01 November 2021

Morning headlines – 1st of November 2021

Florin Jipa

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Coronavirus and vaccines

  • Vaccination in Romania: In the last 24 hours, more than 65.000 people got vaccinated. Totally, more than 7 million people got the vaccine, with more than 6.3 getting both doses and 866.000 of them getting the third dose.
  • Coronavirus in Romania: In the last 24 hours, there were recorded 7.424 new SARS CoV-2 cases, 394 deaths, and in ICU there are now 1.874 people hospitalized.

Global political and military events

  • North Macedonia’s prime-minister resigned. North Macedonia’s prime minister, Zoran Zaev, announced his resignation on Sunday, after the results his party, SDSM (left) got at the municipal elections. (AFP)
  • US-China meeting. The US State Secretary, Antony Blinken, met, on Sunday, in Rome, with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, given the G20 summit. The US official discussed with his Chinese counterpart about the human rights in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong and the military pressure China conducts in East and South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait. (AP)
  • G20 summit: promises, but no commitments. The group of emerging and developed countries (G20) got to a compromise agreement, on Sunday, on reaching the climatic neutrality objective, setting the `half of the century` as a deadline. Also, they agreed to set the global warning limit at 1.5 ℃comparing to the pre-industrial levels.
  • Turkey wants European missile defense systems. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, on Sunday, in Rome, that following the meeting with France’s president and Italy’s prime-minister, important steps were made for the acquisition of the SAMP-T missile defence systems, made by the French-Italian consortium EUROSAM. (Reuters)

Romania’s defence and security system

  • Prolonged political crisis: Nicolae Ciuca called the ministers for a meeting. The ministers proposed in the Ciuca Cabinet were called on Sunday by the designated prime-minister for a meeting about the governing program. The ministers will go to hearings on Tuesday in the special parliamentary commissions, and the vote will take place on Wednesday, in the reunited plenum of the Parliament. (Mediafax)
  • Iohannis will join the Climate Change Summit. President Klaus Iohannis is attending the World Leaders' Summit on 1st and 2nd of November at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The COP26 meeting aims for a global commitment to zero net emissions by 2050, as well as significant reductions by 2030. (Presidential Administration)