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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...

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...

Romanian president swears in new coalition, says crisis over

Nov. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday swore in a new coalition government led by a Liberal former army general and declared an end to a months-long political crisis that had gripped the Eastern European nation. The vote in parliament...

Romania's president designates new PM as crisis nears end

Nov. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president on Monday nominated a new prime minister to form an unlikely coalition comprised of the ruling National Liberal Party and its former Social Democrat Party rivals, as lawmakers hope to end a protracted political crisis. ...

4th fatal hospital fire of pandemic kills 2 in Romania

Nov. 11, 2021 04:24 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A fire at a COVID-19 hospital in Romania killed two people Thursday, authorities said. It was the fourth fatal fire at a Romanian COVID-19 hospital during the pandemic. The blaze broke out in the infectious disease wing of the hospital in the...

Romania: PM-designate gives up mandate to form government

Nov. 02, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s prime minister-designate relinquished his mandate to try to form a new government after it appeared he did not have enough support in parliament to get his proposed Cabinet approved. Former army general Nicolae Ciuca of the...

Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag

Oct. 22, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a Bucharest hospital which, like hospitals throughout Romania, is struggling under an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in a country with worryingly low vaccination rates. The European Union...