November 10, 2022

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PROTESTS The latest price hikes have triggered a wave of protests around Europe. Traffic has been hindered in the French capital and its surroundings as workers in the local railway and underground infrastructures have gone on strike. Belgium on Wednesday was affected by a national strike while in Britain thousands of nurses have decided to cease work asking for pay rises. In Greece, thousands have gathered in front of the Parliament building where protesters have clashed with riot police. In most of the fields activity has been interrupted while the road and maritime transport has ceased. TV and radio broadcasts have also been interrupted.  

LAW The ruling coalition in Bucharest has reached an agreement on capping and subsidizing energy prices the next year. A solution to this issue has been delayed for a couple of months now. Under the new legislation, household consumers with consumption below 100 kW/h will pay 0.68 RON per kW and those below 255 kW 0.80 RON. Households with consumption higher than 255 kW will be paying 1.3 RON per kW. Major economic consumers will pay the same price while small and medium-sized businesses in the food pharmaceutical industry, community services and churches will pay one RON per kilowatt/hour. The Executive is expected to issue a new ordinance on the issue to be applied next year.

HANDBALL Romania's national handball side on Wednesday qualified for the main groups of the European Championship - EHF EURO 2022 after a 31-23 win against North Macedonia in Group C. Our handballers, who lost their first two matches against France and the Netherlands, have managed to qualify for the competition's next stage after securing a win in the second half of the game. The European Championship - EHF EURO 2022 is underway in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro over November 4-20. Romania has participated in all these editions with the exception of 2006, the best result being the bronze medal they got in 2010. In the previous edition in 2010, Romania ranked 12th.

BORDER "Romania has been actively supporting us in the fight against the aggressor, Romania supports the idea of setting up an international tribunal and is supporting our future" - Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said in the opening of the border checkpoint in Vicovul de Sus, Romania and Krasnoilsk, Ukraine. "Our citizens will come back through these border checkpoints and the consistent humanitarian aids from the EU countries are coming to our people also through these border checkpoints." According to him another seven checkpoints are planned to open at the common border. "In these special moments Ukraine is going through, tragic moments after the Russian aggression, we need to show solidarity and unity" - Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca has said. According to him the mobility of people and goods has become of vital relevance as the illegal, planned and unprovoked aggression of the Russian Federation is having disastrous effects upon the Ukrainian citizens and the government in Kyiv. The aforementioned border checkpoint is the first between Ukraine and an EU member after the beginning of the Russian invasion.

TALKS Romanian president Klaus Iohannis will be attending the fifth edition of the Peace Forum in Paris due on Friday and Saturday at the Brongniart palace. According to the presidential administration, the debates during the forum will be focusing on major topics on the international agenda such as geo-political conflicts with global consequences, the aggravation of the climate change, the succession of the Covid-19 pandemic waves and increasing social gaps. On Friday Iohannis is to participate in a panel entitled "Present and future - how to manage the effects of the multiple crisis over the population". On this occasion, Iohannis will be referring to the effects of the aggression war the Russian Federation is waging on Ukraine.

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