Everybody gets along with everything in today’s media reports. Ukrainians get along with a plan to build a controversial channel harshly criticized by international organizations in the part. The Greeks get along with their grip on Romanian telecom company Romtelecom, while Ex-PM Adrian Nastase may get along with his wealth.
Official controls on the wealth accumulated by Adrian Nastase, the former prime minister turned House speaker, and his family might be suspended, according to the Realitatea TV news channel.
It reports that Nastase’s lawyer Ana Dinculescu requested the High Court of Justice on Thursday to declare a law establishing the membership of the Commission for Wealth Control among dignitaries as unconstitutional.
When Nastase is fighting a wave of inquiries under graft charges for his time in office, his party, the Social Democrats - PSD, are "inventing anti-corruption heroes", according to Gandul.
PSD leaders gathered in a special session this in week to discuss an unprecedented fall of party support among Romanians – 23%, according to a latest poll.
Other newspapers, however, focus on one of the governing parties, the Democratic Party – PD, who opened a double front to strengthen its position on the Romanian political stage. One, described by Cotidianul, is to lure members from other groups across the country.
Secondly, Ziua talks about the latest PD moves to join the ranks of a European political group. PD leader Emil Boc has no trouble with the idea of joining "The International Christian-Democrats", the newspaper writes.
Adevarul is more concerned with Romania’s neighbor Ukraine. The country will stick to its move to build the Bastroe Canal in the Danube Delta, the newspaper understands from a statement made at a recent regional reunion by Odessa deputy governor A. Serdyuk.
This comes as international organizations have staged huge protests over the last several years warning about the massive damage to the environment this project might bring along if pursued.
Back to Bucharest, Evenimentul Zilei reports the Greek company OTE, which holds the majority stake in the Romanian wired telephony operator Romtelecom, may stand against moves to list the company shares on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
Resistance comes from the EU as well. Cotidianul reports Romanian employees affected by globalization could receive direct EU support after the country joins the Union, due to a new 500 mln euro "globalization fund" Brussels announced in this regard.