Visit – The Speaker of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies, Marcel Ciolacu, on Monday had meetings in Chisinau with the President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova (mostly Romanian-speaking), Maia Sandu and Natalia Gavriliţa, respectively. ‘I reiterated to President Maia Sandu Romania's commitment to support the Republic of Moldova EU’s integration process and the rapid acquisition of the status of candidate country. Romania is supporting the Republic of Moldova more than ever before, in the current tense security context’, Ciolacu wrote on Twitter. Marcel Ciolacu also stated that Romania ‘strongly’ supports the extension of the European Union's financial assistance for Chisinau. Earlier, the Romanian official met with Moldovan Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu, who said that bilateral relations are excellent, with Romania being Moldova’s best economic partner and closest friend in terms of support for EU membership. The two officials also said that they started taking the steps for the streamlining of the goods traffic at the common border, where thousands of trucks are waiting to transit. Grosu announced that a joint meeting of the two parliaments would take place in Chisinau.
Weather - In Romania, the weather on Tuesday will be generally beautiful and warmer than normal. The highs of the day range from 21 to 31 degrees Celsius. In Bucharest, the noon temperature is expected to reach 28 degrees C. Last night, the capital and several counties, mostly in the south of the country, were under a code orange alert for unstable weather. Several trees were felled down by the strong storm, and several houses in Constanta County were flooded. In three counties, also in the south of the territory, a code red alert for bad weather was in place, and a code yellow alert for the rest of the country.
Football - Romania’s national football team will take on Bosnia-Herzegovina, away from home, on Tuesday in their Nations League second match. In their first away game on Saturday night the Romanians conceded a 2-0 defeat to Montenegro, which will be up against Finland on Tuesday. Romania ranks last in its group with no points.
Ship - Mircea training ship left, on Monday, from the military port of Constanţa, the most important Romanian port on the Black Sea Coast, in the second international training voyage of this year. The mission is dedicated to the anniversary, this year, of 150 years of Romanian naval education. On board the ship are Romanian students from the "Mircea cel Batrân" Naval Academy and foreign students from the naval academies in Great Britain, Poland, Bulgaria and the United States. The voyage will take almost two months, during which time the ship will dock in five Mediterranean ports - Augusta, Genoa, Valencia, Valletta and Alexandria.
Refugees - According to the Romanian Border Police Inspectorate roughly 7,000 Ukrainian nationals entered Romania on Sunday, 17% less than the previous day. Since the beginning of the conflict in the neighboring country, over 1.1 million Ukrainian nationals have crossed the border into Romania. Out of these, 90 thousand decided to remain but only 2,000 have got jobs in this country. The Romanian government wants to offer support to these refugees to help them get integrated, learn the language, get a job and access to education for their children. A national plan for the social inclusion of these refugees could be approved this week.
Lavrov- The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has canceled a two-day visit to Serbia after three countries bordering it, Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria and Montenegro, decided to close their airspace, the agency said. Interfax news agency, quoted by DPA reports. Lavrov is on the Western sanctions list in the context of Russia's war agaist Ukraine, and the European Union has closed its airspace to Russian aircraft following the invasion. Serbia, which has expressed its wish to join the Union, is the only European state that has not adopted the sanctions and is one of Russia's closest allies on the Old Continent. In Bucharest, the government spokesman, Dan Cărbunaru, specified that, until Monday at 3:40 p.m., the Romanian authorities had not received any request from Russia for the crossing of the airspace by Sergei Lavrov's aircraft. (LS)