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July 10th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
When Walter Benjamin wrote, in 1936, his short essay that would decisively influence aesthetic conceptions and cultural studies, `The work of art in the age of mechanical...

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Inflation – new historic low in 24 years

Inflation – new historic low in 24 years

July 10th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Consumer prices decline 0.3 pc in June.. Year-over-year inflation rate in Romania reached a new historic low of 0.66 percent in June as consumer prices declined nearly 0.3...

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ANI: Romanian ambassador to UNESCO  has wealth he cannot account for

ANI: Romanian ambassador to UNESCO has wealth he cannot account for

July 10th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The National Agency for Integrity (ANI) has found that Romanian ambassador to UNESCO Nicolae Manolescu has a difference of EUR 78,000 he cannot account for between the wealth...

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Two Romanians, accused of raping a Polish student in Milan

July 10th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
A Romanian immigrant was arrested and another is searched internationally under the accusation of beating and raping a Polish student, in the center of Milan, Mediafax reports,...

World»

Deaths rise in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Deaths rise in Israeli air strikes on Gaza

July 10th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
76 dead, some 500 people injured overall. Ground offensive might happen “quite soon”, Israeli President Shimon Peres says. Up to 20 people have been killed in the deadliest...

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Inflation – new historic low in 24 years

Consumer prices decline 0.3 pc in June.. Year-over-year inflation rate in Romania reached a new historic low of 0.66 percent in June as consumer prices declined nearly 0.3 percent in June 2014 from May 2014, amidst falling prices for food and services, data released on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INS) reveal. In May [...]

ANI: Romanian ambassador to UNESCO has wealth he cannot account for

The National Agency for Integrity (ANI) has found that Romanian ambassador to UNESCO Nicolae Manolescu has a difference of EUR 78,000 he cannot account for between the wealth he has actually gained and the incomes he declared to have made together with his wife. According to an ANI  release quoted by Agerpres on Thursday, Manolescu [...]

Basescu: When I finish my term in office I will try to defend my brother

The President considered resigning following his brother’s corruption scandal, but gave up on the idea because his resignation would not have given the opposition a chance in the presidential elections. President Basescu admitted yesterday on ‘Adevarul Live’ that he also considered the option of filing his resignation against the backdrop of the scandal in which [...]

Clawback provisions block EUR 50 M investments in drugs plants

The clawback tax has become one of the most disputed legal provisions of the past three years. Moreover, due to the clawback, the investors who intended to build plants in Romania blocked their investments. “Romania risks missing on investments in amount of EUR 50 million this year meant for local production facilities… I know of [...]

More than 300 Romanian and foreign writers at Iasi Literature Festival

Herta Muller and David Lodge have already confirmed their participation. More than 300 Romanian and foreign writers and translators will participate between October 1 and 5 at the International Literature and Translation Festival in Iasi, as Herta Muller and David Lodge have already confirmed their participation, reports Mediafax. The manager of the International Literature and [...]

Ministries suspected of corruption, DNA starts criminal proceedings

The case focuses on the use of educational licenses, following a notification of the PM’s Inspection Body. Former Education Ministers Daniel Funeriu and Valerian Vreme on the list, among others. The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) initiated criminal proceedings in rem for traffic peddling, corruption, offering and accepting bribe, and abuse of office charges brought in [...]

President of the UN General Assembly John W. Ashes to visit Romania in end-July

The President of the United Nations’ (UN) General Assembly, John W. Ashe, is going to pay a working visit to Romania at the end of July, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MMSC) announced a press release quoted by Agerpres. The visit was announced during a bilateral meeting between John W. Ashe and the [...]

Lawmen take Bercea Mondial clan by storm

The influence peddling case involving the head of state’s brother Mircea Basescu and Sandu Anghel aka Bercea Mondial has forced judicial authorities to bring to light new cases implicating  the members of the Bercea clan. Bercea Mondial’s brother, Amar Generalu’, has been remanded in custody on suspicion of defrauding the state by RON 360,000. The [...]

Nicusor Constantinescu could have been operated in the country, medical documents not authentic

Nicusor Constantinescu received the permission to undergo surgery within the US although the Romanian health system had both the medical equipment and the high-quality doctors necessary, while the documents from the US cannot be considered authentic, the Bucharest Court of Appeals (CAB) stated when explaining its decision to reject the request to revoke the judicial [...]

Voiculescu remains under judicial control

The judicial control measure imposed by anticorruption prosecutors on Dan Voiculescu, founding chairman of the Conservative Party (PC) for blackmail charges will be maintained, as the Bucharest Court rejected his request for it to be lifted on Thursday, Mediafax reports. The court decision is not final and can be challenged with the Bucharest Court of [...]