National Press Review, 28 September
Articles from the dailies România Liberă, Ziarul Financiar, Jurnalul Naţional, Adevărul şi Evenimentul Zilei.
Articol de Alex Olaru, 28 Septembrie 2011, 17:06
From the România Liberă we learn about an inconceivable situation: "The police who demanded bribes from the drivers, turned from accused into victims".
39 police that were arrested two years ago for taking bribes escaped prosecution returned to their previous positions, receiving 25 000 lei moral damages plus the latter salaries.
Read in the newspaper about this record.
In the Ziarul Financiar we read that "A former police officer that retired 15 years ago has become the head of insurances". The newspaper characterizes the appointment of Constantin Buzoianu as head of the Supervisory Commission of the Insurances (CSA) as questionable and unfortunate, given the importance of the position. The Head of CSA is in the insurance field at the same level as the governor of the Romanian National Bank in the banking system.
"A story about Romania of the poor." The Jurnalul Naţional has found a disturbing story about the girl who bought her notebooks in installments. Living in a deep poverty in a village from Buzău, she often endures hunger, still she dares to dream that one day she will become a doctor.
"Accommodation in student halls between luck and bribery", the Adevărul headlines. Students have landed in Bucharest, loaded with luggage, pillows and computers. This year also, there are insufficient places in the student halls and the black market is thriving. Even if they risk expulsion, there are enough students who sell their hall place for 300 to 600 euros.
Hard to believe that something like this can happen in a European country! "The dung gang hounds Vâlcea like in the wild west!" The Evenimentul Zilei writes today about the "peasant underworld" that has put fear in four villages from Vâlcea. Riding horses, six robbers mugged in broad daylight and stole whatever they laid their hands on, knocked down everything moving and burnt the houses. "The police trembles" and villagers began to buy weapons in order to defend themselves.
"Trial-man by trade, looking for a cause." The Adevărul has identified the "species" that highly contributes to the suffocation of the judiciary system: the people obsessed by the law, with paranoid personalities, who file tens and hundreds of lawsuits. The champion, with nearly a thousand criminal cases and complaints, is a female citizen from Bucharest.
And from the România Liberă we learn that Mircea Cărtărescu is likely to win the Nobel prize, more likely than Milan Kundera and Amos Oz. The world leader on the betting market counts on the Romanian author with a chance of nine from a list of 73 famous names.
Translated by: Iulia Florescu
MA student, MTTLC, Bucharest University