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Bail set at RON 200,000 for Penescu

The Arges Tribunal has set on Tuesday a RON 200,000 bail for Cornel Penescu, the FC Arges financier who was preventively arrested as part of the dossier on football corruption. The court has ruled that a decision on the bail request will be taken on Wednesday, May 27. The bail set for Gheorghe Constantin and Liviu Facaleata, the other two persons preventively arrested as part of the same dossier, has been set at RON 15,000 apiece.

A decision on Facaleata’s bail request will be taken also on Wednesday, while Constantin’s similar request will be heard on Friday, May 29.

Romanian volleyball team to take part in Varzim tournament, part of WC 2010 preliminaries

The Romanian men’s national volleyball team will take part in the Varzim tournament in Portugal from Wednesday until Sunday. The tournament is counting for the second stage of the World Cup 2010’s European preliminaries.

The national teams of Romania, Portugal, Greece, Denmark and Slovenia will fight over the three places that assure a qualification for the next stage.

The team coached by Stelian Moculescu will play its first game against Slovenia, on Thursday at 7.30 PM. The team will then play against Portugal (Friday, 10 PM), Greece (Saturday, 8.30 PM) and Denmark (Sunday, 3.30 PM).

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Blanket salary law talks not over yet

The group working on the drafting of a blanket salary law has not managed to reach a conclusion at their latest meeting over establishing the coefficients for the three standard tiers: head doctor, first degree senior high school teacher with a work seniority of 6 to 10 years, and ministerial superior referent, Hotnews reports. This happened as several ministries failed to make the necessary evaluations. The group however decided for university professors to be placed towards the high end of the rank and file, in the top one-third of the single salary chart,’ Valentin Mocanu, a labour state secretary, said.

Gigi Becali thinks highly of Elena Basescu

The financier of Steaua club, Gigi Becali, PRM candidate on the second place on the list for EP elections, declared yesterday at Craiova that he had a good opinion about Elena Basescu, about whom he said that “she is a nice girl,” Agerpres reports. “I have a good opinion about her. She is a nice girl who, as I have understood, has studied in America, and who would be an agreeable appearance in the European Parliament. If she doesn’t do anything, at least to be a pretty face,” Becali said. Asked if he would allow her daughters to make politics, Becali said that he would never do this. Gigi Becali went yesterday to Craiova on electoral campaign together with the PRM leader, Corneliu Vadim Tudor.

ANI requests court to seize EUR 90,000 from the wealth of PDL Senator Dumitru Oprea

The National Integrity Agency asked yesterday Iasi Court of Appeal, Administrative and Fiscal Litigation Section, to take action in the case of PDL Senator Dumitru Oprea, former rector of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University from Iasi, and confiscate the amount of EUR 90,000 that the MP obtained in an unjustified way, reads a press release of the institution. The Agency stressed that it took action after Oprea failed to submit his wealth and interest statements within the legal deadlines.

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Boc claims Gov’t gave Voiculescu correct data

The Government hands out correct data to all those that ask for it and each MP decides what to do next, Prime Minister Emil Boc stated on Tuesday after the Conservative Party MP Dan Voiculescu asked for the prosecution of the Prime Minister for handing out false data in what regards Law 1/2009, Mediafax informs. ‘I want to assure you that the Government, through its relevant agencies and structures, hands out correct information to all those that ask for it and, from this point of view, each MP decides what to do next’ Boc answered.

Senator Dan Voiculescu, the founding president of the Conservative Party, accuses Emil Boc of handing out false information after telling him that the sums needed for offering compensations on the basis of Law 1/2009 ‘are inexistent.’ The Senator added that he will start the procedures needed for the prosecution of the Head of Government. Dan Voiculescu previously asked Prime Minister Emil Boc to explain the reason behind the delay registered by the law that revised the regime of nationalized houses, a law initiated by the Conservative Senator and approved after the filing of contestations within the Constitutional Court. The Head of Government answered that the law is not delayed but it is still undergoing analysis. The Cabinet failed to issue the implementation norms, 30 days after the publication of the Law 1/2009 in the Official Gazette, such as the current legislation requires.

Elections and referendum can be scheduled on the same day, MPs decide

The MPs have rejected yesterday the draft law according to which the Presidential, Parliamentary and EP elections cannot be scheduled on the same day in which a referendum is scheduled. The initiative which had previously passed through Parliament was sent to reexamination and was contested within the Constitutional Court. The Lower Chamber has thus rejected the draft law that sought to modify Article 5 of Law 3/2000 on the organization of a referendum.

CSM: Mild punishments for corruption deeds unjustified

The Legal Commission from The Superior Council of Magistracy analyzed the drafts of the Criminal and Civil Codes and formulated observations which were discussed in CSM meeting of yesterday, Realitatea TV reports. The Superior Council of Magistracy (CSM) endorsed the two draft codes adding several observations. “The mildness of the punishment regime of the corruption deeds is unjustified. The same sanctioning regime should be at least maintained,” judge Dan Lupascu said. Another observation of the Legal Commission of CSM refers to the fact that the notion of social danger is not defined in the new Code. As for the Civil Code, Lupascu said, in the CSM meeting of yesterday, that after the Commission on Civil Code adopted 896 amendments, it is not possible to establish if the result is homogeneous. According to CSM agenda, the plenum of the Council met yesterday to discuss the point of view of the Division on legislation, documentation and litigation (subordinated to the Legal Commission) regarding the project of the new Criminal Code and Civil Code conveyed for endorsement by the Parliament of Romania.

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Romania registers 15 pc drop in new industrial orders

Romania ranks 16th in the EU following the new industrial orders’ 15.6 per cent drop registered in March compared to the same period last year, the Eurostat data shows. Smaller drops were registered in Poland (-14.1 per cent), Latvia (-15 per cent) and Hungary (-15.2 per cent), while the only countries that registered growth when it comes to new industrial orders in March 2009 were Denmark (+14.2 per cent) and Portugal (+0.2 per cent). The most severe drops were registered in Slovenia (-43.3 per cent), Bulgaria (-42.7 per cent), Spain (-34.4 per cent) and Lithuania (-34.2 per cent). The EU average stood at -25.5 per cent. The decline of the 27 member states has slowed down significantly compared to the -33.2 per cent drop registered in February and the -32.7 per cent drop registered in January.

Fitch gives Brasov a ‘BB plus’ rating

Fitch Ratings, the financial ratings company, has given Brasov on Tuesday a ‘BB plus’ rating for long-term foreign currency loans, a ‘BBB minus’ rating for long-term RON-denominated loans and a ‘B’ rating for short-term foreign currency loans, with negative perspectives for the long-term ratings, a communiqué issued by the ratings agency points out, Agerpres informs. The local authorities expect the investments to reach a level of RON 190 M in the 2009-2012 period, with 30 per cent of them set to be financed through loans that could lead to a deficit in the following years. Nevertheless, the agency considers that Brasov has the flexibility of postponing or even canceling some capital expenditures. The investments have the goal of improving the city’s infrastructure in order to make it more attractive for the business environment.

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