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Exhibition on Second Vienna Award, at Alba Iulia National Unification Museum


The National Unification Museum in Alba Iulia hosts an exhibition of documents, photographs and maps on the 1940 Second Vienna Award and the atrocities that Transylvanian Romanians were subjected to by the Hungarian authorities, Mediafax reports. A spokesman for the museum, Liviu Zgarciu, told the agency on Monday, that the exhibition, titled “1940 – A Tragic Year in Romanian History. 70 Years since the Second Vienna Award”, comprises maps, documents, charts and photographs from the archive. “The exhibition proposes to evoke, by means of documents, maps, charts and photographs, the dramatic moments that Romania faced in the summer of 1940. These include, first and foremost, the Second Vienna Award, the international act of August 30, 1940, following which Romania was forced, by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, to relinquish almost half of Transylvania’s territory to Horthy’s Hungary,” Zgarciu stated. The exhibition is running until October 25.


Byzantine concerts by the “Stavreopoleos” Group in Bucharest bookshops


The “Stavreopoleos” Group will offer, on September 10 and 11, a series of Byzantine music concerts in the Carturesti-MTR, “Mihai Eminescu” and Humanitas-Kretzulescu bookshops. The recitals will be preceded by a presentation of the “Manuscrise bizantine in colectii bucurestene” (Byzantine manuscripts in Bucharest collections) album, published by the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) Publishing House. The “Stavreopoleos” Group concerts open the ICR Publishing House program in Bucharest bookshops, which will associate book launches with artistic and cultural events – concerts, lectures, exhibitions. On Friday, September 10, at 20:00, the “Stavreopoleos” Group will concert at the Carturesti-MTR bookshop (3 Kiseleff Street, entrance through Monetariei Street), and, on Saturday, September 11, concerts will be held at the “Mihai Eminescu” bookshop (16 Regina Elisabeta Blvd.), starting 12:00, and at the Humanitas-Kretzulescu bookshop (45 Calea Victoriei), starting 16:00, the ICR release announces.

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Mamaia 2010 Music Festival top prize won by Daniela Mihaela Cojocaru


Daniela Mihaela Cojocaru won the Mamaia 2010 Trophy, granted in the 40th edition of the Pop Music Festival, after having performed “Trurli”, composed by Vasile Vasilache, Mediafax reports. In the Performance section, the top prize was won by Cristina Florentina Vasiu, who sang “Suflet gol” (Empty Heart – songwriter: Petru Mircea), the 2nd prize went to Rodica Elena Tudor, singing “Tu n-ai avut curaj” (You didn’t have the courage – songwriter: Serban Georgescu), and the third to Cristina Andreea Stroe, singing “Dor de viata” (Lust for Life – from Aura Urziceanu’s repertoire). In the Songwriting section, the first prize went to the song “La umbra ta” (In your shade) – song and lyrics by Dragos Dinca, sung by Lucia Carmen Dumitrescu. The second prize was claimed by “Misterioasa mea” (My Mystery Girl) – song by Nicolae Caragia, lyrics by Daniela Doroftei, singer Mihai Bajenaru, while the third was won by “O viata de artist” (An Artist’s Life) – song by Marcel Dragomir, lyrics by Eugen Dumitru, singer Mihaela Mihai. The “Teo Peter” Award went to the Black Sea Orchestra and Elena Gatcin, for “Doar muzica” (Nothing but the music, song by Elena Gatcin, lyrics by Iulia Pana).


