September 25, 2022

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GRAIN 211 ships carrying 4.7 million tons of agricultural products have so far left Ukraine under an agreement brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to unblock Ukrainian sea ports, the ministry of infrastructure in Ukraine has announced. The agreement signed on July 22nd in Istanbul provides for setting up safe corridors for the transport of Ukrainian grain. Ukraine's grain exports slumped after the Russian invasion in late February and the blockade on the country's Black Sea ports, driving up global food prices and prompting fears of shortages in Africa and the Middle East. Ukraine, a major grain producer and exporter, used to have monthly grain shipments up to 6 million tons before the war. After the Russian invasion, Ukraine had to shift to the road and river transport infrastructures to ship its grain to Eastern Europe, but the quantities exported have been significantly lower due to some logistic shortcomings. 

ELECTION Italy might for the first time have a woman as a Prime Minister after the legislative election today. And also for the first time since WWII, the far right could come to power. According to the polls, Brothers of Italy, a party led by Giorgia Meloni, with origins in a fascist movement is likely to gather almost 25% of the votes. The far-right coalition, which is expected to win 50% of the votes, also includes Matteo Salvini's League and Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia. The pro-European left wing is expected to muster fewer than 30% of the total number of votes. According to Radio Romania correspondent in Italy, in spite of the importance of this election, many Italians aren't going to the polls, which might destabilize the domestic situation. Polls show that 90% of the Italians are worried by soaring energy prices. Parties came with a wide range of solutions, although not all of them have been presented clearly.

VISIT Over September 26-28, Romania's Prime Minister, Nicolae Ciuca is paying a visit to Tokyo to participate in the state funeral staged in the honor of the country's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. According to a government communiqué, the former Japanese Prime Minister made a significant contribution to lifting the bilateral relations between the two countries to the degree of a strategic partnership during the visit he paid to Bucharest in 2018, being the first Japanese Prime Minister to have visited Romania. "Japan is one of Romania's main partners in Asia both at political and economic level and there are all the prerequisites to transform this bilateral relation spanning more than one century in a privileged relation at the level of strategic partnership", Prime Minister Ciuca has said. On the sidelines of his visit to Tokyo, the Romanian official will be received by his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida and will be having talks with the delegation of the Japan-Romania Parliamentary Friendship League chaired by Ichiro Aisawa and with Hosoda Hiroyuki, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan.  

SPORT The Romanian women's double scull as well as women's and men's eights from Romania are today participating in three finals of the World Rowing Championships underway in Racice, the Czech Republic. The Romanian men's double scull made up of Marius Cozmiuc and Sergiu Bejan became gold medalist on Saturday while on Friday Ionela Cozmiuc of Romania came first in the lightweight women's single scull race. We recall that Cozmiuc also walked away with gold from the European Championships in Munich this summer.

REFUGEES According to sources with the Romanian Border Police, 10,385 Ukrainian citizens entered Romania on Saturday, 6.3% more than in the previous day. Since February 10th, 2,408,155 Ukrainian nationals have entered Romania. Checking at Romania's borders has been done in accordance with the provisions of the national and community legislation.

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