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Correction: Romania-Climate-Education story

Jan. 15, 2022 03:07 AM EST
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — In a story published January 11, 2022, about education on climate change in Romania, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of the prime minister. It should be Ciuca.

Romania pushes to add climate change education in schools

Jan. 15, 2022 02:56 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president wants to add sections on climate change and environmental issues to the national school curriculum to enable students to learn more about the challenges the world faces from climate change. President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday launched...

Romania to launch COVID-19 jabs for children aged 5 to 11

Jan. 14, 2022 08:36 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Children in Romania aged between 5-11 will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 starting late January, authorities said, as the country grappled Friday with a virus surge and low adult vaccination rates. Parents or legal guardians can schedule...

Romania tightens pandemic measures amid COVID-19 surge

Jan. 08, 2022 05:42 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — 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...

Bulgaria, Romania see benefits and snags since joining EU

Jan. 05, 2022 08:25 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Fifteen years after Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union, many residents say the former communist nations certainly are better for it. But the two countries still have a way to go to deliver on ending endemic corruption and generating the kind...

Low-vaccinated Eastern Europe braces for omicron surge

Dec. 30, 2021 04:35 AM EST

SIBIU, Romania (AP) — As the fast-spreading coronavirus variant omicron rages through Western Europe, officials and experts in low-vaccinated Eastern Europe anticipate a post-holiday explosion of COVID-19 cases in much of the region. Many countries in Eastern Europe only recently...

Romania: Far-right protesters oppose COVID workplace passes

Dec. 21, 2021 09:54 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of far-right protesters gathered in Romania’s capital, Bucharest, on Tuesday to oppose a bill that would introduce “green certificates” in workplaces, which authorities hope will limit the spread of coronavirus infections and prevent another collapse of...

Vaccine skeptics in Eastern Europe having change of heart

Dec. 16, 2021 03:13 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Some former vaccine skeptics in Eastern Europe have shifted over to the other side as coronavirus infections surge, countries are making it more difficult for the unvaccinated to travel abroad and authorities battle against government distrust and vaccine...

Romanian minister resigns following plagiarism reports

Dec. 15, 2021 12:26 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s minister of innovation and digitalization resigned Wednesday following an investigation by journalists who reported they found significant irregularities on his resume and evidence he plagiarized from an academic paper. Florin Roman, who had...

US condemns suspension of Romanian judge over TikTok posts

Dec. 14, 2021 14:17 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A well-known judge in Romania has been suspended from his position over videos he posted on the social media platform TikTok, a move that has drawn widespread criticism and condemnation from the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday. Cristi Danilet, a judge in...