• For all institutions and states taken into account in the analysis, the number of mentions increases compared to the previous month. The European Union remains at the top of the rankings, followed by Germany and the USA.
  • There is also an increase, for all monitored actors, in terms of the number of views (impact of mentions). In this case, the European Union, Germany and the USA are also on the podium.
  • In general, the states and international organizations included in the analysis can be grouped into three broad categories. The first of them, with the most mentions and with a significant impact in the Romanian online space, consists of the EU, the USA and Germany, which share the top ranking in different formulas and successions. The second category, in the middle area of the number of mentions and viewership, consists of the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China, in a hierarchy that changes from month to month. Finally, the third category is that of actors constantly at the bottom of the rankings (with the fewest mentions). It is about Israel and NATO.
  • Compared to the previous month, the USA ceded its position to Germany in both rankings, whereas France surpassed the Russian Federation in the top of the mentions.
  • For most international actors taken into account in the analysis, the number of mentions and views in the online press is higher than in social media. Exceptions are China and Israel, for which the mentions on social networks (not their impact) are above those in the online media. There is also NATO, which in March recorded the same number of mentions in both social media and online media, the impact of the latter being greater.
  • With the exception of NATO, all international actors taken into account in the analysis were mostly mentioned in relation to the evolution of the health crisis and the vaccination campaign. The USA, Russia, China, and NATO are also mentioned in relation to various elements of regional and international policy, and the United Kingdom is associated with the EU and Brexit.

The full study (in Romanian) is available here