Several days before the European Commission publishes the report of the European Commission on Justice, Justice minister Catalin Predoiu talks about the state of things for one newspaper on Monday. Two Romanian mayors dreamed they can be pharaohs: the one build a pyramid on the city hall, while another one a pyramid near it. In a European survey on green capital cities, Bucharest comes last with less than 20 sq. meters for one person.
Several days before the European Commission publishes a report on Romanian Justice, Justice minister Catalin Predoiu talks about the state of things in an interview for Romania libera. Prompted whether the new law regulating the National Integrity Agency could save Romania's image, Predoiu said quite the contrary.
However, he expressed his hope that the Commission would record the efficiency of the government and the fact that the new law could be a starting point. Nonetheless, the Romanian Justice minister awaits a balanced report on Romania.
Those responsible for changing the law regulating ANI (National Integrity Agency) are the Senators where the government has a fragile majority and the conclusion is that it will be a negative mark in the report.
Predoiu is confident that Romania will not get any sanctions from the committee, since it managed to adopt the penal law codes, which are far more important than the ANI law, he said.
Elsewhere in the news, Gandul reads the story of two mayors in Romania who had dreams to become pharaohs: one build a pyramid on top of the city hall while the other near it. In Oradea, West Romania, mayor Ilie Bolojan builds a pyramid in the interior court of the institution.
The pyramid, destined for public relations has a bar of 76 places in the basement and is covered in glass. On the first floor, 50 persons can cue at one time at the 34 cashiers.
Another example is the mayor of Prajesti, about whom people know that he should have had a dam built to protect the village from floods but instead it has a pyramid over the city hall. The pyramid was build after the mayor visited the Louvre in Paris.
The investment amounted to 18 billion old Romanian lei and the mayor told reporters it was not expensive.
Last but not least, Bucharest has a lot of concrete but less oxygen, Evenimentul Zilei reads. Bucharest was classed among the last in a survey regarding European greenest capital cities, with less than 20 sq. meters/person.
In Romania, the city hall and local architects approved projects that disregard the green concept and instead of adding green spaces, the city hall covers them in concrete. The newspaper gives the example of an authorization to build an open air restaurant in Herastrau, the biggest park in Bucharest.
The beneficiary is none other than the son of the former PM Adrian Nastase, Andrei.