National Press Review, 11 October
Articles from the dailies România Liberă, Evenimentul Zilei and Jurnalul Naţional.
Articol de Mirela Băzăvan, 11 Octombrie 2011, 16:27
“Gifts for judges, out of friendship”, the România liberă headlines on the scandal of the Supreme Court.
The newspaper argues that its revelations on this topic have been confirmed by the anti-corruption prosecutors yesterday: judges Gabriela Bârsan and Iuliana Puşoiu might have made influence peddling for a long period for businessman Gabriel Chiriac.
The newspaper enumerates the gifts the judges received from the businessman, who told the investigators that the gifts were not out of interest, but out of friendship.
The same article gives details about who was involved in the so-called “carousel crime” and wrote a short summary of the activities of businessman Gabriel Chiriac.
The topic is also covered in the Adevărul, which inventories the possessions of the persons accused of influence peddling, as well as the monthly income of the persons concerned.
“How much does Romania raise the interest of nvestors” is the question that the Evenimentul zilei answeres by synthesising the facilities enjoyed by businessmen, but also the disadvantages they faced.
However, the newspaper presents a graph which gives Romania, compared with other countries, and argues that growth opportunity lies in the absorption of EU funds which would cover domestic investment needs, without the need for tax incentives for foreign investors.
The Evenimentul zilei also makes a top “10 things to know about protecting cards on the Internet” by security systems that verify the legitimacy of both parties involved in the transaction.
We remain in the same area of interest with the Jurnalul Naţional that, under the headline “Card frauds worth seven million euros in a single year” describes the criminals’ strategy for stealing money from cards, despite the introduction of chips for a better data protection.
Also, the paper reconstructs “a film of 300 000 euro blackmail” in which a major private medical clinic was threatened with the damage of the database and inclusively with being discredited. The case was solved by catching the hacker.
Translated by: Iulia Florescu
MA student, MTTLC, Bucharest University