• The war in Ukraine remains the main theme that provided contexts for mentions and views for many of the considered actors. Added to this, in March, is also the announcement by President Klaus Iohannis regarding the candidacy for the leadership of NATO, as well as themes with punctual/internal relevance, such as Romania’s accession to Schengen and the EPP congress in Bucharest, the presidential elections in Russia, the 20th anniversary of Romania’s accession to NATO, the extradition of Cătălin Cherecheș from Germany, etc.
  • Ukraine remains in the top position in the mentions ranking. It is followed by Russia and the EU, which swap places. The differences between the top three are not very large. Except for the swap between Russia and the EU, the hierarchy remains unchanged from February. Compared to the previous month, the overall picture reflects a numerical balance between the actors recording increases in mentions (Russia, EU, Germany, NATO, Great Britain) and those that decrease in this aspect (Ukraine, USA, France, China, Israel).
  • The views ranking (impact of mentions) is dominated by the EU. In second place is Russia, with Ukraine closely behind. Russia and Ukraine are quite close in terms of the number of views. Compared to the previous month, the majority of the analyzed actors are increasing in number of views. The exceptions are Ukraine, China, and Israel, with a lower impact of mentions, as well as the USA, which remains at the previously recorded level.
  • The online press generates the most mentions for the majority of the actors analyzed. Exceptions are Russia, the EU, Germany, and NATO, which have more mentions on social media. Regarding the impact of mentions, the online press is also above social media for the vast majority of the considered actors. The exceptions are Germany, NATO, and China, for which mentions on social media have a greater impact compared to those in the online press.