A few hours after his nomination as European Commissioner, Varujan Vosganian is targeted by most of the main newspapers, with new information spreading every minute. From a possible collaboration with Ceausescu’s former political police, Securitate, to funds received from the most controversial Romanian businessmen, Vosganian has gone from angel to dust in less than a day.

“Raised by the Securitate, fed by Vantu” is the title in Evenimentul Zilei, where a huge article tells a story about how the controversial businessman paid for Vosganian’s party during the electoral campaign. Other sources of the newspaper claim that Vosganian was an undercover Foreign Intelligence officer before 1989.

Despite the fact that we’re sill unable to find a proper person for the job, the Government has decided the day for the European Parliament elections: May 13, 2007, in case the necessary laws are ready until then, Evenimentul Zilei reads.

With or without officials, Romanians are everywhere in Europe. In Austria, for example, a group of Romanians seems to have planned the kidnapping of Fiona Swarovski, the heir of the Swarovski empire, also wife of the Austrian Finance Minister, Karl Heinz Grasser, same Evenimentul Zilei informs.

And since Romanians are so pro-active and filled with private initiative, the newspaper also quotes the latest census in Italy, where Romanians became the most important minority, with 270,845 individuals working legally. Over 50% first settled in Italy illegally, but came to terms with the authorities after a series of laws against the black market labor.

Back home, the family of the former prime minister, Adrian Nastase, is subject for a new anti corruption investigation, concerning a terrain obtained in 1996, Gandul reads.

Well, the Nastase family doesn’t have to worry much: whatever they do, they would be still targeted by everyone who was at least once annoyed by their non-secret wealth.

Even more now, after the German ambassador in Romania, Roland Lohkamp, said he’s sure that it would take some 20 years for Romanians to live at Western standards, as Gandul quotes.

The good news of the day is that Romanians are not the only thieves in Europe, where 44 million euros are stolen everyday, mainly by the employees, reaching an all-time high of 16 billion euros per year, Adevarul found.

As for the way Romanians do it, nothing has changed yet: over 2,300 public servants used phony documents in order to obtain their jobs, according to Cotidianul.