Constanta: Army aircraft makes emergency landing
An American Hercules C130 aircraft, with 32 soldiers on board, made an emergency landing at Mihail Kogalniceanu airport in Constanta yesterday morning, after the smoke sensor in the cockpit went on automatically. According to sources within the Ministry of Transportations, the aircraft took off approximately one hour later, after all the problems were solved.
Quake with magnitude of 4.2 on Richter scale in Vrancea
A quake with the magnitude of 4.2 on Richter scale occurred yesterday morning, by 4.15 h. in Vrancea area, around 55 km away from Buzau, Agerpres informs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122 km and, according to the National Research and Development Institute for the Physics of Earth, it had the intensity of II on Mercalli scale in the epicentral area.
Survey: Romanian MEPs in the top absentees
The Romanian MEPs are in the top. The Romanians nearly have the most numerous absences at the meetings of the European Parliament. The only ones to outdistance the Romanians are the Italians, reads a survey quoted by Realitatea TV. According to the data furnished by London School of Economics and the Free University from Brussels, the Austrian representatives participated to the most numerous meetings of Parliament, with a presence of 92.71 per cent. At the opposite pole, Italy registered a presence of only 71.93 per cent and Romania of 78.46 per cent. However, the bad pupils are present at least half of the period, in the context in which the MEPs do not receive a share of the allowances if they do not participate to vote. The survey also shows that only six MEPs have attended all the sessions during their term of office.
Mothers who give birth to twins or triplets to receive state allowance for each child
The Senate plenum on Monday passed a legislative proposal whereby an extra allowance of RON 600 is given for each child born from multiple pregnancies, twin or triplet, starting with the second child, aside from the allowance established by law. The proposal was made by some deputies from among national minorities other than Magyar, and also by lawmakers with the National Liberal Party and the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL), according to Realitatea TV. The law’s proponent also specified that the ‘persons under payment at the date the law comes into force’ also benefit from the childrearing allocation.
Electoral document attributed to PDL rouses the spirits
A document of the Political Rating Agency regarding the electoral campaign strategies was released yesterday by the media under the signature of PDL. The document was one step away from rousing the spirits in the coalition, because it arose that PDL proposed as electoral strategy to “corner” PSD and to “minimize PNL.” Mircea Toader and Roberta Anastase from PDL had reacted promptly saying that the document does not belong to PDL. PSD reacted with reserves to the document, saying through the voice of its leader Mircea Geoana that if its authenticity is proved, PDL shows lack of loyalty. Subsequently, the consultant Cristian Andrei declared for ImpactNews that the allegedly internal document is actually an independent analysis of the Political Rating Agency, intended for close persons and having chiefly “a promotional character.” He said that PNL Senator Marius Nicoara took first possession of the document which was forged, but the text being entirely maintained.