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Back to the mall. Government says malls can reopen on June 15 if no spike in coronavirus infections

In recent years, going to the mall has become something of a national pastime in Romania. Come rain or shine, winter or summer,  and especially at the weekends, crowds throng shopping malls_  buying, window shopping, people watching, or just hanging out. Malls sprung up in Romania’s big cities as living standards...

Romania cancels major music festivals this summer due to coronavirus pandemic

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Several major music festivals which were expected to attract thousands of spectators from home and abroad and generate millions of euros for local budgets have announced they are cancelling their 2020 editions over the coronavirus pandemic. The Untold festival which is held in the Transylvanian city of Cluj in the summer says the event...

Romania reports lowest number of new coronavirus infections in a single day since March

Romanian authorities have reported the lowest daily figure for new coronavirus infections in more than two months, as the number of new cases continues to decline. The Strategic Communication Group said Tuesday that 119 cases had been confirmed in the last 24 hours  It was the lowest figure since March 22, when 66 cases...

Ex-Romanian justice minister concedes he’ll be dropped from justice commission after damning ruling from European rights court

A former Romanian justice minister says he will be removed as one of the country’s two representatives at the Venice Commission, calling the request for his dismissal a politically motivated move. The ex-minister Tudorel Toader said his impending removal came after a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights last month that Romania’s former anti-graft chief...

Renault to downsize operations worldwide to cut costs, possible job cuts in Romania

French car maker Renault has announced it is implementing major cost-cutting measures over the next three years that will see almost 15,000 jobs disappear worldwide, including in Romania. The move came after French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said last week that Renault could be in dire straits without securing financial...

Sixteen health workers test positive for coronavirus at Bucharest hospital

A coronavirus outbreak has sickened 16 healthcare workers at one of Bucharest’s largest hospitals, authorities said. Seven nurses, six nursing assistants, a doctor, a trainee doctor and a stretcher-bearer from the Bagdasar-Arseni Emergency Hospital and tested positive for the virus on Monday, the Strategic Communication Group said. Tests were being carried out on dozens of other medical...

It’s summer (sort of) in Romania. June 1 sees a relaxing of lockdown rules, as outdoor cafes, beaches reopen, some concerts allowed

Romania relaxed more lockdown rules on Monday. The reopening of outdoor cafes is seen as the biggest step toward a return to normal life after restrictions were imposed in mid-March to stop the spread of the coronavirus. June 1 is officially the first day of summer in Romania, so it seemed fitting that outdoor...

Coronavirus deaths rise to 1,270 in Romania

Four more people died  early Monday after catching the novel coronavirus taking the death toll to 1,270, authorities said. The Strategic Communication Group reported a total of eight more deaths since its last announcement on Sunday afternoon. Some 124 new cases of coronavirus were reported from Saturday to Sunday, the lowest daily figure...

A photo of Romanian PM smoking, not wearing mask at birthday do in his office lands him 3,000 lei fine

A photo of Romania’s Prime Minister Ludovic Orban smoking a cigarette and not wearing a mask at an informal gathering in his office with several ministers has landed him a 3,000 lei fine. Orban said the photo was taken in the early evening on May 25, on his 57th birthday. Several ministers came to...

British Ambassador says Romania is “one of the bravest countries” in Eastern Europe for fighting corruption

Britain’s top diplomat in Romania has congratulated the country’s anti-corruption office for its efforts to root out high-level graft, calling it “one of the bravest countries” in the region. British Ambassador Andrew Noble spoke Friday at a ceremony to mark 15 years since the establishment of the Anti-corruption Directorate. Recalling...

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