The latest European Commission health report puts the pair of south-eastern EU accession states last in terms of the overall lifespan of their citizens. Romanians and Bulgarian now die even younger than before.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca had a dialogue with the leaders of the Romanian trade unions and federations, attended by Minister of Education Sorin Cimpeanu, Minister of Health Alexandru Rafila, Minister of Finance Adrian Caciu, and Minister of Labor Marius Budai.According to a government press release, the talks, which took place in hybrid format, focused on measures to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, working conditions and pay."During the meeting, the participants analysed the effectiveness of measures aimed at protecting the population, designed to ensure the continuity of public services, the carrying out of business and the functioning of the education system. The topics covered included the prevention measures, population testing, facial mask wearing, vaccination, outpatient care, access to treatment, the economic context, the safety of medical staff and the recovery of those affected by COVID-19. The need for a coherent, consistent and predictable approach, including dialogue with the social partners, has been highlighted. Vaccination has been cited as the most effective solution recommended by experts, limiting the progression to a serious situation and hospitalization," says the Executive.The government announces that regular meetings will be organized so as to continue the dialogue on identifying the most appropriate measures to manage the situation generated by the pandemic, but also to solve the requests of the social partners."The salary demands and working conditions will be discussed and analysed within the framework of the social dialogue with the representatives of the employees in Health, Education, Public Order and other categories of employees from the public system," the Government also states.
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President Klaus Iohannis stated on Monday that the Unification of January 24, 1859, demonstrates the importance of the existence of a project to catalyze the energies of the Romanian people."The Unification of January 24, 1859 demonstrates the importance of the existence of a project that catalyzes the energies of our people. In trying times, Romanians […]
The minister of foreign affairs, Bogdan Aurescu proposed the organisation in Kiev of a reunion of the EU ministers of foreign affairs, which could demonstrate the solidity of the European Union in Ukraine, in the context where Russian military forces are gathered at the Russian-Ukrainian border and the risks of this situation at the address […]
The data of an Avangarde survey which measures the public perception on the situation in Ukraine, at the command of G4Media, shows that 42% of the interviewees think that Russia will invade Ukraine, only 29% considering that the invasion will not take place. 64% of the interviewees see Russia as a threat for Romania, while […]
Energy Minister Virgil Popescu, attending on Saturday an informal meeting of the EU Energy and Environment Ministers in Amiens - France, informed the European Commission about the Romanian authorities' plans to adopt additional short-term measures to step up energy support to final consumers."We had a new round of ministerial debates on the EU energy price […]