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Mirel Radoi, Saudi Arabia’s best footballer


Romanian football player Mirel Radoi, with the side Al Hilal, was picked as the best player in the Saudi premier league, following a poll conducted by the press in Riyadh, with voting options expressed by more than five million people.


The Romanian defender vied for the honour with striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi of Al Nasr. Radoi got 1,797,982 votes, 32.38 per cent of the overall 5,552,639, and Al-Sahlawi ranked second, on 1,767,142 votes, 31.38 per cent. The Romanian international will be invited at a formal gala in Saudi Arabia to be awarded the trophy, sport.ro reports. French press wrote that Paris Saint Germain is interested in Radoi, yet Al Hilal gives no signs to let the Romanian leave the club.


FC Vaslui
enters Spanish era



FC Vaslui, to be coached this season by Spaniard Lopez Caro, is interested to acquire Spanish central back Martin Pulido, whose contract with real Zaragoza is due to expire June 30, Agerpres quoted the daily newspaper Marca as reporting. “Central defender Ruben Pulido is examining offers from Turkish club Trabzonspor and Romanian team FC Vaslui, trained by Lopez Caro, and the contract extension offer from his current club, Real Zaragoza.


Pulido is set to reach a decision at the soonest, and it appears he will have signed with one of the clubs by the end of this week. Doubtless, the financial offer by the Romanian club is the best,” the source stated.


Rapid’s budget –
EUR 6.5 M



This coming season, Rapid Bucharest football club will have a budget of EUR 6.5 M, and is to pay this year about EUR 4 M representing arrears the club has been owing for the past two years. “We have set the club’s budget for next season at EUR 6.5 M. In September we will pay debts of over EUR 3.5 M, from 2008, yet not to the state, to which we don’t even owe a single RON. Actually, Rapid will have a budget of over EUR 10 M in the upcoming season, yet it can only use EUR 6.5 M, as the remainder will go into paying the debts owed. Now, we are going to see how much would be spent, it all depends on how Mr. Dinu manages the budget,” the club’s owner, George Copos, announced. Dinu Gheorghe is the club’s new president, a position to which he was named earlier this month.


An American to coach the basketball national team?


The Romanian Basketball Association will negotiate with American coach Carl John Neumann his taking over as coach of Romania’s national team, Agerpres reports. Neumann arrived in Bucharest Wednesday and already held a first round of talks with FRB officials. People familiar with the FRB say Carl John Neumann has recommendation letters signed by several NBA coaches. Carl John Neumann was born September 11, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a professional player and coached basketball teams in the US, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, Kuwait, Lebanon, China and Japan.

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Two Bucharest Financial Guard commissars
indicted for taking bribes



Two commissars of the Financial Guard department in Bucharest have been referred to court while on remand by the National Anti-corruption Directorate on bribe counts. According to the indictment, defendants Kolozsi Valentin Laurentiu and Gheorghe Florin – both working as commissars for the Bucharest Financial Guard – while performing a specialized inspection at a company specialising in mortuary services, demanded to be paid a total of RON 3,000 by the company manager (the person as the one who reported them). The commissars promised not to suspend the activity of the company, not file penal complaint and not fine it with RON 25,000, DNA says.


Deputy first-prosecutor sent to court for
influence peddling



The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) sent in court the deputy first-prosecutor of the Bucharest District 2 Tribunal, Iulian Craciunescu, on a charge of influence peddling, DNA announces in a press release quoted by Agerpres. According to the indictment act, in December 2009 Craciunescu used his position of deputy first-prosecutor of the Bucharest District 2 Tribunal and the influence he had upon magistrates of the same tribunal to receive RON 1,000 from a denouncer, whom he promised to convince his fellow prosecutors to solve with celerity three criminal files where he was claimant.

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UNPR leaders meet US mayor


Romania has huge opportunities of development and investments, a vibrant economy, and it is a base for important companies, the mayor of the town of Aurora (Illinois, USA) said yesterday, at the end of a meeting with the honorary president of the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR), Cristian Diaconescu, and party vice-president Florentin Pandele. Weisner, who paid a three-day visit to Romania following an invitation issued by Pandele – the mayor of Voluntari a small town on the outskirts of Bucharest – was declared a honorary citizen of this town, Agerpres reports. During the meeting, the two sides approached the possibilities of collaboration between Romania and the United States at local level. Diaconescu made for Weisner a brief overview of the political, social and economic situation in Romania, emphasising the fact that UNPR supports the acting Executive in view of securing the political and economic stability in a difficult moment, caused by the ongoing financial crisis.


Woman kills herself by jumping
in front of metro train



Bucharest metro traffic was restricted yesterday afternoon, between Romana and Tineretului stations, after a woman threw herself in front of an incoming train, Metrorex manager Gheorghe Udriste announced, quoted by Mediafax. ‘Antena 3’ TV channel reports that the woman died after he threw herself in front of a train, at the Unirea 2 subway station. Bucharest Police spokesman Christian Ciocan said a young woman aged about 18 or 19 threw herself on the tracks, as the train was entering the station. Traffic in direction of IMGB terminal station was temporarily interrupted, Ciocan added. According to the same source, officers of the Homicide Department and Metrorex employees rushed to the scene. Sources with the Bucharest Inspectorate for Emergency Situations said an ambulance responded to the call, but the medics could do nothing for the young woman.


