13 July 2021

Morning headlines – July 13th 2021

Florin Jipa

Image source: Mediafax

Coronavirus and vaccines

  • Vaccination in Romania: In the last 24 hours, more than 12.000 people got vaccinated. Totally, more than 4.8 million people got the vaccine, with more than 4,6 getting both doses.
  • Coronavirus in Romania: In the last 24 hours, there were recorded 39 new SARS CoV-2 cases, 2 deaths and in ICU there are now 55 people hospitalized.

Global political and military events

  • UN report: 10% of the world’s population is malnourished.  Out of the 768 million malnourished people, 418 are in Asia, 282 in Africa and 60 million in Latin America and Caraibe. (Alepn News)
  • The European Commission praises the imposition of taxes on multinationals. The EC praises the global agreement recently approved by the ministers of finances and the governors of G20 central banks on imposing taxes on multinationals, which means that the biggest companies in the world will have to pay taxes in all the places wherein they have economic activity.
  • Elections in Moldova. ASP won the parliamentary scrutiny in Moldova, with 52.5%. The result was influenced by the diaspora, as 86% of them voted for the European path. (Aleph News)
  • Protests in Cuba. The US president Joseph Biden said on Monday that he supports the Cuban people given the massive anti-government protests, but the Havana Administration says the US is the reason of destabilization in the country. (AP)
  • Naval drill in the Aden Gulf. The groups of ships led by HMS Queen Elizabeth and USS Ronald Reagan and the USS Iwo Jima hold, on July 12nd, a massive naval drill in the Aden Gulf. (US Navy)

Romania’s defence and security

  • The coalition did not get to an agreement on dismantling the SSICJ. After Monday’s meeting, the NLP leader, Ludovic Orban, said they did not get to an agreement on closing the Special Section for the Investigation of Crimes in Justice. (Aleph News)
  • Romania’s commercial deficit increased with 1,4 billion euro in the first five months in 2021. After the first five months of 2021, Romnia’s commercial deficit is near to 9 billion euro, bigger with 1.4 billion euro comparing to the same period of 2020. The exports got to a total of 29.9 billion euro, and imports reached 38.7 billion euro. (Aleph News)