The Wailers concert moves at the Roman Arena


The concert which the famous band founded by Bob Marley, The Wailers, will offer, on September 10, in Bucharest, will take place at the Arenele Romane, not at the Palace Hall, as initially announced, organisers King Size Production and Bring the Noise inform. “The decision to change the venue was determined by the fact that Arenele Romane is larger and offers better visibility to all spectators. An open-air venue, with excellent acoustics, it is the ideal venue for the energetic concert which The Wailers have prepared,” the organizers say. The tickets for the concert are all priced at RON 90. They can be purchased, online, on the www.ticketpoint.ro, www.biletoo.ro and www.bilete.ro websites, in the Diverta network, in Muzica, A&B Retail One in Vitan, Plaza Mall, as well as at the Palace Hall box-office. Access to the venue is granted starting 20:00. The Wailers was founded in 1969 by Bob Marley himself. From pioneers of reggae, the musicians managed to turn this new music genre in a truly global phenomenon and became genuine Jamaican symbols, recognizable worldwide. After Bob Marley’s death in 1981, the legend was taken over by the bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett, who brought fresh talents into the band.

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Hagi and Popescu to play again in charity game


The ‘Teodora Georgescu’ foundation is organising on Wednesday evening on Dinamo stadium a charity game between a team made up of Romanian football legends (including Hagi, Gica Popescu, Andone and Adrian Ilie) and a team made up of artists. The funds collected will be donated to the Bucharest-based ‘Marie Curie’ Pediatric Hospital. “When we’re talking about children we should all show sensitivity. Especially when talking about children with problems. We are here to bring into the limelight three important state sectors: health, culture and education. Society, Romania’s future, means investing in children,” Gheorghe Hagi stated before the game. Among others, the artists’ team will include Serban Huidu, Mihai Gainusa, Emil Gradinescu, Robert Turcescu and Virgil Iantu. The team’s goalkeeper will be former Romanian international Florin Prunea.


League I: Victoria Branesti 1 – Astra Ploiesti 1


Victoria Branesti and Astra Ploiesti drew on Monday in the last game of leg 6, score 1-1 (1-0 at half time). Astra Ploiesti’s Olariu scored for the home side in the 23rd minute (penalty kick), with Seto equalising for the visitors in the 52nd minute. “Both teams played very well and offered a good show despite the very difficult pitch. I believe we lost two points today because our opportunities were bigger and more numerous,” said Astra head coach Mihai Stoichita who was dismissed after the game. In another game, Gloria Bistrita defeated FCM Targu Mures at home, score 3-1 (2-1 at half time). Bajenaru (8th minute), Moraes (38th minute) and Szukala (82nd minute) scored for the home side, with Matei scoring for the visitors in the 33rd minute.


Daniel Pancu risks jail term


FC Vaslui’s Daniel Pancu risks spending one to five years in jail after he was charged with driving under the influence. The incident occurred in Iasi in December 2008. According to Nadia Albu, spokesperson of the Iasi Court’s Prosecutor’s Office, the breathalyser test Pancu underwent revealed a blood alcohol content of 1.36 milligrams per liter. Pancu admitted he drank alcohol before driving and police officers took him to the Iasi-based ‘St. Spiridon’ Hospital for further blood tests.

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Contra summoned to national team


Romania’s Cosmin Contra (34), a veteran player that had announced his retirement after the Sunday’s game against Steaua Bucharest, was summoned at the national football team for its Euro 2012 preliminary games against Albania and Belarus. Contra will replace fullback Cristian Sapunaru who is injured. Contra has 72 caps and has scored 7 goals for the national team. Lucescu has also summoned Mihai Roman (Rapid) who will replace midfielder Cristian Tanase (Steaua) who is injured. Romania will play against Albania on September 3 at 9 PM in Piatra Neamt and against Belarus on September 7 at 8.30 PM in Minsk.


Women’s handball: Oltchim wins Sika Cup


Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea won the Sika Cup tournament in Bad Urach, Germany, after defeating Russia’s Zvezda Zvenigorod in the final, score 23-19 (11-11 at half time). Romania’s goals were scored by Neague (6), Ozel (5), Puscasu-Curea (4), Stanca (3), Maier-Farcau (2), Vizitiu (1), Nechita (1) and Pidpalova (1). Oltchim, European runner-up, won all 8 games it played in the tournament.


