National Press Review, August 27
Articles from dailies România Liberă, Ziarul Financiar, Jurnalul Naţional, Evenimentul Zilei, Curierul Naţional, Adevărul and Bursa.
Articol de Alexandra Stoica, 27 August 2012, 13:42
"How we became suddenly more productive without having to do anything", we learn from România Liberă.
Not due to a wonder decline in population, but to a decline in population at 19 million, which translates to a GDP greater than 11 percent a jump in rankings-drawn up by this criterion. But we are all the poorest because also debt per capita increases. Another negative effect: investors will recover before entering calculations on the Romanian market with a lower potential for retail.
Ziarul Financiar tells us that "the Government sees a weaker national currency: average rate of 4.5 lei per euro”, until the end of the year. What are the effects on the budget: new prognosis does not affect revenue, but reduce the value of GDP in euro and increase costs for business trips abroad and those with embassies.
From Jurnalul Național we learn that "Romania wants to come out on the foreign market again" within the next two months to finance the budget deficit, says Secretary of State Enache Jiru. Finances are not, however, under pressure, there is a comfortable backup.
"The electrification of all households would cost more than one billion lei", we read in Curierul Naţional. The program prepared by the Ministry of Economy for 2012-2016 include 100 thousands of households in isolated villages , lagging behind in economic terms and of civilization. The cost for one household is estimated at 11,000 lei.
A bad news in Bursa : "Mechel is on departure". The Russian group, which owns several plants in our country gives signs that it wants to withdraw and sell everything: refuses orders and announces layoffs, tools have been cut and sold for scrap or dismantled and sent to Russia, say unionists. Mechel had breached the contract of sale and would have ruined the plant from Câmpia Turzii.
Reinstalling of Traian Băsescu at the eleventh hour. How might stuck his way to Cotroceni, tells us Adevărul : "the Liberal Senator Ioan Ghişe trying to go back through a puzzling project assumes columnists-the verdict of the Constitutional Court concerning the referendum". About quorum in Parliament, we read the explanations of the Senate Legal Commission President, Toni Greblă: If there is no quorum and no requirement for verification, you can move forward.
On the initiative of Senator Ghişe, we read in Jurnalul Național : "CCR acts as a court of common law", claims PNL senator. He considers that the decision of the Constitutional Court would not be enforceable, instead it would be abusive in many points, and the judges would have committed offences, including the usurpation of sovereignty of the people.
About the results of the political crisis and how to rearrange the electorate preferences, in Evenimentul Zilei, we read: "Antonescu and USL, "the losers as a result of the war with Băsescu". According to polls, IRES, USL has lost the capital gathered at the referendum and has fallen by 10 percent in the polls. Crin Antonescu had his image weakened and was overtaken by 7 percent by Victor Ponta, the Romanians have more confidence in. Instead, President Traian Băsescu's increased capital, writes Evenimentul Zilei.
"Infringement for Romania-Romania, on Videanu-Udrea axis" we read in Adevărul. "Abuse like in vain": Greenfield Neighbourhood, from Băneasa Forest, built by Impact SA company, is based on blatantly documents issued by City Hall during the period when Adriean Videanu was mayor. Illegalities were tolerated by the Minister Elena Udrea, who has not responded to the reports and referred to the prosecution service. The European Commission has opened a file against the Romanian State. In Adevărul we learn what connections are between Impact, Videanu and Udrea.
In România Liberă we find The Stellar Story of Neil Armstrong, the first man who walked on the moon. Family of hero-astronaut who died Saturday tells us how we can bring him tribute: "next time you stroll on a clear night and you see the Moon, think of Neil and then wink at him!"
Translated by Denisse-Meda Bucura