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National Press Review, 4 October

Articles from the dailies Evenimentul Zilei, Ziarul Financiar, Jurnalul Naţional, Bursa, România Liberă and Adevărul.

National Press Review, 4 October

Articol de Alexandra Stoica, 04 Octombrie 2011, 16:16

"The Finnish Lesson: Nokia wanted to give a gun in Romania, without investing too much money", we read in the Evenimentul Zilei.

From an interview with the manager of the Romanian Center for attracting foreign investment we learn that the authorities will check on the money invested by which Nokia in Transylvania and which large companies are expected in Romania.

After the news of the departure Nokia from Jucu darkened our future a little, the Ziarul Financiar shows us that not everything is that grey in our country. For example, Siemens Romania has good wind in the wind powers. The Germans have made enrollments and have contracts of 500 million euro for the sale of turbines.

"Cartel of gas tycoons to expect fines" within 30 days, the Jurnalul Naţional announces. The Competition Council has sent the European Commission table a report on a possible agreement between the five major oil companies in our country in order to remove the unleaded petrol from the market. The fine for violation of competition laws might rise up to a total of 180 million euros.

Who really rules the world? The Bursa explains a concept little known "the high net worth individuals", meaning that group of people that has the largest fortunes of the world, for whom "a million dollars in their pocket is just pocket money". To understand better, the paper gives two figures "with significance": the property of these "individuals" rises up to 42 trillion dollar, while the world’s public debt is about 2 trillion and a half smaller.

"Chief of Interior secret service wanted ", the România Liberă writes. The General Directorate for Intelligence and Internal Protection is the target of criticism on the lack of efficiency in areas for which it was founded. Appointments for the management were only made in December last year, but sources of the Minister of Internal Affairs are sure about the change of management. What was the DGIPI supposed to do and did not, find out in the newspaper.

"Crisis irrigation also in the middle of the mountains", the Jurnalul Naţional writes. The National Administration for Land Improvement changed from an autonomous administration into a public institution under the Ministry of Agriculture. On this occasion, 3 500 employees out of 5 000 will be dismissed and this reorganizing is done the same in all 41 counties, regardless of weather conditions and terrain.

The Adevărul lets us know that autumn begins on Saturday. The drought has affected the sowing, the weather anomalies have made trees bloom and influenced migratory birds. Experts argue that the climate changes are to blame and that we should expect something worse in the future: given to desertification, lands under water and the disappearance of animal and plant species.

And the Evenimentul Zilei reports that Romania could become a real banana country. "Global warming brings figs and kiwi in the basket", the horticulturists said, who already grow productive exotic plants in the gardens of the University of Agronomy.

Translated by: Iulia Florescu
MA student, MTTLC, Bucharest University

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