Daniel Niculae scores again for Monaco


Romanian football player Daniel Niculae thrives at Monaco. He scored again on Sunday in the game against Auxerre, his former team. Monaco went on to win, score 2-0. Niculae stated after the game that he did not express his joy after opening the score because Auxerre’s players are his friends, fifa.com informs. “I played against my former team for the first time. They are my friends. I have a lot of respect for the coaching staff and the fans.It was natural for me not to express my joy after scoring,” Niculae stated.

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Over 2,200 children under one year old died in Romania in 2009


Over 2,000 children under one year old died in Romania last year, when the registered mortality rate was concerning. The head of Elias Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Prof. Dr. Radu Vladareanu, told a press conference yesterday that a total of 2,230 children under 1 year of age had died in Romania in 2009, accounting for a concerning mortality rate of 10.1 per cent, the highest in Europe. The hospital official noted that 30 per cent of the infants under one year old had died from pneumonia and viral respiratory infections, an unacceptable situation in any other civilised country. According to the doctor, another cause of newborn death is represented by congenital malformations.


Almost 200 foreigners in Romanian prisons


Almost 200 foreign citizens – 42 from Turkey, 27 from R. Moldova and 19 from Bulgaria – are serving time in Romanian prisons, according to statistical data released by the National Prison Administration (ANP). A total of 198 foreign nationals are incarcerated in ANP’s prison system: one from each of the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Greece, Honduras, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Morocco, Montenegro, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore and Vietnam, two from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Jordan, Israel, Great Britain and Sweden. In the Romanian prison system there are also three inmates from the following countries: the US and Spain, four from the Netherlands and five from Ukraine., six from Syria and Albania, eight from Germany, nine from China and Iran, 11 from Hungary and 14 from Italy.


Most were convicted for drug trafficking, murder and organised crime activities, ANP says. A total of 28,137 liberty-deprived individuals are currently in the custody of the Romanian prison system.


STS employee found dead in canal


A man working for the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) in Timisoara was found dead on Monday night after disappearing in Mehedinti County four days ago. The man was found in a two-metre deep canal in a village located on the bank of the Danube. Because of the swampy ground firefighters had to use a ladder and special gear in order to recover the body. The man and eight other people had checked in for the weekend within a boarding house on August 27. The second day the people accompanying him noticed he was gone and immediately notified the police. Nobody was able to give any information about his disappearance. The cause of death will be established after the autopsy and will be made public in the following days.


Woman killed by ambulance on zebra crossing


A Vaslui woman died after being ran over on the zebra crossing by a Mobile Emergency Intervention SMURD ambulance on a mission. She died yesterday, in the ‘Sfantul Spiridon’ Hospital in Iasi where she had been brought in a coma. “She suffered cardio-respiratory failure. The medics proceeded to resuscitating the patient, but her body did not bear up. The doctors could not do anything for her anymore,” Dr. Diana Cimpoesu, SMURD Iasi co-ordinator, said. Police say the ambulance driver was not responsible for the accident because the ambulance should have been given way.

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EUR 6.2 M lottery prize won in Iasi


The EUR 6.2 M top lottery prize was won on Sunday. According to the Romanian Lottery, the lucky ticket was played in Iasi and had a cost of RON 20.5. The ticket consisted of three simple variants and a special draw variant. According to the aforementioned source, the ticket had a cost of RON 20.5. This was the largest prize won this year. The winning numbers were 28, 21, 12, 7, 23 and 11. The top prize was previously won on March 7 and stood at EUR 1.7 M. The largest prize in the Romanian lottery’s history was won on January 27, 2008 and stood at approximately RON 47 M.

Has Dan Diaconescu’s party reached 20 pc?


In a blogary.ro blog post, presidential adviser Sebastain Lazaroiu says he got his hands on a poll indicating some spectacular changes since the spring surveys. “A very recent opinion poll (I am not going to disclose the name of the pollster, if they want to publish the results of the poll they can do it themselves) shows the following voting intention distribution: 26 per cent, 26 per cent, 20 per cent, 15 per cent and 7 per cent,” Lazaroiu states, suggesting that controversial OTV owner Dan Diaconescu’s party might have reached 20 per cent in people’s voting intentions for legislative elections. When walking out of DNA’s last week, on the day on which he had submitted the party registration paperwork to the court, Diaconescu said the People’s Party had already gathered 19 per cent of voting intentions.

