Romanian newspapers on Friday debate a call made on Thursday by President Traian Basescu, who requested the Parliament to vote a censure motion against the Government this weekend, that is, earlier than scheduled. One newspaper sees what the German Ambassador to Bucharest has to say about recent setbacks in Romania's fight against corruption. Troubles in hospitals and children fined by fiscal authorities also figure in today's news.
Adevarul says that President Traian Basescu is quarreling with the Parliament with its call on legislators to vote on a censure motion against the Government this weekend, earlier than scheduled. The paper notes that while Basescu - who is seen by the opposition as the mind behind the current government - argued that the Parliament had to vote on the motion because important debates are still on the agenda this season, Senate speaker Mircea Geoana refused to call a session to set the date fot motion vote earlier.
The issue is also considered by Romania libera, which believes the chances of the government to survive the motion censure would improve considerably should the Parliament convene during the weekend to vote the motion as the head of state would expect a lower presence of opposition senators and deputies at the vote.
Meanwhile, Evenimentul Zilei publishes an interview with Germany Ambassador to Bucharest, Andreas von Mettenheim, who notes that German investors are interested in Romania but are facing bureaucracy and corruption. And he says that the weakening of the role held by the National Agency of Integrity - the main body supervising the wealth and interests of public officials - would be noted in European capital cities.
Elsewhere in the news, Gandul discusses a situation in Romanian hospitals where elderly doctors, some of them in their seventies, are still performing surgical interventions, prompting incidents to happen. The paper reads that in countries like Germany old doctors would only be allowed to provide consultancy.
The same paper reads that several Romanian children aged 11 to 17 have been either fined or put under the supervision of fiscal authorities because they failed to pay income taxes for the small amounts of money they got from performing in children plays at a theater in Focsani, Eastern Romania.