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SwissLeaks 2: Former Romanian officials and businessmen on the list of secret accounts: Tanasescu’s wife, Mircea Geoana’s brother in law

In the last two decades, Romanian politicians and influential businessmen have had accounts opened with the Swiss subsidiary of the British banking group HSBC. ICIJ documents ( the International investigative journalists’ organisation to which members of RISE Project belong) cover ...

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Court of Accounts report 2013: The Gov’t Reserve Fund – allocations made without transparent criteria

The control team the Court of Accounts found that in 2013, the government’s reserve fund was not used for the purpose for which it was created, allocations being made without transparent criteria. This fund is actually a way to supplement ...

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STS’s Opris: Cyber-attacks used for political aims; an attack occurred during the presidential campaign, TV channel involved

The tools of cyber-war can be used for political aims as well, head of the Special Telecommunications Service (STS) Marcel Opris said Thursday, adding that such an episode occurred during the 2014 presidential campaign, Agerpres informs. ‘Cyber-attack possibilities can also ...

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PM Ponta met U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel, Secretary of Commerce Pritzker

While on the USA on Wednesday, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta met Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon to discuss NATO and coalition operations, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby. The quoted source reported that Hagel thanked ...

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Elena Udrea arrested for 30 days

Former Regional Development and Tourism minister, Elena Udrea was arrested for 30 days on Wednesday night. Yet, the ruling is not final and it could be appealed in the same court. The announcement was made by one of Udrea’s lawyers, ...

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Liberals eye Chamber Speaker position

Liberal MPs’ leader Ludovic Orban (photo) on Wednesday announced that his party is negotiating with parliamentary groups and MPs from the Chamber of Deputies for creating a majority in order to relieve Valeriu Zgonea of the Chamber Speaker position. “Obviously, when we ...

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President Johannis in Brussels for the European Council, to meet Ukraine’s Poroshenko upon the latter’s request

President Klaus Johannis arrived on Wednesday in Brussels for the European Council to be held on Thursday, the agenda including important topics such as the fight against terrorism and the developments in Ukraine. President Klaus Johannis arrived in Brussels after ...

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Hungarian Foreign Minister: Hungarian ethnics’ rights in Romania, “obviously an unavoidable subject of negotiations”

The situation of the Hungarian ethnics’ rights in Romania will be “obviously” on the agenda of a meeting that could be held in late February, the Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced on Tuesday, reacting to a statement made by ...

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Hollande: Romania is ready to take “some pledges” on Schengen issue

Klaus Iohannis asked for France’s support on Schengen and Romanians living in France topics on Tuesday, during his official visit to Paris. “I asked for France’s support for Schengen accession. I expressed hope that a decision should be concluded as ...

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