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ECB President in Bucharest


Jean Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), will arrive to Bucharest on September 4, HotNews.ro informs. He will attend manifestations which mark 130 years since the founding of the National Bank of Romania (BNR). Trichet will remain only 24 hours in Romania, as he is due back in Frankfurt on the following morning. According to organisers, the conference proceedings will be held in English, but will not be broadcast live.


Notaries forced to reduce property transaction fee by 10 pc


The Bucharest Chamber of Notaries Public is cutting real estate transaction fees by 10 per cent in Bucharest and in a few other counties, the measure being applicable as of today, in the context of the negative trend of the property market in the first seven months of the year. The counties that will benefit from reduced fees are Calarasi, Giurgiu, Ialomita, Ilfov and Teleorman, Mediafax informs. This year’s grid used by notaries to calculate minimum fees and taxes on apartment transactions in Bucharest was set at 30-40 per cent smaller values, the adjustment being called for by the decline of the property market in 2009.


State plans to borrow over EUR 1 bln this month


The state intends to sell state bonds and treasury bills worth a total of RON 4.6 bln (EUR 1.09 bln), the same as the figure announced for August, ‘Gandul’ daily informs. However, because of the interest rates of more than 7 per cent the banks charge, the Ministry of Finance has refused several credit offers, limiting the loans to ‘just’ RON 3 bln (over EUR 700 M). The state may soon have to reconsider this strategy and accept paying bigger interest if it wants to finance itself in the context of growing inflation, economic analysts say. In the next there years, the Finance Ministry intends to borrow money on the foreign markets within a medium-term financing agreement worth EUR 7 bln. Erste Bank and Societe Generale have been recently selected to arrange the issues in the framework of the financing programme.


Instead of firing, government is hiring


The Executive has announced mass layoffs ever since the first Boc Government took office, but mostly after last year’s elections, with the main purpose being wage expenditure cuts, ‘Financiarul’ newspaper informs. The seven-month budget execution shows that, instead of decreasing – as claimed by the authorities – payroll expenditures actually grew compared to the first seven months of 2009, by RON 300 M, to RON 9.1 bln. The 3.5 per cent expenditure rise is motivated by the fact that the government dismisses existing staff while hiring new staff. The websites of ministries, agencies or other state institutions contain dozens of job openings. The competitions that are being organised these days for the selection of employees who want to keep their jobs are not included there, the announcements referring to new jobs. The situation is also confirmed by the latest data from the National Statistical Institute, showing that a majority of vacancies are in the following fields: health and social work, public administration and defence, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.


Cogealac wind farm project put on hold


Czech group CEZ that is developing EUR 1.1 bn worth of wind farms in Dobrogea claims its project has been stopped “without solid legal arguments” because of existing differences between the Constanta Territorial Construction Inspectorate (ITCC) and the Constanta County Council, Mediafax informs. CEZ says its has followed all the authorisation stages under Romanian law and that it is in possession of all the permits needed for building the wind farm at Fantanele and Cogealac, a project it acquired over two years ago.


Alpha Bank profit in Romania up 13.2 pc


The operating profit Alpha Bank obtained in Romania went up by 13.2 per cent in H1 compared to the similar period of 2009, to EUR 116.1 M and the bank reported a EUR 47 M reduction of the value of some of its credit assets, according to Mediafax. In Romania’s case, the reduction of the value of specific credit assets is 140.9 per cent higher than the one registered in the first half of last year, an Alpha Bank H1 performance reports states. The credit portfolio of the Romania’s based unit went up by 2.8 per cent compared to H1 of 2009, to EUR 4.147 bn. In H1 2010, in Romania, Alpha Bank had a market share in terms of credit activities of 8.5 per cent, compared to 8.9 per cent at the end of last year, 187 branches compared to 200 at the end of 2009 and 2,515 employees compared to 2,562 last year.


