Bucharest General Mayor Sorin Oprescu expressed his discontent over a decision by the General Council of the Bucharest Municipality (CGMB) to reject three “important” project, among which one on promoting Bucharest as host of the 2020 Olympic Games, denouncing what he called the “shallowness and mean interests” of party representatives on the CGMB. According to mayor Oprescu submitting a bid for Olympic Games “is a reasonable project that opens the prospect for Bucharest to become a really competitive city. The mayor holds the project could send a signal of economic and social rebound of both Bucharest and the country at large. Also rejected were the regulations on authorizing, construction and location of advertisements in Bucharest and a project aimed at restoring the banks of the River Dambovita. City Hall councillors also banned Friday the location of stores selling hallucinogenic and ethnobotanical substances within a perimeter of 1,500m around Bucharest schools, hospitals, railway stations and churches. They also resolved to freeze taxes and dues next year.