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Romanian Daily News – Tuesday 28/06/2022

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. Agerpres

Aurescu: Adopting Roadmap for OECD accession – recognition of Romania’s efforts to position as like-minded partner

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, stated on Monday that the adoption of the Roadmap for accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) also represented a recognition of Romania’s national efforts to position as a like-minded partner.

. Stiri pe Surse

President Klaus Iohannis, at meeting with EC Vice President Vera Jourova, reiterates Romania’s goal on concluding CVM

President Klaus Iohannis met on Monday at the Cotroceni Palace with the Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, Vera Jourova, in which context he reiterated Romania’s goal of concluding the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) as soon as possible, based on the positive developments registered by Romania.

. Ziarul Financiar

US President Joe Biden Announces $14M Grant for Romania’s SMR Project

US President Joe Biden at the G7 Leaders’ Summit on Monday announced allocation of a $14 million grant under the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) initiative for a new phase of the small modular nuclear reactor development by NuScale in Romania, Nuclearelectrica (SNN.RO) said.

Romania’s nuclear company Nuclearelectrica placed RON 53.5 mln in deposits with Eximbank for 9.1% interest

. Radio Romania

Minister of Transport, Sorin Grindeanu, interim in agriculture

The Minister of Transport, Sorin Grindeanu, will provide the interim in agriculture – a decree in this regard was signed by President Klaus Iohannis. Former incumbent Adrian Chesnoiu resigned last week after DNA (National Anti-corruption Division) accused him of abuse in office.

. Adevarul

Fiscal measures decided by the Coalition: excise duties on alcohol and tobacco increase, 40% tax on gambling and 19% VAT on sugar beverages

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca presented to the PNL leadership several fiscal measures agreed in the governing coalition, including maintaining the single quota, overtaxing alcohol, tobacco, gambling and sugar beverages, liberal sources told Adevărul.

. Digi 24

Life expectancy in Romania has decreased. Living conditions and diet are among the determining factors

Life expectancy in Romania, among the lowest in Europe, fell sharply in the years of the pandemic to 72.9 years. It has thus returned to the level recorded 14 years ago. Equally alarming is the fact that our country has failed to return to values ​​similar to those of 2019, as has happened in other European countries.

Bucharest, In The First 5 Polluted Capitals In The EU

Bucharest is the fifth most polluted capital in the EU, after Warsaw, Zagreb, Athens and Sofia according to Andrei Covatariu, specialist in energy and climate change.

. Bursa

Prime Minister Ciuca talks with Serbian Foreign Minister about developing connectivity project between the two countries

Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca received Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selaković. The topics addressed in the discussions focused on the prospects of deepening bilateral sectoral cooperation, by developing connectivity projects of common interest for both states (in particular, transport and energy), issues regarding the Romanian community in Serbia, assessment of the regional security situation

. Hotnews

MAP Sector 2 City Hall wants to build 36 km of bike lanes

The City Hall of Sector 2 wants to make in partnership with the Capital City Hall a network of 36 km of bicycle lanes and dedicated secure parking lots, with money from PNRR