Romanian Government Plans Tax Hikes To Boost Budget

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania’s coalition government plans a series of tax rises from the next year, including increasing dividend and property taxes, which are expected to boost budget by 13.4 billion lei ($2.82 billion), a draft bill showed on Tuesday. Some of the changes, including higher excise duties on cigarettes and alcohol, will apply from … More Romanian Government Plans Tax Hikes To Boost Budget

UAE – Romania Joint Committee Examines Enhancing Cooperation Between Both Countries

ABU DHABI, UAE – The United Arab Emirates hosted the second UAE – Romania Joint Committee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi. The meeting was co – chaired by Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State and Bogdan Aurescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania. A number of senior officials … More UAE – Romania Joint Committee Examines Enhancing Cooperation Between Both Countries

Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

ANKARA – Turkish military diving teams safely denotated a floating naval mine in the Black Sea, the defence ministry said on Wednesday, the third such mine found in its waters since the Ukraine war. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of a laying mine in the Black Sea, and in late March, Turkish and … More Turkey Detonates Stray Naval Mine In Black Sea Amid Ukraine War

More Than 261,000 Ukrainians Fled To Romania Since Russian Invasion

BUCHAREST – A total of 261,445 Ukrainians have fled to Romanian since a Russian invasion on Feb.24, including 33,969 on Sunday, border police data showed on Monday. They have entered Romania through its four land border checkpoints with Ukraine, but also through its checkpoints with Moldova, data showed. Of them 182,312 have already left Romania.

The U.S. Flew B-52 Bombers Over NATO’s Eastern Flank On Friday

BUCHAREST, Romania – The United States flew B-52 Stratofortress bombers over NATO’s eastern flank on Friday, exercising with the German and Romanian militaries in a sign of unity as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its second weekend. The largest strategic bombers in the US Air Force took off from RAF Fairford, a Royal Air … More The U.S. Flew B-52 Bombers Over NATO’s Eastern Flank On Friday

Five Dead In Romanian Military Rescue Helicopter Crash – Defence Ministry

BUCHAREST, Romania – A Romania helicopter sent on a search – and – rescue mission late on Wednesday after a Romanian military Mig 21 LancerR dropped off the radar has crashed, killing all five soldiers on board, Defence Ministry spokesman Constantin Spiny said. The pilot of the IAR 330 – Puma helicopter unfavourable weather conditions … More Five Dead In Romanian Military Rescue Helicopter Crash – Defence Ministry

Romania Could Take In 500,000 Ukrainian Refugees If Needed – Defence Minister

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania is preparing to receive up to a half a million potential refugees from Ukraine in case of a Russian invasion, Defence Minister Vasile Dincu said on Tuesday. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of troops to two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine after recognising them as independent on Monday, accelerating … More Romania Could Take In 500,000 Ukrainian Refugees If Needed – Defence Minister

Romania Tightens Pandemic Measures Amid COVID – 19 Surge

BUCHAREST, Romania – Tighter pandemic measures came into force in Romania on Saturday as authorities hoped to quell sharply rising coronavirus cases amid concerns that the next virus wave could overstretch the country’s health care system. In mid – December, Romania was reporting fewer than a thousand COVID – 19 infections a day, but over … More Romania Tightens Pandemic Measures Amid COVID – 19 Surge

Romania’s Ciuca Designated PM To Defuse Crisis Under New Coalition

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania’s centrist Liberal and the leftist Social Democrats finalised their grand coalition on Monday and the country’s president nominated retired army general Nicolae Ciuca as prime minister, hoping to end a two – month long political stalemate. Romania’s one of the European Union’s poorest members, had been in political paralysis since a … More Romania’s Ciuca Designated PM To Defuse Crisis Under New Coalition

Romania’s PM – designate Fails To Win Parliament Confidence

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania’s designated Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos failed to win a parliamentary vote of confidence for his centrist minority cabinet on Wednesday, extending a political stalemate at a time of rising COVID – 19 infections. Romania, one of the European Union’s poorest states, has been in political paralysis since a liberal – led … More Romania’s PM – designate Fails To Win Parliament Confidence