Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: Romania

Romania urges EU not to hire former anti-corruption chief

BUCHAREST: Romania’s justice minister has written to his EU colleagues to paint a damning picture of the country’s former anti-corruption chief in a bid to stop her leading a new EU prosecutors’ office. In the letter, Justice Minister Tudorel Toader accuses Laura Codruta Kovesi of signing “secret and anti-democratic pacts” ...

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Romania’s trade deficit widens to 15.1bn euros

BUCHAREST: Romania’s trade deficit widened by just under a fifth on the year in 2018, to 15.1 billion euros ($17.10 billion), the National Statistics Board said on Monday. December’s shortfall stood at 1.71 billion euros. The statistics board said January-December CIF (cost/insurance/freight) imports were 82.9 billion euros, up 9.6 percent ...

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Suspect in Bulgarian journalist’s rape, murder held in Germany

SOFIA: Police in Germany have arrested a man in connection with the rape and brutal murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova, Bulgarian officials said Wednesday. But they said it does not appear that the murder was linked to her work as a journalist. The suspect was picked up late ...

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Thousands rally to demand Romanian government resignation

BUCHAREST: Thousands of Romanians rallied for a third day running on Sunday against the Social Democrat government in anti-corruption protests, demanding Prime Minister Viorica Dancila step down. The protests in Bucharest and in several other major cities were peaceful, in contrast to the first night of demonstrations on Friday when riot ...

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Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs scandal

DUTCH police arrested two suspects on Thursday (local time) as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said. Millions of chicken eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves as a result of the scare over ...

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UK, Romania Keen to join CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project has officially become a hot topic around the world. The U.K. and Romania are reportedly ready to join the $46 billion project, which is already being called a game-changer for the region. Meanwhile, countries from all around the world view CPEC as a ...

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