Nine EU states still have restrictions for Romanian workers, one newspaper reads on Tuesday. Elsewhere in the news, passengers traveling in the EU might be taped, wired and have explosive sensors in bathrooms - security issues threaten to override intimacy. Last but not least, one newspaper marks one year since the first swine flu cases.
Nine EU states still have restrictions for Romanian workers even though it has been three years since Romania joined the EU and similar measures were applied by other states outside the Union, Romania libera reads quoting Romanian news agency NewsIn.
The nine member states are Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Great Britain and Netherlands. Romanian citizens wishing to work in Austria still need a work permit that needs to be requested by the employer.
Starting January 1, 2008, Austria opened its labour market for citizens coming from the EU states, including Romania and Bulgaria for 50 groups of jobs. According to new regulations, approvals can be received for constructions, car industry, chefs and waiters.
To receive a work permit in Belgium, the employer needs to request authorization and once the company receives authorization, the employee will receive a working permit. Romanians will be able to receive a work permit in five days if they are able to fulfill the needs of the states in terms of labour force.
In France, things are easier: recently the French added another 150 jobs available for EU members in sectors like construction, electricity, transports, logistics and tourism, heavy industry, light industry, informatics, research, banking, commerce, health etc.
In Germany, Romanians can only benefit from a legal work based on bilateral agreements. There are three such agreements between Germany and Romania for temporary workers, housekeepers and waiters.
The Irish government will maintain labor restrictions for another three years are its numbers of unemployed will raise. Other states imposing working restrictions for Romania are Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland.
Gandul reads of a EU financed research for airline security, "Airline Security in the EU in the future European environment". The study foresees the installation of video cameras, wires and explosive sensors that would ideally identify any suspect behavior.
Any facial expression, any whispered work by passengers will be supervised non stop during flights to identify any possible terrorist attempt. However, the system will not be implemented sooner than three years but it is already projected by the Reading University in the UK, The Daily Telegraph reveals.
The new system sees the set up of wires all over the plane, so that it can tape everybody's words. On the same time, a micro-camera will tape the face of each person on the seat and chairs will have explosive sensors and other sensors.
The downside is that the high implementation costs of the surveillance system will be paid by passengers, as ticket costs will increase.
Evenimentul Zilei reminds its readers that it has been one year since the first swine flu case signaled in the world. Since then, the virus killed over 17,000 people and other hundreds of thousands fell ill around the globe.
A year after the first cases, experts estimate a third wave of the virus after in the US the virus is more and more present. In Romania, 122 people died and tens of thousands got sick. The newspaper note that even though World Health Organization experts warned that the virus will be very aggressive, this did not happen.
However, globally, the virus killed 17,480 people. The virus affected 213 countries. Currently, the virus undergoes of stage of decline in most areas. Even so, WHO continues to maintain the highest alert.