Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Gaudeamus Radio Romania book fair is back at Romexpo complex, in a physical format

The newest volumes of successful Romanian and foreign authors, childrens’ books, albums, magazines, various events – all these are returning on Wednesday – after a two-year break, imposed by the pandemic – in the well-known format of the Gaudeamus Radio Romania Book Fair, at Romexpo Complex in the capital Bucharest. Decades old publishing houses, well established in the Romanian publishing landscape, as well as new projects at the beginning of the road are awaiting the public at the event. Related projects are also returning, such as „10th grade guests: Romanian Olympians” or the „Mircea Nedelciu” National Reading Contest, which is addressed to high school students. This year, the poet Ana Blandiana is the honorary president of the fair.
Ana Blandiana: For me there is something almost romantic, I would say, in the way a cultural institution decided to hold a fair, and the fact that this fair endures and that Radio Romania endures as its organizer is something wonderful.

Representatives of „PES activists Romania” have rallied in support of Romania’s accession to Schengen in front of the EU Council

Dozens of representatives of pro-European and social-democratic activists from „PES activists Romania”, both from the country and from the diaspora have gathered on Wednesday in front of the European Union Council headquarters to support the country’s accession to the Schengen Area. The subject was discussed on Wednesday by the ambassadors of the EU member states at the meeting which precedes the Council of Justice and Internal Affairs, which will be held on Thursday, when a decision is expected on the issue of Romania’s accession to Schengen. Meanwhile, the Romanian Party Save Romanians Union (USR) has announced that the Austrian party NEOS, from its European family, supports Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area. The president of NEOS has asked Vienna to withdraw its decision to veto Romania’s accession to Schengen, saying – according to USR – that the governing party in Austria is endangering the very essence of the European project – freedom.

The European Commission has approved Romania and Bulgaria’s strategic plan within the framework of the common agricultural policy

The European Commission has approved On Wednesday the strategic plans of Romania and Bulgaria within the framework of the common agricultural policy. Consequently, almost 15 billion euros will be available for Romania. The country’s plan aims to improve farmers’ livelihoods and their competitiveness. In addition to income support, more than one billion euros will be allocated to investments in farms and processing units. Romania is using about 40% of its budget for rural development in order to encourage ecological practices in areas of high natural value, to protect biodiversity. About 11,000 hectares of land will be subject to such practices. In order to make the rural areas in Romania attractive, the plan will support the creation of over 12,000 jobs, with financing for enterprises and infrastructure.

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR