National Press Review, April 25
Articles from dailies Ziarul Financiar, România Liberă, Jurnalul Naţional, Evenimentul Zilei and Adevărul.
Articol de Alexandra Stoica, 25 Aprilie 2012, 10:41
"Farewell Dacia Logan, the Piteşti car that revolutionized the auto industry,” we read in Ziarul Financiar. Eight years later, it brought Romania on the European map of auto manufacturing centers, Logan is about to become history starting December. There were produced over 1.5 million units, which brought to the French Renault income of almost 15 billion Euros.
"It’s been two months away from a major failure”: the suspension of EU funds," writes România Liberă. The European Affaires Ministry recognizes that it is possible that in early July, Brussels suspends the access to funds because of some potential interest conflicts , incompatibilities and irregularities in public procurement. Moreover, several cases involving officials of the European funds are under the National Agency for Integrity (ANI) investigation. This provided that, until now, we barely managed to spend: only 6.5 percent of funds allocated to Romania between 2007 and 2013.
"The exodus from PDL enhances motion chances," writes Jurnalul Naţional as Friday approaches, the difference in Power- Opposition votes decreases significantly. USL would need 10 votes so that the Government Ungureanu to be dismissed. Who can tilt the balance? There are 11 politically unaffiliated parliamentarians: some say they will vote for the motion, the others set some conditions. There are also the national minority deputies who have not decided yet what will be their position.
On the other hand, Evenimentul Zilei believes that political party switchers reach from day to day new heights of hypocrisy: "Policy of licentiousness."From Evenimentul Zilei we find out who holds the record of the "betrayal-speed" event, with three games in six weeks, and who fits the most to the profile of the ”political party switcher who likes suspense": expected on Monday morning in PNL, has ended in the evening in PSD.
In Adevărul we read about "The old lady who won in front of estate mafia." The affairs of a charlatans group led by a judge from Dâmboviţa were clogged after they sold a studio flat of a 88 year- old lady pensioner in mafia style, not having relatives. More about this case, you can read in the newspaper.
European Commission of Human Rights (CEDO) has condemned Romania yesterday in the case of the two men shot dead by the miners in September 1991, we learn out from România Liberă. A brief history of what happened: the two were hit by missiles fired from the government, where there was a subsidiary of SPP antiterrorist intervention in order to defend the Prime Minister Petre Roman. The military prosecutors have been those who have delayed most cases and made unprofessional investigations, write the journalists.
Jurnalul Naţional denounces the "Blackmail on the Bucharest-Ploiesti highway". To complete the work within the prescribed period officially provided on May 15, Italians from Pizzarotti have demanded the settlement of bills for archeology and changes in technical solutions amounting 100 million Euros. The Ministry refuses, so the Italians have decided not to follow the chart anymore.
Translated by Alexandra-Diana Mircea
MTTLC, Bucharest University