Thursday, May 23 2024

BSDA exhibition in Romania

Opened on Wednesday, the 2024 edition of the Black Sea Defence, Aerospace and Security (BSDA) exhibition in Romania’s capital Bucharest is coming to a close on Friday, May 24. The BSDA takes place every two years and it is designed to gather the whole offer and demand in the area. Participants include over 400 companies in 30 countries. Officials in 55 states from all over the world and hundreds of guests have come to see the newest products in the field. The fifth generation of the famous US F-35 fighter jet is seen as tha star of the event with its electronic warfare, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. Guests at the event included Romania’s Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu, Defence Minister Angel Tîlvăr, former PM Nicolae Ciucă, and US Ambassador to Romania Kathleen Kavalec.

Protest rallies in Bucharest

Protest rallies are reported in the Victoria Plaza of capital Bucharest on Wednesday as trade unionists express their anger over wage discrimination and inequities. Protesters include workers in environment protection area, workers with the National Trade Register Office, Europol (EU Police trade union), National Archives, and National Council for Combating Discrimination. Similar protests were reported on Wednesday in Turnu Severin, a town in south-eastern Romania, where workers of  the local Environment Protection Agency expressed their anger over wages. Meanwhile, an emergency order is under debate at Romania’s Labour Ministry over a 10 percent increase of wages for public servants.

Dacia sales on the rise

Sales of Romanian-made Dacia cars in Europe rose by almost 13 percent in Europe while shares of the Romanian manufacturer remained at 4.6 percent, according to data issued by European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association on Wednesday. More than 50,000 cars were sold last month on the continent as compared to under 45,000 in the same period last year. Deliveries rose by 5.3 percent in the first four month of the year. The news comes at a time when Germany’s Volkswagen and France’s Renault groups reported sales increase of 14 and 12 percent, respectively, in April while Ford fell by almost 13 percent.

Alexandru Danga