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Corruption, the real ‘Game of Thrones’ being played in our democracies

By ERCAS     Why have corruption scandals become so salient in the news? In countries like Brazil, India, Ukraine or the Balkans, many rounds of elections in the past decades have sometimes changed rulers, but never an entrenched system ...

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President Klaus Iohannis’ balance sheet after one year in office

A year ago, over 6.2 million Romanian had voted Klaus Iohannis for president of the country for five years. The current president promised Romania a different policy, far less scandals and more efficiency. The first year of his tenure was ...

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Business integrity in Germany. What Does the Volkswagen Story Really Tell Us?

by ERCAS The scandal involving the car maker uncovered an ‘apalling’ level of business integrity amongst German industry, as studies on corruption reveal.   The current scandal around Volkswagen (VW) and possibly other German carmakers rigging emission measurements of their ...

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Record visitors to Turda salt mine: 500,000

Turda Salt Mine is one of the most beautiful tourist sites in Romania. Visitor number five hundred thousand this year descended underground these days, not before receiving a free subscription gift for life for two people. It was for the ...

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3,000 Romanian offenders arrested in Europe this year

3,000 Romanian law breakers have been arrested in Europe this year, the Foreign Affairs Ministry informs. Organized in strong criminal organizations, many of them were cracking cribs of millions of euro in luxury shops, were trafficking human beings and stealing ...

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Washington Times: Romania considers legalized bribery to keep doctors

Romanian leaders believe they have found a solution to the low pay and corruption that are driving doctors out of this impoverished Eastern European country: legalized bribery. Among a raft of proposals floated by Prime Minister Victor Ponta to improve ...

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Romania, lagging behind in European funds absorption

When we joined the European Union it was said that accession is the best chance for Romania’s modernization since the Great Union of 1918 onwards. But the money that could have helped us to reach the level of the developed ...

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15 city mayors suspended due to corruption charges

15 city mayors are currently suspended from office following the investigations conducted by the National Anti-corruption Directorate in their cases. In Bucharest, two district mayors out of six are suspended from office: District 5 mayor Marian Vanghelie and District 1 ...

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Peonies grown in Lehliu hit the Flower Stock Exchange in Amsterdam

A Romanian producer in Lehliu Gara has reached the performance to sell peonies to the Dutch, adevarulfinanciar.ro informs. On the plots of land in Lehliu Gara, but also in greenhouses spanning a hectare of land, Eng. Gheorghe Teodorescu managed to ...

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