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Romanian allegedly joined IS

Ex-director of the Romanian Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE) Teodor Melescanu told RFI on Friday that a Romanian citizen has allegedly left the country to join the Islamic State (IS). “We know he left Romania, we are not sure if he ...

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Journalist Robert Turcescu cleared of ‘self-exposure charges’

Journalist Robert Turcescu’s statements over his allegedly self-exposure as an undercover officer “cannot be considered as law-breaking”, Prosecutor General of Romania, Tiberiu Nitu decided on Thursday, thus explaining why the Supreme Court has not been notified ex officio in this ...

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Elena Udrea heard as a witness in public funds embezzlement file

The Popular Movement Party’ leader and Presidency candidate Elena Udrea was summoned at the National Anticorruption Directorate late on Wednesday night, two days before the electoral campaign kicks off. She was heard in a corruption file where Piatra-Neamt mayor Gheorghe Stefan ...

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EP hearing: Corina Cretu pleaded for boosting administrative capacity inside Regional Policy

Commissioner-designate for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu, nominated by Romania got the Committee on Regional Development (REGI) approval, following a three-hour long hearing yesterday at the European Parliament in Brussels. The plenum vote is scheduled on October 22. Cretu stated her main ...

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Parliament plays out time in DNA requests over Microsoft licenses

The Parliament drags on calling the shots over the criminal pursuit of some ex-ministers charged with corruption in the Microsoft licenses file. The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has recently asked for the prosecution of Senator Ecaterina Andronescu – for abuse ...

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Cristian Diaconescu (PMP)’s presidential bid challenged from within the party

Is Elena Udrea, PMP Chairman, aiming at running for Presidency? The question was tabled afer Ruxandra Dragomir, chair of PMP’s Women’s Organization said at Realitatea TV that difficulties are encountered in gathering signatures for the official candidate of the People’s ...

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Parliament extraordinary session could be convened late on August

Senate Vice Chairman, Social Democrat Ioan Chelaru said the Opposition filed a request with the Parliament calling for an extraordinary session to re-discuss the law for a cut in the social security contributions (CAS) by 5 percentage points, adding that ...

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ACL designates Klaus Iohannis its presidential candidate

The joint National Political Bureau of the ACL Christian Liberal Alliance of the National Liberal Party (PNL) and the Democratic Liberal Party (PDL) designated PNL’s national leader Klaus Iohannis ACL’s presidential candidate. Iohannis said that in case he wins the ...

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