What the newspapers say: July 1, 2011
Romania libera reads about the suspicions of prosecutors over a German businessman and a director of programs at OTV television that they are involved in a network of male prostitution that uses children also. Moreover, one of the companies owned by the German businessman, Klaus Zander was offering customs aid for an Asian group accused of smuggling 600 million dollars from Romania.
Doru Iuga, a director of programs at OTV television was brought for questioning by Bucharest police officers. According to the first information, Zander was leader of the criminal network and Iuga, one of the clients. Prosecutors will have to establish whether Iuga had sex with minors and whether he was aware that some of his sex partners were minors. It all started with the investigation of a suspicious death of a 11 year old boy who was found dead and sexually abused in a forest nearby Bucharest.
Evenimentul Zilei reads that Romanians are in top 10 at the poker championship Eureka Poker Tour Bulgaria. Seven Romanians are in the finals of the championship organized in Bulgaria, a country that involves in developing tourism dedicated to gambling. The fifth and sixth positions were occupied by Romanians Stefan Ciuca and Popescu Gabrie Petrica.
Romania had the most representatives (10) followed by Bulgaria with 8, Poland with 4, Germany with 3, Lithuania with 2.
All newspapers on Friday read about the two new subway stations in Bucharest, opening today. Gandul reads that the new subway stations, Parc Bazilescu and Jiului will complete the fourth magistrate that linked the main train station with North West Bucharest. The newspaper reads that over 100 guests will be present including PM Boc and Transports minister Anca Boagiu since the government allocated the funds for the two stations.
One of the biggest summer festivals starts today in Bucharest that for the first time is organized outside the city, Romania libera reads. Those who purchased tickets have 25 acres of land in Tunari commune to enjoy the festival. Organizers also offer camping possibilities for those who want to stay there.
Over 60 artists will perform and there are a series of other activities organized, live arts spaces, sports fields etc. The main stage will be the biggest aluminum stage in Europe with 50 meters opening and 32 depths. Those who wish to camp there will have hot water shower facilities, lavatories, toilets and many other facilities. Moreover, those who wish to camp but do not have the gear can rent it from there.