22 September 2021

Morning headlines – September 22nd 2021

Florin Jipa

Image source: Mediafax

Coronavirus and vaccines

  • Vaccination in Romania: In the last 24 hours, more than 15.000 people got vaccinated. Totally, more than 5.3 million people got the vaccine, with more than 5.2 getting both doses.
  • Coronavirus in Romania: In the last 24 hours, there were recorded 6. 789 new SARS CoV-2 cases, 129 deaths, and in ICU there are now 990 people hospitalized.

Global political and military events

  • The US is competing with other nations, buy it does not want a Cold War. President Joe Biden has stated, in the speech held at the UN General Assembly, that the world is entering a decisive decade and the United States are competing with other nations, but will avoid a new Cold War, underlining that Washington respects the commitments to other allies. (Mediafax)
  • The IAE asks Russia to deliver more gas to Europe. As Russia delivers fewer gases to Europe comparing to the pre-pandemic period, the Agency asked Kremlin to increase the gases volume, stating, in a press release, that Russia has the capacity to send more gases to Europe. (BBC)
  • A highway in Germany got closed after an alleged hostage situation. A highway portion from south of Germany was closed on Tuesday evening, after many people allegedly were taken hostage. The suspect was arrested and there are not victims. (Aleph News)
  • Iran is open to negotiations on the nuclear file. The Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, has stated, on Tuesday evening, at the UN General Assembly, that his country is open to negotiations to save the international agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, which were interrupted on June, but only if international sanctions are lifted and he also criticized the US for its actions in the Gulf region. (AP)
  • Biden-Johnson meeting. Joe Biden received, on Tuesday evening, at the White House, the Great Britain’s prime-minister, Boris Johnson, to discuss the cooperation between the two countries in this post-Brexit period and the security challenges. (AP)
  • Turkey sends more troops to Syria, before the meeting of the Russian and Syrian presidents. Turkey sends additional soldiers to Syria, a week before the meeting between Erdogan and Putin, which takes plance on September 29th, in Sochi. (Bloomberg)

Romania’s defence and security

  • The Financial Monitoring Authority’s leadership, summoned to the Senate to talk about City Insurance’s collapse. The FMA leadership is awaited on Wednesday to a first discussion in the Economic Commission of the Senate about hte collapse of the City Insurance company, said the president of the parliamentary commission, Silvia Dinica. (Aleph News)
  • Iohannis, the second day at the UN. President Klaus Iohannis participates, on Wednesday, at the Global Summit organized by the US and will meet the secretary genneral of the International Organization of Franchophony, Louise Mushikiwabo, and the executive president of American Jewish Committee, David Harris. (Agerpres)