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Ornithologists rescue rare white-tailed eagle ‘shot by poachers’ in southern Romania

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Ornithologists have rescued a white-tailed eagle that had been shot and was found lying in a field, near the River Danube in southern Romania. Romania’s Ornithological Society and the Luana’s Dream Foundation said on Thursday it was “a clear case of poaching.” The white-tailed eagle, also known as the sea eagle, is one...

Romanian health authorities say 3 people have died from flu this season,

Romanian authorities say a man who had a flu shot has died, bringing the total number of deaths this season to three The health ministry said the 78-year-old man was already suffering from other chronic illnesses and had a weak immune system. The National Center for the Supervision and Control of Transmittable Diseases said flu was 40%...

UPDATE. Ukraine’s president accuses Romania of ‘occupying’ northern Bukovina, drawing rebuke

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Romania of occupying northern Bukovina, territory that Romania lost during World War II, in remarks that immediately drew rebuke and risk complicating already troubled bilateral relations. Zelensky made his remarks on Wednesday to mark Ukraine Unity Day, the day the country became a state 101 years ago.

Romanian PM warns country could lose 40% of power generating capacities under EU plan to make climate neutral

Romania risks losing 40% of its power generating capacities under a European Union financial plan to move to a green economy and make the EU climate neutral, the country's prime minister says.  Premier Ludovic Orban said “solutions to substitute this loss are urgently needed” to transition to renewable energies, in meetings Wednesday with business...

Romanian mayor fined for making ‘extremely racist’ comments challenging the right of Roma to have children

Romania’s anti-discrimination watchdog has fined a mayor 10,000 lei, about 2,100 euros, for ‘extremely racist comments' that ‘incited hatred’ after he said Roma parents should have their income and education checked by authorities before having children. Dorin Florea, the mayor of the central city of Targu Mures, said that only couples with...

UPDATE: Romania removes communist-era diplomat from post of Senate speaker

One of Romania’s top diplomats from the communist era has been toppled from his position as Senate speaker, following a ruling from the Constitutional Court. The court ruled Wednesday that last year's election of Teodor Melescanu, a former foreign minister, as Senate speaker was unconstitutional, the national news agency Agerpres reported. Melescanu,...

A record 15 million passengers used Bucharest airports in 2019

Bucharest airports say there was record traffic last year in terms of passenger numbers and flights, airport authorities reported. Traffic at the Henri Coanda and the Baneasa airports increased to 14.73 million, a rise of  6.3% from the previous year, according to the Bucharest Airports National Company which  released the figures this week....

EU reports fewer railway fatalities. Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania are worst countries for accidents

The number of railway accidents and deaths across the European Union has gone down in recent years although hundreds still die and hundreds of others are seriously injured every year across the 28-member bloc. Most of the railway accidents occurred in Germany, Poland, Hungary and Romania in 2018, Eurostat reported Wednesday It...

Romania’s justice minister picks new general prosecutor and prosecutors to fight crime and corruption

Justice minister Catalin Predoiu has nominated three officials to head Romania’s three key prosecutor’s offices_ the post of prosecutor general, chief anti-corruption prosecutor and the chief anti-crime prosecutor. Predoiu said he’d picked Gabriela Scutea, 47, who had “the most solid professional resume” for the post of prosecutor general. Scutea is currently a prosecutor at the Court...

Romania’s Senate speaker suspected of lying to foreign diplomats about brutal crackdown during 1989 anti-communist revolution

Thirty years ago, Teodor Melescanu was a diplomat for Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. He’s now Senate speaker and one of Romania’s great political survivors since 1989. But his past may be catching up with him. The government institute tasked with investigating crimes committed by the communist regime on Tuesday said it was...

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