What the newspapers say: June 16, 2011
Talks between Democratic Liberals and Hungarian Democrats over the territorial re-organization process stir up controversy in the governing coalition, Romania libera reads. While Blaga’s camp criticizes the plans of the government to take responsibility on a law reorganizing the country, Hungarians have their own talks regarding the number of future counties and their delimitation.
The names of the future counties could be set by the county councils themselves on the new formula at the local June 2012 elections. The proposal was launched by the Prime Minister who mentioned that the government still considers to take responsibility for this draft law.
Previously the PM underlined at the public news television that the bigger counties will help Romania in using more EU funds. Meanwhile, in the territory, the Hungarian minority talk about civil unrest, protests if the government refuses to take their wishes into account.
However they pointed out that they do not plan to use violence.
Gandul reads that anti graft prosecutors conduct 143 searches in Suceava and Botosani North Romania, Constanta South East Romania and Bucharest targeting an organized crime network smuggling cigarettes in the country.
The network is presumably made up of Romanians and Ukrainians, a police spokesperson declared. He said that in Suceava there are 91 house searches, in Bucharest 11 and in Constanta 4 and in Botosani 2.
Romanians who work and live abroad are attracted back in Romania by EU funds, Evenimentul Zilei reads.
More and more Romanians who work in Spain or Italy are interested in EU funds for raising animals or agriculture and those who left for England, for small businesses. According to the Democratic Liberal Diaspora President William Branza, hundreds of Romanians are returning home to use EU funds and statistics show that those who work in agriculture want to return home to build a small farm.
On the other hand, those who work in Belgium or England think that they could open a business of human resources. To help those Romanians, the government will send experts to inform them of their possibilities and create information stands at all Romanian Embassies about their options.
Romania libera reads that five youngsters in Romania start, on July 23 the biggest charitable rally in the world. They will go through 15 countries to finally reach Ulan Bator where they will donate to the community an ambulance and a sum of money. The rally means that the youngsters will have to cover 13,000 km and all the cars will be donated to the local community in Mongolia.