Tel Drum loses lawsuit: Belina Island remains under the administration of Romanian Waters

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Tel Drum company has lost the lawsuit filed against Teleorman County Council whereby it demanded the suspension of the decision by which the Belina Island and the Pavel Channel were returned to the administration of the Romanian Waters. The decision may be appealed.

“The Court dismisses as unfounded the application for suspension of the Decision of the Teleorman County Council no. 135 /26.11.2018 filed by the applicant SC Tel Drum SA in contradiction with the defendant Teleorman County Council. The appeal may be filed with the Teleorman Court in 5 days from the communication,” the minute of the Teleorman Court reads, according to ziare.com.

The decision to open the lawsuit comes as Teleorman County Council adopted in November 2018 a draft resolution by which the Belina Island and the Pavel Channel were returned to the state administration, after five years when they were leased to Tel Drum.

Tel Drum sued the Teleorman County Council on January 9, and the first hearing of the trial was due on January 23.

At the end of last year, the Teleorman County Council has decided to give Belina Island and Pavel Channel on the Danube back to the state, namely to the Romanian Waters.

During the five years of administration of the Belina Island and Pavel Channel, the Teleorman County Council had pledged to turn them into recreational areas for the population. However, a Government decision signed by the former PM Victor Ponta and assumed by Liviu Dragnea, Belina Island had been leased to Tel Drum.

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