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40 species of birds endangered in Romania

43 species of birds are currently endangered , according to the Red List of bird species in Romania. The list was compiled by the Environment Ministry, the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR), and the Bird and Nature Conservation Society Milvus. The list quantifies birds' risk of extinction according to criteria such as population size, population trends, and the surface occupied in...

Women, peace and security conference currently taking place in Bucharest

Romania's Defense Ministry is organizng between December 6 and 8 a series of Romanian-American co-operation events themed "Women, peace and security." The events take place with the occasion of a visit to Romania by a delegation of the National Guard of Alabama led by Major General Sheryl Gordon, and are the result of a co-operation plan agreed upon in early...

Romanian horse breeding tradition added to UNESCO Heritage List

The Romanian Ministry of Culture announced on that Romania's Lipizzan horse breeding tradition was inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. According to the ministry, UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, meeting in Rabat, Morocco, decided to inscribe in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of...

French Academy awards philosophy prize to Romanian writer

The French Academy has awarded the Grand Prize for Philosophy for 2022 to professor and researcher Anca Vasiliu, rewarding her work in the study of philosophy, Agerpres reported quoting AFP. Anca Vasiliu was born in Bucharest and is a professor of Greek philosophy at the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. "The most important originality of Anca Vasiliu lies in her ability to...

Bucharest needs 100 million euros to pay its heating

Bucharest City Hall has launched a procurement procedure in order to contract a bank loan of 100 million euros to pay off its debts to Termoenergetica, the operator of Bucharest's centralized heating system, Profit.ro reported. The Government has recently refused to increase financing for Bucharest municipality to cover more heating subsidies but increased the borrowing limit for the City Hall...

Greece on board for Romania in Schengen

Greece fully supports Romania's accession to the Schengen Area, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou communicated to Klaus Iohannis, in Athens, states a press release. The meeting between the two presidents took place in continuation of the Romanian-Hellenic political dialogue, which recorded a sustained pace throughout 2022. The two presidents welcomed excellent bilateral relations, enhanced by cultural affinities and a long common history, also...

Romania begins natural gas exports to Moldova

Premierul Moldova Natalia Gavrilita si Premierul Romania Nicolae Ciuca, file photo December 9, 2021. Inquam Photos
Romania has started exporting natural gas to Moldova, officials in both countries said. Energy supplies from Romania hope to ease the pressures for Moldova which suffered a blackout during a missile attack from Russia in Ukraine last week. Natural gas transport system operator Transgaz began pumping gas through the Iasi-Ungheni pipeline on December 3 at noon. No details were released about...

Gaudeamus Book Fair to run 7 – 11 December in Bucharest

The Bucharest 2022 edition of Gaudeamus will take place after a two-yer hiatus between December 7 and 11, in Pavilion B2 at the Romexpo Event Center, organized by Radio România.  The official opening of the edition will take place on Wednesday, December 7, at 12:00 PM. The fair will be open daily, between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., and...

Romanian Blouse now officially on UNESCO Heritage List

The Romanian blouse has officially been included in the UNESCO Heritage List during the seventeenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The committee, meeting in Morocco, decided to inscribe "The art of the traditional blouse with embroidery on the shoulder (altiţă) — an element of cultural identity in Romania and the Republic...

Romanian becomes third most-spoken language in England and Wales

The Romanian language has become the third most spoken language in England and Wales, according to the latest UK census. Around 472,000 people (0.8% of the population) speak Romanian in England and Wales, out of the total population of 57.7 million, according to the 2021 census cited by G4Media. The rise in number of Romanian speakers is the most pronounced...

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