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Women’s handball: Romania qualifies to European Championship finals


Romania defeated Switzerland on Saturday at Targu Mures by 37-26 (18-11) in the last game of preliminary groups. As a result, the women’s national team qualified for the European Championship finals in Norway and Denmark to take place in December 2010. Romania qualifies from the second place in the preliminary group, after scoring victories against Portugal and Switzerland, while against Ukraine it registered a draw and a defeat. The draw for the European Championship groups will take place on June 5 at Odense.


Table tennis: Romania defeated by Croatia
in fight for 11th position



Romania was defeated on Saturday by Croatia in Moscow, in the fight for the 11th place of the World Championship. The the first game Bernadette Szocs was defeated by Andrea Bakula 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7, while in the second game Camelia Postoaca lost to Mirela Durak 2-3 (14-12, 9-11, 11-9, 5-11, 10-12). Daniela Dodean won the single point for Romania, after defeating Tamara Boros 3-0 (11-8, 11-2, 11-8). In the last game Bernadette Szocs lost 3-0 (12-10, 11-6, 11-7) to Mirela Durak.


Klitschko beats Sosnowski in 10th round TKO


Vitali Klitschko beat challenger Albert Sosnowski by technical knock-out on Saturday, ending the Pole’s bid to become his country’s first heavyweight champion. Towering over his lighter opponent, Klitschko clinched a successful defence of his WBC title when the fight was stopped in the 10th round. The 38-year-old Ukrainian dominated the fight, with the younger Sosnowski forced to work to the body after failing to connect to the head. “Albert gave everything … but experience played an important role,” Klitschko told some 60,000 spectators after the contest in Schalke 04’s soccer stadium in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Keeping Sosnowski at bay with an outstretched left arm throughout much of the bout, Klitschko baited the challenger before hammering the shorter man down to the canvas with an explosive combination that ended the fight. Klitschko may now turn his attention to Britain’s David Haye, who holds the WBA title. Vitali’s brother Vladimir holds the WBO, IBF and IBO belts.


Juventus remember ‘cursed night’ of Heysel 25 years on


Juventus will create a memorial at their new stadium to remember the victims of Heysel, their club president said on the 25th anniversary of the disaster. Juve held a memorial service at their club headquarters and a Turin church on Saturday. Thirty-nine people, mainly Italians, died at the stadium in Brussels when a wall collapsed after Liverpool fans charged Juventus supporters before the 1985 European Cup final, which was won 1-0 by Juve. “In the new stadium we are building there will be a place dedicated to the victims of that night who are always in our hearts,” Juve president Andrea Agnelli told the audience of current and ex-Juve players and dignitaries. Their new stadium is set for completion next year.

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Ion Diaconescu demands EUR 18 M for horrific communist jail treatment


Ion Diaconescu, a former leader of the National Peasant Christian-Democratic Party (PNTCD) demands EUR 18 M from the Romanian state for his horrific detention in communist prisons. Diaconescu’s lawyers taught Bucharest Tribunal judges history lessons Friday. Attendees included Finance Ministry officials, who called for the quantum claimed to be reduced. A laidback and hopeful Victor Ciorbea, Diaconescu’s lawyer, attached to the dossier the evidence attesting to the former PNTCD leader deserving the amount claimed. Finance Ministry officials told the court the sum claimed is exaggerated. The court is to reach a decision on the case.


Over 30 Liberals taken to hospital
for food poisoning



Over 30 members of the Vrancea organization of the National Liberal Party (PNL) were taken to the Focsani County hospital, presenting symptoms of food poisoning, having attended a party at a local restaurant after a county electoral conference, Mediafax reports. Focsani Deputy Mayor Vasile Dobre said he felt ill having eaten some appetizers at a restaurant on the city’s outskirts. He also said he was admitted to hospital with headaches, nausea and vomiting. The deputy mayor said several of his fellow Liberals got to hospital for similar symptoms.


Hundreds of medical staff set to work abroad


Low pay is the chief reason for which medical staffs decide to go and work abroad. Tens of positions have been offered by foreign companies at the 2nd ‘Careers in White’ job fair in Cluj-Napoca. The bulk of job offers come from Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Canada or the United Arab Emirate. And that, while here, in Romania, no position has been put up for contest for University of Medicine and Pharmacy graduates.

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Road accident on Transylvania motorway leaves one dead


A 26-year-old man died at noon yesterday in a car accident on Transylvania motorway. The accident, which happened at between Gilau and Turda, involved an Alfa Romeo car matriculated in Sibiu County. Official sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said the driver failed to adjust the car’s speed to the wet road conditions, which resulted in the car crashing into a wall. The wet road caused the car to skid off the road, the quoted source said. This is the first deadly accident since segment 2B Gilau-Turda opened. No additional information was released by the time ‘Nine O’Clock’ went to press.


