National Press Review July 24
Articles from Ziarul Financiar, Adevărul, Evenimentul Zilei, Jurnalul Naţional, România Liberă and Cronica Română.
Articol de Alexandra Stoica, 24 Iulie 2012, 13:14
"The drought will evaporate 1,5 billion Euros from farmers 'accounts' estimates ZIARUL FINANCIAR. So that would mean reducing corn and sunflower productions by 30 percent in view of the current quotations. ZIARUL FINANCIAR also writes: "The euro-leu rate has become the battlefield in the war referendum". First vicepresident PDL Cezar Preda said yesterday that the Democrat-Liberals deemed "Yes" to the referendum, the crisis is prolonged for at least three months, during which the euro will jump by 5 lei, in contrast, "no" means to stabilize the national currency, leu. From the opposing camp, the PNL vicepresident Varujan Vosganian says that, on the contrary, the dismissal of president Traian Băsescu would bring the national currency, leu to a landing which does not threaten Romanians’ loans.
"The referendum again at CCR’s dismissal ", writes JURNALUL NAŢIONAL. Today the judges of the Court will decide if the vote didn't come 50 percent plus one of those enrolled on the electoral roll. Meanwhile, the PDL leaders come together to answer the question "whether boycott or not the referendum ?". However, the boycott could lead to invalidation of the votes not only, but also to delegitimation as President believes the newspaper.
We also read in ROMÂNIA LIBERĂ that "PDL is increasingly tempted to boycott", given that nearly 70 percent of those who say they will go to the ballot box, they vote for the dismissal of president Traian Băsescu. If the Democrat-Liberals go on the boycott, they will "take" in massive fraud charges that USL would prepare it, believes the newspaper.
EVENIMENTUL ZILEI takes allegations of PDL and writes on the front page "Stop the vast fraud!". The Government would have hidden in the annexes of the Emergency Ordinance a number of provisions that facilitates the robbery on July 29, supports the newspaper. Such suspicions are justified : there will be no clear evidence of stamps in a voting section, there will be fewer offices for handling appeals and at the seaside people will be able to vote in restaurants and hotels, in voting sections with unclear state. "The chain of suspicions", also writes ADEVĂRUL. And here we find a list of loopholes that PDL accuses that would be left by the government for irregularities at the referendum.
CRONICA ROMÂNĂ makes "Scenarios of total deadlock", neither of which will bring stability. Scenario 1: the return of Băsescu at Cotroceni will intensify struggles for power by 2014. Scenario 2: the dismissal will lead to early presidential elections, followed by the parliamentary ones. So from the campaign in the campaign. Does anyone believes that any USL leader has an itch for governing a country that sinking ever deeper into the mire, wonder journalists. Traian Băsescu, most likely, will head back to the PDL. His future without immunity, will resemble that of Adrian Năstase, CRONICA ROMÂNĂ estimates.
What Traian Băsescu answered the questions about his wealth, security and Fleet we can read in ADEVĂRUL.
In ROMÂNIA LIBERĂ we find a interview with the President suspended, which argues that the "USL prepares also third suspension". Among the topics discussed: the role of secret services in the Ungureanu Government’s debacle and whether or not involved Kremlin in triggering political crisis. We find out how Traian Băsescu characterizes Sorin Blejnar’s performance as head at ANAF and former Defence Minister, Gabriel Oprea.
"Ponta milled by Năstase's men," writes ADEVĂRUL . The newspaper notifies the coincidence that the experts who had prepared the report on the basis of which the Council of Ethics decided that the thesis is not plagiarism are Adrian Năstase's close friends.
In JURNALUL NAŢIONAL we can read: "Udrea has made robbery from citizens’ robbery", accuses the current Minister of Regional Development and Tourism. 30 toilet covers for the ministry bought with 15,000 euros, roads linking "nothing with nothing" gyms in villages with few inhabitants-are some of the deficiencies that Minister Hellvig found and to which he will refer DNA( National Anticorruption Directorate) or Prosecutor’s Office.
"Energy Holding Company is about to get maintenance contract with Hydroelectric, minus 3 years", we learn in ZIARUL FINANCIAR. Final discussions are taking place today. Energy Holding Company is the company with the second largest energy contract with producer State. Now buys hydro energy with 130 lei per MWh, while the market has exceeded 220 lei.
Where do so many fires in the mountains? "Carpathian Fires caused by people", we read in ROMÂNIA LIBERĂ. Shepherds giving fire to mountain pines, tourists leave behind their fires lit or berry pickers who throw cigarette butts lit-negligence to repair very difficult, because at over 1000 meters is a true ordeal to turning off the fire.
Translated by Denisse-Meda Bucura
MTTLC, Bucharest University