Book aims to shine light on Romanian role in the Holocaust
Maksim Goldenshteyn's book, “So They Remember,” tells the story of his Holocaust survivor grandparents who languished in Jewish death camps and ghettos in Transnistria during World War II — a chapter of the Holocaust which some say is largely forgotten.
Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag
Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a hospital in Romania’s capital Bucharest which, like hospitals throughout the country, is struggling under an onslaught of coronavirus patients requiring treatment amid worryingly low vaccination rates.
Romanian leader tells Biden more NATO troops needed in east
Romania's president told U.S. counterpart Joe Biden on Monday that more NATO troops are needed on the alliance's eastern flank given Russia actions that are perceived as threatening by many in the region. The appeal by President Klaus Iohannis came during a conference of regional leaders which Biden joined by video. The Polish and Romanian leaders hailed Biden's appearance as a sign of U.S. support for their security.news.yahoo.com
Romania: Protesters want reprisals for fatal hospital fire
Protesters waving flags march after a deadly fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021. It was the third hospital fire in Romania in as many months. Not a single new hospital was built in Romania in 31 years," AUR co-president George Simion said, referring to the time since communism ended. AdSimion said the party and its supporters “want the resignation of those responsible,” naming Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu and Department of Emergency Situations head Raed Arafat. We need new hospitals.”Before the fire at the Matei Bals hospital, a November fire in a COVID-19 intensive care unit in north Romania killed 10 people and a fire psychiatric hospital in the same region killed one person in December.
Calls for Romania's president to reject gender studies ban
A protester stands outside the presidential palace in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, June 18, 2020, during a rally against a law banning the teaching of gender studies. Dozens of protesters gathered outside Bucharest's Cotroceni Presidential Palace, to express their opposition to a law banning the teaching of gender studies in the country's schools and universities and call on President Klaus Iohannis to reject signing the bill and send it back to parliament. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)BUCHAREST Dozens of protesters gathered Thursday in Romania's capital to express their opposition to a law banning the teaching of gender studies in the countrys schools and universities. Neighboring Hungary passed similar legislation in 2018, removing accreditation and funding for gender studies at the university level. Hungary recently also banned transgender people from changing their gender on official documents.
Romanian president to face former PM in presidential runoff
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, right, speaks next to Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, after exit polls results indicate him as the leader of the presidential race, with up to 40 percent of the votes in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. An election runoff will take place on Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)BUCHAREST Romanian election authorities say President Klaus Iohannis will face Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted former prime minister, in the Nov. 24 presidential runoff. The election has been overshadowed by Romania's political crisis, which recently saw a fourth prime minister take office in less than three years. Dancila's Social Democratic government lost a no-confidence vote in October and was replaced last week by a minority government led by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban's National Liberal Party.
The Latest: Exit polls see runoff in Romania president vote
A man takes photos as a woman casts her vote in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Voting got underway in Romania's presidential election after a lackluster campaign overshadowed by a political crisis which saw a minority government installed just a few days ago. Official results are not expected before Monday though exit polls by two local pollsters showed very similar outcomes. Iohannis says the exit polls show that "millions of Romanians in the country and abroad voted for our project, for a normal Romania." Both exit polls had Dan Barna, of the center-right Save Romania Union, receiving slightly more than 16% of the votes.
Romania's presidential election eclipsed by political crisis
FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, file picture, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis speaks during the National Council of the Liberal Party in Bucharest, Romania. Romania will hold presidential elections on Nov. 10. Polls show incumbent center-right President Klaus Iohannis ahead with around 40%, followed by the center-left candidate Viorica Dancila, until last month Romania's prime minister, at 15-22%. Iohannis is a former leader of the National Liberal Party, which on Monday formed a minority government led by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban. If no candidate wins more than 50% on Sunday, there will be a second round of voting on Nov. 24.
Romania to open its first Holocaust museum
Nearly three-quarters of a century since the end of World War II, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum. (CNN) - Nearly three-quarters of a century since the end of World War II, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the creation of the country's first Holocaust museum. The National Museum of Jewish History and the Holocaust in Romania will highlight Jewish heritage in the country, Iohannis said in a speech Tuesday. Up to 380,000 Jews were killed in Romanian-controlled territories during World War II, according to Yad Vashem -- The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. With the creation of the museum, Iohannis said, Romania is defending the history, heritage and culture of Jewish people in Romania, who contributed to the building of the nation.