Timisoara-Iasi plane damaged
A plane flying between Timisoara and Iasi was forced to return to the Timisoara airport, 20 minutes after take-off, because of a technical problem, Realitatea TV reported. The damaged plane is a SAAB 2000 run by Carpat Air. A total of 50 passengers were on board of the airplane. All the passengers were immediately taken off the plane. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The passengers were told that the plane had an engine problem and they were boarded on another plane to continue their trip. By the time “Nine O’Clock” went to print, the company’s representatives had not yet made any official statement to explain what caused the problem. A technical team was trying to identify what triggered the incident.
PNL challenge ordinance naming Geoana CSAT vice president
The Liberal Party will file a complaint with the Constitutional Court in relation to a government ordinance under which the holder of the Senate Speaker position becomes vice president of the Supreme Defence Council (CSAT), HotNews reported. Liberals say that this law damages one of the fundamental institutions of the state. The current Senate Speaker is Social Democrat leader Mircea Geoana. Liberals have previously said that the law was changed precisely in order to allow Geoana to become a member of the CSAT, after he gave up the PM post to Emil Boc.
On the ither hand, Liberal deputy George Scutaru, deputy chairman of the Commission for defence, public order and national security, said yesterday he would propose his fellow commission members to submit a simple motion on Defence, if the relevant minister, Mihai Stanisoara, wouldn’t come before Parliament to present the effects this budget rectification has on the field he is in charge of. Liberals have tendered two more simple motions in the Lower House this parliamentary session, on education and agriculture respectively, both rejected by the plenum. On Monday, the National Liberal Party (PNL) put forth a censure motion on budget rectification.
Fixed speed cameras suspended
The Police have withdrawn the permits for the operation of fixed speed cameras planted around the country under agreements between municipalities sand various private companies, Realitatea TV reports. The only preserved traffic control system is the one on DN 1 that is totally property of the Police.
On April 24, Romanian Police chief Petre Toba asked for the suspension of the fixed speed cameras installed by the local authorities. Sources say the reason is the absence of the legal framework allowing such systems to operate.
Another adviser to Oprescu, dissatisfied with the mayor
Following Victor Dumitriu, Cornel Comsa and Rose Olanescu, another of Bucharest General Mayor Sori Oprescu’s advisers, Adrian Thiess, said yesterday he was unhappy with how Oprescu is doing his job.
Thiess publicly asked the mayor to pass immediate measures so as to continue collaboration, Agerpres said. The adviser added that if these measures are not taken by the general mayor, he is seriously considering resignation. In turn, Oprescu replied Thiess by saying that allegation leveled against team mates “symbolize social impotence and mercantilism”. Oprescu also said he was “slightly surprised” with his adviser’s attitude but he added that is aware of the fact “some people gather a lot of frustration during their life”.