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Oficiul European pentru Selecția Personalului (EPSO) informează că Uniunea Europeană recrutează specialiști (gradele AD 5 și AD 7) în domeniul relațiilor externe.

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Persoanele selectate își vor desfășura activitatea în cadrul Serviciului European de Acțiune Externă (SEAE).

Termenul limită pentru depunerea candidaturii este 13 octombrie 2020, ora 12:00 (după-amiaza), ora Bruxelles-ului.

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În aceste condiţii ajutoarele financiare oferite de către statul român aeroporturilor şi companiilor aeriene sunt aproape vitale pentru a putea depăşi această criză.

Reprezentanţii companiilor aeriene româneşti susţin că dacă situaţia nu se va înrăutăţi va exista o stabilizare şi atunci  putem vorbi despre o revenire pentru anul viitor. Asociaţia Internaţională de Transport aerian este însă mai pesimistă şi dă ca termen de revenire la nivelul înregistrat înainte de declanşarea crizei, anul 2024.


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Traseele City Tour cu autobuzele etajate au fost suspendate în această dimineaţă, în Constanţa, din cauza condiţiilor meteo nefavorabile. Potrivit reprezentanţilor CT Bus, autobuzele etajate vor reveni în trafic imediat ce vremea o va permite.

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