Friday, March 24, 2023

Romania and the United States have concluded a Social Security Agreement

Romania and the United States have signed a Social and Security Agreement and the administrative arrangement to enforce it. The two documents were signed on Thursday in Bucharest by the Romanian Labor Minister Marius Budai and the US Ambassador to Romania, Kathleen Kavalec. The agreement offers the chance to cummullate the time worked in Romania and the US in calcullating the pensions rights.
Marius Budai: By signing the Social Security Agreement, both Romania and the United States are able to offer their citizens a better protection of their social security rights. We have a numerous Romanian community in the USA, people who live and work there and are actively contributing to the evolution of our countries’ relations and will be happy to be able to benefit from such and agreement.
On her turn, the US ambassador, Kathleen Kavalec, has explained that the agreement protects the benefits of people who split ther professional lives and careers between the two states.

President Klaus Iohannis has presented to the European Commission Chief the difficult situation facing Romanian farmers

The Romanian President, Klaus Iohannis has on Thursday outlined to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen the difficult situation facing Romanian farmers after the loses they have suffered due to the war in Ukraine. At the European Union Council, Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the European Commission will reassess the amount of money assigned to Romania. The European Executive has announced that it intends to compensate for loses cauzed by the increase of grain imports from Ukraine, suffered by farmers in Romania, Poland and Bulgaria. Poland is due to receive around 30 million euros, Bulgaria would be guven almost 17 million, while Romania is bound to get only 10 million euros.

Several buildings in Romania will be luminated in red on Friday evening, to mark the World Tuberculosis Day

Several important buildings in the Romania will be illuminated in red this evening, on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day. Despite all the progress in the last 20 years, Romania continues to be on the first place in the European Union in terms of new cases and TB relapses. In 2022, almost 9,000 cases were diagnosed in our country, an increase of 15% compared to the previous year. The Sibiu County ranks sixth nationally among the counties with the fewest cases of tuberculosis, but it also saw a 15% increase last year. Thus, in 2022, 83 people from Sibiu county were diagnosed with tuberculosis. The symptoms may not alarm patients, who often mistake them for a simple viral infection. Pulmonologist Sebastian Buga has explained what are the symptoms that people should pay attention to.
Sebastian Buga: People who have persistent cough for at least three weeks, marked physical asthenia, loss of appetite, weight loss and hypothermia, body temperature of 38° should be considered tuberculosis suspects. Unfortunately, a person with undiagnosed tuberculosis will also infect other healthy people around them.
On friday, around 60 emblematic buildings in Romania will be illuminated for one hour in red, the symbolic color of the fight against tuberculosis. In Sibiu, these buildings are: the Pneumophysiology Hospital, the City Hall and the County Council, the Philharmonic, the Traditional Culture Center „Cindrelul – Junii Sibiului” and the Museums of Natural History and the Hunting Museum./mbrotacel

Mădălina Brotăcel, RADOR