Reiffeisen Romania profit up 40 pc


Austrian group Raiffeisen International in H1 2010 posted after-tax profit of EUR 52 M, up 40.5 per cent compared to the result reported in the same period last year, Mediafax informs. The growing financial performance was possible primarily thanks to the major cut of provisions. Provisions constituted by the bank for possible deterioration of assets of Romania decreased from EUR 62 M to EUR 33 M, and after-tax profit went up from EUR 37 M to EUR 52 M in H1, six per cent down from the EUR 235 M reported for the same period last year. The net earnings from interest went up from EUR 112 M to EUR 120 M, and those from commissions from EUR 96 M to EUR 98 M.

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Italian company CIR to develop wind turbines in Vaslui


Company Sorgenia, part of the Italian group Compagnie Industriali Riunite (CIR), is planning on building several wind turbines in Vaslui County, Romania. “At present, Sorgenia holds permits to develop wind turbines with a total capacity of 106 MW,” CIR group communication director Salvatore Rico told Mediafax. The permits obtained by Sorgenia in December 2009 and April 2010 were issued for the commune of Falciu, Vaslui County. The CIR group, established in 1976, conducts operations in the energy, media, automotive components, healthcare and financial services sectors. In its turn, CIR is under the control of Compagnia Finanziaria de Benedetti, a financial holding property of De Benedetti family.


Chinese companies slowly investing in Romania


Commerce and agriculture are two Romanian economic sectors Chinese businessmen want to invest in, ‘Adevarul’ daily writes. China has surpassed Japan to become the second-largest economy of the world after the United States. However, the three decades of impressive growth that China experienced were based exclusively on investments and exports, with many European states benefiting from capital inflows and a slight economic recovery precisely because of the orders coming from China. In Romania, the Chinese, who are 17th in the foreign investors’ table, have focused on production of tractors. After investing EUR 50 M in the tractor plant in Rasnov, Brasov County, Hoyo (which owns 80 per cent of the plant’s shares) delivered 92 units in the first month of work (July 2010), ‘Adevarul de Brasov’ informs.


IPROCHIM general manager, dismissed for faulty management


Minister of Economy Adriean Videanu dismissed Mihail Iusut from the position of general manager of IPROCHIM Bucharest, on account of faulty management, unwarranted expenses and wasting human and financial resources, a press release by the ministry announces. The position of general manager of IPROCHIM was taken over by Aurelia Mihaela Oprescu.


MTI allocated too much money to roads


The president of the Federation of the Locomotive Drivers’ Unions, Iulica Mantescu, claims that financial resources for the two transport infrastructures – rail and road – have been disproportionately allocated, Agerpres informs. Mantescu made his statements in a letter he sent to PM Emil Boc on Monday. According to Mantescu, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MTI) in 2010 allocated approximately RON 5 bln to the road infrastructure and only RON 250 M to the rail infrastructure. In addition, the Federation categorically opposes layoffs and says it would use all the legal options of protest available to defend union members. On the other hand, CFR Calatori wants to take out revolving loans worth a total of RON 144.5 M to refinance an existing working capital loans, according to Mediafax.

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PSD has new group leaders in Parliament


PSD’s political groups in Parliament yesterday dicussed their new leadership. Mircea Dusa was elected as the new head of the party’s political group in the Chamber of Deputies and Ilie Sarbu (father-in-law of party president Victor Ponta) as the head of the PSD and PC’s groups in the Senate. The current PSD group leader in the Senate, Ion Toma, was proposed the secretary position which he has turned down. As for the leader of PSD deputies, Viorel Hrebenciuc, he stressed it had been his idea not to compete for the position again for the reason that he had no more time left for his work on the European Affairs Committee. Hrebenciuc said he would continue to be the deputy leader of the PSD group in the Chamber of Deputies and that he would continue to be involved in the group’s activity. Asked if PSD had not lost a political negotiator when losing him in the position he had held in the last 10 years, Hrebenciuc said: “No, I will continue to be a negotiator, PSD is not losing anything in that department.” The day before, the National Standing Bureau of the party had made its recommendations about those positions. While Dusa was the only candidate for head of group at the Chamber of Deputies, at the Senate, Ilie Sarbu competed with Ion Toma whom he defeated 24 to 14 votes.


