgarian counterpart Rosen Hristov, that the hydropower plant at Turnu Măgurele is a necessary project and a very important one in order to ensure energy independence and security. Virgil Popescu has taken part in the 26th Conference organized by the Institute for Energy in Southeast Europe, in Athens.