National Press Review, 26 September
Articles from the dailies Adevărul, Evenimentul Zilei, Ziarul Financiar, Jurnalul Naţional, România Liberă and Bursa.
Articol de Alexandra Stoica, 26 Septembrie 2011, 17:40
In today's newspapers we read about the latest scandal in soccer balls, which this time ended with an arrest, about the spectacular promise of the new Minister of European funds to bring the country 5 billion euro from the EU.
We also learn that the new Civil Code sends us to court more often, and not least, we find out where is Noah's Ark of the Romanian agriculture.
The subject of today's front page is the "earthquake" of Romanian football: the arrest for 29 days of the head referee, suspected for bribery of 19 000 euro in order to pull through, of course, as discreetly as possible, the team FCM Târgu Mureş from relegation.
But how could Vasile Avram believe he escapes the monitoring of the NAD? Well, bribe can fly by helicopter, the Adevărul writes, because transfer of the envelope from one pocket to another occurred in the air.
And from the Evenimentul Zilei we find that Avram is not the target of the prosecutors, as he is only the "small fish" that they use to uncover the "big sharks" at the control panel of corruption in Romanian football.
What is the largest commitment of a minister?
The new "czar" of funds, Leonard Orban, just installed in office, has made a huge bet: that in a year's time he will bring from the European Union 5 billion euros, the Ziarul Financiar notes.
While, within five years of integration, "two governments and a dozen ministers" have attracted only 725 million euros.
"Government raises the price of health taken care by IMF", the Jurnalul Naţional writes.
Health insurances remain with a very thin package of services.
From next year, the state will cover fewer expenses, for those considered "unessential" and "expensive" and we have to pay additional or private medical insurances.
From the România Liberă we learn that during the next six months our country has the best perspectives in the region.
That is what the experts say, specifying, however, that the present situation is one of the precarious: we are on the penultimate place, ahead of Hungary.
At the end of the week it comes into force the new Civil Code. Who is afraid of him? We read in the Bursa.
It seems that the new law, which contains thousands of thick and complicated articles, will increase the complexity of contracts, which become a "ménage à trois" of the contracting parties with the judge, involved more than ever into human relations.
The mystery of the disappearance of petrol and diesel from the RATB tanks will soon be solved, the Evenimentul Zilei informs us.
All supplies will be controlled by sensors that even record the opening of the tank's lid.
Where the last sanctuary of tasty vegetables is, we learn from the Adevărul: at Suceava, in the frigorific rooms of the only seed bank in the country there are kept more than 340 varieties of endangered Romanian plants - sacrificed for higher productivity.
On "Noah's Ark of Romanian agriculture" there are the blue and purple potatoes from Bukovina, the ox heart tomatoes, the lovage, the garlic from Ciopălău and the banana shaped potato.
Translated by: Iulia Florescu
MA Student, MTTLC, Bucharest University