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France 2 investigation: Romanian virgin forests become furniture in the homes of rich Europeans

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A comprehensive reportage released last week by France 2 shows how the large furniture manufacturers in the world, which claim to promote responsible management of forests, are purchasing illegally harvested timber from Romanian forests. The ‘Cash Investigation’ journalists started from ...

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Politico.eu: Policeman Marian Godina – among the 28 people who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe – like Erdogan, Kaczynski, Soros and the mayor of London

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The ‘honest policeman’ Marian Godina is the personality defining Romania, according to a ranking conducted by Politico.eu, along with well-known politicians, businessmen and analysts that the publication believes will influence during 2017 the countries they live in. The ranking include ...

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UNESCO includes the traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and R. of Moldova in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


On December 1, Romania’s national day, UNESCO has decided to include in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity the traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship, along with eleven other issues worldwide. “Traditionally, wall carpets produced by weaver communities of ...

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Ploiesti Hippodrome – they found the persons to homologate the racetrack…


The trotting track of the Ploiesti Hippodrome has been homologated on Friday by a committee made up of representatives of CSM Ploiesti, the National Agency for Zootechnics, of state and private horse breeders and of the constructor. Following the necessary ...

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Pharmaceutical companies – EUR 37m paid to doctors, pharmacists in 2015 to promote products

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In 2015, some 102 companies producing or distributing drugs have paid doctors, pharmacists and health professionals’ associations RON 163.7 million, i.e. EUR 36.78 million. It’s just companies that deal with human medicines, not those producing/importing/selling medical devices, as these ones ...

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Romanians in the UK and the referendum on EU membership

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Romanian immigrants settled in the UK look forward to the outcome of the referendum on the country’s EU membership, given that an exit from the bloc would affect the status of Europeans on British territory. About three million citizens from ...

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The Sun: Criminal gang exposed. Thousands bought false Romanian passports to work illegally in the UK


A bombshell investigation has shown how crooks arrange false papers for Russian, Ukrainian and eastern European nationals so they can work in countries like the UK, thesun.co.uk reports. The gang are so brazen they even advertise their services in a ...

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Can one really speak about corrupt countries?

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 by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi Corruption researcher Alina Mungiu-Pippidi challenges the politically correct views at the recent London summit on anti-corruption.   Prime Minister Cameron shocked everyone by referring to Afghanistan and Nigeria as possibly some of the most corrupt countries of ...

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Al Jazeera reveals modern slavery in the UK, Romanian workers live in shocking conditions

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The findings prompted a warning from Britain’s anti-slavery commissioner that companies all over the United Kingdom could unwittingly be using modern-day slaves. Secret filming by Al Jazeera uncovered shocking conditions at a carwash in Kent, southeast England, used by dealerships. ...

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