UDMR moves to threats


In a statement at Arcus, Covasna County, yesterday, Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) president Marko Bela warned that the Union no longer accepts the restrictive measures surrounding people’s incomes and measures aimed at boosting the economy should be a priority this autumn. Deputy Premier Marko Bela made the statement at the Arcus meeting of the UDMR legislative groups, also an opportunity for a summing-up of past activity and for discussing the legislative priorities of the upcoming parliamentary session. The UDMR leader praised the Cseke Attila-led decentralisation of the health sector and outlined decentralisation “should carry on in other areas too”. He stressed the new education bill and the minorities law are UDMR’s priorities in the new parliamentary session.


Cristian Preda under PDL leadership’s scrutiny again


“Boc has ended up being as arrogant as Nastase.” That is the statement that Cristian Preda made in a recent interview for ‘Adevarul’ daily, statement that angered the PDL leadership. The latter decided on Monday evening to call him to account and then to apply the statute that stipulates the withdrawal of political backing as maximum punishment, which means excluding him from the party. Party sources stated for Realitatea.net that the MEP will be invited to a Permanent National Bureau meeting in the following period, against the backdrop in which he recently met Premier Emil Boc in the same context. After that meeting Boc had warned Preda that if he does not behave he will see the red card. Preda was mentioned during the BPN meeting in the context of a wider discussion on cases of party indiscipline, namely on some of the Democrat-Liberals’ public statements on the reshuffle issue. Sever Voinescu and Mihail Boldea were just two examples in that sense. The meeting’s conclusion was for the party statute to be applied rigorously, the aforementioned sources pointed out.

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Baconschi welcomes Portugal support for Romania’s Schengen accession


Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi met Pedro Manuel Carqueijeiro Lourtie, the Portuguese State Secretary for European Affairs, for formal talks in Bucharest yesterday. This provided the head of Romanian diplomacy with the opportunity of welcoming Portugal’s support for Romania’s access to the Schengen area, including the view the process should not be tied to other issues. According to a release by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two diplomats also approached the stage of bilateral cooperation and that of their cooperation in the European Union. The Romanian FM stressed the existing potential toward boosting economic cooperation between the two states, sending an encouraging signal for an enhanced presence of Portuguese investors on the Romanian market.

Romania gives R. Moldova 200 tonnes of humanitarian aid


Romania is going to send to R. Moldova 200 tonnes of humanitarian aid with the flood relief effort, the Parliament in Chisinau announced following telephone talks between Presidents Traian Basescu and Mihai Ghimpu. During their talks, Basescu told the acting Moldovan leader that the aid offered – 110 tonnes of wheat, 60 tonnes of flour and 30 tonnes of sunflower oil – would be dispatched on September 2. Ghimpu thanked the Romanian president and people for the assistance given and assured that all goods would reach the flood-hit population in the shortest time possible. This is the second large humanitarian aid Romania is giving to R. Moldova since this summer’s floods.

Conservatives’ National Council meets September 24


The National Council of the Conservative Party (PC) is convening in Bucharest on September 24 to agree on ruling principles and options. The party’s executive secretary, Dumitru Pelican, said, on the occasion of the meeting, ‘small changes’ would be made to the statutes of the party, as well, and a discussion would be held on the opportunity of calling an extraordinary congress in the spring of 2011. Pelican added that, at the National Congress meeting, PC representatives would “voice their position in respect of the current rule that has brought Romania to beggary.” The PSD and PC leaders met yesterday to discuss the option of introducing regular or no-confidence motions against the government and agreed on ‘better and closer’ cooperation of their respective MPs, Pelican said.

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