A team of Romanian architects who won against 236 teams across 25 countries in the world will build a SF sky scraper in Taiwan. Over 1,000 people including politicians attended the funeral of the Romanian poet Adrian Paunescu. Elsewhere in the news, Romania did not receive the approval of the EC to resume pork meat exports.

A team of Romanian architects, coordinated by Dorin Stefan won the first prize at the international competition organized in Taiwan for the building for a 300 - 350 meter skyscraper, Gandul reads.

The project that has a futuristic look was rewarded with about 125,000 American dollars by an international jury formed by American, British, Japanese and Taiwanese architects. They concluded that the project offered by the Romanians will be a challenge for architectural design and a point of attraction.

Dorin Stefan is the first architect whose achievements are found in the world architecture atlas. The construction of the Taiwan tour will be the tallest in Taichung, the third biggest city in Taiwan. Works will start in 2012 and are scheduled to last two years.

Over 1,000 people including politicians attended the Adrian Paunescu's funeral, Evenimentul Zilei reads. The newspaper reads that many walked on the graves of famous and renowned poets like Mihai Eminescu, George Cosbuc or Nichita Stanescu to get a picture with the funeral proceedings.

Mostly Social Democrats and Greater Romanian Party, an extremist party, leaders attended the funeral. There were also a part of musicians from the Flacara Cenacle, which Paunescu created, which made many musicians famous in Romania, like Victor Socaciu, Vasile Seicaru or Mircea Vintila.

Romania libera reads that the European Commission did not allow so far Romania to resume pork meat exports. In the best case scenario, the market could be partially re-opened starting next year.

For the country to receive the approval of the Comission, it needs to mark and divide all territories that include a certain number of farms. The proposal was made by the Commission and claims that in case of a swine flu, it is easy to control it.

Romanian farmers reject the solution even though Romanian authorities would be happy to accept the compromise, as Agriculture Minister Valeriu Tabara declared. Romanian farmers however claim that this is an indirect restriction for those that do not have enough money.

State Secretary in the Agriculture ministry, Adrian Radulescu declared that such a measure would block exports. The country needs liberalization not restrictions for exports as long as Romania complies with all conditions imposed. EU experts verified Romania and all farmers should be now able to export their meat without restrictions.