Police launch nationwide campaign
to curb crime rate



The Romanian Police on Tuesday launched a nationwide campaign designed to prevent crime and called ‘Choose Safety!’ The campaign will unfold from June to November 2010 under the slogan ‘Do not make offenders’ life easy!’ Police informs by release. ‘The aim of the campaign is to make the public aware of self-protection precautions people ought to be taking in order to reduce the risk of becoming victims of crime. An analysis of crime rates in the last few years has shown that property offences hold a major weight in the total criminal phenomenon, which makes prevention of this particular type of crime the national priority for the Romanian Police force in 2010, the release further notes. Starting from the need to diversify and intensify communication with the public in order to provide it with as much permanently updated information as possible, the campaign will communicate its message via a specialized website containing preventive recommendations specific to most common offences reported recently, as well as through audio-video spots produced in public-private partnership.

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EIB lends EUR 175 M to ProCredit
subsidiaries



The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering lending a total of EUR 175 M to a number of ProCredit Bank in Europe subsidiaries, including the one in Romania, with the money to be used for further financing small and medium-sized enterprises, the European lending organization informs according to Mediafax. The recipients of the loan will be PtoCredit Holding subsidiaries in Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Albania, R. Moldova, Kosovo, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the EU member states as well as in Western Balkans countries, the funds are to finance medium-sized projects implemented by SMEs, infrastructure projects implemented by local authorities and investments in the energy, environment, health and education sectors made by any beneficiary irrespective of size. ProCredit Bank Romania will increase registered share capital with EUR 5 M this year and with a maximum of EUR 18 M by 2014, in order to fulfill BNR requirements and continue lending money to SMEs and farmers, according to a May EBRD announcement.


New Alpha Tax Protect deposit
from Alpha Bank



Alpha Bank Romania is offering new time deposit – Alpha Tax Protect – where interest rates are expressed net of tax, therefore the total gain being unaffected by the contemplated tax on bank deposit interest, a press release informs. The new time deposit called Alpha tax Protect may be opened by natural persons in RON, EUR or USD for a period of 4 weeks. The minimum required amount is RON 50, EUR 15 and USD 25. The annual interest paid by the bank is: 7.75 per cent – RON, 3.75 per cent – EUR and 3.25 per cent – USD. In addition, the bank charges no cash withdrawal commission on the maturity date and in the following three working days. ‘Alpha Tax Protect is the first banking product offering customers total conservation for gains from deposit interest. The idea of creating a deposit like this one came from the wish to give our customers full protection and guaranteed gain, in the spirit of transparency and honesty our Bank has always shown with all its offers,’ Melania Bardac, head of Alpha Bank Retail Product Development Division, said.


Parliament received nominations
for the Fiscal Council



The Minister of Public Finance, Sebastian Vladescu, sent into Parliament the names of candidates nominated for the Fiscal Council, namely, Lucian Albu, Tatiana Mosteanu, Razvan Stanca, Silviu Seitan and Gabriel Mateescu, Mediafax informs. The minister sent the Speakers of the Chambers a letter on the organizing of hearings to appoint the members of the Fiscal Council, pointing that “The fiscal-budget accountability law, which the Romanian Government committed to in the stand-by agreement with the IMF stipulates the founding of a Fiscal Council as an independent body, comprising five members with expertise in the field of macroeconomic and budget policies”. Vladescu added that this Fiscal Council “would assist the Government and Parliament in the process of drafting and running fiscal and budget policies, to ensure the quality of macroeconomic forecasts which lay the basis for budget estimates and budget policies on a medium and long-term.” He explained that the members of the Fiscal Council were nominated by the Romanian Academy, the Central Bank, the Economic Sciences Academy in Bucharest, the Romanian Banking Institute and the Romanian Banks’ Association.

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Court rules in favour of Rosia Montana Gold Corporation


Rosia Montana Gold Corporation (RMGC) won the trial which called for the annulment of 68/2004 town planning certificate, issued to RMGC by the Alba County Council, according to a release by the corporation remitted to our editing office. The petition for annulment was presented by the Alburnus Maior Association. The 68/2004 town planning certificate was issued in 2004, before the drafting of the environmental impact analysis for the Rosia Montana project. RMGC will continue actions stipulated by Romanian law with a view to obtaining preliminary approvals and licenses needed for the implementation of the Rosia Montana mining project. “We trust that the competent authorities will resume, as soon as possible, the procedure to evaluate the environmental impact of the Rosia Montana Project. What we require is a fair and transparent evaluation of our technical project, an evaluation which any serious-minded investor, as well as the local community, is entitled to,” Dragos Tanase, general manager of RMGC, stated.


Medvedev: Bulgaria and Romania, not rivals over South Stream


Gazprom Vice-President Aleksandr Medvedev has stated the potential inclusion of Romania to the South Stream project would not necessarily mean that the option of using Bulgarian territory is automatically dropped, ITAR-TASS informs, according to ‘Romania libera’ daily.


‘At Romania’s proposal, the step to be covered for the time being is a simple technical and economic evaluation rather than the preparation of the full technical and economic paperwork for Romania’s joining the project,’ Medvedev explained, commenting on the outcome of negotiations between Gazprom head Aleksei Miller and Romanian Economy Minister Adriean Videanu. According to Medvedev, the evaluation will answer a very important question, ‘if, from an economic point of view, Romania’s entry would be efficient or not’. In addition, he said ‘there are also geological factors involved. This is why Bulgaria and Romania cannot be put face to face’.

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