Three rescued after being stranded
in Alba cave



Three people who got stuck on Saturday evening in a cave in Alba County were found alive by rescue teams on Sunday, Mediafax reports.


Alina Balas, spokeswoman for the Alba Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU), stated that Alba authorities received a 112 call Saturday evening, asking for help towards the rescuing of three people who remained stranded in the ‘Huda lui Papara’ cave, after the flow rose of the water course crossing the cave. ISU Alba First Deputy Chief Inspector Cornel Oprisa said the three, along with seven others were conducting measurements for some relevant research. The cave is located on the north-western side of the Trascaului Mountains. Speleologists say the cave is quite challenging a place, given it having the tallest gallery, the longest underground water course, the highest flow and the largest waterfall of any cave in Romania. It also has the largest colony of bats in Europe.

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Renault, Mahindra in race for S.Korea Ssangyong Motor


France’s Renault SA and India’s top utility vehicle maker Mahindra are in the running to buy troubled South Korean SUV maker Ssangyong Motor, sources said on Friday, in a deal worth up to USD 500 million. The participation of high profile international firms in the auction was seen as a potential threat to the dominance enjoyed by South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors, not only on their home turf but in export markets. Seven foreign and South Korean companies have submitted letters of intent for Ssangyong, 10 percent owned by China’s SAIC Motor Corp, by the Friday deadline, Ssangyong said. Shares in Ssangyong jumped by their 15 percent daily limit on reports of the unexpectedly strong interest. The stock, with a market cap of 455 billion won (USD 372 million), closed up 13 percent in turnover 13 times the average over the past 30 days.


Tourism minister blames businessman Patriciu
for pension cuts



Minister of Regional Development and Tourism (MDRT) Elena Udrea stated that pensions will be cut by 15 per cent starting June 1 because businessman Dinu Patriciu, former owner of Rompetrol group, failed to pay his USD 600 M-debt to the state. “If Mr. Dinu Patricu, the mentor and financer of Mr. Crin Antonescu, (…) paid his debt to the Romanian state, amounting to USD 600 M, we would no longer be forced to cut low pensions,” Udrea said, in a talk-show on B1 TV. The amount of USD 600 M is no longer Patriciu’s debt to the state, however, but the debt of the Kazakhs of KazMunaiGaz, current owners of the Rompetrol group. In 2007, Patriciu sold the Kazakh state-owned company a package of 75 per cent of Rompetrol shares, and the rest of 25 per cent, in June 2009, a transaction for which the businessmen cashed in approximately USD 1.7 bln.

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Eureko to sell Euroclinic


Eureko Group will sell the Euroclinic Hospital & Medical Centres Company that owns one hospital and several clinics for over EUR 30 M, sources from the medical services market told Mediafax. “At present medical services in Romania are drawing a lot of investments. Eureko, the first company to supply medical services in Romania through its Euroclinic subsidiary is constantly approached by investors. We are (…) in process of continuous expansion, that is why we are permanently taking into consideration all available options that would support our growth strategy, including potential partnerships,” Frans van der Ent, Country Manager Eureko Romania, stated. In 2008 Eureko negotiated with several companies in view of selling Euroclinic but the onset of the economic crisis led to the interruption of talks.


Retail company Diverta files
for insolvency



Diverta, a retail company owned by businessman Octavian Radu, has filed for insolvency. “Diverta’s debts surpass EUR 10 M, that is why we chose to file for insolvency. The economic context and developers’ (commercial centres – editor’s note) lack of flexibility have caused cash-flow problems,” Amalia Buliga, general manager Diverta, stated for “Ziarul Financiar” on Friday. The Transylvania Insolvency House will be the judicial administrator. Radu pointed out that some stores started to “consume” more than they produced (gross margin), the consequence being an accumulation of debt towards suppliers and developers and defaulting.


Romania’s average natural gas price, smallest in the EU


In the second half of 2009, Romania’s natural gas price for household consumers (EUR 7.45 per GJ) was the lowest in the European Union, with the average price in the EU being almost double, while its natural gas price for industrial consumers was last but one in the EU. According to Eurostat, in the second half of 2009 the average price of natural gas in Romania stood at RON 31.66 per GJ. The average price for household consumers in the EU during the same period stood at EUR 14.67 per GJ. The report however lacks data on four states. From July to December, taxes’ share in the total price of a GJ of natural gas stood at 45.5 per cent in Romania, the second-highest level in the EU after that reported by Denmark (50.4 per cent).

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