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August 8, 2022

DNA sends to court former ISU officers Antonina Radu and George Matei in Colectiv case

The military prosecutors with the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) decided to send to court Antonina Radu and George Petrica Matei, at the time of the offence prevention inspector-officers in rank of captain with the Bucharest-Ilfov Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU), in the Colectiv case.

They are charged with abuse of office, if the public worker has obtained for self or others ill-gotten gains, and office usurpation, if the worker obtained for self or others ill-gotten gains.

Following the incident that occurred on 30 October 2015 in the Colectiv club 64 young people died, and over 100 persons needed and are still in need of treatment, surgery and intensive recovery sessions.


Colectiv Association President: We want to be build a hospital and a memorial plaque with our children’s name on it


President of the GTG 3010 Colectiv Association Eugen Iancu stated on Friday that the parents of the victims from the Bucharest club incident would want a hospital to be built, with a memorial plaque on which the names of all those who lost their lives should be written.

“I would say that the Association’s plans are almost starting. Only from now on we hope to also accomplish something, because we absolutely want to leave something behind. Meaning the death of our children shouldn’t count for nothing, we really need time to build different things. Our biggest dream, of the parents, would be the construction of a new hospital. We would like to get our hands on building a hospital, to see a memorial plaque on the hospital, with our children’s name on it,” Iancu stated at the end of a meeting that he had on Friday morning at the Government with Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos.

He mentioned that the Prime Minister wanted to meet with the Association’s representatives a year after the incident and that it was a “relaxed meeting.”

He added that he discussed at the Government about the commemoration events included, which are to take place in the following days.

The meeting which took place at the Victoria Palace was attended by Health Minister Vlad Voiculescu and Interior Minister Dragos Tudorache.


“We care. Together we give hope!” campaign: Over 1.51 million euros distributed to Colectiv victims


Over 1.51 million Euros were distributed until now to the Colectiv club victims within the campaign titled “We care. Together we give hope!”, carried out by the Red Cross Romania and the PRO TV private television station, a release sent to Agerpres on Friday informs.

According to the quoted source, until now the campaign managed to attract donations worth approximately 1.9 million Euros. From this amount 1,510,568 Euros were used for helping the victims- hospitalizations, medicines, treatments, equipment and consumables. Currently the amount of 411,783 Euros is available, and it will be used for the hospitalized victims admitted in hospitals outside the country, including the recovery treatment expenses or the ones for accommodation and meals, and for compressive bandages (gloves, costumes, vests).

One year long since the tragedy of the club in Bucharest, namely on 30 October, a part of the injured in the Colectiv club alongside with the Promusic Events Association will be organizing a charitable rock concert at the Roman Arenas, where several artist will be performing such as Vama, Holograf and Nicu Covaci.

The entrance will be based on donations, and all the funds gathered will be directed through the campaign made by the Red Cross Romania and the PRO TV private television station toward the Colectiv club victims who still need treatment.


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