The Romanian Royal House has started the legal procedures to move into the tourism complex near the Peles castle, after King Mihai won the trial against the State Protocol Patrimony Administration. One paper looks at real measures other countries take against the crisis. Elsewhere in the news, Executive's decision to impose social contributions for the self-employed, copyrights and incomes from civil rights encourages the black market. Last, but not least, Romanian authorities have no clue where the Syrian condemned for terrorism that had fled Romania might be.
Adevarul informs that the Romanian Royal House has started the legal procedures to move into the tourism complex near the Peles castle, after King Mihai won the trial against the State Protocol Patrimony Administration (RA-APPS). Royal House barrister announced the King has not yet taken over the "Furnica" (Anat) Complez, as RA-APPS asked for one month to evacuate the building. King Mihai and RA-APPS signed a contract in 2006 whereby the King owned the Peles estate. But disagreements followed, as the state asked the Royal House to pay 10.7 million euros for the maintenance works. It ended up in Court, where the Romanian authorities lost.
Gandul looks at real measures other countries take against the crisis, informing that doctors and teachers earn more in Bulgaria than in Romania, with 27% and 5.3%, respectively. In contrast with Hungary, Romanian doctors and teachers earn 38% less and public administration staff - 32% less. Romania's neighbours froze salaries, cut the 13th pension, extended the retirement age. The Hungary government announced yesterday 29 reform measures, among which cutting 15% off salaries in the public sector, taxing banks, giving up free cars at job and a cut in taxes for companies. The Government in Sofia took 60 anti-crisis measures, including a 10% cut in public sector incomes where there has not been any redundancy, luxury taxes for expensive houses and cars and postpone the increase in pensions.
Capital focuses on the Executive's decision to impose social contributions for the self-employed, copyrights and incomes from civil rights. The paper doesn't only see it as unjust, but it also kills free initiative, lowers work productivity and encourages the black market, with the Government trying to tax everyone to make an honest buck besides the main income. The initiative contradicts all recommendations the financial institutions have given Romania on decreasing the fiscal measures for the work force to stimulate the GDP growth. Romanian Work Minister said all incomes must be taxed the same.
Romania Libera opens with the Omar Hayssam, the Syrian condemned for terrorism that had fled Romania, whose trace was lost by the Romanian authorities. Four years have passed since Hayssam fled Romania. Last autumn the President said he was allegedly in Syria and guaranteed he would be brought to justice in Bucharest. Official documents indicate that Romanian authorities have no clue where he is. Syria has confirmed his presence on its territory.