Monday, February 6, 2023

A complex Romanian support team is to leave for Turkey, following the strong earthquakes

A complex Romanian support team of 58 people is set to leave for Turkey, following today’s powerful earthquakes that have left at least 1,200 dead and more than 6,000 injured in Turkey and neighboring Syria. The Department for Emergency Situations announced the dispatch of a team and a specialized search-rescue module from IGSU, with two dogs and related equipment, as well as medical personnel from UPU SMURD Bucharest-Floreasca. The teams will be transported to Turkey by two aircraft of the Romanian Air Force, and one of them will bring to the country the group of Romanian citizens, made up of nine students and a coordinating teacher, located in Turkey, who requested support for repatriation.

Free introductory courses in various sports for students between 6 and 15 years old

Students between 6 and 15 years of age will be able to participate in this month’s school holidays in free introductory courses, in various sports, within the ‘Hercules’ project, run by the Ministry of Sports. A press release states that 34 county directorates, along with national sports federations, have confirmed their involvement up to this point. Among the disciplines where students can learn are table tennis, swimming, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, athletics, karate or boxing. The list of sports differs from one county to another, depending on the available human resources and the existing sports facilities at the local level. More information related to the trainers, the addresses where the courses will be held and the registration method are available at the internet address

Luxembourg reaffirms its solid support for Romania’s accession to the Schengen area

Luxembourg reaffirmed its solid support for Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area. The statement was made by the Luxembourg foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, in a telephone conversation he had today with the head of Romanian diplomacy, Bogdan Aurescu. Jean Asselborn appreciated that Romania is fully prepared for Schengen entry and that its accession will contribute to the consolidation of the European project, the security of the Union and the single market. Bogdan Aurescu presented to his Luxembourg counterpart Romania’s efforts in dialogue with the Austrian side, the Swedish presidency of the Council and with counterparts from most member states. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds that, until now, 20 Schengen states have reconfirmed to the Romanian Foreign Minister their support for Romania’s accession to the free movement area.

Adelina Boboc, RADOR