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  • 1 Feb 2018- 06:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit on the European Union’s (EU) strategic framework for combating desertification to examine whether risk of desertification in EU countries is being effectively and
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romania’s Minister of European Funds, Cristian Ghinea, has announced that the country will invest over $390 million USD for large infrastructure projects in the second half of this year. Several of the projects were included in the
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CONSTANȚA, Romania The government of Romania’s Constanța County has asked the county’s 70 town halls to implement Public Health Directorate recommendations to ensure free, safe water for young babies and pregnant women, and to post warning notes on
  • 30 Jun 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRAŞOV, Romania Residents in the village of Felmer, part of Şoarş comune in Romania’s Braşov County, have found that their recently commissioned water supply system never received the necessary approvals from the public health department, and is in fact
  • 21 Jun 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISTRIȚA, Romania Residents of some villages in Romania’s Bistrița-Năsăud County are uninterested in connecting to newly built sewage systems, and as a result,untreated household wastewater is still being dumped directly into local rivers, according to
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIDURI, Romania Eighteen children from the village of Zoiţa, in Ziduri commune in Romania’s Buzău County, were sickened after drinking contaminated water at school. Thirteen of the children, who were all between the ages of 10 and 12, were admitted to
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIBIU, Romania Water sources in the town of Alma, in Romania’s Sibiu County, have been found to be contaminated with ammonium, and over 500 residents have been left without water supply as a result. "There is pollution in the water source coming
  • 19 Oct 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOROHOI, Romania Residents of the city of Dorohoi, in Romania’s Botoşani County, demonstrated at the town hall last week to demand construction of a long-promised sewage system in their neighborhood. The Viilor Street area of Dorohoi should have had
  • 26 Aug 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZALAU, Romania Water from springs and wells in the municipality of Zalau is contaminated with ammonia, the Salaj County Public Health Directorate has warned. Dr. Ligia Marincaș, manager of the directorate, said samples taken from nine public wells in
  • 7 Jul 2015- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TÂRGU JIU, Romania Members of the opposition National Liberal Party (PNL) in Romania’s Gorj County said last week that they had contacted the National Public Health Authority and the Ministry of Health about water quality issues in parts of the county
  • 30 Jun 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TÂRGU JIU, Romania Local residents and opposition politicians in Romania’s Gorj County have raised questions about the quality of water distributed by regional service provider Aparegio in the county capital, Târgu Jiu. Eduard Berca, co-president of the
  • 22 Jun 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IASI, Romania The Moldavia region in eastern Romania is facing water restrictions amid an ongoing drought. Iasi County water company ApaVital is providing water between four and 18 hours a day in 20 of the 56 towns and communes to which it supplies
  • 20 May 2015- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania The European Union has suspended $1.13 billion USD in funding to Romania over allegations of corruption and irregularities in water supply, subway and human resources projects. Prime Minister Victor Ponta confirmed the suspension last
  • 22 Jan 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania International environmental group Greenpeace and CEE Bankwatch Network, an NGO with member organizations from central and eastern Europe, have installed 10 water filters in the town of Turceni, in Romania’s Gorj County. Back in
  • 17 Oct 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS Romania-Insider The European Commission will start a legal action against Romania for failure to comply with EU regulations on mining waste management. The case is referring to Romania’s Bosneag tailings pond, a 102-hectare wasteland which used to