A German businessman and a director of programs at OTV television are suspected of being part of a network of male prostitution that used children also and that they have connections with an Asian group that smuggled 600 million dollars from Romania. Elsewhere in the news, Romanians were in top 10 at the poker championship Eureka Poker Tour Bulgaria. All newspapers read about the opening of two new subway stations in Bucharest. Also in Bucharest, three days of music festival start today.
For the new IMF chief, Romania is unknown which might have consequences for our country. Romania’s economy stumbles as consumption drops and the population is saving and investing speculatively. Baia Mare city hall plans to build a cement wall around a building where Rroma people live. Bucharest city hall plans to spend 2 million euro for orientation panels around the city.
Romania’s economic growth slowed down according to the IMF officials. Elsewhere in the news, Washington officials criticize Romanian authorities for lack of measures to decrease trafficking of people. Romania’s agricultural terrain decreased by 1.2 million acres in less than ten years according to the latest agricultural census 2010 -2011. Last but not least, a Romanian citizen was arrested in Cyprus for attempt of robbery.
Even though Hungarian Democrats managed to postpone the project on territorial reorganization, the issue is not dead yet. Meanwhile, ministers will decide what to restructure in the territory. Two police officers at the Vama Veche customs, a Romanian and a Bulgarian were caught red handed receiving 70 euro. In politics, Bucharest district 5 mayor was sacked as leader of the Social Democrats Organization in Bucharest at the proposal of the PSD leader Victor Ponta.
The European tour of the Chinese PM Wen Jiabao started in Budapest and demanded the development of economic relationships between China and Central Eastern European states. Hungarian Democrats refuse the two options put forward by the President and push for a postponement of talks. Labour minister Lazaroiu claims that the new map of Romania will be ready by local elections next year. Romanian writer Norman Manea, celebrated at New York.
Most members of the Superior Council of Magistracy accused their President, Horatiu Dumbrava of abusing his position when he sent a document to the Constitutional Court without consulting the Council. Nine paintings of the famous Romanian painter Alexandra Nechita were sold in Bucharest for charity purposes. Two Romanians naturalized in Finland returned to Romania to join a theater show. In Bucharest, authorities organize three farmers’ markets this weekend.
All newspapers on Thursday read about the attack of the President against the last monarch of the country. Authorities paid 1 billion euro to save 4 minutes on the railway from Bucharest to Constanta, South East Romania. A Romanian Rroma stole thousands of pounds in Manchester. Norway is the countries that contributed with the biggest sums of money in financing NGOs in Romania.
Three drunk Romanian citizens in Alba Iulia, central Romania stirred up a scandal between the Romanian government and the Hungarian one. The Hungarian minority in Romania amounts to 1.5 million compared to 7 million Romanians living in Transylvania. A compromise solution to the territorial reorganization project, to merge communes dissatisfies the Hungarian minority just as much. Nevertheless, county council presidents are often involved in corruption scandals: one newspaper reads that Mures county council president’s company signed 56 contracts with public authorities worth 5.5 million euro.
All newspapers on Tuesday read about the death of four Romanians in a car crash in Hungary. Elsewhere in the news, EC ceased payments for Romania for improving infrastructure. The governing coalition negotiates at the Presidential headquarters the territorial reorganization project. At only 26, Alexandra Nechita, the little Picasso has paintings in hundreds of museums in the world. Labour costs in Romania, the third based on the increase of labor costs in Q1 in the EU.
The current problems related to Romania’s territorial reorganization and the dissatisfaction of the Hungarian minority reached the American press. After a decade of efforts, scandals and three mayors Bucharest authorities inaugurate a bridge that cost 200 million euro. Elsewhere in the news, a Romanian was shot in broad daylight in Italy.
One newspaper reads on Friday that Greece depends on the savings of Romanians. Bucharest and Budapest, on the verge of a diplomatic war on the new map of Romania issue. In this vein, one newspaper analyzes the proposal of the Hungarian minority. Last but not least, Dutch employees want their government to open up the labour market for Romanians and Bulgarians.
Talks between Democratic Liberals and Hungarian Democrats stir up controversy in the governing coalition. Anti graft prosecutors conduct 143 searches in North Romania, South East Romania and Bucharest targeting an organized crime network smuggling cigarettes in the country. More and more Romanians working abroad are interested in EU funded businesses. Paramongols, the first Romanian team at Mongolia’s rally.
All newspapers on Wednesday read about the first paid killing between husband and wife in Romania in the last 20 years. In Romania, over 800 children are sent to prison and re-education centers and a UNICEF report reveals that over 81% of the felonies of minors were for material gains. Last but not least plant drugs one step closer to be forbidden.
One newspaper reveals the story behind the Church’s pact with the internet, where people can send messages online, pay donations for the priest to pray for your soul. Rich Roma people nearby Bucharest have been depleted of over 500,000 euro by four men disguised in police officers. Former Education minister Andronescu received financing from the Education ministry for three research projects. Life in the Romanian countryside, improved by a German. Those in Bucharest can enjoy free rides with the boat in Herastrau.
The creation of eight big regions in Romania will remove thousands of administrative positions and will shake political parties. The region formed by Bucharest and Ilfov will extend to the Danube and will be lead by a governor, one newspaper reads. A rally in favor of the Romanian counties dominated by the Hungarian minority took place in London. French Interior minister said that Romanian delinquents continue to create problems to French authorities.
European Commission claims Romania’s territorial re-organization has nothing to do with EU funds, contradicting the declarations of the Prime Minister. One newspaper talks about the wealth of Social Democrat tycoon Liviu Dragnea. Thousands of young Romanians take a stand against corruption in social networks. Romanian immigrants do not send their money back home.
President Basescu announces seven big counties and a metropolitan area around Bucharest while the Hungarian Democrats, part of the coalition plead for 12-14 counties. Elsewhere in the news, one newspaper wonders what makes a police officer refuse 10,000 euro bribe. EU Interior Affairs and Justice Council will postpone a decision on the date Romania will join Schengen. A 22 year old Romanian drowned in a lake in the US.
One newspaper reveals an investigation about the use of legal drugs in Romania, with shocking discoveries. Elsewhere in the news, the European Parliament will vote on the Coelho report, regarding Romania and Bulgaria’s adhesion to Schengen today. Even though Germany admitted it’s not the cucumbers to be blamed for the E.coli epidemic, Romanian cucumber producers are close to bankruptcy.
Romania’s Prime Minister plans to reorganize the country in regions after eight years of debates on the issue for the sake of EU funds. The opposition’s coalition, USL is heading to trouble as local leaders of the two parties compete to be elected USL candidates for the upcoming 2012 elections. Elsewhere in the news, one newspaper gives out four reasons for which Romania has expensive and bad roads. Romania and Bulgaria’s adhesion to Schengen might take years. Famous Japanese theatre company Yamanote Jijosha performs in Bucharest.
Politicians and former intelligence officers involved in fuel trafficking. Romania’s President to meet British PM David Cameron during his visit in Great Britain. Romanian cucumber producers complain that they are losing 9 million euro due to E.coli bacteria. A BBC coverage claims Romanians living in rural areas even though poor know how to enjoy life. Europeans discover Romania on their bikes.