Presidential election - The official list of candidates running for the presidential election in Romania, which was scheduled for November 10, will be announced on Tuesday. The registration deadline for presidential candidacies was Sunday at midnight. Possible challenges can be submitted by Wednesday at the Constitutional Court. The final list of candidates will be announced on Friday. Running in the presidential race are the acting President Klaus Iohannis and the PM Viorica Dancila, among others.
Prize - The ASTRA National Museum Compound in Sibiu (central Romania) received the Luigi Micheletti prize from the European Museum Academy for its involvement in connecting different minorities and their histories as well as for the considerable effort of organizing festivals, shows and demonstrations to better meet their purpose. The European jury appreciated especially the project ‘Open Heritage’ that the ASTRA Museum has run over the past years. 19 European museums, of which 3 from Romania, signed up for the 2019 competition for the European Museum Academy prizes, the performance of the Museum from Sibiu being a first for Romania. The awards ceremony was held at the weekend in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. (update by L. Simion)