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European funds for Romanian wooden churches’ rehabilitation

Experts of Europa Nostra, the main European heritage organization, and of European Investments Bank Institute are in Romania for a three-days mission to sound out the rehabilitation of the northern Oltenia and southern Transylvania wooden churches, through “The 7 most ...

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EUR 1 M for HIV positive 25-year-old woman infected in Bacau hospital

A 25-year-old woman, who sued Bacau County Hospital after she contracted HIV virus there, will recover EUR 1 M compensation, following ten years of fighting in court. The young girl sued the hospital, saying she was infected there back in ...

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Lukoil considers closing Petrotel refinery in Ploiesti

Lukoil marketing and distribution vice president Vladimir Nekrasov was in Romania the past days in the middle of the row over Petrotel Ploiesti precautionary attachment. Despite prosecutors’ lifting part of the distraint, Russia warns through the Lukoil official’s voice that ...

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Romanian-born Stefan Hell, one of the 2014 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry

The international laureate is expected to come in Romania in 2015 to celebrate <<International Year of Light>> with his academics colleagues.    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to ...

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“I want to be in the 9th grade”, the World Vision Romania campaign continues

The economic crisis has increased the number of impoverished Romanian children, mostly from rural areas, drop out of school each year. Here’s another edition of “I want to be in the 9th grade” campaign. This year reached its seventh edition. ...

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Brasov local leader Cancescu set free despite heavy corruption charges

The wealthy local baron will be judged on non-custodial interrogation. Brasov County Council’ leader, Aristotel Cancescu was set free late last night, following a Supreme Court decision, which however is not final and can be challenged by the prosecutors. Cancescu ...

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Final jail sentences for ex-minister, senator in high-sounding Rompetrol case

Bucharest Court of Appeal sentenced Senator and top journalist Sorin Rosca Stanescu and former Communication Minister Sorin Pantis to two years and four months, respectively to two years and eight months of jail in the high-sounding Rompetrol case. The sentence ...

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Petrotel-Lukoil distraint stir Russia, PM Ponta’ s critics

PM Victor Ponta and the Russian ambassador in Bucharest Oleg Malginov have castigated the Prosecutor’s Office move to put Petrotel-Lukoil charge stocks (petroleum, black oil, gasolines and Diesel oils) under precautionary attachment. The Prosecutor’s Office with Ploiesti Court of Appeal conducted ...

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Brasov local leader detained for corruption

Leader of Brasov County Council, Aristotel Cancescu has been detained for 24 hours by the anti-corruption prosecutors on Monday evening. The Liberal local baron is charged with corruption, more precisely with favoring certain companies’ bids for some of the County ...

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