Multinational drill under way in southeastern Romania, Monitoring by the Audiovisual Coordinating Council in the Republic of Moldova
Military drills – 100 Romanian soldiers will be training, starting on Monday until Friday, together with around 200 soldiers from Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and the USA in the Babadag shooting range (in southeastern Romania) as part of the “Black Sea Rotational Force” multinational drill. Participating in the drill from the Romanian Army are soldiers from the ground and naval forces as well as from the air forces.
Chisinau – The Audiovisual Coordinating Council in the Republic of Moldova is monitoring, as of today, whether radio and television stations observe the so-called ‘anti-propaganda’ law, which came into force on February 11. The law is aimed at eliminating the propagandistic messages from the Russian Federation and at protecting information consumers from possible attempts of disinformation or manipulation from the outside. At the same time, the law is meant to eliminate media provocation against the Republic of Moldova, by rejecting TV and radio programs that provide information, analyses, military and political content that are not produced in EU member states, the US, Canada and other states which are members of the European Convention on Cross-Border Television.
Baccalaureate- In Romania, as many as 177,000 high school students and graduates from the previous graduating classes are today taking the exams assessing their linguistic and digital competences as part of the national Baccalaureate exam. Exams include oral examination in the Romanian language, and in the mother tongue for the students belonging to national minorities, assessment of digital competences and of linguistic competences in a language of international circulation. This is the first time when these exams are scheduled during the school year, several months ahead of high school graduation. The written examinations of the national Baccalaureate exam are scheduled for June.
Flu – The National Public Health Institute on Monday announced that the number of deaths caused by the flu virus in Romania reached 21. More than 300 people have got the flu so far and over 800 thousand people have been vaccinated against the flu. Doctors have reiterated recommendations to the population to get vaccinated against the backdrop of a surge in flu cases. According to health minister Sorina Pintea Romania is not currently facing a flu epidemic, adding that prevention measures are very important and hospitals and public health institutions should take the necessary measures in this respect. aureate exam are scheduled for June.
Tennis – 5 tennis players from Romania, among whom world’s no. 2 Simona Halep, are participating in the Doha tournament, in Qatar, which has prizes up for grabs worth a total of 3.1 million dollars. On Monday, in the first round, Monica Niculescu (92 WTA) will play against Russian Maria Sharapova (41 WTA) and Mihaela Buzărnescu (43 WTA) will be up against Ukrainian Lesia Ţurenko (40 WTA). On Tuesday, after the inaugural round, Irina Begu (37 WTA) will take on the Australian Samantha Stosur (44 WTA), and Sorana Cîrstea (38 WTA) will play against Greek Maria Sakkari (60 WTA). Simona Halep, who qualified directly to the 2nd round, will face the winner of the match between Russian Ekaterina Makarova (36 WTA) and Chinese Shuai Zhang (34 WTA). Halep won the Doha tournament in 2014.
Handball – Romania’s women’s handball champions CSM Bucharest on Sunday grabbed a 22-all draw with title holder Rostov on Don on home ground, in a match of main group 1 of the Champions League. On Saturday, in the same group, Gyori Audi ETO KC of Hungary, the trophy holder, defeated in an away match RK Krim Mercator Ljubljana of Slovenia. CSM and Gyori are ranked 1st and 2nd in the group with 11 and 10 points respectively. Rostov comes 3rd with 9 points. CSM won the Champions League in 2016 upon its debut in the competition. (news translated by Lacramioara Simion)