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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian president says no to COVID passport for tourism

Romania's president Klaus Iohannis stressed at the European Council's extraordinary meeting, organized on Thursday and Friday last week (February 25-26) by videoconference, that the vaccination certificate should be used for medical purposes only.

"Regarding vaccination certificates, Romania's president spoke in favor of a coordinated and unitary approach at the European level. He argued that the vaccination certificate should be used for medical purposes, and the process of identifying the technical elements contained in a European certificate will have to continue," the Presidential Administration said in a press release sent on Friday, February 26.

One of the more contentious issues EU leaders tackled was that of digital vaccine passports for those who have been vaccinated.

Southern EU states such as Greece, Spain, and Italy — all heavily or entirely dependent on tourism — believe such a scheme could ease air travel, helping them avoid a repeat of last year's disastrous summer holiday season, Dw.com reported.

Northern neighbors have been reluctant to buy in amid concerns about discrimination and whether people who have been vaccinated can still carry the virus.

(Photo: Martinmark/ Dreamstime)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Romanian president says no to COVID passport for tourism

Romania's president Klaus Iohannis stressed at the European Council's extraordinary meeting, organized on Thursday and Friday last week (February 25-26) by videoconference, that the vaccination certificate should be used for medical purposes only.

"Regarding vaccination certificates, Romania's president spoke in favor of a coordinated and unitary approach at the European level. He argued that the vaccination certificate should be used for medical purposes, and the process of identifying the technical elements contained in a European certificate will have to continue," the Presidential Administration said in a press release sent on Friday, February 26.

One of the more contentious issues EU leaders tackled was that of digital vaccine passports for those who have been vaccinated.

Southern EU states such as Greece, Spain, and Italy — all heavily or entirely dependent on tourism — believe such a scheme could ease air travel, helping them avoid a repeat of last year's disastrous summer holiday season, Dw.com reported.

Northern neighbors have been reluctant to buy in amid concerns about discrimination and whether people who have been vaccinated can still carry the virus.

(Photo: Martinmark/ Dreamstime)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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